Commuting - Well I got the bike.
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10-01-06, 03:21 PM
I just bought my Ross Mt.Snow 256 . The ride home was fun but i forgot to ask my lbs on how to use . it was in the wrong gear for most of my ride lol until i figured how to use it. I like it alot only thing i got to do is adjust the handle bars a little higher. do u think i should put some semi-slicks on it since its not winter yet ? i will post some pics later.
10-01-06, 04:42 PM
this is some of the specifications of the bike : BB Shell Width:
BB Spindle Length:
Bicycle Type: juvenile mountain bike, suspension
Brake Levers: 359P alloy
Brakeset: Chang Star 870S brakes, 359P alloy levers
Chain: Shimano CN-HG51, 1/2 x 3/32"
Chain Size: 1/2 x 3/32"
Chainstay Length: Unspecified
Colors: zebra gold
Component Group: Shimano Tourney TY-20
Crankset: DK alloy cotterless, 44 teeth
Fork Brand & Model: Rosshock 124
Fork Crown: triple-clamp
Fork Material: hi-tensile steel, triple-clamp crown
Fork Rake: Unspecified
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Frame Construction: TIG-welded steel
Frame Tubing Material: chromoly main triangle
Front Brake: Chang Star 870S
Front Brake Lever: 359P alloy
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TY-20, bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6 mm
Front Derailleur Type: bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6 mm
Handlebar Extensions: Not included
Handlebar Stem: steel
Head Tube Angle: Unspecified
Headset: 1" HP-8002
Headset Diameter: 1"
Hub Front: Jou Yu alloy
Hub Rear: Jou Yu alloy
Hubs: Jou Yu alloy
Largest Rear Cog: 28
Num Rear Cogs: 6-speed
Pedals: Victor VP-893N
Rear Brake: Chang Star 870S
Rear Brake Lever: 359P alloy
Rear Cogs: 6-speed, 14 - 28 teeth
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TY20
Rear Shock Travel:
Rim Front: Kin Lin RT-6n
Rim Rear: Kin Lin RT-6n
Rims: Kin Lin RT-6n, 36-hole
Saddle: Selle Master
Seat Post Diameter: Unspecified
Seat Tube Angle: Unspecified
Shift Levers: Shimano Tourney TY20 top-mount
Sizes: boys 14"
Smallest Rear Cog: 14
Spoke Brand: stainless steel, 1.8 mm straight gauge
Spoke Gauge: 1.8 mm
Spoke Holes: 36-hole
Spoke Material: stainless steel
Spoke Nipples: brass nipples
Spoke Type: straight gauge
Sugg Retail: 399.95
Tire Front: Ross 104
Tire Rear: Ross 104
Tire Size Front: 24 x 2.10"
Tire Size Rear: 24 x 2.10"
Tires: 24 x 2.10" Ross 104
Top Tube Length: Unspecified
10-01-06, 04:59 PM
Often it takes a week or two to get a "feel" for a new bike, and after you and the bike have gotten used to each other, you can "fine tune" the saddle height and bar height.
It is useful also to do some practice riding in a large empty parking lot. Every bike has different handling and braking quirks. More than once, I've had a unnecessary crash, because I was riding a new bike that handled, or braked very differently than the bike I had been riding previously.
You might also have the shop check over the bike in three or four weeks, and do a "tune-up" of the braking and shifting. If you ride a bunch during October, the cables will stretch, and various nuts and bolts may get a bit loose.
And the main thing: ride a lot, and have fun.
10-01-06, 05:00 PM
some pics http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l4/nycballer0591/bike3.jpg
10-01-06, 05:04 PM
thanks alanbikehouston i rode it around a few times and my lbs told me to go back in 2 weeks to get everything checked over again. I'm only confused about the suspension for now since it doesn't move at all lol.
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