BMX - Diamondback Viper XL and Hoffman George
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I used to ride years ago, and this Diamondback and Hoffman have been parked since I stopped. I want to get back into riding, and clean these bikes up, maybe upgrade them. Are these bikes worth messing with? If so, what should I do as far as upgrades? Do people still use front brakes and gyros? I've heard of people not using any brakes at all. Both bikes have front and rear brakes. The Hoffman has a gyro setup. Any opinions welcome, thanks.
Post some pics man. Lets see what you have
10-16-10, 10:01 PM
Well if you know how to use the gyro then keep it. If not then much better braking without it you go from 6 cables to activate the rear brake to one and if you do bar spins then just make the cable long enough to say make 1-2 complete spins. Add new brake pads to rear and then see if front brake is needed. Good luck
10-17-10, 07:25 AM
MODEL TCX 1 Cyclocross
SIZES XS (46cm), S (49cm), M (51.5cm), L (55.5cm)
FRAME AluxX SL aluminium
FORK Advanced Composite, aluminium steerer
HANDLEBAR Giant Anatomic O.S.
STEM Giant 3D forged
SEAT POST Giant Advanced Composite
SADDLE Giant Performance Road
SHIFTERS Shimano 105 20 speed STI
FRONT MECH Shimano 105
REAR MECH Shimano 105
BRAKES Tektro CR-720 cantilevers
BRAKE LEVER Shimano 105 STI with top mount levers
CASSETTE Shimano 105 12-25
CHAIN Shimano 105
CRANKS FSA Gossamer Mega Exo 36/46
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA Mega Exo
RIMS Mavic CXP 22 700c custom for Giant
HUBS Giant custom
SPOKES Sapim Race
TYRES Kenda Small Block Eight 700x35mm
*WEIGHT KG / LB 9.26 / 20.06
56cm Tarmac Pro SL IS AVAILABLE $ 2,200
GIANT YUKON FX1 IS AVAILABLE $ 650
FUJI 2010 CROSSTOWN 3.0 IS AVAILABLE $ 220
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