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Old 05-03-06, 10:29 PM   #1
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My bike arrived

I got my bike yesterday - it arrived at the shop and they were busy so they didn't have time to get it built by the time they had told me to be there, but I just told the guy he didn't have to put the brakes on anyway, so he took them off and took off the gyro and lever too
The bike is a Specialized Fuse III, in black (as you can see), with all stock parts except Animal Edwin grips (wanted to try these out, and the shop had them unlike ODI Longnecks) and my old teal Jim C's.
I didn't get any time to take pictures yesterday, and could only ride it for 15 minutes, but today I got to ride it more, and went to the park also. The stock tires are alright, but don't hook up on metal halfpipes any better than the holyrollers on my other bike.. anyway, I really like the feel of it so far, and it's great to have a bike that doesn't rattle and creak every time I do something on it
Still haven't entirely gotten used to the geometry, it's my first 20" BMX. On to the pics:
http://jonbuder.com/images/bike1.jpg
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Old 05-03-06, 11:26 PM   #2
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Are those Luftalarm cranks?
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Old 05-03-06, 11:28 PM   #3
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Yeah. I'm not too thrilled with them, they stick out past the bolt on the back and catch my jeans doing rollbacks sometimes.
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Old 05-04-06, 07:16 AM   #4
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That seat looks awfully lower mister.

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Old 05-04-06, 03:50 PM   #5
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that bike looks a beast, i ride specialized mountain/downhill bikes, but that bmx looks fantastic, great choice madman and specialized are always behind you for parts etc etc, im jealous of you, that looks sooo much better than my current mongoose.
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Try lowering your stem, i found it to help with manuals, and it makes you bike look cleaner.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:15 AM   #7
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I might lower it, but I think I'd have to cut the steer tube, since it used to have a gyro on and the guy put spacers instead.

Darin - yep, it is pretty low.. then again, I have other bikes for long distance rides so I'm not worried about being comfortable to sit down and pedal.
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I might lower it, but I think I'd have to cut the steer tube, since it used to have a gyro on and the guy put spacers instead.
Your right about cutting the steerer tube, but its not that hard, just make sure that the star nut or compression bolt thing is far enough down so if you do cut it, you still have the compression bolt or star nut...

And your seat is fine. I like my seats low too, but mines currently at an all time high of almost 2 inches out!
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Old 05-06-06, 07:19 PM   #9
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nice bike have fun ridin it mate
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Old 05-07-06, 02:57 AM   #10
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Nice bike, but watch out for the forks.
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Nice bike, but watch out for the forks.
Is it just me, or do almost all stock forks suck?

Just saying.


LOWER YOUR STEM, AHHHH!

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the forks *i think* are full 4130
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the forks *i think* are full 4130
That doesnt make a difference, i have had 2 Haro Nyquist forks (came with my Backtrails) and each of them were full 4130, and i bent both of them, and then gave them to Mude because he messed up his, and he killed them. I mean, you couldnt ever steer after he was done.

The moral, dont throw your bike into trees while riding trails, eh Mude?
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haha, i didnt realize haro forks were full 4130...i destoyed those forks
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Old 05-09-06, 08:40 PM   #15
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Is it just me, or do almost all stock forks suck?
What's this "stock forks" you speak of?
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From what I can teel the Fuse III forks aren't full crmo.
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I guess it has a hi-ten steer tube.. If it bends, I'll replace it.
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haha, i didnt realize haro forks were full 4130...i destoyed those forks
Thats what i said after bending two, and then giving the less bent one to Mude (he had no rideable forks, so this was the best he could get, until hes Odyssey came...) and he killed them.
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I like the fuses, I got a fuseII and my friend is buyin a fuseIII. They are nice bikes.
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