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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
    http://jonbuder.com/images/bike2.jpg
    (800x600, ~300kb)

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    Are those Luftalarm cranks?

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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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    That seat looks awfully lower mister.
    Last edited by Darin; 05-04-06 at 08:59 AM.
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    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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    nice bike have fun ridin it mate

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    Nice bike, but watch out for the forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley
    Nice bike, but watch out for the forks.
    Is it just me, or do almost all stock forks suck?

    Just saying.


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    the forks *i think* are full 4130

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    Quote Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
    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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