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Old 12-30-09, 01:37 AM   #1
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help needed please

ok ive been out of riding for years and i found a brand new dk general lee for $100. i'm thinking about getting it just to play around with for now since its cheap. but i've been reading up on it and everyone has their opinion about the weaknesses of the bike. i've also noticed the bike is a little on the heavy side but it's not too bad. well since theres alot of new parts out now and i'm not too sure of what is good and whats not. if possible i would like to get you guys/girls opinions on what i should change on the bike and also what will make it a lil lighter. i plan on riding street more than dirt cuz theres mostly sand in el paso. any help will be much appreciated. thanks
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Old 12-30-09, 04:12 PM   #2
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If you have been out of riding for awhile, why do you want to make it lighter? Buy it and ride it. When you break something, then replace it. That may sound harsh but I'm being honest. What parts are on it now?
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Old 12-30-09, 05:15 PM   #3
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i heard it was heavy and figured it would help bein lighter. and that wasnt harsh lol. its completely stock. i was just riding it and i like it but i'm really rusty. i did realize i wanna change the sprockets cuz it takes a bit to start peddling. what would be good sprockets to put on it?
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They are all pretty much the same. I am biased in the fact that I like the brands that were around when I was fully into it. Companies like Hoffman, Standard, S&M, Odyssey and Profile. Now-a-days, Animal, Colony Demolition, Fit, Federal, Shadow are all ok.

Go here-Chainwheels and pick a design you like. Then ride it like you stole it.

Is your back wheel a freewheel or driver?
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Old 12-31-09, 01:24 AM   #5
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It depends on the year of the general lee.

They first came out as a frame/fork kit
these were full 4130 and tough as nails

then they went to a complete, still 4130, still tough as nails

towards the end of the general lee run they were made into a low end complete
I wouldn't recommend one of these
hi-ten frame, forks, bars. pinned rims, unsealed everything. Just a poor bike.

If you can figure out a year on it or post a picture I can really give you a good idea about it.

Making that bike lighter is going to be a bit of a waste really, regardless of what year it is you're going to be building it up around a 6lbs or more frame.
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its a 2007. i dont really know anything about bikes or their parts. i never really read alot about them. i'm really wondering what the best gear ratio is for the front and rear sproket. i've been reading alot but i still cant figure **** out lol. so anything yall could tell me would really help.
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its a 2007. i dont really know anything about bikes or their parts. i never really read alot about them. i'm really wondering what the best gear ratio is for the front and rear sproket. i've been reading alot but i still cant figure **** out lol. so anything yall could tell me would really help.
if it's a 100 it's a decent price, not going to be the strongest or lightest bike around though

as far as a gear ratio, it's really preference.

25-9 is really popular, as well as 30-10
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