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Old 10-01-06, 02:21 PM   #1
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Well I got the bike.

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.
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Old 10-01-06, 03:42 PM   #2
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this is some of the specifications of the bike : BB Shell Width:

BB Spindle Length:

Bicycle Type: juvenile mountain bike, suspension

Bottom Bracket:

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"

Chainrings: 44

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

Fork Travel:

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: steel

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:

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

Seatpost: steel

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

Weight: Unspecified

Wheelbase: Unspecified
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Old 10-01-06, 03:59 PM   #3
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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.
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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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