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Old 10-20-10, 03:48 PM   #1
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Trying to get back into it, inexpensive,,2005 Hardrock Pro Disc for $200 help

I am trying to get back into biking, will do light MTB, including rail trails, etc. I found a 2005 HardRock pro disc for $200...need disc pad, but is the correct size and everything else seems good...what do you think,
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Old 10-20-10, 05:11 PM   #2
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I think you'll have a great time riding your new bike. Should be a solid dependable bike. Black or blue? Enjoy.
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Old 10-21-10, 07:01 AM   #3
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It is Blue, I just looked, it looks like front disc pads are around $20,,it this correct,,,,,

This sounds pretty good, was going to get a plain hardrock, would be around 400,,,figured this is a better bike with a few scratches that I don't care about?
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Don't sweat the scratches. Brake pads are easy to change. Go for it.
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Old 10-21-10, 08:18 AM   #5
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In addition to the brake pads, and becuase the general condition is unknown, I'd also suggest a good overall cleaning, replacing the cables, and a tune-up at the LBS. A well working bike is a fun bike to ride. Also make sure there are no cracks, bends or kinks in the frame and fork.
Scratches = experience, ride the bike and get your own.
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And, as always: clean and shine the kickstand. It's important to have one that sparkles in the sun.
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Old 10-21-10, 10:28 AM   #7
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Scratches = experience, ride the bike and get your own.
Grant Petersen calls that "beausage".
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Old 10-21-10, 10:31 AM   #8
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Grab that bike and ride it. I think the price is pretty close to smoking!
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Old 10-21-10, 11:27 AM   #9
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2005 and a few scratches so it has been used. How much you have no idea so to save one expense possibly rearing its head- Get the wheels into a shop that has a good wheelbuilder and get him to detension the spokes and retrue the wheels. I would do this on any wheels that come my way- Even OM wheels supplied on "New" bikes.

But sounds a good price- and if it fits it is a good deal.
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Stepfam is so right about the rims and hubs even. Get those checked.

If you check a model store you can almost always find the correct color paint in those little bottles to touch up a bike. But on my older bike I have taken to collecting stick on tatoos and decals to give the bike some personality.
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