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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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    I think you'll have a great time riding your new bike. Should be a solid dependable bike. Black or blue? Enjoy.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    Scratches = experience, ride the bike and get your own.
    Grant Petersen calls that "beausage".
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Grab that bike and ride it. I think the price is pretty close to smoking!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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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.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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