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Old 04-28-05, 03:34 PM   #1
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I am the proud new owner of a 2005 GF Tassajara!!

Yep! I just bought a black 2005 Gary Fisher Tassajara.

I upgraded the seat cause the stock one isn't too comfy.

I just got it up into my dorm room and hopefully will get it out on saturday.
Once again, Im definitely a newb to the sport. Would anyone be able to list off a few tips for me while riding this guy on the trails? Anything is appreciated!

Anything else I should consider upgrading on the bike?

Peace!!
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Old 04-28-05, 03:39 PM   #2
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Nice buy, ride her for a while and then make sure to bring it in for a tune up after 15-20 hours so all is adjusted right. Out of the box that bike has a good set of components and is should be nice. May aslo want a bike lock. Just got a Marlin myself, Wanna trade rims? :-)
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Old 04-28-05, 03:46 PM   #3
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I have had that bike for about 3 months now, and I still love it. I upgraded the rear derailleur because a friend of mine gave me a better one in a trade for my old one, he said he didn't care. Oh and I put a saddle some other guy gave me on there because I too didn't like the one it came with, but other than that it's stock.
Remember to drink water, especially when it starts getting warmer(where you are). a multi tool is good to carry with you incase you break a chain or something of that nature. Stuff to fix a flat isn't a bad idea, you'd need either a tube and a pump or a patch kit and a pump or all of it. Stay on the trails.
with that bike watch the front wheel going up hill, mine will come up if I am not careful. wear a helmet, maybe some glasses so the branches don't knock your retina's out.
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Old 04-28-05, 04:10 PM   #4
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knock your retinas out.........................or poke you in the eye?
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Old 04-28-05, 08:05 PM   #5
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ah, they're the same. Either way, if your eye was still in your head it may be kind of bloody. Not really trying to scare people, I'm sure a lot if not most people ride without wearing eye protection. I just prefer it after wearing some myself.
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Old 04-28-05, 09:37 PM   #6
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Those dangling retina injuries blow.
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I was just playing around on the bike today and my friend told me doing bunnyhops messes up the deraillers...is this true? or can i practice them whenever?
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No, not true. The chain will hit the chainstay, but thats it. Derailleur will do it's job, which is to keep the chain tension.
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