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Old 03-31-06, 11:02 PM   #1
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first full suspension mtb: stoked.

i just bought a kona kikapu deluxe for 1200. i plan to upgrade as i get better.

is there anything i should do to my mtb before i take it out trail riding?
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Old 03-31-06, 11:04 PM   #2
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Yeah, take some pics of it and post them here! Then go out riding, take some more pics and post them here again.

edit: Nice bike by the way. Congratulations, and have fun!
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take the reflectors off, slide 'em towards the middle of the wheel and twist, oh and congrats on the bike
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Sweet. Just point down hill.
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take the reflectors off, slide 'em towards the middle of the wheel and twist, oh and congrats on the bike
Is that really how to get reflectors off? I didn't have a tool around at the time to get them off sadly on mine.
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lol pink ninja.

yeah i injured my right testicle today while learning how to use my clipless pedals.
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lol pink ninja.

yeah i injured my right testicle today while learning how to use my clipless pedals.
ow... Are you laughing at the name or the post?
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yeah i injured my right testicle today while learning how to use my clipless pedals.
I know how you feel. I just got eggbeaters, my first clipless. Tip of the Day: Don't learn to ride clipless in your basement, there is a lot of sharp pointy stuff to fall on!
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lol pink ninja, laughin at ur post...because its true, but i'm cool with it.

anyway, after trail rides and *attempting* to rip up the single track....bike is covered in dirt/mud and wondering what is maintainance/cleaning process after each of these trail rides to keep the bike in tip top condition?
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If I take my bike to park to ride trails and it gets muddy or after four or five dusty rides I simply drive to a car wash and spray it off with soap and water. I try to keep nozzle away from wheel bearings and bottom bracket. When I get home I wipe it down and lubricate the chain and derailers, once in a while i will lube the shifters.
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