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Old 05-18-06, 07:46 AM   #1
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new ride is done...

but untested as of yet. life keeps me too busy right now to get out and just ride.








(sorry for the cruddy pics...a photographer i'm not...)


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Haro V4 frame
Rock Shox Judy TT fork
Avid Single Digit 3 brakes and SD1.5 levers
SRAM X.9 triggers
SRAM X.9 rear derailleur
SRAM X-Gen front derailleur
Mavic Crosslink wheelset
SRAM PG-990 cassette and PC-991 chain
misc parts cannibalized from my last ride

total cost: <$700 USD, including labor and setup at my LBS


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Old 05-18-06, 09:00 AM   #2
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Nice bike. The only thinig I don't like is the tt fork. But, other than that, purty sweet!!!
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Old 05-18-06, 09:04 AM   #3
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the TT fork was the lesser of 2 evils purchased cheaply from evil bay. my other choice was a manitou something or other...
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Nice brahma bar, I've got one sitting in my garage off my wifes 12yo bike.
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Old 05-18-06, 09:10 AM   #5
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it's about that age. but i like it.
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Old 05-18-06, 01:52 PM   #6
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Want a good deal on a slightly used fork? PM me if you do.
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First off, I love the bike. I love to see people out there riding Haro's. I think they're pretty cool and it's nice to see someone riding something else than a Specialized or Trek or something like that.

I used to have a Judy TT on my last GF. For bigger hits like taking a curb-sized bump straight on, it was fair. It was poo for small bumps.

The thing I noticed mostly about it was the stiction. It was the stickiest fork I ever owned. I constantly lubed it and wiped it. If it got any moisture whatsoever on the stanchions, it was basically a rigid fork. I bought an older Judy Race Hydracoil for $30 on the Bay and MAN was it a million times better. I have since traded that bike in for a bike that came with a Rockshox Pilot SL which is a pretty nice fork for entry level bikes. I changed that over to a Fox Vanilla and...well...that's just a whole different story there.

Other than that...I love the set-up. The SRAM stuff is right on and yes, I love the Brahma bar too.

If you get tired of that TT, you can usually get a Rockshox Pilot or Duke for less than $80 on peeBay. If you wait a little longer and save your $$$ you can get a really nice Manitou Black Super Air for less than $200.


Very good job, though. I'm jealous every time I see a new bike built. I want to build another one.

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Want a good deal on a slightly used fork? PM me if you do.

i think i'm good for now. it's mostly going to be a commuter rig
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Old 05-19-06, 01:39 PM   #9
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Get out and ride that thing.
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