Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New fork, bike COMPLETE!

    Hi everyone!

    Although I've stopped posting as much as I used to I still check bikeforums every day. Anyhow, I haven't posted my bike in such a long time and I figured fitting a new fork (by myself! I feel so proud ) is a good occasion to post the bike. It's built as an aggressive use hardtail (hardcore downhill with some light freeride), there's almost nothing left stock (specs are in my signature, the rest is stock). The new fork is a Marzocchi Dropoff 2 (2006) 130mm travel normal axle fork. Before you start dissing it because it's a Dropoff try it out, it feels like butter right out of the box and it actually has the same damping as the 66VF2.

    Rest in peace RST Gila T5, you served me OK but it was time to replace you. I'll probably have some fun pulling it apart and seeing what's inside to get a little better knowledge of fork mechanics.

    Thanks for looking,
    -DC

    PS: Remember, this bike was built up with the idea in mind that it needed to come out not too expensive because I can't afford a new frame, I can't afford a super fork but right now I'm sooooo happy with it.
    PPS: Sorry for the crappy pics, I'm not good with the camera.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Drunken Chicken; 09-23-06 at 07:16 AM.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  2. #2
    Senior Member vw addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    East coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
    Posts
    2,678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    and it actually has the same damping as the 66VF2.
    o rly?

  3. #3
    Senior Member ankush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    looking good man.
    Trek 6500

  4. #4
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    o rly?
    Ya rly.
    ankush: Thanks, I'm really happy with it, it's just the way I imagined it to be when I dreamed of all the upgrades.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  5. #5
    Senior Member ankush's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    cool! you must be stoked. i am finally being able to afford a new fork too even though it isnt the one i was shooting for, im getting a good deal on the RS Recon. hopefully in a few more months ill get myself a new pair of hoops too. then im set! well except for a pair of 5 10 impacts
    Trek 6500

  6. #6
    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
    Posts
    4,512
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looking good, pollo. Looks like you're enjoying the wrenching as well.
    First Class Jerk

  7. #7
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ankush: Definately am. Sounds like you're going to be rather stoked soon too.
    santiago: Thanks. I sure do enjoy the wrenching, in fact I've already bought a toolkit with 99% of the tools needed for working on a bike, I'm having it shipped from Germany so it's going to take a while though. Then towards Christmas I might be able to afford a cheap mechanics stand to keep the damn thing still, that'll be very useful.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  8. #8
    '05 NUEser EJ123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    3,374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Ya rly.
    ankush: Thanks, I'm really happy with it, it's just the way I imagined it to be when I dreamed of all the upgrades.
    No wai

  9. #9
    one less horse cryptid01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Jesus NY
    My Bikes
    are better than yours
    Posts
    5,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice dc.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks!
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  11. #11
    I'm simply not credible. Terrapin Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    A blue one and a black one.
    Posts
    612
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    shweet dood.
    Every time that wheel turn round,
    Bound to cover just a little more ground

    - J. Garcia

  12. #12
    ...is my hero! DylanTremblay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    My Bikes
    2008 Kink Whip, 2006 Specialized Enduro, 2006 Norco Wolverine, 2006 Iron Horse FsZ
    Posts
    864
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks really sweet! Nice setup DC!

  13. #13
    Commited Suicide WannaGetGood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford.BC
    My Bikes
    2001 Kona Stuff & 2004 Rocky Mountain Switch SL
    Posts
    2,416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That looks pretty sweet!

  14. #14
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks again for all the nice comments. I just dissected the RST, the internals were completely different to what I imagined them to be so I just stuck to cleaning the seals, the lowers (from the insides), the stanchions (properly) and the rubber dust seals which contained an incredible amount of grime. Put the fork back together but the left leg's Allen bolt won't tighten, I'll see what I can do about it tomorrow although I'm not too fussed, if it doesn't work anymore it was still a good experience to see the insides. If it works, even better.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  15. #15
    PBR Racing RIC0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Wifes $hit List
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz and Cannondale
    Posts
    995
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweeeeeeeeeetness
    Santa Cruz Tall Boy
    Cannondale CAAD 8

  16. #16
    Senior Member FreeRidin''s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boulderado
    My Bikes
    Intense SS, Old spesh P series, ski/snow bike, fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,474
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice man! I love seeing decked out hardrocks, they are truely the best. I can't really tell but are there any stock parts left on your pony?

    I use to have a HR with a similar set up, but frame cracked!
    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...00/Bike001.jpg
    Last edited by FreeRidin'; 09-24-06 at 12:42 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

    Chicago Freeride

  17. #17
    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    The old Mountains
    My Bikes
    Blur LT
    Posts
    8,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You've made a very nice ride indeed. When we get "should I upgrade" threads we should post a link to your bike. Good job.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

  18. #18
    SNIKT! Karldar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Home for wayward mutants
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Dawg Deluxe/'06 Cannondale F400(frame)/'98 Cannondale SuperV1000
    Posts
    1,560
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lookin' good, DC! As long as it does what you want it to, that's what's important.
    I like pie!
    "The bright flicker of our television screens is the stolen incandescence of a thousand young minds." - Theodore W. Gray
    "you taught us to fish while so many others were handing out tuna sandwiches" - Ziggurat

  19. #19
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FreeRidin': Hardly anything left stock. Seatpost, seat, seatpost clamp, headset, handlebars, grips and frame. I think that's actually it. That's a wonderfully awesome Hardrock too, really nice.
    mtnbiker66: Pass those newbies my way, I'll give 'em a few pointers. Thanks.
    Karldar: Thankee much, it sure does what I need it to do. At 15.3kg (or around there) it's not too heavy and it's more than possible to up with it which was an important aspect for me (need to climb 45 minutes to get to DH) and I think I've ended up with a very good allround hardtail; light enough for the odd XC ride but strong enough to take a good beating.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  20. #20
    It is what it is... Minesbroken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Long Island NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 6500 w/ stuff
    Posts
    806
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I miss my Hardrock.... Really nice looking dude!

  21. #21
    Flatland hack Flak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowhere near the mountains :/
    Posts
    3,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I dub thee "HarderRock"

  22. #22
    dirt is good trevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    winnipeg,mb-Canada
    My Bikes
    norco wolverine
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Defantly one of this neicest hardrocks ive seen around. Very nice build man.
    I like riding bikes :)

  23. #23
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cheers everyone!
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •