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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Worked on my Free Bike this Weekend.
Pics to follow. I left my camera at work.
About 6 months ago, my co-worker gave me his old Scott Boulder mountain bike.
It's been hanging in the garage ever since.
It's a nice 4130 chromoly frame with Sram Rocket Shifters, LX rear derailleur, Rock Shox Indy XC fork, and "old school" geometry.
The original tires were all rotted out, so I threw on a set of Velociraptors. Pulled the chain off and soaked it in the parts washer for a few minutes. Washed down all the rest and used some rubbing compound to shine up the frame a bit.
I was going to replace the cables, but they were still smooth after sitting for 2 or 3 years, so I left them alone (other than lubing them). The exposed portions looked a bit rusted, but they worked fine.
When I was first given the bike, I estimated I would have to get new tires, all new cables and completely rebuild the fork.
All I had to do was replace the tires and clean the thing. $0.00 spent!
I went for a short ride with my son (he's 6.5 y.o.) and we rode about 5.5 miles at the park.
The Scott is a great 'free' bike.
The geometry is completely different than my Enduro SX Trail, but there are also about 12 - 14 years difference.
The top tube is short for a 20.5" frame and it's got a long 120mm stem and a flat bar. I rolled down this tiny little hill and almost went over the bars. I'm not used to riding is such a forward position.
I'm probably going to keep it as a play around bike and a spare for friends. It was fun, but I like my Enduro better, although riding a (I'm guessing here) 27 lb bike vs my 33 lb bike made me consider my choice of bikes. Do I really need a 6" travel full suspension bike?
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger