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Old 10-02-06, 10:12 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-02-06, 10:41 AM   #2
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sounds like a fun day in the garage and in the park.
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Old 10-02-06, 10:53 AM   #3
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Do I really need a 6" travel full suspension bike?
If it occurs to you to ask, probably not.
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If it occurs to you to ask, probably not.
No.......he needs 7" of travel.
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No.......he needs 7" of travel.
7? What, is he commuting? Go w/ at least 11...
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