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Old 09-06-03, 08:08 PM   #1
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What did you first do?

Let me rephrase the question:

What was the first things you bought and did when you finally got your new (current) bike home?

With this new bike, im trying to figure out what new stuff i should get so im ready to get some harder XC riding.

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Old 09-06-03, 08:15 PM   #2
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Took it out and destroyed the bb, meaning I couldn't ride for a few days
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Old 09-06-03, 08:23 PM   #3
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i removed the front and rear reflectors then proceeded to trash my front axel/skewer. bike was out for 12 days while specialized sent another.
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Old 09-06-03, 08:30 PM   #4
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i removed the front and rear reflectors then proceeded to trash my front axel/skewer. bike was out for 12 days while specialized sent another.
12 days to replace a skewer!?!?!?! Man that is basically like a 5 second fix.
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Old 09-06-03, 08:43 PM   #5
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ill throw my days events.

i spent most of the day trying to huck and roll down stairs. damn it feels good to have suspension.
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first ride i destroyed a bb and cranks... took me about an hour to fix with a classy bodge and then 3 days for the stuff to dry
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how do you guys destroy a BB so fast? did you dropp off 20' hills or something?
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how do you guys destroy a BB so fast? did you dropp off 20' hills or something?
250 pounds on a xc bb. Some can take it and some cant...
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I smashed my cranks on a rock and loosened it... then cos of my lack of experience then being my first ride I continued riding and rounded off the square taper BB
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Removed all deflecters, added saddle bag, computer & air pump..all on the first day.
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Same as a few here - removed the reflectors, added a computer, pump, cages etc, installed pedals, took it for a ride, stacked it, scratched the crap out of the left chainstay...
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new stem...then rode aorund the block to get a feel for the bike
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My bike was pretty much built but my FBS was waiting on a rear shock upgrade. However, the stock shock was fitted and I was told I could take it for a test ride. I hit the trails near the shop. I came around the corner pretty fast... too fast and tapped the brakes to try and bleed off some speed. The ground was of course wet from the rain and as I kissed the brake levers my rear tyre was rolling over some roots. This caused the bike to simply depart from underneath me. I was also amazed at how I unconsciously unclipped. After picking myself up off the ground, I surveyed the damage. The bike was in the brushes with a scraped up XTR derailleur. I also scratched up the right side pedal body and the barend. I myself managed a bit of trail rash in the process. Luckily, aside from cosmetic scuffing, nothing was broken.
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Fork and chain oh and 2 water bottle holders
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30 foot gap on my fixie. no. i took off the reflectors and then rode it over to my friends house to show them the bike that was worth more than my 81' volvo wagon.
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Removed reflectors, added air pump and water bottle cage, replaced pedals. Then I took it out on the trail and did some riding.
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Well the first thing I did when I got it home was build it! After that I took it out and found out what it is like to have an awesome bike!
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12 days to replace a skewer!?!?!?! Man that is basically like a 5 second fix.
not when its a specific skewer for a STOUT axel, my shop didnt have one in stock since its a rare item. It had to be ordered which takes a few days
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