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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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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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    Took it out and destroyed the bb, meaning I couldn't ride for a few days

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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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    Originally posted by copper RS
    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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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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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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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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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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    Originally posted by killerasp
    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!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Originally posted by danka24
    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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