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Old 07-27-05, 07:57 PM   #2026
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just got it a few days ago, first real mountain bike! im psyched! 2003 GT Ruckus I-Drive 2.0.
first post, hello
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Old 07-28-05, 01:47 AM   #2027
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Hello and welcome. Now give me your bike.
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Old 07-28-05, 06:59 AM   #2028
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and my brothers bike
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Old 07-28-05, 01:14 PM   #2029
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Old 07-28-05, 04:14 PM   #2030
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that is a pretty nice bike, but why would you even think of putting grip-shifts on there?
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Old 07-28-05, 06:06 PM   #2031
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Do not be bad-mouthing the wonder of Grip Shifts.
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that is a pretty nice bike, but why would you even think of putting grip-shifts on there?
Some people (my girlfriend included) think they're the shizznit. I don't get it but it's not like I have to ride the thing
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I've never had a ride with anything else, so I have no opinion - they work fine for me. In this case, they were installed by default (no money to change, and no instigation to do so)
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Old 07-29-05, 01:41 AM   #2034
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Old 07-29-05, 07:36 AM   #2035
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just got it a few days ago, first real mountain bike! im psyched! 2003 GT Ruckus I-Drive 2.0.
first post, hello
ooooooooh, so that's what that bike is. i saw one this past wednesday up at blue mountain but i couldn't read the decals to see what bike it was.

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Old 07-29-05, 11:04 AM   #2036
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i haven't had too many problems yet, i had to change the seatpost cause the stock bontrager sucked and also i need to get a chain guard but other than those things so far nice
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Old 07-29-05, 11:26 AM   #2037
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and this is what started my love for mountain biking back in 1995 i was 10, and in the life of this bike i rode the hell out of it.

Now for a question do you think it would be worth it to revamp it and give it new life? Or should i just leave it?
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Now for a question do you think it would be worth it to revamp it and give it new life? Or should i just leave it?
That depends what kind of bike you want. I stripped mine to the frame and rebuilt it last month, and now it's exactly how I like it.
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Old 07-29-05, 03:03 PM   #2039
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Hey bkrownd, I was just talking about those type of tires the other day. Who made them, that was the one thing I couldn't remember. Oh, and major jealous that you still have a Scrambler.
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Old 07-29-05, 03:18 PM   #2040
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My BMX Scrambler was stolen in 1981, but its memory lives on. I don't even have a picture. You can see the tires very well in that picture? They're the stock 1994 Cheng Shin tires, with the connected center tread, still only half worn after 10 years of commuting. I haven't seen any with that tread pattern recently.
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Finally able to get some pics up of my actual bike, not just the Trek web site pic, this just after i wiped the heavy mud off the frame, so far so good, i'm enjoying it. The only thing upgraded so far is the seatpost, ditched the bontrager for the Race Face Diabolus, so much better.

i should have more to come

What do you notice is so much better about the seat post?
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Old 07-31-05, 03:22 AM   #2042
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here is my Cannondale F600, but i am hoping to get the Cannondale Rush 2000 as soon as it hits the market

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Old 07-31-05, 07:06 AM   #2043
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My BMX Scrambler was stolen in 1981, but its memory lives on. I don't even have a picture. You can see the tires very well in that picture? They're the stock 1994 Cheng Shin tires, with the connected center tread, still only half worn after 10 years of commuting. I haven't seen any with that tread pattern recently.
take a look at the bontrager connection, comes on all trek 3500, 3700 and 3900's
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Old 07-31-05, 04:21 PM   #2044
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Here is my new 05 Stumpjumper FSR 120 Disc Expert

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Old 07-31-05, 05:13 PM   #2045
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I haven't seen any with that tread pattern recently.
My 2003 Norco Pinnacle has that exact same tread pattern...it won't wear down at all.
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Old 07-31-05, 05:17 PM   #2046
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Here's the most recent picture of my rig; new grips, tubes and a lizard skins chainstay protector.
(and with the new DH tubes, this thing weighs in at almost 40lbs instead of the stock 35.5lbs )

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Old 07-31-05, 08:18 PM   #2047
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MAn, mine compared to all of yours is ... not at all that great. Considering I'm only 15 and have no job... eh... I still regret not buying the Aluminum frame=(. I just didn't want to wait a couple of more days possibly a week to get the bike but... this ones mine...

http://www2.trekbikes.com/Assets/Bik...ile84_3412.jpg

Everything Stock. But either way it's my first Mountain Bike so I guess you could call this just a bike to warm up on and hopefully when I get a job I'll make money fast enough to get a Cannondale real quick=).
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Old 07-31-05, 09:56 PM   #2048
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sweet ride man. love what you ride! i wish i had a bike like that for my first rig..
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Old 07-31-05, 09:58 PM   #2049
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common another stumpy fsr. i should have learned by now to stop looking at this thread.

lucky.
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Old 07-31-05, 10:43 PM   #2050
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Here's the most recent picture of my rig; new grips, tubes and a lizard skins chainstay protector.
(and with the new DH tubes, this thing weighs in at almost 40lbs instead of the stock 35.5lbs )
tubes and grips added 5 lbs? doubtful
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