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Old 08-10-08, 11:34 AM   #1
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my el-cheapo build

Hey all,

After several months of effort and saving I finally got my mountain bike together!

While it`s not as light and blingy as pcads fly ti, it is much lighter than the 06/07 Specialized hardrock and around the same weight as the 06 Garry Fisher Wahoo (sp?)
It rides like a dream and I'm sure we'll be having a blast from now 'till I wreck it!

Sorry 'bout the crappy pic...
I love my bike!
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I really like those home-built bikes. The cost is usually low and the performance on par with bikes costing way more. I have a 2000 Hard Rock that I built up from a frame and spare parts from other bikes/builds. My son came home from college, took one ride on the Hard Rock and traded his Trek 820 for it. (Dad's a soft touch).
Good luck with it. BTW, what are you going to call it?
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There's nothing else just like it - Congrats on the cool ride.
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What frame is that? Nice.
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Just outa curiosity, what did it cost you to build?
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Call it "Little Red Riding Hood"
Or "Big red"
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Nothing from BD can be called blingy. It can be called "nice", or "sweet", but never "blingy". That title is reserved for a few bikes. This includes, but is not limited to:

Pinarello
Cervélo
Colnago
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You should hang around the road forum more.
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Nothing from BD can be called blingy. It can be called "nice", or "sweet", but never "blingy". That title is reserved for a few bikes. This includes, but is not limited to:

Pinarello
Cervélo
Colnago
Santa Cruz
Seven
Litespeed

You should hang around the road forum more.
You should hang around the mtn bike forum less.
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Old 08-10-08, 11:40 PM   #11
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You should hang around the mtn bike forum less.
You should take sarcasm better. Stick up the butt much?

I haven't been around for ~a month and a half. I thought my crap would be well received.
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Old 08-11-08, 01:53 PM   #12
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I really like those home-built bikes. The cost is usually low and the performance on par with bikes costing way more. I have a 2000 Hard Rock that I built up from a frame and spare parts from other bikes/builds. My son came home from college, took one ride on the Hard Rock and traded his Trek 820 for it. (Dad's a soft touch).
Good luck with it
. BTW, what are you going to call it?
Well, it has the "Rock" sticker on the top tube, and I'm a huge Ween fan, so I think she'll be known henceforth as Dr. Rock

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What frame is that? Nice.
The frame is a 19.5" aluminum Iron Horse frame that I sanded and re-painted

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Just outa curiosity, what did it cost you to build?
Hmmmm, the total cost was around $500 but I work at a shop so I get the pro deal on parts, plus I picked up a couple of things off of ebay for absurdly cheap.

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Nothing from BD can be called blingy. It can be called "nice", or "sweet", but never "blingy". That title is reserved for a few bikes. This includes, but is not limited to:

Pinarello
Cervélo
Colnago
Santa Cruz
Seven
Litespeed

You should hang around the road forum more.
it's true....actually I do lurk around there quite frequently, my other bike is an '07 Giant TCR...which still doesn't make the "bling" list.......

Thanks for all the kind words guys, by the way, she went on her first real single track adventure and she rides just as nicely as anyone could want....Due to the frame geometry you end up sitting much straighter than I originally thought, so I popped out a couple of risers and that put me in a much more comfortable/aggresive riding position.
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