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    That's disgusting! darkfinger's Avatar
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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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    cool.......
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    cool.......
    Good name.
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    There's nothing else just like it - Congrats on the cool ride.
    Mmmmmm, shiney.


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    What frame is that? Nice.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    Just outa curiosity, what did it cost you to build?
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Call it "Little Red Riding Hood"
    Or "Big red"
    Did you just kick my tire?! I hope you didn't just kick my tire!

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    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.
    Last edited by ProFail; 08-10-08 at 11:47 PM.
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    That's disgusting! darkfinger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by busted knuckles View Post
    What frame is that? Nice.
    The frame is a 19.5" aluminum Iron Horse frame that I sanded and re-painted

    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    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.
    "When I see someone commuting in a downpour on a touring bike with a pie plate and no fenders it makes me want to weep." - Bikesnobnyc

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