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    Adios, Mofo J-McKech's Avatar
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    I went and got me a new bike =D

    I went and rode a couple of bikes at the LBS, and i settled on the 03 Gary Fisher Tarpon. It felt awesome and shifted well. It had the same componets are the Wahoo but it didnt have a adjustable front fork plus it was $100 less. Im not going to be doing any hardcore off-roading, just some trail riding with friends. Im mainly a roadie, but im excited about this new bike!
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    Congrats Hammer. The Marlin is a good bike for the money. As you may already know, there is a break in period for new bikes and that "Good Shifting" will begin to suffer in just a couple of weeks. The reason, the cables have to go through their initial "stretch". Your shop should've given you a free tune-up!

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    ARgh! That was the reason why my gears shifted well in all areas, but after a lot of riding to Sunnybrook and bak to Dawes Road (about 5 trips already) the shifting on gear 1 on the rear, the chain is like riding on the edge and not on the gear, Im getting a tune-up l8r, our lbs does em for free...

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    even with normal wear you should be able to shift on all your gears, well that was the case with my shimano deore, I only had to reajust it every 2-3 months (riding everyday).

    On the other hand when I had those grip****, I had to reajust the cables like every week.

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    yeah, i know all bout the break in period and my LBS is real good about the tune up stuff...and Im real excited because its not a grip shift, its a i guess, index shift? I dont know, you use your thumbs lol
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    I think thay must be rapid-fire shifters....very cool....hope you have tons of fun with the bike

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    rapid fire are wicked shifter I had those on my old bike loved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    Congrats Hammer. The Marlin is a good bike for the money.

    Especially since he got a "tarpon" right?

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    Dude, you caught that! I saw it, and was going to edit it and got distracted! Man, a guy can't ever get a break around here when Klein's on patrol!

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