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Old 02-28-14, 06:36 AM   #2726
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Old 02-28-14, 08:08 AM   #2727
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Do you have that for sale right now? Thought I saw it on CL the other day...
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Old 02-28-14, 08:13 AM   #2728
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Not for sale, kinda hoping to trade for a full suspension. Not sure I want to now, took it out yesterday for the first time and I like it. Very fast bike.
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Old 02-28-14, 10:14 AM   #2729
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Oh ok...I knew it looked familiar though. There hasn't been much around lately FS wise (at least for a decent deal). Take a look around Cincy, Columbus and Louisville. I picked up my Kona for a deal in Louisville...they seem to have a decent selection.
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Old 02-28-14, 10:31 AM   #2730
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I agree, Indys Craigslist has been horrible!
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From a December ride with the studs on.

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Old 03-02-14, 06:04 PM   #2733
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Wifes build....REI Novara Bliss. Brand new at a pawn shop for $200. I put on new Stans ZTR rims with X9 hubs, Rock Shox SID race RLT forks, White X9 Carbon Shifters, white X9 Rear derailleur, White Avid Elixir brakes, FSA Carbon Seatpost bars and stem, and some nice Tioga pedals. Pretty nice bike for an REI bike.....25lbs.





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The last of them all. My build. Gary Fisher Sugar 1. 21lbs.







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Old 03-02-14, 06:49 PM   #2736
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what kind of cable casing is that? is it the same casing for brake and derailleur? how is it to cut/adjust? thats really cool stuff there...
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what kind of cable casing is that? is it the same casing for brake and derailleur? how is it to cut/adjust? thats really cool stuff there...
Its Jagwire Elite link Mountain Cable. Easiest cable housing I have ever installed. The little alloy links slide over the inner housing. Shifter and brake cables are different...and I don't think they make one for hydraulic brakes. But it is also SUPER light....and a little spendy.
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Old 03-05-14, 09:16 AM   #2738
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Nice looking bike. My daughter has the same water bottle holder. lol

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Old 03-05-14, 02:29 PM   #2739
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Nice looking bike. My daughter has the same water bottle holder. lol
My wife fell in love with it.

This is the one we put on my youngest sons bike....I thought it looked real unique.

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My rig now with new wheels and tires. I bought it new 9 years ago this month. Though it doesn't get as much use as it used too, I still enjoy riding it as much as ever.

Hey, nice bike! I've got an '04 4500, too but I got it off craigslist and had to give it a little TLC. Looks like you've taken awesome care of it!
Funny that our paint jobs are flip-flopped.

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My wife fell in love with it.

This is the one we put on my youngest sons bike....I thought it looked real unique.

Yeah, that bird cage is really cool. I wouldn't mind a couple for my Cannondale.
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Old 03-06-14, 03:02 PM   #2742
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Hey, nice bike! I've got an '04 4500, too but I got it off craigslist and had to give it a little TLC. Looks like you've taken awesome care of it!
Funny that our paint jobs are flip-flopped.
Looks good, though I think that paint scheme is from'03. I hope you enjoy it. It's a great bike for light to moderate trail use.
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Old 03-06-14, 03:26 PM   #2743
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Looks good, though I think that paint scheme is from'03. I hope you enjoy it. It's a great bike for light to moderate trail use.
Maybe it was an early paint job or something, because I confirmed it was a 2004 by checking the drivetrain components. From 2003 to 2004 they changed the RD from Alivio to Deore and this bike came with a Deore that looked just like yours. It was toast when I got it though, so I replaced it with an older Deore RD a buddy of mine had laying around.
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the karate monkey got some gearz including the wolftooth 42 granny baby:



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a little personalization, my last name on the top tube.
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How's that GC along with shifts thru the whole cassette? I got one I plan on putting on my Fatty in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-09-14, 05:28 AM   #2747
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might want to look at those forks, look a little bent to me
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How's that GC along with shifts thru the whole cassette? I got one I plan on putting on my Fatty in a couple weeks.
Compared to a normal cassette I would say it is about 85-90% as good. The shifting up into the GC is only a hair slower. Barely noticeable. Through the whole cassette it is fine. The jump with the 17t missing is a little noisy nut they all work really well. A+ from me.
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Compared to a normal cassette I would say it is about 85-90% as good. The shifting up into the GC is only a hair slower. Barely noticeable. Through the whole cassette it is fine. The jump with the 17t missing is a little noisy nut they all work really well. A+ from me.
Thanks, it seems like Sram is having better results! I just upgraded to a x9 shifter to go with my x5 mid cage derailleur...can't wait to get it on.
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Just finished up the 650B conversion. Need a new cassette and it'll be ready for the trails. I just added a new bar, stem and grips.





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