My late 90's Rockhopper Comp, after a particularly muddy/wet ride that involved chucking it over a fence...
@scott clement: Definitely one of the best looking bikes I have ever seen, well done!
I´m from Sweden and I have no idea if you guys even have the Merida brand in the US.
My newest toy i got for free from work!
A 1998 Mongoose DX 5.3 in mint condition, looks like it was never ridden.
hey guys,first post! acquired a '91 Haro Extreme frame that im excited about building up to a vintage frame, modern comp, fun HT. crappy cell pic. doesn't look like much i know.
You have your work cut out for you on that one. Best of luck, does that have campy deraillieur by chance or is it just a sticker?
Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
Words and Stuff.
about the haro :just the sticker. got it like that. yea i know its a ton of work, and the frame is a little big. something about it though..cant explain. real excited though.
^ that looks so weird. bet it rides great though.
Reallllly looking forward to moving out of my tiny apartment. It's been awhile since I had space and my bike maintenance has gone down the tubes. Been riding a ton and that's a good thing...
I used to ride a Jamis Dakar and the difference is like night and day. Now-the Jamis was a 2005 model and I'm sure the advances in geometry from then until now make a big difference in ride quality. For instance the Giant is much more slack and feels much more stable on descents.
I work at a shop and have ridden a lot of high end bikes and I can honestly say that the Trance rides as well as any of the uber-expensive boutique frames out there. For the money I just don't know if you can beat it.
I wish I could be better at things with less effort...
Some realllly nice bikes here. Wish I could take a picture of my new one. I hope someone else is enjoying my camera as much as I did =\.
Cut it with a multi tool!
I had a budget of about $400 plus a pile of nice parts. I wanted a bike for short track XC racing. Here's what I came up with.
1999 Kona Muni Mula
Avid Speed Dial SL levers
Deore M590 shifters
Deore XT front derailleur
Deore XT rear derailleur
Deore XT crankset
Avid Single Digit 5 brakes
Ritchey Comp bar
Lizard Skins grips
Specialized Phenom saddle
Continental Speed King 2.3 tires
Mavic X221 rims
Deore LX M570 rear hub
Kona front hub
Interloc seat post
The stock parts that I got with the bike weren't bad (older XT/LX mix), but I was able to shave a couple of pounds off the bike just installing the parts I already had from a bike that I had over-upgraded a couple of years ago.
nice build for $400!!!
What's up with those tires though? A couple of Small Block 8's or Cross Marks won't brake the bank...