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Old 05-22-11, 04:49 PM   #1501
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Yeah, I went cheap on the tires ($20 clearance special). We'll see how they do.
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Old 05-22-11, 06:24 PM   #1502
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Hey Andy_k, how are you liking the Continental Speed King 2.3 tires? Hows the traction??
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Old 05-22-11, 11:41 PM   #1503
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I've only had them out once, and that just on a couple of firelanes and a rolling dirt/gravel/rock road, but I didn't have any troubles with traction. I was a little worried that they might be too wide for my rims but I didn't notice any problems (at around 35 psi).
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Old 05-23-11, 09:57 PM   #1504
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Don't mind the box of toys behind the bike lol. This is my ride, I bought it off craigslist for 200 dollars. Its a 2001 Trek fuel 90. Pretty much stock except someone replaces the rear derailleur with a SRAM X9 and grip shifts, which are not for me BTW. and they replaced the tires with mythos sxc. Thats about it for now I have some upgrades in mind like the shifters, front fork and brakes. I'll keep you posted and I hope to get some action shots soon.
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Old 05-24-11, 12:03 AM   #1505
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Aaaaand the top tube has room for up to FOUR candy bars:



^ after a nighttime century on a mix of road/gravel
I picked up a used carbon frame from some company named "Trek" and stuck a variety of lightweight XC stuff on it, so this is what I have now:



The frame's a bit dated, being an '07... designed for an 80mm-90mm fork. I ended up shortening the fork travel from 100mm to 80mm to nimble it up a bit. With light 2.25" tubeless XC-race tires, it's about 20.5 pounds. I wish it had a third bottle mount like the Specialized did, but at least it does have room for four candy bars Gearing is still a 32-44 with an 11-32. Fast and faster
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Old 05-24-11, 09:20 PM   #1506
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Trek is sick. It's a lot like mine, in that it's Red and a Trek. Not so much like mine, because it's 33% lighter.
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Old 05-25-11, 02:50 AM   #1507
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Don't mind the box of toys behind the bike lol. This is my ride, I bought it off craigslist for 200 dollars. Its a 2001 Trek fuel 90. Pretty much stock except someone replaces the rear derailleur with a SRAM X9 and grip shifts, which are not for me BTW. and they replaced the tires with mythos sxc. Thats about it for now I have some upgrades in mind like the shifters, front fork and brakes. I'll keep you posted and I hope to get some action shots soon.
Not bad for $200.
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Old 05-25-11, 06:34 PM   #1508
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The best looking DJ bike I've ever seen. The fact that the seat isn't pointed straight up makes it even look that much better. Job well done.
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Old 05-26-11, 03:11 PM   #1509
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My bike.. nothing special like anything here. I got it when I was 13 or 14 and rode the hell out of it before I got my license at 16 and took the wheels off and put it in the attic of the garage. Got back into biking to lose weight (22 now) and it when new, looked like this:



And here's how it sits now :



Mods I did when I was younger..

JensonUSA rhynolite/deore disc wheelset
Bontrager Jones tires
Hayes HMX/1 F/R
Deore XT rear derailleur
Deore hollowtech crankset
Easton EA50 handlebar
Deore LX Rapidfire/brake lever combo
Profile? Bar ends
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2 bottle cages
Trek 3-LED tail lamp (old 90's stuff, stepdad didn't want it and told me I could have it)
Trek seat pack with complete toolset, glueless patches, etc etc (stepdad gave that to me as well)
Trek micro tire pump (same with the last two things)
350? MM 27.2 off brand cheapie heavy duty seat post

The only original parts on the bike are the forks (cheap junk, never got around to replacing / upgrading) , front derailleur , handlebar stem.

I'd LIKE to upgrade to newer LX or XT shift/brake combo, f/r derailleurs, and a nice cable set. Been LOVING the bike since I got back into riding.

Here it is out on the Glacial-Drumlin Trail just west of Waukesha, WI.



The good part of upgrading this bike when I was younger was that I had a decent amount of new parts, and literally a few weeks after I got done with the Mongoose, I found a '95 Trek 830 in the garbage. This was some time in 2004. I completely brought all the paint down to bare metal, repainted, and restored this bike using the wheelset, crankset, handlebars, etc. that I took off the Mongoose. I don't even remember what I had to buy NEW but it was VERY LITTLE from what I remember. Here's the bike on the road tire setup:



And here it is on some Tioga Psycho's on the original wheel set (currently on, GF uses this bike when she rides with me in the woods around here)

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Old 05-27-11, 12:06 PM   #1510
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Old 05-27-11, 01:57 PM   #1511
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Nice ride. It looks simple and strong. Thats exactly what i like. What tires are you running?
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Old 05-27-11, 02:09 PM   #1512
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Nice ride. It looks simple and strong. Thats exactly what i like. What tires are you running?
Simple and strong is good.

The tires are Kenda 2.3s, which hook up nicely in the roots and mud. If I want something smoother rolling and faster, I am partial to Panaracer Fire XC Pros. But they tend to block up in the mud.
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Old 05-28-11, 05:32 AM   #1513
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Old 05-28-11, 08:37 AM   #1514
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Old 05-28-11, 12:17 PM   #1515
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I bought it two weeks ago..
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Old 05-28-11, 03:41 PM   #1516
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that seven is the bees knees. well done.
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Old 05-28-11, 04:57 PM   #1517
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Simple and strong is good.

The tires are Kenda 2.3s, which hook up nicely in the roots and mud. If I want something smoother rolling and faster, I am partial to Panaracer Fire XC Pros. But they tend to block up in the mud.
good to know.
I am currently looking for some for a build im doing.
Thanks for the info
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Old 05-28-11, 05:55 PM   #1518
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this rig has been through the dirt a few times. Also I'll be on it for 3300 miles this summer from San Diego-Virginia Beach. Can't want to save up for another mtb after the trip.
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Old 05-28-11, 08:35 PM   #1519
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The best looking DJ bike I've ever seen. The fact that the seat isn't pointed straight up makes it even look that much better. Job well done.
Thank you! An accident of parts that came together better than I'd hoped.
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this rig has been through the dirt a few times. Also I'll be on it for 3300 miles this summer from San Diego-Virginia Beach. Can't want to save up for another mtb after the trip.
Nice bike, frame? What route you taking? I lived in both SD and VB, SD is the far better city. If you're doing the cross country now, get ready for hot and MUGGY in VB!
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Nice bike, frame? What route you taking? I lived in both SD and VB, SD is the far better city. If you're doing the cross country now, get ready for hot and MUGGY in VB!
It's a Traitor Ruben and starting in San Diego finishing in Virginia. Should be nice and warm the whole trip haha.
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Old 05-29-11, 07:45 PM   #1522
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heck yeah, that bike is sweet. needs dirt now.
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Not the hottest bike, but a great ride. My 2002 Trek Fuel 90 upgraded with: Rattle can black paint job, Manitou Minute Air 100mm forks, 2010 Azonic BB7 disc brakes, Xenduro disc wheel set, Panaracer Fire XC Pros, Lizard Skinz Peaty lock on grips, WTB Speed V saddle....climbs like a mountain goat and is a blast on the descents!! Winter upgrades will include a Fox RP23 rear shock, and a quality powdercoat paintjob!

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Not the hottest bike, but a great ride. My 2002 Trek Fuel 90 upgraded with: Rattle can black paint job, Manitou Minute Air 100mm forks, 2010 Azonic BB7 disc brakes, Xenduro disc wheel set, Panaracer Fire XC Pros, Lizard Skinz Peaty lock on grips, WTB Speed V saddle....climbs like a mountain goat and is a blast on the descents!! Winter upgrades will include a Fox RP23 rear shock, and a quality powdercoat paintjob!
Sick looking ride. It's good to just upgrade parts on a bike you already have, instead of buying a new one. What colour paint job do you have in mind? Stick with the red/black colour scheme, or try something different?
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