Join Date: May 2005
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Bikes: Marin Pt. Reyes, Gary Fisher HiFi Pro, Easy Racers Gold Rush recumbent, Cannondale F600
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I have nearly this exact bike, except it's a Jeckyl 500 with a lower end headshock (elastomer only).
It has served me pretty well, overall. The biggest problem I've had is with sluggish upshifting in the rear derailleur. The cause is that fairly tight reverse S-bend in the cable housing, you can clearly see it in your photos. That bend already adds a lot of friction to the cable, and any gunk in it really slows the shifting down. The damping in the headshock is pretty much gone so it's like a pogo stick, but I've gotten lots of miles out of the bike so can't complain.
Last edited by rnorris; 08-17-09 at 06:35 PM.