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    A new bike in the family tree

    Well I took my gf dhilling. She loved the speed but couldn't take the bumps with her bad knee from skiing. She stuck to it and did 4 runs (I was impressed considering how much pain she was in) On the fourth run down she blew her front tire on her Stuff. I got off the bike and dropped the seat and let her ride my bike. Kinda funny considering she is a foot shorter than me and the bike worked for her in a xc sized way On the last run she felt no pain and was able to do a slightly rougher trail (nothing intense but still good considering the knee)...so when I finally get down she says "that was sweet, I want a dually"...I know a guy who recently got sponsored and is no longer allowed to ride his original bike, so he is dropping his old bike, CHEAP. Within 24hrs I have her a dh bike so cheap it makes me wanna puke. I am selling off/buying any parts that are just ridiculous for her (monster T is gonna go for sure) and lighten the bike up. But in the end I think I can drop the weight to about 42 or 43 pounds for a nice cheap price of 1200 cdn for a 2003 banshee scream. Not a bad deal if I do say so. Now I just need to switch a couple of parts and sell a couple of others and it will be set. (btw as is, this bike is overkill for my gf...but I couldn't resist the price which is why she has it)

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    Drive side

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    Front of the bike

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    The artsy perspective shot

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    BTW its a 2000 Monster T, the mint fork thats almost indestructible ... all 6 inches with 40mm stanchions...talk about overkill hahaha

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    i hate you... dam you people and your money!!
    daaamit why wasn't that around when i had that much money to spend on a bike. ****in hell i got a norco bigfoot for that much. DAMMMMMMMITTTTTT.

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    Uhhh, Mael, what bike are you using for Dh at the moment?
    Any true downhiller can huck, but no hucker can truly downhill - Ryan N.

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    Mael, can I be your B****. Pleeeeese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonaut
    Uhhh, Mael, what bike are you using for Dh at the moment?
    Large bighit. This is a small. Just a bit on the tiny side. My bighit is my dh and trail bike

    Mael, can I be your B****. Pleeeeese!
    I can't afford 2

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    damn maelstrom, nice nice... maybe you'll start riding your gf bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie
    damn maelstrom, nice nice... maybe you'll start riding your gf bike
    If it wasn't made for midgets hahaha...seriously it is a small...I ride a Large to xl...

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    *Drool*...
    *SOB*...
    Man, Mael how the heck do ya afford all that stuff?

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    Its all cheap. I haven't paid full price for anything in ages. I am also good at the buy sell game. I never make money but I don't pay much for parts. Besides I should note. My gf did pay her part. I just helped by buying some parts off of the bike before we even had it, thus reducing the price to somewhere in the 900$ range for her...

    Besides now I have steel cranks/bb, spare dc fork to sell and a trailpimp front wheel for my new slider. I saved a lot of money by her buying this bike. Its great having a gf who loves to ride

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    It's a good thing she found a sport that doesn't upset her knee! I'm amazed she was able to ride your Large bighit.

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    She rode it like a XC bike. Fit too big for dh.

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