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Old 09-29-04, 04:40 PM   #1
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Anticipation

I dont think Im going to be able to sleep for a week. I just got back from a different bike shop, and all of this weeks problems are behind me. They have agreed to sell me a 2004 Kona Stinky Dee-Lux for $200 (yes, $200!) along with the ETSX-70 as a trade in. It comes in next wednesday and I pick it up thursday. One of the best days of my life right here.
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Old 09-29-04, 05:33 PM   #3
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$200? Wow sweet deal
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I have a more esxpensive goodie on mail order for me. Paying about $300 for my new Brakes. I'll get some pics and a report friday.
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$200? Wow sweet deal

I know I couldn't believe how much they gave me for the etsx. Hey I could have sworn you said you had a specialized p.2, why did you sell it for the shred?
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I have a more esxpensive goodie on mail order for me. Paying about $300 for my new Brakes. I'll get some pics and a report friday.

You've already got Hayes hydro's on that bike, what are you replacing them with?
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You've already got Hayes hydro's on that bike, what are you replacing them with?
The leverage screw just got to me. The HFX Nines piss me off and I finally decided to buy some new brakes.
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He's getting Hayes Mags
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I know I couldn't believe how much they gave me for the etsx. Hey I could have sworn you said you had a specialized p.2, why did you sell it for the shred?
Nah, I was about to, but I just wasn't diggin' it. I know the P.2 is way better than the shred, but I just like the shred better. I am not doing any thing serious (yet) enough to really make me wish I got the more expensive bike
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You gunna sell the 9's? Ill give ya $30 a brake if ya wanna sell em.....I can get them for like $65 a brake new ....but I really dont like Hayes. Got some spare cash for my b-day, and its lookin like the hope 6pots or Gustavs!
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Well i'm selling the rear to Dan. I talked to him today but don't know the prices or anything yet.
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Dan as in Kona24 right?
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I thought he was gunna get the mags since he can get them for $150 a pair. I really dont need them, just thought id throw out the offer. Its the Hopes I want, and its the Hopes I shall get! Dan still seems to think that Hayes are better, he shall see the light!
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Dan as in Kona24 right?
Nope, Dan is a kid I know from the next town over. Pretty crazy/funny kid.
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I thought he was gunna get the mags since he can get them for $150 a pair. I really dont need them, just thought id throw out the offer. Its the Hopes I want, and its the Hopes I shall get! Dan still seems to think that Hayes are better, he shall see the light!
So does everyone on ridemonkey. But oh well. I decided to save some cash. I'm getting the Mags at $150 per brake. He wants the nines for his beater bike (the old rockhopper i believe).
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You will like the Stinky. It took me 3 years before I broke mine but I also weigh at least twice as much as you. I have been riding Konas for 8 years or so and have always had good things to say about them. I do/did have others but Kona is my main ride.

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Why would I run crappy hayes hfx 9's?
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Why would I run crappy hayes hfx 9's?
Because they're better then those mechs your running now
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Because they're better then those mechs your running now
But I actually have them working good right now, they work better than hfx 9's on a good day. I break too many brakes to constantly run hydros come when I'm home in NJ I will run hydros.
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He's getting Hayes Mags
i remember reading about some people having the same problem with the lever adjustment screw coming loose on their mags...
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Dont worry Kona....but wait, are you running Hayes Mechs? I still love my Avid mechs....setup right, they rule. The lever pull is so smooth, with hardly any tension. But ran a Hayes Mech for the Sunapee DH.....and boy did I hate it...not to mention I couldnt stop at the bottom.
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But I actually have them working good right now, they work better than hfx 9's on a good day. I break too many brakes to constantly run hydros come when I'm home in NJ I will run hydros.
I have no idea how you break all those brakes...
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i remember reading about some people having the same problem with the lever adjustment screw coming loose on their mags...
If it does i'm going to kill everyone at ride monkey. Then buy Mono M4's like I almost did.
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Dont worry Kona....but wait, are you running Hayes Mechs? I still love my Avid mechs....setup right, they rule. The lever pull is so smooth, with hardly any tension. But ran a Hayes Mech for the Sunapee DH.....and boy did I hate it...not to mention I couldnt stop at the bottom.
Yes I am running hayes mechs during the fall winter and spring, then I put the mags back on. Will probably put a hydro on the front soon and just leave the rear as a mech and the only purpose for a rear brake is slow the bike down, which this does a good job of.
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Or maybe you could just loctite them right, or maybe trust the crazy mechanic that lives in a red house, and has a nice bedroom
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