Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-11-11, 08:43 AM   #1
__Z__
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey guys, New specialized guy here

A buddy of mine just got 2 new mountain bikes, so he was nice enough to give me his old one.

Ive been out of the biking game all together for quite some time, but when I did bike it was mostly street riding, and every now and then a bmx course.

But Im really looking forward to getting this thing back together and ripping up some of the local Illinois trails

here is the bike as i got it, it had been sitting unused for 3 years, so it needed ALOT of tlc



anyway, its down to bare frame now, now i can grease all the bearings...



here are pics of what i have on route, i got everything i need for this one for $100 bucks, its not all TOP of the line stuff, but itll work great for the basic trail riding ill be doing, ebay magic does me well

im also wiring a led in a guitar distortion pedal, in excange he is powder coating my frame/bars satin black

and my other buddy that normally does my pc stuff, is doing my crank/crank/kneck in gloss black













forks being prepped for paint



brakes/gear selectors/ rear and front brakes all being soaked with pb blaster, to help break up the grime of sitting for 3 years... will probably wash them off and dry them tonight... and use some sand paper on the small rust areas

__Z__ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 08:44 AM   #2
__Z__
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
prepped the forks for paint last night, and sprayed the sections i wanted black, im going to spray the other section red tonight





im also expecting all my parts back from powder coat, hoping to have it half together tonight
__Z__ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 08:51 AM   #3
__Z__
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i should probably add, it was a complete bike when i got it.. that first pic was after i had removed quite a few parts...

however alot of the parts were not salvageable..

such as the seat/grips/cassette/derailleur/pedals/chain/cables
__Z__ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 09:35 AM   #4
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,427
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I particularly liked that vintage of Hardrock frame. Headtube area was so stout, you could build it into something really burly if you chose to; and groms could jump and thrash the crap out of them without hurting 'em. Kinda too bad they went away from that.

Enjoy
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 09:43 AM   #5
__Z__
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks man, any clue what year frame it may be? I can probably ask my buddy the original owner... but im to lazy to text him at the moment lol

like i said im just a newb, so keeping it pretty basic for now... depending on how things go, may wanna build a downhill fixie, guess well see
__Z__ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 07:37 AM   #6
__Z__
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
last night.. got my frame back, it looks awesome...

also sprayed my forks... and they came out great











my gear selectors/brakes/bottom bearing have been sitting i pb blaster here for two days now...

gonna get them out and cleaned up tonight, as well as repack the bb with grease, and re attach the forks to the frame, and grease all of those bearings real well

plan for tomorrow is to buy all new stainless hardware for the whole bike, prime it all, and paint it all red to match the forks...

hopefully my other friend will have my neck/seat post/crank done tomorrow, so i can get the bike to 95% completion, as my seat/grips/cassette/derailleur should be arriving today
__Z__ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 09:55 AM   #7
commo_soulja
Senior Member
 
commo_soulja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: C-Ville
Bikes: are fun to ride
Posts: 1,144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like it's coming along great.
commo_soulja is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 AM.