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Old 12-18-04, 06:22 PM   #1
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Nearly complete, with pics :)

At last the last link to a working bicycle arrived! My headset was in, i've had parts sitting around tantalizing me for 3 months I started with a walmart bike 6 months ago, decided its crap and one by one replaced each part. The parts that still remain from that are the stem, brake levers and front derailleur, oh and the pedals but i ordered candy SL's and htey should be here monday or tuesday. Anyways im on a highschool budjet so you wont find and XTR components so yea the bikes about 26 lbs as of now. I know the pictures suck but i just started using this digicam yesterday and im not quite used to it all.


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Old 12-18-04, 06:33 PM   #2
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thats a nice looking bike what kinda fork is that?
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Old 12-18-04, 06:35 PM   #3
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its an antique actually, Rock Shox Judy 100. I found it one day on ebay 8 or so months ago, i had cash and i just figured hey this looks neat and bought it. Its done nicely for what little ive used it and for the price i paid you cant go wrong
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What type of mechs do you have, and do you like them. Im thinking about going disk.
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Old 12-18-04, 06:41 PM   #5
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AVid BB7 in front and Hayes MX-1 in rear. MX-1 dont have the greatest stopping power so far, maybe they are not broken in yet i dont know but i can say the avids have excellent stopping power
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nice to know, thanks
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AVid BB7 in front and Hayes MX-1 in rear. MX-1 dont have the greatest stopping power so far, maybe they are not broken in yet i dont know but i can say the avids have excellent stopping power
i have that hayes, and sorry to say it but it doesnt get much better. upgrade that to the avid mech as well.
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Old 12-18-04, 06:46 PM   #8
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well they are in the rear, i hardly use the rear brake so it doesnt bother me too much
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Nice looking bike... the BB7's are excellent brakes, as raiyn said before (i think) Avid is the first and last name in mechanical disc brakes, you honestly cant go wrong with them...
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well they are in the rear, i hardly use the rear brake so it doesnt bother me too much
thats haow i have my p.1 set up also
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I just ordered some nice Avid SD-Ti's (ti version of the SD7) for my bike to replace my FR-5 brake levers. Needless to say I'll be parting with my FR-5's rather cheaply soon.
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/131...ake-Levers.htm

those are the levers I have currently and will be replacing sometime next week (when my new ones arrive).
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I was looking at the same levers actually, as of now i think im going to upgrade the seatpost next, its still the stock leadweight that came with the old bike. probably a pound itself
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How do you stop on a decent if you dont use your rear brake. I hear this a lot on mtn forums. I always use my rear brake. Im I doing something wrong?
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crgowo, though your back brake helps you stop I'd say 75% of your stopping power comes from your front wheel. It just b/c when you brake it pushes your weight forward....all that technical scientific garbage
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But doesnt that cause you to fly over your bars?
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well not really, but I do notice significant fork dive if I hit the brakes hardcore. Otherwise, no. Plus if you're riding on a trail or anything the last thing you want is your rear wheel to lock up and slide out...I have always been a big fan of the front brake though i use a combination of both and I use the rear mainly to rub off speed.
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hey out of shear curiosity, im probably gonna replace my pos rst fork in the spring, and get a judy sl 04 i think, it has rim brake bosses, and disk brake bosses too.....you thinks its worth getting and avid mech for the front, and geting an avid sd-7 for the back, cause the back of my hardtail isnt set for disks....im gonna get new wheel set too, so just curious if its worth the extra effort...
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yeah...I'd get discs on the front...esp. if you're already replace the wheelset and fork...
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I agree... since most of your stopping power comes from the front anyway, go ahead and upgrade to the disc on the front. You won't be the first on the forums to have done it.
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Nice looking bike... the BB7's are excellent brakes, as raiyn said before (i think) Avid is the first and last name in mechanical disc brakes, you honestly cant go wrong with them...
Yeah that was me. Their rim brakes are excellent too.
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How do you stop on a decent if you dont use your rear brake. I hear this a lot on mtn forums. I always use my rear brake. Im I doing something wrong?
You can use it, BUT not to the point where it's skidding (skidding AIN'T stopping) the front brake when used properly offers better stopping and more control
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hey out of shear curiosity, im probably gonna replace my pos rst fork in the spring, and get a judy sl 04 i think, it has rim brake bosses, and disk brake bosses too.....you thinks its worth getting and avid mech for the front, and geting an avid sd-7 for the back, cause the back of my hardtail isnt set for disks....im gonna get new wheel set too, so just curious if its worth the extra effort...
Considering that most (upwards of 60%) of your braking power is in the front having a better brake wqon't hurt matters in the slightest. Trust me once you go disc you won't go back. The SD-7 is a nice brake too.
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Old 12-19-04, 08:06 AM   #21
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Ive only done an endo using the front brake when i was testing out the avids at first, i dont know hwat i was thinking but it was the first stop i used with avids, theres this big hill (road) and i went as fast as i could then squeezed abruptly on hte brake levers and off i went with the bicycle. proved my point though..
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Old 12-19-04, 11:56 AM   #22
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you must be....tall...

I love the colour.
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Old 12-19-04, 01:10 PM   #23
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well actually im 6' but im still growing, also i use this thing on the road a lot, i cant afford to buy a seperate road bike so yea i use this.
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cool guys thanks...i think im gonna do that then
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If your frame does not have disc tabs you can get those adapters if you are fixed on having disc brakes. I have not personally used them
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