Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Neenah, WI
Bikes: 2004 Novara Buzz, 1961 Schwinn American
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Questions about my new (old) bike.
Hey, I just nabbed this GT Ricochet off Craigslist for $75 and I have some questions about it if any of you are familiar.
I think it's a 97? And it's practically unused. I don't think it ever left the pavement. And check out the grips. Original GT grips, not even worn! Aluminum frame, Rock Shox Indy, STX all in great shape. The cables need a little love, definitely needs a new seat, and needs a new back tire (for some reason, it's got a hybrid-road slick on back, but beef up front).
• What kind of maintenance should I be looking to do on a bike this old (even in this good of shape.)
• The front tire is mounted backwards. How can I tell which way the hub is supposed to face? Just wondering if I need to remount the tire, or just flip the whole wheel.
• Anyone know what the H / L settings do on the Servo-Wave brakes?