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  1. The only thing I would consider upgrading are the...

    The only thing I would consider upgrading are the front forks. Its just a spring fork that you have and in my opinion they work against you. Pick up a nice air fork and you will have control over...
  2. For me personally I never look for weight savings...

    For me personally I never look for weight savings in the saddle, I look for the most comfortable saddle first. If I had a saddle that fit perfectly over one that was lighter, I would choose comfort...
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    If they are still available then I would suggest...

    If they are still available then I would suggest the Specialized Armadillo, if not then the Conti Gatorskins
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    If you arent going to ride it then you would be...

    If you arent going to ride it then you would be able to part out the bike and sell the individual components on eBay and make well over 1200. The downside would be waiting for everything to sell in...
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    For $300 you can get yourself a really nice used...

    For $300 you can get yourself a really nice used bike with good quality components on your local online classifieds. Dont waste your money on box store garbage. They arent worth the box that they...
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    Is the saddle one of those super padded gel...

    Is the saddle one of those super padded gel saddles? Those are the worst for a mountain bike. They will cause chafing and if you are wearing jeans or pants or shorts with heavy seams down the middle...
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    It may very well be the fit/position of the...

    It may very well be the fit/position of the saddle first. When you are sitting on the bike and the crank arm is at its lowest, your foot should be flat/level on the pedal and your knee only slightly...
  8. Sounds like there is play in the cable tension....

    Sounds like there is play in the cable tension. You can usually adjust it at the lever on the handlebar or undo the setscrew at the rear derailleur, pull the cable tighter and then re-tighten the...
  9. Looks like a great deal to me, hopefully it isnt...

    Looks like a great deal to me, hopefully it isnt stolen being that cheap
  10. Nice looking bike. First thing I would do is ride...

    Nice looking bike. First thing I would do is ride down to your local bike shop and have them fit you to the bike so that you are in the proper riding position. ie, saddle height, saddle angle, bar...
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    Whats wrong with Suntour/Dia Compe/Sugino? I have...

    Whats wrong with Suntour/Dia Compe/Sugino? I have some Suntour Superbe and Sugino 75 components that I would put up against Campy and Dura-ace anyday.
  12. I live out in the country so if I want to ride I...

    I live out in the country so if I want to ride I have to drive somewhere. Its just piece of mind in case something happens if we are eating somewhere after a ride, at the LBS or at a community ride...
  13. Yes there is lol

    Yes there is lol
  14. Thats what I thought too but then a few good...

    Thats what I thought too but then a few good responses above got me thinking about labor costs as well
  15. I have original receipts for everything and piece...

    I have original receipts for everything and piece by piece it all adds up to $1447.69 in parts alone. Crap, didnt know I had that much into this thing lol
  16. I dont agree with your quote at all but thats ok,...

    I dont agree with your quote at all but thats ok, im open to all opinions. Keep in mind that a set of used Phil hubs on a bad day still go for over $200 themselves and mine are in near perfect...
  17. Thanks guys for the replys, it looks like I have...

    Thanks guys for the replys, it looks like I have some homework to do
  18. http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c305/offrdmania/...

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  19. Please help me evaluate Worth for Insurance

    Please help me evaluate the current worth of this bike for insurance. Single speed converted 1985 Focus RT-550 frame. 63CM

    Sugino vintage 170mm long crank arms with a Sugino 42T chainring
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  20. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    Scrod, we always talk about the Kilo TT being the...

    Scrod, we always talk about the Kilo TT being the best bang for the buck in regards to a fixed gear bike. I'm in the market for a decent component single speed mountain bike and I was hoping that you...
  21. I'm not comparing exact components. Sheesh,...

    I'm not comparing exact components. Sheesh, everyone is being so literal. I'm going to go ask Scrod so that I can get some quality abuse lol
  22. Let me update this thread. A single speed...

    Let me update this thread. A single speed mountain bike which is the best bang for the buck like the Kilo TT is the best bang for the buck.
  23. Kilo TT is to road bikes as what is to mountain bikes?

    Everyone raves about the Kilo TT for a great overall road bike but what would its equivalent be for a mountain bike that is hand down the best choice?
  24. I am starting to think brochures never existed...

    I am starting to think brochures never existed for these bikes. I have searched for days and my web-fu came back with nothing
  25. Looking for Original Brochure, Put your Web-Fu to the Test

    This forum always amazes me in what can be found. I have a very low production run Japanese bike from the mid-80's. It is a Focus RT-550 from 1985ish from what I can find in my own searches but not...
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