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  1. Thread: New to MTB

    by Canker
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    A noob isn't going to want a rigid. You should...

    A noob isn't going to want a rigid. You should be able to find something used with a half way decent suspension fork for much money.
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    Anything wrong with your current bike? Usually...

    Anything wrong with your current bike? Usually the best value is to wait till the want for a new bike passes and keep riding the old one :). I go through it all the time and it does pass. Lately...
  3. 2011 Giant Defy 1 - New and Used Bike Value...

    2011 Giant Defy 1 - New and Used Bike Value
    A hair high but I wouldn't fret over it

    Is there something wrong with the tires? If not then no if yes then yes.

    You can certainly try to sell it...
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    What fork do you have on there now? Can you find...

    What fork do you have on there now? Can you find a rebuild kit for it? The XC 28 is their lowest end shock so it might not be an upgrade.

    The 4.5/5 screw lets you change the amount of rear...
  5. Thread: Hoo Koo E Koo?

    by Canker
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    If it is in good shape and it fits the price is...

    If it is in good shape and it fits the price is ok. It is an old OLD OLD!!!! mtn bike though. The front fork on it is ancient and is probably going to need gone through. It is also probably an...
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    Dual suspension any wheel size is pretty...

    Dual suspension any wheel size is pretty expensive if you want a decent one. You can drop down to around $2k and still get a pretty good one.

    Airborne Bicycles. HobGoblin


    Well I see my link...
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    Yeah that is the one I was going to post. I have...

    Yeah that is the one I was going to post. I have the pricepoint version, same stand different stickers, and it works really well and is very adjustable.
  8. Thread: What do I have?

    by Canker
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    Meh. If it were me I'd buy a cheap 8 speed chain...

    Meh. If it were me I'd buy a cheap 8 speed chain and slap it on there, tune things and see how it works. Replacing the whole drive train would be nice but then you are talking a lot of money. Ride...
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    More of an XC bike than a down hill bike isn't...

    More of an XC bike than a down hill bike isn't it? If it is still in good shape I don't see why not. It isn't going to peform as well as a modern full suspension bike but whoopty do you have it so...
  10. Why the whole bike if it is just the frame that...

    Why the whole bike if it is just the frame that was damaged?
  11. Mine is a Surly Karate Monky steel frame and...

    Mine is a Surly Karate Monky steel frame and fork. I bough it used with a 2.1 front tire and what really made me to start liking rigid riding was putting a 2.4 maxxis ardent on the front. That tire...
  12. Well I'll agree that most ently level bikes would...

    Well I'll agree that most ently level bikes would be much better off with BB7s but it sounds cooler to say it has hydrualics so they come with crappy tektros or whatever.
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    My new favorite WTF craigslist post I saw a...

    My new favorite WTF craigslist post

    I saw a post for a car where somebody had loaded up pics of the car on their laptop screen, took pics of the computer I assume with their phone and then...
  14. I ride with a lot of rigid SS guy and they are...

    I ride with a lot of rigid SS guy and they are all much faster up hill than me on my geared bikes, they just ride a hell of a lot more than me. I did finally break down and get a rigid 29er but it...
  15. Even the old shimano brakes are easy as cake to...

    Even the old shimano brakes are easy as cake to bleed. I ran a set of Avid Juicy 5s for years and they work great untill they need bleed again which is all the damn time lol. Those things are a...
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    Yes everything should fit assuming your frame has...

    Yes everything should fit assuming your frame has the mounts for disc brakes. Most BB come with spacers to make them fit 68 or 73mm bottome brackets and if you can't find out what you need on the...
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    2012 Rocky Mountain Vapor - New and Used Bike...

    2012 Rocky Mountain Vapor - New and Used Bike Value
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    Just watch some youtube vids on how to patch a...

    Just watch some youtube vids on how to patch a tube so you are doing it right and it will be good as new. You can buy years worth of patches on ebay for $2 and a tube of vulcanizing glue at any...
  19. I just bought 48 patches for $1.80 and patching a...

    I just bought 48 patches for $1.80 and patching a tube is easy and lasts if you do it right which is the problem, most people don't do it right.
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    You can't go wrong with shimano disc brakes.

    You can't go wrong with shimano disc brakes.
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    You don't need a new derailleur. 8 and 9 speed...

    You don't need a new derailleur. 8 and 9 speed derailleurs are interchangable. You would need a new rear shifter, chain, and cassette.
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    Chinese carbon frame from ebay + chinese carbon...

    Chinese carbon frame from ebay + chinese carbon fork + chinese carbon everything lol?

    Anyway you don't need to go back to the 90s just to get a rigid 26er. You can put a rigid fork on anything...
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    I'll say this. When I first set up my bike rigid...

    I'll say this. When I first set up my bike rigid I didn't care for it, came with an old air fork. I stuck with it though and came to at least be ok with it. What really turned me around though was...
  24. Thread: Stuck Seatpost

    by Canker
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    I went throught this a couple months ago with a...

    I went throught this a couple months ago with a used steel surly I bought. I spent alot of time screwing around with it, hacksaw, adjustable reamers(which worked pretty well to remove material),...
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    I ran 5somethings for a long time but finally...

    I ran 5somethings for a long time but finally broke down and went with 680s on one and 660 on my other. I like those widths but they still scare me going between tight trees every now and again. I...
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