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    If you really want long levers, Shimano has...

    If you really want long levers, Shimano has Mountain brakes and Trekking brakes.

    Mountain brakes have short levers, Trekking brakes have long levers.

    Trekking Brakes

    Deore XT (BR-T785)...
  2. Take the old short posts/studs off, get new...

    Take the old short posts/studs off, get new longer ones and put them on.

    The posts/studs should unscrew from the bosses.
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    What's the secondhand bike market like where you...

    What's the secondhand bike market like where you live?
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    Does your fork and front wheel look like this...

    Does your fork and front wheel look like this ?
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    Exploded Diagram:...

    Exploded Diagram: http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/FH/EV-FH-M535-2462B_v1_m56577569830608931.pdf
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    Problem solved I think, the OP sent me a PM...

    Problem solved I think, the OP sent me a PM describing the problem a bit better.

    QUESTION.


    ANSWER
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    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/200...

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2002/2002hardrock/02hardrocka1profstt
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    It looks like you've bought an old bike from the...

    It looks like you've bought an old bike from the late 1980's or early 1990's.
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    The bike is one of Surly's 'Omniterra' bike...

    The bike is one of Surly's 'Omniterra' bike range, it's what you call a 'fat bike'.
    If you can't find a bike that is the same color on their website then that's because it's no longer available in...
  10. Yep 'Shadow+' is 10/11 speed Shimano's 10...

    Yep

    'Shadow+' is 10/11 speed

    Shimano's 10 speed 'Mountain' rear derailleurs use a different amount of cable pull to the 10 speed 'Road' rear derailleurs, basically your shifter won't work with...
  11. How much do you weigh? Do you know what size...

    How much do you weigh?
    Do you know what size bike you need?

    A $600 bike will come with stock components, putting a new fork or other parts on the bike will be an extra cost that you'll have to...
  12. What type of shifter do you want to use?

    What type of shifter do you want to use?
  13. Is the fork in question a Suntour XCM which is...

    Is the fork in question a Suntour XCM which is mentioned in another thread?

    http://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/960971-can-you-add-lockout-forks.html




    Paint can be mixed...
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    What did you sand the disc and pads with? If...

    What did you sand the disc and pads with?

    If the noise only happens while "going dead slow or walking along with the said bike" it's probably not worth worrying about.

    If you ride faster and...
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    I think that the small size frames for certain...

    I think that the small size frames for certain models in certain years had that frame shape, the medium, large and extra large frames for the same models had a more 'standard' frame shape.

    It's...
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    If it has v-brakes on the fork and you want to...

    If it has v-brakes on the fork and you want to keep them you won't have a great selection of new forks you could put on it.

    How much do you want to spend?
  17. The fork looks like it could be a 2007 Marzocchi...

    The fork looks like it could be a 2007 Marzocchi DJ3

    http://www.marzocchi.com/template/detailProdotti.asp?LN=UK&idC=1629&IdFolder=113&idMY=30710&IdOggetto=30802#
  18. Thread: Trek 4300 or no?

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    What would you want to upgrade on it and why? ...

    What would you want to upgrade on it and why?

    The link I put up puts a rough value on that 2002 model bike at about $100 if it's in 'like new' condition.

    Anything else available locally?
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    One of the links I posted puts it's value at a...

    One of the links I posted puts it's value at a lot less.
    That bike is 12 years old and only would of cost $340 when new.

    Find a bike with a 21" frame and see how that fits.
  20. Was the shifter in the correct gear when you...

    Was the shifter in the correct gear when you attached the cable?

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustments

    The chain will probably rub if you use a cross chain gear...
  21. Thread: Trek 4300 or no?

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    I'd say that's a 2002 model. ...

    I'd say that's a 2002 model.

    http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=37556

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallacechane/sets/72157610775694322/
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    What gear are you in on the back? If this only...

    What gear are you in on the back?

    If this only happens when you are in the smallest gears on the rear don't worry about it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPc1WqT2PE
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    How tall are you, that's a very small frame.

    How tall are you, that's a very small frame.
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    I said frame because that's the only part of the...

    I said frame because that's the only part of the bike that Giant makes.

    I'm curious, what part of a Giant bike would need more maintenance then another brand bike?

    Did these numerous articles...
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    What part of a Giant hardtail frame needs more...

    What part of a Giant hardtail frame needs more maintenance then a hardtail frame of a different brand?
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