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Old 04-18-11, 08:11 PM   #1
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Gary Fisher Gritty might become a commuter/light duty 29er/crosser

Got it or a good used price and not having luck selling it after deciding to stick with what I have. Now that it's around I'm thinking I'll actually throw some fat tires on it and make it a jack of all trades.

Anyone else have one? How's it held up? Seems nice enough but the BMX components will be quickly leaving mine. Will swap to road cranks, real stem, seatpost/saddle and drop bars. Should have a lot of it sitting around.

Has a steep headtube @ 74deg, and weak feeling brakes. Anyone think koolstop pads would be worth it?
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Old 04-18-11, 08:14 PM   #2
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Components dont look that high quality to me.
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$440 bike. Hi-ten frame, steel crank arms.
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$440 bike. Hi-ten frame, steel crank arms.
Ouch!

I'd try selling it if I were you. Good idea, poor execution. I'd want cantilevers/V-brakes on a bike like that. Those calipers look way too long to do much.
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I paid 1/4 that price and the thing is brand new. Hoping to make some $ on it but if I dont then I'm ok swapping part out to make it useable.
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I paid 1/4 that price and the thing is brand new. Hoping to make some $ on it but if I dont then I'm ok swapping part out to make it useable.
For a commuter it will be a good bike.

$330's not all too bad for that bike.
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'bout 1/4 that price = bout 130 out of pocket
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Will swap to road cranks, real stem, seatpost/saddle and drop bars. Should have a lot of it sitting around.

Has a steep headtube @ 74deg, and weak feeling brakes. Anyone think koolstop pads would be worth it?
Ok then. $130 is a pretty good price for that bike I guess. I wouldn't bother spending much on it but if you have the parts laying around go for it.

Kool Stop pads definitely help, they're worth it. Especially on long reach caliper brakes such as those.
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