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Old 10-22-06, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by legot73
Sweet bike! You'll enjoy, I'm sure.

BTW - looks just like a rigid fork version of my '97 Rockhopper. Same paint and everything. If you have the Ritchie rims, they can be really difficult to mount/dismount tires from. You might want to practice flat repair, as I've broken a plastic tire lever on them before. I know jk_74 has the same rims and experience.
Uggghhh. Yup - I should've mentioned that before. The height of the Ritchey rim on my 99 Rockhopper makes it nearly impossible to change tires. I just dealt with one this past weekend and it took me over a frustrating hour to remove and replace (I've enjoyed watching the LBS go thru the same torture). I slipped in a Mr. Tuffy liner this time in hopes of preventing any further punctures. I also have been carrying a can of Flate-N-Seal in hopes that I can at least limp a flat home without needing to change a tire on these rims in the cold (worked for the flat I got on Thursday night!).
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