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Old 08-04-04, 04:42 PM
jeff williams
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No idea of the model, a quick search yeilded little info.

Ya well, for performance it's sacrifice. BUT, it depends on whether the bikes worth the effort\ cash.

My steel mtb is say 21 lbs, but no suspension. I also dropped my front derailler, 1 shifter,2 rings (well, one was ground down to be a bash guard). All excessories except the bottle cage and a front light, rear reflector, are gone. Even the paint!

Then I had to replace worn\ design obsolete components. I'm up to $500. Still, nothing on the market under $1000 can compare.

I personally just do not like Alu frames, and would maintain only to get some more time. Not as a big project bike, as its frame material is not sound for extended years of life\use\abuse as Chromo steel is.

Also, if an old rear derailler cable, a replace can help shifting, oil all moving parts of the derailler, moving brake pivots etc.


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