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Old 05-23-07, 04:19 PM
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New bike

Well i recently got a job again and since i got out off rehab a little more than a month ago i needed a sport or activity to start doing to stay away from drugs. I decided to start biking but just recently i got a job and started to spend all my money on cocaine and bud again. I really dont want to start this **** up again so i decided im gonna build a bike, and im comming to you to see if i should use these parts or if there is anything better. Money is not a matter I need to spend every cent i get right away or i might go back to my old ways. So here is the list of parts im gonna get. Please give me your opinion on if these are good to buy or if there is anything better, and i will prolly never buy another bike after this so it has to be good and be able to take alot of abuse.

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Fbm Joint Frame 20.5"
Purple Haze

Fbm 9 Degree Bars
Black

Fbm Chanticleer Bar ends
Black

Demolition Vulcan U-Brake
White

Diatech Dirt Harry Brake Lever
Black

Shadow Conspiracy Linear Cable
Black

Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Chain
Black

Dk Chain Tensioners
Black

Coalition 7075 Chainwheel 33T
Black

Demolition Medial Crank 170mm
Black

Integral Spanish BB kit
Black

Eastern Ultra Slim Fork
Black

Federal Slim Grips
Black

Odyssey Gyro 3
Black

Fbm Integrated Headset
Black

Freestyle A-Headset Cap
Black

Dk Distortion Pedals
Black

Fbm pivotal seat
Black

Fbm pivotal seat post
Black

Fbm seat clamp
Black

Demolition F40 Stem
Black

Primo Wall Tires
White or Black

Dans Super Thick Tubes
N/A

Schrader Dice Valve Caps
Black

Sinz Pro Cassette Wheels
Black
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Old 05-23-07, 04:28 PM
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No idea on the wheels, stay away from eastern, Ody, sunday or macneil I.d forks are better, get the cranks in 175 mm, shadow interlock is not a good chain, get a KHE collapse, dirty harry lever is horrible, Tech 77 all the way, the rest is great though! Dk chain tensioners aren't meant to work with pegs if you ever thing of running pegs, just a warning
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Old 05-23-07, 04:35 PM
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Those wheels are for racing and probably wouldn't be such a good idea. Get some Sun Big City, Fly's, Odyssey 7KA, or Primo Balance rims. Make some custom wheels if you can spend as much money a you get. Primo Balance I think are good stock wheels. And 175 mm cranks would be a better idea.
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Old 05-23-07, 04:48 PM
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If you have the money, shell out on Fly rims or G-sport Ribcage rims. Primo or profile rear cassete hub, g-sport marmoset front hub
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I've had no problems with the Shadow chain so...
But I agree with the rest.
Also - you'll need a Mid BB, NOT a Spanish. And the Freestyle A-Headset Cap is unnecessary. Forks come with a preload bolt that does that.
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Old 05-23-07, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
No idea on the wheels, stay away from eastern, Ody, sunday or macneil I.d forks are better, get the cranks in 175 mm, shadow interlock is not a good chain, get a KHE collapse, dirty harry lever is horrible, Tech 77 all the way, the rest is great though! Dk chain tensioners aren't meant to work with pegs if you ever thing of running pegs, just a warning

Are you saying stay away from the macneil i.d forks or to get them and what chain tensioner is good for pegs
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He's saying go with Macneil, Odyssey or Sunday. I recommend Ody.
And you can probably get by without chain tensioners. I used to swear by them, but when I switched to a FBM frame, I found the ones I had didn't work with the small dropout that FBM uses. I've been running without tensioners now for the past 2 yrs w/ no probs.
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Old 05-23-07, 05:41 PM
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Ok thanks for all the help so far
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Old 05-23-07, 07:53 PM
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I have chain tensioners and I can't figure out how to adjust them. I just had to do it the old-fashioned way and pull the wheel back and tighten the bolts.
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minichamp they arnt hard. you loosen both axel nuts and tighten the bolts on the tain tenser till the chains tight then you tighten the axel nuts back down.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:03 PM
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If you have the odyssey PACT tensioner you can tighten the chain when the the axle is tight...
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Old 05-24-07, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by cwt341
minichamp they arnt hard. you loosen both axel nuts and tighten the bolts on the tain tenser till the chains tight then you tighten the axel nuts back down.
I knew that but if you tighten one tensioner a little bit too tight the wheel goes off center. I just think its easier to do it the other way, until I learn anyhow.
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Old 05-24-07, 05:23 AM
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Yea thats the only thing you just have to rember how mant turns you do on each bolt and then just realign the tire.
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Old 05-24-07, 01:43 PM
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I (my friend) just realized my bars are really bent. I want some Scerbo's.
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Old 05-24-07, 02:29 PM
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What happened to the yellow slams?
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I thought I would just save money (rather than getting Slams and then Scerbos) and go for the bars I really want.
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Pansy.
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Since when are Scerbo's pansy bars?
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They aren't, your just a pansy for not giving slams a chance .
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I've tried Scerbo's before and really liked them. I don't want to have to waste my money on two bars when I know I will most likely like the Scerbo's more.
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**** scerbos
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since you got money, i would go fly ruben pedals. eberything else is ok. i like ody
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Originally Posted by krazdpballer

Fbm Chanticleer Bar ends
Black

Shadow Conspiracy Linear Cable
Black

Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Chain
Black

Dk Chain Tensioners
Black

Eastern Ultra Slim Fork
Black

Freestyle A-Headset Cap
Black

Dans Super Thick Tubes
N/A

Schrader Dice Valve Caps
Black

Sinz Pro Cassette Wheels
Black
Get Fly nylon barends, they are both lighter and cheaper.
Shadow is junk, except their cool clothes.
Primo makes the best chain tensioners. Poverty has good ones too believe it or not.
Odyssey, S&M, Sunday or Fit forks are best.
You'll kill those wheels.
Don't get heavy duty tubes, that's a waste.
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heavy duty tubes don't matter the tire matters. I put a tube with holes and electrical tape in my ASM and it stayed for like a couple days.
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