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Old 07-11-18, 11:13 AM
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Hello from ATL

I am new again. To biking. It was my favorite thing even I was young, then I got away from it, went back to it in my early thirties some and am back to it again. I like no suspension on the road and front only on trails.

My goal here, initially, is to create my bike. I know this sounds silly but I'm not competitive nor trendy. I qjust want to do everything to a bike that I can to make it mine.
So I'm focusing on two entry level bikes.
Speacilized hard rock early 90's I think
scott tampico. 2005 version
So my plan is to make the speacialized my commute bike and the Scott my light trail bike.

My first mechanical experiment will be to remove the friction shifts from the speacialized cause they are cumbersome. I'm going to see if I can get the shifters from the Scott to work on it. ComuCom means money and that's first.

​​​​​Side note: not only has the tech advanced so far since I rode last, but the rip off as well. I got took on both bikes from ignorance and being enthralled with all the shiney stuff I didn't know. Anyway. LearnL learned. I'm about to strip both bikes down. Nice to meet y'all!
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Old 07-11-18, 05:47 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums from a former Decatur resident. Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum regional subforum and say hello. There are several Atlanta topic threads. Have fun.
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Old 07-12-18, 08:30 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Frogchest! Sounds like you have a plan, and some work to do. Enjoy!
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Welcome Frogchest! I live in Hapeville and bike commute to work across from the capital every day. Hope to see you on the road. Or maybe Critical Mass.
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Hey Frogchest, hope your 90's Specialized Hardrock works out for you. I'm not crazy about the shifting either but I love the bike, maybe too much! Hope you can post some photos soon....
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Old 07-14-18, 03:59 AM
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Thank you!

Wow guys! Thanks for the warm welcome..I do have work to do! I'm learning. Those park tools videos are crazy good! I'll post the before during and after. and yeah, I'mI see you on the road, I'll be the guy huffing like a freight train... Lol
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Old 07-14-18, 04:14 PM
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So where should I start posting this project? I'm using this forum to keep track of my progress and changes in what I'm doing. Thoughts. Things I've been learning, etc. For instance, did you know suntour is not a thing anymore?
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I'd suggest Bike Mechanics. .
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