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Old 10-10-18, 01:38 PM
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Greetings from SC, USA

Hi everyone,

I recently obtained and restored a 2002 Specialized Rockhopper FSR XC and plan to start doing some XC riding with it, as well as maybe some "urban mountain biking." I've ridden all of my life but reached a point where all I had was a no-name piece of junk that didn't inspire me to ride. A friend gave me the Rockhopper for free on the condition that I restore it, and I am LOVING it. It needs a final tune up and a few replacement parts but I couldn't be more excited.

I'm happy to join and look forward to having discussions with you all!

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Old 10-10-18, 07:43 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums colku!
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colku, welcome to Bike Forums!
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It's never about getting comfortable. It's about getting capable.
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Welcome. Starting out learning about maintenance and tuneups has big payoffs later.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Welcome. Starting out learning about maintenance and tuneups has big payoffs later.
+1 While I'm relatively new to the sport, I started off by stripping a bike to its frame and building it up from there. Youtube was my best resource for this ... along with this forum. You will need some tools, for sure. But its cheaper than having someone else work on your bike. I like the satisfaction of knowing I did it myself as well as the peace of mind that I know how to fix it if it breaks.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:15 PM
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Sometimes it's the ones you put your heart and soul into rebuilding are the ones that mean the most.

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