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Old 11-28-06, 03:40 PM
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New bike remake!

Lowcel said to repost any threads that were deleted if we like. So why not.


Anyways, went to the bike shop today. Went in bought a chain pin put my chain back on so I wouldn't have to pay 10 dollars for them to do it. Then went in to get adjust front derailler adjusted, turns out due to my own ignorance I got a bottom pull front derailler. I told the guy I paid 6 for it off ebay, and he said he hated ebay So he offered me a sram x9 front derailler for 20$, I couldn't resist because it seemed like a great deal. Bought yet another pin to reput the dang chain back on after I install the new x9. The guy at the front desk was laughing at the fact I had a minute fork and some xt parts on this 4300 frame, he said it was like having a ferrari engine on a Vdub beetle, lol. Anyways.... here I am with a sram part, I always said I wouldn't get sram , but hey it was a good price.

I'll repost some pictures with the derailler on and the chain, and the handlebars lowered etc later today or tomorow. Going out tomorow for a trail ride, should be nice.






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Old 11-28-06, 03:44 PM
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Good deal on the derailleur, well below wholesale! As far as the chain goes it sounds like you really need to pick up a couple of SRAM powerlinks. One for the chain, one as a spare.
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Old 11-28-06, 03:49 PM
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Yea he said he'd gotten an extra x9 and he'd give me a deal, he wouldn't pop it on for me for free since it was such a good deal. That's ok, I think I know how to do it anyways. What I need to do is find somewhere online they sell like 1000pc boxes of chain links, for cheap.
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Old 11-28-06, 03:59 PM
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Power links are your friend. EVERY chain should have removable master links standard, IMHO. I hate those goofy Shimano links.
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Old 11-28-06, 04:23 PM
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On the subject of power links, I recently stopped to help a fellow biker in need. His chain broke, I always carry an extra power link so we knocked off the buggered up links where the chain snapped, this is when I realized he had an 8 speed chain and all I had was a gold 9 speed link. Just as you would figure it was little too tight a fit to get the link to snap together. This guy was pretty big with some heavy duty arms, so i showed him what I wanted done. He grabbed both sides of the chain and snap! he got it to hook. I told him it would get him back to the car but would most likely hang up once in a while causing poor shifting and ghost shifting and his big/big ring combination was just a memory. We spun the pedals while the bike wasin the upside down position and amazingly enough it didn't hang up or cause any problems, so he decided to finish his ride and go to his LBS in the morning! The moral of the story is that a 9 speed link in an 8 speed chain will work, (although not recommended for anything but emergencies)
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So I can use a sram powerlink on a shimano chain? What makes them better than the shimano links, do they not have those stupid guide pins like shimano?
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Pete, do you rework your pics in an app like Photoshop or do they look that good straight out of the camera?
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I am using the internet, by posting my question on an internet board, isn't it amazing. Hallelujah!
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Originally Posted by Pheard
I am using the internet, by posting my question on an internet board, isn't it amazing. Hallelujah!
The fact that you frequently ignore / disregard / can't read? the solid information that people give you is more shameful than your inability to do the research in the first place.
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Originally Posted by gastro
The fact that you frequently ignore / disregard / can't read? the solid information that people give you is more shameful than your inability to do the research in the first place.
You mean the solid information such as "lower my bars and fork travel" that I already have done?

God save my soul for posting a question instead of googling, despite the fact I daily google tons of things. Help me, someone!!
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Originally Posted by Pheard
Lowcel said to repost any threads that were deleted if we like. So why not.


Anyways, went to the bike shop today. Went in bought a chain pin put my chain back on so I wouldn't have to pay 10 dollars for them to do it. Then went in to get adjust front derailler adjusted, turns out due to my own ignorance I got a bottom pull front derailler. I told the guy I paid 6 for it off ebay, and he said he hated ebay So he offered me a sram x9 front derailler for 20$, I couldn't resist because it seemed like a great deal. Bought yet another pin to reput the dang chain back on after I install the new x9. The guy at the front desk was laughing at the fact I had a minute fork and some xt parts on this 4300 frame, he said it was like having a ferrari engine on a Vdub beetle, lol. Anyways.... here I am with a sram part, I always said I wouldn't get sram , but hey it was a good price.

I'll repost some pictures with the derailler on and the chain, and the handlebars lowered etc later today or tomorow. Going out tomorow for a trail ride, should be nice.





How do you like those pedals? I've thought of getting some for my Trek.
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I like them, they aren't particularly great for xc. Heavy, good grip though.
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let's see some updated pics soon, please. and by the way i've seen 2 used chameleon frames on sfbay craigslist in the past week. just sayin'....
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