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Old 01-12-05, 07:43 PM
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bike parts for my old bike

I have my old 2003 Norco Wolverine and iam looking to do some upgrades to it but im not sure what I should do to it. I was thinking a new fork or a back disc brake. Any suggestions?
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Yea that could use a new fork. As for disc brakes get avid mechanicals ( had to say it). I find as a general pattern that when bikes dont come OEm with disc brakes they dont have the things needed to support them, but if you want them you need a frame with disc mounts. You can pick up adapters though, and you need a new rear wheel, or at least a new hub so that it supports disc rotors.
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I should probably do that... the front fork is pretty much shot and the back brake is screwed up big time.
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2003 is old?...what year is this now????

Since your frame has canti bosses, I'd suggest a new V-brake rear.
New fork, disc only. Your major stop power is front.

Stuff I like:

ODI hex off grips.
Nice big soft rubber tires.
Good platforms pedals with pins.
Comfey saddle.

These things can greatly improve the 'feel' of your ride.

A bashring might be in order if you do rockwork.
A tensioner is good if you get chainslap when jumping.
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What's a good bashring to get that adds to your front instead of replacing a chainring? I pretty much use the full range of my drivetrain, so I don't want to replace my largest front chainring.
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Fork and Brakes are what come to mind when I look at it.
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
Yea that could use a new fork. As for disc brakes get avid mechanicals ( had to say it). I find as a general pattern that when bikes dont come OEm with disc brakes they dont have the things needed to support them, but if you want them you need a frame with disc mounts. You can pick up adapters though, and you need a new rear wheel, or at least a new hub so that it supports disc rotors.

I think this bike is Disk capable on the rear wheel, I have the 04, & I know that it is fully disk capable as that is the first upgrade I did
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Originally Posted by jallen
What's a good bashring to get that adds to your front instead of replacing a chainring? I pretty much use the full range of my drivetrain, so I don't want to replace my largest front chainring.
Evil\ e-thirteen.

BLACKSPIRE -Ring God comes as a triple ring guard.

http://www.go-ride.com/prod_bashrings.html some pics.
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Thanks for the info.. i think im going to go with the back disc brake and maybe a new fork or a new saddle.
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1 more thing though... will i need new rims for some Nokian Gazzolodi 3.0 tires; my current tire size is 26 x 2.10, and the frame is an 18 inch. I think I probably would have to replace them right?
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Thanks for the bash ring suggestion, I'll check them out. I've already replaced my large chainring once on my 2004 specialized sport.. which makes me ride too carefully not wanting to bash the rings again. Wallet a little low, and I hate losing the large ring
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