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Suggested first upgrade to stock Rans Rocket

Old 07-26-20, 07:30 PM
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Suggested first upgrade to stock Rans Rocket

I have a stock Rocket, guessing 2003 model(Standing on my head to read the numbers on the bottom bracket would cause immediate blackout!) Everything works, but I'd like to make it hum! It currently is lots of fun, but.....well, I've seen some mods others have made and they piqued my interest. If the bike were yours, what would your first upgrade be?
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Old 07-28-20, 02:40 AM
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Depends on what pedals you have. Were it me, I would ensure it has SPD pedals. Next change might be tires, depending on what rubber it currently has.
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Old 07-28-20, 09:30 AM
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My suggestion would depend on what kind of riding you (want to) do.

Faster? Tires and maybe a tailbox.

Longer? Racks, fenders, etc.

How's the drivetrain? If it's already shifting and running well, you might leave that alone, but if you find you're struggling with hills, you might need some lower gears.

All kinds of things you can blow your money on!
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Old 07-29-20, 08:07 PM
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What do you want out of the bike? Speed? Touring? Plodding on the MUP? Answering that might indicate the options you could consider.
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I had a Rocket. I had it tricked out with Chris King hubs and XTR derailleurs. I thought it was much nicer than average. The guy who I eventually sold it to didn't like my upgrades. He would have paid more for one that was all OEM.
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The bike has spoken

Two yucky occurrences today: 1. Someone didn't clean up after their pet No further explanation necessary. 2. The front idler broke. So, the first upgrade will be T-cycle idlers, front and rear.
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