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Friend gave me his bike!

Old 11-03-10, 05:51 AM
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Friend gave me his bike!

Hey guys, my friend gave me his bike and I was wondering if it was any good?
thanks for the help, and if you could identify the wheelset or... anything it would be helpful
Also, if you can tell me if there's anything I need to/ should buy for it, that would really be a great help too.

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Old 11-03-10, 06:58 AM
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Add a break.
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Old 11-03-10, 07:01 AM
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or a brake
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Old 11-03-10, 07:12 AM
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That's a nice gimme
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Old 11-03-10, 07:25 AM
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Your "friend" is trying to kill you.
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Old 11-03-10, 07:42 AM
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Thats not a bike thats a Crocodile! Be careful or


P.S its a decent bike for free.
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I'd give it back
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I'd give it back
no, i would sell it.
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Old 11-03-10, 08:31 AM
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Does it fit you? If yes, good score. If not, ask him if he'd mind you selling it to buy something that fits.
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Does this friend know that he gave you this bike? Or is it going to be a surprise when he goes to get on it?
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haha yeah he gave it to me. does anybody know what wheelset that is by looking? is it possible to tell?
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and what kind of brake should i get... from where?
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probably a set of alex rims, but i am not sure.
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Old 11-03-10, 12:46 PM
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Best of luck to ya.

Nah he wont need it; black things are automatically 50X stronger than all other colored counterparts.
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Deshi - beat me to it.
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well good thing it was free then! haha i guess ill learn on this one and when it breaks i can get a real one!
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You'll be alright, just don't trick on it.
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Deshi - beat me to it.
I thought you were not gonna post it.
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Add a break.
I'm guessing this is not a typo.
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I'm guessing your wright.
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I'm guessing your wright.


Op: that's a dope come up, not a bad bike, just don't abuse it like they did with the one above and you'll be fine. Enjoy riding it

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Pk Rippers were marketed as a trick frame, and when people started using them as such they broke a lot of them. Its not great aluminum, but will work decently enough as a getting around bike, just dont think you can go around doing tricks on it.

The hubs are quandos, i cant tell what rims they are.
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Old 11-03-10, 04:58 PM
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thanks guys!

thanks! anyone have any recommendations for brakes?
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You might need longer reach brake calipers due to the fork's ability to accommodate HUGE tires.
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