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My other ride...the pushy...

Kinda bored, thought I'd post it...I know there are at least 2 or 3 others that ride here. Fizzy - cos he is my riding buddy and Rds - because of a lack of license.

Anyway, put off riding for a while (mostly down to a lack of time), which in turn put me off forking out upto 2grand for a new mountain bike. So as I'm slowly getting back into it all I'm upgrading all the bits...

Only original parts on this bike are the frame, seatpost and rear brake. Brakes are the next on the list as the rear is rooted beyond rebuild - so I am looking at a set of hydro brakes - about $289 for a complete kit, not too bad considering I spent $140 to replace the front brake just a tad over a year ago - and that is a standard cable operated one which requires adjustment all the time (Hydros are self adjusting - no cable to replace - no fade). Frame is still on the list to replace - especially since the forks have wayyyyy too much travel, hence make the whole riding geometry totally [fizzle]ed up, not to mention the added stress on the front of the frame because it is at such a slack angle - it will probably snap at the welds at the front before I get around to replacing it. Yes Fitzy, you might have to carry a very sore and possibly injured me home one day.

Specs:
2004 Giant Yukon - 6061 Aluminium, Medium (18") Frame.
ForkRock Shox Recon 351 130mm travel, lockout function.
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Crankset Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Deore
CassetteSRAM PG-990
Chain Shimano Deore LX
Wheelset/Hubs Mavic CrossRide w/ flatblade spokes
Tyres Continental Gravity 26 x 2.3" (Not cheap)
Brakes Front: Avid BB7, Rear: Hayes MX2
Brake Levers Avid Speed Dial 7.
Stem Easton EA30
Handlebar Easton EA30
Seatpost Stock Giant alloy post
Seat SDG Bel Air RL

 

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Anyway, put off riding for a while (mostly down to a lack of time), which in turn put me off forking out upto 2grand for a new mountain bike. So as I'm slowly getting back into it all I'm upgrading all the bits...
2grand!? glad you didnt! riding is nice, but a bike's a bike. the difference between a cheapy and a pricey one is so minimal. so what if its a bit heavier and slightly harder to pedal.. makes you fitter! :p

for this thread though - my old pushie:

crap norco frame covered in cool parts. got swiped from outside my work.

then got this one.

pic was from when i first got it.. few things changed since then.
straight away i rip the front brakes and gyro off, and swap rhs lever to the back brake. its how i like my pushies set up. then on go fav grips, and smooooooth tyres (miracles) which i lurve. :p
mint setup. :p


anyone else ride?
 

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Update..work in progress:

 
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