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bamf-hacker
05-14-2008, 04:06 AM
So last night my Wife calls me and tells me I need to go to the supermarket, talk to the Manager and tell him she sent me. I was a bit confused. I asked her why and she said she ordered something and I needed to pick it up. She was in a rush (or so she said) and did not tell me what it was, just that it was already paid for.

So I get my son from school and off we go to the supermarket, puzzled.

When I get there my wife was waiting for us to show me my brandy new mountain bike that she won in a raffle for childrens cancer. I was shocked. We NEVER win stuff so this was a huge surprize.

So now I have a new mountain bike, and with my upgrading addiction I am already thinking about things to add or change LOL

here she is, feel free to make suggestions on things to add or change.

Specs:
FRAME: 6061 triple gauge aluminum main tubes and S-bend stays, gussetted down tube, replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK: RST Gila T7, coil/MCU, external preload adjustor, 80mm travel
HEADSET: Tange TG-4 threadless, 1 1/8"
WHEELSET: Weinmann ZAC19 double wall rims, 32H, with Formula alloy hubs, sealed with QR, 14g stainless steel spokes
TIRES: CST Racing knobbie, 26" x 1.95", wire bead
DERAILLEURS: Shimano Deore rear, SR XCR-504 31.8mm top pull front
SHIFTERS: Shimano Deore RapidFire-SL, 27-speed
CHAIN: KMC Z9000
FREEWHEEL: SRAM Powerglide 950, 9-speed, 11-32
CRANKSET: Shimano M442, Octalink, 170mm (12-15.5"), 175mm (17-21")
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano ES25, sealed cartridge, 68 x 113
PEDALS: ATB platform, hi-impact resin cage & body, with toe clips
BRAKESET: Tektro forged alloy direct pull brakes with Tektro ML-330 levers
HANDLEBAR: Jamis riser, 6D sweep x 13mm rise x 620mm wide
STEM: Jamis alloy threadless, 10D rise, 75mm (12"), 90mm (14-15.5"), 100mm (17"), and 120mm (19-21") extensions
GRIPS: Kraton for trigger-shift
SEATPOST: Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 27.2 x 300mm, with alloy QR clamp
SADDLE: Jamis ATB with SL top, memory foam, steel rails, front and rear guards
SIZE: 17"
COLOR: Le Mans Blue


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vikingshadow
05-14-2008, 04:33 AM
Cool!

I need a new bike. Been since '92 since I got a new one. However, I don't know anything about upgrading bicycles...

What'dja name her? :p

Hossy
05-14-2008, 04:33 AM
Looks good Dan. Maybe this will get you off these forums and get some excercize.

Pshh.. You always win all of the good guns. Stop complaining :)

Drefish99
05-14-2008, 07:25 AM
Nice. You should get it reannoed pink camo.

bamf-hacker
05-14-2008, 07:31 AM
Don't think it didn't cross my mind ;)

DFSniper
05-14-2008, 08:12 AM
nice! my youngest brother is always the one that wins everything.

my dad won a bike on ebay yesterday too. its a harley! :D

Hoppy11
05-14-2008, 09:03 AM
Very nice. Do you actually mountain bike on trail or just going to use it around block n stuff? Eiether way Id take those awesome looking reflectors off lol.

bamf-hacker
05-14-2008, 10:24 AM
I do bike, well have not in awhile because of time, but I know to remove the cute reflectors. I literally got the bike last night, went home and put it in the garage. I snapped a few pics before I left for work this morning.

Hoppy11
05-14-2008, 10:28 AM
I do bike, well have not in awhile because of time, but I know to remove the cute reflectors. I literally got the bike last night, went home and put it in the garage. I snapped a few pics before I left for work this morning.

I still expect better out of you.

But, I would add disk breaks and maybe clicker pedals.

SpyderMan723
05-14-2008, 11:45 AM
Nice bike lance... :D

leed
05-14-2008, 12:03 PM
Hydraulic disc brakes FTW. Get a two binder clips and two cards, and clip them to the rear fork so the cards hit the spokes. Makeshift Motorcycle noise FTW.

Maxx-Damage
05-14-2008, 12:16 PM
nice, seems like a good bike to start with upgrade wise.
If you want to go to Disc brakes, most suggest the Avid BB7's, (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR306E00-Avid+Bb7+Disc+Brake+08.aspx) i believe they come with the proper adapters to fit, if not check the lbs. Hydro's on a XC bike are extreme overkill, and they can get pretty sosty when you break a line, or need to bleed them. With the upgrade to Disc brakes you will need new hubs, so just get a new wheelset, Singletracks on Shimano Xt's (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/WH707A22-Shimano+Xt+Discsingletrack+Wheelset.aspx) will last you. For a fork id go Fox if you can shell out the cash for it, Fox F120. (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK307A33-Fox+32+F120+Rlc+Disc+08.aspx) Any more travel than that might make the bike feel really different and sluggish. They say WTB seats are good, i think this one (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/SA703A04-Wtb+Speed+V+Comp+Saddle.aspx) looks pretty comfy. Later on id probably get some metal pedals, a new seatpost, grips, and tires. But i def say get the Fox fork, their so nice!

And have some fun on that Jamis!

HelpDeskHustler
05-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Nice bike. I like the shocks.

Ace24
05-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Fox fork and hydraulic breaks. FTW.

I wish I remembered the crap I had on my POS bike... I have some Shimano peddals with some kind of toe clip thing...basically the same thing you have. Can't remember technical specifications, but you've got a great bike for a raffle.

I'd expect a raffle bike to be a walmart one haha. I've got that same shifter system on mine. I love it.

I'm more of a soft tail guy though.

Sandman_Bravo
05-15-2008, 04:56 AM
Very nice! (lose the reflectors)

Muddytaco
05-15-2008, 09:33 AM
Ok first things you will need and are must haves:

http://www.velokit.co.uk/productimages/WP031_01.jpg

For the bars:

http://www.mailorder2000.co.uk/prodimages/AB3706-L.jpg

And this seat is a must have:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11m-e0cAHEL._AA160_.jpg

Screw the card idea thats old school, get one of these badboys:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31l%2BHKJT8DL._SL500_AA230_.jpg

It revs when you twist the grip just like a real motocycle!!!!!!!!






Now after you buy all that, if you plan to do any kind of serious riding get a set of hydraulic disc breaks, SO much nicer then the standard crap, plus you would actually be able to stop if you do any type of off road riding.

I also second the fox front shocks but yours should be fine for now.

DFSniper
05-15-2008, 09:38 AM
bamf, if you want, i'll send you some pokemon cards...

Hoppy11
05-15-2008, 10:20 AM
bamf, if you want, i'll send you some pokemon cards...

YEAH! Then you can tape them to your forks and stick them in your spokes and it will sound like a dirt bike!!!

leed
05-15-2008, 10:46 AM
YEAH! Then you can tape them to your forks and stick them in your spokes and it will sound like a dirt bike!!!
Hydraulic disc brakes FTW. Get a two binder clips and two cards, and clip them to the rear fork so the cards hit the spokes. Makeshift Motorcycle noise FTW.

How original :dodgy:

Ace24
05-15-2008, 10:55 AM
It's ok David. (the azn one) Some people don't like to read the other posts in a thread... lmao.