My "new" mountain bike

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Bought it from a friend who recently donated a kidney, & has since given up mountain biking. I've rebuilt the fork seals, & changed the fork oil. I also put new pedals on it. I still haven't ridden it. It will serve as my back-up bike.  -
 
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Wow, a Specialized Rock Hopper. That takes me back a few years. Appears to be in good shape. I miss the older style frames like that. Just to keep oil involved here, I just discovered that Castrol Syntec 5w-20 makes a great chain oil. Nothing but the best. [Wink]
 

wavinwayne

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pmwalter, The couple of times I've used motor oil as a chain lube, it attracted waaaaaaaaaaay too much dirt/dust. I stick with the specialty bicycle chain lubes now.
 
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I used to have a 1996 Specialized Stump Jumper Ground Control w/full suspension. That was is until I left it locked at a street light pole with a 7ft. long 7/16" diameter steel cable and padlock going through both wheels and around the pole. I guess the padlock was too heavy duty so they had to cut through the steel cable. I only left it there for 30 minutes. They would have needed a large pair of lineman's cable cutters to cut through it. Apparently they had something, because after eating lunch at Ralley's, I came back to a fully locked padlock and a clean cut 7/16" cable. They were nice enough to leave the padlock behind unharmed. I was totally heartbroken. The large diameter aluminum tube frame had the most beautifull TIG welds I had ever seen. Definately one of the most sad days of my life. [Frown]
 

wavinwayne

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I forgot to mention that this Speciallized has a steel frame. "Steel is real!" [Smile] This is my second steel framed mountain bike. I love my other steel framed bike ('99 Gary Fisher Aquila) I love it so much that I completely wore it out. The frame is still hanging in my garage.
 
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I had a bright red '92 Gary Fisher Mt. Tam. It was stolen in 2001. I hope my bike was like Christine to the thief. Got a new bike now. Nothing much fancy, but maybe I should show some pictures. It's got one rather unusual feature. [Wink]
 
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ww, I would tell you that you have a really nice bike but you said you could live without GC..............so I won't.
 
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Steel frames are awesome...but I've seen some newer steel bikes that try to imitate aluminum bikes with oversize tubes leading to an overweight beast. Anyhow. That's a nice bike. I'm still riding a DiamondBack hard tail that I got a few years ago but it's an aluminum frame. I used to have a Trek 930 - that thing was sweet until it was stoken. The double triangle frame is a proven design and I'm not too much a fan of the new bikes which all seem to be full suspension adding uneccessary weight and bouncyness which sometimes waste your energy.
 
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I think "ICEWAX" is a pretty good chain lube. I'm with WW motor oil or 3 in 1 oil attracts too much dirt and if you ride in pants leaves a nice black smudge on the inside of your'e right leg:)
 
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Originally posted by ekincam: Steel frames are awesome...but I've seen some newer steel bikes that try to imitate aluminum bikes with oversize tubes leading to an overweight beast. Anyhow. That's a nice bike. I'm still riding a DiamondBack hard tail that I got a few years ago but it's an aluminum frame. I used to have a Trek 930 - that thing was sweet until it was stoken. The double triangle frame is a proven design and I'm not too much a fan of the new bikes which all seem to be full suspension adding uneccessary weight and bouncyness which sometimes waste your energy.
I had a Diamondback (DBR) ZeTech Comp a few years back that I loved. Then I got a Schwinn Moab that was pretty sweet too. Alas, I'm un-biked at the moment...and it sux. [Razz]
 
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I have one of the original trek Y bikes, plus a carbon roadbike, galfriends brother worked at the factory so I got hooked up. Probably old tech compared to todays stuff but they still work.
 
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Nice bike KHS,infact when you give it a workout you will be pleased at the ride,when I worked a bike shop we carred KHS and they make a great bang for the buck,and a nice rideable bike,with quality.BL
 
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