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Old 11-18-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/14968-175_SETRD5-3-Parts-60-Frames/Sette-Riddik-XC-Frame-w_-Manitou-Swinger-Air-SPV-4-Way-'06.htm

That shock normally goes for >$400. The frame doesn't seem bad either. A little on the heavy side, though. Also, it only comes in 17". I've seen some similar deals on 19" frames if anyone is interested.

I just ordered this. I have a Jamis Dakar that I've been riding for about 4 or 5 years that's in need of an upgrade. Not sure yet if I'll just swap the shock into my old frame or switch everything over to the new frame. I kind of like the flat black.
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I love riding. I have a Trek 4300 disk for dirt, and a 1972 Schwinn converted to a single speed for around town.

Not high dollar bikes, but I love em. The Trek I wanted a warranty on because my MTB's break alot. The '72 Schwinn is just old school awsome.
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I love riding. I have a Trek 4300 disk for dirt, and a 1972 Schwinn converted to a single speed for around town.

Not high dollar bikes, but I love em. The Trek I wanted a warranty on because my MTB's break alot. The '72 Schwinn is just old school awsome.
What's the draw to single speeds? Is it just the mechanical simplicity or is there some training benefit?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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What's the draw to single speeds? Is it just the mechanical simplicity or is there some training benefit?
about 15 lbs of derailleur?
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I love trail riding, used to in Jacksonville a LOT (lost 51 lbs in the process too).

Hanna Park FTMFW!
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Psh, mountain unicycling FTW!

I really do enjoy mountain biking though. I've never actually been to any real trails, it sucks to live on the great plains.
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about 15 lbs of frustration?
Agreed. I've ditched my front, but I can't live without the rear. My friend has though, it's nice sometimes.
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I just picked up a decent Specialized off one of my roommates...I think together we have around 10-12k dollars in bicycles...
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What's the draw to single speeds? Is it just the mechanical simplicity or is there some training benefit?
I did it mostly to ditch the parts that could break easily. I ride to work alot during the summer, and I need to get there.

I didn't want to go fixed again, the last one I had I leaned in the turn too far and the pedal hit the ground and lifted the rear wheel. I crashed hard. Around town you really only need 1 or 2 gears anyway, so I went simple and used 1. I think it's more fun, but I don't think there is any training benefit. It is slightly harder to get going and you have to pedal harder to go fast, but not by much.
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i have a haro 8.3,hardtail hydrolic brakes,xtr derailleurs.
i beat the **** out of this bike,finally killed the front shock,i was
trying to crack the frame,but its impossible.
also work at a bike shop.
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I bought a Specialized Rockhopper w/ disk brakes (not hydraulic) about 6 months ago to replace an aging Proflex 756 (that had its elastomer suspension long since replaced with coilovers).

Rockhopper's got a huge frame (23"), but it feels like a tank compared with the Proflex. Mostly dirty/muddy, rutty, Florida forest trails where I live. Some pretty good hills on a few of them, but not what I'd call "mountain" biking. You'll definitely get a work-out, though
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The Riddick arrived yesterday. It's a nice, well built frame but it has a fatal flaw. The seat tube is at a 64 degree angle and none of the seatposts I have pivot enough to mount the saddle level with the ground. RaceFace sells a seatpost with a clamp that either allows enough pivot or that I could modify to make work.
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Hanna Park FTMFW!
im about 30 minutes from there.

i was into bmx though
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Black Friday sale. Hydraulic disks for $25 a wheel:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...isc+Brake.aspx

Don't forget that the lever/shifter combo is an extra $60 and you still need Shimano hubs (or wheelset) to use those rotors. Still, if you can make it work...

BTW, I found a seatpost (Titec El Norte) for my new frame. Should be a nice bike when I'm done.
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