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I love my Bike !

Old 06-24-20, 10:14 AM
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I love my Bike !

I own a few bikes , including some bought new .
But I love this bike !
Itís an old Specialized Hardrock , that Iíve rebuilt to suit me . Built for everyday riding .
Nothing I own or have ridden , rides as smooth as this bike .
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Old 06-25-20, 05:37 PM
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Tell us about the rebuild. What size tires for instance? Did you do the rebuild or a shop?
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Old 06-28-20, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by good4u View Post
Tell us about the rebuild. What size tires for instance? Did you do the rebuild or a shop?
I did the rebuild myself .
New 36 spoke wheels , new cassette (11-28) , new derailleur, new chain , and new platform pedals with pedal extenders that help with my knee pains .
I swapped out both front and rear cantilever brakes for new Shimano V-brakes . Easier pull and stop better . New shifters too, along with new brake levers . All new cables too .
Of course , new tubes to go with the 2.5x26 Maxxis Hookworm tires . I love these tires . They are heavy , but hug the payment and roll great . And they absorb shocks .
Saddle is a Brooks Imperial.
It’s an awesome smooth pedaling , riding bike .

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Old 07-02-20, 12:26 AM
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That is a very cool rebuild. I use pedal extenders because my size 14 feet will hit the rear forks if I don't. The older steel MTB's were built with so many features that one can build everything from an around the world tour bike to an old school dirt thrasher. The price is just right for older steel 26" wheel used MTB's so rebuilding makes a lot of sense. I do the same with new to me used bicycles. Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-02-20, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by good4u View Post
Tell us about the rebuild. What size tires for instance? Did you do the rebuild or a shop?
and what are your wheels..did you build them yourself
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Old 07-02-20, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 257 roberts View Post
and what are your wheels..did you build them yourself
wheels came from ď Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. ď Iíve had good luck with their wheels . Iíve bought several sets from them . Shimano hubs , heavy duty 36 Count spokes .
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Really reminds me of my specialized Roll Elite!
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Up periscope!
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Old 07-04-20, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Up periscope!
If you were 69 years young with arthritis in both hands , you’d raise your handlebars And take the weight off them too . 😄
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