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My bike
« on: January 31, 2010, 05:09:02 PM »

The only thing that's stock is the frame(duh) and the fork(going to be replaced by RST F1RST Air).

This is how it looked like when I bought it.

































Gary Fisher Tarpon 2009

Frame size: M
Fork: Suntour XCT V2 100 G2
Wheels: Shimano MT15
Tires: Maxxis Ranchero Exception Series 2.0
Stem: Pro Koryak 90mm - 10
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Rizer
Seatpost: Pro Koryak
Saddle: Selle Italia TransAM
Shifters: SRAM X7 2009
Front der: Shimano Deore XT M771
Crankset: Shimano SLX M660
Chain: Shimano HG-53
Cassette: Shimano HG-80
Rear der: SRAM X9 2009
Brakes: SLX (rotor 160mm)
Total weight: 13Kg


In a race, a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: My bike
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 08:01:55 PM »

Very nice bike.  How'd you do in the race? 

I wish I could get myself in to something like that.  I started getting in to biking and rock climbing a little last summer but then the fall semester hit.  I may try again in May, we'll see.
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Re: My bike
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 10:54:22 PM »

Awesome. I was looking at it and noticed it was spotless ;)

You should see my Hardrock...
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Re: My bike
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 03:01:30 AM »

I'm assuming you don't do heavy MTBing or DH with this? Not exactly sure how a Gary Fischer is still in perfect condition if you use it for it's purpose. Unless these pictures are of when you first built the bike?
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Re: My bike
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 06:21:51 PM »

I do see a few scratches here and there. I'd suggest a chain slap pad to protect that paint. I made my own with industrial strength adhesive velcro (fuzzy side).
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Re: My bike
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 07:52:20 PM »

It could have been a lot better, 60Km XC race on a very hot(over 30C at 10am), shinny and humid day, breathing was quite hard.


Spotless, what do you mean?


This bike isn't for DH, it's for XC.
Those pics are 2 weeks old.


Yeap, I just have a couple of chain slap scratches, but with the new der(it had an Altus before the X9) I think I won't have any problems.
It's hard to see it, but on the top half of it, it has like a clear film that protects the paint from scratching.
Those nasty scratches are from my old 7 speed chain, when it got stiff and then stuck(two times in that race) after going through mud.
I finished that race with mud up to my knees.


Here you have more pics.
http://picasaweb.google.es/sucasports/AventuraGtLapataia#
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Re: My bike
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 06:21:07 PM »

Nice bike!

General question for all: are chains supposed to be that clean? :) If so, I think I need to clean mine >_<
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Re: My bike
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 08:07:02 PM »

I replaced the fork for an RST F1RST Air Platinum and now the ride is softer, I love it. :)

Total weight now is 12KG. :D


Thanks Ra. :)
Yes, the chain, cassette and chainring have to be clean.
So clean that you have to wash it, dry it, and lube each chain's link, drop by drop(if you don't mind spending some time and saving lube ;))
Then you have to take out the excess of lube with a rag or kitchen paper.

Take a look at this. ;)
http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=24

Or you can just take it to a shop.  :P
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Re: My bike
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 05:43:54 PM »

What happened to your chain stay? chain fell of and jammed?
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Re: My bike
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 06:57:02 PM »

The original bike had a 7 speed chain, it was quite thick, that's how I scratched it. Now that I have a 9 speed chain, this has never happened again, even if the chain drops.

Last time that it got stuck was on my last race(the one of the pic), the bike was full of mud and my legs up to my knees.
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