Hello, I have been trawling these forums for about a week or so now (ever since my girl and I had a fight over my Scuba diving addiction and how she couldn't go with me, so I posted the gear on craigslist and looked for mountain bikes, cause thats a couples thing right?). Anyways I ended up buying a 2001 Stumpjumer FSR XC Comp, that had only been ridden once on the street of all places, for 680 bucks. It had two flat tires and I had to pump the shocks back up and of course the chain needs oil (not rusty just fairly dry).
My question is do I need to do anything else (I am going to make sure all the bolts are tight before I ride as I learned that is a problem with this model bike), before I can romp on it?
Also is there any special way to shift through gears, or is all by feel, I have owned a few multi speed bikes in my life (none in the last 6 years due to being in the military) but never really had the need to do much shifting as I use to live in a flat city, now I live in San Diego and plan on using this bike to do some light off roading for now until I get some more aggressive tires (I think my honda civic has knobbier tires than this bike, ok they aren't flat, but the treads are far between.
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