1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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    Just bought my bike....

    Well...the time had finally come and I just bought my bike. Had to spend about 7.5 hours driving to get it and get home. I bought a real nice Gary Fisher King Fisher with some real nice upgrades on it. Now its time to eat and get situated and go do a lil riding and try to tune it to my size and weight!

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    That's a lot of bike. What sort of upgrades were made to it?

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    Awesome but wherez the porn???

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    Inconsiderate of him right?
    That's what we call a "tease"!

    Here you go DOF!






    (Not for nothin', but that is a wicked looking bike! He's probably "pornin'" it right now, caressing it, squeezing it's grips...)



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMook
    That's a lot of bike. What sort of upgrades were made to it?
    From what I can tell that does not come equipped on this bike :

    Rock Shox Totem Forks
    Truvativ chain guide
    Shimano 424 pedals (which are getting dropped for something different)
    Titec El-Norte bars with lock on grips

    Then was told these also, but so far they all seem to be stock with this model:

    Fox DHX 4.0 coil rear shock
    Sram X-9 rear der. X-7 shifter
    Bontrager Big Earl wheelset, stem, tires, and Crankset
    Hayes HFX Mag hydraulic disc brakes 8" front 6" rear
    Cane Creek double X headset

    And honestly, I dont know if there is anymore from looking at it, since I am still new with this.

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    LOL! Thanks guys! Ill have some pics here shortly of it! The one you posted, I love that color! Wish I coulda found that!

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    Here are some quick but crappy shots I just took!











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    There is some grease on the seat post I need to clean off, had to adjust the seat from where it was.

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    Very nice what a beauty with sweet upgrades.

    Love the obstacle course, over the head clearing the sock up the sandal with a ball roller across another sandal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Very nice what a beauty with sweet upgrades.

    Love the obstacle course, over the head clearing the sock up the sandal with a ball roller across another sandal.
    Thank you dogonfr, still need to get it tuned and tweeked to my likings and size though. I think I am expierencing the famous pedal bob that everyone is talking about on here. So I have been playing around with some of the suspension adjustments. But I think I may need to take it to the LBS and have it tuned for me.

    Havent tried anything crazy with it yetl. Just some asphalt paths and minor rock paths with some decent steep uphills. But once I have it adjusted to me, then will come the jumps and cool stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomos
    There is some grease on the seat post I need to clean off, had to adjust the seat from where it was.
    Is the "Anti-Rollback" flipflop optional or standard?






    Hey, don't knock the silver...I prefer it to the blue myself!

    It looks so frickin' industrial!

    I'm developing a love for Gary Fisher's PhD and with Knolly frames.

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    This looks like the offspring of both!

    Cool Beans!


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    Tell you what V,

    I have this bike I'll trade you for!

    It's Blue(ish).

    Whaddaya think?

    Granted, you've "devalued" the bike by altering it from it's original state,
    but I'm willing to look the other way.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomos
    Thank you dogonfr, still need to get it tuned and tweeked to my likings and size though. I think I am expierencing the famous pedal bob that everyone is talking about on here. So I have been playing around with some of the suspension adjustments. But I think I may need to take it to the LBS and have it tuned for me.

    Havent tried anything crazy with it yetl. Just some asphalt paths and minor rock paths with some decent steep uphills. But once I have it adjusted to me, then will come the jumps and cool stuff!
    Check these sites out for repair info, even if you dont do your own work it comes in handy to have some idea on how they work, ya never know what can happen on the trail.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/bikemap.asp

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/

    2ndgen dang I'm almost read to trade my Blitz II for this that is awesome!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    2ndgen dang I'm almost read to trade my Blitz II for this that is awesome!!!!
    Sure! I'll take it! I'll ship mine free and pay for your shipping!

    (Their not in the picture, but I'll even throw in the competition blinding reflectors!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    Sure! I'll take it! I'll ship mine free and pay for your shipping!

    (Their not in the picture, but I'll even throw in the competition blinding reflectors!)


    Your too generous I would really hate to cut Venomos out on this sweet deal but what he doesn't know wont hurt. Cant wait man with those custom rim disc brakes gonna shred some DH hard bro!!!!
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    Brother, I am making the arrangements with UPS as we type!

    Last edited by 2ndgen; 06-29-2008 at 02:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Very nice what a beauty with sweet upgrades.

    Love the obstacle course, over the head clearing the sock up the sandal with a ball roller across another sandal.
    Yeah! D@$# daughter cant learn to clean up after herself! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    Is the "Anti-Rollback" flipflop optional or standard?






    Hey, don't knock the silver...I prefer it to the blue myself!

    It looks so frickin' industrial!

    I'm developing a love for Gary Fisher's PhD and with Knolly frames.

    Knolly



    PhD




    This looks like the offspring of both!

    Cool Beans!

    I am going to start to market the red with white design flip flop as anti-roll back mechanisms that can be worn as well for leisure riding around the park! LOL! Get yours for only 3 installments of 19.99. And if you call in the next hour we will give you a weatherbeaten baseball for free!

    I LOVE that knolly frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomos
    Yeah! D@$# daughter cant learn to clean up after herself! LOL!
    It doesn't get better my 20 year old moves out still have the 17 year old then a 21 year old kinda moves in N out, still dont know where the floor is under all this karp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomos
    I am going to start to market the red with white design flip flop as anti-roll back mechanisms that can be worn as well for leisure riding around the park! LOL! Get yours for only 3 installments of 19.99. And if you call in the next hour we will give you a weatherbeaten baseball for free!

    I LOVE that knolly frame!
    Do you accept PayPal? LOL!

    KNOLLY! Yeah, I know! I had to get some Kleenex to wipe down my screen the first time I saw a Knolly frame.

    BMW's are hot too (Brooklyn Machine Works)...


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    Hey V,

    That GF KF looks best (IMO) in Matte Black!

    Now this looks like the bastard love child of the Knolly and the GF Opie!



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
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    Bite My Weiner!


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    hey Venomos thats a sweet ride ... looks like a little more searching really paid off
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

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    Thanks for the compliments and the laughs guys! LOL!

    What do you think this frame is worth? I think its a tad small for me and gonna probably have to swap it out for something else!

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