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    The Aniki sounds pretty dope! Probly gonna be getting myself one within a few weeks.

    Planned upgrades (as can be aforded):
    Fork: Probly go with the sherman slider
    Rear Shock: Probly a Vinilla off eBay or sumthin like that, dont wanna shell outta shitload of cash
    Breaks: Probly gonna go with hydrolics eventualy, but maybe not.

    Probly going to take the 2nd gear off in the front to save on a little weight, and for simplicitys sake. may swap pedals/cranks out eventualy for something lighter.


    I'll post some bike prono as soon aas i get it. no poser shots tho, all hardcore action.

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    lets see more action shots guys looking good

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    I will as soon as my bike is out of the shop and i have a decent day to go. been off my bike for 2 weeks. feels like its been a month

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    So, after a month my bike is finally riding fit. All i needed was a rear derailleur and a rear derailleur hanger. And all that took 1 month and $180. UGH. So a lesson well learned (Check your bike after every ride, and fix it yourself)

    that being said, i have been doing some research towards forks. It looks like I shall go with these http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1218
    (Marzocchi Bomber 888RC. 2005)

    As for the shock mabye a 4-way swinger or 3-way (Manitiou).

    Suggestions on wheels. I am looking for an all around type, considering I wont be going too hardcore yet. Thanks and goodluck!

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    Azonic Outlaws are an option a lot of people seem to like for aftermarket, affordable FR/DH wheels. If you are putting an 888 on your rig, best to go with a pair of 36 hole wheels that you can grow into, rather than an all-mountain set-up that you will always be pushing the envelope on. The Outlaws are the same wheelset as the Transition and Bombshell branded Revolutions, by the way, but I think the Outlaws are the only ones that come with the axle conversion kits to run standard or thru-axles on both ends.

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    Alomost an Aniki!

    Hi everyone,

    I just found this thread and wanted to add some comments regarding my Iron Horse bike. I have a North Face Talkeetna which is an Aniki in disguise (So I guess i'm like a step brother). I bought the frame on Ebay and built it up from scratch. I have plenty of experience from putting this bike together piece by piece and replacing broken parts in the last year, so feel free to ask me any questions. I may have some advice or even
    spare parts that can help keep you guys riding.

    I have set my Yakuza up with a Manitou Sherman Breakout (6") on the front and a Manitou Swinger 6-Way on the rear 9.00" x 2.75"). I think anyone that is running the X-Fusion rear shock is doing this bike an injustice. The stock shock limits the suspension travel to 5", which is a little short for any type of stunt or freeriding. IH must have done
    this on these bikes to keep costs down but it was not a very good idea.

    I still have the X-Fusion shock that came stock on the frame, if someone broke theirs
    and needs one to keep riding.

    As far as the broken SRAM deraillleur pictures posted earlier, I have destroyed three X7
    units this summer alone. Altough the SRAM parts work great and are light weight, they seem to snap quite easily. If your chain gets stock in the pulleys or behind the cassette, you can snap the derailleur or the hanger or both.

    I have just purchased a set of Saint wheels (with Mavic 325s) and the axle mount
    Saint derailleur to try to eliminate these issues.

    The guys at Iron Horse are real helpful and hooked me up with free or cheap parts when needed.

    I don't know much about the Spinner fork but I would ride them until they braek and then
    upgrade. The longer you wait to upgrade the better fork you will get for your money.

    I would not recommend a Manitou Nixon for this frame. I have the Nixon Platinum on
    my Jamis XLT and it works great but would not be a great match to the 7" travel rear
    end and 38lb ride. The Nixons have a really low crown height and would make the
    steering even steeper on a frame that is almost too steep to start with.

    A seven inch travel fork would probably be ideal for this frame but obviously an expensive upgade. A Sherman Slider or Breakout Plus, 66, 888, Drop-Off or Fox 36-40 would make more sense. The Shermans are pretty cheap on Ebay and the web and I have had great luck with mine. Single pivot bikes like the Aniki, Bullit, and Gemini work really well with Platform type suspensions, like the SPV in many Manitou products.

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    Message for YAKUZACruz

    I just had to ask what type of hanger and derailleur did you shop intall that cost $ 180.00?

    Is there something special that was done? If not, you may want to grab a wrech and learn
    how to fix these things yourself. It is not uncommon to break the hanger and the derailleur
    off on these bikes especially if it is a SRAM product.

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    I basicaly got ripped off.

    The derailleur was a SRAM X9 and the hangar was some ironhorse thingy. I could have purchased the X9 with shifters for $120, but my knowledge of the bike was limited at that point, so i wanted to have the shop see if there was anything else wrong with it. I have purchased do-it yourself and other related books to help better understand the mechanics. The only thing I lack is a good set of tools.

    So the X9 was $100 and the tune up was $60. The hangar cost $20. For that much I could have purchased a 2005 Swinger 3-way .... I am actually thinking about getting the 6-eay though.

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    Swinger 6-Way

    Dear YakuzaCRUZ,

    You should shop on Ebay or the web, an X9 costs $ 60.00 and learning to fix your bike can be very rewarding.

    I have a 6-way currently on my Yakuza but I think a 4-way would be fine also.
    The 3-Way does not offer the SPV adjustment which is nice for different set-up based
    on the riding terrain.The 6-way has both High and Low speed adjustments which may
    be more than most of us need.

    You will need to get reducers for the Swinger as the X-Fusion reducers are close but not perfect (I used them for awhile until I got the correct ones from Manitou). Manitou part
    # 85-6294 (8.0mm x 23mm)

    Good luck,

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    Hey guys,

    Been considering this bike. Is this a good bike for weekend trail riding? I'm not too sure on all of the "free ride, cross country" etc terms. I just want to go out with the guys and ride trails. Just want to make sure I get the right bike. I've read its heavy, but I'm not sure if that'as a big deal to the type of riding I'll be doing.

    THanks!
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    Heres mine, 05 aniki w/ drop off triples will have dhx 5.0 next week

    bad pics if they come up but they are from downieville
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    Quote Originally Posted by YakuzaCRUZ
    I basicaly got ripped off.

    The derailleur was a SRAM X9 and the hangar was some ironhorse thingy. I could have purchased the X9 with shifters for $120, but my knowledge of the bike was limited at that point, so i wanted to have the shop see if there was anything else wrong with it. I have purchased do-it yourself and other related books to help better understand the mechanics. The only thing I lack is a good set of tools.

    So the X9 was $100 and the tune up was $60. The hangar cost $20. For that much I could have purchased a 2005 Swinger 3-way .... I am actually thinking about getting the 6-eay though.

    I have used this place twice and they are great: http://derailleurhanger.com/ironhorse.htm

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    I have two questions

    1. How do you get the front wheel off.

    2. I am trying to adjust my brakes.

    Here is how I do it (the brakes are the stock 8" hayes that come with the bike).

    Loosen the bolts that hold the brake to the adapter. Tighten the brake lever and tie it in pulled position. Retighten the bolts and then untie the lever.

    My back brake is constantly rubbing against the right caliper (if you are looking at the bike upside down and from the back).

    My front brake makes noise then no noise repeatedly (as in, when you spin the wheel certain parts of the disc will hit the calipers). The disc isnt bent though (if it is, then it is only slightly)

    The only times I have crash are when i have been turning too tightly and slid to the ground rather than topple over.

    If anyone has any suggestions let me know. Also, I want to start looking at some better brakes, any suggestions?

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    brake rub

    my brakes rub when i turn and make a jangling noise. Adjusting the calipher didnt fix it. I had the hubs tightened, but that didnt fix it either. I think the problem is the hubs. They arent too high quality and have some play/slop which causes the disks to shift and hit the brake pads.

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    maybe the caliper needs to be centered by eyeball...sometimes the pistons don't move at the same rate and that may cause some off centeredness..i've got hayes on one of my bikes, when they are set up good, they are sweet brakes
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    The brake "jangling" noise comes from flex. The front hub isnt too great and flexes a bit side to side. My rear used to do it as well but when I replaced the rear wheel with an atomlabs trailpimp the jangling stopped in the rear.


    Yakuza Cruz: Try this with your brakes. The inside of each caliper (side closest to the spokes) has a flat bolt with an allen key hole in it. You can move the inner brake pad in and out by tightening and loosening this bolt. To reduce your problem of rubbing move the inner brake pad as close to the rotor as you can without it rubbing. Then adjust the cable side brake pad by adjusting either the barrel adjuster (located where you cable meets your brake lever there is a 2 peice screw there) the further in the barrel adjuster is on the lever the further away from the rotor the brake pad is. The further out from the lever the barrel adjuster is the closer it will bring the pad to the rotor. For your situation it seems like you need to buy more room with the cable side pad so you would have to move the barrel adjuster in a bit. If you cant get enough room from moving the barrel adjuster in/ it is already in all the way then you have to let out some cable. You can do this by loosening the bolt that the cable connects to on the caliper and letting out a tiny amount of cable and testing it.

    Sorry if I dumbed this down so much, its not meant to be an insult to your bike know-how, I figured I would explain it as easily as possible since I dont know how much bike fixing knowledge you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amheck
    Hey guys,

    Been considering this bike. Is this a good bike for weekend trail riding? I'm not too sure on all of the "free ride, cross country" etc terms. I just want to go out with the guys and ride trails. Just want to make sure I get the right bike. I've read its heavy, but I'm not sure if that'as a big deal to the type of riding I'll be doing.

    THanks!
    Aaron

    Stock, yeas. just get the heavier spring for the rear shok.

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    so I can gather that the lot of Aniki riders like their bikes. I ask because I am looking into getting one for Christmas. I would love to get something a little nicer like a 7 point 3 but money is tight. (got to love the military for that). Thank you for every one who has posted. It has proved to be good reading/research.
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    You explained wonderfuly and answered the question better than anyone has. Your suggestion would have worked but I lack the ammount of extra cable that would allow the outside caliper to stop rubbing which sucks. My bike mechanic knowledge is small. I know enough to talk about it but not enough to know how to fix it (oh the irony). So i suppose i should buy a longer length of wire and see if that works?

    Also, how do you get the front tire off of the Spinner fork?

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    look at the axleand find two of the right size allen keys.stick one in each hole in the axle and turn counter clockwise.

    hope this helps.

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    Chris is right but Ill explain it a bit more simply.

    On the spinner theres two bolts at the bottom of each fork leg called pinch bolts. Loosen these four bolts (but do not remove them completely) then take 2 allen wrenches that fit the allen holes on the outsides of the axle of the wheel and spin them both counter clockwise to their respected orientations, aka think of unscrewing a nut off of a bolt. one (or both) of the ends of the axle will unscrew completely. I find its easiest to unscrew only one end, if both un screw then just screw one end back in by hand this makes for a nice spot to hold on to. Once the pinch bolts and one end of the axle are removed you should be able to slide it out and the wheel should drop right out of the fork.

    For putting the wheel back on line up the wheels hub with the axle holes of the fork and slide the axle back in. Then screw on the other end of the axle and tighten it down. Once the axle is tight its onto the pinch bolts. Tighten each pinch bolt on the legs till its just about to get tight and then go a half turn tighter. ***DO NOT*** over tighten your pinch bolts it can cause irreversible damage to the lowers of your fork by cracking the the lower leg rendering the pinch bolts useless.
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    Long shot out in YellowHills. More soon i hope.

    And uh, you said something about more simply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    And uh, you said something about more simply?
    Sweet shot!

    Step by step brake down is what I meant by simply, just filling in the gaps that could have confused someone whos not familiar with working on a bike.
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    Props to srclimb for that shot.
    And yea I guess i kinda didnt give a noob friendly description.

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    Jump bi!ch JUMP!

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    sweet shot man...my aniki getting upgrades as we speak...so hopefully soon i myself will have some new photos up soon...l8r
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    What would those be?

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    can anyone give me the eye to eye measurements on the aniki's stock rear shock? thanks.

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    9" eye to eye with a 2.5" stroke. If you get a shock thats 9" eye to eye with a 2.75" stroke you can up the travel in the rear of the bike to 7"

    On another note I havent ridden my Aniki in over a month. Ive been riding my rigid SS on some more XC trails recently since my mountains have closed down for the season and are getting ready for winter.
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    9 x 2.75 -coil shock...any more ?s let me know t
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    well I placed my order my aniki today from rs cycle should be here in a few weeks. i have heard a alot of people talk about getting a heavier spring for the rear shock. what weight should i get? i am between 185-195 lbs. though i am hoping to lose some weight as soon as my wife pops out our second rug rat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuzafreerider
    9 x 2.75 -coil shock...any more ?s let me know t
    thanks, and yes i have one more question, if i get an 8.75x2.75 5th element for my aniki, will i be able to install it effectively? will it mess with the geo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecfiffer05
    well I placed my order my aniki today from rs cycle should be here in a few weeks. i have heard a alot of people talk about getting a heavier spring for the rear shock. what weight should i get? i am between 185-195 lbs. though i am hoping to lose some weight as soon as my wife pops out our second rug rat!
    get the 700 or 650.

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    you can get a better spring for your weight simply by contacting iron horse customer service by email..-ecfiffer05-
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    no do not get that coil shock-a 8.75x2.75 will not work-your eye to eye must be 9" any less will cause the rear triangle of the frame to make contact with the main part of the frame-now i have yet to know if anyone has every broke a iron horse frame but im sure that putting the incorrect size coil shock for this bike would be pushing your luck with frame warranty issues-and safety for yourself. i saw a 5th element 9x2.75 on ebay a week ago that sold for $135 new-look for a buy like that...im putting a manitou metal r or swinger 6 -9x2.75 on my bike soon. if you have any doubts on this issue contact ironhorse customer service...it may take a week to get a response but its better safe than sorry bro- t
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    alright, thanks a bunch yakuzaFR, i'll look for a buy, the only reason i ask is because santa cruz is having their 99 dollar shock sale, and you can get swingers and 5ths for 99 bucks apiece, but i think they only come in 8.75 eye to eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuzafreerider
    you can get a better spring for your weight simply by contacting iron horse customer service by email..-ecfiffer05-
    is there anything that i should make sure to say in my email/call to them? aside from that i'm a fat ass and need a heavier spring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecfiffer05
    is there anything that i should make sure to say in my email/call to them? aside from that i'm a fat ass and need a heavier spring?
    Nah just say you purchased an aniki and give them your weight and then a week or so later you will recieve a little box in the mail with a new heavier spring.
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    thanks i just shot them a note asking for a heavier spring. i will hopefuly hear back form them next week.
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    any one thought of getting a Romic shock for the aniki? I was looking at their site and they have one in 9x2.75. I has the chace to ride a preston fr with one and it kicked ass. that might be the first upgrade for my aniki!
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    Anyone realised that the Spinner Amo is a DJ fork?

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    ive heard good things about Romic shocks...anything upgraded on the aniki is a good thing. my opinion of the aniki hasnt changed...its definatley a great starter bike, and be upgraded completely as your skills progress in your riding. l8r t

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    does anyone know if the rockshox pro deluxe with the blackbox is any good?

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    quick question how long did it take for you to get your aniki from randall scott?
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    3 days from Colorado to California.

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    does anyone know if the Rockshox Pro deluxe with the black box upgrade is any good?
    thanks

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    Not sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    Anyone realised that the Spinner Amo is a DJ fork?
    A 6" travel DJ fork? What are you talking about?
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    Chris B is correct the spinner is a DJ fork see link below.
    http://www.spinner-usa.com/sf_dirtjump_ammo.html

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    Yea, and its not six inches, its five. spinner i think actualy makes the longest travel "DJ" fort.

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    you know one would think to put a freeride fork on a freeride bike, not a dj fork on a freeride bike. I noticed that the AMMO was a DJ a while ago, just never thought about it that much. Though I thought that the AMMO was 150 MM travel. Is that not true?
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    Yes it is. BUT, it is designed to take the kind of abuse dirt jumping dishes out, not freeriding. it wont break, but it doesnt eat up bunps like a FR fork would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakuzafreerider
    i have yet to know if anyone has every broke a iron horse frame
    I broke the chainstay on my SGS after three weekends straight in bike parks.

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    Why would you ever make a fork with 150mm of travel and say it is a dirt jump fork? That is like calling the Rock Shox Totem an XC fork. Dirt jump forks are supposed to be burly enough to handle hard landings etc. But traditionally they are short travel as not to rake out the head angle of a bike making it difficult to manuver. Spinner may say it is a DJ fork, but that is because they are Spinner. BTW, I'm just saying. No hating.
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    Well have you ever ridden one? it is a DJ fork. I dont know or care why they make it with so much travel, but they do.

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    woot woot mine was shipped yesterday!
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    Whoot! Awesome dude, hope you like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    Yea, and its not six inches, its five. spinner i think actualy makes the longest travel "DJ" fort.
    No it is 6" of travel on the spinner, it has 150mm of travel not 130mm which would be roughly 5 inches.

    150mm=5.9" so it is pretty much 6" of travel
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    ... Damn... I was told it was 5 inches. Well then thats even crazyer. O well, it still needs to be changed for a FR fork.

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    update: it will be here on wednesday. too bad ups delivers to my house at like 5 at night when it is getting dark :-(
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    i have a question: so the aniki comes able to shift into a third gear in the front where the cranks are, yet the spot where the third gear is is taken up by a bashguard. Say i want a gear here instead of the bashguard, can i just get another chainring and bolt it on? if so what size? and if not, how can i get a third gear?

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    Talk to your LBS about this... I dont think you can have a BG and a third ring tho... I just disabled my big ring, didnt need it. took the derailur and shifter off... I like it more.

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    You can replace the bashguard with a 44 tooth outer ring with a 104mm BCD. Or, you can get an outer ring and a Heim Super D bash guard.
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    alright thanks, would this bashguard work with the three ring setup too?
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/133...-Bashguard.htm
    by the way, i ordered this: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/133...ring-4-Arm.htm
    and these for my christmas present to myself (i tacoed the dual duty's when i went off a 9 stair to flat concrete with low tire pressure, oops) : http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/154...t-Switchit.htm
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    well mine showed up yesterday. I was able to get it together and kind of tweak it. I know that the rear shock is a most on the upgrade list! I rode it in to work and it was just as easy as my old POS hardtail! Oh and IH is sending off a 550lbs spring. And the question of a bashring and third ring. I have not seen that in a long time. Rock Rings made one but I dont know if they are still around. That was back in the mid/late 90's
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    should i? http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13422-315_ROCBT4-3-Parts-59-Forks/Accessories/Rockshox-Boxxer-Team-Suspension-Fork-'04-offerIN050BB1.htm?zmam=3075515&zmas=1&zmac=20&zmap =13422

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    well here is my son sittin on the best seat in the house!!!!
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    Hawhaw! too bad they dont make a little kids freeride bike.... now THEREs an idea!

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    I know the issue of brake rub has been brought up... any other insight for me? I have tried adjusting the inside pad with the set screw and adjusting the cable side as well. it seems that for the wheel to stop like the back one i have to live with the rub. unless i get some washers to move the whole caliper in. also those who got their bikes from randall scott where your wheels out of true? mine are a little and i think the front has a flat spot!!! grgrgrgrgrrrrr thats it i am getting outlaws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    well here is a little tip for those who are still having front bake rub. get some washers and sandwitch them in between the caliper and the mount. it moved the brake over far engh to allow me to adjust both sides so that there is no pad rub and can still bring it to a screaming hault! still pissed about the wheel thouh.. like i said its upgrade to outlaws when money allows... but the rear shock and the fork are going to be the first to go...
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    dude post up some pics of your brake mod for those of us who have no imagination.

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    Wich is all of you?

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    so i bought and installed the Salsa 46 tooth chainring which is pushing it, but surprisingly is responsive and shifts very well, and most importantly(pun intended), perfectly achieves the desired look. i am still confronting the issue of a bashguard.
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    aaronl828- good look looking for a bashring that will work with all three rings. i honestly don't think there is anying out there any more. now if you wanted a chain guide for all three rings there is the hemi 3 its like 40 bucks out of CBO right now. not bad considering its the only one on the market that i have seen that is for all three rings. i would like to get one when i can.
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    also a 9.0x2.75 5th element is in the mail, and i'll buy a totem next christmas when they're on discount.
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    Hi guys new to this forum, first post

    I recently purchase my first free ride Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki 2006 from Randall Scott. Iím very excited to hear good stuff about this bike. I should be getting this next week Monday according to ups.

    My first question is I weigh 180 lbs 5í7 and wondering if the stock rear spring will be sufficient for me. I will post some picture Ö

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    ... call IH. Ask them to send you the 700 lb spring.

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    Congratulations,

    You should have a good time riding this awesome bike, The rear shock on the Aniki will limit your travel to 5" but it should handle your weight. It is functional in stock form but I would start saving immediately to upgrade the rear shock. You'll need a 9.00" x 2.75" shock, like a Manitou Swinger Coil or a Manitou Metel (cheaper). This will make the
    bike's suspension function more like that of a Gemini or Bullit ($2000.00 bikes).

    I also ran a 8.75" x 2.75" shock for a while and it felt fine. You can get a shock on ebay for under $100.00 and order the correct reducers from your local shop (I have the part numbers if needed). The reducers from the stock shock (X-Fusion) can be used but they are not a perfect fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuspeed88
    Hi guys new to this forum, first post

    I recently purchase my first free ride Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki 2006 from Randall Scott. Iím very excited to hear good stuff about this bike. I should be getting this next week Monday according to ups.

    My first question is I weigh 180 lbs 5í7 and wondering if the stock rear spring will be sufficient for me. I will post some picture Ö

    Good luck getting a 700lbs spring. I told them that I was 190lbs and I got a 550lbs spring. It is actually good weight for me. But I will upgrade to a better rear shock when money comes.

    jwpeltier- running the 8.75"x2.75" wouldn't that make the head angle enven slacker? I have been looking at ebay for 9x2.75 but they are hard to come by, but 8.75x2.75" are almost a dime a dozen
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    Rear shock, spring and other shocks

    Just a comment, following on the topic of the rear shock springs and how to get one right for you.

    I used to ride a bike with a Romic D, and, this X-Fusion works but feels very basic compared to it. At the same time, there isn't anything wrong with it, other that the worng spring rate.

    When I bought my Yakuza Anike Small (I'm 5' 7" and weigh 145 lbs) it came with a 350 lbs spring which was totally wrong. I would bottom out riding down the sidewalk. Everybody says it was easy to get a new spring, but it wasn't too easy for me. I emailed IronHorse and they sent me a spring, a month later. They said the only spring they had was a 650, which was NOT OK for me, as I would get a total of 2 inches of wheel travel out of the 5 possible with the 2.5 inches of shock travel. Disappointed, I emailed X-Fusion and they sent me a 550 x 2.80, after 3 more weeks. This spring works fine, but honestly I would prefer a 500 to get the full 5 inches of travel.

    While waiting for these springs to arrive on the mail (as I thought sincerely they would never arrive after more than 7 weeks!) I bought a Fox 500 x 2.80 spring which is a tiny bit too long for this X-Fusion shock. ANYBODY INTERESTED ??? Email me at gcarrasc@odu.edu if interested.

    Last week I let a new Romic D 8.75 go on ebay because I took my ruler and figured that with the extra 0.25 of travel, and with the 0.25 the 8.75 starts with (compared with the original 9.00) the rear tire would rub the seatpost when bottoming out. I read something about it here, but I figured seeing is beleiving. And that is with a sort-of skinny 2.4 tire I have. I just bought 2.7 tires and they would make for a pretty crappy landing of a big jump, if they were to stop completely and rub against the seatpost.

    Anyway, here's my grain of experience. Good luck finding the right rear shock!

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    well I havent got my bike yet it should be here monday. do you guys think I can e-mail IronHorse for a spring. of I have to wait and get my serial number on my bike first to be able to get one.

    Its been 6 years since i went out DH so its been awhile. I hope this will be a good start for me. im saving up money to get a better stuff soon but for now. ill try to have fun on what i got.

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    Nuspeed88: Ironhorse shipped me a spring without needing a serial number and I got it in about a week. I found it was more efficient to get a hold of them via phone as well.
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    hey thanks. i tried to e-mail them today but i have no luck getting their phone number.
    dose any one know?

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    Please call Iron Horse customer service at 800-645-5477 or email inquiries@ironhorsebikes.com.

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    hey guys

    Hey guys its been awhile since i really posted anything...so ill give you all a quick update on my aniki. well my sram x-9 shifter and x-9 super short carbon rear derailuer came in a week ago, now im deciding on what crankset to choose from- im sticking with truvativ components my first pick is the new oct, with the Truvativ Giga Pipe Team DH Bottom Bracket '07...and a truvative team box guide chainguide , i may get me a good sram chain, and cassette....i'm still waiting for the dangerboy mechanical brake levers to become availible again so I can order those. ive decided to go with the manitou metal r coil shock 9 x 2.75 with a 700lb spring which ill order in feb. im thinking about putting bontrager rims on the aniki with maxxis tires. and a new sdg bel air saddle...this is all that im upgrading to in the next 3months for now besides little odds and ends. the rest of my cash is going into my wedding which im trying to talk my fiancee into a honeymoon at whistler b.c.(then I can ride the bike park) lol depends on how much ass i kiss from now till then lol. well you guys have a good one...ill be in touch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goncarrasco
    Just a comment, following on the topic of the rear shock springs and how to get one right for you.

    I used to ride a bike with a Romic D, and, this X-Fusion works but feels very basic compared to it. At the same time, there isn't anything wrong with it, other that the worng spring rate.

    When I bought my Yakuza Anike Small (I'm 5' 7" and weigh 145 lbs) it came with a 350 lbs spring which was totally wrong. I would bottom out riding down the sidewalk. Everybody says it was easy to get a new spring, but it wasn't too easy for me. I emailed IronHorse and they sent me a spring, a month later. They said the only spring they had was a 650, which was NOT OK for me, as I would get a total of 2 inches of wheel travel out of the 5 possible with the 2.5 inches of shock travel. Disappointed, I emailed X-Fusion and they sent me a 550 x 2.80, after 3 more weeks. This spring works fine, but honestly I would prefer a 500 to get the full 5 inches of travel.

    While waiting for these springs to arrive on the mail (as I thought sincerely they would never arrive after more than 7 weeks!) I bought a Fox 500 x 2.80 spring which is a tiny bit too long for this X-Fusion shock. ANYBODY INTERESTED ??? Email me at gcarrasc@odu.edu if interested.

    Last week I let a new Romic D 8.75 go on ebay because I took my ruler and figured that with the extra 0.25 of travel, and with the 0.25 the 8.75 starts with (compared with the original 9.00) the rear tire would rub the seatpost when bottoming out. I read something about it here, but I figured seeing is beleiving. And that is with a sort-of skinny 2.4 tire I have. I just bought 2.7 tires and they would make for a pretty crappy landing of a big jump, if they were to stop completely and rub against the seatpost.

    Anyway, here's my grain of experience. Good luck finding the right rear shock!
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    aaronl828 go check out price point for the hemi super d bashring. it says that you can run all three rings with it. and its only 35 bucks!
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    hate that bike

    but nice mod fork, don't like the brakes and shock

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    The 8.75" shock worked just fine. The slackening of the headtube is not noticable in my opinion (it is only a quarter inch anyway) and the Yakuzas have a very steep head angle to begin with. I am running a 6" Sherman Breakout currently but I have 7" Breakout Plus
    waiting to go on it. That will slacken the headtube also and I am interested in how it
    will work out. I think in will help out, especially when we go downhilling at the ski mountains.

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    Oh well they e-mail me back today and said no spring available. I have to wait 2 weeks to have it in stock. Hope fully it would not take longer than that. Iím not in a big rush itís holiday no time ride right now anywayz. Well Iím just sitting here waiting for ups to knock on my door I should have it any minute now. sweet some thing to do while at home..

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    here are a few pics of me new aniki 2007! its amazin i luv it!





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    Welcome to the club.
    Some changes for 07, nice ride. Post some more pic's with some sun light.....

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    shock

    would a Fox Vanilla R shock fit the aniki? 190mm eye to eye

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    nuspeed88- mine came with some shipping scars as well. if you got the pro build call them right away and talk to them. My big complaint was bout the wheels getting out of true and the front brake... they are going to refund my probuild so I can get the wheels trued...

    jwpeltier- Wanna donate your Sherman Breakout to a low ranking Airmen in the US Air Force? :-)
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    Call them up and ask them. Dont take no for an awnser right away. if they keep saying it was new, then just assume it was UPS that dun it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euan1
    would a Fox Vanilla R shock fit the aniki? 190mm eye to eye
    i dont know about the 190mm eye to eye but my aniki has a vanilla R shack on it!

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