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    Gringo the magnificent
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    I FINALLY have a bike to ride(pics)

    OK, i'll try to keep this short. In august I ordered a Mountain cycle san andreas off adrenaline bikes.com. After wating a month for it to get to my house I was greatly dissapointed to find a multitude of problems including part of the frame being way out of allignment. after many, many fhonecalls and emails and unyielding Solutions, including the shipment of a new subframe, shocks, cranks and even a derailer, I came to the conclusin I didnt want to ever se a san an. again. So I told adrenaline I wanted a refund. They refused to give me a refund but told me they would send me a different frame. they gave me these choices: marin wolf ridge, mountain cycles san an DNA, 2005 versus blitz, or transition Preston FR. after searching the reviews on this site I decided on the Preston. They sent me a large frame and I transfers the odd assortment of parts over from the San An and wa la... It was immidiately better that the san an could ever hope to be ! I have ridden it several times now and it does everything well. I took it on a Tennesee cross countyr trail and it climbed beter than i could have hoped. I've taken it off some small drops(nothing over three feet) without any problem. I love it and cant wait to ride it more and more and explore its capabilities. thanks to the people at transition for making such a great bike.

    caleb

    well that wasent short was it \

    OH man the pics wont attach-it gives me a sever was lost page-well ill try again later

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    You need to reduce the size of the pic.
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    You can do as dogonfr says, or if you want to use a bigger pic, you could also host in on photobucket or flickr, for example and insert an link
    Last edited by crisillo; 12-15-2006 at 12:36 AM.

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    Gringo the magnificent
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    ****PICS*** i promise

    I just made a Photobucket: http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p...hemagnificent/. the lights hitting it funny on the fist pic

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    Is that 3 rings on there

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    Nice Bike

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    yep 3 rings

    thinking about taking the third off and going for a bashgaurd but I,m gonna keep it like that for a while. I desprately need to get the shock set up right but I don'd have a pump OR a manuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgmtbiker
    thinking about taking the third off and going for a bashgaurd but I,m gonna keep it like that for a while. I desprately need to get the shock set up right but I don'd have a pump OR a manuel.
    Definatly get a bash, alot safer.

    You can get a shock pump for about $25 or so, the manual you can down load on the manufactures web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Definatly get a bash, alot safer.

    You can get a shock pump for about $25 or so, the manual you can down load on the manufactures web site.
    Even more important:

    Get a 36 tooth sized bash guard, then slap a 36 ring in the middle. Should be enough to get you going fast!

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    Gringo the magnificent
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    got the shock pump

    I got the pump now and downloaded the manual. Ive got it set up right now I'll feel safer soing bigger things. I'm in the procces of building a 5-6 foot ladder drop, all thats left is the tranny at the end. I think I'll go with dirt but maybe a well supported peice of plywood. I will make a post on DF forum but maybe attach a pic to this post too

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    If you don't mind bgmtbiker, could you post your height,weight, and spring rate you have on you bike. I am trying to decide if I should get a preston FR on closeout or get the new preston. Thanks.

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    6foot 130 pounds

    but as for the spring rate, you will have to tell me what that is first! this is my first Full suspension rig And I am still learning. I'll be glad to try and help you out if you tell me how to calculate it.

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    It is printed on the spring on the shock, but I am 120lbs more than you so..... Also, you are the same height as me, how does the Large feel, because transition suggests a medium for 6', I am thinking of getting a large. What length stem do you have one it (it is printed on the stem somewhere)? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddSquirrel
    It is printed on the spring on the shock, but I am 120lbs more than you so..... Also, you are the same height as me, how does the Large feel, because transition suggests a medium for 6', I am thinking of getting a large. What length stem do you have one it (it is printed on the stem somewhere)? Thanks.
    I am 5'11" and ride a large as well. I curretly have a 60mm stem and the bike actually feels kind of cramped to me. I would not suggest a M if you are 6'.

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    go with the large

    I feel really good on the large, I think the sizes run small. The spring rate is 650*1.5, but the stem dosent have any writing on it. BTW I have the preload most of the way unskrewed and the spv at75 psi and it is still really stiff on the 5 in setting, so that spring would probably work for you. I will include a picture of my stem
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    Thanks for the replies. It looks to be about a 50mm stem. If I go with the Preston then it looks like a large would be what I need.

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