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    Pulled the trigger on the Lithium 5.75

    After literally months of trying to decide which bike to get I finally order a lithium 5.75 from randall scott. (I also ordered a fox flux helmet and some new gloves along with it)

    I will be sure to post some picks since there are none on the site.

    I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions for you guys. MTB has changed a lot since my 96' GT avalanche.

    Thanks for everyone's input on this forum

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    Congrats! Looking forward to the pics.

    I hear good things about the Flux helmet. I am a Giro fan myself and the Xen is awesome but the Flux is one I'll consider next time a new helmet is on the shopping list.

    I'm also liking the Fox Incline gloves - more durable than the last pair of Shimano XTR gloves I had.
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    Nice!
    I'm sure you will love that Flux helmet...I know I do!
    Here's a pic of me from this past weekend in Gatineau Quebec...good times!

    Yeah I know I'm a slob, but at least I'm out there riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky
    but at least I'm out there riding a K2!
    I fixed your statement

    Keep it up. Ever get your bottom bracket noise issue figured out?
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    Sorry to get the thread off topic.
    Yes I did get the noise figured out. I guess it just took a little time for the lube to get around all the threads of the BB. I had a non riding injury just after the repair, so the bike sat idle for a week or so. When I got back on, everything was smooth!
    We rode a hard 25kms this past Saturday with no issues what so ever, aside from a now slightly warped rear rim...but that just means that I had fun, right?

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    All new rims will warp. Go to the side that is warped and pull the wheel out of warp using two spokes per side at a time Start with 1/4 turn.. Also note you will most likely have to tighten all spokes about 1/3 a turn. Take your time. All wheels need this after the first 100 miles.

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    Musky - you weren't off topic, I just added the obligatory "riding a K2"!

    I used Doug's method to fix my rear wheel as well. It worked so well that I actually went to the LBS last weekend and bought a real nice Park spoke wrench b/c I plan to do it on all the family bikes.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well No 5.75 for me

    Sorry to disappoint those looking forward to pics and a review of the 5.75. I placed the order and paid via paypal last week and thought all was well but the next day I received a call saying the coupon couldn't be accepted and I would have to pay $200 more. I thought about paying the extra, but I was a bit miffed that the system would accept my coupon and then they tell me afterwards that I need to pay more. Anyways, I decided against buying the bike and ended up buying an Ibex Atlas Expert instead. Thanks for everyone's input about k2. Sorry I can't be joining you in ownership.

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    bummer.
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