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    It's Rocket88 time!

    picked up this beat up '01/88 off craigslist for about 200$ +gas( i should have drove away but oh'well, to late now)... lots rock chips, chain scuffed chain stay and a small dent on the top tube. not knowing the integrity of of the top tube i'm not going to put to much $$ into it. new tires, brakes and mid-grade drive train and pedals. maybe i'll use it as the loaner

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    Can you post a picture of the dent? If it's small and in the middle section of the tube, I wouldn't worry about it all.

    What size frame is that?

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    it's a 15in frame ( )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    it's a 15in frame ( )

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    I wouldn't worry about that dent at all.

    By the way, your tire is flat.

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    and the front tire is an urban tread. a co-worker is giving me an Xc tioga tire. i want to upgrade to mechanical disks, a tighter cassette and XT components. i'm afraid if i take any type of drop that the frame will bend in 1/2. not that i'm going to take it down any dh trails though. might upgrade the rear shock too


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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    and the front tire is an urban tread. a co-worker is giving me an Xc tioga tire. i want to upgrade to mechanical disks, a tighter cassette and XT components. i'm afraid if i take any type of drop that the frame will bend in 1/2. not that i'm going to take it down any dh trails though. might upgrade the rear shock too
    Here is my recently upgraded 2001 88/3 with Avid BB7s and Mavic CrossRide wheels. I didn't see an increase in weight between that setup and the stock Avid rim brakes and Tioga Wheels. You can find great deals on BB7s and CrossRides.

    I've owned the bike since new.
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    i have bb7's on my homegrown and i like them so that's what i'll be going with for the 88.....88! dale Jr.s #!!!!!


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    put some new tires on, tuned it up, new pedals and took her for a spin around the block. so much nicer of a ride then the homegrown! and i;m pretty sure it's a 17in, not a 15 but will have to dig out the tape measure to find out for sure


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    John, what mounting bracket do i need for the rear bb7 caliper?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    John, what mounting bracket do i need for the rear bb7 caliper?
    Not sure of the model designation. It will be one of the two or three in the new BB7 box. You should be able to match from this pic.
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    thank you Sir


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    Still got the 88? How is it holding up?

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    holding up good! I finally got around to putting the bb7's on the front and back all thanks to Alex for getting me them rims to mount the rotors too!


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    Well!! About a year and a half ago I inivertanly ran over the Stage4.. With some patients I finally found a suitable replacement! Snagged a barely used Stage3 for a descent price on eBay! I still have to swap some parts over from the Homegrown so soon enough she'll be on the Dirt!




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    Remember it well

    My old Rocket 88 from around 2004
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    How well do these climb? I helped my bro-in-law buy a Rocket 88 Stage II, in '01. I was on a hardtail at the time and he was new to mountain biking. I later upgraded to a Santa Cruz Superlight in '04 and never rode the 88 myself. I let the bro-in-law ride the SL one time and he said it climbed like a mountain goat compared to the 88, but I never got to compare.

    I ask, because I may get to pick it up and complement the rest of my Schwinns ('01 HG and '00 Sweetspot).
    One gear for all, 'cus one is all you need.

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