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    Thanks AZ, I never watched Breaking bad for fear of getting sucked into it since I've heard it was so good. I just don't want to sit on my ass for anything (other than EB) for very long. I'm more of an on-the-go type of guy.
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    I'm a bit upset over Shimano XTR components. New (to me) bike comes with a XTR RD. I rebuild the shifter, change out the cables and housings, make sure the hangar is straight, clean and check the chain, look over the cassette, and the RD still does not shift well. At this point my friend's Shimano Acera setup is better than mine. Triggers suck. I want my GripShift!!

    On a side note I find it strange no one wants to trade drivetrain parts...
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    Get your anger out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm a bit upset over Shimano XTR components. New (to me) bike comes with a XTR RD. I rebuild the shifter, change out the cables and housings, make sure the hangar is straight, clean and check the chain, look over the cassette, and the RD still does not shift well. At this point my friend's Shimano Acera setup is better than mine. Triggers suck. I want my GripShift!!

    On a side note I find it strange no one wants to trade drivetrain parts...
    Trigger shifters are just fine. You just need to set them up properly. Which is not hard. Google is your friend. Dont blame the gear. Blame the mechanic.
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    I'm no stranger to setting up triggers. These are just so old that they don't work like they should. AS I said, I want my GripShifters. And to be rid of that XTR RD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I'm no stranger to setting up triggers. These are just so old that they don't work like they should. AS I said, I want my GripShifters. And to be rid of that XTR RD.
    Uh-oh, you're not going soft, oops, I meant Sram on us are you?
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    Yeah, I prefer SRAM over Shimano.
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    OK - I messed up this time. I really dislike my new (to me) bike. I should have spent that money on something else and went without a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    OK - I messed up this time. I really dislike my new (to me) bike. I should have spent that money on something else and went without a bike.
    OK Kona, let's hear about it.
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    OK, here goes. Don't say I didn't warn you. First of all the shifters it came with are so worn out I replaced them with GripShift as I like GripShift and it was cheaper that way. But these low end GripShifts suck. And they don't make any high end 8 seed GripShifters. The front fork is broke. The lowers bend out at an unnatural angel. The brakes suck. And at my weight the rear suspension is useless. And no matter what I do that read XTR changer does not shift well.

    The worse part is I have it up for sale at $250 and NO ONE wants it or wants to trade.

    I screwed myself.
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    Well, you dug yourself into this hole. You'll have to dig yourself out.
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    Might take a couple of years. It took over 4 years of hard work to find my last job. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Might take a couple of years. It took over 4 years of hard work to find my last job. Thanks.
    So you're saying that we are gonna have a grumpy Kona0197 for some time, take it or leave it?

    OK, nothing has changed then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, you dug yourself into this hole. You'll have to dig yourself out.
    I must say,Konas story brought a tear to my eye. But I've got an ideaa and you will all see it shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I must say,Konas story brought a tear to my eye. But I've got an ideaa and you will all see it shortly.
    Oh, golly! I can't wait to see this!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I must say,Konas story brought a tear to my eye. But I've got an ideaa and you will all see it shortly.
    Such a good idea, love the new thread that came out of this!
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    I had some young punk give me nasty gestures and faces on my way to work today. This kid looked no older than 17 and was driving what looked like his dad's diesel truck. It's not something that ruined my day, but I would have loved to rip that kid out of that truck and punch him in the mouth for being a sh*t. Diesels are big in my area and "rolling coal" and talking down about anything that isn't diesel is what the cool people do (I guess), and since I own a "gasser" I guess I'm targeted. But I wonder, how does owning (or in this case just driving) a diesel make you better than anyone else? Did my wimpy half-ton truck intimidate you? Or is your maturing rate slowed down from momma drinking and smoking too much while pregnant with you?

    There's another high school kid in my area that delivers pizza in his diesel truck who also acts this way toward other people who drive non-diesel trucks. I've considered many times stopping in and asking him if he needs his tow mirrors folded out for all that pizza he hauls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, you dug yourself into this hole. You'll have to dig yourself out.
    Oh no he won't. Why start now?
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    Why would you say that? I'm doing pretty well digging myself out of that hole. Yes, I've had help, and I'm grateful, but to say I won't? Whatever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Why would you say that? I'm doing pretty well digging myself out of that hole...
    Glad to hear, really. But, you post some lament about your current bike not working for you, Post Junkie starts a thread (in jest, I believe) about sending you parts for a build like the Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time", and everyone is ready to ship you parts...incl me

    I think the drama works for you. Keep working it.
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    You make it sound as if empathy, caring, understanding, and helping others is a bad thing. I didn't ask him to start that thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    You make it sound as if empathy, caring, understanding, and helping others is a bad thing. I didn't ask him to start that thread.
    No, those are not bad things. I try, like most decent people, to do what I can.

    To me, however, repeatedly playing on those attributes, is not so much good.
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    What do you mean by repeatedly? This was the first time someone started a thread like that for me. The only other instance of this happening was started by myself, and it was not my intent to get a free bike (that I really miss) out of the thread. Yes, I like to complain about my situation, but I know the chances of someone helping me are thin to none, so I tend not to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, golly! I can't wait to see this!!!

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    Such a good idea, love the new thread that came out of this!

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    Kona, to my memory, this is perhaps the third go-around I have read regarding your dissatisfaction with a bike or lack of a bike. The first was when I responded to your circumstances and set up the Rockhopper deal. The second was after it was stolen from your back patio (which sucked, btw). Now, you have a bike but it doesn't shift right, the rear suspension doesn't work for you, and no one wants to pay your inflated asking price. So, the folks here are helping you out once more. Again, wanting to help is not the problem.

    Now, I am done talking in this circle.
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