Ok, so its not a build thread it more of, I built it in stages on what i could afford and what parts i had on hand.
It's a Long story, feel free to skip to the Pics....
The story is my dad brought home in Oct 09 a 2005 Rockhopper Base model from the scrapyard he works at, it had a large dent in the frame, but it was only cosmetic, and like the car i owned, i quickly wanted to modify it, so i bought some Avid BB5's, a new wheelset, and now i had a Bike with disc brakes, So my grips ripped and i put a Wanted thread up and a fellow member donated a sweet set of ODI Lock on's too me. Then my father bought an 08 FSR XC Comp, and it was awesome to ride, everything about it i loved, it was far better than the rockhopper in almost every way. So i went on the hunt for a Cheap Full suspension bike by specialized, and after a month of searching i found an 05 FSR XC Comp with the frame, Crankset, Fork, and rear shock for $250, so i immediatley jumped on it. Being a HS/College Kid, i cant afford to have both bikes, so i Vultured the parts i could use from the Rockhopper and sold the rest of it to a good friend. I had a bit of a wierd setup with a 9 speed chain, 9 speed cassete, Broken rear derailer, and 8 speed shifters, Whenever i rode my new improvised FSR XC, it was like driving a car with a blown transmission, Not a lot of good gears and never the right on worked. So Last week i Bought some Juicy 3's with 9 speed shifters and rear dereailer for $75 shipped, and now i have a good working bike, with almost everything Installed by me.
-05 FSR XC Comp Frame, Fork, Shock and Crankset
-Handlebars from Rockhopper
-Cassette is unknown
-Sram 9 Speed Chain
-Shimano Deore Rear Derailer
-Shimano Alvio Front Derailer
-Avid Juicy 3 with 160mm rotors
-Shimano Deore 9 speed Shifters
-Serfas "Fat Ass Seat"
-Mavic 117 wheels
-And some other stuff i forgot/dont know
Heres some pics of the Build:
Then Later i got the FSR XC Comp like this:
Transfered Some Components
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