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    ... and if we just ... new here - first post - first mtb

    was vacillating between a road bike to ride with my oldest or a mtb to ride with a couple guys my age. Age won out, mainly because after watching local CL for both for many months, a 2014 Diamondback Overdrive Sport 29'er was listed. Guy was asking $500, went to look at it & got it for $400. Not showroom, but still in great condition albeit a couple blemishes.
    Need to clean it up a little like clean n lube the chain, derailleurs & sprockets.
    Couple things I need help with:
    A - adjusting the front derailleur, it's not shifting as cleanly as it should, actually it's slightly twisted radially, easy fix - just loosen allen & move it a little. that might help it some.
    B - Adjusting the front suspension for my weight & riding style. At first I'll be taking it easy until I get into better condition & getting used to riding this type of bike. Big difference going from a super-sport motorcycle to a mtb - LOL

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    Take to a bike shop and closely watch how they do it. Learn from the pros....and later do the wrenching yourself.
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    Use a LBS to help you or spend some time using google search and youtube for videos and info how to make adjustments.

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    already have it figured out, just been a long time since I wrenched on bicycles.

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