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    Cool-blue Rhythm 1998 Giant MCM-D 990

    I bought this about 18 months ago as a built up bike, but I was really just wanting the frameset. Since then I've gradually built a better bike around it, most notably through the Z1 Drop-Off forks, Marzocchi VR50 shock and Avid Juicy 7 brakes. It is a wonderful bike to ride, and it looks a bit distinctive too.


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    NIce bike!!

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    I remember drooling over that bike when it first came out! Very organic shapes. Very rare. How does it ride and how much travel does it have in the rear? You must be tall- that seat post is way up there. Imagine how beautiful it would be with the 3.5lb Maverick fork! Holy smokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    How does it ride and how much travel does it have in the rear?
    Rides beautifully. The original shock was a horrible rock shox unit with really harsh rebound damping, but the Marzocchi shock I have now is lovely -- though finding a light enough spring for it proved difficult. I get about 100mm of travel out of the rear, which is quite a lot considering when the frame was designed/manufactured.


    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    You must be tall- that seat post is way up there.
    Yeah 6'2" People often comment on that...


    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    Imagine how beautiful it would be with the 3.5lb Maverick fork! Holy smokes.
    I'll stick with my Bombers thanks.

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    This is a late reply...I have a 990 mcm giant frame that a friend left me...I need a front deraulier bracket and I can't find a top pull side swing brazed on Deore deraulier tha tit needs also what rear disc brake adaptor did you use ...hope you can help or lead me in right direction...I want to build the bike.thanks, jeff nelson (909) 618-5289

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