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    What about your bike needs a change?

    If you could change or upgrade one thing on your bike what would it be? My RL is pretty much were I want it, but I just added some XTR QR's because a 26lb bike could loose a gram or 2; and they are M960's, IMO the best looking QR's ever made.
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    Either a front disc brake or a front suspension fork. The V-brakes are fine but fade on longer downhill stretches and the rigid fork wears out my wrists on ruddy trails.

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    On my older SS HT (now mainly used on streets)... the Shimano HT2 BB does not spin as easy as it used to, the grips are getting worn and the seat is starting to sag. Seriously considering at least a Hope BB.

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    Maybe a saddle.
    With the wet weather we've had, I destroyed a Selle Italia SLR in 6 months. I replaced it with a Tioga Spyder, because it's plastic and won't get ruined (which is way comfortable, believe it or not). The only problem is it has the soft serrated bumpers on the back that catch your shorts if you have to get back behind the saddle. I've modified it since my last ride (on which my shorts snagged and ripped on the saddle), but if the mod doesn't improve the problem, I'm saddle shopping again.

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    My set-screw EBB would lend itself well to go BB30. A bit of machining and a set of compact Hollowgram cranks would result in one sweet upgrade. Next upgrade for now will be Niner's carbon fork.

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    I'd upgrade my seatposts to carbon, and a Skoal chewin' chimpanzee, and one of your moms.

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    I want micro-drive on my bikes, just cause

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    My grips are looking a bit worn and (theoretically) my rear tire's stan's milk has probably run dry, since the front was bone dry last weekend. I changed the front tire from a 2.3 resolution to a 2.55 weirwolf and am liking it a lot. I probably should upgrade the rider before I upgrade the bike.

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    A repaint..... my Vicious paint job got effed up whilst on my friends POS rear rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulRider
    A repaint..... my Vicious paint job got effed up whilst on my friends POS rear rack.
    UUUU! that sucks! That's the equivalent to making out with a lot lizard.

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    I love my Van Dessel ramble tamble, but its just not my Kent Eriksen so i guess it would be the frame if thats not too much to ask. If was too much to ask I would say either the ck bottom bracket or the in inset head set.

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    UUUU! that sucks! That's the equivalent to making out with a lot lizard.
    Only without the painful sores a few weeks later.....
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    My bike is almost perfect. The only thing I'd like to change at some point is the crank/BB system. Unfortunately, the ultimate system does not exist yet. Needs to be strong and stiff, not go through bearing every 6 months, and use a spiderless ring, and Ti would be a big plus!

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    I am in the middle of making my SS mountain bike a 1x9 I get the Cassette, Derailluer and Shifter today, and new grips. I already have a Race Face bash Guard and N-Gear Jump Stop installed. After that Avid BB7 will replace my disc brakes, and I will have it pretty much complete.

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    I just changed my fork... steel really is real.


    I'm probably going to need a new tube/tire for the rear soon. My bike was built a little over a year ago and the rear tire/tube has NEVER been replaced.... pretty freakin' awesome.

    (I'll probably blow the tube this afternoon for saying that.)

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    I'll probably blow the tube this afternoon for saying that
    Some sort of self imposed punishment?
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    an air conditioner
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    180mm XT rotor to the front. I need to get off my ass and do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek
    I just changed my fork... steel really is real.

    (I'll probably blow the tube this afternoon for saying that.)
    Well I'm sure the tube will enjoy it.
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Well I'm sure the tube will enjoy it.
    :wq

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    I just replaced the bearings in my rear hub last night and the new Octalink bb and crank will go on tonight, so that takes care of my two biggest needs. Next step is ghetto tubeless and after that is a new paint job because the factory one is chipping badly from the rocks

    As for the sweet parts upgrade list, I would love to get a new wheelset with a bolt-on rear hub.

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    upgrade the rider.....he's all fat and outta shape now.....blargh...
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    A disc brake up front would be nice but I've yet to see a 1" threaded rigid fork with disc mounts.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3701946/

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    Quote Originally Posted by stick-boy1
    A disc brake up front would be nice but I've yet to see a 1" threaded rigid fork with disc mounts.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3701946/
    You could always have one built custom, but ~$250 is probably more than you want to spend and it would probably have to be threadless so you would need a new headset and stem as well. If you ever feel like giving your ss some major love, though...

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    I need new rims. The DH19's, while solid are heavy....

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    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    You could always have one built custom, but ~$250 is probably more than you want to spend and it would probably have to be threadless so you would need a new headset and stem as well. If you ever feel like giving your ss some major love, though...

    Yeah, I thought about that for a whole second. I think the best option is to leave her as is and build up a 1x1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stick-boy1
    Yeah, I thought about that for a whole second. I think the best option is to leave her as is and build up a 1x1.
    Haha, even better!

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    shorter quill to run drop bars and some new hubs. tires and chain
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    I would have said the rider, but since I have made a change this year I actually do need something upgraded.

    I made the change from a 16" frame to a 18" frame. Along with that came disc brake mounts, so I had to use them. Now my wheels are less then I like and just hope they hang on til they can be replaced.

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    I could use a much lighter wheelset, a new frame (much lighter as well), and some Ti Jone's H-bars... then I'll probably get some Elixir CR's and the Niner carbon fork to replace my On One. Probably have to get an X4 stem, some Racing Ralphs, and a Cane Creek 110 too...

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    Could use a Thompson Stem to match my Post and I really need a lighter wheel set. The stock Redline ones on my new(ish) Stumpjumper Marathon 29er are not a match made in heaven.

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    Take off the bars and their Ergon grips and slide in another bike my old 26" fully rigid 1996 GT Avalanche needs to be replaced

    I could do with loosing a few pounds too ...

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    a setup i get

    less blood on the trail

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    To stick with my mountain bikes...

    26er: The seat is a heavy stock parts bin specialized, and the bar/stem/post are all EA30s, also heavy; that could all be swapped out for lighter stuff. The current fork is a steel 412mm a-c, and it was built around 100mm suspension (465mm a-c?), so it's a little short in the front end, but surprisingly (other than pedal strikes all OVER) it handles well. I wouldn't mind replacing it with a carbon properly sized fork (with brake studs!), or at least something properly sized.

    29er: The front fork was at least designed for the frame, but it's still steel, and I've got my eye on the new Bonty carbon Switchblade. I'm looking around at ti bars and seat posts, mostly to lighten things up, but also for the ride/bling. Lastly I'd like to swap out my Rampage for a Racing Ralph up front, again for the weight.

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    Ive given my SS somegood loving here recently!
    Carbon 31.8 bars
    TruVativ XR stem (freebe)
    Locking Grips
    Flight saddle (freebe from a friend!)
    carbon stem spacers
    IncrediBell (for the commute!)
    Surly Singulator (upgraded from the modified derailuer)
    Deore HollowTech crankset
    new bottom bracket
    Endless bikes rear cog

    Still need:
    a decent chain (sram PC1 Nickel installed now)
    new brakes (avid BB7)
    do something with the wheels...unsure right now

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    I'm trying to decide whether to drop $700 on a fox fork or just sell the bike and buy a full rigid 29er.

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