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    Ugh. Ok, looks like I gotta learn.

    I just bought an old Parkpre team 926 for $10.
    has a dent in the top tube but not significant.

    i want to modernize it so i can send it!

    can you all post resources for more modern parts that i can use to upgrade it.
    the LBS keeps telling me to buy a new bike thats bigger.
    and every time i try to bring us back to what me and my money want to do...im ushered over to a new shiney bike... thats a 29’er....thats huge...that i dont want.

    please remember: im gonna send it!

    so, some compatible 26” DH wheels would be nice.


    current components are a shot to shit Manitou fork.
    shimano dx and xt components.

    HELP ME SEND IT!


    OH, keep in mind that im a clydsdale rider 6’6 260lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiltonHavoc View Post
    I just bought an old Parkpre team 926 for $10.
    has a dent in the top tube but not significant.

    i want to modernize it so i can send it!

    can you all post resources for more modern parts that i can use to upgrade it.
    the LBS keeps telling me to buy a new bike thats bigger.
    and every time i try to bring us back to what me and my money want to do...im ushered over to a new shiney bike... thats a 29’er....thats huge...that i dont want.

    please remember: im gonna send it!

    so, some compatible 26” DH wheels would be nice.


    current components are a shot to shit Manitou fork.
    shimano dx and xt components.

    HELP ME SEND IT!


    OH, keep in mind that im a clydsdale rider 6’6 260lbs.
    I don't think what you want to do can happen.

    Finding a set of QR heavy duty wheels will be tough: Mavic EN321 Shimano XT 26 Disc Black

    That's a good example of back in the day wheels.

    The fork will be the most difficult find. 1/8" straight steerer models are rare. You will want to max at around 120mm of travel to not completely bork the geometry and handling much less shear the headtube off with the force of a taller fork. Coil spring will probably be your friend at your weight. There were marzocchi forks that might handle what you are looking for.

    But about sending it. A top tube dent, 6'6" rider and 260lbs + on tange prestige ultimate could be a recipe for breaking the frame almost instantly.

    I would agree with your shop. If you want to send it, get a specific bike, especially something with discs. If you want to cruise around this bike could be fine.
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    Send it seaworthy!
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    I had a Parkpre 925 , I thought that bike was awesome. Hope you get it rebuilt in some fashion, though even new it was an xc bike not a downhill bike.

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    I see a fox float x , a fox 32, fox terralogic and some others!

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    Where are you? I'll be willing to lose my X223/Stout wheels that weren't a high-dollar wheel but boy they held up great on my old Spesh Enduro. 559 x 17. Ha ha, seems funny now, assuming the "17" means I17, but I stuffed 2.3 Tioga Factory DH tires onto there, and they were great for downhill racing, 4X, and I liked them so much I just left those heavy tires on for XC. I'm sure you could send those all day.

    Anyway, besides that rant, try reaching out to some local clubs. I assume my X223 wheels aren't worth much, so never posted them for sale. But if others are like me, if a cool person wants them, a good deal could be had but you have to reach out.Ugh. Ok, looks like I gotta learn.-specialized-enduro-expert-fsr.jpg

    Here's the bike now...
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    Where are you trying to send it? A bike shop will usually give you a bike box for shipping purposes.

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    There are two of those frames for sale by me, but i cant get the sellers to answer my emails....

    Nice wheels. For the record though, im canti brakes on the Parkpre.

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    Ooh, I'm sorry, yes rim-brakes could be tougher. When I was on rim-brakes, I always beat them up in a couple years because tubed tires would blow out while going down rocky downhills, and I couldn't stop in time with a flat tire before dinging the rim. Also, even without dinging rims, sidewalls would simply wear out from sand, mud, etc. on the brake-track.

    But still, that's another wheel in which you'll have the best luck just making frequent requests on a local site. There should be some mtb parts selling sites for an area that you're in. Here in Pittsburgh, we have a Facebook page called Pennsylginia Bike Swap or something like that on Facebook. It's for PA and WV, and OH. You should be able to find similar. It's nice because buyer & seller can meet, and agree to trade or not, which is better than crappy ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiltonHavoc View Post
    I just bought an old Parkpre team 926 for $10.
    has a dent in the top tube but not significant.

    i want to modernize it so i can send it!

    please remember: im gonna send it!

    so, some compatible 26” DH wheels would be nice.

    HELP ME SEND IT!

    OH, keep in mind that im a clydsdale rider 6’6 260lbs.
    This is a joke, right?
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    You're gonna need some of these & these
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    Ugh. Ok, looks like I gotta learn.-11.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    You're gonna need some of these & these
    That fork for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    That fork for sale?
    No, I rebuilt it & sold it off a while ago. It is the Monster T2 model though; No rebound or compression controls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    No, I rebuilt it & sold it off a while ago. It is the Monster T2 model though; No rebound or compression controls.
    Ah...gotcha.

    I miss having a Monster around.
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    This has to be in reference to that vid somebody posted of the mullet guy drinkin brews and trying to "send it" off a snow ramp in a parking lot. He came up short landing on the top of the ramp and blamed the snow for being too warm or some such.


    Thanks, now I gotta find that video in that thread....
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Ah, a little google provides an answer....


    it's not only a vid, but a meme: Larry Enticer Sends It
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Sadly, I don't think it's a reference, I think theres folks out there who think talking like that is as current as "shredding the gnar, brah" is.

    Next up, Valley Girls make a comeback and we all start gagging on spoons.....

    OP, buy a bike built for the task if your plan is truly to take something on downhill runs. Much as I tease your rather behind the times vernacular, I still would hate to hear you'd messed your face up when you rip the headtube off a decidedly XC bike, with a light gauge tubeset at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Ah, a little google provides an answer....


    it's not only a vid, but a meme: Larry Enticer Sends It
    I'm a better person, now that I've watched that video.

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    When I like to send it, I always pick an older alloy hardtail, especially one with a dent.

    Nothing says "seat tube up the ring" or "dental plan!" like pushing an alloy frame beyond it's purpose, built with parts that probably shouldn't be on it, 20 years later.

    Send it, eXtr33m doodz!

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    Sending an old granny bike.
    Look past the rider (hahahahahahahaha)


    https://youtu.be/_2_nDekAyZY

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post

    Next up, Valley Girls make a comeback and we all start gagging on spoons.....
    As if.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    This is a joke, right?
    I have the same reply.....this is some troll crapola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Ah, a little google provides an answer....


    it's not only a vid, but a meme: Larry Enticer Sends It
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzOUgwsQ_hM

    I'm laughing so hard watching this dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiltonHavoc View Post
    Sending an old granny bike.
    Look past the rider (hahahahahahahaha)
    I looked past the rider and saw mountains.

    As much as we shouldn't feed the trolls, I hate to see anything go hungry, so happy to throw them a chip, like, the one that fell on the floor.

    It is my submission that your posts, in this thread and others, do not demonstrate an adequate contribution to the overall positivity of the forum.

    That was your chip.

    Grumps

    ....and.... ignore.

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    Straight steerer 26" dirt jumping forks are still relatively easy to find. They remained the standard much longer than the rest. Could totally send some snow ramps with one of those.

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