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  1. #1
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    Inherited bike — Mag Thoughts / Stoke appreciated!

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    Novice mtb crew here. Just inherited this bike from dad. Would love any thoughts / stoke mag community is willing to share. Appreciate it!



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    Ride it till it blows up or you want to get better. I’d probably take off the toe clips


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    Clean it up and hang it on the wall.

    I have 2005 Turner Flux I inherited from my dad. My wife rode it for a couple years but I recently bought her a 29er so my dad's bike will be mounted on the wall in the cabin I bought from my mom.

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    Good hard tail mountain bike. Make sure it is close to being a good fit- frame wise at least, for you. Front shock check to see if it is working and riding firm enough or if it needs some work and too soft. Check the chain for wear and if it is in specification or needs replaced. If it is good, then clean it and lube it up. Consider if you are going to go to clipless mountain bike pedals and shoes instead of the toe clips. Where are you planning on riding- rail trails, full single track and mountain bike trails? Bikes are just not available in most shops, so enjoy it and get out a ride it.

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    Chain looks rusty. Buy a new one.

    Lube and clean all the sprockets.

    Check brake pads and replace. If they are anything like the chain they are dry and hard.

    Shock servicing gets more complicated. But there are videos for any bike maintenance.

    Ride it like you stole it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Chain looks rusty. Buy a new one.

    Lube and clean all the sprockets.

    Check brake pads and replace. If they are anything like the chain they are dry and hard.

    Shock servicing gets more complicated. But there are videos for any bike maintenance.

    Ride it like you stole it.
    Here at TGR isn’t the chain advice to sous vide it in nacho cheese....


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    If you want to spend money on it then get a fresh chain, fresh shifter and brake cables, flat pedals, some modern tires...

    Putting a rigid fork on that and some slick tires and you have a perfect townie/commuter...


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    Nice troll.

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    I would get even longer bar ends.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Rock hopper was a good bike, ride it and fix whatever needs fixing

    I see some crazy prices for old vintage parts on older bikes such as this

    I don't really get it
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    Thanks all some great advice I will be making some updates will post again when it’s tuned up ! Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by RShea View Post
    Good hard tail mountain bike. Make sure it is close to being a good fit- frame wise at least, for you. Front shock check to see if it is working and riding firm enough or if it needs some work and too soft. Check the chain for wear and if it is in specification or needs replaced. If it is good, then clean it and lube it up. Consider if you are going to go to clipless mountain bike pedals and shoes instead of the toe clips. Where are you planning on riding- rail trails, full single track and mountain bike trails? Bikes are just not available in most shops, so enjoy it and get out a ride it.
    Thanks ! I’ll do these in my tuneup .Yeah been ripping it around mainly on local single track options to the best of my capabilities . Is it generally a pretty versatile bike ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Chain looks rusty. Buy a new one.

    Lube and clean all the sprockets.

    Check brake pads and replace. If they are anything like the chain they are dry and hard.

    Shock servicing gets more complicated. But there are videos for any bike maintenance.

    Ride it like you stole it.
    Cheers man!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    If you want to spend money on it then get a fresh chain, fresh shifter and brake cables, flat pedals, some modern tires...

    Putting a rigid fork on that and some slick tires and you have a perfect townie/commuter...


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    Appreciate it - would be willing to throw a bit of money at it to make it sing


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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    I would get even longer bar ends.
    ^^^ this

    Makes me think what ever happened to bar ends? Did geometry get more upright? Or did hard core biking get more downhill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    ^^^ this

    Makes me think what ever happened to bar ends? Did geometry get more upright? Or did hard core biking get more downhill?
    Geometry on mountain bikes is radically different. Hard to pinpoint just one thing...

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    And the really wide handlebars.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    I still got em on my olderstyle touring mtnbike, good for leaning a loaded bike against a wall also more riding positions

    they don't really work with super wide bars & forward riding position
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    ^^^ this

    Makes me think what ever happened to bar ends? Did geometry get more upright? Or did hard core biking get more downhill?
    The combo of wider bars and more upright geometry killed the bar end. Shred in Peace, purple anodized 1997 Onza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    ^^^ this

    Makes me think what ever happened to bar ends? Did geometry get more upright? Or did hard core biking get more downhill?
    It was too hard to recover after hooking them on a trailside sapling.

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