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The new old school wHip!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jimmydean, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I wanted one of these when they came out, but I am too cheap. While researching a DH rig for this season, I came across this '03 GT DHi frame and '02 Monster T. Combine my favorite frame with my favorite fork (for $350 too) and I am a happy bastard!

    Craig's List somewhere in California:



    New technology where it counts:
    SRAM x.0 shifter
    SRAM x.9 derailleur
    Hayes Stroker Ryde v8 discs
    WTB SpeedDisc DH wheels

    The swing arm was replaced last year and the whole thing was serviced before I bought it. The fork was serviced at the same time and feels as good as new. I can't wait for this season!

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  2. SDH Racing

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    Nice deal, I had a few DHi's myself and loved them. One suggestion... move the MRP boomerang down some, turn the bottom limit screw on the rear derail to lock out the top cog and take a link out of the chain to keep a tight drive line over those bumpy sections.

    Enjoy the ride.
    Team SDH
     
  3. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I approve of this bike.
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Thanks for the tips. The best thing is the build total was just under $1100. The frame/fork/cranks/guide are used, everything else is new. The wheels/tires/brakes were never mounted take-offs I got off ebay for $325.

    I had a hell of a time finding a 12mmx150mm rear wheel on the cheap until I found this set.
     
  5. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    enjoy it for the year or two you'll get out of it....

    seriously, even after the "fix" you should be extrememly mindful of the shockmount on the swingarm. From what I understand, they are amazing bikes...until they crack at the shockmount...and they all do.

    Awesome find though, I would have picked that up for $350.
     
  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Having never owned a bike for more than 2 years, I would be surprised if it lasts that long.

    I'm not much for drops and jumps these days. I built this bike to race almost exclusively, so it should hold up. I have 8 races scheduled with as many as 2 more in California if things go well.

    I haven't been very hard on bikes the last few years. But I will certainly keep an eye on it.
     
  7. Tame Ape

    Tame Ape BUY HOPE!!!!!!!

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    Is there a central search function on CL? I've looked in the past.
     
  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    http://crazedlist.org

    you might have to edit your Firefox config to get results, it will walk you through it if all you get is the main page. I don't even use the CL pages anymore.