Post a Pic of Your 29er

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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:28 pm

I wish there was a Like button on here somewhere! Very nice Tigris99!
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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby BoomerBrian » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:41 am

tigris99 wrote:Havent show this thing in a year or more, still same frame but thats about it.... pic a bit off didnt realize phone camera lens was dirty.

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Looks great. How hard was it to strip the paint of that trek? I have considered stripping my cobia frame.


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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby tigris99 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:26 pm

Aircraft paint stripper, couple plastic strippers, nylon brush, and good gloves.

Wait till its warm and sunny, do it outside and sun makes process faster. Took me about 2 hours to get everything perfectly stripped. Polishing was a whole other story, that's took forever lol.
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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby rpromero » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:29 pm

USE CHEMICAL GLOVES... You will thank me later...
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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby tigris99 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Aka good gloves lol. Figured that was enough to get the point. Aircraft stripper is NASTY STUFF and burns like hell in seconds of contacting skin, even more fun if you accidently have the wrong kinda gloves.....

OH, IMPORTANT, have a bucket of clean water next to you and wear safety glasses. It breaks down in water and will save you from chemical burn if it gets in your glove/on your skin.
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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby low8106 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:09 pm

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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby ohiogsp » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:46 am

Well not a xr-pro anymore. Got a good deal on a Santa Cruz frame here in Santa Cruz.

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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby Ruckis » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:02 pm

Mongoose Stat 4.2


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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby Dluvr22 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:17 pm

New to the scene however, I've been doing a lot of research since I bought my bikes a few weeks ago so let the modifications begin.
Girlfriend's Schwinn:
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I also got Mongoose Ledge 3.1 I bought 2 weeks ago however I find it harder to pedal compared to the Schwinn on paved roads which led me to this site.
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I also saw the posts about the prices of the XR-Pro that has dropped recently. Walmart's website still lists it at $349 however I was able to find one store about 20 miles from home that has it in stock for $199 so I'm contemplating taking the Ledge back seeing as how I paid $216 for it on walmart.com

Also picked up the Mongoose Stat 4.2 as I figured a hardtail would be better suited for when she and I are riding together in the city and the FS bike could be used for proper mountain biking after upgrades. Got the Stat home yesterday as I had found another store in my area that had it for $99.00

I must admit that I also bought it for the color.

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Bikes mounted on my custom Yakima rack sourced from various parts on my local craigslist

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Re: Post a Pic of Your 29er

Postby cole.robinson.543 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:48 pm

Welcome to the forum! Nice bikes. Your ledge is harder tob pedal for a few possible reasons. There could a small setup issue such as a dragging brake or a low tire, but there are also some built in differences between the ledge and that schwinn. The rear suspension is an energy sucker when it comes to transfering power from your feet to the pedals. Every stroke loses some energy to the bob of your rear suspension. Tires also play a large role in the pedal effort. The schwinn looks like it has a narrower tire with a tighly packed tread in the center where the ledge has a wider spread tread and a wider contact patch. The narrow tight spaced tire will have a lower rolling resistance than the tires on your ledge. I did see that you were planning on changing the ledge for the xr-pro, the same stuff applies but i still recommend the switch. The xr is often refered to as the best bang for your buck and that was when it was $350. So go for it. Just remember that its not going to be as easy to ride as your gfs schwinn or your stat. You are right about the stat being a better bike for riding on the streets but it won't be a slouch on the trails either (especially with an upgraded fork, but do that when you want you the bike is perfectly rideable as is too). I personally run a fs for all trail and gravel riding and a roadie for riding on the pavement. Run as many bikes as you like.
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