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09 5.2 Rockrider budget rescue .

IT66TIT66T Posts: 377
edited October 2016 in Your mountain bikes
I got this cheap off ebay a while back for road and light trail use knowing it would need some tlc and just recently made the effort to get it on the road again .
So this is it when i got it ,
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That split was in the rear wheel and the front was that bad it was grooved way to thin for safe use .

So here's some picks of it now ,
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,708
    Looking a little bit better in the last few pics, my eldest had the same bike for a while a few years ago until I got him something better for him. Will do everything you want and not a bad pub/commuting bike either. Good luck.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • IT66TIT66T Posts: 377
    Thanks for the compliments mate as i've found it's quite light and very responsive and although i don't plan on using it as a pub bike it will come in handy for the odd small shoping trip after i've changed a few parts for none quick release .

    Another pic of the other side of the bike showing the shimano crankset which has been altered to the use of the main 42 toothed chain ring ..
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    Parts list .

    Handle bars black 600mm riser Barelli 31.8 AL2014 T6 butted .
    Brake levers 2 digit Honga off previous bike .
    Front wheel Bontranger .
    V-brakes original rockrider .
    Rear wheel Shimano nexave silent clutch 7speed cassette hub .
    The rim is Cyber 10 .
    Shimano hyperglide 42 tooth crankset .
    Cassette is 7 speed Shimano Hyper Glide 41 , 28 x 11 toothed sprockets.
    Shimano uniglide 7/8 speed chain .
    Bottom bracket is original unknown brand.
    Raliegh Eiger 26x175 Tyres n tubes .
    Raliegh Strapless toeclips .
    7 speed Shimano Acera SL rapid fire thumbshifter .
    Cane Creek 1.8 ahead set .
    Decathlons own brand handelbar stem.
    Shimano long caged 7 speed Tourney rear mech .
    Karma Purple outer brake cable casing off a friend.
    Original Decathlon style saddle ( comfy for now! ) .
    Rockbros purple handlebar Grips

    Well that's it for now as i'm working on some replacement straight rigid forks and waiting for a couple of small parts to arrive .
    The frame will get a repaint at some point in the future but for now it will do .
    You must treat others with respect in order to be respected ..
    09 5.2 Rockrider budget rescue . viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=13033836&p=19671152#p19670604
  • IT66TIT66T Posts: 377
    It's been a while since i did an update and i've now decided to have a bit of a revamp starting with bars n stem ,
    Well the standard size Kore bars needed a shim to fit my OS Crank Bro's Iodine 1 ahead stem so i set about the original riser bars for the Rockrider 5.2 with a saw and a file and this was the result ,,

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    So anyway the wheels will be staying but the rear mech and crankset will be replaced with old but decent parts which i've got hidden in the shed so will route them out later on ..
    You must treat others with respect in order to be respected ..
    09 5.2 Rockrider budget rescue . viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=13033836&p=19671152#p19670604
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