novara hardtail(yeah its a wierd brand but the price was right) upgrading to avids disc brakes and looking to replace the manitou axel COMP with somthing without plastic parts-marz. or manitou stance static.
2002 Gary Fisher Tassajara Disc Hardtail, only changed the seat to a Sella Italia Max Flite Trans Am and changed the pedals to some Shimano 525 SPDs. Everything else is stock (full Shimano Deore group, Manitou Six Elite fork, Alexrims TA19 wheels with IRC Mythos XC tires, Magura Julie hydralic discs), along with a crapload of bolt-on accessories to deal with road commuting.
Hardtail- '95 DBR Axis TT frame w/SRAM esp9.0 and Nukeproof/Mavic517 wheels
Full Supension- '98 Haro DX3 w/Sachs+Proshift drivetrain and Machinetech T30/Sun Rhinolite wheels
Road- '03 Basso Coral w/Campy Veloce 9s (My current favorite, as it has the most comfortable saddle)
Once I get a job (I'm 15 years old) and sell some stuff on ebay I will be albe to purchase a Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX, I already have $1200.00 that I was going to spend on a diffrent bike. The Gary Fisher is $1899.99
Giant Boulder SE Bought for under 300usd and it has served me well. Never gonna race etc, but might get a hybrid type or touring bike for longer distances soon. Mine tends to get uncomfortable after mile 50 or so. I live in Key west Fla tho and the roads and sidewalks etc are so rough (horrible in some cases)that mountain bikes fare better than skinny wheels tho...
nice bikes konarider. i want to learn on the trek and i will most likely buy a lighter frame of some brand and build it up to what i want. just to learn how everything goes together and to be able to do my own maintenance. I have'nt been in a bicycle since i turned 16 and then it was mostly BMX style. had a couple 10 speeds in the past.