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slowEK
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PostSubject: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 9th 2010, 11:39 pm

I just picked up a Specialized Hardrock bike. It's a little rough around the edges, but I've got it taken apart and I'm going to paint it. With paint and a little brake work it'll be pretty minty; does anyone have a ballpark idea of what this is worth? I got it for $50. It has dual mechanical disc brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 9th 2010, 11:47 pm

are you wondering what it would be worth now?
or what it was worth in the past?

Specialized used to be pretty decent bike company, and especially older ones weren't exactly department store quality.

unless its one like this

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good indicator of a decent bike include

clamp style seat post
no reflectors
pedals that dont have left and right markings

edit:
was looking at hard rock prices for a 2006 and looks to be around 500-600 dollar bike
so it looks to be decent
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 9th 2010, 11:55 pm

found some more info on the hard rock

Positives
A great frame that is very versatile for many different sizes and weights. The frame can stand a lot of weight and handle some decent drop heights. Disc brakes are widely felt to be superior to the traditional kind, so even if the stock brakes on this bike aren't the best, they're still better than non-disc brakes. The price of the bike is very reasonable and affordable so it makes for a great entry into the sport, and with the solid frame the components can be easily replaced as the rider's skilsl increase.

Negatives
For more experienced riders there are some issues with the stock components. The biggest complaint from users had to do with the included front suspension fork. Some of the more aggressive riders found the fork to be too weak for anything more than light trail riding. The other big issues dealt with the gears and the brakes. A few users reported problems with the disc brakes malfunctioning or at the very least producing a squeeking noise. The brakes are Tektro brand which appear to have a bad reputation among some riders. A lot of people didn't have any complaints about the brakes though, so it's not severe problem, but definitely something you should keep in mind and check out if you're looking at this bike. In regards to the gears (derailleur) some users found it difficult to hit the higher gears without performing some kind of tricks. These higher gears aren't that common to use anyway, so not many people complained about them, and again, you can always replace the gear system quite easily.


I have a specialized mountain bike in my backyard
friend found it behind a dumpster in some weird small town
had a moots stem on it of all things and i love it

years ago I bought a track bike for 700 one time and after a couple months i realized how horrible it was
so then i spent 4 times as much and made a bike I actually like
where I am going with this I have no idea but I like talking about bikes
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 10th 2010, 12:38 am

haha yeah i guess i quite enjoy talking about bikes too Razz
I'll take pictures of it tomorrow and post them. I'd just like to know how much I could sell it for once she's painted an reassembled. I used to have a Haro Mirra Pro, and a Schwinn Hydramatic, but both were stolen about 2 years ago. After that I completely gave up with bikes. goddamn thieves
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 10th 2010, 11:34 pm

I was thinking about this thread tonight
I dont want the only thead on qca about bicycles to die so quickly
so I am going to shamelessly plug my two bikes

track bike
constantly changes (right now getting my hands on some super deep 100+mm carbon rims)
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bmx
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 12:17 pm

might as well plug my bike as well

2008 Kona Stuff, main features are a Dirt Jumper 3 front fork and Hayes NINE hydro disc brakes.

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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 3:40 pm

i will play:
old dj'er-
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Trials bike-
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 3:48 pm

that trials bike is sick!
heres a pic of my bike which looks like it was taken in 1972

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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 3:53 pm

laynehip wrote:
that trials bike is sick!

ya its fun as hell, except going long distances. i can't remeber the gear ratio right now..
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 3:55 pm

Bjohnson wrote:
laynehip wrote:
that trials bike is sick!

ya its fun as hell, except going long distances. i can't remeber the gear ratio right now..
haha i can imagine it looks like its 1:1
i cant even stand riding my bmx and its 23-9
than my track bike is the complete opposite and is 46-12 but thankfully we dont have many hills
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2010, 4:02 pm

laynehip wrote:
Bjohnson wrote:
laynehip wrote:
that trials bike is sick!

ya its fun as hell, except going long distances. i can't remeber the gear ratio right now..
haha i can imagine it looks like its 1:1
i cant even stand riding my bmx and its 23-9
than my track bike is the complete opposite and is 46-12 but thankfully we dont have many hills

haha i can get like three full pedal stokes in and then it goes no faster. im certain the gear ratio is 22-16
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2010, 12:43 pm

so psyched on the wheel i just built
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2010, 4:56 pm

my new hybrid bmx/track bike
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2010, 5:06 pm

laynehip wrote:
my new hybrid bmx/track bike
Specialized Bike Snowsnowproblem130

SEX.....
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2010, 5:14 pm

haha i threw them off my bmx onto my track bike before riding to school
and it is by far the funnest bike I have ever ridden
will be swapping the bars out to something not so dorky feeling like these though
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2010, 5:16 pm

ya those bars will definatly look better.

i think its perfect, except maybe needs some contrast between seat/seat post? florescent color is my vote.
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PostSubject: Re: Specialized Bike   Specialized Bike Icon_minitimeJuly 9th 2010, 5:33 pm

haha i hate that seat/seat-post it came off my old complete track bike

I am looking to get a titanium thompson seat post and a nice carbon race seat but i got some saving up to do
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