I wanted the Specialized Demo 9, but it was slightly out of my price-range *cough cough $5k* Keep in mind, this was like 2008-2010. So I was dirt poor, not working, and my mom bought the rig for me off of her massive tax return. I just built it with my odd-job money and blood, sweat and tears Paid my mom for it in full with winnings from local small-deal races; Big Sky, Whitefish, Great Divide, etc. Took me awhile, but I had a blast doing it! Would recommend the sport to anyone with a major adrenaline habit
So much bike talk. My kona stinky hasnt seen much use since a shoulder injury put me out of commission for a season a few years back, but I used to ride all through high school! My Fischer my mom somehow managed to weasel away from me... I'll get it back though. 98 Gary Fischer wahoo. Amazing winter bike when you have working breaks, lol.
So far today, on the '93, I changed both front calipers, 3 steel brake lines, cut out the rust in my wheel wells and welded in some fresh metal.
Then I took both ZJs down the road to our local garage and got them both inspected. A pass on both of them!!!
Which is good, cuz the '93 really needs more work before it's truly legal....
Good thing they know me well and know it will be fixed pronto!!!