as i need something to do in the weekend (that isnt drinking) ive decided the time has finally come to build meself a playground bike...on a budget...and no real timeframe for getting it done other than hopefully by spring (depending on how often and badly i fuck up whilst figuring out how and what im doing)

anyhoo the bike

specialized hardrock...seen better days
specialized hardrock...seen better days
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needs a fork and brakes to be rideable...well..its rideable now...if i pump up the tires...but the brakes are fubar...and the fork is seized...not ideal

the fork

rockshocks recon
rockshocks recon
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it *should* be enough...but if it isnt its not so expensive ill care much if i wreck it

the brakes

uhhh..i havent decided yet... on the one hand.. shimano xt cablepowered is cheap and easy... on the other hand.. i really need to learn to do hydraulic brakes properly as none of the bike shops here do a good job

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the playground

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Illustration for article titled farscys new hobby thatll end in tears

its annoying having to hold back on the trek as its also my daily... fine for hooning the mostly flat trails round here...but the playground is a little less kind on a bike

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(i’ll also probably want to put lighter gearing on the hardrock..but i’ll cross that bridge when i get there)

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