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New Bike

I just purchased a 1999 Giant DS2 XTC from a fellow Seattlite. The bike is very nice, but in need of a little bit of maintenance and one item of repair work — its rear shifter only has about half the range it should. The components are all Shimano LX, and its rear shock is vevelt smooth — quite incredible to ride around on. It is also quite light for its size. In its heyday, a bike like this would have retailsed north of $1,000. I picked it up for $150, quite a deal, as long as I am able to get the shifter working.

Its probably time to invest in a little more theft prevention equipment. While I am very happy with my current U-lock, I don’t want my wheels running off on their own either.

UPDATE: Photos!

Giant DS2 XTC

The rear shock -- Fox Vanilla Float

From the front

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