R.I.P....reflectors - Get outta heeya!
R.I.P....steel pedals w/toeclips -
Took it up a notch with clipless pedals. Kore G.A.S.S. They are
terrible! Unless you LIKE falling down attached to the bike every time you stop.
R.I.P....Kore G.A.S.S. pedals - Ditched those pieces for a quality clipless pedal. Time ATAC. They're a joy to use, confident clip
in/out EVERY time.
R.I.P....Cannondale saddlebag - Simply lost it. Got a Trek bag.
R.I.P....Specialized Team Control front tire
- Sidewall tear (always make sure those brake pads are lined up). Had an extra
Panaracer Dart II lying around.
R.I.P....stock cranks - Left crank was loose beyond remedy (always make sure those crank bolts are tight). Replaced the whole
thing with a Shimano LX crankset.
R.I.P....Shimano front deraileur -
Low-grade quality, just didn't last. Upgraded to a Shimano XT.
R.I.P....stock bottom bracket - Again, not the best quality. Installed a Race-Face BB.
R.I.P....Blackburn Mtn Stik mini
pump - An internal piece broke rendering it useless. Bought a Specialized Airforce 4.
R.I.P....stock wheelset -
The front was missing bearings, the rear was missing spokes. Replaced with Sun Big Mammoth Fat rims (30mm wide) laced
to LX hubs w/silent clutch. I used the 8-speed Shimano cassette from the Durango and put on some Michelin rim bands.
R.I.P....Panaracer Dart II front
tire - I had to put some fat tires on these new fat rims. Replaced with a WTB Moto-Raptor 2.1/kevlar.
R.I.P....Specialized Team Control
rear tire - Replaced with a IRC Mythos XC 2.1/kevlar.
R.I.P....LX rear deraileur -
Bent and bashed. Replaced with the XT from the Durango.
R.I.P....Gripshift 600 rear
deraileur cable - Frayed to hell, replaced with a Sram power-line cable.
R.I.P....stock chain -
I actually can't believe it's lasted THIS long. Replaced with a Sram PC-68 with the convenient power-link connector.
saddle - It was time to move up to the quality craftsmanship of a Selle Italia Flite.
R.I.P....stock saddle bolt - sheared in
half during a ride, damn that could have been REAL bad!
R.I.P....Specialized Airforce 4 pump - this
thing was a POS since day one, got a Topeak mini master blaster dx.
R.I.P....Trek saddlebag - got a nice used
Topeak bag that holds more crap.
R.I.P....RaceFace bottom bracket - had been
creaking for over a year, replaced with Shimano UN 72 (68/113).
R.I.P....Gripshift 600 front deraileur cable
- frayed and was too short since switching to a top-pull, replaced with a basic Shimano cable.
R.I.P....stock grips - i loved these grips
but I mistakingly cut them up to install a pair of Onza bar ends which I ended up taking off after one ride, replaced with WTB
grips which are soft like the stocks were.
R.I.P....more brake pads, inner-tubes, patches, profanities,
and power bars than I care to recall.