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     MiniMental updated 11 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
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  • lukkbox

    7 October 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I bought a Giant Yukon ’06 from new and have thrashed the thing to utter destruction

    I now want to have the front chainrings reduced to single one with a decent chainguard for when i go on the ramps with it, any suggestions on makes and models for this kit?

    The forks are squeeking but seem to work fine still, anyone know a cure for this?

    I’m on my 5th set of tires and they arent as good as the nevegal ones it came with, any suggestions for some good cheap tires, or dont such things exist? lol

    i also may need the rear derailleur replacing as i was ran into from behind and it seems a bit offline, is buying a new one the only way or can i somewhow bend it back myself?

    i also think the screws controllling it are out of synch a bit as it isnt a smooth transition and sometimes it changes gears all by itself

    Am i best off taking this into a bike shop for a service and will they cover all this when they do it?

    how much am i looking at to get this thing back to riding like new because i’d love to have it in shape again

    I know it’s not best bike in the world but its the best bike i’ve ever had lol

    ANY help gratefully appreciated

    Thanks for popping in! 😀

  • MiniMental

    7 October 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Welcom to the forum dude 🙂

    Firstly, chain rings, if you want to remove your outer chianring and put on a bashguard then e-thirteen is the way to go 🙂 They are the best 🙂 (see pic)

    Get your forks serviced 🙂

    I’m using the Panaracer Fire 2.4 FR tyres, (£20 each), fantastic tyres, not so good on roads but awesome off road.

    May not be your mech thats bent, maybe just the mech hanger.. if so, you could try bending it back but it’l more than likley snap sometime soon if you do, best buy a new one.

    Not sure how much it’l cost you to get it back to ‘as new’ riding conditions, i would recommend gettin it serviced at your LBS aswell, wont do it any harm. All depends how much u wanna spend on it 🙂

    This was a quick reply but i hope it helped a little :), no point writing a whole paragraph to get the point across, for example, service your forks 😉


  • lukkbox

    7 October 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Fanks mang! 😀

    e-thirteen, check!

    sort forks out, check!

    panaracers, check!

    (carefully) bend mech back, check!

    fanks again mang!

    I’m jus a tad scared that if i hand it over to the local bike shop (halfords! grrr) they might make it like new, but it might cost more than a REAL new one lol

    this is a very real possibility lol

  • MiniMental

    7 October 2009 at 11:57 pm

    lol, if you let halfrauds do the work mate, it’l probably come out worse than when it went in 😆

    Just a word of warning if you go for the 2.4 Panaracer Fire’s.. they are actually a 2.7″ tyre when inflated so make sure they’l fit between your chainstays before you buy them.. to do this, measure between the chainstays around where the edges of your current tyre is.. If they wont fit, you can always get the 2.1 Panaracer Fire XC tyres, just as good, but narrower 😆 There are of course other tyres out there, i just like these ones 😀

    Hope this helps


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