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Schwinn moab rockshox adjustment
#1
Good after noon guys!

I have a schwinn moab, ive upgraded to a front mechanical disk brake . And upgraded my wheel set and my rear gear (more like a road bike). My tires are pretty much slick , i do alot of street riding not mountain biking. I am not fond of the stright handlebars . I recently baught drop handle bars and thinking of getting the combo brake lever/ shifters. (any advise on this would be great).

What i really want to do is make the suspension on the fork stiffer , i like having it so i dont want to get rid of it , any suggestions?

Thaanks
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http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/jimboslice23/34911_1521206316190_5736407_n_zps202df880.jpg

here is a picture
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#3
with these bars,

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/jimboslice23/KGrHqVHJEIFCdM5o4MBQt-hkIi60_57_zps337ec815.jpg

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/jimboslice23/T2eC16JHJHoE9n3Kd75CBQt-ihqYQQ60_57_zps7b714301.jpg


and has any one tried these stems from ebay?
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/jimboslice23/cfstem_zps5eee95a0.jpg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-alloy-carbon-fiber-bicycle-stems-100-31-8mm-mountain-road-bike-carbon-stem-/300932869203?pt=US_Stems&hash=item4610ff2c53

im thinking levers like this

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/jimboslice23/brakes_zpsb871bb60.jpg
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#4
I am thinking a geometry nightmare. If the bike is a proper mtb fit for you I would think putting dropbars with very little rise stem would not set up comfortable and add the pre sag and travel of the fork. let us know how it turns out. seems like a lot of bank for a mod you may not be happy with. to answer about the parts, they are nice and not just sold on ebay. if you do not like flat bars, you will need a stem with a lot of rise or riding in the drops will be uncomfotable or you will be up on the hoods all the time. I am not saying that people do not do this but plan before you buy so it fits the way you want it to. think twice buy once! rule#1
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#5
Hmmm i get it so the stem angle should be alittle higher to accommodte for the drop bars.. is what im understanding .... Yea ur right think twice buy once.. what stem angle have you seen for things like this?
Thanks
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(07-14-2013, 07:47 PM)jimboslice23 Wrote:  Hmmm i get it so the stem angle should be alittle higher to accommodte for the drop bars.. is what im understanding .... Yea ur right think twice buy once.. what stem angle have you seen for things like this?
Thanks
Ritchey pro makes a 30 degree and Bontrager race lite has a 40 degree
http://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/product/bontrager-race-lite-stem-40-degree-rise-179456-1.htm?variations=789963,789960&gclid=CP2HuIicsLgCFeoWMgodVUAAew

http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222367969/125/Ritchey-Pro-120-degree-Road.html?gclid=CNy60uCbsLgCFapDMgod5EoA4Q
as far your shock, need more info. spec it from the manufacturer and order stiffer springs or play with air pressure settings or both. setting for a heavier rider than what you are should help.
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