AlterCow, joining yet another forum/community. Hello folks. It is Spring in Southwest Colorado and I just dug my 29er out of the shed yesterday. I aired up the tires and made sure that last year's late tuneup was holding strong. I am ready to start tearing up the countryside. I love my Motobecane. For a "cheap" bike it is quite the little monster. I have all stock components with the exception of some Tritec stubbies and Odessey pedals. I hope to buy a straight handle bar this year and perhaps upgrade the seatpost to something a little spongey. I will see you folks on the trails around Vallecito.