Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 11 of 148 FirstFirst ... 9101112132161111 ... LastLast
Results 251 to 275 of 3680
  1. #251
    RFC
    RFC is offline
    Senior Member RFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    4,432
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
    Already posted this one on that other thread...
    [IMG][/IMG]
    I've said it before -- great bike.

  2. #252
    Large Member realestvin7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    2,733
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Looks like it would do just fine. Pretty similar to most of the other bikes in this thread.
    It was cool meeting you at the swap. Hopefully, my 970 will be able to join the thread soon. Did you have any pics from Sunday to share?
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
    For Sale / Trade:
    1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
    1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
    Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
    Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
    Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
    Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
    Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT

  3. #253
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    I've said it before -- great bike.
    yeah i dig it a lot too btw the bundle with (i presume) a spare tube looks a lot like a teddy bear at first glance LOL
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  4. #254
    Senior Member due ruote's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,404
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    yeah i dig it a lot too btw the bundle with (i presume) a spare tube looks a lot like a teddy bear at first glance LOL
    I hadn't noticed it looked like a teddy bear, but yeah, it's a little funky. It's a cheap old seat bag that's scrunched and toe-strapped to the frame. It was handy, the right color, and gave me a place for my blinky. I have a bunch of scrap leather and have been thinking about how I want to configure a small bag for this bike, so it's also temporary.

    Thanks for the compliments on the bike. I can't say it's much of a climber, but then again I don't have much for hills, and in every other way I find it a fun and versatile all-purpose rider.

    btw in case anyone is interested, those are 700c fenders I'm using. I had the 26" version but they were so wide they looked pretty funny with the 1.25" tires. I had to pull these in a bit with the stays but in fact the radius isn't all that different and the coverage is good.
    Last edited by due ruote; 10-09-12 at 08:56 AM.

  5. #255
    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Trek 900, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '92 Schwinn Crosscut, '03 Diamondback Tandem, '94 Yokota Grizzly Peak
    Posts
    2,502
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    It was cool meeting you at the swap. Hopefully, my 970 will be able to join the thread soon. Did you have any pics from Sunday to share?
    Likewise. I shot a few pics, but haven't touched them yet. I'll see if I can get a few posted in the next day or so.

    Picked up a lot of minor items but the biggie was some wheels and a matching crank for my 80's Benotto, which is going to become a fixie over the winter.
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

  6. #256
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    anybody gotta 25.4 clamp diameter salsa woodchipper they wanna sell?
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  7. #257
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    18,869
    Mentioned
    71 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdefran View Post
    How would this serve as a platform? It is listed for only $55 on my local CL..would probably offer $40. I already have dirt drops, bar end shifters, brake levers, and Techonomic stem if needed.
    Myself, I would aim higher. The Woodlands is very low end, donated the last one I had to the local co-op. One thing on vintage MTBs, they tend to sell pretty cheap, so I always recommend aiming towards the high end, as for a small additional premium, you can get a bike with much better wheels, a lot lighter in weight, much better components, etc. $50 more might get you a bike that sold for $750 more originally.
    See some of my bikes on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BillsVintageSteelBikes

    Or visit my finished bikes flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billssteelbikes/

  8. #258
    Large Member realestvin7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    2,733
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    anybody gotta 25.4 clamp diameter salsa woodchipper they wanna sell?
    This is funny. They don't make them anymore. Good luck with your search. I'm sure there are a few out there.
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
    For Sale / Trade:
    1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
    1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
    Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
    Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
    Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
    Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
    Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT

  9. #259
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    This is funny. They don't make them anymore. Good luck with your search. I'm sure there are a few out there.
    I know, that's why i posted here asking for one. I found a guy who had been selling one since march but he finally sold it last month

    it's possible to still find the 31.8 clamp size woodchippers but then i would need a new stem or a threaded to threadless adapter and a stem
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  10. #260
    Large Member realestvin7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    2,733
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    I know, that's why i posted here asking for one. I found a guy who had been selling one since march but he finally sold it last month

    it's possible to still find the 31.8 clamp size woodchippers but then i would need a new stem or a threaded to threadless adapter and a stem
    If you find more than one, let me know. Lol.
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
    For Sale / Trade:
    1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
    1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
    Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
    Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
    Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
    Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
    Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT

  11. #261
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    there's an actual dirt drop bar on ebay right now

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271077906842...84.m1423.l2649

    wonder what the reserve is
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  12. #262
    Large Member realestvin7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    2,733
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I suspect about $75-95. You'll be fighting quite a few of us though. Now it's advertised for all to see. Haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    there's an actual dirt drop bar on ebay right now

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271077906842...84.m1423.l2649

    wonder what the reserve is
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
    For Sale / Trade:
    1970's? Santa Maria F/F - Italian - 57cm ST/56cm TT
    1988 Cannondale SM1000 MTB F/F 20" ST/ 56cm TT
    Kuwahara Puma MTB F/F - 19" ST/56cm TT
    Trek 7000 MTB F/F -17" ST/55cm TT
    Alpine MTB F/F - 23" ST/59cm TT
    Ross Hi-Tech MTB F/F - 20" - 21" ST/57cm TT
    Peugeot PR10 Road F/F - 62.5cm ST/60cm TT

  13. #263
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you think i would have posted it here if i was fighting for it? :-p
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  14. #264
    Senior Member cooperryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dallas / Ft Worth
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finally rode the train from Dallas to Ft Worth with a friend with our bikes and rode the Trinity Bike Trails.
    I took my Schwinn Cimarron.

    Here are a few pics. I offered Mark Twain a ride on it but he was feeling a bit stiff & it may have been a bit too tall for him as well.

    He did borrow my eye glasses for a few pics. LOL.

    We passed by that old Methodist church near downtown...what great architecture! Snapped a few there as well.

















    Last edited by cooperryder; 10-23-12 at 11:41 AM. Reason: typo

  15. #265
    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Trek 900, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '92 Schwinn Crosscut, '03 Diamondback Tandem, '94 Yokota Grizzly Peak
    Posts
    2,502
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yarper3 View Post
    Finally rode the train from Dallas to Ft Worth with a friend with our bikes and rode the Trinity Bike Trails.
    I took my Schwinn Cimarron.

    Here are a few pics. I offered Mark Twain a ride on it but he was feeling a bit stiff & it may have been a bit too tall for him as well.

    He did borrow my eye glasses for a few pics. LOL
    I tried to put my helmet on him a time or too, but he didn't like it. Nice looking conversion, I see you went with the same levers I did and the same handlebar style that I settled on after 3 bar swaps.
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

  16. #266
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    I suspect about $75-95. You'll be fighting quite a few of us though. Now it's advertised for all to see. Haha.
    didn't make the reserve..



    so hey, what levers should I get guys? Listed in most expensive to least expensive. i've been leaning towards the cane creek levers. they're going on a salsa woodchipper bar

    Shimano SL500


    Cane Creek SCR-5


    Tektro RL340


    Tektro R200A (this pic is origin8 branded but same thing)
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  17. #267
    Senior Member cooperryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dallas / Ft Worth
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am really liking the Tektro RL340's which I have on 2 of my bikes.

    At first I was skeptical as the Tektro R200A's had been my 'go to' levers.

    After trying the RL340's I now prefer them by a large margin.
    They just fit my hands better and feel 'right' for me. YMMV.



  18. #268
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i was wondering which ones you had why were you skeptical? the main thing i don't like is it looks like they stick out pretty far
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  19. #269
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    RTP Area, NC
    My Bikes
    Somebody stole them all... I walk now.
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used both DA 7401 and the RL340 on the woodchipper. The DA has the better look for an older bike, but the Tektro brakes feel much better in your hand. And the fact the Tektro levers aren't straight help with the set up on dirt drops.

  20. #270
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New Mexico; New Hampshire
    My Bikes
    Turner Burner,5 Spot, Flux,Casati,Yeti FRO,Indy Fab Crown Jewel,GT ZRX cyclocross bike
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ran Cane Creeks with the Woodchipper...had them on a few bikes now and I like them. Hows the Woodchipper working for you? John

  21. #271
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I need to get some brake levers so I can use the bar I've been hoping to get a good deal on some used cane creek ones levers on ebay, but i've watched two auctions now and they end at just a few dollars under a brand new pair. guess i need to bite the bullet

    u got a picture of the cane creeks on the woodchipper?
    Last edited by frantik; 10-26-12 at 03:57 PM.
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  22. #272
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New Mexico; New Hampshire
    My Bikes
    Turner Burner,5 Spot, Flux,Casati,Yeti FRO,Indy Fab Crown Jewel,GT ZRX cyclocross bike
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    I need to get some brake levers so I can use the bar I've been hoping to get a good deal on some used cane creek ones levers on ebay, but i've watched two auctions now and they end at just a few dollars under a brand new pair. guess i need to bite the bullet

    u got a picture of the cane creeks on the woodchipper?
    I'll look....I think I have one of my old Yeti with Woodchippers on them..

  23. #273
    Senior Member cooperryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dallas / Ft Worth
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    why were you skeptical?
    For myself I was just used to using the Tektro R200A's
    and pretty much content with them and wondering why Tektro started offering the Tektro RL340's
    and that the R200's were harder to find so I just decided to try the Tektro RL340's
    and I am glad I did.
    Ergonomically they just fit my hands a lot better.

    I plan on switching my other bikes over since they are such a bargain
    and since I like to run fatter tires that built in quick release is a great help for me.
    Of course the older R200A model has that as well.

    I feel that the addition on the Tektro RL340's, the Tektro RL720 Top Mount Cross Levers
    and a taller stem have helped me get my cockpit dialed in to the point I am satisfied
    with the comfort level especially on rides of 2 to 4 hours or more.
    For me as I have gotten older the taller stem made a huge difference on my back comfort.

    The Ritchey Biomax bars also are part of that equation that works for me setting them up so I have plenty of flat area at the top of my bars and when in the drops the biomax curves just fit my hands.

    If I switch frames for one one reason or another I am able to just pull the assembled cockpit
    and switch it over the another frame.

    I just built up another frame last week, a vintage Nishiki Pro, and used this formula and quickly got it dialed in. Did a 37 mile ride on it yesterday on a beautiful day in Dallas & liked it a lot.

    I am at the point in my life I don't care if others think my bike looks aesthetically pleasing or not.
    I like it and I now go for the comfort as a priority and as I am closing in on a 5000 mile year it is working for me.
    YMMV.
    Last edited by cooperryder; 10-28-12 at 11:25 AM. Reason: typo

  24. #274
    Chainstay Brake Mafia
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,866
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well I ended up going with the cane creeks.. the RL340s just looked too weird for me.. don't like how they stick out a lot. hopefully the cane creeks will be good

    Do you guys run barrel adjusters for the brakes somewhere or just adjust the brakes as needed when the time comes? Any recommendations for cheap brake cable barrel adjusters?
    1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
    1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex

    Join the Chainstay Brake Mafia!

  25. #275
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    RTP Area, NC
    My Bikes
    Somebody stole them all... I walk now.
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I buy cable hangers with the built in adjusters. Tektro makes a cheap front one that looks pretty good and I like the Surley brake hanger for the rear. It's not real cheap for what it is, but it works well and just slides over your seat post bolt. I'm sure there are a million alternatives.

Page 11 of 148 FirstFirst ... 9101112132161111 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •