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  1. Thread: Brooks saddles

    by tk1971
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    I love them. When new, the leather B17 was...

    I love them. When new, the leather B17 was noticeable, but not uncomfortable. But right away, it feels more "right" than "wrong". After a few hundred miles I can see dimples on the surface and the...
  2. Packed up and shipped back the Nashbar fork. ...

    Packed up and shipped back the Nashbar fork. Called them, and they say they will ship a replacement only after receiving/processing the return. Probably mid-January before I expect to see another...
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    How are you liking your drop bar conversion? How...

    How are you liking your drop bar conversion? How are you shifting?

    For me, I had raise my stem in order to get the correct height to be on the drops (my primary position).

    I currently have...
  4. I was thinking the same thing. I'll pack it up...

    I was thinking the same thing. I'll pack it up tonight. Thanks for snapping me back to reality. I guess I've had one too many face plants.
  5. I learned that a drop bar on a mountain bike is a...

    I learned that a drop bar on a mountain bike is a thing of beauty.
  6. You're deflating my fun-bag. All my other modern...

    You're deflating my fun-bag. All my other modern mtbs have 2x9 drivetrains.

    My last build was a 90's RockHopper (3x7) with friction CX shifters on a Midge drop bar (awesome bike btw, had it out...
  7. Mostly modern parts: - Rhyno Lite wheels with...

    Mostly modern parts:
    - Rhyno Lite wheels with XT hubs,
    - Kenda Excavator Pro 1.95 folding for the rear
    - 1x10 drivetrain with RF single narrow wide 30t & XT cassette with OneUp 16/42 upgrade...
  8. It is coming together soon... ...

    It is coming together soon...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2698_zpsf80e0a5e.jpg

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2701_zps2f69147c.jpg
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    Did you use the silicone rubber damper that was...

    Did you use the silicone rubber damper that was included in the little bag of mounts? It goes on the buckle claw after it snaps into the mount.

    Just got mine and have been playing with it for...
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    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/vl...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/vlcsnap-2014-11-29-18h51m23s74_zps19849a34.png

    Action shot:...
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    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/vl...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/vlcsnap-2014-11-29-18h51m23s74_zps19849a34.png

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/vlcsnap-2014-11-29-19h14m33s139_zps89470aa1.png
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    You sir, have my utmost respect. These two...

    You sir, have my utmost respect. These two pictures say it all. It's never about the bike or components. It's all about riding it (whatever bike you like).

    I know guys with expensive bikes who...
  13. http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DS...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_7225_zps8792a3ec.jpg
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    That's a nice Rockhopper. Can you post up some...

    That's a nice Rockhopper. Can you post up some close-up pics of how you got your shifters to work?

    Thanks.
  15. Thread: Oh, BALLS!!

    by tk1971
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    McMaster Car. McMaster-Carr...

    McMaster Car.

    McMaster-Carr

    Hardened Shock-Resistant S2 Tool Steel
    An extremely strong tool steel, S2 offers excellent impact resistance. These balls have been through hardened yet retain a...
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    I try to keep it simple. I have 2 Silca floor...

    I try to keep it simple. I have 2 Silca floor pumps. One for each valve.

    For Presta, I cut the hose and use this with a hose clamp.

    http://www.lickbike.com/lickimages/3484.gif
    For...
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    Replace the shifters with $15 friction shifters. ...

    Replace the shifters with $15 friction shifters. Then ride it until it can't shift no more. At that time, tighten up the cable slack and ride some more until something breaks.
    ...
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    That's a pretty bike. Very minty.

    That's a pretty bike. Very minty.
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    Those white Fat Franks look great on that bike.

    Those white Fat Franks look great on that bike.
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    Here's my $40 Rockhopper wearing about $500 in...

    Here's my $40 Rockhopper wearing about $500 in components.

    Summary of build:

    91 Rockhopper
    FSA Mega Exo V-drive XC crankset w/ external bottom bracket
    XTR RD-M950 rear derailleur
    ...
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    Win some, lose some. Sorry, but it happens to...

    Win some, lose some. Sorry, but it happens to everyone. In this case, the seller didn't do anything wrong, so if he/she is reputable, they will either give you a refund or re-send it to you.

    I...
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    Wow, that's gorgeous. I can't stop looking at...

    Wow, that's gorgeous. I can't stop looking at that bell and headset spacers. I also like how the curvature of the seatpost contrasts with the classic straight tube frame.
  23. Yep, threadless quill stem adapter. Using a...

    Yep, threadless quill stem adapter. Using a Avenir 90mm 40 deg stem (31.8) to get the right height/reach. Shifters are Gevenalle (formerly Retroshift). Love the fact that I can go friction and...
  24. I'm stoked... My early 90's Rockhopper is almost...

    I'm stoked... My early 90's Rockhopper is almost ready. Here it is sporting a Midge bar, a B17, Gevenalle (formerly Retroshift), and some 2.2 tires. I should have it out this coming weekend.
    ...
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    I got this a few years ago for $40. Typical early...

    I got this a few years ago for $40. Typical early 90's RockHopper:

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2664_zps254e2549.jpg

    I never really got around to it until just recently...
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