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    Signed up! Thanks!

    Signed up! Thanks!
  2. I thought about a new fork this morning and just...

    I thought about a new fork this morning and just found an online calculator and that's probably my best bet. My current fork is about 375mm and a Cross Check fork is 400mm, which reduces my 73...
  3. This was something I was not sure about. I...

    This was something I was not sure about. I looked into this about a year ago and my memory was that they make a version that works with a standard 1 1/8" system but looking at it last night, I was...
  4. Anyone have experience with the headset that allows an offset to the head tube angle?

    I've got a bike that is just about perfect except that it has a steeper head angle than I prefer. The obvious solution is to simply buy another bike but given what I want a bike to do and the fact...
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    Look for a used Trek FX model or one of the...

    Look for a used Trek FX model or one of the virtual clones made by the other big bike companies (Specialized, Raleigh, Jamis, Giant, etc..). You can probably buy a lowest level FX new at the LBS for...
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    Was this with indexed or friction shifters? I...

    Was this with indexed or friction shifters? I had a ton of trouble with my Handsome Devil ghost shifting when I ran a 9-speed cassette with a friction shifter. This was just sitting down and...
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    At least half of the locknut's threads are...

    At least half of the locknut's threads are engaged and I found an instructional video where there was a bigger gap than I've got. Now I'm trying to get the bearing adjustment right. I guess I just...
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    headset question

    I'm reinstalling a threaded 1" headset on the bike it originally came on. I've got one spacer but the locknut only seems to be about half-way on the steerer tube when it's tightened down. There is...
  9. Repurposed 80's and 90's MTB's are awesome and...

    Repurposed 80's and 90's MTB's are awesome and this is a perfect example of one that would work perfectly for me. It's the right size and it's proportions are just perfect!
  10. Investing in good tires will probably give you...

    Investing in good tires will probably give you more joy than investing in a new and lighter bikes. Tires really do make the difference.

    Handlebars are very much a personal preference. I...
  11. As long as you can manage the long reach of those...

    As long as you can manage the long reach of those MTB's, they may be the best way to go. Inexpensive, good components, comfortable, fun and bomb-proof! That's a hard combination to beat for a...
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    seat_boy, do you have any experience with the...

    seat_boy, do you have any experience with the Surly Ogre?
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    This is good to know. I'm looking for 40mm...

    This is good to know. I'm looking for 40mm replacement for my Duremes and preferably something that also comes in 50+mm when I move up to a new frameset with more clearance. Big Apples, Big Ben,...
  14. Anyone riding Schwalbe Marathon Duremes?

    These are discontinued now but I'm sure there are still a lot of people who have them. I'm wanting to experiment more with riding off-pavement, primarily dirt and gravel roads. I want wide tires...
  15. Thanks! I didn't know if the FD has enough...

    Thanks! I didn't know if the FD has enough adjustment to keep it from going past the second ring.

    I plan to basically ride all the time in the 40t ring and just use the 26 for a bail out granny...
  16. Using triple shifter for double chainrings

    I am currently running a modern Deore 48/36/26 crankset with a Deore front derailleur and Deore 9-speed trigger shifters. I have never used the 48 ring so I want to remove it and then replace the 36...
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    I don't have a fatbike but 99% of my riding is...

    I don't have a fatbike but 99% of my riding is around the subdivision with a split between the streets and the sidewalks that criss-cross our greenbelt areas. I would love to try a SS Pugsley with...
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    I love the idea of being the caretaker of a...

    I love the idea of being the caretaker of a significant historical artifact but experience has taught me otherwise. Back when my hobby was swords, I purchased an antique Chinese sword blade (made at...
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    For me, a grail bike is a personal thing based on...

    For me, a grail bike is a personal thing based on my own needs and wants and for me, it's simply a frameset with headset and handlebars.

    This frameset/headset/handlebar, in this color, in this...
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    Very lucky!! I've been watching Craigslist...

    Very lucky!! I've been watching Craigslist continuously for over two years and in that time there have been TWO early 80's MTB's (metro of 1,000,000 people). I foolishly let the first one go (t was...
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    I would love to pick up an early 80's...

    I would love to pick up an early 80's Stumpjumper. My 1983 Takara Highlander is my favorite bike but it's having structural issues right now. From the limited amount of information I can find, it's...
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    I agree with this assessment. An early MTB is a...

    I agree with this assessment. An early MTB is a great substitute for the spirit of a Rivendell Atlantis but a poor substitute for trying to get a bike that actually rides like an Atlantis. The...
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    Congrats on your new bike. I've heard nothing...

    Congrats on your new bike. I've heard nothing but high praise for the Jamis Coda and I think the Sport is the sweet spot in their lineup. Good choice!!
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    Last night I remembered something that might be...

    Last night I remembered something that might be relevant. While I was waiting for my Surly single-speed cog to arrive, I set up my Highlander as a single-speed using a 7-speed cassette and using the...
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    There is a lot of merit to looking at vintage...

    There is a lot of merit to looking at vintage bikes. Instead of going with the 1995 Trek 820, I put together my 1983 Takara Highlander. As best as I can tell, this thing has a 70 degree seat tube,...
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