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    it's actually dark purple paint ;) the tires are...

    it's actually dark purple paint ;) the tires are compass 26x1.75 which don't come in blackwall.
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    i believe they are 53cm at the ends. relatively...

    i believe they are 53cm at the ends. relatively narrow for a dirt drop bar
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    I often will give a little background on the...

    I often will give a little background on the bike, like where it was in the line up and/or where it was manufactured.. always facts and nothing personal. but often i feel like people don't really...
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    maybe the cover was to prevent mud build up?

    maybe the cover was to prevent mud build up?
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    crazy drop outs on that fork

    crazy drop outs on that fork
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    i used a Deore (MT-62) shifter clamp which is...

    i used a Deore (MT-62) shifter clamp which is steel, so you can bend it to clamp on the drop bar
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    thanks Velocivixen :) The handlebars are Origin...

    thanks Velocivixen :) The handlebars are Origin 8 Gary II bars, and the cantilever brakes are actually Deore (no XT) MT-62, which are almost identical to BR-M732 except one part is steel on the...
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    Took my 1989 Jamis Dakar out today.. Lugged Tange...

    Took my 1989 Jamis Dakar out today.. Lugged Tange Prestige with Deore XT

    http://i.imgur.com/NjCHZ8q.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/XdSlDsm.jpg
  9. i think pretty much every shimano RD made since...

    i think pretty much every shimano RD made since the late 80s uses the "centeron" style pulley.. i think they dropped the name centeron though and just call in a "g pulley", or nothing at all. ...
  10. The Trek is a better frame by far. I would keep...

    The Trek is a better frame by far. I would keep the trek and consider swapping in a shimano rear hub with hyperglide cassette, and possibly also a shimano RD with a "centeron" pulley to improve...
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    thanks.. i definitely wasn't planning on drilling...

    thanks.. i definitely wasn't planning on drilling in the frame. i think I'll try with some M4 riv nuts
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    why did you add seat stay brazons? I have one of...

    why did you add seat stay brazons? I have one of those frames, TT-LITE steel, I like it
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    It's a diamondback made by Sandvik... how did...

    It's a diamondback made by Sandvik... how did you buy them from litespeed? just contact them?
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    ^ thank you for the sizing chart. it looks like...

    ^ thank you for the sizing chart. it looks like M5 riv nuts are about 6.8mm wide, but the hole they are going into is about 6mm.. I guess I should try a size down, M4, though the existing mounts are...
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    no they are aluminum, just like the ones i'm...

    no they are aluminum, just like the ones i'm replacing
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    Rivnuts - are there different sizes?

    I need to replace the bottle cage mounts on a TI frame, so I purchased some M5 rivnuts. However, when I tried to put the nut into the hole in the frame, it doesn't fit! I tried lightly tapping it...
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    Haven't tried the Marethon Supremes.. they're...

    Haven't tried the Marethon Supremes.. they're even more costly than the compass tires :eek:
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    yeah i suspect it's a year or two early for that...

    yeah i suspect it's a year or two early for that :D

    btw noglider, you should be able to put that shifter into friction mode by turning the little lever/knob protruding from the side
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    I suspect that is from the mid 80s based on the...

    I suspect that is from the mid 80s based on the thumb shifters and ovaltech chainrings
  20. mine is 20"

    mine is 20"
  21. 56k warning! :D

    56k warning! :D
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    Got some purple ano rims the other day :D Also...

    Got some purple ano rims the other day :D Also swapped on a white saddle.. it's a real 'ass hatchet' so I might swap it back out, but it looks good for the pics!

    http://i.imgur.com/drbvw2f.jpg
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  23. hah I LOVE the ping sound my frame makes. I've...

    hah I LOVE the ping sound my frame makes. I've wondered how the non-infinity frames feel, if any different. I wish I could find another one in my size with all of the original bits

    btw, are you...
  24. yeah i have two bottle cages on the downtube. I...

    yeah i have two bottle cages on the downtube. I think because yours is smaller they put one on the seat tube and one on the down tube
  25. Very nice. I have one of those, it's my daily...

    Very nice. I have one of those, it's my daily rider. Here's an old pic of mine.. it's basically the same as in this pic but some parts have been upgraded since it was taken. I wish I could find a...
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