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    Touring bike!! No chance of heal strike on rear...

    Touring bike!! No chance of heal strike on rear panniers there!
  2. 120 psi and higher is not a problem on hooked...

    120 psi and higher is not a problem on hooked rims, unhooked rims did run 80-90 psi(some guys were running 100) on tyres that were made for non hooked rims, some companies still do them.

    Rim...
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    :eek::eek::P:P You are even closer than first...

    :eek::eek::P:P You are even closer than first thought. Chain , parts box stem(for riding while looking for a stem that suits more) a bit of cabling time(I love doing cables). BOOM. Bike
    C'mon show...
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    I know, I know. good things take...

    I know, I know. good things take time:twitchy::innocent::p

    Can you imagine the first ride . . . . . .
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    I have to say . . . . . How can you be that close...

    I have to say . . . . . How can you be that close and not have an unbearably incessant need to ride it? Beautiful stuff so far, really nice. Get it done man, lets see some ride pics?
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    I found that type of fork (Fat bottom into fork...

    I found that type of fork (Fat bottom into fork ends) and others like them to ride tooo rigid on road at a similar pressure, put on a Spinner tapered blade fork on the bike I had and that softened it...
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    Kerosene for unsticking shifters etc Diesel for...

    Kerosene for unsticking shifters etc Diesel for moderate stuff and ATF fluid for the rest, gloves a must.
    Oil content kind of ensures parts do not really dry out. ATF is good.


    This is Fred....
  8. You should get the bike anyway, most bike shops...

    You should get the bike anyway, most bike shops have bins of used cranks and they will be priced fairly, it is only a crank though.

    Personally when I purchase a bike I see a blank canvas - I see...
  9. Here is a pic of one of my daily riders with the...

    Here is a pic of one of my daily riders with the Holy Roller on the back.
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  10. @Italuminium...

    @Italuminium I am liking it too, I plan to buy either some Maxxis Holy Rollers 26 x 2.4 or Maxxis DTH 2.3's as soon as my lovely wife says I can . . . or before!?
    I am hoping to get a good list...
  11. Hey guys, I spent some time today with a Maxxis...

    Hey guys, I spent some time today with a Maxxis Holy Roller 26 x 2.4 today and here are the bikes I have that will take up to 2.4,
    1995 Gary Fisher Marlin
    1996-7 Gary Fisher Aquila
    1994 Spec Hard...
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    I think the smile on his face is great, not only...

    I think the smile on his face is great, not only happy to have a great bike, also contemplative hopefully thinking "Wow how great my Grand dad and did I this, we built a bike!"

    Do you have a...
  13. My mistake thanks for pointing it out, it is...

    My mistake thanks for pointing it out, it is Rockhopper Ricthey Logic tubing compared to a 95 Marin Pine Mountain with Marin custom tubing?
  14. Probably not but I will just spread either so...

    Probably not but I will just spread either so that they are, need to check drop out alignment on both too. I will prob keep them both and help him find something nice, though I have offered to lend...
  15. 1994 Marin Pine Mountian or 1997ish Specailized Rock hopper ?

    A mate is asking if I could part with one of these as he wants a retro frame to hang 2 x 10 Deore mechs shifters, V brakes etc.

    Which is better the Tange tubing of the Marin or the Ricthey Logic...
  16. Santuri32 Thanks for the extra info on...

    Santuri32 Thanks for the extra info on Specialized's

    I bought home a rather worn Maxxis Holy Roller 26 x 2.4 to try on all my MTB frames and will list the finds here.
  17. Those Stumpy's is niiice, thanks for sharing...

    Those Stumpy's is niiice, thanks for sharing Santuri32

    "Thanks, I got tech help from Golden Boy and tire selection from wrk101.
    Rides sort of like a couch."

    Leftthread thats really funny for...
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    Hi, a mate's Dad used to have these really nice...

    Hi, a mate's Dad used to have these really nice shelves set up on one wall of his work shop with the complete groups he had displayed with the cranks in the middle smaler parts around the outside in...
  19. Some really nice bikes coming through, I know...

    Some really nice bikes coming through, I know there are still a couple out there too?

    leftthread nice nice bike, drooling right now Suntour XC . . . . .

    pastorbob, I saw the build up of the...
  20. I think they look pretty cool too, and they...

    I think they look pretty cool too, and they really like riding on balloons too, look at the Schwinn and Trek, Diamondback etc above, they all look great.
  21. Wow some nice bikes coming up, keep em coming.

    Wow some nice bikes coming up, keep em coming.
  22. Gomango I have considered Fat Franks although...

    Gomango I have considered Fat Franks although probably black as I feel I would not want to get white ones dirty. That is a lovely bike your wife must love it?
  23. Italuminium I really liked that conversion, how...

    Italuminium I really liked that conversion, how much clearance did you have? Do you still have the bike? Any chance of a pic?
  24. Wow how dumb of me!! Thanks caveman for the...

    Wow how dumb of me!! Thanks caveman for the prompt on terrible spelling used here
  25. Steel MTB frame that will take 26 x 2.5?

    I have seen a lot of fat cruiser tyre conversions done to old MTB frames, I am into early 90's MTB's, Giant, Marin, GT, Trek etc.
    So who out there is running fatter tyres?
    A few pics of bike then...
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