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  1. I second the recommendation to switch to...

    I second the recommendation to switch to V-brakes. The only advantage traditional cantilevers have over V-brakes is thicker pads. V-brakes are easy to set up, easy to adjust and in my experience,...
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    My dream bike has a Rohloff IGH. 14 speeds that...

    My dream bike has a Rohloff IGH. 14 speeds that cover the full range of an MTB triple, can shift gears when sitting still, only change oil once a year, uniform chainline all the time and option of...
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    This chart is specific to Salsa products but the...

    This chart is specific to Salsa products but the categories are accepted across the industry. Notice that the 3rd level bikes are all dedicated MTB's with suspension. Level two is where I suspect...
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    I would have the grand sum of two dollars! I...

    I would have the grand sum of two dollars! I wish I could see more Surlys running around but I live in the burbs and I've only see two commuters, a Truckacinno 26" LHT and a black Big Dummy. Based...
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    I'm not familiar with the tires you currently...

    I'm not familiar with the tires you currently have so I can't make comparisons but the Vittoria Voyager Hyper in 38mm gets rave reviews and I've been extremely pleased with my 32" versions (I should...
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    I second this. As counter-intuitive as it seems,...

    I second this. As counter-intuitive as it seems, I finally figured out that increasing the distance from saddle to handlebars actually takes weight off of your hands and makes you more comfortable. ...
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    I rode a Trek 730 for 12 years and when I bought...

    I rode a Trek 730 for 12 years and when I bought a Trek FX with V-brakes, I swore I would never go back to traditional cantilevers. I'm now riding a 730 again and it's got V-brakes and I find them...
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    While certainly not in the same spirit as the...

    While certainly not in the same spirit as the many fine vintage Treks shown in this thread, this is a Trek, it's 20 years old and it's American made steel. I decided I didn't like the bike I built...
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    When I started riding in 1995, I was in my mid...

    When I started riding in 1995, I was in my mid 20's, weighed 235lbs and was in the best shape of my life and my average speed was always 9-11 mph. Now, I'm 47, weigh 400 lbs and my average speed is...
  10. Does anyone know what years the MB series had...

    Does anyone know what years the MB series had 130mm rear dropouts? The catalogs show 92 having them but 91 backward don't list the spec.
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    Congratulations on your decision! I've heard...

    Congratulations on your decision! I've heard great things about the LHT and have been seriously considering building one up for a couple of years.

    Is the LBS that stocks Surlys the same one...
  12. Thread: 27" hybrid?

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    I think it's pretty common to convert old 27"...

    I think it's pretty common to convert old 27" bikes to 700c, which may be what you are referring too. If you really want to do something cool, see if it will convert to 650B!

    These two frames...
  13. Both the 2.0 Kojak and the 2.15 Almotion are...

    Both the 2.0 Kojak and the 2.15 Almotion are tires I've been very interested in. I hope you'll post your impressions of whichever one you choose. I'm intrigued by the Almtion's speed rating but...
  14. I think what I highlighted in red is the most...

    I think what I highlighted in red is the most important thing as everyone has different preferences.

    I'm also a (heavy) clydesdale so I tend to run my tires higher than I would if I were of...
  15. Jan Heine would never recommend running any tire...

    Jan Heine would never recommend running any tire at the max pressure. The point of fatter tires is that they let you run a lower pressure which provides cushion and allows the tires to "give" when...
  16. I would say the 20mm width is probably correct...

    I would say the 20mm width is probably correct because I bought a 730 brand new in 1995 and even though it had 38mm tires, they were very, very narrow 38mm tires. Narrower rims result in narrower...
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    Poll: I like the upright riding position and the...

    I like the upright riding position and the handling characteristics of a mountain bike and I like 700c wheels but I almost never leave the pavement. My 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack is a great design for...
  18. I'm also a big fan of the Trek Multitracks and...

    I'm also a big fan of the Trek Multitracks and rode one from 1995 to 2007 and now I'm back on one as my "one and only" bike. My 1995 730 wheels are both 20.4mm wide, as measured with a caliper. ...
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    80's MTB's Rule!!! :thumb: Nice bike and a...

    80's MTB's Rule!!! :thumb:

    Nice bike and a great find! Enjoy it!
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    You've just discovered one of the worst kept...

    You've just discovered one of the worst kept secrets in bicycling. Of all the things you can change to improve your bike, tires will have the most profound effect. Light is nice but it mostly boils...
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    Sticky: Thanks! I couldn't agree with you more! The...

    Thanks!

    I couldn't agree with you more! The only original parts on this bike are the frame, fork, headset, seatpost clamp and rear derailleur and I plan to replace those last two. I love the...
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    Sticky: I don't have a way to get an accurate weight but...

    I don't have a way to get an accurate weight but it's not too heavy. I would guess upper 20's but it could be as low as mid-20's. I need to get a hanging scale because I'm always curious about how...
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    Sticky: After about three years of reading about bikes,...

    After about three years of reading about bikes, test riding several and buying a half dozen used and setting them up in different ways, I've finally found a bike and a setup that may keep me...
  24. I've never owned a bike with disk brakes but I...

    I've never owned a bike with disk brakes but I recently began riding my canti bike in wet weather and found that once the wheels are wet, cantilever/V-brakes suck. If you are actually going to tour...
  25. I love my 1x9 (36t x 11-28) set-up and won't...

    I love my 1x9 (36t x 11-28) set-up and won't change it unless my riding circumstances drastically change. I just removed the inner/outer chainrings of my triple, the front shifter, cable/housing and...
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