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    Ditto - sign me up again. I found some more crap...

    Ditto - sign me up again. I found some more crap to add...
  2. It has been pretty bad recently. I actually...

    It has been pretty bad recently. I actually talked to Reed Gregerson (one of the organizers) about the smoke. It's like the weather, impossible to predict today what it will be like two weeks from...
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    Some harrowing tales here! The one that comes...

    Some harrowing tales here!

    The one that comes to mind (every time I go down that hill...) was descending Going to the Sun Road a couple of years ago. I was with a friend and we were pedaling...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=473754&d=1440767395
    Looking good! Whatever you do, texaspandj, do NOT get rid of those white hoods!! Clean them up with some simple green or...
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    We get a bit of cross-threading from here and the...

    We get a bit of cross-threading from here and the Show Your Vintage MTB thread. It's all good, but you should also post it over there to properly spread good bike porn. :thumb: (Probably a lot of us...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=473694&d=1440727037
    It looks like the inner chainring could go smaller - down to a 38t? I'd say you have an accurate assessment: probably great...
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    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/7574/product...

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/7574/products/nitto-ui-12-stem_1024x1024.jpg?v=1433778839
    I think it would look perfect on an early 90's MTB. Very similar to the Ritchey stem on my '94 MB1
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    Sticky: Last night I ordered some of the cheap-o SunRace...

    Last night I ordered some of the cheap-o SunRace DT clamp shifters and they should be here in a couple of days. I'm hoping that they use standard threading. No marks on the clamp that I could see,...
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    Sticky: Tried one local LBS today and they don't have...

    Tried one local LBS today and they don't have them new. The old ones have been pilfered by others also trying to get their Cino bikes up and running for our vintage ride in a couple of weeks. I have...
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    Date codes for parts? I'll bet there was a chrome...

    Date codes for parts? I'll bet there was a chrome fork to match originally. Mongoose perhaps? Whatever it is, very nice find!
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    Aha! So that's what the little piece of black...

    Aha! So that's what the little piece of black plastic was on the brake lever of my last parts bike acquisition!! The stub of a broken-off mirror. You learn something new every day. :)

    Nice save,...
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    Sticky: Ok, now I'm really desperate. I'd take any 2 DT...

    Ok, now I'm really desperate. I'd take any 2 DT clamp mount for shift levers with standard M5x0.8 threading. The two I bought off of fleabay were not as advertised by the seller - I now have four...
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    After two of these iterations, I get the strong...

    After two of these iterations, I get the strong impression that fresh crap doesn't stay long in the box. It must smell better. ;)

    Those were indeed vintage flat stoppers, at least 40 years old....
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    I like that VO posts pictures of their hoods...

    I like that VO posts pictures of their hoods mounted on a bar. Cane Creek should do the same...

    Thanks for the info about the fitment, lord Athlon, yet more info I wish I had possessed before...
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    Go to a bike co-op or lbs and pick up a used set...

    Go to a bike co-op or lbs and pick up a used set of wheels and a cassette. Keep a road-geared cassette on the Schwalbe quipped set and a MTN-oriented cassette on the MTB set. Maybe $50 all told?
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    They do have a couple of jerseys left at Glacier,...

    They do have a couple of jerseys left at Glacier, at least they did at the beginning of summer, but they we're selling them for full retail price - close to $200!

    Icebreaker used to sell a bike...
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    A couple of coats of Plasti dip will bring them...

    A couple of coats of Plasti dip will bring them right back.

    I bought those hoods for some mid 80's Suntour Superbe levers (made by dia compe) and was underwhelmed with the fit, even with...
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    What did you use for cranks, wrk101? Very nice...

    What did you use for cranks, wrk101? Very nice save!

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=472311&d=1440119269
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    I agree with you, there's no compelling reason to...

    I agree with you, there's no compelling reason to change them. :thumb:
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    I thought the containers were awesome! If I had...

    I thought the containers were awesome! If I had more plastic containers around, I would have replaced the one that was disintegrating, but I thought they were cool. :thumb:
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    Sticky: Only sometimes - see my profile.

    Only sometimes - see my profile.
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    Sticky: 3speed, if you don't find any takers for the 8s...

    3speed, if you don't find any takers for the 8s bar-end trade, i'd trade some green for it.
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    LOL, you found me out!

    LOL, you found me out!
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    Sticky: Thanks, lord_athlon, I'm not sure how I missed...

    Thanks, lord_athlon, I'm not sure how I missed that on retrobike, I've gone through their other Specialized catalogs many times. (I managed to find that helmet, now I just need to find those...
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    Sticky: This is an oddball request, but does anybody have...

    This is an oddball request, but does anybody have a high resolution scan of the image I use in my avatar? It's an old Specialized Sirrus ad from ~1989 or 1990. I accidentally shrunk my only file...
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