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    I just switched from a 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack...

    I just switched from a 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack to a 2008 Surly Karate Monkey.....both cro-moly steel.
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    47 years old and Friday I built up a single-speed...

    47 years old and Friday I built up a single-speed Karate Monkey. I weigh 400 lbs so I chose gearing (36:18) that would allow me to climb the small hills on my normal rides around the subdivision. ...
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    It's still attached to my old bike hanging in the...

    It's still attached to my old bike hanging in the garage. I really dislike setting up brakes and just haven't gotten around to moving it the new bike. My neighborhood is mostly flat with long...
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    I'm in! I've thought about building/getting a SS...

    I'm in! I've thought about building/getting a SS for quite some time and when I received this frameset on Friday, I decided to take the plunge and so far, I'm totally thrilled with it! I plan to...
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    Sticky: I've read so many rave reviews about the Vaya...

    I've read so many rave reviews about the Vaya that it was in serious consideration but unfortunately, they only come with disk brake mounts and that took it off the table for me. Yours is a beautiful...
  6. Yes, the 700c x 38 wheels are larger in diameter...

    Yes, the 700c x 38 wheels are larger in diameter than your 26" wheels. For comparison, the BSD (don't worry about what that means...it's an apples-to-apples comparison between the two wheel sizes)...
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    Sticky: I just upgraded from my 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack...

    I just upgraded from my 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack to a 2008 Surly Karate Monkey. Strange thing is, the two bikes have almost identical geometry (Surly has 3cm longer top-tube) but the KM rides so...
  8. Nice bike! I would love to find a Trek 750 in...

    Nice bike! I would love to find a Trek 750 in that size! The 750 was Trek's top hybrid most years in the 1990's and judging by the rake on the fork, I would guess yours is near the end of the model...
  9. Never, as an adult because I rarely leave my bike...

    Never, as an adult because I rarely leave my bike unattended. As a kid, every single bike I owned was eventually stolen from my parent's front porch. Probably one of the reasons I harbor such...
  10. As an FYI, it's also likely that your rear wheel...

    As an FYI, it's also likely that your rear wheel hub (probably 126mm or 130mm) was the wrong size for an LHT frameset (135mm) but finding out stuff like that is one of the benefits of building your...
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    I've ridden my BA's on dirt with no problems but...

    I've ridden my BA's on dirt with no problems but I keep to relatively hard packed stuff and I don't ride on anything that is wet. The folks at Rivendell swear by the Big Ben's for the off-road...
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    It appears that the major difference is that the...

    It appears that the major difference is that the Big Ben has more tread and is heavier. Unless you need more tread (ie, riding off-pavement), I would stick with the Big Apples. Also, if you are...
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    I would recommend you carefully consider and...

    I would recommend you carefully consider and research the effect of putting a Jones bar on a LHT. The LHT top-tube is sized for drop bars while the Jones bar is designed for longer top-tubes. You...
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    I'm surprised how many are running skinny tires...

    I'm surprised how many are running skinny tires on vintage MTB's. I mean, fat tires are the whole point of vintage MTB's!!!!:beer:
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    The coolest (and most fun) bike I've owned. ...

    The coolest (and most fun) bike I've owned. Sadly, I mangled the chainstays beyond repair and it was scrapped.

    1983 Takara Highlander
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    I just bought this inflator and so far, I love...

    I just bought this inflator and so far, I love it. On Amazon you can get this inflator with one or two 16g cartridges and most importantly, a leather sleeve that goes around a cartridge. When you...
  17. I wish Salsa would offer the option of...

    I wish Salsa would offer the option of cantilever/V-brakes on at least some of their bikes. This would be a good candidate as not everyone wants or needs disk brakes. Also, they got a bit crazy...
  18. I've been wondering the same thing since 1995. I...

    I've been wondering the same thing since 1995. I have a whole laundry list of weather characteristics I would want but at this point, after 47 years in Oklahoma, I would settle for someplace where...
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    I was in an LBS this week and overheard the owner...

    I was in an LBS this week and overheard the owner tell a new customer that as long as he's shopping in a bike shop, it doesn't matter what brand he's looking at because any equivalent type bike at a...
  20. My post was more in the spirit of "hybrids are...

    My post was more in the spirit of "hybrids are also very similar to a couple of very popular so-called cyclo-cross/all-rounder bikes" in order to point out their versatility, although I didn't...
  21. Find the geometry chart for the mid-90's upper...

    Find the geometry chart for the mid-90's upper level Trek Multitracks and then compare it to the Surly Cross Check and the Soma Double Cross. The Treks probably have a little more trail but other...
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    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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