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    What? No picture?

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  2. Thread: Another build

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    Yes, you are looking at a rear shifter. It's a...

    Yes, you are looking at a rear shifter. It's a Suntour friction thumb shifter. Since I'm using an rd-m786 clutch dérailleur, I needed the shifter to be able to pull more cable than it was designed...
  3. Thread: Another build

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    Another build

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_3018_zpsbfaj6hmv.jpg

    My latest started out life as a 2009 Motobecane Fly Team Titanium.

    The Avid Ultimate brakes are completely shot. The...
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    My bro loves friction now. My last 2-3 bikes...

    My bro loves friction now. My last 2-3 bikes have been all friction builds and there's no problem hitting up to 10-speeds. Having a 1x configuration helps, and friction further simplifies the drive...
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    He's a goat and as a consequence, loves to climb.

    He's a goat and as a consequence, loves to climb.
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    Done. My brother in law is very pleased with his...

    Done. My brother in law is very pleased with his Litespeed:

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2991_zpsyxcsza8l.jpg

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  7. Depending on what you already have, a Paul Chain...

    Depending on what you already have, a Paul Chain Keeper will only set you back $45 new.

    My RF n-w chainring cost me $46 and an SLX clutch dérailleur cost me $50 when I set up my last 1x10.

    you...
  8. It's a knock-off of the Sinclair A-Bike. There...

    It's a knock-off of the Sinclair A-Bike. There are videos out there showing how these fail with test dummies. Worth a look.
  9. Thread: 1x9

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    Osco53, it's possible that by simplifying your...

    Osco53, it's possible that by simplifying your drivetrain, you stopped thinking about shifting and concentrated on the climb.

    I've converting almost all my mtbs to either a 1x10, 1x9 or 1x7. My...
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    All DIY. $50 for a Midge bar. $27 for Tektro...

    All DIY. $50 for a Midge bar. $27 for Tektro R520 levers.

    And over $200 in a bunch of stems until I found the right one. That's an excuse for me to keep building these, so I can use up all my...
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    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DS...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2980_zpsrp0kgs9w.jpg

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2978_zps4eexo3jo.jpg

    I "needed" to build another one, so I picked up...
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    On both of mine, the aluminum rims (with steel...

    On both of mine, the aluminum rims (with steel spokes) were hooked. I replaced the tires with Big Apples and I can go all the way up to the max rating on the tire (55psi?) with no issue.
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    That looks great. Mine says hi. ...

    That looks great.

    Mine says hi.

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_7214_zpsdc3615ee.jpg
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    Yikes that wheel looks like it's made out of...

    Yikes that wheel looks like it's made out of steel.
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    There's nothing I can do on my Giant Reign that I...

    There's nothing I can do on my Giant Reign that I can't do on my 140mm forked hardtail. In fact, since I've been riding a full rigid lately (with drop bars and cantilever brakes, no less), I dare...
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    The 3-spoke wheels look like stroller wheels. ...

    The 3-spoke wheels look like stroller wheels. Check out the large spacers on that front wheel (from the link above). When I had such a stroller, the wheels had a very low pressure rating. The...
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    The 25.4 Midge bars were out of stock, so I ended...

    The 25.4 Midge bars were out of stock, so I ended up with 31.8. Ended up converting the Rockhopper to stemless using a rather tall quill adapter. Using a modern stem eliminated the need to snake...
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    That's how it was configured when we picked up...

    That's how it was configured when we picked up the bike. I am a novice with road bikes and those were my first set of non-aero brake levers I've worked on, so when I put cables on, I mimicked the...
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    I have Gevenalle/Retroshift shifters on my...

    I have Gevenalle/Retroshift shifters on my Rockhopper drop bar bike:
    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_7215_zps879234ed.jpg

    I originally had the right / rear Gevenalle brifter...
  21. Schwinn Update - Different take on using retro shifters

    I liked the setup of my drop bar mtb conversion so much I decided to go back to my brother in-law's Schwinn and spruce her up.
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    Yep. The frame is absolutely pristine. Thanks...

    Yep. The frame is absolutely pristine. Thanks for the great deal.
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    4Funbikes, that's pretty cool. When I...

    4Funbikes, that's pretty cool.

    When I started doing homework on this frame (when I found the ebay auction), I found your posts on the Raleigh and I knew I had to have it.

    Do you still have...
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    Sorry, no go. I have an Eagle Creek Upright 20"....

    Sorry, no go. I have an Eagle Creek Upright 20". Here are the specs:

    Eagle Creek Hovercraft Upright 20" Wide Body 20308 SpecificationsCapacity: 2750 cubic inches
    Dimensions: 16" x 20" x 9"...
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    I think I'm done with this one now. ...

    I think I'm done with this one now.

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2821_zpsa3df2ff9.jpg

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2814_zps872e6eb6.jpg
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