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    Would love to go but its a long trip and just not...

    Would love to go but its a long trip and just not in the cards this time around. I always have a good time and have found some awesome stuff there over time.


    What's your best grab from T-Town?...
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    Nice job, Tom. I'm happy to see that frame get...

    Nice job, Tom. I'm happy to see that frame get on the road. Do the carbon fork.
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    Yeah very good. Weather couldn't have been better...

    Yeah very good. Weather couldn't have been better and the turnout was very good. Awesome to meet you Jon! My lovely wife got some pictures I'll post after I eat a cheeseburger.
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    Heading down in a few hours. You still coming,...

    Heading down in a few hours. You still coming, Anton?

    I'll be on my '39 Dawes.
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    Lotek! Thanks for the words. I've never...

    Lotek! Thanks for the words.

    I've never actually ridden a full suspension bike. All the mtb'ing I used to do was on a rigid bike. I've got a 90s Specialized Ground Control maybe I should put...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, really helpful. ...

    Thanks for all the suggestions, really helpful.




    Yeah we have such a small population that if they broke it up in to multiple regions there'd be like 2 posts daily to each region/city. But i...
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    Stowe and smuggs are less about downhill than...

    Stowe and smuggs are less about downhill than whiteface and more about single track and both have a smattering of easily accessible machine made trails that beginners can get off the pavement on. Off...
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    No idea what any of that means. My mtb knowledge...

    No idea what any of that means. My mtb knowledge stops at about 1992.

    Saying to find a quality hard tail from the 90s needs some narrowing down for me. I rode a low end hard tail in the 90s. I...
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    You trying to sell any of those? What's a GT...

    You trying to sell any of those?

    What's a GT Zaskar? Google says it looks cool. Suspension fork? Is it the cats pajamas?
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    Vintage MTB for me

    TL;DR - Recommend a Mountain bike for me.


    The part of Vermont I live in is really big on mountain biking. I've only got road bikes. The last time I mountain biked was in the early 90's and I...
  11. The FHR700 hubs are meant for 7 speed. If you...

    The FHR700 hubs are meant for 7 speed. If you wanna put 8 or 9 on you probably are gonna have to swap out the freehub body.





    those are all Old road frames.
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    Luxury. We lived in a tin can in t'middle of road...

    Luxury. We lived in a tin can in t'middle of road and every day for 26 hours a day we had to scrub road clean, eat a spoonful of hot gravel for dinner and father would beat us to sleep with a belt at...
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    Chuck that sounds fun. I'll bring my skinny...

    Chuck that sounds fun. I'll bring my skinny tires! :)

    I might actually be able to make this September ride in Montpelier. Would be a good excuse to go air out the Bates and drink a beer. Onion...
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    yore missing out man. Try it! Besides with...

    yore missing out man. Try it!

    Besides with the quality of our pavement in Lamoille county the dirt roads are probably less likely to do you harm! ;-)
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    I don't know who can ride in Vermont without...

    I don't know who can ride in Vermont without riding on some amount of dirt or gravel roads. It's just part of riding here. I'd think it would be hardest to arrange a ride that didn't include some...
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    Also that is definitely a Horace Bates. The other...

    Also that is definitely a Horace Bates. The other brother E.G Bates continued making frames as well but only Horace retained the use of the Diadrant fork and the Cantiflex tubing.
  17. turn my DT shifters into thumb shifters

    I've got some nice Shimano SL DT shifters that I like very much but want to convert them to thumb shifters. Can I just use Paul Thumbies? Riv's site says they are made to convert Bar-End shifters...
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    Very cool indeed. I have a '37 Bates (forget...

    Very cool indeed. I have a '37 Bates (forget which model) that I absolutely love. Enjoy it! If you find the ride to be a bit too harsh try a wider tire. I happily run 700x32 GB Cypres tires on...
  19. they certainly ain't pretty. We agree on that.

    they certainly ain't pretty. We agree on that.
  20. I'd probably get the nutted calipers. Its so...

    I'd probably get the nutted calipers. Its so much easier. I've done it both ways... its not particularly hard to drill out the bridge/crown...slightly harder to do a decent job, but waaaaay easier...
  21. No pics here unfortunately but I have a Klein...

    No pics here unfortunately but I have a Klein Stage Comp, an Austro Daimler Inter-10 and my old Raleigh Super Course hanging up with no current plans

    That Hetchins is suh-weet.
  22. I rock saucony sneakers. Low profile toe fits...

    I rock saucony sneakers. Low profile toe fits clilps and straps nicely.
  23. Talking about bike rims dude. You Friggen...

    Talking about bike rims dude. You Friggen pedants have ruined this forum.
  24. nothing is worth anything until it sells.

    nothing is worth anything until it sells.
  25. I have a drawer. A big drawer. Things go in.

    I have a drawer. A big drawer. Things go in.
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