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    Duly noted... Drilling through a helmet is never...

    Duly noted... Drilling through a helmet is never a good idea.
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    Mine is on backorder...

    Mine is on backorder...
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    A Sinclair A-Bike weighs only 5.5 kg (12 lbs), so...

    A Sinclair A-Bike weighs only 5.5 kg (12 lbs), so they're not all heavy.
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    Since I just finished my EM build, I got bored...

    Since I just finished my EM build, I got bored and started to mod my Nishiki. Went with whatever bar I had laying around (in this case, a butchered 48cm aluminum bar). As for shifters... friction...
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    I buy used 90's mid-cage length XTR mountain...

    I buy used 90's mid-cage length XTR mountain shifters (8 or 9 speed) for my road bikes. According to the weighweenies site, weight-wise, it's similar to Ultegra rd's.
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    Homebrew it... ...

    Homebrew it...

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_1591_zps10e72188.jpg

    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_1598_zpsf2088b1e.jpg

    ... or get one of these:
    ...
  7. Thread: Alivio 410

    by tk1971
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    An additional note: I'm about to re-build and...

    An additional note: I'm about to re-build and ride a 90's Rockhopper and make it my go-to rigid for fire roads. Although I haven't paid attention, I'm sure there are bottom end components on it. ...
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    I have a Rockhopper from the same time period...

    I have a Rockhopper from the same time period that looks exactly like your bike (except for the color). It's on my to-do list for a strip and re-build. I'm planning on taking that sweet rigid and...
  9. Thread: Alivio 410

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    What are your issues with the Tourney rear...

    What are your issues with the Tourney rear derailleur? IMO, Alivio won't be a noticeable upgrade.

    The reason I asked is because usually the derailleur and shifters are a matched set. If it...
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    I have 2 Silca floor pumps. Bought them both...

    I have 2 Silca floor pumps. Bought them both used (one is about 30 years old). Best pumps I've ever used. I bought the simple 90 degree brass chucks (as opposed to the bulky quick disconnect...
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    I had to look it up, but yeah, it is a "Forte"...

    I had to look it up, but yeah, it is a "Forte" fork. It came with the frame, so that's what I'm using.

    It's done:

    1x10 - 42t & 12-30t

    Easton EA70 handlebars

    Avenir 90mm stem, 7 deg
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    Getting there... Wheels, fork, stem, chain guide...

    Getting there... Wheels, fork, stem, chain guide and handlebars installed. Tightened up the BB after adjusting the chainline to somewhere in the middle of the cassette.

    Still waiting for my...
  13. I bet you that if I saw you riding your bike on...

    I bet you that if I saw you riding your bike on the trails I'd say "Wow, what a nice bike. He must enjoy riding it."

    That's the thing about hardware, there are so many nicer bikes out there.
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    Received the frame today....

    Received the frame today.
    http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb282/tk1971/DSC_2377_zps13090fe7.jpg

    2.42 lbs (1098g) for the frame and 1.05 lbs for the fork. Flared tubing ends.

    Looks like a...
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    Look at the legs on #12...

    Look at the legs on #12 from the first group of photos (getting his bike cassette lubricated).
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    Not hip with lingo... I just wanted to build a...

    Not hip with lingo... I just wanted to build a nice bike, so I bought this frame. I'm currently looking at entry to mid level Campy components. The bike was listed to take an Italian thread BB.
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    Found a picture of one fully built. Larger...

    Found a picture of one fully built. Larger frame:

    http://velospace.org/files/merckxclocked.jpg
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    Please school me on Eddy Merckx

    I'm a mountain biker who just started riding a 23 lbs Nishiki Prestige. Got a few 50 mile rides in so far. My riding buddy rides a Colnago and just got himself a Pinarello.

    I've got a bad case...
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    One of my riding buddies has an OCD about his...

    One of my riding buddies has an OCD about his bike being clean. He'd wash his bike after every ride with a water hose. His bike was brand new and managed to get the seatpost stuck.

    After freeing...
  20. The fold is not particularly elegant. Too bad...

    The fold is not particularly elegant. Too bad someone out there hasn't copied or duplicated one of those Chinese Freeride folding bikes in titanium. I'd buy it in a heatbeat.
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    +1 on this. Get something like an early 80's...

    +1 on this.

    Get something like an early 80's Rockhopper (full rigid). Slap some 26x1.5" hybrid tires (which should cost more than the bike) and you'll be good to go. Keep it rusty and ugly to...
  22. Thread: Roadie to MTB

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    A 10 year old mountain bike for $350 with...

    A 10 year old mountain bike for $350 with mechanical brakes seems kinda pricey. There's nothing particularly special about that hardtail, unless I'm missing something...
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    Just had a thought... if you can track down a...

    Just had a thought... if you can track down a 73x127.5mm BB, then you can probably put as many as 4 spacers (that's 10mm) on the drive side.
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    On my Nishiki Prestige, I'm using a sealed...

    On my Nishiki Prestige, I'm using a sealed cartridge Shimano UN55 68x127mm BB and a Sugino VP triple with 52/38/28. No spacers on the drive side.
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    Sure enough... after a couple of rides I couldn't...

    Sure enough... after a couple of rides I couldn't take it. I now have a 53T chain ring up front.
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