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Old 05-16-14, 08:41 AM   #176
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1986 Specialized Rockhopper I converted to a touring bike w/ drops, half-step gearing, slicks, etc. Love it.


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Old 05-16-14, 12:29 PM   #177
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7 speed cassette? I swapped out the freehub and cones to fit a 8/9/10 freehub on my XT hub

Still holding on to that Panasonic as a possible touring frame for the future.

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Old 05-16-14, 01:46 PM   #178
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The rear is spaced for a 5 spd so I'm using a new IRD 14-28 freewheel. Works out with a good gear range with the 50-46-28 front rings. I'd hang on to your Panasonic. 26" touring is the way to go IMO.
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Old 05-16-14, 02:06 PM   #179
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1986 Specialized Rockhopper I converted to a touring bike w/ drops, half-step gearing, slicks, etc. Love it.


For some reason that stem is really working for me. How did you find it? It seems like the perfect fit!
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Old 05-16-14, 02:29 PM   #180
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They were kind of common on older 80's MTB's. Try searching for "dirt drop quill stem"

I think Nitto still makes a version too, but in silver
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Old 05-16-14, 04:39 PM   #181
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1986? Here's my Stumpy from that same year...just took off the rack & slicks to put knobbies back on - taking it to the mtb park for some trail riding this weekend

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Old 05-16-14, 04:45 PM   #182
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^ That color is rad. I took mine on some trails with the slicks and it was definitely a challenge but really fun. I'd love to find a 22" 80's Stumpy one day.
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looovin the raleigh, and the miele
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Old 05-18-14, 06:50 PM   #185
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this page is looking awesome
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+1, including the rockhopper.
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Old 05-22-14, 09:18 AM   #189
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If you can't tell it's a giant. Nothing exciting but it's good for the long haul.
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Old 05-24-14, 08:32 PM   #190
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Hehe appearantly everybody cross chains on their first geared bike.
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Old 05-24-14, 09:10 PM   #192
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its the distortion on the lens im not actually cross chaining, i actually cropped the image because the distortion was so bad that the rear wheel was a oval.
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My '77 Fuji S-10S, an everyman's bike from the year when I graduated high school. I rode to the pharmacy yesterday and had to stop to take a call, deciding to snap this picture because I liked the sun angle on my leaning bike.

The drivetrain is 2 x 6 (52/39 and 13-30T), original SunTour Vx and SL derailleurs, bar end shifters, and SunTour freewheel. It has the satisfying "clunk" of a SunTour upshift, and requiring slight overshift and correction for downshifts.

It has the original Fujita Belt saddle, too, which I find most comfortable. I run 27 x 1 1/8 Paselas. Anyway, it's my general purpose bike and I enjoy riding it.
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Old 05-28-14, 08:43 AM   #194
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Old 05-28-14, 09:01 AM   #195
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I didn't know those existed. I'm so getting one.
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Old 05-28-14, 09:14 AM   #196
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Nice Nano, Nag.
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Old 05-28-14, 09:39 AM   #197
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It is so adorable... and orange !

Just swapped my triple for a double and have some 9 speed bits to install...

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Old 05-28-14, 01:56 PM   #198
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Mines going ten speed and getting mango Chris king hubs.

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Old 05-29-14, 06:55 AM   #200
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So much want, does it fit? I wanted one but I need a 55cm TT
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