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Old 01-04-17, 12:14 PM
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Minty fresh1993 Schwinn R30 Paramount. Late Christmas present, first owner said less than 150 mi, my guess less than 100, chain looks to have factory lube on it yet. Wash wax and repack it will look showroom new.
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Originally Posted by trainman999 View Post
Minty fresh1993 Schwinn R30 Paramount. Late Christmas present, first owner said less than 150 mi, my guess less than 100, chain looks to have factory lube on it yet. Wash wax and repack it will look showroom new.
If you upload your photo to a site like Flickr you can post a much larger version so we can all see that sweet bike a lot better!
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Added a flicker link with more pictures to original post. Minty fresh 1993 Schwinn R30 Paramount Enjoy!!
It rides sweet, took it for a 6 mi shake down cruse today. My first ride of the new year.
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A pair of mid 80s mountain bikes with bullmoose bars. 1984 Schwinn Sierra and 1985 Peugeot Orient Express. I'm almost done with the Sierra and haven't started the Peugeot yet.







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Man that Deore XT Deerhead Deraileur looks great, most of the ones i run across are chewed up!.

Nice job!
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Man that Deore XT Deerhead Deraileur looks great, most of the ones i run across are chewed up!.
Thanks! I've been working on learning how to rehab derailleurs and this one was fairly chewed up when I got it. I was able to get a few of these that needed help from another BF member and am happy with how this one turned out. I should have taken more before pictures:

It's interesting that there are two different styles of Deerhead both labeled RD-M700. Anyone know which of these is older? I'm thinking the one on the right. The left side der has a cable guide with a pivot and the one the right is fixed.



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Old 01-05-17, 08:37 AM
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^Hey, I recognize that pic. In the top photo of the post above I believe the derailleurs on the left are newer than those on the right. There was a thread on here a while back that discusses the different versions of deer head derailleurs. I'll see if I can track it down during lunch. The der. you pictured above on the Schwinn came out nicely.
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I've been meaning to get a better shot of the build details on this bike, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I want to say that I determined it's a '91. The model is Rockhopper Sport. My father bought it new then later gave it to me after he had stopped riding and I was starting to get back into it. It came to me ~stock and I slowly replaced components as they wore out. The crank arms and BB are the only original parts left as of now. Drivetrain is 8sp XT shifting a 7sp HG cassette. This past summer I replaced the seatpost/bars/stem to get the fit better for me. It's a touch small, but that does help keep things nimble in the woods.








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Old 01-05-17, 09:30 AM
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I have the red "Imremo" mtb from 2002. Imremo was simply the private brand of a bike shop in Venezuela, they essentialy bought the painted frames in Taiwan, fitted all Sunrace parts, and put their stickers. It was originally like the blue one (who belongs to my brother), but I wanted to make it into a commuter. I replaced the original thumb shifters with integrated trigger ones and a new Sunrace rear derailer.

The big grey water bottle is a toolkit, complete with telescopic mini pump, screwdrivers, multitool, tire levers & patches, and even a spoke wrench. Now I leave that toolkit at home and I carry only the multitool with the tire repair related ones in a Topeak Wedge Pack for a lighter setup.

A few months ago I replaced the ineffective wire lock with an U-lock, also fitted smaller mirrors, smaller headlight, removed the cellphone holder, added a louder bell, handlebar extensions, and plastic mudguards (essential for city riding). And for Christmas I bought an aluminum rear rack.
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This little LL Bean-branded Cannondale followed me home from the dump yesterday.



Not really my style and a little too rough to flip, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, most likely strip it for parts.

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(looking for a picture and not seeing it? Thank the Photobucket fiasco.PM me and I'll link it up.)
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Old 01-17-17, 04:33 PM
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Got this today for $20. Should be a good project and probably a keeper since it's my size and I love the paint job:
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Got this today for $20. Should be a good project and probably a keeper since it's my size and I love the paint job:
Cool GT. I have an '89 Karakoram with splatter gray paint. Mid to high end bike in its day when Deore equipped but was always a touch too heavy and sluggish for blasting the single track.
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Thanks. Yeah I'll probably just cruise in it.
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Here's my Roland Packsaddle Comp. Came to me old and tired. I rehab it. Repacked all the bearings and redid all the of the cables and housing. I put a brand new chain and cassette on it. I also replaced the flat bars with some wider, riser bars which helped the feel of the bike a ton. The tires are original and hold air. They are starting to dry rot and will need to replace them soon. Any recommendations on knobby, gumwall tires?

Also, I need to replace either the brake pads, or replace the cantilevers with v brakes (which I have) I am leaning towards v brakes but then i'd have to replace my levers. Decisions, decisions







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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Got this today for $20. Should be a good project and probably a keeper since it's my size and I love the paint job:
Is there tape or something on the stem? I have one almost identical but it's black with blue splatter and the stem has matching paint. It would be interesting to see if yours is red under whatever that is.

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My 1995 Spesh Stumpjumper M2 FS. Not too much is original at this point. The fork and brakes have been upgraded, and different shifters have been popped on. The frame is pretty beat up with scratches, but that doesn't bother me. Just sticker bombed it and rid the hell out of her.











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Is there tape or something on the stem? I have one almost identical but it's black with blue splatter and the stem has matching paint. It would be interesting to see if yours is red under whatever that is.

Yeah,looks like the PO taped it all up. It's still all orange underneath. Yay!
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[QUOTE=bmthom.gis;19320332]My 1995 Spesh Stumpjumper M2 FS. Not too much is original at this point. The fork and brakes have been upgraded, and different shifters have been popped on. The frame is pretty beat up with scratches, but that doesn't bother me. Just sticker bombed it and rid the hell out of her.



That's a really neat looking bike, man. I see you have v brakes. How do they comepare to old school cantilever brakes? I am looking to convert mine from cantis to v brakes and was wondering if i'd see a big upgrade in braking power.

Also, I love the suspension fork. Been looking around to get on on my bike posted up a few posts up!

NIce one
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[QUOTE=primo123;19320436]
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My 1995 Spesh Stumpjumper M2 FS. Not too much is original at this point. The fork and brakes have been upgraded, and different shifters have been popped on. The frame is pretty beat up with scratches, but that doesn't bother me. Just sticker bombed it and rid the hell out of her.



That's a really neat looking bike, man. I see you have v brakes. How do they compare to old school cantilever brakes? I am looking to convert mine from cantis to v brakes and was wondering if i'd see a big upgrade in braking power.

Also, I love the suspension fork. Been looking around to get on on my bike posted up a few posts up!

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Thanks! Vees work really well. Plenty of braking power, a little easier to set up. You might need new brake levers, just a heads up. Cantis and Vees use different pulls. If you don't want to do that, just try switching to Kool Stop Salmon pads instead. They have great stopping power
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[QUOTE=bmthom.gis;19320455]
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Thanks! Vees work really well. Plenty of braking power, a little easier to set up. You might need new brake levers, just a heads up. Cantis and Vees use different pulls. If you don't want to do that, just try switching to Kool Stop Salmon pads instead. They have great stopping power
I am thinking of just converting over to vee brakes with some new pads. I've read a little more on them and they seem to be more reliable and easier to set up than cantis.
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I am thinking of just converting over to vee brakes with some new pads. I've read a little more on them and they seem to be more reliable and easier to set up than cantis.
If you don't swap to V-compatible levers then you will likely not be happy with the performance of V brakes. The brakes will be set up with no space between the pads and rim, and you will still have to pull the lever to the bar to get it to stop. V brakes are designed for levers with roughly twice the cable pull that canti levers give.
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If you don't swap to V-compatible levers then you will likely not be happy with the performance of V brakes. The brakes will be set up with no space between the pads and rim, and you will still have to pull the lever to the bar to get it to stop. V brakes are designed for levers with roughly twice the cable pull that canti levers give.

Yep, I noticed that. I am on the hunt for some used 7x3 trigger shifters that are v brake compatible. If I cant find any, Ill just buy brand new ones from ebay. Thanks again
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Yep, I noticed that. I am on the hunt for some used 7x3 trigger shifters that are v brake compatible. If I cant find any, Ill just buy brand new ones from ebay. Thanks again
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...8&category=770

It might be just as easy to find separate 7 speed shifters and V brake levers.

Shimano Altus SL-M310 Rapid Fire Shifter - Right, 7-Speed or
Sunrace M53 7-Speed Shifter Set Black, and
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...57&category=10

Also 8 speed shifters have a very similar cable pull per shift as 7 speed, and many report having great success using 8 sp shifters to run 7 sp drivetrains. I had a bike with 7 speed shifters (old Shimano thumb shifters had an extra click) and an 8 speed cassette, and it was never satisfactory IMO. Anyhoo, https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...1&category=770 <--- very good shifters for the money.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Got this today for $20. Should be a good project and probably a keeper since it's my size and I love the paint job:

Nice! Another K. These are great bikes and have a very interesting history as a company. I just got my 91 Karakoram elite frame back and planning a build for it. It is the all black colour. It has the model name in pink, have not seen it on any of the other K's out there. Love the orange colour of yours. Was that original or a faded red?

Looks like the PO liked Honda as well!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Nice! Another K. These are great bikes and have a very interesting history as a company. I just got my 91 Karakoram elite frame back and planning a build for it. It is the all black colour. It has the model name in pink, have not seen it on any of the other K's out there. Love the orange colour of yours. Was that original or a faded red?

Looks like the PO liked Honda as well!
Thanks! From what I've read online, this is original paint and it was called Inferno.
Do you have a build thread for yours?
Yeah, looks like the PO had some connection with San Francisco Honda because there's another sticker with the whole "sentence". lol
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