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Old 11-09-12, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet
That looks like one tall mama jamma. Or are the tall head tube and 26" tires playing tricks on my eyes?
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24" frame for 6'5" rider
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Originally Posted by hairnet
24" frame for 6'5" rider
As a 6'3 rider squeezing onto a 22.5" framed converted mtb because I couldn't find anything larger, I commend you, sir, on finding a bike big enough to suit your purposes.
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that panasonic is aweeesome! let me know if you ever want to get rid of it
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Originally Posted by himespau
As a 6'3 rider squeezing onto a 22.5" framed converted mtb because I couldn't find anything larger, I commend you, sir, on finding a bike big enough to suit your purposes.
Totally by chance. I was looking for mtb frames but more like Stumpjumpers. This thing is ready to go as a touring bike
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that panasonic is aweeesome! let me know if you ever want to get rid of it
I just got it!
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That thing looks awesome as a road bike, hairnet.
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Old 11-09-12, 09:19 PM
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hairnet can you please take a close up of the fork cable hanger setup? looks like a cable adjuster put into one of the origin8 hangers?

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Yeah,
I have in-line barrel adjusters , so there is a piece of housing between the hanger and adjuster.


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Tektro (think that's who I got it from) also sells those cable hangers with the barrel adjusters already in them. I think I got one from Niagaracycle for like $15, but haven't got around to taking it out of the packaging or using it yet.

https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ucts_id=728016
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Originally Posted by hairnet
Yeah,
I have in-line barrel adjusters , so there is a piece of housing between the hanger and adjuster.

thanks, thought you had a diff type of adjuster on there

I can't decide if i want that kind of hanger or the one himespau mentioned which is about $5 more
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that panasonic turned out nice hairnet. esp when you look at the before pic . https://www.pedalroom.com/p/panasonic-mc-4500-7932_1.jpg


are those the fancy new tektro levers (trp)?
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Old 11-10-12, 03:25 PM
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Definitely the right bike for riding 37 miles in 25 mph winds with 35 mph gusts.

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finally found a stem that I could fit the woodchipper bars on.. but now i gotta get a fork mounted cable stop.. man all these little things... at least i got the thumbies on without problems.. though I did buy a longer bolt for them

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Coming along nicely, Frantik! From this pic, the cane creek levers seem to be way off the bars, maybe not the best solution for the small handed among us? Or is that just the angle of the pic?
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it's about 1cm farther out than the brakes on my road bike.. they are closer on the outside than the inside due to the angle of the bars. Cane creek offers a smaller reach version. But the cane creek ones are the same as Tektro R200A, just with lizards on the hoods lol
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hairnet, did you get that frame on ebay?

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Originally Posted by due ruote
I love how this Stumpjumper came out... really great job!!!
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Originally Posted by blilrat
Probably pushing the vintage envelope a bit - it's a '93, but here is my favorite single track trail rider with dirt drops.


That bike looks like it would be a blast to ride!
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
My 84? Sierra. I have since ditched the fenders, and I am thinking modern knobby tires. It looks decidedly more masculine without the fenders, hehe. I used mostly modern parts. 8 speed wheels from a Hard Rock, Grey Deore LX RD, Tektro 720 Canti's. It hasn't been offroad since I built it, and has seen little miles at all. Maybe I can remedy that soon.,,,,BD

WOW, I got photobucket to work without freezing my computer. Must be a good day!


I dig how this turned out! I've had my '88 Schwinn Cimarron on the wall for years, this makes me want to get it down and build a a drop bar bike! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by brockd15
I bought a small High Sierra a while back that I planned on converting to road bars & components and making it my wife's touring bike. The top tube is too long so it won't work out for that one, but my dad also has a High Sierra that would work for me. Maybe I'll figure out a way to get that one over here and convert it.
I have an '84 Schwinn High Sierra, the bright yellow one with the rear u-brake... I'm curious what color are your High Sierras and do either of them have the rear u-brake?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by The MAX
Shouldn't be allowed to post that here...

far too nice...
I agree! That is mighty pretty! I love those original bi-plane forks!
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Originally Posted by not_jason
What is that shifter and where can I get them? If they can be gotten cheap enough, it seems like a good brifter alternative on budget builds. Looks fantastic.
Years ago nobody wanted anything to do with Suntour or these Command shifters, everyone was all about Shimano STI brifters, now it's almost impossible to find a set of Command shifters without blowing up your wallet!!!
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Originally Posted by mainstreetexile
This bike is quickly becoming my do-everything, around-town, SUV bike. 1985 Schwinn Cimarron:



Double-butted cromoly lugged frame with fillet-brazed headtube joints. Low-rider mounts on the fork in case I really want to deck it out.

I'm loving these Schwalbe Marathon 26x2.0 tires. Small contact patch, so they're really surprisingly fast for their size, but I still feel like I can roll over pretty much anything.
Right on! This is exactly what I was thinking about doing with my '88 Cimarron... thanks for the inspiration! Now, I don't have to guess what it will look like!
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Originally Posted by Aemmer


Hey... there's my old Ritchey!!! I sold that to Aemmer two years ago. Seeing it built up as a dirt drop bike makes me wish I would have kept it and done the same! Really nice build T.!!!
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