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Old 09-06-15, 07:27 PM
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Said QR binder. Looking for a good home. Yours if you want it.
Let me know via PM what you want for it, and I will send it along. I can never have too many QR's. I seem to get the bikes that have the original replaced with whatever they had on hand. So, I am always running at a slight deficit.,,,,BD
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Tried arch beforeaskg hee.

I just added three images to my MTB converted to Touring bike post of a couple of days ago. I didn't knw you could insert images. Each of my images somehow ended up as thumbnails even though the images being uploaded were 178kb, 209kb and 208kb. What did I do wrong and what do I need to do to get the fullsize images into my post?

Ithere a place where this should have been posted?

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Old 09-07-15, 05:27 PM
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You need to host them somewhere, and remotely link to them, with [img] [/img] tags. Lately, I just started uploading mine to facebook, and right clicking "Copy image URL" then adding the img tags. It keeps some of the images off of my quickly filling photobucket, and lets me show off my builds on facebook.


Now this is tempting! Too bad the clamp size is wrong. I know the adaptor is hideous, but I was thinking maybe with a different stem? Nah, I should just stay with the Ritchey bars, and install the other stem. If that doesn't work out though, this will be my backup.,,,,BD





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^^ But that brown so goes with the green.

What bars are those ?

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Origin 8 Gary bar in silver polished. They're pretty, and comfy, as long as the reach is close enough.,,,,BD


I will probably end up putting these on the 09 Raleigh Sojourn. They're closer to the originally intended bar for that bike anyway. I am still undecided about getting a steel 29er frame swap everything back onto. The cost of a decent fork may stop me. I sold the Reba fork with the frame I traded for the Sojourn.

I like most everything about this frame, but the color. It needs a richer deeper color. Still earth tone, but metallic. Green, brown, etc.... It's also heavy, real heavy.


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Got the stem! It's as close to perfect "larger framed road bike position" as I could hope for. Now for wrap and building. I also need a fork mounted cable hanger, and no one stocks those locally. Maybe I can ride it next weekend, since I may have to order that part.,,,,BD

No brakes yet either... I will have to track those and see what's up. Maybe tomorrow.


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Wow, next Tuesday? That's pretty slow for Nashbar. They used to be one of those places where you could place an order, and have it in 2-3 days. Not anymore I guess.,,,,BD

Apparently there's a new, cheaper, much slower UPS method of shipping. You can "upgrade" to UPS ground for more money. Thanks Nashbar....

"UPS SurePost

UPS SurePost® is an economy, residential, ground service.

This service combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.

Note: UPS My Choice® Members can upgrade a UPS SurePost package to UPS Ground for an additional fee."

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Wow, next Tuesday? That's pretty slow for Nashbar. They used to be one of those places where you could place an order, and have it in 2-3 days. Not anymore I guess.,,,,BD

Apparently there's a new, cheaper, much slower UPS method of shipping. You can "upgrade" to UPS ground for more money. Thanks Nashbar....

"UPS SurePost

UPS SurePost® is an economy, residential, ground service.

This service combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.

Note: UPS My Choice® Members can upgrade a UPS SurePost package to UPS Ground for an additional fee."
I live in Ohio and it still takes 5-7 days for a Nashbar order. UPS drives past my house to deliver to the local post office, which then delivers the next afternoon, unless it's a weekend.
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I should have just driven to Performance Bike, and bought the brakes and the cable hanger there? They are about 20 +/- miles away in an inconvenient direction though, and I can really only go on weekends because of traffic and my work hours. Cables though, they might have two colors. Black might be the choice for this bike anyway, so I can get that anywhere.,,,,BD

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I'm remaking my '94 Litespeed Ocoee into a "gravel" bike.... with Albatross style bars. Will it qualify for this thread?
Someone answered no - but wanted to see it anyway, so here it is, right after today's inaugural gravel road shakedown ride.

[IMG]Litespeed Ocoee Gravel Bike by dgodave dgodavid, on Flickr[/IMG]
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I am liking this bike more each time I work on it. From the minimal test ride "coasting", it feels great so far. I have a feeling this is going to be a good one. I added a brass Crane bell after the pics. It really picked up and balanced the rivets on the pro. I normally don't like black Brooks saddles, but this bike can pull it off, with all the black/silver theme. I also find it hard to turn a black Brooks down if it's for sale for a good price.,,,,BD



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I am thinking about a black "carbon" style wrap., and possibly a set of cross levers up top.,,,,BD
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A dark wrap would work with the colours so far. Don't know about carbon look though.

For levers, I do the either/ or approach. If cross are there I leave the road levers, if road then cross levers don't go.

My 2. Eager to see more progress. I wait for my wrist to settle down before I can wrench the serious stuff. Chomping really.
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They are exclusively made to go with road levers? Having just cross levers would be kind of dumb honestly. Just road, yeah of course. It's not a fixie? If I want em, I'm going to install em.,,,,BD
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The latest version of my mid 90's Ti Dutch MTB made out of surplus MIGs.

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The latest version of my mid 90's Ti Dutch MTB made out of surplus MIGs.

Cool ! That looks like a fun bike to run around on. Latest MTB project of mine will get the same treatment but certainly won't rise to this level.

Which Specialized tires are those ? I would like to use the nimbus for mine but might have to go with what I have in the shed for now.

which chain tensioner do you have on the back ? I am finally going to use the Surly one I squirreled away.

Great looking conversion there !
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Cool ! That looks like a fun bike to run around on. Latest MTB project of mine will get the same treatment but certainly won't rise to this level.

Which Specialized tires are those ? I would like to use the nimbus for mine but might have to go with what I have in the shed for now.

which chain tensioner do you have on the back ? I am finally going to use the Surly one I squirreled away.

Great looking conversion there !

Thanks! These are Fatboys, which are no longer made/sold. The tensioner is the one that came with the Performance kit. It appears to be just like the Surly.
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I am thinking about a black "carbon" style wrap., and possibly a set of cross levers up top.,,,,BD
I'd be tempted to go with gold carbon.

You should trim your seatpost clamp bolt so it doesn't snag on shorts/pants. Screw a cheap nut onto the bolt so that the outside face is where you want to cut. Cut with hacksaw. Remove nut. Lightly file to remove sharp edges.
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BD, you've done a number of greating looking drop bar conversions, that sierra you did way back when was one of my favorites. maybe some day post pics of all of them with a short commentary on each bike.

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I am liking this bike more each time I work on it. From the minimal test ride "coasting", it feels great so far. I have a feeling this is going to be a good one. I added a brass Crane bell after the pics. It really picked up and balanced the rivets on the pro. I normally don't like black Brooks saddles, but this bike can pull it off, with all the black/silver theme. I also find it hard to turn a black Brooks down if it's for sale for a good price.,,,,BD



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Thankfully I think I still have pics of all of them. I had a computer crash last Summer and lost every picture I had from my first digital camera on up to present day. Most of them are on photobucket though. Two of them have gone back to straight bar since then, the two Cannondales. The Sierra was traded in drop bar mode, for a tan pearl/brown High Sierra. The first one, which was a white pearl Hard Rock with blue graphics and a slightly sloping top tube, is the one I miss most.,,,,BD

Man I wish I still had this one, or could find another frame like it and do a higher end build on it. If I had only put wider bars on it from the start, I might have kept it. Of course now I have a Specialized black stem, and a set of wide bars that would have made it look factory done. It would get bar ends and nice newer technology canti's etc. The Trek is in a way, the replacement of this bike. The dark green and black works for me.


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Sorry for the bad pics. It was getting late, and I had to cover the flash, The brakes arrived today! Got the front installed and working. It was the easiest install ever. I bolted them to frame, ran the cable through, squeezed the lever hard to compress the cable, reset the cable length to get the lever back up, and adjusted the right side a turn or two to get it off the rim. Done in five minutes. I did adjust the shoes to hit the rim correctly beforehand, but wow that was easy. The red cables are to pick up the red bead on the tire. I think I will order some new ones, since these look a bit worse for wear. Same tire, just new. The rear brake will have to wait. It got dark on me, and I didn't have a long enough cable. I ran the housing though, to get the look. I think black wrap is the only way to go. Something with a little shine to it.,,,,BD

The front brake is astoundingly powerful, but also has excellent modulation. It's not the all or nothing feel of V brakes. I am happy with the choice.




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I like the shorty 4's. They came on my Motorbacon CX and didn't give it a second thought about replacing them.

interesting build !
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