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Old 08-09-16, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by PolarBear007 View Post

I really like your set up with the bars. It gives me some inspiration for my Cimarron.
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Old 08-09-16, 09:00 AM
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Smoke a turd in h#ll you will .
Believe me, it's a compliment
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Old 08-09-16, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by badger_biker View Post
I really like your set up with the bars. It gives me some inspiration for my Cimarron.
If you have questions, i'm pleased to be of any help i can be.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Believe me, it's a compliment
No worries - I had fun w/the Yoda-esque wording! All in good humor
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Old 08-09-16, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
As the title says - a 1989 Trek 970, both "as found" and now restored with drop bars. Waddya think? Pretty sweet, no?
Pretty sweet! I love the British Racing Green.
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Old 08-09-16, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Email Surly and/or Salsa. I've emailed Salsa before with a question about spacing for braze ons for their Anything Cage, and they answered within a day or so.
Thanks for the advice. I emailed Surly and they said "the Big Dummy is going to be pretty close to an 80mm suspension correction", just for anyone else wondering. I think the Big Dummy is the fork I am going to choose for my build.
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Old 08-09-16, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Logan_Wright View Post
Pretty sweet! I love the British Racing Green.
Thanks. It's actually what's called a "chameleon" finish, so depending on the light it changes to a dark blue.
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Old 08-09-16, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Logan_Wright View Post
Thanks for the advice. I emailed Surly and they said "the Big Dummy is going to be pretty close to an 80mm suspension correction", just for anyone else wondering. I think the Big Dummy is the fork I am going to choose for my build.
Np, glad they helped you out. Surly seems cool, I wouldn't mind getting a crosscheck some day.
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Old 08-09-16, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
Thanks. It's actually what's called a "chameleon" finish, so depending on the light it changes to a dark blue.
Yep, beautiful colour!
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Old 08-10-16, 08:22 AM
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Logan_Wright, Howdy;

Originally Posted by Logan_Wright View Post
Thanks for the advice. I emailed Surly and they said "the Big Dummy is going to be pretty close to an 80mm suspension correction", just for anyone else wondering. I think the Big Dummy is the fork I am going to choose for my build.
I also have a front suspension on mine and it's shot (?). I thought the LHT would work. Well, ... folks here were
kind enough to point out the bit about needing suspension corrected ... so, I contacted Surley and I was pointed
in the direction of the "Troll" front forks. Basically the same as your "Big Dummy" forks, just a few grams lighter.
To me, the weight difference doesn't make any difference and I don't know if one is less expensive then the other ...
Just thought I'd mention that, with Surley there is more than one choice.

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Old 08-10-16, 08:58 AM
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Damn. Thanks to this thread I need another style of bike I didn't even know existed...
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Originally Posted by hankaye View Post
Jeff Neese, Howdy;

Take some time and open a photobucket account (free), there are several tutorials available to help you
get your pix posted.

hank
Here is what I've discovered. It is not necessary to have your photos on a picture-hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket. I wasn't going to keep an account open and keep pictures out there "in the cloud", just for pictures here in this forum. But, there is a way to upload the picture itself into the body of your email, where it should last forever. Here's what worked for me:

Started by shrinking the size of the .jpg files to under 97k. That requires software that allows you to vary the compression. I cropped it first, and also got it down to only 1024x768. A .jpg file of under 97k is still good quality. Then, I used the "paper clip" attachement tool and uploaded those files from my hard drive. You'll notice when you do that, the maximum file sizes are listed. You have to stay within that.

Once I did that, it uploaded the actual photos into my post. No external links.

Naturally external hosting sites give you more options (bigger pictures, etc.) and that may actually be easier for some than having to resize and compress the pictures using editing software. But direct upload from your hard drive is possible, as long as you stay within the size limit.
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Old 08-10-16, 03:31 PM
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Jeff Neese, Howdy;

Yup, you're right, some of us aren't that computer savvy ...
Also some forums have a limit to how many you can post and
after that limit will drop off the oldest attachment, then the next
and so on .....

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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
Thanks. It's actually what's called a "chameleon" finish, so depending on the light it changes to a dark blue.
Oh cool! Even better.
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Old 08-10-16, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hankaye View Post
Logan_Wright, Howdy;



I also have a front suspension on mine and it's shot (?). I thought the LHT would work. Well, ... folks here were
kind enough to point out the bit about needing suspension corrected ... so, I contacted Surley and I was pointed
in the direction of the "Troll" front forks. Basically the same as your "Big Dummy" forks, just a few grams lighter.
To me, the weight difference doesn't make any difference and I don't know if one is less expensive then the other ...
Just thought I'd mention that, with Surley there is more than one choice.

hank
Thanks for the suggestion Hank. I looked a the specs for the "Troll" and it is suspension corrected for 100mm of travel and I need mine a little closer to 80mm. Did you end up getting the "Troll"?
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Logan_Wright, Howdy;

Originally Posted by Logan_Wright View Post
Thanks for the suggestion Hank. I looked a the specs for the "Troll" and it is suspension corrected for 100mm of travel and I need mine a little closer to 80mm. Did you end up getting the "Troll"?
Yup, it should be here any day now . The Mag-21 that was on mine was an 80mm shock as well . Yeah, the
"Troll" is said to be corrected for a 100mm shock and so is the "Big Dummy". When you compare them on the
Surly webpage you'll see that the only difference between the 2 is a few grams of weight everything else is
the same, other then the names. I won't try to tell you which to buy ... just informing that there is always an
option, even with the same company. Happy huntin' it's 53.7485% of the fun .

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Originally Posted by hankaye View Post
Logan_Wright, Howdy;



Yup, it should be here any day now . The Mag-21 that was on mine was an 80mm shock as well . Yeah, the
"Troll" is said to be corrected for a 100mm shock and so is the "Big Dummy". When you compare them on the
Surly webpage you'll see that the only difference between the 2 is a few grams of weight everything else is
the same, other then the names. I won't try to tell you which to buy ... just informing that there is always an
option, even with the same company. Happy huntin' it's 53.7485% of the fun .

hank
I emailed Surly and the rep said the "Big Dummy" was corrected for 80mm. But that doesn't make sense because as you said the specs are the same as the "Troll". Let me know how yours handles with the "Troll" and I just might buy the same one!
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Old 08-12-16, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese View Post
As the title says - a 1989 Trek 970, both "as found" and now restored with drop bars. Waddya think? Pretty sweet, no?
Very sweet Jeff!

I really like it.

Enjoy.
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Old 08-12-16, 08:27 AM
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Hello, New Guy here! I love the bikes in this thread. Here's a couple pic's of my '92 lugged Trek 930 with a early version Origin 8 Gary Bar that I reamed the ends out to accept bar end shifters.



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Hello, New Guy here! I love the bikes in this thread. Here's a couple pic's of my '92 lugged Trek 930 with a early version Origin 8 Gary Bar that I reamed the ends out to accept bar end shifters.


Nice!
What stem is that?
What's the metallic clamp thingy on the top tube?
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Thanks! The stem is branded Terry made by SR I think, I found it in the junk bin at my favorite bike shop. The silver thing is to protect the top tube from the handlebar if it whips around. I made it out of some thin stainless steel with foam tape on the inside.

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Originally Posted by Wright Bros View Post
Thanks! The stem is branded Terry made by SR I think, I found it in the junk bin at my fovorite bike shop. The silver thing is to protect the top tube from the handlebar if it whips around. I made it out of some thin stainless steel with foam tape on the inside.
I had to do the same thing on my Trek 970. You can barely see it though - I used clear Gorilla tape, wrapped several times around to provide cushioning.
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Old 08-12-16, 07:25 PM
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Thanks! The stem is branded Terry made by SR I think, I found it in the junk bin at my fovorite bike shop. The silver thing is to protect the top tube from the handlebar if it whips around. I made it out of some thin stainless steel with foam tape on the inside.
Wow, cool. It looks clean. Like an S&S coupler without the separation.
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Old 08-12-16, 07:32 PM
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Put the stem extender on and went back to the 120mm plus 7 stem. Bar end shifters are installed and shifting great. Next I need to hook up brakes.


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robl110, Howdy;

So, ... how does the fit feel now? Where do you intend to keep your hands the majority of the time when riding?

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