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Old 09-22-19, 09:12 PM
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1988 Cannondale Black Lightning
Iím 75, the Black Lightning is only 31 ... Itís much faster than I am ...
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Old 09-23-19, 08:31 AM
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Performance Access XCL9r Salsa Woodchipper bars, Sora 9 speed.


2006 CAAD8, SRAM Red, Force and Rival components.


1986 KHS Fiero. The only one I've kept. Bought 30 years ago... Upgraded a few years ago to 5600 105 for the most part.
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Old 09-24-19, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post

Performance Access XCL9r Salsa Woodchipper bars, Sora 9 speed.
Can you please show us more of this one in particular?
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Old 09-24-19, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Newspaper_Nick View Post
Can you please show us more of this one in particular?

Best I can do right now. Are you looking for something specific?

It was put together by a guy that my wife and I fostered 25 years ago. He sent me this bike 5 years ago when he bought another bike. I had broken my back 3 years before in a cycling crash, and he was hoping to help me get back on a bike. Much as I had got him involved in cycling... He called it a Monster Cross bike.

I have a second set of wheels, looking for a narrower gravel type tire...
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Old 09-24-19, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
Best I can do right now. Are you looking for something specific?

It was put together by a guy that my wife and I fostered 25 years ago. He sent me this bike 5 years ago when he bought another bike. I had broken my back 3 years before in a cycling crash, and he was hoping to help me get back on a bike. Much as I had got him involved in cycling... He called it a Monster Cross bike.

I have a second set of wheels, looking for a narrower gravel type tire...
Nothing particular, i just really liked the choices of components. This to me is what a real gravel bike should be like. I bet it is very comfortable even on the roughest of terrains. Maybe a tad slow on tarmac but who cares, we are not racists, right. Great bike.
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Old 09-24-19, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Newspaper_Nick View Post
Nothing particular, i just really liked the choices of components. This to me is what a real gravel bike should be like. I bet it is very comfortable even on the roughest of terrains. Maybe a tad slow on tarmac but who cares, we are not racists, right. Great bike.
It's a mix of goodies. But yes, it is comfortable most of the time. The drop bars grew on me quickly. I'd built a mutt MTB in the early 90s with drop bars, so this wasn't a new position for me.

It is faster on pavement than I expected. Compared to my other MTBs...

1990 Trek 7000... A really good bike. In it's day and now...
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Old 09-25-19, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbosays View Post


Trolling Central Florida on Intergalactic Surly Day!
Stunning pic.

I love my Surly Troll, it is a hell of a bike.

Did you have to order a special 3D printed part to install your kickstand?
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Old 09-25-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post

It is faster on pavement than I expected. Compared to my other MTBs...
1990 Trek 7000... A really good bike. In it's day and now...
I had one of those and it was the most brutally stiff mtb I ever rode. Any washboard or rocky surface would have me wince. I finally put a suspension fork on it but the rear was still ridiculous. It was my third fully rigid mtb and the other 2 were steel Nishikis and they were much more forgiving.

After that Trek I bought a full suspension mtb (1998) and I'm sold on suspension.
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Old 09-25-19, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had one of those and it was the most brutally stiff mtb I ever rode. Any washboard or rocky surface would have me wince. I finally put a suspension fork on it but the rear was still ridiculous. It was my third fully rigid mtb and the other 2 were steel Nishikis and they were much more forgiving.

After that Trek I bought a full suspension mtb (1998) and I'm sold on suspension.
I agree the 7000 is stiffer than my other bikes as well. I had an Iron Horse years ago (stolen), and a Fisher HooKooEKoo with front suspension (my son has currently). And the 7000 is stiffer than the 89 Trek 950 I have as well. For the riding I do, though, it doesn't beat me up as much. But as I get stronger and lose more weight that might change. Still, the 7000 was a bike I seriously desired when new. So when this one popped up a few years ago, original including tires and mostly unmolested for $75, I had to have it.
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Old 09-25-19, 12:54 PM
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Surly Troll Kickstand

Thanks for the kudos for my 2019 Surly Troll!

This is my first modern-day steel bike . . . And, yes, there is a certain "plush" feel to the ride that I never experienced with aluminum or carbon frames.

The kickstand is mounted using the 3-D printed part(s) found online and works absolutely great!

I know there are those "Surly true-ists" who dissuade use of a kickstand, but I really do enjoy having one installed and available.

I'm already carrying quite a load (between my chubby self and the steel bike) . . . A few more ounces is not to impact my "performance!"

Here is the YouTube link with a description and order info the the parts (there are two separate parts to order) to easily mount the kickstand:


Hint: Even in the USA it seemed take an inordinate amount to time (3-4 weeks) for the parts to be delivered. The ordering website was easy to use and offers order tracking so you can "see" where you are in the production process.

Good Luck . . . Happy Trolling Down Under!


Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Stunning pic.

I love my Surly Troll, it is a hell of a bike.

Did you have to order a special 3D printed part to install your kickstand?
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Old 09-25-19, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
I agree the 7000 is stiffer than my other bikes as well. I had an Iron Horse years ago (stolen), and a Fisher HooKooEKoo with front suspension (my son has currently). And the 7000 is stiffer than the 89 Trek 950 I have as well. For the riding I do, though, it doesn't beat me up as much. But as I get stronger and lose more weight that might change. Still, the 7000 was a bike I seriously desired when new. So when this one popped up a few years ago, original including tires and mostly unmolested for $75, I had to have it.
You sure can't beat that price! I had fun on my 7000 especially smooth trails and I rode it in the snow a lot when I lived in the mountains. Where I ride now I wouldn't be able to handle it. Another thing, back then I used 1.9 tires or 2.1 tires pumped up to 35psi or higher. Probably some modern tires would help.
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Old 09-25-19, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbosays View Post
Thanks for the kudos for my 2019 Surly Troll!

This is my first modern-day steel bike . . . And, yes, there is a certain "plush" feel to the ride that I never experienced with aluminum or carbon frames.
Same here, which came as a very pleasant surprise as I thought the Troll may have been too "overbuilt" to give a plush feel, but it is there.

The kickstand is mounted using the 3-D printed part(s) found online and works absolutely great!

I know there are those "Surly true-ists" who dissuade use of a kickstand, but I really do enjoy having one installed and available.

I'm already carrying quite a load (between my chubby self and the steel bike) . . . A few more ounces is not to impact my "performance!"

Here is the YouTube link with a description and order info the the parts (there are two separate parts to order) to easily mount the kickstand:

https://youtu.be/96a9lezOejQ
Okay, that looks like the exact same part I ordered too and I have used it to fit a heavy duty kickstand that claims it can handle 50kg load and it is very stable, when I deploy it.
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Old 10-02-19, 08:32 AM
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Old 10-02-19, 11:59 PM
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This is what this "old person" rides. My N bike. Bought new in '85. Jon
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Charging some lights for morning ride.
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Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing.



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This is my 2000 Dream Plus...bought the fame new back then, and built as you see it now. Just added a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. This is my carbon chaser. Extremely fast with a rock solid bottom while being comfortable over distance. I never get tired of this bike, and its part of a 4 bike rotation I work. Iím coming up on 71, and thatís not slowing me down a bit..


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My 1990 SLX SC. Again the medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. I’ve built my working group with all interchangeable parts and wheels. Makes it much easier to build out spares and keep everything in order. This SLX has the profiled spiral conic down tube, where the diameter of the tube increase’s as it heads into the bottom bracket. Makes for a very stiff bottom, and it really scoots out when you step on it hard. The ride picks up quite a bit of the road, and at my age, I tend not to ride this baby over 40 miles, as I’ll feel it the next day. But, when it comes up on rotation I’m ready and willing....

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My 1985 SL. The SL tubing makes for one of the most comfortable and forgiving rides with any of the steel tube sets in my opinion. Iím amazed every time I ride this bike. It soaks the entire road like a low mod carbon. You can easily spend all day on this bike and feel good the next day. Again a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette.

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And to round out my 4 bike group is this 2011 low mod carbon bike. In today's terminology, this would be considered an 'endurance' carbon bike. Again, a medium cage rear derailleur with 13/29 cassette. An absolutely comfortable ride for distance work. All of the bikes are running 25mm Vittoria tires.

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Old 10-11-19, 04:57 AM
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Just added this Topstone 105. Love this thing.



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Apart from the pedals, it looks great.
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