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Old 05-13-22, 07:08 PM
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after quick glance at some pics on this thread - I spotted a few bikes with quill to threadless stem adapters

thoughts ? any favorites ? Profile was one brand I spotted

i considered going this way on one bike
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what do you all think of GT all Terra passage?
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There are some great looking bikes in this thread!
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy
Here are a couple of mine.

Diamondback Topanga:



Urban Assault Cruser (Schwinn Frontier)

Very nice looking, and nicely set up Diamond Back.
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Rare PDG40


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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist
More of a touring bike at this stage.
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It is interesting that there is not one drop bar to be seen. Just an observation.
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Originally Posted by Irishred
It is interesting that there is not one drop bar to be seen. Just an observation.
I think partially it's to keep the shifting simple, reachable and uncomplicated. Since I ride the hoods almost exclusively on drop bars, adding bar ends gave me pretty much the same positions and the added control off road.
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Originally Posted by Irishred
It is interesting that there is not one drop bar to be seen. Just an observation.
They can be seen here:
Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions
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Originally Posted by Irishred
It is interesting that there is not one drop bar to be seen. Just an observation.
Drop bar conversions are complicated by the long top tube most mtb's have. But it has been done, as csport pointed out. It's a fun thread.
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Not totally finished yet. I plan on wrapping the silver handlebars with black Paracord and finding wider pedals. these Nitto Bosco bars make this a different bike

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first remodel didn't care for the drop bars

original as I got it
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Mid-'90s Giant Iguana. I bought it used c. 1999; it was cosmetically challenged but functionally excellent. I commuted on it through 15 Midwestern winters. One LBS owner said, "You will never kill this bike." Over the years I've changed every part except the fork/headset, some from wear and some from preference; the headset is still smooth and tight.


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Project bike

As my bike maintenance skills developed and my toolbox filled out, it occurred to me that it would not be difficult to build up a bike from scratch. When I dove into this project in 2005, I'd hoped to build around a yellow or red frame, but since shipping costs were prohibitive, I settled on this black frame and fork from Nashbar. Because the frame is designed for a suspension fork, I used a "suspension-corrected" rigid fork with longer blades.

Once my neighborhood LBS had installed the fork and headset, I did the rest--components, controls, cables and housing, brakes, wheels and tires, etc., in about four hours. It has proved to be a bombproof commuter and recreational bike. It's a bit on the heavy side, weighing in at 27.5 pounds with the rack installed, using the postal scale at work. A fun project and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.


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Loving the gumwalls
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Originally Posted by Jbirdie57
Loving the gumwalls




many of our vintage mtb’s are wearing gum / tan walls - including Maxxis DTH, Schwalbe Billy Bonkers, and Panaracer Pasela’s ... also have a pair of Rene Herse Naches Pass for one bike
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Originally Posted by t2p
many of our vintage mtb’s are wearing gum / tan walls - including Maxxis DTH, Schwalbe Billy Bonkers, and Panaracer Pasela’s
Of these three, do you think you can say that one tire rides better than the other?
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Boy, another one of these "How have I missed this thread?" threads.

Here she is, HMB Relentless. This is from a few years ago, and I've changed the saddle and am running wider tires (for now). The othe non-stock thing is the fork - it originally came with a front shock, but I took that off for a tour a long time ago.


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Originally Posted by hokiefyd
Of these three, do you think you can say that one tire rides better than the other?
I have not spent a significant amount of time on the tires - so cannot provide a good comparison on the ride - but I doubt I could notice a difference ... they all seem to have a decent ride

I don’t really have a preference ... like the DTH 2.15 - roll fairly well and over just about anything - and at 530 g not too heavy (for the tan walls - dark tan versions are typically around 600 g) ... the 1.75 Paselas are around 440 g (less than 460 g listed) ... the Bonkers are around 500 g (with a raised knob tread)

also used other 26” gum wall / tan smooth tires in the past - including Ritchey Tom Slick WCS 1.4’s and Tioga City Slickers (1.25 .. 1.5 ?) ... Specialized Turbo 1.0’s ... the skinny Turbo 1.0’s were lightweight - but obviously not a good riding tire when pumped up

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Raleigh M40, purchased new in '01 but possibly a model year or two older. This bike had a real baptism by fire: after one crash and one car-carrier mishap, at only a couple months old it was on its third front wheel and second fork. Since then it has not suffered any calamities, but has provided many thousands of miles of service--commuting year round, grocery runs, recreational rides, etc. The rear derailleur is original, but I swapped out the front a few years ago when I installed the 28-38-48 crankset. Previously I had upgraded from 21 to 24 speeds. The frame is US-made, the bike weighing in at a respectable 26 pounds.

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1994 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. Great riding bike with street tires and tall swept back bars. I've comfortably ridden it up to 40 miles. It's a terrific Urban cruiser.
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Also lots vintage mtb's done up in hybrid-ized fashion shown here on this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...rsions-45.html
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Originally Posted by cooperryder

1994 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo. Great riding bike with street tires and tall swept back bars. I've comfortably ridden it up to 40 miles. It's a terrific Urban cruiser.
dig the purple / violet touches ... ‘bling’
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got the ATX out for a ride this past weekend

narrow bars and small diameter grips definitely grab your attention and require a period of adjustment

the STX-RC shifting is great - one of our better shifting bikes .. the difference / spread between the ratios of the 7 speed cogs is not ideal - but not a show stopper

provision for just one water bottle cage - so had to find a stop for additional water around the half point ...
( typically can go through one bottle per 10 - 15 miles )

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86 Rockhopper /Jones Bar/Marathon Supremes

I have converted my 86 Rockhopper to a “hybrid” with Jones H Bar and some 44mm Scwalbe Marathon Supremes. Also got rid of front derailleur so it’s 5 speed but I put a Swytch kit hub motor on front wheel with their mini battery. Stripped and powdercoated frame and it’s covered in bags. Pictures to come when I can figure it out.
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I wasthinking n putting a dropbar, any ideas? so i can thake it touring
use to have the rear rack but remove it, front wheel with dynamo for safety city rides
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