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06-20-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,438
Posted By eshew

I never have, any idea on the year and model? Any...

I never have, any idea on the year and model? Any chance the serial matches one if the usual models?
01-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By eshew

Short answer: No. Long Answer: Nope ...

Short answer: No.

Long Answer: Nope

Unless you're carrying that $800 in change in your pocket when you're racing.
12-03-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By eshew

Tough to beat a process 153. Great bikes, I loved...

Tough to beat a process 153. Great bikes, I loved mine, it was just a little small (2015 medium).

I built it up from the frame with a 1X and shimano XT kit, pre covid so it was affordable at the...
10-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,239
Posted By eshew

Diving into the low end is fun, until you see...

Diving into the low end is fun, until you see people playing in the deep end.

Used market right now is on the back side of the curve, prices should start dropping very soon. Lots of people are...
10-22-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By eshew

As stated above, if after bedding in the new pads...

As stated above, if after bedding in the new pads you're still squeaking away then you've got contaminated pads & rotors

Prior to doing anything make sure your rotor's dont say "for resin only" IF...
10-13-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By eshew

Bikes are so rad now it's ridiculous :)

Bikes are so rad now it's ridiculous :)
10-13-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By eshew

Sure I guess if you're riding flat gravel. But so...

Sure I guess if you're riding flat gravel. But so much can be gained from having a dropper.... Safety on descents, fun ripping up single track, attempting to get any air whatsoever, bunny hopping......
10-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By eshew

No dropper posts? You're crazy! Dropper posts are...

No dropper posts? You're crazy! Dropper posts are as important as suspension! (Well almost)
10-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By eshew

I'd run new cable and housing prior to buying a...

I'd run new cable and housing prior to buying a new derailleur. Might as well lube up the grip shift as well.
10-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By eshew

I'd look on craigslist/facebook for a good donor...

I'd look on craigslist/facebook for a good donor bike. Take the parts you need, sell the rest. Will most definitely be less expensive than buying new.
10-05-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By eshew

29's do take a while to get used to. I did find...

29's do take a while to get used to. I did find that running a slightly narrower bar brought back the steering speed that was more inline with what a 27.5 felt like. You might want to try moving your...
09-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By eshew

Best bet would be to post over at retrobike.co.uk...

Best bet would be to post over at retrobike.co.uk chances are someone there has experience or parts needed to get that fork going again. Or perhaps they know who can do the service.
09-22-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By eshew

Sounds like new bushing time, they the mag 21...

Sounds like new bushing time, they the mag 21 versions?

Either that or time to make a fork lamp
09-21-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By eshew

I'd hold off and scour craigslist, facebook &...

I'd hold off and scour craigslist, facebook & pinkbike for a good condition gently used bike. Prices should start dropping and with the terrible weather you should have less competition.

How tall...
09-01-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By eshew

Canker, regarding Guides you could be right....

Canker, regarding Guides you could be right. Haven't bled them, only experience is watching my friends deal with heat swollen pistons over the last couple of years, but those were within the range of...
09-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By eshew

Shimano mt200 would be ideal. Easy to bleed,...

Shimano mt200 would be ideal. Easy to bleed, durable and relatively inexpensive. It's a lower end Shimano that's less powerful. If you need more performance deore would be the next step. Sram/Avid is...
08-31-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By eshew

I was thinking about those but went with One Up...

I was thinking about those but went with One Up composites. If I had to get metallic pedals One Up's would also be my choice. Great pedals.
08-12-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By eshew

560's are ridiculously narrow. I wouldn't start...

560's are ridiculously narrow. I wouldn't start using your formula until you hit 680. Wider bars are great though & they do slow down steering (fixed by shorter stem) and expand the cockpit. Honestly...
07-27-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,256
Posted By eshew

It really depends on what your doing. If you're...

It really depends on what your doing. If you're riding around the neighborhood or going off curbs you shouldn't be bottoming out. Bottoming out is really just your fork not performing well enough for...
07-20-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,838
Posted By eshew

What's wrong with the cranks? You could upgrade...

What's wrong with the cranks? You could upgrade to deore with a hollow tech bb. But that's a fair amount of cash to spend if your current cranks work. I'd guess you have a threaded 68mm square take...
06-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By eshew

Yep, backcountry is great. Also take a look at...

Yep, backcountry is great. Also take a look at signing up at activejunky. You can usually get 8-12% back although that may not work on bikes.
06-16-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By eshew

The stumpy is the higher end bike. So that would...

The stumpy is the higher end bike. So that would be my choice. If they've been outside rusting though it might be a good idea to look on craigslist for a donor bike. You might find it's better than...
06-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By eshew

Chain as it's probably worn & pedals & brake pads...

Chain as it's probably worn & pedals & brake pads if they are dry or worn.. Don't assume metal pedals are better. The new plastic pedals many companies are producing are pretty great. One Up, Nuke...
06-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By eshew

Might want to confirm that your derailleur hanger...

Might want to confirm that your derailleur hanger isn't bent or slightly tweaked. That can cause mayhem when trying to dial in a derailleur. Any tweak is going to be accentuated with the larger...
06-03-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,250
Posted By eshew

The frames are identical outside of decals. They...

The frames are identical outside of decals. They are probably stripping down a DL frame for you. They only have the parts that are on the DL, so they have to wait for the cheaper non DL drivetrain to...
05-14-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By eshew

It is pretty crazy, for projects I'll buy used...

It is pretty crazy, for projects I'll buy used higher end older bikes to fix or part out and flip for bike spending cash. Over the last month EVERYTHING has gone up 100% at least. Just about...
05-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By eshew

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just...

Get the Z2 (assuming it's coil not air). Just make sure not to remove the canti studs. They hold the brace to the lowers for that year.

I would remove the lowers on the sid & clean it up. I had a...
04-30-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By eshew

Sizing is key. If it fits that's a start. Not a...

Sizing is key. If it fits that's a start. Not a lot of info on that bike in terms of geometry or reviews. It will be an XC rocket ship. You won't want to get too crazy on it. If you're looking for a ...
04-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By eshew

Guerrilla Gravity makes their carbon frames in...

Guerrilla Gravity makes their carbon frames in house now in Colorado, if you're looking for an modern dual suspension bike that would be my first choice if I had to buy USA made.

Honestly I don't...
04-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By eshew

Don't have a Kona hardtail but have 3 of their...

Don't have a Kona hardtail but have 3 of their dual suspensions. Super fun bikes, you're going to love it!
04-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 37,929
Posted By eshew

Jeep bikes would be fine if they were the only...

Jeep bikes would be fine if they were the only bikes produced ever in the history of bike manufacturing. When you compare them to other bikes you soon realize they aren't that great.

Similar...
04-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By eshew

You think wrongly. Nice thought but it aint gonna...

You think wrongly. Nice thought but it aint gonna work champ!
04-10-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,614
Posted By eshew

For a bike that will be locked up and left around...

For a bike that will be locked up and left around town. Buy a cheap used hard tail.

For a bike that you're going to ride for enjoyment, spend as much as you can & don't let it out of your site.
04-10-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By eshew

Pull the cable tight at the derailleur. ...

Pull the cable tight at the derailleur.

Rapid Rise Derailluer wants to go the the big granny gear in back with no cable tension

Regular rise wants to go to the small fast ring in back.
...
04-08-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By eshew

I did this with an old Marzocchi z2. It did have...

I did this with an old Marzocchi z2. It did have a bolt on steer tube though. Used an RST 1" as replacement
04-08-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By eshew

You can always sell em for parts, someone might...

You can always sell em for parts, someone might need a caliper or levers.
03-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,598
Posted By eshew

Here's a link with a bunch of pics of the bike...

Here's a link with a bunch of pics of the bike when I rebuilt it... New years starting off with a bang! Ritchey | Retrobike...
03-27-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,132
Views: 683,598
Posted By eshew

After replacing the old Sedis Sport with a NOS...

After replacing the old Sedis Sport with a NOS Sedis Sport I noticed some skipping. New freewheel time! Luckily found a new identical one. Riding better than...
03-26-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By eshew

You probably have a shimano freehub which isn't...

You probably have a shimano freehub which isn't compatible with 12 speed SRAM GX, that requires a Sram Driver hub. What you can do, if you want is most likely upgrade to a Shimano 11 speed XT...
03-16-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,028
Posted By eshew

Yep I've got 2 fully rigid bikes. One a kid...

Yep I've got 2 fully rigid bikes. One a kid hauler. One a classic. I don't touch much dirt with either.

First long distance ride on the classic (83 Ritchey) I had the tires up to 50 psi to get...
02-21-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By eshew

Simple, as stated above the Breezer and Ritchey...

Simple, as stated above the Breezer and Ritchey bikes were built for repack dh. Pedaling performance was secondary, because it's fun to ride places. 28-30" handled bar width

Mid eighties the race...
02-06-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By eshew

Yes. But if you like to live dangerously 120mm...

Yes. But if you like to live dangerously 120mm would be good as well.
02-06-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By eshew

IF you want to go 1X this is pretty tough to...

IF you want to go 1X this is pretty tough to beat...
01-21-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,200,003
Posted By eshew

Got very lucky and bought it at an estate sale...

Got very lucky and bought it at an estate sale with a vague description and poor pics. Rolled the dice, had a ton of fun restoring it....
01-21-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,200,003
Posted By eshew

The keepers. ...

The keepers.
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01-09-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By eshew

https://blueskycycling.com/products/kenda-brian-lo...

https://blueskycycling.com/products/kenda-brian-lopes-el-moco-dtc-26-tire-buy-1-get-1-free

$18 for the pair can't beat the price. Kenda Brian Lopes El Moco DTC 26x2.1...
01-04-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,961
Posted By eshew

Should only have to take off the bolts and...

Should only have to take off the bolts and bearing race on one side of each axle, then it will pull out. Don't lose the bearings, pack em full of grease. Best practice is to keep the bearings for...
01-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By eshew

26" Will be around for a while longer but not in...

26" Will be around for a while longer but not in any capacity that can be considered anything more than ultra budget or used. Modern geometry has rendered all but a few older 26's obsolete. Geometry...
01-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By eshew

At 5'10 I've always felt that 18" was about...

At 5'10 I've always felt that 18" was about right. 17" is just a little too tight. Look for a 18" Kona, my favorite for 90's steel.
01-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,716
Posted By eshew

Looks like a 94 xixang GT Catalogue 1994 |...

Looks like a 94 xixang GT Catalogue 1994 | Catalogues | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/GT/Catalogues/GT1994.pdf.html)

Don't know about the only 10 race...
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