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03-04-18, 08:12 PM
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Posted By turky lurkey

Had fun riding my 1985 Rockhopper around this...

Had fun riding my 1985 Rockhopper around this afternoon.

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03-03-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14,317
Views: 1,314,980
Posted By turky lurkey

Beautiful day on the Oregon Coast! ...

Beautiful day on the Oregon Coast!

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03-01-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,782
Posted By turky lurkey

https://image.ibb.co/fieEYH/1965_Schwinn_Super_Spo...

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02-28-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 22,268
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks! I have fun riding it. Itís sort of my...

Thanks! I have fun riding it. Itís sort of my Sunday drive type bike. For relaxed pace days when the weather is nice.
02-27-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 22,268
Posted By turky lurkey

Nice! I have one too. Mine came to me with d.t....

Nice! I have one too. Mine came to me with d.t. shifters but I have since purchased some N.O.S. Schwinn Approved bar ends to be installed one of these day. I still have the gold freewheel but...
02-26-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,420
Posted By turky lurkey

https://image.ibb.co/eFTtJH/3_AAE4_CBF_22_AE_4_E13...

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02-24-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 198,996
Posted By turky lurkey

89 Schwinn Traveler

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01-29-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 122,093
Posted By turky lurkey

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09-23-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,000
Posted By turky lurkey

I've discovered that I don't have enough...

I've discovered that I don't have enough clearance between my front tire and the fender on one of my bikes for a squirrel to fit between. R.I.P little squirrel.
Replies: 7
Views: 5,093
Posted By turky lurkey

Sure, but when you quoted half my sentence you...

Sure, but when you quoted half my sentence you changed the context a bit. The rest of the sentence included "if they are in decent shape". In reality I do know a little about old Schwinns and am...
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Views: 5,093
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks! I hadn't realized until after I started...

Thanks! I hadn't realized until after I started this thread and did a bit more research that the "Continental Touring" bike was a little different than the drop bar bike I had in mind. After I...
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Views: 5,093
Posted By turky lurkey

1960 Schwinn Continental value?

Here is the ad (no picture):

Selling 2 vintage 1960 Schwinn Continental Touring 10 Speed bicycles.

"Serial Numbers L037043 and L041673 made in November 1960.
They are 2 different size frames,...
08-24-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,212
Posted By turky lurkey

^Nice bike! though I'm a little confused as to...

^Nice bike! though I'm a little confused as to why you don't think it deserves a lot of love. Those old 60's Super Sports with the down tube shifters and chrome forks are fairly rare, and ride nice....
08-24-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 183,273
Posted By turky lurkey

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/turky_lur...

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07-13-15, 05:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,512
Posted By turky lurkey

My tires say 40-60 psi. I run them at 22 psi...

My tires say 40-60 psi. I run them at 22 psi front and 28 psi rear. Lower pressure means better traction (though at some point probably also more rolling resistance, and more flats). You'll have to...
05-30-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks for taking an interest in my new bike! I'm...

Thanks for taking an interest in my new bike! I'm really stoked on it. I agree on the disc up front. I got the bike out for a ride this morning, and covered 13-14 miles with lots of single track,...
05-27-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By turky lurkey

Hey thanks. I did end up getting the old bottom...

Hey thanks. I did end up getting the old bottom bracket out. I let it soak in penetrating oil for a couple hours, then put a cheater bar on my ratchet and it came out without too much struggle. ...
05-27-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks, nice to have some encouragement on this...

Thanks, nice to have some encouragement on this project.
I have already encountered my first challenge. The old junk bottom bracket seems to be pretty well stuck. Hopefully a good soak in liquid...
05-26-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By turky lurkey

'98 Specialized FSR Extreme project

Well this may or may not be a good idea but I think I am going to try and build up this bike frame I acquired today. I have never owned nor worked on a full suspension bike before. From what I can...
05-21-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By turky lurkey

Well guys, maybe I fell off the deep end. But I...

Well guys, maybe I fell off the deep end. But I just pulled the trigger on a Rockshox Reba Team fork. Should arrive in about a week! I had to spend just a little more, $310 with free-shipping from...
05-21-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks for responses guys! cobba - That does...

Thanks for responses guys!

cobba - That does look like a nice fork you linked. I am definitely getting tempted to up my budget just a bit and might buy it. Before I do what do you guys think...
05-21-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By turky lurkey

Another new fork thread!

Here is the bike i've been riding and upgrading:
2002 Rockhopper Comp.

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05-20-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By turky lurkey

Yes bikers are supposed to yield to hikers. I...

Yes bikers are supposed to yield to hikers. I yield to hikers whenever possible, and always make sure I am willing and able to do so. However, it is much easier/quicker for hikers to step aside than...
05-14-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,733
Posted By turky lurkey

Hows your Apex project coming PUREBIKES? A...

Hows your Apex project coming PUREBIKES? A couple weeks ago I acquired the same bike. I have been keeping an eye out for an Apex at a good price for a couple years, since I sold my '87 that was a...
05-13-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By turky lurkey

This thread is kinda old now. But ya, that...

This thread is kinda old now.

But ya, that is pretty funny!
05-10-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By turky lurkey

I'm guessing it will rip if you ride on it. Based...

I'm guessing it will rip if you ride on it. Based on personal experience with similar looking Brooks saddles. Hopefully I'm wrong!
03-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,613,770
Posted By turky lurkey

1st generation Rockhopper (1985): ...

1st generation Rockhopper (1985):

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02-21-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By turky lurkey

Surf shorts /board shorts over the tight padded...

Surf shorts /board shorts over the tight padded shorts is what I wear . They are light weight, many are flexible (have some stretch), have little friction on your saddle. durable, and offer great...
01-26-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,582
Posted By turky lurkey

Thank you! This is why I was unsure. I had...

Thank you!
This is why I was unsure. I had looked up reviews on the HS1 and I just didn't see a lot of information or history behind them. Of the reviews I did read some people were complaining...
01-26-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,582
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks guys. I am going to order the set. ...

Thanks guys. I am going to order the set.

roccobike - I am not currently running Avid V's though I ordered some and they should be arriving today. I am currently running lower lever shimano V's....
01-26-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,582
Posted By turky lurkey

Avid BB7's with HS-1 Rotors

I am shopping for my first set of disk brakes, and I am going to install them on my 2002 Rockhopper (yes it has disc mounts!). I definitely want to go with the BB7's and would also like to get the...
01-25-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,784
Posted By turky lurkey

I changed my mind again. I found a good deal on a...

I changed my mind again. I found a good deal on a quality, lightly used set of disc compatible wheels today. I am going to send the V's back and order a set of Avid bb7's.
01-24-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,613,770
Posted By turky lurkey

I finally got my wife's '84 Stumpy all polished...

I finally got my wife's '84 Stumpy all polished up and put back together:

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01-24-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 83,932
Posted By turky lurkey

My wife's 1984 Stumpjumper, freshly overhauled,...

My wife's 1984 Stumpjumper, freshly overhauled, and polished:

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/turky_lurkey/DSCF9354_zpsc0dcde5f.jpg

My current project is this recently acquired 1985...
01-23-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,784
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks for the insight guys. I had actually...

Thanks for the insight guys. I had actually already considered that somebody might have installed canti levers, but I haven't bothered to try and figure it out. Though I probably should find out...
01-23-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,784
Posted By turky lurkey

I like cantilevers as well. I have had them on...

I like cantilevers as well. I have had them on several bikes, as I am typically a bit of a C&V guy and have owned and ridden several mid 80's to early 90's mtb's. One thing I really like about the...
01-22-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,784
Posted By turky lurkey

Thanks, I really like my Rockhopper. I just...

Thanks, I really like my Rockhopper. I just bought it off craigslist a month or so ago and it had hardly been ridden. It is a solid bike that seems to be up to taking a beating. I really think I...
01-22-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 63,784
Posted By turky lurkey

Might as well keep this thread alive. I have...

Might as well keep this thread alive.

I have been on the verge of making an upgrade to disk brakes on my '02 Rockhopper since it does have the mounts, but good V-brakes are so cheap now I decided...
01-20-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,613,770
Posted By turky lurkey

I found this one on Craigslist for super cheap...

I found this one on Craigslist for super cheap this morning. Everything is original, mostly in great shape and ready to be polished up. Except the great tragedy: the seller told me the wheels were...
01-16-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By turky lurkey

Cool! Have fun out there.

Cool! Have fun out there.
01-16-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By turky lurkey

+1 You should be able to get a replacement...

+1

You should be able to get a replacement shifter cheap, then do a tune up and ride the bike you have (will be very cheap if you do the work yourself). You can have a lot of fun on a rigid bike...
01-13-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By turky lurkey

What bike did you get?

What bike did you get?
01-13-15, 08:21 AM
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Views: 2,814,355
Posted By turky lurkey

Pretty funny!

Pretty funny!
01-12-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,952
Posted By turky lurkey

Yes, thats a good point. I do use those on a...

Yes, thats a good point. I do use those on a couple of my bikes. The thing I like about the Ultraglide freewheel better is that is has the 28t cog. I really hate to lose the 28t because it is ideal...
01-12-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,952
Posted By turky lurkey

Get this NOS Shimano freewheel 14t-34t. Also put...

Get this NOS Shimano freewheel 14t-34t. Also put on a long cage derailleur and a new chain. I use one of these freewheels with a modern Shimano Deore derailleur on my '86 Cannondale for long...
01-12-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,736
Posted By turky lurkey

This happened to me a couple months back due to...

This happened to me a couple months back due to my own error. I rotated the shifter all the way down on my Varsity to mess with the bar tape then walked away. Came back later for a ride and the...
12-31-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,409,039
Posted By turky lurkey

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/turky_lur...

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12-24-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,418
Posted By turky lurkey

I worked in the construction trades for about 12...

I worked in the construction trades for about 12 years. I am a journeyman carpenter, and I worked for the Hawaii sheet metal workers union for a few years. I spent the last couple years of my career...
12-21-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By turky lurkey

If your determined to spend a bunch of money then...

If your determined to spend a bunch of money then I would get a new bike. It sounds like the bike you have is about as good as its gonna get.
12-21-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,706
Posted By turky lurkey

It wouldn't have been fun trying to ride a gravel...

It wouldn't have been fun trying to ride a gravel bike to the top of this mountain a couple days ago (nor down it) with an inch-two of snow on the rocky single track.
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