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06-23-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By katsup

This way is cheaper ...

This way is cheaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYrK7DOkCk

I use to use a binder clip before I bought the tool.
06-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By katsup

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3...

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3 has a cheap suspension fork. In my opinion, a rigid fork is a better option for a hybrid, especially when compared to a cheaper suspension fork.
06-17-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By katsup

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being...

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being rather common reason in the years to come.
06-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,871
Posted By katsup

I had this stand for a few years and a number of...

I had this stand for a few years and a number of refurbished bikes. I have since replaced it, but this is what I remember:

You tend to trip over the feet of the stand quite often.
The covers...
06-06-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,043
Posted By katsup

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do...

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do tend to use the original drive train or parts I already have.

1990 Bianchi Grizzly
- Wasn't a fan of the Suntour XC Pro, so used a mix of XT and...
05-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By katsup

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX...

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX rear derailleur). SX is SRAM's lowest tier group. I have no personal experience with this group, but have read a number of negative things online....
05-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,352
Posted By katsup

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up...

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up the blue Fog Cutter and sell off my red. Just can't justify it for a color change.
05-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,091
Posted By katsup

"Wear Protection"

"Wear Protection"
05-05-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,476
Posted By katsup

You can look at prj71's post history and see them...

You can look at prj71's post history and see them bash non thru axle disc bikes every chance they get. There is nothing wrong with properly setup QR disc bikes and in fact, thru axle bikes often...
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By katsup

I'd say closer to $300-$400 cleaned up and ride...

I'd say closer to $300-$400 cleaned up and ride able (SoCal market). The Araya RM-20 rims are nice and it is a good color.
04-26-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By katsup

If lions are chasing you, I don't think you'll be...

If lions are chasing you, I don't think you'll be using the brakes.
04-25-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By katsup

The new Ritchey Ascent came to mind after reading...

The new Ritchey Ascent came to mind after reading the OP
https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/bike/frames/ascent-frameset

​It's a bike I'd love to try one day.
04-13-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By katsup

Can't tell you about the frame other than it...

Can't tell you about the frame other than it looks like a 60cm. Ask the seller to measure and compare it to your contend.

At 6'1", a 60cm is often to big for me. Sure I can ride it, but not...
04-13-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By katsup

That is a bike for a tall person. You did not...

That is a bike for a tall person. You did not mention your height, but if the frame is not your size, pass.
04-07-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By katsup

See the catalog scan here ...

See the catalog scan here
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1989/pages/bridgestone-1989-03.htm
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By katsup

The Grizzli spelt with an i make me think it was...

The Grizzli spelt with an i make me think it was a non US market bike.

Paging Bianchigirll
04-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By katsup

Pros Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as...

Pros

Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as centerlock

Con

Need to use an adapter to use a 6 bolt rotor
Sometimes there is forward and backward play. Not noticeable when riding, but can...
04-01-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,352
Posted By katsup

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/soma_fog_cutter_c34e511415d8f0b8fc2f6ed10ebe96ee35d188d5.jpg
03-22-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By katsup

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes...

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes from the 90s. Try to find ones with "Deore" in the name on the components (Deore, Deore LX, Deore XT, etc...). With those parts you'll likely find a...
03-22-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By katsup

Selling a bike because it is the wrong size is a...

Selling a bike because it is the wrong size is a good reason.


There you go, list the bike at $600 if you think it's worth that much. Mention what you think needs repair / replacement in the ad....
03-22-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,909
Posted By katsup

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. ...

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. The shifters are about the same if working.

In my market, tuned up, it would sell complete for at least $300. You should get more by parting it...
03-22-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By katsup

Assuming the old bike is also disc brake, yes. ...

Assuming the old bike is also disc brake, yes.

Things you want to be careful with

- Crankset = boost or non boost. Make sure you get one that is compatible with your old frame.
- XT Hubs =...
03-21-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,347
Posted By katsup

There are a few holdouts, such as all city space...

There are a few holdouts, such as all city space horse and fairlight faran, but they do get marketed more as touring or bike packing. It is why I'm keeping my soma fog cutter, I prefer the look and...
03-20-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By katsup

Take the rear wheel off and look at it. A...

Take the rear wheel off and look at it. A cassette will have a lock ring. A freewheel will screw on.

You should be able to tell just by looking at it.
03-17-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,528
Posted By katsup

I'd say build the bike the way you want, don't...

I'd say build the bike the way you want, don't worry about keeping it catalog spec. Maybe you can stay period correct as a middle ground? Or throw on modern parts to make it the way you like.

I...
03-06-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,635,665
Posted By katsup

Here is my wife's only bike, a first year 970. ...

Here is my wife's only bike, a first year 970.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/89_970_side_a56d16f4efceead15067966f3791e0848770a36c.jpg
...
03-05-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,362
Posted By katsup

I've sold bikes that needed work, but I'd label...

I've sold bikes that needed work, but I'd label them as project and fully disclose the issues. However, these have all been vintage bikes where people buying often want to restore them their own way....
03-02-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,224
Posted By katsup

I now have some miles on the Klampers and I have...

I now have some miles on the Klampers and I have been quite impressed. They are being used on my mountain bike (flat bar, short pull) and the stopping power is excellent. It has taken me longer than...
02-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,635,665
Posted By katsup

Here are two that I recently finished. One is...

Here are two that I recently finished. One is built for show (rides with the lady), the other is built to shred.
...
02-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By katsup

I wouldn't rule out used, especially if you don't...

I wouldn't rule out used, especially if you don't ride an XL frame. The steerer may be plenty long enough.

Earlier this year I found a NOS Tange Prestige uncut fork on the local craiglist which...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By katsup

Shimano levers have an adjustment for short and...

Shimano levers have an adjustment for short and long pull.

BL-R780
BL-R550
BL-R4700
BL-R3000
etc...
02-13-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By katsup

Link to ad ...

Link to ad
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/d/panorama-city-gt-palomar-mtb-xl-flame/7439403010.html

The suspension fork is not nice.. Look for a rigid mountain bike with rack mounts and...
02-13-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,052
Posted By katsup

I acquired the desired parts so now it can be...

I acquired the desired parts so now it can be more cool.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1972x1542/bianchi_tangent_4b43fa59e41b598ac041e62f0316b8d05038f435.jpg
02-13-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 3,683,352
Posted By katsup

Here is my 1990 Bianchi Tangent. Built up from a...

Here is my 1990 Bianchi Tangent. Built up from a frameset, started life with me as a flat bar, but converted to drops once I got the parts.
...
02-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,224
Posted By katsup

I'm running Juin Tech R1 on my Fog Cutter and...

I'm running Juin Tech R1 on my Fog Cutter and they have been trouble free for over 4000 miles. I like the easier lever pull from the tops vs a full mechanical like the BB7, sort of in the middle of...
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By katsup

A vintage mountain bike of this quality I'd list...

A vintage mountain bike of this quality I'd list at $400. As the Stumpjumper has huge name recognition, I'd list this bike somewhere between $450 - $500 (in my market) and be patient. Spring is...
02-05-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,189
Posted By katsup

I also like the Crank Brothers Speedier levers,...

I also like the Crank Brothers Speedier levers, but veganbikes beat me to the free ones. I haven't yet had a tire I couldn't get with the speedier, some take a little more effort, but it saves my...
01-27-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By katsup

I jumped from BB7 to Juin Tech R1 and there was a...

I jumped from BB7 to Juin Tech R1 and there was a significant difference in level feel. The Juin Techs were easier to pull, sort of in the middle of full hydro and cable. They both stopped the bike...
01-23-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By katsup

Pray If the seller keeps the ad up, there is...

Pray

If the seller keeps the ad up, there is a risk of a local snagging it.
01-17-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,874
Posted By katsup

Lower tire pressure is more comfortable for the...

Lower tire pressure is more comfortable for the rider since the tires are soaking up some of the bumps. Because the rider is more comfortable, they are able to go faster.

Type "bike tire pressure"...
01-11-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By katsup

1x is more of a convenience upgrade rather than...

1x is more of a convenience upgrade rather than performance. You are not going to all of a sudden be faster with a 1x.

2x9 should work great and the parts are cheaper. If you stick with MTB,...
01-06-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By katsup

I've personally have had trouble getting a shadow...

I've personally have had trouble getting a shadow derailleurs (M592 and M772) to work properly with Sora 3500 shifters. What you describe sounds like what I was experiencing. I remember shifting up...
01-06-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By katsup

Did you know that the first commercial...

Did you know that the first commercial typewriters were introduced in 1874?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)
01-05-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,682
Posted By katsup

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's...

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's final version. I kept most of the original Deore DX components.

Is it cheating using the 750's touring sister?
...
12-27-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,261
Posted By katsup

Ended up adding 2 sister Bianchis to the fleet...

Ended up adding 2 sister Bianchis to the fleet this year.

1990 Bianchi Tangent - picked this up as a frameset. Went with a flat bar 2x9 setup since I had the parts. Plan to keep it this way for...
12-16-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,576
Posted By katsup

Blue with silver splatter. Not as bright as some,...

Blue with silver splatter. Not as bright as some, but looks good up close.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/img_0472_10d1697ccb78a6faa1eadb6ee73de84dc69be544.jpg
11-18-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By katsup

I've owned a Polygon T8, it was a really nice...

I've owned a Polygon T8, it was a really nice bike with good components. I didn't connect with it as much as I thought, so I sold it after awhile since it was sitting. The D7 is probably more my...
11-15-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By katsup

I'd agree that the Sundance is a good solid bike....

I'd agree that the Sundance is a good solid bike. Mine is from the last year they were made (91) and I love the paint....
11-10-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,052
Posted By katsup

I bought this Bianchi Tangent as a frame set few...

I bought this Bianchi Tangent as a frame set few months ago, then went to searching for a donor bike. It was originally a drop bar bike, but I managed to find a high end hybrid as a donor, so the...
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By katsup

The prices of these 750s are all over the place....

The prices of these 750s are all over the place. I've seen them under $100 to over $600.

This one looks clean and original. I'd expect to see it listed at $300 in my market. The 23" is more rare,...
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