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10-21-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a Velocity anecdote. In 92 I broke a bar...

I have a Velocity anecdote. In 92 I broke a bar end so I called them up in FL I believe and they sent me a new pair for free. But they sent me the long ones when I had the short ones. So I called...
10-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,399
Posted By DorkDisk

ive never heard that one before….

ive never heard that one before….
10-17-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 731,350
Posted By DorkDisk

AX headset wrenches, made of Aluminium ...

AX headset wrenches, made of Aluminium

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10-14-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,535
Posted By DorkDisk

8sp Shimano 600 Tricolor shifters and derailleurs...

8sp Shimano 600 Tricolor shifters and derailleurs
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10-12-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,047
Posted By DorkDisk

Flying bicycles.

Flying bicycles.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By DorkDisk

I just got this for a friend. We are both in...

I just got this for a friend. We are both in Manhattan. Jamis Coda Sport with Campa 2x10.

...
10-07-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By DorkDisk

It is so ugly I keep them in my brother-in-law's...

It is so ugly I keep them in my brother-in-law's basement in another state. I added another pic of the entire tires.
10-07-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By DorkDisk

These tires. I do have these. The silver parts...

These tires. I do have these. The silver parts are reflective
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10-06-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By DorkDisk

Campagnolo Euclid brake levers, because somebody...

Campagnolo Euclid brake levers, because somebody actually tried to make this not suck.
...
10-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,092
Posted By DorkDisk

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs...

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs existed, people used to do this to maintain chain tension to keep the chain on and to keep the chain from rattling around. Out of habit, I still do this.
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By DorkDisk

CR18 was a straight up MTB rim in 26" form in the...

CR18 was a straight up MTB rim in 26" form in the early 90's. 2.1" were common back then. You can see it listed in the online Bikepro catalog (http://www.bikepro.com/ad_copy/rims.shtml).
10-04-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 58,828
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Trek Multitrack 750 to gravel

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10-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By DorkDisk

Those were on 94s, just before linear brakes made...

Those were on 94s, just before linear brakes made all that unnecessary.

From 94 Dealer's Manual:
...
10-03-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,875
Posted By DorkDisk

Mostly 90s mountain bikes. A friend says I have...

Mostly 90s mountain bikes. A friend says I have bikes no one else wants to ride; thought it was funny but kinda true. Nobody rides 26ers in NYC
...
09-28-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By DorkDisk

Neat bike, I dig the color; I have a Swiss Cross...

Neat bike, I dig the color; I have a Swiss Cross and I really love the ride.

According to Excel Sports (https://www.excelsports.com/ritchey-ascent-frameset), a large Ritchey dealer, this frame has...
09-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By DorkDisk

These things do not exist in a vacuum; the...

These things do not exist in a vacuum; the reality is that a new 27.5 wheeled bike with V brakes is a low end bike with hi-ten or straight gauge Al frame and fork. If you want 2.4" and caliper...
09-21-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By DorkDisk

If I put that dent there, I’d continue to ride...

If I put that dent there, I’d continue to ride it. I would not pay money for it or waste time building it up.
09-19-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,841
Posted By DorkDisk

90s steel in general is a good buy. Hybrids with...

90s steel in general is a good buy. Hybrids with nicer tubing is great, in the USA Mutlitracks are abundant and cheap. Here is mine built more offroady and with 38mm tires.

...
09-14-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By DorkDisk

Pink? ...

Pink?

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09-11-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By DorkDisk

For me, its a no-go. New York streets are filthy....

For me, its a no-go. New York streets are filthy. I don't touch the tires more than I have to.
09-10-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By DorkDisk

The calipers have to be compatible with the...

The calipers have to be compatible with the levers, since you have Tektro you need Tektro drop bar hydraulic levers-which do not exist. Maybe the TRP Hylex one works?

The Giant system (which comes...
09-09-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By DorkDisk

There are no triple hydraulic STI shifters.

There are no triple hydraulic STI shifters.
09-09-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,322,205
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Stumpjumper ...

91 Stumpjumper

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09-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,738
Posted By DorkDisk

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It takes me about an hour of riding on urban streets to hit something...
08-29-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By DorkDisk

Start with wheels. Stock are 1900g, look for...

Start with wheels.
Stock are 1900g, look for <1500g ones.
08-28-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,734
Posted By DorkDisk

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Pink and dark grey...
08-20-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,714
Posted By DorkDisk

I think most people think the marketing and the...

I think most people think the marketing and the name are silly, but the bikes and products are right up my alley.
08-17-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 274,549
Posted By DorkDisk

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08-14-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By DorkDisk

Have you tries just raising the derailleur so it...

Have you tries just raising the derailleur so it clears the stays?

XT front derailleur will not work with Sora shifters.

ive had good luck with Sora R3k, 28/38 Deore M6K cranks, and Ultegra...
08-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By DorkDisk

Nope ...

Nope
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08-09-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By DorkDisk

Sphinx, for 700c and shorter top tube. ...

Sphinx, for 700c and shorter top tube.

Regarding brakes, it depends on which brake levers you will use. For modern STI, I live miniVs, for standard brake levers with bar end shifters, maybe cantis...
08-09-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By DorkDisk

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem...

No bulge in the middle means 22.2 bar. The stem could be either 25.4 (more probable) or 26.0
08-07-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,499
Posted By DorkDisk

For me, its M900 XTR ...

For me, its M900 XTR

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08-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By DorkDisk

Saddle position is independent of reach; first...

Saddle position is independent of reach; first adjust the seat for pedaling, then choose the right stem for reach. Also consider bar reach. Moving the saddle to compensate for reach is the wrong...
08-06-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,797
Posted By DorkDisk

I still ride a lot of 26ers. In the city, I am...

I still ride a lot of 26ers. In the city, I am untouchable for a half block. Then 700c passes me. In the woods, its more nimble and fun, where large wheels are smoother over bumps
08-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,495
Posted By DorkDisk

I ...

I
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92 Breezer Lightning...
08-05-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By DorkDisk

Does not look like a cut. There is no material...

Does not look like a cut. There is no material missing where the saw blade cut. It looks like a tear
08-03-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,623
Posted By DorkDisk

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07-29-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,218
Posted By DorkDisk

Complaining about Surly being steel and heavy is...

Complaining about Surly being steel and heavy is not understanding Surly or steel.
07-29-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By DorkDisk

I've had this since 93. ...

I've had this since 93.
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Breezer Lightning

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07-29-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,417
Posted By DorkDisk

As a MTBer from the 90s, its funny to read all...

As a MTBer from the 90s, its funny to read all the old arguments.

I resisted discs for a long time (standard arguments about weight and complexity) but knew it was the future. Once all the...
07-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 2,577,933
Posted By DorkDisk

Mini Vs work well with modern STI. These are Sora...

Mini Vs work well with modern STI. These are Sora R3K with 38mm tires.

...
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,969
Posted By DorkDisk

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very...

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very common in the early 90s. I ran it with no issues. I think only 3-4 gears were available in the granny but thats all we needed. Short cage for snappy...
07-27-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By DorkDisk

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RaceFace Turbine LPs came in at about 460g for the...
07-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,445
Posted By DorkDisk

nice half step plus granny.

nice half step plus granny.
07-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,289
Posted By DorkDisk

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range...

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range in gearing
Pros for Double: one less chainring. <q factor, simpler shifting

Cons for Triple: one more chainring. >q factor, more complex shifting...
07-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,445
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, I had the same concerns as you re...

Thanks, I had the same concerns as you re chainline but it turned out to not be a big deal in real life. So this one has a 135mm rear with a 130mm wheel, which makes the chainline worse with a...
07-20-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 8,801
Posted By DorkDisk

Everyone is different, but basically we eat too...

Everyone is different, but basically we eat too much.

I've never been heavy or sedentary, max 160lbs at 5'-10" and cycling since 1990. However, when I totally adjusted my lifestyle which included...
07-16-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,218
Posted By DorkDisk

I see this geared towards the millions of old...

I see this geared towards the millions of old MTBs out there and converting them into trendy "gravel" bikes" as the 25.4 clamp means you can even run your old stem, as long as it is front loading....
07-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,322,205
Posted By DorkDisk

That's sweet. I had one in 91 also but mine was...

That's sweet. I had one in 91 also but mine was blue; I crashed it in 93 and wrecked it. Now I have this '90 model in a lighter blue to remind me of the old days.

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