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07-30-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 149,734
Posted By bikemig

2 old Rockhoppers almost out the door

At different times, I picked up two old Rockhoppers (an '89 and a '91 I believe) for $50 each (pre pandemic pricing for sure). They are now both finding good homes with friends and family members. I...
07-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By guy1138

Figured it was either that or an attachment point...

Figured it was either that or an attachment point for lazer beams.
07-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By victorm

89 Ritchey Ultra

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07-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By LBCwanabe

Vintage XL Stumpjumper

Cosmetic 8/10 condition.
available with pictured cruiser style bosco bull moose handlebars and cockpit set up or with stock handlebars and cockpit.

this bike has a new seat post, tubes, tires and...
07-21-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By intron

Miyata Ridgerunner

I thinks itís an 84 / 85.


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07-20-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By victorm

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07-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By tyrion

Those long brake pads can hit the fork blades...

Those long brake pads can hit the fork blades when the brakes are opened, limiting how far you can open them.
07-17-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By fietsbob

If it's a flat tire. that solves that , or let...

If it's a flat tire. that solves that , or let the air out,

re inflate it once it's back in the frame. brake pads can stay as is,,
07-17-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By fietsbob

The Cross pad is shorter so the tail does not go...

The Cross pad is shorter so the tail does not go inside the fork blades..
fresh pads can work better than old dried out ones even if the new one is shorter..

KS City
...
07-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Kapusta

Actually, I did try that. The problem is...

Actually, I did try that.

The problem is that tape is made for threads that are already rather tight fitting. It took a lot of wraps to get it thick enough to do anything, and at that point it...
07-16-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Trevtassie

Would you have enough clearance if you got pad...

Would you have enough clearance if you got pad holders and took the pads out? Pad holders are metal so a bit lower profile than all rubber anyway. I think canti pads will have the same problem as the...
07-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By dedhed

You'll be fine unless you plan on 40 mph stops

You'll be fine unless you plan on 40 mph stops
07-16-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can loosen the cable clamp bolt and release...

You can loosen the cable clamp bolt and release some cable, then tighten it up again. Then use the adjuster to fine tune. Then apply your brakes as hard as you can with both hands to confirm it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,995
Posted By Amt0571

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't...

Uninstall Strava. I did it long ago and I don't regret it.
07-14-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By gear64

I've worked in manufacturing for many years....

I've worked in manufacturing for many years. Anytime I've worked on a project including strobed lighting it's always been required to supply signage and some type of barrier to minimize the impact of...
07-14-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By livedarklions

It could easily be argued that a strobe by itself...

It could easily be argued that a strobe by itself is inadequate by the California code at night. It's required to illuminate the road while the bike is in motion, and a strobe is, by definition, off...
07-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By katsup

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid...

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid considering the cheap wheels and missing the bottom half of the rear shifter; but it's in my size and a bike I've been looking for. I've already put on a...
07-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By intron

Stumpjumper back in action

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82/83 Specialized STUMPJUMER Sport
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,772
Posted By Amt0571

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of...

Because it's better. I can't count the amount of times I have rounded an hex bolt trying to loosen something that has been assembled for a long time.

For a home mechanic it's way worse having...
07-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By victorm

Hi, yes quite happy with the end result. I sanded...

Hi, yes quite happy with the end result. I sanded the frame down and filled a small dint on the rear chain stay. Then prime with rustoleum white primer. Followed that up with light sand 2000 grit...
07-09-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,772
Posted By dsbrantjr

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than...

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than slotted or Phillips heads, and more resistant to stripping than hex drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
I suspect that they tolerate use with...
07-05-20, 11:44 AM
07-05-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,081
Posted By cb400bill

Centurion IronMan, numerous Trek 600 or 700 series

Centurion IronMan, numerous Trek 600 or 700 series
07-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By Miele Man

I was at a recreational day tour a number of...

I was at a recreational day tour a number of times over the years. At the lunch venue (an arena) they also had some vendors. One fellow sells these really bright extremely obnoxious strobe lights for...
07-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By billridesbikes

A big N-O to blinky headlights

Youíre on a bike, not running a discotheque. A steady front light with a lowish brightness for a DRL seems to work fine because I think itís main safety impact is at intersections where everyone is...
07-03-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By Pop N Wood

Please don't use strobing lights. Especially...

Please don't use strobing lights.

Especially NOT on bike trails.
07-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By Iride01

I tend to agree with Joe Bikerider I have...

I tend to agree with Joe Bikerider

I have been using my lights during daytime riding for the last four or five years. Not the super bright lights, but some small Bontrager Flares that I think are...
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,699
Posted By Joe Bikerider

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in...

How about not shining your ultra bright lights in my eyes? Yes, we maybe didnít crash but did you notice me turning my head away from your rude display? I guess you think thatís my problem. Sigh.
06-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By VegasTriker

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level...

One of the big mistakes buyers of entry level bikes make is buying one with suspension. The Gravity FSX 1.0 Full Suspension Mountain Bike sells for $369. That puts it firmly in the middle of the...
06-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I also finished up a 1993 Hardrock yesterday. ...

I also finished up a 1993 Hardrock yesterday.

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06-24-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

1x10 Conversion is Complete

Here's a link to a blog post on how I did it, for those interested. (https://the-cyclopath.blogspot.com/2020/06/vintage-1x10-drivetrain-conversion.html)

I went the hard route, converting the...
06-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Kobe

Modern Classic. I have been waiting for a...

Modern Classic.

I have been waiting for a thread like this to pop up so I could post my '19Sport. I bought it last year by ordering from Shirk's bike shop in Lancaster County, but was able talk to...
06-23-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

OP, I am glad you found that "silver bullet" of a...

OP, I am glad you found that "silver bullet" of a bike. That is one of the best things when it happens, and it happened to me after a number of different wheel/tire/component setups on my Davidson...
06-23-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By mstateglfr

Some like the brand due to the associated history...

Some like the brand due to the associated history to Schwinn Paramounts. The longer head tube is a design element to reduce spacer stack.
I looked into Gunnar twice. Once while I was looking...
06-22-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By jackbombay

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add...

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add a front brake, but it really would change the whole dynamic of the bike, having to use the coaster makes you have to think about foot position so...
06-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57,452
Views: 8,343,721
Posted By Night Treker

nice looking i missed this one originally

nice looking

i missed this one originally
06-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,033
Posted By bnewberry

Trek 700 something

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06-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By r0ckh0und

I have a Gunnar.....>>ahem<<..........Rockhound....

I have a Gunnar.....>>ahem<<..........Rockhound. I think it's a '99. It's been several years since I've had it out but I put a bunch of hard offroad miles on it and loved every mile.
06-22-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Classtime

Carbon riders think this is vintage. The shifters...

Carbon riders think this is vintage. The shifters throw them off. This thread should be moved eh?
...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,027
Posted By indyfabz

A simple search of thread titles for "C&O"...

A simple search of thread titles for "C&O" returns 5 threads (in addition to this one) from this year alone. And you didn't ask only for personal experiences. You asked to be pointed in the right...
06-22-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By jackbombay

205 miles on my Schwinn.

Not my Continental though, my 3 speed coaster brake road bike, 1988 Schwinn Premis.

https://i.postimg.cc/MGVFhxpJ/A4AD5B65-F18E-4947-B9C7-607C227C2191.jpg (https://postimg.cc/7CP92FzK)

Tommy...
06-22-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7,367
Views: 1,889,900
Posted By potion

Miyata Ridge Runner

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Bought the frameset as seen for $50
...
06-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By JWK

That's some really helpful feedback. After...

That's some really helpful feedback. After telling my wife about this post, she said I should buy the 920 frameset now and build it up, then get a BMC Road+ frameset in the fall when they become...
06-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ductunder2020

Thanks for all the replies. I am fine with...

Thanks for all the replies. I am fine with spending $600 on a bike. I was referring to th $1000+ bikes.
in any case I am allowed to decide how much a bike is worth to me. I came here to get help...
06-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 550,383
Posted By ShaunJohnson

Looking to trade this 1984 Specialized...

Looking to trade this 1984 Specialized StumpJumper Sport that is slightly too small for me, for a similar vintage steel MTB/Touring frame that is slightly larger. Includes frame/fork, headset,...
06-17-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,558
Posted By Iride01

In most states, if a pedestrian is not already in...

In most states, if a pedestrian is not already in the crossing, there is no requirement to stop. For cyclists in the same crossing, rules vary even more.

This comes from your own...
06-17-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By rjhammett

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06-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By seedsbelize

Blasphemy!

Blasphemy!
06-14-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By nlerner

C19 now sold.

C19 now sold.
06-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By dedhed

Which gives her a good enough grip to hit you...

Which gives her a good enough grip to hit you with multiple times until you quit picking at the food.
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