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05-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Resurrecting a zombie. :cry: I'm getting one...

Resurrecting a zombie. :cry:

I'm getting one soon. I'm excited. Monstercross in kinda blue. Anyone have trouble with toe strike? I'm getting a 56cm.
04-20-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 746
Posted By mechanicmatt

I had the same problem, but I had a similar step...

I had the same problem, but I had a similar step down ferrel that was similar. You just use your hand lathe to get it to the right fit.:P I.E. put the ferrell in a drill chuck, hit the trigger, and...
04-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,444
Posted By mechanicmatt

I am eager to see what it looks like and what...

I am eager to see what it looks like and what your impressions are whenever you receive it.
04-15-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By mechanicmatt

Pics of the Schwalbe's

First is the Black Jack, second is Smart Sam
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04-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By mechanicmatt

no one has recommended a tire so I will...

I have recently replaced all the 26" MTB tires in the fleet with Schwalbe Black Jack's and Smart Sam's and I think they work great, kinda cheapy and have enough tread in the middle to roll smooth and...
03-28-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,552,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

Soma Dream Bars...they're 31.5" wide, like so...

Soma Dream Bars...they're 31.5" wide, like so wide, I may cut mine down a bit, but very fun to ride with.
03-27-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mechanicmatt

'95 Alpina 502? Look at different examples...

'95 Alpina 502? Look at different examples through the years. '97 is when v brakes start taking over so the cantilever bridge may only be on lower end models around then.
03-27-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By mechanicmatt

92-Mid 90's Univega mtb Look up Alpina 5.3...

92-Mid 90's Univega mtb

Look up Alpina 5.3 to 5.7 from '94.
03-26-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,552,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

Those are not bad cranks. Just low end. What...

Those are not bad cranks. Just low end. What makes you think they are no longer usable? Those are steel rings, so they should have worn slowly.

Pore shifting is more likely caused by rusty chains,...
03-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,943
Posted By mechanicmatt

Jamis Renegade or Diamondback Haanjo? ...

Jamis Renegade or Diamondback Haanjo?

https://www.diamondback.com/bikes/road-gravel-bikes/haanjo-7c-carbon-4484
03-24-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,951
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-24-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 347,269
Posted By mechanicmatt

Touring bike on a mountain bike trail count?

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03-22-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 445,830
Posted By mechanicmatt

You can't show off all this beautifulness and not...

You can't show off all this beautifulness and not say who did the new brazing and painting. And it is you, then take a bow, it's amazing.
03-16-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By mechanicmatt

TriFlow and a rag. Brass brush if it is difficult.

TriFlow and a rag. Brass brush if it is difficult.
03-11-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,552,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

Soma Dream Bars (SUPA WIDE and rise) and Guster...

Soma Dream Bars (SUPA WIDE and rise) and Guster Stache Bars. I think the key though is wide, and 30-35 deg back sweep. Need a 100mm or longer stem to go with it too, but worth it.
03-11-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By mechanicmatt

The crank is extremely similar to one that came...

The crank is extremely similar to one that came with my 1991 Trek 750. SR Sakae made for Suntour XCE level components. Probably some markings on the inside of the crank arms, those didn't have...
03-10-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,552,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

I guess I haven't shared this on here so I will...

...1997 Mongoose Rockadile SX

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03-10-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,552,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

How do you like the tires? Also, you should try...

How do you like the tires? Also, you should try some of those modernish swept back bars for this. I have Soma's and Guster versions and like them a lot, backsweep of 30 to 35 degrees. Was I the one...
03-06-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,451
Posted By mechanicmatt

I was a bike mechanic in the 90's in high school...

I was a bike mechanic in the 90's in high school and early college. Loved it, I am still a decent mechanic and fixer of bikes with decent speed, but I have never been fast at building bikes or doing...
03-04-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By mechanicmatt

There is a chance...

...just a chance that the pink layer is just the red overspray interacting with zinc or white undercoat.
03-02-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have a brother that is a doctor, I remember...

I have a brother that is a doctor, I remember when he was accepted, we were all over the moon. Congrats!

Also, that's a way cool bike and box o goodies there!
03-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,131
Posted By mechanicmatt

What about things have weirdly gotten cheaper...

What about things have weirdly gotten cheaper over the years. Like these two Wellgo pedals which were $35-$45 when I was a teenager in the 90's, now are $18-$30.
...
02-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By mechanicmatt

merziac gave you the link, maybe it wasn't...

merziac gave you the link, maybe it wasn't obvious.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20049692764...AAAOSwtM1ZzTsW (https://www.ebay.com/itm/200496927642?hash=item2eae8c539a:g:jtAAAOSwtM1ZzTsW)
02-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 853
Posted By mechanicmatt

I bought a set of these double cages from the...

I bought a set of these double cages from the advice of merziac, I only have a single bottle cage mount. Works great!
...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By mechanicmatt

2 other suggestions when using the bars...

One, is that the end plugging of the bullhorns actually need caps or something a little more water tight like a cover plug, I've been in heavy rain with the bars and they can get water inside and...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By mechanicmatt

I guess I should admit I am not much of a tourer,...

I guess I should admit I am not much of a tourer, however I have ridden many miles with this bar including up the going to the sun road in glacier. It works fine. I think it would be an excellent...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have one and use thumbshifters. It isn't easy...

I have one and use thumbshifters. It isn't easy to setup though. Have to angle them down some. Very comfortable ride. The new velo orange bars look very similar but with a small rise. I needed a...
02-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 3,657,560
Posted By mechanicmatt

Paint job is great, very F1 style labeling. Love...

Paint job is great, very F1 style labeling. Love it.
02-08-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By mechanicmatt

I did a very similar thing recently. I used an...

I did a very similar thing recently. I used an old Trek Titan Tour rim, new DT nipples, old spokes, new Shimano Deore Hub. The rim was a tough rim, with very little wear signs though. However, I did...
02-06-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By mechanicmatt

What's funny is that I have a close friend that I...

What's funny is that I have a close friend that I went to engineering school with and he has essentially developed a company out of thin air from essentially designing components for old cars (Ford...
02-06-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,160
Posted By mechanicmatt

A few.

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Forum: Commuting
02-03-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,303
Posted By mechanicmatt

Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your...

Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your thoughts of how it rides.
01-31-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have one, it was rode hard by the original...

I have one, it was rode hard by the original owner and I had to repaint. I would say your assessment is right about parts and what not. He liked to use Campy stuff during that era. Weirdly mine...
01-31-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like some of his older stuff though, It's like...

I like some of his older stuff though, It's like learning from a bike mechanic one generation removed from my base of experience. I seriously learned a bunch about chains in an old video that helped...
01-30-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By mechanicmatt

I'm not saying to respray something like red...

I'm not saying to respray something like red chromovelato, but I'm not, not saying like red chromovelato. Italians need flare, with a bit of original chrome showing.

Maybe I need to spray...
01-30-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By mechanicmatt

None. Done so for years and years. The only thing...

None. Done so for years and years. The only thing that it can cause is if that was a suspension fork, there can be funny oil seepage things that happen if they stay at manner for a long time.
01-29-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By mechanicmatt

I very much like this gentleman's Youtube. ...

I very much like this gentleman's Youtube. Spindatt does a lot of playing around with old frames and he advocates updating stuff. My only knock with him is everything that is updated gets a new 1x...
01-28-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://live.staticflickr.com/3678/9846682734_a915...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3678/9846682734_a9158ebd32_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/g17PHY)Bruce Gordon Chinook 1987 Plum (https://flic.kr/p/g17PHY) by Mechanic Matt...
01-28-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By mechanicmatt

Man I could go either way. I'd be just as...

Man I could go either way. I'd be just as fickled as you are with it. If you are having several painted though, see if you can get a bulk discount.

The lugs and everything are gorgeous, I could...
01-27-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By mechanicmatt

I'm ok leaving it as is until you said you see...

I'm ok leaving it as is until you said you see some signs of oxidization. Then I am in team repaint. If it is a keeper, then the rainbow of doing whatever color you want to it is there for the...
01-20-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By mechanicmatt

Royal Blue Tape and White Housing is my vote.

Royal Blue Tape and White Housing is my vote.
01-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By mechanicmatt

I've done this a couple times as well. I mounted...

I've done this a couple times as well. I mounted them on top, a bit away from the stem clamp, basically where the bar tape would normally start/finish. Also to help with cable routing I have had good...
01-20-22, 06:29 AM
01-18-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By mechanicmatt

FYI: 65cm Moulton, 67cm Medici, some vintage components on Black Mountain Cycles FS

https://blackmtncycles.com/product-category/garage-sale/

Mike Varley occasionally updates his garage sale tab with different odds and ends. Thought these couple of frames could make a tall person...
01-18-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,071
Views: 563,419
Posted By mechanicmatt

Rear wheel is now trued and tentioned...

...and on the bike. More work ahead.

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01-13-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,071
Views: 563,419
Posted By mechanicmatt

:roflmao:The previous hub took a four prog tool...

:roflmao:The previous hub took a four prog tool to remove the Suntour Freewheel first before I took the wheel apart. It's so funny you called it. I travel to a few factories for work and a couple...
01-12-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,071
Views: 563,419
Posted By mechanicmatt

Wheelbuilding time...

...needed a new MTB hub for my '91 Trek 750. So the old rim was in decent shape, so reused the rim and spokes, but added a new Deore Hub and new nipples....
01-10-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,904
Posted By mechanicmatt

KC style. ...

KC style.
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01-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 270,118
Posted By mechanicmatt

Very much like this! I converted my 750 to drop...

Very much like this! I converted my 750 to drop bars, but I'm headed to something looking like this soon.
01-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,969
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have ridden 11 miles on essentially a...

I have ridden 11 miles on essentially a hiking/MTB trail on 35c's with really no ride issues on a dry day, however my rims needed a true when I got back. I would say 35c is the low end of the cush,...
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