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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.
03-24-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,951
Posted By mechanicmatt

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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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03-11-22, 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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03-02-22, 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)
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.
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, 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...
01-20-22, 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...
01-18-22, 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...
01-12-22, 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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01-06-22, 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,...
01-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,487
Posted By mechanicmatt

I did this, but it is going to change soon...it...

I did this, but it is going to change soon...it takes a 45c tire max in the back, just for your records.
...
11-30-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By mechanicmatt

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a...

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a thing that we, this small group online, love. We all even define it differently, appreciate it differently, and approach it differently. Still, I enjoy...
11-09-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,484
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like my '86 Trek 560. Just super smooth ride,...

I like my '86 Trek 560. Just super smooth ride, many many miles.
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11-04-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By mechanicmatt

Yup follow everyone's advice. Nail polish or...

Yup follow everyone's advice. Nail polish or testors. Trek around that time had like 5 layers of Imron with I think zinc base coat. Do what you can and just enjoy the bike.
10-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,106
Posted By mechanicmatt

Sport tourer for sure. I had one in my size...

Sport tourer for sure. I had one in my size around the same time frame in red, I think 30c tires fit well. Rode nicely. Fastback stays always a plus. I like the blue and yellow too. It's be a decent...
10-10-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,333
Posted By mechanicmatt

Rode to Edwards Point on my bike this morning...

Rode to Edwards Point on my bike this morning from my house. Weather was perfect. I previously did this on a touring bike, and was woefully underbiked. This time I brought my redone mountain bike....
10-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 257,678
Posted By mechanicmatt

Soma Dream bars are wide. Maybe too wide...

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10-10-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By mechanicmatt

Just starting to change colors in Tennessee

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10-05-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By mechanicmatt

Mongoose Rockadile '97

I rebuilt this today. Thought I'd share.
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10-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,619
Posted By mechanicmatt

Updates on my Mongoose '97 Rockadile

Pics taken on a wet day.

LX/XT drive train, Suntour XC Expert thumbies, LX vBrakes, Kona Project 2 fork, Mavic wide times laced to XT hubs, raceface stem, Soma Dream bars, WTB saddle, and ODI...
10-04-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,359
Views: 3,207,521
Posted By mechanicmatt

To me your front derailleur is either a bit high...

To me your front derailleur is either a bit high or twisted, but maybe it's just the picture angle. Here are some pics that I tried to take straight on to help from a similar vintage derailleur that...
10-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By mechanicmatt

Absolutely ...

Absolutely
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Sun Cr-18's with 35c Pasela's. I think...
10-04-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://problemsolversbike.com/products/shifters-d...

https://problemsolversbike.com/products/shifters-derailleurs/downtube_shifter_cover
10-03-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,071
Views: 563,419
Posted By mechanicmatt

New shoes...

Put big tires on my wife's MTB
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09-24-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,061
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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'91 750, 700x42 Conti Speedrides
09-13-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,404
Posted By mechanicmatt

My Trek

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09-13-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By mechanicmatt

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

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These are extremely underrated frames that Mongoose...
09-12-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 30,229
Posted By mechanicmatt

This is so very useful. Out of pure curiosity I...

This is so very useful. Out of pure curiosity I noticed this and then clicked on the Bruce Gordon link, which then had info about Chinook models from the company itself. So great and thank you for...
09-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By mechanicmatt

Um does no one else...

...just flip it upside down and use it as a stem cap? I've been carrying it this way since I was a kid.
...
09-09-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By mechanicmatt

Looking at the picture you shown, I'm not sure...

Looking at the picture you shown, I'm not sure filing it makes sense. I wonder if a slotted piece of metal that attaches to the tab and sticks out above would work better, or purchase a clamp with...
09-02-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,373
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-01-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By mechanicmatt

130 doesn't matter that is modern road spec. Also...

130 doesn't matter that is modern road spec. Also indexed thumb shifters in 7 to 8 spd Shimano have the same cable pull as brifters and down tube shifters. 7 & 8 spd Shimano stuff road and mountain...
08-25-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 29,262
Posted By mechanicmatt

I am jealous! Have fun all.

I am jealous! Have fun all.
08-25-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By mechanicmatt

Chinook's are awesome! ...

Chinook's are awesome!

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07-29-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,513
Posted By mechanicmatt

Those brake levers and thumbies are some of the...

Those brake levers and thumbies are some of the best of all time.
07-08-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,608
Posted By mechanicmatt

Hey I did get that double water bottle you...

Hey I did get that double water bottle you suggested.
07-08-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,608
Posted By mechanicmatt

I should have said no suspended leather saddles....

I should have said no suspended leather saddles. I know we all think those are great but they are quite a bit of scratch. I have several 2000's Bontrager saddles that I like but those designs seem to...
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