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04-19-17, 05:29 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Normally you should not be using big/big nor...

Normally you should not be using big/big nor small/small combination.
11-02-16, 04:01 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Here's the 87 Schwinn Cimarron on a recent...

Here's the 87 Schwinn Cimarron on a recent ride...
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11-02-16, 03:48 AM
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Posted By BigSung

My 2 Gravel rides

Here are my two current gravel rides:

2013 Salsa Vaya - lately delegated to touring and commuting duties
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...after I converted an 87 Schwinn Cimarron for CX/Gravel duties
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09-01-16, 06:02 PM
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Posted By BigSung

mainstreetexile nice find! Congrats!

mainstreetexile nice find! Congrats!
08-22-16, 11:48 AM
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Posted By BigSung

The 21" 87 Cimarron is no longer in my stable,...

The 21" 87 Cimarron is no longer in my stable, and I am now left with my size correct 18" 87 Cimarron. The frame was just too big for me, but it went to a good home.
08-20-16, 02:26 AM
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Posted By BigSung

I went and routed the cables the normal way, then...

I went and routed the cables the normal way, then I saw a write up on how he routed the cables under the bar tape. I ended up re-doing mine on the RockHopper. I am pretty happy with how it turned...
08-17-16, 02:59 PM
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Posted By BigSung

sloar, very clean cable routing.

sloar, very clean cable routing.
08-09-16, 01:26 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Thanks for the info. To keep it simple, I just...

Thanks for the info. To keep it simple, I just went with bar end shifter for the front. It works well enough in this setup.
08-07-16, 08:49 PM
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Posted By BigSung

90 DiamondBack Apex - recently moved on. 94...

90 DiamondBack Apex - recently moved on.
94 DiamondBack Apex - recently moved on.
87 Schwinn Cimarron 21" - the frame is a little too big for me. It has just been put back together and it will be...
08-07-16, 08:42 PM
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Posted By BigSung

In that case consider a trekking bar (butterfly...

In that case consider a trekking bar (butterfly bar) for a bar option. I have it on my commuter and it works great especially in a frame that has longer effective top tube.

Not a Rockhopper, but...
08-07-16, 11:44 AM
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Posted By BigSung

It's my second conversion, so I kind knew what I...

It's my second conversion, so I kind knew what I wanted on this one. The RH has slightly longer effective top tube versus my Cimarron. In order to negate it, I got a shorter stem (70mm vs. 90mm -...
08-07-16, 11:30 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Thanks. I am happy about how it turned out.

Thanks. I am happy about how it turned out.
08-07-16, 11:29 AM
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Posted By BigSung

It's the VO Threadless Stem Adaptor ST-0001. I...

It's the VO Threadless Stem Adaptor ST-0001. I also use the Profile Design Threadless Size Converter (1 - 1/8-Inch) on my other bikes; however, the VO is slightly taller, albeit 100g heavier.
08-07-16, 01:53 AM
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Posted By BigSung

'87 Schwinn Cimarron

Finally built the 87 Schwinn Cimarron back up. I ended up going back to flat bar.
08-07-16, 01:40 AM
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Posted By BigSung

'90 Specialized RockHopper Sport

Conversion finally done on the '90 Specialized RockHopper Sport. I ended up doing double the amount work as I decided to reroute the bar end shifter cables under the bars at the last minute after...
08-07-16, 01:36 AM
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Posted By BigSung

'90 Specialized RockHopper Sport

Conversion finally done on the '90 Specialized RockHopper Sport. I ended up doing double the amount work as I decided to reroute the bar end shifter cables under the bars at the last minute after...
08-07-16, 01:15 AM
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Posted By BigSung

^^Wow, that turned out awesome. Love the color...

^^Wow, that turned out awesome. Love the color combo.
08-05-16, 02:34 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Great conversion. By the way, which front...

Great conversion. By the way, which front derailleur did you go with? I wasn't getting reliable shifting on the front with RSX brifter and XT FD-M730 set up, so I ended up going with bar end...
07-31-16, 04:20 PM
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Posted By BigSung

In my case, I wanted to pick up a used bike that...

In my case, I wanted to pick up a used bike that I can leave at my dad's place in Los Angeles. I visit him several times a year, and I seem to always pack one of my bikes several hundred miles each...
07-30-16, 08:35 PM
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Posted By BigSung

I am using the following: - On One Midge on...

I am using the following:
- On One Midge on Schwinn Cimarron - being used as my cyclocross bike and casual road ride...I get to actually use the drops while riding on and off road
- Salsa...
07-30-16, 11:00 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Hey Hank. I went through exactly the same thing...

Hey Hank. I went through exactly the same thing that you are going through. I also read the full forum at least twice or more and read through many sites including Guitar Ted. It provides a good...
07-29-16, 11:36 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Stripped down to the bare frame, and it is being...

Stripped down to the bare frame, and it is being put together again...this time around with trekking bar configuration.
07-29-16, 11:15 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Oops, I totally forgot that I ran out of new...

Oops, I totally forgot that I ran out of new shifter and brake cables. And I thought I had all the parts to complete the build :( Here's the 90 (or 91?) Specialized RockHopper Sport in current...
07-28-16, 02:57 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Welcome to the forum and drop bar family ;) I am...

Welcome to the forum and drop bar family ;) I am also working on my 2nd conversion, a Rockhopper. Waiting on 1 last part to arrive to get it completed.
07-27-16, 04:54 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Yup. Actually I ended up settling on 18"...

Yup. Actually I ended up settling on 18" Cimarron as my Cyclocross/commuter ride and 18" Specialized RockHopper (in progress of being converted to drop bar) as my ride when I visit my dad... I have...
07-27-16, 11:56 AM
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Posted By BigSung

It went to a good home. I have no more DB in my...

It went to a good home. I have no more DB in my stable anymore :(
07-24-16, 10:50 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Quick update. I swapped out the stem on my Vaya...

Quick update. I swapped out the stem on my Vaya from 7 degree rise to 35 degree rise. Although same length, the effective rise brought the bar up higher and closer. The bar now sits a bit over the...
07-24-16, 10:31 PM
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Posted By BigSung

They have threadless riser adapters that will...

They have threadless riser adapters that will raise the stem height. Something like this: Delta Threadless Riser Stem...
07-24-16, 01:34 AM
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Posted By BigSung

I have cantis with Kool Stop MTB pads on my...

I have cantis with Kool Stop MTB pads on my Schwinn Cimarron drop bar conversion that I use as cross bike. With my weight, on really steep downhills I am wishing for a bit more grab; therefore, I...
07-22-16, 05:03 PM
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Posted By BigSung

I have the On One Midge. I really like that bar....

I have the On One Midge. I really like that bar. I have not tried others, but if you go with Salsa, then you should go with Cowchipper.
07-22-16, 02:27 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Salsa Cowbell: Cowbell 3 Bar | Parts &...

Salsa Cowbell: Cowbell 3 Bar | Parts & Accessories | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/components/category/road_handlebars/cowbell_3)
12 deg flare

Salsa Cowchipper: Cowchipper Bar | Parts &...
07-22-16, 01:14 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Thanks cs1. It's taking its time, but hoping to...

Thanks cs1. It's taking its time, but hoping to get it done shortly.
07-22-16, 01:13 PM
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Posted By BigSung

It's really not a 2 cm difference, but a 4cm...

It's really not a 2 cm difference, but a 4cm difference. The Cowbell on my Salsa Vaya is 42cm wide. The wider width is naturally opening up my shoulders. It made me feel a bit stretched out...
07-22-16, 03:25 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Yup, just got it from my LBS. I got the 46cm...

Yup, just got it from my LBS. I got the 46cm width one since I am pretty wide. On a hindsight 44cm width my have been a better choice. The wider width changed the geometry a bit to a point that I...
07-19-16, 06:49 PM
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Posted By BigSung

90 or 91 Specialized RockHopper Sport

Finally started to work on drop bar conversion of the Specialized RockHopper Sport. The exact year is unknown; however, it's pointing to either a 90 or 91. I am still waiting on few parts, but ...
07-19-16, 06:45 PM
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Posted By BigSung

90 or 91 Specialized RockHopper Sport

Finally started to work on 2nd drop bar conversion. The exact year is unknown; however, it's pointing to either 90 or 91 Specialized RockHopper Sport. I am still waiting on few parts, but initial...
07-17-16, 12:35 AM
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Posted By BigSung

I had both of them listed on local CL. The 90...

I had both of them listed on local CL. The 90 Apex (red) went to a good home, and I am left with 94 Apex (green)...hopefully it will find a good home.
07-16-16, 09:37 PM
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Posted By BigSung

I am now down to 1 DB Apex, 94 DiamondBack Apex. ...

I am now down to 1 DB Apex, 94 DiamondBack Apex. Sadly I had to let go the above bike to clear out space. The 94 DB Apex is up for sale on local CL as well...need to thin out my stock further :(
07-16-16, 01:03 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Rob, looking forward to the finished product.

Rob, looking forward to the finished product.
07-14-16, 05:22 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Since it's friction, it should work fine...but...

Since it's friction, it should work fine...but keep in mind that I don't have experience in that route. I think there were others who had them mounted on stems.
07-14-16, 05:16 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Superstring, that turned out beautifully. I...

Superstring, that turned out beautifully. I think you will like the On One Midge bar. I am loving mine.

By the way, can you let me know which stem and front v-brake you went with?
07-14-16, 03:04 PM
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Posted By BigSung

Hey Hank, welcome. I recently went through a...

Hey Hank, welcome. I recently went through a conversion myself on a 87 Schwinn Cimarron. Here's what I learned.

Shifters:
Fundamentally there are 2 main options: 1) bar end shifters, or 2)...
07-11-16, 01:30 PM
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Posted By BigSung

I ended up going with bar end shifter just on the...

I ended up going with bar end shifter just on the left side (front shifter), and brifter on the right side (rear shifter) for the same reason. It has worked well for me so far.
07-07-16, 02:30 PM
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Posted By BigSung

I had the issue of shifting into the big ring, no...

I had the issue of shifting into the big ring, no matter how much I adjusted. So I ended up going with bar end shifter for front and kept the brifter for the rear. I have the same setup on the...
07-07-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6,462
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Posted By BigSung

It looks like you are running a brifter with a...

It looks like you are running a brifter with a mtn triple. Which front derailleur did you go with to make it work?
06-25-16, 10:35 PM
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Views: 107,608
Posted By BigSung

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
05-31-16, 09:56 AM
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Posted By BigSung

bear_a_bug nice conversion.

bear_a_bug nice conversion.
05-25-16, 11:27 PM
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Views: 67,769
Posted By BigSung

Yikes, indeed. Black might be easy to touch up...

Yikes, indeed. Black might be easy to touch up after treating the surface rust.
05-25-16, 12:29 AM
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Posted By BigSung

Is that a VO threadless stem adaptor? It looks...

Is that a VO threadless stem adaptor? It looks like you get pretty decent rise with that one. I got the Profile Design threadless stem adaptor, but I think I prefer a bit more rise, and that VO...
05-13-16, 10:23 AM
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Posted By BigSung

I had tough time to shift reliably with older XT...

I had tough time to shift reliably with older XT M730 FD, so I ended up going with bar end shifter for the front. It would be good to see if you can get that working reliably.
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