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01-28-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By mrv

Iím using old Suntour power ratchets with 8spd. ...

Iím using old Suntour power ratchets with 8spd.
Shifting pull amount is fine. Like Grant at RivBike says friction takes a little finesse with your feet.

As always with friction, a little tweaking...
01-28-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By mrv

FS: circa 1990 Specialized Rockhopper

I know what you're thinking.... another Specialized TIG welded in Taiwan trail bike? Why yes it is! What makes this one "special"? It's too small for me, but maybe the right size for you! And if I...
Forum: For Sale
01-28-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By mrv

bump

bump
01-28-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By mrv

preeBay bump. feel free to make an offer. ...

preeBay bump. feel free to make an offer.
cheers.
01-26-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By mrv

looking for a complete, show piece, ready to...

looking for a complete, show piece, ready to tour, kind of ride? or a frameset to build up and add to the beausage? (https://accidentalrandonneur.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/that-thing-called-beausage/)
01-25-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,277
Posted By mrv

Copper rivet compliment the sidewalls... but...

Copper rivet compliment the sidewalls... but perhaps clash with the chrome a bit. Quite the conundrum.....

loosing the alliteration, B17 w/ silver rivets.
01-23-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By mrv

AH! OK - I was going by the Third Hand link. I'll...

AH! OK - I was going by the Third Hand link. I'll correct / update forthwith. Many thanks, Pastor!
01-22-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By mrv

FS: early 80s Dura Ace hubset

SOLD


- 36 hole
- 126mm rear hub Over Locknut Dimension
- UniGlide (Q for you: when does "uni" have nothing to do with being unified or uniform? .... when Shimano sells it.....)
- - note: rear...
01-22-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By mrv

... maybe change your BikeForums handle to...

... maybe change your BikeForums handle to CatNip....
just a wow - i've not see a group like this from Suntour - whew! just lovely workmanship.
01-22-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,342
Posted By mrv

as a pretend-grown up, I came back to coaster...

as a pretend-grown up, I came back to coaster brakes using a Surly Steam Roller. Seemed like the perfect solution for muddy dirt road riding. No derailleur. No exposed braking surfaces.
The Surly...
01-08-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By mrv

eeehhhh...... my whole problem with the Dura Ace...

eeehhhh...... my whole problem with the Dura Ace hubset i picked up here a few months ago is no UG cassette, no locking cogs, and only the DuraAce lock cogs from circa 1984 are compatible. . . so...
01-08-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By mrv

shhhhheeeesshhh..... If still available...

shhhhheeeesshhh.....

If still available I'll take them. I'll be spending at least this to get my ultra-rare Dura Ace hubs working.....
01-07-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,331
Posted By mrv

rccardr I'll message you about your NOS 6spd....

rccardr I'll message you about your NOS 6spd. Looking at SheldonBrown's cassette crib sheet, I think the overall width might be an issue.
shoota - I'll message you: Do you have the spacers for 7...
01-06-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,331
Posted By mrv

mountaindave rccardr I have a 7370 hub. ...

mountaindave
rccardr
I have a 7370 hub.
so far I gave not investigated what tool I need to get the cassette body removed.
I just realized last night how difficult sourcing UG is going to be. ...
01-06-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,331
Posted By mrv

7spd UniGlide Cassette

ISO for a 7spd UniGlide Cassette - for much less than what they are asking of eekBay. . . . or ThirdHand LostScrews.
- I'm up for suggestions on upgrading, like buying a new cassette body and...
01-05-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

New balls and repack. Getting to build up a...

New balls and repack.
Getting to build up a wheelset.
Noticed the rear hub label is Ö. not facing the drive side 🤪🫣😵‍💫🤯
Iíll make them match. Nuts. I wanted the hub labels read from the drive...
Forum: Touring
01-02-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By mrv

I was use Jones SG 2.5 Loop bars on my...

I was use Jones SG 2.5 Loop bars on my RockHopper. Lots of rise & sweep back.

Iím going to try these VO Milan bars this year on my Panasonic mountain cat.

...
01-02-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By mrv

Little Velcro strap works. ...

Little Velcro strap works.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_945bd0aca119013d723bab7f249d77cf9a148e54.jpg
I turn it on when Iím traffic with cars when itís...
Forum: For Sale
12-25-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By mrv

- still available - messaged you back - thanks...

- still available - messaged you back - thanks for shopping!
- happy holidays!
12-23-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,633
Posted By mrv

here's my 2spd IGH. yes, it's pretty heavy, but I...

here's my 2spd IGH. yes, it's pretty heavy, but I only paid $75 for the hub, and maybe $199US after I built it up and installed tube and tire (tyre).
I will have to read about the Classified hub in...
12-18-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By mrv

bump+ (at work "they" are sticking + on...

bump+ (at work "they" are sticking + on everything. it's like the x got rotated 45į, and now it's all plus. i'm sure in retrospect it will all make sense...)

OK, here's the actual + ...
Forum: For Sale
12-18-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By mrv

fs: STEMS Threadless

Threadless stems:

RITCHEY about 110mm in length; about 7į in angle, about $35 shipped in the USA
bar clamp 31.8mm
-- note the face plate is smaller than the bar diameter - you know - the bars...
12-17-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,633
Posted By mrv

Janís new Nivex is really interesting. I was...

Janís new Nivex is really interesting. I was geeked when he announced this project about 2 years ago (I think).
I picked up a Schwinn hybrid framset for cheap and bodged it for 650b wheels...
12-16-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By mrv

Iíll go next in line if the first interested...

Iíll go next in line if the first interested party opts out.

cheers!
12-16-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,572
Posted By mrv

the 650b(odge) hi-bread

Started 2years ago.
I’ve been documenting the snail like “progress” in a whole ‘nother thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238171-schwinn-hi-bread-650b-odge-project.html)
...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-10-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By mrv

I still have not had a chance to check out the...

I still have not had a chance to check out the new stuff on the west - just opened on Joy or Warren and heading to the Riverwalk. Or maybe Rosa Parks.
12-06-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By mrv

Thanks everyone for your input! Folks like y'all...

Thanks everyone for your input! Folks like y'all keep me paying for a BF subscription year after year.

To Hondo's comments - Thanks for the Shimano catalog. I never think of it - not sure why -...
12-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,623
Posted By mrv

PanaKat-3-5

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/db7fd8ad_ff9a_4b7a_9e8d_1915041a341a_8d5c62941b353b60a25239bc284b336942bdadf7.jpeg
Picked this up from a BF member over the summer....
12-04-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By mrv

Hub Cone Refurb - polish?

I know, another cone replacement thread - apologies.
here's what I got: https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=074D06B2-4F70-4F8F-9749-7CDB559D01AB&Enum=110&AbsPos=383
- Dura Ace circa '82,...
11-23-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,466
Posted By mrv

I have a different set of VO bars with a similar...

I have a different set of VO bars with a similar sweep on my 2spd kickback dirt road coffee tourer - very comfortable ride, but would not be great on single track.
i am liking the reduced sweep from...
11-21-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,466
Posted By mrv

BullMoose to Orange-GranolaMoose..... the Moose...

BullMoose to Orange-GranolaMoose..... the Moose abides!

https://bikepacking.com/news/velo-orange-granola-moose-bar/
11-19-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

fender bodge

Bodged these fenders to get them to work with these 27in wheels.
If Conti didnít always under size their tires, I donít think it would work at all.

...
11-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,466
Posted By mrv

RockHopper - upgrade

yes, they are pricey. I got these from RivBike - with the recent inflation adjusted pricing. No one in the US had them. Never seen them used unless they are the 21.1 quill version.

I replaced...
11-19-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By mrv

break.... i mean brake cables are still in the...

break.... i mean brake cables are still in the package?

cheers!
11-19-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By mrv

bumping all my other stuff for sale, so... BUMP!

bumping all my other stuff for sale, so... BUMP!
11-19-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By mrv

dang it - i was just in Detroit near Back Alley...

dang it - i was just in Detroit near Back Alley Bikes to go see the Van Gogh exhibit! forgot to take these and drop them off. anyway, my OldTimerz moment your change to pick them up! don't miss out!
Forum: For Sale
11-19-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By mrv

oh good night - this post is about to have it's...

oh good night - this post is about to have it's first birthday.... better get it posted on the facebooks. or donate it. or recycle it.
11-19-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By mrv

fs: NITTO Technomic high-rise: 60mm 26mm Clamp

For Sale: NITTO TechnoJohnnyNeumonic Stem. See pics for length ~60mm length, ō26.0mm clamp (stamped at the bottom of the stem below the ō22.2 stamp)

SOLD! (yay!) - but still got some threadless...
11-19-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By mrv

BUMP! ... in anticipation of the upcoming 1 year...

BUMP! ... in anticipation of the upcoming 1 year anniversary of my original post. If I wasn't lazy, i would post on facebook, but now I gotta retake the photos....
11-13-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,817
Posted By mrv

Like many folks, I primarily ride a Brooks B17. I...

Like many folks, I primarily ride a Brooks B17. I have several and for un-racing, I really like them.

Recently I thought Iíd try the all-plastic C17. I found it at least $20 less comfortable than...
11-11-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

as the Invisible Man was over heard to say....

....."Let me be clear...."

Decals on. Some from the VeloCals folks. Shout out to those folks when I almost ordered a blank decal. They emailed me and said, what is you want now? ......
11-11-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,544
Posted By mrv

maybe somebody posted this already, I'm still...

maybe somebody posted this already, I'm still working through the whole thread thing. It's a long watch, but basically it's Ultra Romance (aka Uncle Ronnie; aka Ron's Bike Shop) singing the praises...
11-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

Right! - I would have preferred a polished stem -...

Right! - I would have preferred a polished stem - heck still might do that to this one - but itíll start black. The frame itís going into has a short head tube, so itíll be at max height. Not sure...
11-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

flat black dirt drop

Got a stem from jdawginsc
degreased and 600 grit smoothed the black paint a bit.
then rattle can enamel flat black

Question - would a clear coat reduce the chance of the stem bonding to the...
11-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,332
Posted By mrv

I'll use my cheap TACX (TAXC? TRAXC? TAR-XTC?...

I'll use my cheap TACX (TAXC? TRAXC? TAR-XTC? whatervers...) a couple of times a winter. Studded tires on iced over dirt roads are a favorite winter exercise time. The key is ice-roads, not mud...
11-01-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,331
Posted By mrv

For the middle one - does it have the "hanger...

For the middle one - does it have the "hanger hole" through it? It looks like it does not. The other two are more..... industrial looking than I'm after.
Thanks!
Forum: Want To Buy
10-30-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By mrv

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1259327-1988-miyata-1000-touring-bike-57-cm.html

$800 - Ready to roll. Not toooo far away.
If you don't like this - contact the seller. He's...
10-30-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

You've severely disappointed everyone - in...

You've severely disappointed everyone - in particular your cat.....


post script - nice work, by the way! looks a might bit better than my bodged project! ha!
10-30-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,268
Posted By mrv

zombie revival thread! (i'm the zombie revival...

zombie revival thread! (i'm the zombie revival master....)

Some details on the Dia Compe XCM 5583
The do-hicky with the flats (DHwF) is to adjust torsion spring tension (RJ Bike Guy video link at...
10-30-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,121
Posted By mrv

DiaCompe XCM cantilevers

spent too much time puzzling over the left brake
i think I got it.

...
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