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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...
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!
01-07-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,347
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: 587,347
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. ...
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 + ...
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...
12-04-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,662
Posted By mrv

PanaKat-3-5

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Picked this up from a BF member over the summer....
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: 654,133
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, 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!
11-13-22, 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...
10-30-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
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!
10-22-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By mrv

related to the topic, if you want more info........

related to the topic, if you want more info..... and just plain fun. I bent a set of Noodle bars and opted to throw them away. I was nervous about bending them AND them being heat treated.
...
10-14-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,347
Posted By mrv

- if I forget my 15mm wrench then I gotta use my...

- if I forget my 15mm wrench then I gotta use my Phone-a-Friend for a ride home.... .... like yesterday, when the freewheel X-ploded.....:notamused:
10-11-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

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

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VeloCals applied. Also custom some stuff from...
10-09-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

my Super LeTour 12.2 - not much but itís mine

got my Schwinn rolling again with a $20 CL 27in wheelset with freewheel. And a set of Conti tyres from BikeTales
and of course the new chain and chain rings from my LBS.
...
10-07-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

primer to purple

Öwell spray.bike calls it Royale.

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i figure...
10-07-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By mrv

Sizing - welp, here's some advice from the...

Sizing - welp, here's some advice from the internets.... take it for what it's worth!
I've got two 26in wheeled ATBs from the 80s going right now: a purple RockHopper, 56cm ST C to T. And a...
10-01-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

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

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09-30-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

- probably sitting in the basement last winter,...

- probably sitting in the basement last winter, I'm thinking no coating would have been fine.....

Right - why the permatex paint on primer?
1) I had it on hand
2) I like the idea of applying a...
09-29-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

is the opposite of congress progress?

progress- welp, primer!


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09-10-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By mrv

Shim washers

Follow up question not related to the drop pin
When I disassembled the chain rings, I failed to notice the shim washers falling on the floor and work bench.
Possibly I donít need them if...
09-05-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

- lye will dissolve aluminum, but not effect -...

- lye will dissolve aluminum, but not effect - affect?- steel. Kind of a last resort. Takes a few days and itís really messy. I might have photos. The reaction generates heat, but...
08-25-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

... in my old age all my bikes are starting to...

... in my old age all my bikes are starting to look like this....:beer:
07-31-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,380
Posted By mrv

Last year I mentioned PERMATEX brush on primer....

Last year I mentioned PERMATEX brush on primer. Somebody give me a dope slap next time I bring that *^$# up.
NOW I'm trying to get the frame smooth, but man! is that PERMATEX stuff tough. So sanding...
07-29-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mrv

FS: Brooks B17 - NARROW (aka B15)

SOLD! Getting ready to go to a new home.

... we tried. We tried multiple times. We thought, maybe change up the bars? Maybe try a different bike? Maybe we go clipless pedals instead of flats!!...
07-28-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By mrv

i tried mustache bars - the right way (see first...

i tried mustache bars - the right way (see first pic below), flipped them so they became "priest bars" (so I was told) and never liked them. if you want the bars to come back to get comfortable, they...
07-18-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

man! - I'd be afraid to step away and take the...

man! - I'd be afraid to step away and take the pic- for fear the bike would fall in the canal there.
any-ways: lovely build. I'm always a-skeeered to go black components on my old sports tourers,...
07-17-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

bodge or hack?

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07-15-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,133
Posted By mrv

Refurb my free RockHopper with my free wheelset. ...

Refurb my free RockHopper with my free wheelset.

...
Forum: For Sale
06-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By mrv

.... those were some hard miles....

.... those were some hard miles....
05-08-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,118
Posted By mrv

Schwinn Super le tour 12.2

out and about


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04-28-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,200
Posted By mrv

Right - if you've smoked the internals circuits,...

Right - if you've smoked the internals circuits, a new cell won't do you no-good.
You had mentioned changing cells in the last paragraph of the OP - so I thought you might be looking to put a higher...
04-03-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By mrv

Shimano forever

I bought a $90 Origin8 triple for my touring camping computer RockHopper. The chain rings wore out in less than a year. Maybe 3000 miles. Probably less. Then after a couple years the drive side crank...
03-30-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,118
Posted By mrv

Gunnar Crosshairs

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Grenade Green rim brakes
03-20-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,763
Posted By mrv

Latest Rivendell spam

If youíre not RivBikes email list, pm me your email address and Iíll forward it to you.
They got lots of photos of staff bikes handle bar set ups. All are swept back and looking comfy. RivStyle.
It...
03-18-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,763
Posted By mrv

Thanks! I do like the Albatross bars. Not...

Thanks!
I do like the Albatross bars. Not speedy, but if you center your hands next to the stem, you can make your self think you're aero.
I think I tried bar ends on these - just not good. It's...
03-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,763
Posted By mrv

just stuck VO Postinos on my TREK 420 with drop...

just stuck VO Postinos on my TREK 420 with drop brake levers. No good pic yet.
i'm also using Albatross bars with drop bar levers.
...
03-16-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 953
Posted By mrv

got it

Used a narrow flame with my MAP torch.
Not sure if it helped
Smacked the flat with a chisel. Had a hard time getting a confident swing.
Gave up to go to church for a bit.
Remounted it in the...
03-13-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,606
Posted By mrv

welp - I like it. (not sure what's that...

welp - I like it. (not sure what's that worth.....) But the "Unsalable TREK420" had a somewhat similar scheme going until I recently flat-barred it.
I'll be wrapping the flat bars with yellow tape...
03-07-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,997
Posted By mrv

for simple bikes - like the ones with two wheels...

for simple bikes - like the ones with two wheels and a chain and a crank and a cog on the rear wheel - isn't a big part of the ease of use the rotating mass of the wheel and the gyroscopic effect...
01-10-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By mrv

Touring

- as far as the Voyager being a desirable touring bike, it checks all the boxes:
- canti brakes
- steel lugged frame / steel fork
- room for cushy tires (tyres)
- quick release wheels
- probably...
01-09-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By mrv

Head Badge- Chicago

Your head badge says Chicago, so you got USA.

My Schwinn was made in Japan.

...
01-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By mrv

plus one on this My vintage-y bikes...

plus one on this

My vintage-y bikes typically use M5 fasteners for rack mounts and threaded bosses. M5 typically comes in two thread pitches 0.8mm and 0.5mm. I have never seen a 0.5mm pitch used...
12-28-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By mrv

Beautifully designed. Also fully exposed so you...

Beautifully designed. Also fully exposed so you can see how they work.
But those engineers at Shimano went all 9sigma on their manufacturing, and those parts from the 80s are just bomb-proof
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