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05-24-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By simmonsgc

Some really cool bikes here lately, so tastefully...

Some really cool bikes here lately, so tastefully done. This thing, on the other hand, is a bit of a tank. But it's a comfortable tank. Steel stem, steel fenders, and the heaviest tires in the...
03-29-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By simmonsgc

No problem, happy to help. They are my wife's...

No problem, happy to help. They are my wife's favorite bar.....bar none!
02-19-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By simmonsgc

First, cheers on your project. I love those old...

First, cheers on your project. I love those old MTBs when they are re-worked into city bikes, "gravel" bikes, all-rounders...they work great, I think!

Nothing much to add, other than don't...
02-06-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By simmonsgc

[/left] Great pic, great looking bike.

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Great pic, great looking bike.
02-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By simmonsgc

I agree on both fronts. I have a Two-Ten from...

I agree on both fronts. I have a Two-Ten from this same year, commute on it every day, and ride gravel roads on it on the weekends. The clicky-shifters are great. 2 clicks, one shift. Really...
02-04-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,996
Posted By simmonsgc

That's how you do it! And, additional rollercam...

That's how you do it! And, additional rollercam style points. Nice build!
01-24-19, 04:18 PM
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Views: 98,349
Posted By simmonsgc

ISO a coupla 175 left cranks

Hi all, I've been away for awhile...one of the stretches when life intervenes. I'm working on a couple MTB projects, and I find that I have 2 drive-side cranks for which I can't find the mates. I...
12-08-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By simmonsgc

Lovely! Were the facettes on the fender painted...

Lovely! Were the facettes on the fender painted with the body color, or is that just a reflection? I wish I had a set that I could add an accent color to like that. Very stylish!
12-06-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6,475
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Posted By simmonsgc

Sympathies on the loss of your friend and former...

Sympathies on the loss of your friend and former employee. His two favorites rides have found a good home, though.
11-28-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By simmonsgc

Just for future searches where this thread will...

Just for future searches where this thread will pop up... I found this photo of Soma Sparrow handlebars (520mm width, the "middle" size they offer - 490/520/560) I made when mocking up a bike. Good...
11-26-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By simmonsgc

Amazing...sounds like you are describing the...

Amazing...sounds like you are describing the "Pinkasonic" build I did for a friend of mine a few years ago. Porteur (in silver), selle anatomica saddle, bar-ends, etc etc. Great minds! Porteurs have...
11-26-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By simmonsgc

Well, since no one has mentioned the Soma Sparrow...

Well, since no one has mentioned the Soma Sparrow so far (I think)...my wife really loves hers with...
11-15-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 737
Posted By simmonsgc

Yup. I was thinking that the pastor was talking...

Yup. I was thinking that the pastor was talking about INLINE images in posts, as opposed to LINKING to a photo, but it seems like both your and my experiment worked. Couple folks saw my Blue Ridge...
11-15-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 737
Posted By simmonsgc

A test with "copy image" from Google album and a...

A test with "copy image" from Google album and a paste directly into the message editing window, bypassing the "image" button altogether....to see if others besides ME can see the pic...
...
11-09-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By simmonsgc

True enough!

True enough!
11-09-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,895
Posted By simmonsgc

I know you said you're not a wrench (yet!), and...

I know you said you're not a wrench (yet!), and converting an older MTB was already mentioned. That worked for me. If you want to lose the better part of a morning (or evening) start on page one and...
11-09-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By simmonsgc

Philistine. There are no 986's in that photo....

Philistine. There are no 986's in that photo. :thumb: And in a mountain bike thread, no less. Just kidding, you know. You have quite the stash. I have parts bin envy.
[...now I bet you post a pic of...
11-07-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By simmonsgc

From a previous discussion on this in a thread I...

From a previous discussion on this in a thread I can't remember....someone checked the catalog and the "quality" rank from top to bottom of that line was: Crosscut > CrissCross > Crossfit.
More...
11-06-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Many thanks! I'm very lucky in that I get to park...

Many thanks! I'm very lucky in that I get to park my bike next to my desk at the office. But, you make a good point that I should keep in mind if I ever travel with this bike on the car rack. This is...
11-06-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Thanks. Well, "sand blasting" is a generic term,...

Thanks. Well, "sand blasting" is a generic term, sorta like Kleenex, I guess... maybe "media blasting" is more accurate. If I recall correctly (I blasted the frame myself), we had silica carbide in...
11-05-18, 07:33 PM
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Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Ahem.... 1988 MB2 Album...

Ahem.... 1988 MB2 Album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/MDAIyNhATgwuzGlR2)

:)
10-24-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,996
Posted By simmonsgc

Thanks for those links. I think I'll go this way...

Thanks for those links. I think I'll go this way on a bike I'm working on for my wife. Much appreciated! Wishing you many happy miles on your Trek.
10-24-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,996
Posted By simmonsgc

Nice! When you have a moment, I'd much...

Nice! When you have a moment, I'd much appreciate a run-down on that threadless conversion -- the parts you used and the 'logic' of it. No hurry, and thanks! Looks like a really comfortable and...
10-24-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By simmonsgc

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/700c_38b2fb31b128dbbbdfc7307e535529ad74fa8443.jpg
10-24-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By simmonsgc

If anyone cares...

I can officially state that a 1985 Miyata Two-Ten (the year model that it was a set up like a true touring bike, with cantis, a rack, shimano signature triple, etc -- like a 'baby 610') takes 700c...
10-19-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By simmonsgc

Nope. When the side wall gave way about 2 miles...

Nope. When the side wall gave way about 2 miles from the house (in the rain), tube bulged a bit and whacked the brake shoe occasionally as I finished the commute. Got me home, then the abraded tube...
10-19-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By simmonsgc

I always thought that was the best color combo...

I always thought that was the best color combo they ever did. Reminds me so much of the classic Gulf livery...
10-19-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By simmonsgc

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/blam_93ab39f2846f4a456c494d3b13c986ea97adfdf2.jpg

I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist. (forgive me, this is from another thread...
10-19-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By simmonsgc

I have a set of Racers in the parts bin...

I have a set of Racers in the parts bin somewhere, but I think the diacompe cantis on it now may be okay, perhaps without even a thinline pad. We'll see. The reason I was thinking 700c is that I...
10-19-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,177
Posted By simmonsgc

Failed after only 33 years

Yeah, I'm gonna write the company and ask for my money back. My rear 27 x 1 3/8 IRC "Cross-Country" that was the original spec on my 1985 Miyata Two-Ten finally gave up the ghost. Even so, the thing...
10-04-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,478
Posted By simmonsgc

What a nice rig. Following your progress here...

What a nice rig. Following your progress here has made me realize how hopelessly ignorant I am about all the new tech. This was a great tutorial of the issues, so thanks for that! Many happy miles...
09-14-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By simmonsgc

Yes, lots of hard rocks in that urban conversion...

Yes, lots of hard rocks in that urban conversion thread. My wife's '88 is her daily driver. She loves it.

https://www.bikeforums.net/19985435-post25.html
09-11-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

I've said it before, but I love that shade of...

I've said it before, but I love that shade of blue. That bike has some really neat kit on it. You still dig the Kelly Take-Offs?
09-06-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 15,063
Posted By simmonsgc

Well how is THAT gonna help anyone market their...

Well how is THAT gonna help anyone market their latest/greatest? :p
08-29-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Yep! You know, I once saw a sig file, on this...

Yep! You know, I once saw a sig file, on this site I think, that said, "Friends don't let friends ride splash tape." :) But I agree with you, on this bike, that yellow/black is PERFECT. Just goes...
08-29-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Those are Cane Creek SCR5's in black, generously...

Those are Cane Creek SCR5's in black, generously shared with me for this build by @malcala622. The other hoods I normally use are the Tektro RL340's --but the older I get the more I prefer the shape...
08-26-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

I guess, with the surfaces I ride on, and hauling...

I guess, with the surfaces I ride on, and hauling the amount of commuting gear I normally carry (and how weak I am generally as a rider), I can't really tell any difference. Aesthetically speaking, I...
08-23-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,821
Posted By simmonsgc

Those 1.75 paselas just sorta work on these...

Those 1.75 paselas just sorta work on these all-rounder kind of MTB conversions, don't they? I've used those on all mine....except the last one, where I fell into a deal on 1.75 folding Panaracer...
08-23-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 44,996
Posted By simmonsgc

Cool build. Are those Soma Oxford bars, or...

Cool build. Are those Soma Oxford bars, or Albatrosses? I always liked those fade/smoke paint jobs on the DBs.
08-18-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,011
Posted By simmonsgc

I hear ya. Took me ~3 years to finish a dropbar...

I hear ya. Took me ~3 years to finish a dropbar conversion on my MB-2. Heck, still isn't done till I get it fendered. In my book, you're moving along at a pretty good clip. Stuff happens, man.
07-03-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,399
Views: 98,349
Posted By simmonsgc

Still looking....

Still looking....
06-19-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By simmonsgc

What do you think is up with that shifter...

What do you think is up with that shifter housing? Looks purposefully (carefully?) done...but the objective escapes me. Any ideas?
06-19-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By simmonsgc

That's a pretty nice bike you've got attached to...

That's a pretty nice bike you've got attached to that KILLER SEATPOST! :thumb:
Can't see enough of that rig-- what a lovely bike.
06-06-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By simmonsgc

That's awesome. I love it that the tires cost...

That's awesome. I love it that the tires cost you 3x what the bike did. I think I've posted this before, but I have an old randonneur bike buddy who often says, "If you don't have more in parts...
06-06-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By simmonsgc

Looks like you got it worked out, but I just came...

Looks like you got it worked out, but I just came here from the touring bike thread and saw cooperryder did much the same thing, it appears. Thought he might be a resource for you....
...
05-24-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By simmonsgc

Maybe this isn't the thread for it, but when are...

Maybe this isn't the thread for it, but when are you gonna post a picture of that MB2? I've been wanting to see it for a long time.... :)
05-24-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By simmonsgc

503mm ctc seat 585mm ctc top

503mm ctc seat
585mm ctc top
05-24-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By simmonsgc

I sorta have to second this. Don't get me wrong,...

I sorta have to second this. Don't get me wrong, I've ridden skinwall paselas for decades. Great tires, I love 'em, and I love the looks. But with the last couple sets, I agree with...
05-24-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By simmonsgc

Here's the MB2 for comparison's sake, when i...

Here's the MB2 for comparison's sake, when i media blasted it. It doesn't have the pretty lugs on the bosses, just drill and fill. :)
...
05-24-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,399
Views: 98,349
Posted By simmonsgc

Anyone have a decent round 110BCD 5 bolt 38T SR...

Anyone have a decent round 110BCD 5 bolt 38T SR or Sugino chainring? Somehow I've wound up with a pile of 36T rings, and I need a 38 for a 28/38/48 triple. For that matter, even a 40 might do. I'd...
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