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06-03-21, 06:49 AM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

It's been a while since I've posted, so here's...

It's been a while since I've posted, so here's the current status of most of my vintage mountain bikes. There are plenty of others, but they haven't quite been refurbished yet. I've also got a couple...
06-24-20, 12:41 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I also finished up a 1993 Hardrock yesterday. ...

I also finished up a 1993 Hardrock yesterday.

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06-24-20, 12:27 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

1x10 Conversion is Complete

Here's a link to a blog post on how I did it, for those interested. (https://the-cyclopath.blogspot.com/2020/06/vintage-1x10-drivetrain-conversion.html)

I went the hard route, converting the...
05-06-20, 01:35 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Last night I brought home what I believe to be a...

Last night I brought home what I believe to be a Japan-made Specialized Stumpjumper Sport XT. It has a good number of original parts, but the seat, seatpost, tires, rear derailleur and pedals have...
04-13-20, 08:16 AM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Here’s a quick updated picture of my 93...

Here’s a quick updated picture of my 93 Rockhopper. Now with a matching basket bag from Carsick Designs to fit my Wald 137 basket.

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Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 46,745
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Apparently, I'm riding on Joslen, no matter how...

Apparently, I'm riding on Joslen, no matter how hard I try not to.
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03-09-20, 08:15 AM
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Views: 2,320,511
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I've got a few to show today. First, the new Trek...

I've got a few to show today. First, the new Trek 950 build got its second ride yesterday, exploring a new bike trail under construction in my area. Wow. Awesome, awesome bike. So plush. Trail riding...
02-12-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,215
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I hate Grip Shift with all my heart, mind and...

I hate Grip Shift with all my heart, mind and soul. My home currently has only one bicycle with Grip Shift, the mountain bike my daughter rides to school. We wanted to make the bike appear as...
02-10-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,472
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I want to be buried with my SKS Rennkompressor.

I want to be buried with my SKS Rennkompressor.
02-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Thanks. She is a sexy beast. The Rockhopper may...

Thanks. She is a sexy beast. The Rockhopper may not be as racy and light as a comparable Stumpjumper, but the frame and fork are absolutely perfect for non-race activities. Bikepacking, grocery...
02-05-20, 11:06 AM
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Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My old Kenda K-rads were 2.3", and had plenty of...

My old Kenda K-rads were 2.3", and had plenty of room to spare. My guess is that I could fit 2.5" tires, as long as the sides aren't highly lugged, but it would be a tight fit. If you want clearance...
02-04-20, 09:23 PM
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Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hereís the latest iteration of my Rockhopper. Iím...

Hereís the latest iteration of my Rockhopper. Iím trying some new tires for 2020 bikepacking. I really love the look of the Schwalbe Table Top tan walls, and boy are they light. Like a feather, and...
02-04-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Iím totally lost. Are we both talking about the...

Iím totally lost. Are we both talking about the Sunlite GoldTec front rack? I donít remember anything riveted on the canti mount brackets. They were standard right angle brackets with bolts, and the...
01-31-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,976
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I still maintain a stable of 26" mountain bikes....

I still maintain a stable of 26" mountain bikes. Yes they're old, and outdated in comparison to modern mountain bikes. But for the trails that I ride on, which are mostly hard pack double track and...
01-27-20, 12:32 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I like the pedals very much. I've also used the...

I like the pedals very much. I've also used the same model pedals for the last six months on my '93 Rockhopper. I have no complaints. The bearings are smooth. The construction is strong. The pins...
01-25-20, 09:42 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Blue Thunder

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01-16-20, 08:46 PM
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Views: 3,983
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

i just finished up a 930 a few weeks ago. Itís a...

i just finished up a 930 a few weeks ago. Itís a lot of fun to ride. Great bike.

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01-16-20, 08:35 AM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Wow. Your GT is absolutely gorgeous. Nicest...

Wow. Your GT is absolutely gorgeous. Nicest vintage mountain bike paint job I've ever seen.
01-16-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,983
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I've been restoring this 1990 Trek 950 slowly...

I've been restoring this 1990 Trek 950 slowly throughout the winter. It's a wonderful bike. Amazing frame. I should have it completed near the end of January.

I'm not quite sure where the 950...
01-09-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,436
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I've 52 now, and have been using clips and straps...

I've 52 now, and have been using clips and straps all my adult life. I honestly can't imagine not using them. They work so well and are so versatile. The shoes I use for cycling are the venerable...
12-30-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I've slowly been working on this Trek 930 for my...

I've slowly been working on this Trek 930 for my daughter. It's come a long way from the day my neighbor "rolled" it into my driveway. I must say that it's an exceptionally smooth ride.
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10-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

The dry bags are attached to Blackburn Outpost...

The dry bags are attached to Blackburn Outpost Cargo cages, that have been electrical taped to the fork.
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10-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,804
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My '93 Rockhopper is still doing what is was made...

My '93 Rockhopper is still doing what is was made to do, kicking butt on the trails. Here it is in full bikepacking mode.

I did finally replace the cantilevers with v-brakes this summer, to give...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,707,911
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hi Cam. It's a small world. :commute:

Hi Cam. It's a small world. :commute:
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,707,911
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Now that the weather has improved, I'm back to...

Now that the weather has improved, I'm back to commuting on my much preferred Motobecane Grand Jubile. The smoothest bicycle I've ever had the pleasure of riding.

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05-28-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,981
Views: 2,031,590
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Went out for a ride with my 13-year-old daughter...

Went out for a ride with my 13-year-old daughter yesterday. I'm so proud of her. She knocked off 27 miles through the hills of Columbia County New York without a problem. She has a few different...
05-21-19, 08:10 PM
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Views: 2,031,590
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife...

Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife and daughter over the weekend. I rode the Motobecane Grand Jubile. My daughter rode the Austro-Daimler. My wife rode the Trek 520.
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Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,128
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

When I rebuilt my Motobecane Grand Jubile last...

When I rebuilt my Motobecane Grand Jubile last year, I pretty much scrapped the entire cockpit and started over. I went with a Nitto Technomic stem, Nitto Noodle handlebar and Tektro RL341 brake...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,887
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Cycling by this tiny farm on Rt 25, and seeing...

Cycling by this tiny farm on Rt 25, and seeing lamas, goats, donkeys and chickens living happily all in one tiny little spot.
So many more people to meet and say hello to.
Seeing and hearing all...
06-20-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,366
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Just a quick update. I got my VO clamps...

Just a quick update. I got my VO clamps straightened out last night. I'm much happier now.
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