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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...
02-28-21, 07:42 PM
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Views: 673
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

indeed!!!

indeed!!!
02-28-21, 07:25 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I bought just the freehub body, no cone or...

I bought just the freehub body, no cone or locknut parts with it. So I had to monkey around a bit to make it work.
02-28-21, 07:16 PM
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Views: 673
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I’m using an Advent X shifter, derailleur and...

I’m using an Advent X shifter, derailleur and cassette.
02-28-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I think I know the answer on the high limit screw...

I think I know the answer on the high limit screw adjustment. To get the Advent X to work with my ancient 7-speed wheel, I replaced the old freehub body with an 8/9/10 speed freehub body, and...
02-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Derailleur Adjustment Issues

Bike mechanics, I need your help. Here is my dilemma. I have a vintage steel Hardrock, and have installed a Microshift Advent X rear derailleur onto it. It shifts well, except for dropping back onto...
09-23-20, 07:21 AM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Thinking about picking this one up today for the...

Thinking about picking this one up today for the frame, and tossing the cheap components. It's almost free. Made in USA on the sticker. Chrom-Moly steel. Hoop bridge for the rear canti brake. Chain...
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...
05-25-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Ugghhhh. Thanks everybody. New freewheel ordered,...

Ugghhhh. Thanks everybody. New freewheel ordered, as well as the one freewheel removal tool that I do not yet own. But not on the bright side, my freewheel removal collection is now complete!!!
05-25-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Yes, Iím friction shifting.

Yes, Iím friction shifting.
05-25-20, 01:08 PM
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Views: 424
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Small Cog Skips

This problem is making me crazy. I bought a vintage 1983ish Stumpjumper Sport XT a few weeks ago. It’s mostly stock, but came with an inexpensive Sunrace rear derailleur in place of the original...
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...
04-20-20, 12:03 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My rack mounts to the canti bosses on my fork,...

My rack mounts to the canti bosses on my fork, and I noticed no difference whatsoever.
04-15-20, 06:22 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I find that it definitely affects the steering. I...

I find that it definitely affects the steering. I had my front rack loaded up with about 17 or 18 pounds of groceries today, and it was pretty noticeable. Certainly not manageable, but steering...
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.

...
03-13-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Oops. My bad. Definitely an Axis, and an Axis...

Oops. My bad. Definitely an Axis, and an Axis thatís giving me fits. The previous owner really cob jobbed it. Wrong length bottom bracket, and other such atrocities. Every time I think I have it...
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.
...
03-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,717
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

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03-09-20, 04:56 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I donít know. I havenít yet found a 22 inch frame...

I donít know. I havenít yet found a 22 inch frame in a model I like, thatís in good condition. The 22 inch frames are rare as henís teeth where I live. Even finding 20 inch frames can be difficult.
03-09-20, 08:15 AM
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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...
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,002
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

The husband of a friend from work lost enough...

The husband of a friend from work lost enough height that his vintage bike didn't fit properly anymore. Fortunately, his old frame fits me just fine. :p :thumb:
02-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,544
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I love my MKS Sylvan touring pedals...

I love my MKS Sylvan touring pedals (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Z6PGZU), used with MKS toe clips (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YBEK0Q/) and cheapie WMave leather straps...
02-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,472
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Agreed. I swapped out the stock head for this one...

Agreed. I swapped out the stock head for this one last year. It's soooooo much better than the original. Never a hint of the problem.
...
02-12-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,258
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, the most...

My 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, the most wonderful bike I've ever had the pleasure of riding. I actually didn't have to pay for. It was given to me by a dear friend and coworker, whose husband aged...
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...
02-11-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,244
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Like many people here, I use a pair of Pedro's...

Like many people here, I use a pair of Pedro's cable cutters. They're not too bad. I usually throw the housing on a grinder afterward, to square things off. Then I use an awl or an old nail to open...
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.
02-10-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,976
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Schwalbe 26X2.25 Table Tops. Very supple. Very...

Schwalbe 26X2.25 Table Tops. Very supple. Very light in weight. Kind of expensive, in comparison to my usually cheapies. I just finished the build, and it's the middle of winter here in Upstate New...
02-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,805
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Sensational find!!!! If that chainring is any...

Sensational find!!!! If that chainring is any sign, the bike has barely been used.
02-06-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,805
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...
02-06-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,805
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I still have a set or two of Drifters that I used...

I still have a set or two of Drifters that I used to use. Maybe not the softest tires I ever used, and a bit heavy, but I NEVER got a single flat on them. Great grip too. I thought they were the...
02-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 194,805
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: 194,805
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: 194,805
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, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,879
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

I think the only picture I have is of this CAP...

I think the only picture I have is of this CAP 304. I have a couple of them. One my father gave to me as my first fishing reel; a hand-me-down reel that he used in Alaska. The other I found at an...
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, 04:25 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Doh!!!!! Iíll have to find another donor. My...

Doh!!!!! Iíll have to find another donor. My daughter would kill me if I messed with the 930. Itís her favorite.

...
01-27-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Damn you for putting this idea into my head. My...

Damn you for putting this idea into my head. My wallet cries with tears of agony.

LOL. Thanx.
01-27-20, 01:41 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

But it can be any old 8 speed wheel? The cone...

But it can be any old 8 speed wheel? The cone from that wheel will fit the cup on my 550 hub? Or is that where the XTR M900 hub specifically comes into play?
01-27-20, 01:14 PM
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Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

And here I was thinking that a cone is a cone is...

And here I was thinking that a cone is a cone is a cone, and a freehub is a freehub is a freehub. So for whatever new 8/9/10/11 speed freehub I use, I need to make sure that I have a perfectly...
01-27-20, 12:48 PM
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Views: 2,320,539
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Okay. I'm lost. Why do I need another cone?

Okay. I'm lost. Why do I need another cone?
01-27-20, 12:32 PM
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Views: 2,320,539
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...
01-27-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,320,539
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Okay. This is getting a bit beyond my wheel...

Okay. This is getting a bit beyond my wheel understanding. I'm frankly not much a wheel man.

So I could replace the 7 speed freehub with an 8-11 speed freehub and then just re-dish the wheel for...
01-27-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,320,539
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Interesting. So you're saying that an 8-11 speed...

Interesting. So you're saying that an 8-11 speed freehub will fit on my Deore LX M550 rear hub, without a problem? The axle would be long enough to accommodate the lock ring after the swap?

If so,...
01-25-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,320,539
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Blue Thunder

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01-16-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
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.

...
01-16-20, 08:35 AM
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Views: 2,320,539
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...
01-13-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

Well done!!!!! They totally saved my bacon on...

Well done!!!!! They totally saved my bacon on my first big bike repair. Theyíre a great organization.
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