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06-25-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By mijome07

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I got the same brakes and did a 3 stage cleaning. I then polished...
06-24-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,647
Posted By mijome07

Yep. Mongoose was still using BMX size with the...

Yep. Mongoose was still using BMX size with the introduction of the ATB. I assume this because a 22 didn't fit for me either. So I guess it's the next size down, 21.1mm. Wanna make sure as I wanna...
06-23-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,647
Posted By mijome07

Yeah, the 22 won't fit my '85. And the rear is...

Yeah, the 22 won't fit my '85. And the rear is 130mm as I can spread them by hand and fit a 135mm hub/wheel.



1984? All I've read indicates 1985 being the 1st year Mongoose made the ATB....
06-23-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,647
Posted By mijome07

Quill Stem

Wanna ask any owners of this bike if the quill stem is in fact, 21.1mm? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,222
Posted By mijome07

Thanks. It was on a tight-budget. I shopped...

Thanks. It was on a tight-budget. I shopped wisely (and was patient). Mostly new parts, some used (but good).
07-20-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,877,760
Posted By mijome07

I wouldn't pay a bike shop to do a conversion...

I wouldn't pay a bike shop to do a conversion (for me). ;)

I did the conversion (posted above) on a tight budget. I already had the bike. But I paid to have it powder coated. Everything cost me...
07-20-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,877,760
Posted By mijome07

Thanks. I had it powder coated. Most parts are...

Thanks. I had it powder coated. Most parts are new. Only thing stock are the QR skewers on the seatpost/wheels.
07-19-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 490,726
Posted By mijome07

Finished the build yesterday. I was on a tight...

Finished the build yesterday. I was on a tight budget, but I chose the parts wisely. Reminds me of my old cyclo-cross bike.
Forum: Touring
07-19-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,188
Posted By mijome07

I had plenty control on and especially off road...

I had plenty control on and especially off road (including technical trails) with drops on my 29er.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,222
Posted By mijome07

1997 Trek 820 Mountain Bike Conversion

This is my do-it-all bike. Finished the build yesterday. Running SS for now. I'm not new to SS. I rode a 29 lb. 29er for 5 years. :D
07-19-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,877,760
Posted By mijome07

1997 Trek 820

This doesn't qualify as "vintage", but it is a conversion nonetheless. Running SS for now. Soon to be a full out touring bike. The frame/fork geometry is similar to an ideal touring bike.

Reminds...
Forum: Touring
07-19-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,698
Posted By mijome07

MTB to touring bike conversion (unloaded)

Here's my '97 TREK 820 all done (in single speed mode). Next on the list is a front bag/decaleur and a rack to hold it, along with other accessories.

I'd like to try some short over-nighters with...
07-17-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By mijome07

Thanks guys. So I wasn't missing anything. I also...

Thanks guys. So I wasn't missing anything. I also made this thread for anyone searching.
07-16-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By mijome07

problem with installing new v brakes

I installed new v-brakes (Tektro M530's) today w/ new cable/housing on new hand-built wheels. Wheels are true as can be and the bike is a 90's TREK MTB. Frame/fork is not bent or damaged.

Now,...
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,728
Posted By mijome07

This is one of the best things I've heard in a...

This is one of the best things I've heard in a long time since joining here. Well said.

And it applies to more than just riding. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By mijome07

Have fun & be safe.

Have fun & be safe.
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,728
Posted By mijome07

Use your intuition and use discernment. Be aware...

Use your intuition and use discernment. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Have fun & be safe.
Forum: Touring
07-15-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,188
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I ever owned (and fixed/sold) have...

All the bikes I ever owned (and fixed/sold) have had either drops or straight (no riser) bars w/ occasional bar ends. No interest in any other kind.

I'd like to try aero bars on straight bars....
Forum: Touring
07-14-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By mijome07

This came to mind: ...

This came to mind:
...
Forum: Touring
07-14-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By mijome07

I meant to say 1.6 inch. :D

I meant to say 1.6 inch. :D
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,188
Posted By mijome07

Check out the photos of some guys setups that...

Check out the photos of some guys setups that race/ride the Great Divide. Flat bars w/ aero bars.
...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I ever had came with 700c wheels....

All the bikes I ever had came with 700c wheels. That's road bikes, hybrid, cyclo-cross and a 29er. I should be done this week with my touring bike build.

It's a 90's TREK MTB. Got NOS Bontrager...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By mijome07

I've seen tabs with eyelet(s) that are...

I've seen tabs with eyelet(s) that are mounted/sandwiched in between the QR's.
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By mijome07

This is always an option: ...

This is always an option:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9PYmPy3Qp-U/UDPPw3DVL5I/AAAAAAAAAkM/G19dL1XwMgw/s1600/two+cages.jpg

Unless you're the type to mount a bunch of gizmos up front. :D

I...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By mijome07

I seen this awhile back. Really nice bike. I'd...

I seen this awhile back. Really nice bike. I'd get all black components and racks. But that's just me.
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I had (either w/ cantilever or...

All the bikes I had (either w/ cantilever or v-brakes) had cable stops either directly centered on the top tube or under. Then I got a SS 29er, which was disc-ready but never installed those.

The...
Forum: Touring
07-11-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By mijome07

I had this on my cyclo-cross bike. Makes...

I had this on my cyclo-cross bike. Makes shouldering the bike a lot easier. Never had a problem "getting pinched".

However, the TREK MTB I'm converting into a touring bike had the rear brake cable...
Forum: Touring
07-08-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By mijome07

Did the same years back. The chain breaker has a...

Did the same years back. The chain breaker has a pedal wrench as well. Unfortunately, the 'breaker broke when I tried to install a new KMC chain on my bike build.

I had read the chain has...
Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By mijome07

I contacted Nick awhile back for a custom bag....

I contacted Nick awhile back for a custom bag. Someday...
Forum: Touring
06-30-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By mijome07

This is a 1997 TREK 820. Almost done with the...

This is a 1997 TREK 820. Almost done with the conversion (for now).
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By mijome07

Ha! :lol:

Ha! :lol:
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,375
Posted By mijome07

Salsa Fargo: ...

Salsa Fargo:

http://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/Fargo_3_14_sv_1440x960.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-26-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,566
Posted By mijome07

Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride. ;) ...

Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride. ;)

I'm gonna miss my 29er when my TREK 820 is done. And I'm using some NOS Bontrager 1.6 tires. I'll eventually upgrade (or downgrade, depending who you...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By mijome07

Years ago I had a fancy handle bar bag from J and...

Years ago I had a fancy handle bar bag from J and D. Didn't like how it affected the handling. This time around I'm going with a decaleur/front bag sitting on a platform rack.

The bag will be big,...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,234
Posted By mijome07

I love riding in hot weather. I have no choice......

I love riding in hot weather. I have no choice... I live in a desert. :D
Forum: Touring
06-23-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By mijome07

Front rack w/ or w/o a platform? And what bike do...

Front rack w/ or w/o a platform? And what bike do you have, along with what type of mounting point(s) does it have for a front rack?

You gotta be more specific.
Forum: Touring
06-23-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By mijome07

Ignore the cheap pedals. Only use them to...

Ignore the cheap pedals. Only use them to fit/adjust the bike. :D
Forum: Touring
06-22-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,924
Posted By mijome07

If you want, contact Topeak and ask them to send...

If you want, contact Topeak and ask them to send you a "piggy back mount" for the pump. It mounts under a bottle cage, which places the pump on the side.

That way, you don't lose a water boss for...
Forum: Touring
06-22-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By mijome07

my conversion is almost complete as well

Started this project in April. Converting to single speed for now as I save up for the gearing components. I'd like to try a few weekend tours with this setup.

Started off as an ugly *** TREK 820...
Forum: Touring
06-20-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,705
Posted By mijome07

Glad everything got sorted out. Consider it a...

Glad everything got sorted out. Consider it a learning experience for you and anyone else coming across this thread in a search.
...
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,942
Posted By mijome07

That's too bad. I once put some under the down...

That's too bad. I once put some under the down tube and had no problem with that or residue. I have however had a light yellow-ish tint on the clear coat when using/removing rubber shims that come...
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By mijome07

I just installed a Tange-Seiki Passage headset...

I just installed a Tange-Seiki Passage headset today. With the included spacers (which the seller threw in at no extra cost), it's a perfect fit. It's a great addition for my budget-minded bike build.
Forum: Touring
06-18-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,942
Posted By mijome07

Why do all that? Just use some electrical tape....

Why do all that? Just use some electrical tape. It won't leave any residue when removed/replaced.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,255
Posted By mijome07

I applaud you Sir. That is quite an achievement....

I applaud you Sir. That is quite an achievement. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-17-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By mijome07

OP, you gotta ask yourself these questions: ...

OP, you gotta ask yourself these questions:

1. How far do I plan to ride
2. How much gear/weight will I carry
3. What rack(s)/panniers should I get
4. Am I crazy? (just kidding) :D
Forum: Commuting
06-16-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,841
Posted By mijome07

Years back, I commuted and rode everywhere...

Years back, I commuted and rode everywhere (including MTB trails) on a 29er w/ drops. Never had a problem in traffic. And that's in a overcrowded+city=a gang of drivers.

I'm currently building up...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By mijome07

Nice bike. What brand/model/year?

Nice bike. What brand/model/year?
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,612
Posted By mijome07

One of the items I got is a portable shortwave...

One of the items I got is a portable shortwave radio. Also has AM/FM and longwave. It came w/ 4 AA's. Radio has a built-in charger. Forget that. It'll take forever. Got the optional USB power cable....
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,612
Posted By mijome07

The panel(s) I got are rated at 14W/2.55A (peak...

The panel(s) I got are rated at 14W/2.55A (peak sunlight). I'll never see that. But for the items I do have, there is no problem charging/powering them, even a few of them at a time (via USB hub).
...
Forum: Touring
06-15-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,612
Posted By mijome07

This is the one I'm looking at: ...

This is the one I'm looking at:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ay8SY3l4L._SX425_.jpg

10K mAh, with up to 3A charging.
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