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02-01-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,715
Posted By ShannonM

And a well-sorted drop-bar mixte is a classic...

And a well-sorted drop-bar mixte is a classic road bike... Done right, bikes don't come much prettier.

--Shannon
02-01-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7
Posted By ShannonM

If your bike's frame is metal, I've usually been...

If your bike's frame is metal, I've usually been able to trigger the sensor by leaning my bike way over to one side.

Failing that, go to the side and push one of the pedestrian buttons. This will...
01-30-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 300,878
Posted By ShannonM

A work in progress: As found: GT Karakoram,...

A work in progress:

As found: GT Karakoram, 7-speed LX drivetrain with 8-speed XT integrated levers and v-brakes. RockShox Pilot SL fork.

Added: Unbranded aluminum North Road bars (580 mm,...
01-21-23, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ShannonM

The parts are correct for a 1993-1994. The decals...

The parts are correct for a 1993-1994. The decals look like the 1996-1997 bikes, but the only catalogs I could find are in German.

Further research is required.

--Shannon
01-21-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ShannonM

It might be a 94. That black 7-speed Deore LX...

It might be a 94. That black 7-speed Deore LX stuff was only around for a couple of years. My 1994 Trek 9000, (aka "the worst full-suspension mountain bike ever made," aaka "The Pogo Stick,") came...
01-21-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,211
Posted By ShannonM

I'm in Fields Landing. I don't think you'd asked...

I'm in Fields Landing. I don't think you'd asked me that before, so no worries there.

And I'm not worried about being stalked... I'd be flattered, and you'd be really, really bored. (Unless you...
01-21-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ShannonM

The previous owner had upgraded the bike to...

The previous owner had upgraded the bike to 8-speed, with XT levers and XT v-brakes. Also, they put on a RockShox Pilot SL fork, which I think I'll eventually swap out for a rigid. There's a GT...
01-21-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ShannonM

The 1993 GT Karakoram Sorta Build Thread

I've been wanting to build a commuter / utility / street bomber out of an older mountain bike for a while now. So, when this 93 (I think) Karakoram came into the Eureka Bike Kitchen, I decided to...
01-20-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,211
Posted By ShannonM

Considering the number of white cars I see up...

Considering the number of white cars I see up here with green fuzz growing on the body panels, "fast enough" has got to be upwards of 80 mph...

Gotta love Humboldt!

--Shannon
01-20-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,582
Posted By ShannonM

$864,000 / ($14,000 / bike) = 61.7 bikes Of...

$864,000 / ($14,000 / bike) = 61.7 bikes

Of course, the better question is, "how many little bike shops could they have sued for that money?"

--Shannon
01-20-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ShannonM

Ultegra triples were 130/74 bcd, right? In which...

Ultegra triples were 130/74 bcd, right? In which case, 24t is as small as you can go. (Unless someone, by which I mean TA, made a 23.)

​​​​​​--Shannon
01-19-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ShannonM

Nothing's "wrong" with the gearing, I had the...

Nothing's "wrong" with the gearing, I had the exact same crankset on a 1994 Trek back when. It's just that, if I'm gonna redo the drivetrain anyway, I'd prefer a different layout. Like I said, I'm a...
01-19-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ShannonM

And you would be correct in so arguing. The...

And you would be correct in so arguing. The 45/42/30 x 14-26 6-speed on my road bike is a half-step. 48/34 x 12-32 8-speed is a 1.5-step. Still interleaved, but wider, so that a front shift is 1.5...
01-19-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ShannonM

Can an early 90s Deore LX front derailleur handle a 24T spread?

I'm going to be converting a 1993-ish GT Karakoram to a bad weather / bad roads (in Humboldt County, both of these things are givens) commuter / utility bike.

I'm also a bit of a gear phreak.
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01-06-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By ShannonM

Sounds like the quick link got a little bit bent....

Sounds like the quick link got a little bit bent. Did you have to remove it?

--Shannon
01-05-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By ShannonM

Naughty: My early Christmas present was...

Naughty:
My early Christmas present was unwrapped at 2:34 AM on December 20th... a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

Nice:...
01-04-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By ShannonM

I'm running a Deore MT-60 on a Fuji road frame...

I'm running a Deore MT-60 on a Fuji road frame with a 68x118 mm UN-52 bottom bracket. 45/42/30. Shimano spec is for a 122.5 spindle, but I've had no problems at all. (I couldn't use the 122.5,...
12-28-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By ShannonM

Kool-Stop KS-SBSA are the ones you want. Sold for...

Kool-Stop KS-SBSA are the ones you want. Sold for fitting to Suntour Superbe, but Dia-Compe made all of Suntour's brakes.

I haven't installed mine yet, (Dia-Compe GC-400 calipers,) but from what...
12-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By ShannonM

Sweet, sweet bike. I think purple is my 2nd...

Sweet, sweet bike.

I think purple is my 2nd favorite Vitus color. That electric blue, though...

Yeah, someday, I'll own one. 58 cm, blue. Mavic SSC shifting, 46/30x13-26 7 speed, Shimano SLR...
12-26-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By ShannonM

New Bag Day! (AKA "Christmas")

Comes Christmas, comes Carradice! (Thanks, Mom!)

A Lowsaddle Longflap. Green. Made by Jolita.

Somebody, either at Carradice or Perennial Cycles, forgot to put the straps in the bag, so I dug in...
12-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By ShannonM

That's hella cool! Looks like I owe you...

That's hella cool!

Looks like I owe you some beers, eh?

--Shannon
12-22-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By ShannonM

Why does everyone hate spokes so much? ...

Why does everyone hate spokes so much?

You've got 36 hole hubs and 36 hole rims... Buy 72 spokes and build two 36 spoke wheels.

--Shannon
12-21-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By ShannonM

I'd bet a sixer of your favorite malted beverage...

I'd bet a sixer of your favorite malted beverage that your '85 Land Shark was one of Andy Hampsten's bikes.

Which would be awesome, because Andy is awesome.

--Shannon
12-15-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,385,706
Posted By ShannonM

I've found the basis of my first-ever conversion,...

I've found the basis of my first-ever conversion, at the co-op where I volunteer, and there's some choices to make. The bike just got donated, and we're closed for the holidays, so there's some info...
11-15-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By ShannonM

The front derailleur was probably a Suntour...

The front derailleur was probably a Suntour Spirt. (Yes, that's how they spelled it.) If so, I'd guess that it was replaced by someone who didn't like that they work backwards.

--Shannon
11-15-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,708
Posted By ShannonM

Almost entirely the latter. If you want a...

Almost entirely the latter.

If you want a sport touring bike, (slightly longer chainstays, slightly shorter top tube, a bit more fork rake, slightly lower bottom bracket, eyelets on the dropouts,...
11-14-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,785
Posted By ShannonM

Nice-looking, entry-level Italian race bike. ...

Nice-looking, entry-level Italian race bike.

The only thing I'd be concerned about is the crankset. Campy Victory/Triomphe used a unique bolt circle diameter (116 mm, if memory serves,) for which...
11-12-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By ShannonM

I replaced Superbe Pro hoods with the...

I replaced Superbe Pro hoods with the then-current (mid-2000s) Dia-Compe aero hoods. They mostly fit, just a bit loose around the pointy bit at the top.

If the Sprint bodies are the same casting,...
11-11-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ShannonM

One trick I've used with good success is to...

One trick I've used with good success is to inflate the out-of-round tires to stupid-low pressures, and take them for a half hour ride on the smoothest MUP you've got. When you get home, pump them up...
11-07-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By ShannonM

Two pies and a quilt? --Shannon

Two pies and a quilt?

--Shannon
11-06-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ShannonM

Should this become a thread? If so, I...

Should this become a thread?

If so, I propose 2 rules:

1) Stumpers should be posted as photos alone, with no explanation, or at most with minimal backstory describing how the part was...
11-06-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By ShannonM

My '85 League Fuji, when it was a 1x6. I...

My '85 League Fuji, when it was a 1x6.

I bought it as a single speed, then immediately put gears on it. NIB Superbe RD and 14-26 6-speed Pro-Compe from the parts box, Trek Matrix ISO-C / 600EX...
11-06-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By ShannonM

Based only on reputation, I'd rank Velocity rims...

Based only on reputation, I'd rank Velocity rims as way better than "decent."

To me, Alex rims meet the definition of "decent": inexpensive, reasonably good looking, not too heavy, have...
11-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,391
Posted By ShannonM

Clamp-on shifters and the overall look of the...

Clamp-on shifters and the overall look of the frame say "mid 70s" to me. I'm guessing yours is a '75 with drivetrain upgrades done in the '80s. The 600 rear derailleur is post-arabesque but pre-SIS,...
11-05-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By ShannonM

Looking at that crank, I'm thinking that you're...

Looking at that crank, I'm thinking that you're gonna have to replace it. I doubt that replacement rings exist.

Unless they made it so that you can use 3 of the 5 holes on a normal 130 chainring....
11-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By ShannonM

Can you post a picture of that 130 BCD 3-hole...

Can you post a picture of that 130 BCD 3-hole crank? I don't think I've ever heard of, let alone seen one.

Weird bike parts are cool.

--Shannon
11-02-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By ShannonM

No need to stuff anything. They went on just...

No need to stuff anything. They went on just fine. There's an insignificant weight penalty, but who cares?

As to your closing sentence, well... wider tires don't fit under the fenders, (that were...
10-31-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By ShannonM

I switched from 700Cx20-25mm tubes to 28-32mm...

I switched from 700Cx20-25mm tubes to 28-32mm ones and had a substantial reduction in pinch flats. Daily commute over the same terrible roads, on the same 700Cx23 tires.

--Shannon
10-28-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By ShannonM

A thought that I just had: Can I just steal...

A thought that I just had:

Can I just steal the axle from the 126mm Shimano 600ex hub in my current 700c rear wheel... which I won't be using post-conversion, as I only have one bike?

--Shannon...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By ShannonM

I'm quite fond of the Origin8 Classiques I've got...

I'm quite fond of the Origin8 Classiques I've got on my Fuji. The bodies are similar in size to the great Shimano SLR levers, but more rounded in shape. Nice, softish hoods. Weird blades that work...
10-26-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By ShannonM

Depending on the bolt circle diameter of the...

Depending on the bolt circle diameter of the crank, how hard you're willing to look, and how much you're willing to pay, I'd guess that somewhere in the mid-60s is about as big as you can get.
...
10-25-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,027
Posted By ShannonM

The few times I rode them, 35 years ago now, I...

The few times I rode them, 35 years ago now, I felt like their effect was almost random. Sometimes, at some particular combination of grade, gear, wind, cadence, effort, fitness, weather, phase of...
10-22-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By ShannonM

Which model Fuji? My' 85 League is recessed. 1985...

Which model Fuji? My' 85 League is recessed. 1985 seems a couple of years late to me for nutted brakes on a bike shop bike.

--Shannon
10-21-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By ShannonM

You appear to have been Drewed. That sucks....

You appear to have been Drewed.

That sucks.

Because Drew sucks.

--Shannon
10-21-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By ShannonM

70% of your braking power comes from the front...

70% of your braking power comes from the front wheel. So, if you insist on having only one brake on a road-ridden bike, (and if you do, you are always and eternally wrong,) that brake must be on the...
10-21-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,591
Posted By ShannonM

Lotsa neat derailleurs here, for sure. But how...

Lotsa neat derailleurs here, for sure. But how many of them, even the Campys, would you really want to have as the only rear derailleur you could ride on all of your bikes for the rest of your life?...
10-20-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,130
Posted By ShannonM

Just a data point: The Shimano MT-60 Deore...

Just a data point:

The Shimano MT-60 Deore triple I'm running on my 85 Fuji (45/42/30) is spec'd, pe​​r St. Sheldon, at 150 mm with a 122.5 spindle. I needed a 118 bb to allow the double front...
10-20-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By ShannonM

The "Soviet submarine interior green" that...

The "Soviet submarine interior green" that Rivendell uses on their Atlantis frames would qualify, I think.

--Shannon
10-19-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By ShannonM

If the dropout itself is bent, which it looks...

If the dropout itself is bent, which it looks like it is, the frame is likely toast.

Aluminum doesn't like to be bent. It really, really doesn't like to be bent more than once. If you straighten...
10-19-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By ShannonM

Add another vote for either unwinding this change...

Add another vote for either unwinding this change completely, or, in the unlikely event that more than 8 people don't hate it, at least providing a "don't tell me what posts are 'trending,' whatever...
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