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10-13-19, 05:49 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Here is some 90's CNC and anodized MTB porn,...

Here is some 90's CNC and anodized MTB porn, including the (in)famous Macaw tire.
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10-13-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

Challenge accepted. ...

Challenge accepted.
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I have a set of CODAs also but these are in...
10-09-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By DorkDisk

Friction fronts (thumb shifters) or DT shifters...

Friction fronts (thumb shifters) or DT shifters with top clamps are great for these conversions. The EZ Fire shifters will work with the proper front derailleur as mentioned, but make sure you get...
10-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,739
Posted By DorkDisk

Not old enough for this sub, but... Slapped...

Not old enough for this sub, but...

Slapped on a GRX today. Was a little apprehensive about not ordering a FD but it seemed like my 600 derailleur could swing it (no pun intended). Sure enough;...
09-22-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By DorkDisk

Fix the old bike. Learn to ride it.

Fix the old bike. Learn to ride it.
09-22-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By DorkDisk

Most of my bikes have mismatched components which...

Most of my bikes have mismatched components which disqualifies them from cycling perfection to many.

I do work on fit constantly - I find my setups changing as I get older. The bike I built as a...
09-06-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By DorkDisk

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Just replaced the old style stubby and fat pads with these...
09-04-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice one. Ours shared the same frame....

That's a nice one. Ours shared the same frame. The Comp model had a higher end tubeset AFAIK.

I swapped out my front cantilevers for V brakes, and now run the same pads front and rear. The ride is...
08-27-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

Reunited, after a long while

After looking for one of these, I finally scored a cheap complete Haro Extreme in great condition. This is a 91 and they were made in USA (tacked in Mexico and welded in SoCal)

I used to have a 92...
08-24-19, 06:30 PM
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Views: 177,921
Posted By DorkDisk

Started working on this 91 Haro Extreme. ...

Started working on this 91 Haro Extreme.

First I just wanted to make it street safe as it had no brake ferrules. Yesterday I trued the rims, replaced the freehub body with 8sp, repacked the...
08-15-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,440
Posted By DorkDisk

Wow, stunning. It has the UV paint to match the...

Wow, stunning. It has the UV paint to match the U+V brakes.
08-14-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,440
Posted By DorkDisk

Pink Stumpjumper on the Pink Bridge ...

Pink Stumpjumper on the Pink Bridge

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08-14-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

Shimano chainrings have varying profiles designed...

Shimano chainrings have varying profiles designed to assist shifting which are often mistaken for broken teeth.



STX cranksets are odd, early ones had a wierd (95?) BCD with an odd middle ring...
08-13-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By DorkDisk

For Made-in-USA Cannondale frames only: IMO...

For Made-in-USA Cannondale frames only:

IMO they got better (lighter and more compliant) throughout the years, ending with the Optimo. This one is likely to be lighter and nicer riding than the...
08-09-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,836
Posted By DorkDisk

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The office landlord was kind enough to let me stash this '92 Stumpjumper...
08-08-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

25 years together

Built this Breezer in 93/94. It has gone through three worn out wheelsets, two cracked cranksets, one cracked stem, one bent seatpost, one set of broken bar ends, two sets of worn 747 pedals, and...
08-04-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By DorkDisk

Yes, that works just as well. It just lacks the...

Yes, that works just as well. It just lacks the built in lever.
08-02-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,481
Posted By DorkDisk

8mm hex is a standard, but it could be something...

8mm hex is a standard, but it could be something else. Once you remove the crank bolts, you remove the arms with a cotterless crank puller (CCP-1/22)...
08-01-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,663
Posted By DorkDisk

Seems 92 Specialized has many purple bikes,...

Seems 92 Specialized has many purple bikes, here's my magenta Stumpjumper.

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07-24-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

New MTB double cranks are 24/34, 26/36, or 28/38...

New MTB double cranks are 24/34, 26/36, or 28/38 so they essentially ditch the large ring. XT and above from Shimano come in 165mm

BITD many people ground the teeth off like above to run it as a...
07-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

Around this time was when Trek killed bought...

Around this time was when Trek killed bought Bontrager. The Race-lite had this plate; I think this may be a KB influence.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,732
Posted By DorkDisk

Like others, I've been on various widths and...

Like others, I've been on various widths and styles since '90 but now I use fat slicks. Maxxis DTH is my current fave, I have four pairs now and need to get some more for my other 26ers. They are...
07-12-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,535
Posted By DorkDisk

Once your husband decides to slow down, here are...

Once your husband decides to slow down, here are a few generic tip for beginners:

1) Dial your fit and Position. Start with saddle height and fore/aft, then height, distance, and width
2) Contact...
07-10-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,535
Posted By DorkDisk

When I ride with the wife, I pedal really really...

When I ride with the wife, I pedal really really slow. It sometimes feels crazy slow but I value our time together. Ask your husband to slow down. Good riding buddies stay together.

I also...
07-07-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By DorkDisk

Handlebar width is related to shoulder width and...

Handlebar width is related to shoulder width and depends on the handlebar type, top tube length, stem length, and position desired. Also, BITD we did "narrowest gap in trail" for bar width. The...
06-16-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By DorkDisk

Hi. The mechanisms have different mechanics and...

Hi. The mechanisms have different mechanics and thus different sounds. Much is marketing and the sound is engineered. For cassettes, its the freehub mechanism (in the rear hub) that makes noise, not...
05-30-19, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By DorkDisk

I too, have had good luck with them. Currently I...

I too, have had good luck with them. Currently I have in service:
2 Ti, 1 crabon, and 1 cromo Toupes
1 Ti Oura
1 Ti Avatar

Parts bin:
1 Ti Toupe

I need to get like five more. The Oura is...
05-25-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,608
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Haro Extreme

Haro

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05-24-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,608
Posted By DorkDisk

Thank you for sharing your story. Bicycles are...

Thank you for sharing your story. Bicycles are nothing without humans. I hope your friend is at peace.

Having working in shops, there is nothing sadder than inheriting a bike this way....
05-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,301
Posted By DorkDisk

If chromoly were discovered today, it would be...

If chromoly were discovered today, it would be hailed the greatest material.
05-19-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By DorkDisk

I run several, under two conditions: anticipated...

I run several, under two conditions: anticipated harsh ride and bling. I do feel that some do reduce vibrations, but not all crabon is equal and tires+air volume still make a bigger impact on bump...
05-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,246
Posted By DorkDisk

That's right, same color and OEM kit. 1"...

That's right, same color and OEM kit. 1" threaded
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