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10-16-19, 09:14 AM
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Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice setup. Do you have the XPress...

That's a nice setup. Do you have the XPress shifters?
10-14-19, 10:45 AM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Yus it is a Judy XC, as for if it's worth it to...

Yus it is a Judy XC, as for if it's worth it to fix it up, it depends. :o

If you can find a Risse or Englund air cartridge, that's the way to go IMO.
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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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 177,930
Posted By DorkDisk

From what I recall, Trek Singletracks didn't use...

From what I recall, Trek Singletracks didn't use a pulley; they used a bottom bracket mounted bolt (pic2) and the housing pulled the cable. The housing stop goes in the cable fixing bolt and the...
10-13-19, 06:16 AM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Many others made 29ers in the 90s. Off the top of...

Many others made 29ers in the 90s. Off the top of my head, Diamondback made the Overdrive, Bianchi had one also... Tires were hard to get at that time, things were not like today in terms of supply...
10-13-19, 06:13 AM
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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: 524
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,201
Posted By DorkDisk

Last time from a bike shop: 1990 First time...

Last time from a bike shop: 1990
First time from ebay: last week
10-07-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Nice bike. Didn't know there were only 10 made....

Nice bike. Didn't know there were only 10 made. I've seen two in person, plus yours online....
10-07-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Manitous were elastomer

Manitous were elastomer
10-07-19, 09:24 AM
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Views: 143,745
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;...
10-04-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,806
Posted By DorkDisk

I don't have to think

I don't have to think
10-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DorkDisk

Might be related to the...

Might be related to the made-in-Mexico-by-Alubike, licensed from Colnago and Ferrari MTBs...
10-01-19, 03:59 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Love those Konas. Great color, and great job -...

Love those Konas. Great color, and great job - looks new. What is your seatpost diameter?
10-01-19, 03:57 PM
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Posted By DorkDisk

Nice. Those had a Tange Prestige front triangle...

Nice. Those had a Tange Prestige front triangle and an Al rear with the Horst link. A great example of old school short travel.
09-22-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By DorkDisk

If you have a triple with a 46-48t big ring, a...

If you have a triple with a 46-48t big ring, a 12-28 cassette will give you the small jumps that are better suited for road riding.

For a 36t big ring, an 11-28 cassette would be good.

Smooth...
09-22-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
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...
09-17-19, 06:27 AM
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Views: 51,187
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Yes, they are VO with Campa Super Record

Thanks. Yes, they are VO with Campa Super Record
09-06-19, 05:53 AM
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Views: 544
Posted By DorkDisk

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Just replaced the old style stubby and fat pads with these...
09-05-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,308
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice Stumpjumper, and great condition also. Its...

Nice Stumpjumper, and great condition also. Its great to see original owners on these old bikes. I understand about the parts, I have this 93 Breezer that is getting more and more pricey to keep...
09-04-19, 04:27 PM
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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...
08-31-19, 05:41 AM
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Views: 1,605,643
Posted By DorkDisk

Great build, great work. Spent a lot of my youth...

Great build, great work. Spent a lot of my youth on Megabites. Great tires.

Maybe the deerhead derailleur got swapped out?
08-27-19, 04:40 PM
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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...
08-27-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By DorkDisk

S-Works, they build the high end stuff. Its...

S-Works, they build the high end stuff. Its basically a Stumpjumper with nicer tubing. FWIW a 92 Stumpjumper Comp is about 26lbs, these were about 23lbs according to a review in a magazine I have...
08-27-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By DorkDisk

I've had/have IGHs over the years, including a...

I've had/have IGHs over the years, including a Nexus with chain; have sold and worked on numerous Nexus and Alfine bikes.

IGH with belt have a few unique benefits:

1/ no oily chain
2/ no chain...
08-26-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By DorkDisk

This site (http://www.bikerecyclery.com/) buys...

This site (http://www.bikerecyclery.com/) buys and sells vintage stuff, including catalogs and memorabilia.

Do you have a Supergo/Bikepro catalog from about 93 or 94? I'm looking for one of those.
08-26-19, 05:50 AM
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Posted By DorkDisk

As illustrated above, Terry used a smaller front...

As illustrated above, Terry used a smaller front wheel on smaller sizes which may throw off your visual sizing. But it is CL, it may have the wrong size listed.
08-25-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By DorkDisk

New York Terry and Beast of the East

Here's a couple of nice Terrys for the shorter ladies:

A Beautiful Precision 50 cm (purple)...
08-24-19, 06:38 PM
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Views: 182,128
Posted By DorkDisk

'95 M500 (2.8 frame) ...

'95 M500 (2.8 frame)


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08-24-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 177,930
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...
08-24-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,034
Posted By DorkDisk

Quill stems are easier to adjust height, and are...

Quill stems are easier to adjust height, and are easier to get your bars up really high - which is what these bikes seem to be prioritizing.
08-22-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By DorkDisk

Looks just like mine on my Lightning MTB. As...

Looks just like mine on my Lightning MTB. As mentioned above, Venturi was a road model. Other brands used Breezer dropouts, some others like Koski and Ritchey used similar ones also, but these have...
08-21-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By DorkDisk

GT all terra... which one? Many had a funky...

GT all terra... which one? Many had a funky arrangement for the brake cable on the underside of the top tube called Groove Tube. This makes it difficult to run a clamp on stop for V brakes. YMMV
...
08-15-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,445
Posted By DorkDisk

Truly celestial

Truly celestial
08-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,445
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks for the detail, cooperryder. I noticed the...

Thanks for the detail, cooperryder. I noticed the Willow rings and the DA crankset but I didn't put the two together and just assumed it was a DA triple (how dumb of me)
08-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,076
Posted By DorkDisk

Didn't Jacqui Phelan also do this, way back?

Didn't Jacqui Phelan also do this, way back?
08-15-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By DorkDisk

My experience says yes, but mine are all the same...

My experience says yes, but mine are all the same type and all top of the line for their production year when the learning curve was steep. A touring bike usually has longer chainstays which make for...
08-15-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,445
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.
08-15-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,445
Posted By DorkDisk

I really like your bike, cooperryder. Is that a...

I really like your bike, cooperryder. Is that a half step plus granny setup?
08-14-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,445
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: 1,605,643
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By DorkDisk

Ritchey is quality, IMHO better than Trek house...

Ritchey is quality, IMHO better than Trek house brand
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, I've uploaded some pics. From what I...

Thanks, I've uploaded some pics.

From what I understand, Keith Bontrager has the patent on the triple clamp, the exact clamp was used for the Rockshox RS-1. The Tange fork was a collaboration....
08-08-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
08-05-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By DorkDisk

Thumbshifters have front trim; Suntour types have...

Thumbshifters have front trim; Suntour types have a front microratchet. I believe Sunrace and Microshift make modern ones.

They don't come on many new bikes, and are difficult to mate with...
08-04-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 68,518
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: 68,518
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)...
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