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11-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By DorkDisk

I see pure functionality

I see pure functionality
11-29-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe it is too unique to flip? Sorry about...

Maybe it is too unique to flip?

Sorry about your losses, I also got robbed and had a bike stolen. It was the one worthless and unique bike I had but that was all shiny and chromed so that was the...
11-18-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By DorkDisk

It's not mine, I got it for a friend. The nicest...

It's not mine, I got it for a friend. The nicest Multitracks had True Temper OX, which is OK but not too amazing. I have one, and while its a nice bike, its not the liveliest, and I wouldn't expect...
11-17-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By DorkDisk

I found an older one for a friend in 19" for use...

I found an older one for a friend in 19" for use as a work bike. The older ones use a Reynolds 520 main triangle and it rides pretty nice, much nicer than something like an old Trek 750. With all the...
11-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 88,614
Posted By DorkDisk

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 221,528
Posted By DorkDisk

That's one sweet swoopy mixte.

That's one sweet swoopy mixte.
11-04-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By DorkDisk

Dont forget that the clutch is adjustable by...

Dont forget that the clutch is adjustable by removing the plastic cover.
11-01-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,616
Posted By DorkDisk

I do; I've a SpecialEd Oura Ti on one of my...

I do; I've a SpecialEd Oura Ti on one of my bikes, and I often ride my wife's bike with Terry saddle.
...
11-01-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,727
Posted By DorkDisk

Another silver bike for Grey Bike Month, a 94...

Another silver bike for Grey Bike Month, a 94 Teesdale Kona Hot
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10-31-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By DorkDisk

I've seen bars trimmed down right after the...

I've seen bars trimmed down right after the shifter; no drops at all.
10-31-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By DorkDisk

You need to remove the grips (air compressor,...

You need to remove the grips (air compressor, alcohol spray), brake lever, and shifter on one side and then remove the bar. Rotating the bar so the curve is in the narrow portion of the stem helps....
10-30-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,405
Posted By DorkDisk

My 16 deg flared bar doesn't look that far out,...

My 16 deg flared bar doesn't look that far out, granted I have Shimano levers but that looks extreme.

Maybe it has to do with what is referred to "outsweep" in the below pic:...
10-30-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By DorkDisk

When V brakes were cutting edge, the top of the...

When V brakes were cutting edge, the top of the line levers had adjustments to fine tune this distance. Even mid level levers had this but now V brakes are low end so many features are gone.

...
10-30-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By DorkDisk

If you have a 34.9 clamp and a 28.6 seat tube,...

If you have a 34.9 clamp and a 28.6 seat tube, you can try an offset shim (https://activcycles.co.uk/bike-derailleurs/6440-trek-eccentric-front-derailleur-shim.html). Or GRX
10-29-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20,694
Views: 3,661,326
Posted By DorkDisk

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/d/new-york-...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/d/new-york-vintage-specialized-rockhopper/7400357970.html

A smashing deal for 2k
...
10-21-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a Velocity anecdote. In 92 I broke a bar...

I have a Velocity anecdote. In 92 I broke a bar end so I called them up in FL I believe and they sent me a new pair for free. But they sent me the long ones when I had the short ones. So I called...
10-19-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

I've given up complaining about how Shimano...

I've given up complaining about how Shimano doesn't cater to my individual needs so I try to find ways to do what I want. I'm still upset at them discontinuing thumbshifters.
10-18-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

The tanpan solution was mentioned in the earlier...

The tanpan solution was mentioned in the earlier thread, yet here you are acting like its the first you heard about it.
10-18-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

OP already got all these answers earlier in...

OP already got all these answers earlier in another thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1240531-wide-range-drop-bar-options.html) yet he ignores the answers and asks the same thing.
10-17-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

I agree with that. I understand liking Gevenalle...

I agree with that. I understand liking Gevenalle shifters, but to me it's more of a workaround to run those shifters instead of a wolflink or tanpan if I wasn't planning on it to begin with.
10-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

ive never heard that one before….

ive never heard that one before….
10-17-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,313
Posted By DorkDisk

I like my low gearing as well, I prefer small...

I like my low gearing as well, I prefer small rings and a tight rear (<34t). Works great for my high cadence. I also think those large cogs look silly
10-17-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,303
Views: 744,375
Posted By DorkDisk

AX headset wrenches, made of Aluminium ...

AX headset wrenches, made of Aluminium

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10-17-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,172
Posted By DorkDisk

People asked the same question but reversed when...

People asked the same question but reversed when welding became the norm.
10-14-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,334
Posted By DorkDisk

8sp Shimano 600 Tricolor shifters and derailleurs...

8sp Shimano 600 Tricolor shifters and derailleurs
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10-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

I already posted this, but apparently it was...

I already posted this, but apparently it was ignored
10-14-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

GRX 812 is 1x, has a capacity of 31 which is...

GRX 812 is 1x, has a capacity of 31 which is eaten up by the cogs. GRX 810 is for doubles, and has a capacity of 40 (so 34-11 allows 17t chainring diff max). Yes, Shimano is conservative and some...
10-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,371
Posted By DorkDisk

I hate to say it but I think e-bikes will become...

I hate to say it but I think e-bikes will become the norm; so much so that "bike" will mean "e-bike," and meat motor bicycles will be called "velocipedes."
10-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

As someone who spins small gears, its not just a...

As someone who spins small gears, its not just a matter of low gear inches at one end; the gaps matter alot when your cadence is high. I really like small gap cassettes with range via chainrings, it...
10-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

No, its not a road bike, its a "gravel" bike. It...

No, its not a road bike, its a "gravel" bike. It fits 45mm tires. Many people with gravel bikes are looking into lower gearing, hopefully this will help them.
10-14-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

Personally, I'd go with GRX810 with a Dura Ace...

Personally, I'd go with GRX810 with a Dura Ace front derailleur, and 11-34 cassette, dropping the small ring size if need be. Dura Ace for the road chainline, and 11-34 to avoid Wolfteeth parts and...
10-14-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

I haven't compared the two spiders directly but...

I haven't compared the two spiders directly but any difference will be minute; chainline is more baked into the spindle widths. Easton cranks use a narrow chainline to begin with.

Another option,...
10-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

The idea is to run the Easton (road) crank,...

The idea is to run the Easton (road) crank, either in crabon or Al with a RaceFace MTB 104/64 BCD spider (https://www.jensonusa.com/Race-Face-Cinch-Chainring-Spider). This will allow for the smaller...
10-14-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By DorkDisk

Tire scraper? To check for sharp pointy things?...

Tire scraper? To check for sharp pointy things? Clips on somewhere but saddle rails don't have much clearance for that.
10-14-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,161
Posted By DorkDisk

I missed that about the dealer closing doors. It...

I missed that about the dealer closing doors. It seems like many old shops are taking advantage of this moment to dump all inventory and retire.

All I hear from lawyers is "don't talk about your...
10-14-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By DorkDisk

Something like a cinch crankset from Easton...

Something like a cinch crankset from Easton (https://eastoncycling.com/products/ec90sl-crank?variant=29642177904749), with spider and single rings will get you there. Also curious about why sticking...
10-14-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,161
Posted By DorkDisk

Im not a lawyer, but my wife watches alot of The...

Im not a lawyer, but my wife watches alot of The People's Court. Normally OP would be SOL with caveat emptor but the vendor specifically first said there were no issues, then retracted to scratch....
10-12-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,196
Posted By DorkDisk

Phone stem submittal might not be valid per...

Phone stem submittal might not be valid per contest rules. PIc appears to be from an ebay sale.
10-12-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,371
Posted By DorkDisk

Flying bicycles.

Flying bicycles.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By DorkDisk

I just got this for a friend. We are both in...

I just got this for a friend. We are both in Manhattan. Jamis Coda Sport with Campa 2x10.

...
10-10-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks Charlie! I've had much fun riding my MTBs...

Thanks Charlie! I've had much fun riding my MTBs over the years.
10-09-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a 94 750 with the same tubing and...

I have a 94 750 with the same tubing and construction. It is not a very lively ride and feels harsh and stiff, especially in the rear but it tracks true, and fast. I wouldn't call it "boring," per...
10-07-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,196
Posted By DorkDisk

It is so ugly I keep them in my brother-in-law's...

It is so ugly I keep them in my brother-in-law's basement in another state. I added another pic of the entire tires.
10-07-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,196
Posted By DorkDisk

These tires. I do have these. The silver parts...

These tires. I do have these. The silver parts are reflective
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10-06-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,196
Posted By DorkDisk

I did not read your whole post, for that I am...

I did not read your whole post, for that I am sorry. I do not have the glorious Euclid levers, though I did turn down the chance TWICE to buy some NOS sets.
10-06-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,196
Posted By DorkDisk

Campagnolo Euclid brake levers, because somebody...

Campagnolo Euclid brake levers, because somebody actually tried to make this not suck.
...
10-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,305
Posted By DorkDisk

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs...

Offroad, before clutched rear derailleurs existed, people used to do this to maintain chain tension to keep the chain on and to keep the chain from rattling around. Out of habit, I still do this.
10-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By DorkDisk

CR18 was a straight up MTB rim in 26" form in the...

CR18 was a straight up MTB rim in 26" form in the early 90's. 2.1" were common back then. You can see it listed in the online Bikepro catalog (http://www.bikepro.com/ad_copy/rims.shtml).
10-04-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By DorkDisk

I run those bubs on one bike for the cage bolts...

I run those bubs on one bike for the cage bolts and they fall out often. I'm on my second bag after one year; not cheap.
10-04-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 59,758
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Trek Multitrack 750 to gravel

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