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07-21-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By grizzly907la

I doubt that I would get enough to afford a...

I doubt that I would get enough to afford a decent gravel bike if I sold it.
07-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By grizzly907la

Hybrid to Gravel bike conversion

I have a Diamond Back Insight II. I don't know what to do with it. I am thinking about converting it to a gravel bike. Maybe going with a 1x9 or 10 configuration, and swapping out the touring bars...
07-18-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By grizzly907la

I am using the following components for this...

I am using the following components for this bike.

1. Wake drop bar...very wide drop bar.
2. Shimano Rapid fire shifters
3. Tektro Brake levers.
4. Ergonomic grips.
5. Generic steel crank
6....
07-18-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By grizzly907la

"Serious," cyclists would probably turn their...

"Serious," cyclists would probably turn their noses up at it. I doubt that Walmart has replacement decals. I would print out replacement decals if I had access to Cricut printer. I kept the GMC decal...
07-18-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

lol!

lol!
07-18-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

Just a quick update. Phase I of project Denali is...

Just a quick update. Phase I of project Denali is complete. I opted to go with flat bars instead of drop bars. I was going to use a hollow tech bottom bracket and cranks, but that didn't work out,...
07-15-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By grizzly907la

GMC Denali Phase I

I finally rebuilt the GMC Denali Road bike I got roughly two weeks ago. It didn't go exactly the way I planned it. I want to go with drop bars and brifters, but decided against that and instead went...
07-07-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

The previous owner hardly rode it. He got it so...

The previous owner hardly rode it. He got it so he could have a bike to ride with his, but they lost interest in bike riding, and he was looking to get rid of it. The stock components are heavy,...
07-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

Thanks for giving me a baseline! I appreciate it!

Thanks for giving me a baseline! I appreciate it!
07-06-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I make due, with what I can afford.

I make due, with what I can afford.
07-06-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I rolled around DTLA (not the nice part with all...

I rolled around DTLA (not the nice part with all of the lofts, boutique shops and eateries,) for four years on a Denali, and the roads are rough there...zero problems. I don't know if 6061 aluminum...
07-06-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

The frame is lightweight as far as I am...

The frame is lightweight as far as I am concerned. I guess it depends on your definition of what lightweight is. The components on the Denali make it heavy. Huge, heavy rear derailleur, all steel...
07-05-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I don't know if the frame is 8 pounds or not, but...

I don't know if the frame is 8 pounds or not, but the frame is light.
07-05-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

One mans trash is another mans gold, and I wished...

One mans trash is another mans gold, and I wished I found one my size next to a dumpster, because I would've gotten it for free. The bike even in stock condition is usable. I got one in 2012, and...
07-05-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I happily be a Kent Pariah with you. The Roadtech...

I happily be a Kent Pariah with you. The Roadtech is the Denali's little bother in a fashion. I can take a Denali frame and turn it into an awesome entry level road bike for $300...easy. The Roadtech...
07-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

Nice ride!!! I want to convert my MTB to an...

Nice ride!!! I want to convert my MTB to an electric bike down the road...I need to save some cash, because those kits are expensive for me. Hopefully the prices will come down in a couple of years,...
07-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I like the Denali frame because it's stout. I'm a...

I like the Denali frame because it's stout. I'm a Clyde. I needed to put 45c's on my insight, because the 32c's were sagging almost to the rim of the wheels. I didn't have that problem with the...
07-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I'm, using the stock wheels for now due to...

I'm, using the stock wheels for now due to budgetary constraints. I'll upgrade them down the road.
07-05-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I can do that.

I can do that.
07-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

I'm going a little more budget friendly, however...

I'm going a little more budget friendly, however I get the sentiment.
07-05-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

The frame is light, and very stout. It's the...

The frame is light, and very stout. It's the components that make so dang heavy.
07-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By grizzly907la

I finally finished building the Wellington. I...

I finally finished building the Wellington. I wimped out and went with riser bars. The induhvidual I bought it from, left it outside, and much to my chagrin the barrel adjusters on the frame, seized....
07-04-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By grizzly907la

Project Denali...aka pimp this turd

I finally found a GMC Denali road bike that is my size. I got this yesterday for $80. I plan on turning it into a budget gravel grinder. I took off all of the low end components and have most of what...
06-20-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By grizzly907la

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Already have the set. I needed to order a drill adapter for my...
06-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By grizzly907la

When a 20 minute job turns into a 3 hour job.

I was installing a rear on my bike, had every bolted down, and only one bolt to screw in. It decided to snap on me. Hopefully I'll be able to drill a small well into it and remove it with an easy...
06-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

That's awesome. I have three steel frames on me...

That's awesome. I have three steel frames on me ATM. One is a vintage Shogun frame, a Trek 930 single track, and a diamond back Ascent (thought that frame might not be salvageable," it is I am going...
06-18-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

I've salvaged some of the old Xage rear...

I've salvaged some of the old Xage rear derailleurs. I thought they were caput, because the springs were rusted on them. On a lark and I gave them a nice long bath in a bucket of Evap-rust (love that...
06-18-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

He had a wipe out while riding it. I kind of feel...

He had a wipe out while riding it. I kind of feel bad for him and her. He could've switched the handlebars out for straight bars, and/or got her an extender so she could ride more upright.
06-18-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

I already have a frame to do that. It's a GT GZ...

I already have a frame to do that. It's a GT GZ 500 frame. It's 7005 aluminum and my size. I've been taking the old paint off of it for a couple of days now. I plan on using that, though the short...
06-18-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

The brifters got a little dinged up. I am sure I...

The brifters got a little dinged up. I am sure I can find some tops and replacement rubber for them.
06-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

New 105 Brifters cost over a $100. I know I have...

New 105 Brifters cost over a $100. I know I have old shifters, and they are dinged up but I don't care as long as they work. A new 105 rear derailleur is $61 off of Amazon. 105 cranks are also...
06-18-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,629
Posted By grizzly907la

I got an entry level truing stand for about a...

I got an entry level truing stand for about a $140 USD. I already trued two wheels. I couldn't afford the professional stand, which was over $300.
06-18-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,629
Posted By grizzly907la

Those kids at least, know how to do something...

Those kids at least, know how to do something right!
06-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,629
Posted By grizzly907la

I lived in DTLA for many years and I was...

I lived in DTLA for many years and I was fortunate to have a bike shop that was within walking distance from my place. It's called El Maestro's. Hopefully it's still open. They were super cool and...
06-18-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By grizzly907la

Is there something wrong with the bike? I'd keep...

Is there something wrong with the bike? I'd keep the bike if there is nothing wrong with it. Does it need an overhaul? I looked up the specs and from I can see it has good components on it....
06-13-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By grizzly907la

Donor Bike

I just got a Raleigh Capri FWO off of FB Marketplace. I can't ride the bike because FWO stands for "For Women Only" and I am not a women. Plus the frame is too small for me, and more importantly...
06-12-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By grizzly907la

See your doctor and make sure its nothing...

See your doctor and make sure its nothing serious, barring that I'd suggest a magnesium supplement. I an doing keto and one of the side effects is a lack of magnesium. I take a magnesium supplement...
06-11-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,850
Posted By grizzly907la

I overspend. I could save up and get a new...

I overspend. I could save up and get a new bicycle that's awesome, however I choose to get old, and what consider, junky bikes and fix them up. I like wrenching, and its therapy for me. It gets me...
06-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

It's ironic because they had more a challenge...

It's ironic because they had more a challenge getting the seat post than they did the forks. The seat post on the bike I am working on, came out smooth with no issue.
06-10-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

The seat post came out, smooth...like butter. Oh...

The seat post came out, smooth...like butter. Oh the irony :D
06-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

Well engineered parts can certainly function...

Well engineered parts can certainly function without proper maintenance for a long time, however an ouch prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
06-10-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side.

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side.
06-10-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

That would be nice, however we live in a far from...

That would be nice, however we live in a far from perfect world. I wouldn't have a problem buying a bike from BD or Amazon. I always took them to the LBS in DTLA (El Maestro's...great shop,) to get...
06-10-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,106
Posted By grizzly907la

I got acquainted with the cheater pipe when I was...

I got acquainted with the cheater pipe when I was in the ABE shop during my Navy hitch. Fortunately I was able to get into a much better shop.
06-09-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

One of my obstacles is find a stand or something...

One of my obstacles is find a stand or something to hang it off, so I can paint it.
06-09-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

Ok I give up...what's the fastest color?

Ok I give up...what's the fastest color?
06-09-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

What if I paint it Cobalt blue?

What if I paint it Cobalt blue?
06-09-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

I could take the labels off via a heat gun. The...

I could take the labels off via a heat gun. The Welligo one looks a little cheesy...the other ones don't really bother me.
06-09-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

One mans junk is another mans treasure. Plus I...

One mans junk is another mans treasure. Plus I can use it as a beta test because I have some vintage steel frames I want to build up, and they do need to be repainted.
06-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By grizzly907la

To paint or not to paint?

I have gotten everything off of the frame. The seat post came out smooth. It looks like the previous owner applied some anti-seize compound (though I am wondering why he didn't do that with the...
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