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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...
07-06-21, 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, 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...
07-04-21, 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: 762
Posted By grizzly907la

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Already have the set. I needed to order a drill adapter for my...
06-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
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...
06-11-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,849
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...
06-10-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By grizzly907la

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

The seat post came out, smooth...like butter. Oh the irony :D
06-08-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By grizzly907la

I think the previous owner left it outside and...

I think the previous owner left it outside and didn't maintain the bike. There's surface rust on the brakes, rear shifter, and chainring. Water or moisture must of have seeped in, and caused it to...
06-07-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By grizzly907la

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't...

The surgery was a success put the patient didn't make it.
06-07-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By grizzly907la

At this point I am used to it, and I almost...

At this point I am used to it, and I almost expect when working on older bikes. Not a big deal in the greater scheme of things. I am grouchier about the fact that many people neglect their things,...
06-07-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,105
Posted By grizzly907la

This why I hate threaded headsets

This is why I hate threaded headsets. Granted it would've came out if the previous owner had maintained it, though I am sure that there are some who had similar experiences with threadless headsets....
06-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By grizzly907la

I started with a Montgomery Wards 18 speed...

I started with a Montgomery Wards 18 speed comfort bike. I started riding it, because I needed to lose 50lbs to make the cut for Navy boot camp. Riding it, along with two gym classes, and a crash...
06-05-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By grizzly907la

I understand what you're saying, and I would...

I understand what you're saying, and I would agree. The only $500 and up bike I have is my Diamond back Insight II. I was only able to get that because my sister hooked me up with a $100 gift card...
06-04-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,763
Posted By grizzly907la

If I had a dime for every time I've stripped a...

If I had a dime for every time I've stripped a bolt, I'd be independently wealthy. Easy outs for the win!
06-02-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By grizzly907la

This is why you don't leave bikes outside

I am refurbishing/rebuilding an old Trek Ascent mtb for a friend. It's got rust in certain spots and I think that rust has gotten inside of it (I'll have to soak in Evaporust, once I remove the...
05-31-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By grizzly907la

Fork upgrade

I just updated the fork on my "Basecamp," "mountain bike." Swapped out the old Suntour fork for an inexpensive "carbon," fork. Weighs a lot lighter than the suspension fork. I went this, because I...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By grizzly907la

Thanks for the info. I think I am going to go...

Thanks for the info. I think I am going to go from catilever brakes to v-brakes. That way I won't have to spend cash on getting the brackets welded on, the cash it would cost to buy a new wheelset...
12-20-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,275
Posted By grizzly907la

I don't know if you have one already or not but...

I don't know if you have one already or not but I'd suggest a pro pure air filtration system for your home. It works really well. I had one. It might improve the air quality inside of your house. I...
11-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,831
Posted By grizzly907la

Don't sell it, because you will regret it. I...

Don't sell it, because you will regret it. I had...yes a GMC Denali Road Bike. I stripped most of the crappy components off it, but left it behind when I moved. I know its a crappy bike but the frame...
11-20-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,818
Posted By grizzly907la

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11-17-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By grizzly907la

Thanks!!! I love wrenching and at some point want...

Thanks!!! I love wrenching and at some point want to go to school for auto repair. Hopefully I can build out the old road bike frames I have.
11-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By grizzly907la

I always keep my bikes in the house. I do work in...

I always keep my bikes in the house. I do work in them in the cubby hole by my bedroom. Bikes and pets should never be left outside!...
11-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,310
Posted By grizzly907la

You might want to give bikesdirect.com a look.

You might want to give bikesdirect.com a look.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,560
Posted By grizzly907la

Like I said I wanted to turn into a project,...

Like I said I wanted to turn into a project, replace the components as I went along, and see if I could shed some weight on it. I had one before, and was planning on that but didn't go through with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,560
Posted By grizzly907la

I almost bought a GMC Denali

I almost bought this bicycle off of Craigslist. I had a Denali back in the day and was feeling nostalgic. I am going to forgo my urge to turn it into a project bike because I have a number of...
10-15-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,675
Posted By grizzly907la

I've started working on bicycles and so far the...

I've started working on bicycles and so far the worst mistake I made was using the wrong crank puller to get pop off a crank. I stripped the threads, and I had to resort to cutting off the cranks...
10-11-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 180,408
Posted By grizzly907la

I have bad knees. They sound like the Rice...

I have bad knees. They sound like the Rice Krispies (snap, crackle and pop,) Trio when I walk up a flight of stairs. Chalk it up to my stint in the Navy. I also have a bad ankle/foot from a running...
10-10-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By grizzly907la

The cranks were seized pretty badly. I stripped...

The cranks were seized pretty badly. I stripped out the outside threads because I used the wrong crank puller....as I stated in previous post to this thread. It was a rookiey mistake. I tried using a...
10-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By grizzly907la

The crank is coming off, hell or high water. I...

The crank is coming off, hell or high water. I ordered a new crank, and it will get here in about a week or two. I knew I was going to have some issues with the bike when I got it. It looks like it...
09-30-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 2,438,038
Posted By grizzly907la

I just got this. I'm in the process of tuning it...

I just got this. I'm in the process of tuning it up, and overhauling. I need some more tools like a cheater pipe and breaker bar....
09-29-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 741,956
Posted By grizzly907la

Very nice!!!! Making old, things, new again, is...

Very nice!!!! Making old, things, new again, is the best!
09-27-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 40,381
Posted By grizzly907la

Several factors have contributed this

I lived in DTLA for a long time and I didn't have a car, because I couldn't afford one. I relied on my bicycle and public transit to get me around. It wasn't too bad for me, overall, except when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,296
Posted By grizzly907la

1989 Huffy

The worst bike I ever rode was a 1989 Huffy that I bought at Target. I rode it for a short amount of time, and had to get rid of it because the frame cracked. Just say no to Huffy!
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