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11-20-20, 07:51 AM
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Posted By gevad

All very nice! Iíll take the Ritchey and a turkey...

All very nice! Iíll take the Ritchey and a turkey wrap, please.
11-20-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,772
Posted By dan911

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1399/trek_520_159ce6e474d4a1a9a441c9e55f69dccda8bbbef4.jpgFirst ride with my new 520 Grando. It's was very cold outside so it was just a...
11-12-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Litespud

cheaper shifter housing may not be...

cheaper shifter housing may not be compressionless, which may result in sloppy shifting. FWIW Iíve used generic shifter housing for a 9-speed XT drivetrain, and generic brake housing for road and...
11-09-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,771
Posted By BadGrandma

Dork Disc #27, thanks for posting that picture....

Dork Disc #27, thanks for posting that picture. I'm repairing a mix tee Elvish with the downtube shifters moved up to the bars. Good to know that works. It's my daughter's Christmas present.
11-08-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By Pop N Wood

you are incapable of adjusting your own...

you are incapable of adjusting your own drivetrain and brakes and now you want to redesign a bike?

Looks like Maelochs got to the same point at the end of his diatribe.
11-08-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By Maelochs

Definitely find a new shop. Bikes are...

Definitely find a new shop.

Bikes are simple. That is part of the appeal. There are not a lot of things to adjust and once adjusted, they tend to stay adjusted.

If your shop is worth visiting,...
11-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,995
Posted By dddd

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is...

Saddle tilt relates to how the rider is positioned on the bike, which in turn is related to how much torque on average is being applied to the pedals.

Long rides and gentle rides will see the...
11-03-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,594
Posted By Chuckk

Finally got a gray bike! No flashy flakes in...

Finally got a gray bike! No flashy flakes in this fine American gray to make it questionably silver.
1991 Cannondale SH800 - a great good-for-anything bike
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10-28-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By BocaJr

1991 Bridgestone MB-1

Picked this up about two months ago off CL. Looks to be mostly original, down to the dork disc and wheel reflectors! Plan to ride it before making any major changes. Just made a few minor changes....
10-28-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,165
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Posted By merlinextraligh

Calfee custom Adventure tandem. 700c wheels for...

Calfee custom Adventure tandem. 700c wheels for road. 650bís up to 50 mm for gravel....
10-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By Smokinapankake

1990 Raleigh Technium Peak. This was Raleighís...

1990 Raleigh Technium Peak. This was Raleighís top of the line mountain bike that year, the same year I graduated high school. I picked this one up from a local online ad several years ago, and in...
10-09-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By styggno1

Substituting the old black Ritchey tires and the...

Substituting the old black Ritchey tires and the LX cranks with Panaracer Smoke and Dart tires and an XT crank saved 610 grams. Going from 12,18 kg to 11,57. Still got some potential with inner tubes...
10-08-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By DQRider

WooHoo! Road Trip!

I'm driving down to Iowa City from Saint Paul, MN to pick up this:

https://i.imgur.com/ko0lEHr.png

1983 Trek 850 "Rough Terrain Bike"- with all original components, which I will remove and keep...
10-05-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By victorm

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Agreed great riding tire. My 92 Stumpy currently under resto but 2.3 in front with...
10-05-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By thorstein

I'm on my second year using the same 2.15" DTH...

I'm on my second year using the same 2.15" DTH tires on my '84 Stumpjumper, & I agree, they're great. I've done road, gravel, & single-track with no complaints....
10-03-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By ryansu

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no...

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no avail so far in my price range, components, size vector but I did have this Shogun Prairie Breaker I come up and for $50 with lugs, bullmoose bars,...
09-30-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By Metieval

This bike has been a blast! Anyone want to buy a...

This bike has been a blast! Anyone want to buy a Supersix hi-mod di2? Kidding... but seriously.

...
09-28-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By styggno1

Suffering from component-group-OCD I can finally...

Suffering from component-group-OCD I can finally correct this 1989 MB-1 (with 1994 XT). The lowly LX cranks will be substituted for NOS XT tomorrow. Just got them home.
...
09-26-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By jan nikolajsen

1982 Gazelle Cyclocross. 38mm tires. ...

1982 Gazelle Cyclocross. 38mm tires.

https://i.imgur.com/WdVQMzF.jpg
09-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By topflightpro

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty...

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty much everyone who's been riding awhile has one in their parts bin that they cannot get rid of because no one wants a used or new-pull off Gossamer -...
09-20-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By katsup

You keep mentioning rigid frame, you must have a...

You keep mentioning rigid frame, you must have a suspension hybrid. I've tried those as as well, hated them. They had a heavy pogo stick feel to them. My more expensive mountain bike with Fox...
09-20-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By katsup

A bike in the $6-900 range will be around the...

A bike in the $6-900 range will be around the same weight as his current. I've done 30+ mile rides on rigid mountain bikes with no problem. I'm even more comfortable on them compared to a 2010 Trek...
09-14-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By PeterLYoung

1992 Trek 970 MTB

Here is my 1992 Trek 970 MTB which I bought new in March 1992. It is one of my favourite rides amongst my bike collection. A few years back I found I was really only riding it on metalled surfaces so...
09-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By 50voltphantom

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09-08-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By showlow

My All City w/ Onyx hubs. ...

My All City w/ Onyx hubs.
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Love it....
09-03-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By Wolf Dust

My beloved Cross-Check

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Off road toad mode...
08-31-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By fishboat

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08-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By vgmightyp

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07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
07-28-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Pop N Wood

Believe it or not that is a philosophical...

Believe it or not that is a philosophical question. People like Sheldon Brown think the lube chain manufactures put on new chains is the best you can get, others chemically clean the chain and...
07-27-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By WimVDD

This is one of my latest builds: a 1998 Saracen...

This is one of my latest builds: a 1998 Saracen Kili Comp. I gave it an upgrade to a more recent LX groupset (9 speed).
...
07-26-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By intron

Ritchey Ascent

Ritchey Ascent back in action again.

Bike was pretty much a barn find, so cleaning was quick.

Took me longest adjusting the rear roller cam brakes , but overall a straight forward over haul. ...
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
07-23-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 402,260
Posted By BruceA78

Thanks for the suggestion DorkDisk...

Thanks for the suggestion DorkDisk (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dorkdisk-340386.html) , I ordered some to replace the stock ones on my Sirrus 6.0!
07-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By Koyote

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from...

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from my wife. Given our geographic area and socio-economic class, we are outliers in NOT having a second motor vehicle - which is possible because I ride...
07-11-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By VtwinVince

Just finished this somewhat bastardised build,...

Just finished this somewhat bastardised build, 1992 Rocky Mountain Titanium, M950 XTR derailleurs and brakes, XT thumb shifters, RaceFace I-Beam cranks with XT rings and 747 pedals, Syncros post and...
07-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By katsup

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid...

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid considering the cheap wheels and missing the bottom half of the rear shifter; but it's in my size and a bike I've been looking for. I've already put on a...
06-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By tpadul

1987 Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour

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06-29-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By speed king

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,590
Views: 1,997,138
Posted By cyccommute

Been a while and itís got more green stuff on it....

Been a while and itís got more green stuff on it. 1998 Moots YBBeat

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50025614913_1918ae7d0b_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jdAmrX)Untitled...
06-23-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Hmmm

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.
06-19-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bulette

Mid-Term Update

Update:

The PlanetX XLA-SL now has 6,435 miles on the frame (and most of the components are still intact), and the ride is as good as ever. The first thing to wear out was the cross-oriented rear...
06-18-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By jay4usc

wait a few months you will see a ton of barely...

wait a few months you will see a ton of barely used bikes for sale.
06-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial...

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial and error before you figure out what your preferences are. You should buy a succession of used Craigslist bikes, learn your likes and dislikes and...
06-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By badger1

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested,...

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested, this is really not a good idea. You'd do much better simply to negotiate trade-in/sell your Sirrus bikes on, and buy a fit-for-purpose drop bar bike (or...
06-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By tyrion

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It...

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It might be less expensive if you could find a used donor bike that had the parts you want. If you're going to buy new parts, I'd go with Shimano GRX. I...
06-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By sh00k

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used...

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used bike for cheaper than having to redo the drive train on this one. just a thought. and if you're having the bike shop do it, they will give you a list of...
06-11-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 2,715,785
Posted By shroomaroom

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06-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 151,337
Posted By GeezyRider

1996 Trek Multitrack

I took a perfectly good, if slightly beat-up, Multitrack and made a poor man's gravel bike:
...
06-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 692,516
Posted By Soundtallica

My new pride and joy, a Look 765 Gravel RS. I was...

My new pride and joy, a Look 765 Gravel RS. I was debating getting the new 2021 Diverge, but ultimately this won out because I was able to get one of the last medium frames from the previous model...
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