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09-16-10, 07:27 PM
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Posted By thebankman

Here's a poor picture of my 1981 Gran Turismo...

Here's a poor picture of my 1981 Gran Turismo picked up about a year ago. It's been with me 18 miles a day for about five months as my commuter. The ride is comfortable and handling is predictable....
11-29-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,281
Posted By thebankman

I've got an Araya road bike, all black lugged...

I've got an Araya road bike, all black lugged frame with "chrome" silver ARAYA downtube stickers and square A headbadge. It rides really nice and is a fixed gear as none of the components were...
01-13-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 120,773
Posted By thebankman

92? Thank you! My red Rockhopper is a Sport...

92? Thank you! My red Rockhopper is a Sport model.

Did the Sport or Ultra or whatever sub-level model these bikes were signify a change in the actual frame? The Sport was probably the bottom of...
01-12-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 120,773
Posted By thebankman

Resurrecting the topic

Old steel S bikes are my absolute favorites to look at and ride. :love: Here is mine, it looks to be a similar year to the last gray frame, Direct Drive Offroad tubing. Based on the parts and a...
01-06-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,778
Posted By thebankman

Being heavy and having fallen a few times in the...

Being heavy and having fallen a few times in the past year offroad and once biting it real hard onroad, here is my advice. Don't stick your arms out to shield the blow or you'll seriously hurt your...
12-26-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,894
Posted By thebankman

5.1 ! Without any big drops or freeriding/DH I...

5.1 ! Without any big drops or freeriding/DH I expect these to last a long time.
12-26-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By thebankman

That's a first, a derailleur protector....

That's a first, a derailleur protector. Seriously, I didn't know such a thing existed.

The paint job on your bike is awesome BTW! Rock it till the wheels fall off
12-25-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,894
Posted By thebankman

Recently having built the "strongest" XC/all...

Recently having built the "strongest" XC/all mountain wheelset possible: Chris King ISO hubs and DT aluminum rims. They were less than two grand but still really expensive, but for the price they...
12-25-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By thebankman

What is attached to the frame near the rear...

What is attached to the frame near the rear derailleur?? It looks like a bottle cage
12-04-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By thebankman

Thanks

Thanks
12-03-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By thebankman

Phil Wood track frame

There is a black and chrome track frame featured on the Phil Wood website. They don't list this bike for sale and searches don't yield any information about it. Does anyone know more information on...
10-12-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,356
Posted By thebankman

Good suspension forks are light, adjustable in...

Good suspension forks are light, adjustable in several different aspects, designed to work under stresses from several different directions and motions, and designed to bounce, but not bounce too...
08-26-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,066
Posted By thebankman

Jeep also manufactures a line of strollers. They...

Jeep also manufactures a line of strollers. They are the cheapest, easiest to break on the market. Avoid.
08-01-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By thebankman

Once again, Sheldon Brown thought this out long...

Once again, Sheldon Brown thought this out long before any of us had the problem :)

Thanks to everyone who posted, I've got options now
07-31-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By thebankman

Sorry it's been a while since I replied...this...

Sorry it's been a while since I replied...this didn't work. The motion of the chainring moving kept pulling the chainring out of alignment. So I removed the chain and started again to try and get the...
07-19-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By thebankman

That's an enlightening trick...gonna go to the...

That's an enlightening trick...gonna go to the garage and try it now

Thank you!
07-19-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By thebankman

Chainring alignment on crankarm

I've got a single chainring to install on a single speed bike. The current install is not aligned perfectly, thus there's a "high point" and "low point" while pedaling and it makes for a serious...
07-14-08, 09:32 AM
05-08-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By thebankman

:)

:)
05-08-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By thebankman

New wheel buildup for a XC hammerhead

So I broke two spokes on my Stumpjumper FSR on my last ride and have decided to spend George W.'s tax break on a spare wheelset. The current wheelset is the stock DT Swiss for Specialized wheelset,...
04-09-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By thebankman

The XC race is 1 lap at 10 miles around Monterey,...

The XC race is 1 lap at 10 miles around Monterey, CA. Roadie racing really isn't my thing, so it had to be mountain cross country. The clydesdale category was a no brainer though, considering I'm...
04-08-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By thebankman

Preride is impossible, as I don't live anywhere...

Preride is impossible, as I don't live anywhere close to Monterey. This biker does not plan on losing!!
I checked up on the course and watched a yuutube video of someone running the majority of it....
04-07-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By thebankman

Training for Sea Otter XC race

So I've entered the Sea Otter Classic in the Beginner Clydesdales Mountain XC category (yes it's a real category! :D ) This is going to be my first race ever. The bike's set up and I'm riding as much...
11-26-07, 01:10 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,894
Posted By thebankman

Saw it in the theater. No DVD is worth forty...

Saw it in the theater. No DVD is worth forty bucks, not even this good one.
11-26-07, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By thebankman

The level of smart-ass-dom has risen since I was...

The level of smart-ass-dom has risen since I was a regular reader of this forum. Use copper wool to scratch away the paint near the chrome, or use paint remover on a very small area (search for other...
11-26-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By thebankman

Chrome manpris fit up to a male 39" waist, snug...

Chrome manpris fit up to a male 39" waist, snug fit for sure, in the XL size. Also if you have muscular legs they will be snug in the legs as well, but they feel really good on your person. Target...
07-17-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By thebankman

Frame looks like original paint, there are plenty...

Frame looks like original paint, there are plenty of dings but bright. The cranks are Suntour X-1 (originals) which was originally a triple mountain set with all the rings taken off and a 32 tooth...
07-16-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By thebankman

Rigid Specialized singlespeed build done

Here is a completed singlespeed conversion from a mid 90's steel Specialized Rockhopper. Found the bike in bad shape and thought it was worth fixing. Lots of fun, it's going to get a new seat and...
07-05-07, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,434
Posted By thebankman

Post to sffixed.com with this one... Last night...

Post to sffixed.com with this one...
Last night I watched an M150 go off, it is not something to be stupid with, then saw and FELT two M1000's go off, basically a small stick of dynamite. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,874
Posted By thebankman

Rear derailleur is too busy looking

Rear derailleur is too busy looking
07-02-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,436
Posted By thebankman

Oakland minus Oakland hills = Market and 6th...

Oakland minus Oakland hills = Market and 6th street in San Francisco plus scraper bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By thebankman

Great look...tell em it's titanium :)

Great look...tell em it's titanium :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,293
Posted By thebankman

Yesterday a herd of bikers was coming from the...

Yesterday a herd of bikers was coming from the opposite direction, one female is in my side of the path, when I yelled heads up she just squeals and can't move over fast enough and I had to jump onto...
07-01-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,041
Posted By thebankman

The brooks b17 is awesome with high end bibs or...

The brooks b17 is awesome with high end bibs or cheap shorts. The chamois and seat combo is perfect
07-01-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By thebankman

Racoons and coyotes get really close in the local...

Racoons and coyotes get really close in the local inner city park. Also today I rode past a squirrel which had just its head run over, looked like rare beef!!
07-01-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By thebankman

Having just completed my second 40 mile ride...

Having just completed my second 40 mile ride today, yes the change of perspective on what is a "long ride" is encouraging and addictive. Greg Lemond said it best: "it never gets easier, you just get...
07-01-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By thebankman

Isn't that gu fun to get stuck on your...

Isn't that gu fun to get stuck on your hands...and pants...and shirt...and doorknob....
07-01-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,436
Posted By thebankman

So is International street still wino central?...

So is International street still wino central? Last time I was there the only place I felt safe was inside a carniceria
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By thebankman

Lots of bikes that are almost as lightweight are...

Lots of bikes that are almost as lightweight are available and are less than eleven thousand dollars. Let me repeat, eleven grand USD!!1!!
06-30-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,436
Posted By thebankman

Has anyone rode out to Oakland to see this shi in...

Has anyone rode out to Oakland to see this shi in person in the Oaktown Streets? I sure as hell am too scared to ride my bike in the middle of an Oakland intersection, the thugs in cars are a LOT...
06-30-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thebankman

I'm building up a rigid Rockhopper which has all...

I'm building up a rigid Rockhopper which has all original parts but with Mavic similar-year rims, LX rear/STX front hubs and a massive crazy looking stem with the front brake cable routed through it....
06-30-07, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By thebankman

ok more good advice...just ordered a ss rear cog...

ok more good advice...just ordered a ss rear cog and spacer kit and a small chainring for the front, going to keep the crankarms, bottom bracket, and get new spokes or at least true them. will post...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,740
Posted By thebankman

Ti will be the new steel in the 21st century...

Ti will be the new steel in the 21st century *crosses fingers and prays*
06-30-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,436
Posted By thebankman

Typical day in Oakland

Typical day in Oakland
06-30-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By thebankman

Excellent food for thought polara, thank...

Excellent food for thought polara, thank you...having never dissasembled cranks or cassettes, this is going to be an interesting project to say the least.
06-30-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,821
Posted By thebankman

Anyone who thinks you're a poser for riding...

Anyone who thinks you're a poser for riding whatever bike you want isn't someone to associate with.
06-30-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By thebankman

SS mountain bike advice

I've got a Specialized Rockhopper rigid mountain bike that I'm looking to convert to single speed. The bike includes frame, fork, Mavic low grade wheels, Deore LX rear/ STX front hubs. Has a...
06-29-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By thebankman

ok first off my first suspension bike was an...

ok first off my first suspension bike was an F500, lots of fun.

i'm 6' 1" and got a size large specialized stumpjumper a few months ago. they didn't have the xl size but the large fit in terms of...
06-29-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,476
Posted By thebankman

A bike outside the LBS near my house had an...

A bike outside the LBS near my house had an xtracycle stolen off it's frame...it looked so sad sitting there naked and broken on the rack :(
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