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03-02-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By mijome07

Thanks everyone. I got a Deore XT rear derailleur...

Thanks everyone. I got a Deore XT rear derailleur to match the thumb shifter and it works now. I'll use the Suntour derailleur for another build this year
02-25-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By mijome07

Is my Suntour/Shimano 1x6 friction setup incompatible?

Suntour Arx long cage (RD-4500) thumb shifterShimano Deore XT (SL-M730) rear derailleur

Running a 1x6 (34Tx13-32T 6 speed Shimano freewheel). Got new 6 speed chain (cut to size), new cable n...
02-08-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By mijome07

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info
02-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By mijome07

Shimano SL-M730 SIS shifter compatibility

Just got this shifter to run a 1x6 setup. Am I restricted to only Shimano SIS rear derailleurs? I'm using a 13-30 Shimano freewheel. Thanks
08-06-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mijome07

Thank you Andy for the information. I appreciate...

Thank you Andy for the information. I appreciate it
08-06-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mijome07

Freewheel w/ worn teeth

Hello. This 6 speed freewheel is from an 80s wheel set off a Specialized MTB. Will these worn teeth affect shifting? I wanna know before I clean it up and repack the bearings. Thanks....
07-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Bb

Does anyone know the stock BB spindle width?
01-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,210
Posted By mijome07

Could be.

Could be.
01-21-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,210
Posted By mijome07

^brake cable/housing a bit too long there^

^brake cable/housing a bit too long there^
01-16-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,006
Posted By mijome07

Posted in another thread

A 1997 Trek 820, powder coated, SS drivetrain, v brakes/ v levers and drops. Did this conversion back in 2015. Still a joy to ride....
01-16-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,210
Posted By mijome07

SS w/ drops and v brakes. ...

SS w/ drops and v brakes.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x1280/screenshot_20200116_183135_3c9530c94fac605c723c10d9ba96a3aa23afed91.png
01-16-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,210
Posted By mijome07

1997 Trek 820

I built one back in 2015. Only stock parts I used were the seat post/ wheel skewers. Had frame/ fork powder coated. Some parts I put on were either brand new or ​used.
Only mod I did to the frame...
01-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Looks like a grocery-getter. But that saddle...

Looks like a grocery-getter. But that saddle looks pretty low. I'm 5'9ish and have the saddle pretty high on a 19" ATB frame.
12-31-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Some of the original brake housing got stuck...

Some of the original brake housing got stuck inside the top tube. I was able to remove most of that and and cable when I got it. The last piece was about 5 inches long, sliding back and forth inside...
06-25-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 20,622
Posted By mijome07

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20180614_122108002_0fd07641d84e70610698244f08927e5b50617085.jpg
I got the same brakes and did a 3 stage cleaning. I then polished...
06-24-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Yep. Mongoose was still using BMX size with the...

Yep. Mongoose was still using BMX size with the introduction of the ATB. I assume this because a 22 didn't fit for me either. So I guess it's the next size down, 21.1mm. Wanna make sure as I wanna...
06-23-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Yeah, the 22 won't fit my '85. And the rear is...

Yeah, the 22 won't fit my '85. And the rear is 130mm as I can spread them by hand and fit a 135mm hub/wheel.



1984? All I've read indicates 1985 being the 1st year Mongoose made the ATB....
06-23-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,734
Posted By mijome07

Quill Stem

Wanna ask any owners of this bike if the quill stem is in fact, 21.1mm? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,010,702
Posted By mijome07

Thanks. It was on a tight-budget. I shopped...

Thanks. It was on a tight-budget. I shopped wisely (and was patient). Mostly new parts, some used (but good).
07-20-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 3,353,508
Posted By mijome07

I wouldn't pay a bike shop to do a conversion...

I wouldn't pay a bike shop to do a conversion (for me). ;)

I did the conversion (posted above) on a tight budget. I already had the bike. But I paid to have it powder coated. Everything cost me...
07-20-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 3,353,508
Posted By mijome07

Thanks. I had it powder coated. Most parts are...

Thanks. I had it powder coated. Most parts are new. Only thing stock are the QR skewers on the seatpost/wheels.
07-19-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 3,709,487
Posted By mijome07

Finished the build yesterday. I was on a tight...

Finished the build yesterday. I was on a tight budget, but I chose the parts wisely. Reminds me of my old cyclo-cross bike.
Forum: Touring
07-19-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By mijome07

I had plenty control on and especially off road...

I had plenty control on and especially off road (including technical trails) with drops on my 29er.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,010,702
Posted By mijome07

1997 Trek 820 Mountain Bike Conversion

This is my do-it-all bike. Finished the build yesterday. Running SS for now. I'm not new to SS. I rode a 29 lb. 29er for 5 years. :D
07-19-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 3,353,508
Posted By mijome07

1997 Trek 820

This doesn't qualify as "vintage", but it is a conversion nonetheless. Running SS for now. Soon to be a full out touring bike. The frame/fork geometry is similar to an ideal touring bike.

Reminds...
Forum: Touring
07-19-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,697
Views: 2,479,966
Posted By mijome07

MTB to touring bike conversion (unloaded)

Here's my '97 TREK 820 all done (in single speed mode). Next on the list is a front bag/decaleur and a rack to hold it, along with other accessories.

I'd like to try some short over-nighters with...
07-17-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By mijome07

Thanks guys. So I wasn't missing anything. I also...

Thanks guys. So I wasn't missing anything. I also made this thread for anyone searching.
07-16-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By mijome07

problem with installing new v brakes

I installed new v-brakes (Tektro M530's) today w/ new cable/housing on new hand-built wheels. Wheels are true as can be and the bike is a 90's TREK MTB. Frame/fork is not bent or damaged.

Now,...
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,465
Posted By mijome07

This is one of the best things I've heard in a...

This is one of the best things I've heard in a long time since joining here. Well said.

And it applies to more than just riding. ;)
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By mijome07

Have fun & be safe.

Have fun & be safe.
Forum: Touring
07-16-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,465
Posted By mijome07

Use your intuition and use discernment. Be aware...

Use your intuition and use discernment. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Have fun & be safe.
Forum: Touring
07-15-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I ever owned (and fixed/sold) have...

All the bikes I ever owned (and fixed/sold) have had either drops or straight (no riser) bars w/ occasional bar ends. No interest in any other kind.

I'd like to try aero bars on straight bars....
Forum: Touring
07-14-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By mijome07

This came to mind: ...

This came to mind:
...
Forum: Touring
07-14-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By mijome07

I meant to say 1.6 inch. :D

I meant to say 1.6 inch. :D
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By mijome07

Check out the photos of some guys setups that...

Check out the photos of some guys setups that race/ride the Great Divide. Flat bars w/ aero bars.
...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,097
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I ever had came with 700c wheels....

All the bikes I ever had came with 700c wheels. That's road bikes, hybrid, cyclo-cross and a 29er. I should be done this week with my touring bike build.

It's a 90's TREK MTB. Got NOS Bontrager...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By mijome07

I've seen tabs with eyelet(s) that are...

I've seen tabs with eyelet(s) that are mounted/sandwiched in between the QR's.
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,308
Posted By mijome07

This is always an option: ...

This is always an option:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9PYmPy3Qp-U/UDPPw3DVL5I/AAAAAAAAAkM/G19dL1XwMgw/s1600/two+cages.jpg

Unless you're the type to mount a bunch of gizmos up front. :D

I...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By mijome07

I seen this awhile back. Really nice bike. I'd...

I seen this awhile back. Really nice bike. I'd get all black components and racks. But that's just me.
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,308
Posted By mijome07

All the bikes I had (either w/ cantilever or...

All the bikes I had (either w/ cantilever or v-brakes) had cable stops either directly centered on the top tube or under. Then I got a SS 29er, which was disc-ready but never installed those.

The...
Forum: Touring
07-11-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,308
Posted By mijome07

I had this on my cyclo-cross bike. Makes...

I had this on my cyclo-cross bike. Makes shouldering the bike a lot easier. Never had a problem "getting pinched".

However, the TREK MTB I'm converting into a touring bike had the rear brake cable...
Forum: Touring
07-08-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,797
Posted By mijome07

Did the same years back. The chain breaker has a...

Did the same years back. The chain breaker has a pedal wrench as well. Unfortunately, the 'breaker broke when I tried to install a new KMC chain on my bike build.

I had read the chain has...
Forum: Touring
07-02-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By mijome07

I contacted Nick awhile back for a custom bag....

I contacted Nick awhile back for a custom bag. Someday...
Forum: Touring
06-30-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By mijome07

This is a 1997 TREK 820. Almost done with the...

This is a 1997 TREK 820. Almost done with the conversion (for now).
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By mijome07

Ha! :lol:

Ha! :lol:
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,663
Posted By mijome07

Salsa Fargo: ...

Salsa Fargo:

http://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/Fargo_3_14_sv_1440x960.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-26-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,097
Posted By mijome07

Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride. ;) ...

Bigger tires+more air=extra comfy ride. ;)

I'm gonna miss my 29er when my TREK 820 is done. And I'm using some NOS Bontrager 1.6 tires. I'll eventually upgrade (or downgrade, depending who you...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By mijome07

Years ago I had a fancy handle bar bag from J and...

Years ago I had a fancy handle bar bag from J and D. Didn't like how it affected the handling. This time around I'm going with a decaleur/front bag sitting on a platform rack.

The bag will be big,...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,051
Posted By mijome07

I love riding in hot weather. I have no choice......

I love riding in hot weather. I have no choice... I live in a desert. :D
Forum: Touring
06-23-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By mijome07

Front rack w/ or w/o a platform? And what bike do...

Front rack w/ or w/o a platform? And what bike do you have, along with what type of mounting point(s) does it have for a front rack?

You gotta be more specific.
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