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10-31-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Also keep in mind for the future that if you use...

Also keep in mind for the future that if you use the loctite product, you can only use an oil-based paint as a top coat per their instructions. Acrylic would not work!
10-30-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Will keep in mind and will remove the BB before...

Will keep in mind and will remove the BB before applying framesaver, thanks.



So far the rest of the frame looks fine from what I can tell (on the outside atleast!).



$250. At worse, I...
10-28-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

This was also something I was actually debating....

This was also something I was actually debating. The seat stay on the non-drive side was in the worse condition. I don't know if it's because that's where the disc brake mounts and so more debris...
10-27-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Thanks. Not sure what the correct steps to...

Thanks. Not sure what the correct steps to repainting it would be. Rust converter --> primer --> touch up paint? Rustoleum primer --> touch up paint?
10-27-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Here are updates and progress pics. I spent 1-2...

Here are updates and progress pics. I spent 1-2 hours with a steel wire brush. Overall, it's better than expected but I don't know what to make of the pitting if you can call it that. I don't have a...
10-27-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Some more photos as I removed some of the paint....

Some more photos as I removed some of the paint. Initially I was like, "eh shouldn't be a problem". Now it's "uh oh". The vent holes on the chain stay I would say are fine. Either way, it's...
10-26-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Thanks for the thoughtful response. I hope...

Thanks for the thoughtful response. I hope "eventually" is at least a few years. I'll take more photos tomorrow for assessment, but from I can recall there is at most dots of surface rust that can be...
10-26-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By BCATC

Opinions wanted: Seat stay rust

I recently picked up a steel bike, previous owner used it for commuting in the PNW. I wanted other opinions on if the rust on both seat stays are concerning or not. It also exists in some form on the...
10-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

I'm totally blind and didn't even see that...

I'm totally blind and didn't even see that section, thanks. I'll delete my post here if requested to.
10-08-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 2,456,366
Posted By BCATC

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10-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

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Sorry if this doesn't belong here since it's not a 26" MTB, wasn't able to find...
09-23-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

I have a size "Large" 1993 stumpjumper, top tube...

I have a size "Large" 1993 stumpjumper, top tube measured at roughly 58-59cm when I normally ride 55-56cm bikes. It took time to figure out how to approach the reach because I felt stretched out on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 291,460
Posted By BCATC

I went ahead and sent an email to their customer...

I went ahead and sent an email to their customer support. According to her, they will not be restocking for 6-9 months. So... if anyone happens to be selling one in 1-2 months in the Seattle, WA...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 291,460
Posted By BCATC

Anyone know when they could be back in stock or...

Anyone know when they could be back in stock or is it harder to predict because minivelos are much more niche?
06-16-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

Stupid question and I'm probably overthinking it:...

Stupid question and I'm probably overthinking it:

I feel like I need additional reach and I'm close to maxing out the height of my stem. Does the minimal insertion line need to be below the top...
04-07-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,831
Posted By BCATC

I'm still apprehensive about riding one handed...

I'm still apprehensive about riding one handed for more than 2 seconds. I also can't help but always think what if I got a Brompton instead.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,474
Posted By BCATC

You have to use an agent, like Superbuy. I built...

You have to use an agent, like Superbuy. I built up a folding bike part by part using Taobao and I consider it overall to be a success. There was one hiccup where I had to cut my loss on a part that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 32,917
Posted By BCATC

I have the second generation QRD quick release...

I have the second generation QRD quick release mechanism and... apparently they included sets of locking washers to prevent this accidental releasing. Wasnít made clear in their installation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 32,917
Posted By BCATC

Skimming through this thread, I would've...

Skimming through this thread, I would've initially recommended some Wellgo quick release pedals such as https://www.amazon.com/Wellgo-Release-Platform-Bearing-Aluminium/dp/B078BBB5KS

However, I...
09-21-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,135
Posted By BCATC

Not sure if this has been posted, but another...

Not sure if this has been posted, but another option besides finding a 22.2mm drop bar or swapping around MTB shifters would be to use a Minoura handlebar accessory mount. They have widths that can...
09-21-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,089,698
Posted By BCATC

Made a few updates to the 1993 Stumpjumper. First...

Made a few updates to the 1993 Stumpjumper. First impressions of the Velo Orange Crazy Bars... They're pretty good.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,711
Posted By BCATC

I remember a few months ago you posting about...

I remember a few months ago you posting about this frame, great to see you finally have one. How much did it cost? Would definitely consider one in their psuedo Bianchi mint color.
07-23-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,089,698
Posted By BCATC

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Can someone help me date this Stumpjumper? I've estimated so far between...
07-17-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 995,114
Posted By BCATC

Unfortunately for me, the Iron Man just sold...

Unfortunately for me, the Iron Man just sold right under my nose when I had planned to meet with the seller tomorrow. Tragic day, but Iíll continue to think about the Le Mans RS...
07-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 995,114
Posted By BCATC

I already have a stump jumper with fenders and...

I already have a stump jumper with fenders and racks for touring/long distance so I will more than likely keep it as a fun workout road bike. Iíd like to fit the widest tires I can and maybe convert...
07-17-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 995,114
Posted By BCATC

Hypothetical situation. You have the option to...

Hypothetical situation. You have the option to pick up a blue smoke iron man(not sure if Master or Expert) that may or may not have all original parts at a cheaper price($150) or a 1989 Centurion Le...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By BCATC

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,444
Posted By BCATC

There used to be a seller on Taobao that listed...

There used to be a seller on Taobao that listed the 20" but for a price of about $700-800 USD not including shipping. They did also list what I imagine was a 20" frame but Google Translate called it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By BCATC

It looks very promising, hopefully a price on the...

It looks very promising, hopefully a price on the frame and fork will follow soon. Foldingtale's review of the Ritchey Breakaway also has me considering that, or the cheaper Raleigh Grand Prix which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,444
Posted By BCATC

If you really wanted one, you can do what I did...

If you really wanted one, you can do what I did and purchase the frame directly from China using Taobao. It costed about $85 not including shipping. It has internal cable routing but has no front...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By BCATC

Fortunately I normally fit 56cm road bikes so I...

Fortunately I normally fit 56cm road bikes so I think I'd fit their smallest MTB frame. I wasn't sure how big of a difference head tube length would make between their 27.5 and 700c frame (20mm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By BCATC

Been really interested in this. Wished they made...

Been really interested in this. Wished they made a 650b road/gravel bike sort of frame. The 700c version seems to fit 28mm tires max based on what I've been reading and I'm not sure how well their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,298
Posted By BCATC

I re-read the email and he didn't seem to say...

I re-read the email and he didn't seem to say whether or not this will be a continuous offering or if it'd be live on their website. He mentioned having 3-4 units available. If you're interested I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,298
Posted By BCATC

Just passing this information on. I got an...

Just passing this information on. I got an interesting email from Solorock who offered me a slight discount for their new offering since Iíve been asking about when theyíd get the Spin bikes back in...
01-22-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By BCATC

Thanks for your input, I was thinking of just...

Thanks for your input, I was thinking of just generally sticking to the road on my folding bike so I wouldn't go all that far from my temporary residence or my car.
01-22-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By BCATC

I apologize for veering slightly off topic but on...

I apologize for veering slightly off topic but on the same note, I am going to be in Scottsdale from July-September. How awful of an idea is it to bring my bike? I've heard it can get as hot as 120...
01-21-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7,710
Views: 2,089,698
Posted By BCATC

Thought I'd post mine. ~1991 Specialized...

Thought I'd post mine. ~1991 Specialized Stumpjumper FS picked up for $50. Had fun trying to build it as cheap as possible. Stock drivetrain (Shimano Deore LX) and wheels (Wheelsmith), swapped in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Wanted to follow up with my previous post, as my...

Wanted to follow up with my previous post, as my Spin 3 has now most of the problems solved. For anyone else that plans on using this frame and use the same components, the supplied bottom bracket...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Hi, Here is the link to the strap. I purchased...

Hi,
Here is the link to the strap. I purchased it on a whim because it popped up on related searches and was cheaper than the nylon strap I was originally going to purchase from Bike Friday ($12 vs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Hi Tom, I fixed the headset by correcting a...

Hi Tom,
I fixed the headset by correcting a mistake from the bike co-op mechanic. He had switched the crown race with the compression ring. After discovering this error, I swapped them and my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Thought I'd bump this thread and finally show off...

Thought I'd bump this thread and finally show off my Spin 3 frame that's finally materialized. I would say it's 95% complete. However, for some reason the chain wants to fall off the chainring as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By BCATC

Yes, and they do not ship to the US which is...

Yes, and they do not ship to the US which is unfortunate.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By BCATC

Makes sense. I've tried to find Spin 5 frames on...

Makes sense. I've tried to find Spin 5 frames on Taobao but could only find Spin 3, don't know of any other website to try or other potential keywords to type in Google Translate to Chinese for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,793
Posted By BCATC

Looks good. Where did you purchase it? I hope to...

Looks good. Where did you purchase it? I hope to find a Spin 5 someday but it looks like getting one through SoloRock in the US is no longer feasible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

I went to a few LBS to see if any had 1-2mm...

I went to a few LBS to see if any had 1-2mm headset spacers. Managed to get a 2mm and 3mm, no luck with finding 1mm. It seemed to have made no difference so far, or in fact made the play worse. I'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Thanks for your response Tom, not all these...

Thanks for your response Tom, not all these questions ran through my head. The upper split ring does not fit snugly around the fork, I can remove it fairly easily with some tweezers. I've tried to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

Just an update on my frame. It's coming along...

Just an update on my frame. It's coming along very slowly. I received an FNHON handlepost which fits perfectly onto the steerer tube with zero fuss and the copper washer fits under the headset bolt....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,348
Posted By BCATC

Looks good. Too bad itís height limit is at...

Looks good. Too bad itís height limit is at 5í11...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,529
Posted By BCATC

I see. I did express shipping on the new...

I see. I did express shipping on the new handlepost, so I'll report back soon to see if that makes a difference. Thanks again.
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