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10-19-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,154
Posted By mrv

90s RockHopper

I had to retire this one.
A friend gifted me a near identical replacement framset ….without the cracks…. Of course.
Used for commuting. Camping. Touring. General abuse.
These things happen. I...
Forum: For Sale
10-18-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By mrv

Howdy NITTO adaptor is 1in (22.2mm) and...

Howdy
NITTO adaptor is 1in (22.2mm) and 'converts' to 1 1/8in -- so kind of a basic 1in threaded to 1 1/8 stem adaptor

The NASHBAR is 1in quill. 22.2mm stamped on it.
- alloy? Aluminum? Yes -...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By mrv

I had sawed off as much as I safely could, being...

I had sawed off as much as I safely could, being careful not to let the blade steer itself into the fork blade. I "think" I was OK there.
I inherited about 100 lbs of files from my dad, a...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By mrv

TIG makes sense - I tried to melt the bosses off...

TIG makes sense - I tried to melt the bosses off like I did on the test triangle, and it wasn’t happening. So I went at them with a hack saw. I thought about using this as an excuse to buy a small...
10-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By mrv

shimmery paint photo - paint on the bike is not...

shimmery paint photo -
paint on the bike is not perfect. so an interested buyer should use that as an excuse to talk my price down.........
10-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By mrv

bump - still got 'em. just need to find the...

bump - still got 'em. just need to find the person who needs them!
Forum: For Sale
10-17-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By mrv

FS: stems

for sale: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22787513

Quill Riser Stem - black - NASHBAR branded. Steep angle, about 100mm long. See images for length / height. Clamp diameter is like 25~26mm. ...
10-17-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By mrv

bump: ...

bump: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/19803720
- i actually got ANOTHER blackburn rack. in the images, it's the one with the tape measure in the images.
i'm just going to donate these. if I...
Forum: For Sale
10-17-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By mrv

bump..... and added another blackburn rack for...

bump..... and added another blackburn rack for sale. see the link - the added one has a tape measure in the images. https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/19803720
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By mrv

Did I fork this up?

I’ve been working on a bodge project to change a cantilever brake frame set from 700c to 650b. I removed the canti bosses on the fork. I had some filing to do to clean things up.
i got a bit toooo...
10-14-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,120
Posted By mrv

i put this together last spring for foul weather...

i put this together last spring for foul weather - so I'm looking forward to seeing if my 2spd S-A kickback will give me grief this winter. 2 speeds, kind of a tail wind gear and a head wind...
10-11-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By mrv

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238171...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238171-schwinn-hi-bread-650b-odge-project.html

Silver-braze flows pretty nicely with a MAPP gas torch. I've added DT shifter bosses on a couple of...
10-11-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,570
Posted By mrv

Some unexpectedly beautiful stuff so far. ...

Some unexpectedly beautiful stuff so far.
Allow me to lower the standards a bit….

...
10-08-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

Right! I saw that little key the plastic washer...

Right! I saw that little key the plastic washer needs to sit in. I'll double check it. I've already cracked one of them, so I'll probably order a couple from Rivendell. Looks like they sell them for...
10-07-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,167
Posted By mrv

i got two. Both z401. also got the matching...

i got two. Both z401.
also got the matching F/R derailleurs.

...
10-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,167
Posted By mrv

i got a couple of SHIMANO shifters. if you are...

i got a couple of SHIMANO shifters.
if you are still in need, I will post or send pics.
10-05-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By mrv

getting the dura ace. thanks to all both people...

getting the dura ace. thanks to all both people who reached out so quickly!

mrv
10-05-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 426,167
Posted By mrv

DONE - GOT A SET OF DURA ACE. CHEERS! A...

DONE - GOT A SET OF DURA ACE. CHEERS!

A repeat of a "WTB" advert in the C&V section:
Anybody have a 175mm Shimano double crankset, JIS square taper they are looking to sell? Or trade? I have a...
10-05-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By mrv

WTB: Shimano Crankset - double 175mm - Ultegra?

Looking for some love -
I had a DS crank crack of a brand that shall remain nameless if they replace it 1 year after the 1 year warranty (that's right, a crank crack on a not-Shimano crankset after...
10-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

DT shifter bosses

The DT cable stops were attached with silver braze. Man, the stuff melts fast!
i ended up with a smoking hot boss in my shop apron pocket. I kind pulled the whole deal away from me until it melted...
10-04-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,763
Posted By mrv

Down Tube shifter bosses

Removed cable stops - apparently there were attached with silver braze. One fell off with a little heat. The other came off so fast it took me by surprise. It fell in the pocket of my shop apron. I...
10-03-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

more sili-practice

practice with a little clean up

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/686417df_1e12_4fa3_a273_2aa21ff3272e_0a1ed5f173c9195805189f5b52651b0a40fe44a1.jpeg...
10-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

sil-braze practice

Seems like I to ride more than bodge, so my post fixture took me a long time….. and several beers…..
pic below is just about the final version.
the boss below is a silver braze. I’m going to...
09-25-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By mrv

FS: '84 Trek 420 Frameset

howdy -
My TREK 420 is too small for me. I would like to find the framset a new home. I'm open to a frame-swap for something similar (or identical!) but a 58 ~ 60cm seattube length.
Here are the...
09-23-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By mrv

What do you mean by "similar" ? Would this be...

What do you mean by "similar" ?
Would this be similar enough? https://www.bikeforums.net/22235661-post2016.html
I'm working myself up to posting the frameset for sale. Again....
09-22-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By mrv

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/3abaf373_4cef_458f_be24_9a4c4e8a0ecb_1859a3a8097d490878c7256e3b4e1df3c9b521a8.jpeg
I’m attempting the pipes & scrap wood.
getting a...
09-21-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

sloooow progess

Working on a fixture for the canti posts.
also thought I’d see how difficult it is to remove a post with a MAPP torch, using my busted RockHopper….

...
09-20-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By mrv

FS: Vintage Leather Saddles

BOTH SOLD! Thanks!

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22455192
Two leather saddles looking for a home. Both black. Both about 17cm wide with the measuring tape, but they sure feel like a 15cm...
09-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 631,610
Posted By mrv

56cm CtC —> 58-60cm

Looking to up size my Trek 420 56cm to a 58-60cm road bike that will clear my 700c X 33.3333 Jack Browns.

Definitely looking at the previously posted Fuji!

...
09-18-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By mrv

sold yet? (and a bump for you!) any idea how fat...

sold yet? (and a bump for you!) any idea how fat a tire will fit on 700c wheels?

i have a TREK 420 sport touring that's too small. I'd love to be able to move all the components over. (assuming...
09-17-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By mrv

If you're still looking for course outline ideas,...

If you're still looking for course outline ideas, BSA has a cycling badge that culminates with a 50 mile ride.
Requirement should be out line here:...
09-13-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By mrv

dang, didn’t know mustache bars was so popular. ...

dang, didn’t know mustache bars was so popular.
anyway, their spoke for.
thanks.
09-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By mrv

FS: handlebars 3 drops; 1 tourist; 1 mustache

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/19676741
Selling:
Ritchey ergo bars - about 42cm wide; 26.0 ~ 26.2mm clamp (not 31.8mm), black - these are pretty nice. I'm just not probably going to use them....
09-11-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,136
Posted By mrv

STRAVA brings out the worst in me (brought out...

STRAVA brings out the worst in me (brought out the worst). I switched to RWGPS (Ride With GPS). One good fried is following me. I can't figure out the fly-by stuff. I get "kudos" from my one friend,...
09-07-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

Thanks! I've bookmarked / re-reading through a...

Thanks!
I've bookmarked / re-reading through a number of older posts on the silver vs. bronze discussion. I've played around with MAPP/air trying to get bronze to flow, and for me it's a no-go. I've...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By mrv

Sounds like your looking for a way to make a...

Sounds like your looking for a way to make a vestibule for your tent. Assuming you don't want to spend the bucks to get a tent that has one already (I completely understand), you could watch REI or...
09-06-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

Right on! This describes a number of my frames....

Right on! This describes a number of my frames. (not the GUNNAR, I actually bought that new in 2019. Love it. Just love it.)
[begin rant]
Something Mr. Grant Peterson at RivBike.com has pointed out...
09-06-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

I frequently tour on 26in X 2in tires when using...

I frequently tour on 26in X 2in tires when using my RockHopper. I've been wanting to up the wheelsize (650b) for a while now, and still use a 2in tire. I also enjoy "murdering" old frames no one sees...
09-05-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By mrv

Schwinn Hi-Bread 650B(odge) Project

Cheers, everyone. Happy Labor Day.
Contemplating a bad idea in a serious way. One could argue the definition of "hobby" is spending a spare bit of money on something you shouldn't, using time you'll...
09-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,605
Views: 471,763
Posted By mrv

Bodged a bike stand

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9f396e43_c102_4f2e_8501_bf79ac425794_b1e2e12cffa32389446bc83f6c3e1eaaf321bfca.jpeg
Scrap wood & some new pipes.
dunno. We’ll see how...
08-31-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mrv

+1 on the "Pro" not pro-shorts. I have 2 pair....

+1 on the "Pro" not pro-shorts. I have 2 pair. The chamois is tan & black.... or black & tan..... I like the thinner, less bulky chamois for longer rides.

I also have these "recumbent" shorts:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,712
Posted By mrv

is that whole wheeling? :lol:

is that whole wheeling? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,712
Posted By mrv

i half-wheel my friend Paul all the time. i'm...

i half-wheel my friend Paul all the time. i'm struggling how to get him to pedal a little faster so we have more time as the pub for a second round. :beer:


for further reading, if this thread...
08-30-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By mrv

perhaps a pic of small-ring / small-cog might...

perhaps a pic of small-ring / small-cog might help eliminate the chain being too long as part (the whole?) problem.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By mrv

Three fuel canisters? Is this a month long trek...

Three fuel canisters? Is this a month long trek you're getting ready for?
Not sure how many days your packing for, but if I were looking at all this I think I would get rid of:
1. the whole roll of...
08-25-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,120
Posted By mrv

do whatever i got to do to keep with the group. ...

do whatever i got to do to keep with the group.
or drop the group. i guess it depends on the hill and the group! ha!
Forum: For Sale
08-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By mrv

…..whew…, that was close….

…..whew…, that was close….
Forum: For Sale
08-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By mrv

man…. I was debating if I should up size from my...

man…. I was debating if I should up size from my 57cm Trek……
and you’re pretty close it songs like ….
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,430
Posted By mrv

Big Crude: ...

Big Crude: https://www.bestmag.co.uk/indnews/crude-oil-firm-hops-new-energy-bandwagon-investment-graphite-producer-novonix

i'll have to get back and read this whole thread.
Forum: For Sale
08-11-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By mrv

bump i got 'em until i take them to Back Alley...

bump
i got 'em until i take them to Back Alley Bikes. . . which will be soon. trying to clear out the basement a bit.
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