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10-20-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Padgett

Tennessee Bikepacking

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Smoky Mtns...
10-20-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,576
Posted By Padgett

Thank you and its no problem. That's actually my...

Thank you and its no problem. That's actually my buddies bike along with a pic I shot of him- I just liked that one. Mine is the green/white Gorilla Monsoon with the chunkies :).

With the low...
10-19-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,576
Posted By Padgett

Tennessee Bikepacking

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11-12-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Nice setup. looks like a good compromise,...

Nice setup. looks like a good compromise, especially if you are running shifters like yours. Bar ends wouldn't too be happy here.
11-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

These take the standard mtb cable. I am not...

These take the standard mtb cable. I am not familiar with the oversized cable you mentioned. After looking into that cable, these are definitely designed for the standard, modern sized cable. Good...
11-08-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,363
Posted By Padgett

Nitto Bosco. 55cm chromoly version. Do it....

Nitto Bosco. 55cm chromoly version. Do it. Fantastic bars. Especially for these older MTBs!
11-08-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

To further answer your questions about about hand...

To further answer your questions about about hand positions. Not the same, but similar bars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGokAt6XAi0
11-08-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,363
Posted By Padgett

College Commuter

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11-08-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

That is a phenomenal description, thank you! I...

That is a phenomenal description, thank you!
I actually do, however its not as if I have two hand positions. I will grip bars all the way from the bar ends to where the bar swoops down. Occasionally...
11-08-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

This is the feeling you get riding it as well!...

This is the feeling you get riding it as well! Except its still a decently quick machine. As high as the bars are, they are still lower than the saddle. Think lowrider with a 454. Like a quick tank.
11-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

How it sits currently.

I love drop bars, but not on this frame. It just did not work for me. Here is how she is equipped now, and I absolutely love it. Its my wannabe Rivendell college commuter extraordinaire. Just having...
11-03-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Thank you! And yes I did. had to go the chemical...

Thank you! And yes I did. had to go the chemical route. I was twisting the frame so hard in the bench vise i was worried to frame would deform before the seatpost gave. Even after a week+ of heat...
11-03-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Cockpit already come and gone

I have already changed up the cockpit since this picture, but figured an update was due. Having fun with this bike and learning a lot....
09-24-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,226
Posted By Padgett

They're phenomenal tires for the money, IMO! is...

They're phenomenal tires for the money, IMO! is your rockhopper in this thread?
09-24-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,226
Posted By Padgett

Fat Drop Bar

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My current college commuter. Finally made the conversion. Loving this bike....
09-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,204
Views: 2,634,461
Posted By Padgett

93 Kona Cinder Cone

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Bike me and my girlfriend restored for her. Full Deore LX group, Kenda Krisp...
04-08-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,536
Posted By Padgett

For your height, a 21" vintage MTB frame should...

For your height, a 21" vintage MTB frame should fit the bill. You could find a 22" frame, but larger than that is pretty rare. I have seen some early 80's schwinns as big as 24".

I am 6' 2" And my...
04-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 155,556
Posted By Padgett

I also have some 27" (shows the age) arayas on my...

I also have some 27" (shows the age) arayas on my schwinn and they are GREAT rims. I know what you mean about repourposed things. I like the idea as well. For example, I am in the middle of a frame...
04-07-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,504
Posted By Padgett

One vote for a 93 or earlier Trek 900 series. I...

One vote for a 93 or earlier Trek 900 series. I just picked up a 950 frame/fork and it seems great.
04-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,266
Views: 2,422,493
Posted By Padgett

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Just rode... around!
04-07-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 155,556
Posted By Padgett

Thank you! It's an early MTB. 1985 Fat Chance...

Thank you! It's an early MTB. 1985 Fat Chance Competition, or Kicker. One of the only MTB frame builders on the east coast in the '80's. The exact model has been debated and it could be either as the...
04-06-20, 01:52 PM
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Views: 155,556
Posted By Padgett

Got beaten, but still want to share my pic I just...

Got beaten, but still want to share my pic I just went and got.
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04-05-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,450
Posted By Padgett

I would go with that Schwinn parts bike. Its...

I would go with that Schwinn parts bike. Its might seem a little expensive, but I think you would nickle and dime yourself way over that price point trying to source parts individually. (especially...
04-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By Padgett

Of course for real mountain biking the modern...

Of course for real mountain biking the modern geometry is much better- as modern trails are much different and these bikes are far superior off road machines. However, my argument isn't geared...
04-05-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,363
Posted By Padgett

Its aggravating that the pipe smoking Robert has...

Its aggravating that the pipe smoking Robert has the market cornered. I would really like to find a MTB frame (> 19") before him one day. I am lucky to have found a large fat chance, but that was in...
04-05-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By Padgett

Does geo really matter?

Of course different geometry makes a difference in bike handling/characteristics, there is no doubt. But, does it actually matter?

Here's why is ask. I have a classic mtb and am getting into...
01-16-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Padgett

Thanks for the redirection, had trouble finding a...

Thanks for the redirection, had trouble finding a relevant thread!
01-16-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Padgett

Interesting, and there is no worry of contact...

Interesting, and there is no worry of contact cement on the foam? If so, ill do this. I know that stuff will melt through insulation board.
01-15-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Padgett

Saddle Recover Questions

I am going to recover this Turbo. I tried to keep the material in once piece as I took it off so I have a pattern. Seems to not be a whole lot of information out there (I see why this is not a...
01-09-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

wesmamyke Interesting, considering I am wanting...

wesmamyke Interesting, considering I am wanting to give this derailleur back after I get something correct, that would be bad! thank you for the heads up.
01-09-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8,204
Views: 2,634,461
Posted By Padgett

Update on this bike, I think I have too much fun...

Update on this bike, I think I have too much fun on my way to class on this thing. ...
01-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Update!

Its been a while. I got a few things done on the bike, and I didn't get other things done on the bike.

So I replaced the headset because my LBS had a cheap sunlite 1" in stock. Also, i picked up a...
10-27-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Padgett

Awesome, merziac. Any worry of the shoe polish...

Awesome, merziac. Any worry of the shoe polish getting on your pants?
10-25-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 194,039
Posted By Padgett

Nice Peugeot I saw on campus, fellow 26" rider....

Nice Peugeot I saw on campus, fellow 26" rider. Check out that rear...
10-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 951,946
Posted By Padgett

My Schwinn I use daily to get to school. Took it...

My Schwinn I use daily to get to school. Took it all apart when bought but it just needed cleaning. All bearings were fine and everything in good condition. Must've been stored...
09-13-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

The frame has what seems to be a quite large 30...

The frame has what seems to be a quite large 30 1/2" standover height for this type of frame, but this is the first frame of this style I've had. I can straddle my Schwinn with its 35 1/16"...
09-13-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Thanks for the pics! This is the same method...

Thanks for the pics! This is the same method merziac suggests, I will definitely try it. This is what the LBS tried when I brought them my stripped frame, but they were unsuccessful in their efforts....
09-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Awesome to hear. I would not be heart broken to...

Awesome to hear. I would not be heart broken to find out the bike is the wrong size and have to sell, but I would like to be able to put some miles on it comfortably before I decide to part with it-...
09-12-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Right! I do not want to rush it. But with time I...

Right! I do not want to rush it. But with time I can stockpile all the parts ill need and then knock it all out at once when I go home. In the mean time, it'll be an apartment decoration and ill mess...
09-12-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

I have been wondering about the bike size, as I'm...

I have been wondering about the bike size, as I'm not sure how to judge the frame size for my body on these old MTBs. I'm 6'2" and the frame is 20" from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of...
09-12-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

AngryFrankie Pressed. Thanks man! Its gonna be a...

AngryFrankie Pressed. Thanks man! Its gonna be a fun bike.
09-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,363
Posted By Padgett

Awesome Bike. What rack is this?

Awesome Bike. What rack is this?
09-12-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Took these pics in a rush, if you think i should...

Took these pics in a rush, if you think i should take a picture of something specific let me know. The seat post is stuck enough to where I cant get it out at my apartment and the LBS tried and could...
09-12-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

One step forward

Alright, so I broke the bike down nut and bolt here in my apartment, used evaporust where I needed to, cleaned and repacked all bearings, and cleaned up the frame/fork/rims as best I could. I was so...
09-12-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 194,039
Posted By Padgett

merziac update on the fat coming tonight! Need to...

merziac update on the fat coming tonight! Need to gather pics. We have a very low rate of bike theft, and about the the people do not even lock up their bikes, I have even seen some nicer specialized...
09-09-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 194,039
Posted By Padgett

Seen all of these recently on campus. Never...

Seen all of these recently on campus. Never talked to their owners, never seem to meet them at the bike rack. The first pic isnt C&V but it's my buddy's new bike I like a lot. With mine in the...
09-09-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 109,246
Posted By Padgett

Anyone know what/where this is? Have not read...

Anyone know what/where this is? Have not read through all replies, maybe half, and I have not seen this one. They still have a website and seem to only sell motorcycles. On my 73...
09-06-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

bikemig ryansu Thanks for the tire rec's!...

bikemig ryansu Thanks for the tire rec's! However, I already own a road bike as a commuter, so I was thinking of something a little more aggressive.

And yes I am rebuilding the bearings, and...
09-05-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

2cam16 Absolutely! Its always better when you're...

2cam16 Absolutely! Its always better when you're wrenching on a clean project too.
09-05-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,734
Posted By Padgett

Don't cringe I won't always wash it like this

Background- I am at college right now, meaning I only have an apartment, and I did not have an option to store a smelly bike. I cant convey the smell through pictures, but it was BAD. This was my...
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