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Posted By frantik

uhhh.. that's XC Sport and those pedals are not...

uhhh.. that's XC Sport and those pedals are not XC pedals.

That is a nice looking bike from the early-mid 80s but unfortunately has only mid-range components and almost zero collectability. If...
02-10-19, 12:01 PM
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Posted By frantik

bumping this ancient thread cause photobucket...

bumping this ancient thread cause photobucket took down the pics.. can we see some more?
02-10-19, 10:47 AM
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Posted By frantik

Cheers Robbie! I got an update to my Ti...

Cheers Robbie! I got an update to my Ti Diamondback in the works.. currently at 20.57 lbs with way too much bling and some restomod action too. I'll be sure to post it in my progress thread so you...
10-17-18, 11:58 PM
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Posted By frantik

man who is this idiot!? lmao I just bought some...

man who is this idiot!? lmao I just bought some new kool stop pads pads and installed them with toe in and man do they scream! imagine finding myself giving this crappy advice 7 years ago when...
04-10-18, 07:23 AM
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Posted By frantik

i'd say 86-88 were the peak years.. with some...

i'd say 86-88 were the peak years.. with some early ones in 85 and some hold overs in 89
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Posted By frantik

man i was such a n00b when i posted this! low end...

man i was such a n00b when i posted this! low end city bike lighter than tange prestige?! :lol:
02-18-18, 12:35 AM
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Posted By frantik

the suntour roller cam brake is probably worth as...

the suntour roller cam brake is probably worth as much as the rest combined..
02-18-18, 12:26 AM
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Posted By frantik

i think you may be undervaluing the schwinn but...

i think you may be undervaluing the schwinn but the market for them is small.. the klunker crowd would love it

the ironman looks to be in good shape and as other have said if it's your size you...
11-28-17, 01:19 AM
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Posted By frantik

Thanks, I have one here too but didn't think to...

Thanks, I have one here too but didn't think to pull the seat post. I suspected the tube were full carbon just based on how they sounded but wasn't sure after talking to my buddy.
11-27-17, 11:53 PM
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Posted By frantik

I believe Sante was intended to be positioned...

I believe Sante was intended to be positioned between 600 and Dura Ace in the Shimano line up, though I can't speak to the quality of the parts. When it comes to hubs though, unless you're going DA...
11-27-17, 10:50 PM
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Posted By frantik

Were early 90s Trek Carbon Composite frames "carbon wrapped aluminum" ?

Trek sold some Carbon Composite frames in the early 90s with three main tubes of carbon and the rear stays were aluminum. Talking with a friend, he said the tubes were actually carbon wrapped...
09-28-17, 08:33 AM
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Posted By frantik

Yeah the maker's technique wasn't the greatest,...

Yeah the maker's technique wasn't the greatest, though they were ambitious with the design and features. The pics I saw when I bought it made the fillets look a lot smoother. If I like it once I...
09-23-17, 06:47 PM
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Posted By frantik

not saying you gotta buy em but if you end up...

not saying you gotta buy em but if you end up really liking the bike, I promise you they are worth the investment. I have ridden a lot of slicks on mtbs and they are the nicest you can buy. But any...
09-23-17, 05:18 PM
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Posted By frantik

Off Road Toad did something similar, though this...

Off Road Toad did something similar, though this isn't one of those

http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/vintage-retro-classic/71645d1114106136-need-info-my-toad-toad3.jpg
09-23-17, 03:50 PM
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Posted By frantik

got this in the mail the other day ...

got this in the mail the other day

https://i.imgur.com/FePmdVE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7nCluUp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9Vgjaoo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/M5VXKjL.jpg
09-23-17, 01:40 PM
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Posted By frantik

nobody seems to know what the frame is or who...

nobody seems to know what the frame is or who made it.. and yes that is a hite rite tab!
09-23-17, 05:44 AM
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Posted By frantik

Compass tires are the best 26" slicks

Compass tires are the best 26" slicks
09-23-17, 01:52 AM
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Posted By frantik

got this in the mail the other day ...

got this in the mail the other day

https://i.imgur.com/FePmdVE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7nCluUp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9Vgjaoo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/M5VXKjL.jpg
07-17-17, 07:30 PM
07-17-17, 05:59 PM
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Posted By frantik

I really hope so too.. I'll be making a donation...

I really hope so too.. I'll be making a donation in the next few weeks.. the amount of money they need is pretty substantial though. I saw on another forum people were suggesting some bigger...
07-15-17, 05:44 PM
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Posted By frantik

They also plan on hosting the data online and...

They also plan on hosting the data online and providing free access to the public. It definitely seems like a lot of money but even at minimum wage ($10.50/hr in California) that is less than 5000...
07-15-17, 05:58 AM
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Posted By frantik

The MTB Legacy Project Kickstarter - Help get tons of old MTB documents digitized!

The pioneers of mountain biking have thousands of old documents that need to be scanned and put online. If you'd like to help out, the link is below...
07-12-17, 05:50 PM
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Posted By frantik

diamondback ridge runner.. based on that serial...

diamondback ridge runner.. based on that serial presumably they were still making them in 1984.. good luck on the restoration, looks like a lot of work
07-12-17, 04:53 PM
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Posted By frantik

Happy to report Brewsmith has made things right. ...

Happy to report Brewsmith has made things right. Cheers
07-07-17, 05:47 PM
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Posted By frantik

The older UNIGLIDE freehub body requires a...

The older UNIGLIDE freehub body requires a special lock ring but that is the only thing that is specific to Dura Ace. I you get the HYPERGLIDE body version then nothing DA specific is required
07-07-17, 12:45 AM
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Posted By frantik

the only freehub body that will take hyperglide...

the only freehub body that will take hyperglide came on the 7403 hub..the hub is the most rare of the 7400 series and the tool even more rare than that.

i see two UG cassettes on ebay right now...
07-06-17, 03:37 AM
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Posted By frantik

post more of that Annapurna!

post more of that Annapurna!
06-19-17, 12:53 PM
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Posted By frantik

nicely done Bill, though if you're going to go to...

nicely done Bill, though if you're going to go to the trouble of matching date codes on the components, you might as well go all the way.. needs non-aero levers, period correct saddle and pedals ;)...
06-11-17, 08:45 PM
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Posted By frantik

drop the coin for a new one and then change...

drop the coin for a new one and then change chains religiously so you don't ever have to replace the freewheel?
06-11-17, 08:38 PM
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Posted By frantik

without seeing the bike, a 10 year old trek...

without seeing the bike, a 10 year old trek mountain bike that OP mentions doesn't sound that outrageously priced..?
06-11-17, 07:27 PM
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Posted By frantik

Yes I see now that at the bottom of the post...

Yes I see now that at the bottom of the post there was a link to a gallery. I definitely did not see that before. I saw them described as "very good condition". I think something like an engraving...
06-11-17, 06:17 PM
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Posted By frantik

Buyer beware, bought these DA hubs of Brewsmith...

Buyer beware, bought these DA hubs of Brewsmith in "Very good condition", but there was engraving on the backside which was not disclosed. I have PMed Brewsmith multiple times after I got the item...
06-05-17, 07:02 AM
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Posted By frantik

looks way too small for you if you need a riser...

looks way too small for you if you need a riser extension and are showing that much seat post
06-03-17, 06:49 AM
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Posted By frantik

the nostalgia might make it worth it but if youre...

the nostalgia might make it worth it but if youre just looking for a vintage mtb there will be higher end stuff available for a similar price point. maybe i'm a snob but at least go for something...
06-02-17, 09:05 PM
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Posted By frantik

thanks, I took a look at that tool and it has...

thanks, I took a look at that tool and it has both the rim and the hub I'm using.. that will make it easier to make sure i have the right length spokes. i guess this donor wheel was 4x and I just...
06-02-17, 07:45 AM
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Posted By frantik

thanks.. I might just end up using different...

thanks.. I might just end up using different spokes in that case. Here is the only image i have of the wheels. They look like 3x to me but I'm totally familiar with the differences.
...
06-02-17, 06:37 AM
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Posted By frantik

Wheel rebuild question.. spokes too long now?

I replaced a hub on a wheel and used the old spokes, nipples and rim. The new hub and the old hub are the same diameter.. but somehow the spokes are now too long..? I'm really confused. :twitchy: ...
06-02-17, 06:24 AM
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Posted By frantik

if your bike has chainstay brakes it's too nice...

if your bike has chainstay brakes it's too nice for a kickstand :p
06-01-17, 07:16 PM
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Posted By frantik

looks pretty mountain bikey to me..?

looks pretty mountain bikey to me..?
06-01-17, 08:13 AM
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Posted By frantik

if they didn't have that giant shimano logo and...

if they didn't have that giant shimano logo and the painted black cog i would be more inclined to pick up one of their modern freewheels
05-31-17, 10:05 PM
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Posted By frantik

Awesome, this is exactly what I needed to know. ...

Awesome, this is exactly what I needed to know. So the HG freewheels had a larger spline similar to the freehubs huh? I wish the freehub cogs would fit the freewheel
05-31-17, 08:11 PM
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Posted By frantik

Shimano 600 Freewheel MF-6208 cog compatibility?

I have a Shimano 600 freewheel with some cogs that are getting worn. Are there any options for swapping out the cogs with other Shimano freewheels, perhaps older 6 speed MF-HG20 freewheels which are...
05-30-17, 05:25 PM
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Posted By frantik

iso long cage shimano 600 RD.. 6207 or 6208 ok,...

iso long cage shimano 600 RD.. 6207 or 6208 ok, prefer 6207
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Posted By frantik

the first pic kinda looks like maybe it's bent,...

the first pic kinda looks like maybe it's bent, but the pic from the other side it looks totally normal to me. definitely worth the two dollars
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Posted By frantik

looks good.. i had an 88 alpina pro and it rode...

looks good.. i had an 88 alpina pro and it rode real nice. enjoy it
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Posted By frantik

brakes below the chainstays suggest late 80s.. a...

brakes below the chainstays suggest late 80s.. a Alpina Pro was the top of the line marque for univega brand, but pics showing condition and current components will be needed to guess the value. ...
05-26-17, 07:53 PM
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Posted By frantik

thumb shifters

thumb shifters
05-24-17, 11:17 PM
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Posted By frantik

ISO Dura Ace 7400 hubset 36h freewheel or freehub...

ISO Dura Ace 7400 hubset 36h freewheel or freehub (with cassette preferred). Please shoot me a PM if you've got a complete set or either front or rear
05-06-17, 04:06 AM
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Posted By frantik

Yep.. I have been riding the same front Tserv...

Yep.. I have been riding the same front Tserv tire for over 3 years regularly.. the two pairs of Compass tires I have also still have tons of life left, but I don't ride them nearly as often. I've...
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Posted By frantik

even without name recognition, one should be able...

even without name recognition, one should be able to recognize the details like frame construction. the ding is a real shame, as is the stuck seat post
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