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07-13-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 456,312
Posted By Wilbur76

Just completed this mid-80s Nishiki Bel Air....

Just completed this mid-80s Nishiki Bel Air. Digging the Suntour LePree 3 jockey wheel rear derailleur.
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07-13-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 547,125
Posted By Wilbur76

700c Via Montega. Makes a great grocery getter. ...

700c Via Montega. Makes a great grocery getter.

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02-28-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,634,793
Posted By Wilbur76

Wow that Ritchey looks like its never seen the...

Wow that Ritchey looks like its never seen the outdoors! Amazing!
02-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Wilbur76

Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate...

Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate your comments and insights. Yeah I’m usually not into picking up big box store bikes and usually try to get old bike shop bikes with some pedigree but...
02-26-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Wilbur76

Neither C or V: An old Costco bike

Yup a Costco mountain bike. Just finished bar wrapping this gem of the PNW: 1992 Skykomish Marble Point. Whopping Before weight at 37 (THREE-SEVEN) pounds. Dropped to 25.8 lbs just converting to...
02-12-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By Wilbur76

Just wrote about my Montana Gold experience...

Just wrote about my Montana Gold experience today. Clearcoat is absolutely necessary unless you dont care about chips and scratches. Also look into 2k hardener clearcoat instead of MGs.
02-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 600,572
Posted By Wilbur76

Stubborn bb and headset removed. Washed, waxed...

Stubborn bb and headset removed. Washed, waxed and ready to build once parts arrive.

BEFORE in decent cosmetic condition ...
02-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Wilbur76

Just picked up this 1991 Skykomish Marble Point....

Just picked up this 1991 Skykomish Marble Point. Never heard of Skykomish? Well neither did I but if you lived in the PNW and while gobbling up free food samples at your local Costco, you might’ve...
01-23-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,358
Posted By Wilbur76

I upgraded to custom IndustryNine wheels through...

I upgraded to custom IndustryNine wheels through my Lynskey bike purchase (20% off, zero % financed). Honestly it was just for the bling factor of customized colors. That being said I’m really happy...
01-22-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,043
Posted By Wilbur76

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01-20-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 128,944
Posted By Wilbur76

Tequila Sunrise rollin’ in the mean streets of...

Tequila Sunrise rollin’ in the mean streets of Bakersfield....
12-08-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,886
Posted By Wilbur76

Dropbar builds are a rabbit hole. Built this up...

Dropbar builds are a rabbit hole. Built this up with new components as cheaply as possible. Only original part is the frame and canti brake hardware. Greatest cost was in converting from 3x7 to 1x10....
12-08-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,886
Posted By Wilbur76

Agree with replacing consumables, wash and wax....

Agree with replacing consumables, wash and wax. You could go dropbar but be prepared to spend money and time. I know this from experience.
11-10-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 600,572
Posted By Wilbur76

This 92 GT Karakoram. First time using a clay bar...

This 92 GT Karakoram. First time using a clay bar to remove some sludgy frame buildup. Not quite the result I was hoping for but I’ll take it.
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11-06-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 37,498
Posted By Wilbur76

Windwolves Nature Preserve, Bakersfield...

Windwolves Nature Preserve, Bakersfield California

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11-06-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,576
Posted By Wilbur76

I usually walk away from stuck seatpost buys but...

I usually walk away from stuck seatpost buys but couldn’t resist. PB Blaster, wrenching and turning it in a vise didn’t work. Not enough seat post exposed so it only the stripped the post from the...
11-02-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,673
Posted By Wilbur76

The Warthog in the sand. ...

The Warthog in the sand.

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10-28-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,415
Posted By Wilbur76

Tiny Cannondale SM800 frame with 24 wheels...

Tiny Cannondale SM800 frame with 24 wheels needed an upright stance. Repainted bmx bars, 1x5 drivetrain, new cables, gumwalls and a wax and shes good to go.
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10-27-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 374,395
Posted By Wilbur76

Picked up this SM800 last year and just didn’t...

Picked up this SM800 last year and just didn’t know what to do with it since the bike is a bit small (24” wheels). Went way off script and just relaunched it as a 1x5 bmx cruiser. Now it’s an...
09-22-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,139
Posted By Wilbur76

I have the same bike in the same colorway. Love...

I have the same bike in the same colorway. Love that fade.
Waiting for outside temps to cool before I start the caustic soda approach on the stuck seatpost and possibly the headset. It was $20 so if...
09-22-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Wilbur76

Gravel bikes are what the cool kids are riding...

Gravel bikes are what the cool kids are riding these days. And cooler kids are converting 30 year old hybrids and mtbs just to one up.
Here’s my entry. I call it The Warthog. 1994 Specialized...
09-22-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Wilbur76

Second this. Hollowtech2 bb all the way. Cheap...

Second this. Hollowtech2 bb all the way. Cheap and super easy to install. Did them myself on 2 of my vintage mtbs when I converted to 1x. ...
09-11-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 947
Views: 274,415
Posted By Wilbur76

1996 Stumpjumper M2 FS. Prior owner raced and...

1996 Stumpjumper M2 FS. Prior owner raced and rode this hard in Moab and throughout the PNW. Living it’s 2nd life in the ‘burbs. Glad to own and maintain this awesome bike!

Fairdale MX-6 bars,...
09-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,787
Posted By Wilbur76

87 Diamondback Ascent. Cheap and cheerful. ...

87 Diamondback Ascent. Cheap and cheerful.
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08-16-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Wilbur76

Freshly squeezed 86 Diamondback Ascent

A rad local find! The color was already lively but the pink really makes it fun!...
07-14-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilbur76

Good point about looking for same color in the...

Good point about looking for same color in the steerer tube. I just tore down an 89 RH Comp and the ivory paint goes up nearly to the threads. Will be tearing down the Stumpy once my garage cools...
07-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Wilbur76

You could challenge yourself with a full respray...

You could challenge yourself with a full respray and apply new decals. I hear Velocals(sp?) does vintage and custom work. I havent used them but Monkeyshred on youtube does and he contacted them for...
07-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 357,086
Posted By Wilbur76

Acres of oil fields. Lovely. ...

Acres of oil fields. Lovely.

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07-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,224
Posted By Wilbur76

I also used Bikeinsights. Im 58 with 30...

I also used Bikeinsights. Im 58 with 30 inseam and probably wouldve gone with an extra small as well. Ive had bikes too big for me in the past and hated riding them. I owed it to myself to be...
06-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By Wilbur76

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked...

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked up an 89 Rockcombo in Florida with plans to bring it back to full retro. https://youtu.be/zVWPMMpYFTA

All this reminded me to get off my ass and...
06-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,084
Posted By Wilbur76

Id still go titanium but probably full custom...

Id still go titanium but probably full custom with a professional bike fit. Ive made some comfort changes lately to my GR300s cockpit to increase the stack like a shorter/steeper stem plus Surly...
06-11-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,862
Posted By Wilbur76

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly...

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly yes. Some projects I wish I could do-over but then I’m forced to spend more $ on an old bike that got loved enough.
06-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,819
Posted By Wilbur76

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I...

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I call it The Warthog. ...
06-06-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By Wilbur76

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the...

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the pandemic and boredom. So not having ridden a bike in 25 years, and having never bought a new bike in my life, I researched and found out about this new...
06-06-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,673
Posted By Wilbur76

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted...

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted from 3x7 square taper to 1x10 Hollowtech2 and Microshift Advent X. The narrow wide chainring is now a 32t oval. Had to get a new wheelset to...
05-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 128,944
Posted By Wilbur76

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar...

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar rebuild. Never owned GT before but fell in love with the geometry and ride so decided to show some love.

I had actually gone through a costly and...
05-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 219,249
Posted By Wilbur76

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the...

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the rear brake is mounted on the seatstay instead. Bike is a little big for me. 21.5 I think with 175mm cranks. May just recable it, swap out tires, polish...
04-15-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,554
Posted By Wilbur76

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with...

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with the ride and geometry was perfect. Had to give it new life. Shame I lost the full side profile pics of it in before state.
BEFORE - Rust everywhere...
04-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,386
Posted By Wilbur76

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give...

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give me the cockpit height I still needed. TBH it’s more about getting a little extra bar real estate to spread my hands over, then it is about road buzz....
04-08-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By Wilbur76

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned...

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned to be used with their KitchenSink bars that have extra bar real estate. https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-really-long-bar-tape
...
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,952
Posted By Wilbur76

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105...

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105 groupset. Usually the LBS performs a basic bike fit to get you dialed in. And you get a new bike warranty. And you’re riding today. You can always buy a...
04-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,842
Posted By Wilbur76

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun...

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun palette and design. Pinks, teals, purples, bold blues, orange. Lots of those era bikes in my stable. I even paid a hefty premium to add some color to...
04-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,386
Posted By Wilbur76

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the...

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the load for my palms a little more. Helps with slight carpal issues. Also why I got the riser bar so Im putting less weight on my hands by sitting a...
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 219,249
Posted By Wilbur76

Finally found a vintage 1989 Rockhopper Comp and,...

Finally found a vintage 1989 Rockhopper Comp and, 2-fer(!) came with a Stumpjumper Team. Both sun-faded to hell but solid and sound. And best of all dirt cheap. Keeping it fairly stock, no 1x or drop...
04-07-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,386
Posted By Wilbur76

On my 3rd handlebar and stem combo now....

On my 3rd handlebar and stem combo now. Increasing cockpit height by going from FSA A-wing Pro bars with aero flats to Surly Truck Stops with 30mm rise. Also throwing on some foam pipe insulation...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 600,572
Posted By Wilbur76

Picked up these two 1989 Specializeds: Rockhopper...

Picked up these two 1989 Specializeds: Rockhopper Comp, Stumpjumper Team. Sun faded and neglected. But really cheap. As usual dealing with stuck seatposts. Going with liquids first before putting it...
04-02-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,230
Posted By Wilbur76

Clunky (compared to Shimano GRX on my gravel...

Clunky (compared to Shimano GRX on my gravel bike) but precise. Shifts are fairly predictable. Had to bring it in to my LBS for fine tuning after the build so its dialed. Havent really noticed the...
04-01-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,230
Posted By Wilbur76

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars...

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars and Velo Orange steep angled stem. Cockpit is nice and upright now for my old back. And 1x10 oval because I was curious....
02-23-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,227
Views: 3,682,819
Posted By Wilbur76

I crashed my 5-month old Lynskey GR300 last week....

I crashed my 5-month old Lynskey GR300 last week. AC joint separation shoulder and clavicle. Not major enough for surgery but I’m off any type of riding for awhile. Only possible damage I saw on the...
02-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 262,152
Posted By Wilbur76

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to...

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to bend another 30mm....
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