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07-22-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Wilbur76

Nice DB! Weird I have the same “horsehair”...

Nice DB! Weird I have the same “horsehair” splatter paint on my 91 Costco mtb, now SS city bike. Maybe painted at the same factory?
...
07-13-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 456,314
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: 547,127
Posted By Wilbur76

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

700c Via Montega. Makes a great grocery getter.

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04-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,437
Posted By Wilbur76

Does buying a project-specific bike tool to...

Does buying a project-specific bike tool to service a bb count against the total cost? I think this stupid cruiser bb one piece crank needs another tool I don’t already own. ...
03-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Wilbur76

Lynskey has a 25% off sale on titanium frames and...

Lynskey has a 25% off sale on titanium frames and framesets going now.

Update: Sorry that was Februaryís deal. Now itís 10% off complete bikes. Frames made in the US so wait should be minimal.
02-28-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,634,834
Posted By Wilbur76

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

Wow that Ritchey looks like itís 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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Wilbur76

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Thanks. The prior owner called it “horsehair...
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 donít care about chips and scratches. Also look into 2k hardener clearcoat instead of MGís.
02-12-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Wilbur76

Yup I heard about that practice too. Confirmed...

Yup I heard about that practice too. Confirmed with the stripped down frame weighing a whopping 7 (SEVEN) pounds. Lucky for me I live in a zero elevation city so itíll live its new life as a...
02-12-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By Wilbur76

Came here to say the same. Although the Montana...

Came here to say the same. Although the Montana Gold line has a decent range of colors and the low pressure spray mechanic seems confidence-inspiring for beginners like me, I found mixed results...
02-12-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 600,573
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 ...
02-12-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Wilbur76

LOL thatís exactly how I read it too. Like Sky...

LOL thatís exactly how I read it too. Like Sky Commissioner. Then I found out Skykomish is a remote little town in Washington state (the home of Costco) known for nature hiking trails. Iíll still...
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...
01-24-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,991
Posted By Wilbur76

DIY spray can job using Montana Gold brand on...

DIY spray can job using Montana Gold brand on this rusty GT. Before, during and after. Tried my hand at fades but got too ambitious and ended up with Ariel’s bicycle Under the Sea. Scrapped it all,...
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...
01-23-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Wilbur76

I see great deals all the time on FB, especially...

I see great deals all the time on FB, especially bikes in the UK. Lucky for me I have little trust that a shipped bike will get to me in good shape.
01-22-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,043
Posted By Wilbur76

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01-22-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 128,944
Posted By Wilbur76

Sold my GT Palomar yesterday to a young couple...

Sold my GT Palomar yesterday to a young couple who are looking to venture out with the kids. Sad to see it go but glad it’s getting the attention it still deserves....
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,886
Posted By Wilbur76

I’d google Specialized retrobike catalogue. Once...

I’d google Specialized retrobike catalogue. Once you get to the page with all the catalogs, start at 1991 and work your way up to 1999.
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, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 859,837
Posted By Wilbur76

These ebay decals from Hungary. Spent a while in...

These ebay decals from Hungary. Spent a while in customs. Can’t wait to apply....
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: 600,573
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.
...
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...
11-06-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Wilbur76

Totally agree. No worries damaging decals, paint...

Totally agree. No worries damaging decals, paint or denting anything (especially carbon). Also allows for easy drivetrain work because pedals clear the stand vs using the seat tube.
11-02-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,286,701
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: 274,419
Posted By Wilbur76

Tiny Cannondale SM800 frame with 24Ē wheels...

Tiny Cannondale SM800 frame with 24Ē wheels needed an upright stance. Repainted bmx bars, 1x5 drivetrain, new cables, gumwalls and a wax and sheís good to go.
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10-27-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 128,944
Posted By Wilbur76

Every once in awhile you come across a grail find...

Every once in awhile you come across a grail find at a steal. This 92 Karakoram in Tequila Sunrise was my grail and now it’s finally mine. It sat on CL for almost a week but no one noticed. Maybe...
10-27-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 374,442
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: 2,145
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: 274,419
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: 25,788
Posted By Wilbur76

87 Diamondback Ascent. Cheap and cheerful. ...

87 Diamondback Ascent. Cheap and cheerful.
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08-18-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 59,740
Posted By Wilbur76

Posted this recent build on a separate thread but...

Posted this recent build on a separate thread but adding here to include in your archive.1987 Ascent
...
08-18-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Wilbur76

Yes great observation. The previous owner said...

Yes great observation. The previous owner said they had to get a tuneup at our local bike shop so the rear derailleur probably had to get swapped then. I did the recent parts swaps to a new saddle...
08-17-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Wilbur76

Thanks for the info. Iíve narrowed it down to 86...

Thanks for the info. Iíve narrowed it down to 86 or 87 based on pics-to-years matches online but info out there is really inconsistent. Nothing Iíve seen has it down definitively. I think the font...
08-16-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Wilbur76

I didnít do any paintwork at all since the...

I didnít do any paintwork at all since the previous owner had kept it in temperature-controlled storage for years. Did remove all of the parts just to lube and do a proper clean and polish.
08-16-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Wilbur76

Freshly squeezed Ď86 Diamondback Ascent

A rad local find! The color was already lively but the pink really makes it fun!...
08-07-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Wilbur76

Yeah I was lucky to get in on the recent...

Yeah I was lucky to get in on the recent Panaracer Smoke and Dart reissues, complete with 40% off coupon, a few months ago. Now they’re just sold out. Kicking myself for not buying more sets back...
08-06-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Wilbur76

Following

Following
07-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilbur76

I think the mystery of the unusual butted fork...

I think the mystery of the unusual butted fork has been solved. This 1989 Stumpjumper ad references “forged” fork dropouts.
...
07-20-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilbur76

Confused even more now. Stumpjumper fork’s...

Confused even more now. Stumpjumper fork’s steerer tube is ivory with odd pink overspray on it. Here it is with my 89 Rockhopper Comp fork (left) which is a solid ivory that matches the frame....
07-16-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilbur76

Update - Found another pic of an 89 Stumpy Team...

Update - Found another pic of an 89 Stumpy Team with the same lugged design on fork dropout. Zoomed in and enhanced. Looks like that’s how the bike came. Doesn’t explain why my fork is pink though as...
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...
07-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilbur76

Havenít torn it down yet to confirm if itís the...

Havenít torn it down yet to confirm if itís the same gray color under the FD clamp but can confirm itís the same gray under the BB.
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