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Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,927
Posted By Smokinapankake

17.5 miles one way, same on the way home. Not...

17.5 miles one way, same on the way home. Not really any alternate routes to take, and the mileage is enough that I wouldn’t want to extend it any way. But it is very flat, so that helps. 2x a...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By Smokinapankake

I lived in Colorado Springs 1990 - 1994 when I...

I lived in Colorado Springs 1990 - 1994 when I was stationed at Fort Carson. Cut my MTB teeth riding Buckhorn / Cap’n Jack’s. Lived in a dive apartment behind the McDonald’s on the corner of Nevada...
06-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,211
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thank you so much T-Mar for your vast knowledge. ...

Thank you so much T-Mar for your vast knowledge. I suspected they were Q, not 0, and your post confirms what I was thinking, but by golly it sure looks like 0, where typically you see a slash...
06-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,211
Posted By Smokinapankake

Nishiki Optima XRS

So I just would like to confirm that what I’m thinking is correct. I have a Nishiki Optima XRS, a 700c wheeled hybrid. I believe it to be a 1993 or 1994 based on component spec and various websites...
05-23-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 53,154
Posted By Smokinapankake

Is that one of those Carver forks you see on...

Is that one of those Carver forks you see on eBay? I used one on my Peugeot Canyon Express conversion and they are very nice forks!
05-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

The cracks in the paint at the points of the head...

The cracks in the paint at the points of the head lugs suggest a severe head on collision. Looks like the forks are not straight as well. Look at the head lug on the bottom of the down tube. If...
05-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,524
Posted By Smokinapankake

If I get grief for riding my old 85 Peugeot...

If I get grief for riding my old 85 Peugeot Canyon Express, I just look at whoever’s dishing it out and ask them “why do you care what I ride?” Or “How does what I ride affect your life in any way?”...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,898
Posted By Smokinapankake

I really enjoy the changing of the seasons; much...

I really enjoy the changing of the seasons; much of my commute is through rural farmland and the smells of freshly mowed lawns, just-harvested alfalfa, and yes, even cows can smell oh so sweet. I...
01-28-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,211
Posted By Smokinapankake

Cantilevers on the seat stays so deffo an 85......

Cantilevers on the seat stays so deffo an 85... it’s at the powdercoaters now, should be back in a week or so. I posted a thread about it elsewhere in the C&V section under the title “Peugeot Canyon...
01-28-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,211
Posted By Smokinapankake

So based on the info in the first post, my...

So based on the info in the first post, my Japanese made Peugeot Canyon Express lugged mountain bike is an Araya built frame... serial number is stamped on the seat tube near the BB on the non drive...
05-01-14, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,653
Posted By Smokinapankake

Love seeing and hearing about others' Canyons! I...

Love seeing and hearing about others' Canyons! I now have two of the 85's, and wouldn't part with either of them. Besides my Curtlo Epic Mountaineer, they are my absolute favorite bikes!
04-20-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Would love to see pics of this one. My old boss...

Would love to see pics of this one. My old boss at Rocky Mountain Bikes N' Blades (in Colorado Springs, now long gone) had a '92 Altitude with M900 XTR. Man oh man that bike was sexy. Loved those...
03-25-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

And it's not uncommon for the ends of the levers...

And it's not uncommon for the ends of the levers to interfere with each other. You need a really wide bar to accommodate them..... However, they are adjustable six ways from Sunday. Not one of...
03-20-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Do I spy some WTB cantilevers in the front there?...

Do I spy some WTB cantilevers in the front there? I have a few pairs of those and they are without a doubt some of the coolest cantis ever!
Forum: Touring
03-03-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 74,675
Posted By Smokinapankake

Never toured, but my 85 Peugeot Canyon Express...

Never toured, but my 85 Peugeot Canyon Express has hauled plenty of groceries and junk and stuff with nary an ill effect. In fact, it seems to stabilize with a load on the front wheel.
Using...
12-27-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Diamond back marketed them as having a welded...

Diamond back marketed them as having a welded carbon fiber frame. Basically welded cromo tubing lugs bonded to carbon fiber tubes. Nice frames, and you are right - they were mid 90's. My neighbor...
08-22-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Best full suspension Stumpy ever built.

Best full suspension Stumpy ever built.
08-19-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

I think Colnago came close in about 1987 with...

I think Colnago came close in about 1987 with their Ibex Mountain Master (or something like that). Funky fluted downtube, sexy straight bladed fork, chrome lugs, and a trademark Colnago paint job. ...
08-17-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

I'd LOVE a steel Moots Mountaineer. Right up...

I'd LOVE a steel Moots Mountaineer. Right up there with an early Fat City or Yeti. More pics please!
08-17-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Just be aware that the stem quill is .833" (or is...

Just be aware that the stem quill is .833" (or is it .883? I can never remember...) and not interchangeable with standard 1" quill stems. Looks to be a cool bike though. I've always wanted a...
08-17-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,693
Posted By Smokinapankake

Dia-Tech something or other. Hombre, maybe? ...

Dia-Tech something or other. Hombre, maybe? Bought them from Niagara Cycles several years ago for a song (like 15$ or something). They are machined and super close tolerance where the arms cross...
08-07-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

No offense NeoPop, but that fork just looks so...

No offense NeoPop, but that fork just looks so wrong to my eye. Every Nishiki with elevated chainstays I've ever seen had an oh so graceful and sexy straight bladed, unicrown fork. Looks like you...
07-16-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

M900 was intro'd in 1992. I have the Shimano...

M900 was intro'd in 1992. I have the Shimano products catalog featuring it. Probably the prettiest component group ever to grace a bicycle, in my opinion.
05-13-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

As I recall, those bent chainstays on the PDG...

As I recall, those bent chainstays on the PDG series were actually leftover fork blades......
04-25-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By Smokinapankake

Overhaulin' my Manitou Magnum R fork; need dust seals.... Please Help?

Got this old Manitou Magnum R fork. I've had it for years (at least 10) and have it on my old Montagna Sommita hardtail frame, which is an interesting story in itself. Anyway, I decided to overhaul...
04-25-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Smokinapankake

Overhaulin' my Manitou Magnum R fork; need dust seals.... Please Help?

Got this old Manitou Magnum R fork. I've had it for years (at least 10) and have it on my old Montagna Sommita hardtail frame, which is an interesting story in itself. Anyway, I decided to overhaul...
03-24-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

A Yeti FRO definitely qualifies to be in the...

A Yeti FRO definitely qualifies to be in the vintage mtb thread. I would guess the defining features of a vintage mtb would be: rigid fork, cantilever, U-brake, or rollercams, and threaded headset. ...
03-19-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

I've got a sweet Dia-Tech U-brake on the rear of...

I've got a sweet Dia-Tech U-brake on the rear of one of my keeper MTBs. Don't know what model it is but I got a good deal at Niagara Cycles on it:
...
01-26-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

I never thought bicycles were meant to be...

I never thought bicycles were meant to be heirlooms. Although if I had a bona fide WTB Phoenix you can bet your backside it'd become one.....
01-24-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

That very model was my first real mountain bike. ...

That very model was my first real mountain bike. Bought it in about 1988 or so, I believe. Rode the wheels off it and eventually replaced every component except the frame, BB, and crank. Yours is...
01-21-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

I LOVE me some E-stay Nishiki's! I've owned and...

I LOVE me some E-stay Nishiki's! I've owned and regrettably sold a: 1993 Aluminum purple Alien, a 1992 cromo Ariel, and a 1990 cromo Pinnacle with the killer crackle paint, outfitted with XC Pro and...
01-07-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,750
Posted By Smokinapankake

My old '88-ish Giant mountain bike. A few...

My old '88-ish Giant mountain bike. A few changes from stock.....

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj85/Smokinapankake/Schwinn%20Suburban/JodysBikes029.jpg

My old '85 Peugeot Canyon...
01-05-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

So that's about 21-5/8" seat tube, 22-7/8" top...

So that's about 21-5/8" seat tube, 22-7/8" top tube. Very tempting indeed, if I didn't already have two 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express's. Those 18" chainstays are ideal for mounting a rack and some...
01-05-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,623
Posted By Smokinapankake

Problem with buying big dollar bikes for kids is...

Problem with buying big dollar bikes for kids is the fact that they outgrow them so quickly. Fine if you have a few kids to pass the bikes around to, but in my case (1 boy, 1 girl), I can't justify...
Forum: Touring
12-26-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 74,675
Posted By Smokinapankake

1985 Peugeot Canyon Express. 18.5" chainstays, 3...

1985 Peugeot Canyon Express. 18.5" chainstays, 3 water bottles, dual eyelets front and rear, even a full size pump peg behind the seat tube. I bought my first for 40 bix out of a thrift store, then...
Forum: Touring
12-26-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,833
Posted By Smokinapankake

Don't know where your list of suitable MTB frames...

Don't know where your list of suitable MTB frames is but you could add this one to it: 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express. 18.5" C-stays, 3 water bottle braze-ons, pump peg (full size) behind the seat...
12-24-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

Don't convert that Colnago! That is one of the...

Don't convert that Colnago! That is one of the coolest MTB's I've ever seen, and to convert it would be like putting Pinto wheels on a Ferrari. Or Ferrari wheels on a Pinto, not quite sure which....
12-20-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

I had one heck of a time setting this one up... ...

I had one heck of a time setting this one up... The way the arms are machined combined with the roller to align the cable gave a window of perfect alignment just slightly smaller than a pinhead. ...
12-14-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

I remember reading a review in the mid to late...

I remember reading a review in the mid to late 90's of a Nevil Devil. I think it was Bike magazine's Dark issue, probably October 96, 97. or 98.... I think they also made mention of a Nevil tandem...
12-14-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 1,937,208
Posted By Smokinapankake

Here's another quad crank for your viewing...

Here's another quad crank for your viewing pleasure. Don't know exactly which brand the adapter is, but it uses a thread on Suntour freewheel cog (18t). Mounted on an old Shimano crankset from...
12-04-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

I was working at Fishers Cyclery in Salt Lake...

I was working at Fishers Cyclery in Salt Lake City in '94 when we got a special closeout deal on some XC Pro cranksets, complete with chainrings. These were the 74/110 BCD pattern (non-Micro drive)....
11-14-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,642
Posted By Smokinapankake

Love Shimano Sante' stuff... So elegant and...

Love Shimano Sante' stuff... So elegant and classy. I think it fell somewhere in the line around Ultegra. Maybe between Dura-Ace and Ultegra? Definitely nicer than 105 of the time.
11-03-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,119
Posted By Smokinapankake

1.5's are a good balance between cushiness and...

1.5's are a good balance between cushiness and efficiency. My favorites of all time ever are the Tioga City Slicker in a skinwall version, but they are a little pricey.
10-30-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,642
Posted By Smokinapankake

MMMMM.... Curtlo. Makes yours and mine the only...

MMMMM.... Curtlo. Makes yours and mine the only two I've seen on this site. Doug does some nice work.
10-29-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

Hot doggie! What are those forks? The STS...

Hot doggie! What are those forks? The STS thermoplastic frames were about 97, 98-ish I think...
10-21-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,119
Posted By Smokinapankake

You knew that funky crocodile/platypus looking...

You knew that funky crocodile/platypus looking thing on the headbadge was modeled after a rubber pencil top eraser that Kent Ericksen (founder of Moots) had, right?

That's one of the all-time...
10-19-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,642
Posted By Smokinapankake

I haven't seen a Land shark or Dirt shark in a...

I haven't seen a Land shark or Dirt shark in a loonnggg time. Very cool in spite of the hideous paint jobs.
10-16-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,545,845
Posted By Smokinapankake

That Campy group looks like Record OR from the...

That Campy group looks like Record OR from the early -mid 90's to me....
10-16-12, 04:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,642
Posted By Smokinapankake

'03 Curtlo, built by Doug Curtiss. Fillet brazed...

'03 Curtlo, built by Doug Curtiss. Fillet brazed sweetness!
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj85/Smokinapankake/10-06008_1.jpg

Unknown year Schwinn Pixie: ...
10-12-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 646,694
Posted By Smokinapankake

This bike is stunning but I have to say that...

This bike is stunning but I have to say that those aero levers look out of place. However, I certainly wouldn't let them stop me from riding it!
What rack is that on the back? Surly?
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