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12-05-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By katsup

Depends on how much wider the 29" tubes are...

Depends on how much wider the 29" tubes are compared to the 700c. You can usually get away with a tube a little outside the range it states, just be careful when installing. The answer is maybe.
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11-30-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By katsup

Thanks for the scans. I ended up finding...

Thanks for the scans. I ended up finding Equinox's little sister, the Tangent, and it's nice to learn a little about it. I bought mine as a frameset, so it's built it as a flat bar for the time...
11-28-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By katsup

www.backcountry.com...

www.backcountry.com (https://www.backcountry.com/) is having up to 60% off sale. I bought some PNW components which were 20% off. Note that PNW also has 20% off on their site when you spend over $50....
11-20-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By katsup

You should move this to classic and vintage...

You should move this to classic and vintage subforum.

OPs Photo Gallery - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/546491

Here are some of the old Fuji catalogs -...
11-19-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By katsup

I was going to suggest tires, but even the...

I was going to suggest tires, but even the Bontrager GR1 Team...
11-18-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By katsup

I've owned a Polygon T8, it was a really nice...

I've owned a Polygon T8, it was a really nice bike with good components. I didn't connect with it as much as I thought, so I sold it after awhile since it was sitting. The D7 is probably more my...
11-15-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By katsup

I'd agree that the Sundance is a good solid bike....

I'd agree that the Sundance is a good solid bike. Mine is from the last year they were made (91) and I love the paint....
11-10-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,746
Posted By katsup

I bought this Bianchi Tangent as a frame set few...

I bought this Bianchi Tangent as a frame set few months ago, then went to searching for a donor bike. It was originally a drop bar bike, but I managed to find a high end hybrid as a donor, so the...
11-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By katsup

I have only used hydraulic brakes on mountain...

I have only used hydraulic brakes on mountain bikes, but from what I understand (and felt myself) is that the main benefit is that the levers are easier to pull. The mountain bikes could often be...
10-30-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By katsup

What about the Juin Tech M1? Similar to the TRP...

What about the Juin Tech M1? Similar to the TRP in that they are hydro at the caliper, but cable at the lever.

I use the short pull version (R1) on one of my bikes with no complaints.
10-29-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By katsup

My 1992 970 came with a removable chain suck...

My 1992 970 came with a removable chain suck device, nothing on my 1989 970

The 950s I've come across (1990, 3x 1992) did not have one.
10-26-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By katsup

Thanks for the weights, I was always curious the...

Thanks for the weights, I was always curious the weight savings if I had bought the CF fork.

I don't notice any difference with the red on my frame and fork, but I had bought mine together at the...
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By katsup

The prices of these 750s are all over the place....

The prices of these 750s are all over the place. I've seen them under $100 to over $600.

This one looks clean and original. I'd expect to see it listed at $300 in my market. The 23" is more rare,...
10-23-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By katsup

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-700c-Nazz-Men-s-Gr...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-700c-Nazz-Men-s-Gravel-Road-Bike-Black/795789960

The bottom barrel components are not going to like abuse. Frame is probably over built steel so that may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By katsup

Going off the what the OP wrote, keep the Roubaix...

Going off the what the OP wrote, keep the Roubaix which you "love". It sounds like you don't love the Lynskey the same way, so I vote sell that instead of having it sit.

Look for a bike that...
10-13-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By katsup

Modern geometry mountain bikes are good at...

Modern geometry mountain bikes are good at keeping the front wheel down when climbing. I'd say a modern geo, yet no suspension, mtb.
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By katsup

Low end components on the green one, don't expect...

Low end components on the green one, don't expect much better on the blue. I'd pass.

If you want to drive ~10hrs South, I'd give you a similar quality bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By katsup

Giant PR2 wheels have gone through several...

Giant PR2 wheels have gone through several manufacturers, but Giant kept the same PR2 name. End caps for 1 set of PR2 wheels may not fit another.

Best to take your wheels to a bike shop that...
09-24-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By katsup

With Trek in that time period, the higher the...

With Trek in that time period, the higher the number the better. In reference to the steel models only:

Mountain Bikes
800 (lowest) --> 990 (highest)

Hybrids
700 (lowest) --> 790 (highest)
...
09-24-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By katsup

You won't find the same wheel, so your wheels...

You won't find the same wheel, so your wheels won't match.

If you still want that option, look for a 700c quick release front wheel that's compatible with rim brakes.

​​​​​​I'd vote for getting...
09-21-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By katsup

But it shows an Infinity sticker vs Prestige :) I...

But it shows an Infinity sticker vs Prestige :) I know the weight savings won't be much.

Some of Soma's first disc bikes had Prestige forks so I'm sure it was a cost cutting decision.
09-21-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By katsup

I have the v1 fog cutter, but with the cromo...

I have the v1 fog cutter, but with the cromo fork. I haven't ridden the carbon fork to compare, but never thought of the steel fork as dead and stiff. It does feel a bit heavy when lifting, but I...
09-17-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By katsup

Let us know how you like the bike when done. ...

Let us know how you like the bike when done. I've been on the lookout for a rigid mountain bike, this one has the look, but not sure how it would be on trails.

A Kona Unit would probably be a...
09-11-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By katsup

This bike was for sale earlier this year. I...

This bike was for sale earlier this year. I should of bought it, but didn't feel like driving the 3 hours round trip for it. I wouldn't call it a favorite, but it is crazy:....
09-04-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By katsup

The seller doesn't know how to measure frame...

The seller doesn't know how to measure frame size. 26" is to the tire size.

At 6' you'll be around 20" frame size, that hardrock is about that size. The head tube is the easiest way to tell.
09-04-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,327
Posted By katsup

Just once, a stick had punctured my tire causing...

Just once, a stick had punctured my tire causing a flat. I thought I had a spare tube with me, but when I checked my saddle bag, nope. I did attempt to patch, but it didn't work. I was only 2 miles...
08-28-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By katsup

Richey Ascent 2021 Version

Ritchey has updated their ascent to support 27x2.6" or 29x2.6" tires. They show it built up as both a flat and drop bar, but it is only sold as a frameset.
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Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By katsup

Very good looking bike. Please measure the frame...

Very good looking bike. Please measure the frame size and let us know. I'm tempted to take a road trip, but It looks too small.
08-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 2,367,123
Posted By katsup

Here's the mostly interesting bike I own. Custom...

Here's the mostly interesting bike I own. Custom ordered by the original owner back in 89 and he picked the paint. It was one of the first built, so it didn't get decals (other than fork). The bike...
08-22-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By katsup

Nice job on the bike. If you decide to pass it...

Nice job on the bike. If you decide to pass it on, and your friend doesn't want it, I'm local :).

I'd modernize it though.
08-16-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By katsup

It has Deore components which were higher end...

It has Deore components which were higher end than Exage 400 so technically it is an upgrade. Not sure how the frame quality compares as there is different levels with both Tru Temper and Columbus....
08-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By katsup

You are buying off brand / cheaper pedals which...

You are buying off brand / cheaper pedals which is why they are not lasting. Go with a good name brand pedals that can be rebuilt and they should last.

My high mileage pedal is a Wellgo MG1. One...
08-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By katsup

I know for sure that suspension forks were on...

I know for sure that suspension forks were on 1992 bikes (Trek 990, Bianchi Super Grizzly, etc...), and I think some 1991 without looking.
08-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By katsup

Measure your chain, check for stretch. You can do...

Measure your chain, check for stretch. You can do this with a simple ruler. See method 2
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/when-to-replace-a-chain-on-a-bicycle

If it is beyond 0.5% worn,...
08-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By katsup

You can still find new components for that bike,...

You can still find new components for that bike, you shouldn't have much trouble finding compatible parts in the future. For instance, you could of gone with V-Brakes instead of new cantilevers, but...
08-10-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By katsup

The Sphinx is not 1 1/8", it's 1 1/4".

The Sphinx is not 1 1/8", it's 1 1/4".
08-09-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By katsup

Finding a suitable 1 1/4" stem may be difficult. ...

Finding a suitable 1 1/4" stem may be difficult.

The rockhopper appears to be 1" which would be easier, but reach may be long. I've tried the same with a few 22" (23" reach) bikes.

I'd vote for...
08-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By katsup

Sold as a BMX tire, but Maxis DTH comes in...

Sold as a BMX tire, but Maxis DTH comes in 26x2.10 and 26x2.30. There are others such as the Schwalbe Billy Bonkers

The two I know of that are sold as a gravel tire are the Rene Herse Humptulips...
08-09-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By katsup

Someone else made a similar request recently ...

Someone else made a similar request recently
https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1236362-26-tires.html

Nice 26" tires, especially gravel oriented, are still being made.
08-05-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 21,569
Posted By katsup

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/1992_trek_970_xtr_forum_f9ee7b90a1d9e19fe6b877b136060ecf2df25e36.jpg
08-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By katsup

DT Swiss has caps available for 135x12 TA.

DT Swiss has caps available for 135x12 TA.
08-04-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 2,367,123
Posted By katsup

He has a separate thread for it. ...

He has a separate thread for it.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235942-another-930-build.html
07-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 237,049
Posted By katsup

That wouldn't last by me. You've been looking for...

That wouldn't last by me. You've been looking for a step thru, hope you are already talking to the seller. Maybe he'll ship or drop off at a bike shop to ship.
07-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By katsup

Not sure if there is a question here, or if you...

Not sure if there is a question here, or if you are looking for suggestions.

As for suggestions, I like smaller handlebar bags. I have a Road Runner Burrito on my main bike, and a few Speedsleev...
07-22-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By katsup

OP's photo gallery with his photo. ...

OP's photo gallery with his photo.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542574

I doubt it's fake, but maybe a different market. Do the components match the US model? Your photo is of the wrong side...
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By katsup

By the year I know it's 130 or 135mm, but yes, by...

By the year I know it's 130 or 135mm, but yes, by the BB shell as well.

Almost certain it is a 135mm on the 92 as the ascent was mid level. Oldest DB I've had was a 1990 Apex which was 135mm rear...
07-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By katsup

A 92 DB Ascent is steel and most likely 135mm...

A 92 DB Ascent is steel and most likely 135mm rear spacing.
07-16-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By katsup

#1 Put a spacer behind the 7sp cassette on a...

#1
Put a spacer behind the 7sp cassette on a 8sp+ freehub, fits perfect.
https://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufacturing-Cassette-Spacer-Converts/dp/B001CJVLWO

#2
Older 7sp rear derailleurs will...
07-14-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By katsup

If the components are original, it should be an...

If the components are original, it should be an 1989 or 1990. I'm leaning toward 1989 due to the biopace chainrings and 4 finger brake levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By katsup

Shimano skewers here as well. I've used the DT...

Shimano skewers here as well. I've used the DT Swiss RWS skewers for awhile, but got tired of ratcheting it around the fork's dropout (took longer). I didn't notice a difference in feel.
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