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03-06-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 159,340
Posted By AustinFitz

Here's my 1985 Mongoose ATB turned whitewall...

Here's my 1985 Mongoose ATB turned whitewall urban cruiser.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20191017_231006_01_20b5f1c11f298ead36f81ca065bced236b2d35b4.jpeg
02-12-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Deepcherry

DBR VLink 1.2

I was not looking for another bike, but when this one popped up locally with a gift-like buy-now price of 40euros I had to jump on it.
Promisingly, it came with road tires, (gentle pavement life)...
02-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By rhender

I would have liked one but really wish Handsome...

I would have liked one but really wish Handsome had taken some liberties with the tire clearance. I know that it's a homage to a very loved frame and there is something to be said for keeping...
02-09-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By AeroGut

You might have already found the Broke Spoke: ...

You might have already found the Broke Spoke:
https://www.thebrokespoke.org/
02-09-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By esasjl

Many thanks indeed, this is very helpful. I'm not...

Many thanks indeed, this is very helpful. I'm not sure why worrying about old steel tubes is so interesting, maybe it's just the times!
02-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,205
Posted By steine13

I've been looking for an excuse to comment on...

I've been looking for an excuse to comment on Grant Petersen and his many and wondrous ideas. I figured it wouldn't take forever until an opportunity arose.

While I've never met or talked to the...
01-30-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 362,712
Posted By Schreck83

Brought home the SC MK II that WGB posted last...

Brought home the SC MK II that WGB posted last week in the "Are you looking..." thread. Looks to be all original except for the front rim and seatpost binder bolt.
I like the forged dropouts with...
01-29-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,205
Posted By acm

Breaking News: Grant Petersen designs divisive...

Breaking News: Grant Petersen designs divisive bicycle that nobody on the thread has ridden, but has vocal opinions about anyway
01-25-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By Troy Winter

some more even better pics

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/project1_693e6b675b56c71c9278b823823bed12b46331ca.jpg...
01-20-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 362,712
Posted By jimijames

Recently rebuilt the rear wheel and the drive...

Recently rebuilt the rear wheel and the drive train a little bit. I'm so happy to ditch the freewheel and switch to 7 speed freehub. I was able to respace to 124.5mm OLD (fits just right into...
01-09-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,123
Posted By repechage

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the...

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the Super and raced on whatever course was routed.
Note the unused seat tube waterbottle bosses, and everyone thought that was an 80ís thing.
...
01-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By Korina

Thanks oldtimeyirv , I think I'm going to pass on...

Thanks oldtimeyirv , I think I'm going to pass on this one. I've never cared for suspension forks; it's a personal prejudice. Also, I really really don't need yet another project bike.

Lookit me!...
01-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By Korina

Soooo... what size is it? :D

Soooo... what size is it? :D
01-05-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By oldtimeyirv

I really like the frame... not sure what I will...

I really like the frame... not sure what I will do with it. Luckily I don't have any money left, so I have plenty of time to figure that one out! Some bike shop in my hometown evidently built it...
01-04-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7,054
Views: 2,622,450
Posted By oldtimeyirv

1995 GT Timberline

Bought this over the summer to build up a more rugged commuter. I fell in love with the frame/color and had started reading this thread... Now I'm broke 🤣

Had time over the holidays to tear down...
01-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By thook

bikeforum replies containing every single one of...

bikeforum replies containing every single one of the large photos in the original post when it's totally unnecessary. trimming is a considerate thing
01-03-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By RobbieTunes

I want to see the car....

I want to see the car....
01-02-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By notthe1freeman

The tire size debate in mtb'ing. I still ride...

The tire size debate in mtb'ing. I still ride 26's. Perhaps I am behind the times.
01-01-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By iab

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
01-01-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By iab

Same as last year, in which I failed (although,...

Same as last year, in which I failed (although, to my defense, there were a couple restrictions that kind of popped up last year).

Buy less, do more.
12-31-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By gugie

Must be quite a scene where you ride. :D ...

Must be quite a scene where you ride.
:D

But keeping with the thread, it bugs me more than most people...I suppose I get to have an opinion too.
12-31-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 232,117
Posted By Jmclay

Not a conversion, a new frame from my shop...and...

Not a conversion, a new frame from my shop...and not 650b, but spiritually and functionally singing loudly in the same choir. Still, I thought y'all might like a look. The 559x50mm Rat Trap Pass tire...
12-30-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By Sir_Name

Drillium fenders. I just don’t get it.

Drillium fenders. I just don’t get it.
12-30-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By Sir_Name

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or...

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or Wolftooth tanpan can be used to get modern road shifters and MTB rear derailleurs working well together. That’ll further open up gearing options if...
12-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,332
Posted By Het Volk

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a...

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a d*ck to some guy trying to get back into this sport.

Quite the flex
12-29-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was gong to say "isn't the fork bent?". Musta...

I was gong to say "isn't the fork bent?". Musta run into a car door that suddenly opened.

Steve in Peoria
(a friend in college did something like that, except he ran into the back of a car. ...
12-29-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,160
Posted By Wildwood

Kludge wrenching....... ...

Kludge wrenching.......
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1071x657/left_side_thinking_2__4835ab1aedaf36fc436f18610d18819053af2aa7.jpg

clear your handlebars, and your mind will...
12-26-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,105
Posted By obrentharris

From my granddaughter: ...

From my granddaughter:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-k2dLp4c/0/f65b31c4/XL/IMG_0487-XL.jpg

Brent
12-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,277
Posted By francophile

Yeah, I'm at a loss. I definitely remember...

Yeah, I'm at a loss. I definitely remember starting the declared value at $120 and postage w/fees seemed high. Bumped the declared value to $100 and the amount dropped. I moved it to $80, that seemed...
12-25-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,105
Posted By Ed Wiser

Best present my Daughter told us she is pregnant...

Best present my Daughter told us she is pregnant first grand child on the way.
12-25-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,105
Posted By Triplecrank92

Umm, Can I be both?

I received a new jersey with my alma mater for being Nice. But then I was Naughty and got myself the Prologue frame for Christmas!
...
12-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By jonwvara

Nice find! But what's so bad about a life of...

Nice find!

But what's so bad about a life of mediocrity? I have mostly enjoyed mine, so far.
12-22-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 362,712
Posted By nlerner

Here’s a Flickr album of Super Course catalog...

Here’s a Flickr album of Super Course catalog pages: https://www.flickr.com/gp/8858391@N04/80v5Qj
12-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By tricky

quick note about sizing on these too. The seat...

quick note about sizing on these too. The seat tubes and head tubes will be a lot shorter than you would expect from a road bike. Vintage mountain bikes in the 80s ran a lot of seatpost stem and used...
12-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,321
Posted By squarenoise

Here’s my 1984 Miyata 610. The only original...

Here’s my 1984 Miyata 610. The only original parts are the Wheelset (Sealed Bearing Suntour Hubs), Seatpost and Rear Rack. The rest of the build is mostly period correct-ish, plus newer cockpit. I...
12-18-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,828
Posted By JaccoW

Nice zombie thread resurrection. ;) Any pics...

Nice zombie thread resurrection. ;)

Any pics of your build?

Also, you gotta love the talk here of whether $50 for a complete frame with some work is worth it in these bike-scarce times. :P
12-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,196
Posted By bOsscO

Rather than spending my budget on buying the...

Rather than spending my budget on buying the "right" bike and spending as little as possible on any upgrades, I went the opposite route for the Mongoose; buying the bike for very little and then...
12-17-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,196
Posted By loudbay

Dang that thread to heck.

Dang that thread to heck.
12-16-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By merziac

Yep, sellers lose their mind over these, even...

Yep, sellers lose their mind over these, even worse they think the ugly unicrown later ones are worth more. :twitchy:

I overpaid for my frame and its a bit rough, as many are but I was glad to...
12-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By T-Mar

Most brands topped out their ATB frames at 22",...

Most brands topped out their ATB frames at 22", as that was considered the equivalent of a 25" road frame. The market for bigger frames falls off quickly above these sizes, so they are harder to...
12-16-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Five plus years ago I found this Miyata Valley...

Five plus years ago I found this Miyata Valley Runner Carbon (100th Anniversary addition) at a Thrift Store. It is very hard to find information on this model....
12-16-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By merziac

I have an old Stumpy, biplane fork, 24in I think,...

I have an old Stumpy, biplane fork, 24in I think, its huge and I have seen a few so....
12-15-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By bOsscO

Many/most of the 1990 Rocky Mountain MTBs used...

Many/most of the 1990 Rocky Mountain MTBs used Tange Prestige steel, including the Tantalus, Blizzard (quad butted/double butted), Equipe, and Hammer.
12-15-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By rjhammett

My early '90s Marin Eldridge Grade with upgrades...

My early '90s Marin Eldridge Grade with upgrades (XT shifters, XT fd, XTR rd, Ritchey Logic crankset. Nice bike for a 6'3" rider. I purchased this bike for next to nothing. If I was going to shop for...
12-15-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By bOsscO

beicster I did a resto-mod on this '93 Mongoose...

beicster I did a resto-mod on this '93 Mongoose IBOC Comp that measures 22.5" which fits me (I'm 6'-3").
The head tube is 8" tall! The main triangle is bonded aluminum while the rear is welded...
12-15-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By Moisture

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum...

What about a 1998 GT Zaskar LE? Its aluminum though
12-15-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are looking for a quality XL late 80s or...

If you are looking for a quality XL late 80s or early/mid 90s MTB frame, I would be brand and model neutral and instead evaluate whatever is available in 22/XL/22.5" size. That size frame in that...
12-14-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,126
Posted By since6

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage...

But the coolest thing to me about the vintage bike are those moments, often in autumn. You've miss judged when the rain was going to come and it's catching you on that last ten miles of the ride. The...
12-12-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By repechage

My working hypothesis has been that tall guys are...

My working hypothesis has been that tall guys are cheap.
12-10-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,126
Posted By rogerm3d

This is a huge part of it, if you look at average...

This is a huge part of it, if you look at average speeds for the Tour de France over the years you will see speed changes that line up with the adoption of wider gear options. Generally I can get...
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