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07-12-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,505
Posted By mechanicmatt

Thanks Gugie! My new favorite account to follow..

Thanks Gugie! My new favorite account to follow..
07-11-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,505
Posted By mechanicmatt

Can those whoe have work done by Gugie share...

Can those whoe have work done by Gugie share their bikes then? And what was modified.
07-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By mechanicmatt

Derailleur hanger alignment. Derailleur...

Derailleur hanger alignment.

Derailleur tension adjustment screw. Tighten it.

Shorten the chain one pair of links.

Sometimes the derailleur is just shot in the tensioning springs.

Good...
06-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,250
Posted By mechanicmatt

West side from Apgar to Logan pass is open...

...so the biking is still available. I just got home after four weeks of my Covid-19 2020 tour out there. I spent 8 days in the area. Worth it!!!

...
06-25-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By mechanicmatt

Oh I forgot! Redline Monocog. That's what he...

Oh I forgot!

Redline Monocog. That's what he needs.
06-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By mechanicmatt

My choices

All steel
GT mountain bike frames
Trek Lugged Mountain Bike and Hybrid frames
Mid 90's Nishiki mountain bike frames.
Early 90's steel hybrid frames from just about everyone
06-21-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By mechanicmatt

I'm with you here, I rode plenty of bikes with...

I'm with you here, I rode plenty of bikes with them back in the day. They 'worked', they were not great and still are not great. Bad location and bad leverage.
06-18-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By mechanicmatt

To add to this an old trick to learn toe in was...

To add to this an old trick to learn toe in was to put a rubber band around the back tail end of the pad and adjust it flat against the rim with the rubber band on. Take the rubber band off and you...
06-18-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x625/pano_20200613_143651_vr_609fd5d1f6ff50d2ce7b20b2146ff4b14445b05c.jpg...
06-18-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Some more pics

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x685/pano_20200613_132340_vr_ee1e8ae1347b43158580a2a1bae7406d5ae18c3a.jpg...
06-13-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Made it!!!

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More later, going to pass out now.
06-11-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Tomorrow

We ride going to the sun road tomorrow. Unfortunately I'm hearing it is only open to Logan's Creek, not to be confused with Logan's Pass.

I'll post more later.
06-11-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Today I road up Big Mountain Rd. ...

Today I road up Big Mountain Rd.
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06-07-20, 11:50 PM
06-07-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,168
Posted By mechanicmatt

What awesome shape!

What awesome shape!
06-06-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By mechanicmatt

Headed to Whitefish, MT (aka Glacier Nat Park, aka near Cino) where should I go

So my family is on a long road trip currently to escape isolation, staying with relatives and otherwise avoiding public. We have visited grand parents in Kansas and Oklahoma, and tomorrow will make...
06-06-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Great work!

Great work!
06-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By mechanicmatt

Beautiful frame and fork. You should be able to...

Beautiful frame and fork. You should be able to upgrade and make it somewhat classy.

I would highly, highly, highly, highly, highly, highly suggest keeping the original fork. Attempting to get a...
06-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By mechanicmatt

I may have the year wrong but a 94 trek 950...

I may have the year wrong but a 94 trek 950 should TIG double butted true temper OX tubing. Made in the USA. Component a are Deore LX probably. Definitely a better bike.

The 8xx level will be...
06-04-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,950
Posted By mechanicmatt

You'll love the combination.

You'll love the combination.
06-02-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,950
Posted By mechanicmatt

Couple things that may help. Don't wrap your bar...

Couple things that may help. Don't wrap your bar after swapping components initially until you have things dialed in. I would highly suggest a 80mm stem length with extra long quill like a Nitto...
05-25-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By mechanicmatt

More details needed! where did you get the part?

More details needed! where did you get the part?
05-25-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Well I excitedly wanted to share what I have been...

Well I excitedly wanted to share what I have been working on the last couple days but my phone has completely died.

That said I had a spare wheel with a bad Apex rim, but I have a Mavic CP22 that...
05-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By mechanicmatt

I agree on everything gugie is saying. You have...

I agree on everything gugie is saying. You have to find a good coater.
05-23-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,447
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have these too, they work great. Also come in...

I have these too, they work great. Also come in 2.0's or at least it did 5 years ago when I purchased them. My wife's have the smaller size.
05-19-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By mechanicmatt

Everything about this thread is fantastic.

Everything about this thread is fantastic.
05-16-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,749
Posted By mechanicmatt

I think it is trying to just label a bike that is...

I think it is trying to just label a bike that is capable on multiple terrains and need to call it something. Useful bike didn't sound as good. Wider tires obviously make them travel in multiple...
05-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,580
Posted By mechanicmatt

Another good calc. ...

Another good calc.

https://www.kstoerz.com/freespoke/
05-15-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By mechanicmatt

I don't know if Minoura sold these this way or...

I don't know if Minoura sold these this way or not but this is brilliant.
05-15-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,279
Posted By mechanicmatt

Verktyg whenever you run out you should try the...

Verktyg whenever you run out you should try the Rock N Roll gold lube for chains. It lubes and cleans at the same time. I've been close to posting it as a separate thread here as a hack. I even used...
05-13-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By mechanicmatt

When you finally get a chance to take a pic, the...

When you finally get a chance to take a pic, the best views will from the crank side and a view directly above the derailleur looking down. It sounds like the derailleur may me mounted too low or the...
05-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mechanicmatt

Being kind is not idiotic, it's what we all...

Being kind is not idiotic, it's what we all should do. That's how it's all supposed to work.
05-12-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mechanicmatt

If the frame fits you'll love the ride.

If the frame fits you'll love the ride.
05-12-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By mechanicmatt

I bought my Trek 560 during the Recession from a...

I bought my Trek 560 during the Recession from a laid off guy. Paid $185 if I remember, full asking , because he told me what had happened to him. Normally I would have haggled but I was also laid...
05-10-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By mechanicmatt

Oh wow I need one of these to finish my Cino...

Oh wow I need one of these to finish my Cino build.
05-09-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 123,101
Posted By mechanicmatt

5'7-5'10 ish. You need 20" or above likely. ...

5'7-5'10 ish. You need 20" or above likely.

There is one year and one model of lugged step through or mixte, but I'm at a loss at the year. Very rare to find.
05-09-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 123,101
Posted By mechanicmatt

I too have speedrides. 700x42c, there is probably...

I too have speedrides. 700x42c, there is probably room for 45c but not much more I think. I have a '91 750 that's lugged.
05-05-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

No, but Groody Brothers are where it's at for...

No, but Groody Brothers are where it's at for powder. They are in Kansas City. They are also big C and V people, so they would do the best they can with lugs and powder coating.
05-05-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By mechanicmatt

Review ...

Review

www.bikeradar.com/reviews/helmets/road-cycling-helmets/lazer-tonic-road-helmet-review

Cheap buy
...
05-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By mechanicmatt

I bought a Lazer Tonic about a year and a half...

I bought a Lazer Tonic about a year and a half ago. Fairly cheap, huge vents, lightish, no bill though. Excuse my COVID-19 hair in the pics. I like Lazer and Limar helmets.
...
05-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By mechanicmatt

Wait is that the back of a Hurst?

Wait is that the back of a Hurst?
05-02-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,199
Posted By mechanicmatt

I had similar paint issues. Actually they were...

I had similar paint issues. Actually they were quite a bit worse on a Bruce Gordon. I repainted mine which I do not regret. However, next time I might have used wet spray instead of powder coat. But...
05-01-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By mechanicmatt

How about some pics of the frame as well? You...

How about some pics of the frame as well? You sure there isn't any frame damage as well?
04-30-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,034
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200318_095204_4da436d7a91f5641eb3df918d99bc255ef17b0fc.jpg
04-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,739
Posted By mechanicmatt

I am not sure, but I have a '86 560 and can max...

I am not sure, but I have a '86 560 and can max out at 28's I don't think it will fit anything bigger. I can't really tell what you have on there currently and technically 420's were like a sport...
04-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By mechanicmatt

My neighbor worked at LS during this time period,...

My neighbor worked at LS during this time period, I alerted him to this thread and we will see if he answers. This came up as a discussion between us before though, I never asked about extreme...
04-28-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By mechanicmatt

I'm curious, are Sun CR18's out of favor now a...

I'm curious, are Sun CR18's out of favor now a days? I thought they were a light nice box design.
04-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,279
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like finish line wet lube, very similar but I...

I like finish line wet lube, very similar but I think it is better. I think it is the same price though.
04-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By mechanicmatt

Bushing can be oily/greasy. That is a ok. 👍🏻 ...

Bushing can be oily/greasy. That is a ok. 👍🏻

So is it working ok?
04-28-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By mechanicmatt

Pretty bike. So it's working okay now? ...

Pretty bike. So it's working okay now?

Shouldn't be lube on the pad. Use a cleaner like simple green and wipe off.
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