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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
06-13-20, 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, 11:27 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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06-06-20, 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...
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, 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...
04-27-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By mechanicmatt

Those are actually some of the best canti's you...

Those are actually some of the best canti's you can buy. If spring tension is bad, you can see adjuster screw on one side to adjust? That should adjust for side to side tension. If it is truly weak,...
04-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By mechanicmatt

Also the rear cassette on a 9 speed often is...

Also the rear cassette on a 9 speed often is missing an inner spacer that should be put on before the cassette and will remove any play that is there.

Ask me how I know.
04-21-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,525
Posted By mechanicmatt

Great comment here, all the bikes I sold were...

Great comment here, all the bikes I sold were flawless in the build, trued wheels, full tune, greased bearings, etc. One person who was trying to buy tried to complain about every small, minor...
04-08-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

Really came out nicely!!!

Really came out nicely!!!
04-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,739
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-02-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

Black and Tan...

...I wouldn't say it's the best wrap job in the world but it is a wrap job. I think I'm at 99.9% complete, just need bar plugs. Time to do the ride challenges.
...
03-26-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

Been a couple days since I checked...

..but my bike is done-ish. Beautiful weather past couple days. Needs bar tape, which I'm wondering if I should do or not, the handlebars are kind of skinny for my liking long term. Rides pretty fun...
03-23-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,944
Posted By mechanicmatt

Besides Black Mountain Cycles, I would also love...

Besides Black Mountain Cycles, I would also love to ride one of these.

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03-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

[/url] This looks so nice. How does it ride?

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This looks so nice. How does it ride?
03-20-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,961
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

My bike

So to start, I have an old lugged Trek 750 that I acquired during the Recession and never did squat with. Now's the time. No parts I know of at this moment I need but we will see, anyone know of a...
03-18-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,062
Posted By mechanicmatt

Official 2020 Quarantine Challenge

Ladies and Gents, in leu of another event that would get canceled due to the pandemic that we all are finding ourselves mired in, I present the 2020 Quarantine Challenge. There are three legs of this...
03-18-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have several currently...

My Jamis Aurora with Denham bars similar to Velo Orange and bwilli88's setup. I am not a fan of how to run the cables, but so far a fan of the wide handle positions.
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03-09-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://crustbikes.com/product-category/components...

https://crustbikes.com/product-category/components/stems/

Crust bikes may have a few options.
03-08-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,250
Posted By mechanicmatt

Autocorrect struck again.

Autocorrect struck again.
03-06-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 123,101
Posted By mechanicmatt

It came to me with crap grip shift, I replaced it...

It came to me with crap grip shift, I replaced it with rapid fire Shimano that had some sort of back spring issue that'd come and go. So now it has new grip shift that I got on sale. Works fine now....
03-02-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 123,101
Posted By mechanicmatt

Fixed up last night...

... had some shifter issues. Replaced a bunch of stuff, added a bell and now is ready to sell locally. I already have another 750 that's lugged that I'll keep instead. Rides smooth though.
...
03-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Finished the Trek 750 for the second time.

Shifter issues fixed, new saddle, tires pumped and ready to sell...

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03-01-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Thanks all. It's in a great spot for light for...

Thanks all. It's in a great spot for light for most of the day. It's sort of South-southeast so lots of sun all day. It's in a cool little workshop room off the side of the garage. 6.5' by 22' I...
03-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

I've been slacking...

...but my workbench is basically done and cleared and tools put away. Not totally bike related but I can get back to bikes though. Right side is basically the hand tool side, left side is bike,...
02-14-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7,246
Views: 1,852,252
Posted By mechanicmatt

Those Specialized by Sugino cranks are so pretty.

Those Specialized by Sugino cranks are so pretty.
02-13-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,246
Views: 1,852,252
Posted By mechanicmatt

2007 Stumpy. Last year with threaded posts for...

2007 Stumpy. Last year with threaded posts for rim brakes, I think. I had to thread the post on.
...
02-09-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,136
Posted By mechanicmatt

Near Chattanooga..

...and vintage and I think closer to you size maybe. Both below $120.

https://chattanooga.craigslist.org/bik/d/pikeville-classic-sport-touring-bike/7069646166.html

And also:
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02-06-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By mechanicmatt

90's cross/hybrid bikes sound like a good way to...

90's cross/hybrid bikes sound like a good way to go then. 700c and usually good frames. Trek Multitrack, Specialized Crossroads, Mongoose Crossway, and others.
02-03-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By mechanicmatt

I can tell you they were sold at large sporting...

I can tell you they were sold at large sporting goods stores in the 90's. I can't remember the company though, it wasn't Galynn's or MC Sports but it was something like that before Dicks was across...
02-01-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By mechanicmatt

Switch to dry laundry detergent and use half what...

Switch to dry laundry detergent and use half what is normal. All those issues go away.
01-31-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

One sore back later...

...this is where I am at.

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01-30-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,784
Posted By mechanicmatt

I remember a swap meet where two guys were...

I remember a swap meet where two guys were arguing over period correct grips...

Schwinn's are fine, Schwinn ultrafans, not so much.
01-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By mechanicmatt

And it's going on this...

...what would you put on this bike?

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01-29-20, 01:58 PM
01-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,424
Posted By mechanicmatt

Bike bug came in the 80's as a wee spud. My...

Bike bug came in the 80's as a wee spud. My brother raced Crits in Oklahoma City and I loved the bikes (he had a purple Cannondale Crit racer, Sante Fe parts). I had Chicago era Schwinn's that I...
01-26-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

Besides my BG Chinook I keep posting...

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This is my future workbench, a couple of DeWalt 5 drawer cabinets...
01-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By mechanicmatt

You're not wrong. I'm having a heck of a time...

You're not wrong. I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which crank to use. I have Shimano 600, Campy Strada, and others. I can do a 52-39 setup but I'd like to have smaller or a triple. I did...
01-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By mechanicmatt

Bruce Gordon Chinook Project

And so it begins. Just got a rolling chassis going today. Much left to go. I've got questions for the masses coming but for now. Paint color is Daffodil, and really is more yellow than orange.
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01-20-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By mechanicmatt

If it were me I'd probably just touch up only. ...

If it were me I'd probably just touch up only. However, pin striping around the lugs can look quite nice. Same color way as the yellow labeling.
01-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,115
Posted By mechanicmatt

It annoys me because a lot of good people on here...

It annoys me because a lot of good people on here get worked up and argue with each other over evaluations that we already basically know from each other.

​​​​​​And...well You have amazing...
01-18-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,115
Posted By mechanicmatt

I saw this thread 2 minutes after it posted and I...

I saw this thread 2 minutes after it posted and I wanted to immediately reply that this is something that doesn't even need to be discussed. You all are far to good of people, far to generous with...
01-17-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,643
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like this very much. Did you get the frame...

I like this very much. Did you get the frame resprayed? What handlebars are those?
01-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,522
Posted By mechanicmatt

Looks fantastic. Love the crankset, but I'm a...

Looks fantastic. Love the crankset, but I'm a sucker for the Sugino stuff, especially with the crown.
01-14-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By mechanicmatt

Agreed. I have a 560, same frame, IT IS ONE...

Agreed.

I have a 560, same frame, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST RIDERS I'VE EVER OWNED. They are just awesome riders.
01-10-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,179
Posted By mechanicmatt

In another forum I frequent whenever someone...

In another forum I frequent whenever someone finds a dumpster dive, or crazy garage sale find, or whatever, the proper high approval greeting for their find is a hearty, "You Suck!"

So with an...
01-07-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 283,230
Posted By mechanicmatt

I've been playing with my do all bike. Added some...

I've been playing with my do all bike. Added some different gearing to the crank and Denham bars.
...
01-05-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By mechanicmatt

Oh and Simple Green for basic cleaning and any...

Oh and Simple Green for basic cleaning and any car products to add luster back to the paint on a frame.
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