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06-13-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By turtledove

Powdercoating done, tons of modern components,...

Powdercoating done, tons of modern components, and a new bottom bracket. Pretty fresh if i say so myself

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/425302413440843796/588794143762022400/image0.jpg
06-06-19, 12:33 AM
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Posted By turtledove

My C&V MTB to Frankenbike project is complete!

Before and after, of a chromoly late 80s/early 90s MTB I picked off Craigslist:
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05-24-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtledove

In that case I'd recommend giving a look into a...

In that case I'd recommend giving a look into a modern hardtail, or maybe even a bikepacking bike for the kind of riding you want to do. Your bike is not going to be as comfortable as those, and...
05-23-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,991
Posted By turtledove

That's a great mentality to have! We all love our...

That's a great mentality to have! We all love our bikes too much and kind of blindsides ourselves to what a potential buyer would think, and get offended when they don't see it as the best thing ever.
05-22-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtledove

I have a similar project going on from a late 80s...

I have a similar project going on from a late 80s early 90s frame, I put 2.4 inch Maxxis Ardents, and with about 3-4 mm of clearance, that was really pushing it for me. As for rims, it's not really a...
05-22-19, 10:30 PM
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Views: 1,691,203
Posted By turtledove

Behold my frankenbike! A late 80s frame with...

Behold my frankenbike! A late 80s frame with early 90s shimano deore lx. Put a threadless adaptor on it, switched to v-brakes, put on 2.3 Maxxis Ardents. It's currently all taken apart after...
05-21-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,991
Posted By turtledove

Saying this or that generation is so and so is...

Saying this or that generation is so and so is all a bit silly, it's often a case of a buyer a) not knowing much about bikes (and therefore the value of the bike), b) just selfish, or c) all of the...
05-21-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,991
Posted By turtledove

Here, the problem is the bike sellers fall into 3...

Here, the problem is the bike sellers fall into 3 categories:


The people selling their 3 year old carbon mountain bike for 90% of the retail price
Moms and dads who find junker walmart bikes...
05-20-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

Besides the occasional Orbea or YT being a little...

Besides the occasional Orbea or YT being a little more interesting to look at than the typical Trek, if it gets those folks out riding, then no complaints from me! As for CF and disc brakes, can't...
05-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By turtledove

Anyone still rocking 1 inch threaded suspension forks on a retro MTB?

I've been on the hunt for a 1 inch threaded Manitou or Marzocchi locally (not trusting online sales for this stuff), but I'm having second thoughts about the whole thing. Should I keep my retro bike...
05-13-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By turtledove

So many of those types on the local shared paths...

So many of those types on the local shared paths on a weekend afternoon, when families are out on the path. Swerving and zooming past children and such more than 25 km/h. Makes me so angry
05-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

I posted it earlier but it got lost in the...

I posted it earlier but it got lost in the thread, here it is again! I'm waiting on my new seatpost and BB, and then gotta spray some frame saver before I can rebuild it....It's kind of a...
05-13-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

I got to demo my first carbon MTB last week, a...

I got to demo my first carbon MTB last week, a Kona Process, and damn did that feel amazing. But for the kind of riding I do, it just doesn't make financial sense to get it, when I wouldn't utilize...
05-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By turtledove

wow that's gorgeous

wow that's gorgeous
05-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

I'm fortunate enough to have found a shop like...

I'm fortunate enough to have found a shop like that as well, it's great to support a great local business :)
05-11-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

I see what you mean. While it's not exactly easy...

I see what you mean. While it's not exactly easy to brush off and "just let go" the negative comments given how much we all love our old bikes, I'll try to see past it. As for points 3-5, that's a...
05-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

Gonna go with black components, but keep my...

Gonna go with black components, but keep my silver crankarm. It's the last upgrade I'm doing on this thing, before I use it for full-on bikepacking :lol:
05-11-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

Yeah, think that's a completely reasonable angle...

Yeah, think that's a completely reasonable angle for bike shops. The shops I've visited were normally very transparent in making clear that my older bikes would take a bit longer (takes about a week...
05-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

I got it powder coated and finished clear coating...

I got it powder coated and finished clear coating just a couple days ago, waiting for couple pieces to arrive in the mail, until I rebuild it. It's just a frame for now but here it is with the new...
05-11-19, 11:23 AM
05-11-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By turtledove

Looks great! Stealthy af

Looks great! Stealthy af
05-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,461
Posted By turtledove

Wow that's gorgeous

Wow that's gorgeous
05-10-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By turtledove

Sweet!

Sweet!
05-10-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

Thanks! Yeah that's a great quote :D ...

Thanks! Yeah that's a great quote :D



Yeah I should make it clear that these are the minority of experiences, although it happens often enough for me to notice. The MTB community is by and...
05-10-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

Hahaha :D

Hahaha :D
05-09-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,125
Posted By turtledove

What's the deal with people looking down on old frames?

I have a late 80s/early 90s chromaly rigid MTB that I've spent lots of love and care into. Whether in powdercoating, threadless stem conversion, tuning, etc. Over the time I've worked on this, couple...
05-05-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,346
Posted By turtledove

Personally, I don't like trail dogs for mountain...

Personally, I don't like trail dogs for mountain bikers. Get a dog if you really love dogs and want that companionship, but if you're just trying to get a "trail dog" just because you think it's cool...
05-05-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,951
Posted By turtledove

Haha the idea of "retiring" a bike frame is funny...

Haha the idea of "retiring" a bike frame is funny for some reason, like I'd put it behind a display case for eternity. Anyway yeah barring a crash where the cost of fixing the frame is too high, or...
05-03-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By turtledove

Anyone know about "Avitar" bikes?

I picked up this frame several months ago, and I've been doing various modernizations on it as I use it as an XC/bikepacking bike. But I really want to figure out when and where this bike is from!
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