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07-21-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By katsup

That "discoloration" is severe, what's their...

That "discoloration" is severe, what's their explanation for it being on the seat stay, top tube and even fork? Something is wrong with the back wheel as well, maybe it's just dirt.

Pass...
07-19-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By katsup

Gravel bikes typically have a more relaxed...

Gravel bikes typically have a more relaxed geometry.
07-19-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By katsup

It's more of a gravel bike, but here is my 1990...

It's more of a gravel bike, but here is my 1990 520 with cowbell bars and STI shifters. It has room for 42mm tires at least, but it's serving as my road bike with 35mm slicks.
...
07-17-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By katsup

The serial number puts it at 1984, which is when...

The serial number puts it at 1984, which is when the frame was made. It looks to have been sold as a 1985 Trek 770 as mentioned earlier.

770 - 85 hot pink with white decals

Nice bike.
07-17-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By katsup

I gave a quick look at your Craigslist and found...

I gave a quick look at your Craigslist and found this 21in 720 for $130...
07-17-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By katsup

You are paying full market value, you may be able...

You are paying full market value, you may be able to get $450 at resell, but it will take awhile. It wouldn't go for that in my market, maybe on eBay.

The 7900 is an upgrade, with better...
07-17-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

I think you missed where I said all the cons...

I think you missed where I said all the cons regarding suspension in hybrids, weight is just one factor that you brought up in post 13 (https://www.bikeforums.net/21030761-post13.html). You obviously...
07-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

The groupsets are similar weight Roadlite ...

The groupsets are similar weight

Roadlite
105 (R7000)

Pathlite 7
Mix of SLX (M7000) and XT (M8000)
SLX Weights:

+ 120g (front shifter), 152.1g (front deraileur) + brakes and additional...
07-16-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

The comparable Canyon with Carbon fork weighs...

The comparable Canyon with Carbon fork weighs 22lbs. It has 30mm tires vs 40mm on the Pathlite, but that doesn't make up the 4lb difference.

Canyon Roadlite 7.0...
07-16-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

Ask the shop if you can take the bike you are...

Ask the shop if you can take the bike you are interested in on a 30mi (50km) ride. You may have to hand them your driver's license, but the shops by me would allow this.
07-16-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By katsup

Could you post a photo of your current bike setup...

Could you post a photo of your current bike setup and your height. Better if you are on it so we can see how you fit.

There is a subforum about bike fit by the way -...
07-16-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

At the mentioned price point, it is heavy, feels...

At the mentioned price point, it is heavy, feels like a pogo stick and needs additional maintenance / repair. Even after 3 years I have had to take part, clean and grease a Suntour XCT fork as it was...
07-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By katsup

Will this be your first bike or have you been...

Will this be your first bike or have you been riding awhile? If it's your first, it is difficult to get the right bike without riding experience and I'd suggest lowering your budget and saving the...
07-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

I picked up this 1991 Fuji Sundance recently....

I picked up this 1991 Fuji Sundance recently. Once I washed off all the dust, I was surprised how clean and original this bike still is. By far the best condition used bike I have purchased, with the...
07-15-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By katsup

Most alloy forks tend to pick up a lot of...

Most alloy forks tend to pick up a lot of vibrations. From my understanding, this is why most forks are steel or carbon fiber.
07-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,328
Posted By katsup

There are a bunch of awesome boutique vintage...

There are a bunch of awesome boutique vintage mountain bikes (Salsa, Fat Chance, Steelman, etc..). However, I don't have a bunch of money to spend, so my taste leans toward the bigger brands. A 1991...
07-14-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

Nice bike, I dig the color. Needs a dork disk...

Nice bike, I dig the color. Needs a dork disk though :)
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By katsup

Do you want to upgrade or replace what you...

Do you want to upgrade or replace what you currently have?

There should be a model number on the back of the derailleur if you want the same one. Other than knowing it is a 3 speed, you also want...
07-03-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,016
Posted By katsup

Wrong, non drive side is reverse threaded.

Wrong, non drive side is reverse threaded.
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By katsup

In my market, $100 with new cables / housing and...

In my market, $100 with new cables / housing and in good working order. This is assuming the suspension is not bad.

It's a rider and not a collectible bike.
06-30-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,503
Posted By katsup

The one with the easiest lock or in the least...

The one with the easiest lock or in the least public spot.
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By katsup

Add some photos to your album: ...

Add some photos to your album:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/501345
06-28-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By katsup

What is the mountain bike? How many speeds? ...

What is the mountain bike? How many speeds?

I've used Microshift STI shifters with my 3x7 mountain bikes before and they worked well.
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By katsup

Here is your previous thread ...

Here is your previous thread
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1108926-continental.html

No whole bike photo there either.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,827
Posted By katsup

I haven't hit a screw like this running tubeless,...

I haven't hit a screw like this running tubeless, but at the rate it leaked air, I at least think I would of needed to add air.

I wouldn't ride with the screw like that as I'd be scared of...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,827
Posted By katsup

Ending up getting screwed yesterday, I'm sure...

Ending up getting screwed yesterday, I'm sure this would of flattened most tires (tubeless & tubed). It happened 100 feet from the office, so I changed the tube at my leisure.
...
06-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By katsup

Here are the photos the OP uploaded to their...

Here are the photos the OP uploaded to their album.
...
06-21-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,172
Posted By katsup

The poll should of asked what color do you prefer.

The poll should of asked what color do you prefer.
06-19-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By katsup

Yours is a 1993 according to Specialized. Notice...

Yours is a 1993 according to Specialized. Notice the color difference and crank arm color.

1992 Catalog...
06-14-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,539
Posted By katsup

Marin San Rafael 2...

Marin San Rafael 2 (https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2019-pavement-fitness-transit-dual-sport-san-rafael-ds2)
Trek Dual Sport 2...
06-13-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By katsup

Personally, I don't see a $1000 bike as being a...

Personally, I don't see a $1000 bike as being a "less expensive bike". Granted, it is cheaper than your FXS6, but it will still stand out at the bike rack compared to the others.

I'd suggest...
06-04-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By katsup

The OP stated that he wants more gears on both...

The OP stated that he wants more gears on both ends. A larger cassette would only give him more gears for climbing. A 2x would cover both of his wants.
05-31-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By katsup

Here are OakBehringer's photos (No full bike...

Here are OakBehringer's photos (No full bike photo though).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x858/1_326099ea632e1cf2a090f4373f5bcbc3f3cb6c52.jpeg...
05-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By katsup

Thanks fietsbob. I know that Salsa is apart of...

Thanks fietsbob. I know that Salsa is apart of QBP, just trying to judge whether I should buy and go through the trouble of building the wheels.

I am leaning toward no, at least not until...
05-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By katsup

Hub Upgrade - Salsa to XT

Hi,

I have been thinking about upgrading the stock Salsa hubs (I think Formula) on my Vaya to Deore XT (M8000) before we can no longer order Shimano parts from Europe. There is nothing wrong with...
05-26-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

Yes, a 27.0 post could be jammed in (it was when...

Yes, a 27.0 post could be jammed in (it was when I got it), but a 26.8 fit perfect....
05-24-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

My 92 tange stumpjumper had a 26.8 seatpost. It...

My 92 tange stumpjumper had a 26.8 seatpost. It was the purple DX model that year.
05-23-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,326
Posted By katsup

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the...

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the look as long as they are not oversized, faded, or broken.

In my opinion, compared to a helmet and lycra, a spoke protector is low on the dork scale.
05-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,326
Posted By katsup

I'm aware of that thread. I visited a...

I'm aware of that thread.

I visited a closing bike shop and asked about their dork disks. They gave me a box of various sizes that they removed over the years, so now all my bikes have them.
05-23-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,326
Posted By katsup

If only they made a piece of plastic or something...

If only they made a piece of plastic or something to help prevent this....
05-22-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

Another recent find (as purchased). ...

Another recent find (as purchased).
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/img_20190520_192627943_a816f72cf5157f3003ee49eda21df3544de0b4d5.jpg...
05-21-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By katsup

And I thought I got a good deal. I paid 4 times...

And I thought I got a good deal. I paid 4 times as much for this 1990 a couple of months ago and the shifters need work.
...
05-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,060
Posted By katsup

I buy and sell on craigslist and I get...

I buy and sell on craigslist and I get negotiating before driving as I do the same if the bike is far. If a seller knows I am driving an hour, they have the upper hand in the negotiating. I did...
05-17-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By katsup

When mountain biking, I use a bear bell that has...

When mountain biking, I use a bear bell that has a magnet which is used as a silencer. I have been thanked a lot by hikers for having it.

As a hiker as well, I appreciate when a mountain biker...
05-16-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,620
Posted By katsup

Return it to Walmart?

Return it to Walmart?
Replies: 19
Views: 6,820
Posted By katsup

adlu in my market, that Marin would be a strong...

adlu in my market, that Marin would be a strong pass. Having to replace the rear wheel and handlebar at that price seems unreasonable.

What size do you ride? I'm guessing ~20" looking at that...
05-14-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By katsup

I have rebuilt a couple of the 7sp trigger...

I have rebuilt a couple of the 7sp trigger shifters (M095), just make sure you are good at taking things apart and putting them back together. If they are beyond repair, you often see them listed on...
05-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,362
Posted By katsup

Playing video games while biking was common...

Playing video games while biking was common during the Pokemon Go craze.
Replies: 19
Views: 6,820
Posted By katsup

You brought back alive 4 old treads about the...

You brought back alive 4 old treads about the Trek 970. Expand your search to the Trek 950, 930 and other upper end vintage mountain bikes like the stumpjumper. Look for Deore LX components or...
05-13-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By katsup

You are suppose to measure from the center so...

You are suppose to measure from the center so 21". A 23" will have have a longer head tube.
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