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08-01-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
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rear wheel keeps pulling over.....quick release worn out?

Do quick releases wear out?

I have an older forged dropout bike with Sansin or Sunshine all metal QRs. I am running a modest 42x16t but from a stand still and going hard i still seem to pull my...
06-14-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
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Flat Pedal recommendations....

I am building up a rigid 26er as a around towner. I am looking for a good cheap set of flat pedals that wont look completely out of place on a 90s mtb. Id like it if they were pinned but not...
05-01-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
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I guess what i am saying is they dont appear to...

I guess what i am saying is they dont appear to be old man veins but........in shape guy veins. THey are quite impressive. I hope they dont turn into the former but i am betting that is not avoidable...
05-01-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
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Odd topic: Veins.....in feet and ankles

I have been cycling in the fairer months here in the midwest for years. Its my favorite thing to do.

THis year it has been warming up and i have been out several times getting my knees and legs...
05-01-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
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wow..thanks. Those look decent. ....and the price...

wow..thanks. Those look decent. ....and the price is right.
05-01-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
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the Sugino xd600 looks to be a decent option but...

the Sugino xd600 looks to be a decent option but spendy. It only comes in 46/36/26. My current setup is 48/38/28. I dont know how much a 2 tooth difference will make throughout the range. Right now...
04-30-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
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interesting. This is a stock trek 750. Size is...

interesting. This is a stock trek 750. Size is small....id have to look it up. Maybe 18" .....~30 inch standover height.

Sadly im built quite strange so almost everything i ride needs shorter...
04-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
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ah...i thought you couldnt buy/sell/request/swap...

ah...i thought you couldnt buy/sell/request/swap on this forum unless you were a premium member and put the request in the proper forum.

Glad to hear they can be had though. If i find a set, i...
04-30-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
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Square Taper MTB triple???

I am looking for a square taper crankset at 110 bcd if possible

I know most older MTBs had 175s but my short legs just cant do it. My knees.....

Wondering if they ever did them in 165mm. I...
03-08-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
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I saw this one. Looks quite bulky but i guess...

I saw this one. Looks quite bulky but i guess that doesnt matter. It will be going on a touring bike. Weight is the least of my concerns. Id rather have the adjust-ability vs aesthetic
03-08-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
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yeah...the rear will have that problem for sure....

yeah...the rear will have that problem for sure. It uses a "wide" yolk already and the cable pull stops just before hitting the cable stop. Id have to put any kind of adjuster up near the head tube...
03-07-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
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Inline Cable Adjusters for brakes?

I built up a Trek 750 and put drop bars on it. Originally it had flat bars/riser bars and levers. it had a small barrel adjuster in the lever. Road levers on the drop bars have nothings. It has canti...
02-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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yeah...i gave up over thinking it and carefully...

yeah...i gave up over thinking it and carefully just crushed it inwards....fits ok now

Another cripe is the rods that mount to the seat stay mount on the inside. There is no 4mm allen key on earth...
02-29-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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I will probably make that bracket for the rear...

I will probably make that bracket for the rear light. Great idea.

Still trying to sort out the rear spacing thing. This is a standard 135mm spaced (inner) Trek 750. Cantilever brakes.
Perhaps it...
02-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Thanks!. Ill see if i can find some of these...

Thanks!.

Ill see if i can find some of these locally or some spacers that will fit in the same way. Being what tubus charges for a rack you would think they would include these in the kit. I guess...
02-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
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Tubus Logo Evo Rack experience?

I picked one of these racks up based on all the good things i have heard about it.

I cant figure this thing out. The instructions are junk...but how hard can it be? Its for mount points.

There...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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i went with the 38c and the sks p50 fenders this...

i went with the 38c and the sks p50 fenders this time.

For clearance i found a thread that talked about heating the fender and shaping it rather than cutting it. I think it is going to work out...
02-16-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
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i ended up with some 1 inch rubber lined clamps...

i ended up with some 1 inch rubber lined clamps as shown above. I lined them with 2 more layers of inner tube and it seems pretty firm. I probably could have used 3/4 but i think this will work...
02-16-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
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Thanks Im going to take a caliper to my fork...

Thanks
Im going to take a caliper to my fork and ill take one of my plates with me from the rack..

I dont want to drill or mod the plates. Surly charges $27 for the unicrown mounting kit for...
02-15-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
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I will check out the electrical dept tomorrow....

I will check out the electrical dept tomorrow. Those look promising.

I know vintage blackburn front racks had u bolts that would go around the fork blades. I didnt think they still made those....
02-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
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Mid fork eyelets for rack on a unicrown MTB fork

I have an old stumpjumper and want to mount Surly nice rack on the front and use it as a hauler of front bags too and from the store etc.

Do they make pclips for unicrown forks somewhere? I have...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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on my previous build i went with the planet bike...

on my previous build i went with the planet bike fenders in a 45 width running a schwalbe marathon 38c tire. I think those fenders might only be rated to a 35c tire. I see almost no options for a 38c...
01-26-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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Thanks. I was putting it together and...

Thanks. I was putting it together and thought.....this looks odd. Thanks for the confirmation.
01-25-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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SRAM x7 rear mech and chainstay cable boss

I putting together an old stumpjumper frame for a townie/dorking around bike.

I picked up a sram x7 rear derailleur and im thinking it wont work. The SJ has a rear mech boss on the chain stay and...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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yeah with them off the bike it looks fine. That...

yeah with them off the bike it looks fine. That gap is about 10mm. Its very hard to tell what kind of gap i have once the fenders are on because you cant see up in there but it is tight.....i do know...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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Here is a picture of the clearance with no...

Here is a picture of the clearance with no fender. Seems like plenty of room. This is with the 700x38. Once you get the fender on there though it is extremely tight. Its probably save to say that a...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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yeah..the rims i have are just a tad wider then...

yeah..the rims i have are just a tad wider then road rims. They are the stock trek 36 hole titan rims if i recall correctly. I think i will try 35s and see if that is better.
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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Yeah...i am not against cutting into the fenders...

Yeah...i am not against cutting into the fenders around the crown to raise them up and then re-enforcing around that are if need be. I just dont want to do it if i dont have to. I dont have fenders...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
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Schwalbe Marathon sizing 700x38 vs 700x35

I am looking at picking up a set of Schwalbe Marathon for an older t trek hybrid touring bike i am building up. I have built up the exact same model using 700x38 and it was just a mm away from the...
12-25-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By scale

Nope.

Nope.
12-25-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
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Wheel weight for touring/commuter

I am putting together a small trek 750 (17 inch). I have the wheelset all cleaned up and read to go back on. The Schwalbe Marathons (38c), rims (stock 36h matrix titans w/exage hubs), tubes and...
12-19-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
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neat.....i wonder if there was a battery pack...

neat.....i wonder if there was a battery pack then or a generator hub. Mine appear to have the original matrix wheels but just a normal hub.
12-18-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
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Ah.....Interesting....i never considered that....

Ah.....Interesting....i never considered that. Ill have to see where the other one is located once it is not -10 degrees outside.
12-17-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
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Trek 750 Metrotrack

I have a trek multitrack 750 from the early 90s. Nice bike.
Just found a trek metro track 750. I have never seen one before. It looks to be identical to the multitrack. I am looking to through the...
10-05-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
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Dia Compe nutted brakes

Were most non aero nutted brake calipers setup to mount the front cable on the left? It makes it hard to setup the bike with aero levers. If your front brake is your right hand you can see even...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
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i have thought about this as well. That would...

i have thought about this as well. That would allow the fender to raise up a few more mm and would probably work. I dont much like the idea but it surely is better than grinding on the crown itself....
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
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Trek 750 and fender clearance

I have finished out my old 90s Trek 750 touring build. It is a tank. 36lbs unloaded. I took it out for ~20 yesterday with stuff on the rear and today i took it out for ~25mi today with ~25lbs on the...
06-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
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The frame has been cold set and appears straight....

The frame has been cold set and appears straight. Ill take some measurements. I pulled the cranks and spindle back off to take some measurements there and it is correct. at 122.5. I might try a...
06-09-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
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i suppose i can try to put a spacer or 2 under...

i suppose i can try to put a spacer or 2 under the drive side to see if that helps. It just seems odd. I thought maybe i had the wrong size spindle but i even pulled it and checked. I did throw a 9...
06-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
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Old Schwinn High Sierra bottom bracket spindle length advice?

I have and old schwinn HS. .....probably 86 or 87. 68mm bb and i have some shimano fc-mt60 triple cranks. According to Sheldon that triple crankset should be 122.5mm. Thats what i put in. A brand new...
04-27-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
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Its a 1994 based on the catalog. The charts in...

Its a 1994 based on the catalog. The charts in the catalog show all the measurements but not the actual fork rake


I know the surly fork has a rake of 45mm
...
04-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
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Trek 930 fork options

I picked up an old early 1990s trek 930 frame today. It is in great shape.

No fork but i believe the head tube to be 1 1/8 inch for a threadless headset. 135mm rear spacing. I am thinking of...
04-05-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
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I would say so. Id love t find a Volpe in my size.

I would say so. Id love t find a Volpe in my size.
03-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,684
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cool. i havent seen one like that before. Post a...

cool. i havent seen one like that before. Post a picture if you get a chance. I like how it appears to fit over the top nut.
03-28-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,684
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What the hell kind of 1 inch headset nut is that?...

What the hell kind of 1 inch headset nut is that? Looks like it has a cable hanger built in? Or is it some kind of weird cap that goes over the nut?
03-26-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,684
Posted By scale

That is looking great! Nice work.

That is looking great! Nice work.
03-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6,809
Views: 2,382,465
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i am building out a stumpjumper conversion now...

i am building out a stumpjumper conversion now and i am going to start with some surly open bars rather than drops. I will likely want to convert over to drops at some point. I have no idea on stem...
02-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
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SRAM SI crankset with XSync 32t narrow wide ring

I am refurbishing an old 26 inch MTB and i picked up this SRAM crankset. It has a 32t narrow/wide chainring.

The plan for the bike is it will be a 1x9. I am wondering if this 32t will be too...
01-29-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 190,893
Posted By scale

Wow....thats nice.

Wow....thats nice.
01-27-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
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I think i got it sorted out. I had the limit...

I think i got it sorted out. I had the limit screw almost all the way out on the low end and with it clamped on in that way the whole cage would move around as it was then resting on one of the cross...
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