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11-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By DorkDisk

They might have wrench flats for spring tension....

They might have wrench flats for spring tension. I was trying to point you to Keith Bontrager's guide to cantilever setup but it seems like the internet black hole ate it up, along with his rants...
11-11-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,461
Views: 2,226,715
Posted By DorkDisk

Shifter cables are probably criss-crossed for...

Shifter cables are probably criss-crossed for smoother routing.
11-09-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,073
Posted By DorkDisk

Metallic Grey Teasdale Kona Hot

with 90s CNC goodies

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11-04-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 189,911
Posted By DorkDisk

I think that's a 6500 front

I think that's a 6500 front
11-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By DorkDisk

Drivetrains are up to 11 and 12 speeds but 9 is...

Drivetrains are up to 11 and 12 speeds but 9 is still a great place to be, especially if one has legacy top end components. Deore M591 is still available, and rock solid. I have one bike with it and...
11-03-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By DorkDisk

I'd suggest starting with the fork+headset, and...

I'd suggest starting with the fork+headset, and then the wheels. Fork must have the proper steerer diameter, axle to crown, rake, and brake type. This will get your correct stance. Tires will...
11-01-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52,803
Views: 7,193,243
Posted By DorkDisk

Well, I know that Explosifs were steel at those...

Well, I know that Explosifs were steel at those years, and that frame does not have the dropout proportions for Al, plus the frame has rust. And then a quick catalog search proved my initial hunch of...
10-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Old guy here. This was common as hell back then....

Old guy here. This was common as hell back then. Tioga T-bone is the stem pictured...
10-27-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,081
Posted By DorkDisk

This 91 Haro Extreme is by far my heaviest steel...

This 91 Haro Extreme is by far my heaviest steel bike; but it rides fairly nicely, and has good handling.
...
10-24-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

I don't recall the race team riding IBOCs or Yeti...

I don't recall the race team riding IBOCs or Yeti selling IBOCs. The first one is more probable, but would have been mentioned BITD. I may well be wrong or just have bad memory
10-23-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

I think that's a 93. That year also came out in a...

I think that's a 93. That year also came out in a very handsome two tone grey
10-23-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe the new Koski is a QBP brand, but Koski is...

Maybe the new Koski is a QBP brand, but Koski is a MTB pioneer-rode with Breeze, Fisher, Ritchey, Potts and such. He sold frames and parts under his name;
I don't know much about him, but his...
10-23-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Found an ad in my bikepr0n folder. The cranks...

Found an ad in my bikepr0n folder. The cranks were "common," the brakes and levers also, the perches show up once in a while but are easily missed. I've never run into the pedals IRL
...
10-22-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a score, with nice parts too: Ringle quill...

That's a score, with nice parts too: Ringle quill stem, White hubs, Gorilla brake booster. All parts worthy of a Paramount.

Whoa, are those Grafton pedals?
10-22-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,298
Posted By DorkDisk

Thx. It started raining just as I got on the...

Thx. It started raining just as I got on the bridge. Got soaked, might as well stop for a pic
10-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52,803
Views: 7,193,243
Posted By DorkDisk

Long Island Vintage MTBers: This 95 Kona...

Long Island Vintage MTBers:

This 95 Kona Explosif (https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/bik/d/glen-head-mens-24-speed-kona-mountain/6999352684.html) has been sitting for weeks. I asked him if he'd...
10-22-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Off the top of my head, the parts are <91, 93...

Off the top of my head, the parts are <91, 93 IBOC had a triangular top tube. Im going to guess 91 IBOC
10-21-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,298
Posted By DorkDisk

Shogun...

Shogun 1000https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191005_151102_7c299ab3bdcd3d3cf7b9f91b3d0ac1f599db4957.jpg

Shogun Kaze...
10-20-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

You also seem to have the cam end of S-Works...

You also seem to have the cam end of S-Works skewers
10-20-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks; the final build is going to be more...

Thanks; the final build is going to be more subdued than what you see.

130mm 0 deg is way too long and low for me these days.
...
10-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

The differences are there; but depending on what...

The differences are there; but depending on what you are swapping out, YMMV. I've had good luck indexing this 7 sp Accushift thumb shifter w/ Shimano deralleur on a (coincidentally) '95 M500
...
10-20-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a score in terms of parts. Ritchey cranks,...

That's a score in terms of parts. Ritchey cranks, XT Vs, Nuke Proof hubs, M950 front derailleur; but no shifters? Dia Compe PC-7 were short pull? Can't remember.

Frame is repaint? Don't recall DBR...
10-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a good point. Purple was the most...

That's a good point.

Purple was the most seen in the mags. When I bought my CNC parts BITD (via phone and credit card or snail mail and check) I always got silver or black.

Those bar ends were...
10-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By DorkDisk

Hi. Depending on where in NYC you end up living,...

Hi. Depending on where in NYC you end up living, you might have the space. I'm in Manhattan (midtown) and use a storage space in Harlem; and each little box fits 4 bikes easily....
10-18-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

short cage XT, Logic cranks, thumbies, 987 brakes...

short cage XT, Logic cranks, thumbies, 987 brakes - that's a nice setup you got
10-18-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Good eye. Hot still a work in progress. ...

Good eye. Hot still a work in progress.

Boots have particles of the Macaw tires, which are crumbling; and bits of other colored tires it came in contact with....
10-16-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 74,478
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice setup. Do you have the XPress...

That's a nice setup. Do you have the XPress shifters?
10-14-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Yus it is a Judy XC, as for if it's worth it to...

Yus it is a Judy XC, as for if it's worth it to fix it up, it depends. :o

If you can find a Risse or Englund air cartridge, that's the way to go IMO.
...
10-13-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Here is some 90's CNC and anodized MTB porn,...

Here is some 90's CNC and anodized MTB porn, including the (in)famous Macaw tire.
...
10-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 189,911
Posted By DorkDisk

From what I recall, Trek Singletracks didn't use...

From what I recall, Trek Singletracks didn't use a pulley; they used a bottom bracket mounted bolt (pic2) and the housing pulled the cable. The housing stop goes in the cable fixing bolt and the...
10-13-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Many others made 29ers in the 90s. Off the top of...

Many others made 29ers in the 90s. Off the top of my head, Diamondback made the Overdrive, Bianchi had one also... Tires were hard to get at that time, things were not like today in terms of supply...
10-13-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Challenge accepted. ...

Challenge accepted.
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I have a set of CODAs also but these are in...
10-09-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By DorkDisk

Friction fronts (thumb shifters) or DT shifters...

Friction fronts (thumb shifters) or DT shifters with top clamps are great for these conversions. The EZ Fire shifters will work with the proper front derailleur as mentioned, but make sure you get...
10-07-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,888
Posted By DorkDisk

Last time from a bike shop: 1990 First time...

Last time from a bike shop: 1990
First time from ebay: last week
10-07-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice bike. Didn't know there were only 10 made....

Nice bike. Didn't know there were only 10 made. I've seen two in person, plus yours online....
10-07-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Manitous were elastomer

Manitous were elastomer
10-07-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 150,656
Posted By DorkDisk

Not old enough for this sub, but... Slapped...

Not old enough for this sub, but...

Slapped on a GRX today. Was a little apprehensive about not ordering a FD but it seemed like my 600 derailleur could swing it (no pun intended). Sure enough;...
10-04-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,295
Posted By DorkDisk

I don't have to think

I don't have to think
10-04-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By DorkDisk

Might be related to the...

Might be related to the made-in-Mexico-by-Alubike, licensed from Colnago and Ferrari MTBs...
10-01-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Love those Konas. Great color, and great job -...

Love those Konas. Great color, and great job - looks new. What is your seatpost diameter?
10-01-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice. Those had a Tange Prestige front triangle...

Nice. Those had a Tange Prestige front triangle and an Al rear with the Horst link. A great example of old school short travel.
09-22-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By DorkDisk

If you have a triple with a 46-48t big ring, a...

If you have a triple with a 46-48t big ring, a 12-28 cassette will give you the small jumps that are better suited for road riding.

For a 36t big ring, an 11-28 cassette would be good.

Smooth...
09-22-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By DorkDisk

Fix the old bike. Learn to ride it.

Fix the old bike. Learn to ride it.
09-22-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By DorkDisk

Most of my bikes have mismatched components which...

Most of my bikes have mismatched components which disqualifies them from cycling perfection to many.

I do work on fit constantly - I find my setups changing as I get older. The bike I built as a...
09-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 54,375
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Yes, they are VO with Campa Super Record

Thanks. Yes, they are VO with Campa Super Record
09-06-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By DorkDisk

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Just replaced the old style stubby and fat pads with these...
09-05-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,411,564
Posted By DorkDisk

Nice Stumpjumper, and great condition also. Its...

Nice Stumpjumper, and great condition also. Its great to see original owners on these old bikes. I understand about the parts, I have this 93 Breezer that is getting more and more pricey to keep...
09-04-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

That's a nice one. Ours shared the same frame....

That's a nice one. Ours shared the same frame. The Comp model had a higher end tubeset AFAIK.

I swapped out my front cantilevers for V brakes, and now run the same pads front and rear. The ride is...
08-31-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Great build, great work. Spent a lot of my youth...

Great build, great work. Spent a lot of my youth on Megabites. Great tires.

Maybe the deerhead derailleur got swapped out?
08-27-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 1,630,743
Posted By DorkDisk

Reunited, after a long while

After looking for one of these, I finally scored a cheap complete Haro Extreme in great condition. This is a 91 and they were made in USA (tacked in Mexico and welded in SoCal)

I used to have a 92...
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