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10-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By DorkDisk

I'm not a Multitrack expert, but I've dealt with...

I'm not a Multitrack expert, but I've dealt with them often over the decades. I can say that 750s did not always have 50mm rake forks, or different forks from other Multitracks for each year. For...
10-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By DorkDisk

7sp thumbies are a thing. This is half my spare...

7sp thumbies are a thing. This is half my spare stash. Not pictures are my Suntours, DX, and other XTs in other locales.
...
10-12-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By DorkDisk

Well-built wheels

Well-built wheels
10-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,858
Posted By DorkDisk

Just buy the bike. Its nice to have two bikes, ...

Just buy the bike. Its nice to have two bikes, or more.
10-08-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,605
Posted By DorkDisk

I've a few MTBs from that era..ish. Here is a 94...

I've a few MTBs from that era..ish. Here is a 94 Kona Hot where I swapped out the Judy fork for a CrabonCycles (https://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=0&rb=14&) Exotic fork.

...
10-08-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By DorkDisk

Had this Diverge Elite E5 for a day. Picked it up...

Had this Diverge Elite E5 for a day. Picked it up Monday, returned it on Tuesday. BH in Chelsea said rotor rubbing is normal and will wear in. Nice bike, bad QC. This is what I get for trying to buy...
10-07-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By DorkDisk

Less material is needed vs the front due to the...

Less material is needed vs the front due to the curvature of the wheel; and it looks different
10-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By DorkDisk

That fork...... looks bent

That fork...... looks bent
10-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7,531
Views: 1,957,964
Posted By DorkDisk

My Haro with 2.3DTHs in the background with my...

My Haro with 2.3DTHs in the background with my friend's NOS 93 Stumpjumper in the foreground.
...
10-05-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,531
Views: 1,957,964
Posted By DorkDisk

I have, I think, 5 pairs so far. They are light,...

I have, I think, 5 pairs so far. They are light, fast, and keep the intended BB height of old MTBs. I've had good luck with them in mud, gravel, dirt, and roads. I highly recommend them; keep buying...
10-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,531
Views: 1,957,964
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Stumpjumper Comp

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1050x1400/april_14_2020_4366_b340c91472659564457cb4ca6617e9697fc269a8.png...
09-29-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,176
Posted By DorkDisk

The clothing, definitely the tights.

The clothing, definitely the tights.
09-26-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,101
Posted By DorkDisk

These guys are pretty cool and pro-bike; they...

These guys are pretty cool and pro-bike; they gave a presentation in the shop about bike accidents and what to do.

...
09-25-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By DorkDisk

The two main hoses are BH59 and BH90; they are...

The two main hoses are BH59 and BH90; they are compatible with each other, one just had to use the proper olive for each end. BH59 is a "detuned" version that has a lesser on/off feel, and more of a...
09-24-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,314
Posted By DorkDisk

Try a better bike, like a Rivendell...

Try a better bike, like a Rivendell (https://www.rivbike.com/).
09-23-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,015
Posted By DorkDisk

I love the fall, and actually ride more. For...

I love the fall, and actually ride more. For winter, I like to switch bikes to something slower and hit the woods.
09-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By DorkDisk

I like the Maxxis DTH...

I like the Maxxis DTH (https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-320-137-dth) for street use and "dirty roads"
...
09-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 257,513
Posted By DorkDisk

99 f1000

This doesn't look so old with its disk brakes but its a '99. I do need to trim that one hose though.
...
09-19-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By DorkDisk

^ This. You want to get those with pad holders...

^
This. You want to get those with pad holders the first time around. After that, you can get just the inserts (http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_type.html). Black for dry, red for wet, black/wet...
09-19-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,904
Posted By DorkDisk

I recall an article in a magazine before the webs...

I recall an article in a magazine before the webs that published a bunch of spoof letters to bike companies' CEOs. One was from a purported guy who worked in a dumpster who was so excited that...
09-19-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,904
Posted By DorkDisk

So write your own book on cycling, and start your...

So write your own book on cycling, and start your own bike company.

Rivbike and that book have been out for decades by now. Where have you been?
09-16-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By DorkDisk

30 years of being a bike dork

30 years of being a bike dork
09-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By DorkDisk

xpedo traverse 5?...

xpedo traverse 5? (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Xpedo/Traverse-5-Platform-Pedals-p24298/)
09-03-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,206
Posted By DorkDisk

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over...

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over the bar, if you let it. The trick is to not let the wheel lock up, and to use your body to prevent being easily flung. Many people use just the front...
08-30-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By DorkDisk

It's not for me, its for others.

It's not for me, its for others.
08-25-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By DorkDisk

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the...

Watch some Coke head snatch it up for the Coca-Cola gear.
08-24-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By DorkDisk

I've only had mine for 10 months but : the ride...

I've only had mine for 10 months but : the ride has the vibration insulation that crabon is known for, the legs flex fore and aft considerably for comfort, and the straight legs track very well. Mine...
08-21-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,706,479
Posted By DorkDisk

Some urban cross pics from the lockdown ...

Some urban cross pics from the lockdown

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x933/may_04_2020_4698_617263853083762237282ddf66183956080a02ef.jpg...
08-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By DorkDisk

Funny, I was looking at this...

Funny, I was looking at this (https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/active/fitness/quick-cx/quick-cx-1); which says Coil, plus basic stanchions is a giveaway of a low end fork. This may be the...
08-20-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By DorkDisk

I'd start with stripping the frame down bare to...

I'd start with stripping the frame down bare to asses its overall condition, especially the head tube before committing to any type of overhaul.
08-19-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,723
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less will make you lose weight. Diet, as...

Eating less will make you lose weight. Diet, as in a lifestyle, not as in a list of trendy things to eat.

Exercise will make you look better by bulking specific muscles regardless of body fat; but...
08-17-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By DorkDisk

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller...

A case for frame size being a factor, my smaller Shogun Kaze:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/833x555/09_3a78a9a405c2563383a0617ee04019cccd459cba.jpg
08-17-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By DorkDisk

GRX will have the newer pivot location for the...

GRX will have the newer pivot location for the brake lever.
08-15-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By DorkDisk

A neighbor gifted me an old "Easy Riding Chair"...

A neighbor gifted me an old "Easy Riding Chair" when I was in college; we all took turns learning to ride it.

1) Very difficult for me. Even the freestyle BMX guy struggled
2) Kinda, but in a...
08-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By DorkDisk

Cranks...

Cranks (https://eastoncycling.com/products/ec90sl-crank)
08-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By DorkDisk

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a...

I could argue that the guy on the Colnago is a bad cyclist.
08-08-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe you lean a bit to one side and all the...

Maybe you lean a bit to one side and all the sweat goes to that side? If you have a trainer or rollers and a mirror you can check your symmetry on a bike. If you've had any injuries, your position...
08-07-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By DorkDisk

I've never heard of putting cleats as far back as...

I've never heard of putting cleats as far back as possible, I've always placed the widest part of the foot over the axle; this is rarely the furthest back on the shoe.
08-02-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By DorkDisk

MTBs in general have used mismatched brakes over...

MTBs in general have used mismatched brakes over time; starting with U/Rollercam rear + canti front, to V rear + front disc, to the current meta of running a smaller rear rotor, and even flat mount...
07-28-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By DorkDisk

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the...

Wipe the outside of excess grease and ride the original lube.
07-27-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,437
Posted By DorkDisk

Many people don't want reflectors on their...

Many people don't want reflectors on their pedals. This one is good (https://www.rivbike.com/products/vp-538-black-pedal) and has them.
07-27-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By DorkDisk

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.

I have nothing good to say about stock wheels.
07-25-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,396
Posted By DorkDisk

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.
07-24-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By DorkDisk

I like this one...

I like this one (https://www.feedbacksports.com/product/rakk-black/) because it grabs the wheel. All bikes have a wheel.
07-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By DorkDisk

810 is 48/32, 600 is avalable in 46/30

810 is 48/32, 600 is avalable in 46/30
07-21-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By DorkDisk

I had the benefit of "working from home" during...

I had the benefit of "working from home" during the pandemic in NYC, but being required to do multiple site visits 100 blocks away in the shadiest parts of town. Oh, the stuff I saw.... I had to get...
07-20-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By DorkDisk

Off the top of my head, 27.2 is the standard 90s...

Off the top of my head, 27.2 is the standard 90s Cannondale size
07-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By DorkDisk

EH500 pedals are nice; I've a pair for city use....

EH500 pedals are nice; I've a pair for city use. The flats are very nice, and the SPD is the usual. They scratch easily and the color doesn't match anything else though, except maybe the blue Deore...
07-13-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs;...

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs; ejected bottles on a hot summer day in the middle of nowhere is not fun.
07-09-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,276
Posted By DorkDisk

3 pages before a drive side photo. Geesh....

3 pages before a drive side photo. Geesh. :innocent:
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