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10-09-20, 02:49 PM
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Posted By styggno1

Substituting the old black Ritchey tires and the...

Substituting the old black Ritchey tires and the LX cranks with Panaracer Smoke and Dart tires and an XT crank saved 610 grams. Going from 12,18 kg to 11,57. Still got some potential with inner tubes...
10-08-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By DQRider

WooHoo! Road Trip!

I'm driving down to Iowa City from Saint Paul, MN to pick up this:

https://i.imgur.com/ko0lEHr.png

1983 Trek 850 "Rough Terrain Bike"- with all original components, which I will remove and keep...
10-05-20, 07:53 PM
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Posted By victorm

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Agreed great riding tire. My 92 Stumpy currently under resto but 2.3 in front with...
10-05-20, 05:33 PM
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Posted By thorstein

I'm on my second year using the same 2.15" DTH...

I'm on my second year using the same 2.15" DTH tires on my '84 Stumpjumper, & I agree, they're great. I've done road, gravel, & single-track with no complaints....
10-03-20, 07:01 PM
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Posted By ryansu

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no...

I have been looking for an old Rock Hopper to no avail so far in my price range, components, size vector but I did have this Shogun Prairie Breaker I come up and for $50 with lugs, bullmoose bars,...
09-28-20, 03:28 PM
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Posted By styggno1

Suffering from component-group-OCD I can finally...

Suffering from component-group-OCD I can finally correct this 1989 MB-1 (with 1994 XT). The lowly LX cranks will be substituted for NOS XT tomorrow. Just got them home.
...
09-23-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By topflightpro

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty...

Basically, Gossamer cranks are OEM junk. Pretty much everyone who's been riding awhile has one in their parts bin that they cannot get rid of because no one wants a used or new-pull off Gossamer -...
09-20-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By katsup

You keep mentioning rigid frame, you must have a...

You keep mentioning rigid frame, you must have a suspension hybrid. I've tried those as as well, hated them. They had a heavy pogo stick feel to them. My more expensive mountain bike with Fox...
09-20-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By katsup

A bike in the $6-900 range will be around the...

A bike in the $6-900 range will be around the same weight as his current. I've done 30+ mile rides on rigid mountain bikes with no problem. I'm even more comfortable on them compared to a 2010 Trek...
09-14-20, 03:33 AM
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Posted By PeterLYoung

1992 Trek 970 MTB

Here is my 1992 Trek 970 MTB which I bought new in March 1992. It is one of my favourite rides amongst my bike collection. A few years back I found I was really only riding it on metalled surfaces so...
08-31-20, 04:58 AM
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Posted By fishboat

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07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
07-28-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Pop N Wood

Believe it or not that is a philosophical...

Believe it or not that is a philosophical question. People like Sheldon Brown think the lube chain manufactures put on new chains is the best you can get, others chemically clean the chain and...
07-27-20, 02:04 AM
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Posted By WimVDD

This is one of my latest builds: a 1998 Saracen...

This is one of my latest builds: a 1998 Saracen Kili Comp. I gave it an upgrade to a more recent LX groupset (9 speed).
...
07-26-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By intron

Ritchey Ascent

Ritchey Ascent back in action again.

Bike was pretty much a barn find, so cleaning was quick.

Took me longest adjusting the rear roller cam brakes , but overall a straight forward over haul. ...
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
07-23-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,339
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Posted By BruceA78

Thanks for the suggestion DorkDisk...

Thanks for the suggestion DorkDisk (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/dorkdisk-340386.html) , I ordered some to replace the stock ones on my Sirrus 6.0!
07-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By Koyote

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from...

My only bike-to-work incentive program comes from my wife. Given our geographic area and socio-economic class, we are outliers in NOT having a second motor vehicle - which is possible because I ride...
07-11-20, 03:55 PM
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Posted By VtwinVince

Just finished this somewhat bastardised build,...

Just finished this somewhat bastardised build, 1992 Rocky Mountain Titanium, M950 XTR derailleurs and brakes, XT thumb shifters, RaceFace I-Beam cranks with XT rings and 747 pedals, Syncros post and...
07-11-20, 03:53 PM
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Posted By katsup

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid...

Picked up this 970 in the morning, overpaid considering the cheap wheels and missing the bottom half of the rear shifter; but it's in my size and a bike I've been looking for. I've already put on a...
06-30-20, 11:51 AM
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Posted By tpadul

1987 Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour

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06-29-20, 01:05 PM
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Posted By speed king

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06-24-20, 06:16 PM
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Posted By cyccommute

Been a while and itís got more green stuff on it....

Been a while and itís got more green stuff on it. 1998 Moots YBBeat

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06-23-20, 02:22 AM
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Views: 1,081
Posted By Hmmm

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.

That bike has a really pleasing silhouette.
06-19-20, 04:54 PM
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Views: 1,081
Posted By Bulette

Mid-Term Update

Update:

The PlanetX XLA-SL now has 6,435 miles on the frame (and most of the components are still intact), and the ride is as good as ever. The first thing to wear out was the cross-oriented rear...
06-18-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By jay4usc

wait a few months you will see a ton of barely...

wait a few months you will see a ton of barely used bikes for sale.
06-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By icemilkcoffee

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial...

As one newbie to another: it will take some trial and error before you figure out what your preferences are. You should buy a succession of used Craigslist bikes, learn your likes and dislikes and...
06-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By badger1

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested,...

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested, this is really not a good idea. You'd do much better simply to negotiate trade-in/sell your Sirrus bikes on, and buy a fit-for-purpose drop bar bike (or...
06-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By tyrion

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It...

You're proposing something pretty expensive. It might be less expensive if you could find a used donor bike that had the parts you want. If you're going to buy new parts, I'd go with Shimano GRX. I...
06-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By sh00k

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used...

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used bike for cheaper than having to redo the drive train on this one. just a thought. and if you're having the bike shop do it, they will give you a list of...
06-11-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,706,479
Posted By shroomaroom

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06-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 144,755
Posted By GeezyRider

1996 Trek Multitrack

I took a perfectly good, if slightly beat-up, Multitrack and made a poor man's gravel bike:
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06-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,582
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Posted By Soundtallica

My new pride and joy, a Look 765 Gravel RS. I was...

My new pride and joy, a Look 765 Gravel RS. I was debating getting the new 2021 Diverge, but ultimately this won out because I was able to get one of the last medium frames from the previous model...
06-08-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By '02 nrs

'91 big fish

pro caliber fisher.
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06-07-20, 08:38 PM
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Views: 1,957,964
Posted By sheddle

picked the Paramount up for a decent price (needs...

picked the Paramount up for a decent price (needs a few repairs, mainly the rear hub) but I am fully ready for the 4th of July
...
05-27-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,706,479
Posted By 50voltphantom

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05-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By Mayday328

I'm a sucker for Ritchey frames. They ride so...

I'm a sucker for Ritchey frames. They ride so nice. .
05-25-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Mayday328

Iíve only gotten a couple rides on it so far but...

Iíve only gotten a couple rides on it so far but I like it. ...
05-17-20, 09:19 PM
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Views: 1,957,964
Posted By brandenjs

I’ve had the group on a couple different bikes...

I’ve had the group on a couple different bikes and I really like it. Also have it on this Trek UAV1 hybrid and it works great....
05-11-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7,609
Views: 2,400,446
Posted By JaccoW

Never knew this sub-forum existed, here is the...

Never knew this sub-forum existed, here is the 1995 Gazelle Lausanne Hybride X-tra Lite (build thread) (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1172051-1995-gazelle-lausanne-mixte.html) I rebuilt...
05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 272,576
Posted By Batstar

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around...

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around $800 US at the time when I placed the order with the UK bike retailer. With all that was going on in the global market they ended up taking a month to...
05-08-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By ronin4740

The Purple Peril is nearing completion!

2020 Otso Warakin Ti frame, GRX 600 Groupset, DT Swiss C1800 wheels, WolfTooth Ti bottle cages and... well... Purple anodized components, Purple Bar tape and Purple Panaracer GravelKing SK Tires!
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05-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By will be was

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05-07-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By Johnk3

However the same issue has been successfully...

However the same issue has been successfully dealt with with all carbon fiber bikes, they all have metal dropouts and brake bosses. I figure that if a steel dropout works on a carbon fork, then a...
05-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By tricky

So that saddle is function over form. I think...

So that saddle is function over form. I think I've heard that's also how some people choose their forks. ;)

Also, I would argue that this Speedvagen with a carbon fork is a very good looking...
05-06-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,883
Posted By droppedandlost

I think it can look ok if it goes with the rest...

I think it can look ok if it goes with the rest of the build

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04-30-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By Doug Fattic

I don't think that chain ever came to market. It...

I don't think that chain ever came to market. It was supposed to be distributed to bike stores through a company in New Orleans. I think that company was partly owned by Alan Kingsbury (a national...
04-27-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,531
Views: 1,957,964
Posted By WimVDD

My quarantaine build: retro mod Saracen Kili Team...

My quarantaine build: retro mod Saracen Kili Team (1997)


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04-21-20, 12:27 PM
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Views: 1,957,964
Posted By styggno1

Spring has the taste of blood. And for every year...

Spring has the taste of blood. And for every year it gets worse. Seriously considered to phone my brother to get him to pick me up and drive me home...
...
04-13-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By owenfinn

Breezer Radar Pro

My new Breezer Radar Pro with Compass Snoqualmie Pass tires.

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