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09-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,883
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Posted By ofajen

My RockHopper got new bar tape and switched back...

My RockHopper got new bar tape and switched back to aero levers over the weekend. I did a long ride yesterday and everything worked great! 👍

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09-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,425
Posted By commo_soulja

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project...

Old 90s mountain bikes make for good project bikes. I picked up old Trek 930 for $120 from Craigslist the end of last summer so well before the pandemic. It sat in my garage over the winter and I got...
09-02-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By kyleboyd

My Rockhopper conversion. Also did the 1x...

My Rockhopper conversion. Also did the 1x conversion as well, its my first time running the single up front. Been meaning to post here for awhile (long time lurker). She rides pretty sweet.
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08-04-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,399
Posted By Korina

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The...

Until I win the lottery, here are my Drop The Hammer (on my toes) tires on my perpetually unfinished Princess.

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05-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By KlunkerBiker

So, here are some pics of my 83 Stumpy. The only...

So, here are some pics of my 83 Stumpy. The only one I have of it finished is the second to last one unfortunately. The last picture is of it's current state. I think I will build it as a flat bar...
05-24-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,736
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay! Finally got her built up this afternoon. I...

Okay! Finally got her built up this afternoon. I kept all the parts I had on her previously in one box, so it made the build pretty straightforward.

And, ya...no chain haha. Need a new one!
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05-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By HTupolev

I haven't made any major changes since. The new...

I haven't made any major changes since. The new gearing works pretty much as expected; better bottom-end gear, and I don't have to make the big shift to the small ring as often because the middle...
05-21-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By zenolee

'94 Rockhopper rebirth

I had this bike since new. It was neglected in the garage occasionally used by my dad. I decided to give it a second lease on life by converting it to drop bars.

So far it rides well. I'm thinking...
05-20-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,263
Posted By dwmckee

This is what I thought of instantly! No...

This is what I thought of instantly! No suspension correction to deal with...
05-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By rmplum

My old Rock Combo that I converted to a Shimano...

My old Rock Combo that I converted to a Shimano M735 kit

https://live.staticflickr.com/674/20113864063_9575c7a0a8_h.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/1648/26375889865_fb91bc1307_h.jpg
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05-19-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,069
Posted By Thomas15

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time...

I procured my mountain bike in 2004. At the time 26" was the thing and disk brakes were an extra expense. So I have 26" wheels and V brakes.

I rode the bike probably a total of 300 miles from 2004...
05-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,263
Posted By thehammerdog

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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my 1990's rockadile... built several years ago. love it. bomb proof.
05-18-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,069
Posted By veganbikes

Plenty of great 26 tires and rims still...

Plenty of great 26 tires and rims still available. In fact I am about to build another titanium mountain bike with 26" wheels and an original XT gruppo. 26" in the 559 ISO diameter is unlikely to go...
05-18-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,069
Posted By cyccommute

There are still tires and rims out there for 26”...

There are still tires and rims out there for 26” bikes. There are few options for new forks but there are lots of good used ones around. I have five 26” wheeled bikes
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05-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhm

Yesterday I took my latest plaything... ...

Yesterday I took my latest plaything...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49811080743_21ef803796_4k.jpg

which is a classic Dutch racing bike Gugifacazione with 26" wheels and a Suntour S1...
05-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,500
Posted By gomango

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer. ...

Nor would I confuse this with a sports tourer.

Mitch Pryor's MAP "Rambo" would be ideally suited for most of the gravel and fire roads I ride in Northern Minnesota.

It's not graded class five....
05-16-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,500
Posted By gugie

Twice riding Eroica California proves that you...

Twice riding Eroica California proves that you can ride a lot of gravel on even road bikes.
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05-16-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,500
Posted By Classtime

Tires! The Rat Trap Pass has made the gravel bike...

Tires! The Rat Trap Pass has made the gravel bike a passing fad. I had a sport touring bike that barely had room for 1 1/8 inch tires.
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05-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,283
Posted By nomadmax

I'm not buying anything from a company that...

I'm not buying anything from a company that killed the LeMond brand for a cheater :innocent:
05-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,736
Posted By shoota

In an effort to not start a new thread, has...

In an effort to not start a new thread, has anyone done 26" to 650B on an old mtb? Seems like that would be a good compromise between 26" and 700C. I'm wondering if the brake adjustment is easier...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,021
Posted By staehpj1

It is a bigger deal for some folks than others. I...

It is a bigger deal for some folks than others. I don't really get too excited over it on a touring bike. In the lower gears I don't find a little bit bigger jumps to be a problem on any bike and in...
05-08-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,417
Posted By fishboat

That was my first thought when I saw the pic and...

That was my first thought when I saw the pic and before I read your comment. "We've gone full circle..the 90s rigid comes back with some juicing up to fit modern trends"

I'd guess it's lighter...
05-08-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,417
Posted By hillyman

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced...

A 90s mountain bike is now the new advanced technology. We've come a long way baby
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,021
Posted By Papa Tom

The thing I have learned from shooting my mouth...

The thing I have learned from shooting my mouth off in these forums and being called out for it is that we all need to just ride our own bike and leave everybody else alone.

I, personally, have...
05-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By thinktubes

Makes total sense, since Colnagos are now...

Makes total sense, since Colnagos are now plastic. Need to use that oil somehow.
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,357
Posted By indyfabz

You dishonor the millions of touring cyclists who...

You dishonor the millions of touring cyclists who died after flying off cliffs due to rim brakes. Shame on you! :D

Seriously...My first ever tour was about 6,000 miles on a rim-braked, *gasp*...
05-02-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 670,394
Posted By mikehuangsd

No gravel around me, but here's my just-finished...

No gravel around me, but here's my just-finished gravel racer in a parking lot, converted from an old Schwinn Tourist hybrid:


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05-01-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 670,394
Posted By Dertam

Looks great!!!

Looks great!!!
04-30-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By retroman57

My personal collection ...

My personal collection
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4626_f8fd81124ad4c94f818e522222df146e9d847262.jpg
Reserved for sale at my pop-up retail venue...
04-20-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,060
Posted By livedarklions

Question I have from yesterday's ride--which gear...

Question I have from yesterday's ride--which gear set-up will prevent a headwind from kicking up and slamming me to a stop just after I start a 10%+ grade climb?

Gotta say, these "you're doing...
04-15-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,060
Posted By Trevtassie

I don't wear pants when I ride mine, most days I...

I don't wear pants when I ride mine, most days I don't get arrested.
04-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,060
Posted By tyrion

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist....

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist. Beginners should start with a single chainring, then after a few years move up to a double chainring, then after decades of experience move up to a...
04-15-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,060
Posted By spelger

love mine.

love mine.
04-09-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,546
Posted By randyjawa

If you get a chance to own an early eighties...

If you get a chance to own an early eighties Bianchi Touring, go for it. I have been riding mine, over the incredibly rough roads in Jamaica, each winter, for several years now.,,...
04-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,546
Posted By randyjawa

After seeking the kind of bike I like to ride,...

After seeking the kind of bike I like to ride, coupled with tractor like durability, all of which is supported buy a soft ride, go mountain bike......
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,632
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes...

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes built for us around 21 years ago. Built with Reynolds 725 steel by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. We had them re-painted a few years ago and I...
02-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By jlaw

Cool bike - looks brand new and set-up for a...

Cool bike - looks brand new and set-up for a variety of riding conditions - could fit fenders and a rack if so desired - like the red and white color scheme.

Are the brakes vintage? What...
02-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By rootboy

That's a real beauty, Wawine.

That's a real beauty, Wawine.
02-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By rootboy

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these...

A few of my trout reels. I mostly fish salt these days though.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x932/hardy_reels_2_e4870588049a5ef3ae2d76a2cedf92caf3ac39c1.jpg
01-28-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By wawine

When trolling for bikes in the local newspaper...

When trolling for bikes in the local newspaper want ads (remember those?) last fall, this pre-war Hardy Perfect jumped out at me. Have not fished it yet, but will this coming season. Kind of the...
01-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,573
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is a Heddon 320 fly fishing reel. Back in...

Here is a Heddon 320 fly fishing reel. Back in the 60s my dad and I used the Mitchell 300 reels quite a bit.

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01-04-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By Classtime

This was fun to build. Mostly, because I didn't...

This was fun to build. Mostly, because I didn't think that I had bits and pieces to make it work. It worked just fine today to run errands and then a 40 mile round trip to the city. And I received...
12-24-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By vp1337

Not an MTB but a hybrid—I guess it counts. 1993...

Not an MTB but a hybrid—I guess it counts. 1993 Marin Redwood, full 700CX, pretty darn light for its size and age. Climbs like a beast.
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10-25-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By blart

It has been a while since I've posted but this...

It has been a while since I've posted but this 1987 Street Stomper - it has gone through several changes. Here she is with Compass - now Rene Herse - Rat Trap Pass tyres:
...
10-21-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz...

Pretty normal for early MTBs. The Repack klunkerz were basically modified beach cruisers, and beach cruisers tend to have lots of backsweep on the bars which effectively "shortens" the top tube. Even...
10-18-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 27,184
Posted By ChrisWagner

Composition aside, batteries are consumables as...

Composition aside, batteries are consumables as are lamps/leds. Light housings should not be a throw away item. Run the marketeers out of design and offer a long life working light that may be...
09-30-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By Manu431

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Hi .

My Drop bar conversion based on a scott arapahoe is now finished....
09-26-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6,883
Views: 2,429,111
Posted By Manu431

My project has entered the final stages. The...

My project has entered the final stages.

The bike is now ready to be used .
I will install fenders and a rack, but I already share some pictures with you .
I will make some others pictures...
09-24-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By BobbyG

Here's the first ride in to work with the new...

Here's the first ride in to work with the new drop bars:
https://youtu.be/KatyQBcmyDw

C'mon snow!
09-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By BobbyG

Count Me As One of the Converted...

I converted my 1997 Nishiki Blazer 3x7 straight-bar MTB commuter to drop-bars today.

In my mid 40's I began developing "crampy hands". Back then this was my only bike and I added inboard bar ends...
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