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10-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By DorkDisk

For drop bars, the biggest benefit of hydraulic...

For drop bars, the biggest benefit of hydraulic disc brakes is superb friction-free braking from the hoods.
10-27-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 390,744
Posted By DorkDisk

SLX cranks are great, but they are not carbon,...

SLX cranks are great, but they are not carbon, nor hollow. Shimano make great aluminum cranks but don't make any carbon ones. XT SLX and above have hollow arms which are engineering marvels but...
10-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe some variation of rinko...

Maybe some variation of rinko (https://wiki.aalto.fi/download/attachments/110562254/rinko.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1486045861527&api=v2) for flatbars? If anything 26" wheels will make it easier...
10-25-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By DorkDisk

I've a 54cm road bike that I use on gravel with a...

I've a 54cm road bike that I use on gravel with a bit of toe strike; its the only bike I have with 170mm cranks (normally 172.5-175), which helps minimize the contact to a tolerable rub. YMMV. Also,...
10-25-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,016
Posted By DorkDisk

Ive been accumulating consumables in anticipation...

Ive been accumulating consumables in anticipation of a price hike/scarcity
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10-24-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,894
Posted By DorkDisk

A friend and I were pulled over and told to get...

A friend and I were pulled over and told to get off the road by GA law enforcement in 92 or 93. Interestingly, we took the opportunity to report that someone recently discharged a firearm into the...
10-23-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By DorkDisk

Vintage Trek's 91 scan omits the page with the...

Vintage Trek's 91 scan omits the page with the geo chart for the multitracks of that year. Luckily, I have it. Rake is 1.8" (45.7mm) which matches the '90 model as well.

Edit: Sorry, my eyes are...
10-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By DorkDisk

Assuming you want to go narrower for street use,...

Assuming you want to go narrower for street use, I'd recommend using modern fat tires such as from Compass Rene Herse...
10-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
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...
10-22-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,322
Posted By DorkDisk

It totally can. Al can fail catastrophically and...

It totally can. Al can fail catastrophically and does NOT like being bent (think beer can). Riding that thing is a safety hazard. Period. Hopefully nate can get riding ASAP, but not on that frame.
10-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,322
Posted By DorkDisk

It was the proposal to find a wheel that fits I...

It was the proposal to find a wheel that fits I was saying "no" to. If the frame is dead, why bother?
10-21-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,322
Posted By DorkDisk

No. Al does not even cold set 5mm without...

No. Al does not even cold set 5mm without cracking eventually.
10-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,624
Posted By DorkDisk

Heavy bikes are not bad; but better than a...

Heavy bikes are not bad; but better than a lighter bike? Nope.
10-20-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By DorkDisk

It means being able to quickly reach the levers...

It means being able to quickly reach the levers from the drops (power) with short fingers vs not being able to (no power).
10-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
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.
...
10-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
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.
...
10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 43,322
Posted By DorkDisk

Sadly, it appears that your frame got damaged...

Sadly, it appears that your frame got damaged either accidentally or deliberately. Time for a new frame, as Al cannot be repaired.

It takes quite a bit of force to do that. I've done this this to...
10-16-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,241
Posted By DorkDisk

Compact is always good overall, but some areas...

Compact is always good overall, but some areas could be prioritized. Anything that attaches to the handlebars should take the minimum bar space possible, and ideally could double up on clamps (see...
10-15-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By DorkDisk

Right now, I'd go for a Jamis Renegade for a full...

Right now, I'd go for a Jamis Renegade for a full bike, or a Soma Double Cross Disc (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/double-cross-disc) for a frame build. Love the purple

...
10-15-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By DorkDisk

Looks like a Unified Rear Triangle (URT) design...

Looks like a Unified Rear Triangle (URT) design popularized by Trek's Y bike, around 97-99 (off the top of my head).

The advantages were: entire drivetrain is on rear triangle; no chain stretch,...
10-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By DorkDisk

Chin Haur provided many, many OEM square taper...

Chin Haur provided many, many OEM square taper bottom brackets for the MTB market in the late 90's to early 00's.
10-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By DorkDisk

Agreed, tire type is important. Many modern tires...

Agreed, tire type is important. Many modern tires are fat and fast; I ride with people on 25s (L) with no problem on my 38s (https://www.sevendaycyclist.com/soma-fabrications-vitesse) (R)

The...
10-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By DorkDisk

Proprietary = one source, will not be in...

Proprietary = one source, will not be in production for ever
Rubber = gets hard and cracks
10-13-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By DorkDisk

I would pass on a frame and fork that used...

I would pass on a frame and fork that used proprietary rubber bumpers. Hard pass.
10-12-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By DorkDisk

Well-built wheels

Well-built wheels
10-11-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,909
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.
10-10-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,463
Posted By DorkDisk

Bob Haro and Campagnolo

Bob Haro

and Campagnolo
10-08-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 680,882
Posted By DorkDisk

The first day I returned and told them about the...

The first day I returned and told them about the rubbing rotor and they did nothing. I am standing on the sidewalk and the rub cannot be heard. The next day I returned and this time the manager came...
10-08-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,659
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: 680,882
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: 633
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By DorkDisk

Manitou forks have the bridge on the back,...

Manitou forks have the bridge on the back, Maguras also...

Fork is long, '98 should be about 80mm
10-07-20, 09:38 AM
10-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By DorkDisk

For these situations, I like the Tektro FL750...

For these situations, I like the Tektro FL750 (https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=74)...
10-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By DorkDisk

That fork...... looks bent

That fork...... looks bent
10-06-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,963,812
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, added another pic of Jumper of Stumps

Thanks, added another pic of Jumper of Stumps
10-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By DorkDisk

Nexus rapidfire shifters do shift opposite, but...

Nexus rapidfire shifters do shift opposite, but they do not use derailleurs. Nobody cares about consistency in OGD numbers, even S used low numbers for low gears on one model, and low numbers for...
10-06-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By DorkDisk

This is wrong. There never were Rapid rise...

This is wrong. There never were Rapid rise shifters, just derailleurs.
10-06-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By DorkDisk

Light is good for stairs, storage and travel...

Light is good for stairs, storage and travel works better with compact; maybe try a folding bike (https://www.bikefriday.com/folding-bikes/)?

My wife can carry more than 24lbs in groceries, but...
10-06-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By DorkDisk

Yeah; any 7,8, or 9 sp MTB, and 10sp...

Yeah; any 7,8, or 9 sp MTB, and 10sp non-Tiagra-4700 rear derailleur will work - just mind the cage length.

One can identify a rapid rise easily when uninstalled or with no cable tension, as it...
10-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,963,812
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: 7,547
Views: 1,963,812
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...
10-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By DorkDisk

Welcome to Rapid Rise. I've never used nexave,...

Welcome to Rapid Rise. I've never used nexave, but have some experience with XTR Rapid Rise (low-normal) derailleurs which do exactly what you said, grab a lower gear on cable release. It's not as...
10-05-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,651
Posted By DorkDisk

Riding a bike.

Riding a bike.
10-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,963,812
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Stumpjumper Comp

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10-04-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By DorkDisk

Frank Berto was good, I thought. Keith...

Frank Berto was good, I thought.

Keith Bontrager wrote good rants.

Oh, and Grant Peterson
10-03-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By DorkDisk

Cyclocross is a race; as such, the bikes are...

Cyclocross is a race; as such, the bikes are expensive. Gravel bikes are similar and come in lower price points but are still priced higher. Hybrid is the way to go for affordabilty and multi-use.
10-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,023
Posted By DorkDisk

Maybe older people like polls more? I'm on the...

Maybe older people like polls more? I'm on the younger side of the chart and didn't answer this poll.
10-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,108
Posted By DorkDisk

How about 45%?

How about 45%?
10-02-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By DorkDisk

I've been using Easton EA90SL Discs...

I've been using Easton EA90SL Discs (https://www.jensonusa.com/Easton-EA90-SL-700C-Disc-Wheel-en.aspx) since April and really like the light weight and quick engagement. They use replaceable end...
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