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04-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,860
Posted By DorkDisk

94 trek 750 conversion ...

94 trek 750 conversion

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04-14-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,538
Posted By DorkDisk

5-10, 149lbs which is totally normal BMI, yet my...

5-10, 149lbs which is totally normal BMI, yet my family [half kiddingly] calls me anorexic. That's how far removed from reality we are in the USA. I see obese people eating crap all the time. At...
04-11-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,355
Posted By DorkDisk

Jamis Renegade...

Jamis Renegade (https://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/adventure-gravel/allroad-adventure/renegade/) should be on that list....
04-07-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 270,890
Posted By DorkDisk

Spring

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04-03-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 481,394
Posted By DorkDisk

My first Trek

After over 30 years of riding, I finally broke down and bought me a Trek 750 frame which I built into an all-rounder.
...
04-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,087
Posted By DorkDisk

99 f1000

with newly serviced Headshok


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03-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By DorkDisk

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a...

I have a 95 M1000 with rigid pepperoni fork and a 99 F1000 with Headshok Fatty SL. I just had the Headshok serviced; re-installing it required some home-made tooling this time around, the first...
03-29-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,074
Posted By DorkDisk

Eating less is the best way to lose weight,...

Eating less is the best way to lose weight, exercise adds definition to muscle and helps you look better.
03-28-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 270,890
Posted By DorkDisk

Its an older, discontinued K-edge...

Its an older, discontinued K-edge (https://k-edge.com/).
03-28-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 270,890
Posted By DorkDisk

Spring in Manhattan

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03-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti...

Thanks; its now down to 23lb 11oz due to a Ti quill bolt and a swap from XT to Ultegra front derailleur.
...
03-23-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 466,229
Posted By DorkDisk

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost...

Measure from rails to top of frame (not seatpost collar) and add 3" for minimum insert; this is the minimum length of seatpost you need. For flexibility one can add 1/2"-1" for saddle height...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,900
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I...

Thanks, tires are called 42 by Continental but I would re-label them "38"
03-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By DorkDisk

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur...

FWIW, my experience says to match the derailleur with the shifter. Matching curvature is nice but not necessary. I currently have a 38/28 crank with a ultegra 6700 unit working fine with indexing....
03-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,220
Posted By DorkDisk

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

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Same bridge, different bike
Forum: Commuting
03-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,900
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12...

Thanks. Stem is a Nitto UI-12 (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/nitto-stem-quill-ui12-31-8mm-2620?category=813), 90deg, 70mm. I matched the setup on my CX bike useing bikegeocalc...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,524,900
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Trek 750

I've been riding this lately to and from work.


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03-16-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,089
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of...

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of black and silver, so some mixing is ok IMO. Don't forget to treat the inside of the frame for rust, as this is pretty thin steel. These can be fairly...
03-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By DorkDisk

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000...

I did something similar for the wife, a 99 F1000 with Fatty SL with 1x9 using an SLX crankset. Mendon fixed up my fork as well. These bikes are fun. I like your color better.
...
03-10-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,089
Posted By DorkDisk

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very...

Here it is mostly stock NOS 93. These ride very nice. They also had really crappy paint jobs.
...
03-06-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By DorkDisk

Another year together.

This is the bike I've had in possession the longest, since 1994. Thanks for the sweet ride.

...
03-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By DorkDisk

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.

Works great, friction shifting with thumbies FTW.
03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By DorkDisk

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500. ...

Bumping with my 95 Cannondale M500.

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03-02-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By DorkDisk

Thank you both, its a nice bike and I'm digging...

Thank you both, its a nice bike and I'm digging it so far.

I guess I'm not used to a touring based framed, as I find the rear a bit harsh, even compared to my Tange 2 road bike with 28mm tires....
02-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By DorkDisk

Microshift make a trigger unit...

Microshift make a trigger unit (https://road.cc/content/review/11914-microshift-10spd-flat-bar-shifters); one could also run their thumbies...
02-28-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By DorkDisk

I figured I had to finish this up; it was...

I figured I had to finish this up; it was intended to be a winter bike.

Made in USA with True Temper OX, this piggish Trek now has a bunch of lipstick applied. Built with Sora shifters, Deore...
02-27-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By DorkDisk

5700 10 sp should work

5700 10 sp should work
02-27-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,233
Posted By DorkDisk

SRAM still make 7 and 8 sp cassettes. I get a PG...

SRAM still make 7 and 8 sp cassettes. I get a PG 850 8 sp cassette, break it down and make it a 7sp. Sometimes, I would get two cassettes and make custom ratios that start with 12t this way.

850's...
02-25-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 780,844
Posted By DorkDisk

Performance parts don't have extra material....

Performance parts don't have extra material. Especially when it comes to stack height, there is a concerted effort to keep the front ends of MTBs low. I cannot say I have worked on or ridden every...
02-24-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By DorkDisk

On the early 90's steel models, the standard...

On the early 90's steel models, the standard rigid models were 1", the FS with suspension were 1-1/8"
02-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By DorkDisk

I recently did it on a 93 Stumpjumper. 7sp...

I recently did it on a 93 Stumpjumper. 7sp freehub to 8sp freehub, 11-30 cassette, microshift shifters and XT crank for a 2x10. I also have a 2x10 index system on another bike, and generally have...
02-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,846
Posted By DorkDisk

I really, really like the Toupe and S saddles in...

I really, really like the Toupe and S saddles in general. Off the top of my head, I have 1 crabon, 4 Ti, and 1 Cro-mo. I haven't seen Toupes for sale anywhere this past year; I fear they might be...
02-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By DorkDisk

I had to repair some kickstand damage. Also, the...

I had to repair some kickstand damage. Also, the front derailleur bubbled the paint, and the seatpost collar had a knifey edge which scraped some paint off, so all that had to be addressed.
...
02-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By DorkDisk

This is right. Sora comes in triple as well. I'm...

This is right. Sora comes in triple as well. I'm doing a similar build with Sora 2x9.
...
02-13-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By DorkDisk

Good advice here. My 7 sp shifter...

Good advice here.

My 7 sp shifter suggestions in order of preference:

1/ vintage seperate, preferably XT thumbies
2/ vintage integrated. compact and high quality; unlike today's models
3/...
02-08-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 182,915
Posted By DorkDisk

Pic assist. I like that color ...

Pic assist. I like that color

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02-07-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By DorkDisk

A 99 Cannondale F100 with modern parts. I...

A 99 Cannondale F100 with modern parts. I recently had the fork serviced.
...
02-05-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,928
Posted By DorkDisk

Just tape your hands.

Just tape your hands.
02-02-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,556
Posted By DorkDisk

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01-31-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,970
Views: 3,489,683
Posted By DorkDisk

Built this for a friend (Campagnolo Chorus with...

Built this for a friend (Campagnolo Chorus with Hunt 40/50 wheels)


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01-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,246
Views: 391,534
Posted By DorkDisk

I've been taking too long with this one; might...

I've been taking too long with this one; might try to push it out next week. It is supposed to be a winter bike.
...
01-18-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 681,068
Posted By DorkDisk

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before...
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By DorkDisk

I prefer seperate levers and shifters. Thumbies....

I prefer seperate levers and shifters. Thumbies. XT/DX for 7 /8 sp, and Microshift for 9+

...
01-15-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,532
Posted By DorkDisk

Discs were standard on MTBs since like '00. With...

Discs were standard on MTBs since like '00. With QRs. On downhill bikes. As an old MTBer, I have 5 bicycles with discs and QRs; all hydraulic; oldest one is a 1999.
01-14-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By DorkDisk

700c, rim brake, 1" suspension forks are almost...

700c, rim brake, 1" suspension forks are almost impossible to acquire. That frame was never intended to have suspension anyways. I'd keep it rigid.
01-13-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By DorkDisk

Now that I remember, I did once bend a fork with...

Now that I remember, I did once bend a fork with no damage to the wheel in 94. Crashing into a mailbox, IIRC.

1" suspension did exist, right up to the SID SL

As for builds, I like something...
01-13-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By DorkDisk

90s Cannondale was an entirely different company...

90s Cannondale was an entirely different company than the modern one; based in CT, handmade in PA. These were decent frames, handmade in USA with unique smooth welds. High end Cannondales were among...
01-10-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,724
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. If I can make a comment,...

That's looking good. If I can make a comment, your chain is too long in that picture. In the large cog, the derailleur arm should be about 45 degrees. Short chains help with snappy shifting and chain...
01-09-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,123,058
Posted By DorkDisk

93 92 Stumpjumper ...

93 92 Stumpjumper

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92 and 93 Stumpjumpers...
01-09-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By DorkDisk

Measure the width of the BB shell to find out...

Measure the width of the BB shell to find out which one you have.

RaceFace make a 38t (https://www.jensonusa.com/Race-Face-104-BCD-Narrow-Wide-Chainring) thatll fit your crank. 4 teeth at the high...
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