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04-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Chris Chicago

I went with the big pliers method first. Seemed...

I went with the big pliers method first. Seemed prudent given my inexperience with dremels.

Took some elbow grease but managed to get both off. Looks like there was some metal stuck on one pad,...
04-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Chris Chicago

should I cut down on the nut as close to the...

should I cut down on the nut as close to the calipers as possible?
04-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Chris Chicago

thanks for the advice. I have a dremel I got at a...

thanks for the advice. I have a dremel I got at a garage sale, hopefully there is a cutting wheel in the box somewhere.

the brakes calipers work fine. they're only 40yrs old...:p

it's a bad...
04-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Chris Chicago

brake pads stuck, how to remove

I think the threaded post is stripped bc the nut isn't coming of even though I can force it to turn. Anyone have any idea how to get these pads off? They are hard as rocks and make an ungodly...
04-25-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://m.imgur.com/a/IySXv9S is the link to...

https://m.imgur.com/a/IySXv9S is the link to pics.

He could measure the distance of the posts from the drop outs, if it's the same in back as front then it's cantis all over. If not then you got...
04-25-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By Chris Chicago

I had that spring hole on the outside problem. ...

I had that spring hole on the outside problem. I know that dia comp cantilever brakes, model 980 work. Here is a thread that discusses others...
04-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,435
Posted By Chris Chicago

Wow, that's a nice tall frame. Definitely...

Wow, that's a nice tall frame. Definitely deserves the right crank.

vp-747 pedals are the right style and inexpensive if you're still looking
04-18-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Chris Chicago

the bantam is no bso

That is a smooth riding kids cruiser that will still ride smooth after 40+ years.
04-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,435
Posted By Chris Chicago

I had to replace a bunch of parts on an old...

I had to replace a bunch of parts on an old mongoose atb. It takes time and effort cleaning parts and getting things set up right. In the end you'll be better with nice working DX parts on there....
03-31-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,143
Posted By Chris Chicago

Nice! Let's see a pic.

Nice! Let's see a pic.
03-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Chris Chicago

That's pretty cool. Looks like it's from 70s or...

That's pretty cool. Looks like it's from 70s or early 80s. It's a bit of a sting ray knock off.
03-20-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Chris Chicago

that rockhopper at 50 is the way to go. great...

that rockhopper at 50 is the way to go. great frame, nice shape, great price. and it should fit you being a taller frame. I wouldn't hesitate to aquire it if I was looking to start a drop bar mtb...
03-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,514
Posted By Chris Chicago

all right all right!

I read the entire thread without clicking the link..wondering which stumpy it was and winner winner chicken dinner it's the same ($100) one I've been getting ready for my 12 yr old daughter this...
03-11-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Chris Chicago

In 2010 I lost an ebay auction for one of those...

In 2010 I lost an ebay auction for one of those in that size. I think it went for more than 200. Cool bike!
03-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Chris Chicago

mine is Shimano Deore DX Front Derailleur...

mine is Shimano Deore DX Front Derailleur FD-M650. was mounted but never used.

looks like this one
...
03-04-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Chris Chicago

I may have a new front. Let me check

I may have a new front. Let me check
03-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 2,340,568
Posted By Chris Chicago

This one turned out nice. The gumwalls, the red...

This one turned out nice. The gumwalls, the red and white, the offmega style crank...👍
02-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Chris Chicago

I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable...

I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable prices. Owner was Ron iirc. good guy

JJ, did they have many framesets for sale? I'm looking to replace an 81 trek 610 with a cracked dropout....
02-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Chris Chicago

Looks like a cool project. Have you thought...

Looks like a cool project. Have you thought about going with wider tires? Via Crimp the stays and/or 650 b
Replies: 47
Views: 2,642
Posted By Chris Chicago

Price is maybe a hundred high but like WRK said...

Price is maybe a hundred high but like WRK said could be worth it to just get the bike and start riding. the size seems good for you.

Or you could let people here know where you live and some...
01-31-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,536
Posted By Chris Chicago

Why are modern components black?

every crankset campy and sram sells and every shimano except the dura ace track are black. all the bikes I saw on both specialized and trek websites...black components

any insight on why is...
01-10-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By Chris Chicago

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
01-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,597
Posted By Chris Chicago

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire...

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire to get the fender spaced correctly above the tire?

Does the foam tape compress?
11-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 142,967
Posted By Chris Chicago

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but...

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but never pulled the trigger. here is a pic I pulled from their site iirc. it's from late 2011.

have only seen 1 or 2 on the street in the 8 years since
...
11-26-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 142,967
Posted By Chris Chicago

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting...

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting down to around $400 before they were gone. a few may have been sold on ebay for less. too bad bc it is cool bike
11-19-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Chris Chicago

cool crank

cool crank
11-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,931
Posted By Chris Chicago

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x747/bike_fun_7a29830e5e93cebd6094f14dff5cb3cd85ba0137.jpg
11-01-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,550
Posted By Chris Chicago

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you...

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you will likely leave a mark that reminds you of your mistake for eternity.
10-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,022
Posted By Chris Chicago

I have no inside information, at all. My...

I have no inside information, at all.

My guess is TJ was tired of working with the newspaper and waiting for the right moment to break away. Decided he could piggy back on the Carson King story...
10-12-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mongoose_shiny_b91068613575fd7fd9301d23f6e8c3db3b8595d6.jpg

2011
10-11-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190507_163819_a633e2c1ccc45592df82921bc85797531c6d64d1.jpg...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By Chris Chicago

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!...

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!

you juicin?
09-28-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,447
Posted By Chris Chicago

Diamondback apex, ascent. Fuji mount Fuji ...

Diamondback apex, ascent.
Fuji mount Fuji
GITANE had a atb.

If you're patient you'll score.
Check this thread for more...
09-21-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,525
Posted By Chris Chicago

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in...

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in front for? The computer?
08-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Chris Chicago

how about this one ...

how about this one

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1986/1986French3.jpg
08-27-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Chris Chicago

Might be the middle one ...

Might be the middle one
http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1985_pg3.jpg
08-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Chris Chicago

it was nice but had some small dents and a...

it was nice but had some small dents and a replacement fork. I'm weighing that against fixing it.

coincidentally I had the same bike with better version of the frame in my possession this...
08-08-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Chris Chicago

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing...

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing the chainstay. I tried getting it on straight for 10minutes before noticing the crack. that would be fun to have on video, me scratching my head...
08-08-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Chris Chicago

Snap there goes the old Trek

this happened yesterday. from what I gather it maybe can be tig welded. but could be cheaper to just find another frame. It's an early 80s trek 610, 24in.

I had squeezed a 130mm hubbed wheel in...
06-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By Chris Chicago

As a commuter, the slacker geo of the alpina...

As a commuter, the slacker geo of the alpina would be hard to resist. those early 80's atbs just cruise nice. Also, any mtb without a unicrown fork is a big plus. The crank, as mentioned above...
06-09-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chris Chicago

With the cream tires I think it's the raddest...

With the cream tires I think it's the raddest looking bike I've seen on BF. I've gone looking for those pics before . Thanks for digging them up.
06-07-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chris Chicago

do you have any pictures from when you put those...

do you have any pictures from when you put those creamy colored 650b tires on it?
05-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,689
Posted By Chris Chicago

kind of wish the supply dried up sooner...with...

kind of wish the supply dried up sooner...with little effort acquired 12 from 2010 to 2017 .. average price paid $60

still need to get 3 of them up and running (pink stumpy expert, red rockhopper,...
05-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chris Chicago

100 euro plus or minus 50 in america anyway....

100 euro plus or minus 50

in america anyway. it's a nice bike but not a big demand.

have no idea about your local market
04-11-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,323
Posted By Chris Chicago

I thought this was about the mountain bike they...

I thought this was about the mountain bike they gave employees that was mocked on bike forums bitd
...
03-29-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,825
Posted By Chris Chicago

Put super skinny tires on a set of mag wheels,...

Put super skinny tires on a set of mag wheels, and get a carbon fork. Only wear spandex ....everyone will fear you.
03-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Chris Chicago

yes. I have done this successfully

yes. I have done this successfully
03-17-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,629
Posted By Chris Chicago

Did you miss the show a picture of your cat...

Did you miss the show a picture of your cat thread?
Forum: Fatbikes
03-05-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By Chris Chicago

that looks like a pretty nice one to find used. ...

that looks like a pretty nice one to find used. cant go wrong
02-27-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,906
Posted By Chris Chicago

trek 950,970, 990. maybe a stumpy or rockhopper....

trek 950,970, 990. maybe a stumpy or rockhopper. diamondback apex
early 90s should get you the geo you want too. check out the vintage mtb thread or the drop bar conversions. there's a crapton on...
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