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Old 07-22-19, 05:55 PM
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can anyone tell me what that odd plate is below the chainstay?
rad bike! gotta better picture of that plate? maybe a shot from the bottom of the bike?
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Old 07-22-19, 06:01 PM
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This just arrived last week from the Bay of e. 1995, largely original, with 1.5" road slicks. Replaced the original shortie handlebar and grips, the saddle, front brake pads, and the tires. I need to Evaporust the inside, replace the crankset with one with shorter cranks, new pedals, find some mtb. add-on fenders and a second water bottle cage. Also, can anyone tell me what that odd plate is below the chainstay?


Looks like a chainstay protector plate.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:11 PM
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Gary "fancy" Fisher Paragon

Still have this beauty, and been loyal to me for this past 20 years.


Love the color...

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Old 07-22-19, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
can anyone tell me what that odd plate is below the chainstay?
ok, after a little googling i figured it out. it's an anti-chain suck device!



obviously this is some other carbon bike pictured, but same idea.

pretty interesting!
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Old 07-22-19, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
I picked up this 1991 Fuji Sundance recently. Once I washed off all the dust, I was surprised how clean and original this bike still is. By far the best condition used bike I have purchased, with the peeling stickers being the only damage. I really like the blue with silver splatter, plus it's my size.

The photo is as purchased and will be overhauled after I finish another in line. The only replacement component was the rear brake being Dia-Compe 986 vs the stock DX in the front. I own an extra set of each so not sure which direction I'll go for this bike. Any suggestions?


The front wheel warning sticker on the down tube has already been removed as it detracted from the paint.

That's nice, Deore DX is one of my favorites; and I like the XT/DX push push RFs. Nice score.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by t_e_r_r_y View Post
rad bike! gotta better picture of that plate? maybe a shot from the bottom of the bike?
Hah! Done. I love modern technology.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by t_e_r_r_y View Post
ok, after a little googling i figured it out. it's an anti-chain suck device!



obviously this is some other carbon bike pictured, but same idea.

pretty interesting!
You're right! See my (edited) original post.
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Old 07-22-19, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by t_e_r_r_y View Post
ok, after a little googling i figured it out. it's an anti-chain suck device!



obviously this is some other carbon bike pictured, but same idea.

pretty interesting!

Around this time was when Trek killed bought Bontrager. The Race-lite had this plate; I think this may be a KB influence.
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Old 07-22-19, 08:02 PM
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My new to me 85 GT Timberline. My wife wanted to go to a thrift store and I wasn't really wanting to but ended up with this sweet ride for less then a dinner out

When I got this bike I hadn't noticed the derailleur, pretty cool, has 3 instead of the normal 2, interesting.

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Old 07-22-19, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Around this time was when Trek killed bought Bontrager. The Race-lite had this plate; I think this may be a KB influence.
KB?

Also, the new crankset is 44-32-22, another complication.
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Old 07-22-19, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
KB?

Also, the new crankset is 44-32-22, another complication.
he means keith bontrager. i just picked a late 90's bontrager privateer that has an acsd. i didn't know what it was, either...ha!
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Old 07-23-19, 09:05 PM
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Can someone help me date this Stumpjumper? I've estimated so far between '94-'96. Has 8 speed, SRT 800 x ray grip shifters, dia compe brake levels, Z21 wheels, and a threadless stem. Nothing I saw from archived catalogs show this color. Not sure what to do with this yet as I already have a '93 Stumpjumper... but I also bought this for $50. Not sure how successful this would be as a dropbar conversion, top tube/ seat tube measure at 58cm/48cm respectively while I normally ride 56cm road bikes.
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Old 07-23-19, 09:20 PM
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Old 07-24-19, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BCATC View Post


Can someone help me date this Stumpjumper? I've estimated so far between '94-'96. Has 8 speed, SRT 800 x ray grip shifters, dia compe brake levels, Z21 wheels, and a threadless stem. Nothing I saw from archived catalogs show this color. Not sure what to do with this yet as I already have a '93 Stumpjumper... but I also bought this for $50. Not sure how successful this would be as a dropbar conversion, top tube/ seat tube measure at 58cm/48cm respectively while I normally ride 56cm road bikes.
I'm going to guess 95.

It has compact drive but no V brakes
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Old 07-24-19, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
KB?

Also, the new crankset is 44-32-22, another complication.
You can have another plate made, its just AL plate with holes. You can also modify the existing plate to make the 44t fit. You can also remove it; and optionally run a 2x or 1x
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Old 07-24-19, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BCATC View Post
Not sure how successful this would be as a dropbar conversion, top tube/ seat tube measure at 58cm/48cm respectively while I normally ride 56cm road bikes.
Sounds like a great candidate for a conversion. Put a short stem on it (50-80mm), with an upward angle to get the bars as high as possible. Add in a long seatpost and you're golden. If the stock post isn't long enough, a cheap and high quality option is a new Control Tech Team Issue 1A.
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Old 07-24-19, 09:23 AM
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You can have another plate made, its just AL plate with holes. You can also modify the existing plate to make the 44t fit. You can also remove it; and optionally run a 2x or 1x
Good ideas, thanks. Where would be a good place to look for 1x and 2x rings? It seems when companies eliminate a ring, it's always the small one, but I <3 my get-up-the-hill gear.

Maybe I could (have someone) cut the teeth off the big ring that I never, ever use?
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Old 07-24-19, 04:31 PM
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Maybe I could (have someone) cut the teeth off the big ring that I never, ever use?
Did that last week to my main mtb. Clamp it down, get your Dremmel out, go to town. It's easy.
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Old 07-24-19, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Good ideas, thanks. Where would be a good place to look for 1x and 2x rings? It seems when companies eliminate a ring, it's always the small one, but I <3 my get-up-the-hill gear.

Maybe I could (have someone) cut the teeth off the big ring that I never, ever use?
New MTB double cranks are 24/34, 26/36, or 28/38 so they essentially ditch the large ring. XT and above from Shimano come in 165mm

BITD many people ground the teeth off like above to run it as a bash guard/chain retention device. The shorter chain is key for chain retention

For chainrings, I like BlackSpire, TA, raceface, sugino
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Old 07-25-19, 08:38 AM
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Great showing vintage MTB..

I have an Original Tom Ritchey Brazed URBAN COMMANDO still sporting its original CAMO Paint Job....
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Old 07-25-19, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
That's nice, Deore DX is one of my favorites; and I like the XT/DX push push RFs. Nice score.
I had some time to go through it and used my spare set of push pull XT M095 since I prefer the push pull action. The other less obvious change was using a long cage rear derailleur vs the stock short cage.



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Great showing vintage MTB..

I have an Original Tom Ritchey Brazed URBAN COMMANDO still sporting its original CAMO Paint Job....
pictures? that sounds awesome!
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Old 07-25-19, 05:59 PM
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pictures? that sounds awesome!
They need more posts.
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Old 07-25-19, 06:08 PM
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They need more posts.
i realize, but i'd still like to see pictures once they're able
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