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Old 02-24-20, 09:06 AM
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Old 02-24-20, 11:16 AM
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My first mountain bike (note the forum name) picked up on my way home, from MA CL. Stored indoors. Hard-dried grease in headset, wheels and bb, made for low asking price, and poor and response, I guess. Purchase was planned for a quick flip, until I actually cleaned it up, but now keeping for utility and to try out some local dirt trails. Chain is soaking to clean.





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Originally Posted by Last ride 76 View Post
My first mountain bike (note the forum name) picked up on my way home, from MA CL. Stored indoors. Hard-dried grease in headset, wheels and bb, made for low asking price, and poor and response, I guess. Purchase was planned for a quick flip, until I actually cleaned it up, but now keeping for utility and to try out some local dirt trails. Chain is soaking to clean.





Can't say I agree with the Mfr's choice of derailleur cable route here. Not like you can change it now!
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Old 02-24-20, 11:46 AM
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Can't say I agree with the Mfr's choice of derailleur cable route here. Not like you can change it now!
Why don't you like it? I don't see any bad bends, and keeps broken sticks and twigs from potentially getting stuck between cable and chain stay. Could always bypass with fittings if there is a good enough reason...
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Why don't you like it? I don't see any bad bends, and keeps broken sticks and twigs from potentially getting stuck between cable and chain stay. Could always bypass with fittings if there is a good enough reason...
It's not terrible, admittedly. A short length of housing between two stops would eliminate the hard angles that those guides are introducing, and eliminate that unsightly length of liner. Of course, the liner is needed to keep the cable from wearing on those guides.
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Old 02-24-20, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
It's not terrible, admittedly. A short length of housing between two stops would eliminate the hard angles that those guides are introducing, and eliminate that unsightly length of liner. Of course, the liner is needed to keep the cable from wearing on those guides.

I'm ok with those little clear tape protectors on the sides of the headtube. BTW: I have never owned a car bra.


I'm an old roadie, and wweenie. I've almost never seen a (properly functioning) bike on which I didn't want to reduce the housing length. As you noted, this one is no exception. There's a good chance that this is the original factory set-up. (If they came pre-set.) I need to adjust the bike fit before shortening anything...


If you cut it too short, no matter how many more times you cut it, it's still too short. Bike mechanic's corollary - (But you can use it on the front). Murphy- "But it was on the front"... Last hope- Give to someone with a smaller bike.


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Found this ‘97 Trek Mountain Track 3x6 SIS boys bike with 24” wheels....for 8.00.


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^^^ Not bad, but you’ll need a longer seat post & stem, huh? 😁😉
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What handlebars are these? I've got a Nitto slingshot stem & I'm looking to do something similar for my '84 Stumpjumper.
"Aluminum Alloy City Bike Fixed Gear Handlebar 25.4 Bike Handlebar retro vintage bisiklet aksesuar Bent Bicycle Handlebar" from Jueshuai on Aliexpress.
Kinda cool bars. Also kinda stupid lol. Ten times cheaper than sexy nitto stuff on bluelug or VO or whatever and does the buisiness.
good luck getting anything from china in the near future though.
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Depending on the year Voodoo's were made @ the MountainGoat shop in Chico..I had a 1997 Wanga that was made there. Voodoo bikes were unique in that they had numerous build packages with different forks and components available... Nice colour..
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Originally Posted by Soody View Post
"Aluminum Alloy City Bike Fixed Gear Handlebar 25.4 Bike Handlebar retro vintage bisiklet aksesuar Bent Bicycle Handlebar" from Jueshuai on Aliexpress.
Kinda cool bars. Also kinda stupid lol. Ten times cheaper than sexy nitto stuff on bluelug or VO or whatever and does the buisiness.
good luck getting anything from china in the near future though.
Thanks! Yeah, I don't think now is a good time to order out of China!

After looking at Velo Orange, I thought they were the Tourist bars. Do you know what the width, rise, reach, & sweep angle? They look good!

I'm also considering the Soma Sparrow bars for my slingshot stem.
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@ soody, great save, on that Rocky Mountain. 👍
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Found this ‘97 Trek Mountain Track 3x6 SIS boys bike with 24” wheels....for 8.00.


Holey carp, Batman, look at those cranks! Do they drag on the ground?
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Holey carp, Batman, look at those cranks! Do they drag on the ground?
Some of that is the angle of the picture but it really has lower clearance. I dig the 24” wheelset.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Some of that is the angle of the picture but it really has lower clearance. I dig the 24” wheelset.
Oh, me too. I'm 5'4" and adore the 26" wheels on my converted mtb. A smaller rider would love that bike as a commuter, grocery-getter, gravel bike, whatever. Find a woman 5' or shorter and offer it to her.

Too long cranks are a pet peeve of mine, as well as 700c wheels on everything, no matter how they have to jigger the frame geometry to make them fit.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Some of that is the angle of the picture but it really has lower clearance. I dig the 24” wheelset.
I was all set to finally put fenders on my ‘dale yesterday, because I found some nice-looking ones for dirt cheap. Turns out they were for a 24” bike, and now I can blame you. 🤪😁😉
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I was all set to finally put fenders on my ‘dale yesterday, because I found some nice-looking ones for dirt cheap. Turns out they were for a 24” bike, and now I can blame you. 🤪😁😉
Oh the horror!
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Decals are gone (and look intentionally removed for some reason), but here's a beat-up Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue, top-of-the-line Shogun MTB from '88. Needs some TLC (and a saddle that isnt.... awful) but the old Deore XT parts are still going strong.

Picked it up for a friend who needed a bike and didn't want to spend more than $100- this was on sale on CL as "Bike for sale" for $70- if it doesn't work for them, I might do a weight weenie project for it.

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Decals are gone (and look intentionally removed for some reason), but here's a beat-up Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue, top-of-the-line Shogun MTB from '88. Needs some TLC (and a saddle that isnt.... awful) but the old Deore XT parts are still going strong.

Picked it up for a friend who needed a bike and didn't want to spend more than $100- this was on sale on CL as "Bike for sale" for $70- if it doesn't work for them, I might do a weight weenie project for it.
I didn't know Shogun had a frame similar to a GT?
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Shogun had hellenic-stay bikes for a few years, including on their road frames. I think it was a thing on their higher end bikes.

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Shogun had hellenic-stay bikes for a few years, including on their road frames. I think it was a thing on their higher end bikes.
WOW! Learn something new every day.
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I've got a few to show today. First, the new Trek 950 build got its second ride yesterday, exploring a new bike trail under construction in my area. Wow. Awesome, awesome bike. So plush. Trail riding feels almost effortless. This bike is going to get a ton of saddle time this year. I may use it as a training platform for off-road endurance riding, adding on some Profile Designs aero bars. .




Next is the Rockhopper I use for Bikepacking. Just like the Trek, it's now sporting Schwalbe Table Tops. It appears that Schwalbe may have discontinued the gumwall version for this year, so get them while you can.




Last is a Diamondback Apex. It belongs to a friend, but I'm doing some maintenance on it for him. Needs new cables, chain, and a new front derailleur. He commutes to work with it, so I'm trying to convince him on a set of road tires. Overall, it's a pretty sweet bike. A mix of Avenir and Shimano M735 Deore XT components.

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I've got a few to show today. First, the new Trek 950 build got its second ride yesterday, exploring a new bike trail under construction in my area. Wow. Awesome, awesome bike. So plush. Trail riding feels almost effortless. This bike is going to get a ton of saddle time this year. I may use it as a training platform for off-road endurance riding, adding on some Profile Designs aero bars. .

Next is the Rockhopper I use for Bikepacking. Just like the Trek, it's now sporting Schwalbe Table Tops. It appears that Schwalbe may have discontinued the gumwall version for this year, so get them while you can.
Nice bikes.

Judging by the saddle / bar height, you may be better off with 22in frames vs the 20in. 22in are harder to find (it's what I ride too).
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Nice bikes.

Judging by the saddle / bar height, you may be better off with 22in frames vs the 20in. 22in are harder to find (it's what I ride too).
I don’t know. I haven’t yet found a 22 inch frame in a model I like, that’s in good condition. The 22 inch frames are rare as hen’s teeth where I live. Even finding 20 inch frames can be difficult.
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