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10-04-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,276
Posted By jblackmd

Man, I saw this post a bit late! I have a t.t...

Man, I saw this post a bit late! I have a t.t and I love it! Nice restoration by the way! Hereís mine:...
08-03-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14,386
Views: 3,224,839
Posted By jblackmd

holy crap! Thatís unbelievable!

holy crap! Thatís unbelievable!
07-28-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,232,721
Posted By jblackmd

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1997_specialized_rockhopper_19c41ad0185156d58bda663d8c0c7d459e11c1b2.jpg
Got this on Ebay for 275. It's in great shape!
07-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

I left it in the capable hands of Velovix.

I left it in the capable hands of Velovix.
07-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

Thanks! I think it's great too. Kind of threw me...

Thanks! I think it's great too. Kind of threw me when the seat tore, but it'll look even nicer with a new one. It's a really smooth ride!
07-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yeah, the TT's are really rare. It's the original paint, which when I look up...
07-25-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

Well, I asked questions and got a lot of sage...

Well, I asked questions and got a lot of sage advice, which I listened to. I'm glad I did. I should mention that I think of my bike not as my vintage bike, but just as my bike. It's been my bike...
07-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

I ordered one. They really should make it so the...

I ordered one. They really should make it so the saddle slides back just a bit more.
07-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

I actually had it fitted a couple of weeks ago. ...

I actually had it fitted a couple of weeks ago. It's better than it was but long rides are still tough.
07-09-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

Yeah, it's back as far as it will go. I even...

Yeah, it's back as far as it will go. I even tried to coax it back a bit more with a mallet.I ordered the offset stem, and then I'll reassess it.
07-09-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

That seems to be the case. It is a broken in...

That seems to be the case. It is a broken in saddle, and it feels like everything should line up if I could just slide it back a bit more.
07-09-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

Well yeah. My legs and knees do feel good, but...

Well yeah. My legs and knees do feel good, but many times I'm finding that I'm sitting on the rivets. It just seems that if I can move it back an inch it would feel a lot better.
07-09-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

After taking in the comments, I think the first...

After taking in the comments, I think the first thing to do is see how my saddle feels on a setback post, so I'm going to try that first. Many thanks guys!
07-09-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

It's a really old saddle. It came with the bike!...

It's a really old saddle. It came with the bike! Now, I was thinking that a set back seat post might help. It's back as far as it will go, and sometimes I feel like I'm sitting on the rivets. ...
07-09-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By jblackmd

Best Touring Saddle?

I ride a Raleigh Supercourse with a B17 saddle. I switched the handlebars to flat so my posture is more upright now. My butt starts to hurt after about an hour, and I'm thinking of changing the...
07-08-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

You're probably right. I rode BMX as a kid. The...

You're probably right. I rode BMX as a kid. The frame was a monoshock, and it had a rigid fork. I used to ride trails on my Raleigh Supercourse. I had switched the handlebar to a flat hybrid type,...
07-08-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

I just asked the seller, who said the forks work...

I just asked the seller, who said the forks work fine. We'll see how they are when I get it.
07-08-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By jblackmd

Not to sound cold about it, but if he made the...

Not to sound cold about it, but if he made the mistake then the cost of shipping is his problem, not yours. You made the purchase in good faith. If it isn't the part you ordered, work with eBay and...
07-08-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By jblackmd

Exactly right. I never buy from overseas if I...

Exactly right. I never buy from overseas if I can avoid it. I have had bad luck with China on the few things I ordered from them. I always check the seller feedback. For one thing, there has to...
07-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

I'll definitely do that. Hey, they might not...

I'll definitely do that. Hey, they might not even need a rebuild. I'll see when I ride it.
07-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

Nice! You like it?

Nice! You like it?
07-08-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

I'd like to keep the suspension. I used to ride...

I'd like to keep the suspension. I used to ride BMX back in the day, and briefly went on some trails about 30 years ago. It may sound compulsive, but I was on this beautiful trail the other day,...
07-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

Something like this?...

Something like this? http://www.bikerecyclery.com/nib-nos-rockshox-indy-indy-c-spring-rebuild-kit-dirtworks-otis/

I may be rebuilding some forks. Not a tough rebuild, I hope? Are special tools...
07-08-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

It likely needs a bit of work, but that's fine....

It likely needs a bit of work, but that's fine. There was a buy it now price of 395, but I was kind of stalking it. There were no bids, and the starting price was 275. I waited until there was 45...
07-08-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By jblackmd

Got this on eBay

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$350 shipping included. It's a 1997 Specialized...
07-07-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By jblackmd

Iíve bought tons of stuff on eBay, mainly...

Iíve bought tons of stuff on eBay, mainly computer related and more recently bike stuff. It is very safe.

Here is a question: did you use PayPal? Because if you did, you can file a complaint with...
07-07-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

I bought this 1997 Specialized Rockhopper FS on...

I bought this 1997 Specialized Rockhopper FS on eBay:


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07-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

You got that right. Just bought a set for around...

You got that right. Just bought a set for around 50 bucks. I trust you guys... :D
07-07-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

I wasn't. I was wondering more about running...

I wasn't. I was wondering more about running shifter cables onto the handlebars. Cool. Maybe I'll get a set and try 'em out.
07-07-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

Ok. I have zero experience with handlebar...

Ok. I have zero experience with handlebar shifters. This may be a stupid question, but do they effect the handling at all?
07-07-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

How much do you want for them?

How much do you want for them?
07-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

I'm using Gatorskin 700cx28mm. I have no...

I'm using Gatorskin 700cx28mm. I have no complaints!
07-06-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

That's a lot of gears! For a SC, anyway. So you...

That's a lot of gears! For a SC, anyway. So you went in the opposite direction. Cool! How does it ride?
07-06-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

Nice! I used to have that crank until I bent it....

Nice! I used to have that crank until I bent it. After having used those Simplex derailleurs for decades, I think I can safely say you are better off without them! Just had them tuned... and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,871
Posted By jblackmd

Pretty much!

Pretty much!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,871
Posted By jblackmd

haha... good one! :D

haha... good one! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,871
Posted By jblackmd

Hey, great post! Now I'm totally self-conscious...

Hey, great post! Now I'm totally self-conscious about my pace. I was happy with 15... until now. Everything is flat where I live. No blazing fast downhills, no significant climbs. Oh well.
Forum: Southeast
07-06-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By jblackmd

Loving the West Orange Trail

Did about 36 miles of it yesterday. Just fantastic! Even with the second half of it in tropical storm conditions! On the way back the path was blocked by half of a tree....
07-05-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

I like the downtubes. Theyíre not going anywhere.

I like the downtubes. Theyíre not going anywhere.
07-05-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/3bcc7446_c33a_4e08_a10b_0e99d12490a9_032469ce1a08bdc237ad603af2c5f593cbcd09e3.jpeg
I mean, there arenít any cracks that I could see...
07-05-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

The best!

The best!
07-05-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

I'll check it out then. Thanks!

I'll check it out then. Thanks!
07-05-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

They ended up not changing the chain. After he...

They ended up not changing the chain. After he removed it and inspected it, he said it was fine and didn't need to be replaced. As for the Cyclones, I already bought them. The simplex do work a ...
07-04-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,748
Posted By jblackmd

I bought this 1973 SC tt in 1980. It was new in...

I bought this 1973 SC tt in 1980. It was new in the box, a leftover. Itís a great ride! I switched out the sew ups to 700c, switched out the crank to a Sugino LT after I bent the original in a...
07-04-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By jblackmd

Velofix was by today and took care of your...

Velofix was by today and took care of your laundry list, and also trued the wheels, adjusted the brakes and derailleurs. Big difference! Felt like it was 1980 again! Now, the crappy Simplex do...
07-04-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,519
Posted By jblackmd

Iím 58. I ride a 1973 Raleigh Supercourse TT that...

Iím 58. I ride a 1973 Raleigh Supercourse TT that I bought new in 1980. It was a leftover, new in the box, that a buddy who worked in a bike shop in Margate NJ sold me. Over the years I replaced the...
07-04-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

I also found this one:...

I also found this one: https://lakeland.craigslist.org/bik/d/lakeland-cannondale-trail-sl-29er-size/7150037566.html The guy says I can have it for 450. It's in good shape (so he says, haven't ridden...
07-04-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

I ride mainly road, but I was on a trail the...

I ride mainly road, but I was on a trail the other day and I think I want to be able to ride a rough trail on occasion. Back in the day I rode dirt bikes and BMX. Any thoughts on...
07-04-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

Gotcha. Glad I asked! Next question: what...

Gotcha. Glad I asked! Next question: what should I be looking for in a decent MTB? Can they be had for under $1000?
07-04-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By jblackmd

No idea what to buy

I was on a trail the other day that would have been great on a mountain bike, and I'm thinking of getting one. I found this:...
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