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04-25-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,461
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Posted By mechanicmatt

I like them a lot. I like 3 hands positions for...

I like them a lot. I like 3 hands positions for the most part, out at the end where the grips are for most of the riding, the two posts that are supposed to mimic the tops of drops are nice to be...
04-18-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,461
Views: 3,911,741
Posted By mechanicmatt

BMC Monstercross

I have taken my sweet-ass time building this but it's road worthy now. I built the wheels with NPS Mavic MA3's laced to Shimano 105 hubs, DT double butted spokes, GRX 10-speed double crank, old 500LX...
04-13-24, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Finally, new bike day...

...my first new frame with a lot of new parts in probably 20+ years. I will write up the parts elsewhere. Now I just get to ride it. It was my birthday gift to myself last year and I guess again...
04-06-24, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Progress

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Forum: Commuting
03-08-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By mechanicmatt

Not really, just keep them in a garage or shed,...

Not really, just keep them in a garage or shed, need to be out of the sun for UV breakdown and not get the full on feel of the seasons.

I am familiar with where you live, I drive through there on...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By mechanicmatt

Savannah,TN? I go there for work a bunch. I have...

Savannah,TN? I go there for work a bunch. I have some farm land spots I ride around. Careful of people with dogs, near Shiloh. Best and scariest workout ever.

Nice choice to begin riding again...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,945
Posted By mechanicmatt

Where's middle TN. Like Nashville or Jackson? ...

Where's middle TN. Like Nashville or Jackson? Or middle of nowhere Tennessee where there isn't any bike shops. I live outside of Chattanooga, lots of shops here.

That said, if your only other...
11-25-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have been sitting on the frame for like 9...

I have been sitting on the frame for like 9 months. I have slowly been acquiring all the parts I needed. But mostly I just haven't made time to finish building it. I have had some sort of mental...
11-25-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Headset removed, reinstalled, cut down steerer, added headset and stem stack....

...and mounted wheels. Rolling Chassis. Had to make my own cup remover though. Worked great.
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10-28-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,492
Posted By mechanicmatt

Get to know your tubing. Columbus, Reynolds, True...

Get to know your tubing. Columbus, Reynolds, True temper, Ishwata, and Tange. Look for double butted or better. That's a pretty general answer, a good frame can be upgraded with lighter parts.
10-09-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,857
Posted By mechanicmatt

I basically agree with your thoughts. I tried to...

I basically agree with your thoughts. I tried to use a 56cm and a 54cm. These had long top tubes and short headtubes. The 56 I tried to make it work but it felt too long, like 80's road bike long....
09-17-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,124
Posted By mechanicmatt

Mid 90's Paramount.

Mid 90's Paramount.
09-02-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Finished the second wheel today. There's a black...

Finished the second wheel today. There's a black mountain monstercross that's going to get built.
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08-09-23, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Built a totally new front wheel...

...just need to build a back one. It was cathartic activity this weekend, the man who taught me how to build wheels passed away in November but I just found out last week. I built the wheel in...
01-08-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,687
Posted By mechanicmatt

I've had an old uniglide one that had the teeth...

I've had an old uniglide one that had the teeth grind down and an Ice Toolz version cracked apart like yours. It is likely from over hardening the steel, which will make it strong but instead of...
03-27-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By mechanicmatt

92-Mid 90's Univega mtb Look up Alpina 5.3...

92-Mid 90's Univega mtb

Look up Alpina 5.3 to 5.7 from '94.
03-24-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 31,107
Posted By mechanicmatt

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03-24-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 447,775
Posted By mechanicmatt

Touring bike on a mountain bike trail count?

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03-11-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,904
Posted By mechanicmatt

Soma Dream Bars (SUPA WIDE and rise) and Guster...

Soma Dream Bars (SUPA WIDE and rise) and Guster Stache Bars. I think the key though is wide, and 30-35 deg back sweep. Need a 100mm or longer stem to go with it too, but worth it.
03-11-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By mechanicmatt

The crank is extremely similar to one that came...

The crank is extremely similar to one that came with my 1991 Trek 750. SR Sakae made for Suntour XCE level components. Probably some markings on the inside of the crank arms, those didn't have...
03-10-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,904
Posted By mechanicmatt

I guess I haven't shared this on here so I will...

...1997 Mongoose Rockadile SX

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03-10-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,904
Posted By mechanicmatt

How do you like the tires? Also, you should try...

How do you like the tires? Also, you should try some of those modernish swept back bars for this. I have Soma's and Guster versions and like them a lot, backsweep of 30 to 35 degrees. Was I the one...
03-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,168
Posted By mechanicmatt

What about things have weirdly gotten cheaper...

What about things have weirdly gotten cheaper over the years. Like these two Wellgo pedals which were $35-$45 when I was a teenager in the 90's, now are $18-$30.
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02-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,265
Posted By mechanicmatt

merziac gave you the link, maybe it wasn't...

merziac gave you the link, maybe it wasn't obvious.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20049692764...AAAOSwtM1ZzTsW (https://www.ebay.com/itm/200496927642?hash=item2eae8c539a:g:jtAAAOSwtM1ZzTsW)
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,874
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have one and use thumbshifters. It isn't easy...

I have one and use thumbshifters. It isn't easy to setup though. Have to angle them down some. Very comfortable ride. The new velo orange bars look very similar but with a small rise. I needed a...
02-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,461
Views: 3,911,741
Posted By mechanicmatt

Paint job is great, very F1 style labeling. Love...

Paint job is great, very F1 style labeling. Love it.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 12,441,205
Posted By mechanicmatt

Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your...

Very much like Hansome Devil's, please share your thoughts of how it rides.
01-31-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have one, it was rode hard by the original...

I have one, it was rode hard by the original owner and I had to repaint. I would say your assessment is right about parts and what not. He liked to use Campy stuff during that era. Weirdly mine...
01-31-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like some of his older stuff though, It's like...

I like some of his older stuff though, It's like learning from a bike mechanic one generation removed from my base of experience. I seriously learned a bunch about chains in an old video that helped...
01-30-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,923
Posted By mechanicmatt

None. Done so for years and years. The only thing...

None. Done so for years and years. The only thing that it can cause is if that was a suspension fork, there can be funny oil seepage things that happen if they stay at manner for a long time.
01-29-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By mechanicmatt

I very much like this gentleman's Youtube. ...

I very much like this gentleman's Youtube. Spindatt does a lot of playing around with old frames and he advocates updating stuff. My only knock with him is everything that is updated gets a new 1x...
01-28-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,037
Posted By mechanicmatt

https://live.staticflickr.com/3678/9846682734_a915...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3678/9846682734_a9158ebd32_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/g17PHY)Bruce Gordon Chinook 1987 Plum (https://flic.kr/p/g17PHY) by Mechanic Matt...
01-28-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,037
Posted By mechanicmatt

Man I could go either way. I'd be just as...

Man I could go either way. I'd be just as fickled as you are with it. If you are having several painted though, see if you can get a bulk discount.

The lugs and everything are gorgeous, I could...
01-20-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By mechanicmatt

Royal Blue Tape and White Housing is my vote.

Royal Blue Tape and White Housing is my vote.
01-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By mechanicmatt

I've done this a couple times as well. I mounted...

I've done this a couple times as well. I mounted them on top, a bit away from the stem clamp, basically where the bar tape would normally start/finish. Also to help with cable routing I have had good...
01-18-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By mechanicmatt

FYI: 65cm Moulton, 67cm Medici, some vintage components on Black Mountain Cycles FS

https://blackmtncycles.com/product-category/garage-sale/

Mike Varley occasionally updates his garage sale tab with different odds and ends. Thought these couple of frames could make a tall person...
01-12-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,352
Posted By mechanicmatt

Wheelbuilding time...

...needed a new MTB hub for my '91 Trek 750. So the old rim was in decent shape, so reused the rim and spokes, but added a new Deore Hub and new nipples....
01-10-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,570
Posted By mechanicmatt

KC style. ...

KC style.
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01-06-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,202
Posted By mechanicmatt

I have ridden 11 miles on essentially a...

I have ridden 11 miles on essentially a hiking/MTB trail on 35c's with really no ride issues on a dry day, however my rims needed a true when I got back. I would say 35c is the low end of the cush,...
01-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,457
Posted By mechanicmatt

I did this, but it is going to change soon...it...

I did this, but it is going to change soon...it takes a 45c tire max in the back, just for your records.
...
11-30-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By mechanicmatt

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a...

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a thing that we, this small group online, love. We all even define it differently, appreciate it differently, and approach it differently. Still, I enjoy...
11-09-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,076
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like my '86 Trek 560. Just super smooth ride,...

I like my '86 Trek 560. Just super smooth ride, many many miles.
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11-04-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By mechanicmatt

Yup follow everyone's advice. Nail polish or...

Yup follow everyone's advice. Nail polish or testors. Trek around that time had like 5 layers of Imron with I think zinc base coat. Do what you can and just enjoy the bike.
10-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,928
Posted By mechanicmatt

Sport tourer for sure. I had one in my size...

Sport tourer for sure. I had one in my size around the same time frame in red, I think 30c tires fit well. Rode nicely. Fastback stays always a plus. I like the blue and yellow too. It's be a decent...
10-10-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 246,691
Posted By mechanicmatt

Rode to Edwards Point on my bike this morning...

Rode to Edwards Point on my bike this morning from my house. Weather was perfect. I previously did this on a touring bike, and was woefully underbiked. This time I brought my redone mountain bike....
10-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 407,505
Posted By mechanicmatt

Soma Dream bars are wide. Maybe too wide...

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10-10-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By mechanicmatt

Just starting to change colors in Tennessee

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10-05-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By mechanicmatt

Mongoose Rockadile '97

I rebuilt this today. Thought I'd share.
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10-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,561
Posted By mechanicmatt

Updates on my Mongoose '97 Rockadile

Pics taken on a wet day.

LX/XT drive train, Suntour XC Expert thumbies, LX vBrakes, Kona Project 2 fork, Mavic wide times laced to XT hubs, raceface stem, Soma Dream bars, WTB saddle, and ODI...
10-04-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,743,420
Posted By mechanicmatt

To me your front derailleur is either a bit high...

To me your front derailleur is either a bit high or twisted, but maybe it's just the picture angle. Here are some pics that I tried to take straight on to help from a similar vintage derailleur that...
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