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07-14-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Good point about looking for same color in the...

Good point about looking for same color in the steerer tube. I just tore down an 89 RH Comp and the ivory paint goes up nearly to the threads. Will be tearing down the Stumpy once my garage cools...
07-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By Wilbur76

You could challenge yourself with a full respray...

You could challenge yourself with a full respray and apply new decals. I hear Velocals(sp?) does vintage and custom work. I havenít used them but Monkeyshred on youtube does and he contacted them for...
07-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 293,129
Posted By Wilbur76

Acres of oil fields. Lovely. ...

Acres of oil fields. Lovely.

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07-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 499
Posted By Wilbur76

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē...

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē inseam and probably wouldíve gone with an extra small as well. Iíve had bikes too big for me in the past and hated riding them. I owed it to myself to be...
06-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Wilbur76

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked...

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked up an 89 Rockcombo in Florida with plans to bring it back to full retro. https://youtu.be/zVWPMMpYFTA

All this reminded me to get off my ass and...
06-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,744
Posted By Wilbur76

Iíd still go titanium but probably full custom...

Iíd still go titanium but probably full custom with a professional bike fit. Iíve made some comfort changes lately to my GR300ís cockpit to increase the stack like a shorter/steeper stem plus Surly...
06-11-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Wilbur76

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly...

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly yes. Some projects I wish I could do-over but then I’m forced to spend more $ on an old bike that got loved enough.
06-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,459
Posted By Wilbur76

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I...

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I call it The Warthog. ...
06-06-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Wilbur76

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the...

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the pandemic and boredom. So not having ridden a bike in 25 years, and having never bought a new bike in my life, I researched and found out about this new...
06-06-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,133
Posted By Wilbur76

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted...

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted from 3x7 square taper to 1x10 Hollowtech2 and Microshift Advent X. The narrow wide chainring is now a 32t oval. Had to get a new wheelset to...
05-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 96,329
Posted By Wilbur76

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar...

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar rebuild. Never owned GT before but fell in love with the geometry and ride so decided to show some love.

I had actually gone through a costly and...
05-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,696
Posted By Wilbur76

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the...

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the rear brake is mounted on the seatstay instead. Bike is a little big for me. 21.5Ē I think with 175mm cranks. May just recable it, swap out tires, polish...
04-15-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 703,793
Posted By Wilbur76

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with...

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with the ride and geometry was perfect. Had to give it new life. Shame I lost the full side profile pics of it in before state.
BEFORE - Rust everywhere...
04-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,455
Posted By Wilbur76

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give...

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give me the cockpit height I still needed. TBH it’s more about getting a little extra bar real estate to spread my hands over, then it is about road buzz....
04-08-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Wilbur76

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned...

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned to be used with their KitchenSink bars that have extra bar real estate. https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-really-long-bar-tape
...
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By Wilbur76

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105...

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105 groupset. Usually the LBS performs a basic bike fit to get you dialed in. And you get a new bike warranty. And you’re riding today. You can always buy a...
04-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,119
Posted By Wilbur76

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun...

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun palette and design. Pinks, teals, purples, bold blues, orange. Lots of those era bikes in my stable. I even paid a hefty premium to add some color to...
04-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,455
Posted By Wilbur76

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the...

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the load for my palms a little more. Helps with slight carpal issues. Also why I got the riser bar so Iím putting less weight on my hands by sitting a...
04-07-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,696
Posted By Wilbur76

Finally found a vintage 1989 Rockhopper Comp and,...

Finally found a vintage 1989 Rockhopper Comp and, 2-fer(!) came with a Stumpjumper Team. Both sun-faded to hell but solid and sound. And best of all dirt cheap. Keeping it fairly stock, no 1x or drop...
04-07-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,455
Posted By Wilbur76

On my 3rd handlebar and stem combo now....

On my 3rd handlebar and stem combo now. Increasing cockpit height by going from FSA A-wing Pro bars with aero flats to Surly Truck Stops with 30mm rise. Also throwing on some foam pipe insulation...
04-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4,437
Views: 431,729
Posted By Wilbur76

Picked up these two 1989 Specializeds: Rockhopper...

Picked up these two 1989 Specializeds: Rockhopper Comp, Stumpjumper Team. Sun faded and neglected. But really cheap. As usual dealing with stuck seatposts. Going with liquids first before putting it...
04-02-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,258
Posted By Wilbur76

Clunky (compared to Shimano GRX on my gravel...

Clunky (compared to Shimano GRX on my gravel bike) but precise. Shifts are fairly predictable. Had to bring it in to my LBS for fine tuning after the build so itís dialed. Havenít really noticed the...
04-01-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,258
Posted By Wilbur76

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars...

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars and Velo Orange steep angled stem. Cockpit is nice and upright now for my old back. And 1x10 oval because I was curious....
02-23-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,459
Posted By Wilbur76

I crashed my 5-month old Lynskey GR300 last week....

I crashed my 5-month old Lynskey GR300 last week. AC joint separation shoulder and clavicle. Not major enough for surgery but I’m off any type of riding for awhile. Only possible damage I saw on the...
02-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,956
Posted By Wilbur76

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to...

Surly Truck Stop Bars. Because I’m too old to bend another 30mm....
02-09-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,133
Posted By Wilbur76

Donít remember posting the completed build but...

Donít remember posting the completed build but here it is: The Warthog....
02-03-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Wilbur76

Converted this 94 FSR just last week. Was 3x7,...

Converted this 94 FSR just last week. Was 3x7, now 1x10. Solved the slammed cockpit with new taller fork and extra tall stem. Frame, seatpost, brake calipers are the only original parts remaining....
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Wilbur76

Pink 1987 Cannondale SM800

Size 16 small. Both wheels are 24Ē. Shimano 3x5. Nice Vetta seat. Strong brakes. Looks mostly original with almost no paint chips. Thought about converting to 1x rear brake only adult BMX bike but it...
01-28-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,459
Posted By Wilbur76

Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to...

Just completed this vintage Stumpjumper 3x7 to gravel drop bar 1x10 conversion. Here’s the link I posted on the C&V page with more pics and parts list. Pic for your attention....
01-28-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By Wilbur76

The Warthog build is now complete. Converted from...

The Warthog build is now complete. Converted from 3x7 flatbar to 1x10 gravel flare dropbar. Old weight 28.8 lbs, new weight 27.2 lbs.

Frame, seatpost and cantilever brake hardware are the only...
11-30-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,133
Posted By Wilbur76

Hoping to convert this newly acquired 1994...

Hoping to convert this newly acquired 1994 Specialized Rockhopper FSR. Fairly mechanically sound except for some light rusting. Challenge is to address a seized seatpost and converting steerer...
11-30-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By Wilbur76

The Warthog 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Picked this up from a nice guy in San Diego this weekend. I think thereís some historic significance to it but really hoping to convert to gravel drop bar. Unfortunately cockpit is awfully long and...
11-25-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Wilbur76

Let’s try this again... Finally completed my...

Let’s try this again...
Finally completed my covid project GT Palomar repaint and rebuild. Took months and way more $ in spray paint than intended because of a painting do-over. Wheels and brakes...
11-25-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 96,329
Posted By Wilbur76

Finishing the build on this GT Palomar, now...

Finishing the build on this GT Palomar, now renamed GT Paterno. More pics coming soon....
10-06-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,459
Posted By Wilbur76

Waiting for air quality to be tolerable again....

Waiting for air quality to be tolerable again. Pretty rare here in Bakersfield with the ag and dairy air, now the CA fires. Cleaned up for glamour shots after a brief ride through an active oil...
10-04-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,233,576
Posted By Wilbur76

Bullmoose bars are going upwards of $200 on ebay...

Bullmoose bars are going upwards of $200 on ebay so you got a hell of a find.
10-03-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 254,812
Posted By Wilbur76

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Greetings loved ones.
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09-21-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 293,129
Posted By Wilbur76

Went off trail, ended up in the oil fields. ...

Went off trail, ended up in the oil fields.
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09-08-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,088
Posted By Wilbur76

Topeak dual-action pump works great....

Topeak dual-action pump works great....
09-07-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By Wilbur76

I had absolutely no knowledge about bike repair...

I had absolutely no knowledge about bike repair as I just started riding at the start of covid. I now have 2 vintage mountain bikes (Specialized Hardrock and GT Palomar) and a new Lynskey GR300...
08-27-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,624
Posted By Wilbur76

Lynskey titanium GR300! w/pics

The wait is finally over! Ordered June 24 from Lynskey. Promise date was July 21. Shimano groupset and custom wheels delayed delivery until August 26. But it’s finally here!

The build:
Lynskey...
07-25-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,233,576
Posted By Wilbur76

I have an 87 in teal. $200 in great condition....

I have an 87 in teal. $200 in great condition. $25 is an absolute steal!
...
07-16-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By Wilbur76

Also have the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Have only used it...

Also have the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Have only used it once because frankly with covid, I haven’t traveled anywhere. Just local rides.
I love this rack though. Did a lot of research and narrowed it down...
Replies: 62
Views: 13,733
Posted By Wilbur76

Second that. Maybe we’re the small minority but...

Second that. Maybe we’re the small minority but if I were experiencing any of those same BB issues, the first place I’d go would be google. Heck I google brands and customer reviews before I buy a...
07-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By Wilbur76

Sweet thanks! Btw, I’m encouraging folks to vote...

Sweet thanks! Btw, I’m encouraging folks to vote either way. I’m really curious about the consensus, hack or bodge. Either is a compliment.
07-08-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By Wilbur76

Vote for my GCN Hack/Bodge

Vote on my Hack/Bodge submission on the GCN app! I created a cushy barrier on my Kuat Sherpaís front locking arm to prevent damage to my bikeís front cantilever rim brake. My GCN poll is getting a...
07-08-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wilbur76

Second this! Caveat with Sherpa, and generally...

Second this! Caveat with Sherpa, and generally this design, is how much pressure the front locking arm places on my bike’s cantilever rim brake. My hack/bodge solution was to install an easily...
07-04-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,233,576
Posted By Wilbur76

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1987 Specialized Hardrock “Teal Steel” looking for...
Forum: Introductions
06-07-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Wilbur76

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Btw this is my 1987 Specialized Hardrock just...
06-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 193,200
Posted By Wilbur76

Posted pic in Show us your vintage mountain bike...

Posted pic in Show us your vintage mountain bike forum.
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