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Posted By DMC707

if you give the bike a deep clean, and purchase...

if you give the bike a deep clean, and purchase some tools to service the bottom bracket and headset at minimum, you might be surprised at how much better the bike will look

i know the populace...
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By DMC707

Grail scale? 2nd tier Top tier...

Grail scale? 2nd tier Top tier would be DeRosa, Colnago, some Bianchi's and Pinarellos (probably a couple more )

2nd tier would be : Almost everything else
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Views: 543
Posted By DMC707

This bike is in a different solar system than the...

This bike is in a different solar system than the Miyata.

It looks like a fillet brazed frame and possibly EL-OS ? judging from the big tubes and oversize headset. That is a very nice...
07-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,170
Posted By DMC707

Perhaps Cadillac Escalade decals would be a solid...

Perhaps Cadillac Escalade decals would be a solid upgrade
07-15-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By DMC707

could be very exciting

could be very exciting
07-15-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,141
Posted By DMC707

I like to start the day with a nice, double...

I like to start the day with a nice, double tapered, prizewinner

Extra points if you yell from the latrine - "You sank my battleship ! " for the delight of the wife and kids
07-14-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By DMC707

Very few bikes get hammered in the same way a...

Very few bikes get hammered in the same way a track bike does. Small tracks have high g forces , standing start events put a lot of power through the crank, and short, fast sprint events put a strain...
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Views: 1,236
Posted By DMC707

catalog continued ...

catalog continued


https://i.imgur.com/1c7LrcN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0cGWUcf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/eeFZzoa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cPatrZD.jpg
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By DMC707

I have an Aelle equipped DB that was my first...

I have an Aelle equipped DB that was my first Italian bike --- my shop got the frameset new from Zar International in 1995 - built it up with a new take off Campy Mirage parts kit from a carbon Giant...
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Views: 558
Posted By DMC707

Ebay provides a handy benchmark for asking and...

Ebay provides a handy benchmark for asking and sold price of a lot of comparable items , bicycles included.

Im a claims adjuster - i do not want an Errors & Omissions lawsuit over under valuing or...
06-28-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,062
Posted By DMC707

The dude looks like even more of a beast now (in...

The dude looks like even more of a beast now (in his mid 50's ) than he did back then
06-18-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By DMC707

Looks nice !

Looks nice !
06-13-21, 01:43 PM
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Views: 414
Posted By DMC707

I looked up the bike's specs -- i wouldnt touch...

I looked up the bike's specs -- i wouldnt touch it until you break something -- If you really want to juice up the brakes, upsize the front to a 203mm rotor

Here's my old bike on top of the...
06-12-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By DMC707

you could bump up to an 11 speed 11-46 then if...

you could bump up to an 11 speed 11-46 then if you really need some climbing gears.

Now that my memory is better, i converted my old 3x9 Santa Cruz 26,er to 1x10 with a Zee rear derailleur, Zee...
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Views: 611
Posted By DMC707

the shop owner is an idiot: That is wearing a ...

the shop owner is an idiot: That is wearing a 9 speed era rear derailleur and modernish Deore cranks. It looks like you have most of the parts, you just need a set of wheels. Shifters may...
06-11-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By DMC707

if its a 26" bike, an 11 speed swap with a 11-42...

if its a 26" bike, an 11 speed swap with a 11-42 cassette would be a dramatic improvement -- not sure it would play nice with a small chainring granny setup though, but to eliminate confusion, you...
06-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By DMC707

The bicycle is an entry level mountain bike from...

The bicycle is an entry level mountain bike from the mid 90,s. Id guess maybe $400 new. The Alivio components and steel handlebar give it away.

Nice looking lightweight aluminum frame, and...
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Views: 1,200
Posted By DMC707

Frame is junk. That is a color I would love...

Frame is junk. That is a color I would love to have though
05-25-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By DMC707

Its basically the aluminum version of the Epic...

Its basically the aluminum version of the Epic hardtail ----- so yep. Cool bike. If my back would allow me to ride one again, id love to have one in the stable too
05-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,941
Posted By DMC707

“ look out that window Larry! Do you see what...

“ look out that window Larry! Do you see what happens when you F a stranger in the A?”
05-07-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By DMC707

That is a very solid advantage ! (LOL -...

That is a very solid advantage !

(LOL - Except that most of the current stuff is boost 12x148 spacing --- sheesh it never ends ) - a lot of the gravel bikes are using 12x142 though and 29'er...
05-05-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,229
Posted By DMC707

Springfield Missouri ? Dohhhhhhhhhh ...

Springfield Missouri ?


Dohhhhhhhhhh

Im gonna crack open the top on another can of Duff
05-05-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By DMC707

LOL -- I like PRJ's input at times -- other times...

LOL -- I like PRJ's input at times -- other times he has a

"Ready ! Fire ! Aim ! " approach -- LOL

The advantage of cartridge bearings used to be mostly be just ease of maintenance - not...
05-04-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By DMC707

to offer a counterpoint (but your decision might...

to offer a counterpoint (but your decision might already be made) higher grade Shimano component hubs are bulletproof --- LX, XT and XTR level hubs are very quiet and will go thousands of miles...
04-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By DMC707

This is the bike i immediately thought of !

This is the bike i immediately thought of !
04-25-21, 11:21 AM
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Views: 697
Posted By DMC707

New bike day !

This one has been a long time coming for me

Regarding Yeti Cycles, I have been indoctrinated, drank the Koolaid, and will probably ride turquoise until im done riding as long as they keep putting...
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By DMC707

If the seat is set at your ride height, then the...

If the seat is set at your ride height, then the bike is likely too small for you regrettably. Its a medium frame (about a 17”) judging by the looks . Its quite nice to see one un-molested and...
04-09-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,120
Posted By DMC707

despite my last lighthearted post in here for the...

despite my last lighthearted post in here for the OP to “prove it”. I agree. We are adults and sometimes legitimate and adult questions get raised. We cant offer medical advice online but...
04-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,525
Posted By DMC707

I will pile on a bit to add to the history...

I will pile on a bit to add to the history lesson.

You have a valid point in that my old school Yeti , or the OP's ARC i posted a pic of earlier is not that far removed from Happy Feet 's...
04-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,548
Posted By DMC707

Rats - Another attempt at health and wellness...

Rats - Another attempt at health and wellness foiled by PayPal! The fiends!!

take it easy bud, grey skies will turn blue again soon
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Views: 1,063
Posted By DMC707

Holy Moly :foo:

Holy Moly :foo:
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Views: 824
Posted By DMC707

Buddy deal - $600. The BRidegestone MB-1 and...

Buddy deal - $600.

The BRidegestone MB-1 and MB-0 occupies the rarefied air that old Fat Chances, Yeti's and original Ibis's play in regarding value (along with a few others )
03-31-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,525
Posted By DMC707

Dont put mediocre parts on a Yeti. Its not a...

Dont put mediocre parts on a Yeti. Its not a Rockhopper. The Rockhopper 29’er may very well outperform the old Yeti due to wheel size, but it will never be a Yeti.

Recommendations on this...
03-31-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By DMC707

Why would you buy that level bike to “mod out” . ...

Why would you buy that level bike to “mod out” . Seems like throwing good money after bad. This is not like the old days where you would buy your mongoose California and replace every single part...
03-30-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By DMC707

Thomson seat post with Selle Italia Turbo saddle...

Thomson seat post with Selle Italia Turbo saddle would be a good starting point
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Views: 406
Posted By DMC707

XC Comp is good stuff and elevated chainstay...

XC Comp is good stuff and elevated chainstay bikes are popular with collectors from that era

$250 --- Buuuuuuuuuuut - will really need a tall drink 'o water to ride it
03-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,119
Posted By DMC707

and Drope The Hamer!

and Drope The Hamer!
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By DMC707

good deal- Did he not have the cash to relieve...

good deal- Did he not have the cash to relieve yoy of your 11 speed parts at the same time?
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By DMC707

you had a busy weekend! bike truly looks...

you had a busy weekend!

bike truly looks “badass” now! Gorgeous with the silver components.

Dont get me wrong, the bike was hot before, but the polished Campy really plays well with the...
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Views: 274
Posted By DMC707

ask $300 bike was 650 in 06 — was entry...

ask $300

bike was 650 in 06 — was entry level, but availability ofbikesis still hit andmiss.

regarding downsizing, ive taken upthe carnivore diet - cycling and exercise is a poor way to...
03-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By DMC707

Looks like a nice enough machine for $250 ...

Looks like a nice enough machine for $250

its one intended for short people however, so if you are over 5’4”, you might want to keep looking
02-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By DMC707

front brake cable is way too short, so she...

front brake cable is way too short, so she mayhave it angled down to keep it from engaging the brake ifit were more level. Otherwise, the rider is not an enthusiast and could care less that the lever...
Forum: BMX
02-23-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By DMC707

so just buy another Tange threadless headset....

so just buy another Tange threadless headset. Simple

dont over complicate it, the SE’s are cheap and simple bikes (have had 3 of them over the years and currently have a Big Fler). They dont put...
02-23-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By DMC707

Ihave several different bikes, so spread my usage...

Ihave several different bikes, so spread my usage out . I would be wasting money if i got everything serviced yearly as i just dont put that much time on any one bike per year

Depends on...
02-22-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By DMC707

If you have to unclip , do it -- better than...

If you have to unclip , do it -- better than falling. I rode on very sandy trails and having to unclip and re-engage 50 feet later is a fact of life
02-21-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By DMC707

Looks nothing like toast. But since going low...

Looks nothing like toast. But since going low carb, I haven’t seen a slice in months —-

​​​​​​—— but even if I drizzled melted Kerrygold Irish butter all over it, - that still looks like a...
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By DMC707

Too much without the fork

Too much without the fork
02-20-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,447
Posted By DMC707

I’m surprised this thread is still going. An...

I’m surprised this thread is still going. An argument has been made that newer suspension, different geometry, and one by drivetrainst I pushed mountain biking out of the realm of affordability. It’s...
02-19-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By DMC707

naaaah i was a NORBA expert BITD i was...

naaaah

i was a NORBA expert BITD

i was running a paramount 70 series frameset, 8 speed Sachs 12-26 freewheel on an American Classic wheelset with a short cage 105 derailleur and Gripshift. No...
02-17-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By DMC707

Jones H-bar - they have carbon and titanium...

Jones H-bar - they have carbon and titanium options as well ——. Its the only bar id want for a ride like that
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