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02-19-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 63,078
Posted By Smokinapankake

Kind of reviving an older thread but hey - more...

Kind of reviving an older thread but hey - more pics of vintage MTB’s with slick tires is okay with me!

1991 Wicked Fat Chance:
...
02-14-24, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Smokinapankake

Super high bottom bracket might give some clues…....

Super high bottom bracket might give some clues….

other than that I’m clueless.
02-14-24, 04:14 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 74,093
Posted By Smokinapankake

This is probably red enough: ...

This is probably red enough:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1941_a82fd11bb4922882bc95b8ebb139838c032f95f3.jpeg

Nov. 1985 build date so 1986 Fisher Montare
...
02-13-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

Elevated chainstays were a solution looking for a...

Elevated chainstays were a solution looking for a problem.

The problems being:
Chainsuck: where the chain gets sucked down between the tire and chainstay during rough riding, or conversely,...
01-20-24, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Smokinapankake

I had a 95 Kilauea in white; it was my favorite...

I had a 95 Kilauea in white; it was my favorite bike I’ve ever owned hands down. Wish I’d never sold it…

Echo what was said before; keep the Kilauea build but mod the other like you were Victor...
01-20-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 2,855,389
Posted By Smokinapankake

What happened to the canti posts on the fork?

What happened to the canti posts on the fork?
01-20-24, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

Just finished building this ole pile: ...

Just finished building this ole pile:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2524_708d95cd42dc6baa6dbd3881674e0b52c38c36bf.jpeg

1998 Marin Hawk Hill
01-20-24, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

Love it! I really like the non tapered chainstays...

Love it! I really like the non tapered chainstays and those lovely plug in dropouts on the higher end Marins. My buddy has a pristine Team from 1993 that just hangs in his garage. Brushed Tange...
01-20-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

The low buck option was just to see if I could...

The low buck option was just to see if I could build a nice-ish bike out of what appeared, at first glance, to be a not very nice bike at all using what it came with and what I had on hand in my...
01-19-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

Aaannnnd we now have a rideable bike. Just needs...

Aaannnnd we now have a rideable bike. Just needs grips to finish it off.
...
01-04-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

Finally an update for all those who have been on...

Finally an update for all those who have been on the edge of their seat worrying about the fate of this fool's errand:

I broke the no dollar rule because I needed a left side crankarm. So off to...
01-01-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

So I have had this quad chainring adapter for a...

So I have had this quad chainring adapter for a very long time; I vaguely recall seeing advertisements in mountain bike action magazine in the late 80’s for the “Mountain Tamer Quad” but I’m not sure...
12-31-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

So the build up begins: ...

So the build up begins:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2463_e16194e5ef21fd1f6e5b8a26eae116d82346a6b3.jpeg

As it stands today. Doesn’t look much different...
12-29-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Smokinapankake

Love me some Moots! Especially love me some...

Love me some Moots! Especially love me some steel Moots! Never seen one in the wild but I still hold out hope that one day I'll walk in to a thrift store and find just the right sized Mountaineer...
12-29-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

So the fork overhaul went ok. Not as bad as I...

So the fork overhaul went ok. Not as bad as I thought it would be for sure. I can even get new seals still so there is hope!
There were a long coil spring and a piston/damper assembly in each leg;...
12-29-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thanks Murray Missile , appreciate the offer. I...

Thanks Murray Missile , appreciate the offer. I may take you up on it in the near future, but for now, I'm going to concentrate on what works, what can be made to work, and what I can scrounge out of...
12-28-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Smokinapankake

Mystery Marin, the no dollar ultra budget beater bike build!

So I picked this old thing up the other day. It had been leaning against a fence in rural Cache Valley, Utah for who knows how long. It was about an hour drive each way for me, and when I got there...
12-16-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,618
Posted By Smokinapankake

Old zombie thread I know but I still have this...

Old zombie thread I know but I still have this old bike. It’s been through some changes…

Found another exactly like this one only a couple sizes smaller, so I took its fork and added a Threadless...
12-15-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 386,885
Posted By Smokinapankake

My 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express...

My 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/628334-peugeot-canyon-express-heavy-photos.html) was made with Ishiwata MTB double butted tubing.
12-14-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,114
Posted By Smokinapankake

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/gran_turismo_1_b45261b74f63b6a0b3b38573ee577e56ee4f18e2.jpg

1984 Univega Gran Turismo as harvested Memorial Day weekend 2023. Looks...
11-24-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

Be sure to add this to the Bullmoose Handlebars ...

Be sure to add this to the Bullmoose Handlebars (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1263293-show-me-your-bullmoose-handlebar-mountain-bike.html)thread!
11-22-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

My 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express that got powder...

My 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express that got powder coated several years ago:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1440/ce_1_c136fae7f7c24346319177db9e5cfbaac157b2e1.jpg
At the...
11-21-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Smokinapankake

My 85 Peugeot Canyon Express has a serial number...

My 85 Peugeot Canyon Express has a serial number that suggests it was made by Araya: ARYG 556273
11-20-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

Make sure you add this lovely example to the...

Make sure you add this lovely example to the "Bullmoose Handlebars" (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1263293-show-me-your-bullmoose-handlebar-mountain-bike.html) thread!
11-01-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

That Deore LX, and its immediate predecessor...

That Deore LX, and its immediate predecessor Mountain LX drivetrain is really nice. As nice as, but maybe not as light as, Deore XT of the same era. I especially like the understated, yet very...
08-23-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By Smokinapankake

In the editorial regarding what to call mountain...

In the editorial regarding what to call mountain bikes, I noticed mention of a Gary T. Aoki voting to call them "terra trekkers", I worked with a Gary Aoki in Salt Lake City who could easily have...
08-09-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,153
Posted By Smokinapankake

And vintage mountain bikes can make great touring...

And vintage mountain bikes can make great touring bikes. I've got a 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express with 18" chainstays and a 69 degree head angle. Many early production mountain bikes were,...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,883
Posted By Smokinapankake

I have fabricated fork blades in my hands; they...

I have fabricated fork blades in my hands; they are lovely and everything I'd hoped for for this silly project. Pics to come as I'm at work right now....

BLrider, PM sent.
08-08-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Smokinapankake

My vote would be for a Tange Switchblade or...

My vote would be for a Tange Switchblade or Bontrager composite type. See pics attached:


Tange Switchblade:...
08-06-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Smokinapankake

This is awesome. I, too, have fallen down the...

This is awesome. I, too, have fallen down the Trek-hole. And I, too, never intended to. When I worked at Fishers Cyclery (gone now) in Salt Lake City back in the mid 90's, our closest competitors...
07-06-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Smokinapankake

All built up. I "upgraded" the wheels, shifters,...

All built up. I "upgraded" the wheels, shifters, brakes, derailleurs, brake levers. I simply cannot abide friction shifters anymore. Not when Hyperglide cassettes and trigger shifters are so...
07-06-23, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

Don't think I've posted this up here - 1985...

Don't think I've posted this up here - 1985 Fisher Montare:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/montare_1_f0d44749061f6e37cfefed368284c5f06c62f9a6.jpg

Upgraded...
06-14-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Smokinapankake

FWIW, I had Doug build me a custom Epic...

FWIW, I had Doug build me a custom Epic Mountaineer back in 2003. I think the frame and rear shock was about $1500 or so. At the time it was the best value custom handbuilt frame on the internets I...
06-04-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

That is seriously cool! I hadn't remembered or...

That is seriously cool! I hadn't remembered or thought about Bike Beat for ages! Don't know much about them other than that I think they were a SoCal shop that had some frames made for them. ...
05-30-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

So then - Is it a touring bike? Or is it a...

So then - Is it a touring bike? Or is it a commuting bike? OR - is it a commutouring bike?

Its two bikes in one! And if I put knobby tires on (which it can most definitely fit), it becomes 3...
05-30-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

So here's how I laid out the mid fork mounts: ...

So here's how I laid out the mid fork mounts:

I first cut a piece of 1/8" x 3/4" flat aluminum stock about 10" long. Marked a centerline about 3/4" from one end, and drilled a clearance hole...
05-30-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

So we were going to make a commuTour bike, right?...

So we were going to make a commuTour bike, right? Recall my beliefs on what features a real touring bike has:

Dual eyelets at both the front and rear dropouts.
Mid fork blade low rider rack...
05-26-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,649
Posted By Smokinapankake

Yesterday this: ...

Yesterday this:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1_3f473c6bc59ec98f7705232415ab3bebc3440c3b.jpg
Became this:
...
05-26-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 284,283
Posted By Smokinapankake

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/gran_turismo_1_c40e74e47d61df4bc9047863a76e94d9aa74d916.jpg...
05-26-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,419
Posted By Smokinapankake

LOVE me some John Prine!

LOVE me some John Prine!
05-26-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15,392
Views: 4,026,649
Posted By Smokinapankake

Looks like a FINE adventure/touring bike! Well...

Looks like a FINE adventure/touring bike! Well done!
05-26-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

So now we've got this thing built into a...

So now we've got this thing built into a bikeable bike, let the tweaks begin!

1st off is a replacement handlebar. Could never get along with that super wide "riser" bar from the collective, so...
05-26-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,321
Posted By Smokinapankake

Just picked this one up yesterday: ...

Just picked this one up yesterday:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/as_found_b5d47b5e9a36ef7c6f596144ca76708f5afb5813.jpg
Spray bomb derelict...
05-22-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

In retrospect, I should have just used a sawzall...

In retrospect, I should have just used a sawzall with a blade like pictured above. It would have been done in 10 minutes or so. I don't have a sawzall or a blade like pictured above. There is...
05-21-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

Yes, I probably should. But I probably won't. My...

Yes, I probably should. But I probably won't. My very last concern is this frame rusting through somewhere. It has what my pastor would call "a nice personality". That was his euphemism used to...
05-21-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

James, You got it any time you need it. ...

James,

You got it any time you need it. I'll say I'm NEVER doing that again. I shoulda walked away at the very outset. Who could have guessed succeeding where a hipster failed would be so hard?...
05-20-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Smokinapankake

A tale of two bikes, or; One Bike To Rule Them All?

First off, let me begin with a disclaimer: This thread will be filled with my opinions and prejudices. They may or may not offend. There will be some bike butchery involved but nothing truly...
05-10-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Smokinapankake

Funny how a slacker head tube angle is back in...

Funny how a slacker head tube angle is back in vogue today.... And I found it interesting in 1987 that they offered a 69 degree HTA. I thought by then most were up to around 70.5 - 71....
04-26-23, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 2,855,389
Posted By Smokinapankake

I think the teeth on your crankset look fine. ...

I think the teeth on your crankset look fine. They look nearly new. I'd just ride it until it gave me problems (which may never happen!). A good degreasing or even a flush of those shifters with...
04-25-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,678
Posted By Smokinapankake

I worked in a shop that sold GT back in 1995...

I worked in a shop that sold GT back in 1995 (Fishers Cyclery in Salt Lake City, UT) and every one of their mtbs had that "Mavic equipped" chainstay protector applied. Love it!
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