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01-21-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By mountaindave

Iím at the same point in life that you are (and I...

Iím at the same point in life that you are (and I have really long legs), so I must refrain. But good on you for paying it forward!
01-15-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,336
Posted By mountaindave

Dear lord! I canít un-see that!! :roflmao2:

Dear lord! I canít un-see that!! :roflmao2:
01-14-24, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 662,096
Posted By mountaindave

I have created some custom FWís with 13t and 12t...

I have created some custom FWís with 13t and 12t high gears for just that reason. Itís nice to have just one more gear to push downhill. I may have a spare if youíre interested in trying one out.
...
01-14-24, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 662,096
Posted By mountaindave

Iím a bit of a masher myself, I often have to...

Iím a bit of a masher myself, I often have to consciously shift down and spin on climbs.

I just love the consistent shift ratios. One of my biggest complaints with 1X systems is that they start...
01-14-24, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 662,096
Posted By mountaindave

Looking tight! Shimergour sounds more like a...

Looking tight!

Shimergour sounds more like a French word that describes ďone who uses a combination Shimano-Ergo Power drive train.Ē
Shimergotour sounds closer to the name of an 80ís touring...
01-14-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,719
Posted By mountaindave

Man, look at those steep seat and head tube...

Man, look at those steep seat and head tube angles!

It would be interesting to see an evolutionary line of MTBs from 1980 to 2020 to see how things have changed. Like the ďparade of early humans.Ē
01-12-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,192
Posted By mountaindave

All the kind words about and support for Cino are...

All the kind words about and support for Cino are truly appreciated. I will pass them on the the many volunteers who make it happen.

Events are hard. Even within the state of Montana, Cino could...
01-10-24, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By mountaindave

A serial number is all we need... But seeing as...

A serial number is all we need... But seeing as how it has cable guides on the top tube, it' probably early 80's.
01-08-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,719
Posted By mountaindave

This is currently the oldest active thread in the...

This is currently the oldest active thread in the first page (by 4 years).
Itís so old itís almost vintage in and of itself!
Itís so old that many of the original picture links no longer are...
01-01-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 68,198
Posted By mountaindave

I was on track for a 3000+ year until a MTB wreck...

I was on track for a 3000+ year until a MTB wreck sidelined me for 6 weeks. It was a head injury, so I returned tentatively and was more conservative. One of my best recovery rides was with a 76 year...
12-27-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,336
Posted By mountaindave

That is a sick setup with SON dynamo hub, Command...

That is a sick setup with SON dynamo hub, Command shifters, TA Cyclotouriste cranks, and soda-bottle air horn! Well done! :thumb:
12-23-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,719
Posted By mountaindave

Unless the frame is compromised and the...

Unless the frame is compromised and the components are shot, you got a deal! Those early 1990ís 970ís were mid-tier steel-framed bikes that indeed make great creative platforms. Iíd have paid $100...
12-11-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,074,719
Posted By mountaindave

Found at a local bike co-op: 1986...

Found at a local bike co-op:

1986 Specialized Rock Hopper. First year of their Taiwanese bikes; last year of the Deer Head line. Also, Flag cranks.

...
12-10-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,377
Posted By mountaindave

Cino MMXXIV - itís on: 9/14/2024

Firstly, thank you for your patience.
Secondly, after much public input and team deliberation, we are returning the timing of Cino to its origins: after Labor Day. The dates this year are September...
11-24-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

Sorry I missed this. Thanks for looking, Neal,...

Sorry I missed this. Thanks for looking, Neal, Iím set.
11-04-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,602
Posted By mountaindave

I'm in the just bolt on a set of centerpulls and...

I'm in the just bolt on a set of centerpulls and see how they look camp. There is no brake bridge holding the two arms of the center pulls; brake pads can be adjusted to meet the rim properly. The...
11-01-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 68,198
Posted By mountaindave

Finally getting back in the saddle after a MTB...

Finally getting back in the saddle after a MTB wreck at the end of July. I had hoped for >3000 miles, but now going to be satisfied with 2600.

January Total 320.3
February Total 69.2
March...
10-14-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

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

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Last drift, I promise!
10-11-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

That's a very kind offer, but I will shoot for...

That's a very kind offer, but I will shoot for un-colored alloy. I'm going for silver, and aluminum is easier to grind. And I wouldn't hesitate to use a 52t ring - other than hammerheads, who uses...
10-10-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

ISO 48t 110 BCD shark tooth ring

Iím looking for a silver 48t 110 BCD shark tooth ring you want to get rid of. Not a good one, a bad one you want to let someone up-cycle into a chain guard. I have bits to trade, but if itís hanging...
10-05-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By mountaindave

What a beautiful bike! Iím going to pretend this...

What a beautiful bike! Iím going to pretend this doesnít fit me (it definitely doesnít fit in the stable :D).

GLWS!
09-13-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 375,852
Posted By mountaindave

I can send you my shipping address. :thumb:

I can send you my shipping address. :thumb:
09-13-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By mountaindave

This is the shifter that will index (almost)...

This is the shifter that will index (almost) perfectly with Shimano 8s. I have the 7s/8s/F mate to the left XC PRO shifter (in the original post) on a gravel rig at the moment and it's quite nice.
...
09-12-23, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 375,852
Posted By mountaindave

Agreed. If one does fenders on a bike like the...

Agreed. If one does fenders on a bike like the 510, things start to look a lot more normal, as my 710ís can attest (links in my sig in desktop version).

I also like nothing smaller than 38mm on a...
09-06-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

You may have put 80/20 into it, but Iíd say...

You may have put 80/20 into it, but Iíd say thatís more like a ten fold improvement!
09-03-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

Exactly - and it will be tenderized!! :roflmao2:

Exactly - and it will be tenderized!! :roflmao2:
09-02-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

Decades ago I got a bench wheel (older than me)...

Decades ago I got a bench wheel (older than me) on its own bench with an adapter for a table saw which I instead use as a rest for sanding. One side is alternately a grinding/wire/polishing wheel,...
09-02-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

I didnít bother to get all the gouges out of the...

I didnít bother to get all the gouges out of the crank arms for the same reason - especially in places where they wonít be seen much, if at all.

Thumb shifters are, literally, right in front of my...
09-01-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

Another project: This used to be a mattte...

Another project:

This used to be a mattte anodized Ritchey Logic crank, but the PO had rubbed off some of the ano with his shoes. Half the work was done, so I completed it. The NDS arm cracked and...
09-01-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By mountaindave

Polishing ďuglyĒ old parts (gilding the lily?)

I recently got some fairly ugly XT thumb shifters for a good deal. The anodizing was quite faded and inconsistent, so I wondered what they would look like polished. The details on how to polish...
08-25-23, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By mountaindave

Looks like the geometry got too compact! :(

Looks like the geometry got too compact! :(
08-25-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,662
Posted By mountaindave

Glad it made it - enjoy!

Glad it made it - enjoy!
08-25-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 375,852
Posted By mountaindave

Depends on your goals. My personal minimum is...

Depends on your goals. My personal minimum is 38mm tires for road, 48 for dedicated gravel - though I much prefer super supple 52mm. (I did set up my kidís Cídale with 32mm 650bĎs, but that was...
08-22-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

I have something off of a late 80ís Bianchi in...

I have something off of a late 80ís Bianchi in 52/42. Will need a good polish though. PM your email so I can send pics if youíre interested. Warning: black ano chain rings.
08-16-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

I use Simple Green to degrease chains. Life...

I use Simple Green to degrease chains. Life presents us with lots of heavyweight, "disposable", ziplock bags these days, so I save them for situations like this. Make the "general purpose"...
08-15-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,112,121
Posted By mountaindave

I love a curvy French galÖ I mean fork! Dogleg...

I love a curvy French galÖ I mean fork! Dogleg bends or straight legs just look cheap IMHO. The graceful radius at the end of the forks just looks lovely!
08-15-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,244
Posted By mountaindave

This needs to be put in a book or somethingÖ

This needs to be put in a book or somethingÖ
08-12-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 219,061
Posted By mountaindave

Just brought a friendís MB-6 back to life. It had...

Just brought a friendís MB-6 back to life. It had sustained damage to the fork somehow - fork ends were misaligned and spread to about 110mm (no, itís not an early boost spacing). Cheater bars, home...
07-30-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

It's the gentleman's private property, which he...

It's the gentleman's private property, which he is happy to share with us and he has never asked for compensation. Best I can describe him is as a cowboy gentleman - he doesn't bring up politics...
07-28-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,336
Posted By mountaindave

Somehow the pictures didnít upload. Letís try...

Somehow the pictures didnít upload. Letís try again:

...
07-27-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

itís probably near my water bottle - left it up...

itís probably near my water bottle - left it up in Brownís Meadow Pass!:innocent:
07-27-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

Owen won multiple awards, but most Cino was his...

Owen won multiple awards, but most Cino was his (I think). And oldest bike.
07-25-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

It has looked like that before. Last year a rain...

It has looked like that before. Last year a rain storm the evening of Friday tamped it down for us. They have been logging again up there recently so I think the heavy equipment churns it up. I have...
07-25-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 3,680,336
Posted By mountaindave

This is a Peugeot Urban Express. It was built...

This is a Peugeot Urban Express. It was built like a UJB MTB, but with more road-ish geometry. A big difference is that the seat tube is 61cm. That means a taller head tube and higher stack than most...
07-25-23, 10:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

Doc asked about my bike. I think I had even more...

Doc asked about my bike. I think I had even more fun on this stead than I did last year on my Stumpy. They are both 1984 models, but the Peugeot is an Urban Express. It was built like a UJB MTB, but...
07-25-23, 10:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

Thanks for joining, everyone! Indeed it was a...

Thanks for joining, everyone! Indeed it was a great time. Todd and Erica were great organizers of the event - they did a lot of heavy lifting figuratively and literally! Erica was the first rider...
07-25-23, 10:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

Yeah, hang on to that one!! I just couldn't...

Yeah, hang on to that one!! I just couldn't believe how high her spirits were in Hot Springs. My wife has already said (multiple times in years past) that she will never ride a tandem on Cino.
07-25-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,615
Posted By mountaindave

It's glacial flour - rock dust churned up from...

It's glacial flour - rock dust churned up from glaciers. It usually packs down hard like most of the roads, but if it gets really churned up from heavy use, it can turn into moon dust....
07-09-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,454
Views: 750,221
Posted By mountaindave

This. My LBS uses these all the time for...

This.

My LBS uses these all the time for vintage bikes. Polished and classy, but also understated with their modest logo decals and relatively boxy profile.
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