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06-26-22, 09:39 AM
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Posted By theblackbullet

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer...

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer pressuring friends into old mountain bikes for a while now, and this is where we've gotten. haha
06-25-22, 12:24 PM
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Posted By theblackbullet

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here...

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here in Atlanta. In there is a my 84 Trek 850, 96 Trek 830, 92 Trek 8000, 91 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue, 90 Bianchi Nyala, 00 Specialized...
06-23-22, 07:41 AM
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Posted By theblackbullet

what's special about the chrome fork? There was...

what's special about the chrome fork? There was one listed cheap in Florida that sat for weeks at $200. If it were my size, I would have made the haul from Atlanta. The biplane I knew belonged, but I...
06-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By theblackbullet

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually...

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually find it in your price range on bikeinn.
06-22-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

Some small changes/personal...

Some small changes/personal toucheshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/286735003_765531341291241_1767865913707188117_n_147427d0bef9b679a89b9b7bf647a6aa1cc8215b.jpg
06-22-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

I was surprised how old the listing was when I...

I was surprised how old the listing was when I saw it. Couldn't believe it hadn't come up in any of my earlier searches. I was somewhat surprised when the seller responded and it was still available!
06-21-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This...

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This quirkiness makes me love this bike even more!



I started looking for 850s because I realized that the early ones were! haha
06-20-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

I will definitely give the acetone a go. Wish me...

I will definitely give the acetone a go. Wish me luck!





The hubs are one of my favorite parts of the bike! They're spinning smooth as butter.
06-19-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

I don't think I'll regret making the drive for...

I don't think I'll regret making the drive for this one! It's a completely different ride than my 1991 Ironhorse MT600r. I'm really enjoying the loooong stays.
06-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

A bonus shot of the bike "as-found" at the...

A bonus shot of the bike "as-found" at the velodrome. ...
06-19-22, 06:51 PM
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Posted By theblackbullet

My newly acquire 1984 Trek 850 and my wife's 1990...

My newly acquire 1984 Trek 850 and my wife's 1990 Bianchi Nyala...
06-19-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

So some questions, if you're willing and able to...

So some questions, if you're willing and able to help:
Does anyone know the original seatpost diameter for this bike? It came with a 27.0 seatpost and a chopped up wald 13/16" to 7/8" shim. I...
06-19-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By theblackbullet

1984 Trek 850

After a few weeks of navigating the messed up algorithms of facebook marketplace and endless craigslist ads, I finally came across an early all-terrain bike that was my size. Making the drive from...
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Posted By theblackbullet

ooof, didn't realize it was pre-reg only. I'll be...

ooof, didn't realize it was pre-reg only. I'll be there Saturday night.
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Views: 701,991
Posted By theblackbullet

Is anyone on here running Miche Pistard Air or...

Is anyone on here running Miche Pistard Air or Pistard 2.0 crankset? If so, are you running the Miche BB or possibly a shimano Hollowtech 2 bb?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,718
Posted By theblackbullet

Michelin Power Protection+ has been my compromise...

Michelin Power Protection+ has been my compromise between Gatorskins and full on race tire. I won't really train on anything else now-a-days, and I don't fret when I have to race on them.
06-03-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By theblackbullet

Beautiful bike. I'm envious! You might look...

Beautiful bike. I'm envious!

You might look into BMX grips. They can be found really long. They like them to run all of the way into the bend now-a-days. These for example come in 165mm length:...
06-02-22, 09:44 AM
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Posted By theblackbullet

Looks my size. :twitchy: Is there anyone nearby...

Looks my size. :twitchy: Is there anyone nearby that might be willing to help facilitate?
06-01-22, 07:42 AM
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Posted By theblackbullet

ISO rigid MTB frameset with 23" or longer top...

ISO rigid MTB frameset with 23" or longer top tube. something full chromo?
For trade: 25" 1983 Trek 520 frameset, 61cm? 1992 Diamonback Expert TG frameset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By theblackbullet

I've had way better experience with Gatorskins...

I've had way better experience with Gatorskins than GP Four Seasons in regards to flat protection. The tradeoff is that the Gatorskins can be a bit more slippery when wet, and any size other than...
04-28-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By theblackbullet

Velomine has an assortment worth checking out. ...

Velomine has an assortment worth checking out.

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=122_363

Personally I went with Velocity Cliffhangers laced to Deore hubs
04-13-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,937
Posted By theblackbullet

.5 a mlie at 20mph takes 1:30. .5 mile at 35mph...

.5 a mlie at 20mph takes 1:30. .5 mile at 35mph takes 1:09. But since the cars were all backed up it'd take them time to get up to speed. I like that this is causing such a rise in people over...
04-11-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By theblackbullet

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec...

My favorite wheelset in this area are Novatec D411SB-CL D412SB-CL hubs laced to DT R460DB rims.
The hubs come in 28 hole, and I personally like the cartridge bearings and centerlock rotor mount. I...
02-10-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,133
Posted By theblackbullet

This bike popped up on the local marketplace....

This bike popped up on the local marketplace. Seller has it listed as a quantum, but I'm thinking it looks like a performance?? Any thoughts on that?
Also, to any performance owners, I'm curious...
02-09-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By theblackbullet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YibMDWBAw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YibMDWBAw
02-07-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By theblackbullet

Came here to say this! Most of my wheelsets are...

Came here to say this! Most of my wheelsets are custom now-a-days, but anything prefab almost always comes from Velomine.

here are a couple of really nice options under $200
...
02-07-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,915
Posted By theblackbullet

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2015/12/15/10621048/pea...

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2015/12/15/10621048/peachtree-road-buckhead-bike-lanes-no

We could have had bike lanes on this exact stretch of road. Buckhead would rather sit in traffic with all of...
02-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,915
Posted By theblackbullet

If they were riding single file, were you going...

If they were riding single file, were you going to buzz them to get past?

If you're sitting in traffic on peachtree, it's because of the other cars in your way, not because of cyclists.
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Posted By theblackbullet

these look very comfortable. I'd really like to...

these look very comfortable. I'd really like to try some of these hoods that have been coming out lately.
02-05-22, 07:26 PM
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Posted By theblackbullet

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been...

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been spending more time on this bike than anything else in the stable lately. It's the stiffest steel bike I've ridden. Real long and low. I really love it....
10-18-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 69,630
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Posted By theblackbullet

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to...

it my experience, it's a pain in the ass to change a wheel with these "dropouts". i have no clue what Klein thought they were doing with these.
10-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,133
Posted By theblackbullet

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've...

What size tires are you guys able to clear? I've been seeking early 90's Performance or Quantums. Interested in seeing the largest tire that could fit either.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By theblackbullet

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would...

to get the desired reach on the 58 frame would require a 140+ stem. I've never liked the way anything handled with longer than a 130mm.

I suppose something like this could be added after the fact?...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By theblackbullet

Cutting headtube / reducing stack height

Hello, I am looking into the possibility of modifying a Soma Buena Vista frameset to reduce the stack height. The headtube on the 62cm frame measures 230mm, I'd like to get it to 210mm or less if...
07-22-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,916
Posted By theblackbullet

Also interested! Is there 4mm of aluminum to...

Also interested!

Is there 4mm of aluminum to machine away anyways? Is there a method of doing so?
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Posted By theblackbullet

excellent. Thanks for the clarification

excellent. Thanks for the clarification
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Posted By theblackbullet

Awesome! Thanks that clears up a lot! Is there...

Awesome! Thanks that clears up a lot! Is there anything concrete on the additional length past 80cm? I am 6'4" with a long torso and would love to utilize any reach I can get.
I am comfortably at...
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Views: 701,991
Posted By theblackbullet

Can anybody give me a brief rundown on time trial...

Can anybody give me a brief rundown on time trial position rules with particular attention as to how they pertain to the "praying mantis position"
I know the end of the extensions must be within...
11-24-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,669
Posted By theblackbullet

No home for old bike computers?

In the process of buying and selling bikes, everyone comes across old bike computers. I'm cleaning out my parts bin today, and I am at a loss for what to do with these. I have no use, but they are in...
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By theblackbullet

Thanks for the input zukahn1 and nesteel ! I'm...

Thanks for the input zukahn1 and nesteel ! I'm feeling a lot better about the asking price from the seller. I will update if it looks nice in person and I am able to get it!
10-30-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,435
Posted By theblackbullet

It's a 25". Cursed be my long torso! I've...

It's a 25".
Cursed be my long torso!
I've played around with a couple of different builds, and it has yet to leave me unsatisfied since picking the frameset up from wrk101...
10-30-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,435
Posted By theblackbullet

I wish I could speak on the '84, but I'm very...

I wish I could speak on the '84, but I'm very fond of my '83 520 also Reynolds 501 however with 43cm stays. It has the flex you'd expect in a 25" frame, but feels very solid.
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Views: 752
Posted By theblackbullet

1983 Trek 970

Details of the bike are scant. I may go look at it later today. I believe it to be a ~24" frame and to be built up with Suntour Sprint groupset. Any ideas of value? I understand these are rare, and...
10-09-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,266
Posted By theblackbullet

40mph in 50/11 is 112rpm. 53/11 is 105rpm. For...

40mph in 50/11 is 112rpm. 53/11 is 105rpm. For sure most racers could get by just fine with a compact. It's not too big of a difference. I have friends who do it, but it's few a far between. There's...
10-09-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By theblackbullet

In direct response to your concerns. If you keep...

In direct response to your concerns. If you keep your chain clean, they will both last similar amounts of time. 1/8" cogs and chainrings will have slightly more material so in theory they should last...
10-09-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By theblackbullet

This exactly, Most of my experience is on...

This exactly,

Most of my experience is on the track, but this holds even more true there. Whoever is running 3/32" chain is always odd man/woman out whenever they are looking to borrow a different...
10-09-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By theblackbullet

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/miche-evo-max-botto...

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/miche-evo-max-bottom-bracket/
Replies: 44
Views: 4,114
Posted By theblackbullet

Cat 1/ pro starting with cat 4/5 is not silly. If...

Cat 1/ pro starting with cat 4/5 is not silly. If they tt the race, they are doing it wrong. If they can tt to win, they should be more than able to sit in and win the sprints. It would also be way...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,856
Posted By theblackbullet

Might this also be a reflection of the fact that...

Might this also be a reflection of the fact that sprinters would only want to do the bare minimum in order to have the freshest legs on the stages they could actually compete for a win in?
Replies: 186
Views: 42,881
Posted By theblackbullet

I torque my saddle clamp beyond spec (14nm...

I torque my saddle clamp beyond spec (14nm instead of 12nm) and haven't had any issues with saddle rotating since. Might be good to keep a spare bolt around if you do this as well in case it breaks....
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