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07-30-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 129
Posted By DorkDisk

8 and 9 sp (and 7sp) Shimano deralleurs can be...

8 and 9 sp (and 7sp) Shimano deralleurs can be used interchangeably.
07-29-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By DorkDisk

Low end flat bar front indexed shifting is...

Low end flat bar front indexed shifting is clunky, loud, and requires much thumb effort. Rear shifting should be considerably much smoother. Are your cables lubed/in good shape?
07-29-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,692
Posted By DorkDisk

14.5" Trek 950...

14.5" Trek 950 (https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/bik/d/brookfield-trek-950-mountain-bike/7358013651.html)
...
07-29-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By DorkDisk

Complaining about Surly being steel and heavy is...

Complaining about Surly being steel and heavy is not understanding Surly or steel.
07-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,890
Posted By DorkDisk

You and I, we think alike.

You and I, we think alike.
07-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By DorkDisk

Make sure the pads are the correct type for the...

Make sure the pads are the correct type for the rotor (resin/metallic)

or

Clean the pads and rotors with alcohol and bed the pads in again.
07-29-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 418
Posted By DorkDisk

I've had this since 93. ...

I've had this since 93.
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Breezer Lightning

...
07-29-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,354
Posted By DorkDisk

As a MTBer from the 90s, its funny to read all...

As a MTBer from the 90s, its funny to read all the old arguments.

I resisted discs for a long time (standard arguments about weight and complexity) but knew it was the future. Once all the...
07-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,691
Views: 2,529,360
Posted By DorkDisk

Mini Vs work well with modern STI. These are Sora...

Mini Vs work well with modern STI. These are Sora R3K with 38mm tires.

...
07-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By DorkDisk

I forgot that I still have one rig with a short...

I forgot that I still have one rig with a short cage and triple. All XT except the cranks...
07-27-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By DorkDisk

FWIW my Sid XX had an msrp of 1100. Good...

FWIW my Sid XX had an msrp of 1100. Good suspension is expensive; 270 is not bad.
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,084
Posted By DorkDisk

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very...

24/34/46, 12-28 7sp, and short cage XT was very common in the early 90s. I ran it with no issues. I think only 3-4 gears were available in the granny but thats all we needed. Short cage for snappy...
07-27-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,270
Posted By DorkDisk

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RaceFace Turbine LPs came in at about 460g for the...
07-26-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,542,060
Posted By DorkDisk

nice half step plus granny.

nice half step plus granny.
07-26-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By DorkDisk

Yes, ditch the low end “suspension” fork and get...

Yes, ditch the low end “suspension” fork and get a real (air/oil) one or a supple rigid fork.
07-25-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By DorkDisk

Problem Solvers Mismatch...

Problem Solvers Mismatch (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/brakes/mismatch_-_30797)
07-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 887
Posted By DorkDisk

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range...

Pros for Triple: one more chainring. more range in gearing
Pros for Double: one less chainring. <q factor, simpler shifting

Cons for Triple: one more chainring. >q factor, more complex shifting...
07-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,542,060
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, I had the same concerns as you re...

Thanks, I had the same concerns as you re chainline but it turned out to not be a big deal in real life. So this one has a 135mm rear with a 130mm wheel, which makes the chainline worse with a...
07-20-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 3,890
Posted By DorkDisk

Everyone is different, but basically we eat too...

Everyone is different, but basically we eat too much.

I've never been heavy or sedentary, max 160lbs at 5'-10" and cycling since 1990. However, when I totally adjusted my lifestyle which included...
07-16-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By DorkDisk

I see this geared towards the millions of old...

I see this geared towards the millions of old MTBs out there and converting them into trendy "gravel" bikes" as the 25.4 clamp means you can even run your old stem, as long as it is front loading....
07-15-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By DorkDisk

Right now, MTBs are coming out with 96mm...

Right now, MTBs are coming out with 96mm asymmetrical 4-bolts (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/96-mm-bcd-chainrings-for-shimano-m9000?_pos=3&_sid=9a2e76088&_ss=r), slightly older ones...
07-14-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By DorkDisk

If this is a standard round frame, you can try...

If this is a standard round frame, you can try this pulley. (https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/286-problem-solvers-cross-clamp-pulley/?geoc=US)
I also don't the tooth count will be a...
07-14-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,860
Posted By DorkDisk

Being a dream and all, I'd at least pick the...

Being a dream and all, I'd at least pick the "Ultegar" option.


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He looks...
07-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 2,237,129
Posted By DorkDisk

That's sweet. I had one in 91 also but mine was...

That's sweet. I had one in 91 also but mine was blue; I crashed it in 93 and wrecked it. Now I have this '90 model in a lighter blue to remind me of the old days.

...
07-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By DorkDisk

There is another factor not mentioned: cog...

There is another factor not mentioned: cog spacing.

From what I know, cable pull is not the main issue with Suntour 7sp, but cog spacing. Suntour used a mixed 2.0/1.8mm spacing, where the small...
07-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 209,886
Posted By DorkDisk

Lugged frames use 28.6, welded frames uses 31.8

Lugged frames use 28.6, welded frames uses 31.8
07-06-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 193,961
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Stumpjumper Comp ...

91 Stumpjumper Comp

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07-05-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By DorkDisk

I'd take the credit and move on. Have you looked...

I'd take the credit and move on. Have you looked into possibly swapping out the endcaps (https://www.modernbike.com/dt-swiss-front-axle-conversion-kits) of your hubs? Many are swappable.
07-04-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By DorkDisk

What do you mean by "greater" steering? FWIW...

What do you mean by "greater" steering?

FWIW I ride flats, risers, and drops, and don't have issues with any. Setup is key.
07-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By DorkDisk

Problem Savers Bubs

Problem Savers Bubs
07-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By DorkDisk

The top of the stem must be installed flush with...

The top of the stem must be installed flush with the steerer, not above the steerer.

Take it to a shop.
07-03-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By DorkDisk

That plug needs to be flush with the steerer;...

That plug needs to be flush with the steerer; sometimes the plug pulls out when attempting to preload the headset, watch for this. Grease goes on the beveled part of the plug but nowhere else,...
07-02-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By DorkDisk

Chainline is not a major issue as mentioned...

Chainline is not a major issue as mentioned above. I'd even try this without buying the GRX front derailleur first, it just might swing out enough.

FWIW, I have a GRX crank on an 86 road bike with...
07-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 209,886
Posted By DorkDisk

These are very similar to the very versatile...

These are very similar to the very versatile Surly Crosscheck (https://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check), but from the 90s and made in USA. Even weight is comparable; 5lbs for frame, 2lbs for fork.
...
07-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,258
Posted By DorkDisk

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92 Breezer Lightning...
07-01-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By DorkDisk

I'd place those parts right at '00. 99 and 00 had...

I'd place those parts right at '00. 99 and 00 had a Crossroads Pro, but the welds are nowhere what you have. Front derailleur is also not original. Around 98-99 was when S collaborated much with...
07-01-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By DorkDisk

The new hollowtech MTB chainlines are way more...

The new hollowtech MTB chainlines are way more outboard than usual. MTB derailleurs will swing out that far, but to be sure get the correct series one. One some of setups, the old derailleur would...
06-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 209,886
Posted By DorkDisk

It was a frame-up build so no reduction to be...

It was a frame-up build so no reduction to be made, more of an additive process. Generally, a modern high end hollow crankset can drop a pound over a low end square taper one; but this one is Deore...
06-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 209,886
Posted By DorkDisk

Here's my winter all-rounder I built starting...

Here's my winter all-rounder I built starting with a '94 750 frameset.


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06-29-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,577
Posted By DorkDisk

We finally have an Early Brifter Subforum.

We finally have an Early Brifter Subforum.
06-29-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,529
Posted By DorkDisk

It could very well work. I have 11sp GRX with 8sp...

It could very well work. I have 11sp GRX with 8sp 600, 10sp Deore 6k with 9sp sora shifters on 8sp derailleurs, and like 3 11sp XT M8k cranks on 10sp, off the top of my head.
06-28-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By DorkDisk

When aheadsets first came out, the rule of thumb...

When aheadsets first came out, the rule of thumb was to leave a 3mm gap at the top for the cap to seat into. Without the gap, the cap does not seat properly. Fast forward to today and crabon steerers...
06-28-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By DorkDisk

Yes, you can run MTB calipers on your road...

Yes, you can run MTB calipers on your road levers. As mentioned above, BR-RS785 is the Ultegra post mount caliper, which is a rebranded XT.

I've run GRX shifters to 785 calipers using BH90 hoses.
06-27-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 2,237,129
Posted By DorkDisk

I've had this bike in one form or another since...

I've had this bike in one form or another since 93 and never weighed it until a few weeks ago.
...
06-27-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,590
Posted By DorkDisk

Where do you live? Do people eat dogs there?

Where do you live? Do people eat dogs there?
06-25-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By DorkDisk

I've never noticed that 650c frame and I have...

I've never noticed that 650c frame and I have that catalog saved and have looked at it previously. I also never noticed how Cannondale botched the kg weights, they multiplied instead of dividing.
...
06-24-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,289
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. If you haven't already...

That's looking good. If you haven't already planned on it, I'd recommend using Framesaver (https://velo-orange.com/pages/how-to-use-frame-saver) on the interior after the paint dries.
06-24-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,860
Posted By DorkDisk

I guess I'm another one lucky/boring enough to...

I guess I'm another one lucky/boring enough to already have my "dream gravel" bike, a Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc V1. If anything, it could be another color than gloss black since I already have so many...
06-23-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By DorkDisk

well familiar with the "softail" concept, not...

well familiar with the "softail" concept, not sure about this implementation of it. Al chainstays that flex sounds wrong but the frame has held up
06-23-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 209,886
Posted By DorkDisk

Singletracks had higher grade tubing, but more...

Singletracks had higher grade tubing, but more importantly - 1-1/8" headtubes. I remember a rant by Joe Breeze of Keith Bontrager about oversize this and that and how it was a bandaid for poor...
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