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09-24-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By katsup

With Trek in that time period, the higher the...

With Trek in that time period, the higher the number the better. In reference to the steel models only:

Mountain Bikes
800 (lowest) --> 990 (highest)

Hybrids
700 (lowest) --> 790 (highest)
...
09-24-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 225
Posted By katsup

You won't find the same wheel, so your wheels...

You won't find the same wheel, so your wheels won't match.

If you still want that option, look for a 700c quick release front wheel that's compatible with rim brakes.

​​​​​​I'd vote for getting...
09-21-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By katsup

But it shows an Infinity sticker vs Prestige :) I...

But it shows an Infinity sticker vs Prestige :) I know the weight savings won't be much.

Some of Soma's first disc bikes had Prestige forks so I'm sure it was a cost cutting decision.
09-21-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By katsup

I have the v1 fog cutter, but with the cromo...

I have the v1 fog cutter, but with the cromo fork. I haven't ridden the carbon fork to compare, but never thought of the steel fork as dead and stiff. It does feel a bit heavy when lifting, but I...
09-17-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By katsup

Let us know how you like the bike when done. ...

Let us know how you like the bike when done. I've been on the lookout for a rigid mountain bike, this one has the look, but not sure how it would be on trails.

A Kona Unit would probably be a...
09-11-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 725
Posted By katsup

This bike was for sale earlier this year. I...

This bike was for sale earlier this year. I should of bought it, but didn't feel like driving the 3 hours round trip for it. I wouldn't call it a favorite, but it is crazy:....
09-04-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By katsup

The seller doesn't know how to measure frame...

The seller doesn't know how to measure frame size. 26" is to the tire size.

At 6' you'll be around 20" frame size, that hardrock is about that size. The head tube is the easiest way to tell.
09-04-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,178
Posted By katsup

Just once, a stick had punctured my tire causing...

Just once, a stick had punctured my tire causing a flat. I thought I had a spare tube with me, but when I checked my saddle bag, nope. I did attempt to patch, but it didn't work. I was only 2 miles...
08-28-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By katsup

Richey Ascent 2021 Version

Ritchey has updated their ascent to support 27x2.6" or 29x2.6" tires. They show it built up as both a flat and drop bar, but it is only sold as a frameset.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By katsup

Very good looking bike. Please measure the frame...

Very good looking bike. Please measure the frame size and let us know. I'm tempted to take a road trip, but It looks too small.
08-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,297,974
Posted By katsup

Here's the mostly interesting bike I own. Custom...

Here's the mostly interesting bike I own. Custom ordered by the original owner back in 89 and he picked the paint. It was one of the first built, so it didn't get decals (other than fork). The bike...
08-22-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By katsup

Nice job on the bike. If you decide to pass it...

Nice job on the bike. If you decide to pass it on, and your friend doesn't want it, I'm local :).

I'd modernize it though.
08-16-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By katsup

It has Deore components which were higher end...

It has Deore components which were higher end than Exage 400 so technically it is an upgrade. Not sure how the frame quality compares as there is different levels with both Tru Temper and Columbus....
08-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By katsup

You are buying off brand / cheaper pedals which...

You are buying off brand / cheaper pedals which is why they are not lasting. Go with a good name brand pedals that can be rebuilt and they should last.

My high mileage pedal is a Wellgo MG1. One...
08-15-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By katsup

I know for sure that suspension forks were on...

I know for sure that suspension forks were on 1992 bikes (Trek 990, Bianchi Super Grizzly, etc...), and I think some 1991 without looking.
08-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By katsup

Measure your chain, check for stretch. You can do...

Measure your chain, check for stretch. You can do this with a simple ruler. See method 2
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/when-to-replace-a-chain-on-a-bicycle

If it is beyond 0.5% worn,...
08-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By katsup

You can still find new components for that bike,...

You can still find new components for that bike, you shouldn't have much trouble finding compatible parts in the future. For instance, you could of gone with V-Brakes instead of new cantilevers, but...
08-10-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By katsup

The Sphinx is not 1 1/8", it's 1 1/4".

The Sphinx is not 1 1/8", it's 1 1/4".
08-09-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By katsup

Finding a suitable 1 1/4" stem may be difficult. ...

Finding a suitable 1 1/4" stem may be difficult.

The rockhopper appears to be 1" which would be easier, but reach may be long. I've tried the same with a few 22" (23" reach) bikes.

I'd vote for...
08-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By katsup

Sold as a BMX tire, but Maxis DTH comes in...

Sold as a BMX tire, but Maxis DTH comes in 26x2.10 and 26x2.30. There are others such as the Schwalbe Billy Bonkers

The two I know of that are sold as a gravel tire are the Rene Herse Humptulips...
08-09-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By katsup

Someone else made a similar request recently ...

Someone else made a similar request recently
https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1236362-26-tires.html

Nice 26" tires, especially gravel oriented, are still being made.
08-05-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,862
Posted By katsup

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/1992_trek_970_xtr_forum_f9ee7b90a1d9e19fe6b877b136060ecf2df25e36.jpg
08-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By katsup

DT Swiss has caps available for 135x12 TA.

DT Swiss has caps available for 135x12 TA.
08-04-21, 03:14 PM
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Views: 2,297,974
Posted By katsup

He has a separate thread for it. ...

He has a separate thread for it.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235942-another-930-build.html
07-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 222,006
Posted By katsup

That wouldn't last by me. You've been looking for...

That wouldn't last by me. You've been looking for a step thru, hope you are already talking to the seller. Maybe he'll ship or drop off at a bike shop to ship.
07-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By katsup

Not sure if there is a question here, or if you...

Not sure if there is a question here, or if you are looking for suggestions.

As for suggestions, I like smaller handlebar bags. I have a Road Runner Burrito on my main bike, and a few Speedsleev...
07-22-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By katsup

OP's photo gallery with his photo. ...

OP's photo gallery with his photo.
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542574

I doubt it's fake, but maybe a different market. Do the components match the US model? Your photo is of the wrong side...
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By katsup

By the year I know it's 130 or 135mm, but yes, by...

By the year I know it's 130 or 135mm, but yes, by the BB shell as well.

Almost certain it is a 135mm on the 92 as the ascent was mid level. Oldest DB I've had was a 1990 Apex which was 135mm rear...
07-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By katsup

A 92 DB Ascent is steel and most likely 135mm...

A 92 DB Ascent is steel and most likely 135mm rear spacing.
07-16-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By katsup

#1 Put a spacer behind the 7sp cassette on a...

#1
Put a spacer behind the 7sp cassette on a 8sp+ freehub, fits perfect.
https://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufacturing-Cassette-Spacer-Converts/dp/B001CJVLWO

#2
Older 7sp rear derailleurs will...
07-14-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By katsup

If the components are original, it should be an...

If the components are original, it should be an 1989 or 1990. I'm leaning toward 1989 due to the biopace chainrings and 4 finger brake levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By katsup

Shimano skewers here as well. I've used the DT...

Shimano skewers here as well. I've used the DT Swiss RWS skewers for awhile, but got tired of ratcheting it around the fork's dropout (took longer). I didn't notice a difference in feel.
07-14-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By katsup

The hubs that come with Giant SR3 (and SR2) are...

The hubs that come with Giant SR3 (and SR2) are cup and cone, not cartridge.
07-13-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,297,974
Posted By katsup

Sister 970's ...

Sister 970's

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/trek_970s_forum_0b9d5f0c463a6ec599b86c504c73da5f15ed80e2.jpg
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By katsup

zonova's Gallery ...

zonova's Gallery
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/542094

How tall are you?
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By katsup

$910 ...

$910
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224513398724?hash=item34460a9

$1200
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224526462295?ViewItem=&item=224526462295

Seller is the same for both. Looks like the $1200 was taken...
07-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By katsup

Craigslist, facebook marketplace, etc... It...

Craigslist, facebook marketplace, etc... It doesn't have to be exactly the same as your current wheel, just compatible with your bike. QR and 700C being the most important.
07-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By katsup

First figure out if the bike is the right size...

First figure out if the bike is the right size for your height. If not, move it on and find another.

For the brakes, koolstop pads is one of the goto for cantilever. Cheap pads will not stop...
07-02-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 222,006
Posted By katsup

Not really, other than having a spare part should...

Not really, other than having a spare part should you ever need (if they are still compatible).

​​​​​​Nice bike.
06-29-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By katsup

Send another email, different chain or email...

Send another email, different chain or email address. Offer to buy the whole thing. The $40 price is about the cost of a WTB speed anyway.
06-28-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By katsup

You're right. As to how I miss that I don't...

You're right. As to how I miss that I don't know. I'm blaming the heat.
06-28-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By katsup

The ad is 21 days old. It is likely sold and the...

The ad is 21 days old. It is likely sold and the seller just never deleted the ad. He is not responding since he is still getting bombarded with emails. The ad will eventually expire.

This happens...
06-25-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By katsup

Here is how this one ended up. I was going to...

Here is how this one ended up. I was going to clean the frame, but decided to just leave the patina in the end.

Thanks again T-Mar for the information about the frame....
06-21-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By katsup

The problem with these types of bikes is that you...

The problem with these types of bikes is that you spend so much time with them that you fall in love so you'll still cry if they go missing. Plus mine end up looking nicer than intended.
...
06-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By katsup

The bikes you listed are different sizes. Did you...

The bikes you listed are different sizes. Did you steal photos from a Google search or are these your actual bikes?

Keep the bikes that fit you. No reason to keep a bike you are uncomfortable on...
06-19-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By katsup

About ...

About
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/intense-announces-951-series-aimed-at-new-mountain-bikers.html

https://www.costco.com/intense-951-trail-bike.product.100692028.html
06-13-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,278
Posted By katsup

I've been thinking about a Unit for quite awhile...

I've been thinking about a Unit for quite awhile now. If they offer it in a nice color frameset I'll likely bite (don't like the current green).

Would you buy a Unit again after riding yours?
06-12-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,289
Posted By katsup

Before covid, a shop could order a part and have...

Before covid, a shop could order a part and have it here in a day or two, just like car parts. They had certain days of the week when they got deliveries, like Tues and Fri.


This is improving...
06-12-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,289
Posted By katsup

If you take your car into the mechanic, you have...

If you take your car into the mechanic, you have to leave it with them while they order parts. I blame those automobile advocates for telling everyone to drive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,698
Posted By katsup

I had a praxxis alba crankset that would creak....

I had a praxxis alba crankset that would creak. After removing and reinstalling the BB several times, I decided to check the chainring bolts. Tighten them, and the creaking stopped.
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