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11-26-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By katsup

The 3 cyccommute posted are sold in road (short...

The 3 cyccommute posted are sold in road (short pull) and mountain (long pull). The BB7 and Klampers use the same name, the road TRP is labeled Spyre.

Edit: veganbikes beat me.
11-16-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 741
Posted By katsup

My El Mariachi was sold new with a rigid fork. I...

My El Mariachi was sold new with a rigid fork. I refer to it as my flat bar gravel / fire road bike more than a mountain bike. Whether a rigid fork would work for you really depends on the terrain...
11-01-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 706
Posted By katsup

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the...

Not much more than the Juin Tech GT-P are the Paul Klampers. You may be able to get them from Germany shops such as bike24 for around the same price.

I run Juin Tech R1 (105 R7000 levers) on my...
09-21-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,135
Posted By katsup

eBay is the only outlet I know to actually sell...

eBay is the only outlet I know to actually sell some items at a decent price. I don't like some of their policies, but I deal with it. Granted I only sell between $3-5k a year.

They usually hold...
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By katsup

Unless you are willing to ship, this really...

Unless you are willing to ship, this really depends on your market. I would leave it as is though, unless you want to part out. The person buying this will know bikes.
09-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By katsup

What pdlamb said is correct, technically the stem...

What pdlamb said is correct, technically the stem should hold the preload and all you need to do is add the cap.

However, there may be something wrong for the cap to fall off which is why he is...
09-12-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,273
Posted By katsup

What I was trying to get at is that the Roscoe 6...

What I was trying to get at is that the Roscoe 6 is a fine bike, but it is a beginner bike with outdated geometry and specs (rear non boost). With the Roscoe 7, you have the same frame as the 9 so...
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By katsup

If the Marin has a rigid fork, go for that one....

If the Marin has a rigid fork, go for that one. It is almost half the cost of the next cheapest and the difference between LX and DX is minimal.

This is assuming all are rideable and in similar...
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By katsup

In the Southern California market, between...

In the Southern California market, between $200-$300 if it's ready to ride. Closer to $200 (maybe less now) as the covid bike boom is fading.
08-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By katsup

The parts you have listed should work fine with...

The parts you have listed should work fine with the 8sp tourney cassette and derailleurs. Just make sure the shifters you buy are 3x8sp as that shifter comes in a few speeds.


I have BB7 and Paul...
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

I'm expecting a "sold while waiting for valuation...

I'm expecting a "sold while waiting for valuation responses" post.
06-23-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By katsup

This way is cheaper ...

This way is cheaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYrK7DOkCk

I use to use a binder clip before I bought the tool.
06-18-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By katsup

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3...

The Voodoo Marasa because the Carrera Crossfire 3 has a cheap suspension fork. In my opinion, a rigid fork is a better option for a hybrid, especially when compared to a cheaper suspension fork.
06-17-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By katsup

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being...

I can see lost / missing thru axles as being rather common reason in the years to come.
06-11-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,146
Posted By katsup

I had this stand for a few years and a number of...

I had this stand for a few years and a number of refurbished bikes. I have since replaced it, but this is what I remember:

You tend to trip over the feet of the stand quite often.
The covers...
06-06-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,123
Posted By katsup

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do...

I have two mountain bikes that I mess with. I do tend to use the original drive train or parts I already have.

1990 Bianchi Grizzly
- Wasn't a fan of the Suntour XC Pro, so used a mix of XT and...
05-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By katsup

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX...

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX rear derailleur). SX is SRAM's lowest tier group. I have no personal experience with this group, but have read a number of negative things online....
05-23-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,274
Views: 3,705,732
Posted By katsup

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up...

Looks really good. I've been tempted to pick up the blue Fog Cutter and sell off my red. Just can't justify it for a color change.
05-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,432
Posted By katsup

"Wear Protection"

"Wear Protection"
05-05-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,544
Posted By katsup

You can look at prj71's post history and see them...

You can look at prj71's post history and see them bash non thru axle disc bikes every chance they get. There is nothing wrong with properly setup QR disc bikes and in fact, thru axle bikes often...
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By katsup

I'd say closer to $300-$400 cleaned up and ride...

I'd say closer to $300-$400 cleaned up and ride able (SoCal market). The Araya RM-20 rims are nice and it is a good color.
04-26-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By katsup

If lions are chasing you, I don't think you'll be...

If lions are chasing you, I don't think you'll be using the brakes.
04-25-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By katsup

The new Ritchey Ascent came to mind after reading...

The new Ritchey Ascent came to mind after reading the OP
https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/bike/frames/ascent-frameset

​It's a bike I'd love to try one day.
04-13-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By katsup

Can't tell you about the frame other than it...

Can't tell you about the frame other than it looks like a 60cm. Ask the seller to measure and compare it to your contend.

At 6'1", a 60cm is often to big for me. Sure I can ride it, but not...
04-13-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By katsup

That is a bike for a tall person. You did not...

That is a bike for a tall person. You did not mention your height, but if the frame is not your size, pass.
04-07-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By katsup

See the catalog scan here ...

See the catalog scan here
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1989/pages/bridgestone-1989-03.htm
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By katsup

The Grizzli spelt with an i make me think it was...

The Grizzli spelt with an i make me think it was a non US market bike.

Paging Bianchigirll
04-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By katsup

Pros Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as...

Pros

Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as centerlock

Con

Need to use an adapter to use a 6 bolt rotor
Sometimes there is forward and backward play. Not noticeable when riding, but can...
04-01-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5,274
Views: 3,705,732
Posted By katsup

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/soma_fog_cutter_c34e511415d8f0b8fc2f6ed10ebe96ee35d188d5.jpg
03-22-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,650
Posted By katsup

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes...

Look for old rigid (no suspension) mountain bikes from the 90s. Try to find ones with "Deore" in the name on the components (Deore, Deore LX, Deore XT, etc...). With those parts you'll likely find a...
03-22-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By katsup

Selling a bike because it is the wrong size is a...

Selling a bike because it is the wrong size is a good reason.


There you go, list the bike at $600 if you think it's worth that much. Mention what you think needs repair / replacement in the ad....
03-22-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,462
Posted By katsup

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. ...

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. The shifters are about the same if working.

In my market, tuned up, it would sell complete for at least $300. You should get more by parting it...
03-22-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By katsup

Assuming the old bike is also disc brake, yes. ...

Assuming the old bike is also disc brake, yes.

Things you want to be careful with

- Crankset = boost or non boost. Make sure you get one that is compatible with your old frame.
- XT Hubs =...
03-21-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By katsup

There are a few holdouts, such as all city space...

There are a few holdouts, such as all city space horse and fairlight faran, but they do get marketed more as touring or bike packing. It is why I'm keeping my soma fog cutter, I prefer the look and...
03-20-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By katsup

Take the rear wheel off and look at it. A...

Take the rear wheel off and look at it. A cassette will have a lock ring. A freewheel will screw on.

You should be able to tell just by looking at it.
03-17-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,868
Posted By katsup

I'd say build the bike the way you want, don't...

I'd say build the bike the way you want, don't worry about keeping it catalog spec. Maybe you can stay period correct as a middle ground? Or throw on modern parts to make it the way you like.

I...
03-06-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,703
Posted By katsup

Here is my wife's only bike, a first year 970. ...

Here is my wife's only bike, a first year 970.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/89_970_side_a56d16f4efceead15067966f3791e0848770a36c.jpg
...
03-05-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,408
Posted By katsup

I've sold bikes that needed work, but I'd label...

I've sold bikes that needed work, but I'd label them as project and fully disclose the issues. However, these have all been vintage bikes where people buying often want to restore them their own way....
03-02-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By katsup

I now have some miles on the Klampers and I have...

I now have some miles on the Klampers and I have been quite impressed. They are being used on my mountain bike (flat bar, short pull) and the stopping power is excellent. It has taken me longer than...
02-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,703
Posted By katsup

Here are two that I recently finished. One is...

Here are two that I recently finished. One is built for show (rides with the lady), the other is built to shred.
...
02-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By katsup

I wouldn't rule out used, especially if you don't...

I wouldn't rule out used, especially if you don't ride an XL frame. The steerer may be plenty long enough.

Earlier this year I found a NOS Tange Prestige uncut fork on the local craiglist which...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,810
Posted By katsup

Shimano levers have an adjustment for short and...

Shimano levers have an adjustment for short and long pull.

BL-R780
BL-R550
BL-R4700
BL-R3000
etc...
02-13-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By katsup

Link to ad ...

Link to ad
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bik/d/panorama-city-gt-palomar-mtb-xl-flame/7439403010.html

The suspension fork is not nice.. Look for a rigid mountain bike with rack mounts and...
02-13-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,495
Posted By katsup

I acquired the desired parts so now it can be...

I acquired the desired parts so now it can be more cool.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1972x1542/bianchi_tangent_4b43fa59e41b598ac041e62f0316b8d05038f435.jpg
02-13-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,274
Views: 3,705,732
Posted By katsup

Here is my 1990 Bianchi Tangent. Built up from a...

Here is my 1990 Bianchi Tangent. Built up from a frameset, started life with me as a flat bar, but converted to drops once I got the parts.
...
02-12-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,410
Posted By katsup

I'm running Juin Tech R1 on my Fog Cutter and...

I'm running Juin Tech R1 on my Fog Cutter and they have been trouble free for over 4000 miles. I like the easier lever pull from the tops vs a full mechanical like the BB7, sort of in the middle of...
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By katsup

A vintage mountain bike of this quality I'd list...

A vintage mountain bike of this quality I'd list at $400. As the Stumpjumper has huge name recognition, I'd list this bike somewhere between $450 - $500 (in my market) and be patient. Spring is...
02-05-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,317
Posted By katsup

I also like the Crank Brothers Speedier levers,...

I also like the Crank Brothers Speedier levers, but veganbikes beat me to the free ones. I haven't yet had a tire I couldn't get with the speedier, some take a little more effort, but it saves my...
01-27-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By katsup

I jumped from BB7 to Juin Tech R1 and there was a...

I jumped from BB7 to Juin Tech R1 and there was a significant difference in level feel. The Juin Techs were easier to pull, sort of in the middle of full hydro and cable. They both stopped the bike...
01-23-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By katsup

Pray If the seller keeps the ad up, there is...

Pray

If the seller keeps the ad up, there is a risk of a local snagging it.
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