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07-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,689
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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: 51
Views: 716
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: 155
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: 51
Views: 716
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: 42
Views: 834
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: 3,540,728
Posted By DorkDisk

nice half step plus granny.

nice half step plus granny.
07-26-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
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: 94
Posted By DorkDisk

Problem Solvers Mismatch...

Problem Solvers Mismatch (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/brakes/mismatch_-_30797)
07-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
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: 3,540,728
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: 127
Views: 2,676
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: 19
Views: 670
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: 166
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: 3,752
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: 7,873
Views: 2,234,206
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: 438
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: 675
Views: 209,361
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: 804
Views: 193,267
Posted By DorkDisk

91 Stumpjumper Comp ...

91 Stumpjumper Comp

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07-05-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
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: 424
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: 608
Posted By DorkDisk

Problem Savers Bubs

Problem Savers Bubs
07-03-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
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: 620
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: 315
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: 675
Views: 209,361
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: 13,244
Posted By DorkDisk

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92 Breezer Lightning...
07-01-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
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: 276
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: 675
Views: 209,361
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: 675
Views: 209,361
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: 4,546
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: 2,504
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: 440
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: 7,873
Views: 2,234,206
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: 171
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: 5,272
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: 3,752
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: 822
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: 675
Views: 209,361
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...
06-22-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,509
Posted By DorkDisk

94 Kona Hot ...

94 Kona Hot
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06-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 27,223
Posted By DorkDisk

Thanks, yeah its got vintage MTB geometry. In the...

Thanks, yeah its got vintage MTB geometry. In the mid 90s, there was a brief fad with cruiser-esque frames. The most desirable was the Newsboy...
06-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,584
Posted By DorkDisk

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06-22-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,320
Posted By DorkDisk

Stock pulleys for me; since most of my bikes are...

Stock pulleys for me; since most of my bikes are 90s MTBs, I keep a stash of these around.
...
06-21-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By DorkDisk

I remember those; Trek called it "SPA (Suspension...

I remember those; Trek called it "SPA (Suspension Performance Advantage) (https://roadbikeaction.com/throwback-thursday-trek-gets-the-spa-treatment/)." I call it BS.

To be more helpful, maybe you...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,428
Posted By DorkDisk

M520 uses the older spindle with the plastic...

M520 uses the older spindle with the plastic sleeve that requires a special tool and can click due to the plastic wearing. M540 uses the newer spindle that is serviceable with an adjustable wrench.
...
06-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By DorkDisk

That's not a bad idea, I'd recommend being...

That's not a bad idea, I'd recommend being proactive and changing the cables way more frequently than you are accustomed to. These new shifters eat cables; my first cable lasted about 6 months before...
06-17-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By DorkDisk

Replace tires when they wear down, are physically...

Replace tires when they wear down, are physically compromised, or are unsuitable for the task.

One quickly notices that the rear tires wear much faster than the fronts. It is important to not...
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