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07-20-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Wilbur76

I think the mystery of the unusual butted fork...

I think the mystery of the unusual butted fork has been solved. This 1989 Stumpjumper ad references “forged” fork dropouts.
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07-20-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Confused even more now. Stumpjumper fork’s...

Confused even more now. Stumpjumper fork’s steerer tube is ivory with odd pink overspray on it. Here it is with my 89 Rockhopper Comp fork (left) which is a solid ivory that matches the frame....
07-16-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Update - Found another pic of an 89 Stumpy Team...

Update - Found another pic of an 89 Stumpy Team with the same lugged design on fork dropout. Zoomed in and enhanced. Looks like that’s how the bike came. Doesn’t explain why my fork is pink though as...
07-14-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Good point about looking for same color in the...

Good point about looking for same color in the steerer tube. I just tore down an 89 RH Comp and the ivory paint goes up nearly to the threads. Will be tearing down the Stumpy once my garage cools...
07-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Havenít torn it down yet to confirm if itís the...

Havenít torn it down yet to confirm if itís the same gray color under the FD clamp but can confirm itís the same gray under the BB.
07-14-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wilbur76

Mystery color combo on Stumpjumper

Anyone ever seen this gray & green combo on a 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Team? There are known Stumpy combos like gray/ivory and magenta/ivory, even green/magenta, but havenít seen any in...
07-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Wilbur76

You could challenge yourself with a full respray...

You could challenge yourself with a full respray and apply new decals. I hear Velocals(sp?) does vintage and custom work. I havenít used them but Monkeyshred on youtube does and he contacted them for...
07-13-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By Wilbur76

These are biggies for me. Frame integrity issues...

These are biggies for me. Frame integrity issues and any stuck components are my priorities to review since theyíre PIA to sort out. You can always negotiate down for the condition of bolted parts...
07-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 293,264
Posted By Wilbur76

Acres of oil fields. Lovely. ...

Acres of oil fields. Lovely.

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07-11-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 499
Posted By Wilbur76

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē...

I also used Bikeinsights. Iím 5í8Ē with 30Ē inseam and probably wouldíve gone with an extra small as well. Iíve had bikes too big for me in the past and hated riding them. I owed it to myself to be...
07-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Wilbur76

Poster is new so may still be on probation from...

Poster is new so may still be on probation from posting pics. I believe this is the State bike on order....
07-11-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Wilbur76

Yes keep that original paint if you can. I’m...

Yes keep that original paint if you can. I’m waiting for temps to cool so I can finish teardown and clearcoat on this 89 Rockhopper. It was a bit sunfaded but all it took was a mild scrub with the...
06-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,272
Posted By Wilbur76

Good to know they can customize. Thanks for the...

Good to know they can customize. Thanks for the info!
06-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,272
Posted By Wilbur76

I donít see this kind of variety at Velocal. Did...

I donít see this kind of variety at Velocal. Did you have them commissioned there?
06-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Wilbur76

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked...

I did see it. Also saw the Gravelcyclist picked up an 89 Rockcombo in Florida with plans to bring it back to full retro. https://youtu.be/zVWPMMpYFTA

All this reminded me to get off my ass and...
06-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Wilbur76

Upgrade path should still be cheaper since the...

Upgrade path should still be cheaper since the cost of the original non-tubeless wheels is already built into the cost of the bike. Youíd only be paying the difference to upgrade. Thatís at least...
06-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Wilbur76

I had the same Trek Jetta edition bike when I...

I had the same Trek Jetta edition bike when I bought a VW Jetta in the late 90s. I loved that car.
06-15-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Wilbur76

Iíve been thinking about reapplying clearcoat...

Iíve been thinking about reapplying clearcoat since it looks like itís peeling off. If I apply a polish to remove the milky clearcoat, wouldnít I have to remove the polish so I can apply new...
06-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Wilbur76

This looks like clearcoat flaking off so I can...

This looks like clearcoat flaking off so I can assume I only have the basecoat left. ...
06-14-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Wilbur76

Restoring original paint & logos

Picked up these two 1989 Specializeds. Really sunfaded with a milky finish. Iíd like to restore some shine back to the original paint and logos. Heard about cutting compound but would that be too...
06-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,752
Posted By Wilbur76

Iíd still go titanium but probably full custom...

Iíd still go titanium but probably full custom with a professional bike fit. Iíve made some comfort changes lately to my GR300ís cockpit to increase the stack like a shorter/steeper stem plus Surly...
06-13-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Wilbur76

Keep us updated on converting to tubeless. Iíve...

Keep us updated on converting to tubeless. Iíve had no luck with converting non tubeless rims even with tubeless compatible tires.
06-13-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Wilbur76

Following. Thought it was weird that the wheels...

Following. Thought it was weird that the wheels are not tubeless compatible. Something about keeping costs down. How much would it have cost if Poseidon offered a tubeless set via an upgrade path?...
06-12-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Wilbur76

I tackled a paintjob on a beat up $50 GT mtb....

I tackled a paintjob on a beat up $50 GT mtb. Cost about $200 in paint and supplies alone. Not to mention the many weekends I gave it. Looks better than before and I learned a lot. Like next time...
06-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 906
Posted By Wilbur76

Aw hell that sucks. Did they charge you?

Aw hell that sucks. Did they charge you?
06-11-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Wilbur76

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly...

Enjoy overspending? No. Enjoy the outcome? Mostly yes. Some projects I wish I could do-over but then I’m forced to spend more $ on an old bike that got loved enough.
06-08-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,903
Posted By Wilbur76

Yeah lots of Huffy and Roadmaster in my area now....

Yeah lots of Huffy and Roadmaster in my area now. Lucky I bought most of my bikes last year before the decent vintage stuff completely dried up.
06-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,728
Posted By Wilbur76

Just 26Ē on both.

Just 26Ē on both.
06-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,540,728
Posted By Wilbur76

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I...

Converted this OG 1994 Stumpy to 1x10 dropbar. I call it The Warthog. ...
06-06-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Wilbur76

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the...

I hadn’t considered buying a bike until the pandemic and boredom. So not having ridden a bike in 25 years, and having never bought a new bike in my life, I researched and found out about this new...
06-06-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Wilbur76

If you get the chance to demo any of these bikes...

If you get the chance to demo any of these bikes locally, then you might want to compare them on bikeinsights.com. Enter the year, make and model of 2 bikes and youíll be able to compare geometries....
06-06-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,642
Posted By Wilbur76

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted...

Did you ever get an answer to this? I converted from 3x7 square taper to 1x10 Hollowtech2 and Microshift Advent X. The narrow wide chainring is now a 32t oval. Had to get a new wheelset to...
Forum: BMX
05-12-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Wilbur76

Whoa fantastic pics and great info! I thought my...

Whoa fantastic pics and great info! I thought my only option was the headset type brake hanger but afraid the cable would be kinked coming into it at a sharp angle. Good to see other ways to route...
Forum: BMX
05-11-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Wilbur76

Would this gyro part be what I should install to...

Would this gyro part be what I should install to keep my front canti brakes or is this strictly a freestyle bmx part? This 20” mongoose is going for $20 on FB marketplace so I could get it just for...
Forum: BMX
05-11-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Wilbur76

Great info, thanks for the pic and links! Iím not...

Great info, thanks for the pic and links! Iím not looking for vintage, just a new or used one that would do the job. Preferably cheap since Iíve got 2 other bike projects that are major refurbs.
Forum: BMX
05-10-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Wilbur76

Stem with brake cable hanger built in

Tried searching all forums but no luck. Iím converting a vintage small Cannondale mtb into an adult bmx. Swapping the handlebars and stem to bmx style. Would anyone know a source for a new or used...
05-08-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 96,389
Posted By Wilbur76

Found the bike on FB marketplace from the...

Found the bike on FB marketplace from the original owner in Tehachapi, CA. Nothing fancy just hi-ten steel, not butted. Rides smooth and the geometry is super comfortable.
05-07-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 96,389
Posted By Wilbur76

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar...

Forgot to post the final pics for my GT Palomar rebuild. Never owned GT before but fell in love with the geometry and ride so decided to show some love.

I had actually gone through a costly and...
05-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,772
Posted By Wilbur76

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the...

I have the same paint scheme on my 89 but the rear brake is mounted on the seatstay instead. Bike is a little big for me. 21.5Ē I think with 175mm cranks. May just recable it, swap out tires, polish...
04-28-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,642
Posted By Wilbur76

No I cinched them using these cord locks. Big bag...

No I cinched them using these cord locks. Big bag of them for $5. ...
04-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,772
Posted By Wilbur76

Yes that rear brake moving from chainstay to...

Yes that rear brake moving from chainstay to seatstay was the big change from 88 to 89. Hereís my 89 Comp in the process of rehab. Same paint job....
04-15-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 703,861
Posted By Wilbur76

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with...

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with the ride and geometry was perfect. Had to give it new life. Shame I lost the full side profile pics of it in before state.
BEFORE - Rust everywhere...
04-09-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,462
Posted By Wilbur76

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give...

Considered it but the Redshift stem doesn’t give me the cockpit height I still needed. TBH it’s more about getting a little extra bar real estate to spread my hands over, then it is about road buzz....
04-08-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Wilbur76

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned...

Redshift makes a really long bartape. Positioned to be used with their KitchenSink bars that have extra bar real estate. https://redshiftsports.com/products/cruise-control-really-long-bar-tape
...
04-08-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,145
Views: 2,809,642
Posted By Wilbur76

Donít know if anyone ever responded. Hereís my...

Donít know if anyone ever responded. Hereís my Stumpjumper with external cables on top and a small frame bag in the triangle. I replaced the velcro straps that came with the bag with some paracord I...
04-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By Wilbur76

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105...

Personally I’d go with a new bike with 105 groupset. Usually the LBS performs a basic bike fit to get you dialed in. And you get a new bike warranty. And you’re riding today. You can always buy a...
04-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,331
Posted By Wilbur76

Liners are like a necessary evil. They do the job...

Liners are like a necessary evil. They do the job but they make a faint but noticeable thump on every revolution. I think it’s because the liner overlaps itself inside the tire wall so that when it...
04-08-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Wilbur76

I prefer flat or comfort bars for short errands...

I prefer flat or comfort bars for short errands because I can be more upright. Helps to see traffic better and to make sure motorists are looking you in the eye before they make that right hand turn...
04-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,123
Posted By Wilbur76

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun...

Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun palette and design. Pinks, teals, purples, bold blues, orange. Lots of those era bikes in my stable. I even paid a hefty premium to add some color to...
04-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,462
Posted By Wilbur76

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the...

For me, a fatter bar works because it spreads the load for my palms a little more. Helps with slight carpal issues. Also why I got the riser bar so Iím putting less weight on my hands by sitting a...
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