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12-01-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,753
Posted By theblackbullet

Why not? I've always wanted to do it for the sake...

Why not? I've always wanted to do it for the sake of novelty, and a solution just kind of came together to do it easily.

The hub is a White Industries Eno eccentric hub that uses a splined cog. I...
12-01-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 18,753
Posted By theblackbullet

I've been having a lot of fun with this...

I've been having a lot of fun with this conversion.
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11-27-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By theblackbullet

I'm fond of the RD-M650 Deore DX rear derailleur....

I'm fond of the RD-M650 Deore DX rear derailleur. Shimano docs say max rear cog 32t with the long cage version, but I've come across multiple examples of people running with a 34t successfully.
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Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By theblackbullet

The paint isn't weathered so much as it looks...

The paint isn't weathered so much as it looks like someone took a paint brush to go over the original paint. I'm not sure why.

Basically, what's pushing me towards a part out is that the Super...
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By theblackbullet

1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8

I picked this up for my brother, but eventually we put him on a flatbar bike instead. So now it's back in my possession and it's a few sizes too small to stay.

I believe it's a 23" frame per...
11-15-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,183
Posted By theblackbullet

I know it's not a canti bike, but the Klein...

I know it's not a canti bike, but the Klein Performance seemed to be one of these odd birds in the middle. Around 20lbs or less. 74* seat tube, 72.5* head tube, and 457mm chainstays. I'd use one for...
11-12-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By theblackbullet

this is a 26" to 700c conversion. I can run...

this is a 26" to 700c conversion. I can run 26x2.3 or 700x38. The 700x38 has the bike sitting taller. This is simple for a disc brake bike, however if you're still using rim brakes, you will need to...
11-11-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By theblackbullet

Well if you're staying within the capacity, then...

Well if you're staying within the capacity, then I'd give it a try. I still think it will make a negligible difference though.
11-11-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By theblackbullet

I'm assuming you have the SGS version. It's worth...

I'm assuming you have the SGS version. It's worth noting that it has a capacity of 45T. So using your triple crankset and an 11-36 cassette put you past that limit as well.
Minimum chain length to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By theblackbullet

Panaracer GravelKing Slick comes in 700x38c and...

Panaracer GravelKing Slick comes in 700x38c and is tubeless compatible. Maxxis Re-Fuse is available as 700x40c.
11-04-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,047
Posted By theblackbullet

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11-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,699,068
Posted By theblackbullet

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11-04-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 589,523
Posted By theblackbullet

700x38c Gravelking Slick! They are mounted on DT...

700x38c Gravelking Slick! They are mounted on DT Swiss R460 rims and measure out pretty accurately to 38mm wide!
11-03-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 589,523
Posted By theblackbullet

Made a wrong purchase :p I acquired it as a...

Made a wrong purchase :p
I acquired it as a bare frameset, and I assumed or though I read somewhere that I'd need long reach going from 27" to 700c. 47-57 caliper would work perfectly.

Thanks!
11-02-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 589,523
Posted By theblackbullet

1983 Trek 520 ...

1983 Trek 520
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-01-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

Duane, I sent you a pm. I'm not having luck...

Duane,
I sent you a pm. I'm not having luck with any builders within driving distance, so I'd be up to shipping it out to you if you were up for the repair.
-Chad
10-31-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Thanks for offering! I think after the cost of...

Thanks for offering! I think after the cost of shipping, it becomes not a great deal for me. I am currently focusing money towards repairing the 850. :twitchy:
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

Yes, but not well I believe. ...

Yes, but not well I believe.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1208138-crack-head-tube-trek-600-a-3.html This thread goes into some detail about the headtube replacement on a Trek road...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

Top tube is 28.6mm down tube 31.8mm. The frame...

Top tube is 28.6mm down tube 31.8mm. The frame takes a 1" steerer.

I think a repair is still my most favorable option. There aren't many of these out there. I was looking for a second to leave...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-30-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

That would be incredible! I'm measuring 20cm!

That would be incredible! I'm measuring 20cm!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

I had already started seeking another as I wanted...

I had already started seeking another as I wanted something built up close to original, and one built as pictured below with 700c!
Unfortunately, with this being such a short lived style of mountain...
10-30-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Interesting. I wasn't aware they did this. Thanks...

Interesting. I wasn't aware they did this. Thanks for explaining.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

Another user in the classic and vintage forum...

Another user in the classic and vintage forum says that it is a one piece headtube. Is there an easy way to confirm? If this is true, could you explain how everything joins together instead?
Also...
10-29-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

That is unfortunate. To clarify, the catalog...

That is unfortunate.
To clarify, the catalog listed lugs as Nikko Short Point Seamless, but the headtube doesn't actually use lugs? How does this construction work with joining the top tube and down...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 692
Posted By theblackbullet

Lugged MTB - headtube replacement

So unfortunately I have cracked the headtube on my beloved 1984 Trek 850. I'm of the understanding that this is something that can be repaired/replaced.

I'd like to know if anyone may be able to...
10-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Oh, and I had just put gears back on it, but left...

Oh, and I had just put gears back on it, but left it 700c...
10-29-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Well, it absolutely crushed the gravel race. 120...

Well, it absolutely crushed the gravel race. 120 miles 8200ft of elevation gain and I was able to average 17.5mph with it! I still felt fresh at the end of the ride! But after 1150 miles since June,...
10-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Thanks! This bike has been so much fun in any...

Thanks! This bike has been so much fun in any configuration. I don't see it ever leaving my regular rotation.



I actually really enjoy how silly it looks with the 26" wheels, but 700c takes it...
10-16-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Some more changes: I built up a wheelset with...

Some more changes:
I built up a wheelset with a white industries eno hub! I have been having tons of fun with this thing as a singlespeed
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,131
Posted By theblackbullet

I start a fresh chain with hot wax and then top...

I start a fresh chain with hot wax and then top off with drip wax as needed. May do a full re-wax every 1000 miles or so.
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By theblackbullet

Sometimes they did! ...

Sometimes they did!
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07-15-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Thursday evening cruise. ...

Thursday evening cruise.

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07-15-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By theblackbullet

thanks! I had initially considered...

thanks!



I had initially considered purchasing some bar to take to a lathe and have it turned down. The cost of the bar made it cost prohibitive. ~$30 for a 12" segment. Really happy this one...
07-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By theblackbullet

It cannot be proved that it was my fault! May...

It cannot be proved that it was my fault! May have been the previous owner! I never looked until I put it on a new bike! haha

Regardless, to bring this post full circle in case someone down the...
07-05-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By theblackbullet

The majority of people using these cranks don't...

The majority of people using these cranks don't install the crank themselves, and the majority of people installing these cranks already have the tool. As already stated a non-specialized interface...
07-04-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,031
Posted By theblackbullet

with the 26" wheels it definitely looks like a...

with the 26" wheels it definitely looks like a clown bike! I am 6'4".
07-04-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,031
Posted By theblackbullet

My 1984 Trek 850 has 485mm chainstays....

My 1984 Trek 850 has 485mm chainstays....
07-01-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By theblackbullet

With a 26" wheel in a 700c frame could roller...

With a 26" wheel in a 700c frame could roller cams or u-brakes work without modification?

or, I know people use these mounts to go from 26" to 700c conversion:...
06-30-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By theblackbullet

For those interested ...

For those interested
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06-30-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By theblackbullet

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that...

Yeah, if I were a LBS I wouldn't touch that project. Magic gear may be possible, but then you have to manage chain stretch. A gear that works one with a new chain may be too slack in a few hundred...
06-28-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By theblackbullet

It seems it was an issue with the website. It is...

It seems it was an issue with the website. It is calculating shipping totals now. Oops!



Thanks for the lead! I think that one would work too! Out of stock at the moment, but noting for future...
06-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By theblackbullet

for me it's the Schwinn Continental! My father...

for me it's the Schwinn Continental! My father kept the one he bought when he was 15 after saving up money from mowing lawns. As I got into my teens and was tall enough to ride it, it was my first...
06-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By theblackbullet

replacement quill stem top caps

I have a Tioga Prestige stem that I'm very attached to. The stem has unfortunately been overtightened in the past, and the top cap (aluminum) has cracked. Browsing through ebay, it seems like the...
06-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,699,068
Posted By theblackbullet

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer...

It's a lot of fun! I've been convincing/peer pressuring friends into old mountain bikes for a while now, and this is where we've gotten. haha
06-25-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,699,068
Posted By theblackbullet

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here...

Bike pile from the Friday night ride I lead here in Atlanta. In there is a my 84 Trek 850, 96 Trek 830, 92 Trek 8000, 91 Shogun Prairie Breaker Team Issue, 90 Bianchi Nyala, 00 Specialized...
06-23-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 72,814
Views: 11,828,104
Posted By theblackbullet

what's special about the chrome fork? There was...

what's special about the chrome fork? There was one listed cheap in Florida that sat for weeks at $200. If it were my size, I would have made the haul from Atlanta. The biplane I knew belonged, but I...
06-22-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By theblackbullet

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually...

I'm a huge fan of the Maxxis DTH. I can usually find it in your price range on bikeinn.
06-22-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Some small changes/personal...

Some small changes/personal toucheshttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/286735003_765531341291241_1767865913707188117_n_147427d0bef9b679a89b9b7bf647a6aa1cc8215b.jpg
06-22-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

I was surprised how old the listing was when I...

I was surprised how old the listing was when I saw it. Couldn't believe it hadn't come up in any of my earlier searches. I was somewhat surprised when the seller responded and it was still available!
06-21-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By theblackbullet

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This...

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight! This quirkiness makes me love this bike even more!



I started looking for 850s because I realized that the early ones were! haha
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