Rad retro MTB stuff [MTB of any discipline]

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Rad retro MTB stuff [MTB of any discipline]
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Posted: Mar 29, 2022 at 23:45 Quote
adm750 wrote:
eshew wrote:
The paint on that Brodie & Specialized is friggen amazing! You guys get those resprayed? I have a lot of nice bikes, but paint is NOT the nice part of any of them..

ha...thanks man. The Specialized is original paint.

I bought new in 1985 and I never wound up riding it much at all.... I was a all-out roadie and I just never got the mountain bike thing so (sadly) it just sat mostly.

Somewhat different story for the Brodie. It was painted purple from the factory, which did not sell, so it was repainted red and was hanging on walls most of its life. Some parts were fitted after the respray, but it was never ridden. It changed hands multiple times, though.
Now I do my best to not care about the paint and ride it as hard as I dare Big Grin

As for the rear brake, I tried to take utmost care with the adjustment, toe-in, pad placement on the rim, height of the cable hanger, friction in the canti tube, brand new pads...the lot.



I have no idea why it sucks as much as it does.
Maybe, thinking about it just now, it might be that canti tube. There are a number of bends in it and the harder I pull the lever, the more friction is exerted and the less force is ending up at the brake...
That style of cable management saw multiple changes between 93 and 95.

Nevertheless I'll be fitting a V-brake and full length housing with stick-on cable guides. So please enjoy the beauty of it now, before it's ruined lol

Posted: Mar 30, 2022 at 5:00 Quote
PACNW-MTB wrote:
LOL. All this time on here and you're finally admitting you're just a poser? lol

lol dude....I let the cat out of the bag when I intro'd into the old balls thread lol lol straight poser Razz

Posted: Mar 30, 2022 at 18:34 Quote
1995 Schwinn build.

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 8:46 Quote
shwinn8 wrote:
had my RestoMod, 2001 Schwinn Straight 8 repainted

the only orange straight 8


That is hot!

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 9:52 Quote
Schwinn day Winn day....!! tup

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 12:10 Quote
Pyro, trying a lever with a different pull ratio might help improve it.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

Posted: Mar 31, 2022 at 23:52 Quote
singlespeedtoday wrote:
Pyro, trying a lever with a different pull ratio might help improve it.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

That's the trick I used on the front brake! Big Grin
Just the other way round..

Posted: Apr 6, 2022 at 15:28 Quote
hereĀ“s how my Bazooka looks now
98 Sintesi Bazooka

Posted: Apr 16, 2022 at 6:52 Quote
My new project 91 Lightning Flash pre restoration

Posted: Apr 16, 2022 at 10:19 Quote
I used to ride with a guy who had one of those, lovely.

Posted: Apr 18, 2022 at 4:46 Quote
grabbing popcorn tup

Posted: Jun 17, 2022 at 0:23 Quote
Weekly ride with friends. Still getting acquainted with the Catalyst. Such a fast bike for its age.
The HeiHei belongs to a good friend. It's his main bike and currently a mule to test the cranks he designed himself. Pretty rad.


Posted: Jun 17, 2022 at 19:45 Quote
Nice! Those frames are timeless.

Posted: Jun 24, 2022 at 14:37 Quote
New bike day whoop whoop, 1991 Diamondback Axis, full Original from Original owner. College commuter from back in the day then basically hung up.

Posted: Jun 24, 2022 at 16:31 Quote
Wow, that looks mint & an Axis! Nice score!


 
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