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Old 02-08-2011, 09:38 PM   #18931
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I like this guys attitude

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #18932
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:35 AM   #18933
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Have you done this, or do you know first hand of anyone that has? I am curious to know the viability and functionality of this fix. Does it ride well and last? This would be a very appealing solution and it looks like the reducers are readily available.
I have installed them, there is nothing to worry about, they press in just like a regular headset and the 1 1/8 headset presses into it. Cannondale even used to use these reducers on their bikes a few years ago.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:49 AM   #18934
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I have installed them, there is nothing to worry about, they press in just like a regular headset and the 1 1/8 headset presses into it. Cannondale even used to use these reducers on their bikes a few years ago.
If I'm not mistaken, Chris King makes/made a De-volution HS. IIRC it was 1.5 -> 1.125

Check with yer LBS or online (there's a guy that sells lots of King stuff on ebay) I'm a dealer too if ya need something (but its my day off and I'll be damned if I'ma gonna look up bike stuff on my day off!)

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:07 AM   #18935
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Very good stuff.
When I lived in Colorado I commuted to Downtown for school by bicycle and motorcycle and car. I never thought of it that way, but Cars were slowing me down. I had to ride around them on the bicycle when they plugged the roads.
Here in California I commute by motorcycle 30 miles each way. And I have thought about how cars slow me down.
There are very few motorcycles on the freeways when I go into work at 5. When I come home some nights after 7 there are only a handful then.
The only places I've ever been in a crowd of stopped motorcycles is at roadraces.
Bicycles?
Only in big packs like the MS150 and I think the RAGBRAI thing will be similar.
Maybe this RAGBRAI thing is NOT such a great idea.

I like the guys blog.

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #18936
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What to do with a old Rockhopper? I have a old Rockhopper hanging in the garage. I believe it is a mid 90's ( Black / Yellow) with Manitou front forks (first gen I believe). No disk.

Should I A. clean it up and service it and give it away to some kid.
B. up grade it ( if possible and ride it myself)

What say you all?

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #18937
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What to do with a old Rockhopper? I have a old Rockhopper hanging in the garage. I believe it is a mid 90's ( Black / Yellow) with Manitou front forks (first gen I believe). No disk.

Should I A. clean it up and service it and give it away to some kid.
B. up grade it ( if possible and ride it myself)

What say you all?

Joc
Clean it up and ride it! If this is your first/only mountain bike, you may soon find yourself wanting some of the modern luxuries of today's bikes: disc brakes, plush suspension, etc, etc. In that case, keep the bike around for a city bike/commuter/extra bike. May want to put a rigid fork on it, but I wouldn't upgrade anything else. Only fix and replace what is broken and/or unserviceable.

If you really can't stand it, sell it or give it away.

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:27 AM   #18938
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What to do with a old Rockhopper? I have a old Rockhopper hanging in the garage. I believe it is a mid 90's ( Black / Yellow) with Manitou front forks (first gen I believe). No disk.

Should I A. clean it up and service it and give it away to some kid.
B. up grade it ( if possible and ride it myself)

What say you all?

Joc
Like rmi03 said, clean it up and ride it! You can still get parts for them...you just have to look a little harder. See My sig line? Newer bikes are nice but your is free!

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #18939
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Like rmi03 said, clean it up and ride it! You can still get parts for them...you just have to look a little harder. See My sig line? Newer bikes are nice but your is free!

Hey Gummee!
Howdy.

My first mtn bike ever was a Rockhopper. Rode that thing all over Blacksburg's mountains. If its old enough to have bio-pace, switch the rings out for something round, then lube it and ride it. If/when you get a newer bike, save that one for out of town friends, etc.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #18940
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Thanks everyone for your help. Think I will keep it.

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Old 02-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #18941
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Quote :There. I've moved back to VA. Can you PLEASE change the weather?!

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The weather is gonna change tonight, from sunny and cold to snowy and mo cold. But that's probably not what you meant.

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Old 02-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #18942
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I lived in Athens, Greece in the early 80's. I was in the Air Force. Before joining the AF I raced road bikes. Downtown Athens turned out to be, by far, the most fun I've ever had on two wheels. On pretty much any day you could depend upon vast tracts of automobile real estate gridlocked in the city. All bicycles, and even most pedestrians, got from A to B faster than cars. In near top condition, on my Bianchi, I got around waaaaaaaaaay faster than cars. On top of that, every ride was like a video game. Young, stupid, and apparantly indestructible I'd lane split and weave my way from one end of the city to the other just for the outrageous fun of it. The smog was probably equivalent to a pack a day habit but, again, I was indestructible.

God what a great time and place to be young that was!
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #18943
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Crazy fast bike messengers,much faster than cars. It's been around a while,but still interesting.




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Old 02-09-2011, 09:46 PM   #18944
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My first mtn bike ever was a Rockhopper. Rode that thing all over Blacksburg's mountains. If its old enough to have bio-pace, switch the rings out for something round, then lube it and ride it. If/when you get a newer bike, save that one for out of town friends, etc.

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Did you ever get down to Roanoke and ride the trails at Carvins Cove? I spent many a mile there on a Diamondback Apex with bio-pace crank. Nobody in our group had clipless pedals, Rock Shox, or any fancy equipment. Back then that stuff was crazy expensive. Good times.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:31 AM   #18945
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I own two, mountain and BMX

The mountain bike is a 2007 Eastern Slash 5" Coil

Specs

Frame: 07 Eastern Slash 5" Coil
Fork: 07 Marzocchi DropOff w/ 15wt oil
Shock: Fox VanillaR
Bar: Truvativ All-Mountain
Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
F.Brake: Hayes Nine
R. Brake: Hayes Sole
Cranks: Truvativ Fire-X
Chain Device: Truvative Shiftguide (I believe)
Shifter/mech: Shimano LX trigger, Shimano XT shortcage mech
F. Wheel: Sun Singletrack rim laced to an Eastern 20mm sealed hub. 2.5" Kenda Nevegal tire
R. Wheel: Alex DX32 rim laced to Eastern cassette hub. 2.35" Maxxis Minion DH-R tire
Pedals: Eastern



In action:





The other one is a custom built BMX

Specs

Frame: Fly Diablo 3
Fork: Odyssey Classic Race
Cranks: Primo Powerbite copies
Pedals: Primo Super Tenderizers
Bars: Federal 20/20 4-piece
Sprocket: Macneil Full Guard
Stem: Fit S3
Pegs: Shadow Little Ones
Seatpost: Macneil OG
SP Clamp: Twenty Bikes
Seat: Macneil SL

Rear wheel
Hub: WTP Supreme 48-hole
Rim: Primo Hula Hoop
Spokes: Stock crap in different colors.
Tire: Fly Ruben 2.15 kevlar (Campillera)

Front wheel
Hub: GSport Marmoset
Rim: Eclat Bondi Aero
Spokes: Stock crap
Tire: Fit FAF-K 2.25
Hubguard: GSport GLAND



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Back when the frame was still the stock color



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