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Old 11-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #3721
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Man, you must have quite an inseam

like 36"
naaah, just 34", those bikes are both about 60cm frames...FWIW I like my bikes sized the way it was done back when I started riding, am much more comfortable on bigger frames...way back a rule of thumb was to get a frame 10 inches smaller than your inseam, for me that works out to 61cm
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #3722
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Nice, kind of looks like Bontrager cut down MA40's & Magura levers, or something similar. I enjoyed the engineering of that time.
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I can't remember the rims, they were super light for the day though, maybe a cut down road rim? The disc was a clutch plate from an old Triumph motorcycle, the caliper was a small Grimeca, and the master cylinder was maybe kawasaki.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #3723
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She is finish, at least for now but sincerely I can not go much higher.

New cables and ripcord housing (braided), pretty mango M5 aluminum bolts and a dropper seat post..
Don Ricardo, what is happening with the cable going up to the very thin seat?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #3724
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She is finish, at least for now but sincerely I can not go much higher.

New cables and ripcord housing (braided), pretty mango M5 aluminum bolts and a dropper seat post..
My bet.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #3725
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Don Ricardo, what is happening with the cable going up to the very thin seat?
Andy is the remote control cable for a dropper seat post, yes a seat post that let you lower the saddle when things get pretty step..

Here is the actuator (on the right side of the picture next to the front brake lever) ..


Actually mine is one of the cheap ones (Crank brothers Joplin) with very bad reputation (well grand it too) that can be found used for about $100, on the other hand the new high end ones can cost almost $500 and to me that is way to much for a seat post..

Thin seat, sure but I'm been riding on selle Italia Flite's for about 25 years so I'm very used to them..
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #3726
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Andy is the remote control cable for a dropper seat post, yes a seat post that let you lower the saddle when things get pretty step..

Actually mine is one of the cheap ones (Crank brothers Joplin) with very bad reputation (well grand it too) that can be found used for about $100, on the other hand the new high end ones can cost almost $500 and to me that is way to much for a seat post..

Thin seat, sure but I'm been riding on selle Italia Flite's for about 25 years so I'm very used to them..
Oh, everything old is new again... I remember some early mountain bikes had springs fixed to the frame and the seatpost, and you could release a clamp around the seatpost collar on the frame, to let the post fall or rise. The spring provided "lift" for coming back up, and also kept the seat pointing generally forward.

Here's an old image:

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Old 11-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #3727
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I had one back in the day, unfortunately it never did work as well as anticipated. I have a few buddies running the new renditions and they swear by them, but at over $500 it's out of my price range these days.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #3728
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Oh, everything old is new again... I remember some early mountain bikes had springs fixed to the frame and the seatpost, and you could release a clamp around the seatpost collar on the frame, to let the post fall or rise. The spring provided "lift" for coming back up, and also kept the seat pointing generally forward.

Here's an old image:

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Oh yeah the genius of Joe Breeze design the hiterite in the 80', wonderful piece of equipment, I use many of them over the years, in fact I'm still have three of them, also you can still order them from Joe today..
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #3729
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yeah, i had the longer version of one of those on my first MTB back in the early '80s,... worked perfectly if you kept the seat post well lubed, but that meant you always had a greasy post between your legs, so we'd cover them up with sections of inner tube. very *not* attractive.

found i quickly tired of bringing the post up and down and ended up not using it much anyway, but did enjoy the bonus of it making it just a wee bit less easy for some creep to be able to snatch your seat & post,...


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Oh, everything old is new again... I remember some early mountain bikes had springs fixed to the frame and the seatpost, and you could release a clamp around the seatpost collar on the frame, to let the post fall or rise. The spring provided "lift" for coming back up, and also kept the seat pointing generally forward.

Here's an old image:

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #3730
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Nice old Tommasini. The team I used to race on all had Tommasini frames.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #3731
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I had one back in the day, unfortunately it never did work as well as anticipated. I have a few buddies running the new renditions and they swear by them, but at over $500 it's out of my price range these days.
I run a Reverb dropper on my mountain bike. When riding steep gnarly stuff (which is what we always ride) you wonder how you lived without it. I probably use it 50+ times/ride. The Reverb is hydraulically actuated so it is super smooth - you can lock the seat in any position just by releasing the button.





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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #3732
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Doing some investigation on the history of disc brakes on mountain bikes I discover this 3rensho from 1984 showcase at the Japanese Mountain bike championships that year..


Yes fugly and kind of cheesy considering 3REnsho makes some of the greatest track/road bike frames..
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:39 AM   #3733
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I run a Reverb dropper on my mountain bike. When riding steep gnarly stuff (which is what we always ride) you wonder how you lived without it. I probably use it 50+ times/ride. The Reverb is hydraulically actuated so it is super smooth - you can lock the seat in any position just by releasing the button.

I have the same post. I ride a specialized epic, the geometry is steep, so when the trail gets steep, the bike gets sketchy. The dropper seat post lets me hit the down hills faster with less chance of getting pitched over the bars.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #3734
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Doing some investigation on the history of disc brakes on mountain bikes I discover this 3rensho from 1984 showcase at the Japanese Mountain bike championships that year..


Yes fugly and kind of cheesy considering 3REnsho makes some of the greatest track/road bike frames..
That is a really cool frame.

I had a Panasonic road bike from that era that had a front disc brake.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #3735
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Getting ready for winter, took the 3.8 Nate off the front and put the 4.8 Bud on. Ready for those day long rides.

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And my Niner that's going into hibernation until spring.

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