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    dirty hippy mountainbiker
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    A new life (THIS is pron, baby!)

    My first repainting job on this freame was done on the balcony of my girlriends studio apt in college. This time I used my garage. It came out a little better.

    It's a 1990 ish Skykomish Granitepoint. Sold at costco. tange chromo frame and fork

    New bits:

    shimano STX threaded headset
    Nashbar threaded stem adapter
    Profile fatty fr bar
    bottom bracket
    WTB mutanoraptor 2.4 w.kevlar
    soulcraft convert


    Should be fun. The tires and the steel are a nice combo.

    -M

    PS viva la PRON!!!
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    Brake levers.

    Hey man, your brake levers don't match.
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    dirty hippy mountainbiker
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    I was hoping someone would notice that.

    This bike is fun. Even with those crappy platform pedals (How do those freeride guys do it? (I got bounced off and scraped up my arm and glutes(Honey, could you rub some neosporin on my a$$)). The tires mellow it out a lot.

    This was my Highschool bike 12 years ago. I wonder it it's nostalgia or if it really is cool. I'll have to have it tested by a neutral party.

    -M
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    If possible, you should try the Convert in the chain "up/over" configuration.

    Nice buildup, the true sense of SS.
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    BikeMojo. Perhaps I am out of line but that picture is just wrong.

    Recycled Costco frame, awright!
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    dirty hippy mountainbiker
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    first ride

    I just rode the TRT from Mt-Rose meadow to the flume.

    It was pretty fun! Not too brutal with those tires, but since I'm used to 29er with a Marzocchi I went OTB once. A sleeper pothole in a shadow. It doesn't roll up or down the rough stuff nearly as well. But I'm 3 for 3 on my last three rides on that frame, so I might be getting some crach pads..

    I'm getting new cog/chainring and if necessary a half link to run in push-up. But It did just fine as pictured, even though I'm breaking about 7 out of 10 of the comandments.

    -M
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy
    The tires mellow it out a lot.

    This was my Highschool bike 12 years ago. I wonder it it's nostalgia or if it really is cool. I'll have to have it tested by a neutral party.

    -M
    I just built up a similar rig, Jamis Dakota rigid with the same 2.4 tires. Much softer than the early nineties!

    How do you like the threaded stem adapter? I am considering going the same route. On the other hand, the ol' barends come in really handy for mashing those uphills. But it is definately is an ascender and not so much a decender with the flat bars and stretched position.

    TRT on that thing is sweet! Nice one.

    Mr. P

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    dirty hippy mountainbiker
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    I like the adaptor just fine. Dude at my bike shop said it was strong enough. You can adjust the height a little and use regular stems. No reason you can't use the bar ends and the adapter. It depends if you're using canti brakes or where the cable stop is. Sometimes it's on the stem...

    Not that it isn't a downhiller, it's just that it takes more attentiveness and skill. And the occasional skin saccrifice to the trail gods.

    -M
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    Nice Pron wolfy. I recently replaced my pron ride, but it rocks on as a townie bike. I need a few more scrounged parts to boost the gearing and turn it into a single speed commuter, or maybe a fixed gear.

    Nice ride.

    GF

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    Mike-rocentric

    Learned a new word the other day: It's all about me!

    Pic is on Tunnell Creek Road above SNAD Harbor.

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