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    Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?

    Looks like a comment i made is cluttering up the roll call thread ,maybe post your rim brake 26 inch bikes over here

    Well lets see them

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    Mt fiance and mines old steelys and the new bike i just built for her. All run on koolstop brake pads. My favorite brand by far.
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    Bought this new 20 years ago ,has orig tires and grips still ,May be considered vintage bike now ,but it has rim brakes.

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    I am.. It is in fact my only Mtn bike.

    I have 374 miles and 37k ft climbing on it this year so far. I did 1773 miles and 175k ft last year.

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    2007 Voodoo Wanga, 8 speed XTR shifters and RD, Avid 7 brakes, Marz xc600 fork.
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    Here are two that my brother and I just modernized. Trek (1998) is running XTR brakes, but has been updated with a 1x9 setup, and carbon race parts. The Specialized is running Avid brakes, and also updated with carbon race parts and a 2x10 drivetrain. Both are fully capable and are being raced in the state xc series. Just because..,

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    as per other threads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead22 View Post
    1993 stumpjumper



    sold it but it was a 1994 fsr
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    That's my current 26" univega with amp fork. Love green wild gripper tires!
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    My heavily upgraded 2008 Rincon is a Hybrid, no disc tabs.
    BB5 up front and Single Digit rim brakes in the back.

    Used for around town only. Ditched the crummy suntour shock long ago for rigid alu fork. Just went from 24 speed to 1x10, works great
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    Nashbar frame, set up as a SS.
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    This is the back-up to my back-up bike, or my really bad weather bike, or my loaner. I don't have a recent pic of it, but I just rode it yesterday, and I often ride it at Ray's Indoor MTB Park since it is less prone to derailleur damage with that short cage 8-speed XT on there. Since this pic I have installed a newer external BB and Shimano triple crank, and a shorter stem that seems better for the bike park. It has been rolling on King hubs for over 10 years. It is also going to take up commuter duties in a few weeks. For Ohio riding, I would put those V-brakes up against any discs. I have only ever had brake trouble on really long descents in GA, and on a rainy ski slope once in NY.
    It is still a really good bike. It's the one that appears in my avatar.
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    I was up until about 5 years ago. I was die hard to keep my XTR V-brakes. That was on my 1997 Moots YBB...still miss that bike. Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?-0425111724.jpg
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    Yep. 98 Specialized FSR LTD. With XTR V's

    My only bike up until this year when I got a fatty. Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1426529541.560518.jpg

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    Very nice! I'll post up my '02 KHS ST. I had a alite team for a while--loved it, amazingly light and the yoke-stay set up really soaked up the hits and chatter.

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    These bikes look badass even by today's standards! If you ride rolly terrain without a lot of long descents, I think rims are great on a 26.

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    The best bike I ever owned and I ride it most of the time. 1999 Explosif frameset. 853 Steel
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    I'd love to run across one of those! Awesome bike!

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    I just resurrected my 1997 Trek 7000 by adding some Shimano Saint pedal so friend can ride with me. It also has King's, Judy SL, Race face crank, and carbon bar.

    maaaaaaan! my friend just killed my new pedals!
    I keep telling myself that's what i bought platform pedals for. lol

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    '02 khs st

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    Running an '04 Marz MX Pro (super fork, but a little flexy). Hodgepodge of parts I "acquired." My son will acquire them back for his singlespeed project though. Steel frame an softtail gives a super ride. I race a Niner Air 9, but I wanted to get back to just the joy of riding minus the tech. It's a blast to ride!

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    Had it until last year. Sold it to my bro wjo loves it. Still in the fam!
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    This is my custom 26er, built in 1998. The builder suggested a 29er to me but at the time the only true 700c mtb tire was the WTB Mutano Raptor I think. I didn't want to be limited to just one kind of tire so went with 26" wheels.

    In retrospect it would have been cool to have him make the bike so that it could accommodate 26, 29 and later 27.5 tires. However in 1998 I didn't take seriously the prospect of another wheel size becoming common.


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    Not my only bike but it's the one I'd keep if I had to sell all the others, regardless of the 27.5 and 29" wheels, full suspension, disc brakes, etc that the newer ones have.
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    97 rockhopper single speed... V brakes

    91 trek 800... old school cantilever brakes......commuter bike....they still work, so why mess with them?
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    My '97 Klein Pulse Race. Aside from the bars, seatpost, fork and tires this bike is still as stock as the day I bought it. To this day it still sees plenty of its share of dirt. In fact, it's making the trip to Raystown Lake this weekend.
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    My '89 Wicked Fat Chance. It had a 140mm stem and a 540mm wide straight bar until I recently changed it out. I still ride it a fair amount. It doesn't have bottle cages because I put a frame bag on it for bikepacking.

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    Yep, in fact I just bought it off CL and re-furb'd it...not that it needed much, was garage-hung for the past 10 years.

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    How about a half and half? that count?
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    1997 GF SuperCaliber.
    Used to be all super light parts and stretched out xc race bike, then it turned into a old mans trail bike, now, it's mostly a garage ornament, but still rolls from time to time.
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    I built this for travel. I didn't want to fuss with hydro brakes (or shifting) at the edge of the earth. Brakes are Avid Black Ops with Bontrager ceramic rims.
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    Threw the below bike together out of random spare parts one year for no reason at all, and ended up really liking how it rides. Rigid. Rim brakes. 26er. It is the antithesis of trendy.

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    It is a Surly Specialized Gary Fisher Tassajara.

    I had bought the frame used on eBay only because I had liked the paint scheme. Lucky purchase. I do have newer bikes, but the above 26er is still the one I grab most often for the trails. Like it a lot for some reason.

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    made it match with red theme

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    1988 Bridgestone MB/2 dropbar conversion with 26 in Mavics and Dia Compe 986 cantis. Lovin' it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    Threw the below bike together out of random spare parts one year for no reason at all, and ended up really liking how it rides. Rigid. Rim brakes. 26er. It is the antithesis of trendy.

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    It is a Surly Specialized Gary Fisher Tassajara.

    I had bought the frame used on eBay only because I had liked the paint scheme. Lucky purchase. I do have newer bikes, but the above 26er is still the one I grab most often for the trails. Like it a lot for some reason.
    That is a nice bike right there. Love those older Gary Fishers. What does yours weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassa89 View Post
    That is a nice bike right there. Love those older Gary Fishers. What does yours weight?
    Honestly, I don't know the weight. It's not my lightest-weight bike, but it's close to it. Not having a suspension fork gives a nice balance in weight distribution between front and back. The weight feels nicely centered around the bottom bracket.

    My lightest-weight bike is actually also a Gary Fisher Tassajara 26er frame, just from a newer year. GF had some great frames going on for a while there.

    The one in my photo was spec'd for an 80mm suspension fork. I've put on a rigid fork corrected for 100mm suspension. That slackens the geo a bit, and somehow the result has clicked nicely with me. Some of my friends kind of chuckle at the build, but it's been my #1 bike to grab for some years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    Honestly, I don't know the weight. It's not my lightest-weight bike, but it's close to it. Not having a suspension fork gives a nice balance in weight distribution between front and back. The weight feels nicely centered around the bottom bracket.

    My lightest-weight bike is actually also a Gary Fisher Tassajara 26er frame, just from a newer year. GF had some great frames going on for a while there.

    The one in my photo was spec'd for an 80mm suspension fork. I've put on a rigid fork corrected for 100mm suspension. That slackens the geo a bit, and somehow the result has clicked nicely with me. Some of my friends kind of chuckle at the build, but it's been my #1 bike to grab for some years now.
    I love it - something about that GF frame with the Surly rigid fork looks like a match made in heaven.

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    I'm running a Schwinn S-30. I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong on this) it's a model from the late 90's, but I have added newer parts to it since. I run this very regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmonsgc View Post
    1988 Bridgestone MB/2 dropbar conversion with 26 in Mavics and Dia Compe 986 cantis. Lovin' it.

    The MB Bridgestone's were the holy grail, at the time, great responsive frames, with good components, and above all: reasonably priced! Here is my 1988 Condor?? that was purchased new in Germany while I was with the military, some claim it's a knock off, however with a fully lugged Prestige frame, it's a great knock off that I still ride often: responsive, and lively, as one would expect from a Tange Prestige
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    99 Dean scout Ti frame, set up as a 2x9 with Avid Ultimate V-brakes. 24.3 lbs with heavy flat pedals and 2.35 Kenda Slant six tires. Way to much fun to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluer32 View Post
    99 Dean scout Ti frame, set up as a 2x9 with Avid Ultimate V-brakes. 24.3 lbs with heavy flat pedals and 2.35 Kenda Slant six tires. Way to much fun to ride!
    Very nice!

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    Here's something a little different. This is my 96 Trek 7000 (original owner) with Magura hydraulic rim brakes. I went a little crazy with the fork several years back. It does great downhill, but can't climb well at all so I'm shopping for another vintage Bomber in the 80mm range to sort that out.

    It's been mostly sitting since I picked up a Mary SS in 07, but now I'm selling that and bought a new FS bike for my everyday ride. This Trek will be around when I need to scratch the SS itch.

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    Yup, '90 GT Karakoram , hard tail, rock shox up front. Got it brand new Junior Year of H.S.

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    Yep, just re-vamped my 01' for a friend to ride. New cables, housings, pads, and the wheels set up tubeless. She works great! Kind of surprised how capable this old girl feels, especially considering I have less into it than the seatpost on my other bike.


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    Very nice! I think I am going to set mine up tubeless as well.

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    When the snow drops, the '01 Fire Mountain comes out.

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    Nothing special but I decided that the frame was worth a new paint job and pretty much everything has been swapped out for more modern components (lower end, though). I sometimes swap the rigid fork out for an old Judy so that I get a little plushness while still being able to run the rim brakes. I plan on upgrading the brakes and levers this fall- The current hardware is a bit tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slohr View Post
    Very nice! I think I am going to set mine up tubeless as well.
    Thanks man. It's a great upgrade for any hardtail IMO. That little bit of compliance is a nice side benefit to the traction and puncture resistance. I've done it to every bike in the family at this point, including a couple 29'ers, 3 26ers, and 2 20" bikes. Believe it or not, these old rims were the easiest to set up using stans standard strips and Kenda UST tires. Getting them on the rims was tight, but once on, they just inflated right up with a floor pump and set air tight. I let them sit for 48 hours with no sealant, and they didn't even lose any air. I've had to use the "ghetto" tubeless method on all the newer rims that weren't tubeless ready.

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    V-Brakes In the Rear

    I built this last winter and ride it as often as my 29er. The V/Disc combo works great!
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    I had a disk for the front but was burning through pads too quickly and took it off. Early Hayes model.
    I like my rim brakes still even though everyone says I should get disks, also they say to get a 29er and to clip in too.
    My old bike is still fun the way it is.
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    My main riding buddy is still on rim brakes f/r, toe straps and runs tubes at high pressures. We're pretty even on speed but his technique is better than mine.
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    Don't ride it as much as I would like with all the rain recently. I will admit that I wish it had disc brakes as I built to be fast.
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    26 is still fun

    my 1997 full susp s-10 Schwinn,got it new ,still riding it on occasion sadly the original crank is toast now,looking for same style deore old stock to keep it correct.at 27 lbs its is pretty respectable on the trail
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    Just put new Avid v-brakes on my SS steed.

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    1998 Obed -

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    My 'old' 26'er girl still kicks it circa '98 - and with HS33 Magura rim brakes. They're simply awesome and never need adjustment. Ever. I'd have to be a nutter to let her go at this point.

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    My old Giant, now used for daily commuting and touring.

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    My 93 Cannondale M800 single speed. Brakes are Cane Creek and Cane Creek levers.

    Yes Rockshox Mag 21, Syncros front hub, TNT ti rear hub, Mavic 231 rims, Flite ti saddle, with XTR M950 cranks, outer ring had teeth removed to be a bash guard, rear is a segment of a cassette.

    Newest item is a Thomson seat post. Frame cracked at the seat collar so the post is secured with special fasteners and is not adjustable.

    Tires are a Ritchey Z Max WCS rear and a Smoke up front.

    Yes it is 26 with rim brakes and no complaints...

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    Nicely done on that classic Cannondale..

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    Thanks.

    A lot of fun, but a bit stiff which the lower back feels. It is cool to need to ride with technique and skill rather than blast across sections with good suspension on each end. Old school bike in this case means old school style of riding.

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    This thread was really unexpected to me. have an UPVOTE... shit this is not reddit

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    Just built up a 96 Giant ATX 860, Ball-burnished/cobalt fade 18" frame. super light & nimble.

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    running xtr rim front and avid sd7 rim rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    My 93 Cannondale M800 single speed. Brakes are Cane Creek and Cane Creek levers.

    Yes Rockshox Mag 21, Syncros front hub, TNT ti rear hub, Mavic 231 rims, Flite ti saddle, with XTR M950 cranks, outer ring had teeth removed to be a bash guard, rear is a segment of a cassette.

    Newest item is a Thomson seat post. Frame cracked at the seat collar so the post is secured with special fasteners and is not adjustable.

    Tires are a Ritchey Z Max WCS rear and a Smoke up front.

    Yes it is 26 with rim brakes and no complaints...

    No 29 mtbs in our squadron.

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    This M800 frame finally is dead...I swapped the parts over to what was the bike I had built 12 years ago for my daughter. She never rode it so it became the new SS, and yes it is 26 with rim brakes.

    This bike is quick but a bit harsh in the back end. Corners as if on velcro.

    The harsh ride had me find another more compliant bike, this Dean was a good deal so I picked it up for reasonable money. Totally different ride manners than the F bike. Not as quick per say and not as planted in corners or especially switchbacks, but the ti frame rides nice distance rides.

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    I just "freshened up" my '94 Trek 7000 and went from a 7x3 drivetrain with canti brakes to a 2x9 with V-brakes.

    It is teaching me how to ride again after several years on FS bikes.

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    i just got a 2016 trek 3500 and love the dang thing just needs a new front fork its a liltle soft for me im kinda a big guy

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    Just stopped riding this M80 last month.

    took it out for a final thrashing of singletrack of which it performed with the best of its abilities and used up every last bit of juice out of the components. Fork and seatpost are pretty much done. Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?-wp_20151016_001.jpg

    Now the only question is sell it as is or attempt upgrades.

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    All of my bikes are sporting rim brakes...xtr with carbin booster down to old '90's anodized cantis. Here's my main ride. I think it has Deore's.



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    Xtr v brakes on my old gt idrive. It's a backup bike now. Brakes work just fine.

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    26" Cannondale M2000 SS v-brakes, oh yeah!
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    Great thread! I really like my old Merida with 26x2.0 big apples. Just put tectro cantis, Bosco bars and nice thumb Sunrace shifters for the 3x8 Shimano. Smooth and light to ride ... no pics yet. I be out on the LHT, truckin'.

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    Here's my old 1999 GT Zaskar that I built up.

    Polished the frame

    New decals

    New wheels Mavic X517, GT (Hadley) rear hub, Ringle front hub

    RaceFace Cranks, XTR drivetrain

    XTR V-Brakes - Set up by the Pros at Sunnyside Sports here in Bend, Oregon
    V-Brakes when set up correctly work AWESOME. Wow!

    Weighs about 22 pounds and RIPS.

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    Yes, 4 out of 5 of my bikes do.

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    XT Parallelogram V-Brakes with Ritchey padsAre you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?-img_4659.jpg
    Modulation is great and stops all 240 lbs of me on a dime. I'm sure discs are great as well but I just love how the whole bike looks and feels...so late 90's

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    GT lts5, pretty much killed it with its last 100 miles use tho 😔

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    When I mohawked my old (sadly deceased) Trek frame, I bought a pair of Speed Dial levers (because I'm OCD that way). Nice lever, it really woke the rear rim brake up.

    Kinda liked having a disc up front, but don't think there's a durn thing wrong with vbrake out back. Rear brake can only do so much for you to begin with.

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    Just picked this guy up cheap as a spare bike for when I have friends over. 2002 Gary Fisher Sugar 2+ w/ XT/XTR drive train, Mavic crosslink wheelset and a King headset and thomson stem. The bike rips but did make me appreciate one finger braking with my hydro disc set up.

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    My winter ride is a 2000 Marin quake 5.0. Also have a Trek 6500 disc. Am in process of building 2012 Fuji Tahoe 3.0 with 11 speed set up. sorry having trouble trying to figure out how to post pictures. either from tablet or phone

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    Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?-klinemantra.jpg
    my Mantra still sports V brake! Works great with XT Disc on the front>

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    Yup, rim brakes by choice. Built this bike up last year, and actually cut the disc brake tab off the fork because it was ugly. The primary motivation in this build was minimalism...making it as clean, simple, and reliable as possible, so rim brakes were the natural choice.

    I will admit to some hairy situations this winter with the rims icing up and leaving me without any braking ability for short stretches, but for the tenth of a percent of my riding where discs would be better, I'll deal with it.

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    started this build in 2003, and have only just got back to it, due to moving a lot and ill health. Now of course it is very hard to find parts for it, so I might be tempted to replace frame and wheels and go to discs at least. 6.2kgs at mo, so will have to find some nice light parts to keep the weight down...


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    My old school Surly 1x1 is still running rim brakes and they work great stopping my 240lb body. Running avid AD-1 was going to upgrade them but they work wonderfully. It stays at the beach during spring & summer and running disk in those conditions seemed foolish. The salt in the air destroys damn near everything.


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    Does a commuter count?

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    Mid-90s Miyata frame.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    My noble steed!

    The GT-Aggressorgiantcromagspecializedalexrimnashbarvsixt y velocipede!
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    Good job!

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    1998 Litespeed Obed, slightly modernized. .

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    Yes, on my 1996 Cannondale F500 that I ride around town, but it's dangerous as hell during the winter, so I just got a fork with IS tabs to mount my 1999 Magura Louis retro brake on.

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    My wife's new Troll, rim brakes in tow!

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    Newly acquired Merlin ti frame. Loving this thing so far. Less than 24 pounds. Might try shaving a couple pounds off with lighter tires and going tubeless.

    Have changed it up a bit, need to take some updated pics.
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    My Surly 1x1 is V brakes and my 2 Rockhoppers are cantilever brakes, they all work fine in my opinion. I've demoed some disc brake bikes and they are nice, but I like the simplicity of rim brakes.

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    Love the old Klein. I have a pulse race in the rotation, currently setup for rogh road duty with semi slick tires and a low rigid fork.

    I took my 9 year old to race BMX for the first time. She was nervous and wanted me to ridenin practice with her so I took my Planet X Zebdi. Complete with XTR brakes and a shimano carbon fiber brake booster on the rear. It got some odd looks on the BMX track for sure.

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    Yes. The cantis on my Hardrock have had ZERO maintenance since the XTR pads went on back in the ninties!! Pretty much the same for my lady's GT. Maybe a little adjusment here and there, but nothing serious. How many disk brakes will be able to boast over twenty years of trouble free operation?
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    My 2006 Soulcraft Option 3. Thoroughly modernized. I had been riding this as a singlespeed but with some gears, a dropper post and the biggest tires it will fit, its a pretty serious trail bike.

    Definitely different than my 29" FS Ibis Ripley, but for most of my riding just as good (in different ways). Climbs better, accelerates faster, handles tight trails better, and easier to manhandle. Falls short of my Ripley in handling rough section of trail and rear wheel traction, especially when scrubbing speed heading into a corner or loose climbs.

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    Not only do I still run them on my mountain bike, but I'm building up and old MTB frame from the 90's as a gravel bike, and it's going to be a 26er with v-brakes too!

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    Are you still running a 26 frame with rim brakes ?

    Giant Boulder SE, 26 with rim brakes. It is my hybrid bike now since I just got a Trek Marlin.


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    Yes, I'm running some XT vbrakes on my old hardtail and they are getting a bit tired, along with the rest of the bike!

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    Two of three bikes in my case. I need to ride more often to spread the fun on three bikes but they are ready to roll, lend, back-up or ? need.
    A 1991 teal / orange HardRock mostly all original components and rigid, then my 2001 Kona h/t also mostly original stuff on it. I've never battered them too much so they are still worthwhile gear or worth the space they take up IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    Yes. The cantis on my Hardrock have had ZERO maintenance since the XTR pads went on back in the ninties!! Pretty much the same for my lady's GT. Maybe a little adjusment here and there, but nothing serious. How many disk brakes will be able to boast over twenty years of trouble free operation?


    I suppose if I didn't ride my bike I could go at least 20 years without messing with my hydros, as it is though maintenance is very minimal.
    I brake for stinkbugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    I suppose if I didn't ride my bike I could go at least 20 years without messing with my hydros, as it is though maintenance is very minimal.
    Yup. Not riding for twenty years is the way to get longevity out of your hydros! Unfortunately, my cantis didn't get that choice.
    How are your rim brakes holding up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    Yup. Not riding for twenty years is the way to get longevity out of your hydros! Unfortunately, my cantis didn't get that choice.
    How are your rim brakes holding up?


    Mine are holding up great, in fact I don't think I've had to adjust them even once since I threw them in a box years ago!
    I brake for stinkbugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Mine are holding up great, in fact I don't think I've had to adjust them even once since I threw them in a box years ago!
    So the short answer to this thread for you could have been, "No."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    So the short answer to this thread for you could have been, "No."


    Yeah I suppose but I was bored. Anyway I was just funning y'all, I love nice old bikes as much as the next guy, more in fact. Can't you retro-grouches take a joke?

    (^typed in a jovial and friendly manner- for realz!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Can't you retro-grouches take a joke?

    lol , and there it is; The very definition of a retro grouch
    bachman must spread some Reputation around before giving it to himself again. :madman:


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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    Yeah I suppose but I was bored. Anyway I was just funning y'all, I love nice old bikes as much as the next guy, more in fact. Can't you retro-grouches take a joke?

    (^typed in a jovial and friendly manner- for realz!)
    Also in a jovial fashion:
    I was funning too! Can't you who fun retro-grouches take a joke?
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    Looks like a comment i made is cluttering up the roll call thread ,maybe post your rim brake 26 inch bikes over here

    Well lets see them
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    - 2006ish Specialized Stumpjumper M4 Pro with XTR Parallelogram V-Brakes, XTR Dual control levers
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