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    '87 'Hopper - My frame swap... [o]

    Well, I'm done ... I finally 'swapped' my old (too-small) frame for my BIL's (too big) frame...
    Many of you have seen the Stuck Seatpost thread...
    well, it's done...so here are the pics - enjoy or don't

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    Did you do it yourself? If you did, the paint looks slick.

    Anyway, enjoy the fork rake.

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    I see no shocks or pegs.

    I am disappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Did you do it yourself? If you did, the paint looks slick.

    Anyway, enjoy the fork rake.
    yeah...all by myself

    'fork rake'?
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    Woah, dood. Rear brake supposed to be on the chainstays?
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    ^^^ unfortunately, yes... I don't know why, (10-SPD cassettes?), but they came up with 'U'-Brakes - so tough to adjust - and operate to interfere w/ the chain-ring - often have to be ground down...
    WTF were they thinking w/ location? - some BMX still rocks the same system, but I dunno why....
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    Someone thought that U-brakes were a cool idea.

    They are a pain to adjust. Mine don't obstruct the chainring. Maybe I have a bigger spacer in front of the pads.

    I put mine out for the Garage Sale today just to test the waters. People wanted it for nothing. I took that as a compliment because that means it is a genuine "sleeper" and is below the radar for most people. Stickers, scratches, mismatched rims, rust on the chrome forks. Throw a leg over it and it is dialed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Woah, dood. Rear brake supposed to be on the chainstays?
    The U-brake tucked away under the chainstays is old school
    It gives a clean, uncluttered look to the seat stays.
    Those old U-brakes were heavy & hard to set up but they had huge braking power.
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    @ Mike, well, if you ever go SS and want to narrow the Q (or even run some conservative BBs) the design rams right into the ring while braking...

    @ Brewtality...'huge braking power'??? are you kidding me? - they are some of the worst brakes I have ever worked with - and some of the weakest power - well, I do have linear pull levers :/
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    Even I can appreciate a Sierra Nevada kick stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Woah, dood. Rear brake supposed to be on the chainstays?
    The theory was thick chainstays bend less than thin seatstays.

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    Nice looking project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    The theory was thick chainstays bend less than thin seatstays.

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    Question for ya highdell. Do you have those super expensive Brook's grips on there? Ya know, the "slender" one's for 80 bones?


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    ^^^ No, They're from Masi - (Grips and Bar Tape - scroll down) My LBS sells that brand.
    They are cork - I really like a cork grip for a commuter / beer runner... they are comfy gloveless - plus look pretty sweet.

    I used to have FULL cork slip-on grips, (kinda shaped), but both sides got destroyed w/ different mishaps like the bike falling down or ??? (roommates)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Someone thought that U-brakes were a cool idea.

    They are a pain to adjust. Mine don't obstruct the chainring. Maybe I have a bigger spacer in front of the pads.
    I still ride that exact bike. Same color and everything.

    Let me tell you about those brakes. Last week, going through a little technical section, didnt quite, get the right peddle moved around to miss a tall rock. The rock got under my heel and pedal moved my heel inside so that that little black plastic sharks tooth thing jabbed me behind my ankle bone and wedged deep in my shoe, effectively locking my foot to the underside of the chainstay, with my body weight on the seat cramming that pointed piece of plastic into my heel. With my weight moving foreword, a rock under pedal and pedal under foot, and my foot locked in place by the sharks tooth, things got painful, awkward, and extremely lacking in that speed that's so helpful in keeping the bike upright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphic View Post
    Last week, going through a little technical section, didnt quite, get the right peddle moved around to miss a tall rock. The rock got under my heel and pedal moved my heel inside so that that little black plastic sharks tooth thing jabbed me behind my ankle bone and wedged deep in my shoe, effectively locking my foot to the underside of the chainstay, with my body weight on the seat cramming that pointed piece of plastic into my heel. With my weight moving foreword, a rock under pedal and pedal under foot, and my foot locked in place by the sharks tooth, things got painful, awkward, and extremely lacking in that speed that's so helpful in keeping the bike upright.
    That would make a great storyline for a cyclist's horror movie.
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