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    Leather strapon

    So I strapped on the leather bar tape on the old refurb Specialized Rockhopper.

    Nice? SS. 34/16. Brown, new hoods on the brake levers, oooold WTB saddle I've hadsince 1999, OnOne bars - the best, Kooka chainguard - just because.
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    i like it, just because.

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    Home made cable stop? Tiny bit too forward, doncha think? Those on-ones are nice...

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    That riding position would own me. Besides that, it looks exactly like my Rockhopper except where everything is different.

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    hmm I had no idea that those tugs worked on semi horizontal Drops, did you install them on both sides of the wheel?
    "If women don't find handsome , they should at least find you handy."-Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    Home made cable stop? Tiny bit too forward, doncha think? Those on-ones are nice...
    eh, it works. Hosing goes all the way inside and it stops inside, letting the cable flow. Works smooth, like the hot bartender girl at the bar down the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    hmm I had no idea that those tugs worked on semi horizontal Drops, did you install them on both sides of the wheel?
    Yeah, just got to position it right and you're good. No need for a tensioner on the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    eh, it works. Hosing goes all the way inside and it stops inside, letting the cable flow. Works smooth, like the hot bartender girl at the bar down the street.
    Good attitude Half of my bike set ups are not exactly right but they work (until they fall apart).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    Good attitude Half of my bike set ups are not exactly right but they work (until they fall apart).
    That's the attitude. I've done many kludges in my time. One was internal cable routing on a LeMond frame. I made it work just right.

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    I would ride her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Yeah, just got to position it right and you're good. No need for a tensioner on the other side.
    I did the same thing on my hos and they liked to slip on the rounded outside and make tire changing a pain in the ass. At least you are having better luck, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    I would ride her.
    tee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I did the same thing on my hos and they liked to slip on the rounded outside and make tire changing a pain in the ass. At least you are having better luck, eh?
    Check out the 2nd pic. See the Tugnut resting on the hole closest to it? that's why I don't use one on the other side.

    On other frames, I've used a Drmel tool to make a small divot on the dropout to keep the Tugnut in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Check out the 2nd pic. See the Tugnut resting on the hole closest to it? that's why I don't use one on the other side.

    On other frames, I've used a Drmel tool to make a small divot on the dropout to keep the Tugnut in place.
    Mad props for two eyelets.

    Any reason for why you didn't cut off the derailer tab before powder coating it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Mad props for two eyelets.

    Any reason for why you didn't cut off the derailer tab before powder coating it?
    didn't have to. what if I keep this frame until I am 80, and I need a dirrelieur?

    I have a pal who cut off the tab on a Bontrager Race frame. Boy! I was pissed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    I have a pal who cut off the tab on a Bontrager Race frame. Boy! I was pissed!
    Wow. That is like genital mutilation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Wow. That is like genital mutilation.
    I mean, I had a frame exactly like it - never cut the tab. Instead, I ENO'd it. A buddy of mine from San Francisco has it now. He owns it. He's got it geared. Got to give a frame with vert drops all options.

    What if some day, my daughter wants to ride the same Specialized, but she's not into SS. I can re-gear it. Options my friends, options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Options my friends, options.
    Wisdom my friends, wisdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Wisdom my friends, wisdom.
    yes, yes.

    Just like drinking out of my old He-Man glass from McDonald's. Actually, its a Man-At-Arms one. it gives me wisdom...

    Thinking about it, I think Teela making out with Cheetara... I'll be right back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    Yeah, just got to position it right and you're good. No need for a tensioner on the other side.
    I was so happy to see that pic. I've been wondering about doing that to my '90 Rockhopper SS!

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