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    did a little riding

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    got way up on them hills, did a 45 mile loop w/6300 feet of grunt. Not on purpose but we all ride vintage but one guy w/ a walmart scwhinn who kept up just fine by the way...

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    Unbelievable! How did you manage to have any fun without full suspension, 29+, disk brakes, carbon frame, dropper post and 1X12?

    I feel so sorry for you
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    agreed, didn't know any sort of elevation change was possible without a dropper...well done.

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    I agree, being my seat post is an old tuf-nek handle bar and 7/8 I don't think anyone makes a 7/8 dropper yet? more pics:

    https://ibb.co/album/60PnPC

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    Droppers.

    This is the VRC forum, can I be cranky and say if one more person tells me they can't imagine even riding without one and they just know if I get one I'll immediately agree, I'm gonna punch them in the junk?

    Looks like a fun day, good on ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    I agree, being my seat post is an old tuf-nek handle bar and 7/8 I don't think anyone makes a 7/8 dropper yet? more pics:

    https://ibb.co/album/60PnPC
    Looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
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    got way up on them hills, did a 45 mile loop w/6300 feet of grunt. Not on purpose but we all ride vintage but one guy w/ a walmart scwhinn who kept up just fine by the way...
    Dude, youíre an animal! Thatís a serious ride.

    What is the blue cruiser style bike? I think Iíve seen it before, but itís very nice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Droppers.

    This is the VRC forum, can I be cranky and say if one more person tells me they can't imagine even riding without one and they just know if I get one I'll immediately agree, I'm gonna punch them in the junk?

    Looks like a fun day, good on ya!
    It's okay. The same people that can't imagine riding sans dropper are the same that can't imagine riding 50 miles of back country mountain passes and stopping for lunch at a peak to take in the scenery.

    Of course, to them "vintage" means 2005-2015, single speed is synonymous with "dirt jumper" and a mountain biking "adventure" means you had to go to 4 different websites to find the right bottom bracket.

    I turn 50 tomorrow, so I'm getting my "cantankerous old coot old" in anticipation. Sigh.

    Grumps

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    Still have this bike, bought new in 83'.... quick release dropper....'did a little riding-dscn3509.jpg
    Tread killer....

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    it has been around.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    Dude, youíre an animal! Thatís a serious ride.

    What is the blue cruiser style bike? I think Iíve seen it before, but itís very nice!

    thanks, here are some more pictures.

    cook cruiser w/ old bendix two speed manual. We have two b-stones, a fat chance, a walmar schwinn hybrid with a 74 year old badass on it, and some old ti bike a mclean or mc cloud?? not sure on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    It's okay.
    Thanks.

    I'm 52 this Fall, maybe that's the problem....
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Unbelievable! How did you manage to have any fun without full suspension, 29+, disk brakes, carbon frame, dropper post and 1X12?

    I feel so sorry for you
    By the way, this was 100% sarcastic.

    7/8" seatposts FTW

    I sold my prewar before moving to Germany 4 years ago... regretting it.

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    A vintage dropper is called a Hite Rite.
    EXODUX Jeff

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    Your Cook Brothers & JWestyís Pre-War (& several others on this forum) were the impetus for my cruiser/klunker! Itís close to finished after 10 years. Quarantine has been great for bike projects!


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    Can't wait to see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106 View Post
    Can't wait to see it!
    Unfortunately, itís not a pre-War frame, itís an 80ís Schwinn cruiser with lots of mods and parts Iíve machined, but I love it!

    Iíll start a new thread so I donít hijack yours.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Thanks.

    I'm 52 this Fall, maybe that's the problem....
    Age, experience, cunning and wisdom are never a problem.

    Ride on MCS, ride on!

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    looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
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    7/8" seatposts FTW
    13/16" actually... it's been awhile
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    13/16" actually... it's been awhile
    Mine is 7/8Ē solid 6061 Aluminum bar stock. Less chance of failure under my nearly 200 lbs.


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    First dirt on my cruiser/klunker today! New tires and bars.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Droppers.

    This is the VRC forum, can I be cranky and say if one more person tells me they can't imagine even riding without one and they just know if I get one I'll immediately agree, I'm gonna punch them in the junk?

    Looks like a fun day, good on ya!
    people pay for that....... just sayin
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    nice!

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