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Jan. 8, 2014, 9:29 p.m.
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80s/90s rigid "mountain bike"

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Jan. 8, 2014, 7:11 p.m.
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80s/90s rigid "mountain bike"

that's the golden age of mtb in terms of making bomb proof commuters. rockys, bridgestones, specializeds, brodies and konas from the 90s are my favourite candidates for conversions. from the 80s, you want to stay away from the older stuff with really slack angles but otherwise there's not much variation ime. avoid any proprietary stuff (gary fischer used press fit bb's and a bunch of other "innovative" pain-in-the-ass stuff, so best to steer clear), aluminum and u-brakes and its hard to go wrong.

what does really slack look like for reference in terms of these bikes? Thanks for the tip on the gray fishers.

I stumbled upon this cool modernized '86 Rock Hopper build and while I don't have any plans for a similar build (though I'd probably get a threadless adapter too), I noticed something. The bike has a modern style crankset, I thought that these old bikes have a different style internal bottom bracket so you wouldn't be able to do something like that?

http://www.dionridesbikes.com/2012/12/bringing-1986-into-2013-review-of-my.html

Jan. 8, 2014, 1:17 p.m.
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80s/90s rigid "mountain bike"

I'm looking to get an old-school steel frame rigid mountain bike for getting around the city/pedestrian trails. Looks like the better brands are GT, Rocky Mountain, and some Norcos. Are there any bikes or design conventions I should avoid? Thanks

Jan. 4, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
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Healthy eating

Thanks for the info, I'm going to try it out.

Jan. 3, 2014, 7:02 p.m.
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Healthy eating

what's your point?
I'm not sure how I got lumped in with the glutomaniacs. I eat everything (and almost anything) under the sun…including gluten, seeds, beef, fish, dairy etc.

This thread is about healthy eating…and I'm feeling extra healthy since started eating coconut oil! :dizzy:

I want to try this. I get really hungry between meals on work days. Where do you get it and how much do you use?

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