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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    We need to do that actually, one side of the fork is completely shot. I think you can get a kit with the innards for about $50? A shop wanted $100 to do the overhaul, but we'll (at least try to) do it ourselves.

    This is a beater bike, given to me to play with for sh!#s and grins. It's about par with my MTB skills.
    Overhauling it was pretty easy, except for my stuck leg. There was some tool or mount at Metropolis that they used to get it off. I had struggled with it for a long time, but using that tool took about 30 seconds.

    Personally, I'd replace the fork with a cheap rigid fork, like I did with my bike. Or fill the air chamber with Elmer's glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Cranks are Shimano.

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    Biopace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    Biopace!
    Biopace is the new Absolute Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Yes! Another 90s mountain bike nerd

    OCLV = Optimum Compaction Low Void. As far as I can tell, the first OCLV Trek was the 9800 in '93: http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/93/Trek93.pdf, but after seeing it in the catalog, it's definitely not that. Then I was leaning toward the 8300, but the rear brake cable stop and top tube routing is different from Gina's.
    Ah yes, compaction, not carbon. I think they had some sort of bladder system to push out the air bubbles, or something like that.


    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    I still have my '94 Fat City Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance, partially built and sad in my basement. It only comes out for the occasional retro MTB ride Oh yeah, I worked at Metropolis in the mid-mid 90s so there's a tiny chance we might've talked.
    I had the same jersey that you have on in the photo (except I'm not sure about the "Quest"). Here I am at the watershed in that jersey, April 1996:

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    I also had the Judy jersey in this photo:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikece...n/photostream/

    This was at the end of the Seagull century, 1997:

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    Metropolis was a great store. I remember Fred showing me how to remove and replace a headset. He let me in the basement and let me hang out with him.

    I also noticed this photo:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikece...n/photostream/

    I remember when Whitetail opened up for mountain biking around that time and I remember riding there. I was still riding my first mountain bike, which did not have any suspension at all. My forearms would be toast by the time I got to the bottom. I think I only rode there a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    Personally, I'd replace the fork with a cheap rigid fork, like I did with my bike. Or fill the air chamber with Elmer's glue.
    Yeah, except part of the point was I've never had a suspension bike and am curious. We just need to get its squish back.

    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    Biopace!
    Right?!?! I don't feel the mechanical difference much, but there's this notable sound of "whoom whoom". And... toe clips. This bike makes me giddy.

    Any tips where to take Shady to ride and not be miserable? I'm hesitant on anything remotely technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post

    Any tips where to take Shady to ride and not be miserable? I'm hesitant on anything remotely technical.
    That would be a good bike for Laurel Hills. I think the trails there flow well, and they are not technical (IMO). Here's a photo I took there one winter:

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    That would be a good bike for Laurel Hills. I think the trails there flow well, and they are not technical (IMO). Here's a photo I took there one winter:

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    Not technical? Looks like your bike fell over.

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    Stop arguing about FS and ebikes and behold something beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Stop arguing about FS and ebikes and behold something beautiful.

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    Thatís a good looking bollard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    That’s a good looking bollard.
    Unfortunately, there's a bike blocking the view a bit

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