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 Post subject: Re: 198? Rockhopper
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:56 pm
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Location: Flipping between Wigan and Lincoln
V-brakes on classics like those? are you going mad? ;)

fit some new pads and adjust the straddle cable first (I never had trouble locking/modulating with canti's BITD)

good info on the latter here: http://sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html


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 Post subject: Re: 198? Rockhopper
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Thanks, Elysarian...

I have actually read a little bit of SB's take on mechanical advantage, but this is a much more thorough resource. Gonna read up and hopefully make the canti's work. Changing the pads is a must since they are probably a decade old and cheap to replace. I hear everyone recommending the kool stops, so I think I'll give 'em a try.

Appreciate all of the feedback!


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 Post subject: Re: 198? Rockhopper
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Location: Montpellier, France
It's definitely an '89 - I bought one of those new in '89. Lovely bike. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 198? Rockhopper
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:35 pm 
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You dont need to spend too much on those two beuts. New bottom bracket, chain, cassette, rings, brake pads if needed, other than that keep as they are, they are cool!


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