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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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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?
 

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
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:thumbsup: Half of my bike set ups are not exactly right but they work (until they fall apart).
 

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
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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umarth said:
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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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
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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umarth said:
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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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
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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