this started as a joke and now i question everything i know
1993 Specialized Hardrock Ultra, 16.5"
Driveside: Shimano 600EX FC-6206. Non-driveside: Shimano Deore LX FC-M560. 170mm / Shimano BB-UN55, 113mm.
2x8: Shimano Sora 3550 46/34 chainrings, Shimano CS-HG80 11-28 with the 14T cog removed for an 8-of-9 setup on a 7-speed freehub body
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore LX RD-M560 with the "aero" short pulley cage off an Ultegra 600 RD-6400. Front derailleur: Deore LX FD-M560. Shifters: Dura Ace ST-7400.
Crust Towel Rack handlebar / Origin8 ATB quill stem with a Paul Funky Monkey brake cable hanger
Fizik Antares VSX TEST / Kalloy Evo
Shimano Deore LX BR-M565 canti brakes with Koolstop Salmon pad inserts, Dura Ace ST-7400 levers.
Shimano DH-3N80 dynamo hub / Sun RhynoLite rim / 36-spoke. Simworks Homage 26" tire
Shimano FH-HG20 hub / Araya VP-20 rim / 36-spoke. Simworks Homage 26" tire
Wald 157 Giant Delivery Basket - modified for shift lever clearance. B&M Secula rear light and Eyc front light.
Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.
Current Stage Info:
The ultra-short stem was an overcorrection. This one is just right.
The stem shifter was quick and easy to set up when I first built the bike, but with the ültra wïde levers, it was really inconvenient to reach for. Also, the bike was frankly way under geared - I basically just sat in the top gear of the cassette. So I put on shifty levers, and a double while I was at it.
The shift levers are from the 8-speed Dura Ace group. Pre-9-speed Dura Ace has a unique motion ratio that's not shared with other Shimano groups, but fun story, when Shimano was designing 9-speed, they used the *cable pull* from 8-speed Dura Ace. So you can use 8-speed Dura Ace indexed shifter to shift a 9-speed-spaced 8-of-9 cassette with a non-dura-ace derailleur. Science!
The basket struts were cut down to bring the basket as low over the tire as possible. Handling is pretty awful with the basket full, but it's less awful when the basket is as low as possible. I also modified the basket for shift lever clearance.
Dynamo light because duh.
Added by semyorka. Last updated almost 4 years ago.