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Old November 18th, 2013, 9:48 PM   #1
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Default 1993 Buck Shaver in Lime - Project #1

Here's this winter's project #1.

This is my first Buck Shaver and this is in awesome condition (thanks Miguel).

Planning to build this up with drops for a 40 mile mtb race in the Adirondaks.

Need to figure out how to get the bars up a little higher.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 8:42 AM   #2
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Thumbs Up Your nice Buck Shaver...

...great paintjob, I like it !!! Would love to see it with classic components from the early 90's!

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Old November 21st, 2013, 9:27 PM   #3
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what fork is that? If it's a bridgestone..

Late Fats are low and long.. not the best geometry for a drop bar.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 9:40 PM   #4
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Plan on putting a BOI up front & looking for stem with more rise. Need to get it built up some more to get a feel for rise & reach.

What do you mean "if it's a bridgestone..."?

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Old January 9th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #5
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Have it pretty much together now, most parts are XT M73x from a '91 Stumpy.

Just got the 105 brifters from Hogplt1, will try to get cables strung this weekend.

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The trick with drop bar mtbs is to imagine where your primary hand position (in the hooks/behind the shifters) would be if it were an equivalent flat bar and normal stem. With that set up, you'd be rockin' a pretty long stem.
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The trick with drop bar mtbs is to imagine where your primary hand position (in the hooks/behind the shifters) would be if it were an equivalent flat bar and normal stem. With that set up, you'd be rockin' a pretty long stem.
Long top tubes, low head tubes and drop bars... on mtbs.
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The trick with drop bar mtbs is to imagine where your primary hand position (in the hooks/behind the shifters) would be if it were an equivalent flat bar and normal stem. With that set up, you'd be rockin' a pretty long stem.
I'm setting this up fairly close to my Chris chance. The seat to hoods distance is identical and the distance from hoods to ground is 1" higher on the buck. The plan is to use this as a spring trainer/commuter to prep for the Black Fly Challenge in the Adirondacks, nothing hardcore - that's what the TI Fat is for.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #9
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Default Buckshaver on vacation

Here's a couple pics from Acadia National Park this past September. The Buck with drops was perfect for the carriage roads.
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Looks great!


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Old November 7th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #11
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Nice build..
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Old November 12th, 2014, 8:00 PM   #12
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Here's a couple pics from Acadia National Park this past September. The Buck with drops was perfect for the carriage roads.

My all-time favorite place to ride!! The carriage roads are amazing, 7 bridges has to be experienced to be believed
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Old November 13th, 2014, 1:02 PM   #13
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Thats sweet. My Buck was that color when I bought it new. Then it went in for a repair and I had them paint it a silvery gold. Enjoy your ride!!!
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