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07-13-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,432
Posted By jlaw

These might help - but they fit a 31.8mm stem...

These might help - but they fit a 31.8mm stem clamp..

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/condor-2-handlebar
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07-12-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 203,405
Posted By jlaw

Somebody needs a clipping! I read that all...

Somebody needs a clipping!

I read that all Calicos are female.

Nice cat!
07-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,432
Posted By jlaw

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018...

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018 and joined BF thereafter, I've had a couple years to stare at endless photos of classic and vintage rides posted all over the internet.

What I am...
07-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,235
Posted By jlaw

The Bio Pace rings on my 1989 Trek 950 were...

The Bio Pace rings on my 1989 Trek 950 were noticeably ovalized. I liked this because it gave more of a boost forward on the downstroke which helped me get up and over rocks and roots. With a...
07-10-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,235
Posted By jlaw

Looks great - and the triple is a more 'normal'...

Looks great - and the triple is a more 'normal' configuration (no half-step).

How do you like the Bio Pace? I remember Bio Pace from my first mountain bike - worked well for me off road.
07-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 435,459
Posted By jlaw

Nice rig! The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are...

Nice rig!

The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are a really good choice for updating - 531 steel but usually cost a bit less than the 6xx and 7xx.
07-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By jlaw

Yes, the 620s and 720s with canti brakes had the...

Yes, the 620s and 720s with canti brakes had the posts very close together - 60 to 65mm which means you are limited to certain brake options. Fortunately, the original Shimano XTs are very nice...
07-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By jlaw

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you...

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you get a 1984 or 1985 620 because both use canti brakes (unless you get the posts moved down) - 700c will work though. 700c conversion is also easier...
07-03-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By jlaw

Very nice - where/how did you find it?

Very nice - where/how did you find it?
07-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By jlaw

Post some photos of this bike when you get a...

Post some photos of this bike when you get a chance - always fun to see a 720 'just acquired' from the wild.
06-20-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By jlaw

There is another active BF posting re: a Grand...

There is another active BF posting re: a Grand Jubilee - the poster (@jwats) just purchased one for $200 on CL. The CL ad has been deleted so no photos to compare.
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06-20-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By jlaw

That is a sharp bike! It's my favorite Moto...

That is a sharp bike! It's my favorite Moto color scheme - black with dark red highlights - the gold lug lining, partially-chromed fork, and high flange front hub are very nice.

I see one...
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By jlaw

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-milwa...

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-milwaukee-trek-710-road-bike-61cm/7137473199.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_gqQMVxSafB9_0CI0iP_600x450.jpg
06-19-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By jlaw

You win the prize for finding the vintage...

You win the prize for finding the vintage brochure for the '82 311 that shows the color scheme clearly - looks just like the advertised bike. Is this from vintage-trek.com?

The 1982 brochure I...
06-18-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By jlaw

Why would a 1982 Trek 710 have Ishiwata tubing?

Supposedly this is a 1982 Trek 710. If the serial number provided is correct, then it should be.

However, seller states that it has 'Ishiwata Magny X' tubing and the tubing decal at the top of the...
06-16-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,929
Posted By jlaw

Vintage frame that takes 42mm tires (650b) -...

Vintage frame that takes 42mm tires (650b) - using dimpled chain stays

Remove all the randonneur doo-dads, get some lighter wheels and it would probably weigh in the low 20s.
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06-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,929
Posted By jlaw

So, it sounds like if you've got a big budget you...

So, it sounds like if you've got a big budget you can get what you are looking for - as described in your original post.

However, if you are willing to go with 650b wheels you could buy a...
06-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,929
Posted By jlaw

not if you remove all the brake pads.....

not if you remove all the brake pads.....
06-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,929
Posted By jlaw

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built...

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built by J.P. Weigle $$$$$$$

Looks like 42 mm tires.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/j-p-weigle-for-the-concours-de-machines/
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06-11-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6,798
Views: 2,348,552
Posted By jlaw

I've seen the Sling Shots many times - how do...

I've seen the Sling Shots many times - how do they actually ride? Do you ever notice that the down tube is missing?

Interesting bike.
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By jlaw

Navigate to the applicable sub forum - "Classic...

Navigate to the applicable sub forum - "Classic and Vintage' for example - and you will see a 'New Thread' button (see image below).

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06-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By jlaw

I agree that once you start riding wider tires, a...

I agree that once you start riding wider tires, a tire in the 35 - 38mm range starts to seem a little narrow on gravel/broken pavement. I would go with the bike that allows for the widest tire. I...
06-07-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,017
Posted By jlaw

Looks great! Big bike.

Looks great! Big bike.
06-06-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,017
Posted By jlaw

Yes - very nice! I agree with others - keep...

Yes - very nice!

I agree with others - keep the fork. I like modern components but I don't think that the expense of a carbon fork will be worth it -might save a few grams (and look pretty cool on...
06-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By jlaw

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain...

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain in the a## and should be banned from all roads!

Am I right or am I right?


:p
06-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By jlaw

Not well. I thought I had him nailed, but unless...

Not well. I thought I had him nailed, but unless I missed it the Washington Post article I read today did not mention a current or former profession. I am assuming that if he has a police...
06-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By jlaw

My guess is that he is a police officer -...

My guess is that he is a police officer - jacked-up middle-aged body style, oversized sense of outrage/enritlement, unironic mirror sunglasses, comfortable using his hands and his bike to subdue...
06-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By jlaw

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet! ...

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet!


Kidding!:p
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By jlaw

I'm not claiming expert status...but IMO it's the...

I'm not claiming expert status...but IMO it's the Grand Jubilee hands down! If for no other reason than the better 'flick' on the fork! Pretty sure the GJ was well above the Mirage in the line-up....
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By jlaw

I was thinking the other day about the bikes we...

I was thinking the other day about the bikes we rode as kids - whatever was available - which many times meant frames way bigger than ideal. It was somebody's big brother's bike - or parents would...
06-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,017
Posted By jlaw

One important consideration is how you want to...

One important consideration is how you want to use this bike - road riding? Grocery getter? Randonneur? Gravel bike? Commuter?

There are many possible set ups and some offer greater flexibility...
06-03-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,017
Posted By jlaw

Sounds like a great project. There are many...

Sounds like a great project. There are many members here who have 'modernized' vintage frame/forks. The good news is that you can usually find an ample selection of options for modern components...
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By jlaw

The Tru Temper frame with sport/tour geometry on...

The Tru Temper frame with sport/tour geometry on '85 410 is kind of a sleeper - very comfortable ride that still has some zippy-ness,

Everybody wants Reynolds 531, but most people probably...
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By jlaw

fyi - I paid $175 for the same bike - a 1985 Trek...

fyi - I paid $175 for the same bike - a 1985 Trek 410 - in good running condition in 2018 - 22.5" size.

I was looking for a 650b conversion candidate and it was a very good choice for this...
06-01-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By jlaw

Cool bike - the grape juice color is striking. I...

Cool bike - the grape juice color is striking. I have dinner plates smaller than the rear brake disk! Was the rear brake retrofitted?

Re: the weight - seems to me it's simply a bike built for 2...
05-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,798
Views: 2,348,552
Posted By jlaw

I like the slammed seat post and stem - reminds...

I like the slammed seat post and stem - reminds me of a 1950's coupe hot rod with a chop top.
...
05-31-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,798
Views: 2,348,552
Posted By jlaw

A good-looking go-anywhere, do-anything bike! ...

A good-looking go-anywhere, do-anything bike! Old MTB frames offer so many possibilities.
05-30-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By jlaw

Given the unusual headset and BB characteristics...

Given the unusual headset and BB characteristics of your bike mentioned by another poster, you could use it as a good opportunity to source inexpensive used parts to rebuild/upgrade to the extent...
05-30-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By jlaw

Silver. .

Silver.
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05-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,665
Posted By jlaw

I may try the Barlows on a mid-80's Trek touring...

I may try the Barlows on a mid-80's Trek touring bike that I am rebuilding with 700c rims. Have you had any issues with flats? Which casing do you have? (Extra-Light, Standard, etc.)

I've gotten 1...
05-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,665
Posted By jlaw

454 grams each with nice shock absorption at 20 -...

454 grams each with nice shock absorption at 20 - 25 psi. A little pricey, but they are hard to beat when flying down a gravel road on a sunny day!.
...
05-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 435,459
Posted By jlaw

Looks nice! The Multitracks are an...

Looks nice!

The Multitracks are an under-appreciated bike that can be updated for various styles or left as-is - lots of room for big tires - eyelets for fenders, racks, etc., good brakes with a...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By jlaw

You paid $400 for a nice bike that needs some...

You paid $400 for a nice bike that needs some standard maintenance ($150 for parts?)

If you look at 'completed listings' for 'Lemond Zurich' on ebay it looks like several people paid $200 or so...
05-17-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,503
Posted By jlaw

This guy (Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Nitto...

This guy (Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Nitto M12 Front Rack (http://nihonmaru.blogspot.com/2011/08/phoenix-project-nitto-m12-rack.html)) managed to fit a Nitto M12 front rack onto his '85 620 -...
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By jlaw

..just not a fan of 27" - limited tire choices...

..just not a fan of 27" - limited tire choices and going 27" usually means 6 speed which I find so-so.

However, I did rebuild a set of VGC 27" Titans from a 1984 620 - replaced the Helicomatic...
05-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 620
Posted By jlaw

SPF50 arm sleeves, spf 30+ polyester/spandex...

SPF50 arm sleeves, spf 30+ polyester/spandex short sleeve shirt with a collar (fishing shirt), spf skull cap sometimes, Neutrogena 50 or Walmart sunscreen for legs and neck sometimes.

The...
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By jlaw

Then you've got a nice starting point for a...

Then you've got a nice starting point for a frame-up project.

What are your plans?
05-12-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By jlaw

Here is one source for many new, affordable...

Here is one source for many new, affordable wheelsets. They will be machine built, which means you might want to check the trueness, roundness, dish, and spoke tension - probably be fine.

I just...
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By jlaw

What is the asking price? The 720 is a rare...

What is the asking price?

The 720 is a rare bird even in so-so condition.

The brakes appear to be original - can be cleaned/polished - put some new Kool Stops on - very nice. Those particular...
05-10-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By jlaw

Brand new - in the box for $34.99!! ...

Brand new - in the box for $34.99!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage-1970s-SPECIALITES-HURET-MULTITO-Bicycle-RANDONNEUR-Odometer-IN-BOX-/274146634539
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