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02-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Ca. 1951 Caminargent

From the AMAZING book by Jan Heine and Jean-Pierre PradŤres
The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

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02-18-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Chr0m0ly

no I have NOT!! I let my touring fettish get in...

no I have NOT!! I let my touring fettish get in the way! Sheesh, I like the simple answer.
We aren't going up mountain passes just the odd steep hill, and that would likely do the trick.
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Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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I unboxed them this afternoon and walking around the apartment is great. More...
02-17-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Chr0m0ly

WTB Suntour triple with 165mm cranks

This is for my wife's 88 ST400. She rides a 19" frame and I swapped out her crankset for Shimano 600 in order to fit some 165mm cranks I had on hand.

But now she needs a triple for dragging...
02-17-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Chr0m0ly

So different crank entirely. The original set...

So different crank entirely.
The original set up that came on her bike, an '88 ST400, was a suntour that had the threaded holes to accept a granny gear, but I swapped it for the shimmy 600 to use a...
02-17-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,611
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That's how I got an Ď83 Trek 720, waited two or...

That's how I got an Ď83 Trek 720, waited two or three weeks before contacting the seller. I didnt need another bike (Ha! Almost said with a straight face!!) and it was priced... fairly.
Anyway, I...
02-17-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Triplize a Shimano 600 double?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/781209-spindle-length-shimano-600-triple-crank-6207-a.html

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02-14-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,554
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Halloo Golden Boy! I posted some questions...

Halloo Golden Boy!
I posted some questions about Treks Ď86 Triathlon series but itís not seeing a lot of attention, so Iím (sorry!) going to do a mini-derail here.

I had an Ď84 610 that I loved...
02-14-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By Chr0m0ly

He IS taking offers... 🙂

He IS taking offers... 🙂
02-14-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By Chr0m0ly

One picture?!? :crash:

One picture?!?

:crash:
02-14-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 884
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Another vote for XP-11's. I was looking for a...

Another vote for XP-11's. I was looking for a pair of pedals to replace the plastic craptastic pedals the PO had on my 520, they didn't even have mounting holes for clips! I was checking the Ebay and...
02-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thanks, thats what I was looking for👍

Thanks, thats what I was looking for👍
02-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That's my impression too, I just seem to remember...

That's my impression too, I just seem to remember some 400D and 400T Elances running 32's and I believe the '86 Tri series is just the Elance with 531/tange for the 500 and full 531 in the 700. ...
02-13-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Chr0m0ly

It looks like it has the same geometry as the...

It looks like it has the same geometry as the Elance models, anyone know what kind of tire/fender clearence those have? And if they can be set up as a country picnic bike?
02-13-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Chr0m0ly

'86 Trek Tri series? (5/700)

How do the Trek Tri-series from '86 compare to the earlier 5 and 610 bikes? I see they go from 43 chain stays to 42.5, and that the fork offset is a little different.
Are the Tri bikes comfortable...
02-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,799
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Oh I donít know if youíre the special type of...

Oh I donít know if youíre the special type of person whoíd do a good job white washing this here fence, besides Iím just having so much fun!

...Well I suppose you can have a turn for a dead...
02-11-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chr0m0ly

On my conversion I've used the existing canti's...

On my conversion I've used the existing canti's on everything except the '91 Cannondale ST600. And that Cannondale is the only one that has an alignment issue. It works but the brakes do angle down...
02-11-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By Chr0m0ly

It's been in the high 30's-low forties in...

It's been in the high 30's-low forties in Manhattan and I've been up and down the western path a bunch. I have a video I snapped while heading home in a 25/30 mph tail wind! It was awewome! I think I...
02-11-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,799
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Is there a place with the duties of the...

Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a...
02-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54,296
Views: 7,625,425
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Yes. I think that living in first Chicago, and...

Yes. I think that living in first Chicago, and now New York, I'm buying up all the vintage touring and hiking gear I can lay my hands on as a way of continually preparing for a long bike tour and or...
02-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 54,296
Views: 7,625,425
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I talked to him a bit via face book, and it turns...

I talked to him a bit via face book, and it turns out itís the ďjumboĒ sized frame. 63/64 cm is just too tall for me. Someoneís going to get a niece setup though. Iím pretty sure thatís a brooks B-17...
02-10-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 54,296
Views: 7,625,425
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Ok, now THIS looks cool

A $75.00 Rudge path racer! Located in the Garden State
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02-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 54,296
Views: 7,625,425
Posted By Chr0m0ly

WOW. I'm thinking seriously about this. I've...

WOW.
I'm thinking seriously about this. I've been really curious about seeing what a modern (factory equipped with brifters, straight fork, etc,) would be like. And you guys know about my touring...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I did some more digging and found a Buy It For...

I did some more digging and found a Buy It For Life sneaker review and one of the ten recommendations where the Chrome commuter sneaker
...
02-09-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Iíve had a different experience. Iíve been able...

Iíve had a different experience. Iíve been able to adjust cantilevers to fit 700c wheels on an Ď83 Trek 720, an Ď84 Trek 520, and Ď84 Miyata 610, and a Ď91 Cannondale ST600, all without incident. I...
02-08-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5,857
Views: 495,743
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Luckily both of them
02-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5,857
Views: 495,743
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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My pedals arrived ...
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02-07-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I can give it weeks to dry, as long as I can ride...

I can give it weeks to dry, as long as I can ride it! :-)
But I'll try the dots of black, (you think that would be better than, say, and olive green?) and get it closer.

I had been thinking...
02-06-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,313
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What size you ride? (Or what's your cycling...

What size you ride? (Or what's your cycling inseam and height?)
02-06-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Here's the spot touch up after a couple days. It...

Here's the spot touch up after a couple days. It looks a lot closer under the flash *Shrug*

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02-04-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Once I get the paint technique down I'm going to...

Once I get the paint technique down I'm going to pull the tube wrap off and the cables. I know there are some spots under there.
02-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I like the jelly because it doesn't run. Not the...

I like the jelly because it doesn't run. Not the best for soaking a frame, but if you want to do some spot touch up, I like it.

Once I get a few layers of paint down, I'll give it a light sand. I...
02-04-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

After about a half hour of navel jelly ...

After about a half hour of navel jelly


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02-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thank you, that's the lightest metallic gold-ish...

Thank you, that's the lightest metallic gold-ish color I seem to see on Amazon. I'll try mixing in some white.

Let me put up a couple shots of the rust I'm talking about, it's not bad at all, but...
02-04-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm looking at this: ...

I'm looking at this:


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Looks good under a hot...
02-04-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Touching up a Trek

My daily use bike is an '84 Trek 520. It's in decent shape but does have rust beginning to form on the cable guides and the corner edges of some of the lugs.
My plan is to hit the rust with naval...
02-04-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,993
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x562/55ae53c1_328c_4815_b614_5990f4b5fcba_ee17b2b50fe6446e1f5d788f5efd791584575776.jpeg
02-04-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 81,799
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Does this mean I move up a spot? :D

Does this mean I move up a spot? :D
02-04-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I LOVED mine, it was stolen out of my garage in...

I LOVED mine, it was stolen out of my garage in Chicago. Mine was a 24Ē frame, might be why I didnít find mine to be too stiff. Never used a front rack so no experience with the jitters. 28ís with...
02-03-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,611
Posted By Chr0m0ly

^^^ Good point, the larger Cannondales are...

^^^
Good point, the larger Cannondales are pretty choice. Especially for loaded touring, those phat tubes don't wobble!

I have two Cannondale ST's, an '84 Miyata 610, and an '84 Trek 620.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Chr0m0ly

OhMyGawd! Shoes!?

I'd love some advices on winter commuting shoes. I'm in NYC, fresh out of Chicago, and the wife and I are going car free while we are here. I'd like something like a light hiking boot or high top...
02-02-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 398,915
Posted By Chr0m0ly

And if YOU don't post your bike in every possibly...

And if YOU don't post your bike in every possibly applicable thread then I wouldn't be able to do the same thing!!
02-02-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That Voyager was built specifically for touring,...

That Voyager was built specifically for touring, and would handle the job. The wheels on both mine and my wife's bike were freewheel hubbed, and nothing broke. But that was a short 3 day tour. Iíve...
02-02-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I could take that crappy saddle anymore so I put...

I could take that crappy saddle anymore so I put a Brooks on my bike. :(
I've got a chain, chin tool, and shrink tubing in the mail to secure it to the bike. I plan on plastic bagging it while...
02-02-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That Schwinn looks awesome, and I ❤️ that front...

That Schwinn looks awesome, and I ❤️ that front rack. I bet it rides a lot nicer than a Surley Troll. And with the money you save you could overhaul and update that Schwinn however you want.

It...
02-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I toured on this Ď83 bicycle. ...

I toured on this Ď83 bicycle.


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Sometimes...
02-01-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18,384
Views: 2,959,803
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The price has gone up to $749.00

The price has gone up to $749.00
01-26-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18,384
Views: 2,959,803
Posted By Chr0m0ly

ANOTHER ONE!! ...

ANOTHER ONE!!

https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/bik/d/norwalk-specialized-enduro-pro/7059384769.html

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01-26-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18,384
Views: 2,959,803
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/bik/d/stamford-...

https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/bik/d/stamford-puch-alpina/7059382535.html

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01-24-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22,283
Views: 2,384,980
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The fork looks to need some straightening...

The fork looks to need some straightening...
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