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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26,884
Views: 16,922,741
Posted By ErikDaGenErik

i think I did too, and the wife isnít too...

i think I did too, and the wife isnít too thrilled about it. Lol. Still need a few items like a computer, pedals, tube replacement kit (and learn how to do it), to name a few. I have a long way to...
06-25-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By USAZorro

Just saw this. Order of business #1...

Just saw this. Order of business #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) would be to ditch the Helicomatic hub. Looks like you're on the right path with your new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,904
Posted By P.L.Jensen

I lstay off of the big chainring for the first...

I lstay off of the big chainring for the first third of a long ride...
06-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If that were mine, and I didnít like 1/2 granny...

If that were mine, and I didnít like 1/2 granny gearing and down tube shifters, I would go option 4) I suggest turning that 1/2+G into a compact double, then get some decent hoops with maybe 8 speeds...
06-21-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By dedhed

I'm with Golden Boy. I didn't hesitate to stick...

I'm with Golden Boy. I didn't hesitate to stick 10 speed Ultegra on mid level Treks.


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06-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By ramzilla

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

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Trek 520 upgraded with upright handle bars and STI shifters
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The only thing heretical here is calling the Ď84...

The only thing heretical here is calling the Ď84 520 ďsportyĒ!

The Ď84 is the first year for 45.5cm chainstays and canti brakes, the Ď84 is a ligit touring bike.
...minus a few brazes...
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06-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By ryansu

Heretical smretical do what makes it a...

Heretical smretical do what makes it a comfortable and fun to ride for you! Keep all the original parts of course just in case but its your bike upgrade it how you like. Almost all my vintage...
06-21-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By The Golden Boy

First thought- if you like the bike and the way...

First thought- if you like the bike and the way it rides- don't let the "mid-level" thing sway you. I shudder to think at how much money I threw at my Trek 400 Elance.

Second thought- That...
06-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Piff

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road...

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road bike? A randonneur? A light trail bike? Upright north roads? Can't recommend much without knowing this.


I would probably do this. I'd go with an...
06-21-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Classtime

I'm still enjoying the novelty of half-step plus...

I'm still enjoying the novelty of half-step plus granny on my 620. But if I tire of it, I'll go compact 48/34 with 9 or ten speed index and either DT or bar end shifting. I think dual pivot brakes...
06-21-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By bikemig

I'm building up a 1979 Trek 510. I like these...

I'm building up a 1979 Trek 510. I like these bikes because they're fine long distance machines.

I'd get a new wheelset, find some 7 speed shimano bar end shifters or suntour barcons if you want...
06-21-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By canopus

Question is what do you want to do with it? Do...

Question is what do you want to do with it? Do you want Brifters? Or do you like downtube shifting? If you change it, what kind of riding are you going to be doing with it?
I have a couple of 720's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,948
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Have you tried riding with a cat? Whenever I get...

Have you tried riding with a cat? Whenever I get home from a ride on a hot day Parsley wants to lick my arms. You could get a handlebar basket for the cat to ride in, and get a cleaning whenever...
06-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,644
Posted By seedsbelize

Blasphemy!

Blasphemy!
05-23-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,398
Posted By dedhed

I often buy wear items at REI like tires, tubes,...

I often buy wear items at REI like tires, tubes, chains, cassettes, brakes, cables, BB etc. They're competitively priced, free ship to store if not in stock, plus the dividend.
I bought a crap load...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By bahula03

Obviously the success wouldn't have happened...

Obviously the success wouldn't have happened without the brain trust, engineering, and manufacturing that goes into making a good bike, but I think a lot of the responsibility for that surge of...
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