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05-31-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,170
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad someone bumped this!!! ...

I'm glad someone bumped this!!!


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49957834517_42a602958e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j7AXGr)531Back720 (https://flic.kr/p/2j7AXGr) by Dave The Golden Boy...
05-26-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 780
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- the bends are nothing like each other... ...

IMO- the bends are nothing like each other...

The B177 goes down, then back, then up and stays relatively straight throughout the bend, splaying a little at the end.

The Cinelli goes straight...
05-26-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a nice young man who makes these- His...

There's a nice young man who makes these- His name is Naoki Takayama- I've ordered a few from him, and have one in use- I think there are a few other people that have these in use here.

Anyway- it...
05-25-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know if this belongs here- but replacing...

I don't know if this belongs here- but replacing the index ring in Suntour Accushift shifters to make them compatible with 10 speed Shimano indexing...
...
05-25-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By The Golden Boy

Mike was a squared away trooper. I heard a lot...

Mike was a squared away trooper. I heard a lot of stories of what happened that night. The outcome of very single story is Mike was an absolute badass who gave his life to protect his troops.

...
05-25-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By The Golden Boy

Glorious! Congratulations!!!

Glorious!

Congratulations!!!
05-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,067
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's definitely an element of truth to that. ...

There's definitely an element of truth to that.

When the Tektro RRL levers came out, I thought they were the most hideous abomination of a brake lever ever invented.... I think even the Rivendell...
05-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't believe that tires would make such a...

I didn't believe that tires would make such a marked difference in a bike- I had my 84 Trek 420- and was using the Cheng Shin or whatever 27" tires the bike shop had for $10. When I got a set of...
05-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,344
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezvwARhBIc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezvwARhBIc
05-22-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

Best pedals ever- SR SP-11 ...

Best pedals ever- SR SP-11

https://live.staticflickr.com/1909/43287612920_152153bd9a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28XbkcN)SP-11 King2 (https://flic.kr/p/28XbkcN) by Dave The Golden Boy...
05-22-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,067
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love that Rivendell philosophy- you can ride. ...

I love that Rivendell philosophy- you can ride. I've despised the 'suffer' philosophy. I really dig the Rivendell aesthetic- the sort of "craftsman/arts & crafts" styling.

Where Rivendell used...
05-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,035
Posted By The Golden Boy

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

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05-18-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

I seriously don't think anyone is paying any...

I seriously don't think anyone is paying any attention to the toilet.

Everyone's eyes are just drawn to that rug in front of the sink. Whether the lights are on or off- that dangerous off-axis...
05-18-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,014
Posted By The Golden Boy

“Red Snapper. VERY tasty.”

“Red Snapper. VERY tasty.”
05-15-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,400
Posted By The Golden Boy

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I went for a...

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I went for a walk on a "gravel" bike trail. I used to love riding out there because it was rough enough that the 23mm tire guys weren't out there... In the little...
05-15-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,400
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think if you're going to call it with an old...

I think if you're going to call it with an old sports tourer and a 650B conversion... I think you're on.

Don't a lot of the 80s S/Ts kind of top out at 32mm without fenders? My 86 Trek 400...
05-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By The Golden Boy

Nice build!!! I dig the Shimano cantis on there!

Nice build!!! I dig the Shimano cantis on there!
05-14-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 899
Posted By The Golden Boy

Starring in a beloved television show about a guy...

Starring in a beloved television show about a guy and a bear.


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05-14-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes, Take the freewheel off, and it'll come...

Yes,

Take the freewheel off, and it'll come right off.
05-13-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By The Golden Boy

Is that straw or felt or fur felt? I've got...

Is that straw or felt or fur felt?

I've got an old Dobbs fedora and an old Stetson cowboy hat with the cattleman's crease. I've never been big on the cowboy hat thing... Mine feels huge- like...
05-12-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think I'm a Suntour fanboi- but I wouldn't have...

I think I'm a Suntour fanboi- but I wouldn't have put the time into it as you did.

On the plus side- you got some thoroughly usable parts!
05-12-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a 400 Elance. That's a pretty cool bike-...

That's a 400 Elance. That's a pretty cool bike- 531 main tubes and CrMo fork and stays (I hear Tange sometimes and True Temper sometimes). The components on there are all "good," and good looking...
05-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,255
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think there’s been a consensus that any...

I think there’s been a consensus that any professional that’s working on anything I’ve worked on says something like “awwww. You tried so hard, lil’ slugger- but you’ll get it next time.”
05-08-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,506
Posted By The Golden Boy

Good God, no.

Good God, no.
05-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By The Golden Boy

The MC-70s don't have an adjustment screw- much...

The MC-70s don't have an adjustment screw- much like the older DC cantis- you just have to bend the spring to increase/decrease tension. (even the on the later brakes like the M732 and MT-62, only...
05-06-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a really excellent bike!!! Make sure...

That's a really excellent bike!!!

Make sure the bearings get all greased up- wheels, bottom bracket and pedals!

As mentioned- new tires would do you a world of good, and some time down the...
05-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,538
Posted By The Golden Boy

My favorite saddle is the Cambium- It's...

My favorite saddle is the Cambium-

It's kinda funny- when the Cambium first came out- they looked so "not classic" and kind of an abomination. Brooks has made a whole lot of changes to the...
05-04-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO/E- The great majority of drive by postings...

IMO/E- The great majority of drive by postings are from people that either find a link and post on it or people trying to "for sale" a "rare" bike. (nothing is as cool as bumping a thread no posts in...
05-03-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Golden Boy

Beautiful bike milksteaks

Beautiful bike milksteaks
05-02-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By The Golden Boy

People in this hobby just seem to be more...

People in this hobby just seem to be more generous than in other 'collect-y' circles.

When I started getting into this and things weren't the best for me, financially, there were people here who...
04-27-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By The Golden Boy

Rule of the Internet: pix or it didn’t...

Rule of the Internet:

pix or it didn’t happen.
04-26-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 935
Posted By The Golden Boy

Speaking personally- the only reason I don't have...

Speaking personally- the only reason I don't have one is because I like the old Blackburns enough to justify the expense.

However, if I were to start getting Nitto racks, I'd have to do all my...
04-25-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't know this existed until I found this a...

I didn't know this existed until I found this a few months ago. Every year we do a show called "Spoof Fest;" the concept is you take a band, take their "schtick" and sorta try to make it sorta funny....
04-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,268
Posted By The Golden Boy

So probably 36 of the 40 pages you read were all...

So probably 36 of the 40 pages you read were all me yammering about mine... And I LOVE yammering about my 620 and 720. (for those not familiar- I have both a 1985 Trek 620 and a 1985 Trek 720)

I...
04-20-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By The Golden Boy

I bought something from a 6 feedback seller. I...

I bought something from a 6 feedback seller. I waited a couple of weeks after I won the auction before I contacted the seller- he hadn't shipped it yet. When it finally arrived the item was more...
04-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 85,047
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's been a while since I've scrolled through...

It's been a while since I've scrolled through this thread. Man, there's some inspirational looking systems here!!!

This happened a month ago- kind of forgot to post about it- here's a post from a...
04-19-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 746,585
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's wonderful! I'm totally going to steal...

That's wonderful! I'm totally going to steal that idea!

Those shifters are really among the best ratcheting shifters ever- I've tried mounting those shifters to Shimano bar end pods and didn't...
04-19-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do you mean reattach or reseat the spring on the...

Do you mean reattach or reseat the spring on the stop?


IIRC, when you loosen chain tension, you can either flip the cage around or pick up the spring and move it to the other side of the stop.
...
04-16-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wha? Huh?

Wha? Huh?
04-13-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's so hard- right now you look at every single...

It's so hard- right now you look at every single chip- you see the chrome gleaming out- you think you know exactly where EVERY SINGLE CHIP is by memory.

The thing is- it's not as bad as you...
04-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 746,585
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think people who are about generally "our age"...

I think people who are about generally "our age" find that dark teal to be irresistible.

It is for me.

Beautiful bike ZudeJammer !!
04-08-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By The Golden Boy

I Got A New Hat!!!

Last week I went for a ride- probably about the longest I've ridden this year. I'm both out of shape and out of practice. On the way home I was going up a hill, a hill I've ridden up dozens of times....
04-02-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK Boomer.

OK Boomer.
03-28-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By The Golden Boy

Things change over time- both Shimano's and...

Things change over time- both Shimano's and Suntour's hierarchical lines changed some.

You can always figure Dura Ace was the top of the line racing group- with 600 (Ultegra) beneath that, with...
03-24-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By The Golden Boy

Clear Nail Polish. ...

Clear Nail Polish.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4756/26402589388_43a1261b18_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ge7aYq)Suntour Derailleurs (https://flic.kr/p/Ge7aYq) by Dave The Golden Boy...
03-19-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By The Golden Boy

Definitely the best way to do it- I don't think...

Definitely the best way to do it- I don't think I'll ever route them 'normal' again- if I can help it. I also don't think I'll route the cables out in front of the bar again- if I can help it.
...
03-17-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By The Golden Boy

I live like 18 miles from there and still haven’t...

I live like 18 miles from there and still haven’t visited.
02-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve seen the “rose” colored Passages- I always...

I’ve seen the “rose” colored Passages- I always assumed they were unsold 86s and painted to match the 87 Voyageurs.
02-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By The Golden Boy

Where yours are horizontal? (one behind the...

Where yours are horizontal? (one behind the other?)
02-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was going to ask the same thing!!! So his...

I was going to ask the same thing!!!

So his rack has the reflector mount... some of those Blackburn racks have it, some don't. I don't think any of my Blackburn or Vetta front racks have it.
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