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07-10-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think you can't post links, but partial links...

I think you can't post links, but partial links are OK- try without the www prefix.
07-10-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've picked up some cool stuff from them. ...

I've picked up some cool stuff from them.

Best wishes to James' family and friends- and hope their business works out the way they want it to.
07-10-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,195
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve got 2 nice Vetta branded front racks.

I’ve got 2 nice Vetta branded front racks.
07-07-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By The Golden Boy

Oof, that headtube/downtube bend looks kreepy.

Oof, that headtube/downtube bend looks kreepy.
07-07-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By The Golden Boy

You also need to factor in the 47cm chainstays...

You also need to factor in the 47cm chainstays (as well as the overall frame size) into the equation.

When people talk about the 720 and the 85 620, the words "flexy" and "noodley" often come...
07-07-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 433,585
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a sharp machine Chris!!!

That's a sharp machine Chris!!!
07-06-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By The Golden Boy

Didn't you have one of the 'taupe' colored 720s?

Didn't you have one of the 'taupe' colored 720s?
07-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is kind of intriguing... Not that the 720...

This is kind of intriguing... Not that the 720 is particularly rare bike- but there were only 8,000 or so made over the course of 4 years more than 35 years ago. They're around- but I'm intrigued...
07-05-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By The Golden Boy

Nutzy!!! What's the seat tube length on that...

Nutzy!!!

What's the seat tube length on that one?
07-05-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,736
Posted By The Golden Boy

Is that like "buy Kohler or Moen, or pay for...

Is that like "buy Kohler or Moen, or pay for Kohler or Moen?"
06-28-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By The Golden Boy

Go for either the XT M732 or the "Deore II" MT-62...

Go for either the XT M732 or the "Deore II" MT-62 brakes. They're cold forged, more finely finished (and will shine up much nicer), have the ability to preset/balance the spring load, they have SLR...
06-28-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,208
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm with you- yeah, there's a few scuffs and what...

I'm with you- yeah, there's a few scuffs and what looks like a little bit of rust bubbles... but overall it presents really well. I also don't quite understand the need to move the front brake bosses...
06-28-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet bike! You also have the hooks for...

Sweet bike!

You also have the hooks for hanging Cannondale bags on the dropouts and fork ends!



There are people that are enamored with those weird Miyata radials.

In any case, they...
06-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By The Golden Boy

You have to kind of be careful- a lot of older...

You have to kind of be careful- a lot of older bikes have the brake posts set closer together than more modern bikes. Newer brakes are designed to those newer standards on newer bikes- so a brake...
06-27-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,297
Posted By The Golden Boy

That thing was THE **** when I was 12!! Even...

That thing was THE **** when I was 12!!

Even to get those blue perforated rubber grips on the "ram's horn" handlebars on the other Huffys would have been awesome.
06-27-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By The Golden Boy

The internet adds 3 inches, so I appear...

The internet adds 3 inches, so I appear taller![/QUOTE]
Snake Plissken? I heard you were dead.
06-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's interesting- I had an SR Royal stem that...

That's interesting- I had an SR Royal stem that had the stamp off-center. It drove me bonkers looking at it- and it was right in front of you the entire time you're riding... I think John Thompson...
06-27-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

More like "that's enough pints for you, mate!" ...

More like "that's enough pints for you, mate!" :D
06-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By The Golden Boy

Gin & Tonic #1...

Gin & Tonic #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) - refreshing!
Gin & Tonic #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) - This is going...
06-26-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,259
Posted By The Golden Boy

Double the power1!1!1!1!!! ^ Otto correct...

Double the power1!1!1!1!!!


^ Otto correct mangled my all caps masterpiece ^
06-26-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By The Golden Boy

Has no one else reported this?

Has no one else reported this?
06-25-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By The Golden Boy

ruh ro raggy.

ruh ro raggy.
06-25-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By The Golden Boy

Same here. I just forwarded both emails.

Same here.

I just forwarded both emails.
06-24-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a 3 pulley XC that I think is the cat's...

I have a 3 pulley XC that I think is the cat's pyjamas.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4674/38923374605_215bfdbc8c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22iwtcB)Suntour XC (https://flic.kr/p/22iwtcB) by Dave...
06-24-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By The Golden Boy

The RB-1 is one of the few bikes that would...

The RB-1 is one of the few bikes that would benefit from having the stock parts on. So, if you've got them- this is the time.

Realistically, I'm guessing the parts you put on it are worth more...
06-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve used clear nail polish over Suntour Cyclone,...

I’ve used clear nail polish over Suntour Cyclone, AR and Mountech screening. But that won’t protect against buffing or anything.

My guess is those cranks are anodized- I don’t think you’re...
06-23-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,199
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x574/how_to_insert_usb_wrong_wrong_correct_32705799_8221b0624506f65d1ee141457ed9260d11d9436f.png
06-22-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 76,099
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yesterday was a kooky day- from a distance I saw...

Yesterday was a kooky day- from a distance I saw what looked like a chipmunk run in front of 2 people- and they stopped. As I came up, I stopped and asked if they’d hit the chipmunk- They said...
06-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
06-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,588
Posted By The Golden Boy

The "Rag and Bone" name as always intrigued me...

The "Rag and Bone" name as always intrigued me when I've seen it- I just went poking around your site- that looks so cool!

And in case no one else has said it today- thank you for hosting the...
06-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 499
Posted By The Golden Boy

No idea, but here's mine: ...

No idea, but here's mine:


https://live.staticflickr.com/4684/39522569522_74cda297e6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23dtuYs)1986 Trek 400 Elance (https://flic.kr/p/23dtuYs) by Dave The Golden Boy...
06-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 760,003
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's looking very nice! It looks like you've...

That's looking very nice! It looks like you've built it up RIGHT. :thumb:

My Trek 730 (the 1978/79 "racing" model) is more of what I imagine 531 to be like- My 531 tourers and sport tourers are...
06-21-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,046
Posted By The Golden Boy

If this is for your bike, and not to sell/flip- I...

If this is for your bike, and not to sell/flip- I guess it comes down to whether you like the levers. Personally- I'd go with slotted levers because I think they look cooler (and I'm not very fond...
06-21-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By The Golden Boy

Are you using the rear skewer on the front?

Are you using the rear skewer on the front?
06-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,588
Posted By The Golden Boy

RiddleOfSteel has it- it's JUST a name change for...

RiddleOfSteel has it- it's JUST a name change for the model year.

The Miyata 1000LT isn't a "Luxe Touring" package added on to a Miyata 1000. There was no "Miyata 1000" beneath it. It's just...
06-21-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By The Golden Boy

Then go measure someone's 84/5.

Then go measure someone's 84/5.
06-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By The Golden Boy

The 82 and 83 have the standard TT length- the...

The 82 and 83 have the standard TT length- the 84/5 have an extra 1cm.
06-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a similar set of pedals with the '4...

I have a similar set of pedals with the '4 hearts' logo. I should get a set of clips back on those.
06-20-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,046
Posted By The Golden Boy

My guess is it came with slotted 600 levers as...

My guess is it came with slotted 600 levers as 600 "road" parts most often got paired with XT ATB parts.

You say "safety brake levers" which to me means the brake lever extensions that go under...
06-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations for joining the Trek 720 club! ...

Congratulations for joining the Trek 720 club!

After you get the bike built and get some pix up- your membership card and secret clubhouse key will be in the mail (5-7 business days). Once...
06-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would reconsider using a xx03 without being in...

I would reconsider using a xx03 without being in a full system (shifters, derailleur and the correct crankset with the proper sized and ramped and pinned rings).

Check out these 2 posts from when...
06-19-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By The Golden Boy

This goes to what I was getting at before- it...

This goes to what I was getting at before- it might not work if it's not the right sized chainrings with the pins and ramps in the places the system wants them to be in.

If your FD has the range,...
06-19-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By The Golden Boy

Couple of questions... Is this a triple setup? ...

Couple of questions... Is this a triple setup? Are the levers and FD 'triple' specific? Are the levers, FD and crankset all matching 105?

Unrelated, but might be related later for you- I had a...
06-19-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,421
Posted By The Golden Boy

Might have been an older 500 series bike- Trek's...

Might have been an older 500 series bike- Trek's literature said the Ishiwata tubing was the "best value" and "comparable to the most expensive European tubing." From everyone you read here- that...
06-19-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,421
Posted By The Golden Boy

You might be remembering that wrong. Any 600...

You might be remembering that wrong.

Any 600 series bike will have a 531 main triangle. The stays and fork could vary from year to year and model to model- but ALWAYS 531 main tubes.
06-19-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,421
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK, so the catalog colors, braze ons and decals...

OK, so the catalog colors, braze ons and decals all match a 1982 311... but I'm not buying it. It looks like it could be a 92 Jazz By Trek Lattitude that's been modified to look like an 82 311. ...
06-19-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By The Golden Boy

Does anyone know the real difference between the...

Does anyone know the real difference between the XC Pro and XC Comp rear derailleurs? T-Mar ?

These units feel so nice- holding it- it feels solid; as you feel the motion and the spring tension,...
06-18-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Miyata 1000LT came about as the Expedition...

The Miyata 1000LT came about as the Expedition was ending.

I would probably take an Expedition over a regular Miyata 1000 of the same or similar age, but I'd take a Miyata 1000LT over an older...
06-18-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By The Golden Boy

One thing Shimano really got right was the toe-in...

One thing Shimano really got right was the toe-in adjustment on the cantilever brakes-

Even after Dia Compe got a good system- the Shimano adjustment is better.

Sorry I can't be of...
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