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Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By smurfy

The green and pink go very well on this bike.

The green and pink go very well on this bike.
10-25-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By smurfy

Sorry to bring up a three-month-old post but I...

Sorry to bring up a three-month-old post but I wanted to show off my finally-completed Trek. I have been on disability due to a ruptured Achilles' tendon and this project gave me something to do...
07-07-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By smurfy

These "turkey levers" may still be popular today...

These "turkey levers" may still be popular today if someone actually took the time to develop and engineer them properly and of course market them for perhaps touring or recreational road bikes (not...
07-07-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,977
Posted By smurfy

Back in the nineties someone in my cycling club...

Back in the nineties someone in my cycling club had a bike with aero levers w/suicide levers attached. I think this is when the aero levers first came out and it appeared that the suicide levers on...
07-04-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,767
Posted By smurfy

After nineteen years riding fixed I recently gave...

After nineteen years riding fixed I recently gave it up. After rupturing my Achilles tendon at work I'm simply too paranoid that if I get into a mishap I could rupture it again and I can't afford to...
07-03-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By smurfy

thanks, flynn. I was also thinking green but I...

thanks, flynn. I was also thinking green but I already have a touring bike that's dark green and I kind of like variety.
07-02-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By smurfy

Some more pics:

Some more pics:
07-02-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By smurfy

Trek 420 Frame Raised From the Dead

Last April I posted pics here of my rusty bare-metal '90 Trek 420 and I wanted to show the finished frame & fork sporting decals from Velocals.

This frame is my "experimental game" as I wanted to...
06-25-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,355
Posted By smurfy

It's healing fine, thanks!:) I'm in my early...

It's healing fine, thanks!:)

I'm in my early fifties but due to being athletic I got my cast off in half the normal time.

Sorry, I don't want to derail this thread. Carry on with the Trek 400!
06-25-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By smurfy

Thanks for the info and offer, Kimmo!:) ...

Thanks for the info and offer, Kimmo!:)

Unfortunately 110 isn't near wide enough as I'll probably need at least 117 for the crank I'm using. I will use your advice and either use a conventional...
06-24-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,355
Posted By smurfy

I've been out of commission for a month due to...

I've been out of commission for a month due to surgery on a ruptured tendon. I got my cast off about a week ago so at least I can do stuff now.
06-24-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By smurfy

Bottom Bracket Threads Worn Away (Not Stripped)

I have an oddball problem with the bb of my '90 Trek 420 frame. I bought the bare frame (it's REALLY bare, not even paint!) at the local co-op and it had a piece of an aluminum bb retainer or cup...
06-24-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,355
Posted By smurfy

My Trek 420 frame is coming along nicely. As soon...

My Trek 420 frame is coming along nicely. As soon as I get the rest of the decals I will apply them and finish with the clear coating. Pics coming soon, stay tuned!:)
05-23-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,241
Posted By smurfy

Thank you for the responses. No I'm not seeing a...

Thank you for the responses. No I'm not seeing a physiotherapist yet as I just had the surgery yesterday. Actually my goal is just to get back on a bike at all. Unfortunately where I live is the...
05-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,241
Posted By smurfy

Cycling after Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Today I was in surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon (work-related, not from cycling). Needless to say my 2014 riding season is pretty much over. I was diagnosed at a sports medicine center...
04-25-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,937
Posted By smurfy

I'm bumping this up, too! Love Vintage Trek!...

I'm bumping this up, too!

Love Vintage Trek! The site really came in handy to help i.d. my bare rusty no-paint 420 frame and fork. Pics of the painted frame will be supplied when the project is...
04-05-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By smurfy

Actually I have thought of that. However, as of...

Actually I have thought of that. However, as of yesterday I lost my assignment with the temp agency I worked for. I will be in the process of looking for work again so the Trek frame sanding and...
04-05-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By smurfy

I believe SEM makes it.

I believe SEM makes it.
04-05-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By smurfy

I was actually thinking of a copper color. What...

I was actually thinking of a copper color. What I'd like to do is maybe a Krylon can job for the base coat with a 2-component clear (can within a can) where you puncture the "inner" can with the...
04-05-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By smurfy

Thanks! Well I did some scrubbing this...

Thanks!

Well I did some scrubbing this afternoon and I found another partial number in front of the other numbers which was poorly struck. It appears to be the numeral 2. Also I removed the...
04-05-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By smurfy

Trek 420 Bare Metal Frame Refinish & Buildup

As promised, here are pics of my bare-metal frame which, from the serial #514124 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=514124) , is a (I think) '90 and I believe the model...
04-03-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By smurfy

I have some halfway decent Shimano thumbshifters...

I have some halfway decent Shimano thumbshifters laying around but I don't know if I'm going to be using them or not. The Campy 980 deraillers I got when they were NOS and work very well but I may go...
04-02-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By smurfy

I'm going to make it very Rivendell-y w/fenders! ...

I'm going to make it very Rivendell-y w/fenders!

I got a pair of vintage Phil Wood hubs, a new Brooks B17 saddle (I have both honey and British racing green, can't decide which) Campy 980...
04-01-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By smurfy

This weekend when I get quality time I will put...

This weekend when I get quality time I will put up pics of the bare frame and fork (and what I'm going to do with it) and a progress report. Stay tuned! :)
04-01-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,000
Posted By smurfy

I'm doing a similar project as yours with a '90...

I'm doing a similar project as yours with a '90 Trek 420 with True Temper frame tubing. Similar frame but with 43cm chainstays and caliper brakes. But I'm just starting with a bare frame with no...
01-20-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,599
Posted By smurfy

Copper Tubing - is it Safe?

Got kind of a weird question.

I believe I saw a pic on another bike forum (I think Rat Rod Bikes but I can't remember) that had a cruiser with a handlebar made with copper tubing. I haven't seen a...
01-11-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17,388
Views: 2,657,605
Posted By smurfy

Frame size is 25 feet. Fits me perfect. I'll take...

Frame size is 25 feet. Fits me perfect. I'll take it!:)
01-10-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,756
Posted By smurfy

Well the one GOOD thing I'll have to say about a...

Well the one GOOD thing I'll have to say about a Huffy is the fact that it was the "gateway drug", if you will, which lead me to seek out "the hard stuff". In other words, better bikes!
01-10-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,638
Posted By smurfy

A bike shop I wrenched at part-time back in the...

A bike shop I wrenched at part-time back in the nineties was a Huffy Authorized Dealer, although the only Huffys we actually carried were the half-way decent Albatross tandem and the three-wheeled...
01-10-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,756
Posted By smurfy

For sure. It seems that all the mainstream brands...

For sure. It seems that all the mainstream brands are trying to out-ugly each other. One particular example I'll give is GT. I've always admired their triple-triangle frames but the beauty and...
01-10-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,756
Posted By smurfy

My general annoyance is with all the big...

My general annoyance is with all the big mainstream bike brands always seem to be pushing the envelope technology-wise which makes the bikes more expensive and really does nothing to increase the...
01-09-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 86,449
Posted By smurfy

Eighties-era Panasonic City Bike. Bike was ridden...

Eighties-era Panasonic City Bike. Bike was ridden exactly five times before I got it. Headset and fork are the only parts that are original. I updated it and tried to lighten it but it's still pretty...
01-09-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 43,407
Posted By smurfy

Hi, 16victor, I believe I've been to this...

Hi, 16victor,

I believe I've been to this bike shop having been in Oxford a few times back when I lived in Dayton. There is a bike shop in Oxford now but I don't recall what the name of it is. I...
01-09-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,461
Posted By smurfy

My bikes are NEVER in a garage (which I don't...

My bikes are NEVER in a garage (which I don't even have, anyway). ALWAYS inside the house. I got a Performance indoor bike rack in my bedroom with four bikes on it and it takes up hardly any room. I...
01-06-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,217
Posted By smurfy

Awesome! I see my Paul Brown Stadium is no. #4...

Awesome! I see my Paul Brown Stadium is no. #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) on the list. A pleasant six mile bike ride from my house with bike parking just...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,119
Posted By smurfy

:wtf:I can't understand why people are so anal...

:wtf:I can't understand why people are so anal about their stuff. I love bikes and cycling but it's really just a piece of metal, an inanimate object. You can't take it with you when you die. This...
01-06-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By smurfy

Bike looks good. Can't wait to get it. Thanks!:)

Bike looks good. Can't wait to get it. Thanks!:)
01-05-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By smurfy

Any Winter Cruiser Projects?

Here's mine. Schwinn Cruiser 5, I believe possibly a '98 model from the head badge.

Bike was abandoned outside at a neighbor's house for years but frame had surprisingly little rust. I sanded and...
01-04-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 727
Posted By smurfy

BMX Cruiser as Winter Bike?

I have an aluminum 24" wheel bmx cruiser frame laying around that I was thinking of selling but I had the idea of turning it into a winter snow bike. I wouldn't ride it long distances or on trails or...
01-03-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,287
Posted By smurfy

On a twenty to thirty year old used bike the...

On a twenty to thirty year old used bike the first thing I probably would replace is the brake pads, even if the bike has never been ridden. The pad material ages over time and hardens , making...
01-02-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 103,987
Posted By smurfy

From the looks of it pretty much any bike, except...

From the looks of it pretty much any bike, except a cutting-edge road racer, can be a gravel grinder (a term I've never heard of until a week or two ago!). It appears that gravel grinding is not...
Forum: Introductions
01-02-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By smurfy

Another thing with big-box store bikes is the...

Another thing with big-box store bikes is the quality of the nuts and bolts are really bad. Years ago a friend of mine who owned a bike shop told me he wouldn't take them in for repair because the...
01-01-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 103,987
Posted By smurfy

Thanks! Actually the clearance is not as...

Thanks!

Actually the clearance is not as much as it looks. I could fit a 38, maybe a 40 but certainly nothing bigger than that. The black moustache bar, an Origin 8 Tiki Bar, I bought at K & G...
01-01-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 103,987
Posted By smurfy

Lovin' that paint job, neo_pop! At first I...

Lovin' that paint job, neo_pop!

At first I thought that was the original finish until I read your post. Looks way better and more interesting than the drabby original one.
01-01-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 103,987
Posted By smurfy

'90 Bianchi Axis ready to grind some gravel if I...

'90 Bianchi Axis ready to grind some gravel if I can find any by where I live.

This frame used to be mauve and white two-tone and badly scratched. I took the Bianchi water bottle to work to match...
12-31-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By smurfy

PM sent.

PM sent.
12-31-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 487,722
Posted By smurfy

1990 Bianchi Axis. Pics to follow... I would...

1990 Bianchi Axis. Pics to follow...

I would like to point out here that I believe "gravel grinding" will probably be the bike riding of the future due to more roads, particularly in rural areas,...
12-30-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By smurfy

Thanks (I think)!:) I would also take into...

Thanks (I think)!:)

I would also take into consideration a 19" hybrid frame ('80's-early '90's). I just hate the thought of this Tempo being holed up in my closet and not enjoyed by someone.
12-30-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,077
Posted By smurfy

To be honest I need another bike like I need a...

To be honest I need another bike like I need a hole in my head so a complete bike is definitely out. I was originally planning on building this frame up as a flat-bar road bike but since I'll be on...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By smurfy

The seller is definitely NOT a bike enthusiast or...

The seller is definitely NOT a bike enthusiast or knows anything about them.
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