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05-04-20, 12:38 PM
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Posted By ts99

Think she's done now: ...

Think she's done now:

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04-18-20, 07:00 AM
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Views: 905
Posted By ts99

Thanks. Now I know. I might take them off.

Thanks. Now I know.

I might take them off.
04-18-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By ts99

What are these brake things?

The triangular things attached to the outside of the shoes. Googling around it seems they might be exclusive to Dia Compe. What are they called and what is their purpose?...
04-16-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By ts99

What about Armor All or something like that?

What about Armor All or something like that?
04-07-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By ts99

Dang!!!

Dang!!!
03-29-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By ts99

Thanks y'all. As always, lots of great advice....

Thanks y'all. As always, lots of great advice. This helped for decal applying and clamps.
03-28-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By ts99

Painted my 1977 frame

update to: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1191135-painting-1977-frame-remove-bb-other-questions.html

I had a friend who does auto body work paint it. I'm pretty happy.

I have the...
03-28-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By ts99

Thanks y'all. I took a pass on that one.

Thanks y'all. I took a pass on that one.
03-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I do know mine is 28.6 mm. "high normal"...

Thanks. I do know mine is 28.6 mm. "high normal" means reverse?
03-28-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By ts99

Front Derailleur "10 speed" means what?

Maybe dumb question, but I'm looking for a replacement front derailleur for my 1977 bike, i.e., 10 speed is 2x5.

Saw this "vintage" 105 that says "10 speed". 10 speed cassettes didn't come out...
03-08-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By ts99

I ordered my 1977 Trek from the factory and I was...

I ordered my 1977 Trek from the factory and I was cheap. It took all my money from painting my grandma's house as it was. As I recall, it was $20 per braze-on, not $28 total, but I could be mistaken.
03-07-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By ts99

Thanks y'all. That answers my question: it's not...

Thanks y'all. That answers my question: it's not threaded, it's the same as the headset cups. Wanted to know before I mangled it trying the wrong way.Think I'll take it in to our machine shop at work...
03-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By ts99

Can this / should this cone come off for painting?

If so, how? Is it threaded?

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02-11-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I didn't catch that. I'll definitely tell...

Thanks. I didn't catch that. I'll definitely tell him.
02-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Update: I'm going to have my auto body...

Update: I'm going to have my auto body acquaintance guy do it. He seems kinda excited about it. He asked if I could get codes for the paint or something, but I don't think so. He'll sandblast it and...
01-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By ts99

Question: I'll look at those sites and...

Question:

I'll look at those sites and probably buy that book, so maybe the answer is in there, but are there extra sturdy spokes or lacing patterns or tensions? I'm a very big guy and when I'm...
01-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By ts99

Wow. So much information. Thanks y'all! I'm...

Wow. So much information. Thanks y'all!

I'm strongly tempted to do it myself. I can borrow any type of calipers or measuring device from our shop, so I can measure stuff accurately.

Haven't...
01-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By ts99

There's a truing stand in our shop at work...

There's a truing stand in our shop at work (college engineering department) that I've borrowed. There's also a spoke tension meter or something. Does that help, or will it matter if I'm doing them...
01-19-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I'll look into Yellow Jersey. The...

Thanks. I'll look into Yellow Jersey.

The rims are good shape. I remember riding hours just about every day back then, but I think that was on my previous bike. I may have not actually put that...
01-19-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By ts99

Replacing all spokes (rebuilding wheel)?

Got my 1977 Trek stripped down to paint the frame, clean everything, and put together. Was planning on getting a newer bike this spring to have something more reliable to ride. But am now leaning...
01-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,813
Posted By ts99

That's what I thought, but for all the top "over...

That's what I thought, but for all the top "over 250 lb" riders on the segments in my area, when I click on their profiles and see their photos they are guys and girls who cannot be over 140 lbs. I...
01-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Yep, western suburbs of Mwaukee. The bike makers...

Yep, western suburbs of Mwaukee. The bike makers didn't look up and I didn't bother them, but they did let me in there to look around.
01-07-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

After I got my bike, I rode it to the factory and...

After I got my bike, I rode it to the factory and they showed me around. It was just a little shop building with a few guys.
01-06-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Did I miss where he recommended what type of...

Did I miss where he recommended what type of paint to get?
01-06-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

So you're saying I should return it?

So you're saying I should return it?
01-06-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Found that thread. Maybe there was a flaw in the...

Found that thread. Maybe there was a flaw in the painting process as someone above suggested, or maybe that color just shows the rust more.

Still love that color. Might be the reason i bought the...
01-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 434,911
Posted By ts99

Nice! Here's my 1977 700-something...

Nice!

Here's my 1977 700-something (Reynold's 531) in that same ice blue color. Also with the high-flange hubs. This is my "before" photo. Working on it over the winter.
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01-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Verrrrry interesting. Thanks. That sounds...

Verrrrry interesting. Thanks. That sounds attractive to me.

Update: I pulled out the bottom bracket. Glad I did. Real dirty in there. Even some mud and the spindle was half coated in silt. The...
01-05-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,511
Posted By ts99

Wait, this is a Clydesdale forum, a guy says he...

Wait, this is a Clydesdale forum, a guy says he has a hard time getting out the garage door, and no one makes the obvious joke? Come on, guys.

I'm the ~same age and weight as the OP btw.
01-04-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By ts99

Okay, this is from 2016 and nobody really bit,...

Okay, this is from 2016 and nobody really bit, but I'll go:

G5D7B58

G: TX700
5: 25.5"
D: April
7: 1977
B58: 58th of run B ?
01-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Pretty! That's the same color. Mine I think...

Pretty! That's the same color. Mine I think looked better than that until spending the past decade in a wet basement. If it was like yours, I wouldn't be considering the repaint.
01-04-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Wow. What an opportunity. Thanks. I'll keep this...

Wow. What an opportunity. Thanks. I'll keep this in mind and ponder on it.
01-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Cool. I'd just run into that bike online a day or...

Cool. I'd just run into that bike online a day or so ago. I'll put it on my list of possibilities.
01-03-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

If I took off all the rust it'd have more bald...

If I took off all the rust it'd have more bald spots than I do.

Fortunately I got the bike just after a 7" growth spurt and not before. I go to these bike websites and go through their frame size...
01-03-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Can you tell from this what size I need to order?...

Can you tell from this what size I need to order? Or what do I measure when I pull it out?

Edit: looks like that's the same standard size as those links you posted. I just need to measure the...
01-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Am I overreacting? Hadn't thought of the...

Am I overreacting?
Hadn't thought of the boeshield. Is that a good idea?
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01-03-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Yep. Below from the 1977 brochure. It was durable...

Yep. Below from the 1977 brochure. It was durable until it spend years in a flooded basement.

...
01-03-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

TX700 frame, made in April 1977. Reynolds 531....

TX700 frame, made in April 1977. Reynolds 531. Campy dropouts. Braze-ons were $20 extra each, so I didn't get many. Dura Ace crank, Dura Ace high-flange hubs with Weinman concave rims. Various other...
01-03-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I've put those in my ebay cart and will...

Thanks. I've put those in my ebay cart and will likely get one of them (I'm not link-worthy yet, so I deleted the links from my post). I guess I'd feel more feeling of accomplishment if I repacked...
01-03-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I don't care about it being period...

Thanks. I don't care about it being period correct, I just want to keep as much original as I can and spend the least money I can while still making it nice. It currently has walmart saddle from...
01-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,813
Posted By ts99

I'm new to cycling, but I've been in the...

I'm new to cycling, but I've been in the Clydesdale division in many running races over the decades. "Clydesdale" is more flattering than just about anything else they could call heavy people.
01-03-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Would I have to hunt for a 1977 unit on ebay?

Would I have to hunt for a 1977 unit on ebay?
01-03-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Good idea. I did that.

Good idea. I did that.
01-03-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Thanks. I'll work on the prep. Hopefully I can...

Thanks. I'll work on the prep. Hopefully I can get the auto body guy to do it cheap, sounds like that's the way to go.

btw, how do you like your Motobecane Gran Premio? Did you get that from...
01-03-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,531
Posted By ts99

Painting 1977 frame: remove bb and other questions??

I resurrected my 1977 Trek, that I bought when I was 14, from 40 years in flooded basements. It actually looked pretty good until about 10 years ago but is now extremely rusty. I got it going and...
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