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08-19-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,981
Posted By jlaw

Looking good! A few questions: Is the...

Looking good!

A few questions:

Is the middle chain ring the original half-step or did you change it?

What's the freewheel - 13-28? I tried a 34T Mega Range 7 speed, but that last jump to...
08-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By jlaw

New to Me - 1985 Trek 620 - As Found In The Wild

I saw this bike on CL from a drive-worthy location. The CL photos weren't great but I could see that it was a 620, the Jim Blackburn rack was attached, and that it was a 22.5" frame. So, after some...
08-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,981
Posted By jlaw

Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 -...

Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 - not SKS-specific.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1158814-1984-trek-620-owners-fenders-possible.html

And, this guy did an excellent blog...
08-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,981
Posted By jlaw

I've read that the Duo Par derailleur was an...

I've read that the Duo Par derailleur was an expensive component with an evolutionary design in its day that allowed for wide-range touring freewheels - worked well but could be fragile. Yours will...
08-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,981
Posted By jlaw

Looks like the doubled lock nuts are on the wrong...

Looks like the doubled lock nuts are on the wrong side. Axle backwards?
08-01-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,981
Posted By jlaw

Nice find - excellent condition. I have the same...

Nice find - excellent condition. I have the same bike, same year, one size up.

RJ the Bike Guy also has a video re: disassembly/rehab of the Duo Par rear der. Be careful - many moving parts that...
07-30-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,281
Posted By jlaw

Not sure if I commented previously on your bike...

Not sure if I commented previously on your bike at the C&V forum, but - very cool re-imagination of a vintage frame using modern components - compares favorably to some of the modern 1x gravel bikes...
07-13-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By jlaw

Cool bike. But you are definitely committed to an...

Cool bike. But you are definitely committed to an upright position - especially noticeable when riding 40 miles I would think. I prefer drop bars set-up with lots of hand positions to help limit...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,991
Posted By jlaw

I have two bikes with fenders - a late-model...

I have two bikes with fenders - a late-model adventure bike with OEM steel fenders and one vintage resto-mod with aluminum VO fenders. Both fender sets are properly fitted, quiet, and stable. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,843
Posted By jlaw

So true! I always forget to check the dates on...

So true! I always forget to check the dates on the original posts. But in reality the same questions and issues get re-hashed on BF over and over - so does it really matter that a post is 10 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,993
Posted By jlaw

So true. It rained here all of last Saturday...

So true. It rained here all of last Saturday night/early Sunday morning - stopped around 5 a.m. I went out at 6 a.m. to find empty, quiet roads and a pleasantly damp, misty air at about 62* -...
06-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By jlaw

Tubeless is an art and a science. The main...

Tubeless is an art and a science. The main purpose of tubeless rim tape is to seal the spoke holes in the rim to keep the air and sealant in. Beyond this, some rim/tire combinations benefit from...
06-11-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,994
Posted By jlaw

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the...

I have Shimano Sora brifters (circa 2015 with the red position indicator) and a triple crank. The bike started life with a 50-39-30 road crank and all worked fine. I changed the crank to a Deore...
05-31-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By jlaw

I have about 150 paved road miles on my new Rat...

I have about 150 paved road miles on my new Rat Trap Pass tires - standard casing w/tubes. No flats, very confidence-inspiring at speed, and buttery smooth at 25 psi.

So far, not regretting...
05-26-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By jlaw

What make/model of brakes? Can you post a...

What make/model of brakes? Can you post a picture?

I have TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes on one of my bikes. When I switch wheels all I have to do is adjust each pad in or out using a set screw...
05-20-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

The guy at the Trek factory who welded my 410 and...

The guy at the Trek factory who welded my 410 and my 620 in the mid-1980's must have had lots of his Mom's cookies. I'm still feelin' the love 35 years later!
05-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

But have you tried waxing your chain? ...

But have you tried waxing your chain?


Stop me now.............


:crash:
05-20-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By jlaw

Compass Rat Trap Pass tires 26 x 2.3 - first impressions on pavement

Just for fun...I mounted a set of 2.3" (58 mm +-) RTPs on Velocity Dually rims (39mm internal width) - and installed the wheel set on my steel 'adventure' bike. The idea was to create a floaty ride...
05-20-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

Reminds me of my dream bike. A bike made out...

Reminds me of my dream bike.

A bike made out of STEEL... AND made out of SPRINGS!

Will Peter Weigle build this for me?

...
05-20-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

And... Ti is Fly! ....better get back...

And...

Ti is Fly!

....better get back to work before this degenerates further!
https://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/_small_image/22563_SAL_Fargo_Ti_Carousel-1.jpg
05-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

20.0 lbs as shown. ...

20.0 lbs as shown.

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/j-p-weigle-for-the-concours-de-machines/
https://janheine.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/bike_concours.jpg?w=640&h=427
05-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By jlaw

Steel is real, but.. Wood is Good. ...

Steel is real, but..

Wood is Good.

https://media.mnn.com/assets/images/2011/10/gall_renovobike.jpg.638x0_q80_crop-smart.jpg
05-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,087
Posted By jlaw

Fenders? I'm a fan! I bought a bike a few...

Fenders? I'm a fan!

I bought a bike a few years ago with bullet-proof OEM steel fenders - and this gives me a much greater range of weather in which to ride - so I do.

I also installed Velo...
05-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By jlaw

That's why I took the bike computer off my...

That's why I took the bike computer off my handlebars - cadence, avg. speed, max. speed, etc. is too much information in real time and I realized it was drawing my attention away from my enjoyment of...
05-07-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By jlaw

fyi if you don't already know this - to loosen a...

fyi if you don't already know this - to loosen a seized link you should apply light force back-and-forth perpendicular to the flat side of the chain plates.


I also had a hard time with a new KMC...
05-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,848
Posted By jlaw

An hour or two per day on this thing and you'll...

An hour or two per day on this thing and you'll be trading up to a 58cm fleet.

(At least this guy seems to think so)
...
05-05-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51,818
Views: 6,866,559
Posted By jlaw

It's no fun if you can't pedal up hill or stop...

It's no fun if you can't pedal up hill or stop going down hill.
05-04-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By jlaw

Or, the Shimano CT91 is cheap - $8/set at Jenson...

Or, the Shimano CT91 is cheap - $8/set at Jenson - and looks like they might provide the nec. clearance with narrow posts. The arm design is different than many vintage cantis and this might effect...
04-30-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By jlaw

But it's the experimentation that makes it fun! ...

But it's the experimentation that makes it fun!

If ski wax turns out to be a dud, I'm going straight Crisco. My dad swore by it for flaky pie crusts so why wouldn't it work great for bike chains?...
04-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,281
Posted By jlaw

Looks like a location shot from Terminator 2!

Looks like a location shot from Terminator 2!
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