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12-22-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By jlaw

True for the 1983 620. The 1984 and 85 620s...

True for the 1983 620.

The 1984 and 85 620s have Reynolds 531cs forks.
12-21-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By jlaw

Very nice work - lots of vintage parts that give...

Very nice work - lots of vintage parts that give it a special look. I tend to be about function over form so my bike is more of a mish-mash. I'm drawn to the 61X Treks because having caliper brakes...
12-20-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,219
Posted By jlaw

Downhill ski equipment - I volunteer at one of...

Downhill ski equipment - I volunteer at one of the mountains so the season pass is gratis.

Woodworking/finishing the house we've been building.......for 25 years........:p
12-20-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By jlaw

Good info. - I like Gravel Kings - have them on...

Good info. - I like Gravel Kings - have them on another bike. Post some pics once you have 10 posts. I'm leaning toward no fenders on this bike while using 35mm +- tires. I have a 1985 620 that I am...
12-18-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,318
Posted By jlaw

I'm not a flipper or a major collector, but I do...

I'm not a flipper or a major collector, but I do look at bikes listed for several nearby CL locations every day. This time of year it gets kind of boring seeing the same stuff, none of it very...
12-13-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By jlaw

+1 I have a lower-end SRAM x5 crankset with...

+1

I have a lower-end SRAM x5 crankset with a 10 speed Shimano RD (11-32 cassette) on a road bike - no problems running all the way up and down the cassette when on the large chain ring. I don't...
12-12-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By jlaw

Wow! Is the circus in town?

Wow! Is the circus in town?
12-11-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,675
Posted By jlaw

mstateglfr: Cool bike - what's your opinion on ...

mstateglfr: Cool bike - what's your opinion on the Gevenalle's?
12-08-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By jlaw

I rode a 50 miler/3000 ft. of climbing with 2...

I rode a 50 miler/3000 ft. of climbing with 2 middle-aged women, each on 2018 Trek Verve. They had 50% battery left at the end - kept the bikes in low-assist except for hills. I was impressed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By jlaw

Sora is good, reliable, afffordable 8/9 speed...

Sora is good, reliable, afffordable 8/9 speed equipment. I have Sora (9 speed) and 105 (10 speed from a couple years ago) and don't notice any difference. Just keep your drive train properly indexed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By jlaw

Ftrain Diamondback Haanjo 3 - $1000 - Sora...

Ftrain

Diamondback Haanjo 3 - $1000 - Sora with 46/30 crank and Tektro flat mount disc brakes - plenty of attachment points for fenders, racks, etc.

https://www.diamondback.com/haanjo3
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12-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By jlaw

Not all rides are created equal - how many...

Not all rides are created equal - how many vertical feet of climbing in the planned charity ride? Most organized rides will have the route laid out on Ride With GPS, Map My Ride, etc. and the total...
12-04-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,580
Posted By jlaw

I ordered a set of wheels from Velomine earlier...

I ordered a set of wheels from Velomine earlier this year. At that time the browser I was using showed 'Not Secure' in front of the IP address at the top of the page. I told them this and was...
12-04-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 53,642
Views: 7,489,840
Posted By jlaw

I noticed that $600 Trek Madone previously and...

I noticed that $600 Trek Madone previously and was told by others that it is - no surprise - A SCAM! :mad:
12-04-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 24,589
Posted By jlaw

'RJ the bike guy' has a video showing the...

'RJ the bike guy' has a video showing the disassembly and reassembly of a Duo Par.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WMdgPrgZdw

I took one apart and it appeared to me that I had a couple more...
11-24-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By jlaw

My Rat Trap Pass tires measure between 57 and 58...

My Rat Trap Pass tires measure between 57 and 58 mm at 30 psi. This is about 1mm less than advertised. I've had them mounted for about 5 months - with tubes - on 39mm internal width rims.
11-23-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By jlaw

https://ridewithgps.com/

https://ridewithgps.com/
11-21-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 392,453
Posted By jlaw

Very nice. That vintage saddle is in...

Very nice.

That vintage saddle is in excellent condition.

Are those 'Jim Blackburn' racks front and rear?

What size tires?

Thanks.
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By jlaw

I see two JB vintage front racks on ebay...

I see two JB vintage front racks on ebay currently - one is the wrap-around and one bolts to the front of the fork crown at the brake mounting hole.

$55 - $60 each + shipping
11-18-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,213
Posted By jlaw

As others have said - it depends upon the...

As others have said - it depends upon the individual.

But I also think it depends upon the bike. A riding buddy of mine turned 80 this year and he also got a new Trek all-road bike with wide tires...
11-18-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By jlaw

And, if the 42T is too big for you I wouldn't...

And, if the 42T is too big for you I wouldn't hesitate to install a 38T outer ring.

I run a 39T big ring (double crank) on an all-around bike and find it is a good size to allow me to not shift...
11-18-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By jlaw

The image below is from the link shown - using a...

The image below is from the link shown - using a 700c - 32mm tire and 22-32-42 with an 11-32 cassette.

I have a set-up very similar to this on an 'adventure' bike with big tires (55mm) and like it...
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By jlaw

Need to see photos - certainly an interesting...

Need to see photos - certainly an interesting find. You need to get 10 posts or have another member post the photos for you.

The front racks are harder to find than the rear. The last time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By jlaw

[QUOTE I'm afraid that if I go lower than 47...

[QUOTE
I'm afraid that if I go lower than 47 the bike (BB) will be too low, for gravel especially.
[/QUOTE]

Will 5mm really make a difference? 47mm to 42mm tires...

You'd have to be really...
11-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By jlaw

As others have said, you could spend $$$ trying...

As others have said, you could spend $$$ trying to turn that particular bike into something you will really enjoy riding on 'gravel'. Enough $$$ that you could be 1/2 way or more to a brand new...
11-05-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By jlaw

mr,grumpy - yours looks like my '85 410 when I...

mr,grumpy - yours looks like my '85 410 when I got it (photo below) - Campy Triomphe drivetrain, etc. - Tru Temper decal on the bottom of the seat tube.

It's a nice sport/tour design suitable for...
11-04-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By jlaw

Yes - an interesting collection of people and...

Yes - an interesting collection of people and equipment, all with good attitudes.

Even had a couple Ebikes. (Oh no! Don't start with the ebikes!!:p)

And that dude on the fat bike kept right up...
11-04-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By jlaw

2019 Gravel Gobbler - tons of fun - Be There next Year!

Looking for a 2020 late-fall gravel ride? The 2019 Gravel Gobbler in Columbia County, NY was a blast this past Saturday! Plan now for next year!

They had two gravel routes (23 mile -1800' elev....
11-03-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By jlaw

If anyone is interested in a subjective...

If anyone is interested in a subjective comparison of the Jones SWB vs. the LWB, The BikeSnobNYC blog has a number of lengthy posts about those two bikes.

In short, he's a fan. Bike Snob found...
10-27-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,764
Posted By jlaw

My limited experience with the 47/45/28 shows...

My limited experience with the 47/45/28 shows that I don't really use the 47 - only occasionally. I like to stay on the 45 and run up and down the 9 speed cassette - use the 28T ring for the steeps....
10-26-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,764
Posted By jlaw

Re: half step... I recently rehabbed and...

Re: half step...

I recently rehabbed and started riding a 1984 Trek 620 using the original 47/45/28 crank with a 11-28 9 speed cassette on 700c wheels.

The gear calc. chart is shown below.
...
10-25-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By jlaw

pierce - Here's a similar one for $275 - VGC with...

pierce - Here's a similar one for $275 - VGC with many/most original parts:

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/madison-trek-tx302-road-bike-60cm/6994967008.html

TX 302 - S#C4D8V76 (1978?)...
10-25-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53,642
Views: 7,489,840
Posted By jlaw

2009 Trek 520 - $250

Looks/sounds like it needs a little work, but it was originally spec'd with some Dura Ace and Deore - and if you get all the racks/bags/misc. shown $250 sounds pretty good.

9 speed touring triple...
10-25-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 53,642
Views: 7,489,840
Posted By jlaw

1974 Sutton - $150

I've never seen this brand before - internet search didn't show much. It certainly is shiny with some interesting components on it - for example, Dura Ace centerpull brakes and possibly a Shimano...
10-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,764
Posted By jlaw

Sorry - I don't have any firm answers to your...

Sorry - I don't have any firm answers to your tech. questions - just a question of my own.

Since you have bad knees and will be riding in hill country do you think a 30T (or 32T depending on...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,040
Posted By jlaw

Like bikemig said, Microshift 9 speed is good...

Like bikemig said, Microshift 9 speed is good stuff. I just bought the Microshift indexed bar end shifters (BS-T09) and the Microshift MarvoLT M46 (long cage) RD. The shifters and RD work well...
10-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By jlaw

You may or may not know....the 'TX' Treks are...

You may or may not know....the 'TX' Treks are from the very earliest days of that company - some info. re: this here:

https://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek_timeline.htm

I suggest that you check the...
Forum: Northeast
10-24-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By jlaw

I've noticed the same... - been making a game of...

I've noticed the same... - been making a game of it trying to hit them just off center so that they go shooting sideways (quiet roads, unoccupied mind!). I also noticed the frequent sound of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

....and the MAMIL pelotons rolling along at 20+...

....and the MAMIL pelotons rolling along at 20+ mph.....
10-18-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,019
Posted By jlaw

One way to find gravel roads is to use Bing Maps...

One way to find gravel roads is to use Bing Maps zoomed-in to the 1000 ft/inch level or closer. The gravel roads appear as a slightly darker light gray.

In the image below the gravel road (Kelley...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

Now that would be cool! ...and warm...

Now that would be cool! ...and warm...
10-18-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,019
Posted By jlaw

I've noticed the same thing in the N.E. U.S. -...

I've noticed the same thing in the N.E. U.S. - somebody did a ride and they show all gravel where only a portion actually is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

Many ebikes have a substantial head light...

Many ebikes have a substantial head light hard-wired to the main battery - some have tail light similarly wired.
10-17-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By jlaw

This website has a comparison tool that allows...

This website has a comparison tool that allows you to compare different stem length/rise combinations to your current set-up and each other. It shows the reach/rise of each set-up. Very useful.
Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

yes

yes
10-17-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,019
Posted By jlaw

I think that the manufacturer is trying to...

I think that the manufacturer is trying to provide a large number of mounting points so that the various frame bag designs, etc. can be accommodated.

They are trying to get away from the bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

"No Pain, No Gain" Love it! Are you my high...

"No Pain, No Gain" Love it!

Are you my high school football coach back from the dead?

He really hated it when we played The Ramones in the locker room...
10-16-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,930
Posted By jlaw

https://velo-orange.com/collections/saddles/produc...

https://velo-orange.com/collections/saddles/products/velo-orange-saddle-loops

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2196/9775/products/f6b67ab2c488e26579edff5c5211c488.jpg?v=1525887434
10-16-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,930
Posted By jlaw

Got my B17 Narrow Imperial in the mail yesterday...

Got my B17 Narrow Imperial in the mail yesterday - took it for a 19 mile loop this morning.

I really like the fact that the saddle is slippery. I have the nose about 3/4" high from level and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 26,532
Posted By jlaw

I do. But I only use a pedal golf cart because...

I do. But I only use a pedal golf cart because using an electric golf cart is CHEATING!

https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/266/14713/4742085_1_x.jpg?auto=webp&format=pjpg&version=1&width=512
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