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08-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By The Golden Boy

And there's another "titanium" colored Bullseye...

And there's another "titanium" colored Bullseye as the upper jockey. That's 3. Three Bullseye Pulleys!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha

Think of how fast this bike is!!!

And energy saving.
...
08-07-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 277,606
Posted By JohnDThompson

Not sure if this will help, but I used the...

Not sure if this will help, but I used the straddle cable anchor bolt from a set of MAFAC "Racer" brakes for that purpose on my similar Maillard drum brake hubs:
08-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 277,606
Posted By francophile

I'm overloaded on handlebars and wheelsets and...

I'm overloaded on handlebars and wheelsets and don't dig on brifters, but what I happen to have is one or more 25.4 alloy (and maybe steel) seatposts with a graveyard of Simplex RDs I can harvest...
08-06-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By since6

The Covid Bike Boom?

I noticed it on a local trail, bikes, lots more bikes than all the Augusts of before. And, shiny, new bikes, all ages, but a lot in later years. A bike boom?

So I visited a couple LBS and found...
08-03-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,187
Posted By rossiny

Old thread

I am looking at one right now. I was disappointed by a Schwinn Voyageur Champion tubing, that I later found out has a bent fork on one side and toe overlap which I dislike. I had a 1985 or so...
07-31-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By top506

My experience concurs that they are easier on the...

My experience concurs that they are easier on the knees.

Top
07-29-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,765
Posted By P!N20

The only rule is to photograph your bike from the...

The only rule is to photograph your bike from the drive side.
07-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too...

Agree with headwind. Bike is, if anything, too small. If it were me, I'd flip the stem and move the spacers to on top. Someone should be able to put a straight edge on your back and have it touch all...
07-28-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By The Golden Boy

Some people have had luck with some of the...

Some people have had luck with some of the earlier DC brakes- I suppose it also very much has to do with which bike and how wide the posts are spaced... But when you see a set of lightly used MT62...
07-28-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's like at the dog park- you know all the dogs'...

It's like at the dog park- you know all the dogs' names, you recognize the owners- but you don't remember their names...

You remember the bike- you vaguely know who's bike it is... :D
07-27-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By lostarchitect

Glad it went to a good home and got some good...

Glad it went to a good home and got some good use! Yes, it was a great bike, I was often sorry I sold it.

I periodically look around for a "new" vintage Trek for myself. One of these days I'll...
07-27-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By cb400

I put fenders on a mountain bike with the similar...

I put fenders on a mountain bike with the similar single hole, all I did was make an L bracket and bolt it to both the frame and standard fender bracket. Not the most elegant but it worked.
07-27-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By scarlson

Thanks for the extra pictures and measurement!...

Thanks for the extra pictures and measurement! Makes sense looking at the other Nishikis I've worked with, which are also all 26.8.

The post in this frame is a chromed steel pillar-type post, so...
07-27-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By scarlson

Nice lookin bike! A friend of mine just bought...

Nice lookin bike! A friend of mine just bought one for his girlfriend and I'm acting as his consultant during the build, so I'm interested in some of the things on yours.

Does that top-mount...
07-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By tricky

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him?...

Great bike, but isn't it a smidge small for him? And if it isn't already it looks like he'll outgrow it in about 5 minutes. haha
07-23-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By cudak888

If you have an affordable framebuiler nearby, die...

If you have an affordable framebuiler nearby, die grind out that tube and have a framebuilder silver in a new one.

It'll forever be a torched-up mutt and an expensive fix if you decide to paint,...
07-22-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By nlerner

Wait, I thought it's only CF frames that break.

Wait, I thought it's only CF frames that break.
07-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By JohnDThompson

IIRC, that model used a Nikko one-piece...

IIRC, that model used a Nikko one-piece bulge-formed head tube (the "lugs" were integral with the head tube), rather than separate head lugs and head tube.

Drop the fork and look inside the head...
07-22-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By repechage

Take it to a Trek dealer and ask for a warranty...

Take it to a Trek dealer and ask for a warranty replacement. :)

repairable as noted, not economical
I have seen this type of failure before - typical was loaded touring involved and high miles.
07-22-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By SurferRosa

"Slime in the ice machine!" - Marvin...

"Slime in the ice machine!"
- Marvin Zindler
07-22-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By Kabuki12

My friend had a more vertical crack that ran...

My friend had a more vertical crack that ran almost a helical or spiral path around the head tube in a 1987 Schwinn Circuit. He had ridden to Santa Barbara from Ventura , about 45 miles and was...
07-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By unterhausen

As I stated in my previous post, I think they...

As I stated in my previous post, I think they probably thinned the head tube a bit much. I'm almost positive it happened at the tip of the head lug on the back of the head tube. The head tube gets...
07-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any...

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any thoughts as to how that happens? Id think the fork would be leveraging against the head tube bearings, and supported buy the steering tube lugs. Howd...
07-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By dddd

This seems relatively fail-safe as compared to...

This seems relatively fail-safe as compared to the headtube cracks I've seen on aluminum frames.

I had someone set to come over to take delivery of a GT road bike recently, but when doing the...
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By scarlson

I broke an old Trek frame at a similar age....

I broke an old Trek frame at a similar age. Fastback seat stays and six months of loaded touring caused its downfall, but my dad insisted it was my fault for riding like an aggressive teenager. :lol:
07-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By unterhausen

I fixed a bike like that by replacing the head...

I fixed a bike like that by replacing the head tube. It was nearly impossible to see the crack from the outside, but it was pretty clear from the inside. It's a little weird, I figured there was...
07-21-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By 3speedslow

It’s hard to be able to say goodbye to an old and...

It’s hard to be able to say goodbye to an old and reliable friend. Sorry for the loss of a great riding frame!

Standalone
07-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By balindamood

Best type of crack, actually. If it had...

Best type of crack, actually. If it had completely broken while riding, the steerer tube would have prevented a complete collapse. In fact, the steerer tube is probably why it is not in two pieces...
07-21-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By Hudson308

The bad news is that frame is toast. The good...

The bad news is that frame is toast.
The good news is it shouldn't be too hard to find a replacement. :o
07-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 939
Posted By xiaoman1

Standalone, Sorry to see this but in the first...

Standalone,
Sorry to see this but in the first picture it looks like a crack, be glad and consider yourself lucky that you noticed it.
Ben
07-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By Litespud

That lady seems nice - at first I thought she was...

That lady seems nice - at first I thought she was cheering you on....but then I saw Connecticut.:lol:

CT is known as "The Nutmeg State" - regardless of other historical explanation, I suspect it's...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 200,532
Posted By Doug64

Netherlands-- The riders try to skewer a 2" ring...

Netherlands-- The riders try to skewer a 2" ring hanging from a rope.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50130231451_2a48cb172d_b.jpg
...
07-19-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16,078
Views: 1,668,886
Posted By gugie

Nice! That's showing them the ropes the right...

Nice! That's showing them the ropes the right way.

Having ridden about half of that route with rhm and others on a couple of Tour de French Fender Days, the Long Island route up to Orient Point...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,196,771
Posted By ciquta

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1439/img_20200719_100221_b96b77026d667a5ad654d1bb681eaf2a37313103.jpg
07-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By Miele Man

And hostile behaviours are seemingly enhanced...

And hostile behaviours are seemingly enhanced during this Covid-19 thing.

Cheers
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By debade

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many...

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many good bicycling friends. But in general, I find the folks in CT to be the least friendly folks of the 5 states I have lived. I also found the...
07-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By gear64

Who knows? I see this within the same metro...

Who knows? I see this within the same metro region. For me it's the difference between urban and suburban. And with suburban, I'm not even talking about getting on the major arteries, people just...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Slasharoo

Wow, nice little trip. Thanks for sharing

Wow, nice little trip. Thanks for sharing
07-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By seedsbelize

We lived in a very different world in 1984. I see...

We lived in a very different world in 1984. I see very few comparisons to today's world. Like comparing the fifties to the eighties.
07-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By uncle uncle

I think the psychological desire for...

I think the psychological desire for one-upmanship is even stronger today than it was in the past. That racers are not richer, they are just conditioned by society and peer pressure to seek out...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Steve B.

So cool !, thx for the update and pic’s. ...

So cool !, thx for the update and pic’s.

Safe trip home.
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Pratt

From Riverhead, you might also consider Shelter...

From Riverhead, you might also consider Shelter Island. Sounds (pun intended) like a great trip. Ferry crossings should be fun.
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Papa Tom

I use North Country out of Pt. Jefferson, also. ...

I use North Country out of Pt. Jefferson, also. If you haven't ever ridden away from that ferry before, just know that the climb toward North Country on 25A is a fierce one, especially when you have...
06-25-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By tricky

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel...

Low end fixed gear = low end high tensile steel frame. Your options are to convert an old vintage higher end road bike or beefy frame (old Schwinn as mentioned above) or get him something like a...
06-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,288
Posted By polymorphself

My thought is that hes just got low end bikes. I...

My thought is that hes just got low end bikes. I cant imagine any vintage steel bike in decent condition having a single issue with someone just over 200 pounds. Find any frame that fits him and...
06-24-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Narhay

Can you try a different skewer or roll yours on a...

Can you try a different skewer or roll yours on a flat surface to see if it is warped?
06-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By oneclick

If they're bent, they'll likely be bent at one...

If they're bent, they'll likely be bent at one end - he said the skewer goes in as far as the threads. He should try putting the skewer in from the other side; if it the axle is bent, the skewer will...
06-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By oneclick

Every thread notch is a stress-riser. I have...

Every thread notch is a stress-riser.

I have never seen a skewer that was threaded more than just enough for the nut - and if I had one, I'd swap it out for one that wasn't.

A broken skewer...
06-24-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By mech986

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you...

Can you see all the way through the axle? Can you put a small rod through it? Might it have debris inside? If the axle is bent, it is already stressed and may break. Something not right here. But may...
06-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Narhay

Are your skewers or the axle bent?

Are your skewers or the axle bent?
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