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10-19-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By rothenfield1

I believe I will take the path of least...

I believe I will take the path of least resistance, this one.

Although, I would like to see the original set-up in action.

Thanks all, mystery solved.-J
10-19-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By rothenfield1

How wonderful to receive so many responses:) This...

How wonderful to receive so many responses:) This is not an restoration. I have the OE Exage 400 LX FD and it does have the housing stop of which you speak, although I'm having a hard time...
10-18-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By rothenfield1

The original FD was also a down pull type. The...

The original FD was also a down pull type. The idea of the pulley is a good one, although it doesn't appear that that was the way the cable was originally run. Also, unless it's missing a seat clamp...
10-18-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By rothenfield1

Cable Routing Mystery

Hello BF, it's been quite a while since I've posted since I gave-up my hobby of restoring old steel frames years ago. However, when my wife found this 92 Trek 930 MTB at the Goodwill, I thought it...
09-18-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 179,016
Posted By rothenfield1

I don't think I've added this to the database....

I don't think I've added this to the database. Apologizes if I have.

'88 912
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/Miyata912011.jpg
09-18-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,074
Posted By rothenfield1

Garage queen to be sure and rarely ridden, and...

Garage queen to be sure and rarely ridden, and although I haven’t posted in forever and haven’t torqued a wrench in over a year, I thought this ’83 Trek 500 9spd conversion, the last bike I ever...
04-23-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 736,597
Posted By rothenfield1

I didn’t realize downtown LA was so rural. We got...

I didn’t realize downtown LA was so rural. We got chickens and goats here. Busy Angelinos don’t have time to visit the countryside, so they’ve brought the country to the city apparently....
04-08-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 736,597
Posted By rothenfield1

Another day on the road; and I snapped this shot...

Another day on the road; and I snapped this shot of a crisp morning sun-up cast across downtown LA.

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/LATC7002.jpg
03-28-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,091
Posted By rothenfield1

Ö.when itís a no-brainer to you that the bike...

Ö.when itís a no-brainer to you that the bike goes inside the car and the dog gets strapped to the roof.
03-22-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,194
Posted By rothenfield1

Iím a B-17 fan. í79 Miyata Gran Touring that...

Iím a B-17 fan.

í79 Miyata Gran Touring that I foolishly sold with Brooks, and will never sell a bike with a good leather saddle again. It just doesnít add the appropriate value.

í83 Trek 500...
03-21-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,719
Posted By rothenfield1

My recollection is of a dark purple Murray...

My recollection is of a dark purple Murray stingray type single speed bike with banana seat and ape-hanger bars. We lived at the bottom of a long downhill road that I enjoyed flying down then...
03-16-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,898
Posted By rothenfield1

If you have faith, duct tape and several 'Our...

If you have faith, duct tape and several 'Our Fathers' and you should be good.:thumb:
03-16-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By rothenfield1

I like the build of your bike. I've never tried a...

I like the build of your bike. I've never tried a spindle spacer, but as mentioned, it seems an economical fix. I recently converted an '83 bike to 9spd without any issues except slow upshifting up...
03-05-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,860
Posted By rothenfield1

Yippie Ki Ay;ÖI get an excuse to post a pic of my...

Yippie Ki Ay;ÖI get an excuse to post a pic of my latest build. The silver speckle is very cool in my eyes.

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/Trek500008.jpg
03-05-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,860
Posted By rothenfield1

Thatís a wonderful build, if not a bit...

Thatís a wonderful build, if not a bit Ďelectronics-out-of-control-ishí Real World tho.:thumb:
02-24-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rothenfield1

I should have taken a better picture of the Dia...

I should have taken a better picture of the Dia Compe NGC 450 centerpulls. They are pretty cool.
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/Trek500010.jpg
02-24-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rothenfield1

Thanks Robbie, that’s high praise coming from you.

Thanks Robbie, that’s high praise coming from you.
02-24-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rothenfield1

Old man legs.

Old man legs.
02-24-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13,725
Views: 2,812,727
Posted By rothenfield1

Yes, R556's, with relatively new cables and...

Yes, R556's, with relatively new cables and housing. This leads me to believe that the bike had been recently ridden.
02-24-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 37,544
Posted By rothenfield1

That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a...

That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I've often wondered what it sounds like to pluck around on an acoustic bass. The sound must reverberate throughout the house.
02-24-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rothenfield1

Those Dura Ace indexed barcons are great for just...

Those Dura Ace indexed barcons are great for just about any drivetrain. They recommend 7700 RD in indexed, but that XT RD is working well indexed.
02-24-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

The frame builder was able to swing the rear...

The frame builder was able to swing the rear triangle over to straightness. It’s all good.


Thanks again you Mech Heads.


http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/Trek500008.jpg
02-23-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13,725
Views: 2,812,727
Posted By rothenfield1

How about, ‘saved from the parking lot’. A funny...

How about, ‘saved from the parking lot’. A funny thing happened at the Home Depot today; as I was leaving the parking lot, my bike antenna went up. There in the outer lot was this frame standing...
02-23-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By rothenfield1

'83 Trek 500 9spd Mod.

This is an ’83 Trek 500 that I tried my first modern conversion on, i.e. 700c rims and 9 spd drivetrain. Although I have ramped and pinned inner rings if needed, the 9 spd chain seems to shift just...
02-23-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 37,544
Posted By rothenfield1

The only C&V guitar is the Epiphone Caballero on...

The only C&V guitar is the Epiphone Caballero on the right. I bought it over 30 years ago as my first real guitar.


http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww1/rothenfield/IMAG0232.jpg
02-23-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 212,639
Posted By rothenfield1

1988 912 This poor bike had obviously seen...

1988 912

This poor bike had obviously seen better days. Some artistic person had rattle-canned one side of the frame, and the 600 tricolor group was almost unrecognizable. However, with some...
02-22-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,658
Posted By rothenfield1

Iím not sure Iím enjoying it yet. It sounds...

Iím not sure Iím enjoying it yet.

It sounds like a serious topic however.
02-20-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,481
Posted By rothenfield1

I used to dip entire frames in a week bath of OA...

I used to dip entire frames in a week bath of OA to treat rust until I got a tip from Khatful. On frames with minimal and typical rust around the lugs and spot paint nicks, I use a small amount of...
02-19-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,802
Posted By rothenfield1

One thing that I have changed is not to...

One thing that I have changed is not to completely clean every obscure component to some mythical NOS condition. If the frame is straight and dent free, I will put my best effort into bringing the...
02-19-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,535
Posted By rothenfield1

With SLX tubing, it would be considered a keeper,...

With SLX tubing, it would be considered a keeper, no matter the finish. From the pictures Iíve seen, the finish doesnít look that bad; besides, the black looks quite striking. With a little C&V...
02-17-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,802
Posted By rothenfield1

OK, I went back and read the OP’s intro and tried...

OK, I went back and read the OP’s intro and tried to think what type of bike I really hated…and can’t come up with anything. I understand the fixie movement in its simplicity. But, over time, I...
02-17-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,653
Posted By rothenfield1

Once again, not classic or vintage; however, Iím...

Once again, not classic or vintage; however, Iím totally into uplifting steel frames into the modern age. I also like bikes that pass your eye at first glance, but upon a closer look, pop your eyes...
02-16-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,802
Posted By rothenfield1

I need to go back and read this thread from the...

I need to go back and read this thread from the beginning...:twitchy:
02-15-12, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rothenfield1

If you are talking about this dearhead,...

If you are talking about this dearhead, http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=02f91c5b-c4bc-4a13-b17e-de448780c7a2&Enum=108, itís no wonder you are attached to it. My suspicion is that the spring...
02-12-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

I apologize for this rant. After all these years...

I apologize for this rant. After all these years of posting, you’d think that I would have evolved a thicker skin. I must have been overly protective of the one and only wheelset that I have built....
02-12-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

I like MechBgonís poetic description of the...

I like MechBgonís poetic description of the tricolors. If I were selling and someone asked, Iíd explain that Zen Masters dreamt up the group while meditating on Mt. Fuji.
02-12-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

I donít know where you got the idea that I was...

I donít know where you got the idea that I was ďmessingĒ with the spoke tension, did I say that? When I first discovered the issue, I took the bike in for professional help. It was the LBS that...
02-11-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

Well, perhaps you havenít been reading my...

Well, perhaps you havenít been reading my responses; it was hard for me to check anything when I first posted the question since I was out-of-town without the bike until yesterday. I think Iíve done...
02-11-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

This is an í83 Trek 500 frameset that I am trying...

This is an í83 Trek 500 frameset that I am trying to mod into a 9 spd. The crank isnít 9 spd, but it seems to shift fine up front on the stand. Once I have the bike running, if the FD shifting is...
02-11-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

I picked up a mistreated ’88 Miyata 912. The...

I picked up a mistreated ’88 Miyata 912. The original 6400 group is very ugly, but the frame is straight and dent free. While the frame will never be a real beauty again, citrus stripper and...
02-10-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

I reversed the wheel with the same result. The...

I reversed the wheel with the same result. The offset is still about 3mm to the right. This leads me to believe that it is the frame. The rear triangle spread originally was 126mm and cold-set to...
02-10-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

As coincidence would have it, I had bought this...

As coincidence would have it, I had bought this 6400 group about the time of this post. It arrived today and I thought that it would be appropriate to post the photos. Note, the brake levers are 6401...
02-09-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By rothenfield1

I’ll keep a lookout. It shouldn't be hard to...

I’ll keep a lookout. It shouldn't be hard to spot. If the thief is still riding it, he may have made it to the coast by now.

Why this particular bike?
02-08-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

That makes it extra-special good.

That makes it extra-special good.
02-08-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By rothenfield1

Chicago seems like a nice place to meÖperhaps not...

Chicago seems like a nice place to meÖperhaps not this time of year, but a great city nonetheless. This forum seems to have facilitators everywhere, so if you see a Centi that you want, put it out...
02-08-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

Has anyone figured-out what those colors signify?

Has anyone figured-out what those colors signify?
02-08-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,349
Posted By rothenfield1

If I owned that Litespeed, I wouldn’t allow a...

If I owned that Litespeed, I wouldn’t allow a strangers lifted leg anywhere near it.
02-08-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 71,446
Posted By rothenfield1

Ahh, youíre just being modest. To me, youíre the...

Ahh, youíre just being modest. To me, youíre the holy ghost of bananas.

Very fun thread; especially after gaining the imprimatur of T-marís excellent 600 timeline post.:thumb:
02-08-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,330
Posted By rothenfield1

Thatís an amazing Sheldon link. I donít think...

Thatís an amazing Sheldon link. I donít think that I have ever had a bike related question that someone didnít provide a Sheldon link to. That guy was amazing.

I get home tomorrow evening and will...
02-08-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 114,732
Posted By rothenfield1

I like the practicality of this bike much. With...

I like the practicality of this bike much. With your experience as a wrench and a rider, Iím surprised some smart bike maker hasnít consulted you.

Beautiful country BTW.
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