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07-02-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,472
Posted By jmeb

For others who aren't aware -- in the UK,...

For others who aren't aware -- in the UK, "pavement" == "sidewalk" in the US.

However, in the case of Milton Keyes, their cycle networks are more like a densely built multi-use path.

I don't...
08-02-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By jmeb

I'll take the 120mm technomic.

I'll take the 120mm technomic.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,448
Posted By jmeb

This 10x over. I would give someone $200 for a...

This 10x over. I would give someone $200 for a backup to my '83 Trek 620 simply because it's my favorite riding frame I've ever owned. But few would pay that for just a 25" frame that doesn't have a...
07-30-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 179,374
Posted By jmeb

Not sure exactly what the plan is for it, but for...

Not sure exactly what the plan is for it, but for the price I couldn't help but pick this up. Will start with a full tear down and overhaul of bearings for now. Some friend will need a 56cm bike as a...
07-30-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,247
Posted By jmeb

I just picked up a complete Centurion Pro Tour 15...

I just picked up a complete Centurion Pro Tour 15 for $130 this evening. A couple weeks ago I got a beautiful Peugeot PNG 10 sans wheelset and handlebars for $80.

As others have said, it is all...
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By jmeb

How much to pay depends on whether the bike is...

How much to pay depends on whether the bike is for you or yours or if you intend to resell it, and whether you can do all your own work on it or not. It would at minimum need: new tires ($60 for good...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By jmeb

Do you want them to be ridden, or do you want...

Do you want them to be ridden, or do you want them to be preserved, or do you want to get the maximum amount of $ out of them? Depending on your priorities there are lots of options to sell Kvale's...
07-29-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 179,374
Posted By jmeb

Finished this while watching the Tour this...

Finished this while watching the Tour this morning. An '86 PNG 10 for a friend. I'm not usually a fan of bright tape, but it looks even better in person. Thanks to Brewsmith for the wheelset.
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07-27-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52,463
Views: 7,081,484
Posted By jmeb

Something I've never seen before -- a very early...

Something I've never seen before -- a very early Schwinn Voyager. A little price, but super cool.

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/bicycle/6654654208.html
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07-24-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By jmeb

Stripped a blue '86 version of this down to the...

Stripped a blue '86 version of this down to the frame yesterday. Cool bike. The seat post attachment is really unique with the wedge-seat post that makes the whole seat-cluster look very svelte.
...
07-23-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,963
Posted By jmeb

Not sure if this belong here or in the "Ebay /...

Not sure if this belong here or in the "Ebay / CList deals"....

Interesting no doubt:

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/reynolds-753-tubing-vintage/6651209896.html
...
07-19-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jmeb

Curious -- I'm typically a b17 rider. However...

Curious -- I'm typically a b17 rider. However I've got a bike with a slightly more aggressive position at times (Jones H-bars in the TT position) and the slight uptilt I use with B17 bothers me to...
07-14-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By jmeb

If anyone needs the group, I'm local and would...

If anyone needs the group, I'm local and would take the wheelset. I'd even pick up the rest of it and ship the remainder to you for agreed upon split?
07-12-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By jmeb

Another millennial here. Been on this forum for a...

Another millennial here. Been on this forum for a while. My start in bikes was all C&V -- mostly as a function of being a broke grad student. I will admit the last two bikes I've bought for my...
07-12-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,460
Posted By jmeb

Oh that's just my size. Jealous mine isn't one...

Oh that's just my size. Jealous mine isn't one larger. Beautiful.
07-11-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By jmeb

The Golden Boy -- any idea how these would work...

The Golden Boy -- any idea how these would work on an '84 Trek 720? If he says they work, I'll take them.
07-02-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jmeb

Now to find a 24h front hub that looks decent....

Now to find a 24h front hub that looks decent. Found a 24h Ultegra rear new for ~$40.

I typically use DT spokes cause that's what I'm familiar with. Probably DT Champions?
07-02-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jmeb

Somewhat deep area section: ...

Somewhat deep area section:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/14cAAOSwj1haZ6VF/s-l1600.jpg
07-02-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jmeb

I found some Sun Ringle Swift TA-1s for super...

I found some Sun Ringle Swift TA-1s for super cheap, new. But they are 24h. I've only ever built / ridden 32h or 36h.

How much would 24h rims suck for some mild commuting and around town riding...
07-02-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jmeb

Gold anodized box section? Anyone still making them

My SO has a mid 80s Fuji mixte that came stock with gold anodized araya rims. They do look nice and really set off the gold decals and pin-striping. But they are well past their prime, and I'd like...
07-02-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By jmeb

What's the BB threading on the Super Course? If...

What's the BB threading on the Super Course? If it is standard English I am interested.
06-03-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,472
Posted By jmeb

That's rad. The idea I had in...

That's rad.



The idea I had in starting this thread is to share good ideas to advocate for that have already found their place into law in other locales.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,553
Posted By jmeb

That is a very handsome bike.

That is a very handsome bike.
05-29-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,472
Posted By jmeb

What's the "best" bike law in your state or town?

Was recently reading over Colorado's bike laws and found a nice little nugget. Was wondering what cyclist-friendly bits of law other's may have come across in their states or municipalities.

"If...
05-28-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By jmeb

There isn't an 11/30 cassette for m8000 --...

There isn't an 11/30 cassette for m8000 -- smallest is 11/40, which saves 26g over the largest m8000 cassette. If we're comparing aftermarket parts that sort of a whole nother ball game.

Weight...
05-28-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By jmeb

Nothing. But a single chaining is simpler. It...

Nothing. But a single chaining is simpler. It reduces parts, maintenance, shifting complexity, cockpit overload, etc. I have a 2x on my mtb, but will certainly go 1x when I wear out the drivetrain....
05-16-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By jmeb

I have noticed I regularly get little extra for...

I have noticed I regularly get little extra for riding a cool vintage bike on Bike to Work days -- esp at stops hosted by bike shops / bike brands.

Usually I choose the Raleigh / Carlton, as it...
05-15-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,476
Posted By jmeb

Compass makes some stupidly nice 26" skinwalls --...

Compass makes some stupidly nice 26" skinwalls -- the Rat Trap pass. If I was going to be on tarmac 95% of the time, its what I would take assuming money is no object.

I've ridden the Maxxis...
04-27-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By jmeb

Don't do much riding where a shorter wheelbase is...

Don't do much riding where a shorter wheelbase is preferrable. That's what the Waterford is for. And I've got a 24" 720 in the rafters I need to build and see if it is as magical as the 25.5" before...
04-26-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By jmeb

Man I love these. My '83 Trek 25.5" is my most...

Man I love these. My '83 Trek 25.5" is my most ridden bike. If this was a longer wheelbase version I'd be snapping it up.
04-04-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,936
Posted By jmeb

How much picked up locally?

How much picked up locally?
04-04-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By jmeb

Great deals. Wish I was nearby.

Great deals. Wish I was nearby.
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,227
Posted By jmeb

All of that plus a different freehub on the...

All of that plus a different freehub on the wheel. Most of the times those are pretty easily swappable.

If you really didn't want campy, you could buy something like the Sora 3000...
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,227
Posted By jmeb

In case anyone stumbles across this -- the Grand...

In case anyone stumbles across this -- the Grand Prix is still available from Raleigh in sizes 54-60. Price is down to $1150 with easy to find corporate code. Plus another 4-6% cash back if you use...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,553
Posted By jmeb

Most frequently commute on my '83 Trek 620 ...

Most frequently commute on my '83 Trek 620

https://i.imgur.com/9uCp0BC.jpg

On days I want to take things slow and enjoy the view, the '66 Carlton/Raleigh Catalina comes out
...
03-23-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52,463
Views: 7,081,484
Posted By jmeb

Beautiful bike. I'm only 6'2"ish, but my...

Beautiful bike.

I'm only 6'2"ish, but my favorite bike of all time is a 25" Trek 620.

I was pretty sad when I brought home a CL find 720 only to discover it was the 24" model.
03-22-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52,463
Views: 7,081,484
Posted By jmeb

The trek matches color and decals of my '83 620. ...

The trek matches color and decals of my '83 620.

But the 600 series didn't have 531 fork and stays -- so I would guess 700 series. Sweet, sweet bike at a great price.
03-19-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By jmeb

Awesome...let me work on convincing my buddy that...

Awesome...let me work on convincing my buddy that this is the right way to go.
03-19-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By jmeb

Out of curiosity -- where in CO are you located? ...

Out of curiosity -- where in CO are you located?

Need to check my parts been to see if I could fit this within my friends budget. But boy would I like to build this up. Beautiful ride.
05-31-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 52,463
Views: 7,081,484
Posted By jmeb

This is hyper cool. I want it just for the dudes...

This is hyper cool. I want it just for the dudes stories. A steal at $150 with some cool parts. https://cosprings.craigslist.org/bik/6144504261.html
...
05-30-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,141
Posted By jmeb

http://i.imgur.com/aBMlsRn.jpg Vintage by...

http://i.imgur.com/aBMlsRn.jpg

Vintage by mountain bike standards as it was born 22 years ago -- 1995 Diamondback Axis TT Ti. You can see the start of the plan with the singleator. Plan is to buy...
05-30-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 151,086
Posted By jmeb

Unless it's bent (doesn't look like it) Fork...

Unless it's bent (doesn't look like it) Fork offset for that year should be 52mm: http://vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85TrekTouring.pdf
05-27-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,124
Posted By jmeb

The Golden Boy -- it was mostly in jest --...

The Golden Boy -- it was mostly in jest -- kicking myself years later for ever letting that wheelset go.

Need to source a rear wheel but shipping from WI probably doesn't make much sense.
...
05-27-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,124
Posted By jmeb

What an awesome rebuild. Does this mean the...

What an awesome rebuild.

Does this mean the 27" Phil wheelset is available....someone may have just found a '84 620 (the full 531 + canti year) for themselves....
05-27-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,857
Posted By jmeb

It's a 620 but I think that is the same frame as...

It's a 620 but I think that is the same frame as the 600 with slightly different components.

I'll never be parting with it -- actively searching for a backup because of how much I like it. You...
05-26-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,857
Posted By jmeb

What appears to be one bay is actually two --...

What appears to be one bay is actually two -- there is a diagonal separator inside, narrowing as you go in. There is another entryway from the other side. Not to spacious but usually enough...except...
05-26-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,421
Posted By jmeb

Maybe there aren't as many as their once was, but...

Maybe there aren't as many as their once was, but there are still tons of quality steel frames being made. From big manufacturers like Raleigh and Surly, to small manufacturers like Black Mountain...
05-26-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,857
Posted By jmeb

Nice bike. Mine about to be stashed into its...

Nice bike.

Mine about to be stashed into its bike locker.

http://i.imgur.com/5twtI2t.jpg
05-26-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By jmeb

Get a gravel bike to go with them. Duh.

Get a gravel bike to go with them. Duh.
05-25-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,421
Posted By jmeb

- Indexed shifting where I can grab a load of...

- Indexed shifting where I can grab a load of gears at once on my mountain bike & touring bike (10spd)
- Clipless pedals
- Sealed bearing hubs that last for what feels like forever.
- Threadless...
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