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09-27-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I believe that's all the updates. It's been...

I believe that's all the updates.

It's been hard to play games and do things I enjoy in general, what with everything going on. I'm trying to do more things that bring me joy, and staying in...
08-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,590
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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08-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,541
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have been WAITING for this day! Here is...

I have been WAITING for this day!

Here is the sellers photo of what turned out to be a 79 Trek 514. Asking price: $45.00, actual cost after some expert negotiating by yours truly... $43.00. ...
08-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)... 84 310 ...

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)...
84 310
84 610
85 710
86 710
91 1000LT

Treks...

78 706
08-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been...

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been camping out of cell range, and I neglected to inform the Thread O Crap (series 8)

BUT thy name hast been applied to the Lyst o Crap, as requested....
07-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 115,003
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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79 Trek 514...
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,049
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Whichever one had the best time.

Whichever one had the best time.
07-28-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,384
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps...

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps it off my back, and the sipping hose is right there when you need it. And its pretty stealth in an old Cannondale bar bag.
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,384
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hang one of these off the top tube. ...

Hang one of these off the top tube.

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07-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,679
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was into inline skates in the 90s (actually...

I was into inline skates in the 90s (actually thinking about digging my old pair out of storage) and I remember the brand Rollerblades becoming the generic term for all skates. They had really...
07-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 991
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, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,886
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest...

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest ride to date.

He also took the opportunity to offload an old Trek of his onto unsuspecting innocent me... A 78 TX706. Its a beauty, in amazing...
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I dont even think its the stiffness of track...

I dont even think its the stiffness of track and crit bikes, its the relationship of the rear tires contact patch to the saddle. The further forward the rear tire is placed, the impacts from road...
07-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,335
Posted By Chr0m0ly

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike...

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike comparison of the 720 with a few others, one of which is a Cannondale ST500

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Bicycling720June83.pdf
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,168
Posted By Chr0m0ly

OH MAN.... :eek: Ive been going...

OH MAN.... :eek:

Ive been going through this for like, a year, a year and a half...

Im not even 510, Im like, 59 and 7/8ths or something like that, and I have a PBH of 88.25cm. That...
07-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,886
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight,...

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight, and I have a few weeks of summer vacation startiiiing........ NOW!
07-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's...

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's ten speed with stemies, this is gorgeous!
06-28-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 600,695
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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They finally got here!...
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By Chr0m0ly

agreed! :D I just have a Strava app, but I...

agreed! :D

I just have a Strava app, but I can see on the app that my uphill times are MUCH faster on the Miyata. Like I mentioned, the bike does not twist on big efforts, and the watts estimation...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but its...

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but its that leather/canvas/rubber smell. I kind of like it. Now if you get into 70s and 80s camping gear... the water repellent coating on older nylon packs...
06-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,355
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This has Cannondale written all over it. Tall...

This has Cannondale written all over it. Tall guy, big guy.

Id find any Cannondale frame he takes a liking to, the ST Tourers that I like came in big size jumps. I use a 23, Id suggest a 25 for...
06-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, its been...

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, its been wandering around Detroit for a couple weeks. I think the USPS is still running fewer staff, and its making deliveries sloooooow.
06-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If that were mine, and I didnt like 1/2 granny...

If that were mine, and I didnt like 1/2 granny gearing and down tube shifters, I would go option 4) I suggest turning that 1/2+G into a compact double, then get some decent hoops with maybe 8 speeds...
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The only thing heretical here is calling the 84...

The only thing heretical here is calling the 84 520 sporty!

The 84 is the first year for 45.5cm chainstays and canti brakes, the 84 is a ligit touring bike.
...minus a few brazes...
...
06-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Neither my 79 514, nor the 84 610 I had have...

Neither my 79 514, nor the 84 610 I had have seat stay rack brazes. And the 514 had 44.5cm chain stays, so it will take panniers very well.

The single attachment to the brake bridge racks seem...
06-18-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,810
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I think they are, but I just have the wrap, the...

I think they are, but I just have the wrap, the bars were for the sellers photos. Im planning rando bars.
06-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

:thumb: Thy name hast been placed within the...

:thumb:
Thy name hast been placed within the Tome of the Noble Lyst O' Crap
May the Deity, Higher Power, or Mysteries of Nature, Keep and Speed the Crap along its journey.
06-10-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,736
Posted By Chr0m0ly

As you do this things, remember you can take...

As you do this things, remember you can take photos with your phone, as you go. Take a picture of the brake bridge, take it off the bike. Disassemble it on a towel, laying the pieces out in the...
06-10-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,773
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Second for new rims on existing hubs! Might be...

Second for new rims on existing hubs! Might be able to reuse the spokes... :D
06-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have some 83 and 84 Trek tourers, but they...

I have some 83 and 84 Trek tourers, but they come from the pre-fastback seat stay stay era, so I dont think that info would be helpful.

They all fit, at minimum, 28mm tires with fenders. I...
06-07-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Chr0m0ly

YEAAAAH!!! :beer: ...

YEAAAAH!!! :beer:



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I just picked up my frame...
06-06-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,432
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!
06-05-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Who doesnt like a good zombie thread??

Who doesnt like a good zombie thread??
06-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have received the proper forms, signed in...

I have received the proper forms, signed in triplicate, and properly notarized. You have all rights and privileges to prophylactradactylly line the Box O Crap.

My advisers are unclear as to the...
06-05-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,034
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I had noticed that when I picked it up, and...

I had noticed that when I picked it up, and decided it would likely be ok, since the seat stays to the cluster looked solid. But I did try to highlight them in the pictures, hoping someone with more...
06-03-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 600,695
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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06-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,810
Posted By Chr0m0ly

nope! But the seller was a super cool guy, we had...

nope! But the seller was a super cool guy, we had a good talk at a socially respectful distance. Were both believers in full disclosure of frame flaws, etc. He has an account on here but rarely...
06-03-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,810
Posted By Chr0m0ly

New Bike Day! 74 Raleigh International Content

Hello!!
A while back I posted a whats next thread. I have and love a few Treks, Cannys, Miayatas, and I wanted something a little different.

I found it,

...
06-02-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,361
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have never understood this. I come out of the...

I have never understood this. I come out of the motorcycle industry and there is no top tube, and the saddle is the lowest part.
Flat footing a motorbike from the saddle is confidence inspiring but...
06-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,923
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Better late than never...

Towed one with another!


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05-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,474
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Bah, you can still push your bike youre not...

Bah, you can still push your bike youre not riding rough enough stuff! :thumb:
...
05-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,474
Posted By Chr0m0ly

waaait a minute... long chain stays move the...

waaait a minute...
long chain stays move the center of mass forward, not backward. The shorter the chainstays are, the more you unweight the front wheel, and have to muscle forward to prevent...
05-21-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,101
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Its like deja vu all over again... I think...

Its like deja vu all over again...

I think the buyer should recognize that there is no package, and it is simple he that opens.


...
05-21-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,618
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have, maybe seven or eight bikes Id like to...

I have, maybe seven or eight bikes Id like to send on to new homes, but theyre in Chicago.

Im in school, and my wifes a musician.When everything went remote we were urged to evacuate to MI....
05-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

You Sir, have been added to the List O Crap....

You Sir, have been added to the List O Crap. :giver:
05-18-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 94,562
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The 8th Edition of the BOC is up!

Crandress,
A Very happy retirement to you, Sir. A huge thank you for the tutelage and initiation into the hallowed halls of Crapmanship.

The eighth edition of the BOC can be found here: ...
05-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,269
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Box O' Crap, Series Eight

I am the new Crap Master. I am a children's therapist in the real world which I hope won't be applicable to my new honorific. I think I can handle this, but we shall see! For the general record of...
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