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07-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What makes a good vintage century bike build?

I have been upping my miles and speed during the past few months! It's been a lot of fun, and I would like to continue to go further and faster. Speed is not the ultimate goal, but a way to get more...
06-30-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’ve been working on this a little, any advice? ...

I’ve been working on this a little, any advice?


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06-30-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This is why no one uses Al rims anymore. Or...

This is why no one uses Al rims anymore.

Or handlebars.

Or seat posts.

Or steering stems.
06-29-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
Posted By Chr0m0ly

added!

added!
06-28-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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I had these sent to me from Cali, they posted...
06-28-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,719
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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They finally got here!...
06-26-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Don’t get me wring, I LOVE that Trek, their is a...

Don’t get me wring, I LOVE that Trek, their is a LOT more to being an awesome bike than pure speed climbing ability. That frame that gives up a little in the hills is amazing, AMAZING on gravel. When...
06-25-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Trek doesn’t share dimensions of different sizes...

Trek doesn’t share dimensions of different sizes until ‘85, but in that catalog the 24” size is shown with a 59.9 seat tube on the 720, and a 59.6 ST on the 620, so assuming they didn’t change the...
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Chr0m0ly

We’re about the same height, which is why I...

We’re about the same height, which is why I started with 56/7 miyatas and 22.5” Treks. But my inseem is 34.75”. If we sat on a bench you’d be five inches taller than me, but we’d be about the same...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s...

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s that leather/canvas/rubber smell. I kind of like it. Now if you get into 70’s and 80’s camping gear... the water repellent coating on older nylon packs...
06-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thats brazed, not welded. And Gugie could tell...

Thats brazed, not welded. And Gugie could tell you about difficulty level, but I do t think it’s high. The expense comes from the repaint afterwords.
06-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Chr0m0ly

How much does fashion play a role in frame size selection?

I’m 41 years old, and I carry an extra 20-25 pounds on my frame. I’m 200lbs just shy of 5’10”, but a short-back. My cycling inseam is 88.25cm using the book on the wall method. I’ve been car free for...
06-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 928
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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

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

I’d find any Cannondale frame he takes a liking to, the ST Tourers that I like came in big size jumps. I use a 23, I’d suggest a 25 for...
06-24-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have had good luck with “Navel Jelly” which is...

I have had good luck with “Navel Jelly” which is stronger and nastier than evapo-rust but you can dab it on with a cotton swap, wait an hour, and wipe it off. You can do a little at a time, and it’s...
06-23-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By Chr0m0ly

During high effort sprinting/climbing, they are...

During high effort sprinting/climbing, they are the opposite of down hilling. the Trek feels more stable when I’m pulling up in the bars to leverage the pedals. The Miyata lets me pull it off line...
06-22-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have a question? I have a 24” Trek 720,...

I have a question?

I have a 24” Trek 720, It’s classic French fit for me, steering stem is about 80/90mm’s.

I’ve been trying out different stems on a 57cm Miyata 1000LT, and I think I’ve got a...
06-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, it’s been...

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, it’s been wandering around Detroit for a couple weeks. I think the USPS is still running fewer staff, and it’s making deliveries sloooooow.
06-21-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Just the right amount of information! When I was...

Just the right amount of information! When I was in my 20’s I would pour over the Motorcycle version of charts like these, awesome to see a bike version!!


WHOA!!
In 1985 you could spend...
06-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If that were mine, and I didn’t like 1/2 granny...

If that were mine, and I didn’t 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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,820
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This is my Trek, I’ve been enjoying the 24” size...

This is my Trek, I’ve been enjoying the 24” size WAY more than the 22.5” models I used to ride.

My Miyata I picked up when I was still buying 22.5” or 56/57 cm frames. It’s always felt a touch...
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’d love to see “outfitting the complete cyclist”...

I’d love to see “outfitting the complete cyclist” if you don’t mind adding an article.

I have a few bike touring books and some mapped routes from the boom days, and I’d love to find more.
06-19-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Oh! I have a canti framed mountain bike, I...

Oh!
I have a canti framed mountain bike, I have no worries bout its strength. I just like the earlier ones better. And that they were only produced for two(?) years makes them collectable. I had a...
06-19-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thats fair. If I have a heavy load I’ll take a...

Thats fair.
If I have a heavy load I’ll take a touring bike. It’s likely I never loaded a single attachment point rack to the point that it’s instability was noticeably to me. I’m also religious...
06-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By Chr0m0ly

And that is sweet frame! The Crits that came out...

And that is sweet frame! The Crits that came out before the cantied rear drop out are awesome.
06-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
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 braze’s. And the 514 had 44.5cm chain stays, so it will take panniers very well.

The single attachment to the brake bridge racks seem...
06-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chr0m0ly

^^^ This. I’ll put the stitching at the bottom...

^^^
This. I’ll put the stitching at the bottom of the drop, so I can route the cables under the threads, and they can exit through the seam.
Then continue up so the brake lever clamps are in the...
06-18-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
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. I’m planning rando bars.
06-18-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’ve aimed myself in a new direction. You know...

I’ve aimed myself in a new direction. You know how you can start a build around anything? Like “I have this bottle cage, it just needs a bike to go around it...?” Welp, I took a gander and realized I...
06-16-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,719
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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A pair of hoodies
06-16-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’d just use good ol’ Canecreek for 10 bucks....

I’d just use good ol’ Canecreek for 10 bucks. Just got a tan pair for my Trek 720. They’re cheap, last well, and look just fine.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Cane-Creek-Standard-Non-Aero-Black-Hoods
06-16-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Come ON! Look at those little wheels brazed on...

Come ON! Look at those little wheels brazed on for the BB cable routing!?! That right their is worth a hunert or hunert-fity!
What it cost to have that built up custom for you now? They don’t make...
06-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
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: 47
Views: 1,762
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: 1,238
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: 440
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 don’t 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: 189
Posted By Chr0m0ly

YEAAAAH!!! :beer: ...

YEAAAAH!!! :beer:



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I just picked up my frame...
06-07-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That’s it! I don’t know why it’s so loud, but...

That’s it! I don’t know why it’s so loud, but yeah, that’s the gadget!
06-07-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Chr0m0ly

“Brush-Hero” Wheel cleaning

I was cruising my neighborhood and found a “free” table in front of a house getting rid of some stuff. One was a “brush hero” water powered rotating scrub brush. Looks like an “as seen on TV”...
06-06-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,836
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!
06-06-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I want to go old school, this is such a pretty...

I want to go old school, this is such a pretty frame I want to put some polished parts on it.

The reality is I am have most of the group from a Cannondale tourer from about ‘94. It’s a 7 speed...
06-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The 800 is straight gauge hi-ten, with a...

The 800 is straight gauge hi-ten, with a straight-gauge chromo seat tube.

The 930 is full butted chromo frame, fork, and stays. Stays are tapered.

They are very different bikes.
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Chr0m0ly

In the search refinement box, click sold and...

In the search refinement box, click sold and completed transactions. Then you see what the bikes are selling for, not just what sellers are asking for.
06-05-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chr0m0ly

One of well, a few really, reasons I wanted a...

One of well, a few really, reasons I wanted a nice quality older frame was the shock absorbing front fork. I thing you still have that quality into the early eighties, but I’d bet the 69’s and 70’s...
06-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chr0m0ly

How would you describe the ride in each of those...

How would you describe the ride in each of those incarnations?
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Ain’t THAT the truth!

Ain’t THAT the truth!
06-05-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Who doesn’t like a good zombie thread??

Who doesn’t like a good zombie thread??
06-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,002
Posted By Chr0m0ly

ok, WOW. I don’t even think using the royal...

ok, WOW.
I don’t even think using the royal crap-tastic jargon is allowing me to express how impressed I am by this development.
You Sir, are getting a mention in the crappy book of records.
...
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