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10-21-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By The Golden Boy

John beat me to the Avocet/Ofmega touring triple:...

John beat me to the Avocet/Ofmega touring triple:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4684/39522569522_74cda297e6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23dtuYs)
1986 Trek 400 Elance (https://flic.kr/p/23dtuYs) by...
10-19-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've ridden the TourGuards and the PT tires. I...

I've ridden the TourGuards and the PT tires. I like them.
10-19-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 616
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was thinking that too- but look on the pic of...

I was thinking that too- but look on the pic of the rear dropout- it looks blue under the baby poo brown- plus the canti braze ons, removal of the BB cable guides and... wait a second...

is that a...
10-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,312
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you for all that you do!
10-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By The Golden Boy

Mike Appel on the left, Dick Nolan on the right.

Mike Appel on the left, Dick Nolan on the right.
10-18-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,593
Posted By The Golden Boy

Exactly. I would like to experience it,...

Exactly.

I would like to experience it, maybe ride it- but as someone who doesn't have a warehouse or museum to admire it's awesomeness- I would be the wrong person to have this. I'd want to...
10-13-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By The Golden Boy

I prefer the medium profile brakes. My favorites...

I prefer the medium profile brakes. My favorites are the XT M732 and MT-62. I'm not a fan of the DC960s.

The Suntour XC Pro and XTR M900 are low profile cantis.
...
10-13-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,312
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not working for me either.

Not working for me either.
10-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,288
Posted By The Golden Boy

Different brakes. New canti brakes don’t...

Different brakes.

New canti brakes don’t have the adjustability that the old ones did- back when there was no real standard for canti placement.

People have had good luck with Shimano M732, BR...
10-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By The Golden Boy

Those Ofmega/Avocet cranks are 144/74- I think...

Those Ofmega/Avocet cranks are 144/74- I think the other holes are 102.
10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By The Golden Boy

Whoa- that’s a cool bike- with a portage BAR on...

Whoa- that’s a cool bike- with a portage BAR on it.
10-11-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

So is it something psychological that people that...

So is it something psychological that people that ordered 77/78 ice blue Treks rode the living **** out of them, or is there something that makes that paint show wear more than other colors?
10-11-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

That looks a lot like my 78 TX700. Same color,...

That looks a lot like my 78 TX700. Same color, same condition- completely different build! I’ve been toying with the idea of refinishing it- IMO, it’s right on the cusp of looking “loved” vs....
10-11-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

You have to have 10 posts in. Even though...

You have to have 10 posts in.

Even though you’ve been a member here for 11 years, you’ve only got 2 posts.

I, for one, would love to see your TX900 build!

Reply to a few posts; heck,...
10-08-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,824
Posted By The Golden Boy

I used to drop people lines about incorrect...

I used to drop people lines about incorrect stuff, not trying to be a dick- just attempting to be helpful- but the amount of hostile replies just has me going on to the next one.
10-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By The Golden Boy

It has to be either 86 or 87- In 85 the handlebar...

It has to be either 86 or 87- In 85 the handlebar bags still had the steel bar support with the elastic supports to the hub, in 88 they changed to the newer block letter logo- no more train station...
10-06-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've used a Stronglight 99 triple on a 78 Trek...

I've used a Stronglight 99 triple on a 78 Trek 730 with 42cm chainstays and Suntour Cyclone derailleurs. It has worked splendidly for years. I don't understand how it works well in 2010, but not...
10-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By The Golden Boy

This came up in another thread from the OP- ...

This came up in another thread from the OP-

The N600 is the 600 level triple chainset that came on the 85 Trek 620. It was 600 level, carried a 6206 model number, but was only marked "Shimano." ...
10-06-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm using a 10 speed with my Sugino AT. I have a...

I'm using a 10 speed with my Sugino AT. I have a modern middle ring, but an old granny and big ring. I have had 2 instances of the chain falling between the middle and granny in the past 3 years or...
10-01-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'd keep the N600. The only step up (IMO)...

I'd keep the N600.

The only step up (IMO) is the Sugino AT.
10-01-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can take better pix if you like but here's the...

I can take better pix if you like but here's the cranks-

IMO- the nicest triple crank ever- the Sugino AT. Cold forged, and note the aero profiling on both the crank arms and the spider arms.
...
10-01-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do some searching around to find out if this is a...

Do some searching around to find out if this is a cold forged crank or a melt forged/cast crank. You want cold forged.

If this is about replacing the N600 crank- you're going WAY down the...
10-01-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,842
Posted By The Golden Boy

My best wishes. Thoughts and prayers.

My best wishes.

Thoughts and prayers.
10-01-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By The Golden Boy

It depends. It depends on if the rings have...

It depends.

It depends on if the rings have ramps and pins.

It depends on if the rings are the correct size for the FD in question- modern indexing FDs have sculpted cages that pretty much only...
10-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By The Golden Boy

Regarding the front rack: there’s two basic...

Regarding the front rack: there’s two basic styles of the Blackburn racks, what I refer to as “the wraparound “ and the traditional adjustable single stay rack. IMO- the wraparound rack holds bags...
09-30-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By The Golden Boy

Whoa. Cool.

Whoa.

Cool.
09-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By The Golden Boy

Is that fillet brazed? Head tube cluster,...

Is that fillet brazed?

Head tube cluster, seat cluster and BB cluster?
09-30-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wow that's pretty. Good luck!!!

Wow that's pretty.

Good luck!!!
09-29-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations! IMO- the M732s are the brakes to...

Congratulations! IMO- the M732s are the brakes to have- if you're going for that 'medium profile' big ol' triangle arm canti. I think they're the coolest.

I may have mentioned it in one of the...
09-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's not so much what the bike generally sells...

It's not so much what the bike generally sells for, it's what the bike actually IS.

I personally think the 85 model frame is the 'ultimate' 720. Of course, I'm biased as I ride a 21" and have a...
09-29-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

Those look like 1984 Schwinn graphics. I thought...

Those look like 1984 Schwinn graphics. I thought FFS was a '70s thing.
09-29-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm SO glad it's not just me!!!

I'm SO glad it's not just me!!!
09-29-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't realize the AR had a steel clamp! And...

I didn't realize the AR had a steel clamp! And I've got one sitting downstairs!

Now knowing it's an AR- and me saying it looks "out of place" is pretty funny. I just thought it was a much...
09-27-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,258
Posted By The Golden Boy

In case you were wondering about the difference...

In case you were wondering about the difference between the Touring I, II and III:

Avocet catalog (1979) (http://www.velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=73560&g2_imageViewsIndex=1)
09-27-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's perfectly rational to want one- Cantis are...

It's perfectly rational to want one- Cantis are the coolest- especially the upper level Suntour/DiaCompe and Shimano brakes. They just look classy, the later ones are easier to set up and they stop...
09-27-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

What do you all have going on with that rebuild? ...

What do you all have going on with that rebuild? I think I see XC Pro cantis, 6400 series levers and a Blackburn city rack.
09-27-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

What's going on with the front derailleur- it...

What's going on with the front derailleur- it kind of looks out of place on that bike.
09-27-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 372,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like your style- XT, Specialized, looks like...

I like your style- XT, Specialized, looks like 600 shifters- all on a Trek 400. Sweet!
09-27-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,632
Posted By The Golden Boy

FWIW- I live in “Trek Alley,” about 50 miles from...

FWIW- I live in “Trek Alley,” about 50 miles from Waterloo- as the crow flies... I was looking for a TX700 for a long time- ended up getting mine from Ohio.
09-27-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,982
Posted By The Golden Boy

Because of Chris A. Since then, I’ve tried...

Because of Chris A.

Since then, I’ve tried to help where I can.
09-25-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,258
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/mckinleyvill...

https://humboldt.craigslist.org/bik/d/mckinleyville-schwinn-cimarron-1980s/6978669684.html


Run.

85 Cimarron. Dominant.



EDIT: Oops... Not quite as clean or un-****ed-with as it...
09-25-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,132
Posted By The Golden Boy

+ a zillion. If I haven't told you yet this...

+ a zillion.

If I haven't told you yet this year Randy, thank you so much for putting your page together.
09-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 930
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm just not a fan of the idea of using old...

I'm just not a fan of the idea of using old rubber.

I ought to see if my old Specialized Ground Controls are out in the garage.

These Ground Controls came on my Stumpjumper- I thought they...
09-23-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's more than a hair- I'm 5'8" with a 30"...

That's more than a hair-

I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam and ride a 21.
09-23-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By The Golden Boy

Agreed- the Americas are hard to find. If...

Agreed- the Americas are hard to find.

If it’s CrMo/CrMo- get it.
09-22-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By The Golden Boy

It is interesting. Same for the 720 that's been...

It is interesting. Same for the 720 that's been languishing here. A couple of years ago, people would be shanking people to get their dirty mitts on one of these bikes.
09-22-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By The Golden Boy

The difference between Italian and Sicilian. :D

The difference between Italian and Sicilian. :D
09-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Sand Canyon tires are pretty cool: ...

The Sand Canyon tires are pretty cool:

https://www.swifttire.com/product/sand-canyon-27-x-1-38-folding-tan/

Whether they'll fit... that's another matter.
09-21-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By The Golden Boy

Option 3. Add Superbe levers and brakes. ...

Option 3.

Add Superbe levers and brakes.

Or Gran Compe levers with Superbe brakes.
09-20-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,691
Posted By The Golden Boy

I did specify that the larger pulley, be it 13 or...

I did specify that the larger pulley, be it 13 or 15T will increase the chain wrap. As will a longer cage or the L shaped cage...Which is germane to the discussion of overall range.

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