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04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By The Golden Boy

Command Shifters for the win. ...

Command Shifters for the win.

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04-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 265
Posted By The Golden Boy

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have...

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have differing ideas of what robbery is.



So I was going to ask if you knew where to score some Gold Lion KT88s... and then I see someone's making them (or...
04-14-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 429
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't understand why people get bent out of...

I don't understand why people get bent out of shape about your videos. I think they're nice. It's a great way to share your enjoyment of the stuff you enjoy with people that enjoy the same stuff. ...
04-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By The Golden Boy

Throw in a Helicomatic to raise your chances a...

Throw in a Helicomatic to raise your chances a bit more...
04-09-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had an SR stem with the SR stamping off center-...

I had an SR stem with the SR stamping off center- John Thompson bought it- I’m sure it’s driving him bonkers every ride...
04-07-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By The Golden Boy

Didn't you have problems with narrow canti...

Didn't you have problems with narrow canti spacing and Tektro 720s- even with the intended sized wheel?



That's a good point- The early MC-70 brakes were a little more crude- but the later...
04-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,678
Posted By The Golden Boy

This was my first watch when I was a kid...

This was my first watch when I was a kid (1977/78):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49932479876_5f389a791a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j5n1Ds)SW Watch (https://flic.kr/p/2j5n1Ds) by Dave The...
04-03-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've done it with the cables going out at the...

I've done it with the cables going out at the drop bend, I've done it with 'criss cross' cables so you have nicer arcs and I've done it under the wraps.

With modern cable and housing, there's...
03-30-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 730
Posted By The Golden Boy

Well worth the hassle.

Well worth the hassle.
03-29-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,467
Posted By The Golden Boy

This thread pushed me in the opposite direction...

This thread pushed me in the opposite direction and I just bought a Berthoud.
03-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 840,169
Posted By The Golden Boy

Spring loaded like the old Shimano bar ends, but...

Spring loaded like the old Shimano bar ends, but ratcheted like Suntour.
03-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKVztXLyUDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKVztXLyUDQ
03-24-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By The Golden Boy

Why does Wildwood constantly bombard us with pics...

Why does Wildwood constantly bombard us with pics of less-than-complete bikes in early Spring?
03-22-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,917
Posted By The Golden Boy

CRAZY TV Lenny.

CRAZY TV Lenny.
03-19-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've ordered bunches of stuff from Treefort...

I've ordered bunches of stuff from Treefort Bikes- always been happy.
03-15-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,252
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have my cables routed under the tape for front...

I have my cables routed under the tape for front shifting. I used to have the cables swing out and I routed it over the rack, and under the rack, under the straddle cable, over the straddle cable,...
03-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By The Golden Boy

What about a warranty frame repair? I...

What about a warranty frame repair?

I recall pix of 70s style Treks with 80s paint and decals as Trek would repair the frame- but put the closest current equivalent on the bike.
03-10-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,497
Posted By The Golden Boy

Why, back in my day, we had brakes on our...

Why, back in my day, we had brakes on our chainstays. AND WE LIKED IT.

We had to ride our bikes to school. In a blizzard. Barefoot. Uphill. Both ways.

Kids these days and their fancy pants...
03-09-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like them- they have a great shape a unique...

I like them- they have a great shape a unique action and they look really classy. However I don’t like them as much as the Simplex Retrofrictions, the late Suntour micro-ratcheting ones, and not as...
03-01-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,689
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had one set of AGC aero levers. I really did...

I've had one set of AGC aero levers. I really did not like them. I was using them with Shimano cantis- there should have been no pull issues- they just didn't work well for me.

I have a set of...
03-01-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,252
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hey Roger- if you decide to pillage the 54 for...

Hey Roger- if you decide to pillage the 54 for parts and unload the little frame... you could think of me and Hobbiano .

Nudge nudge, wink wink...
03-01-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seems like this is a good place to drop this...

Seems like this is a good place to drop this here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1135328-grail-straddle-cable-yokes.html
02-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By The Golden Boy

Our son's wife got a Raleigh 'step through' bike...

Our son's wife got a Raleigh 'step through' bike and she loves it.

It's not a high end bike- to me it's kind of a tank, but it fits her, it's alloy rims and mostly alloy parts, the brakes work...
02-22-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By The Golden Boy

Personally- that bike is way too nice to think...

Personally- that bike is way too nice to think about repainting... but it's got a lot of touch ups needed. And if the touch ups aren't perfect- it's going to look really poor.

(I did this to my...
02-19-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,082
Posted By The Golden Boy

That just goes to show there's dicks all around...

That just goes to show there's dicks all around the world.


Now you mention that- I remember paying by check...
02-19-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,929
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's what John D. Thompson says; and he was...

That's what John D. Thompson says; and he was there.

Trek really played free and loose with that 'made in USA' thing.
02-18-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,929
Posted By The Golden Boy

Keep in mind the 1985 Trek 620 is an ENTIRELY...

Keep in mind the 1985 Trek 620 is an ENTIRELY different bike than the 1984/85 720. Tubing, tube lengths, angles as well as most components... this isn't a matter of the 720 being an upgrade package...
02-16-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By The Golden Boy

I wish you luck- I have a Black Chrome Schwinn...

I wish you luck- I have a Black Chrome Schwinn that's looking kinda rough- but I love that Black Chrome.
02-16-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 840,169
Posted By The Golden Boy

Really great job! Super classy lookin' bike!

Really great job! Super classy lookin' bike!
02-16-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 28,015
Posted By The Golden Boy

squarenoise you did a beauty of a job with that! ...

squarenoise you did a beauty of a job with that! Great part selection and it looks really sleek as well as "business."
02-15-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a nice machine wearing some nice parts-...

That's a nice machine wearing some nice parts- but yet conflicted about its place in the universe.
02-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,368
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've lost my ass on every single bike I've sold. ...

I've lost my ass on every single bike I've sold. It's not a fun game for me.
02-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,021
Posted By The Golden Boy

Depends on what "fast" means... this is my most...

Depends on what "fast" means... this is my most aggressively angled bike. 1986 Trek 400 Elance, with Suntour Command Shifters, XC Comp RD, XC Pro FD and Avocet touring triple crankset- with 50 and 42...
02-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned...

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned for this bike.

The top of the line touring/ATB derailleur for 1985 would have been the XC. Just plain ol' "XC." It's going to have the highest...
02-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Golden Boy

:eek: She's like that Yvette Amos who got...

:eek:

She's like that Yvette Amos who got interviewed on the BBC with... one of those type things... on the bookshelf behind her...
01-26-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,429
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like the Kool Stop Cross Pads. They look much...

I like the Kool Stop Cross Pads. They look much classier.



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01-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is...

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is cool- I hear they have a tendency to break, so it's not on a 'well ridden' bike now- it just looks cool.

These are not mine- but mine looks the...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,298
Posted By The Golden Boy

Absolutely would have kept the Marantz. A...

Absolutely would have kept the Marantz. A collectable receiver that has use beyond being a collectible.

I've got a 2325 and 2238.
...
01-18-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,820
Posted By The Golden Boy

They are pretty rare, I've only seen a handful of...

They are pretty rare, I've only seen a handful of them (maybe 10). But someone with a 2011 like mine lives a few blocks away.

When I bought mine, while I was doing the paperwork to buy it- ...
01-17-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,820
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got an Acura TSX wagon. Don't know what...

I've got an Acura TSX wagon. Don't know what kind of steel though...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47961676816_d9aed1d647_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g5d8ym)Hitch 1...
01-06-21, 04:47 PM
01-05-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,929
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad you're appreciating the 620! Out of all...

I'm glad you're appreciating the 620! Out of all my bikes, I've put more miles on my 620 than any other bike. It is the bike that I generally choose for long recreational (unloaded) rides- it is THE...
01-05-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,450
Posted By The Golden Boy

To answer the question- yes you can do it- in...

To answer the question- yes you can do it- in addition to the myriads of individual threads- there's a whole Megathread about 'retro-roadies' dedicated to building "vintage" bikes up to 8-9-10-11...
01-01-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad you're OK!!!

I'm glad you're OK!!!
12-26-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's interesting that in 1986, all the bikes are...

It's interesting that in 1986, all the bikes are under $500 (roughly $1,000 these days-so not "cheap"), and there's only a couple with cantilevers. It kind of shows how precipitous the drop in...
12-25-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By The Golden Boy

I seriously did not know what "Nantucket...

I seriously did not know what "Nantucket Sleighride" was about until yesterday. Just the title evokes a Christmas-y winter wonderland. There's dark. And then there's mother******g dark.
...
12-16-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 20,175
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a kinda nutty looking bridge- I keep...

That's a kinda nutty looking bridge- I keep thinking you'd be on the lookout for Cactus Jack to be standing on the top, lookin' to drop an elbow and win the cage match.
12-13-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have an 86 400, mine will take 700x32 without...

I have an 86 400, mine will take 700x32 without fenders. Or 27 x1 1/8"
12-12-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By The Golden Boy

A different kind of helmet and 120 degrees with...

A different kind of helmet and 120 degrees with like a 5 mile road march in sand...

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12-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations! Part of the problem is...

Congratulations!

Part of the problem is having a "vision" for what you want- and it generally doesn't include previous wear and tear. Or any wear and tear. The fact that the bike shop was...
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