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01-16-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,053
Posted By tkamd73

I get the spare wheel, but not the hamburger and...

I get the spare wheel, but not the hamburger and fries, you can’t ride a bicycle through the drive through where I live. Hamburger and fries will give you a spare tire though, that’s what I thought...
01-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By tkamd73

Nice bike, we’re it mine I’d go this route. Tim...

Nice bike, we’re it mine I’d go this route.
Tim

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01-12-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,074
Posted By tkamd73

I’m old enough to know that you meant to type AFX...

I’m old enough to know that you meant to type AFX Aurora, and probably older then you, as I have over 100’ of Aurora Model Motoring Stirling Moss HO slot car track, and cars. Model Motoring predated...
01-03-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,606
Posted By tkamd73

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a...

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a homely little device, so even if the cap isn’t really needed, and it isn’t, my preference is to cover it up.
Tim
01-02-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,012
Posted By tkamd73

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably...

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably destroyed the value, gets a lot of use though.
Tim
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01-02-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 28,051
Posted By tkamd73

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77 Trek TX900
12-30-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,074
Posted By tkamd73

When your 23 year old daughter says “ dad, I...

When your 23 year old daughter says “ dad, I think your old enough to buy a new corvette now”.
Tim
12-29-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,134
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got two that I use regularly, Yellow Jersey...

I’ve got two that I use regularly, Yellow Jersey in Arlington WI, and Ben’s Cycle on the south side of Milwaukee. Would not consider either exactly local to me, but both well worth the drive. As...
12-27-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 571
Posted By tkamd73

Road tire works fine, however with my trainer at...

Road tire works fine, however with my trainer at least, the disintegrating tires got spread around my basement. Lots of small black particles everywhere, got sick of cleaning that up, so bought a...
12-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By tkamd73

Hey, at least it’s top down with no electrical...

Hey, at least it’s top down with no electrical tape to finish it off, I’d leave it.
Tim
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By tkamd73

You can definitely do better. I paid 75 bucks for...

You can definitely do better. I paid 75 bucks for this frame, it’s almost flawless, building it up for my son in law. Purple slime is going though, headed for repaint after the holidays.
Tim
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12-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, re-reading my post, it does come off a bit...

Sorry, re-reading my post, it does come off a bit snarky. What I should have posted was, awesome bike for 30 bucks, no insurmountable issues that I see, and that will be a great ride when your done...
12-23-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By tkamd73

You only payed 30 bucks, so what’s the problem?...

You only payed 30 bucks, so what’s the problem? From the pics you easily got your money’s worth.
Tim
12-15-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkamd73

Spoken like a true Newbie! Tim

Spoken like a true Newbie!
Tim
12-15-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkamd73

I get it, not a fan of old people either!

I get it, not a fan of old people either!
12-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By tkamd73

Lots of Catalytic converters being stolen around...

Lots of Catalytic converters being stolen around here too, one less thief though. A few nights ago, car fell off the jack as thief was cutting the converter off, vehicle owner found him the next...
12-15-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkamd73

You misunderstood my comment. What I meant was,...

You misunderstood my comment. What I meant was, it would be more fun to ride a new bike back in the seventies, when in your 20s, then riding a new bike now, when in your late 60s. Talking about...
12-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,800
Posted By tkamd73

There’s lots of pathetic threads here, read one...

There’s lots of pathetic threads here, read one you like!
Tim
12-14-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By tkamd73

Here’s mine:

Here’s mine:
12-13-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got 3 vintage Treks that came with Matrix...

I’ve got 3 vintage Treks that came with Matrix rims. The biggest improvement I made to all three, was replacing the in-house rims. My 400t went to Campy Omega 19s, the 670 got Velocity A23s and the...
12-13-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,321
Posted By tkamd73

I Agree on the name, way cooler, but we’ll have...

I Agree on the name, way cooler, but we’ll have to agree to disagree on the head badge, Kabuki cooler. Shogun head badge looks like the oriental dress of a short fat guy.
Gorgeous looking Shogun...
12-13-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,650
Posted By tkamd73

Warm here too, and for the next few days....

Warm here too, and for the next few days. However, the village has already put down a good layer of road salt, so bikes put away till after the spring rains.
Tim
12-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,519
Posted By tkamd73

It’s got to be a pretty steep hill, before I get...

It’s got to be a pretty steep hill, before I get off my ass and pedal, and then only to avoid, the walk up of shame. Fortunately I’ve geared all my bikes accordingly, thus very rare occurrence....
12-13-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By tkamd73

Everything that wasn’t Schwinn! Oh wait, back in...

Everything that wasn’t Schwinn! Oh wait, back in the late 50s and early 60s, Schwinn was the upmarket brand, never mind.
Tim
12-13-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,321
Posted By tkamd73

Made by Bridgestone, and not all were junk or low...

Made by Bridgestone, and not all were junk or low end, plus coolest head badge ever. On the high end, the OP kind of blew off Fuji and Panasonic, makers of some of the best from Japan
Tim

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12-13-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,635
Posted By tkamd73

Noted the Brookfield ski and cycle sticker, and...

Noted the Brookfield ski and cycle sticker, and just had to comment, as that location is only 5 miles from where I have lived most of my life. The shopping center is still there, don’t know what’s in...
12-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve used a lot of different chain tools, this is...

I’ve used a lot of different chain tools, this is one of the best. All of my bikes are 6 or 7 speeds, thus all my chains are joined using one of these.
Tim
12-12-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By tkamd73

You could splurge on a Suntour Cyclone, stock RD...

You could splurge on a Suntour Cyclone, stock RD on the late 70s Supercourse. Is a Supercourse really considered low end, certainly doesn’t ride like it.
Tim

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12-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By tkamd73

Need a fork with a pretty good rake, for double...

Need a fork with a pretty good rake, for double ply.
Tim
11-29-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By tkamd73

Awfully attractive bike, I see nothing to make...

Awfully attractive bike, I see nothing to make excuses for, great story, would be proud to own that bike! My size too, in case you can’t stand those extremely minor imperfections.
Tim
11-28-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By tkamd73

Match the rims / tires, shorten the cables, then...

Match the rims / tires, shorten the cables, then not a bad looking bike.
Tim
11-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,285
Posted By tkamd73

Ok, ...

Ok,


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91 Waterford Paramount...
11-28-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,381
Posted By tkamd73

I assumed it was about some 80s Campy rims. Tim...

I assumed it was about some 80s Campy rims.
Tim

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11-28-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By tkamd73

I’m sure he knows exactly where everything is. ...

I’m sure he knows exactly where everything is.
Tim
11-25-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By tkamd73

Kid over CV always. You will have plenty of time...

Kid over CV always. You will have plenty of time for old bikes when they are gone, which will happen way faster then you want. Enjoy now!
Tim
11-24-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 912
Posted By tkamd73

Vintage is way better then decrepit, the next...

Vintage is way better then decrepit, the next phase.
Tim
11-22-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,155
Posted By tkamd73

If it’s one of the really good trek frames, you...

If it’s one of the really good trek frames, you could always repaint it, I would. Sending a 92 purple splatter series 5 Paramount off to repaint after the holidays, just never warmed up to that color...
11-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,337
Posted By tkamd73

Cottered cranks, tubular tires, straight tooth...

Cottered cranks, tubular tires, straight tooth freewheels.
Tim
11-21-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By tkamd73

Also, in the basement. Tim ...

Also, in the basement.
Tim

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11-20-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By tkamd73

Yellow Jersey did the paint and decals on my...

Yellow Jersey did the paint and decals on my Supercourse, and repaired and repainted my crashed Bianchi. Check out the paint and repair section of their website, my 71 Sports Tourer made it to their...
11-20-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By tkamd73

My TX900 was delivered as a frame only,...

My TX900 was delivered as a frame only, serialized in Jun of 77. Frame was redone by Trek after they stopped using Imron. The Imron on some of my other Treks doesn’t seem to resist damage any better...
11-18-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 65,937
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By tkamd73

That frame is worth it, I’d toss, or recycle...

That frame is worth it, I’d toss, or recycle everything else.
Tim
11-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,654
Posted By tkamd73

IPhone holder, asymmetric rims, padded tape,...

IPhone holder, asymmetric rims, padded tape, that’s about it.
Tim
11-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,562
Posted By tkamd73

Your quite a bit past mid-life, more like...

Your quite a bit past mid-life, more like two-thirds, but I’d still go for it!
Tim
11-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,781
Posted By tkamd73

Yeah I really shouldn’t do that, old Treks really...

Yeah I really shouldn’t do that, old Treks really do start at quite a high point, in the pecking order. Thanks!
11-09-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By tkamd73

45 dollars for a used Shimano chain? Whoever in...

45 dollars for a used Shimano chain? Whoever in CV land “buys” a used chain? A new 15 dollar KMC, would have been the way to go. Kind of shudder to think what they charged you for that used...
11-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,781
Posted By tkamd73

This. Very comfortable, smooth shifting, lots of...

This. Very comfortable, smooth shifting, lots of gears, great brakes. The keeper, if I got rid of everything else. Only a lowly Trek, obviously my palate is not that sophisticated.
Tim

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11-04-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By tkamd73

Green nail polish, good luck. Better off with...

Green nail polish, good luck. Better off with Testors or auto touch up paint. Trek 520 is a beautiful bike, love the green with gold decals.
Tim
11-04-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 50,091
Posted By tkamd73

Thought I posted this here earlier, but looking...

Thought I posted this here earlier, but looking through, guess not. Got the frame off of eBay, originally stripped the 1055 group set off my Asian series 5 for the first build.
Great ride, but...
11-03-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,607
Posted By tkamd73

When it comes to servicing or repairing a CV...

When it comes to servicing or repairing a CV bike, I’ll wager that a lot of us would do a better job, then the offending LBS personal.
Tim
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