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08-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got those on the 720- and they're going on...

I've got those on the 720- and they're going on the 620 as well.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50229136378_eb0a8231bf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jwzshJ)Command Shifter + RRL Lever...
08-04-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's kind of what I had going on with mine- but...

That's kind of what I had going on with mine- but it's all getting redone- hope to have it back by next week.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4638/39443235171_9af52e827c_h.jpg...
08-03-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By The Golden Boy

:thumb: I was HHC 1/508 and A 3/505.

:thumb:

I was HHC 1/508 and A 3/505.
08-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By The Golden Boy

I painted the flutes gold on my Honjos. Not that...

I painted the flutes gold on my Honjos. Not that you see it much.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7802/46694302471_5476d32896_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e9dvjx)Honjo1 (https://flic.kr/p/2e9dvjx) by...
08-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By The Golden Boy

Red Devil medic or Devils In Baggy Pants medic?

Red Devil medic or Devils In Baggy Pants medic?
08-02-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By The Golden Boy

PMd.

PMd.
07-31-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By The Golden Boy

Check out this: ...

Check out this: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235012-sport-tourer-hall-fame.html

Old bikes generally don't have room for tires wider than 35- but 32 is usually doable. Tourers are...
07-29-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got a set of Onzas in a box downstairs...

I've got a set of Onzas in a box downstairs...
07-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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EDIT:

I got interrupted while...
07-24-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By The Golden Boy

You win! 86? Supposedly some weird, obscure...

You win!

86? Supposedly some weird, obscure restaurant code for 1 restaurant? Right. Not.

Deep Six? How does that make any sense?

How about a phrase literally MILLIONS of GIs were/are...
07-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think you'll have a difficult time with the...

I think you'll have a difficult time with the 50mm Zeppelin fenders on a 1985 Trek 620. I did. It's really narrow at the fork crown, you'll either need to be REALLY good about bending the fenders...
07-24-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that...

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that through- then a long threaded spacer, then ran a bolt through the fender into the spacer.

...
07-20-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,264
Posted By The Golden Boy

I absolutely LOVE the RRLs! When they first...

I absolutely LOVE the RRLs!

When they first came out I think I saw something about RRLs 'were designed by asking a Millennial to draw what they thought "vintage" brake levers looked like.'

For...
07-19-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,264
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is my "flagship" TOTL bike- the Trek 720. ...

This is my "flagship" TOTL bike- the Trek 720. Obscenely expensive. The pinnacle of the grand touring bikes. Class A tubing, Class A manufacturing (the early ones had a booklet with the builder's...
07-19-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,315
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would say the Sequoia and the 1983 Trek 700. ...

I would say the Sequoia and the 1983 Trek 700.

Most Sport/Tourers are hampered by either a "lesser" quality frame, or more cost conscious components.

I have a 1986 Trek 400 Elance. It's a 531...
07-14-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hi Jasongrace313 The 620 Cirrus is actually...

Hi Jasongrace313

The 620 Cirrus is actually an unofficial 1986 model- It wasn't in the catalog, but just leftover 1985 Trek 620s, painted with a 1986 color and graphic scheme. I think it looks...
07-13-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know the thread you're talking about- but...

I don't know the thread you're talking about- but if it's like the people that buy out unsold entry level inventory and try to sell them for $600-$1000... I'm not up with selling prices, but...
07-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,562
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm using Suntour XC Pro brakes. I've seen...

I'm using Suntour XC Pro brakes.

I've seen Shimano XT MC-70 and M732 brakes both working with the pads at acceptable angles. I was very surprised to see that XTR M900 brakes did not work.
...
07-10-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By The Golden Boy

Our son used to live 2 blocks up Grand Ave from...

Our son used to live 2 blocks up Grand Ave from there.
07-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had good luck with Bullseyes on the 6 speed...

I've had good luck with Bullseyes on the 6 speed Accushift stuff I'm riding. I think Accushift wants things to be "precise" without the Centeron slop.

FWIW- I'm also using Bullseyes on a 7 speed...
06-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,866
Posted By The Golden Boy

That'll keep it C&V compliant as 7800 and 7900...

That'll keep it C&V compliant as 7800 and 7900 are 10 speed- that belongs here- 7/8/9 speed do not.
06-19-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,866
Posted By The Golden Boy

That thing is going to look so hot with 7/8/9...

That thing is going to look so hot with 7/8/9 speed brifters! But it won't belong here and I'll report it.


But that is really beautiful. Congratulations!
06-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 36,134
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's hot.

That's hot.
06-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,368
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's kind of a nice bike. So-...

That's kind of a nice bike.



So- remember there was a time when the unicrown was cutting edge, modern and desirable. And the unicrown lug is kind of a sign of that- they didn't trust, or...
06-14-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,943
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm not and have never been a racer. I was...

I'm not and have never been a racer. I was terrified of clips- until I got used to them. The last time I rode without them was maddening- in fact, It may have been with the pedals I bought from you!
06-14-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,943
Posted By The Golden Boy

Points lost for lack of sock garters, belt and...

Points lost for lack of sock garters, belt and suspenders.
06-14-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,202
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think high flange hubs are classy!!! ...

I think high flange hubs are classy!!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4690/24576607767_b01e0c773f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF)IMG_0079 (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF) by Dave The Golden Boy...
06-14-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think it's a good thing to realize that...

I think it's a good thing to realize that companies made mistakes.
06-14-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,095
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad you weren't hurt! As gugie says: ...

I'm glad you weren't hurt!

As gugie says:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys
06-12-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By The Golden Boy

Actually, the administrators ARE interested in...

Actually, the administrators ARE interested in keeping this forum user friendly by not allowing pix and links of spam, garbage and pr0n to be posted by drive-by bots and pr0n farmers.
06-09-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By The Golden Boy

Check out Campagnolo's Euclid group.

Check out Campagnolo's Euclid group.
06-06-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was merely addressing your points- I understand...

I was merely addressing your points- I understand that breaking apart a post does have a tendency to look confrontational... My anger is clearly focused on someone else. I'm pretty sure if I hit...
06-05-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

No, apparently the primary person hung up on...

No, apparently the primary person hung up on semantics is Wildwood , and not "too many" others.

One may say the same for high wheelers, or for bone shakers or for 3 or 4 speed pre-war bikes, or...
06-05-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,958
Posted By The Golden Boy

Bring those bikes back to our forum. Where they...

Bring those bikes back to our forum. Where they belong. Where they'll get viewed. Instead of being ignored in the ill conceived forum.
06-05-21, 09:50 PM
06-04-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,578
Posted By The Golden Boy

A 79 730 would be a race bike. IMO-...

A 79 730 would be a race bike.

IMO- Generally... Look for "name brand" CrMo or better tubing. Figure out if the fork and stays are HiTen or CrMo (or better).
Early/mid 80s 27" wheels aren't...
06-04-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

From my post above: Not only the...

From my post above:



Not only the practical "making it difficult," it also drives a wedge through the C&V community. "Your bike does not belong here." And that is antithetical to what this...
06-04-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think it follows quite well to bikes- "Old" is...

I think it follows quite well to bikes- "Old" is relative. Whether it's called "classic rock" or "oldies" is irrelevant- it's what old people listen to.

Several years ago- I was watching a...
06-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think you're totally wrong... Like you said-...

I think you're totally wrong... Like you said- when I was a kid there were oldies stations, top 40 stations and there were rock stations- then there were "classic rock" stations and the stuff that...
06-03-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had a really nicely worded, community oriented...

I had a really nicely worded, community oriented explanation of why I thought the brifter forum was not the best idea- and then I read Wildwood's post and it pissed me off. **** that. I have enough...
06-02-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By The Golden Boy

Life, time, finances... If it wasn't for all...

Life, time, finances...

If it wasn't for all that garbage I'd have a xxxxload of working bikes! :D
05-31-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 36,134
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a 1990 Miyata 1000 LT- I'm using the...

I have a 1990 Miyata 1000 LT- I'm using the stock chainrings on my bike- but mounted them to XT M730 cranks with an XTR M900 front derailleur. I don't notice a whole lot of difference between the...
05-31-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/508x518/3959369_3d4a6bd8_b815_4d2e_9137_e3864e3131b0_ae6498622f4040c22880ecfd08dd40dd958c072a.png
05-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,025
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love these pix!!! Thanks everyone!!! ...

I love these pix!!!

Thanks everyone!!!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4643/38734950254_aad3c4639e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/221SKcU)IMG_2402 (https://flic.kr/p/221SKcU) by Dave The Golden Boy...
05-28-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,918
Posted By The Golden Boy

I donít understand the level of discussion about...

I donít understand the level of discussion about this- SN says 83 600. Thatís what it is.

Itís had work done to it and was refinished and re-decaled improperly.

We see HUNDREDS of these types...
05-23-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By The Golden Boy

I need things to be matchy-matchy. Even if that...

I need things to be matchy-matchy. Even if that match is just in my head- slapping parts together isn't my bag, baby.

A stem and bars... that's right in your face every time you ride.
...
05-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hope he threw in the cable lock for free!!! ...

I hope he threw in the cable lock for free!!!

:D
05-15-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By The Golden Boy

Remember that only the first iterations of...

Remember that only the first iterations of Suntour's indexing shifters could switch to friction. That was a Shimano feature that they pushed the issue on.
05-15-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,070
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think Sno-Seal over-softened my B17. Because I...

I think Sno-Seal over-softened my B17. Because I was too cheap to buy the Proofide because I knew better...:rolleyes:

You just spent $130 on a saddle. Fork out the extra $20 for the Proofide.
05-14-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,299
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet!!! I want to get one with "BICYCLE" in the...

Sweet!!! I want to get one with "BICYCLE" in the sxxxtiest block lettering- sort of like John Belushi's "COLLEGE" sweatshirt:

I can't believe they took the BAR!!!

...
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