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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Here's the link to the vintage trek site, Vintage...

Here's the link to the vintage trek site, Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, bike (http://www.vintage-trek.com/) you can look at the catalogs...
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Looks like the ad is still up. Those are 1985...

Looks like the ad is still up. Those are 1985 620s with the 47cm chain stays that match the coveted 720. I have an '84 620 with "only" 45.5cm chainstays.

Those bikes are worth the asking price to...
07-12-22, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hi gugie, Are there any qualities that make...

Hi gugie,

Are there any qualities that make a bike a good candidate for the The Treatment? Minimum tire clearances, certain eras, marques or models? Maybe a good frame with marginal paint?
...
07-06-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,231
Posted By Chr0m0ly

You could also just pick up a 5 or 6 speed rear...

You could also just pick up a 5 or 6 speed rear wheel with the 128 spacing that you need, they're pretty common.

I used CR18's on my '83 Trek 720 with no complaints.
...
07-06-22, 09:56 PM
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Views: 758
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Bicycles made it both more affordable and safer...

Bicycles made it both more affordable and safer for women to travel solo. Bicycles diversified the gene pool.
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Views: 443
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Firstly a link to the catalog...

Firstly a link to the catalog https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2085.pdf

We know it's an '85 based on that seat tube sticker, they changed every year. In...
07-01-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,697
Posted By Chr0m0ly

An '84 310 was my intro into vintage bikes! I...

An '84 310 was my intro into vintage bikes! I eventually sold it when it came down to it or a 710 I had picked up. But the quality of the Miyata 310 completely sold me that older bikes with fender...
07-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,697
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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05-18-22, 10:59 AM
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Views: 625
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hes in the Pro Gear.

Hes in the Pro Gear.
04-12-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

'77 Trek 706

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08-03-21, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for...

If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for THIS?? ...
07-06-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 224
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm 5'10 and hovering around 200 lbs. I'm...

I'm 5'10 and hovering around 200 lbs. I'm "sometimes a Clyde".

This week I was having a late lunch outside with my wife, and a bigger dude pedaled by with his young son(?) riding behind him....
06-04-21, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

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05-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,785
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm back, I've been dealing with some personal...

I'm back, I've been dealing with some personal things, and after I got those mostly back under control I've been avoiding BF out of embarrassment of abandoning the BoC without asking anyone to take...
11-14-20, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

I will go back through the posts this weekend and...

I will go back through the posts this weekend and update the list 👍
09-27-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,785
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I believe that's all the updates. It's been...

I believe that's all the updates.

It's been hard to play games and do things I enjoy in general, what with everything going on. I'm trying to do more things that bring me joy, and staying in...
08-25-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

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08-19-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have been WAITING for this day! Here is...

I have been WAITING for this day!

Here is the sellers photo of what turned out to be a 79 Trek 514. Asking price: $45.00, actual cost after some expert negotiating by yours truly... $43.00. ...
08-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)... 84 310 ...

Miyatas Ive owned (or still do)...
84 310
84 610
85 710
86 710
91 1000LT

Treks...

78 706
08-19-20, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been...

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been camping out of cell range, and I neglected to inform the Thread O Crap (series 8)

BUT thy name hast been applied to the Lyst o Crap, as requested....
07-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,651
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-29-20, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-29-20, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Whichever one had the best time.

Whichever one had the best time.
07-28-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps...

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps it off my back, and the sipping hose is right there when you need it. And its pretty stealth in an old Cannondale bar bag.
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hang one of these off the top tube. ...

Hang one of these off the top tube.

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07-24-20, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was into inline skates in the 90s (actually...

I was into inline skates in the 90s (actually thinking about digging my old pair out of storage) and I remember the brand Rollerblades becoming the generic term for all skates. They had really...
07-21-20, 07:32 PM
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Views: 4,458
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any...

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any thoughts as to how that happens? Id think the fork would be leveraging against the head tube bearings, and supported buy the steering tube lugs. Howd...
07-21-20, 12:10 AM
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Views: 1,654
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-11-20, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest...

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest ride to date.

He also took the opportunity to offload an old Trek of his onto unsuspecting innocent me... A 78 TX706. Its a beauty, in amazing...
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
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Views: 4,424
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I dont even think its the stiffness of track...

I dont even think its the stiffness of track and crit bikes, its the relationship of the rear tires contact patch to the saddle. The further forward the rear tire is placed, the impacts from road...
07-08-20, 10:14 PM
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Views: 7,585
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-08-20, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Chr0m0ly

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike...

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike comparison of the 720 with a few others, one of which is a Cannondale ST500

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Bicycling720June83.pdf
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
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Views: 7,122
Posted By Chr0m0ly

OH MAN.... :eek: Ive been going...

OH MAN.... :eek:

Ive been going through this for like, a year, a year and a half...

Im not even 510, Im like, 59 and 7/8ths or something like that, and I have a PBH of 88.25cm. That...
07-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,739
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight,...

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight, and I have a few weeks of summer vacation startiiiing........ NOW!
07-05-20, 07:08 PM
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Views: 2,438
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's...

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's ten speed with stemies, this is gorgeous!
06-28-20, 01:28 AM
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They finally got here!...
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
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Views: 1,906
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, 04:08 PM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but its...

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but its that leather/canvas/rubber smell. I kind of like it. Now if you get into 70s and 80s camping gear... the water repellent coating on older nylon packs...
06-25-20, 02:31 PM
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Views: 2,516
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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

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

Id find any Cannondale frame he takes a liking to, the ST Tourers that I like came in big size jumps. I use a 23, Id suggest a 25 for...
06-22-20, 04:24 PM
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Views: 35,785
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, its been...

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, its been wandering around Detroit for a couple weeks. I think the USPS is still running fewer staff, and its making deliveries sloooooow.
06-21-20, 07:49 PM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If that were mine, and I didnt like 1/2 granny...

If that were mine, and I didnt 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, 03:01 PM
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Views: 1,487
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,349
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 brazes. And the 514 had 44.5cm chain stays, so it will take panniers very well.

The single attachment to the brake bridge racks seem...
06-18-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,792
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. Im planning rando bars.
06-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,785
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: 52
Views: 4,818
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: 3,576
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: 1,400
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 dont think that info would be helpful.

They all fit, at minimum, 28mm tires with fenders. I...
06-07-20, 05:23 PM
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Views: 530
Posted By Chr0m0ly

YEAAAAH!!! :beer: ...

YEAAAAH!!! :beer:



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I just picked up my frame...
06-06-20, 10:06 PM
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Views: 13,096
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!
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