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01-30-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Chr0m0ly

No no no 1994 just happened. it was the...

No no no
1994 just happened.
it was the final season of Star Trek the Next Gen
I was in High School
the local bike shop had started renting these super weird looking bikes with pink painted...
10-23-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,376
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Iíve always avoided the Italian marks as part of...

Iíve always avoided the Italian marks as part of my cap, the Italian bicycle scene has always seemed like itís own sub culture in the universe of classic bicycles. No Campy either. Just British,...
09-18-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Somewhere around here is an article where 80's...

Somewhere around here is an article where 80's frames were put into the tarrantula cyclic tester. Cannondales tested significantly better than several well made steel frames of the day.
Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,725
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Iím just over here from the C&V sectionÖ After...

Iím just over here from the C&V sectionÖ
After years riding and trying different frames from different marks I now only have touring bikes left in my stable.
I have 80ís tourers from Trek,...
09-11-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22,258
Views: 4,596,171
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Bonus points for longevity! ...

Bonus points for longevity!
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09-11-23, 11:40 AM
09-07-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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1988 or 89 ST400 Size 19"...
09-02-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,624
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I see this and I just want you to lean hard into...

I see this and I just want you to lean hard into itÖ

...
09-02-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 82,624
Views: 13,913,960
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Yup, dent for cranks, dent for chainrings, and...

Yup, dent for cranks, dent for chainrings, and dent for tire clearance. Very very normal. They were still ironing out the finer points of using tubing 3 times the diameter of steel tubes.

All the...
09-01-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 82,624
Views: 13,913,960
Posted By Chr0m0ly

24Ē Ď83 Trek 720, size 24Ē with updated rear wheel.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/d/brooklyn-trek-720-vintage-touring-bike/7648113194.html


Heís asking 350.00 for this grail tourer.

...
08-31-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,104
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Riddle, I don't know how I missed this thread,...

Riddle, I don't know how I missed this thread, but WOW, What a build up!! I LOVE this set up!

It's more than "an old frame with new components" it's its own new catagory, so nice it deserves this...
08-27-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,031
Posted By Chr0m0ly

WowÖ. I remember renting RAD on VHS more than a...

WowÖ.
I remember renting RAD on VHS more than a few times, but I havenít thought about it in forever :thumb:

I found this in a Vulture article from 2020, about RAD finally getting released in a...
08-27-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I read this as Vinegar versus Oxalic for inner...

I read this as Vinegar versus Oxalic for inner tubes
And was very curious what kind of rust was developing in a tire of if you were trying for a waterbed ride quality... 😆
05-15-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This one by Noglider ...

This one by Noglider

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1195164-show-me-your-garage-door.html?highlight=Show+garage+door
05-10-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,961
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What a cool frame! I donít think Iíve seen a...

What a cool frame! I donít think Iíve seen a mixte with cantis before, whatís that bike model?
thank you for sharing your new ride!
05-09-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,521
Posted By Chr0m0ly

My Ď74 international frame and fork with rusty...

My Ď74 international frame and fork with rusty chrome cost me two bills! Great find and great score!
05-08-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thatís an Ď85 620, itís a one year only frame and...

Thatís an Ď85 620, itís a one year only frame and the only year the chain stays matched the 720 for length. It is an EPIC touring bike made with a 531 main triangle and 501 chromo fork and stays.
...
05-08-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I had a Miyata CT 3000 (Carbon Tech 3000) pass...

I had a Miyata CT 3000 (Carbon Tech 3000) pass through my hands. It was an aluminum frame, with the main triangle made from very light and thin AL tubes that were wrapped in carbon fiber. Then it had...
05-01-23, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By Chr0m0ly

750.00 and 1,000.00 with inflation

750.00 and 1,000.00 with inflation
05-01-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,454
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If cycling is a sport than I agree with...

If cycling is a sport than I agree with everything you've posted, but there are many riders for whom the bike is for transportation, not racing. Having bicycles classified as sporting equipment while...
05-01-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Those are for clearence, the "dents" are put in...

Those are for clearence, the "dents" are put in on purpose to clear the crank arm. All the 80's and early 90s cannondales have them. They were put in before alignment and tempering, so not even a...
05-01-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Awesome AWESOME bikes. ...

Awesome AWESOME bikes.
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04-22-23, 01:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,454
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Iím 44, graduated high school in Ď97. Tsp I donít...

Iím 44, graduated high school in Ď97. Tsp I donít hanker for bikes from my youth, but from decades before. I was a motorcycle mechanic and everything I love about motorcycles, being a part of the...
04-02-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Forks bent

Forks bent
04-02-23, 02:55 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,646
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thank you! Thatís awfully nice to read!

Thank you!
Thatís awfully nice to read!
04-01-23, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,498
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Maybe Iíve been spending too much time on the...

Maybe Iíve been spending too much time on the thread with that Huffy with Campy gear installedÖ
But now I want to see a Cannondale frame with lug lining. No lugs, just the lining. Maybe a nervex or...
03-28-23, 01:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,193
Posted By Chr0m0ly

My point is that it is a very different thing...

My point is that it is a very different thing comparing old technology vs old materials. If your vintage bicycle entry is sporting 50 year old dried up brake pads and tires then we will never know...
03-27-23, 11:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,924
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That is a beauty! I love the fenders and the...

That is a beauty! I love the fenders and the flick, Outstanding!
03-27-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,067
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I donít know how to build a bike frame. I would...

I donít know how to build a bike frame. I would love to apprentice with a knowledgeable builder myself one day. These are my gathered thoughts from books, magazine articles, and yes, posts about...
03-26-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,646
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Iíve been scarce, I have a nearly six month old...

Iíve been scarce, I have a nearly six month old taking up my forum time! 🙂

but I have a couple frames Iíve squirreled away, and a fairly deep parts binÖ Iíve been meaning to assemble these things...
03-26-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Just as well, I should really just sell mine...

Just as well, I should really just sell mine outright. Iíve been hoping to find someone to swap for ages and itís just not happening. I think the universe wants me to make some room before sending a...
03-22-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,193
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I havenít watched this video, but I did see the...

I havenít watched this video, but I did see the one where they took a vintage racer out of museum and had to throw a new rear wheel on the back. (Or maybe this is that video?)

But they complained...
03-18-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22,258
Views: 4,596,171
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If not a water bottle then a Co2 canister for...

If not a water bottle then a Co2 canister for inflating flats. You can also put tools in a water bottle and sling it under the down tube. Fuel bottle is a solid choice, too.
03-18-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Calling out for a good resto-mod, Shimano Di2...

Calling out for a good resto-mod, Shimano Di2 shifters would really shave off some seconds in a pitched up hill battle for that KOM jersey.
03-18-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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I've had this a 57cm that's juuust a smidge too...
03-14-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,586
Posted By Chr0m0ly

531 is the steel designation, and can be found in...

531 is the steel designation, and can be found in straight (none-butted) tubing, butted and gauged for touring, thinner gauges for racing, and hearty mountain bike frames.
Having said that, Iím...
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Chr0m0ly

A quick and dirty method for dating the 84/5/6...

A quick and dirty method for dating the 84/5/6 year Miyataís is just looking at the seat tube decals. This works for both the touring and the semi-pro series.

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02-24-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have that book! 😆 ...

I have that book! 😆


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1540x1994/1d5a99c8_333c_4b43_b5f6_f4cdf7329a20_d09f6b5e5360a19cb2c88c71ba06119407ef2df0.jpeg...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
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...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
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
Replies: 46
Views: 4,248
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: 35
Views: 2,143
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,758
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.
...
Replies: 19
Views: 762
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: 2,714
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: 2,714
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/eb5b4aef_243d_4cb1_acfb_0895f8e8cd07_dfc44e0abd446f59f5a9906eb4e456197f081a76.jpeg...
05-18-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Heís in the Pro Gear.

Heís in the Pro Gear.
04-12-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 55,426
Posted By Chr0m0ly

'77 Trek 706

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08-03-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,038
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: 231
Views: 58,943
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....
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