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05-21-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm going to keep working at it- Maybe it'll grow...

I'm going to keep working at it- Maybe it'll grow on me. This crankset was an intentional step out of my comfort zone.

Both bolt sets come with the crank- but otherwise, that's buying a new granny...
05-21-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm not as strong of a rider as I was even a few...

I'm not as strong of a rider as I was even a few years ago- My big rings are 48s and 50s- I could totally do a 46 and probably not notice the difference. With a 5 speed I totally make use of half...
05-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

I lied- sorry about that- it's 46/30. I'll...

I lied- sorry about that- it's 46/30. I'll correct that above. I was actually going to be starting a thread about this.

I'm assuming I need to get used to this compared to triple driving. So...
05-19-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 897
Posted By The Golden Boy

Our storage room was in an old section of the...

Our storage room was in an old section of the building- I get in early enough to not be noticed wheeling my bike down the hall. It got moved to the farthest wing and closer to an exterior door- so...
05-12-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

That old Trek green is really cool.

That old Trek green is really cool.
05-09-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

Pix of the Velo Lumino tail light! ...

Pix of the Velo Lumino tail light!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52061749782_9688ccb817_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2njw5py)IMG_1749 (https://flic.kr/p/2njw5py) by Dave The Golden Boy...
05-09-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By The Golden Boy

I recall a guy here who refused to believe that...

I recall a guy here who refused to believe that aluminum rims were functionally “better” in any way- and threw them out- irrespective of what they were.
05-09-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 349,072
Posted By The Golden Boy

In Blazing Saddles, Harvey Korman's character's...

In Blazing Saddles, Harvey Korman's character's name is "Hedley Lamarr" and everyone says "Hedy" and he's always going "it's Hedley! HEDLEY!!!"
05-08-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

So it's interesting that most everything on this...

So it's interesting that most everything on this bike has been done by the shop. I don't really know how they did the rack/fender/light/wiring install. I'm usually putzing around with it, asking...
05-08-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

They are tubed. I haven't looked at prices...

They are tubed.

I haven't looked at prices lately- I made a point of getting a few when they were around. The one that's on this bike is one I got here- I saw it right after it was posted but...
05-08-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

The tires are Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass tires... ...

The tires are Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass tires... they "fit", but I think they might be a touch too tight.
05-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is one of the old cloth covered Brooks...

This is one of the old cloth covered Brooks Cambium saddles. I've seen these get really chewed up- I've got one on another bike that I've ridden a lot- but have no wear. Call it a combination of...
05-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy's 1985 Trek Re-Rebuild!!!

Ladies and gentlemen; I think this is the second major rebuild of this bike since I got it around 10 years ago. This is the bike I've put the most miles on, the bike my wife jokingly refers to as...
05-07-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 349,072
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's HEDLEY!!! HEDLEY!!!! ...

It's HEDLEY!!! HEDLEY!!!!


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:D
05-06-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 349,072
Posted By The Golden Boy

Really- I just know of the scandal. I know that...

Really- I just know of the scandal. I know that he eventually got back into film- with but more as an ensemble member. But the scandal ruined his career and his life. Old Hollywood fascinates me.
05-05-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By The Golden Boy

Granted this doesn't have everything- but you get...

Granted this doesn't have everything- but you get an idea of how much a tube set weighs- roughly between 1600 and 3200 grams. There's probably also much heavier tubing than listed here.

As...
05-04-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 349,072
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think this is Lesley Ann Down in "Unity" as...

I think this is Lesley Ann Down in "Unity" as Mitford.

Amazing story I knew nothing about.
05-04-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 349,072
Posted By The Golden Boy

What happened to Roscoe Arbuckle was a crime.

What happened to Roscoe Arbuckle was a crime.
05-02-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like the King cages. The Iris cages are...

I like the King cages.

The Iris cages are on my Miyata- but I’ve opted for the standard cages on everything else.
04-30-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,691
Posted By The Golden Boy

We had a Saris Bones 2 bike guy with our old car...

We had a Saris Bones 2 bike guy with our old car and that was great until we got newer cars- the gap in the trunk lids was too small for the hooks. Since we had a minivan and a station wagon- it...
04-28-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a dent on one of my bikes- something fell...

I have a dent on one of my bikes- something fell out of the rafters of
the garage. Still makes my stomach queasy.
04-24-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yup- the FC-6206. I think it was the nicest...

Yup- the FC-6206. I think it was the nicest 110/74 Shimano triple- the XT cranks have thicker arms and don't have that graceful look these have.

Sugino AT for Suntour bikes and 6206 for Shimano...
04-20-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 651
Posted By The Golden Boy

Cool bike!! Im a fan of this generation of...

Cool bike!!

Im a fan of this generation of Trek 400 Elance. Butted 531 main frame and CrMo stays and fork- perfect bike to upgrade.

Add me to the put the bars you want on there queue.
04-20-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve understood some of the primary keys to good...

I’ve understood some of the primary keys to good indexing are the slant parallelogram and the Centeron pulley.

Keeping a good distance between the cog and the pulley and allowing for...
04-19-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By The Golden Boy

Short story long- Suntour missed the mark on...

Short story long- Suntour missed the mark on indexed shifting- They thought precise friction shifting was the future of cycling- Shimano had a larger budget and had been preparing for SIS. The public...
04-19-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By The Golden Boy

How are these green panniers not gone? ...

How are these green panniers not gone?


scarlson maybe post a pic on a bike?
04-19-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 462
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do you mean it's an old beat up Suntour...

Do you mean it's an old beat up Suntour drivetrain, or the Suntour drivetrain won't work properly?

An Accushift Cyclone system should work pretty good if it's maintained and using the right parts.
04-17-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 48,723
Posted By The Golden Boy

I really like the shape of those Tubus Cosmo...

I really like the shape of those Tubus Cosmo racks- I think those are the nicest looking modern racks out there.

That's a nice looking bike all around. :thumb:
04-16-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 48,723
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do it respectfully, maybe show recent...

Do it respectfully, maybe show recent auctions/sales that show actual sold prices, rather than eBay asking prices.
04-15-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By The Golden Boy

Don't those English people have different...

Don't those English people have different standards as to what looks acceptable and "you should probably see a dentist about that"?
04-12-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,798
Posted By The Golden Boy

I wasn't into bikes. I mean, I had a few bikes...

I wasn't into bikes. I mean, I had a few bikes when I was a kid and got a bike when I got out of the Army; but it wasn't any love affair with the bikes at all. I used to be really into guitar and...
04-11-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 688
Posted By The Golden Boy

Avocet parts have always had an attraction for...

Avocet parts have always had an attraction for me. I have one of these cranks on my 1985 Trek 400 Elance. I also have a seat post on my Trek TX700, a wheel set with Avocet sealed bearing hubs and a...
04-11-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By The Golden Boy

A supercharged Cord 812 Sedan is on my short list...

A supercharged Cord 812 Sedan is on my short list of dream cars.
04-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By The Golden Boy

If you're talking about 6 speed- I think there is...

If you're talking about 6 speed- I think there is a *really* small difference in spacing- but SIS is more tolerant and theoretically should work better than a 6 speed SIS freewheel on an Accushift...
04-09-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By The Golden Boy

rootboy made me a really cool saddle bag made...

rootboy made me a really cool saddle bag made out of a Korean War era Army cargo bag. The key elements were the way it attached to the saddle and the stabilization to the rack.

...
04-09-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've still got my old jungle boots that I was...

I've still got my old jungle boots that I was issued in 1988- they were my field boots in Panama and were the boots that I wore in Saudi Arabia until the eve of the ground war in Desert Storm. ...
04-06-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,679
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think its neat as well. I have an 84...

I think its neat as well.

I have an 84 Stumpjumper Sport. I sorta knew the original owner (he was a contractor at the place I work- so wed chat). He bought the bike in San Francisco- he just...
04-05-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can't seem to find that picture of the...

I can't seem to find that picture of the completely worn through cage... like let the chain grind on the derailleur until it wore completely through....
04-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Mountech II FD was effectively exactly the...

The Mountech II FD was effectively exactly the same as the Mountech- save for the branding and the pin holding the outer cage. My Mountech I has the cable stop on it- but it could be removed- I just...
04-03-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet bike! As you probably are aware- the...

Sweet bike!

As you probably are aware- the Schwinn "cross" bikes were among the original "hybrids" as an attempt to cross an ATB with a road-ish bike- which ended up being a great all-rounder. It...
04-03-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By The Golden Boy

Are you thinking of the CX70? That's the unit...

Are you thinking of the CX70? That's the unit that gets used and talked about for road-ish triples.

If anyone wants to pore through my attempts when I built my Trek 720- you can see where I went...
04-02-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By The Golden Boy

For whatever it's worth- I could not get the DA...

For whatever it's worth- I could not get the DA 7803 to play nice on a 28-38-50 triple. So I used a regular, double, DA 7700 and it's fantastic. I've been using it in this application since 2016....
04-02-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By The Golden Boy

etherhuffer - are you sure it says "Mountech XC?"...

etherhuffer - are you sure it says "Mountech XC?"

Those are two separate lines.

There's Mountech- and there were a couple different variations of the RD- the FDs I've seen are the same with...
04-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's my understanding as well. These were on...

That's my understanding as well. These were on the high end bikes for a few years- it's interesting that the unicrown was "hi-tech" and special at the time- but people didn't trust the change from a...
03-31-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By The Golden Boy

And the spindle length for the Sugino AT should...

And the spindle length for the Sugino AT should be 127.5

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/891365-sugino-triple-bottom-bracket-question.html
...
03-29-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By The Golden Boy

Our little boy got through college at the...

Our little boy got through college at the University of Minnesota with the same 1991 Schwinn Sprint. He bequeathed it unto some friends after he graduated.
03-29-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 808
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think 25 pounds of gear would be a lot. ...

I think 25 pounds of gear would be a lot.

Unless you've got a dedicated touring bike- throwing all the weight on the rear would make things squirrelly.

If I'm reading this right- yes, you...
03-27-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 911
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think I have a Suntour aluminum one on one...

I think I have a Suntour aluminum one on one bike. I like the look.

I wish I would've had one on my M1000- would've saved me a bunch of time, effort and money.

I wouldn't want a chromed steel...
03-24-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a way cool bike!!!! The roller cams aren't...

That's a way cool bike!!!! The roller cams aren't quite as appealing to me as they are to you- But they're still cool in that 1987 sort of way! CrMo/CrMo is top notch!!! Although traditional fork...
03-21-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By The Golden Boy

Scott used to be the maker for Rene Herse/Compass.

Scott used to be the maker for Rene Herse/Compass.
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