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12-06-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thanks Bill. I needed that. I'll figure...

Thanks Bill. I needed that.

I'll figure out the justification later!!!
12-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm at the point that there are 4 bikes that I...

I'm at the point that there are 4 bikes that I regularly ride. 3 that are torn apart and in that "when I decide to get to them" queue. 2 that I don't think I've even taken down from the rafters...
12-05-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm waffling,...

I'm waffling,...
12-01-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,492
Posted By The Golden Boy

Or just go down to one.

Or just go down to one.
12-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By The Golden Boy

I didn't want to exactly "out" you, but I thought...

I didn't want to exactly "out" you, but I thought knowing that Trek reached out because you're the FB group owner and clearing up that you're not Skip would be a plus.
12-01-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,492
Posted By The Golden Boy

If that were my bike- I'd ******g put monster...

If that were my bike- I'd ******g put monster truck tires, racks and mirrors and bells and streamers and reflectors and lights and chain guards and kickstands and all that **** and put pix up and PM...
11-22-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,343
Posted By The Golden Boy

Has anyone heard from Skip to see if he's OK? ...

Has anyone heard from Skip to see if he's OK?

It's been quite a while since I've talked to him.
11-21-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’ve wiped out pretty spectacularly in...

I’ve wiped out pretty spectacularly in exceptionally ordinary circumstances…. Never hit my head in a bike accident. Except once- on my way home, first real ride of the season, pretty ass-kicked…...
11-20-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By The Golden Boy

As God is my witness... I thought turkeys could...

As God is my witness... I thought turkeys could fly...
11-20-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had one opportunity to buy a Routens. It...

I've had one opportunity to buy a Routens. It wasn't all clean, it wasn't all original- but a lot of it was. Then I realized who I am. I would mess with it and do what I do to every old bike that...
11-18-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,269
Posted By The Golden Boy

Most people consider the 1985 Trek 620 to be a...

Most people consider the 1985 Trek 620 to be a full-on, loaded touring bike.

One of the things that was pointed out a while ago (going from memory now-as Vintage Trek is down) was that the 1985...
11-16-22, 09:10 AM
11-15-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,962
Posted By The Golden Boy

Several years ago I was looking for a specific...

Several years ago I was looking for a specific part. I could find beat up ones, and I could find obscenely expensive ones. For a long time I searched- and I finally found a pretty clean one for a...
11-15-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,269
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm kind of stunned that anyone would consider...

I'm kind of stunned that anyone would consider the 89/90 M1000 as "light" anything. LT stood for "Luxe Touring." Compared to the Voyageur SP, Trek 620 and 720- the M1000 is a brute and a tank. ...
11-14-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,269
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've always seen cantis as a plus and can't...

I've always seen cantis as a plus and can't understand people putting on caliper brakes with canti posts, or sawing off canti posts. Drew is a drew.

I've developed the thought that a sport tourer...
11-06-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hear ya- If left to my devices, I write out...

I hear ya- If left to my devices, I write out like 6 Nov 22. Realistically- Americans usually go mm-dd-yyyy, while Europeans go day first. But I just like writing in the month, there's no doubt.
11-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the B177 bars. Like anything, there's...

I love the B177 bars. Like anything, there's people that love them and people that don't love them.

People always compare/refer to the B177 as 'rando' bars, but they're kind of 'anti-rando' bars....
10-27-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,885
Posted By The Golden Boy

I haven't gotten to that point yet with them- but...

I haven't gotten to that point yet with them- but IIRC, they're cartridge bearings.

Looks like I have an excuse to take more pix!!! :D
10-27-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 39,770
Posted By The Golden Boy

We're on vacation in Door County- about 43 miles...

We're on vacation in Door County- about 43 miles south from that stretch of road right now-

Funny thing about that picture... First- it's really hard to get a shot of that stretch of road without...
10-27-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,669
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think it's cute, and I've done it before. ...

I think it's cute, and I've done it before.

When you're just searching for something- either as a Google search or you're actually searching BF threads- come across something, get involved... and...
10-27-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,885
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think the nicest pedals I have are the White...

I think the nicest pedals I have are the White Industries pedals.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48145018707_27de1fff01_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gmpNHr)WIPedals2...
10-25-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Golden Boy

One thing I didn't put in there- because the...

One thing I didn't put in there- because the frame is made by Doug with his name on it- the "good" is already taken up in that formula. :D
10-25-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Golden Boy

Good Fast Cheap Pick either two. :D

Good
Fast
Cheap

Pick either two. :D
10-25-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Golden Boy

The paint is pretty stunning.

The paint is pretty stunning.
10-25-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 99,785
Posted By The Golden Boy

I seriously do not understand that at all.

I seriously do not understand that at all.
10-25-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 99,785
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Mountech FD is fantastic, but if you need to...

The Mountech FD is fantastic, but if you need to be matchy-matchy- I totally get it. But to go along with that- the 84 Stumpjumper Sport had Mountech rear with an AG Tech front. FWIW- I'd take a...
10-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,361
Posted By The Golden Boy

I honestly did not know there was an actual M900...

I honestly did not know there was an actual M900 SGS until a week ago today... Thank you Ross200


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52443754212_dd784893aa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nUgX1Q)XTR...
10-21-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love that "hat in the ring" logo- very...

I love that "hat in the ring" logo- very cocksure to the point of arrogance. Love it.
10-20-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,346
Posted By The Golden Boy

If you or your loved ones were contaminated by a...

If you or your loved ones were contaminated by a LeJuene- you may be entitled to compensation.
...
10-17-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 771
Posted By The Golden Boy

IIRC it was Cunningham/WTB that came up with the...

IIRC it was Cunningham/WTB that came up with the roller cam and Suntour licensed it.

Here's my 87 High Sierra:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4611/39323799364_9ccfeed17f_b.jpg...
10-17-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 771
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm not a fan of the roller cam brakes. Yeah,...

I'm not a fan of the roller cam brakes. Yeah, they were licensed/manufactured by Suntour, and I'm a total Suntour homer- and I love nifty little oddball bits- but I don't like them. I don't seem...
10-15-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,361
Posted By The Golden Boy

My picks... Overall, currently... the Dura...

My picks...

Overall, currently... the Dura Ace 7803 rear derailleur and the Mountech front derailleur. The 7803 is the last beautiful polished DA RD. I'm using it 10 speed, with a 12-32 cassette...
10-15-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,361
Posted By The Golden Boy

No- The reason I got the 7700 FD is because the...

No- The reason I got the 7700 FD is because the 7803 I had wasn't working. And driving me bonkers. "How does a front derailleur not work?" Shimano found a way to make even a front derailleur...
10-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,361
Posted By The Golden Boy

I used to agree with that statement- until I...

I used to agree with that statement- until I tried using a Dura Ace 7803 on a "not Dura Ace" crank set. Now, I'll just mostly agree. :D



IMO/IME- the 7700 FD is boss-



Best front...
10-13-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO- $300 is a bit steep for a VSP frame and...

IMO- $300 is a bit steep for a VSP frame and fork. HOWEVER- it is Columbus SL/SP and that's cool. I have an 84 as well. It is a great riding bike- it does handle differently than any of my other...
10-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seatpost is 27.2. I have an 84 SP with a 27.2...

Seatpost is 27.2. I have an 84 SP with a 27.2 Suntour Superbe post in it out in the garage right now.
10-11-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do a search. Noob.

Do a search.

Noob.
10-11-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,523
Posted By The Golden Boy

I always thought Suntour should have used THAT...

I always thought Suntour should have used THAT crankset for the Cyclone crank.
10-10-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,523
Posted By The Golden Boy

Realistically- it's a 500- not like paper thin...

Realistically- it's a 500- not like paper thin tubing on those chainstays.

That looks like a really fun build on a really fun bike!!!
10-07-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm really good at throwing money at bikes. ...

I'm really good at throwing money at bikes. Especially other people's money...


Nitto B177 bars
Brooks microfiber bar tape
TRP drilled brake levers
Dura Ace 7800 brakes
Nitto Technomic stem...
10-05-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By The Golden Boy

I scored a scratched up, janky looking M730 XT...

I scored a scratched up, janky looking M730 XT crank, polished it up- and BAM.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4684/27665811469_0c1e0223ba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9JvTt)1990 Miyata 1000LT...
09-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is my take/opinion- if you don't mind... ...

This is my take/opinion- if you don't mind...

Centerpulls are very "old school" compared to this bike... there's like a line where 70s styled components suddenly aren't right on 80s bikes. IMO...
09-28-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By The Golden Boy

... and you have some really nice bikes...

... and you have some really nice bikes...
09-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have an 86 400 Elance. This was the first bike...

I have an 86 400 Elance. This was the first bike that I lusted after, got obsessed with, and was able to find and buy. It's an absolutely beautiful bike and it's built to be a "bike" in that it's not...
09-26-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,317
Posted By The Golden Boy

So I was born in 1969, graduated high school in...

So I was born in 1969, graduated high school in 1987.

The guitars and guitar amps I like are the ones that were cool in the 60s and 70s, that I have little to no recollection of at the time......
09-19-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By The Golden Boy

"Popular" is kind of overselling it- but yeah. ...

"Popular" is kind of overselling it- but yeah. And it'll come around again pretty soon.
09-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,390
Posted By The Golden Boy

I totally agree with you- It seems there's...

I totally agree with you- It seems there's always some sort of inconsequential reason people need to have to justify or attempt to justify what they like or want or what they don't like or don't...
09-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,390
Posted By The Golden Boy

I "liked" your post, not because I liked that...

I "liked" your post, not because I liked that your stuff cracked- but more like if there were a :eek: like reaction.
09-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,456
Posted By The Golden Boy

Please don't do that! You won't match the...

Please don't do that!

You won't match the paint and it'll look bad. Use clear nail polish to touch up bare metal. The scuffs will look better than poorly matched paint.

If you're talking about...
09-17-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 880,202
Posted By The Golden Boy

I got an Axiom clamp on mirror that I ordered...

I got an Axiom clamp on mirror that I ordered like 2 weeks ago!!!
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