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09-21-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By The Golden Boy

Please enjoy your further wordsmithing here at...

Please enjoy your further wordsmithing here at bike forums. I truly look forward to your insight.
09-21-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 73,386
Posted By The Golden Boy

My 85 measures 50mm CtC between the posts.

My 85 measures 50mm CtC between the posts.
09-21-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1231817...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1231817-we-got-present-you.html


The OP's "suggestion" removed 1/3 of the users' bikes from C&V and sent them to a forum no one wanted except the OP.
09-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,330
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the way the metal flake shows in this...

I love the way the metal flake shows in this pic!!!
09-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By The Golden Boy

Clearly, 10 speed or brifters could be put on...

Clearly, 10 speed or brifters could be put on this bike.

Doesn't belong in C&V. Send this thread to the other forum. Where 3 people will see it and maybe one will answer.
09-20-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wouldn't any of these Ishiwata 019 bikes have...

Wouldn't any of these Ishiwata 019 bikes have brifters? Or maybe 9 or 10 speed?

This thread doesn't belong here.

Reported.
09-20-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 609
Posted By The Golden Boy

Back in 2012 I got my left hand crushed in a...

Back in 2012 I got my left hand crushed in a 1920s service elevator. No bones were broken, but there's nerve damage.

Since I've been using drop bars, I have a gel pad under the bar tape and then...
09-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,107
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hate things on my back or body- not only is it...

I hate things on my back or body- not only is it sweaty, but let the bike bear the weight (even if it's not a lot of weight).
09-20-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad you're safe. Best wishes in getting...

I'm glad you're safe.

Best wishes in getting everything (not just the bikes) cleaned up and safe.
09-19-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,330
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think I'm fortunate in that I was able to find...

I think I'm fortunate in that I was able to find 3 of the exact bikes I looked for.

1986 Trek 400 Elance.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4592/38843063854_558112e1c6_h.jpg...
09-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By The Golden Boy

Throw a 15T pulley on the end of it to show 'em...

Throw a 15T pulley on the end of it to show 'em you REALLY mean business.

The arm on the 2nd generation Mountech is stupid long- but I think that's got an inch on it.
09-13-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would also like some more pictures- Drive side...

I would also like some more pictures- Drive side please!!! And close ups!!!


IMO- 1985 is the high point for the "grand touring" bicycle. I mean, there were really really nice ones (and truth...
09-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By The Golden Boy

Super cool project!!! Good luck!!!

Super cool project!!! Good luck!!!
09-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just avoid vertical stripes on my tires.

I just avoid vertical stripes on my tires.
09-12-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hope you're feeling better soon.

I hope you're feeling better soon.
09-11-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think he's posted that one before- ...

I think he's posted that one before-

Suntour made a few different derailleurs with 3 pulley cages, XC, XC Sport, LaPree, and Cyclone MII. There may be more. I think someone even modified a...
09-08-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By The Golden Boy

Just out of curiosity- what is that one super...

Just out of curiosity- what is that one super long cage RD in the center of the last pic?

Is that a Ritchey, Nitto or knockoff Bullmoose?
09-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 807
Posted By The Golden Boy

Scott Lucas is a superhero.

Scott Lucas is a superhero.
09-07-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seven speed 6400 series shifters are not uncommon...

Seven speed 6400 series shifters are not uncommon shifters.

They shouldn't be too expensive- even NOS- however... you might want to save yourself some money and find a nice, clean used set. ...
09-07-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone....

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone. I've had problems with both knees since my time in the Army- but it's just accelerated since I've gotten older. Biking has gotten scary for me-...
09-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 807
Posted By The Golden Boy

FWIW- my computer just autocorrected "Vetta" to...

FWIW- my computer just autocorrected "Vetta" to "Betta."

Again.
09-04-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By The Golden Boy

My neck and shoulder are messed up (along with...

My neck and shoulder are messed up (along with the rest of my body), so a mirror is pretty critical for me.

Like you, I absolutely love the Mirrycle Mirror- it's in the perfect spot- it's...
09-03-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 807
Posted By The Golden Boy

For whatever it's worth- my phone will...

For whatever it's worth- my phone will occasionally autocorrect to "Schwann."
09-02-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By The Golden Boy

How is the Park grease? I used to use the...

How is the Park grease?

I used to use the Phil grease, then a thing of Mobile One grease, then a little squeezy tube of the Park grease.

It seems much easier to clean up than either the...
09-02-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By The Golden Boy

If it doesn't move and it's supposed to- WD-40. ...

If it doesn't move and it's supposed to- WD-40.

If it moves and it not supposed to Duck tape.

:D
09-02-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By The Golden Boy

Assuming the decals and the head tube are...

Assuming the decals and the head tube are original (and the red paint is showing in spots)

1985 Trek 460.

1985 was the only year with the USA decal on that spot on the seat tube. 1985 was...
09-02-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By The Golden Boy

There was a site with a store in Louisiana (IIRC)...

There was a site with a store in Louisiana (IIRC) that had roller cam parts (I ordered a 3rd hand tool years ago)- along with a bunch of other NOS Suntour (lower end) parts.
09-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By The Golden Boy

Generally step-through bikes are *generally* less...

Generally step-through bikes are *generally* less expensive- with lower grade steels and lower grade parts, with the higher end ones being CrMo main frame- and it's just because someone who was more...
09-01-21, 12:46 PM
09-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By The Golden Boy

I’m trying to think of an American equivalent to...

I’m trying to think of an American equivalent to Bletchley Park- did the US COINTEL operation have a center like Bletchley Park?
08-30-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By The Golden Boy

Remember you have to put down 10 posts over 2...

Remember you have to put down 10 posts over 2 days before you can post pix or links!
08-29-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,739
Posted By The Golden Boy

That looks like a fun bike! Have you thought...

That looks like a fun bike! Have you thought about any of the center pull brakes? The Weinmann/MAFAC/Compass/ReneHerse options?




I have an 85- so it's essentially the same bike- and I...
08-28-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By The Golden Boy

In case you're missing the reference: ...

In case you're missing the reference: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/589917-just-how-big-miyata-cult.html
08-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the...

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the food chain, but I think "upgraded" is not the word you'd use for what happened here.

It looks like you've got an FC124 and FC6206- I can't tell...
08-26-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a whole lot of parts blending on that...

There's a whole lot of parts blending on that bike- looks like Maillard skewers (I'd guess Maillard hubs then?) You can also see it doesn't have the "lawyer CLIPS" on the front hub. (I knew of the...
08-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By The Golden Boy

Looks pretty similar... the lug cutout is pretty...

Looks pretty similar... the lug cutout is pretty definitive... I'm not sure about the fork- then again- I'm not familiar with the earlier M1000s.


EDIT:

Just poking around at some other pix...
08-25-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,868
Posted By The Golden Boy

In the words of Frank Berto: "the Campagnolo...

In the words of Frank Berto:

"the Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur shifted poorly, but was so well constructed that it would keep on shifting exactly as poorly - forever."
08-22-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By The Golden Boy

Seems to me Trek was pretty much "in power" by...

Seems to me Trek was pretty much "in power" by the mid 80s, long before anyone knew Lance Armstrong's name.
08-22-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like your idea- in terms of comparing 2 bikes...

I like your idea- in terms of comparing 2 bikes you like... but I just don't think they're much of an "apples to apples" comparison- not even really an "oranges to tangerines" comparison. The hi-ten...
08-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By The Golden Boy

T-Mar has a new name!!! :p

T-Mar has a new name!!! :p
08-20-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By The Golden Boy

Oh holy cats... I hope you've mostly fully...

Oh holy cats... I hope you've mostly fully recovered!!!
08-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By The Golden Boy

So- aside from the size difference- the 520 is a...

So- aside from the size difference- the 520 is a "better" bike- based solely on metallurgy. (of course, there is something to be said about a hi-ten fork on a tourer). The LeTour- despite its name,...
08-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,868
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds...

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds of touring derailleurs" on my bikes.

If you're to be period correct-ish about your stuff, and you're going to be riding it, you want the best...
08-18-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By The Golden Boy

Cool!

Cool!
08-17-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's pretty much even to me- assuming both fit...

It's pretty much even to me- assuming both fit you and in similar condition.

Pros-
"Supergo" is a ******g cool-ass name.
Columbus Tubing
Deore and Thumb Shifters.

Whatever cachet the...
08-17-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By The Golden Boy

:lol:

:lol:
08-17-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By The Golden Boy

My guess is it does matter. People are...

My guess is it does matter.

People are mentioning rain- and water siping channels are the tire technology that keeps you from hydroplaning. The channels allow water to be diverted out of the...
08-16-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes- itís attached with the easily removable...

Yes- itís attached with the easily removable strap- it could be anywhere on the bars- Iím just on the ramps, corners, hoods and tops 99% of the time. Not so much of a drops rider.
08-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By The Golden Boy

They throw off a lot of light. At the time it...

They throw off a lot of light. At the time it was comically larger than any USB light - now itís pretty much in line with the larger lights available.
08-15-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got a couple rechargeable Light & Motion...

I've got a couple rechargeable Light & Motion lights- I like them very much.

Granted, my experience with AA powered lights has been with lower powered (and less expensive) models- but these lights...
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