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08-08-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's your first build? ******g awesome!!!

That's your first build? ******g awesome!!!
08-07-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By The Golden Boy

That looks much better than what I was expecting...

That looks much better than what I was expecting from the title!!!
08-07-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,696
Posted By The Golden Boy

I wouldn't. I dig RJ- especially in the...

I wouldn't.

I dig RJ- especially in the early days- I identified with his brand of 'home mechanic without all the fancy tools.' He fixed **** with adjustable wrenches.
08-07-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's kooky!!!! But awesome!!!

That's kooky!!!! But awesome!!!
08-07-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is on my latest rebuild of my 1985 Trek 620:...

This is on my latest rebuild of my 1985 Trek 620:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1251411-golden-boy-s-1985-trek-re-rebuild.html


The hub is a 10 speed Phil hub, spaced at 130, and...
08-07-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm just kind of amazed that someone could snap...

I'm just kind of amazed that someone could snap off a 4001 headstock.

It's also kind of amazing that 26" tires are getting to be a rarity...

Hit me up whenever you need the wrench.
08-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's THE Drew? I developed a taste...

That's THE Drew?



I developed a taste for Gin & Tonic sometime around the time I turned 50. Now I have to have a tooth pulled. Great.
08-07-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By The Golden Boy

There is the Pacenti Brevet rims: ...

There is the Pacenti Brevet rims:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52059684991_6dea1910df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2njkuBH)IMG_1728 (https://flic.kr/p/2njkuBH) by Dave The Golden Boy...
08-07-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 78,118
Posted By The Golden Boy

Azureglo!!! (there's no way I would have...

Azureglo!!! (there's no way I would have remembered that). Wasn't that one of the colors that was discontinued in the early 80s until they found a less toxic formula for it?

And what kind of...
08-07-22, 09:47 AM
08-06-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know if it was just that the brakes...

I don't know if it was just that the brakes changed, or there were different brakes for different groups, or a combination of both...

Since your bike is specced with XC- and those arms are all...
08-06-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hey B- shoot me a message if you still need to...

Hey B- shoot me a message if you still need to borrow a puller
08-04-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By The Golden Boy

Shimano had a patent on that type of...

Shimano had a patent on that type of indexing/friction switch- Suntour kept the switch, but had a "Light Indexing" setting- it just didn't click quite as robustly.
08-04-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By The Golden Boy

For everything I've seen, "ratcheting" is...

For everything I've seen, "ratcheting" is different than indexing "clicks." Each indexing click is a move to a specific gear, while ratcheting is a gear that clicks when the lever moves a certain...
08-04-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By The Golden Boy

That should be stressed- if they're black...

That should be stressed- if they're black meta/plastic/resin sort of things- those are Suntour's indexing shifters.

...
08-04-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By The Golden Boy

The 85 VSP has the New Superbe Pro shifters- ...

The 85 VSP has the New Superbe Pro shifters- there are at least 2 models of Suntour micro-ratcheting shifters that look nearly identical to those. The tell is the blued, triangular (sorta) panel...
08-04-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By The Golden Boy

It is cool to see the XC- and realize how Suntour...

It is cool to see the XC- and realize how Suntour modified and built on that design- really using it for the basis of all the following Superbe Pro, Cyclone and numbered XC variants that followed......
08-04-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 905
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not that I'm anywhere near the target for these...

Not that I'm anywhere near the target for these components- I've viewed 3ttt as on a lower tier than Cinelli- and that's just how I've interpreted the way I've seen it regarded on forums and such. ...
08-04-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By The Golden Boy

From SpeedofLite 's thread- Paul worked for...

From SpeedofLite 's thread- Paul worked for Suntour USA at the time. RIP



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08-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By The Golden Boy

You got that bike- I remember that one! Good...

You got that bike- I remember that one! Good score!
08-03-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By The Golden Boy

There was also a long cage model that's pretty...

There was also a long cage model that's pretty swank- and probably weighs a half-pound less...

...
08-02-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By The Golden Boy

Derailleurs are fascinating to me. I would read...

Derailleurs are fascinating to me. I would read about derailleurs, look at pix of people's stuff on the internets and then get one to try out. Most of all the reputations for a lot of these things...
08-02-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By The Golden Boy

That site is much more mean spirited than I...

That site is much more mean spirited than I remember it.
08-01-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a slate "trivet" on my desk made from a...

I have a slate "trivet" on my desk made from a slate tile from the old Gobbler hotel lobby floor.
08-01-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a lot of interesting statements in that...

There's a lot of interesting statements in that article!

I guess what I *know* of Trek is that it was all upward and onward- that there was no stumble, hesitation or anything anywhere in there- Of...
08-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By The Golden Boy

Also- just for giggles- how's your chainline?

Also- just for giggles- how's your chainline?
07-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By The Golden Boy

The 600 series bikes straddled the upper mid...

The 600 series bikes straddled the upper mid level/lower high end range of "sport" and "racing" bikes. If it says "600 series" on the top tube in script, it'll be an 84 or 85. Until 1985, a 600...
07-28-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By The Golden Boy

who puts 23s on a M1000LT???

who puts 23s on a M1000LT???
07-28-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,513
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yours is quite special as well!!! I...

Yours is quite special as well!!!


I always think of this bike- Back when Bob had it for sale on his site- I'd sit there and ogle it, trying to think of a way to make it happen... but I'm glad...
07-28-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,027
Posted By The Golden Boy

That first bike is stunning. A fillet...

That first bike is stunning.

A fillet brazed all chrome bike was/is my dream bike.
07-28-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like the look on some derailleurs... On some it...

I like the look on some derailleurs... On some it does look anachronistic...

I like the purple on XTR:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4598/27665815299_31e19c49e9_b.jpg...
07-27-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you! Let's see some pix of them on...

Thank you!

Let's see some pix of them on your bike!!! :D


I haven't looked in a long long time- but a while ago someone was selling NOS Bullseye pulleys for $33 on Ebay. Back in the day,...
07-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By The Golden Boy

Super Cool Super Sport!!!

Super Cool Super Sport!!!
07-27-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By The Golden Boy

Schwinns were quality- their reputation was based...

Schwinns were quality- their reputation was based on durability.

Huffy did not have that reputation.
07-26-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hi elston1999! I included your post from...

Hi elston1999!

I included your post from your other thread, since I think you're asking about the same setup.

Since you have a RX100 crank and a Suntour derailleur with Microshift shifters on...
07-26-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,445
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have the regular casing Bon Jon Pass tires on 3...

I have the regular casing Bon Jon Pass tires on 3 bikes now- I think I’ve flatted once.

I haven’t used the xtra supple casing tires.

I think they’re totally worth the money- but I haven’t...
07-25-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,248
Posted By The Golden Boy

He was a nice guy that was always wiling to share...

He was a nice guy that was always wiling to share his vast amount of information and experience. I have missed seeing him, and he will be missed.


And he also worked at Suntour USA as Suntour...
07-25-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By The Golden Boy

I wrote this big long thing about loading up a...

I wrote this big long thing about loading up a Tange Prestige race bike... blah blah blah... and then re-read the OP. Ugh.

I think the Tempo would be less stiff than the Felt- especially with all...
07-24-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By The Golden Boy

As much as a Herse or Singer or Routens or Meral...

As much as a Herse or Singer or Routens or Meral would be a dream find for me- I'd be terrified of it. I'd want to change it.
07-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,612
Posted By The Golden Boy

That is a stunning bike. Thank you for...

That is a stunning bike.

Thank you for sharing it!
07-23-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,501
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's nice. The world's just gone to hell...

That's nice.

The world's just gone to hell with the kids and their hip-rap "music" and these multi-geared bi-cycles. Why, back in my day we rode logs sitting on rocks. And we liked it.
07-23-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By The Golden Boy

The major outward differences to tell them apart...

The major outward differences to tell them apart from a glance that I recall were the decals and the Suntour XC derailleur vs the LeTech.

Sandro's chart shows a few other things, but not anything...
07-23-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By The Golden Boy

I opened this thread expecting to see a Hetchins.

I opened this thread expecting to see a Hetchins.
07-21-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 880
Posted By The Golden Boy

When I started getting into bikes- the...

When I started getting into bikes- the Paramountain was my white whale.

I’m sure you’ve read all the things I’ve read- it was a top level mountain bike positioned above the Cimarron, available...
07-20-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By The Golden Boy

Get the serial # Pretty much all you can...

Get the serial #


Pretty much all you can really tell is that it’s 1984 or earlier and not a TX900.
07-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By The Golden Boy

OMG!!! I totally forgot to bump this thread...

OMG!!! I totally forgot to bump this thread today!!!

Let's see some Trek 720 touring goodness!!!!
07-18-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By The Golden Boy

If you have the original Suntour sealed bearing...

If you have the original Suntour sealed bearing hubs- you may not be able to get the freewheel on- I have an 84 Voyageur SP and a 6 speed just *starts* to thread before it runs out of threads.
...
07-18-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 78,118
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have friends that make fun of me because I...

I have friends that make fun of me because I don't get along with Strats. I've just never been able to get comfortable with them. My wife had a nice Strat (that currently lives with the little...
07-17-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,557
Posted By The Golden Boy

By the way Jeff- I didn't mention it- but your...

By the way Jeff- I didn't mention it- but your bike is beautiful. I really like it and I don't want to seem like I'm knocking on your bike or you.
I think the 330 changed by year- in 1987, notice...
07-17-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By The Golden Boy

In my mind, under BB routing came first, then the...

In my mind, under BB routing came first, then the lugged unicrown and the under chain stay U brake well after.

But it's a cool setup with Specialized flag and XT M700 stuff.
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