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07-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By The Golden Boy

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07-24-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By The Golden Boy

You win! 86? Supposedly some weird, obscure...

You win!

86? Supposedly some weird, obscure restaurant code for 1 restaurant? Right. Not.

Deep Six? How does that make any sense?

How about a phrase literally MILLIONS of GIs were/are...
07-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 416
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think you'll have a difficult time with the...

I think you'll have a difficult time with the 50mm Zeppelin fenders on a 1985 Trek 620. I did. It's really narrow at the fork crown, you'll either need to be REALLY good about bending the fenders...
07-24-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,225
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that...

I just used a short threaded bolt and ran that through- then a long threaded spacer, then ran a bolt through the fender into the spacer.

...
07-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By The Golden Boy

Bump for all you 720 riders!!!

Bump for all you 720 riders!!!
07-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,499
Posted By The Golden Boy

hose This would be a great place to post pix of...

hose This would be a great place to post pix of that beautiful Miyata 1000LT. That thing is kind of OK. I guess. :D
07-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By The Golden Boy

Enjoy that TX700! That's the geometry that built...

Enjoy that TX700! That's the geometry that built Trek.
07-20-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Golden Boy

I absolutely LOVE the RRLs! When they first...

I absolutely LOVE the RRLs!

When they first came out I think I saw something about RRLs 'were designed by asking a Millennial to draw what they thought "vintage" brake levers looked like.'

For...
07-19-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Golden Boy

This is my "flagship" TOTL bike- the Trek 720. ...

This is my "flagship" TOTL bike- the Trek 720. Obscenely expensive. The pinnacle of the grand touring bikes. Class A tubing, Class A manufacturing (the early ones had a booklet with the builder's...
07-19-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Golden Boy

'Zackly.

'Zackly.
07-19-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,741
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would say the Sequoia and the 1983 Trek 700. ...

I would say the Sequoia and the 1983 Trek 700.

Most Sport/Tourers are hampered by either a "lesser" quality frame, or more cost conscious components.

I have a 1986 Trek 400 Elance. It's a 531...
07-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

I wouldn't worry about it- it's still a cm or so...

I wouldn't worry about it- it's still a cm or so longer than most any other tourer.
07-19-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

I always wonder how much difference there is in...

I always wonder how much difference there is in the tubing/ride of the 82/83 720s and the 84/85 720s.

My Technomic looks like it's dangerous high- but mine's actually slammed. Of course, I have...
07-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't have any real experience- other than a...

I don't have any real experience- other than a vague desire to kinda get big fat tires on either of my ATBs. I thought the entire deal was clearance at the stays- I'm not entirely sure how the chain...
07-14-21, 07:49 AM
07-14-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,225
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hi Jasongrace313 The 620 Cirrus is actually...

Hi Jasongrace313

The 620 Cirrus is actually an unofficial 1986 model- It wasn't in the catalog, but just leftover 1985 Trek 620s, painted with a 1986 color and graphic scheme. I think it looks...
07-13-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've tried BUNCHES of different derailleurs on my...

I've tried BUNCHES of different derailleurs on my 720- all friction until I set it up with it's current drivetrain.

My absolute favorite would be the Suntour XC 3 pulley (that's plain ol' "XC"...
07-13-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know the thread you're talking about- but...

I don't know the thread you're talking about- but if it's like the people that buy out unsold entry level inventory and try to sell them for $600-$1000... I'm not up with selling prices, but...
07-13-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

The CR 720s are kind of notorious for not working...

The CR 720s are kind of notorious for not working on older bikes with narrower distances between the posts.

Most modern brakes are designed around a modern standard of much wider distances...
07-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 393
Posted By The Golden Boy

Those points above are really important. Bikes...

Those points above are really important. Bikes like 410s and 412s are well renown bikes with great reputations that are built well, ride well and command decent prices despite being at the lower end...
07-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm using Suntour XC Pro brakes. I've seen...

I'm using Suntour XC Pro brakes.

I've seen Shimano XT MC-70 and M732 brakes both working with the pads at acceptable angles. I was very surprised to see that XTR M900 brakes did not work.
...
07-10-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By The Golden Boy

Our son used to live 2 blocks up Grand Ave from...

Our son used to live 2 blocks up Grand Ave from there.
07-10-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

Do you, by chance, happen to live near Athens?

Do you, by chance, happen to live near Athens?
07-07-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,580
Posted By The Golden Boy

But the 720 would have a 5 speed...

But the 720 would have a 5 speed freewheel/cassette. I don't know how interchangeable those freewheel/cassettes/hubs are. (In other words, would a 5 speed hub take a 6 speed freewheel)
07-07-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,915
Posted By The Golden Boy

What you could do, if you had a running...

What you could do, if you had a running lawnmower, run it over the walls, exposing the framing- thus allowing you store Bridgestones between the 2x4s.

If you don't have a running lawnmower, get...
07-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had good luck with Bullseyes on the 6 speed...

I've had good luck with Bullseyes on the 6 speed Accushift stuff I'm riding. I think Accushift wants things to be "precise" without the Centeron slop.

FWIW- I'm also using Bullseyes on a 7 speed...
07-07-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,542
Posted By The Golden Boy

What else do you have planned for it- part wise?

What else do you have planned for it- part wise?
07-04-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,117
Posted By The Golden Boy

The 181 is back!!! ...

The 181 is back!!!

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-181/what-happened-181-a-1021273/
07-01-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,888
Posted By The Golden Boy

It depends on what it is and what I want it for. ...

It depends on what it is and what I want it for.

I'm picky about how I want my stuff and "as stock" isn't really something that excites me.
06-25-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,639
Posted By The Golden Boy

My current favorites are 5-10 Spitfires, although...

My current favorites are 5-10 Spitfires, although those get kinda hot now that it's warm. The other ones are some older Merrill shoes- don't remember the model- but the new version has more...
06-24-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had a B17 that I 'liked' but was kind of...

I had a B17 that I 'liked' but was kind of ambivalent about, so it went on a bike that doesn't get quite the amount of miles that some other ones get... I've really been able to tell how much it's...
06-24-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By The Golden Boy

In mother Russia, Brooks saddles break in YOU.

In mother Russia, Brooks saddles break in YOU.
06-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By The Golden Boy

I *LOVE* those decals! Freakin'...

I *LOVE* those decals!

Freakin' Rocketeer!!!
06-21-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes and no... generally longer cage lengths are...

Yes and no... generally longer cage lengths are to be able to wrap more chain- ATB/MTBs generally have triple cranks in addition to larger rear cogs, hence the need to wrap more chain. So a...
06-19-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,547
Posted By The Golden Boy

That'll keep it C&V compliant as 7800 and 7900...

That'll keep it C&V compliant as 7800 and 7900 are 10 speed- that belongs here- 7/8/9 speed do not.
06-19-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By The Golden Boy

Andy. Andy Muzi. Six speed Accushift is...

Andy. Andy Muzi.

Six speed Accushift is easy because it shares freewheel spacing with SIS, so as long as you pair an 6 speed Accushift shifter with an Accushift derailleur and a 6 speed SIS or...
06-19-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By The Golden Boy

Didn't people usually like the Schwalbe Big Apple...

Didn't people usually like the Schwalbe Big Apple tires?

What really separates the Compass/ReneHerse tires (at least between something like the Pasela or Sand Canyon) is that plush-ness.

But...
06-19-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,106
Posted By The Golden Boy

It is goofy like that- Trek's model names were...

It is goofy like that- Trek's model names were pretty consistent until 85 or so- then the industry changed- so did Trek.

The 1988 Trek 400 (and 400T) were situated about second from the bottom...
06-19-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,547
Posted By The Golden Boy

That thing is going to look so hot with 7/8/9...

That thing is going to look so hot with 7/8/9 speed brifters! But it won't belong here and I'll report it.


But that is really beautiful. Congratulations!
06-18-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a very important point- A big zoot bike...

That's a very important point- A big zoot bike is going to have that real, hand brazed unicrown- as Ritchey was known for.

That being said- I do dig those lugged unicrown forks- it's just so... ...
06-18-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By The Golden Boy

You think? I don't know a whole lot about...

You think?

I don't know a whole lot about these things- although I'd bet Tom built what people asked him to build... although there's pics of what's supposedly an 84 Ascent with them, the...
06-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,499
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's hot.

That's hot.
06-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,350
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's kind of a nice bike. So-...

That's kind of a nice bike.



So- remember there was a time when the unicrown was cutting edge, modern and desirable. And the unicrown lug is kind of a sign of that- they didn't trust, or...
06-14-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,933
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm not and have never been a racer. I was...

I'm not and have never been a racer. I was terrified of clips- until I got used to them. The last time I rode without them was maddening- in fact, It may have been with the pedals I bought from you!
06-14-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,933
Posted By The Golden Boy

Points lost for lack of sock garters, belt and...

Points lost for lack of sock garters, belt and suspenders.
06-14-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,183
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think high flange hubs are classy!!! ...

I think high flange hubs are classy!!!

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06-14-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think it's a good thing to realize that...

I think it's a good thing to realize that companies made mistakes.
06-14-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes- it's a Japanese made frame. Trek...

Yes- it's a Japanese made frame.

Trek played fast and loose with that "made in the USA" and "made in Waterloo" thing, but it's what the laws allowed them to declare. As I understand- 400 series...
06-14-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm glad you weren't hurt! As gugie says: ...

I'm glad you weren't hurt!

As gugie says:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys
06-12-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By The Golden Boy

Actually, the administrators ARE interested in...

Actually, the administrators ARE interested in keeping this forum user friendly by not allowing pix and links of spam, garbage and pr0n to be posted by drive-by bots and pr0n farmers.
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