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10-18-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yes and no. Same tubing, same angles (so...

Yes and no.

Same tubing, same angles (so I've read), different lugs/cutouts.
10-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just have old Blackburn and Vetta racks.

I just have old Blackburn and Vetta racks.
10-17-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 753
Posted By The Golden Boy

Historically, M1000s were loaded with a mix of...

Historically, M1000s were loaded with a mix of top and 2nd from top of the line stuff- and they kind of went back and forth on stuff. In 87 it was specced with 600 and XT, in 1990 it was specced...
10-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the SP-11 pedals- I also have a set of...

I love the SP-11 pedals- I also have a set of the outrageously expensive (and now discontinued) White Industries pedals- which are based on the SP-11s. I prefer the SP-11s.

If you're unable to...
10-12-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had my pix stolen for ads. In some...

I've had my pix stolen for ads.

In some cases it's kind of complimentary because you've taken what someone thinks is a pretty definitive pic. In other cases, someone may be using your pic to...
10-12-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By The Golden Boy

pig****er!!!!

pig****er!!!!
10-12-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a Huret Duopar Titane. Or just a...

That's a Huret Duopar Titane.

Or just a Huret Duopar Titanium- what was the gold standard... or titanium standard for outrageously expensive touring bike derailleurs. Your example is pre 1984.
10-12-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wow! I wouldn't have thought that would be able...

Wow! I wouldn't have thought that would be able to happen!

Congrats!
10-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had the black coated cables- and that flakes...

I've had the black coated cables- and that flakes off- I can only imagine any rubbing on metal will make it flake off.
10-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys
10-04-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By The Golden Boy

Exactly!!! What's the worst that could...

Exactly!!!

What's the worst that could happen? :eek:
10-04-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations on all of them- but big congrats...

Congratulations on all of them- but big congrats for the TSIV!!!
10-04-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you very much for this Chas- I'd...

Thank you very much for this Chas-

I'd always assumed that minimum measurement had more to do with how much steerer the expander needed to hold on to.
10-04-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,513
Posted By The Golden Boy

Keep looking on eBay, CL or FB marketplace- all...

Keep looking on eBay, CL or FB marketplace- all of a sudden they'll start flying at you, and next thing you know you'll have a garage full of Cannondale bags.
10-04-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By The Golden Boy

This comes up often enough- and like a persistent...

This comes up often enough- and like a persistent topic, a lot of conflicting information swirls about.

I think it bears repeating that just because brakes look similar does not mean they are are...
10-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a pretty sweet bike, I'll bet it'll gleam...

That's a pretty sweet bike, I'll bet it'll gleam with the brightness of a thousand suns once it's polished up!!!
10-02-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's the most important one to me!!! ...

That's the most important one to me!!!

Anything that's in my eyesight or even my peripheral vision- I'll fixate on it. I had a stem with an off-center stamp on it- It was right in my face the...
10-02-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By The Golden Boy

Well rats... I ran across a stash of 7800 DT...

Well rats... I ran across a stash of 7800 DT shifters and I passed on them because they were so cheap I assumed they were plentiful. Clearout. Ugh.
09-30-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By The Golden Boy

Pix or it didn't happen!!! :D

Pix or it didn't happen!!!

:D
09-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By The Golden Boy

Fully agreed on everything.

Fully agreed on everything.
09-27-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,500
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can't do it- It's happened too many times that...

I can't do it- It's happened too many times that I've tossed something "I'll never ever use" only to need it 2 weeks later and have to go buy one.
09-27-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By The Golden Boy

Show a close up of the paint! I remember...

Show a close up of the paint!

I remember the day after I got mine, seeing that Imron in the morning sun was the most magical thing for me.
09-27-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not at all!!! MORE!!! MORE!!! :D I think...

Not at all!!! MORE!!! MORE!!! :D

I think you made some really nice choices on there- LOVE the leather tape- is that stitched along the ends? It looks cool! Again, great choice with the brake...
09-26-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,513
Posted By The Golden Boy

Level top tube, silver components... "classic." ...

Level top tube, silver components... "classic."

Looks great! Love to see more pix of it!
09-26-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations!!! You *might* need...

Congratulations!!!

You *might* need different brakes- I've read of some people having luck with DC 960s- but there's several sets of cantilevers that have enough adjustment to fit to 700C.



...
09-26-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By The Golden Boy

That is awesome, first, that you recognized it-...

That is awesome, first, that you recognized it- and second, that you got it back.

Congratulations!!!

Somewhere around 10 years ago I sold my old Trek 820 on CL. I was selling it cheap, and for...
09-26-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,026
Posted By The Golden Boy

Back in spring I'd seen a thread about breaking a...

Back in spring I'd seen a thread about breaking a seat post binder bolt- I specifically remember thinking to myself "who the hell breaks a seat post binder bolt?"

And within a week I broke a seat...
09-23-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By The Golden Boy

I like "cork" tape- I used to really like the...

I like "cork" tape- I used to really like the Trek/Bontrager tape until they changed the color of the brown. I still have a few rolls of the white.

I got some of the Brooks "microfiber" tape and I...
09-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By The Golden Boy

BTW- make sure you make note of the orientation...

BTW- make sure you make note of the orientation of how your Biopace rings are installed- just in case you decide to put them back on (for whatever reason and however doubtful that may be :D )
09-23-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By The Golden Boy

I haven't done a lot of looking at the geometries...

I haven't done a lot of looking at the geometries after 87/88 (or really after 86)- so this chart is interesting in that the 400 and the 660 share geometries. Where the 660 was squarely a race bike...
09-23-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By The Golden Boy

Son, you need to put that ***** away; it's going...

Son, you need to put that ***** away; it's going to get you in trouble.

I don't know why you picked this hill, I don't know why you picked me, I don't know why you feel the need to be insulting...
09-21-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
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: 467
Views: 75,211
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: 32
Views: 1,242
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: 5,075
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: 32
Views: 1,242
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: 32
Views: 1,242
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: 31
Views: 904
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: 66
Views: 1,809
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: 660
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: 5,075
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: 382
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: 8
Views: 400
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: 970
Posted By The Golden Boy

Super cool project!!! Good luck!!!

Super cool project!!! Good luck!!!
09-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
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: 678
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: 395
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: 697
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: 848
Posted By The Golden Boy

Scott Lucas is a superhero.

Scott Lucas is a superhero.
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