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01-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By tkamd73

Minor point, Reynolds 501 was the CrMo used for...

Minor point, Reynolds 501 was the CrMo used for the stays and fork, on the 531CS frame set.
Tim
01-14-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,878
Posted By tkamd73

No rust, but this was an old road bike Tim ...

No rust, but this was an old road bike
Tim


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01-14-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 279
Posted By tkamd73

I assume you have already looked at the vintage...

I assume you have already looked at the vintage Trek site, lots of exceptions for the serial numbers that start with N. As you think an outsourced bike, lots who know more then me, but my guess, 21”...
01-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By tkamd73

I’d be replacing that with a Nitto, but that’s...

I’d be replacing that with a Nitto, but that’s just me.
Tim
01-13-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 890
Posted By tkamd73

Nice bike, we’re it mine I’d go this route. Tim...

Nice bike, we’re it mine I’d go this route.
Tim

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01-12-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,737
Posted By tkamd73

I’m old enough to know that you meant to type AFX...

I’m old enough to know that you meant to type AFX Aurora, and probably older then you, as I have over 100’ of Aurora Model Motoring Stirling Moss HO slot car track, and cars. Model Motoring predated...
01-11-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,009
Posted By tkamd73

Covid is no excuse, not to see a doctor for...

Covid is no excuse, not to see a doctor for something like this. Possibly, when its all said and done, you might wish you had Covid instead. Go see a doctor!
Tim
01-11-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 941
Posted By tkamd73

Nope! Tim

Nope!
Tim
01-11-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,356
Posted By tkamd73

Nope, especially on a repaint, always change...

Nope, especially on a repaint, always change something, sometimes as small as a decal, usually a lot more. I don’t want anyone passing off one of my builds as an original, when my stewardship ends. I...
01-10-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,564
Posted By tkamd73

Whenever I feel like it, or if not solo, whenever...

Whenever I feel like it, or if not solo, whenever the other guy does.
Tim
01-10-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By tkamd73

Honda Odyssey, 4 road bikes inside, with plenty...

Honda Odyssey, 4 road bikes inside, with plenty of room for the riders, and their gear. Considering mountain biking, as mentioned earlier, pickup truck is best.
Tim
01-09-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,576
Posted By tkamd73

@dedhead, you are correct sir, but there are none...

@dedhead, you are correct sir, but there are none for a 72 Schwinn Continental, in spite of the number they produced.
Tim
01-09-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,576
Posted By tkamd73

There aren’t, it was sarcasm. Sorry! Tim

There aren’t, it was sarcasm. Sorry!
Tim
01-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,576
Posted By tkamd73

You can actually get a kit of precut cables for a...

You can actually get a kit of precut cables for a 72 Schwinn Continental? Impressive!
Tim
01-06-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,879
Posted By tkamd73

I usually don’t, same 40 mile, mostly car free...

I usually don’t, same 40 mile, mostly car free ride. I just grab a different bike, or different friend or 2, to change it up.
Tim
01-04-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,399
Posted By tkamd73

Big fan of Treks early offerings, but the newest...

Big fan of Treks early offerings, but the newest one I ride is an 88, so not too worried. However, I rebuilt my mom’s old Carbon 2120 for my wife to use. That 2120 has been all over Europe, and...
01-03-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,265
Posted By tkamd73

My 77 TX900 was originally ice blue, and the PO...

My 77 TX900 was originally ice blue, and the PO road the snot out of it. He had it repainted by Trek, years later, in metallic white, another stock color used in 77. Unfortunately Trek had ceased...
01-03-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,594
Posted By tkamd73

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a...

Personally, I find the presta valve to be a homely little device, so even if the cap isn’t really needed, and it isn’t, my preference is to cover it up.
Tim
01-03-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 777,513
Posted By tkamd73

That is a really cute bell. Tim

That is a really cute bell.
Tim
01-02-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,900
Posted By tkamd73

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably...

I guess this would be it, extensive mods probably destroyed the value, gets a lot of use though.
Tim
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01-02-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 27,852
Posted By tkamd73

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77 Trek TX900
12-30-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,737
Posted By tkamd73

When your 23 year old daughter says “ dad, I...

When your 23 year old daughter says “ dad, I think your old enough to buy a new corvette now”.
Tim
12-30-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,140
Posted By tkamd73

In the basement Tim ...

In the basement
Tim


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12-29-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got two that I use regularly, Yellow Jersey...

I’ve got two that I use regularly, Yellow Jersey in Arlington WI, and Ben’s Cycle on the south side of Milwaukee. Would not consider either exactly local to me, but both well worth the drive. As...
12-28-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By tkamd73

Buy another cassette, for your bike, or another...

Buy another cassette, for your bike, or another bike for your trainer. Bike that you just leave on the trainer works best for me.
Tim
12-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By tkamd73

Agreed, I built a copy of one of my favorite road...

Agreed, I built a copy of one of my favorite road bikes, and it stays on the trainer, so trainer tire it is. Previously, I found that if I didn’t clean up the rubber bits on a regular basis, they end...
12-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By tkamd73

I’ve got a Blackburn trainer that automatically...

I’ve got a Blackburn trainer that automatically increases resistance with rpm, destroys a Gatorskin in 400 miles, starting 3rd year on dedicated trainer tire, not as red as used to be, but not really...
12-27-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By tkamd73

Maybe the roller has a more suitable tire...

Maybe the roller has a more suitable tire interface then what a lot of us have. Curiosity, what brand and model trainer do you have?

Tim
12-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By tkamd73

Besides the clean up after you wreck a few tires,...

Besides the clean up after you wreck a few tires, the bigger reason for me to buy a dedicated trainer tire was cost, about half of what my road tires go for.
Tim
12-27-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By tkamd73

Road tire works fine, however with my trainer at...

Road tire works fine, however with my trainer at least, the disintegrating tires got spread around my basement. Lots of small black particles everywhere, got sick of cleaning that up, so bought a...
12-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,502
Posted By tkamd73

Depends on the season, winter and early early...

Depends on the season, winter and early early spring, pretty much a wrencher, usually working on my builds, and friends rides. The rest of year consider myself a rider. Only have 9 bikes so not much...
12-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By tkamd73

Hey, at least it’s top down with no electrical...

Hey, at least it’s top down with no electrical tape to finish it off, I’d leave it.
Tim
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By tkamd73

You can definitely do better. I paid 75 bucks for...

You can definitely do better. I paid 75 bucks for this frame, it’s almost flawless, building it up for my son in law. Purple slime is going though, headed for repaint after the holidays.
Tim
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12-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, re-reading my post, it does come off a bit...

Sorry, re-reading my post, it does come off a bit snarky. What I should have posted was, awesome bike for 30 bucks, no insurmountable issues that I see, and that will be a great ride when your done...
12-23-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By tkamd73

You only payed 30 bucks, so what’s the problem?...

You only payed 30 bucks, so what’s the problem? From the pics you easily got your money’s worth.
Tim
12-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By tkamd73

Yup, it just the dropouts, not a big deal, but...

Yup, it just the dropouts, not a big deal, but not quite as nice.
Tim
12-22-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By tkamd73

Agreed, the Supersports frame isn’t quite as nice...

Agreed, the Supersports frame isn’t quite as nice as the Sports Tourers. Supersport should have been the better frame.
Tim
12-21-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By tkamd73

I prefer just about any 70s British sports car. ...

I prefer just about any 70s British sports car.
Tim
12-20-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By tkamd73

Awesome rider, awesome story! Tim

Awesome rider, awesome story!
Tim
12-20-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By tkamd73

You’d think whatever was done to those hoods...

You’d think whatever was done to those hoods would have affected the bar tape, other then the candlestick affect.
Tim
12-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, At the first sign of degradation, I...

Sorry, At the first sign of degradation, I replace them, so have no pics.
Tim
12-20-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,461
Posted By tkamd73

Agreed, and if I use green Gatorade it looks like...

Agreed, and if I use green Gatorade it looks like an antifreeze recovery bottle. I really like using that old Campy water bottle though, I bought a dozen of those suckers back in the 80s, only on my...
12-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,461
Posted By tkamd73

Your right, that Campy bottle with blue Gatorade,...

Your right, that Campy bottle with blue Gatorade, does look like a bottle of dawn. The reflective sidewalls are since gone, I really don’t ride at night, and those Paselas weren’t very good.
The...
12-19-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,461
Posted By tkamd73

Here’s mine. Tim ...

Here’s mine.
Tim


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12-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

You and I totally agree, it is pathetic....

You and I totally agree, it is pathetic. Fortunately for you, none of the German, or European manufacturers, have come up with a full size pickup truck yet!
Tim
12-16-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

I agree, and the 6000lb monstrosity has become...

I agree, and the 6000lb monstrosity has become the symbol of the US, but curious, what’s the symbol of Germany these days?
Tim
12-15-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

Spoken like a true Newbie! Tim

Spoken like a true Newbie!
Tim
12-15-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

So True! Tim

So True!
Tim
12-15-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

Earlier I posted, not a fan of the sloping down...

Earlier I posted, not a fan of the sloping down tube, and extended seat pole, I stand corrected, it works on this bike, really nice looking ride!
Tim
12-15-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,687
Posted By tkamd73

But you have “ friendship is magic” under your...

But you have “ friendship is magic” under your screen name. You don’t believe in magic do you? Nice bike!
Tim
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