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10-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,491
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I start in the gym in October with sets of 12...

I start in the gym in October with sets of 12 reps, gradually decrease to sets of 4 reps in June. Around April I reduce my squat ROM from full squat to half squats which increases the weight by a...
07-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,144
Posted By JohnDThompson

I have arthritis in my hands, neck, and shoulders...

I have arthritis in my hands, neck, and shoulders that is getting worse with time. As a result, riding for more than 2-3 hours starts to get miserable, even with premedication with NSAIDs. 30-50 mile...
07-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,144
Posted By George

I’ll be 81 next month and most of my rides are 20...

I’ll be 81 next month and most of my rides are 20 and 25 miles. Today I did 20 in a hour and 25 minutes and I felt that was enough in this heat. When it’s cooler I usually ride 30 or 35.
07-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By Mad Honk

Well folks it has now come to the time for me to...

Well folks it has now come to the time for me to part with this piece of history. One of only 1185 made and for only one year. This one is a good rider and was for a short time my daily driver....
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bigbus

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it...

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it jumped a puny 3 foot fence while the owner looked on and simply stood there. I knew immediately by the speed it was approaching and the set of its...
06-29-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,351
Posted By obrentharris

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump...

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump head was so much better than the lightweight plastic one that came with the old Silca frame pump.

Turning around and chasing the dog is very...
06-26-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,911
Posted By repechage

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good...

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good contributions from folk who have drifted away.

worth a read.
06-26-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By jiminos

Gee… it’s been a long time…

… since I’ve posted. 12 years. And note, here I am at the trendy age of 64 and riding again. Funny how life twists and turns.

i still have the bikes I rode all those years ago. A Giant FCR3 and a...
06-23-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By gthomson

How often should the bike be polished or waxed? I...

How often should the bike be polished or waxed? I see many people mention they do this. I usually apply polish to my cars in the spring and in the fall to provide some protection for the winter...
06-22-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,252
Posted By tkamd73

First Calvin & Hobbs comic, so not quite 40 years...

First Calvin & Hobbs comic, so not quite 40 years yet.
Tim
...
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,252
Posted By rydabent

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts...

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts and rugby shorts. Tons cheaper too.
06-18-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,055
Posted By gearbasher

My favorite Winston Churchill quote: "You can...

My favorite Winston Churchill quote: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
I guess it can go both ways.
06-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By M1T

Trek 760, 770, Seat Binder Bolt Replacement is 21mm x 8mm

To answer my own question, a Problem Solvers Seat Binder Bolt Chromoly, 21mm is the correct choice.
06-14-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By Mad Honk

Natterberry, I did run the taps through the...

Natterberry,
I did run the taps through the BB and all of the bosses along with the drop-out adjuster screws. You may want to run some sanding drum in the top of the seat tube to be sure it is...
06-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By bark_eater

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track...

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track wind direction. The bottles are bigger though.
06-11-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,722
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine probably hates me but I love it. ...

Mine probably hates me but I love it.


P.S. - I am feeling like a bit of a survivor, myself. Cycling has played a part in that.
06-10-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,085
Posted By repechage

I found humor on the early examples that had ...

I found humor on the early examples that had

Guaranteed World’s Finest Bicycle

along the downtube in all caps.
06-10-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By John E

Sort of like this? (The only problem is that my...

Sort of like this? (The only problem is that my sons are millennials, and both drive sport sedans with stick shifts. :)
https://www.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/anti-theft-device.jpg
06-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,061
Posted By krakhaus

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus...

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus they look terrible. Even if they were faster, you still look like a goon.
06-08-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By squirtdad

it followed me home dear, really

New project SR semi-pro, 600 Arabesque except for suntour barcons.

Not sure year but guessing 78 to 82??? it has 27 in wheels, and it seems that much later than that it would have had...
06-08-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,557
Posted By SurferRosa

Try these guys... ...

Try these guys...

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06-08-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By tendency

Those mid 80s 760/770s are sweet frames - 100%...

Those mid 80s 760/770s are sweet frames - 100% Trek investment cast lugs, silver brazed and either Reynolds 531C or 531P - the P ones being much rarer. Yours is in very nice condition - great bike.
06-07-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,722
Posted By Chuck M

For your Glenwood, my imagination has me thinking...

For your Glenwood, my imagination has me thinking along the lines of some young man not returning from Europe during WWI. But then how bizarre would it be if it sat since the Spanish flu pandemic...
06-07-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,722
Posted By ollo_ollo

I was restoring a $10 Goodwill Super Course,...

I was restoring a $10 Goodwill Super Course, found someone selling N.O.S. Ross Super Grand Tours still in the box on eBay at a very low price. Hi Ten frame with stamped dropouts with a full Shimano...
06-07-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,722
Posted By Chuck M

Surviving WWII scrap metal drives is high level...

Surviving WWII scrap metal drives is high level surviving for a bicycle.
06-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By Hobbiano

As inflated as prices have been in the Covid era,...

As inflated as prices have been in the Covid era, you could have payed a lot more for less.
As far as the wheels go, it was common for someone to swap the tubulars for clinchers or to buy a second...
06-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By Hobbiano

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the...

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the '84 Trek 510 & 760 equipped with Campagnolo Triomphe And Victory components. They have the specifications of both bikes but seem to only talk about the...
06-06-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By cb400bill

pic assist ...

pic assist
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06-05-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Gashouse

Newbie forum member. Longtime bike rider. Once a...

Newbie forum member. Longtime bike rider. Once a year, I go through the bike,making adjustments ,cleaning the paint
and shiny bits The chrome gets neverdulled and carwax on everything. Otherwise, I...
06-05-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By rando_couche

I keep my bikes clean enough to tell what color...

I keep my bikes clean enough to tell what color they are. Usually.
06-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By randyjawa

I try to keep all but one of my bikes (I have...

I try to keep all but one of my bikes (I have five now) spotless. There is one that I do not care about keeping clean, the Bianchi that I keep and ride in Jamaica. Mall dust is impossible to keep off...
06-05-21, 03:58 PM
06-05-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Drillium Dude

Absolutely I do - immediately after every ride....

Absolutely I do - immediately after every ride. Sometimes it only takes a few minutes, other times a deeper cleaning might be needed. Cleaning the bike after every ride ensures you have hands and...
06-05-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By sd5782

Not too clean on mine. Until I got more serious,...

Not too clean on mine. Until I got more serious, my old Super Sport had decades of “stuff” on it, but was always out of the weather as taught by my father. I came back to that bike after acquiring...
06-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By zandoval

I don't do off road but my roads are pretty much...

I don't do off road but my roads are pretty much torn up asphalt. When I notice my chain getting cruddy I know its time for the hose. I've got a method that I like and it works well for me.

I...
06-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By masi61

Ever since I began waxing my chains (3 years...

Ever since I began waxing my chains (3 years almost now) , my bikes appear almost surgically clean to others. I wipe down my frame tubes with "tub-o-towels" and also remove my wheels and spay them in...
06-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By John E

I am not meticulous about it, although I do...

I am not meticulous about it, although I do acknowledge that keeping moving parts clean and appropriately lubricated is important. My Peugeot / beater is so rusty and beat up at this point that...
06-05-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By repechage

When the drivetrain gets dirty, clean and...

When the drivetrain gets dirty, clean and lubricate it, including the mechanisms. Clean the brakes.
As I have a number, often there is a bunch that get to this level then do two to three at a time.
06-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By 87 Demo

The ones I rarely ride live under a dust sheet,...

The ones I rarely ride live under a dust sheet, the three I circulate through get a wipe down once a week, and once a month I take them outside and wash the frames and all the parts, lube and polish...
06-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By ollo_ollo

Previous years yes. Despite my bikes dwelling in...

Previous years yes. Despite my bikes dwelling in a shop full of wood work machinery, I always cleaned/lubed/adjusted whichever one I chose for a ride. This past year not so much, due to our...
06-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By jamesdak

I'm not fanatical about it. With they way I...

I'm not fanatical about it. With they way I rotate through them all they tend to get dusty and such. Normally as I take one out for the daily ride I'll give it a a quick swipe with a lysol wipe or...
06-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kabuki12

I am not as meticulous as I once was when I had...

I am not as meticulous as I once was when I had one bike , but I keep my bikes very clean. I go through a lot of Mothers polish and shop rags. I floss the freewheel every other ride or so and...
06-02-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By Hobbiano

It was my understanding that the 760 & 770's...

It was my understanding that the 760 & 770's frames were identical. At least that's what the specifications say in the '84 & '85 catalogs. In fact, in '84 the 170 also shared the same geometry as the...
06-02-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,590
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Yes and that is why P and R was closed.

Yes and that is why P and R was closed.
05-31-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mad Honk

If you are serious about those wheels contact me...

If you are serious about those wheels contact me and get yer checkbook out! I have a vintage pair here that I would part with for the correct $ amount. They were on my race bikes from 1984-85 and...
05-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By SJX426

Here is a 760 that has been broken out a long...

Here is a 760 that has been broken out a long time ago! It is in the process of being put into some kind of riding rotation. I am debating if I should paint or leave as is. Frame is straight.
I...
05-29-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 52,616
Posted By Mad Honk

OldsCOOL, I contacted Greg about decals and...

OldsCOOL,
I contacted Greg about decals and have not heard back from him. I am going to sell both the 670 and 770 and I guess I need to know about values. I am thinking about posting in the...
05-28-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By juvela

----- Acer-Mex product most likely...

-----

Acer-Mex product

most likely badged as either Windsor or Carabela

if Windsor would be the Carrera Sport model of the early 1970's

"23" marking indicates nominal frame size in inches...
05-28-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,840
Posted By 1989Pre

Bikebikebike, We're glad you survived that...

Bikebikebike, We're glad you survived that malfunction. I had a frame pump (relatively valuable Bluemels) fall off from having inadequate length/tension.
It smashed as I rode over it, but didn't...
05-27-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,740
Posted By GlennR

But i built it with my own two hands... it's not...

But i built it with my own two hands... it's not a store bought car.
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