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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Camilo

It's a nice bike. Ride it. Learn to tune and...

It's a nice bike. Ride it. Learn to tune and maintain it. And red!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By cyclezen

The Allez models were designed to be full on race...

The Allez models were designed to be full on race bikes. Alu is sometimes preferred by some riders for short course races, such as Criteriums and circuit races.
The Dims were almost the same (by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By mstateglfr

Yup. In later years, the teens, Zertz inserts...

Yup. In later years, the teens, Zertz inserts were on the seatstays and the seatpost had this goofy Adam's apple shape to it to help reduce vibration.
Then suddenly, Zertz disappeared because...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By mstateglfr

It's been 17 years, what's actually on the bike...

It's been 17 years, what's actually on the bike may be different from stock. That's easy enough to determine though since it's in front of you.
The fork had Zertz inserts which were advertised as...
11-05-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Jukka4130

Saving on pedals is a compromise one should not...

Saving on pedals is a compromise one should not do lightly. After all, those are half of the contact points between the rider and the bike. Investing a bit more, and reaching for proper pedals like...
10-23-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By veganbikes

Fooker is a fake knockoff. No need to buy that...

Fooker is a fake knockoff. No need to buy that stuff and support those fake companies making knock off goods. That is something that needs to stop and we need to stop supporting it. There are tons of...
10-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Imaginos

Really liking these new pedals. ZERO foot...

Really liking these new pedals. ZERO foot slippage. Very aggressive studs. ...
10-23-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Kapusta

Deity Deftraps are my favorite at pretty much any...

Deity Deftraps are my favorite at pretty much any price. ~$50. Massive platform and very flat with no axle bulge in the middle....
10-23-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Ironfish653

+1 for the Chester's; they're pretty much the...

+1 for the Chester's; they're pretty much the go-to 'budget'-upgrade

PNW Components makes some nice stuff, if it's a little bit $$$, but they're having a sale right now. The "Range" composite is...
10-23-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By t2p

RF Chester pedals are around $35 (?) ... not...

RF Chester pedals are around $35 (?) ... not going to find a decent pedal for too much less than this
10-23-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By MAK

Agree. Race Face Chester's are very popular,...

Agree. Race Face Chester's are very popular, good quality and a good value.
10-22-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Tomm Willians

I think Race Face Chesterís might work for you.

I think Race Face Chesterís might work for you.
07-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree with the chaff strip often becoming...

Agree with the chaff strip often becoming separated just above the rim. This by itself hasn't been a problem for many before you, use to be real common with sew ups then when wired ons became so...
07-01-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the edge of the chafer strip to me. ...

Looks like the edge of the chafer strip to me. That's an extra layer of fabric bonded around the bead to protect it from abrasion. Totally normal for it to start to peel away at the edge after some...
07-01-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Iride01

I've seen others with the same issue. It might...

I've seen others with the same issue. It might cause you to have a failure sooner than not. But the others I've seen were much worse looking and they lasted their owners many rides.

I've wondered...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Redbullet

I use an older version of this, with aluminum...

I use an older version of this, with aluminum fork, on a smart trainer and a few times as a replacement of main bike for a few real rides. A durable bike, all good for the price, except for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By veganbikes

For what it is, it is decent but not all that...

For what it is, it is decent but not all that great. Certainly the nicest tourney bike out there but again that doesn't say much. I would probably upgrade the old Trek, Innicycle headset would be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, so a new cassette & chain - given the bike...

Ok, so a new cassette & chain - given the bike vintage - the cassette freehub (on an original wheel?) is likely 'uniglide', which is different from the modern Hyperglide config of freehubs/cassettes....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By mstateglfr

Look into an innicycle headset then. It is just...

Look into an innicycle headset then. It is just a solid piece of tech, but it also eliminates the drawbacks of cockpit options when modernizing 80s road bikes.
And a 105 drivetrain plus decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By eduskator

What's your definition of acceptable? PS: It...

What's your definition of acceptable?

PS: It isn't mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Two things that are good to know: * If...

Two things that are good to know:

* If you're going to replace a worn chain and cassette, you'll probably benefit from replacing the chain rings at the same time.

* That twitchy feeling doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By cyclezen

Have some comments from friends in Germany, who...

Have some comments from friends in Germany, who bought Decathlon bikes - not sure if this model was one of them. They mostly use the bikes for 'fitness' rides, not long, about an hour so; and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Decathlon isn't very well known in the US, but...

Decathlon isn't very well known in the US, but has a physical presence here. They're reputed for making good (quality) products at a fair price.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Iride01

Lack of inventory not withstanding, you can pony...

Lack of inventory not withstanding, you can pony up $200 more and get a name brand bike from a LBS that is a manufacturer authorized reseller and then you'll have somewhere to take your bike when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By jolly_codger

BikeRadar liked it:...

BikeRadar liked it: https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/road-bikes/triban-rc120-review/
04-23-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By 70sSanO

Now that my brain has returned… if it is ...

Now that my brain has returned… if it is Uniglide cassette, you can just flip the cogs over, if this hasn’t been done already. If you need a new 1st position cog, I think Loose Screws still has...
04-23-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By zacster

You can replace just the chainrings in front too,...

You can replace just the chainrings in front too, not the whole crank. What I found is that I needed to replace just the big ring on an old bike that I bought on ebay, the middle ring was fine and...
04-23-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think that after some more miles, you’ll...

I would think that after some more miles, you’ll have a good idea if that frame is right for you. You may have an opportunity to try a couple modern bikes and get an idea if you like how your 420...
04-23-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By zacster

I've put a 130 wheel on a 126 frame without...

I've put a 130 wheel on a 126 frame without problem and without permanent spreading. And before anybody tells me it'll do some kind of damage I did it over 10 years ago now and it is still fine.
...
04-23-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Crankycrank

^^^^Also, it used to be common practice to spread...

^^^^Also, it used to be common practice to spread 126mm steel frames to 130mm when cassette hubs came out. A shop can do it or try it yourself. One of a few good vids to show you how to do it...
04-23-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By dedhed

From my experience 7 speed mid-late 80's Trek is...

From my experience 7 speed mid-late 80's Trek is often spaced 128 to allow 126 or 130 hubs...
04-23-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bike Gremlin

My long-winded drivel on the topic - with a note...

My long-winded drivel on the topic - with a note that my priority is cheap and reliable, not the latest & greatest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgOX35BuG0
04-23-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suggest you study this- ...

I'd suggest you study this-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/674x353/k7hub_3_stylessm_7fd03d5d7ef9a796640d3bc1533c80bee5f51bfb.jpg
04-22-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By 70sSanO

The good news is it is a cassette, but the bad...

The good news is it is a cassette, but the bad news might also be that it is cassette.

Iím not sure of the year, but there is a chance you have a Uniglide freehub body. What that means is the...
04-22-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It depends on how you see yourself WRT the other...

It depends on how you see yourself WRT the other riders and the marketing forces that prey on riders. If you are competitive, or an alpha male who needs to be sure that they are peers to other...
04-22-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Steve B.

It might be a freewheel, not a cassette, thus...

It might be a freewheel, not a cassette, thus you'd need a new rear wheel. Spacing might be 126mm, so even a more modern 130 mm road wheel might not fit unless you get it re-spaced. If you could...
04-22-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By CliffordK

Take a look at this thread: ...

Take a look at this thread:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html

There are a lot of updates you can do depending on what you want. Old...
03-22-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Rdmonster69

Map My Ride from under armor. Basic free app. I...

Map My Ride from under armor. Basic free app. I only use it when I am riding on of my bikes bike that doesn't have a basic computer/speedo etc.
03-22-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By swordfish2011

From the top of my head, I can suggest Strava and...

From the top of my head, I can suggest Strava and Relive. Both have free features that cover the distance, average speed, elevation gain, moving time, etc.
Relive also has a cool feature that allows...
03-21-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Ogsarg

I second cyclemeter free but I think if you use...

I second cyclemeter free but I think if you use it a bit, you won't mind paying the 10 bucks a year for the extra features it offers.
03-21-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By spelger

CycleMeter. Free. If you pay you get sensor...

CycleMeter. Free. If you pay you get sensor support. i've used the free version on iPhone, and Android. the pay version on Android now.
03-21-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By livedarklions

Komoot.

Komoot.
11-24-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,054
Posted By rumrunn6

just an old entry level GT but it gets me where I...

just an old entry level GT but it gets me where I want to go
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/735x480/80-welfleet_cliff_small_4546b11c2a628f6ed44e63e20676794e82ab36e7.jpg
11-10-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,054
Posted By GhenghisKahn

Pictures of our MTBs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/20211110_140652_7d35048cc8aa5bdcfe668f31e065ff3ed9ced9e9.jpg...
09-21-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By Moisture

If only twice a year, rent.

If only twice a year, rent.
08-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,251
Posted By denaffen

A tale of two tourers: Trek 520 vs Schwinn Le Tour

So I find myself in an unusual situation: I have had two very similar US-made late-80s touring bikes enter my life this week. Both are from the mid-to-late 80s, more-or-less the same color of blue,...
06-07-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Any brake lever for drop bars that is not...

Any brake lever for drop bars that is not specifically marketed as compatible with V brakes' or 'long pull' or 'mountain brake compatible' (don't know what they actually call them) will work.

And...
06-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By HillRider

Tektro R200 or their Cane Creek identical twin...

Tektro R200 or their Cane Creek identical twin are very reasonably priced, comfortable and work very well. I have them on bikes with Shimano BR-6400 Ultegra and BR-7700 Dura Ace caliper brakes and...
06-04-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By alcjphil

You don't have to search high and low for...

You don't have to search high and low for inexpensive used levers. I have a 35 year old Limongi that had been badly converted to flat bars. It has Mavic branded single pivot sidepull brake callipers(...
06-04-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By tendency

+1 - for budget yet excellent performance i...

+1 - for budget yet excellent performance i really like the shimano 600 SLR levers (bl-64XX is the model). great feel, very affordable used on ebay and they'll go great with your 600 brakes.
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