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08-01-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By polymorphself

Thatís the route Iíd go if it were mine. Itís a...

Thatís the route Iíd go if it were mine. Itís a good look in general and covers the holes if they bother you.
07-31-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By polymorphself

Looks to have been cleanly snipped off at least....

Looks to have been cleanly snipped off at least. Potentially looks better than it did if the protector that was there was very worn out.
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4,568
Views: 2,319,192
Posted By polymorphself

Trust me, Iíve tried.

Trust me, Iíve tried.
07-25-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By polymorphself

And vintage frames usually look great in pink....

And vintage frames usually look great in pink. Should have been hard to screw up, but they did.
07-25-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks for the tips! Has anybody had luck with...

Thanks for the tips! Has anybody had luck with more generic hardware from a store?
07-24-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By polymorphself

Alternative (shorter) hardware for VO fenders?

The bolts that come with these really do hinder clearance once you start to get a close enough gap. What else have you used that looks good and works well?
07-24-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,384
Posted By polymorphself

If not threaded and no tool access on the other...

If not threaded and no tool access on the other side thenÖ?
07-23-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By polymorphself

Amazing ride, bike and photos! Thanks for the...

Amazing ride, bike and photos! Thanks for the write up. Still waiting for you to offer custom bags! Love the look of them.
07-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,384
Posted By polymorphself

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25"...

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25" range. I'm 5'11" with very average proportions and any smaller than a 23" would need a stem swap for me (I don't enjoy an aggressive setup).

That...
07-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By polymorphself

Gonna be awesome! Very curious to see how the...

Gonna be awesome! Very curious to see how the 50's fit for you and if you need to make any mods.
07-22-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By polymorphself

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that...

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that frame without bending/cutting them. This will allow you to run 32 or 35mm tires no problem. 38s will be cutting it close with full coverage 45mm...
07-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By polymorphself

As others have said, if hookless rims you are...

As others have said, if hookless rims you are gonna want wire bead tires at a lower pressure. I learned this the hard way several times. +1 to Paselas.
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

Legend has it that man is still lying through his...

Legend has it that man is still lying through his teeth to this day.
07-21-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By polymorphself

Gotta post pics. Also, what about it makes it...

Gotta post pics. Also, what about it makes it your favorite?
07-21-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

All true. There just canít be a thread mentioning...

All true. There just canít be a thread mentioning a UO8 and weight without a sly remark, so I made it happen.
07-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

UO8 vs UE8 is a good anecdote there, thanks. I...

UO8 vs UE8 is a good anecdote there, thanks. I must say, even 28 lbs seems generous for a stock UO8 though :lol:
07-21-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By polymorphself

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front...

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front reflector and rack to shave probably 1.5 lbs off. Otherwise, slow, steady and comfy is the name of the game for these. Catalog has it at 27lbs with rack,...
07-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

That was my thought as well, other than the...

That was my thought as well, other than the weights on the charge drop by the amount of weight per rack (assuming ~1lb per rack and some bikes have one or two). However, weight drop is also...
07-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the...

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the report page always deters me from using it for anything other than what it says:

ďNote: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages,...
07-20-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

If a mod could add “include” to the title that’d...

If a mod could add “include” to the title that’d be cool :)
07-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By polymorphself

Do catalog weights typically include racks?

I’m thinking this answer is probably “depends on the year and manufacturer.” I was looking at the Voyageur comparison chart...
07-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By polymorphself

Nice! Cool pannier set too. Does the blackburn...

Nice! Cool pannier set too. Does the blackburn rack not need the hoop when carrying less weight or is it just not installed right now as its not in use?
07-19-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,207
Posted By polymorphself

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:
07-18-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,555
Posted By polymorphself

FWIW, they make adapters for this.

FWIW, they make adapters for this.
07-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,706
Posted By polymorphself

Looks perfect. Short tour planned? What size...

Looks perfect. Short tour planned? What size tires does it take with fenders? Up to 35ís Iíd guess?

Any specific reason for moving to that rack to accommodate lower riders rather than keeping the...
07-16-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By polymorphself

Second all this. Love mine.

Second all this. Love mine.
07-14-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By polymorphself

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a...

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a lot of bike for the price and looks like it will clean up really well.

Looks to be 1984 or 1985 based on paint scheme. And early 80s wouldnít have...
07-06-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,555
Posted By polymorphself

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for...

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for an (86) Voyageur and (85) 720 simultaneously, with no strong preference one way or the other. Ended up with the Voyageur and always happy to see...
07-05-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Youíre onto somethingÖ

Youíre onto somethingÖ
07-05-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By polymorphself

That is pretty.

That is pretty.
07-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By polymorphself

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.
07-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky...

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky illustration.
07-05-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

True! And this would be fun for me. However, the...

True! And this would be fun for me. However, the #1 draw to me and why I began wearing used 70s and 80s shirts is because I much much prefer the look and feel of a very worn in, paper thin t shirt....
07-05-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Interesting, I might dig in a little and see what...

Interesting, I might dig in a little and see what I can find. No backstory on it from me, this one was just a random find at a vintage market.
07-05-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Nice! Any insight into this ďtour of the worldĒ?...

Nice! Any insight into this ďtour of the worldĒ? If it even actually existed. I imagine itís just a play on the idea there you can get anywhere from the port, or maybe cyclists on crazy tours utilize...
07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts...

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts at local (to me or otherwise) places that I visit.

Already some fun connections being made here!
07-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By polymorphself

Alright so looks like at least 28s, which is all...

Alright so looks like at least 28s, which is all he needs. Starting to wish I was picking this up for myself, although way too tiny for me.
07-04-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By polymorphself

bikemig natterberry would you say this bike would...

bikemig natterberry would you say this bike would take 28s or 32s with fenders? I imagine so.
07-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Well, he supposedly still is. He told me that him...

Well, he supposedly still is. He told me that him and his wife are still moving to Italy/Canada in September. However, he seems to be having a very difficult time letting go of a lot of things and...
07-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

ive seen a few of these trek shirts pop up in my...

ive seen a few of these trek shirts pop up in my searches but never in my size :troll:
07-04-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By polymorphself

Ah, nice! Hadnít yet thought to look for other...

Ah, nice! Hadnít yet thought to look for other models of similar period. I also couldnít find ďTX500Ē in a catalog. What was the hierarchy like?

Or do we think this is a tx 300?

The chainstay...
07-04-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By polymorphself

1978 Trek TX500 - Is it a repaint?

Eyeing this small trek for a friend. The early catalogs donít say much about colors or have photos of the bikes. Were these painted as requested? I canít seem to find a photo of one in this color and...
07-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

I love these! Thanks for sharing.

I love these! Thanks for sharing.
07-04-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Yeah looks to be probably modern but itís a neat...

Yeah looks to be probably modern but itís a neat one and certainly vintage in nature :thumb:
07-04-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Well Iím especially in love with ringers and If...

Well Iím especially in love with ringers and If the measurements are right and you decide to ever let this one go please let me know. Thereís a special place in my heart for worn paper thin tees and...
07-03-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,120
Posted By polymorphself

This explains a lot. Earlier today I tried to...

This explains a lot. Earlier today I tried to link to a bunch of old posts and all the links were dead.
07-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Id say both count! I recently visited the BBB for...

Id say both count! I recently visited the BBB for the first time last month. Only came home with a hat but I love it.

Itís a Singer or a Herse, donít remember which he said. Willing to bet...
07-03-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

Vintage Bicycle T-Shirts

A handful from my small collection. The 1970ís Raleigh shirt is a favorite. I also like the Oklahoma one because Iím originally from OKC and used to go to the Kirkpatrick Center for various events....
06-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 131,646
Posted By polymorphself

Built up for a friend. ...

Built up for a friend.

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06-30-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By polymorphself

These were considered a little sportier geometry...

These were considered a little sportier geometry wise than the 1000, yeah? In other words enjoyable unloaded.
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