Old 02-27-20, 11:09 AM
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Bikes: Optima Baron LR, '14 Nishiki Maricopa,'87 Trek 330 Elance, '89 Miyata 1400, '85 Peugeot PGN10, '04 Fuji Ace, '06 Giant Rincon, '95 Giant Allegre, '83 Trek 620, '86 Schwinn High Sierra

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Originally Posted by bnewberry View Post
, but still, you got a great deal.
Deal? It was free! Not only free, but in a size I prefer. I'm still pinching myself that it's sitting in my living room. I still can't get over the counter lady looking outside at the bike in the dark snowy night, looking back at me, and saying "Take it, it's yours. It's just going to the trash anyways". It's in pretty good shape, scratches and some rust consistent with bikes this old.

Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
My wife's daily rider is a 1983 Trek 620. We decided to modernize around a 3x9 configuration using Shimano bar end shifters.
I'm starting to think about keeping it mostly stock. I will be changing the brakes to a more aero pair. I have a pair of SRAM brakes levers. I do like riding on the hoods, and trying this on older bikes is a bit hard on the hands. I'll keep the original brakes in the event I pass the bike along. I'll keep the original drivetrain, but might look into a smaller middle gear. I will have to find a good Huret Sachs derailleur. I have a HS Rival and I might have another HS in the same bin of parts at home.

Edit: Its not a Huret Sachs RD I will need, but a Suntour Cycling MKII GT.

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