Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

The Golden Boy's 1985 Trek Re-Rebuild!!!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

The Golden Boy's 1985 Trek Re-Rebuild!!!

Old 05-08-22, 02:38 PM
  #1  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
The Golden Boy's 1985 Trek Re-Rebuild!!!

Ladies and gentlemen; I think this is the second major rebuild of this bike since I got it around 10 years ago. This is the bike I've put the most miles on, the bike my wife jokingly refers to as "Best Friend Bike." I rode it pretty much as stock as I got it for several years and then t some point I redid the drivetrain to 6 speed Accushift with Command Shifters, and swapped stems and bars and everything. Around 5 years ago I rebuilt my 1985 Trek 720 with new brakes, wheels and a 10 speed hybrid Dura Ace/Ultegra/Suntour drivetrain and I LOVE it- so I decided to do the same thing to the 620. I'd been acquiring parts for a long time- this time my big secret plans were to go with aluminum Honjo fenders and a SON generator hub. Because I've ruined 2 sets of Velo Orange fenders and because I don't trust myself with the generator hub running wires, and because of time/energy constraints with work and family- I opted to have a bike shop do the work for me. I chose Revolution Cycles in Madison WI because I'd heard good stories about them (both as a company and about Jeff, the owner) and because they did a wheel build for me that I was really pleased with.

Short story long, right after we started this, COVID hit- then there were the global supply problems because of COVID, and then there were manpower problems, compatibility problems, me making decision problems and then money problems... It had been literally been YEARS since I'd seen my bike. (and I wasn't pushing this at all- 85% of the delays are on my end- Jeff and Revolution put up with me, rather than the other way around). Anyway, yesterday I finally go around to driving to Madison to pick up my bike. I think it turned out pretty effing stunning.

Here was a big chunk of the initial stash of stuff- some of it got used on my 720, and some hasn't been used yet:

620 Build Group by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

Picking it up on a bright sunny Saturday
IMG_1716 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


I forgot to get closeups of this- but one of the other really neat little things that was done was the tail light from https://www.velolumino.com run by forum member southpawboston . I'll be adding pix of this shortly. Thanks Anton!

IMG_1717 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

EDIT: The Velo Lumino tail light!

IMG_1749 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


Front of the cockpit shot- gosh, where to start. Old Specialized branded dirt drop stem, Nitto B177 bars, cranberry leather Brooks bar tape, TRP RRL brake levers, Suntour Command shifters from Suntour Command indexed for Shimano 10 speed: Suntour Command indexed for Shimano 10 speed.. Sinewave charging port, Nitto rack, SR SP-11 pedals with King Cage toe cages and KKT straps, Avid Tri-Dangle cable yoke, Shimano XT M732 cantilever brakes and Schmidt Edelux light.
IMG_1721 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

Rear view showing the Velolumino tail light and the clean install of everything...
IMG_1723 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


Another view of the cockpit
IMG_1737 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


Front drivetrain pic- Dura Ace 7700 FD, Sun XCD crank with TA 46 and 30 rings. This is my first experience with the wide range double... we'll see how it goes.
IMG_1719 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


A close up of the drivetrain.
IMG_1730 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


The Dura Ace 7803 rear derailleur. ******g dominate.
IMG_1729 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.

Last edited by The Golden Boy; 05-21-22 at 12:38 PM.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-08-22, 02:38 PM
  #2  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
This is one of the old cloth covered Brooks Cambium saddles. I've seen these get really chewed up- I've got one on another bike that I've ridden a lot- but have no wear. Call it a combination of swapping bikes a lot and not riding as much as some people.
And the Dura Ace Easton seat post.
IMG_1744 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

IMG_1740 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


Phil Wood cassette hub with a SRAM 10 speed cassette. Also the Pacenti Brevet rims.
IMG_1727 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

IMG_1728 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr


And the SON Delux generator hub.

IMG_1748 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-08-22, 04:00 PM
  #3  
masi61
Senior Member
 
masi61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,384

Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 982 Post(s)
Liked 322 Times in 228 Posts
Very nice!

What tires & tubes are you running with the Pacenti Brevet rims?
masi61 is offline  
Likes For masi61:
Old 05-08-22, 04:29 PM
  #4  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
Very nice!

What tires & tubes are you running with the Pacenti Brevet rims?
The tires are Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass tires... they "fit", but I think they might be a touch too tight.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-08-22, 04:45 PM
  #5  
masi61
Senior Member
 
masi61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,384

Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 982 Post(s)
Liked 322 Times in 228 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
The tires are Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass tires... they "fit", but I think they might be a touch too tight.
tubeless or tubed?

Also, speaking of the post covid supply chain shortage world - have you checked the prices for a used Dura Ace 7803 RD lately?
masi61 is offline  
Likes For masi61:
Old 05-08-22, 05:53 PM
  #6  
rgvg
Car free since 2018
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 543

Bikes: Mostly japanese ones

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 75 Posts
Did you have to bend the arms of the front rack towards the wheel?
rgvg is online now  
Likes For rgvg:
Old 05-08-22, 06:26 PM
  #7  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 6,049

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 881 Post(s)
Liked 1,702 Times in 702 Posts
A smorgasbord of tasty delights - nice build!
thinktubes is offline  
Likes For thinktubes:
Old 05-08-22, 09:13 PM
  #8  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
tubeless or tubed?

Also, speaking of the post covid supply chain shortage world - have you checked the prices for a used Dura Ace 7803 RD lately?
They are tubed.

I haven't looked at prices lately- I made a point of getting a few when they were around. The one that's on this bike is one I got here- I saw it right after it was posted but thought I'd let someone else get one... a few days of questions and dibs and cancels- so I had to buy it at that point. I found the thread... $100. These and the Ultegra 6603 derailleurs seem like they're the last polished silver derailleurs Shimano is ever going to make. I suppose the Sun XCD derailleur would be a good choice for this bike- but I REALLY like the DA unit.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.

Last edited by The Golden Boy; 05-25-22 at 01:44 PM.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Likes For The Golden Boy:
Old 05-08-22, 09:21 PM
  #9  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by rgvg View Post
Did you have to bend the arms of the front rack towards the wheel?
So it's interesting that most everything on this bike has been done by the shop. I don't really know how they did the rack/fender/light/wiring install. I'm usually putzing around with it, asking other people for help and advice. This time I plopped down a pile of parts and gave vague general directions and they went for it. I'm really picky about how I do everything- and I can't expect ANYONE to know how I want it... so there's a few things I'd have done differently- but I've changed nothing but the saddle height. I may have to swap to a smaller front tire, and change the way the front shifter is set up though.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-09-22, 03:24 AM
  #10  
DanseMacabre
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 38

Bikes: 1957 Motobecane camping bike, 1970 RIH-Fongers, 1977 Peugeot camping bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 46 Times in 16 Posts
That is a lovely bike to look at.
DanseMacabre is offline  
Likes For DanseMacabre:
Old 05-09-22, 06:06 AM
  #11  
JRD
Senior Member
 
JRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Posts: 196

Bikes: 2014 Giant Defy Composite with Campagnolo Record 11 Groupo - 2015 Giant Talon 4 27.5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Beautiful job...I love it!
JRD is offline  
Likes For JRD:
Old 05-09-22, 08:58 AM
  #12  
smd4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 2,094

Bikes: 1989 Cinelli Supercorsa

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1231 Post(s)
Liked 908 Times in 592 Posts
Don't much care for touring bikes...but DAMN!! What a gorgeous bike! You done good!
smd4 is offline  
Likes For smd4:
Old 05-09-22, 09:29 AM
  #13  
OTS 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bloomington/Normal IL
Posts: 1,033
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 159 Times in 96 Posts
Well thought out, purposeful build, a lot to love there.
Glad to see"Best Friend Bike" back and on the road again.
Congrats, now get out and enjoy it !
OTS is offline  
Likes For OTS:
Old 05-09-22, 06:42 PM
  #14  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Pix of the Velo Lumino tail light!

IMG_1749 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

IMG_1750 by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-09-22, 08:43 PM
  #15  
Hobbiano 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 1,090
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 342 Post(s)
Liked 265 Times in 181 Posts
What a fine bike. Looks like you opened up a can of awesome and just poured it all over that thing! A well composed build.
Hobbiano is offline  
Likes For Hobbiano:
Old 05-09-22, 09:03 PM
  #16  
panzerwagon 
Garage tetris expert
 
panzerwagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 533

Bikes: yes

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 218 Post(s)
Liked 291 Times in 151 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
What a vision of beauty... and love the matching blue rack!
panzerwagon is online now  
Likes For panzerwagon:
Old 05-21-22, 10:05 AM
  #17  
Stevensb 
Senior Member
 
Stevensb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 646

Bikes: Condor, Cinelli SC, MKM Metcalfe, Peugeot AE08, Bianchi, Cougar, Miyata, Harry Hall, Holdsworth Special, Raleigh Int'l, Le Croco, Bob Jackson, Zeus

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 48 Posts
Trek rebuild.

Great looking build @The Golden Boy. Have you had a chance to test the 46/28 setup yet? I’m curious as I have the parts on hand to do the same. Frame is TBD but either 74 Raleigh International or early 80’s Holdsworth Special.

Thanks.

Brad
__________________
Better bike .. Better life!
Stevensb is online now  
Likes For Stevensb:
Old 05-21-22, 10:13 AM
  #18  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 5,096

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1548 Post(s)
Liked 1,943 Times in 987 Posts
Excellent build! I am going to do some touring on my 85 720 this year but it won't look as good as yours!
52telecaster is offline  
Old 05-21-22, 12:35 PM
  #19  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by Stevensb View Post
Great looking build @The Golden Boy. Have you had a chance to test the 46/28 setup yet? I’m curious as I have the parts on hand to do the same. Frame is TBD but either 74 Raleigh International or early 80’s Holdsworth Special.

Thanks.

Brad
I lied- sorry about that- it's 46/30. I'll correct that above. I was actually going to be starting a thread about this.

I'm assuming I need to get used to this compared to triple driving. So far, I'm not a fan. It's WAY too easy to get cross chained. It seems like there's a REALLY big jump between rings. I've thrown the chain 4 times (of course that could be a setup issue that I need to work on).

There's too much thinking involved in this- I'm not sure how the compact double is "better" aside from saving a few ounces.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-21-22, 01:03 PM
  #20  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 5,096

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1548 Post(s)
Liked 1,943 Times in 987 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I lied- sorry about that- it's 46/30. I'll correct that above. I was actually going to be starting a thread about this.

I'm assuming I need to get used to this compared to triple driving. So far, I'm not a fan. It's WAY too easy to get cross chained. It seems like there's a REALLY big jump between rings. I've thrown the chain 4 times (of course that could be a setup issue that I need to work on).

There's too much thinking involved in this- I'm not sure how the compact double is "better" aside from saving a few ounces.
I've run that crank with 26/46 and you do need to be careful but it can work well. The key to two by for me is having a very wide range cassette, 12-34 or so and using the 26 as a granny only. Frankly if I'm running a freewheel with a 14 small cog, 46 works for a touring chainring. If I am running a cassette with a 12 I go with 40 or 42 for the big chainrings. 40-26 is an easier shift.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 05-21-22, 01:25 PM
  #21  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
I've run that crank with 26/46 and you do need to be careful but it can work well. The key to two by for me is having a very wide range cassette, 12-34 or so and using the 26 as a granny only. Frankly if I'm running a freewheel with a 14 small cog, 46 works for a touring chainring. If I am running a cassette with a 12 I go with 40 or 42 for the big chainrings. 40-26 is an easier shift.
I'm not as strong of a rider as I was even a few years ago- My big rings are 48s and 50s- I could totally do a 46 and probably not notice the difference. With a 5 speed I totally make use of half step gearing- if it's 6 or more I use the middle ring and use the 28 as a bailout and the big ring as 'overdrive.'

I think the issue here, for me, is the 46 is too big to be that 'in the middle AND big' and the 30 is too small to be 'in the middle AND bailout.'

I really haven't done a lot of riding on this yet- It's pretty, but I've already taken other bikes out instead of this one...
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Likes For The Golden Boy:
Old 05-21-22, 01:48 PM
  #22  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 5,096

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1548 Post(s)
Liked 1,943 Times in 987 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I'm not as strong of a rider as I was even a few years ago- My big rings are 48s and 50s- I could totally do a 46 and probably not notice the difference. With a 5 speed I totally make use of half step gearing- if it's 6 or more I use the middle ring and use the 28 as a bailout and the big ring as 'overdrive.'

I think the issue here, for me, is the 46 is too big to be that 'in the middle AND big' and the 30 is too small to be 'in the middle AND bailout.'

I really haven't done a lot of riding on this yet- It's pretty, but I've already taken other bikes out instead of this one...
It's too cool not to be ridden. You could do three rings on that crank. The bolt set is at VO.
52telecaster is offline  
Old 05-21-22, 02:30 PM
  #23  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
Thread Starter
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 13,225

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2444 Post(s)
Liked 1,214 Times in 700 Posts
Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
It's too cool not to be ridden. You could do three rings on that crank. The bolt set is at VO.

I'm going to keep working at it- Maybe it'll grow on me. This crankset was an intentional step out of my comfort zone.

Both bolt sets come with the crank- but otherwise, that's buying a new granny and a new middle ring- and then a new BB. That's TA rings and Phil BB.

Sun XCD TA by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

Phil BB by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 05-21-22, 04:33 PM
  #24  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 5,096

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1548 Post(s)
Liked 1,943 Times in 987 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I'm going to keep working at it- Maybe it'll grow on me. This crankset was an intentional step out of my comfort zone.

Both bolt sets come with the crank- but otherwise, that's buying a new granny and a new middle ring- and then a new BB. That's TA rings and Phil BB.

Sun XCD TA by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr

Phil BB by Dave The Golden Boy, on Flickr
Large chunk of change!
52telecaster is offline  
Old 05-22-22, 07:37 AM
  #25  
Classtime 
Senior Member
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,705

Bikes: 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1443 Post(s)
Liked 1,022 Times in 624 Posts
Really Neat. My '85 rode so wonderfully with most everything O.G. plus a XT rear derailleur. It was my first 1/2 step + granny and boy did I love that set up. I never fathomed that a 5 speed could do so much with so little. You probably need to go forward with the rings and BB. (When you get your tires decided, pull the rear fender in just a tad)
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is online now  
Likes For Classtime:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.