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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-15-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By lonesomesteve
As you can tell from the mixed responses here,...

As you can tell from the mixed responses here, saddles are a very personal thing. What works for me may or may not work for you. So asking strangers on the internet if a saddle will work for you is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-27-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,671
Posted By lonesomesteve
My only rule is to always try to catch a squirrel...

My only rule is to always try to catch a squirrel in the background.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/565/21113519138_34e2dd8e64_h.jpg
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-09-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By lonesomesteve
Yeah, this is really just about your personal...

Yeah, this is really just about your personal preferences.

One minor point though... You mentioned resistance to corrosion as a selling point for titanium. I suppose it depends on where you live...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-06-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By lonesomesteve
Back in 2012 I rode an SR series and a bunch of...

Back in 2012 I rode an SR series and a bunch of other brevets on this bike. It was also my commuter for several years. It was set up with 46/18 (about 68 gear inches) with a freewheel.
...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-05-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,830
Posted By lonesomesteve
I haven't posted much lately, but I'm still...

I haven't posted much lately, but I'm still here...

I'm sort of polyamorous when it comes to bikes, so I don't own a single bike that I owned in '09. My Bianchi Volpe that inspired this thread...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-01-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,105
Posted By lonesomesteve
You may want to even try a 24" size Trek. You...

You may want to even try a 24" size Trek. You have a ton of seatpost showing there. I ride a 22.5" 1982 Trek 614 with the top of my saddle at 72 cm from the center of the BB spindle. The fit is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By lonesomesteve
I've run my '82 614 with 700 x 28 mm with...

I've run my '82 614 with 700 x 28 mm with fenders, 700 x 32 mm without fenders and 650b x 38 mm with fenders. You might be able to squeeze in something bigger, but those are the maximums I feel safe...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-20-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By lonesomesteve
I've used Panaracer Parimotos, Soma B-lines and...

I've used Panaracer Parimotos, Soma B-lines and Compass Loup Loup Pass (extra light version). All are nominally 650b x 38mm. Both the Parimotos and LLPs measured pretty true to the claimed width, but...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-16-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,426
Posted By lonesomesteve
This is a bit of a zombie thread so I'm assuming...

This is a bit of a zombie thread so I'm assuming the OP has moved on. But for others looking for something similar, a couple of new options from Rawland appear to be close to being real. The Ravn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-22-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By lonesomesteve
Unfortunately I'm only able to vote once, but I...

Unfortunately I'm only able to vote once, but I have a fair amount of experience with the fork in question...

I had an '82 311 that I bought in 2010 and commuted on, randonneured with, and...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-03-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By lonesomesteve
I didn't post anything here, but my goals for...

I didn't post anything here, but my goals for last year were:
- Complete all four SR series brevets at R60 pace or better (60% of allowed time)
- Join La Société Charly Miller...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-28-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,855
Posted By lonesomesteve
Rear spacing and alignment come to mind as things...

Rear spacing and alignment come to mind as things that could, and most likely would go wrong.

As Tim_Iowa said, there are many examples of "proper" ways to do this only a quick Google search away....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-10-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,019
Posted By lonesomesteve
This one still needs some work, but eventually...

This one still needs some work, but eventually it'll go on the downtube of my wife's bike:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5705/22742947360_a1f59bdf38_o.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-10-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,019
Posted By lonesomesteve
With all the modifications I made to my '82 Trek...

With all the modifications I made to my '82 Trek 311, it didn't feel right to continue calling it a Trek...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/565/21113519138_242a9601c9_b.jpg
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-23-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By lonesomesteve
http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/311-1982/T...

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/311-1982/Trek311a_80.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,762
Posted By lonesomesteve
Before you head up to Seattle you might want to...

Before you head up to Seattle you might want to note the date of that post. Both Elliott Bay Cycles and Il Vecchio have since closed their doors. Luckily Classic Cycle is still in business.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-22-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,240
Posted By lonesomesteve
I've been down a similar path to what you're...

I've been down a similar path to what you're proposing with three different 1980s Treks ('82 614, '82 311 and '85 760). They all got 700c wheels (though the 311 now has 650b wheels) and many, many...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 138,969
Posted By lonesomesteve
I've posted this bike before in this thread, way...

I've posted this bike before in this thread, way back on page 8. But since then a lot has changed. I'm not even sure if it still qualifies as a Trek...

It started out as a 1982 Trek 311. After...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-11-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By lonesomesteve
When I signed up on May 3, this is what the 80 hr...

When I signed up on May 3, this is what the 80 hr start looked like:

450699

The first wave was already full, but there were still 678 spots remaining in other waves.

My guess is that they'll...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-07-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,717
Posted By lonesomesteve
In 1985 this frame and an iconic Springsteen hit...

In 1985 this frame and an iconic Springsteen hit were Born in the USA.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-B6thKXkOU6Y/UkGhXUz1yiI/AAAAAAAABPM/qjVyzIgp6uU/s1600/IMG_0197.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,758
Posted By lonesomesteve
The wheels are... (fanfare, please) Forte Titans,...

The wheels are... (fanfare, please) Forte Titans, Performance's house brand. I bought them on sale a few years ago and they're actually not as bad as I expected. Be that as it may, since that picture...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,758
Posted By lonesomesteve
Here's my '85 760. ...

Here's my '85 760.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mJHB9livuSg/UkGhYm_x8eI/AAAAAAAABPU/i8TSr0uNp1M/s1600/IMG_0217.jpg

Its original Campy Victory components were long gone when I found it so I decided...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-19-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,942
Posted By lonesomesteve
I used a B17 for a few years. When I first got...

I used a B17 for a few years. When I first got the B17 my handlebars were about an inch lower than the saddle and all was well. Over time as I became more fit I moved my handlebars progressively...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-15-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By lonesomesteve
From the 1982 Brochure: ...

From the 1982 Brochure:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Trek3pg11.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,970
Posted By lonesomesteve
+1 I have two '82 Treks with this fork. I've...

+1

I have two '82 Treks with this fork. I've ridden about 15k miles on those bikes combined over the past 3 - 4 years. I also see a lot of other Treks of this "death fork" era still on the road....
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