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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-25-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By smurfy
Sorry to bring up a three-month-old post but I...

Sorry to bring up a three-month-old post but I wanted to show off my finally-completed Trek. I have been on disability due to a ruptured Achilles' tendon and this project gave me something to do...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,435
Posted By smurfy
These "turkey levers" may still be popular today...

These "turkey levers" may still be popular today if someone actually took the time to develop and engineer them properly and of course market them for perhaps touring or recreational road bikes (not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,435
Posted By smurfy
Back in the nineties someone in my cycling club...

Back in the nineties someone in my cycling club had a bike with aero levers w/suicide levers attached. I think this is when the aero levers first came out and it appeared that the suicide levers on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-04-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 14,106
Posted By smurfy
After nineteen years riding fixed I recently gave...

After nineteen years riding fixed I recently gave it up. After rupturing my Achilles tendon at work I'm simply too paranoid that if I get into a mishap I could rupture it again and I can't afford to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-03-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By smurfy
thanks, flynn. I was also thinking green but I...

thanks, flynn. I was also thinking green but I already have a touring bike that's dark green and I kind of like variety.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By smurfy
Some more pics:

Some more pics:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By smurfy
Trek 420 Frame Raised From the Dead

Last April I posted pics here of my rusty bare-metal '90 Trek 420 and I wanted to show the finished frame & fork sporting decals from Velocals.

This frame is my "experimental game" as I wanted to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By smurfy
It's healing fine, thanks!:) I'm in my early...

It's healing fine, thanks!:)

I'm in my early fifties but due to being athletic I got my cast off in half the normal time.

Sorry, I don't want to derail this thread. Carry on with the Trek 400!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-25-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By smurfy
Thanks for the info and offer, Kimmo!:) ...

Thanks for the info and offer, Kimmo!:)

Unfortunately 110 isn't near wide enough as I'll probably need at least 117 for the crank I'm using. I will use your advice and either use a conventional...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By smurfy
I've been out of commission for a month due to...

I've been out of commission for a month due to surgery on a ruptured tendon. I got my cast off about a week ago so at least I can do stuff now.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By smurfy
Bottom Bracket Threads Worn Away (Not Stripped)

I have an oddball problem with the bb of my '90 Trek 420 frame. I bought the bare frame (it's REALLY bare, not even paint!) at the local co-op and it had a piece of an aluminum bb retainer or cup...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By smurfy
My Trek 420 frame is coming along nicely. As soon...

My Trek 420 frame is coming along nicely. As soon as I get the rest of the decals I will apply them and finish with the clear coating. Pics coming soon, stay tuned!:)
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-23-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,323
Posted By smurfy
Thank you for the responses. No I'm not seeing a...

Thank you for the responses. No I'm not seeing a physiotherapist yet as I just had the surgery yesterday. Actually my goal is just to get back on a bike at all. Unfortunately where I live is the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,323
Posted By smurfy
Cycling after Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Today I was in surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon (work-related, not from cycling). Needless to say my 2014 riding season is pretty much over. I was diagnosed at a sports medicine center...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-25-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By smurfy
I'm bumping this up, too! Love Vintage Trek!...

I'm bumping this up, too!

Love Vintage Trek! The site really came in handy to help i.d. my bare rusty no-paint 420 frame and fork. Pics of the painted frame will be supplied when the project is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By smurfy
Actually I have thought of that. However, as of...

Actually I have thought of that. However, as of yesterday I lost my assignment with the temp agency I worked for. I will be in the process of looking for work again so the Trek frame sanding and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By smurfy
I believe SEM makes it.

I believe SEM makes it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By smurfy
I was actually thinking of a copper color. What...

I was actually thinking of a copper color. What I'd like to do is maybe a Krylon can job for the base coat with a 2-component clear (can within a can) where you puncture the "inner" can with the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By smurfy
Thanks! Well I did some scrubbing this...

Thanks!

Well I did some scrubbing this afternoon and I found another partial number in front of the other numbers which was poorly struck. It appears to be the numeral 2. Also I removed the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By smurfy
Trek 420 Bare Metal Frame Refinish & Buildup

As promised, here are pics of my bare-metal frame which, from the serial #514124 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=514124) , is a (I think) '90 and I believe the model...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-03-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By smurfy
I have some halfway decent Shimano thumbshifters...

I have some halfway decent Shimano thumbshifters laying around but I don't know if I'm going to be using them or not. The Campy 980 deraillers I got when they were NOS and work very well but I may go...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-02-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By smurfy
I'm going to make it very Rivendell-y w/fenders! ...

I'm going to make it very Rivendell-y w/fenders!

I got a pair of vintage Phil Wood hubs, a new Brooks B17 saddle (I have both honey and British racing green, can't decide which) Campy 980...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-01-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By smurfy
This weekend when I get quality time I will put...

This weekend when I get quality time I will put up pics of the bare frame and fork (and what I'm going to do with it) and a progress report. Stay tuned! :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-01-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By smurfy
I'm doing a similar project as yours with a '90...

I'm doing a similar project as yours with a '90 Trek 420 with True Temper frame tubing. Similar frame but with 43cm chainstays and caliper brakes. But I'm just starting with a bare frame with no...
Forum: Alt Bike Culture 01-20-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By smurfy
Copper Tubing - is it Safe?

Got kind of a weird question.

I believe I saw a pic on another bike forum (I think Rat Rod Bikes but I can't remember) that had a cruiser with a handlebar made with copper tubing. I haven't seen a...
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