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  1. I'm aware that steel is an alloy but that can't...

    I'm aware that steel is an alloy but that can't be what the seller meant. Aluminum frames are made of aluminum alloy and titanium frames are made from titanium alloy. If you're going to get picky...
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    Ah, sorry. I saw 559 and thought you meant 26"...

    Ah, sorry. I saw 559 and thought you meant 26" MTB wheels!

    Short of brazing on canti studs I think your only option is drop bolts for the brakes. Or starting with a frame that uses shorter reach...
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    Sometimes I think people are quick to jump on a...

    Sometimes I think people are quick to jump on a bike that looks like it has a bent fork. If you can post another picture of the bike straight-on with the handlebars straight I think that should tell...
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    And what about when the chain is dirty, or...

    And what about when the chain is dirty, or covered in sand and salt in the winter?
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    (First of all, a 650b wheel is 584mm. A 26" MTB...

    (First of all, a 650b wheel is 584mm. A 26" MTB wheel is 559mm. I assume you just made a typo.)

    Uhhh... nope. 59+23 = 82mm. So unless you measured wrong you won't have enough reach without using...
  6. Don't believe anything the seller says, he is...

    Don't believe anything the seller says, he is totally clueless. Alloy frame? No. Very good condition? NO!!!

    I still put money on the stem being stuck.
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    With all the talk of watts lately (in a chain...

    With all the talk of watts lately (in a chain lube thread, really?) I think we will soon have Watt Weenies in addition to Weight Weenies. Watts being more difficult to measure than grams I expect...
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    Looks like a 2001 to me, though as wrk101 points...

    Looks like a 2001 to me, though as wrk101 points out it's not terribly important. In the future just search for the bike with "bikepedia" after it and you'll find what you're looking for. 2001 Trek...
  9. Yes. The 720 is roughly comparable to the 7200,...

    Yes. The 720 is roughly comparable to the 7200, the 730 to the 7300, etc. depending on the specific year. The 7000 series just have aluminum frames which are perfectly fine. Around the early 2000s...
  10. First ask if the stem is stuck... I would...

    First ask if the stem is stuck... I would probably demand a picture showing it removed from the fork.

    If you have your heart set on a PX10 and you know what you're doing this could be a good...
  11. Trek MultiTrack was probably the biggest one from...

    Trek MultiTrack was probably the biggest one from back then. Look at the 720/730/750/790. Avoid the 700. But there were many others as well.

    I have a 730 that I pulled from the dumpster. Turned it...
  12. Don't focus on make/model. You will miss a lot of...

    Don't focus on make/model. You will miss a lot of opportunities. Instead, browse the local craigslist for mountain bikes and see if they match your criteria. Look for better components like...
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    - The same lube might work radically different...

    - The same lube might work radically different depending on the conditions. So, there's not a "one size fits all" answer.
    - It's much easier to insult someone from behind a computer screen than it...
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    Before you start this project, measure to be...

    Before you start this project, measure to be sure. Your Trek probably uses 47-57mm calipers now. If you're running 27" wheels now and pads are near the bottom of the calipers you could easily not...
  15. Sounds good to me.

    Sounds good to me.
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    You can get Shimano 7-speed cassette hubs at...

    You can get Shimano 7-speed cassette hubs at 126mm which is what they were originally made for back in the day. If the frame is steel it can be easily stretched to 130mm (or permanently cold set)...
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    +1000

    +1000
  18. +1 That's about the going rate I think. You can...

    +1 That's about the going rate I think. You can try searching too. Seems like people are asking what an Ironman is worth at least once a week.
  19. No need to use an 11 speed chain. 10/11 speed...

    No need to use an 11 speed chain. 10/11 speed cranks are going to be virtually identical and possibly exactly the same. You can use an 11-speed crank with an otherwise 10-speed drivetrain.
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    *cringe* I'm not sure I'd call the US dollar real...

    *cringe* I'm not sure I'd call the US dollar real money. It's something, but I wouldn't call it that.

    I didn't realize how much the Canadian dollar plummeted.
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    I agree, his bikes always look painstakingly...

    I agree, his bikes always look painstakingly cleaned and rebuilt. He presents bikes better than I ever have and seems totally legitimate. Which is why I find it disappointing when he exaggerates so...
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    5 and 6 speeds are fine for freewheels but 7 is...

    5 and 6 speeds are fine for freewheels but 7 is too many and bent/broken axles are the result. I only weigh 140lbs and used to bend or break freewheel axles before I switched to the Shimano cassette...
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    Yes, a nice compromise between the two. Probably...

    Yes, a nice compromise between the two. Probably lighter than the Peugeot and heavier than the Centurion but will fit fenders but probably not as wide of a tire as the Peugeot. A good buy, I think.
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    +1 The Centurion is a race bike. If you want...

    +1 The Centurion is a race bike. If you want racks, fenders, and wide tires keep looking. As you observed it also needs work. At the minimum a full overhaul of the bearings and cables/housing.


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  25. Thread: Good old Fuji

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    I'm seeing a photo of an early 1990s Trek hybrid....

    I'm seeing a photo of an early 1990s Trek hybrid. Where's the Fuji?
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