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    I took a closer look at the '85 today. I'm not...

    I took a closer look at the '85 today. I'm not sure if the shimano stuff's original, I need to look at the catalog. Anywho, some pictures:

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    Two Trek 620's

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    1983 frame and fork, light cosmetic damage, no dents or rust.

    1985 full bike, one dime-sized dent in top tube and medium cosmetic damage, presumably original...
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    Forgive my scepticism, but I don't believe our...

    Forgive my scepticism, but I don't believe our culture has digressed to a point of stupidity so pervasive that people no longer perceive fundamental physical laws. I'm a pretty cynical pessimist,...
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    I-Like-To-Bike, I honestly don't know what...

    I-Like-To-Bike, I honestly don't know what percentages come from where, but from what I understand, Avista is pretty good relative to the nation when it comes to environmental impact.

    Cooker, I...
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    Electric Bus

    I just had the amazing pleasure of drafting an electric bus here in Spokane. The city's running a trial on zero-emissions transportation (and since almost all our electric comes from The Dam, it's...
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    My panniers usually look a lot like most people's...

    My panniers usually look a lot like most people's back car seats. I don't really notice the weight, so right now I have a couple water bottles, some seltzer, a pump, some adjustable wrenches, a bed...
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    ^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz...

    ^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz though :(



    I think I'm just gonna give it a shot and call someone if it goes south... I'll report back with results.
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    +1. It's even worse with snow, which I genuinely...

    +1. It's even worse with snow, which I genuinely favor riding in (it's quieter and comfier to me), but cars go painfully slow :rolleyes:
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    Getting a mini fridge...

    and I'm not sure if my trailer can hold it. Has anyone had luck transporting a weighty object like this in a converted kiddie-cart? I have one that's likely sturdy enough but a fridge won't fit on it...
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    Well, I got my first peek at it yesterday. The...

    Well, I got my first peek at it yesterday. The weather was real shoddy so no test spins yet, but she is beautiful! I'll post some pics when I bring it home next week :D
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    OK guys, I'm not buying a bike with disc brakes....

    OK guys, I'm not buying a bike with disc brakes. I mentioned the Disc Trucker to be polite. Indexed downtubes are high tech to me, let alone bar-ends. I'm happy with good o'l canti's; my lame...
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    Oy. The newest trek I've ridden is 4 years older...

    Oy. The newest trek I've ridden is 4 years older than I am; is trek no good these days? I don't really step out of the vintage realm ever.
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    Ok guys, thanks a lot-I was pretty set on the new...

    Ok guys, thanks a lot-I was pretty set on the new one, but it wasn't made in America and there's no Reynold's sticker so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going all in on a "cheap" frame.

    I like...
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    Trek 520, Old vs New

    Hey folks,
    I'm planning on setting up a touring rig in the next few months. I'm a vintage Trek guy, and I've only ever owned Treks; naturally the 2014 520 got my attention (it is beautiful!).
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    I don't think 3 times a year would be frequent or...

    I don't think 3 times a year would be frequent or annoying. Of course there's a balance, but if someone's not taking their driving privileges seriously I don't see why we shouldn't call them in.

    I...
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    After a somewhat unsettling series of situations...

    After a somewhat unsettling series of situations on my way home from school later than I'd expected and with a very dull headlight, I think I'm gonna go with a dynohub if I have the cash when I buy...
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    Hey folks, thanks for all the insight! I should...

    Hey folks, thanks for all the insight! I should mention a few things: First of all, as Rowan mentions, I like the idea of having a back up; not just for losing lights, but this will be a solo ride so...
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    Are Dynamo Hubs Worth It?

    I'm putting together a touring build for my first long tour (~2000mi). It will be primarily "stealth camping" and I'm concerned about plug availability for charging for my phone and gps. On the other...
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    I'm starting to plan my first long distance tour:...

    I'm starting to plan my first long distance tour: 2000 miles, Spokane to Vancouver, BC and then down to San Francisco. From there I'll take the train to Portland and bike the Columbia River Gorge...
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    It's surprising to see how many of you have an...

    It's surprising to see how many of you have an unconventional bed! I use an air mattress myself. I guess that just fits with the car free mentality.
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    Gotta cover all my bases ;) Speaking of which,...

    Gotta cover all my bases ;)
    Speaking of which, the headlight is hidden on the left side of the fork so I can hang my handlebar bag!
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    It's that time of year where I get excited for...

    It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail...
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    Thanks for the responses, guys! I guess I'll just...

    Thanks for the responses, guys! I guess I'll just have to go and see if I like it.



    Personally, the downtubes and stem threw me; then again, I'm new to any non-trek vintage territory (and can...
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    Vintage Peugeot

    They want $150, it's my size... What do you all think? It looks like a '76-'77 PX something-or-other? I haven't looked at it in person; non-stock derailleurs and likely different rims...

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    I've never owned a car, but I'm only 19 so that doesn't count :thumb:
    I'm looking forward to this thread!
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