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I Went For A Little Ride. Trek 720 Pix

Old 06-14-18, 03:30 PM
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I Went For A Little Ride. Trek 720 Pix

I just took some pix, looking for an excuse to post 'em.



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Love the old Treks!
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Man that bike is sharp. That a Suzu? Compass too, wow.

Thanks for the great pics
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Lovely 720 @The Golden Boy, how would you compare riding the Brooks Cambium to a Leather Brooks B.17?
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Beautiful bike and beautiful pictures!!!!
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Tasty! Lots to like there.
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Lovely 720 @The Golden Boy, how would you compare riding the Brooks Cambium to a Leather Brooks B.17?
The C17 Cambium is now my favorite saddle. I like the Cambiums more than I like the B17, granted, I have a sample of one B17 and two different Cambiums.

It was actually quite a while before I'd gotten/ridden a B17- I think my favorite saddle had been the Selle San Marco Touring saddle- but I didn't like that it didn't have bag loops. The Avocet Touring II was also a favorite. When I got the B17 I realized why people like them- it's much more supportive. The Cambium has that supportiveness across the back that the San Marco and Avocet don't have that the B17 has.


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I would not hesitate to recommend the C17, especially to anyone that likes a B17.
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Tasty! Lots to like there.

Thank you all!

@devinfan- looking forward to excuses for you to post pix of your 720!
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Originally Posted by MNHarv
Man that bike is sharp. That a Suzu? Compass too, wow.

Thanks for the great pics
Thanks Harv!

You mean the hubs? Those are Phil.



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The shifting is Suntour Command Shifters modified for SIS 10 speed, Dura Ace 7700 in the front, Dura Ace 7803 in the rear and an Ultegra 10s cassette.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
The C17 Cambium is now my favorite saddle. I like the Cambiums more than I like the B17, granted, I have a sample of one B17 and two different Cambiums.

It was actually quite a while before I'd gotten/ridden a B17- I think my favorite saddle had been the Selle San Marco Touring saddle- but I didn't like that it didn't have bag loops. The Avocet Touring II was also a favorite. When I got the B17 I realized why people like them- it's much more supportive. The Cambium has that supportiveness across the back that the San Marco and Avocet don't have that the B17 has.


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I would not hesitate to recommend the C17, especially to anyone that likes a B17.
thank you for the thoughtful feedback sir!
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Just had to say beautiful bike, sir! It gives your Elance some competition in the good looks department!
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Everytime I see a pic of a Cambium saddle, I get an itch to finally get one......
Tried to get a freebee by applying for Brooks' beta testing programs, but alas, nothing came of it....
Maybe I'll get one of those carbon railed jobbers for my birthday!
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Sweet ride and very classy!
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
The C17 Cambium is now my favorite saddle. I like the Cambiums more than I like the B17, granted, I have a sample of one B17 and two different Cambiums.

It was actually quite a while before I'd gotten/ridden a B17- I think my favorite saddle had been the Selle San Marco Touring saddle- but I didn't like that it didn't have bag loops. The Avocet Touring II was also a favorite. When I got the B17 I realized why people like them- it's much more supportive. The Cambium has that supportiveness across the back that the San Marco and Avocet don't have that the B17 has.

I would not hesitate to recommend the C17, especially to anyone that likes a B17.
Always nice to see more touring bike pictures! Thanks for more of that beauty.

I prefer the narrow version of the B-17 and tried a C-15 on my Miyata 1000 for a while. I really wanted to love that saddle because the shape was perfect but I found the tail end near the rivets to be just too stiff and hard compared to flex that leather has. I like to ride back on the saddle so maybe to someone who doesn't it would be a non issue. I just found it got to feeling hard after about 20 miles where as the B-17 N never does. I hadn't seen that color for the Cambium before - very nice compliment to your bar tape.
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I just took some pix, looking for an excuse to post 'em.
That's a pretty nice bike you've got attached to that KILLER SEATPOST!
Can't see enough of that rig-- what a lovely bike.
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Originally Posted by ryansu
Lovely 720 @The Golden Boy, how would you compare riding the Brooks Cambium to a Leather Brooks B.17?
I've been riding B17 saddles for a long time and recently put a C17 on my commuting bike. I love it equally well, except that the C17 is weatherproof, so in that way, I love it even more.
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i've been riding b17 saddles for a long time and recently put a c17 on my commuting bike. I love it equally well, except that the c17 is weatherproof, so in that way, i love it even more.
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That's a pretty nice bike you've got attached to that KILLER SEATPOST!
Can't see enough of that rig-- what a lovely bike.
Thank you!

The funny thing about that seatpost... This bike came with the super cool Sugino SP-KC with the built in "ruler" on it:





The XC Pro seatpost feels like it weighs almost HALF what the Sugino does. At least it feels like it . I never would have considered that kind of weight savings over a seatpost.

Additionally, it's MUCH more adjustable. Perhaps the bigger issue is that the "flutes" that comprise the "ruler" allow water to sit in the seat tube. I always glob grease at the top of the flute- but I'm sure water gets in there.



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XC Pro cantis are simply the best cantilevers I have used. Have them on 2 bikes. The pads still work great. Nicely done, sir.
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XC Pro cantis are simply the best cantilevers I have used. Have them on 2 bikes. The pads still work great. Nicely done, sir.
Thank you!

I go all around the thought process about cantis. I like the look of the 80s Shimano wide profile cantilevers. To me, the BR-MC70, M732, MT-60, and MT--62 cantilevers are the best looking brakes. That wide triangle just looks cool- and it looks like they should have the most leverage- it's a great big long lever pulling on the brake! From what I read, lower profile cantilevers are "better." The wider arms do catch/rub on bags in the back and I did have a bike that I always ended up kicking the canti arms, so I do know they get in the way. I think my next "grail" build is going to have XT M732 wide profile cantis in the front and XTR M900 low profile cantis in the back.

I don't remember when I started seeing the XC Pros- that gorgeous champagne glow to them is just so beautiful. And they work so WELL. The infinite adjustment takes a little getting used to for setting them up- but then it makes so much more sense than a fixed starting point. I've considered getting a set of the Suntour/Pedersen SE Self-Energizing XC Pro brakes for the rear- they're cool, but I don't think anywhere near as classy looking as the regular XC Pro brakes. I was going to swap out the pads for the finned Matthauser pads- but the stock pads are still pretty good.
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I think my next "grail" build is going to have XT M732 wide profile cantis in the front and XTR M900 low profile cantis in the back.
Bumping my own old thread- when I was looking for another thread on my bike.

It's interesting reading this- When I finally got around to re-re-rebuilding my 1985 Trek 620- this was exactly what I had planned- but the XTR brakes didn't have *quite* enough adjustment. Which shocked me. I probably could have filed them down and gotten just a touch more out of them, but dude... filing XTR stuff???


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I still have the fantasy of M732 in front M900 in the rear on the next bike!!!
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