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Old 08-12-19, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
I never encountered a goat head until I did some riding in Central WA (Wenatchee) and I was on a paved bike trial! I can see why you would want tires to stand up to those beasties. Good luck with the rest of the rebuild and keep posting pics.
Yeah those goatheads are vicious!

I'll get some more pics soon. It looks really cool with the 1 1/4" Contis!

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Fenders?

It actually looks fairly tight with the 1.25" Continental tires. Does anyone have experience with SKS Longboard fenders on the 620? Would I need the P45? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by riverdrifter View Post
It actually looks fairly tight with the 1.25" Continental tires. Does anyone have experience with SKS Longboard fenders on the 620? Would I need the P45? Thanks!
Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 - not SKS-specific.
1984 Trek 620 owners - Are Fenders Possible?

And, this guy did an excellent blog re: his money-is-no-object 620 rebuild, including fenders:
Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Further Fender Follies

There's no secret potion because the space is limited. It's a balance between tire size and tire clearance. 700c definitely gives you a bit more breathing room.
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Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 - not SKS-specific.
1984 Trek 620 owners - Are Fenders Possible?

And, this guy did an excellent blog re: his money-is-no-object 620 rebuild, including fenders:
Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Further Fender Follies

There's no secret potion because the space is limited. It's a balance between tire size and tire clearance. 700c definitely gives you a bit more breathing room.
Thanks, I checked out those links. Looks like it's a bit of a futz. I'll see how things go this winter (how much I actually ride that bike, and what the results are). I do have another bike with fenders, an old Raleigh.
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The canti brakes are the main challenge on the 1984 620 - limits your options re: wheel size and hence fender use and tire size. The 1983 and earlier had caliper brakes that allows for the substitution of long-reach brakes, 650b wheels, etc.

Still, the 84 620 is a very nice bike.
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New bar tape.

I installed the new handlebar wrap yesterday. I hadn't anticipated so many problems with that. It was a 2 hour exercise in frustration.

I watched about a half dozen videos, and made a couple practice runs, but the real deal just didn't work out. It is mostly the finishing that I struggled with. I used this Fizik 3 mm tape and it was hard to get it to look good, being so thick.

It's plenty tight, and feels good, I just want it to look better. Ah well, next time.
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Update on puncture protection tires.

Continental Super Sport Plus.

After last nights ride, I inspected my tires before I brought the bike in. I had a large goat head thorn broke off in the exact center of the front tire. As soon as I began to pull it out, I realized that was a mistake. It was super long! I thought I'd hear air right away.

Nothing seemed to happen and this morning the tire is fine, no air loss at all. So far this s tires seem awesome! They are also comfortable and feel fast and confident.
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