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casanewt 06-14-19 09:13 PM

So I landed this gem today. 1984 Trek 520. The handlebar setup does not do the frame any favors. Small head tubes and extra long stems/tall-wide bars turn the front end into noodle city. This cockpit need to go back to a stock setup with drops. Awesome bike though.
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https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8f709a1f8b.jpg

sloar 06-14-19 09:15 PM

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/...psw5synykl.jpg

ascherer 06-15-19 06:42 PM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d9986d7c73.jpg

Raleigh International disguised as a rando.

The Golden Boy 06-16-19 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by Phamilton (Post 20931115)
Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you)

Is this your sig reference?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d7e02fc0ca.png
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...79f2092244.jpg

You Betcha! :D

The JiggleBilly!

The Golden Boy 06-16-19 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by ryansu (Post 20955360)
I lucked into this 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus at the co-op for $75 just in time for the Clunker Challenge and now that I completed the 100 k the bike will get some down time before its gets the Spa treatment and some upgrades.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...54d2bd9559.jpg

87 Trek 520 which beside the replacement rear wheel and FW is pretty stock.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ae5e48ec33.jpg

Wider bars, taller stem, plusher pedals and new bar tape. Not pictured Panaracer Paselas still need to find a Saddle. not a fan of the Vetta.

That's such a super slick bike- as is- and replacing the narrow bars- that will totally rule.

I had one of those saddles as well- I didn't like it either- HOWEVER- I've heard stories that they're somewhat desirable by the people who dig them- I think there's some kind of suspension built into them- unlike a lot of other saddles of this type.

Phamilton 06-17-19 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by The Golden Boy (Post 20981327)
You Betcha! :D

The JiggleBilly!

It takes a special type of person to appreciate that. Kudos from one special person to another!

bwilli88 06-18-19 08:12 AM

I have not put both of my Pro-tours here
My 83 in Pennsylvania
https://live.staticflickr.com/4830/4...487a8daa_k.jpg
IMG_20181002_105509465_HDR by Bwilli88, on Flickr


My 81 here in Cambodia
https://live.staticflickr.com/4310/3...c97cc5a8_k.jpg
centurion build (2) by Bwilli88, on Flickr

Phamilton 06-18-19 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by bwilli88 (Post 20984333)
I have not put both of my Pro-tours here


My 81 here in Cambodia
https://live.staticflickr.com/4310/3...c97cc5a8_k.jpg
centurion build (2) by Bwilli88, on Flickr

May I ask what handlebar this is?

bwilli88 06-18-19 10:36 AM

Both bikes have some randoneur bars on them., The 81 is an SR randoneur bar according to my build list, I think the 83 chrome one is also an SR.
https://flic.kr/p/WzyUa8

mboro1876 06-20-19 04:18 PM

Rebuilt Dawes Galaxy
 
Just treated my 1984 Dawes Galaxy to a rebuild after a minor crash — it came out without a scratch.

New parts:
— Nitto tallish stem and Rando bars
— gran compe levers. On one, the cable end inside seems to get caught between positions leading to creaking and snapi noises when applying.
— original weinmann 737 (solid straddle) centrepulls. The front slots still need a tiny bit of filing to get the reach
— spa cycles 28-44 (triple with bash guard) crankset
— 107mm tange BB. Helps to give a chain line so that the 44 works well with all cogs of the 6 speed freewheel. I may add a third chainring at some point but for now i like the setup.
— bar tape... think I’ll do brown cork but it’s not on yet.
— SKS chromoplastic guards.

Old:
— suntour ratchet shifters
— Blackburn rack, have a front to put on too
— suntour vx gt RD and AR FD. They do a good job, I may have the next chain a little longer to have even less stress on the spring. Big-big is a used gear with this setup.
— laprade seatpoat, and a reissue turbo saddle clinging on for dear life with a coke-can shim.
— open sport rims on shimano 600 hubs.

from a quick shakedown ride I love it so far. Really much more useable gears for a commuter/tourer. Any ideas on the creaky/Ill-seating brake cable end in the lever? Perhaps a bit of oil, or a misshapen cable end that needs wearing down a little?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2b245a6c.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cad96c98b.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a53e8020a.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...af4a0efe9.jpeg

mboro1876 06-20-19 05:36 PM

And just added... thinlines
 
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2791a32d9.jpeg


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