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Old 06-24-22, 05:19 PM
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$25 ‘88 Trek 1500

Picked this up as a donor for the Schwinn Tempo I bought last week. The Tempo needs a wheelset, and transferring the 600 Tricolor bits over would be an upgrade too. After a quick spin it’s a fun ride with those mustache bars, but I think I will still cannibalize it. Need to find some 600 brifters now as I hate downtube shifters…..
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Old 06-24-22, 06:02 PM
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That Trek is nice, but sometimes you gotta finish that other build! Digging those bars, are they branded?
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Old 06-24-22, 06:03 PM
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Are those the original cranks? What a huge jump in the chainrings! Cheers
That's a triple with granny on the inside.
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Old 06-24-22, 09:44 PM
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That Trek is nice, but sometimes you gotta finish that other build! Digging those bars, are they branded?
I don’t know on the bars, won’t be able to see that until I unwrap them which may be a little while, have to work through the que. I’ll keep them for a potential project maybe, they’re pretty comfortable.
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Old 06-25-22, 03:47 AM
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So this was given to me today ... All salvageable except for tires.... Of course it has a stuck seatpost.
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Old 06-25-22, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
So this was given to me today ... All salvageable except for tires.... Of course it has a stuck seatpost.
Love me some Multitrack! Nice score!
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Old 06-25-22, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Love me some Multitrack! Nice score!
THis has been stuck seatpost year for me. 3 of 4 solved but this one will wait til after vacation. I do like the 730 with true temper. I'll probably give it to someone eventually.
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Old 06-25-22, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Hi_c View Post
That Trek is nice, but sometimes you gotta finish that other build! Digging those bars, are they branded?
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Picked this up as a donor for the Schwinn Tempo I bought last week. The Tempo needs a wheelset, and transferring the 600 Tricolor bits over would be an upgrade too. After a quick spin it’s a fun ride with those mustache bars, but I think I will still cannibalize it. Need to find some 600 brifters now as I hate downtube shifters…..
The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I like them a lot. I just put a new headset on my Poprad, while doing so, I switched to the Porteur bars with 10 speed Tiagra brifters. Since I took the following picture, I switched the big chain ring to a 48, now no need to lengthen the chain.

Very comfortable
I now have the bars with just a slight down angle toward the grip area.
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Old 06-25-22, 10:46 AM
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delbiker1 Ahhh nice, I actually have a set of VO Porteur bars in the parts bin, but I had them setup with the VO city brake levers, which I would not recommend, as they have edges sharp enough that one cut the brooks saddle that was on a bike it was stored next to in my garage.
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Old 06-25-22, 11:50 AM
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Seatpost removed!
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Old 06-25-22, 12:23 PM
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Seatpost removed!
Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my vocabulary over the years.
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Old 06-25-22, 01:24 PM
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Removing stuck seat posts has really enhanced my vocabulary over the years.
I pretend it flattens my stomach.
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Old 06-26-22, 06:28 PM
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A really unlikely estate sale to find any bike stuff in, but there it was, mingling with the garden tools. I also found a Custom left crank arm with a broken pedal spindle, so somebody seems to have bought the Park tools necessary to fix that years ago. Half-off Sunday!

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Old 06-28-22, 06:14 PM
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I guess a set of Blackburn Lowrider front pannier racks were worth a dollar. Guess I need to set up a new touring bike

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Old 06-28-22, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
The handlebar looks like Velo-Orange Porteur. I like them a lot. I just put a new headset on my Poprad, while doing so, I switched to the Porteur bars with 10 speed Tiagra brifters. Since I took the following picture, I switched the big chain ring to a 48, now no need to lengthen the chain.

Very comfortable
I now have the bars with just a slight down angle toward the grip area.
Well, I can’t do it. I angled the bars down like you mentioned and have been bombing around town on the bike. I really like the bars and the bike is just too much fun to ride with them, so I won’t be stripping it down for parts. Into the stable it goes….
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Old 06-28-22, 08:19 PM
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SON dynamo wheelsets

Okay, the wheelsets aren’t vintage, but each of the two Miyata 1000’s I have will now each get a dynamo wheelset. SON 28 dynamos laced to 36h Velocity Dyad wheels, for less than the price of one dynamo. The brake tracks are in like new condition. Couldn’t pass up this deal!


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Old 07-05-22, 12:36 PM
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A friend gave me this old Pacer (not sure of the brand), perhaps from 1986 based on the serial number. Needed a few upgrades -- new tubes, tires, rear wheel, brake levers, shifter, grips, chain, and cabling -- so now it's done! Will be given to a different friend -->

Here's the 'before' pic (c. April 2022):

'After' pic is coming soon (after the test ride)…

Anyone have any ideas about the make/model/year?

Serial number on bottom bracket (TH86 10A,436656)

Thanks and happy building!
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Old 07-05-22, 02:14 PM
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Today's haul from the scrapyard and an illustration of what happens if I don't get there soon enough.

The Fuji was in good shape until it wasn't. I salvaged most of the components. The Raleigh Super record is a real rust bucket, but apparently the front end was out of the rain so the forks chrome is still nice. This bike had already had a second life and some one had replaced the wheels and put new tires on it. If I was going to do the clunker challenge, I would replace the cables, get a tetanus booster and hit the road.

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Old 07-07-22, 04:09 PM
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I found this Trek 920, a '94 I think, at a pawn shop -- not one of the newfangled pawn shops with bar codes and display cases, but an old school one that looks like an estate sale for a hoarder. The fact that I travel with a repair stand, and a tub of tools and parts, may lead you to believe I didn't just accidentally come across a new project bike.




The base coat and decals were all in pretty good shape but the clear coat had fractured and was coming off in pieces. So, when I got it back home, I recreated all of the decals (which was good fun) and then stripped it down to metal and repainted it. I tried to keep it mostly true to its origins when putting it back together while also simplifying the drive train by using a single chain ring. I've refurbished a few old mountain bikes for friends but never had one for myself. I now see the appeal of them. They are fun to ride and really versatile.



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Old 07-07-22, 07:32 PM
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Nice job on the paint and the decals.
Looking good.
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Old 07-08-22, 05:01 AM
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Old 07-08-22, 07:35 AM
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We're going to need more info on this, please. That stem and the perfect fender flap coverage, no wet toes. Me gusta.
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Nous allons avoir besoin de plus d'informations à ce sujet, s'il vous plaît. Cette tige et la couverture parfaite des rabats de garde-boue, pas d'orteils mouillés. Moi gusta.
J'ai acheté un vélo de course à un monsieur et comme j'étais un passionné il m'a donné celui-ci plutôt que de le mettre à la poubelle, mais je ne connais ni la marque ni l'année, vers 1950












If you can help me to identify this bike thank you

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The other race bike I bought also has a stem like my unknown bike. The race bike came from a French manufacturer in Caen, Normandy who was a former track racer and this stem was used to adjust track bikes. Here is the second bike with this famous stem

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Old 07-08-22, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SeanBikes View Post
A friend gave me this old Pacer (not sure of the brand), perhaps from 1986 based on the serial number. Needed a few upgrades -- new tubes, tires, rear wheel, brake levers, shifter, grips, chain, and cabling -- so now it's done! Will be given to a different friend -->

Here's the 'before' pic (c. April 2022):

'After' pic is coming soon (after the test ride)…

Anyone have any ideas about the make/model/year?

Serial number on bottom bracket (TH86 10A,436656)

Thanks and happy building!
Fixed up and ready to ride!


Pretty sure it's an old department store bike, perhaps built by Giant (?). Will make for a good commuter that won't break any hearts if stolen in the big city
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