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Old 12-16-18, 01:04 PM
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Canti 520 is one of the most versatile setups ever produced. Period. I've seen them in triathlons, group rides, charity events, cyclocross, etc. You have a bike event, and a 520 in some configuration is bound to be there. Many an owner has bought a newer model bike and ended up going back to the 520.

Those single-tracks, multi-tracks, Antelopes, etc. Can't seem to kill 'em. My brother commuted on one for 5 years in Madison, WI, year round. It got "stolen" twice from the rack outside his apartment, but always ended up back there. I'm not sure he ever locked it up.
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Last is my current Trek ... A 1994 Trek 520 Touring bike , this is probably my favorite of the lot at least so far and I considered selling it but now I am really thinking I may hold onto it .. It had been heavily toured internationally by the original owner and needed a lot of TLC and a complete overhaul when I purchased it. I like it so much I've considered sending the frame to Yellow Jersey to repaint and decal it.



Eventually if I ever sell my early Allez I will find a Trek 620 or 720.... That will be a keeper though.
I like your 520 - the white fenders look sharp and are shaped properly relative to the wheels. The front rack is imaginative and the down-facing aux. mount from the stem is something I haven't seen before.
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Old 12-16-18, 02:02 PM
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I like your 520 - the white fenders look sharp and are shaped properly relative to the wheels. The front rack is imaginative and the down-facing aux. mount from the stem is something I haven't seen before.

the Blackburn MTN rack came with the bike... it points down because itís not adjustable ... Iíve never owned one before as for the Minora accessory mount . I donít like the headlight mounted on the handle bars .. if someone has a pointer on how to level out the non adjustable Black burn rack Iíd appreciate the advice .

For what itís worth. The fenders are white they are more of a cream with a tan or yellowish hue to them .
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Old 12-16-18, 02:48 PM
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the Blackburn MTN rack came with the bike... it points down because itís not adjustable ... Iíve never owned one before as for the Minora accessory mount . I donít like the headlight mounted on the handle bars .. if someone has a pointer on how to level out the non adjustable Black burn rack Iíd appreciate the advice .

For what itís worth. The fenders are white they are more of a cream with a tan or yellowish hue to them .

Here's one possibility for leveling the front rack - you would need to remove the fixed-length struts that you have connected to the mid-fork mounts, These are kinda pricey (and you'd need to make sure they're long enough), but it gives you some idea. With a little imagination you could probably find pieces and parts at Home Depot to make something similar.

Or you could remove the two fixed struts from the mid fork mount and get/rig a mount from the rack to the hole in the fork crown - probably an easier solution if you making parts yourself - but stability might suffer a little.


https://velo-orange.com/collections/rack-hardware-and-accessories/products/surly-rack-adaptor-hardware

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Old 12-16-18, 03:33 PM
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Well, it's a Trek.
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Old 12-16-18, 03:46 PM
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Well, it's a Trek.



That is real nice. Fantastic choice on the seatpost and wheelset, they make the bike look a whole lot more modern than it is.
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Originally Posted by SamSpade1941 View Post
the Blackburn MTN rack came with the bike... it points down because itís not adjustable ... Iíve never owned one before as for the Minora accessory mount . I donít like the headlight mounted on the handle bars .. if someone has a pointer on how to level out the non adjustable Black burn rack Iíd appreciate the advice .
The rack is pointing down because it was designed to be installed on the top fork eyelet. Looks like your fork only has the one on the bottom. Before doing anything destructive, it'd be worth getting a couple P-clamps and attaching the rack to those right above the fork ends. Hopefully that makes sense... Here's a picture from Google Images, it'd be like this but turned around to the front.



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Old 12-16-18, 04:38 PM
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The rack is pointing down because it was designed to be installed on the top fork eyelet. Looks like your fork only has the one on the bottom. Before doing anything destructive, it'd be worth getting a couple P-clamps and attaching the rack to those right above the fork ends. Hopefully that makes sense... Here's a picture from Google Images, it'd be like this but turned around to the front.



Nice 520, by the way!
I see your point about not hacking the rack, but if both mounts are down close to the axle, won't the whole thing be unstable? A rack mount from the rack to the fork crown would help.
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I see your point about not hacking the rack, but if both mounts are down close to the axle, won't the whole thing be unstable? A rack mount from the rack to the fork crown would help.
Not in my experience, I found that mounting the rack at the fork end eyelets and at the mid-blade bosses was pretty solid. That's how I installed the Surly Nice Rack on my '90 520:

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Not in my experience, I found that mounting the rack at the fork end eyelets and at the mid-blade bosses was pretty solid. That's how I installed the Surly Nice Rack on my '90 520:

Ok, I misunderstood - I thought you wanted to use the fork end eyelets and put the P clamps adjacent to them.
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Old 12-16-18, 05:41 PM
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We'll see how many pics I have in my phone.
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Still struggling to keep that $600 Ultegra groupset out of my mind and everytime I look at this beauty it doesn't help.

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I have a question, Im wanting to raise my stem, I have a 80mm stem on it right now. I want to use a deluxe stem that is 90mm. Raising my stem about 1" will that bring the bars to about the right distance away.
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Old 01-18-19, 11:20 PM
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I have a question, Im wanting to raise my stem, I have a 80mm stem on it right now. I want to use a deluxe stem that is 90mm. Raising my stem about 1" will that bring the bars to about the right distance away.
Assuming your bars are currently a good reach, I would take a tape measure and measure from your saddle to the tops of your handlebars. Record that. Now raise your current stem up 1Ē (25.4mm ) and remeasure. (Donít worry if itís above the min insertion point, youíre not going to ride it.) Is it the same? Would moving the bars 10mm forward give you the same measurement?
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I have a question, Im wanting to raise my stem, I have a 80mm stem on it right now. I want to use a deluxe stem that is 90mm. Raising my stem about 1" will that bring the bars to about the right distance away.
You can use this calculator to estimate the effect of various stem length/height options.

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As it was/is my general purpose trail bike until I got my K2 (Pro-Flex) which is now my trial bike and off road cruiser. So this one can go under the knife this summer to get some TLC and upgrades

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A teaser shot from my powdercoater. Hint: tubing isn't English or Japanese.
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a teaser shot from my powdercoater. Hint: Tubing isn't english or japanese.
tx900??

930??
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A teaser shot from my powdercoater. Hint: tubing isn't English or Japanese.
Beautiful! What sorta price is it for a powder coat of that quality?
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The lugs are nicely defined. Columbus tubing?
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Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
A teaser shot from my powdercoater. Hint: tubing isn't English or Japanese.
Is this the one from the free frames thread by jjhabbs? If so, that's going to make a beautiful 930.
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Is this the one from the free frames thread by jjhabbs? If so, that's going to make a beautiful 930.
I can't get anything past you guys!!! '79 930. You can see the shape I got it in post #1648 here.

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Beautiful! What sorta price is it for a powder coat of that quality?
Powedercoat Man charges $120 for blasting and coating with special powders, such as this Violet-Sapphire Chameleon over Dormant Blue. "Standard" colors with no metallic are a crisp Benjamin.
See post #1632 for the gorgeous green he did for @tarsi

Here's how it looks now. The correct graphics are on order from Velocals and Cyclomondo.
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I can't get anything past you guys!!! '79 930. You can see the shape I got it in post #1648 here.


Powedercoat Man charges $120 for blasting and coating with special powders, such as this Violet-Sapphire Chameleon over Dormant Blue. "Standard" colors with no metallic are a crisp Benjamin.
See post #1632 for the gorgeous green he did for @tarsi

Here's how it looks now. The correct graphics are on order from Velocals and Cyclomondo.
WOW! The iridescence actually comes through pretty well in the photo. Iíll bet it looks even better in person!
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I wanted something close to the original Trek sapphire blue, but with a bit more pearl. It shifts from deep blue to violet depending on your viewing angle, and explodes in bright sunlight.
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