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Old 03-29-19, 02:52 PM
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@mountaindave are you running 700c or 650b?

I know that going from 700x32 to 650Bx38 lowered the trail a touch, but not enough that I think would make a really significant difference.
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Just this morning I got the wobble on my 79 930, with a decent load in the back. It happened when I stood up. I don't ride no hands anymore.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
@mountaindave are you running 700c or 650b?

I know that going from 700x32 to 650Bx38 lowered the trail a touch, but not enough that I think would make a really significant difference.
650bx38 - the max I can get with fenders without modifiying the chainstays. Mine is a mid-trail 710, so I had hoped it would ride well with a font load. Not so. But itís still a fantastic ride and I love it.
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I've been working on a couple Treks, one that I've had for a while and one that I've had in my garage for about a year.

My trusty-and-no-longer-crusty '90 or so Trek 520:






I reused some Newbaums for now as I'm going to make some more tweaks to the cockpit. I'm on the lookout for some 46cm Salsa Cowchippers if anyone's got a lead. It'll get a front bag support soon, too. It's a land yacht on those 43mm Gravel Kings.

And a '91ish Trek 2100:







I was very hesitant to invest in an old bonded carbon frame, but some other projects recently posted here inspired me to finish it up. I'm really glad I did, I think it's my favorite ride. It's going to get some more pampering and upgrades soon, but it's a fantastic ride as it is now.
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Snagged this 92 1400. It needs to be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and lubed. I want to find a better wheelset than these Alexrims, something more fitting. But it is ridable and feels good.
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This is a '79 937 I recently aquired from @tarsi - tarsi I just finished building it up and haven't even taken it out yet for a shake down ride. Been too cold here recently, but fingers crossed it will warm up soon.
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs
This is a '79 937 I recently aquired from @tarsi - tarsi I just finished building it up and haven't even taken it out yet for a shake down ride. Been too cold here recently, but fingers crossed it will warm up soon.
Beautiful. Glad she found a nice new home and will see the riding she deserves.
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs

This is a '79 937 I recently aquired from @tarsi - tarsi I just finished building it up and haven't even taken it out yet for a shake down ride. Been too cold here recently, but fingers crossed it will warm up soon.
Now that's a spring beauty !
Wow, very nice
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^^^^ Just in time for the "green for April" thread.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^ Just in time for the "green for April" thread.
Already posted it there! That's what what me think I should post it here in the Trek thread too.

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Beautiful. Glad she found a nice new home and will see the riding she deserves.
Thanks again for selling it to me.

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Now that's a spring beauty !
Wow, very nice
Thank you very much, I can't wait to ride it this spring. I was going to take it out this afternoon, but then it started snowing again, lol.
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs




This is a '79 937 I recently aquired from @tarsi - tarsi I just finished building it up and haven't even taken it out yet for a shake down ride. Been too cold here recently, but fingers crossed it will warm up soon.
Yeow! That's one gorgeous Trek!
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Really dig that green!
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs
This is a '79 937 I recently aquired from @tarsi - tarsi I just finished building it up and haven't even taken it out yet for a shake down ride. Been too cold here recently, but fingers crossed it will warm up soon.
That's spectacular!!!

I've got a 79 730- same geometry, but 531. It's a great riding bike!
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
Yeow! That's one gorgeous Trek!
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Really dig that green!
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That's spectacular!!!

I've got a 79 730- same geometry, but 531. It's a great riding bike!
Thanks you all for the kind words - it's got "inside house" display status so I can look at it in my office loft. As nice as it is, I'm still going to ride it regularly like my other bikes or at least try to!
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Originally Posted by friendofpugs
Thanks you all for the kind words - it's got "inside house" display status so I can look at it in my office loft. As nice as it is, I'm still going to ride it regularly like my other bikes or at least try to!
I have no trouble riding my 79 930 regularly, just like my other bikes.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave

650bx38 - the max I can get with fenders without modifiying the chainstays. Mine is a mid-trail 710, so I had hoped it would ride well with a font load. Not so. But itís still a fantastic ride and I love it.
I still need some more time between the saddle and handlebar bag before I can decide if it rides well without modification. I've been duped by novelty before

Looks like for your 1979, you should have 45mm geometric trail with 12mm of wheel flop

I've got 52mm geometric trail and 14mm flop. Objectively yours should behave significantly better.

I've got a 0.5į steeper head tube angle, but the 10mm less rake on mine might negate the gains from that half degree.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Looks like for your 1979, you should have 45mm geometric trail with 12mm of wheel flop.
Correct. I was just riding it back from the gym today no-handed with an unladen handlebar bag. Itís doable at speeds below 15mph, but I wouldnít go above that. I can sense its squirrelliness. Iím quite looking forward to swapping in a low trail fork!
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Originally Posted by mountaindave

Correct. I was just riding it back from the gym today no-handed with an unladen handlebar bag. Itís doable at speeds below 15mph, but I wouldnít go above that. I can sense its squirrelliness. Iím quite looking forward to swapping in a low trail fork!
I just experienced the exact same thing! Finally went on a "real" ride with the Campy shifters (not just around the neighborhood) and had shimmy above 15ish. A knee on the top tube solved most of it. Not a huge deal, I don't really want to be riding no hands above that speed much anyways

It looks like I failed to answer one of your previous questions about shifting earlier. The group shifts quite well. I still need to get used to the biomechanics of exactly how much to throw the levers to get a clean shift, but overall I am very happy.

It was my first ride with index shifting in close to a year, I had forgotten how nice it is I'm a big fan of the Campy mechanics, especially with the left lever trimming options. It does a great job of combining the best parts of brifters and friction shifting. Ergonomically they feel great too!
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Converted to upright on this bike
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Converted to upright on this bike
Looks comfy. What brake levers are those?
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Looks comfy. What brake levers are those?
The brakes are Tektros, they really work well.
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'86 520?

That looks great! First- those levers do look really cool- they're usually either black and good quality or silver and "less than excellent" quality. (I don't mean not good- but don't have that solid feel like a good set of Deore XT levers- usually feel like the Weinmann levers... dig?)

Second- How did you arrive at your stem length? All the different factors of how far back the bars sweep, how wide the bars are, how high they are, your range of motion (or comfortable range)...
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Originally Posted by zjrog

Snagged this 92 1400. It needs to be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and lubed. I want to find a better wheelset than these Alexrims, something more fitting. But it is ridable and feels good.
Nice 1400, I picked one up last year for cheap a 1994 and was pleasantly suprised how i liked the ride .

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'86 520?

That looks great! First- those levers do look really cool- they're usually either black and good quality or silver and "less than excellent" quality. (I don't mean not good- but don't have that solid feel like a good set of Deore XT levers- usually feel like the Weinmann levers... dig?)

Second- How did you arrive at your stem length? All the different factors of how far back the bars sweep, how wide the bars are, how high they are, your range of motion (or comfortable range)...
To be honest I havenít had the chance to dial it in yet since itís been changed over. I knew I would need a longer stem so I switched from a 100 to a 120. I suspect Iíll lower the bars a bit and add a sprung saddle.
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In looking for a bike for the 2019 Clunker challenge I stumbled onto this find at the local co-op. A 1987 520 Cirrus for $75 sans pedals, and my size at 22.5 inches, It will stay in current state until the challenge is done and then I may have to get serious about it. My first ever 531 tubed frame which I am excited about. and except for the replacement rear wheel and FW it appears to be all stock as it was described in the 87 Trek catalog down to the Blackburn rear rack and burgundy to slate fade paint job.



cleaned up, adjusted and ready for a test ride
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