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Old 04-13-19, 12:18 AM
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New addition to the family...

'79 710 in great shape, only couple nicks, but otherwise paint is glossy! This ones a keeper!
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Lovely! Cyclone derailleurs?
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A keeper 100%--those 710s ride so wonderfully! The steel grey color looks great too, and really helps the silver pieces and black tires etc pop.
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This thread is not helping my self control... I've always wanted a vintage Trek. Beautiful bikes! Love yours abshipp!
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I thought I'd share a post ride pic, 1992 1400. I swapped wheels for now, but have another pair that might be better. Tossed in a new chain and cassette, brake pads, and bar tape. But it feels good on the road, like it wants my fat ass to get it moving...
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
That's lookin' cool!

That's cool with the cantis in the front- when I put together my Trek 400 Elance, I specifically chose and acquired 6400 series Tricolor brakes- dual pivot in the front from one set, and single pivot in the rear from another set of brakes. Having the best stopping brakes with the most modulation in the front makes the most sense!

It's cool seeing a bike like yours converted to 650B. I'm starting to get the hankering for a 650B conversion on one of my 70s Treks...

Oh, and you're right! The B132 bars are the cat's pyjamas! I think they do make a wider version these days- even though you'd think 44s would be plenty wide- because they're measured from the ends- and the ends splay way out- you still end up with something like 39 at the hoods. I love the rise and the ramps on these- plus I think they look the best from the side- with the parallel ramp and drop portions.

I very much appreciate the cantis in the front. I was not terribly happy with the braking performance of the Tektro 559s on the front, and the cantis are much better, even though I wouldn't look forward to a wet descent. Thankfully around here it's pretty hard to get yourself in that situation

That's great news about the B132s in a wider version. I'm pretty sure that I have the 44cm ones since that was the biggest I could go, but I'm using my Acorn Rando bag because the Swift Ozette I bought for this bike is a little too wide to sit between the ramps without rubbing my fingers. I'm thinking either B132s or Noodles, but I think the B132s will win out simply for the sake of familiarity. I hate changing bars with integrated shifters, so I'm less inclined to try something new
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