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Old 07-26-11, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Very nice sir! I, sigh, tried to use a 7410 on my Opus IV but there just wasn't enough steerer by about 4mm. It was heartbreak I tell you, heartbreak!
Tragic story, that. This one looks like I could fit one of those Velo Orange headset/bell mount spacers.
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Tragic story, that. This one looks like I could fit one of those Velo Orange headset/bell mount spacers.
It had a Sante' headset from the factory, which I came to find out is about the shortest stack height in existence....damnit
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
It had a Sante' headset from the factory, which I came to find out is about the shortest stack height in existence....damnit
That wasn't an accident. Shimano was pretty notorious back then for their low stack height headsets - they would be installed OEM, steerer tube cut to fit, so then when I came time to replace headsets, the only ones w/short enough stack were other Shimano, until the other headset mfrs. caught up with the game.
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These Royce Titan Hubs, destined for my 1985 Trek 620, arrived today from a hollow tree somewhere in Ye Merrie Olde Sod. They are quite nice, to say the least:

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Wow! With hubs like that it would be nice to have dropouts that you can see through... like a Vanilla or the old Gitane honeycomb type. That's a shimano compatible hub body right?

I'm looking forward to learning more about the hubs from you blog. I'm surprised you ditched the rating system so quickly, it was clever and funny.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
Wow! With hubs like that it would be nice to have dropouts that you can see through... like a Vanilla or the old Gitane honeycomb type. That's a shimano compatible hub body right?

I'm looking forward to learning more about the hubs from you blog. I'm surprised you ditched the rating system so quickly, it was clever and funny.
Yeah, shimano compatible. Well, maybe the rating system will come back. These things have a guarantee on the axles, titanium they are, the lifetime guarantee is for either mine or Royce Company, whichever comes first, I guess.

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Do you ever worry that all of amazing these parts could out-fabulous the frame? Not to suggest the frame isn't fabulous, because it is.
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Do you ever worry that all of amazing these parts could out-fabulous the frame? Not to suggest the frame isn't fabulous, because it is.
I've totally done that with my Voyageur 11.8. It doesn't bother me, though.
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Do you ever worry that all of amazing these parts could out-fabulous the frame? Not to suggest the frame isn't fabulous, because it is.
In a word, no.

Trek made some nicer steel bikes than the 85 720/620 here and there, but the 85 720/620 are really both icons of the Trek steel years and the tail of the bike boom, the post-hippie/post-bikecentennial era when "touring" was something everyone wanted to claim about their bikes.

Among touring folks who aren't particularly vintage or Trek inclined, they are also a pretty iconic model.

So w/all that aura, again, no. If it were something else, like a Trek 660 or something, fine bike but w/out the buzz, yeah, I'd be concerned.

I think the way I'm going about it reflects the vibe of the bike - I'm not going necessarily for the raciest, lightest or latest stuff, for the most part. I'm looking for components that are top quality in a balance of performance, durability (emphasis on this), and somewhat neo-classic timeless styling. Sort of an ultimate ride it to wherever touring bike.

Lots of people will still say to this day that the 720 is/was among or the finest touring bike. This is arguable, for sure, but there are definitely people that feel this. The 620 to me is even a little better since it is made from slightly stouter tubes and I'm not a lightweight. Plus, for a long time, since the 620 that was a fraternal twin of the 720 only came out for one year, it was not nearly as well known as the 720, had kind of a cult/insider thing about it.

So all in all, no, I'm quite comfortable with this. My previous 620, which was ridden very hard by me for 10 years, had a lot of high end, durable stuff on it - I loved the Dura Ace RD-7700 GS triple rear, but you can't find those NIB now w/out paying an arm and a leg.

i never felt then that I was outclassing the frame. I'm ratcheting it up a bit now, but some of that is just mad money from the great vintage parts sale. And the funny thing is that the prices I'm paying for some of the new stuff isn't all that extreme when I consider the prices I'm getting for some of the vintage stuff. Particularly when you consider that the vintage stuff often is used & depreciated for that, etc.

I think that these hubs are the only thing I'm buying that is more than 2x the price I got for a vintage comparable component. FWIW, price of some of the stuff on the agenda for this bike is less than I've sold vintage components for. And had I gone w/Shimano Dura Ace or White Industries H2/H3, I still would have been w/in that 2x range, especially when you factor in what I've gotten for a freewheel ($100) vs. what I'll pay for a cassette ($60 or so).

Of course, it is cricket to put anything on Reynolds 531 frame, no part is too good for this, according to the rule book.

Finally, unlike a lot of other vintage bikes, the mid-80's tourer's are not obsolete to their intended purposes, or at least the case is more arguable than for race or mtb. I think it would be a little ridiculous to be putting carbon cranksets on an early 80's Pinarello or some crazy modern/expensive stuff on the Bianchi Grizzly I'm dabbling with. People are still making/selling frames much like the 620 for touring/allrounder stuff (I better watch this or I'll get another Riv thread going, but there are others as well). By that standard, the only thing "obsolete" about this bike is the threaded 1" steerer and the canti-post positions. Part of this project is I'm going for what I think is the best of vintage and modern. I still believe that vintage frames are a bargain - get something like this 620 new is 1500/2k or so.

Interesting project....

Got the front wheel built up this evening

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Wow, great answer.

With all the nice things you have owned and ridden in the past I am curious to see if in the end this bike feels much different to you. Obviously it should feel nice but you seem to be honest and objective about these things... more-so than I think I could be. I don't know if my thoughts are very clear here... it's just that sometimes when I have something I perceive as so fancy I have trouble judging it in a fair manner... the whole rose colored glasses thing.
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As I mentioned earlier, got the front wheel built this evening. Part of the proceeds from the parts sale-athon has gone to a new Park TS2.2. For years, I've been using whatever frame is handy, but finally got this truing stand, doing this front wheel w/Royce hub was first wheel I've build on this stand.

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Doesn't matter "if" the hubs or some other part out-fabulous's the bike because a touring bike needs to have really good hubs anyway's. But when Trek 620's and 720's and Schwinn Voyager's hit the market they used the best touring hubs available at the time. So all one is really doing is allowing the years of technology improvements to improve a hub further, and then putting it on your bike that would have probably ended up on that bike anyways if it was available at the time the bike was made.
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Go price out a new, quality steel, lugged, handmade in the USA, touring frame in your size. Apples to Apples here folks and the Trek is a steal.
Nobody would argue about adorning the new one with new parts, so the Trek deserves the same treatment.

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Originally Posted by robatsu View Post

Trek made some nicer steel bikes than the 85 720/620 here and there, but the 85 720/620 are really both icons of the Trek steel years and the tail of the bike boom, the post-hippie/post-bikecentennial era when "touring" was something everyone wanted to claim about their bikes.

Among touring folks who aren't particularly vintage or Trek inclined, they are also a pretty iconic model.

So w/all that aura, again, no. If it were something else, like a Trek 660 or something, fine bike but w/out the buzz, yeah, I'd be concerned.

I think the way I'm going about it reflects the vibe of the bike - I'm not going necessarily for the raciest, lightest or latest stuff, for the most part. I'm looking for components that are top quality in a balance of performance, durability (emphasis on this), and somewhat neo-classic timeless styling. Sort of an ultimate ride it to wherever touring bike.

Lots of people will still say to this day that the 720 is/was among or the finest touring bike. This is arguable, for sure, but there are definitely people that feel this. The 620 to me is even a little better since it is made from slightly stouter tubes and I'm not a lightweight. Plus, for a long time, since the 620 that was a fraternal twin of the 720 only came out for one year, it was not nearly as well known as the 720, had kind of a cult/insider thing about it.

So all in all, no, I'm quite comfortable with this. My previous 620, which was ridden very hard by me for 10 years, had a lot of high end, durable stuff on it - I loved the Dura Ace RD-7700 GS triple rear, but you can't find those NIB now w/out paying an arm and a leg.

i never felt then that I was outclassing the frame. I'm ratcheting it up a bit now, but some of that is just mad money from the great vintage parts sale. And the funny thing is that the prices I'm paying for some of the new stuff isn't all that extreme when I consider the prices I'm getting for some of the vintage stuff. Particularly when you consider that the vintage stuff often is used & depreciated for that, etc.

Of course, it is cricket to put anything on Reynolds 531 frame, no part is too good for this, according to the rule book.

Finally, unlike a lot of other vintage bikes, the mid-80's tourer's are not obsolete to their intended purposes, or at least the case is more arguable than for race or mtb. I think it would be a little ridiculous to be putting carbon cranksets on an early 80's Pinarello or some crazy modern/expensive stuff on the Bianchi Grizzly I'm dabbling with. People are still making/selling frames much like the 620 for touring/allrounder stuff (I better watch this or I'll get another Riv thread going, but there are others as well). By that standard, the only thing "obsolete" about this bike is the threaded 1" steerer and the canti-post positions. Part of this project is I'm going for what I think is the best of vintage and modern. I still believe that vintage frames are a bargain - get something like this 620 new is 1500/2k or so.
That's a great job of summing up what I think of the 620.

I'm carefully watching what you're doing and trying to figure out why you're doing things.

This is a wonderful build- thanks for sharing all of this!
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That's a great job of summing up what I think of the 620.

I'm carefully watching what you're doing and trying to figure out why you're doing things.

This is a wonderful build- thanks for sharing all of this!
Just FYI, I'm posting stuff in lots more detail on the blog in my sig.
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Just FYI, I'm posting stuff in lots more detail on the blog in my sig.
Thanks! I've been reading that as well.
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Just FYI, I'm posting stuff in lots more detail on the blog in my sig.
I also been reading the site and liked it a lot.

The reason I bought a 84 660 was because it had the 531cs vs the lighter 531p used on the 760 because I was racing back then and the LBS said that the cs frame would be stiffer when hammer up the mountains of So. Calif. and the frame would last longer then the p. I did hear of some rare events where the stays of the 760 would break from fatigue.
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These Royce hubs are quite gorgeous, couldn't resist another picture:

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These Royce hubs are quite gorgeous, couldn't resist another picture:
I'm not real familar with the Royce hubs, how do those compare with the Phil Woods touring hubs? And are they field serviceable?
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I'm not real familar with the Royce hubs, how do those compare with the Phil Woods touring hubs? And are they field serviceable?
I wasn't familiar w/them either until I started doing research for my current project. They don't seem too widely known outside U.K., and even there they are a top of the line deal. Little shop in U.K. makes them, I'd be surprised if they have 10 employees. But they've been at it for several decades apparently.

I think when you get to that level, pretty hard to say, well, these are better or worse than Phil Woods or whoever. They are supposedly field serviceable w/standard sized cartridge bearings. They give a lifetime warranty on the axles, for whatever that is worth.

Some of their fanboys claim that they are as good as any hubs being made today.

I've never owned Phils. My last uptown modern hubset was the White Industries H2 Front/H3 rear. These do not lack in any regard in comparison to those. The freehub is very quiet, titanium axles/freehub body, CNC'ed hub shell from some super duper aluminum alloy.

I don't think one would buy these and then say, geez, I wish I woulda bought the Phil's, they are so much nicer. Or the other way around, for that matter.

Since these arrived the other day, my impression has been overwhelmingly positive. I just got done building the wheelset with these. Still going to be a while before the bike is fully built.

Info on the web is fairly scarce.
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I was thinking about the Dura-ace shift levers. I had a pair of 105 levers where the left side shifter did not sit parallel to the down tube. I was positive it was going to drive me nuts but I quickly remembered that my shift levers are rarely ever parallel to the down tube anyway. I'm usually around the middle of the freewheel.
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Info on the web is fairly scarce.
Thanks for the reply. I have a 07 Mercian that has a rear Woods hub, the front is a generator hub. Then I bought an old touring bike and was thinking of using a Woods again but maybe I'll try the Royce on the rear instead. Nothing wrong with the Woods just thought of trying something different. They seem to be comparable in price too.
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That was my thought with the Royce, sort of expand my horizons a little.
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