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08-03-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,389
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for...

If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for THIS?? ...
07-06-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 41,048
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm 5'10 and hovering around 200 lbs. I'm...

I'm 5'10 and hovering around 200 lbs. I'm "sometimes a Clyde".

This week I was having a late lunch outside with my wife, and a bigger dude pedaled by with his young son(?) riding behind him....
06-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,130
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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05-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm back, I've been dealing with some personal...

I'm back, I've been dealing with some personal things, and after I got those mostly back under control I've been avoiding BF out of embarrassment of abandoning the BoC without asking anyone to take...
11-14-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I will go back through the posts this weekend and...

I will go back through the posts this weekend and update the list 👍
09-27-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I believe that's all the updates. It's been...

I believe that's all the updates.

It's been hard to play games and do things I enjoy in general, what with everything going on. I'm trying to do more things that bring me joy, and staying in...
08-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,552
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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08-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,701
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have been WAITING for this day! Here is...

I have been WAITING for this day!

Here is the sellers photo of what turned out to be a ‘79 Trek 514. Asking price: $45.00, actual cost after some expert negotiating by yours truly... $43.00. ...
08-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,354
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Miyata’s I’ve owned (or still do)... ‘84 310 ...

Miyata’s I’ve owned (or still do)...
‘84 310
’84 610
’85 710
’86 710
’91 1000LT

Treks...

’78 706
08-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been...

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been camping out of cell range, and I neglected to inform the Thread O’ Crap (series 8)

BUT thy name hast been applied to the Lyst o’ Crap, as requested....
07-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 144,811
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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‘79 Trek 514...
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,040
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Whichever one had the best time.

Whichever one had the best time.
07-28-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,046
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps...

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps it off my back, and the sipping hose is right there when you need it. And it’s pretty stealth in an old Cannondale bar bag.
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,046
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hang one of these off the top tube. ...

Hang one of these off the top tube.

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07-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,748
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was into inline skates in the ‘90’s (actually...

I was into inline skates in the ‘90’s (actually thinking about digging my old pair out of storage) and I remember the brand “Rollerblades” becoming the generic term for all skates. They had really...
07-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,377
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any...

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any thoughts as to how that happens? I’d think the fork would be leveraging against the head tube bearings, and supported buy the steering tube lugs. How’d...
07-21-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,698
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest...

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest ride to date.

He also took the opportunity to offload an old Trek of his onto unsuspecting innocent me... A ‘78 TX706. It’s a beauty, in amazing...
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,061
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I don’t even think it’s the stiffness of track...

I don’t even think it’s the stiffness of track and crit bikes, it’s the relationship of the rear tires contact patch to the saddle. The further forward the rear tire is placed, the impacts from road...
07-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,087
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,061
Posted By Chr0m0ly

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike...

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike comparison of the 720 with a few others, one of which is a Cannondale ST500

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Bicycling720June83.pdf
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,957
Posted By Chr0m0ly

OH MAN.... :eek: I’ve been going...

OH MAN.... :eek:

I’ve been going through this for like, a year, a year and a half...

I’m not even 5’10”, I’m like, 5’9 and 7/8ths or something like that, and I have a PBH of 88.25cm. That...
07-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,698
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight,...

I finished up my summer semester finals tonight, and I have a few weeks of summer vacation startiiiing........ NOW!
07-05-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,789
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's...

I was expecting to see like, a cheapie late 80's ten speed with stemies, this is gorgeous!
06-28-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7,309
Views: 745,709
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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They finally got here!...
06-25-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By Chr0m0ly

agreed! :D I just have a Strava app, but I...

agreed! :D

I just have a Strava app, but I can see on the app that my uphill times are MUCH faster on the Miyata. Like I mentioned, the bike does not twist on big efforts, and the watts estimation...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s...

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s that leather/canvas/rubber smell. I kind of like it. Now if you get into 70’s and 80’s camping gear... the water repellent coating on older nylon packs...
06-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,962
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This has Cannondale written all over it. Tall...

This has Cannondale written all over it. Tall guy, big guy.

I’d find any Cannondale frame he takes a liking to, the ST Tourers that I like came in big size jumps. I use a 23, I’d suggest a 25 for...
06-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, it’s been...

I have a group I ordered through Ebay, it’s been wandering around Detroit for a couple weeks. I think the USPS is still running fewer staff, and it’s making deliveries sloooooow.
06-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If that were mine, and I didn’t like 1/2 granny...

If that were mine, and I didn’t like 1/2 granny gearing and down tube shifters, I would go option 4) I suggest turning that 1/2+G into a compact double, then get some decent hoops with maybe 8 speeds...
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The only thing heretical here is calling the ‘84...

The only thing heretical here is calling the ‘84 520 “sporty”!

The ‘84 is the first year for 45.5cm chainstays and canti brakes, the ‘84 is a ligit touring bike.
...minus a few brazes...
...
06-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,192
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Neither my ‘79 514, nor the ‘84 610 I had have...

Neither my ‘79 514, nor the ‘84 610 I had have seat stay rack braze’s. And the 514 had 44.5cm chain stays, so it will take panniers very well.

The single attachment to the brake bridge racks seem...
06-18-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I think they are, but I just have the wrap, the...

I think they are, but I just have the wrap, the bars were for the sellers photos. I’m planning rando bars.
06-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

:thumb: Thy name hast been placed within the...

:thumb:
Thy name hast been placed within the Tome of the Noble Lyst O' Crap
May the Deity, Higher Power, or Mysteries of Nature, Keep and Speed the Crap along its journey.
06-10-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,083
Posted By Chr0m0ly

As you do this things, remember you can take...

As you do this things, remember you can take photos with your phone, as you go. Take a picture of the brake bridge, take it off the bike. Disassemble it on a towel, laying the pieces out in the...
06-10-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Second for new rims on existing hubs! Might be...

Second for new rims on existing hubs! Might be able to reuse the spokes... :D
06-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have some ‘83 and ‘84 Trek tourers, but they...

I have some ‘83 and ‘84 Trek tourers, but they come from the pre-fastback seat stay stay era, so I don’t think that info would be helpful.

They all fit, at minimum, 28mm tires with fenders. I...
06-07-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Chr0m0ly

YEAAAAH!!! :beer: ...

YEAAAAH!!! :beer:



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I just picked up my frame...
06-06-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,784
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!

Hey! Love how it turned out! Very classy!
06-05-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Who doesn’t like a good zombie thread??

Who doesn’t like a good zombie thread??
06-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 29,557
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have received the proper forms, signed in...

I have received the proper forms, signed in triplicate, and properly notarized. You have all rights and privileges to prophylactradactylly line the Box O’ Crap.

My advisers are unclear as to the...
06-05-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,452
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I had noticed that when I picked it up, and...

I had noticed that when I picked it up, and decided it would likely be ok, since the seat stays to the cluster looked solid. But I did try to highlight them in the pictures, hoping someone with more...
06-03-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7,309
Views: 745,709
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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06-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chr0m0ly

nope! But the seller was a super cool guy, we had...

nope! But the seller was a super cool guy, we had a good talk at a socially respectful distance. We’re both believers in full disclosure of frame flaws, etc. He has an account on here but rarely...
06-03-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chr0m0ly

New Bike Day! ‘74 Raleigh International Content

Hello!!
A while back I posted a “what’s next” thread. I have and love a few Treks, Canny’s, Miayatas, and I wanted something a little different.

I found it,

...
06-02-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,638
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have never understood this. I come out of the...

I have never understood this. I come out of the motorcycle industry and there is no top tube, and the saddle is the lowest part.
Flat footing a motorbike from the saddle is confidence inspiring but...
06-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,539
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Better late than never...

Towed one with another!


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05-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,235
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Bah, you can still push your bike you’re not...

Bah, you can still push your bike you’re not riding rough enough stuff! :thumb:
...
05-23-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,235
Posted By Chr0m0ly

waaait a minute... long chain stays move the...

waaait a minute...
long chain stays move the center of mass forward, not backward. The shorter the chainstays are, the more you unweight the front wheel, and have to muscle forward to prevent...
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