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06-05-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,406
Posted By jr59

720 Trek

From drops to upright
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Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By jr59

I mostly use a cork under wrap, with a leather...

I mostly use a cork under wrap, with a leather over wrap. Some of the handlebar stuf has lasted over ten years in all kinds of conditions.
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 286,186
Posted By jr59

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Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,779
Posted By jr59

I wear bibs, and subscribe to the 2 pair plan....

I wear bibs, and subscribe to the 2 pair plan. Just plain works. No problems at all. 1 extra pair of bibs takes up very little room, with almost no weight.
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By jr59

for this, I would take the C-dale, at least for...

for this, I would take the C-dale, at least for the weekend, providing no big mountains. Just for the way it looks.
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By jr59

i understand this completely! And that was my...

i understand this completely! And that was my first thought as well, until I remembered going down a mountain pass in the pouring rain with a loaded bike, with good canti brakes. Not all that much...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By jr59

Which one fits you best, which do you like more? ...

Which one fits you best, which do you like more?
all things being equal, I’d probably pick the Surly, just because of the brakes.

but I would take the one I enjoyed the best.
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

ive got one of those as well. Just checking on...

ive got one of those as well. Just checking on maybe I was overlooking something. Thanks for all your help. I know this will work with my bags , as I have use them many times before...
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

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just so happens I have then sitting right here....
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

no the Carradice has been with me for many, many...

no the Carradice has been with me for many, many years and several long trips. I think itís a long flap camper. I think. The drivetrain on the Trek is somewhat modern Shimano 10 speed, needless to...
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

and here we have an answer to the question. Thank...

and here we have an answer to the question. Thank you.
other than a different rack, any work around? Besides a different set of bags
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

hmmm... I didnít know ďone of them mini-platform...

hmmm... I didnít know ďone of them mini-platform rack thingies ď were original equipment.

why would I put the front racks on, if I have no use for them at the present time. Nor was I sure about...
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

thank you for your generous offer. But Iíll try...

thank you for your generous offer. But Iíll try the tape/tubing idea first. But thank you.
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

correct. If they know the original Blackburn...

correct. If they know the original Blackburn front racks, they would understand.
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By jr59

Vintage Trek 720 and front bag question

I just acquired a 84/85 Trek 720. It came with both front and rear racks, rear installed. Looking at the front, will my Ortlieb rollers work on these tiny top rails? They fast seem so small.

also,...
01-24-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 49,166
Posted By jr59

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11-04-18, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,970
Posted By jr59

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10-01-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 870,743
Posted By jr59

Well I put it back together for mu brother. He...

Well I put it back together for mu brother. He want a steel road bike, and a city type bike.

that Berthoud guy makes nice stuff.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,115
Posted By jr59

I use a Klarus flashlight and a two fish holder....

I use a Klarus flashlight and a two fish holder. It’s plenty bright enough for me, and I can swap it between bikes and my home, shed or basement without much effort.
for a tail light, I use a...
09-17-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,130
Posted By jr59

Either grouping will be fine. But I’ll vote for...

Either grouping will be fine. But I’ll vote for the Campy. Two reasons, first the triple, but the biggest reason would have to be the wheels. Those wheels with the Campy group are simply OUTSTANDING!
10-21-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,238
Posted By jr59

If we can go a bit more modern. KOF type stuff.

If we can go a bit more modern. KOF type stuff.
10-21-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,238
Posted By jr59

Gone from my collection. But not forgotten.

Gone from my collection. But not forgotten.
09-05-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,199
Posted By jr59

Very nice bike!

Very nice bike!
08-02-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,965
Posted By jr59

Depends. Where I live now is very flat, so almost...

Depends. Where I live now is very flat, so almost none. Now when in the mountains, the modern would be quicker. Weight and brifters, with better wheels.

How much? It's to hard to say for sure, b/c...
06-26-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,172
Posted By jr59

It's not that hard to find 25th ann groups out...

It's not that hard to find 25th ann groups out there!
06-23-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By jr59

ttt

ttt
04-06-16, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,493
Posted By jr59

Take TK's advise. He knows these bikes better...

Take TK's advise. He knows these bikes better than anyone, and may know as much about forks. Why try to reinvent the wheel? Or the fork in this case.
03-20-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 119,362
Posted By jr59

You have some very nice bikes, and just my size!

You have some very nice bikes, and just my size!
03-06-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,865
Posted By jr59

I wish I would have stopped at three. 9 customs...

I wish I would have stopped at three. 9 customs road bikes latter, and 14 total bikes, believe me, 3 would be a dream! And I have sold off a few!
03-06-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,865
Posted By jr59

this is me^^ I turned down a Confente a...

this is me^^

I turned down a Confente a while back. It fit me, and was very nice. Also almost 9,000 dollars. I kick myself for not buying it now. I have a lot of bikes. Most are custom US hand...
12-18-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 38,320
Posted By jr59

yep, must be.

yep, must be.
12-13-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By jr59

^^THIS^^^ Spoken for truth right here.

^^THIS^^^

Spoken for truth right here.
12-13-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,906
Posted By jr59

Well Mzillion takes better pics for sure, but I...

Well Mzillion takes better pics for sure, but I have 2 of them; Both Bertoud, and both fillet goodness!
12-01-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,814
Posted By jr59

Look at it this way; It's fake and you just...

Look at it this way;

It's fake and you just saved yourself all that headache!
11-26-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,915
Posted By jr59

Got to agree here; Crashing really does sux!

Got to agree here; Crashing really does sux!
11-26-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,191
Posted By jr59

I have seen this bike. The blog does not do it...

I have seen this bike. The blog does not do it justice! It's SUPPER trick.
11-24-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By jr59

lol....get off my lawn... Of course we like...

lol....get off my lawn...

Of course we like the older, that's why we are on this forum!
11-22-15, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,272
Posted By jr59

Set it up the way you like it. And ENJOY the miles

Set it up the way you like it. And ENJOY the miles
11-20-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,191
Posted By jr59

Isn't this what Nitto made their techno stem for?...

Isn't this what Nitto made their techno stem for?

Or are you looking for something other than that.

Grant Petersen does a few bikes like this.

15-16 mph avg sitting upright seems like a good...
11-15-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 32,085
Posted By jr59

Grant Petersen? Does he make good bikes?

Grant Petersen? Does he make good bikes?
11-14-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,787
Posted By jr59

For a custom frame, you are out of luck for a...

For a custom frame, you are out of luck for a full bike.

Trek's 520 works, as well as a few of BD's full bikes...ie...Winsor?

Speclized's AWOL works as well
11-13-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jr59

I think there is a braze-on on the seat tube just...

I think there is a braze-on on the seat tube just above the water bottle.

Very nice bike and pic
11-12-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jr59

ok I do not take very good pic of anything...

ok

I do not take very good pic of anything but watches, but these are the ones
11-12-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jr59

So does Bill @ wallbike.

So does Bill @ wallbike.
11-12-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jr59

Thank you! And I would agree, that's some...

Thank you!

And I would agree, that's some set up.
1700. worth of bags alone.
11-12-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By jr59

Help with this french rando/tourer

What are these rear mid stay braze ons for? They are on both rear stays.

I know somebody on here knows.
11-12-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 64,383
Views: 9,991,228
Posted By jr59

Me too, or some small person has a LOT of power...

Me too, or some small person has a LOT of power and rides glass-like roads.

That and I also think it's price is a BIT over the top.
11-11-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,271
Posted By jr59

Very nice, and just my size,,,,lol

Very nice, and just my size,,,,lol
11-11-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 870,743
Posted By jr59

The Silver one, is What Berthoud calls his rando...

The Silver one, is What Berthoud calls his rando bike. It has Paul canti on the back and I sent the fork off to remove the studs from it, b/c modern cantis would not fit and I wanted to keep the...
11-11-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 870,743
Posted By jr59

here are my two French bikes, both Berthoud.

here are my two French bikes, both Berthoud.
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