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06-13-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 211,276
Posted By degan

I told myself I had enough road bikes, but you...

I told myself I had enough road bikes, but you know, n+1 and all. If it had been a different paint scheme I probably wouldn't have bit so hard. Not sure of the exact year yet, but obviously mid-80s ...
06-06-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By degan

So are are you able to get good solid pressure on...

So are are you able to get good solid pressure on the rim from the brakes and it's just pushing through them or is it not getting the clamping power needed to squeeze the rim? If it's the former then...
05-23-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,387,514
Posted By degan

I've been riding it around in this iteration for...

I've been riding it around in this iteration for a while so don't mind the dirt. I'm actually surprised about how well those tires roll....
05-23-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,439
Posted By degan

I just started work at a co-op. Some of the...

I just started work at a co-op. Some of the things I see destroyed for some reason or another is astonishing. I pulled this out of a truck headed to the scrap yard who thought they stop by the co-op...
12-14-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,225
Posted By degan

ISO a Shimano 9-speed DT shifter. Ok with most...

ISO a Shimano 9-speed DT shifter. Ok with most anything non-DA, otherwise not picky. Don't need FD shifter.
ISO two aero brake levers. A disc front and V-brake rear, or possibly the adapters that...
11-26-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By degan

Interesting to go with one brake, and doubly...

Interesting to go with one brake, and doubly interesting to go with the brake on the rear.
11-21-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By degan

A couple wild thoughts. Some sort of oilyness or...

A couple wild thoughts. Some sort of oilyness or coating on the rim as a result of the production process that either needs to be cleaned off with rubbing alcohol if its oil, or the rims need to be...
11-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By degan

Those are some of the luggiest lugs that have...

Those are some of the luggiest lugs that have ever lugged.
11-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By degan

Whats the issue?

Whats the issue?
11-19-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By degan

Its the wingnuts.

Its the wingnuts.
11-19-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By degan

If it were me they'd find that hunk of Shimano...

If it were me they'd find that hunk of Shimano junk one morning underneath their biggest window with a bunch of glass around it. They knew what they were doing and I'm sure you weren't the only one...
11-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,295
Posted By degan

I have no problem with any level of tech on any...

I have no problem with any level of tech on any sort of C&V bike, the part just has to have the right milieu. For example, a wheel with a cassette hub on a C&V bike can work because we all know there...
11-18-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,631
Posted By degan

I mean, I guess if you're just trying to maximize...

I mean, I guess if you're just trying to maximize usefulness and you don't have the resources for an alternative it works, but I think this guy is doing it not out of necessity but to be real neato.
11-15-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,439
Posted By degan

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the...

Just picked up a Schwinn Impact MOS for about the cost of one of the tires on it. Same frame as the Impact Pro MOS, just a "lower" Suntour XCT Accushift 3x7 group vs Shimano 300LX on the Pro....
11-15-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 42,026
Posted By degan

I started my account while I was in college and...

I started my account while I was in college and for ease I just used the same dumb email/username issued to me by my school. A combo of my last name and first initial. Yawn. If I were to do make up a...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By degan

Can we stick to ID/appraisal please? It seems...

Can we stick to ID/appraisal please? It seems weird to try to impart our own sentimentality into someone else. We don't know whats important for this person and their dad. Maybe it just hung in the...
11-09-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By degan

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will...

Just don't get too crazy otherwise the post will be too small afterwords.
11-04-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,668
Posted By degan

"Rear disc wheel" threw me for a second, thinking...

"Rear disc wheel" threw me for a second, thinking you were going to have a disc brake mount added in the back! I love those era pursuit bikes. Back when it seemed bike makers just wanted to be wonky...
11-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,778
Posted By degan

There was a supreme court justice who once said...

There was a supreme court justice who once said "I know it when I see it." I can't remember when he was referring to at the time but I think it works here. C&V is a style more then anything.
11-04-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,216
Posted By degan

Nice. Has a certain French "je ne sais quoi" to...

Nice. Has a certain French "je ne sais quoi" to it.
11-03-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By degan

1982 Trek 613 24"

This frame is just a tad too big and way too far down the projects list for me to justify keeping, as much as I love the early Treks. Serial number indicates its a 613 and 24" size. I guess Trek...
10-31-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By degan

From what I've gleamed on different BF threads on...

From what I've gleamed on different BF threads on the subject, soaking a saddle in anything is a last resort for saddles that are on their last legs. Its supposed to be hard so if thats your only...
10-30-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,387,514
Posted By degan

Its 100% because its the only stem I have that...

Its 100% because its the only stem I have that fits at the moment. The bike was intended to be a parts bin build/flip, though I guess finding a better stem wouldn't be the end of the world.


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10-29-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,358
Posted By degan

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Just realized I have a whole buttload of these from my...
10-26-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By degan

Yes of course, all my bikes are "Frankenstein"...

Yes of course, all my bikes are "Frankenstein" bikes as well. The trouble is that clearly the OP isn't extremely familiar with these bikes and parts and so I wouldn't want him to get a bunch of parts...
10-22-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By degan

Leave it and install the fork and headset with...

Leave it and install the fork and headset with the paint in there. Let the grinding of the flaking powder coat be a constant penance for your forgetfulness.
10-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By degan

I wonder if something 3d printed could hold up.

I wonder if something 3d printed could hold up.
09-24-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,448
Posted By degan

First of all congrats on considering the drop bar...

First of all congrats on considering the drop bar conversion, a huge upgrade for any rigid frame MTB in my opinion. I had the same problem with a early Mongoose MTB that used 21.1 because Mongoose...
09-21-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By degan

Just make it a fixie. No brakes needed, problem...

Just make it a fixie. No brakes needed, problem solved.
09-21-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By degan

1973 Raleigh Gran Sport project

Reynolds 531 frame/fork. Got the bike with lots of incorrect parts. I was going to make it a 3-speed but need to clear out some space. Some paint and decal loss, overall good condition. 23.5" seat...
09-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By degan

As much as I like bike art I'm currently going...

As much as I like bike art I'm currently going for a more utilitarian set up, so no art or wicker furniture yet. Mostly because the PO did a number on the interior to the point where I had to...
04-09-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,303
Posted By degan

I think the guy who rode this bike was a spinner,...

I think the guy who rode this bike was a spinner, not a masher.
04-05-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By degan

I'm all for not wanting to use it for bike...

I'm all for not wanting to use it for bike snobbery reasons, but as far as actual safety goes, I'm sure its fine.
03-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,387,514
Posted By degan

Building up this Trek 750 for a friend of mine....

Building up this Trek 750 for a friend of mine. They said they didn't care about any of the accessory colors so I went for broke. My first non-26" wheeled conversion....
03-19-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By degan

Are you going to shellac the cloth tape? If so, I...

Are you going to shellac the cloth tape? If so, I think you can probably get something that matches the blue of the frame pretty close depending on how many coats you go with. Wrapping bars in bright...
08-09-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By degan

Boy, that appears to be a spotless frame. I'd...

Boy, that appears to be a spotless frame. I'd almost be afraid to ride it.
08-09-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By degan

Never heard of a Rollsracer Supreme. Chrome fork...

Never heard of a Rollsracer Supreme. Chrome fork points to 70s. What size wheels? How many gears? Does it have a forged dropout or stamped with a claw adapter? Is there a sticker on the bike...
08-08-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,542
Posted By degan

Looks like it'll clean up nice.

Looks like it'll clean up nice.
06-17-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,743
Posted By degan

Fixie I use to have. ...

Fixie I use to have.
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04-18-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,764
Posted By degan

Placeholder for when my tandem with bar-end...

Placeholder for when my tandem with bar-end shifters is done.
08-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,777
Posted By degan

Someone hurry up and bust out their quad setup.

Someone hurry up and bust out their quad setup.
07-13-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,480
Posted By degan

Looks great, I like the blue and red. The only...

Looks great, I like the blue and red. The only thing that I'd change is that Altus RD. Not to be a snob, but that RD is maybe a step above a big-box bike RD to to me. Far too much steel and plastic...
12-27-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,387,514
Posted By degan

85ish Mongoose ATB ...

85ish Mongoose ATB
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01-24-11, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,943
Posted By degan

I have a Trek 520 from 84. It may have similar...

I have a Trek 520 from 84. It may have similar geometry to the other Treks of the time, but it was different as it has canti brakes, an second bottle cage, and I believe it had more dropouts for...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By degan

I just bought a 84 Trek 520 with a ton of extras...

I just bought a 84 Trek 520 with a ton of extras for 150. About a week and a half later someone on the street offered 300 for it without any of the extras. I'd say, depending on the condition, it...
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