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Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,371
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Since the thread has come around again, I'll...

Since the thread has come around again, I'll share my suburban fishing rig:
...
07-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I think the main differences are that the 710 is...

I think the main differences are that the 710 is classified in Trek's touring range (according to the catalog on the Vintage Trek website. the 750 has racing geometry and the lighter steel also. The...
07-13-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

No, I've never had either of those. I think the...

No, I've never had either of those. I think the reason I prefer the 640 is because the 750 is more of a racing geometry and more sensitive to steering inputs. I'm getting a little old for that...
07-08-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I don't think you'll need anything too exotic in...

I don't think you'll need anything too exotic in the way of tooling, but the parts can be difficult to find for some forks. If you elect to replace it with a rigid fork, there is probably a Surly...
07-08-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

That's the one. I'm not crazy about the unicrown...

That's the one. I'm not crazy about the unicrown either, but it's not a deal breaker. I do have a soft spot for steel Specialized bikes, I'd grab that one if it was a 54cm, but I think it's bigger.
07-07-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

What a cool score, congrats!! Coincidentally, I...

What a cool score, congrats!! Coincidentally, I just happened to search for "sequoia" on the local cl, and one popped up! Unfortunately it was a 1992 model (still kinda cool though,) and at least one...
07-07-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

That's a beauty, well done! Is that the original...

That's a beauty, well done! Is that the original paint, or was it refinished? Either way, that color is really attractive.
07-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Thanks Dave! I wish it was one size down, but it...

Thanks Dave! I wish it was one size down, but it still works pretty well for me. I like this one a little better than the 750 despite the lower spec, it's a bit more relaxed in handling.
07-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I took the 640 out for a spin over the holiday...

I took the 640 out for a spin over the holiday weekend. It came to me with a mostly complete Nuovo Gran Sport group, but I swapped most of that out for some assorted shiny bits that I prefer.
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07-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,442
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Wow, pretty spectacular way to wrap that saga up,...

Wow, pretty spectacular way to wrap that saga up, glad you weren’t seriously hurt! A few years ago, I was installing a front rack and realized that this could happen. I ended up getting rid of that...
07-03-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

The "other" 750, not as common as the Multitrack...

The "other" 750, not as common as the Multitrack that shared the number later. This is a 1982 that was probably sold as a frameset, built up with a very nice group. Very nice rider, but not getting...
06-30-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Found another example, I put a lot of miles on...

Found another example, I put a lot of miles on this one:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20130317_124137_a87667de75ee8ba383b0de5a4297627b964068af.jpg
06-30-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

You don't even need the velcro, it's not going to...

You don't even need the velcro, it's not going to fall off or anything.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x586/hs_10_bbc11da3438fd98e1c61994bc68372e473ad9d28.jpg
06-30-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Why not just run the housing outside the wrap?...

Why not just run the housing outside the wrap? Absolutely nothing wrong with that approach, I’ve done it on several builds.
06-05-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

This KHS...

This KHS (https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/olympia-khs-urban-xpress-road-bike/7132513365.html) is a lot more modern, but it seems like a good choice for the type of riding you have in mind.
06-05-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

For commuting where you might need to lock up in...

For commuting where you might need to lock up in public and really put the bike to work, I'd say the Crosspoint is your best bet. It's certainly the least sexy of the lot, but it does everything a...
05-19-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,959
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Sounds great, nice work! Does the band really...

Sounds great, nice work! Does the band really ride bikes together?
05-18-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Very nice! Is the flex very noticeable to you? I...

Very nice! Is the flex very noticeable to you? I have an old Santana Vision that I’ve thought about replacing with a Burley or Co-Motion after the rear hub collapsed and I hunted an affordable...
05-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Thanks for info, much appreciated! Nothing wrong...

Thanks for info, much appreciated! Nothing wrong with those choices, Iíll probably take a similar approach and lie to myself about upgrading some day if I like the results 🙂 I have an old Trek with...
05-18-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,189
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Now that I think about it, I’ve also had a lot of...

Now that I think about it, I’ve also had a lot of luck selling ANYTHING second hand lately. Maybe because the few folks who are still earning money have fewer places to spend it? I gotta hurry up and...
05-18-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,189
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Your situation parallels my own history pretty...

Your situation parallels my own history pretty closely. I had given up on my low volume flipping a number of years ago, and was having a hard time unloading anything at a break-even price until covid...
05-18-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Very cool, you’re off to a great start! Can you...

Very cool, you’re off to a great start! Can you share the details of the wheelset you’re using? I’m just getting serious about a 650b conversion myself, and looking at the options.
05-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Looks great, nicely done! Strangely enough, this...

Looks great, nicely done! Strangely enough, this afternoon I was browsing ebay and saw a familiar group of mismatched components: Avocet, Huret, Campagnolo!
...
05-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

This is my nightmare scenario. I haven't pulled...

This is my nightmare scenario. I haven't pulled any threads out (yet,) but I've had a couple that required enough force to get me really worried. I did make the mistake with the washer once, but no...
11-23-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I didn't even notice that until I offloaded the...

I didn't even notice that until I offloaded the pics from my camera, embarrassing! Oh well, Gimp will fix it...
11-19-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Some stem shifters are better than others,...

Some stem shifters are better than others, especially these ratcheting Suntour units:
...
11-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Recent pics of my 1982 757: ...

Recent pics of my 1982 757:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2960_6b4d0e3d44c21192ce199554b0279338db2eadff.jpg...
11-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,958
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2996_44b4c405667d89c755799a501f8733f8bcd116f7.jpg...
11-12-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 17,986
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Terrible story, but glad to hear that it wasn't...

Terrible story, but glad to hear that it wasn't worse. Best of luck on the recovery process!
11-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19,391
Views: 3,168,912
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Not C&V, but it is fart carbon and unburdened by...

Not C&V, but it is fart carbon and unburdened by punctuation.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x752/fart_carbon_05b2ce102ed12f833244131e3a2add6cd79259de.jpg
11-07-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,011
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Here's one I gave to my brother recently, pretty...

Here's one I gave to my brother recently, pretty sure it has a "made in Taiwan" decal on it. Solid bike.
...
11-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Yeah, I don't think I'm up for that.

Yeah, I don't think I'm up for that.
11-06-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Touche!

Touche!
11-06-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Wow, that thing is nearly spotless!! I'd be...

Wow, that thing is nearly spotless!! I'd be willing to grow a foot to fit it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,509
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Creaks on aluminum bikes always make me suspect a...

Creaks on aluminum bikes always make me suspect a crack, but the suspension components are probably equally likely to be the source on this bike. I love how odd it looks!
11-05-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,375
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I wanted a Twenty or an RSW for a long time until...

I wanted a Twenty or an RSW for a long time until I finally found the latter and tried to fold it up. Just like that, I was cured! That Birdy looks like fun, have you got it back on its feet yet?
11-05-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I think the truth is somewhere in between. Some...

I think the truth is somewhere in between. Some models had the designation on the chainstay protector, and some didn't. My '83 640 is the only early-80s Trek that I've owned that did have it:
...
11-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Seems like you've got your answer, but here's a...

Seems like you've got your answer, but here's a shot of the radius stay treatment on my '81 757:
...
11-05-19, 08:39 AM
11-04-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,375
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

After welding on a new seatpost mast, they ride...

After welding on a new seatpost mast, they ride surprisingly well for something that costs about $20, maybe a bit better than the Moulton (I think the latter cost me twice that amount :D)
11-04-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,375
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Very entertaining thread Kurt, it'll be fun to...

Very entertaining thread Kurt, it'll be fun to see how this turns out! This info might have been more useful in your project's earlier stages, but here's another take on a full suspension frankenbike...
10-26-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I've used most of these (apart from the TRP,) and...

I've used most of these (apart from the TRP,) and found them all to be a big improvement over nearly any vintage levers. Brake levers, pedals and saddles are the components I don't mind modernizing...
10-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,544
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Spotted this in a pawn shop today, and put out...

Spotted this in a pawn shop today, and put out the word locally to see if someone had it stolen. Got the news pretty quickly that it was legit, local gent pawned it and got behind on the loan :(
...
10-25-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Interesting, I didn't realize the brazeons were...

Interesting, I didn't realize the brazeons were an option. It seems like a lot of the TX-series bikes I've seen didn't have them.
10-24-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,436
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Agreed, my '77 TX had neither cable guides, cage...

Agreed, my '77 TX had neither cable guides, cage mounts, nor shifter bosses. I believe this is either a later bike, or it had some subtle modification prior to the respray.
10-16-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,505
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I had this scenario play out very recently. I was...

I had this scenario play out very recently. I was sharing some pics of a bike I scored from a pawn shop on another forum, and got a message from another member from the other side of the country who...
10-07-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I just rehabbed a set of those a few months ago....

I just rehabbed a set of those a few months ago. The lube in my shifters had transformed into a putty-like consistency and it took a combination of solvent and mechanical removal of the goo (with...
10-05-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

They work just fine with a three-ring set, plenty...

They work just fine with a three-ring set, plenty of range.

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10-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 441,620
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

Picked up this 640 recently with a mostly...

Picked up this 640 recently with a mostly complete Gran Sport group. Waiting on a set of tires, then it's time to ride!
...
10-03-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 77,734
Posted By Chris_in_Miami

I've got a set on the way for a Trek 640, will...

I've got a set on the way for a Trek 640, will follow up when I've had a chance to install and ride them.
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