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05-26-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,268
Posted By Rooney

I've been unsure whether this Multi-Track would...

I've been unsure whether this Multi-Track would fit me, and I'm still not 100% convinced it will, but it may make an excellent around-town beater. Mostly had parts lying around. Bought some Maxxis...
05-18-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,268
Posted By Rooney

Here it is just about complete. Only needs brake...

Here it is just about complete. Only needs brake pads and final brake adjustment. Could probably shorten the rd housing too but it was being finicky before and works fine as is. Very pleased with the...
05-11-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,268
Posted By Rooney

FINALLY nearing the finish line on updating my...

FINALLY nearing the finish line on updating my girlfriend's bike. The project has been plagued with minor setback after minor setback. Today's ordeal was the realization I'd already used one of the...
05-04-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 641
Posted By Rooney

I've used the Cycles Toussaint wheelset. True and...

I've used the Cycles Toussaint wheelset. True and rode well. Ended up getting a clicking that I couldn't figure out for a while. It turned out the hub needed to be cleaned and greased. Just installed...
05-03-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Rooney

Since the seller wont play nice Id say contact...

Since the seller wont play nice Id say contact Panaracer directly and see if theyd replace it. Thats either an egregious manufacturing defect, or somewhere along the way that sidewall was nicked...
05-02-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,979
Posted By Rooney

To add to this, I recently picked up a Super...

To add to this, I recently picked up a Super Tourer (very similar frameset) for a friend that was converted to a single-speed and she loves it. Set it up with 700x32c Armadillo tires so she can ride...
04-29-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,979
Posted By Rooney

Raleigh Competition Frameset Reynolds 531 - $50...

Raleigh Competition Frameset Reynolds 531 - $50 (Sacramento)https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/sacramento-raleigh-competition-frameset/7472836848.html
Derailleur hanger chopped off, rear spaced...
04-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,268
Posted By Rooney

I've had this frame for a little over a year now,...

I've had this frame for a little over a year now, and was riding it for maybe half that time when I started getting a clicking while pedaling. I overhauled basically every part of the bike before...
04-02-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,268
Posted By Rooney

It's always a treat seeing that Raleigh posted. I...

It's always a treat seeing that Raleigh posted. I think it's the fenders and collapsible rear rack that really do it for me.
03-30-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,979
Posted By Rooney

Looks to be a Grand Jubilee. If it were in PA...

Looks to be a Grand Jubilee. If it were in PA instead of VA, I'd be all over it.

Motobecane 10 speed $100
"Late 70s -80s model in working condition. Motobecane 10 speed."...
03-29-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,194
Posted By Rooney

Creaky bottom brackets tend to be more related to...

Creaky bottom brackets tend to be more related to the press-in variety. It's due to bottom bracket shell tolerances being off in the frame's manufacturing.

That problem isn't much of a factor when...
03-23-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 837,396
Posted By Rooney

I've been keeping an eye out for Suntour XC Pro...

I've been keeping an eye out for Suntour XC Pro cantis and finally found a champagne gold set at a reasonable price. They'll eventually go on my '90 ST1000, but first I need to find another pair.
...
03-21-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 837,396
Posted By Rooney

No matching chrome bike to put it on (yet), but I...

No matching chrome bike to put it on (yet), but I was very pleased to finally find a 23" long chrome Silca for less than $120.
...
03-12-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Rooney

Have you sustained any significant injuries since...

Have you sustained any significant injuries since your last fit? Has your flexibility changed? Are you doing the same type of riding as before? Are you in better or worse shape since your last fit?...
02-23-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,798
Posted By Rooney

Here's a better beauty shot of the '90 ST1000. I...

Here's a better beauty shot of the '90 ST1000. I added VO faceted fenders and put on 32mm GravelKing SS tires. The GK brown wall coordinates with the anthracite green so well. I love it! I should...
02-22-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 69,620
Views: 11,304,979
Posted By Rooney

3 vintage ten road bikes ...

3 vintage ten road bikes $60https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/553298929064731/?ref=product_details&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks

$20 Le Champion with...
11-30-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,798
Posted By Rooney

There are indeed dimples on the inside of the...

There are indeed dimples on the inside of the chainstays. The bike currently has 35c tires and could probably go to 38, but I think it would have the same clearance issues you're experiencing. I'm...
11-29-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,798
Posted By Rooney

I'm not sure if scans of these instructions exist...

I'm not sure if scans of these instructions exist elsewhere, but they were included with the bike when I bought it. I thought it could be useful to share them here.

I also made some progress on...
11-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,226
Posted By Rooney

Got this rideable just after most of the leaves...

Got this rideable just after most of the leaves here seem to have fully turned and fallen.

...
11-09-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 365,798
Posted By Rooney

Just one (low quality) teaser pic for now; 1990...

Just one (low quality) teaser pic for now; 1990 ST1000. The rear brakes appear to have plenty of vertical adjustment for a 27 to 700 conversion, but there's some work to be done. I'll be moving most...
11-04-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Rooney

There's also a cool Q&A video: ...

There's also a cool Q&A video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lmLbScZruQ
11-01-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,396
Posted By Rooney

Very cool! I love the design of the small green...

Very cool! I love the design of the small green front panniers — so simple.

Also, this photo is incredible and inspirational. Definitely saved for referencing later.
10-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,240,386
Posted By Rooney

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1429/img_3441_226fc98c5bacd78fb152ee81acdf647e9ac68764.jpg

UPDATE:
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09-30-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,898
Posted By Rooney

Wow! Understated is an understatement. Those...

Wow! Understated is an understatement. Those fenders are covert. If it weren't for the mudflaps hanging down, I'm not sure I'd notice there were fenders until looking at the photo for the 5th time....
09-16-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,547
Posted By Rooney

The early 90s lugged Trek Multitracks,...

The early 90s lugged Trek Multitracks, specifically, the 750 and 790, hit all of the points you listed.
09-15-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Rooney

There was a super simple (MS Paint level) graphic...

There was a super simple (MS Paint level) graphic I saw once, probably on this forum, which made the process very clear. Basically, when a small hole occurs, for whatever reason, in the chrome, the...
09-13-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Rooney

The pump handle will have a small hole/indent to...

The pump handle will have a small hole/indent to rest on the peg, the pump head will be made in a way that it can be wedged at the top tube/seat tube joint.

...
09-11-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Rooney

I think consolidation of the 3-pulley information...

I think consolidation of the 3-pulley information we've collectively gathered may be worth putting into a single thread for occasions such as these
The Golden Boy's 3 Pulley Project...
09-11-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Rooney

Current pulling a Cyclone MKII, fitted with a...

Current pulling a Cyclone MKII, fitted with a 3-pulley cage, across an 8-speed cassette without a problem. The mechanic at the last shop I took the bike to said they'd gotten barcons to shift across...
09-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Rooney

I have a useable rear wheel (the third from the...

I have a useable rear wheel (the third from the sale), and the seller has already done more than enough to remedy the situation. I have no reason to believe there was any deceit or malice involved....
08-22-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rooney

I would look for one of the Blackburn racks with...

I would look for one of the Blackburn racks with thin metal strips (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274900383606?hash=item400156f776:g:6fcAAOSwKfBhE0Qn), meant to be bent rather than wrestling with that...
08-19-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,240,386
Posted By Rooney

Are partial builds acceptable? This has been...

Are partial builds acceptable? This has been slowly coming together over the past few weeks. I've got front and rear derailleurs that'll work for the time being, as well as brake levers. Still need...
08-11-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 90,594
Posted By Rooney

Yup, true 35's. I was a bit surprised as it's the...

Yup, true 35's. I was a bit surprised as it's the first time I've had a tire actually measure out to the stated size. I can just barely get the (fully inflated) tire past the cantilever mounts. After...
08-10-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 90,594
Posted By Rooney

The front fender fits about as well as it can...

The front fender fits about as well as it can after dimpling (https://somervillebikes.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/how-to-install-metal-fenders-part-ii-stress-relieving-before-mounting/) where it meets...
08-09-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Rooney

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_3339_jpg_6b97e2711d0f1f5d06cb048e81539f8c77970690.jpg

After being out of service for two weeks, the Voyageur finally rode again...
08-09-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 90,594
Posted By Rooney

I got the Dia-Compe 981's, and they have yet...

I got the Dia-Compe 981's, and they have yet again proved to be the key. Schwinn Voyageur 27" to 700c conversions and Dia-Compe 981's w/ Kool Stop Thinlines — it just works. I'm still disappointed...
07-27-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,136
Posted By Rooney

The 950 escaped me just as I decided to go after...

The 950 escaped me just as I decided to go after it. Ultimately, it's fine; I realized I'm much more interested in the 750/790. Unfortunately, the only ones (in my size) I can currently find online...
07-21-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rooney

Kool-Stop Thinlines may be useful. Ive seen...

Kool-Stop Thinlines may be useful. Ive seen other posters on the forum have success with 27 to 700c conversions as a result of using those pads in the equation.
07-21-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,136
Posted By Rooney

Apparently, I've lied some. I found a good...

Apparently, I've lied some. I found a good condition '89/'90 Trek 950 (blue with white graphics and pink shadow) on FB Marketplace last night, and my sister liked the idea of having a bike to ride...
07-19-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,136
Posted By Rooney

Thanks! It's a full set of matching Jim Blackburn...

Thanks! It's a full set of matching Jim Blackburn labeled racks and bottle cages (I have a third cage) that I'd tracked down for my touring bike. That 790's paint was in great condition, especially...
07-19-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,136
Posted By Rooney

My second convert in a week. This time, it was my...

My second convert in a week. This time, it was my sister. I saw a 750 on FB marketplace for $50 and went on and on about how great these are to my sister and she figured, at $50, why not? But the...
07-14-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 276,136
Posted By Rooney

I got this '92 790 off of FB marketplace on...

I got this '92 790 off of FB marketplace on Friday for my cousin. I've been trying to sell various friends-looking-for-bikes on Multitracks for the last year now, and this was the first person I've...
06-18-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,314
Posted By Rooney

Removing branding (if it looks bad) in the form...

Removing branding (if it looks bad) in the form of stickers, patches, et al. is one of my favorite traditions.
06-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,314
Posted By Rooney

Couldn't the offending stickers be... removed?

Couldn't the offending stickers be... removed?
06-11-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 298,564
Posted By Rooney

Well, soon after posting I realized I lack a...

Well, soon after posting I realized I lack a couple fender mounting points so never mind (for the time being).

This is a bit convoluted so bear with me. Right after the most recent round of...
05-19-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Rooney

Very timely, I just picked up an 84/85 Nishiki...

Very timely, I just picked up an 84/85 Nishiki Cresta with the same CWC marking. Good to know!
05-14-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Rooney

They look like Dia Compe 960s. I've seen threads...

They look like Dia Compe 960s. I've seen threads that say the Dia Compe 98x range has adequate adjustment for the conversion. The Shimano Deore cantis (MC70, MT60/62, M732) are also supposedly a good...
05-13-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 90,594
Posted By Rooney

Not $1,600 worth it.

Not $1,600 worth it.
05-11-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,091
Posted By Rooney

Today, while riding (every time I'm riding,...

Today, while riding (every time I'm riding, actually), I was having this exact thought. The soft crunch of rolling over wet dirt and light gravel, small pebbles and rocks crackling against each...
05-06-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Rooney

thorstein The quirkyness of this derailleur is...

thorstein The quirkyness of this derailleur is the key! I'm running old Cannondale bags, so I can get away with not needing the front rack, which is the biggest reason for feeling "eh" about it. For...
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