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08-09-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By lonesomesteve

Can I reuse the Space Needle? ...

Can I reuse the Space Needle?
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This icon has also already been used......
07-12-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,417
Posted By lonesomesteve

I agree with everything Bulgie said, but I'll add...

I agree with everything Bulgie said, but I'll add one thing that I look for that's maybe a little controversial. If you plan to use centerpull brakes mounted on brazed-on posts, then I think you're...
07-12-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By lonesomesteve

Your technique looks like it works more or less,...

Your technique looks like it works more or less, but I'd be a little worried about spreading out the angles where the chainstays meet the bottom bracket shell. But then, maybe that's a good thing...
07-12-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By lonesomesteve

Beautiful bike! I'm sure you'll enjoy it once you...

Beautiful bike! I'm sure you'll enjoy it once you get it set up the way you like it.

You may want to do some measuring or test fit a 650b wheel before you commit to that plan. I own both an '81...
07-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,039
Posted By lonesomesteve

I should also mention that in my opinion there...

I should also mention that in my opinion there are some good reasons for carrying the pump on the NDS seat stay. First of all, I'm not a fan of mini pumps, especially when you have tires with some...
07-08-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,039
Posted By lonesomesteve

Thanks! For the pump mount I just brazed on one...

Thanks! For the pump mount I just brazed on one of these guys purchased from Framebuilder Supply:
...
07-07-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,039
Posted By lonesomesteve

I think there are 2 or 3 other "vintage gravel...

I think there are 2 or 3 other "vintage gravel grinder" threads around here in which I've already shared pictures of this bike, but I don't seem to have yet posted my '82 Trek 710 on this thread. So,...
07-04-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By lonesomesteve

This weekend, my wife and I rode across the High...

This weekend, my wife and I rode across the High Steel Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_Creek_Bridge) over the Skokomish river in Mason County, Washington.
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07-04-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,600
Posted By lonesomesteve

Frek (a modified '82 Trek 614) has taken me on...

Frek (a modified '82 Trek 614) has taken me on many 200k, 300k, 400k and 600k brevets. Between brevets and countless other "just for fun" rides, I can't even guess how many times we've gone over 100...
06-01-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By lonesomesteve

White Industries freewheels are in another...

White Industries freewheels are in another league. And priced accordingly.

https://www.whiteind.com/product-category/freewheels-and-fixed-gear-cogs/

I think they're worth every penny.
05-29-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,222
Posted By lonesomesteve

I performed a similar intervention recently but...

I performed a similar intervention recently but opted for a Pamplemousse La Croix can. Not sure if that counts as French, but in my case the bike was Japanese and I didn't have any canned Asahi in...
04-28-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,462
Posted By lonesomesteve

A few Centurion Semi-Pros have already been...

A few Centurion Semi-Pros have already been posted, but you can't have too many pictures of bikes with chrome lugs, right?

Here's my '75-ish Semi-Pro currently set up fixed/single speed......
04-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By lonesomesteve

That's something I bought a few years ago while...

That's something I bought a few years ago while in Kathmandu, Nepal. Unfortunately that's probably the only place you'll find one just like it. It's not really North Face. It's a knock off, probably...
04-22-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By lonesomesteve

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04-05-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By lonesomesteve

According the the serial number info at...

According the the serial number info at vintage-trek.com (Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers in 1982 (http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNos82.htm)), yours is a 1982 950 in size 54.

That's a...
02-22-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By lonesomesteve

I have to agree. Always best to start with a...

I have to agree. Always best to start with a frame that actually fits rather than play games to make a wrong sized frame work.
02-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 112,262
Posted By lonesomesteve

Heading into a long night, somewhere in north...

Heading into a long night, somewhere in north central Oregon on a 600k brevet......
02-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 200,900
Posted By lonesomesteve

It would be inaccurate to call my main bike "a...

It would be inaccurate to call my main bike "a completely vintage bike" since it's built from a mix of new and old parts, and not much about it resembles the original Trek 614 it was built from. That...
01-19-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By lonesomesteve

It's really all about how the two bikes are set...

It's really all about how the two bikes are set up, and not so much about one Trek model vs. another. Both bikes are heavily modified and pretty differently equipped.

Frek is setup as a classic...
01-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By lonesomesteve

After all these years of obsessively keeping...

After all these years of obsessively keeping track of this information, finally someone else wants to know! :)

'82 Trek 614 (aka, "Frek") - 2,615 miles/161,338 ft.
'90 Trek 420 (aka, "FUUB") -...
01-11-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By lonesomesteve

This article has a chart that provides the...

This article has a chart that provides the various Shimano pull ratios and sprocket pitches including Dura Ace:...
01-11-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By lonesomesteve

+1 to this I've set up several bikes with...

+1 to this

I've set up several bikes with Campy ergo 10 speed shifters and Shimano 8 speed derailleurs and cassette, and they shift flawlessly. Search for "Shimergo" and you'll find a ton of info.
12-13-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By lonesomesteve

Beautiful bike despite the fact that the head...

Beautiful bike despite the fact that the head tube is almost as long as the top tube on my bikes. :)
12-07-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,565
Posted By lonesomesteve

A bit of a zombie thread, but I hate to let a...

A bit of a zombie thread, but I hate to let a good thing die.

This '78 (?) Centurion Semi-Pro came to me recently as a bare naked frame. Given the nearly complete lack of braze-ons, building it up...
11-28-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 303,930
Posted By lonesomesteve

As always ask yourself, "What would Sheldon do?" ...

As always ask yourself, "What would Sheldon do?"

In this classic Sheldon Brown article on frame spacing, he describes how to spread the rear triangle with a 2 by 4 or other sturdy piece of lumber:...
11-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,238
Posted By lonesomesteve

You students get summers off, right?...

You students get summers off, right? </joking>
11-22-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By lonesomesteve

+1 I bought a roll years ago and I'm still...

+1
I bought a roll years ago and I'm still working on it. For $25 you can get enough to last nearly a life time (https://www.twilltape.com/lightweight-1-black-twill-tape-72-yard-roll/).
11-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,238
Posted By lonesomesteve

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you...

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you haven't run across the Two Serious Bikes blog (http://twoseriousbikes.blogspot.com/2008/07/off-to-niles.html) before, I highly recommend that you pay...
11-11-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By lonesomesteve

Yeah, I suspect I'm a little more cautious about...

Yeah, I suspect I'm a little more cautious about frame clearances than you are. I'm only running 42mm tires, but I like having enough room to accommodate some mud or a slightly out-of-true wheel on...
11-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By lonesomesteve

Thanks! The bag is a standard Berthoud handlebar...

Thanks! The bag is a standard Berthoud handlebar bag, and it sits on a rack that I built myself based on a classic Rene Herse design.
11-11-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By lonesomesteve

To throw some fuel on your 650b daydreams, I...

To throw some fuel on your 650b daydreams, I wanted to share my 650b converted '90 Trek 420, in a slightly smaller size and a much less yellow colorway. I believe the frame is pretty much the same as...
11-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,161
Posted By lonesomesteve

If you don't want to spend the money for a bike...

If you don't want to spend the money for a bike fit, second best is to read Peter White's classic article on bike fit (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.php). Before reading it many years ago,...
10-29-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By lonesomesteve

This is shaping up to be a very cool bike. :thumb:

This is shaping up to be a very cool bike. :thumb:
10-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By lonesomesteve

You may want to measure clearances under the fork...

You may want to measure clearances under the fork before you become too enamored with the idea of a 650b conversion. I have a 1990 Trek 420 that is my main commuting, shopping, trailer-towing, load...
10-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By lonesomesteve

The '83 640 is the vintage Trek I've been pining...

The '83 640 is the vintage Trek I've been pining for for years but have never owned. Personally I'd only want it if it came with all of its original Campy goodness. There's something about the...
10-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,989
Posted By lonesomesteve

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09-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,758
Posted By lonesomesteve

1978 Centurion Semi-Pro. I call this color...

1978 Centurion Semi-Pro. I call this color "creamed corn"

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09-22-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 37,443
Posted By lonesomesteve

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09-21-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,647
Posted By lonesomesteve

Looks like you've already decided to proceed with...

Looks like you've already decided to proceed with the plan. For what it's worth, I've silver brazed brake bosses using MAP gas for both cantilever brakes and frame-mounted centerpulls on a few...
09-13-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By lonesomesteve

Personally I think the chrome slows you down....

Personally I think the chrome slows you down. People keep stopping me to say, "hey, nice bike!"
09-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By lonesomesteve

Most of my bikes are what many would consider...

Most of my bikes are what many would consider "French fit", but as gugie says below, this is a racing bike that I think calls for a more racerly fit. But it is what it is, so for now I'll just ride...
09-12-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By lonesomesteve

I really appreciate your vast knowledge on the...

I really appreciate your vast knowledge on the history of these machines. So, maybe you can help with one other puzzling piece of data. There's also a '78 catalog on the Vintage Centurion site that...
09-11-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By lonesomesteve

Another Centurion Semi-Pro Released from Captivity

I recently found a Centurion Semi-Pro on my local Craigslist and was unable to resist its chrome-lugged beauty. In typical Craigslist fashion, the pictures were out of focus and upside down and the...
09-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 521,561
Posted By lonesomesteve

A gorgeous yellow Centurion Semi Pro recently...

A gorgeous yellow Centurion Semi Pro recently followed me home. The seller didn't know much about it; it belonged to her recently deceased wife, and the seller thought her wife was the original...
09-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,058
Posted By lonesomesteve

The bell on Frek is mounted pretty much where...

The bell on Frek is mounted pretty much where ThermionicScott 's picture shows the green circle, and indeed I'm still alive as far as I know. That bike has now seen about 20,000 hard miles since I...
08-11-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,071
Posted By lonesomesteve

I love everything about this bike! Nice job! ...

I love everything about this bike! Nice job!

And I bet it's the only bike in the world with a Suntour ARX front derailleur combined with a Rene Herse crankset. ;)
08-06-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,717
Posted By lonesomesteve

Both look good, but I think there was a typo on...

Both look good, but I think there was a typo on your decal.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Frek_profile.jpg
03-30-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By lonesomesteve

You might want to post build questions in the...

You might want to post build questions in the 650b conversion thread over in the Classic and Vintage forum. I'm happy to help where I can, but there are others subscribed to that thread who have a...
03-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By lonesomesteve

I had a Shutter Precision hub on my commuting...

I had a Shutter Precision hub on my commuting bike for two or three years. I probably put more than 10,000 miles on that hub, and a lot of those miles were in the rain. It worked flawlessly until the...
03-28-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,893
Posted By lonesomesteve

Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this...

Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this technique from a Hidetaka Hirose youtube video several years ago. Hirose was one of the masters.
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