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09-02-19, 12:57 AM
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Posted By misctrader

Early 80s Olmo

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This thread has made my feelings of regret resurface, specifically for having...
08-02-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By misctrader

How to install vintage JimBlackburn front rack?

I purchased this rack to mount it on my 1985 Schwinn Voyageur, which has mid fork eyelets, but am not sure if the rack I bought would work. It comes with some clamps to attach to the mid fork.

The...
07-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6,538
Views: 1,980,336
Posted By misctrader

Schwinn Cimarron

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03-17-19, 08:48 PM
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Posted By misctrader

1990 Trek 970 Singletrack

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All original Shimano Deore Dx except for the Suntour Command...
03-17-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 359,219
Posted By misctrader

1990 Trek 970

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Trek 970 Singletrack drop bar conversion. Full Shimano Deore...
03-17-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,620
Views: 1,574,459
Posted By misctrader

Thank you. I don't know much about mountain bike...

Thank you. I don't know much about mountain bike sizes either, but from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube, it measures 20inches. The saddle height is a from the top of seat...
03-17-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6,620
Views: 1,574,459
Posted By misctrader

1990 Trek 970

Rebuilt and put back together. This thing is in great shape, and has seen little use. All original, except for the saddle, chain, and...
02-02-19, 01:43 PM
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Views: 359,219
Posted By misctrader

1983 Trek 520

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02-01-19, 01:32 PM
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Views: 194,219
Posted By misctrader

1985 Schwinn Voyageur

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All original besides the biopace chain rings from the newer Voyageurs...
02-01-19, 01:08 PM
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Posted By misctrader

83 Univega Alpina Uno & 90 Trek 970

I picked up two bike last week, a 1983 Univega Alpina Uno and a 1990 Trek 970. The Univega is for a coworker and has beed tuned up already.

The Trek is for myself, its paint is preserved with...
02-01-19, 12:43 PM
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Views: 1,574,459
Posted By misctrader

Sweet bike, what tire size are you running?

Sweet bike, what tire size are you running?
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Views: 688
Posted By misctrader

I've been busy but had some spare time to...

I've been busy but had some spare time to disassemble and clean the bike and put on some new cloth bar tape, saddle, brake hoods, brakes, pedals, tires, etc. and this is how it looks as of right now....
09-29-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By misctrader

I pulled it out and it and it is stamped with...

I pulled it out and it and it is stamped with 3SS. It seems to measure 124mm, with the left side at 32mm, and the middle portion 52mm. The right side appears to be around 37mm.
09-29-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By misctrader

Thanks for the offer though, I appreciate it.

Thanks for the offer though, I appreciate it.
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Views: 688
Posted By misctrader

That is a very well preserved example, I'm not...

That is a very well preserved example, I'm not surprised you fetched that amount. Is that what you sold it for excluding shipping?

I'd love to rebuild it; however, I feel the less than stellar...
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By misctrader

My intentions were to use it, I was under the...

My intentions were to use it, I was under the impression it was a 23" sized frame, a size larger than I ride, but sine my Trek was hit by a car I figured this would be a good subsitute while I...
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Views: 688
Posted By misctrader

83 Centurion ProTour 15--Rebuild or Part Out?

I read these are relatively good touring bikes so I decided to pick it up, I got it for $90. Now it was larger than expected, the seat tube measures 24". Is there a market for these bikes?...
09-22-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By misctrader

I was hit, mildly, by a car and fell over on the...

I was hit, mildly, by a car and fell over on the right side of the bike and the crank arm broke off along with the spindle tip.
09-22-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By misctrader

Thanks that looks look a good option. How would I...

Thanks that looks look a good option. How would I determine if it'd be a good it on my crankset? I have the SR Super Custom crankset.
09-22-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By misctrader

Need replacement Spindle or BB for 83 Trek 520

Hi where can I find a replacement spindle or bottom bracket, which ever is readily available, for my 1983 Trek 520? I have the original crankset which has a triple chainring. Any suggestions are...
09-21-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 194,219
Posted By misctrader

Yes indeed. It gives it more of a racing flair. I...

Yes indeed. It gives it more of a racing flair. I had a roll of yellow Benotto tape left over from replacing the bar tape on my, now sold, Olmo, and thought it would look great on the Tempo with its...
09-21-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 194,219
Posted By misctrader

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09-09-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By misctrader

I had my LBS give me a quote on getting the bike...

I had my LBS give me a quote on getting the bike repaired for insurance purposes and in the process they said it would be best to avoid using the frame. Although they did no thorough inspection, i.e....
09-08-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By misctrader

I'm located by Fresno, Ca, I'm not aware of any...

I'm located by Fresno, Ca, I'm not aware of any places that specialize in vintage bikes.
09-08-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By misctrader

Thanks for the advice everyone. I definitely want...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I definitely want to keep this bike on the road if possible. I'll have a look at it once I get it torn down. I'll have my LBS give it a thorough look as well.
09-08-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By misctrader

Bike hit by car. Frame still safe to use?

Hi, two days ago I was hit from the right side while riding my 1983 Trek 520. The driver slowed to a roll past the stop sign then proceeded to turn right. Upon accelerating from the roll I was hit.
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09-01-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

I haven't felt the need to raise the stem, since...

I haven't felt the need to raise the stem, since at the moment I don't intend on doing any touring. By having it lower it allows me to ride lower as if in a racing bike, albeit this is anything but...
09-01-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

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Here is the finished product. I decided to put on a saddle from a 1983...
09-01-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

The saddle height of the Tempo was adjusted for...

The saddle height of the Tempo was adjusted for the buyer. I took the photo before I sold it.
I'm 5'9". I bought a long seat post for the Trek as I felt the original would not offer enough height. I...
08-28-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

The bike is in great shape, there is absolutely...

The bike is in great shape, there is absolutely no evidence of frame damage. I suspect it was an upgrade. Its a Tange 2 fork, which after a quick search I found that it is somewhat similar in quality...
08-27-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By misctrader

That bike looks brilliant. I'll make sure to...

That bike looks brilliant. I'll make sure to check for that if I can arrange to meet with the seller.

By the way what kind of saddle bag is that? I'm looking for a similarly designed bag for my...
08-27-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By misctrader

I saw it some time ago as well and was very...

I saw it some time ago as well and was very interested in it but just forgot about it.

It does seem like a good deal, any other complete bike with 531 tubing would surely go for more in this...
08-27-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By misctrader

Info on 80s Falcon Roadbike with 531 tubing

Hi, this bike is for sale locally and I can't find any information on it. Does anyone know anything?

Heres the link: https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/falcon-road-bike/6634674171.html

Is this...
08-23-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

Thank you, I was willing to pay the asking price,...

Thank you, I was willing to pay the asking price, but I figured any amount I saved off the original price could go directly back to the bike. Ultimately the seller and I were satisfied with the...
08-23-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

Thanks for your insights, I'm still quite the...

Thanks for your insights, I'm still quite the novice when it comes to bikes so it means a lot that you share your knowledge and provide useful advice.

I'm glad to hear these components are...
08-23-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

Thanks for the recommendations. I have a SR...

Thanks for the recommendations.

I have a SR post that originally on the Schwinn that I plan on using. I was planning on putting 700c wheels, however after thinking things through, I decided to not...
08-23-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

Yea it does seem to fit better, I felt as if I...

Yea it does seem to fit better, I felt as if I was stretching my self a little too much on the Schwinn. Thank you, I was glad how it came out but ultimately the size didn't allow me to enjoy it to...
08-22-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By misctrader

1983 Trek 520 Gunmetal Blue

So I sold my 61cm Schwinn Tempo and decided to pick something smaller and capable of using wider tires and fenders. A few days after selling it I found this Trek, and picked it up for $105, after...
08-19-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 176,612
Posted By misctrader

Any one in the Phoenix area, there is a mid 80s...

Any one in the Phoenix area, there is a mid 80s ST400 with full Dura Ace for $229. I'm sure someone here would be interested, it seems like a good deal.
Here is the link:...
07-10-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,754
Posted By misctrader

Good eye, I am from the Central Valley--Madera to...

Good eye, I am from the Central Valley--Madera to be exact. Thank you, I agree with you. I got an overwhelming impulse to buy it when I spotted it on Craigslist and I just had to have it.
07-10-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,754
Posted By misctrader

Heres the finished product. I picked up some...

Heres the finished product. I picked up some chrome Ultegra toe clips from ebay, they fit perfectly. I had to fabricate one of the holding plates though as I only have one. They were size large too....
06-02-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 176,612
Posted By misctrader

Thanks, I enjoyed riding it very much, it felt so...

Thanks, I enjoyed riding it very much, it felt so quick once struggled to get up to speed from a stationary position. Luckily I live in a area with flat terrain otherwise my set up wouldn't be to...
06-02-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,754
Posted By misctrader

Yea it surprisingly felt good, once I raised the...

Yea it surprisingly felt good, once I raised the seat a bit it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'll keep my eye out for a pair then, thanks for the heads up.
I took the frame apart to clean...
06-02-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,754
Posted By misctrader

So I ended buying it yesterday afternoon, its in...

So I ended buying it yesterday afternoon, its in pretty rough shape compared to yours. I paid 80 after some haggling.

Do you know where I can source toe clips for the Shimano 105 pedals on the...
06-02-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 176,612
Posted By misctrader

Cannondale Black Lightning converted to single...

Cannondale Black Lightning converted to single speed because person who sold it to me didn't mention the derailler threading was completely stripped.
It was my first bike so I was quiet ignorant of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By misctrader

Its Columbus Aelle tubing and I think the year it...

Its Columbus Aelle tubing and I think the year it was made was 1982 at least thats what I was told by the previous owner. It looks similar to the Olmo Firenze but without the black components. I have...
06-01-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 692,988
Posted By misctrader

What a great color scheme and bike in general. I...

What a great color scheme and bike in general. I just found one locally for $100, that complete but a little rough around the edges, but its the Italian tri-color iteration, do you think thats a fair...
06-01-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 692,988
Posted By misctrader

Wow what a stunning bike, I do prefer how it was...

Wow what a stunning bike, I do prefer how it was initially though, its stealthy and seems more aggressive. But I don' t blame you for wanting to add your individual spin to it.
You know, I put some...
06-01-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14,147
Views: 1,286,754
Posted By misctrader

Yeah and what makes it worse is he lowered it to...

Yeah and what makes it worse is he lowered it to $100. I think I'll go check it out and see how it feels.

I've seen go pro footage of people carving through narrow forest roads, covered with ...
06-01-18, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 692,988
Posted By misctrader

Everything ties in so beautifully, I'm blown...

Everything ties in so beautifully, I'm blown away. Thanks for sharing!
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