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05-10-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

Nope, main part does not swing at all. I watched...

Nope, main part does not swing at all. I watched a couple utube videos last night so it looks like I just need to remove the nut on the back side. It seems to be either stuck or over-tightened.
05-09-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I’m working on just getting the bike functional...

I’m working on just getting the bike functional and sorted out before I do a deep clean on it.

Found a broken pulley on the rear. But there is something amiss with the derailleur body spring and I...
05-07-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I’ve put many miles on steel rimmed bikes in my...

I’ve put many miles on steel rimmed bikes in my younger years, so I might go ahead and run the steel rims for awhile.
05-07-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I found a donor bike at a thrift shop this...

I found a donor bike at a thrift shop this morning. Two near new 27” tires, at least one good tube, and a 5-speed freewheel (almost a corncob). I will probably salvage a few other parts as well.
...
05-07-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

Thanks for the bike shop article, neat. The...

Thanks for the bike shop article, neat.

The dropout slots measure about 9.4-9.9mm, so I will carefully remove just a touch from the lower face of the slots.

Front derailleur no cracks that I...
05-06-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

Thanks for the heads-up on the non-stepped...

Thanks for the heads-up on the non-stepped seatpost.

I slipped a 700c front wheel and tire on the forks and it looks like it would work just fine.

I tried a 700c rear wheel and the axle has too...
05-06-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I found a set of 27” wheels that were still...

I found a set of 27” wheels that were still stashed in the garage rafters, complete with corded liners (which I will replace). I just hope I can get the freewheel off, or maybe just run it for...
05-06-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I will measure that and see what I still have for...

I will measure that and see what I still have for quill stems. Thanks for the heads-up.
05-06-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I either sold or donated the last of my 27Ē alloy...

I either sold or donated the last of my 27Ē alloy wheels a year or three ago.
But, yep, I will be cautiously using these while I watch for alloy wheels.
05-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

It also came with a frame pump. The internal...

It also came with a frame pump. The internal rubber is disintegrated so it is just for looks until I can find a replacement rubber stopper pressure thing.
...
05-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

Second batch of pics ...

Second batch of pics

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05-06-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

First batch of pics ( my phone browser doesnít...

First batch of pics ( my phone browser doesnít always play well with image uploads)
...
05-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 785
Posted By treebound

I said that I would never Ö (Peugeot content)

I said that I would never get anther bike with cottered cranks,
I said that I would never get another bike with 27” wheels,
Never say never, I just bought this Peugeot this morning.

And it...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Thanks, Iím trying to find a 1Ē-24 thread die...

Thanks, Iím trying to find a 1Ē-24 thread die before I cut the steerer tube down.
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

I sent him a facebook message, then just followed...

I sent him a facebook message, then just followed up with another, but no response. Oh well.
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Iím back with a mock-up update. Iíve been...

Iím back with a mock-up update.
Iíve been watching for local postings of a road bike with a 650c front wheel and center mounted brakes. Found one with 650c front and rear, but way beyond my budget....
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Any guesses if one of these people on Strava is...

Any guesses if one of these people on Strava is the same Roberto as above?
...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

I started working on the bike a little last night...

I started working on the bike a little last night since I’ve decided to keep it for now. I got the front derailleur unstuck and moving a little, should be okay once I get it cleaned up and lubed.
...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

The functional top tube length from center of...

The functional top tube length from center of head tube to the seat tube opening is about 59cm.
I somehow missed measuring the functional/traditional seat tube length, but from center of cranks to...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Yep, that is what is on the bottom bracket. ...

Yep, that is what is on the bottom bracket.

Seller had no leads to the original fork, I suspect one of the ones you linked are the same one he said he had bookmarked on ebay. I will check them out.
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Oh crap, I really wish you hadnít posted that...

Oh crap, I really wish you hadnít posted that (saying this while I capture the image and print it out :) ).

For some strange reason the Disney comic just gives me a nudge to build this up. Time...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Just playing around with visualizing what...

Just playing around with visualizing what different wheel sizes might look like just for grins.
700c on back with 20Ē on front,
then 700c front and rear,
both options look scary.

And apart from...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

Thank you, nice to have the history. The fork...

Thank you, nice to have the history.
The fork is not original, but I did find a side view photo of a green version of what looks like the same bike, so I’m going to do some carefull eyeball...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,306
Posted By treebound

F. Moser funny bike

Iíve always referred to this style frame as a funny bike.

I received this in a trade, seller/trader said he figures it sizes like a 56-58cm frame size, and he believed it originally had a 24Ē...
09-22-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,585
Posted By treebound

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/76962d53_7dbb_4361_bf36_fa17d3f0fbf4_5944afc42b1ecc75be78bdc79e3fbfba9b71e58d.jpeg
Giant Defy 2. As I prepare for retirement in the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 204,314
Posted By treebound

[QUOTE=Matadors;22166965]A buddy and I rode...

[QUOTE=Matadors;22166965]A buddy and I rode around the Olympic Peninsula on our Trek 520's last week. Great bikes for rugged touring!
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Very nice. It is probably posted somewhere on this site...
07-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By treebound

Sounds like a plan, thank you

Sounds like a plan, thank you
07-23-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By treebound

I just checked the Bolt’s settings and it looks...

I just checked the Bolt’s settings and it looks like FTP is set at 200 watts.

I guess I need to do an FTP test, time to read how to do that.

edit: found this on the Wahoo blog pages, looks like...
07-23-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By treebound

Thanks. Now when I’m watching some video and the...

Thanks. Now when I’m watching some video and the person states they were riding at 300 watts I will have something to compare that to.
These are from my 12 mile lunch loop yesterday. Not sure if I...
07-22-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By treebound

Powered Up (no, not an e-bike)

Iíve been wanting to try a power meter for several years now, and last night I finally got a deal on a set of Favero Assioma Duo pedals. Iím planning on taking my first lunchtime lap with the pedals...
06-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By treebound

Donít tell anybody, my Master Light has Campy...

Donít tell anybody, my Master Light has Campy rims laced to Shimano 600 hubs. 8)
Do what works for you.
06-15-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By treebound

your offer lifted you above the deluge, nice...

your offer lifted you above the deluge, nice capture.

I see miles of smiles ahead for you.
06-14-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By treebound

Very nice. Looks like some very tight geometry,...

Very nice. Looks like some very tight geometry, how does it handle?
06-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

I brought it to work with me today and managed to...

I brought it to work with me today and managed to put 13.7 miles on it during my lunchtime. It rides and rolls nice.

Photo is near my turn-around point for the lunch loop, Oak Leaf trail portion...
06-11-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By treebound

Google is playing games, Seuss has been purged.

Google is playing games, Seuss has been purged.
06-11-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

I will keep an eye on them, thank you

I will keep an eye on them, thank you
06-11-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,971
Posted By treebound

I finally recently sold one bike I was very...

I finally recently sold one bike I was very upside down on. It went through several iterations while I had it, and it also had most of the components upgraded over time as parts bikes came through my...
06-11-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

Headbadge photo ...

Headbadge photo

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06-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

Hopefully a little better photo. I will...

Hopefully a little better photo.

I will probably clean and lube the headset bearings if/when I replace the bar tape. I suspect the tape is original and only has one torn area so I might just put a...
06-10-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

I spent some time working on the bike tonight and...

I spent some time working on the bike tonight and got it ridable. Tires are some oldish 25mm that clear okay, Iíll probably eventually put some 23mm wide tires on it. The rear wheel has one dip/flat...
06-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,179
Posted By treebound

Does that actually function well? Iíve got a...

Does that actually function well? Iíve got a 1980ís Colnago with 8-speed Shimano 600 on it and the shifters are gunked up. If this works I may have to start watching for some Campy brifters.

And...
06-07-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,246
Posted By treebound

10 years ago, I forgot all about this bike. Long...

10 years ago, I forgot all about this bike. Long gone now, pretty sure I left it intact.
06-02-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,586
Posted By treebound

Local and nearby craigslist, and various groups...

Local and nearby craigslist, and various groups on the facebook marketplace.
06-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By treebound

1987 Trek 1000

Sometimes a bike model keeps showing up, and sometimes one just gets you.

I recently picked up this Trek 1000 locally, the previous owner decided he was never going to get time to work on it. It...
04-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 870
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 181,243
Posted By treebound

Well, the problem Trek now belongs to a new...

Well, the problem Trek now belongs to a new owner, new owner has a relative who works at a bike shop, problem solved.

And apparently I have a minor problem with bicycle tire pumps. When I see a...
04-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 870
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 181,243
Posted By treebound

Random ramblings: I recently bought a used Trek...

Random ramblings:
I recently bought a used Trek 800, basic budget bread and butter bike. Looked like it just needed a little attention, so I figured Iíd fix it up and get it ridable again, and when...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 957
Posted By treebound

Rack update to fit the recumbent

I have a Rans recumbent that I bought locally last year, and it was way too long to fit the bike rack. And hanging the bike upside down on the arms of the trunk rack didnít set well with me. Then I...
03-15-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,129
Posted By treebound

The e-bike metrics makes sense for an update. ...

The e-bike metrics makes sense for an update.

I wouldn't be surprised about the color update, but probably won't upgrade my current Bolt just for the color.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By treebound

I’m going to check the rim widths of my road bike...

I’m going to check the rim widths of my road bike wheels, and if wider then I will begin some tire swapping checks.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By treebound

The rims are narrow. The problem is the height of...

The rims are narrow. The problem is the height of the tire which rubs against the rear side of the seat tube.

I think I still have an pair of dried out 700x23 tires that are shorter than the 20’s...
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