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05-03-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By huerro

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Thanks...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Thanks for doing the dirty work for the rest of us.
05-02-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By huerro

Very cool headlights. I say clean them up and put...

Very cool headlights. I say clean them up and put some LEDs in there.
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By huerro

Bring a small adjustable wrench with you so you...

Bring a small adjustable wrench with you so you can make sure the seat post and stem (the piece that holds the handlebars to the frame) move freely.

You will also want to turn the wheels,...
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By huerro

It will be a fine bike for getting around town...

It will be a fine bike for getting around town on.

Assuming that it bike fits you and is in good shape, $125 is appropriate.
04-29-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,611
Posted By huerro

Does anyone know how the Specialized Rock Combo...

Does anyone know how the Specialized Rock Combo stands up to the XOs?

I almost got one on Ebay a few years ago, but the seller canceled the auction after another one went cheap. I think I would...
04-29-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,817
Posted By huerro

I have two bikes made with True Temper double...

I have two bikes made with True Temper double butted chromoly, a Trek 400t and a Cyclops crit bike. They ride nothing like one another.

The geometry, construction, and fit of the bike are much...
04-28-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 168,750
Posted By huerro

GONE! Who wants some Christophe Toe Clips? The...

GONE!
Who wants some Christophe Toe Clips? The straps are a little crusty and they clips have got a fair bit of rust on them, but nothing you oxalic acid boys can't handle.
...
04-27-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By huerro

I thought that looked tasty when I saw it this...

I thought that looked tasty when I saw it this morning. Glad it went to someone who will ride it.

If you want to sell on the wheel set, send me a pm.
04-25-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By huerro

Are you talking about the piece in the middle of...

Are you talking about the piece in the middle of this picture?

http://www.loosescrews.com/Product_Images/ST-SPBZ.jpg
04-13-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By huerro

Buying wheels used is no worse imo than buying...

Buying wheels used is no worse imo than buying any other bike part. Buy from a reputable seller and you should be fine. Be prepared to spend a little on new bearings and getting them trued. You...
04-13-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By huerro

Sounds like a nice plan. You're not in over your...

Sounds like a nice plan. You're not in over your head at all.

You will need down tube cable stops to convert the shifter bosses. They will run you about $15 (and I think there is already plenty...
04-10-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,232
Posted By huerro

Not everyone has the flexibility and range of...

Not everyone has the flexibility and range of motion to comfortably swing a leg over a traditional frame.
04-09-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 32,193
Posted By huerro

Not too impressive, but this is about as supreme...

Not too impressive, but this is about as supreme as it gets in central Texas

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_kBzlEIDr7iE/TaCVHd4uadI/AAAAAAAAB_4/z80tD-HUzUo/s512/IMG_0924.JPG
...
04-08-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By huerro

How cheap is cheap? Niagara has them for...

How cheap is cheap?

Niagara has them for about 25 bucks a piece, but shipping on wheels isn't cheap. You would probably be better rebuilding what you have with new cones and bearings.
04-08-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,039
Posted By huerro

Very cool looking. Any idea if there is chrome...

Very cool looking. Any idea if there is chrome under the rattle can job?
04-08-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,681
Posted By huerro

This sounds like a great build. I build up...

This sounds like a great build.

I build up a Prelude with a 9 speed Shimano group and it was very straightforward. For the front derailleur I just used a rubber shim that I had in my parts box,...
04-07-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By huerro

Nice. What are you going to build it with?

Nice. What are you going to build it with?
04-05-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By huerro

That is a sexy frame and other than the brake...

That is a sexy frame and other than the brake hoods it looks like the components are in good shape. Enjoy.
04-04-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By huerro

Don't think I've ever seen tires make a bike pop...

Don't think I've ever seen tires make a bike pop more.
04-04-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,756
Posted By huerro

My commuter is a stock 89 Trek. My fun bike is a...

My commuter is a stock 89 Trek. My fun bike is a mid eighties machine with 7 speed 600 (but it does have a carbon fork).
04-03-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,820
Posted By huerro

This. Or ride it the store/work/your friends'...

This. Or ride it the store/work/your friends' houses/etc until it's paid for itself in gas and oil changes.

It looks great.
04-01-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,864
Posted By huerro

http://smellslikehappy.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341d23...

http://smellslikehappy.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341d234853ef01347fd1e965970c-pi
04-01-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By huerro

Doctor says I can ride again...Celebrate with new(vintage) Fuji!

So after a year of rehab after my knee surgery, I'm happy to report that my doctor says I am free to ride as much as I want again!

I figured the best way to celebrate was with a new (old!) bike. ...
03-31-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By huerro

Was that Picchio Special? I seem to remember him...

Was that Picchio Special? I seem to remember him having something like this.
03-22-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 32,193
Posted By huerro

You're off by about a decade, but I understand....

You're off by about a decade, but I understand. Time flies when you're riding bikes.
03-21-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By huerro

You don't need them but I find the brakes to be...

You don't need them but I find the brakes to be very uncomfortable without hoods.

They seem to always be on ebay if you want some new ones.
03-20-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By huerro

I got an 1899 Replica

From the gift shop at the Smithsonian National Gallery. :p

Looks great in the bedroom.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_kBzlEIDr7iE/TYZ61sUKCtI/AAAAAAAAB-M/uD2g8Ey2fTg/s512/IMG_0923.JPG
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,864
Posted By huerro

I tried that, but between the radiused washer and...

I tried that, but between the radiused washer and the thickness of the fork crown, the back brake bolt isn't long enough. There is nothing for a long nut to hold onto.
03-13-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By huerro

I wish!

I wish!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,864
Posted By huerro

The brakes that it came with are 47-57. I...

The brakes that it came with are 47-57. I measured the reach using Sheldon Brown's method to 49mm. And the 105s seem to fit fine with the pads bottomed out.
03-10-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By huerro

You can get a pretty accurate idea by dating the...

You can get a pretty accurate idea by dating the components even if you don't know the system that the frame maker used.

See here: http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,864
Posted By huerro

I thought about them but I have a perfectly good...

I thought about them but I have a perfectly good set of dual pivot 105s in my parts drawer. No point in dropping $50 bucks when 10 minutes with a drill will do the job.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,864
Posted By huerro

Thanks. I had thought about drilling just...

Thanks.

I had thought about drilling just the outside and mounting the brake on the inside of the seat stays. That would also help get rid of any interference with mounting the rack. As it is...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,864
Posted By huerro

Can I drill my brake bridge for recessed brakes?

Is there any reason why I couldn't drill out the rear hole on this Trek 400 to 8mm so that I can mount modern dual pivot calipers?

I've drilled a fork crown before which worked out well, but I'm...
03-09-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By huerro

By staying away from Bastrop! After I got my...

By staying away from Bastrop!

After I got my full range of motion back, it's just been a question of regaining the strength in that leg. I was amazed how quickly the muscle atrophied and how slow...
03-09-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,928
Posted By huerro

Stripping a bike down for a powder coat and...

Stripping a bike down for a powder coat and building it back up requires some specialized tools.

You will need to remove the headset cups and crown race, face the head tube (make sure that it's...
03-09-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By huerro

It must just be the base coat. I guess it just...

It must just be the base coat. I guess it just threw me because it looks so much like the other color option for that year.

No embossing on the chainstays, just Trek cast into the dropouts and the...
03-09-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,804
Posted By huerro

Great looking bike, especially the bar/saddle...

Great looking bike, especially the bar/saddle combo.
03-09-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,241
Posted By huerro

I'm also going to add a vote for an older rigid...

I'm also going to add a vote for an older rigid mountain bike.

One of the other great things about them is that the upright position and low gearing mean that you can lend it to guests/friends...
03-09-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By huerro

It looks great. The vertical dropouts are a...

It looks great.

The vertical dropouts are a little surprising to me on a frame of that vintage.
03-08-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By huerro

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. (Trek 400T)

I'm just back to BF and biking after some time away. About this time last year I blew up my knee playing soccer, then I had surgery, then Idid my rehab, and only for the last two months or so have I...
03-08-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58,298
Views: 8,514,264
Posted By huerro

"Cat eye bracket model mount for some type of...

"Cat eye bracket model mount for some type of tracking device."

It made me giggle.
03-08-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By huerro

http://myworld.ebay.com/childhood_dreams

http://myworld.ebay.com/childhood_dreams
03-08-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,622
Posted By huerro

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_kBzlEIDr7iE/TWx...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_kBzlEIDr7iE/TWxup8S5qPI/AAAAAAAAB6s/NcILohXmEAM/s640/IMG_0519.JPG
...
03-06-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 58,298
Views: 8,514,264
Posted By huerro

If I had the space for it I'd pick this one up...

If I had the space for it I'd pick this one up for guests or to give to a friend.

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2250406354.html

Specialized oldie rock - $60 ( central)


18"cromo frame,...
03-06-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,787
Posted By huerro

Great thread! The bike looks amazing, but I my...

Great thread! The bike looks amazing, but I my favorite part is that this:



comes right after this:
03-05-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By huerro

The difference of course is that an LBS (well, a...

The difference of course is that an LBS (well, a good one anyway) takes time to help you select the right bike for your needs, get it in the right size, and make sure it's set up for you.

BD...
03-05-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By huerro

Perhaps I should have said basic rather than low...

Perhaps I should have said basic rather than low end. Raleigh has a 1x8 with disc brakes, fenders and racks. Trek sells an 8 speed internal with a big front basket. KHS, Jamis, Felt, everybody has a...
03-05-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By huerro

It's not a boom, but transportation cycling is...

It's not a boom, but transportation cycling is seeing steady growth, and not just on the poor side of town. There are more and more facilities every year and bike manufacturers are churning out...
03-05-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,982
Posted By huerro

Great looking bike. Chrome head lugs really do it...

Great looking bike. Chrome head lugs really do it for me.
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