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12-05-21, 07:00 PM
11-28-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,623
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a Biopace triple with 50/45/28 and one...

I have a Biopace triple with 50/45/28 and one that's 48/38/28. I don't notice it on any of the "big" rings unless I'm looking down at them.


You're not supposed to spin the granny- the idea...
11-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,013
Posted By The Golden Boy

uhh... nice rack. :)

uhh... nice rack.



:)
11-18-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think it might be important to note that...

I think it might be important to note that "clips" means "toe cages," not the little pedals that you clip your shoes into.

If you're used to rat traps, clips and straps look evil or something. I...
11-12-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,187
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had a Berthoud on my Trek 720 since...

I've had a Berthoud on my Trek 720 since spring... I've been splitting time between 4 bikes (for the most part) this summer- so break in has been slow. OK, it hasn't really started to break in- ...
11-12-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm surprised this thread didn't get much in the...

I'm surprised this thread didn't get much in the range of traction- We've got vets here, I expected to see some pix!!!

Beginning of my Army career to the end of my Army career:
...
11-11-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you for your service!!!

Thank you for your service!!!
11-10-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By The Golden Boy

All kinds of ways to look at this. I would take...

All kinds of ways to look at this. I would take a Passage over an 80-82/83 Voyageur, beyond that, the Voyageur was (theoretically) a better frame and a better bike.

IMO- without going into...
11-10-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would start a thread on it's own- post...

I would start a thread on it's own- post pictures.

Good luck!
11-10-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've done a LOT of thinking about this. My...

I've done a LOT of thinking about this.

My 1985 Trek 620 is the bike I've put the most miles on over the years. I think I more often grab the 720- and that's a most excellent bike- but the 620...
11-10-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 699
Posted By The Golden Boy

Yeah, that's going to have to be a "close enough...

Yeah, that's going to have to be a "close enough for government work" solution:

...
11-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would try squeejeling the wheel in there first....

I would try squeejeling the wheel in there first.

The M1000 is a great bike- but it's reputation is built on being a well made, well appointed tourer- not as a rare collector's item. The bike was...
11-04-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,645
Posted By The Golden Boy

Scott was a great guy- like everyone has said-...

Scott was a great guy- like everyone has said- creative and generous. So sad and shocked to hear of his passing. I literally was thinking about him this past weekend- I need a leather belt shortened...
10-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,084
Posted By The Golden Boy

The term "hybrid" refers to a hybrid of ATB and...

The term "hybrid" refers to a hybrid of ATB and "road" characteristics- it would have to come after MTBs to reference it being a related to- so you're roughly talking around 1990-ish. The idea was...
10-31-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By The Golden Boy

I always attributed steeper angles, shorter...

I always attributed steeper angles, shorter wheelbases and the removal of all the extraneous "tour-y" braze ons to Bridgestone.

Turning an "ATB" into 'racing bikes for trails.'
10-30-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By The Golden Boy

Good luck on the update! I had an 84 World...

Good luck on the update!

I had an 84 World Sport- it was a fine bike for what it was- CrMo main tubes, Hi-Ten fork and stays, Suntour AR drivetrain, SR crank, and DiaCompe most everything else.
10-30-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By The Golden Boy

I forgot just how terrible that was...

I forgot just how terrible that was...
10-28-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By The Golden Boy

I needed a thin socket, put it on my drill and...

I needed a thin socket, put it on my drill and then took it to the grinder to make it fairly even.
10-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,394
Posted By The Golden Boy

I should clean up the garage so I won't be...

I should clean up the garage so I won't be horrifyingly embarrassed...
10-17-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just have old Blackburn and Vetta racks.

I just have old Blackburn and Vetta racks.
10-17-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By The Golden Boy

Historically, M1000s were loaded with a mix of...

Historically, M1000s were loaded with a mix of top and 2nd from top of the line stuff- and they kind of went back and forth on stuff. In 87 it was specced with 600 and XT, in 1990 it was specced...
10-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjAXB3G4Ys
10-02-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a pretty sweet bike, I'll bet it'll gleam...

That's a pretty sweet bike, I'll bet it'll gleam with the brightness of a thousand suns once it's polished up!!!
10-02-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's the most important one to me!!! ...

That's the most important one to me!!!

Anything that's in my eyesight or even my peripheral vision- I'll fixate on it. I had a stem with an off-center stamp on it- It was right in my face the...
09-27-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can't do it- It's happened too many times that...

I can't do it- It's happened too many times that I've tossed something "I'll never ever use" only to need it 2 weeks later and have to go buy one.
09-27-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By The Golden Boy

Show a close up of the paint! I remember...

Show a close up of the paint!

I remember the day after I got mine, seeing that Imron in the morning sun was the most magical thing for me.
09-26-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 915,910
Posted By The Golden Boy

Level top tube, silver components... "classic." ...

Level top tube, silver components... "classic."

Looks great! Love to see more pix of it!
09-26-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By The Golden Boy

That is awesome, first, that you recognized it-...

That is awesome, first, that you recognized it- and second, that you got it back.

Congratulations!!!

Somewhere around 10 years ago I sold my old Trek 820 on CL. I was selling it cheap, and for...
09-26-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,293
Posted By The Golden Boy

Back in spring I'd seen a thread about breaking a...

Back in spring I'd seen a thread about breaking a seat post binder bolt- I specifically remember thinking to myself "who the hell breaks a seat post binder bolt?"

And within a week I broke a seat...
09-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By The Golden Boy

BTW- make sure you make note of the orientation...

BTW- make sure you make note of the orientation of how your Biopace rings are installed- just in case you decide to put them back on (for whatever reason and however doubtful that may be :D )
09-21-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By The Golden Boy

Please enjoy your further wordsmithing here at...

Please enjoy your further wordsmithing here at bike forums. I truly look forward to your insight.
09-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,992
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hate things on my back or body- not only is it...

I hate things on my back or body- not only is it sweaty, but let the bike bear the weight (even if it's not a lot of weight).
09-13-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would also like some more pictures- Drive side...

I would also like some more pictures- Drive side please!!! And close ups!!!


IMO- 1985 is the high point for the "grand touring" bicycle. I mean, there were really really nice ones (and truth...
09-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By The Golden Boy

I just avoid vertical stripes on my tires.

I just avoid vertical stripes on my tires.
09-12-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By The Golden Boy

I hope you're feeling better soon.

I hope you're feeling better soon.
09-11-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think he's posted that one before- ...

I think he's posted that one before-

Suntour made a few different derailleurs with 3 pulley cages, XC, XC Sport, LaPree, and Cyclone MII. There may be more. I think someone even modified a...
09-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,306
Posted By The Golden Boy

Scott Lucas is a superhero.

Scott Lucas is a superhero.
09-07-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone....

Sorry to hear this- OTOH- I'm glad I'm not alone. I've had problems with both knees since my time in the Army- but it's just accelerated since I've gotten older. Biking has gotten scary for me-...
09-04-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By The Golden Boy

My neck and shoulder are messed up (along with...

My neck and shoulder are messed up (along with the rest of my body), so a mirror is pretty critical for me.

Like you, I absolutely love the Mirrycle Mirror- it's in the perfect spot- it's...
09-03-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,306
Posted By The Golden Boy

For whatever it's worth- my phone will...

For whatever it's worth- my phone will occasionally autocorrect to "Schwann."
09-02-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By The Golden Boy

If it doesn't move and it's supposed to- WD-40. ...

If it doesn't move and it's supposed to- WD-40.

If it moves and it not supposed to Duck tape.

:D
09-01-21, 12:46 PM
08-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By The Golden Boy

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the...

Not that the LeTour was particularly high on the food chain, but I think "upgraded" is not the word you'd use for what happened here.

It looks like you've got an FC124 and FC6206- I can't tell...
08-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By The Golden Boy

T-Mar has a new name!!! :p

T-Mar has a new name!!! :p
08-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,522
Posted By The Golden Boy

So- aside from the size difference- the 520 is a...

So- aside from the size difference- the 520 is a "better" bike- based solely on metallurgy. (of course, there is something to be said about a hi-ten fork on a tourer). The LeTour- despite its name,...
08-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,445
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds...

I've had this thing about "trying out all kinds of touring derailleurs" on my bikes.

If you're to be period correct-ish about your stuff, and you're going to be riding it, you want the best...
08-15-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've got a couple rechargeable Light & Motion...

I've got a couple rechargeable Light & Motion lights- I like them very much.

Granted, my experience with AA powered lights has been with lower powered (and less expensive) models- but these lights...
08-15-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,165
Posted By The Golden Boy

What do you mean "mediocre?" That's state of the...

What do you mean "mediocre?" That's state of the art technology you're talkin' about, Bub.

...
08-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,165
Posted By The Golden Boy

Whoa- that looks cool. ...

Whoa- that looks cool.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/switch_1_30eee3868096f5414ea4e6c652d8240a84556716.jpg
08-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,165
Posted By The Golden Boy

I used to be ridiculously dorky about "tenon...

I used to be ridiculously dorky about "tenon length" or "mold marks" or "binding depth" and all that other silly ****.

I got into bikes and got ridiculously dorky about "chain stay lengths" and...
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