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08-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,065
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710 650b - two small issues

The only issues I have with the bike are:

1) The Tange headset is finicky. If I tighten it just barely enough to take the little click out of it (when I apply the front brake and push it forward)...
08-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 518,701
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710 - original configuration before 650b conversion

This is what the bike looked like when I got it - did a 650b conversion which made it way more rideable and fun, but don't worry I saved all the parts.

If you are interested - 650b:...
08-19-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,065
Posted By jlaw

It's a standard 12-32 7 speed cassette. Most of...

It's a standard 12-32 7 speed cassette. Most of my rides are through rolling terrain, 400 to 600 feet of ascent per every 10 miles. 1000 feet + per 10 miles is possible, but that is not the norm.
...
08-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,065
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710

I acquired this bike in its original form from a discerning gentleman from Mass. - turns out he is also a BF member. He got it from the original owner - then did a down-to-the-frame rehab. The 24"...
02-04-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 518,701
Posted By jlaw

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have...

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have going there - perhaps my favorite - and an interesting back-story.

I think I can see myself in those rims!

Very nice.
12-15-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,969
Posted By jlaw

Very interesting narrative - thanks for the...

Very interesting narrative - thanks for the detailed component info. I've been looking for a silver Shimano 10 speed RD and wasn't aware of the 7700 GS - for a vintage Trek project. I found a NIB...
12-15-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,573,034
Posted By jlaw

Just saw this post - love the orange and black!...

Just saw this post - love the orange and black! Especially the pedals.

I agree with others re: the position of your Daija Far Bars - I have those on a 650b conversion bike and like them very much...
12-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jlaw

Ok - good to know. I just ordered 2 sets of the...

Ok - good to know. I just ordered 2 sets of the SL-7900 shifters. They were much harder to find recently than they were when I first purchased a set in 2018.

I have really grown to like...
12-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jlaw

Those Huret clamp-ons are certainly shiny! For...

Those Huret clamp-ons are certainly shiny! For $20 might be worth a try. The square portion of the Huret boss looks to be a bit shallower than those on the braze-on bosses on my Trek 410 (on which...
12-09-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jlaw

Do you have a part number or photo of the Shimano...

Do you have a part number or photo of the Shimano version that works with these levers?

This is a nice bike and I agree that it deserves silver hardware that's a little more graceful if available....
12-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jlaw

I looked on ebay and found some options that look...

I looked on ebay and found some options that look like they will work.

Problem Solvers makes a clamp-on boss. Their promotional photos also show what looks to be the very same levers I want to...
12-08-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jlaw

Will Vintage Bolt-on Lever Bosses Work with Modern 10 Speed Levers

Hello All,

Can I use the Shimano SL-7900 indexed 10 speed levers (photo) with the vintage bolt-on bosses shown in the bottom photo? This is a 1979 Trek 710 with what I believe is the original...
10-15-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,441
Posted By jlaw

Cool bike! Be not afraid of 650b! If you...

Cool bike!

Be not afraid of 650b! If you measure 320mm from the front and rear axles....and then measure the distance between the fork blades and the chain stays, respectively...this will provide...
07-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,563
Posted By jlaw

...combining his education and his business....he...

...combining his education and his business....he clearly knows how to ride a bike over rocks....using his own tires.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By jlaw

1600 grams for $200.....? Need to see some...

1600 grams for $200.....?

Need to see some details.
07-13-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,762
Posted By jlaw

These might help - but they fit a 31.8mm stem...

These might help - but they fit a 31.8mm stem clamp..

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/condor-2-handlebar
...
07-12-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 273,818
Posted By jlaw

Somebody needs a clipping! I read that all...

Somebody needs a clipping!

I read that all Calicos are female.

Nice cat!
07-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,762
Posted By jlaw

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018...

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018 and joined BF thereafter, I've had a couple years to stare at endless photos of classic and vintage rides posted all over the internet.

What I am...
07-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,979
Posted By jlaw

The Bio Pace rings on my 1989 Trek 950 were...

The Bio Pace rings on my 1989 Trek 950 were noticeably ovalized. I liked this because it gave more of a boost forward on the downstroke which helped me get up and over rocks and roots. With a...
07-10-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,979
Posted By jlaw

Looks great - and the triple is a more 'normal'...

Looks great - and the triple is a more 'normal' configuration (no half-step).

How do you like the Bio Pace? I remember Bio Pace from my first mountain bike - worked well for me off road.
07-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 518,701
Posted By jlaw

Nice rig! The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are...

Nice rig!

The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are a really good choice for updating - 531 steel but usually cost a bit less than the 6xx and 7xx.
07-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By jlaw

Yes, the 620s and 720s with canti brakes had the...

Yes, the 620s and 720s with canti brakes had the posts very close together - 60 to 65mm which means you are limited to certain brake options. Fortunately, the original Shimano XTs are very nice...
07-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,809
Posted By jlaw

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you...

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you get a 1984 or 1985 620 because both use canti brakes (unless you get the posts moved down) - 700c will work though. 700c conversion is also easier...
07-03-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By jlaw

Very nice - where/how did you find it?

Very nice - where/how did you find it?
07-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By jlaw

Post some photos of this bike when you get a...

Post some photos of this bike when you get a chance - always fun to see a 720 'just acquired' from the wild.
06-20-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By jlaw

There is another active BF posting re: a Grand...

There is another active BF posting re: a Grand Jubilee - the poster (@jwats) just purchased one for $200 on CL. The CL ad has been deleted so no photos to compare.
...
06-20-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By jlaw

That is a sharp bike! It's my favorite Moto...

That is a sharp bike! It's my favorite Moto color scheme - black with dark red highlights - the gold lug lining, partially-chromed fork, and high flange front hub are very nice.

I see one...
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,050
Posted By jlaw

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-milwa...

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/south-milwaukee-trek-710-road-bike-61cm/7137473199.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_gqQMVxSafB9_0CI0iP_600x450.jpg
06-19-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,050
Posted By jlaw

You win the prize for finding the vintage...

You win the prize for finding the vintage brochure for the '82 311 that shows the color scheme clearly - looks just like the advertised bike. Is this from vintage-trek.com?

The 1982 brochure I...
06-18-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,050
Posted By jlaw

Why would a 1982 Trek 710 have Ishiwata tubing?

Supposedly this is a 1982 Trek 710. If the serial number provided is correct, then it should be.

However, seller states that it has 'Ishiwata Magny X' tubing and the tubing decal at the top of the...
06-16-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,537
Posted By jlaw

Vintage frame that takes 42mm tires (650b) -...

Vintage frame that takes 42mm tires (650b) - using dimpled chain stays

Remove all the randonneur doo-dads, get some lighter wheels and it would probably weigh in the low 20s.
...
06-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,537
Posted By jlaw

So, it sounds like if you've got a big budget you...

So, it sounds like if you've got a big budget you can get what you are looking for - as described in your original post.

However, if you are willing to go with 650b wheels you could buy a...
06-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,537
Posted By jlaw

not if you remove all the brake pads.....

not if you remove all the brake pads.....
06-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,537
Posted By jlaw

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built...

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built by J.P. Weigle $$$$$$$

Looks like 42 mm tires.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/j-p-weigle-for-the-concours-de-machines/
...
06-11-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,222
Views: 2,907,151
Posted By jlaw

I've seen the Sling Shots many times - how do...

I've seen the Sling Shots many times - how do they actually ride? Do you ever notice that the down tube is missing?

Interesting bike.
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By jlaw

Navigate to the applicable sub forum - "Classic...

Navigate to the applicable sub forum - "Classic and Vintage' for example - and you will see a 'New Thread' button (see image below).

...
06-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By jlaw

I agree that once you start riding wider tires, a...

I agree that once you start riding wider tires, a tire in the 35 - 38mm range starts to seem a little narrow on gravel/broken pavement. I would go with the bike that allows for the widest tire. I...
06-07-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By jlaw

Looks great! Big bike.

Looks great! Big bike.
06-06-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By jlaw

Yes - very nice! I agree with others - keep...

Yes - very nice!

I agree with others - keep the fork. I like modern components but I don't think that the expense of a carbon fork will be worth it -might save a few grams (and look pretty cool on...
06-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,469
Posted By jlaw

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain...

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain in the a## and should be banned from all roads!

Am I right or am I right?


:p
06-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,469
Posted By jlaw

Not well. I thought I had him nailed, but unless...

Not well. I thought I had him nailed, but unless I missed it the Washington Post article I read today did not mention a current or former profession. I am assuming that if he has a police...
06-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,469
Posted By jlaw

My guess is that he is a police officer -...

My guess is that he is a police officer - jacked-up middle-aged body style, oversized sense of outrage/enritlement, unironic mirror sunglasses, comfortable using his hands and his bike to subdue...
06-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By jlaw

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet! ...

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet!


Kidding!:p
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By jlaw

I'm not claiming expert status...but IMO it's the...

I'm not claiming expert status...but IMO it's the Grand Jubilee hands down! If for no other reason than the better 'flick' on the fork! Pretty sure the GJ was well above the Mirage in the line-up....
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By jlaw

I was thinking the other day about the bikes we...

I was thinking the other day about the bikes we rode as kids - whatever was available - which many times meant frames way bigger than ideal. It was somebody's big brother's bike - or parents would...
06-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By jlaw

One important consideration is how you want to...

One important consideration is how you want to use this bike - road riding? Grocery getter? Randonneur? Gravel bike? Commuter?

There are many possible set ups and some offer greater flexibility...
06-03-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By jlaw

Sounds like a great project. There are many...

Sounds like a great project. There are many members here who have 'modernized' vintage frame/forks. The good news is that you can usually find an ample selection of options for modern components...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By jlaw

The Tru Temper frame with sport/tour geometry on...

The Tru Temper frame with sport/tour geometry on '85 410 is kind of a sleeper - very comfortable ride that still has some zippy-ness,

Everybody wants Reynolds 531, but most people probably...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By jlaw

fyi - I paid $175 for the same bike - a 1985 Trek...

fyi - I paid $175 for the same bike - a 1985 Trek 410 - in good running condition in 2018 - 22.5" size.

I was looking for a 650b conversion candidate and it was a very good choice for this...
06-01-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By jlaw

Cool bike - the grape juice color is striking. I...

Cool bike - the grape juice color is striking. I have dinner plates smaller than the rear brake disk! Was the rear brake retrofitted?

Re: the weight - seems to me it's simply a bike built for 2...
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