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06-29-22, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Bruce27

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06-22-22, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Bruce27

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06-22-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Bruce27

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06-18-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,830
Posted By Bruce27

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06-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 258
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Posted By Bruce27

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05-11-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

I believe so. It was running in front of me for a...

I believe so. It was running in front of me for a little bit in the area, then bailed off the trail. Seen groundhogs run before but never a beaver. Pretty quick.
05-11-22, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Bruce27

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Did the D&R Canal where someone's been busy.
05-11-22, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Bruce27

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03-31-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

From the top of the brake hood, I'm reaching...

From the top of the brake hood, I'm reaching forward with my fingers to brake. Where would you move them for me to be more comfortable?
03-31-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

I brake from the hoods so it's ok but yeah, they...

I brake from the hoods so it's ok but yeah, they are awkward if you brake from the drops.
03-25-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

In full disclosure, it's a 225mm stem and I have...

In full disclosure, it's a 225mm stem and I have part of a wine cork stuck in from the underside, which may be taking some space. I will double check though. :thumb:
03-25-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

After receiving much appreciated ideas, here is...

After receiving much appreciated ideas, here is the result of the change.
Contrary to the thread title, it’s the same handlebar, but, a new stem.
I ended up getting a Nitto MT 10-80. The stem is...
03-22-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bruce27

I'm in my late 60's and commend you on the 28...

I'm in my late 60's and commend you on the 28 miles. Interesting you bring this up. Not sure yet if I'm going to do a stem or handlebar change but its an upcoming project. My only bikes are road...
03-22-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,492
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Posted By Bruce27

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03-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

I'm checking out a Nitto that has an upward...

I'm checking out a Nitto that has an upward slope. It has a 25.4mm dia at the bar and 22.2mm stem dia. so I'm thinking it would fit. Not sure about the clamp width difference between the original and...
03-20-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

That looks very clean The Golden Boy . It looks...

That looks very clean The Golden Boy . It looks like a natural for your bike. Not at all odd like I thought it would look. I'm guessing you replaced the original stem? Were you happy with increased...
03-19-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Never heard of Trekking bars but keeping an open...

Never heard of Trekking bars but keeping an open mind on options. One thing I've realized since this thread is there are way more handlebar designs than I knew. Trying to do a one and done, achieve...
03-19-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks for that. The MTB stem has added even more...

Thanks for that. The MTB stem has added even more options. The upward slope combined with a long stem does look like it would add a lot of height and reduce the bar reach. It would be great if I...
03-19-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Tempting. They are marketed for MTB's but I'd...

Tempting. They are marketed for MTB's but I'd certainly be in a more upright position with that stem. Ever try them with dropbars?
03-19-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

I was just checking that stem option out...

I was just checking that stem option out TheGoldenBoy and trying to imagine the fit... probably be a bit crazy with drop bars....
03-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

That's my objective here. May I ask if you...

That's my objective here. May I ask if you changed both the stem and bar at the same time or did you start with one, then added the other?
03-19-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Well, it's worth a look. I take it you are...

Well, it's worth a look. I take it you are comfortable in your current set up? Looks like it would be...
03-19-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

It's ok. 99% of the time I'm braking from the...

It's ok. 99% of the time I'm braking from the hoods.
03-19-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

ok 52telecaster . :) Looks like you went the...

ok 52telecaster . :) Looks like you went the extended stem and bar change. Did you start with only one change or did you change both at the same time? Tough to tell, but is that a riser bar or flat...
03-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Here's the current positioning of the seat and...

Here's the current positioning of the seat and bars. I pulled the bars back since I'm never in the drop and always riding on the lever hoods. The seat is pretty level.

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03-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks Rooney . That pic might not be the most up...

Thanks Rooney . That pic might not be the most up to date so I have to check the current seat angle. I think it's the correct size frame. I bought it new and was fitted by a professional at the time....
03-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks Camilo I did see the 225mm Nitto stem. Not...

Thanks Camilo I did see the 225mm Nitto stem. Not sure if I should lean towards the angle up stem or the standard. I think my bike would take 25.4mm bar clamp and 22.2mm quill. Do you recall how much...
03-18-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks Classtime . I'll double check the seat...

Thanks Classtime . I'll double check the seat position. Something needs an adjustment, and I'm not excluding me. :)
03-18-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

This is the bike I'd like to turn into a comfort...

This is the bike I'd like to turn into a comfort bike. After many suggestions from gracious members I've narrowed it down to either a 4" riser bar or a much longer stem. I do like the stem change...
03-18-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks Classtime . I'll checkout those Tektro's...

Thanks Classtime . I'll checkout those Tektro's and the Nitto option Hobbiano mentioned. That's a pic of my (84) 620. It's very similar but this project is for an (81) 715. I can ride that 620 ok on...
03-17-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thank you. Appreciate all the information. Left...

Thank you. Appreciate all the information. Left Bank could be a good option.
03-17-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Nice mrv . Take it you swapped your original...

Nice mrv . Take it you swapped your original dropbars out. Which is your comfort bike? The Schwinn looks really comfortable. Looking at your pictures makes me hope that my current cable length works....
03-17-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks Velo Mule & noobinsf I appreciate your...

Thanks Velo Mule & noobinsf I appreciate your response. Thank you for the suggestions. My initial look was at risers thinking they would put me more upright. I currently have my dropbars tilted up...
03-17-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce27

Handlebar Recommendations 1981 Trek

Hi All,
After many years of riding this bike basically original, I'm at the point of "considering" a change in handlebar to add more comfort to my riding. Maybe a little more upright? Age...
08-09-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Bruce27

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07-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 842,238
Posted By Bruce27

Park Chain Wear Tool CC-3.2 Can't believe it...

Park Chain Wear Tool CC-3.2
Can't believe it took me so long to purchase it. The good thing is those 6 chains that I swapped out over concern they were worn, are now confirmed as still good.
07-05-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 43,899
Posted By Bruce27

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06-28-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,080
Posted By Bruce27

After seeing a "How It's Made" video about Brooks...

After seeing a "How It's Made" video about Brooks saddles a few months ago I decided to give a B17 a go. I had a Brooks on a Schwinn Super Sport many years ago and frankly don't recall how it felt...
06-25-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

Dead tree tastefully done in rattle can red. ...

Dead tree tastefully done in rattle can red.

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06-20-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

From a couple days ago.... ...

From a couple days ago....
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06-19-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Bruce27

That looks interesting. Anyone try their wheels...

That looks interesting. Anyone try their wheels before?
06-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Bruce27

Thanks everyone for your input. I don't own any...

Thanks everyone for your input.
I don't own any 130mm wheels so don't know if it would fit for sure but good to read its definitely possible. I own a number of new freewheels so prefer not to change...
06-19-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Bruce27

New Wheel Recommendation

Hi All,
Looking for recommendations on a new wheel set for an early 80's 10 speed that currently has 700cm rims, 5 speed freewheel, with a 100m front and 126mm back spacing. Rim width to fit 28-32mm...
06-17-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 168,582
Posted By Bruce27

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06-10-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

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06-07-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

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06-06-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 704,318
Posted By Bruce27

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05-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 842,238
Posted By Bruce27

Not to derail but I'm open for positioning...

Not to derail but I'm open for positioning recommendations for the 60+ group.
05-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,643
Views: 842,238
Posted By Bruce27

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Bought a new Brooks seat last week. So far so good...
05-25-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19,079
Views: 2,371,042
Posted By Bruce27

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