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05-19-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 786
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Posted By itsneddy

My 1990 720

Found this beauty a couple weeks ago.
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All original except grips and saddle.
05-17-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By HTupolev

That's contrary to my experience. The issue is...

That's contrary to my experience. The issue is even seating: the symptom of loose bead seat fit is that it's harder to get tires to mount without twists or hops.


On rims of what type and age?...
05-17-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By sweeks

Hahaha! This! I changed my mountain bike to...

Hahaha! This!
I changed my mountain bike to trekking bars a couple years ago, and liked the result (since I don't do serious off-road stuff anymore). There are more hand positions, which helps not...
05-17-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,009
Posted By grizzly59

mine are all aluminum, hereís the link- ...

mine are all aluminum, hereís the link-

https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=68
05-16-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Frankie2blue

My son made me a spacer out of carbon fiber on...

My son made me a spacer out of carbon fiber on his 3D printer/ CAD machine and it worked out perfectly. They are shown in the above pics. Amazing how he got the 1.56 diameter so perfect that it...
05-12-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 322,499
Posted By DougG

Interesting that today I got one of those "X...

Interesting that today I got one of those "X years ago today" photos from Google of the 5-day trip I took across Missouri on the Katy Trail on my brand new 2013 Crosstrail -- the high-end model in...
05-09-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By DorkDisk

Breezer is a good example of a small brand which...

Breezer is a good example of a small brand which many cyclists prefer over the big ones. Joe Breeze is a pioneer of MTBs and was always a "thinking man," his bikes show very thoughtful touches...
05-09-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By HillRider

I have TRP Spyres on my Surly Midnight Special so...

I have TRP Spyres on my Surly Midnight Special so I'm familiar with them. It's almost certainly pad wear unless you didn't tighten the cable anchor bolt adequately. Cable "stretch" happens in the...
05-07-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By t2p

Panaracer Gravelking SS+ might be good option ...

Panaracer Gravelking SS+ might be good option

SS+ has added material to prevent punctures and snakebites

would also consider 35mm in addition to 38mm
05-06-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By rumrunn6

the older I get, the more respect I have for...

the older I get, the more respect I have for others' expertise. I may be on here a lot & for many years, but one learns what's relevant to themselves. I've never had an entire drivetrain replaced &...
05-05-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How much above the tire is the brake cable as it...

How much above the tire is the brake cable as it crosses between the brake arms? How big a tire do you want to have clearance for? Do know that while longer brake arms provide more leverage at their...
05-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Thessalos

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In the background we can see the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of...
05-04-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Trav1s

As others have mentioned, it really doesn't...

As others have mentioned, it really doesn't matter.

That being said, as one who has been installing tubes in all types of tires since the 80's, I appreciate the Presta valve setup with the...
05-03-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 709,243
Posted By Jonavin

Thatís the problem of a 1x. Either the gear...

Thatís the problem of a 1x. Either the gear spacing jumps are too large between gears, or the gearing does not have a low enough gear for climbing or high enough for faster road speeds. Iím actually...
05-02-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Thessalos

Some upgrades from 1x7 to 1x10 Shimano tiagra...

Some upgrades from 1x7 to 1x10
Shimano tiagra shifter, and rear der
Shimano Tiagra cassette 11-34
Shimano mt 200 front brake with rt10s disc 160mm
Shimano m6100 rear brake with rt66 disc 160mm...
05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-28-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

To answer your question: no, I did not say/do not...

To answer your question: no, I did not say/do not think that. You took a select portion out of a paragraph that was dealing with a larger topic and then applied them to a gravel application that I...
04-28-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 953
Posted By cyccommute

As others have said, just pushing the pin back in...

As others have said, just pushing the pin back in is a bad idea on any modern chain. All modern chains have peened pins which are meant to keep the plates on the pin during the side force that...
04-28-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Iride01

I agree that the handlebars in the picture are...

I agree that the handlebars in the picture are too low. Try putting the stem with the bars on the steerer tube. <grin>
04-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 40,312
Posted By R_Rick

Made a couple of changes to my Escape City....

Made a couple of changes to my Escape City. Brooks saddle to replace stock.

I'd been messing around with different stems to get a bit more upright and take some pressure off my wrists but still...
04-26-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 268,781
Posted By dmark

720 Multitrack was an import and always TIG...

720 Multitrack was an import and always TIG welded.
730 was TIG and US built
750 (and above) were last lugged in 93 and US built
04-17-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,323
Posted By Trav1s

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04-15-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By jskash

Specialized Nimbus 2 Sport Reflect tire

I got a flat on my fourth ride on my new Sirrus 6, so I decided to put armadillo tires on the bike. I have used them with my Giant Escape for a number of years. The LBS had the Specialized Nimbus 2...
04-14-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 335,663
Posted By daywood

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They are 40mm and they are pretty close to 40mm...
04-13-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By scarlson

Going to contribute to the dogpile with a little...

Going to contribute to the dogpile with a little shout-out to my fave Chin Haur bottom brackets. Don't let the name fool you, nor the reputation for failure of their ISIS BBs. Their square taper ones...
04-13-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Trav1s

Here's hoping 2022 is a better year for riding. ...

Here's hoping 2022 is a better year for riding.

I've picked up some early season upgrades in celebration of my 50th birthday - the first being an upgraded set of lights. A trip to the LBS yielded...
04-12-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,339
Posted By ehcoplex

Maybe it's just because it's 'new' (to me), or...

Maybe it's just because it's 'new' (to me), or just different, but the PX-10 sure does feel more fun than my Cannondale.....! Waiting for some bits from boltdepot to get the zeppelin fenders properly...
04-12-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 709,243
Posted By rumrunn6

these newer models sure are pretty. since I...

these newer models sure are pretty. since I wrecked on my MTB in February, lately, I've been using a road bike & this older 7.0 Alpha. got a new pic of it last night...
04-12-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the frame size is a large one that the maker...

If the frame size is a large one that the maker might have used a seat tube with a slightly thicker wall thickness than the smaller sizes use. As example Columbus has made their iconic tube set is a...
04-11-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 268,781
Posted By DorkDisk

Trek stopped using lugs all around on 94 models....

Trek stopped using lugs all around on 94 models. That meant that models that once used lugs no longer didnít. So any Trek with lugs is a pre 94 but absence of lugs doesnt mean post 94, especially on...
04-10-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 268,781
Posted By ja1124

My 1991 720 is tig welded.

My 1991 720 is tig welded.
04-08-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 709,243
Posted By Causual_Cyclist

Sure! I don't really have all that many pictures,...

Sure! I don't really have all that many pictures, but here are a few from my gallery...
04-08-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,636
Posted By gugie

Lots of good advice above. Disconnect the...

Lots of good advice above.

Disconnect the springs when adjusting the pads. It's a loooooooooooooooooot easier that way.Use a flat blade screwdrive to disconnect them, those pesky springs hurt like...
04-08-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 709,243
Posted By Causual_Cyclist

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Hi, newish user here! Testing image perms. This is my current set up for...
04-07-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Ironfish653

For a new bike, with all new parts? A weekend...

For a new bike, with all new parts? A weekend (call it two 8-hour days) seems like an awful lot of time, unless itís your very first time in the garage, or youíre doing something like lacing the...
04-06-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 268,781
Posted By John Valuk

You can look at some of the technical manuals at...

You can look at some of the technical manuals at the Vintage Trek site (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm). Some of those include geometry and fit information for the bikes.
04-06-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,339
Posted By ehcoplex

'72 PX-10 rehab/650b conversion

Finally got out for a 20mi shakedown ride on the '72 Peugeot PX-10 I picked up last fall. The generally terrible roads around me, and frequent stretches of gravel I ride led me to convert to 650b...
04-05-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By ScubaGearhead85

I went to a LBS this afternoon to check out more...

I went to a LBS this afternoon to check out more tires. I walked out with a pair of Marathon Mondials (RaceGuard version) in size 42-622. I just finished giving them a short test ride pumped to...
04-05-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ScubaGearhead85

That's good to hear about her not getting flats....

That's good to hear about her not getting flats. Road and gravel is all I ride on so it sounds like I picked the right tires. The tread profile is what drew me to these tires. I decided to take a...
04-05-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

From about 1990 to about 2008, I consider Trek...

From about 1990 to about 2008, I consider Trek and pretty much all manufacturers outside of Cannondale to be non-viabilities to me and other people around 6'5" (my height). 26" MTBs and Multitracks,...
04-03-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

One of the attractive quality of hybrid bikes, to...

One of the attractive quality of hybrid bikes, to me, is their generous tire and fender clearance. Vintage bikes vary in tire size 'capability', even among touring bikes, which one would hope would...
03-31-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 48,929
Posted By DorkDisk

U-brakes under the chainstays look sleeker, were...

U-brakes under the chainstays look sleeker, were bolted to beefier chainstays, and had the weight down lower; in reality, it made working on that brake a nightmare due to their location. One had the...
03-30-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 48,929
Posted By eatontkd

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My '94 GT Pantera converted to a "hybrid".
03-29-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Mr. 66

I haven't used the 2k clear coat, but I have used...

I haven't used the 2k clear coat, but I have used the primer and black paints, both worked out great. I did etch the frame immediately before applying the primer. I don't know if it helped but it...
03-29-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By Doug Fattic

I've never used SprayMax myself because I have...

I've never used SprayMax myself because I have professional equipment. Their rattle cans can be loaded with the same paint I use (primers and color coats - not just clears). The SprayMax clears are...
03-29-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By guy153

Yes that's the stuff. That one with 36E on the...

Yes that's the stuff. That one with 36E on the can is "satin". You want the 88E for full lush glossiness. It's quite pricey but works. One thing to watch out for is give it at least 48h before...
03-29-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By guy153

I use it outdoors and with a respirator. Yes it's...

I use it outdoors and with a respirator. Yes it's pretty good. I was doing some tests the other day on some tubing I had with it on (long story, I was modifying a frame to add more standover height,...
03-28-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Yup, just gotta wear proper gear when you do...

Yup, just gotta wear proper gear when you do it--2k clear is pretty nasty, but it does the job well!
03-28-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By motochick

I got a free bike off FB and restored it

I saw an ad for a free 10 speed bike, I could tell it was lugged but that was about it so I claimed it. When we went to pick it up it turned out to be a 1970 Gitane Tour de France in Reynolds 531,...
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