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05-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 216
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Posted By tkamd73

1971 Sports Tourer ...

1971 Sports Tourer
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Before ...
05-13-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By tkamd73

I drove about 110 mi to Oshkosh Wi for my Trek...

I drove about 110 mi to Oshkosh Wi for my Trek TX900, which is about as far as I would go. Beyond that easier to just pay for shipping.
Tim
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By tkamd73

Paid a bit north of that for mine, large frame,...

Paid a bit north of that for mine, large frame, ready to ride, been looking for one in my size for a few years. Modded it somewhat, only a fan of white stuff that you touch, on a wall hanger.
Bike...
05-05-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By tkamd73

Actually, any offset 10mm wrench will work quite...

Actually, any offset 10mm wrench will work quite nicely, I happen to have an SK one.
Tim...
05-05-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By tkamd73

Not ever going back to the “gym” as you put it,...

Not ever going back to the “gym” as you put it, until one doesn’t need a mask. No mask required riding my bike outdoors!
Tim
05-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,906
Posted By tkamd73

I think Iíve posted this elsewhere, but it is...

I think Iíve posted this elsewhere, but it is blue.
Tim
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05-04-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 827
Posted By tkamd73

Put these on a Trek 670 Iím finishing up....

Put these on a Trek 670 Iím finishing up. Something different then the Campy NRs it came with, already have a couple of bikes with those.
Tim
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04-23-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,393
Posted By tkamd73

Not till the 90s for me, kind of coincided with...

Not till the 90s for me, kind of coincided with have kids. Finally bought my first ski helmet last year, been skiing since early 70s
Tim
04-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,282
Posted By tkamd73

Either way, thankful not to be in the market for...

Either way, thankful not to be in the market for a new bike.
Tim
04-20-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By tkamd73

No Idea, but that is one gorgeous frame! I didn’t...

No Idea, but that is one gorgeous frame! I didn’t even notice the unicrown fork until reading follow on posts. Maybe it’s just the Celeste and chrome, or probably cause I have an early 80s Bianchi...
04-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
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Views: 3,486
Posted By tkamd73

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w...

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w coaster brake. Beat the crap out of that bike, never occurred to me to oil it, or do any other maintenance. Last year got a hold of a Sports Tourer...
04-19-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 490,409
Posted By tkamd73

Originally posted this in the fall of 2017,...

Originally posted this in the fall of 2017, changed it around a bit, as it sits today
Tim

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04-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 490,409
Posted By tkamd73

1985 670 I just finished, got it from a fellow...

1985 670 I just finished, got it from a fellow forum member. Rode great as bought, just wanted one last build I guess.
Tim


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02-13-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By tkamd73

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a...

Silly assertion that you think you can ride a carbon frame forever, carbon fiber pretty much does have an infinite life, the resins bonding the carbon fibers, not so much. Time is still the enemy....
02-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By tkamd73

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah,...

Never said anything about fatigue, and oh yeah, he did crash it, and they do fail.
Tim
02-13-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By tkamd73

If it were mine, and I rode it from Boston to...

If it were mine, and I rode it from Boston to Seattle in my youth, pretty awesome by the way, I would strip it, have the frame restored to its original glory, and hang it on a prominent wall in my...
02-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,334
Posted By tkamd73

Very pretty, but if you plan on actually putting...

Very pretty, but if you plan on actually putting some miles on your bike, itís a lot of money to pay for single pivot brakes, and derailleurs that donít shift any better then your basic Suntour. That...
02-13-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By tkamd73

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you...

In my opinion, at 60,000 on a composite bike, you should hang that frame on the wall, for all to admire, and replace it. Crash or no crash.
Tim
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,017
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I guess the grass wasnít long enough. Tim

Sorry, I guess the grass wasnít long enough.
Tim
02-10-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,712
Posted By tkamd73

I don’t name inanimate objects, I have enough...

I don’t name inanimate objects, I have enough trouble with the names of the animate in my life. However I do refer to my bikes by their brand and or model.
Tim
02-10-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,461
Posted By tkamd73

My 1978 Supercourse, built up from a NOS...

My 1978 Supercourse, built up from a NOS replacement frame.
Tim
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02-10-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,334
Posted By tkamd73

Building up a bike is not cheap, even buying used...

Building up a bike is not cheap, even buying used components that you recondition yourself, you’ll never recoup your costs, if you care about that kind of stuff. I don’t, its a hobby, its...
02-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,334
Posted By tkamd73

Thanks! Every bike in my small fleet is probably...

Thanks! Every bike in my small fleet is probably something that would probably work for you. Almost all my bikes started out as frames that I picked up from somewhere, and the most I ever paid was...
02-09-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,334
Posted By tkamd73

Yeah, people do that! Bought this frame off of...

Yeah, people do that! Bought this frame off of eBay, for 300 dollars, and built it up.
Tim

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02-08-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By tkamd73

That Cannondale build is awesome! Post the ATX...

That Cannondale build is awesome! Post the ATX when finished please.
Tim
02-05-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,257
Posted By tkamd73

Two inch ice cube, covered with bourbon. Tim

Two inch ice cube, covered with bourbon.
Tim
02-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,432
Posted By tkamd73

I like rules #5 and #8 the best! Tim

I like rules #5 and #8 the best!
Tim
02-01-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,637
Posted By tkamd73

You are correct sir, 25.5” serial no. 176132,...

You are correct sir, 25.5” serial no. 176132, which makes it number 7 out of 100 for 1985.
Obviously the Minneapolis seller isn’t that good at sleuthing on the Vintage Trek site, listing it as a...
01-31-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,637
Posted By tkamd73

I think 8 is a great number, was determined to...

I think 8 is a great number, was determined to stop at 7, and that lasted about a year and a half. Just picked up a Trek 670 from another forum member, couldnít resist. But thatís it, no more! Guess...
01-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,504
Posted By tkamd73

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet,...

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet, sometimes it takes a few tries, just stuff the excess into the bar, if it’s a lot, I’ll trim it a bit.
Better quality plugs help too, I throw away, the...
01-26-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,663
Posted By tkamd73

Only have one vintage bike with a kickstand, and...

Only have one vintage bike with a kickstand, and it came that way from the factory.
Bike is very stable when used, no worry about chain stay, or frame damage, and weight is not an issue, bike weighs...
01-19-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By tkamd73

That’s a repaint! Tim

That’s a repaint!
Tim
01-17-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,787
Posted By tkamd73

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one...

Litespud Nice analogy, all my bikes except one are DT shifter, a bit more effort, just like my TR6. But very enjoyable.
Tim

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01-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,478
Posted By tkamd73

🍿 I was taught top to bottom by a mech at my...

🍿 I was taught top to bottom by a mech at my local Schwinn dealer, back in the early 70s. Every bike on the floor was wrapped that way, and it was a fairly large shop.
Of course all the bikes back...
01-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,169
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I know I posted this 2 years ago, but it...

Sorry, I know I posted this 2 years ago, but it has been re-done a bit
Tim

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01-06-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,068
Posted By tkamd73

Well I’ve got a 1983 Champione del Mondo, that I...

Well I’ve got a 1983 Champione del Mondo, that I still put a lot of annual miles on, that should stand for something.
Tim
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01-06-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By tkamd73

Remove the cables, remove the tape from the bars,...

Remove the cables, remove the tape from the bars, remove the brake levers from the bars. Then install the hoods onto the brake levers. reinstall the brake levers onto the bars, cables, then tape.
Do...
01-06-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,798
Posted By tkamd73

Since 1961. Tim

Since 1961.
Tim
01-04-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,176
Posted By tkamd73

You want a kickstand, buy an old Schwinn,...

You want a kickstand, buy an old Schwinn, otherwise lots of things to lean it on, use your imagination!
Tim
01-03-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By tkamd73

Iím 65, tan sidewalls used to be the norm, and on...

Iím 65, tan sidewalls used to be the norm, and on clinchers the tan sidewalls never aged well. Thankfully lots of high quality black walls now, Always thought whitewalls on cars looked silly too.
Tim
01-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,593
Posted By tkamd73

This is definitely a 1st world issue! Tim

This is definitely a 1st world issue!
Tim
12-30-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,674
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, but Iím going for the aero position on the...

Sorry, but Iím going for the aero position on the front skewer too.
Tim
12-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By tkamd73

Had a Bianchi with similar damage repaired 2...

Had a Bianchi with similar damage repaired 2 years ago, 750 dollars, which included respray and decals. I’m definitely not a billionaire, but thought it was well worth it.
Tim
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12-23-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,257
Posted By tkamd73

Iíve only got a couple of bikes with a touring...

Iíve only got a couple of bikes with a touring geometry, this is my favorite, definitely not top of the line though.
Tim
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12-22-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,818
Posted By tkamd73

Same as the previous bike boom, No! During the...

Same as the previous bike boom, No! During the last boom, cycling was suddenly something everyone wanted to do, with this boom itís something you can do, because a lot of your other options have been...
12-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By tkamd73

The crank arm lengths on my bikes vary from 165...

The crank arm lengths on my bikes vary from 165 to 180mm. I notice the difference for the first couple of miles, then forget about it. I wouldn’t bother changing them out, not that big of deal. Tim
12-17-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,685
Posted By tkamd73

In Wisconsin I’ve been riding in the low 30’s,...

In Wisconsin I’ve been riding in the low 30’s, but they just salted the roads, so I’m done till spring.
Now it’s time to peg the boredom meter, on the indoor trainer.
Check out Immersion Research,...
12-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By tkamd73

Greetings to another Wisconsinite. Actually, we...

Greetings to another Wisconsinite. Actually, we have Brandy, as required in WI, in the liquor cabinet, however, I always use Bourbon, and my wife prefers Canadian Whiskey.
Tim...
12-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,152
Posted By tkamd73

I apologize for the sarcastic post, gotta quit...

I apologize for the sarcastic post, gotta quit commenting after the 2nd old fashioned.
Tim
12-12-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By tkamd73

Wow! I still have a bone phone, got it as a gift...

Wow! I still have a bone phone, got it as a gift before I went into the Marines. Used it a lot skiing, forgot I still had it, still works, taking it to the hill tomorrow. Never occurred to me to use...
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