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10-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,770
Posted By polymorphself

Iím thinking youíd be good with 60cm with a...

Iím thinking youíd be good with 60cm with a taller saddle or 62 closer to a French fit. Neither will be off in such a way that the bike wonít be good for
you for a long time until you really decide...
10-20-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 846
Posted By polymorphself

Same, Iíve never actually had a bike with one of...

Same, Iíve never actually had a bike with one of these. Seems to be that they work well until they break, and Iíve seen a good amount of broken ones. Makes sense with how thin it is and that itís...
10-16-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 846
Posted By polymorphself

Protects the chainstay from the chain.

Protects the chainstay from the chain.
10-16-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,997
Posted By polymorphself

This should be on a t shirt. Poignant and concise.

This should be on a t shirt. Poignant and concise.
10-15-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By polymorphself

I feel like the consensus on freewheels with...

I feel like the consensus on freewheels with touring bikes is that they more than likely will be fine (they were toured on for decades, hell, take a look at the rough stuff fellowship book/Instagram...
10-13-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 846
Posted By polymorphself

Looking forward to this one! All 1000ís are...

Looking forward to this one! All 1000ís are awesome but Iím really keen on the later models.
10-13-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,770
Posted By polymorphself

I admit Iíve only followed this thread casually-...

I admit Iíve only followed this thread casually- but whatís up with the stem here? I understand using taller stems to make up for small size differences but this seems to imply you should be on a...
10-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 75,340
Posted By polymorphself

I'm in need of a new wheelset and think its...

I'm in need of a new wheelset and think its finally time to take the opportunity to have my first bike with some "modern" components. Aka a cassette. I'm ok spreading the triangle to 130mm but I'm...
10-05-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By polymorphself

Hence my apprehension when I started actually...

Hence my apprehension when I started actually looking into this. Your sentiment was shared in most posts/articles I read in relation to not only that chart but others as well. Nice to have some of...
10-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By polymorphself

Wow that stem is great. Doesn't look like any...

Wow that stem is great. Doesn't look like any polished ones are available online, bummer!
10-04-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome. I need to finally bite the dynamo bullet.

Awesome. I need to finally bite the dynamo bullet.
10-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome. Thanks all. Was reading reports of tires...

Awesome. Thanks all. Was reading reports of tires getting squishy on the rim when you get too far away from the rim size and it got me wondering. Although Iíd never measured any of the rims Iíve used...
10-04-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By polymorphself

35mm tires on 18mm CR-18 wheels?

Is 35mm pushing it for an 18mm wheel? The CR-18s seem to be well regarded for their price and Iím considering picking a set up but have never thought much about rim sizes until now. The charts and...
10-03-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By polymorphself

I dig it. Nice filming and clear direction. Keep...

I dig it. Nice filming and clear direction. Keep it up, RJ the bike guy may be legendary but we could use more vintage bicycle how to channels.
10-01-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By polymorphself

Damn!

Damn!
09-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,997
Posted By polymorphself

I may have missed it upthread- bit what fenders...

I may have missed it upthread- bit what fenders are these?
09-30-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By polymorphself

From that angle it looks like you have a massive...

From that angle it looks like you have a massive amount of clearance and could go beyond 28mm even. Photos showing the actual clearance points (under the fork crown, rear chainstays and brake bridge)...
09-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By polymorphself

Yeaaah, looks like you're right. If it were me...

Yeaaah, looks like you're right. If it were me I'd just have to try for the sake of being 100% haha.



Ah, glad you gave it a whirl at least. And yeah, your 87 will do 35's fine:
...
09-29-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By polymorphself

That fender clearance in the front seems bizarre...

That fender clearance in the front seems bizarre on this bike. How much the various mid 80s touring models offered in this regard is always interesting to me. I seem to have lucked out with my 86...
09-27-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By polymorphself

Looks like it says Rockgeist.

Looks like it says Rockgeist.
09-26-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome, thank you! And likewise for Phoenix.

Awesome, thank you! And likewise for Phoenix.
09-25-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By polymorphself

Nice! Almost picked this one up myself but itís a...

Nice! Almost picked this one up myself but itís a little tall for me. Iím in Phoenix.
09-22-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,497
Posted By polymorphself

The C&V Sales section here is my all time...

The C&V Sales section here is my all time favorite place to buy and sell. Youíll do well on both ends as long as youíre honest and fair.

As mentioned though you look to be selling more modern...
09-21-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 75,340
Posted By polymorphself

Rooney I can't measure currently but my '86 is...

Rooney I can't measure currently but my '86 is running 35mm Paselas with 45mm fenders and clearance is fine. Definitely maxed out, but fine. Could go up to 40 without fenders I'm sure. I believe I do...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By polymorphself

People over in the classic and vintage section...

People over in the classic and vintage section would probably love some photos. Itís now a rather rare bike, I believe only 2000 made, and was Grants last bike with Bridgestone before he left and...
09-10-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 731,401
Posted By polymorphself

One of my favorite bands!

One of my favorite bands!
09-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By polymorphself

This is stunning! And certainly my favorite blue...

This is stunning! And certainly my favorite blue Iíve seen on a bike.
09-06-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,419
Posted By polymorphself

We're all looking forward to the photos, that's...

We're all looking forward to the photos, that's for sure! I looked at the linked thread but- which bike is your zero bike?
09-06-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,978
Posted By polymorphself

Haha fair enough! For a bike this old (pre 1970s...

Haha fair enough! For a bike this old (pre 1970s and nearly 1950's), would stainless steel fit the bill? I've seen some vintage reproductions of those around.
09-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,978
Posted By polymorphself

Are bottles that old safe to drink out of, even...

Are bottles that old safe to drink out of, even NOS? Iíve always been told they werenít but perhaps there are various considerations.
09-05-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By polymorphself

Sold!

Sold!
09-05-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,092
Posted By polymorphself

My thought as well.

My thought as well.
09-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By polymorphself

Huh. Donít need one but just wanted to comment...

Huh. Donít need one but just wanted to comment that thatís probably the best shaped avocet model Iíve seen.
09-02-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By polymorphself

Didn't this last until at least 1987? The...

Didn't this last until at least 1987?

The 520, for example:

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1987/87Trek12.jpg
09-02-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By polymorphself

I think about this every time I see these posts....

I think about this every time I see these posts. Having never had mods like the ones gugie does done before, I can’t speak to the cost/benefit but when this much is changed on a frame it almost seems...
09-02-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By polymorphself

Not sure of model other than probably around...

Not sure of model other than probably around 1986-1988 but I can almost guarantee itís not a $200 frame. You can get a full vintage trek for that much in better condition.

If itís just a frame...
08-31-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By polymorphself

Preachin to the choir! Iím in sync with you and...

Preachin to the choir! Iím in sync with you and this is the same message I was sending with my post, just less thorough.
08-30-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By polymorphself

They are both similarly equipped full tourers and...

They are both similarly equipped full tourers and many say the expeditions were made by Miyata, somehow I donít know if thatís been proven yet. But otherwise thereís no relation aside from them being...
08-29-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By polymorphself

Did you mean the label?

Did you mean the label?
08-28-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By polymorphself

To grow his audience and help ensure people catch...

To grow his audience and help ensure people catch the next video? Monetization is a byproduct of subscription base but not the sole or even (afaik) original purpose.
08-27-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve seen this seat post more than any other....

Iíve seen this seat post more than any other. They are a dime a dozen (seems like they are on every mid range Japanese bike from the 80s) and very cheaply had. I couldnít imagine bothering to attempt...
08-27-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By polymorphself

You know, Iíve looked at these catalogs on that...

You know, Iíve looked at these catalogs on that site more times than I can count and never bothered going to the home page to see what the site actually was. Now Iím perplexed!
08-27-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By polymorphself

Price drop $70

Price drop $70
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By polymorphself

Are Imperial and Carved the same thing?

Are Imperial and Carved the same thing?
08-26-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By polymorphself

Really nice pacing and shots for this kind of...

Really nice pacing and shots for this kind of video.
08-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By polymorphself

Wrong divisive bicycle figure :cry:

Wrong divisive bicycle figure :cry:
08-26-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By polymorphself

What happened with Velo Orange?

What happened with Velo Orange?
08-25-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By polymorphself

Did they not have double eyelets for racks and...

Did they not have double eyelets for racks and fenders in 83?
Forum: For Sale
08-24-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By polymorphself

Recently purchased a bike from James. Great...

Recently purchased a bike from James. Great seller and the bike arrived looking even better than it did in photos.
08-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By polymorphself

The easiest giveaway, if present, are the tube...

The easiest giveaway, if present, are the tube model decals on the seat tube and/or fork blades. Reynolds 531 and Columbus are two of the most popular and will always be quality frames on the lighter...
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