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07-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Classtime

Shimano Red ...

Shimano Red
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07-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 552,522
Posted By Classtime

That frameset is georgeous at 3x the price. When...

That frameset is georgeous at 3x the price. When we know more about Piasentin, 5 x the price.
06-29-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,763
Posted By Classtime

It shows me registered for both Nova and Eroica...

It shows me registered for both Nova and Eroica long routes! I better start riding my bikes!

look in "registration summary history"
06-28-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Classtime

It looks like you have bikes with loose ball...

It looks like you have bikes with loose ball square staper cranks and probably know how to service them. I'd stick with what you know. Whichever you choose, Bottom brackets should not be consumables.
06-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By Classtime

I think you’re riding faster on the Miyata so...

I think you’re riding faster on the Miyata so nobody notices that stem. 😉1 mile per hour faster is pretty significant on the same course At those speeds. How do you measure your effort? And one last...
06-24-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Classtime

I asked about it being a Trek because maybe the...

I asked about it being a Trek because maybe the "key structural part" is not so key since the head tube and head "lugs" are cast as one piece and then brazed to top and down tubes. The paint on my 85...
06-23-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,295
Views: 431,337
Posted By Classtime

I put this together for my daughter who is...

I put this together for my daughter who is staying with us for Covid. 1982 715. I found it with original cranks, front and rear derailleur, shifters, and front brake. For now, it is 6 speed indexed...
06-22-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By Classtime

Carbon riders think this is vintage. The shifters...

Carbon riders think this is vintage. The shifters throw them off. This thread should be moved eh?
...
06-21-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By Classtime

I'm still enjoying the novelty of half-step plus...

I'm still enjoying the novelty of half-step plus granny on my 620. But if I tire of it, I'll go compact 48/34 with 9 or ten speed index and either DT or bar end shifting. I think dual pivot brakes...
06-19-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Classtime

Very Classy Bike. Those look like nice parts....

Very Classy Bike. Those look like nice parts. What is the clamp on the top tube for?
06-18-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,007
Posted By Classtime

Before I got into tubulars, I had the s33 tubular...

Before I got into tubulars, I had the s33 tubular clinchers on my gofast bike. I thought they rode nearly as nice as my GP4000s on Bontrager XXXlites. I was disappointed that they didn't seal after...
06-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Classtime

I Let n= the number of road bikes. Let m= the...

I Let n= the number of road bikes.
Let m= the number of mountain bikes.
Let t= the number of touring bikes.
Let s= the number of sport tourers.

Its complicated.
06-12-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By Classtime

That rim looks great. You won't save much rim...

That rim looks great. You won't save much rim weight by going modern: 25 grams for going Open Pro. A little less for Velocity A23. Modern often means going to 23mm width which might be fun. Then with...
06-11-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,007
Posted By Classtime

seedsbelize I would avoid Continental tubulars....

seedsbelize I would avoid Continental tubulars. The Competitions are a real bear and the Sprinter Gatorskins are almost as bad. The Vittoria Corsa and Rally are much easier. You could have the LBS or...
06-10-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 542
Posted By Classtime

For your racing attitude, go down. For...

For your racing attitude, go down. For sport/tourer, go up. I've convinced myself, without evidence, that larger bikes are too flexy or too heavy. I wish that I kept a really nice 24" TREK 710. But...
06-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Classtime

WTB Suntour Superbe RD

My '84 Turbo needs one. All my other vintage race bikes have gone to new owners but I'm keeping this one. It is time I got a proper RD.
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06-06-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 264
Posted By Classtime

I used shoe polish on mine as recommended by a...

I used shoe polish on mine as recommended by a member here. And appliedseveral coats, let it sit in a warm spot between coats and buff the $/:t out of it also between coats.
06-03-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,572
Posted By Classtime

A Dynamic is not a tall stem.

A Dynamic is not a tall stem.
06-01-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,475
Posted By Classtime

When this has happened to me, I start over. ...

When this has happened to me, I start over.
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
(I think Roger Musson is the king of diy wheelbuilding.)
05-27-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,223
Posted By Classtime

I was suggesting we all have our opinions about, ...

I was suggesting we all have our opinions about, "What is a bicycle?" , we have one or more that meet that criteria, and we don't shy away from opportunities to suggest that if others cycled our...
05-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,223
Posted By Classtime

We are all wannabe Grant Petersons.

We are all wannabe Grant Petersons.
05-23-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Classtime

Move to P&R please.

Move to P&R please.
05-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,223
Posted By Classtime

I already know how to set up my drop bar bikes...

I already know how to set up my drop bar bikes and I continue to enjoy looking at pictures of them set up the way I know they should be set up. Lately, I have been seeking pictures and know-how for...
05-21-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By Classtime

Strava quit recording HR a while back. Now, on...

Strava quit recording HR a while back. Now, on rides where I am tracking HR, I record with Whahoo and touch one button to upload to Strava where everything else has been recorded since my OHSs 9...
05-18-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By Classtime

That reminds me: I got two flats last month....

That reminds me: I got two flats last month. Still waiting for the third:( I want it out of the way.
05-17-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,425
Posted By Classtime

Good question. I want lowriders and a handlebar...

Good question. I want lowriders and a handlebar bag but I haven't seen a vintage Blackburn with a tombstone. For versatility, I'm leaning towards a Tubus Tara and a Rawland Rando Rack.
...
05-16-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,683
Posted By Classtime

Tires! The Rat Trap Pass has made the gravel bike...

Tires! The Rat Trap Pass has made the gravel bike a passing fad. I had a sport touring bike that barely had room for 1 1/8 inch tires.
...
05-15-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Classtime

It looks like you worked through some component...

It looks like you worked through some component comparability issues and adjusted it to fit. It looks great. Five speed is plenty with the 1/2 step plus granny. If you haven't yet, read up on that....
05-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,314
Views: 279,751
Posted By Classtime

I stripped and waxed my Wife's Ironman some time...

I stripped and waxed my Wife's Ironman some time ago. There was no rush because she hadn't quite gotten over the last time I crashed her out. Her bike came to us with some GPX hubs with that silly...
05-09-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,357
Posted By Classtime

Aye yae yae. You didn't say the Raleigh Pro was a...

Aye yae yae. You didn't say the Raleigh Pro was a borrowed bike! Definitely get yourself a new bike.
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,388
Posted By Classtime

I'm new to the touring segment -- having done one...

I'm new to the touring segment -- having done one overnighter with my trailer -- and just recently picked up a '85 TREK 620. But I will add my perspective. I may have missed it, but 24 replies and...
05-08-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,421
Posted By Classtime

I saw these "Thousand" at The Bicycle Stand in...

I saw these "Thousand" at The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach CA but I didn't want to try them on because....
they looked great and not lots of $. Many more choices it seems than 4 or 5 years ago for...
05-08-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,357
Posted By Classtime

I get that you want a new bike but nice tires...

I get that you want a new bike but nice tires will make your Raleigh feel like a new bike. Get some Continental GP4000s (They are on sale here and there from time to time often for less than...
05-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 110,374
Posted By Classtime

I posted my Alpina Team on the drop bar thread...

I posted my Alpina Team on the drop bar thread but now it's back to Upright Bar MTB and I finally pulled the trigger on some Rat Trap Pass tires. That is just a Nitto Young holding onto the Soma...
05-05-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,048
Posted By Classtime

I only buy bikes with the intent to fix and ride....

I only buy bikes with the intent to fix and ride. Eventually, I move them along and break even. I did just finish flipping 3 bikes in the last two weeks. I'm telling myself to be happy with the...
05-04-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,103
Posted By Classtime

Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride....

Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride. For, aft, and tilt make difference so have your multitool in your jersey pocket on the first few rides.
05-01-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,823
Posted By Classtime

Wait for an EroicaCA date, ride lots, and get a...

Wait for an EroicaCA date, ride lots, and get a bike ready. Then, change my mind, get a different bike ready. All the other stuff will fit in there somewhere. My daughter will be able to visit from...
05-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 147,007
Posted By Classtime

Tubulars are so very C&V. I didn't realize that...

Tubulars are so very C&V. I didn't realize that taping was so Vintage. I'll stop looking down on tapers.
Also, It is really hard no to Like hazetguy's posts.
05-01-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,425
Posted By Classtime

Back together again using most of the parts as...

Back together again using most of the parts as received. Using an LX rear derailleur instead of the Sunrace and replaced the frazzled rear shift cable. Every thing else was cleaned and put back on...
05-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,184
Posted By Classtime

Still waiting for full frame pics. If you've...

Still waiting for full frame pics. If you've painted a bike as nice as your Superior before and were always happy with your decision, then do it again. I did it once and the result looked great, but...
04-27-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Classtime

Go through the drop bar and upright MTB threads...

Go through the drop bar and upright MTB threads and do that. What original parts do you still have?
04-23-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,425
Posted By Classtime

My First Touring Bike: 85 TREK 620

Also my first Helicomatic and half-step plus granny shifting. And I'm eager to see what "nice" 27 x 1 1/4 tires are all about if I can make the Matrix Titan T passably true, and the Helicomatic...
04-22-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,749
Posted By Classtime

I spied something interesting on CL a few days...

I spied something interesting on CL a few days ago and offered a trade but nothing he was interested in. I had no bike $ so I put my trade bait on CL and it sold in Two days for a price only 5% less...
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Classtime

Picked it up today for 140. Seat post and stem...

Picked it up today for 140. Seat post and stem are free. 24" and the TT is 57 CTC. I've wanted a classic canti tourer for some reason. The 620 rates pretty high so if I don't like it, it's one and...
04-17-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 96,316
Posted By Classtime

Well, I need to share my mods. I think that...

Well, I need to share my mods. I think that straight bars are not for me on a bike that may not be ridden hard for most of its miles with most of the weight on the pedals. My Cimarron is my...
04-17-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By Classtime

I swapped stems and needed a cable hanger. ...

I swapped stems and needed a cable hanger.


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04-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,687
Posted By Classtime

I'm with downtube42 wtf? I was having...

I'm with downtube42 wtf?

I was having difficulty hanging my '85 Schwinn Cimarron on the upper bike rack in the garage and considered switching it with a lighter bike that currently rests on a...
04-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By Classtime

People have enlarged the hole to fit the rear nut...

People have enlarged the hole to fit the rear nut but as you found already, you won't get much encouragement to replace anything but your old brake shoes on those Mafac Racers. My first "nice" bike...
04-16-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By Classtime

For lights, I have settled on Blackburn USB...

For lights, I have settled on Blackburn USB rechargeable. They are guaranteed so when they give up on you, Blackburn replaces them. Nice that you are back riding.
04-12-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Classtime

People will say that new chains shift better☹️ My...

People will say that new chains shift better☹️ My Raleigh has a G.S. Crankset, Atom 5 speed, and wide Sedis chain. I have a wide nos Regina that will go on it next. I think the wide chain will be...
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