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Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By dzeccola

I think out plan right now is to go to Potlatch...

I think out plan right now is to go to Potlatch SP on first night out of bremerton
04-13-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,360
Posted By dzeccola

Great stuff. Thanks everybody. In my...

Great stuff. Thanks everybody.

In my case, I don't care about getting a functional result, it's going to be a fixed gear so I don't need a cable stop at all, its really just an aesthetic issue....
Forum: Touring
04-13-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks for all the advice everybody. Here some...

Thanks for all the advice everybody. Here some answers to questions that got posted.

1) Yes we are prepared for rain. We have shower pass rain covers for shoes, gore text pans, and gore text...
Forum: Touring
04-13-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By dzeccola

Leaving to do the Pacific Coast tour tomorrow. Any words of advice?

Leaving tomorrow to fly to Seattle and strike down the coast to San Diego / Tiajuana. Any words of advice from people who have done it?
04-13-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,283
Posted By dzeccola

Help finding covers for shifter boss on Koga Miyata FullPro

Latest project bike is an '87 Koga Miyata Full-Pro. I'm converting to fixed/SS, and have run into difficulty finding a cover for my shifter bosses. Unlike normal shifter bosses these ones have a...
06-12-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By dzeccola

Anybody ever heard of a bianchi cesar?

Hi all, I'm thinking of buying this bike on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Bianchi-Cesar-50cm-Time-Carbon-front-fork-Shimano_W0QQitemZ120581698515QQcategoryZ98084QQcmdZViewItem it is a nice looking...
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks for all the input so far, keep it coming. ...

Thanks for all the input so far, keep it coming. It's a tough choice ain't it. If I had to choose RIGHT NOW. I would take the trek and sell the Heron, mostly just because the trek has been my ride...
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By dzeccola

Which to keep Trek 720 or Heron Touring

I have a 1983 Silver Trek 720 and an Early 90's Heron Touring bicycle. I can only keep one of these two bikes. I love both of them and they both ride great. Only major major difference is the 26"...
Forum: Touring
06-09-08, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By dzeccola

Can you bring a boxed bike on the train? Its...

Can you bring a boxed bike on the train? Its going to be REALLY hard for each of us to haul a boxed bike plus luggage to the train station anyway. Have you done this before?

How about bike boxes?
Forum: Touring
06-07-08, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By dzeccola

How to get a bike to the Airport in Rome

Hello touring posters,

In two weeks, me and my soon to be wife are embarking on a three week bicycle honeymoon tour of southern europe. We start our tour in barcelona and end in rome. We've...
04-15-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By dzeccola

V-Brake Pad Adjustability

I would like to know if I can use V-Brakes on My touring Rig. But I'm having a lack of information roadblock.

The bike is an 83 Trek 720 that was originally set up for 27" rims. I have a set of...
04-14-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks guys, is a step down ferrel something I...

Thanks guys, is a step down ferrel something I can pick up at the LBS or is it more specialized
04-14-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By dzeccola

Scale You've basically got two options: 1)...

Scale You've basically got two options:

1) Get a new THREADED fork. To do this, you will need to know the steerer tube diameter of the older fork, it is most likely 1" but might also be 1 1/8". ...
04-13-08, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By dzeccola

Housing Trouble on Vintage Trek 720

Hey all. I have an 83 trek 720. I am running into a problem when I am setting up the cables/housing to the Rear Derailleur. The cable stop is a small braze on, on the bottom side of the chainstay....
04-04-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks Jim, Do you happen to know which...

Thanks Jim,

Do you happen to know which pads/calipers they were, and if there are any others that might work?
04-04-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By dzeccola

700s on an Old Trek 720

Hey all. I'm on the brink of buying a 1983 Trek 720 bicycle. I know this is a gorgeous bike, but there is one thing tripping me up. The original Dia Compe GC960 Canti brakes were set up to work...
03-12-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks for the advice. If it's at all possible,...

Thanks for the advice. If it's at all possible, I'd rather not do any actual damage to the bike through filing etc, since its in such pristine condition. Do you know how much space, bolt to bolt,...
03-12-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By dzeccola

Cantilever Boss Woes

I just got a NOS Fuji Touring Series IV bike from 1984. I love it, its beautiful but it does have these wacky cantilever bosses that are for the Dia Compe 960 brakes that came on the bike, the bosses...
Forum: Touring
02-08-08, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By dzeccola

What has been your experience with the noodles in...

What has been your experience with the noodles in terms of how easy it is to reach for the shifters?
Forum: Touring
02-07-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,065,176
Posted By dzeccola

Hey! Yeah the PNW is awesome. Our trip took us...

Hey! Yeah the PNW is awesome. Our trip took us about 2.5 weeks in the saddle and we averaged a little over 65 miles a day. We didn't go around all of Van Couver Island, we started at Victoria, went...
Forum: Touring
02-06-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By dzeccola

Touring handlebars with Bar End Shifters

I want to switch from my current mustache bars to a more drop style bar. I use bar and shifters and I really like the way the mustache bars give an easy line for my hands to go to the shifters. But...
Forum: Touring
02-06-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,065,176
Posted By dzeccola

We're So hot it Hurts

1981 Specialized Expedition - 1983 Trek 620
On our trip around the pacific Northwest. We started in Seattle, went south around the Olympic Peninsula and then north through the mountains and...
12-02-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By dzeccola

Ok, so I measured my bike from bottom of the...

Ok, so I measured my bike from bottom of the lower cup to the top nut, and it comes out around 175 mm . What range of fork steerer tubes then, would be acceptable for me to purchase? I understand...
12-02-07, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks! What about the length of the threads, is...

Thanks! What about the length of the threads, is that important? Or should I just measure the distance I need, buy one thats a couple of mm longer and has a lot of threads and then cut it where I...
12-01-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By dzeccola

Question about forks for a newbie

Hey, I hope this isn't a completely dumb question, but here goes.

I have a bike with an aluminum fork that I want to replace. It is a threaded fork with a 1" steerer tube diameter. Now, I want...
11-30-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

Ok, I can roll with that if needs be. I guess I...

Ok, I can roll with that if needs be. I guess I also wanted to figure out if the original bottom bracket was defective, and if so I may be able to get the place I bought it from to replace it for...
11-29-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

If it appears that the threads on the BB spindle...

If it appears that the threads on the BB spindle have been damaged, is there anything I can do to repair them without a huge amount of effort / cost?
11-29-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

Where did I go wrong in the installation /...

Where did I go wrong in the installation / maintenance area that could strip new threads in a week. Are campy spindles threaded differently than others?
11-29-07, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

Help with Campy Crank Bolts!

So I bought a campy mirage bottom bracket and installed it on my bike a week ago. I put the (Campy) cranks on using crank bolts that I bought at my LBS, I just asked for Crank Bolts, because I had...
10-29-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By dzeccola

Hey all I'm working on getting pictures, for the...

Hey all I'm working on getting pictures, for the moment though I did find a serial number on the non drive side of the seat tube down towards the bottom bracket it reads "IE33863", I also saw that...
10-28-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By dzeccola

Japenese Mystery Bike

Hey all, today I stumbled upon a bicycle that I cannot find any information about at all, I was wondering if anyone might know something more about it.

The bike is branded "Monte Carlo" (written...
08-01-07, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

Nope, its one of those Suntour Symmetric jobs,...

Nope, its one of those Suntour Symmetric jobs, and I don't think I could finagle a way to take off the shifters and put on the cablestops.
07-31-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

not really sure what that is. will my LBS stock...

not really sure what that is. will my LBS stock it?
07-31-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By dzeccola

Help with Installing New Bar End Shifters

Hey all! So, I'm converting an older down-tube shifter style bike to bar end shifters. I've gotten my bar ends (dura ace) which I will be using friction only mode on. My problem is that the cable...
07-13-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By dzeccola

what exactly constitutes quality cable/housing?...

what exactly constitutes quality cable/housing? how much does would enough for the two shifters run, approx?
07-13-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By dzeccola

Question on Bar End Shifter Cabling

I have a pair of Dura-Ace bar end shifters that I am going to be running in friction mode. Most pictures I've seen of bar end installations have the cables running out from under the handlebar tape...
07-09-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By dzeccola

The Trek 620

Hey everybody, I've just purchased a Trek 620 from 1983, I was wondering if people have any experience with this bike. All the components are OEM, are they all pretty good or should I change any of...
07-05-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By dzeccola

Oh and one more quick question. I have a suntour...

Oh and one more quick question. I have a suntour powerflow 8spd Cassette hanging around too, will that fit onto the Dura-Ace 8spd hub?
07-05-07, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By dzeccola

They are 8 Spd Hubs, and I like not to go higher...

They are 8 Spd Hubs, and I like not to go higher than 8spd because of Chain longevity. The axles are 130 as well. So I should be all set with an 8spd shimano cassette on these wheels, and I will...
07-05-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By dzeccola

Thanks so much. So, I have a pair of 700c wheels...

Thanks so much. So, I have a pair of 700c wheels with a dura ace hub on it with a new cassette spline design. Can I put this on this bike? What cassette will I need to buy that would work with the...
07-05-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,316
Posted By dzeccola

Can I put a 700c Wheel on a 83 Trek 620?

Hello, I need some help. I've just purchased a gorgeous 83 trek 620, which comes standard with 27" wheels. The wheel and tire market being what it is these days, plus my desire to replace the steel...
06-29-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By dzeccola

Its a 1999 Schwinn Peloton

Its a 1999 Schwinn Peloton
06-27-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By dzeccola

Comparing Steel Brands

So, I love my Reynolds 853 bike with a fiery passion. A friend of mine is looking for a bike similar to mine, but it seems the resale (and even new) market for 853 bikes is pretty slim. I know that...
Forum: Touring
06-26-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,517
Posted By dzeccola

So what is the wisdom on touring and brakes? I...

So what is the wisdom on touring and brakes? I just purchased a 1998 Eros frame to tour with (I know its not a touring bike but oh well, its what I could find cheap) which I plan to load lightly on...
Forum: Touring
06-26-07, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By dzeccola

about brakes

So whats the consensus (if there is one) on brakes for touring? Cantilever? Mountain Brakes? Any ideas?
Forum: Touring
06-25-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By dzeccola

I actually went and looked at this bike, its...

I actually went and looked at this bike, its pristine and the guy takes good care of it, a little out of my price range though, but a beautiful bike.
Forum: Touring
06-22-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By dzeccola

Well Fortunately, I've bought just the frame and...

Well Fortunately, I've bought just the frame and fork, so the rest of it is up to me in terms of gearing etc. However I'm going to need a little help building this up to be a heavy duty tourer as...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By dzeccola

I weigh 220. We want tour around the mountains...

I weigh 220. We want tour around the mountains of the northwest, around the volcanoes out there, so up big hills, etc. We would probably pack med/light with a supply of backpacking equipment. I...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By dzeccola

beautiful iridescent sea-weed green

beautiful iridescent sea-weed green
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By dzeccola

Can I tour on this bike?

Hey all, I just bought a Bianchi Eros (1998) frame in the hopes that I could build it up for some serious touring latter this year. I assumed this was a good frame to tour on because its steel and...
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