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10-05-19, 04:45 PM
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Dia Compe nutted brakes

Were most non aero nutted brake calipers setup to mount the front cable on the left? It makes it hard to setup the bike with aero levers. If your front brake is your right hand you can see even...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
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i have thought about this as well. That would...

i have thought about this as well. That would allow the fender to raise up a few more mm and would probably work. I dont much like the idea but it surely is better than grinding on the crown itself....
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
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Trek 750 and fender clearance

I have finished out my old 90s Trek 750 touring build. It is a tank. 36lbs unloaded. I took it out for ~20 yesterday with stuff on the rear and today i took it out for ~25mi today with ~25lbs on the...
06-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
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The frame has been cold set and appears straight....

The frame has been cold set and appears straight. Ill take some measurements. I pulled the cranks and spindle back off to take some measurements there and it is correct. at 122.5. I might try a...
06-09-19, 06:33 PM
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Views: 387
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i suppose i can try to put a spacer or 2 under...

i suppose i can try to put a spacer or 2 under the drive side to see if that helps. It just seems odd. I thought maybe i had the wrong size spindle but i even pulled it and checked. I did throw a 9...
06-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
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Old Schwinn High Sierra bottom bracket spindle length advice?

I have and old schwinn HS. .....probably 86 or 87. 68mm bb and i have some shimano fc-mt60 triple cranks. According to Sheldon that triple crankset should be 122.5mm. Thats what i put in. A brand new...
04-27-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
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Its a 1994 based on the catalog. The charts in...

Its a 1994 based on the catalog. The charts in the catalog show all the measurements but not the actual fork rake


I know the surly fork has a rake of 45mm
...
04-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
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Trek 930 fork options

I picked up an old early 1990s trek 930 frame today. It is in great shape.

No fork but i believe the head tube to be 1 1/8 inch for a threadless headset. 135mm rear spacing. I am thinking of...
04-05-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
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I would say so. Id love t find a Volpe in my size.

I would say so. Id love t find a Volpe in my size.
03-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,153
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cool. i havent seen one like that before. Post a...

cool. i havent seen one like that before. Post a picture if you get a chance. I like how it appears to fit over the top nut.
03-28-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,153
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What the hell kind of 1 inch headset nut is that?...

What the hell kind of 1 inch headset nut is that? Looks like it has a cable hanger built in? Or is it some kind of weird cap that goes over the nut?
03-26-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 75,153
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That is looking great! Nice work.

That is looking great! Nice work.
03-09-19, 01:45 PM
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i am building out a stumpjumper conversion now...

i am building out a stumpjumper conversion now and i am going to start with some surly open bars rather than drops. I will likely want to convert over to drops at some point. I have no idea on stem...
02-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
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SRAM SI crankset with XSync 32t narrow wide ring

I am refurbishing an old 26 inch MTB and i picked up this SRAM crankset. It has a 32t narrow/wide chainring.

The plan for the bike is it will be a 1x9. I am wondering if this 32t will be too...
01-29-19, 08:59 AM
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Views: 158,825
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Wow....thats nice.

Wow....thats nice.
01-27-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
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I think i got it sorted out. I had the limit...

I think i got it sorted out. I had the limit screw almost all the way out on the low end and with it clamped on in that way the whole cage would move around as it was then resting on one of the cross...
01-27-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
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actually i misspoke. It is an xce. It doesnt...

actually i misspoke. It is an xce. It doesnt appear bent but.....strangely it wont adjust inward enough to drop onto the smalest ring. The cage itself has some play in it as well overall which i...
01-27-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
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front derailleur recommendation

I am working on building up a hybrid trek 750 as a touring bike. The bike came stock with suntour xcm front and rear derailleurs and the front has play in the cage and i cant get it adjusted to the...
01-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,825
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wow...thats a beauty!

wow...thats a beauty!
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
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i had to get one last dumb question in before the...

i had to get one last dumb question in before the end of the year.
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
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Creating loops?

Maybe dumb question...but are there any good apps for creating a loop style route? I hate coming back the same way i set off and i think it could be a nice thing to have for overnight tours or short...
12-29-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
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Interesting. Ill have to look up that knurling...

Interesting. Ill have to look up that knurling process.

If i look close at this crown face it isnt entirely flat. I suspect the best thing to do here is to grind it out to 26.4 and face it flat.
12-29-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
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yeah...i could try that. The race area has some...

yeah...i could try that. The race area has some spots that read 27mm....so that just might be good enough.

I know i have had lesser quality bikes in the past where the crown race just sat...
12-29-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
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milling down a fork crown 27 to 26.4

i have acquired a really nice frameset only to find that it appears someone tried to file down the the fork crown to 26.4 from 27.0 by hand using a dremel. There are small nicks on the fork tube that...
12-25-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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i have assembled a few bikes with mid-fork mounts...

i have assembled a few bikes with mid-fork mounts and they have all had threads so i thought it was strange. I guess the thought was a long m5 and a nut on the inside. Function over aesthetics but as...
12-24-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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hmm....the trek 750 has mid fork mounts but...

hmm....the trek 750 has mid fork mounts but strangely enough they are not threaded? M5 was too small and M6 wouldnt go in at all almost like it was too big. I cleaned up the fork and got the...
12-24-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
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Thanks all. Im going to try it metal on metal...

Thanks all. Im going to try it metal on metal first. I am sure that will be fine as long as i am careful.
12-24-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
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downtube friction shifters sliding down?

I have a frameset that has no little nub on the downtube for mounting your friction downtube shifters above so they dont slide down. The area is painted but a bit scratched here. Hoping to run a set...
12-24-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
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yeah......i dont know if this will work....

yeah......i dont know if this will work. Strangely the cages are the same size but the balls ride in a different spot on the races from what i can tell. This leaves a bigger gap on the bottom race...
12-23-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
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Tange Levin CDS and NJS headset interchangablity

I have parts frorm both sets.

My hope was to use the crown and top race from the CDS but use the NJS lower/upper cup race for the cups.

The reason is the races are pitted very slightly and i...
12-22-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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I just picked up a 750 with drop bars on it. I...

I just picked up a 750 with drop bars on it. I assume originally it had upright bars and thumb shifters. It now has stem shifters.
Anyway....it has the original Matrix titan tour heat treated 7000...
12-19-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
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who makes headbadges?

When i was new to cycling i jumped into finding a frameset that i loved....i tore it down, cleaned it, stripped the paint and then had it powder coated. I built it back up with nice components and...
12-15-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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That is a really nice setup there. Tektro...

That is a really nice setup there. Tektro RL340s? and Suntour barcons....?
I think that is exactly how i would build one if i did. I love it. I would surely need a shorter stem but that is a very...
12-15-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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Interesting. Thanks for the replies. IF they...

Interesting. Thanks for the replies.
IF they all had the same geo but different componets i guess that makes sense. I know the top tube seems much longer than a road bike or at least to what i am...
12-15-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
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Trek experts...Lugged 520

So i know the early 1990s trek 520 is a great touring road bike. Many rave reviews about this.

How does that compare to a same year Mulitrack 750? I have read they use the same geometry and...
12-09-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,825
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Hopefully this is ok to post here being that it...

Hopefully this is ok to post here being that it is a Fuji thread. Anyone know the crown race diameter on a k6 the finest? My fork is out and i can pop mine off if the answer is no. I thought i would...
Replies: 25
Views: 9,721
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I have one for for sale in this same model /...

I have one for for sale in this same model / color scheme near me. 27 inch wheels which i believe makes it an 1989 model. I am curious to know if the cantis on this can be adjusted up/down to allow...
12-09-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,825
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I will probably join. I must say...i got the...

I will probably join.
I must say...i got the book 1 day after i ordered it and i havent put it down yet. Those photos are amazing! I love how you laid everything out and the history is great. It...
12-07-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,825
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Thanks. That is probably the correct size...

Thanks. That is probably the correct size then....just a bit tight.

.....and then i followed your signature links..........read all your blogs.......and ordered the book. AMAZING stuff. Hats off...
12-07-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 158,825
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Any early 70s The Finest owners out there...

Any early 70s The Finest owners out there .....what is your seat post size? Mine has a 26.4 in it but it is tight around the clamp area and im thinking the seatube clamp area where it inserts into...
12-04-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 124,221
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Suggestion. Get some "Fluid Film". It comes in...

Suggestion. Get some "Fluid Film".
It comes in a spray can like frame saver does but it is bigger. I have heard the coast guard uses that stuff on their helicopters when hovering over the saltwater...
Forum: Touring
12-01-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
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Nifty little bag for a cook kit or misc items

I ended up getting one of the Condor H2O packs which think is some kind of hydration setup.

It works really really well to house the stanley cookpot, ss cup, gas, cook stove, utinsels, lighter...
12-01-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
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id be curious to see pictures. I love those old...

id be curious to see pictures. I love those old finest bicycles. I have never actually seen a newest in real life up close but i have seen a few finests and enjoy them. All finests i have seen were...
11-30-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
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Got pictures of that bike? Those Finests were...

Got pictures of that bike? Those Finests were nice machines.
11-30-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
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yes very true :) Great looking cranksets. I...

yes very true :)

Great looking cranksets. I love the rings and how the inner circle is round when you disassemble them from the arms.
11-30-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
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yes.

yes.
11-30-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
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sugino mighty series crankset clones

The sugino mighty line of cranks are my favorite vintage crankset...the super mighty and competition are awesome.

Anyway...I know there is a company today that makes clones of these style vintage...
11-26-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
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Right....my fault. Not eyelets but bosses. I cant...

Right....my fault. Not eyelets but bosses. I cant correct the subject but i did correct the description.
11-26-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
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I was more referring to mid fork eyelets in the...

I was more referring to mid fork eyelets in the front fork. I guess that wasnt clear.
11-26-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,622
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Had moment to shoot the finished build in the...

Had moment to shoot the finished build in the freezing cold today.

Before:...
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