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02-28-21, 12:28 AM
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Posted By ctak

Yes! have around 330 miles on that post so far...

Yes! have around 330 miles on that post so far this month

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02-27-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

Relative to my other go-fast cycles (74 - 74.5...

Relative to my other go-fast cycles (74 - 74.5 angles), at least. I appreciate your point though, 73.5 STA / 73 HTA isn't that slack
02-27-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

Thanks! the colors warm up quite a bit in natural...

Thanks! the colors warm up quite a bit in natural light, with the blue taking on a cerulean hue; now if only it had thinned and long point lugs like that alluring 710 (1979) of yours. My plan is to...
02-26-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

Not sure either, but agree that frame flex and...

Not sure either, but agree that frame flex and tire selection/pressure are the main considerations... and what led to my fascination with Trek's Tri Series trifecta: longer chainstays, clearance for...
02-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

Not yet! I ordered them direct from Hunt...

Not yet!


I ordered them direct from Hunt (https://us.huntbikewheels.com/products/hunt-sprint-aero-wide-road-wheelset-1497g-31deep-24wide) when they were under $500. Basically re-branded silver...
02-26-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

Indeed, nothing about this sucks outside of the...

Indeed, nothing about this sucks outside of the explosion of certain counter-cultural activities in my neighborhood...
02-25-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,997,156
Posted By ctak

24" 1984 Trek 720 on OfferUp Seattle for $450 or...

24" 1984 Trek 720 on OfferUp Seattle for $450 or best offer. This won't last long...

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1076186841/?_branch_match_id=884537264124010455
...
02-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By ctak

24" 1986 Trek 700 Tri Series

Bought this 24" Trek 700 Tri Series a while ago for $250 as the sport touring geometry and Reynolds 531 tubeset lined up with what I was looking for...
02-25-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By ctak

OutnBack What did or didn't you like about your...

OutnBack What did or didn't you like about your previous Cannondales?

I used to have an '83 ST-500 similar to the one reviewed in this loaded touring bike Road Test...
02-23-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,483
Posted By ctak

Supa keut shopified booze DeliveRiv :backpedal: ...

Supa keut shopified booze DeliveRiv :backpedal:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-10/booze-delivery-online-liquor-sales-are-booming-amid-the-pandemic
...
02-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Both shell undersides look the same as the bb on...

Both shell undersides look the same as the bb on the '86 760 pictured below, albeit with unique serials. Source: Vintage Trek Gallery - Dave Staublin's 1986 Model 760...
02-19-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

+1 re: variances at Trek. I have two 24" Trek...

+1 re: variances at Trek. I have two 24" Trek 700s from 1986, identical in all areas (including internal chainstay cable routing) but one.....
02-18-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,202
Posted By ctak

I just prefer a wider tire for carrying 40-lbs of...

I just prefer a wider tire for carrying 40-lbs of gear for days on end along highway and back-road shoulders. Not to say that 38mm Schwalbe Marathons on a Pro Tour with the right rims (or Voyageur...
02-17-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,202
Posted By ctak

I used this sporty thing mostly for "spirited"...

I used this sporty thing mostly for "spirited" 40-70 mile efforts over mixed surfaces with areas of dilapidated asphalt, for which the longer chainstays and relatively flexy .9/.6/.9mm tubeset helped...
02-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,354
Posted By ctak

Are you referring to something like Nitto's...

Are you referring to something like Nitto's MTC-01 (https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-mtc-01-quill-stem-to-threadless-adapter---25-422-2mm-stem-column-adapters-nitto--870-094-30-870-094-30/p) quill for...
02-15-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By ctak

Reviews look like hit or miss. Glad things have...

Reviews look like hit or miss. Glad things have worked out for several BFers

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/bikeinn.com

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/bikeinn.com
02-09-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,354
Posted By ctak

Loving ur assemblage of interior cleaning...

Loving ur assemblage of interior cleaning instruments. I know little of Medici, but see loads of potential here :thumb:
02-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Just ruminating on the plausibility of a 45-miler...

Just ruminating on the plausibility of a 45-miler at night in the pouring rain up/around Cougar Mountain as a backdrop for evaluation of the merits of said technology
02-01-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

How about a post-wet-ride assessment? ;)

How about a post-wet-ride assessment? ;)
02-01-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ctak

Threaded Thinlines...

Threaded Thinlines (https://www.jensonusa.com/Kool-Stop-Thinline-Shoes) (with swappable washers for different rim widths) work great on my centerpull equipped touring bike:...
01-31-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By ctak

+1 for media blast and powdercoat, plus an...

+1 for media blast and powdercoat, plus an internal coating of Boeshield T-9. I once took an 853 Reynolds Lemond, with similar pitting, through this process and rode it for years without any...
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ctak

1985 Cannondale ST-400

Asking for a friend: Is this 1985 ST-400 touring...
01-27-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

No longer have this bike, but I've updated my...

No longer have this bike, but I've updated my flickr album with some more pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTX9UXw

I'm looking for a 24" Pro Tour 15 if anyone has any leads
01-27-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,202
Posted By ctak

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but...

Recently sold my 1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15, but have an album to remember it by: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTX9UXw
...
01-27-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By ctak

:thumb: KoolStop Thinlines...

:thumb: KoolStop Thinlines https://www.jensonusa.com/Kool-Stop-Thinline-Shoes-Thinline-Threaded-Post-Salmon
01-26-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By ctak

Exactly, and ime these particular pads work great...

Exactly, and ime these particular pads work great in either orientation
01-23-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,202
Posted By ctak

Thanks, will add more pics soon. Using Nitto m151...

Thanks, will add more pics soon. Using Nitto m151 bars, really like the drop, reach and look.
01-19-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,202
Posted By ctak

Quick post-ride pic of my 20 speed 1980 Centurion...

Quick post-ride pic of my 20 speed 1980 Centurion Pro Tour, with some modern touches: 700c wheels, original SR cranks with 46/34t rings, 13/29t Campy cassette, VO fenders, Berthoud saddle, 32mm...
01-18-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,188
Posted By ctak

+1 for Japanese Steel...

+1 for Japanese Steel (https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847861705)

Great history and photography

As a pixel peeper, I'm rarely impressed by image print quality (not limited to cycling and...
01-17-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,223
Posted By ctak

It'll work great with just a little planning to...

It'll work great with just a little planning to sync everything up.

Here's my 2x9/10 speed 83 Pro Tour 15
- Rear triangle spread to 128mm, works well with many modern wheelsets
- 700c conversion...
01-03-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,267
Posted By ctak

But not too ugly to be loved ...

But not too ugly to be loved

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Aye-aye
12-28-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,420
Posted By ctak

Agreed! Terribly entertaining content

Agreed!

Terribly entertaining content
12-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Zoo Hill likes this :thumb:

Zoo Hill likes this :thumb:
12-15-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,953
Posted By ctak

Great photo essay, love following the progress....

Great photo essay, love following the progress. I've added "dark blue metallic" to my top 5 list

and may your future rides be well hydrated
12-03-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,463
Posted By ctak

She is only smiling because her new balance bike...

She is only smiling because her new balance bike weighs 4.6 pounds, roughly proportional to the weight of a high-end carbon bike relative to an adult rider
...
11-28-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,962
Posted By ctak

Nice work, and scan quality :thumb:

Nice work, and scan quality :thumb:
11-21-20, 05:31 PM
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Views: 346,831
Posted By ctak

Recent build for a good friend: Sugino GP...

Recent build for a good friend: Sugino GP crankset, mixed Shimano Ultegra / 600 groupset, Nitto Albatross bars, 28mm Paselas......
11-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,362
Posted By ctak

These came in either 23.5" or 24.5", as I...

These came in either 23.5" or 24.5", as I understand. My 23.5" Pro Tour measures 59.5cm CTT...
11-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,362
Posted By ctak

Would you please share the first 4 characters of...

Would you please share the first 4 characters of the serial number?

My PT from 1981 is 23.5" CTT with a 56.5cm TT. 120 spacing. Fits 700x38mm easily, though from what I understand late 70s Pro...
11-08-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

Thanks, would love to find a 24" metallic...

Thanks, would love to find a 24" metallic chestnut Turbo...


I have a taupe '84 as well. Also 23" but different geo than the '83 which I found surprising. Catalog states slacker angles but no...
11-07-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

Thanks and yes, 35mm Schwalbe G-One Speeds

Thanks and yes, 35mm Schwalbe G-One Speeds
11-07-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,405
Posted By ctak

Good idea. 38 Allrounds easily fit without...

Good idea. 38 Allrounds easily fit without fenders so 35s may slide in there. Went with Speeds as my routes require 25-30 miles of pavement cycling to reach the gravel trailheads, but now that I...
11-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

Thanks! and no, but I think the previous owner...

Thanks! and no, but I think the previous owner had it cold set to 128 (not quite 130)
11-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

v2, updated this week in time for a wet Fall...

v2, updated this week in time for a wet Fall gravel ride near Snoqualmie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/1_20c759824d8f424eb020d6b707d6772634638c76.jpg...
11-07-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

v1, as 26-lb cruiser with rack and bullmoose bars...

v1, as 26-lb cruiser with rack and bullmoose bars during light touring trip
...
11-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By ctak

1983 Centurion Pro Tour 15

Found this 23" frameset on eBay earlier this year and let it relax for a couple months while waiting for 700c inspiration
...
11-07-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 233,389
Posted By ctak

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,405
Posted By ctak

Yeah, Portola bars are slightly more compact...

Yeah, Portola bars are slightly more compact (112mm drop, 65mm reach, 30 degree flare) than the classic Nitto Dirt Drop design of the RM3 (120mm drop, 65mm reach, 38 degree flare).
My route featured...
11-05-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,405
Posted By ctak

Here's a few pics, including one of a dirty...

Here's a few pics, including one of a dirty derailleur after a 47-mile test ride in wet conditions. Still have adjustments to make, but it was nice to get on the road this evening. Btw, "backwards"...
11-05-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,405
Posted By ctak

A $120 combination I really like: - Nitto...

A $120 combination I really like:
- Nitto NTC-DX Technomic (pearlized version of the regular Technomic, with 190mm and 225mm overall heights in 26.0)
- Soma Portola bars (similar design to Nitto...
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