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05-27-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Lbxpdx

Noob crank and spindle length question

So, the bike is a 1991 Trek 990. It has a spindle length of 122.5mm. I needed to replace two chain rings, but found an as new Sugino XD triple locally for a good price. Per Sugino, they recommend a...
05-25-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Lbxpdx

I too thought the teeth had lost a fair amount of...

I too thought the teeth had lost a fair amount of material, but looking at new old stock Shimano chain rings, they all have some teeth that are shorter than others. I believe it is meant to shift...
05-25-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Lbxpdx

While I was searching for parts, I realized that...

While I was searching for parts, I realized that my center ring might be off. This morning I went out to the garage and noticed that my center ring was indeed not aligned correctly. I somehow did not...
05-24-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Lbxpdx

I know that all the chainrings should be...

I know that all the chainrings should be replaced. Iím looking for a whole crankset, though Iím having difficulty finding a used crank that fits a 122.5 spindle.

will this middle chainring work?
...
05-23-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Lbxpdx

Is my middle chainring toast?

Iím sure there are thousands of miles on this and probably wrong sized chains too. When I push with some gusto, the chain slips, though only on the center chain ring. New chain and it is waxed.
...
05-23-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,324
Posted By Lbxpdx

Oversized heat treated True Temper OX Ultra II ...

Oversized heat treated True Temper OX Ultra II

1991 Trek 990

...
05-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Lbxpdx

1Ē threadless question

My bike has a 1Ē threadless steerer tube with a shim to accept 9/8Ē stems. If I want to add some height, is a standard 9/8Ē extender the only way to go?
05-15-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,196,123
Posted By Lbxpdx

quick cross reference of the mountain LX group...

quick cross reference of the mountain LX group set was only done for one year in 1989. Hopefully that helps some
05-14-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,196,123
Posted By Lbxpdx

mine would be the older brother. It is an 86.

mine would be the older brother. It is an 86.
05-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,196,123
Posted By Lbxpdx

And I thought I got a deal when I paid $50 for...

And I thought I got a deal when I paid $50 for mine. The original seatpost is in the garage.
...
05-13-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,196,123
Posted By Lbxpdx

My 1991 Trek 990. ...

My 1991 Trek 990.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d8db5e60_148c_453b_befa_393045d755e3_6c8d76e26bf95bce917b1bec15ff29ede9583949.jpeg...
05-10-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Lbxpdx

Tapping BB for Italian thread cost

Well, my BB for my 1991 Trek is geeked on the drive side. What is fair market cost for having the threads retapped? Does $60 sound reasonable?

Also, if I have my BB tapped for Italian, can I...
05-08-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Lbxpdx

1991 Trek 990 is back on the road

I bought this in fall I believe. My initial plan was to powder coat it and put some drop bars on it, which I will probably do this winter, but I decided to just get it up and running. Itís hard to...
04-27-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Lbxpdx

I didnít do the build, I bought it this way. A...

I didnít do the build, I bought it this way. A local shop built it up. The original owner is now in her 70ís and unable to ride. Per her son, it sat unused for at least 5 years. She bought it around...
04-27-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Lbxpdx

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/ffc94c80_a2db_407d_bdbc_ad6987044ea6_5c77d9319c8c9a8fd2c554d1a9ff166d59d504e1.jpeg

The seat height is set up for her. There is no...
04-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Lbxpdx

Mixte frame sizing

Iíve searched and read quite a few postings and various websites and it would seem that on a mixte the effective top tube length is the determining factor on sizing for a frame.

Over the weekend...
04-25-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Lbxpdx

Iím curious why the frame doesnít cut the mustard...

Iím curious why the frame doesnít cut the mustard for you? Heat treated, oversized, double butted, lugged steel American made frame is nothing to sneeze at.

powder coating is roughly $150 and...
04-22-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 10,917
Posted By Lbxpdx

isnít the Jenny actually a rebranded Ollech and...

isnít the Jenny actually a rebranded Ollech and Wajs?
04-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Lbxpdx

I cut a piece of old brake wire, frayed one end...

I cut a piece of old brake wire, frayed one end and chucked it up in the Foredom. All the Dremel bits are too large for bolt holes.
04-19-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Lbxpdx

Lipstick on a pig

At least thats how it feels at the moment. I am doing my first rebuild, a 1991 Trek 990 that Iím trying to do for as little money as possible. The last few days Iíve been cleaning the bolts and other...
04-17-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Lbxpdx

Shimano BR-M743 cantilever brake question.

Iím rebuilding the brakes on a 1991 Trek 990. A couple quick questions.

Do I need to grease the springs?

which hole do I put the spring in on the cantilever and which hole on the post?
04-10-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Lbxpdx

I have King Iris cages on my bike, but I got...

I have King Iris cages on my bike, but I got these both for $4.

I like the design, Iím just a touch curious who was the first to make this style.
04-10-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Lbxpdx

King Iris styled Trek water bottle cage

I found these today and was wondering if anybody knew anything about them.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_ed72ca127e89a88bc67c227b82c1591bc23a074a.jpg
04-09-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 10,917
Posted By Lbxpdx

These are my watches that Iíve found in thrift...

These are my watches that Iíve found in thrift stores or pawnshops over the years, except for the old Gruen. That one was a wedding gift from my grandmother to my grandfather in 1945. Iíve liked...
04-08-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Lbxpdx

This is a 1991 Trek 990 by the way.

This is a 1991 Trek 990 by the way.
04-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Lbxpdx

Is this a frame drain plug?

If so, that is such a cool idea.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b3cc95c9_1813_41f7_a17e_aaf71048b52f_97eee7cb06353debad95d68fd237e7a83202e33a.jpeg
04-07-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Lbxpdx

I stopped at park rose earlier. I forgot about...

I stopped at park rose earlier. I forgot about winks. Good idea.
04-07-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Lbxpdx

Shimano Deerhead hardware

Any idea where to get the bolts for the thumb shifters? I had two break and I canít find large head with a .8 pitch that take a 6mm Allen. What I find has a slightly smaller head that takes 4mm.
...
04-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Lbxpdx

Roller brake cable yoke question

My bike has mafac raids and I was thinking of putting a roller yoke on vs the old style shimano yoke that it presently has. I was looking at the grand diacompe but for a few dollars more the Rene...
03-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 62,265
Views: 9,430,849
Posted By Lbxpdx

Bridgestone X0-1 frame on PDX CL

no affiliation just letting folks know .

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-bridgestone-xo-frameset/7297802685.html
03-22-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Lbxpdx

thatís what I was looking for. Thanks

thatís what I was looking for. Thanks
03-22-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Lbxpdx

Nitto noodle vs Rene Herse Randounners

Does anyone have any experience with both of these bars? I have the Rene Herse on my bike, but Iím thinking of getting the Noodle for a build. They look pretty darn similar with the noodle having a...
03-18-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Lbxpdx

Mainly the seat. I did the math to find the...

Mainly the seat. I did the math to find the right seat height. I have a Brooks Pro seat and I finally conditioned it, so a few rides later my sitbones started to make their indentations. I rotated...
03-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Lbxpdx

I think Iím finally learning how to bicycle

I got my first bike when I was in elementary school and had a hard rock comp in junior high/high school, and an old steel Schwin road bike in my early 30ís. At the ripe old age of 42 I was lucky...
03-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Lbxpdx

Ebisu on PDX CL

While I am more than happy with my bike, I still see what's out there and found this.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-ebisu-jitensha-study-touring/7290768177.html

It would...
03-16-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
Posted By Lbxpdx

weird question, are some tubes faster than others?

My mind says no, but my legs tell me something different. I had 26x1.5 tubes in my 650bx42mm tires and then went to 27.5x1.75 tubes. At the same PSI, the larger tubes felt comfier but slightly...
03-12-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Lbxpdx

Part out or sell complete?

I have a Softride that I loved, despite the tinny tires, until I got a 650B. I honestly don't think I will ride the soft ride again. Here is my quandary, do I part out the Softride or sell it...
03-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By Lbxpdx

thanks.

thanks.
03-11-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

I should clarify my question a bit. Low trail...

I should clarify my question a bit. Low trail with a French flip should add some suspension springiness. Do lowriders counteract the innate springiness or do the forks flex with the lowriders?
03-11-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Lbxpdx

Low rider pannier question

Does anyone have a rough idea how much stiffer a set of lowriders make a front fork feel?

Particularly with a low trail fork.
03-09-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,937
Posted By Lbxpdx

I really want a Nitto, as they are beautiful but...

I really want a Nitto, as they are beautiful but $70 or so for a cage is hard to swallow. I have a titanium Novarro presently but I see myself ordering a pair of King Irisís in the near future.
03-09-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Lbxpdx

instarted out with the stitching on the bottoms,...

instarted out with the stitching on the bottoms, but it was a pain. Doing it with the stitching on top was easier and ended up looking cool too. Iíll rotate it.

since I see my self riding this...
03-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Lbxpdx

Well I think since I wrote started the thread and...

Well I think since I wrote started the thread and now, my seat may have broken in. I made a slight adjustment on the day I was set to buy a B17, took the bike out for a spin and everything seemed...
03-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,786
Posted By Lbxpdx

whatís the name of the restaurant? Also, check...

whatís the name of the restaurant? Also, check out Ciscoís in CDA if said buyer is in the area.
03-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By Lbxpdx

I herniated two or three disks when I was 21, now...

I herniated two or three disks when I was 21, now 43, from a motorcycle accident. While I have dealt with back related issues over the years, one thing that really helped me was realizing my hips...
03-09-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,786
Posted By Lbxpdx

For those with deep pockets

Beautiful in its simplicity.

not associated, but I found it while looking for parts.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/veradale-1951-rene-herse/7287026239.html

...
03-07-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Lbxpdx

I measured with a standard ruler and the tangs...

I measured with a standard ruler and the tangs and spaces each measure 5/64 or so, which is roughly 2mm.
03-07-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Lbxpdx

pre punch. ...

pre punch.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_f66e171b93b39c21fcfa1395e608bd4d072f4bfb.jpg
03-07-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Lbxpdx

so short of a full re-powder coat Iím stuck with...

so short of a full re-powder coat Iím stuck with an either looking at scrapped coating or potential rust from moisture under the leather?
03-07-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Lbxpdx

I donít lock the bike up, it goes wherever I go....

I donít lock the bike up, it goes wherever I go. I bought the bike used and the powder coat had some scraps, but not down to the metal.

also, it is quite easy to stitch without scraping or...
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