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Posted By lostarchitect

The quick way to date them is to look for the...

The quick way to date them is to look for the date code on the rear hub. Usually there will be 4 numbers representing a month and year that the hub was made. Usually this is the same year as the...
08-05-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Are those the track version? The pedal ends hurt...

Are those the track version? The pedal ends hurt my feet a bit when wearing sneakers. I love the quill/road version however. My favorites.

Those VO straps, on the other hand, I do not like. They...
07-29-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By lostarchitect

I definitely had this complaint at first. I think...

I definitely had this complaint at first. I think a lot depends on what pants you have on, but I didn't like the feeling of being "stuck" in one place. I like to move around a little bit. Once the...
07-27-20, 08:59 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Glad it went to a good home and got some good...

Glad it went to a good home and got some good use! Yes, it was a great bike, I was often sorry I sold it.

I periodically look around for a "new" vintage Trek for myself. One of these days I'll...
07-23-20, 10:48 AM
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Views: 884
Posted By lostarchitect

I think that was mine before it was yours,...

I think that was mine before it was yours, right?? What a bummer. That was a great riding frame, I still have a photo of it at Coney Island on my work desktop.
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Posted By lostarchitect

That looks surprisingly good to me with the...

That looks surprisingly good to me with the modern parts! Nice job. I would consider also switching to a black stem to match the seatpost.
05-02-20, 10:07 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Dang, that is awesome, Piff!

Dang, that is awesome, Piff!
05-02-20, 10:05 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Is the post sanded down to 27.4, or was that the...

Is the post sanded down to 27.4, or was that the original size? If it was the original size, what is it sanded down to?
04-26-20, 10:13 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I have a torque wrench (3 of them, actually) but...

I have a torque wrench (3 of them, actually) but have never used it for crank bolts. Never had one loosen up or break, either.
04-09-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

I thought so at first, but I don't think those...

I thought so at first, but I don't think those had braze-ons on the top tube for the rear brake housing. At least, the '79 I had didn't.
03-31-20, 12:37 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Are you referring to the guy being goofy in the...

Are you referring to the guy being goofy in the photos or something else?
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Posted By lostarchitect

Nothing is wrong with that tire size in theory,...

Nothing is wrong with that tire size in theory, the problem is there are very few options for tires and none of them are really all that great. For this bike nice tires would be lipstick on a pig...
03-02-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to...

FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to raise your post count, you just need to make comments. Anyway you have 11 now and you should be able to send private messages and post photos.
02-04-20, 10:00 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yes, I had a '79 and was running 700x32 Panaracer...

Yes, I had a '79 and was running 700x32 Panaracer Paselas on it. I had no issues. Mine had a sloping fork crown and many of them don't, so I don't know if that will affect you.

I miss that bike,...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I don't know if it's a Colnago, but it appears to...

I don't know if it's a Colnago, but it appears to be a well made frame with Campagnolo dropouts and no major flaws like dents, so I think it is almost definitely worth the asking price of 100 Euro....
01-22-20, 08:46 AM
01-21-20, 03:58 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, that actually looks kinda nice! If it was...

Yeah, that actually looks kinda nice! If it was like $20 I'd buy it, keep the bag, then sell the bike again for the same price. Maybe $5 more. ;)
01-21-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

T-Mar may be able to shine some light here.

T-Mar may be able to shine some light here.
01-21-20, 11:04 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Posting photo link to help out, several...

Posting photo link to help out, several additional photos in the link, main image posted here:

https://imgur.com/a/uogohm4


https://i.imgur.com/WJYEbWI.jpg
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Posted By lostarchitect

In my opinion, even if we can't determine what it...

In my opinion, even if we can't determine what it is, the frame set is probably worth around $100. If it's a Paramount, more.
12-03-19, 04:17 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah you're right--it's part of the cog. I've...

Yeah you're right--it's part of the cog. I've never seen this before. It seems like a smart design.
11-13-19, 11:50 AM
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Posted By lostarchitect

No offense, but I don't know you. You might be a...

No offense, but I don't know you. You might be a nut. I don't want you having my phone number until I have established that you are a serious buyer / seller and probably not a weirdo. This is a...
11-06-19, 08:03 PM
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Views: 9,287
Posted By lostarchitect

I've never had any trouble like this with CL...

I've never had any trouble like this with CL people. You can pretty much always tell if someone is a nutbar or time waster in their emails--if so, just ignore them, problem solved. Also never put...
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Posted By lostarchitect

You don't have to start 10 new threads, you only...

You don't have to start 10 new threads, you only have to post 10 comments. You are at 9 now, so after one more you can post photos.
10-27-19, 12:12 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

Yeah, I believe TRP is "Tektro Racing...

Yeah, I believe TRP is "Tektro Racing Products".
10-24-19, 03:23 PM
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Views: 666
Posted By lostarchitect

All the VO bottom brackets have sealed bearings...

All the VO bottom brackets have sealed bearings (and so do the cheaper Shimano ones).

The threadless BB is for solving problems with destroyed threads, if you don't have that problem, the threaded...
10-24-19, 12:20 PM
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Views: 1,546
Posted By lostarchitect

I love my Bob Jackson, but given this choice, I...

I love my Bob Jackson, but given this choice, I would probably go for the Ti frame.
10-24-19, 12:18 PM
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Views: 1,437
Posted By lostarchitect

Huh, yeah you're right about the serial! I have...

Huh, yeah you're right about the serial! I have never seen one of the lower end (for Trek) frames with a bunch of custom braze-ons, but stranger things have happened. They could also have been added...
10-24-19, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,437
Posted By lostarchitect

At a glance that looks more like an '82 or so...

At a glance that looks more like an '82 or so rather than a '77. Pretty sure in '77 they didn't have brazed on cable guides on the top tube. Maybe no water bottle mount either? Double check the...
10-24-19, 09:17 AM
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Views: 1,305
Posted By lostarchitect

No overall photo of the whole frame? Boo!

No overall photo of the whole frame? Boo!
10-18-19, 01:26 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

My apartment in Brooklyn has a small spare room...

My apartment in Brooklyn has a small spare room that's not really big enough to be a bedroom, except maybe for a toddler, so I use that for storage. I have had as many as 6 bikes in there, along with...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Good deal? It was a great deal if it's authentic...

Good deal? It was a great deal if it's authentic and not destroyed!
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Posted By lostarchitect

Hi Ed, as said above, these are low end bikes and...

Hi Ed, as said above, these are low end bikes and not worth much, but a low end bike is probably better than no bike at all. The trouble is that if you spend much on it, you will be spending more...
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Views: 1,386
Posted By lostarchitect

Oh good, glad you took my advice to come over...

Oh good, glad you took my advice to come over here! This is a super cool bike.
09-24-19, 12:51 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

How long is the top tube?

How long is the top tube?
09-20-19, 01:51 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

The tire gods are telling you not to use those...

The tire gods are telling you not to use those tires. They're terrible. They're only good at preventing flats, on every other criteria they are junk.
09-18-19, 12:17 PM
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Posted By lostarchitect

FYI, zero components are shared according to that.

FYI, zero components are shared according to that.
09-13-19, 07:52 AM
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Views: 1,514
Posted By lostarchitect

Here's my theory on that. Roughly 90% of...

Here's my theory on that.

Roughly 90% of people are right handed, so when walking a bike they tend to grab the bike with their right hand, and walk on the left side of the bike. They will also...
09-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,514
Posted By lostarchitect

OK, guess I'll go get it now, then. KIDDING....

OK, guess I'll go get it now, then.

KIDDING. ;)
09-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,514
Posted By lostarchitect

I see it on the Brooklyn craigslist. Go get it...

I see it on the Brooklyn craigslist. Go get it now. At that price, you'll be lucky if it's not gone already.
09-11-19, 01:45 PM
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Views: 1,514
Posted By lostarchitect

With that paint scheme, probably 1980-82, if I...

With that paint scheme, probably 1980-82, if I recall correctly.

If that's a Reynolds 531 sticker on the seat tube, probably a 6XX or 7XX frame.

Best guess, a 1982 610? Whatever it is, it seems...
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Views: 1,295
Posted By lostarchitect

Ok, if you're going to be like that, I'll give it...

Ok, if you're going to be like that, I'll give it to you straight:

You don't know what you're doing. You've deluded yourself somehow that these bikes are worth a lot. They aren't. People here with...
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Views: 1,295
Posted By lostarchitect

It definitely depends on location. In the middle...

It definitely depends on location. In the middle of nowhere, these would be worth less than $100. In NYC or SF, probably more like $150.

Frame condition, including paint, is the most important...
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Posted By lostarchitect

There is absolutely no way you will get $300 for...

There is absolutely no way you will get $300 for those, in my opinion. Here in NYC we have one of the hottest bike markets around, and I think I would have a hard time getting $150. They are lower...
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Posted By lostarchitect

Best guess would be early 70's. You might be able...

Best guess would be early 70's. You might be able to get the date from the Bob Jackson people if you send them the serial number. As for ballpark value, I would think around $400-$500 with the...
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Views: 825
Posted By lostarchitect

Sounds like an unsubstantiated rumor to me. There...

Sounds like an unsubstantiated rumor to me. There are a lot of those in the bike world. In this case I think it's backwards, as JRJ was building frames for other brands such at Hetchins, at least for...
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Posted By lostarchitect

I have never heard this before. Can you tell us...

I have never heard this before. Can you tell us how you know this?
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Views: 825
Posted By lostarchitect

Looks like a pretty nice bike in good shape....

Looks like a pretty nice bike in good shape. Price might be high, but I don't think it's crazy. I'd see if I could get it for $500.
08-13-19, 07:27 PM
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Views: 2,289
Posted By lostarchitect

I don't see why you think it's a Nishiki?

I don't see why you think it's a Nishiki?
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Views: 6,226
Posted By lostarchitect

8 years ago? Who cares. It would probably go for...

8 years ago? Who cares. It would probably go for a totally different price now.
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