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05-03-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By inkandsilver

Yes, rear triangle is spread to 130. I have been...

Yes, rear triangle is spread to 130. I have been running it as a 2x1 with 44-30 in the front and using the high limit screw to keep it on 17t in the rear, just to see if I like having a 2 speed. ...
05-03-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,178
Posted By inkandsilver

Bikemig, you've seen this one before, but it...

Bikemig, you've seen this one before, but it addresses your question. Soma Supple Vitesse 700x42, which measure 40-41mm on these Velocity Dyad rims. It's a tight fit but no problems so far. I had...
04-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By inkandsilver

But that catalog photo ^ shows...

But that catalog photo ^ shows under-the-chainstay cable routing, and in the craigslist photo I'm pretty sure I see the little bell cable stop on top of the chainstay.

I believe this likely puts...
03-28-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,929
Posted By inkandsilver

This is an incredibly cool bike. The paint and...

This is an incredibly cool bike. The paint and lining are stunning. Thanks for sharing the process!
02-08-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

Haphazard stacks = my life. Sigh. Yes, it's...

Haphazard stacks = my life. Sigh.

Yes, it's an old Rolleicord, currently non-functional; I am trying to decide whether to send it out for repair. Same with the 35s. I teach in a large high...
02-07-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

This is a really crappy picture but I don't think...

This is a really crappy picture but I don't think I've posted this bike at work before... and I love this thread.
...
02-04-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,275
Posted By inkandsilver

Also, the High Sierra and cooperryder's copper...

Also, the High Sierra and cooperryder's copper Trek above are sweet!
02-04-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,275
Posted By inkandsilver

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My '96 Trek 930 was the first bike I bought as a "grown-up". It's...
01-24-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By inkandsilver

Oh, I love the photo too! Poetry.

Oh, I love the photo too! Poetry.
01-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By inkandsilver

Beautiful! That makes it all worth it! Thank...

Beautiful! That makes it all worth it! Thank you for sharing the sunshine.
01-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 822
Posted By inkandsilver

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Here's a gratuitous photo for the Semi-Pro fans. This one is now in a new home...
01-10-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By inkandsilver

This story made my day. Thanks for sharing it....

This story made my day. Thanks for sharing it. That is very meaningful work you are doing, with one result (very) visible and many others that are invisible.
01-07-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By inkandsilver

Sorry to just catch this mention! I have indeed...

Sorry to just catch this mention! I have indeed had multiple early-80s Treks, but these were from an '84 or '85 720. Sharp memory, Golden Boy!
11-19-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,025
Posted By inkandsilver

Also 43 here. And grateful for the enthusiasm of...

Also 43 here. And grateful for the enthusiasm of the young folks and the knowledge and support of those who have been riding "vintage" bikes since they were new.
11-13-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By inkandsilver

Is the Technomic still available? I'll PM you.

Is the Technomic still available? I'll PM you.
10-17-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By inkandsilver

They are Dia-Compe 750 calipers. With careful...

They are Dia-Compe 750 calipers. With careful setup and the right pads (Koolstop Dura that have angle adjustment) the braking is very good.

Yours is looking great!
10-16-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By inkandsilver

I have one of these, too! Though very much...

I have one of these, too! Though very much non-original. I am confident you have found a good companion.
...
10-04-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,515
Posted By inkandsilver

Finally rolling. Still in progress: Gearing is...

Finally rolling. Still in progress:
Gearing is not figured out yet. Trying to decide between a 2x9 setup or just putting a 17t cog on the rear with a chain tensioner and running it as a 2 speed....
10-02-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,004
Posted By inkandsilver

Great find, bikemig! On some French bikes,...

Great find, bikemig!

On some French bikes, Nitto stems will fit with no sanding needed. Or possibly with only a little relieving of the locknut opening. I have a cheapie Origin8 stem that also...
10-02-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,129
Posted By inkandsilver

I really like the "birth year bike" idea, even...

I really like the "birth year bike" idea, even though it is just a small and slightly silly bit of meaning. I got close enough for me with my built-in-'74 Grand Record. I figure there is a good...
08-13-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By inkandsilver

I'm interested in the technomic if Sam passes....

I'm interested in the technomic if Sam passes. Thanks!
08-02-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By inkandsilver

And the rest of it, too, for that matter!

And the rest of it, too, for that matter!
08-02-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By inkandsilver

Those wheels are freakin' sweet!

Those wheels are freakin' sweet!
07-31-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By inkandsilver

Mine has moved on to a new home, but I really...

Mine has moved on to a new home, but I really enjoyed it while I had it. I agree, these are great bikes.
...
07-30-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By inkandsilver

Just in case this is helpful... no affiliation......

Just in case this is helpful... no affiliation...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-83-Fuji-S12-S-LTD-Japanese-made-Chrome-Fixie-SS-Support-Free-Bike-Programs/253449432811
07-29-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,161
Posted By inkandsilver

Thank you again for this thread. The end result...

Thank you again for this thread. The end result is perfect. It's strange, but I am almost sorry to see it finished -- I was vicariously enjoying the process so much!
07-29-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 148,584
Posted By inkandsilver

Thanks, VP & David! Re: shimmy, so far, so...

Thanks, VP & David!

Re: shimmy, so far, so good. I had some with my last Trek conversion, so I decided to go ahead and install a needle-bearing headset. Seemed like a good measure to take,...
07-26-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,515
Posted By inkandsilver

Work in progress... 622x42 fits... Hopefully I...

Work in progress... 622x42 fits...
Hopefully I will have some finished shots to post before the end of summer.
...
07-26-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 148,584
Posted By inkandsilver

I've been meaning to post this for a couple...

I've been meaning to post this for a couple months. 1981 Trek 710, Compass Babyshoe Pass EL.
I had an '83 600 that I converted, loved, and wrecked within a few weeks of finishing. Two years later I...
07-23-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,161
Posted By inkandsilver

Fantastic bike. Fantastic thread about your...

Fantastic bike. Fantastic thread about your thought process and approach. Thank you for sharing!

I hope someday I have that kind of time to dedicate to a beautiful project.
Replies: 22
Views: 2,211
Posted By inkandsilver

GB is correct, and I'll add what might be a side...

GB is correct, and I'll add what might be a side note... We should always listen to Thrifty Bill, but to expand a bit: the '83 version is *definitely* less desirable as an actual touring bike, and...
05-24-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By inkandsilver

Bad photos, but better than nothing: ...

Bad photos, but better than nothing:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_20180413_115902_2_ae7bf01c23b966325d518021a50af64f22d35c4c.jpg...
05-23-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By inkandsilver

Great, just let me know. If you like we can also...

Great, just let me know. If you like we can also arrange a test ride for you on my '81 Trek 710 with Compass 42 EL tires... I seem to remember you were fat-tire curious... I have some delicious...
05-23-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

Finally got this one rolling. And school is...

Finally got this one rolling. And school is almost out for summer. Double good news.

One or two things left to add/do... generator taillight, etc...
...
05-22-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By inkandsilver

Mr Caveman, I think I may have something that...

Mr Caveman, I think I may have something that would work! I have sold a few lately so i don't have as many options, but if a trek 930 with albatross bars, thumbies, and Big Apples could work, shoot...
05-06-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By inkandsilver

There seem to be a bunch of SF bay locals on the...

There seem to be a bunch of SF bay locals on the iBob list; might be worth trying there. These look like great bikes.
05-04-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By inkandsilver

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/rs22_comfort_bike_seat_orange_638355f7a5c9414f6a1402acf39977bd0f78f395.jpg
:)

I second the caution about too much matchy, but...
I...
05-02-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By inkandsilver

Mine was a different year and model but same...

Mine was a different year and model but same paint scheme... here is one way this sweet frame could look:
...
04-18-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By inkandsilver

CDMurphy, that is stunning. For the sake of more...

CDMurphy, that is stunning. For the sake of more pictures, here is one I used to own. This has moved on to a happy home in Virginia.
04-18-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By inkandsilver

Many of the '70s into early '80s bikes had more...

Many of the '70s into early '80s bikes had more flexibility built in -- even the race models (often) had quite a bit of tire clearance, etc. Moving into the mid-80s, you tend to see shorter...
04-17-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

Nice! Also would work well for a Minnesota...

Nice! Also would work well for a Minnesota Vikings fan.
04-17-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

And well-earned! Great details on that bike --...

And well-earned! Great details on that bike -- what is it?
04-13-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,481
Posted By inkandsilver

This one isn't exactly vintage, but close enough....

This one isn't exactly vintage, but close enough. This was my first "real" bike, and I have ridden it in a number of different forms, but it had been collecting dust for a long time now. At some...
03-29-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By inkandsilver

I agree! Go for it.

I agree! Go for it.
02-23-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 26,169
Posted By inkandsilver

This thread has actually been pleasantly...

This thread has actually been pleasantly surprising to me (so far, at least). Mostly in support of Rivendell, and even the skeptics seem thoughtful about it. I will probably never own a Riv, but I...
07-25-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By inkandsilver

Dang, nice price and I could've used these. If...

Dang, nice price and I could've used these. If anyone else has a set of Deore/DX/XT 7 speed thumbies, let me know.

EDIT: nevermind, found a nice looking set on ebay...
07-16-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By inkandsilver

Or even better (IMHO) a 650b conversion that is...

Or even better (IMHO) a 650b conversion that is already low-mid trail and will take 42mm tires with only minor relief in the chainstays. I had a 600 series from the same year and the ride was...
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