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08-11-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By lonesomesteve

Not exactly Seattle, but a short (30 minutes)...

Not exactly Seattle, but a short (30 minutes) ferry ride from downtown Seattle, and a twenty minute walk on the other side will take you to Classic Cycles (http://classiccycleus.com/home/) on...
08-09-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By lonesomesteve

Can I reuse the Space Needle? ...

Can I reuse the Space Needle?
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This icon has also already been used......
07-12-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,427
Posted By lonesomesteve

I agree with everything Bulgie said, but I'll add...

I agree with everything Bulgie said, but I'll add one thing that I look for that's maybe a little controversial. If you plan to use centerpull brakes mounted on brazed-on posts, then I think you're...
07-12-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By lonesomesteve

Your technique looks like it works more or less,...

Your technique looks like it works more or less, but I'd be a little worried about spreading out the angles where the chainstays meet the bottom bracket shell. But then, maybe that's a good thing...
07-07-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,161
Posted By lonesomesteve

I think there are 2 or 3 other "vintage gravel...

I think there are 2 or 3 other "vintage gravel grinder" threads around here in which I've already shared pictures of this bike, but I don't seem to have yet posted my '82 Trek 710 on this thread. So,...
07-04-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,484
Posted By lonesomesteve

This weekend, my wife and I rode across the High...

This weekend, my wife and I rode across the High Steel Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vance_Creek_Bridge) over the Skokomish river in Mason County, Washington.
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07-04-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,603
Posted By lonesomesteve

Frek (a modified '82 Trek 614) has taken me on...

Frek (a modified '82 Trek 614) has taken me on many 200k, 300k, 400k and 600k brevets. Between brevets and countless other "just for fun" rides, I can't even guess how many times we've gone over 100...
06-01-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By lonesomesteve

White Industries freewheels are in another...

White Industries freewheels are in another league. And priced accordingly.

https://www.whiteind.com/product-category/freewheels-and-fixed-gear-cogs/

I think they're worth every penny.
04-28-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,496
Posted By lonesomesteve

A few Centurion Semi-Pros have already been...

A few Centurion Semi-Pros have already been posted, but you can't have too many pictures of bikes with chrome lugs, right?

Here's my '75-ish Semi-Pro currently set up fixed/single speed......
04-23-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,923
Posted By lonesomesteve

That's something I bought a few years ago while...

That's something I bought a few years ago while in Kathmandu, Nepal. Unfortunately that's probably the only place you'll find one just like it. It's not really North Face. It's a knock off, probably...
04-22-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,923
Posted By lonesomesteve

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04-05-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By lonesomesteve

According the the serial number info at...

According the the serial number info at vintage-trek.com (Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers in 1982 (http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNos82.htm)), yours is a 1982 950 in size 54.

That's a...
02-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,690
Posted By lonesomesteve

Heading into a long night, somewhere in north...

Heading into a long night, somewhere in north central Oregon on a 600k brevet......
02-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 201,037
Posted By lonesomesteve

It would be inaccurate to call my main bike "a...

It would be inaccurate to call my main bike "a completely vintage bike" since it's built from a mix of new and old parts, and not much about it resembles the original Trek 614 it was built from. That...
01-19-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By lonesomesteve

It's really all about how the two bikes are set...

It's really all about how the two bikes are set up, and not so much about one Trek model vs. another. Both bikes are heavily modified and pretty differently equipped.

Frek is setup as a classic...
01-17-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By lonesomesteve

After all these years of obsessively keeping...

After all these years of obsessively keeping track of this information, finally someone else wants to know! :)

'82 Trek 614 (aka, "Frek") - 2,615 miles/161,338 ft.
'90 Trek 420 (aka, "FUUB") -...
12-13-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By lonesomesteve

Beautiful bike despite the fact that the head...

Beautiful bike despite the fact that the head tube is almost as long as the top tube on my bikes. :)
12-07-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,596
Posted By lonesomesteve

A bit of a zombie thread, but I hate to let a...

A bit of a zombie thread, but I hate to let a good thing die.

This '78 (?) Centurion Semi-Pro came to me recently as a bare naked frame. Given the nearly complete lack of braze-ons, building it up...
11-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,246
Posted By lonesomesteve

You students get summers off, right?...

You students get summers off, right? </joking>
11-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,246
Posted By lonesomesteve

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you...

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you haven't run across the Two Serious Bikes blog (http://twoseriousbikes.blogspot.com/2008/07/off-to-niles.html) before, I highly recommend that you pay...
11-11-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By lonesomesteve

Yeah, I suspect I'm a little more cautious about...

Yeah, I suspect I'm a little more cautious about frame clearances than you are. I'm only running 42mm tires, but I like having enough room to accommodate some mud or a slightly out-of-true wheel on...
11-11-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By lonesomesteve

To throw some fuel on your 650b daydreams, I...

To throw some fuel on your 650b daydreams, I wanted to share my 650b converted '90 Trek 420, in a slightly smaller size and a much less yellow colorway. I believe the frame is pretty much the same as...
11-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,187
Posted By lonesomesteve

If you don't want to spend the money for a bike...

If you don't want to spend the money for a bike fit, second best is to read Peter White's classic article on bike fit (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.php). Before reading it many years ago,...
10-29-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By lonesomesteve

This is shaping up to be a very cool bike. :thumb:

This is shaping up to be a very cool bike. :thumb:
10-18-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By lonesomesteve

You may want to measure clearances under the fork...

You may want to measure clearances under the fork before you become too enamored with the idea of a 650b conversion. I have a 1990 Trek 420 that is my main commuting, shopping, trailer-towing, load...
10-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By lonesomesteve

The '83 640 is the vintage Trek I've been pining...

The '83 640 is the vintage Trek I've been pining for for years but have never owned. Personally I'd only want it if it came with all of its original Campy goodness. There's something about the...
09-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 25,800
Posted By lonesomesteve

1978 Centurion Semi-Pro. I call this color...

1978 Centurion Semi-Pro. I call this color "creamed corn"

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09-22-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 37,512
Posted By lonesomesteve

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09-21-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By lonesomesteve

Looks like you've already decided to proceed with...

Looks like you've already decided to proceed with the plan. For what it's worth, I've silver brazed brake bosses using MAP gas for both cantilever brakes and frame-mounted centerpulls on a few...
09-11-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By lonesomesteve

Another Centurion Semi-Pro Released from Captivity

I recently found a Centurion Semi-Pro on my local Craigslist and was unable to resist its chrome-lugged beauty. In typical Craigslist fashion, the pictures were out of focus and upside down and the...
09-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 521,943
Posted By lonesomesteve

A gorgeous yellow Centurion Semi Pro recently...

A gorgeous yellow Centurion Semi Pro recently followed me home. The seller didn't know much about it; it belonged to her recently deceased wife, and the seller thought her wife was the original...
09-06-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,066
Posted By lonesomesteve

The bell on Frek is mounted pretty much where...

The bell on Frek is mounted pretty much where ThermionicScott 's picture shows the green circle, and indeed I'm still alive as far as I know. That bike has now seen about 20,000 hard miles since I...
08-11-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,101
Posted By lonesomesteve

I love everything about this bike! Nice job! ...

I love everything about this bike! Nice job!

And I bet it's the only bike in the world with a Suntour ARX front derailleur combined with a Rene Herse crankset. ;)
08-06-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By lonesomesteve

Both look good, but I think there was a typo on...

Both look good, but I think there was a typo on your decal.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Frek_profile.jpg
03-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By lonesomesteve

I had a Shutter Precision hub on my commuting...

I had a Shutter Precision hub on my commuting bike for two or three years. I probably put more than 10,000 miles on that hub, and a lot of those miles were in the rain. It worked flawlessly until the...
03-28-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,906
Posted By lonesomesteve

Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this...

Yep, this is how I do it. I think I learned this technique from a Hidetaka Hirose youtube video several years ago. Hirose was one of the masters.
03-24-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,906
Posted By lonesomesteve

I humbly submit Frek. One thing I...

I humbly submit Frek.

One thing I absolutely love about the old Treks that were build for 27" wheels is that the seatstay bridge tends to be in exactly the right place for fender mounting with...
10-28-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,634
Posted By lonesomesteve

I no longer own any skinny tire bikes, but here's...

I no longer own any skinny tire bikes, but here's my most gravely all-road bike. It can comfortably handle anything that you might refer to as a "road."
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09-02-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,411
Posted By lonesomesteve

I have Biopace rings on a Sugino AT crankset on...

I have Biopace rings on a Sugino AT crankset on my commuter/city bike. I've put about 9,500 miles on that setup and I think it works extremely well for the way I ride that bike. 'Tis true that I tend...
08-26-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,193
Posted By lonesomesteve

I guess my Covid project fits pretty well in this...

I guess my Covid project fits pretty well in this thread. I just finished putting this together a couple of weeks ago. It's a 1982 Trek 710 to which I added cantilever posts, a few other braze-on...
08-23-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,246
Posted By lonesomesteve

I've owned three Treks with the dreaded Ishiwata...

I've owned three Treks with the dreaded Ishiwata CCL fork crown. I rode the first one for about 15,000 miles before it was stolen. The second one was ridden for about 5,000 miles and then sold in a...
08-18-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,266
Posted By lonesomesteve

No idea why some bikes are faster than others,...

No idea why some bikes are faster than others, but on my normal 20 mile commute home, riding my '85 SR500, I'm usually about 3 - 5 minutes faster than on any other bike I own. This is a route I've...
08-18-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,869
Posted By lonesomesteve

Wow! You, my friend are a genuine rock star!! ...

Wow! You, my friend are a genuine rock star!!

I had to look up Steve Jay on Wikipedia. He sounds like one awesome dude and a rock star of the first order.

We're surrounded by greatness here in...
08-15-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,869
Posted By lonesomesteve

Really? Another Trek 710?!

I just acquired a “new” (new to me, that is) 1982 Trek 710. It’s always fun to buy a new bike, but this acquisition was more fun than usual, so I thought I’d share the story here.

In the interest...
08-08-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,141
Posted By lonesomesteve

I use to own an '85 760. It was an amazing bike!...

I use to own an '85 760. It was an amazing bike! Still kicking myself for selling it during an ill advised phase of "Swedish Death Cleaning...
08-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By lonesomesteve

That is a fairly easy repair, but then it's also...

That is a fairly easy repair, but then it's also not all that difficult to find 80's Trek 600 series bikes. In my area they show up in Craig's list quite frequently for around $300. If the bike had...
05-22-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 374,615
Posted By lonesomesteve

I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was...

I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was expecting the ride to be a bit jarring compared to the steel bikes I usually ride, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ride quality of this beast.
...
04-22-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,098
Posted By lonesomesteve

;) ...

;)

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04-30-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,303
Posted By lonesomesteve

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