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02-26-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Check the wall behind the bike. ;)

Check the wall behind the bike. ;)
02-26-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I think that was the hook. It made me look.

I think that was the hook. It made me look.
02-26-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By shoota

The only thing that sucks about this bike is that...

The only thing that sucks about this bike is that it isn't mine. :lol:

On a serious note: I've never seen silver Hunt wheels before. Where did you find those? Are they an older model or something...
02-26-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Classtime

Nice one in great shape for 250. I thought mine...

Nice one in great shape for 250. I thought mine was a 600 but in the same color and a little small for me.
02-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By SuperLJ

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with...

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with smart upgrades. Nothing about that sucks. Nice job!
02-26-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

Trek's sport touring bikes are fine all around...

Trek's sport touring bikes are fine all around bikes, probably my favorite. They are well made, ride well, and tend to be reasonably priced.

I'm a fan. Here is a thread on sports touring bikes...
02-26-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Ross200

Trek 710-700 series from this era are very...

Trek 710-700 series from this era are very underrated.

Nice looking ride!
02-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By gugie

PSA - Framebuilder Supply - not just for Framebuilders

It's a small, local Portland Oregon company (https://framebuildersupply.com/) that's grown over the past few years. You can't throw a rock in Portlandia without hitting a framebuilder. Early on they...
02-19-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,836
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

casanewt you are killing me with all these teaser...

casanewt you are killing me with all these teaser photos of your 720! Take some whole-bike photos and ones, for sure of the crazy center-pull caliper setup and start a thread--we want to see it!!...
02-18-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,226
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, rear derailleur crisis averted. Not too much...

Ok, rear derailleur crisis averted. Not too much of a fuss to swap the piece, and we are good to go! I picked up a Campagnolo bottom bracket to work with the Medici's Italian threading. Anyway, the...
02-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,108
Posted By JaccoW

To quote this overview page on Doping in the TdF...

To quote this overview page on Doping in the TdF (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_at_the_Tour_de_France) of Wikipedia:

And from this site...
01-31-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By ascherer

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge...

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge carbon footprint. I go to the source and use humanely raised pastured grass-fed gluten-free full-body sheep for my polishing needs!...
01-31-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By gugie

I've seen much worse rust paint up just fine....

I've seen much worse rust paint up just fine. Media blasting will remove rust quite readily.

Example:

Before...
01-22-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 822,724
Posted By thook

oh, yer bad....

oh, yer bad....
01-19-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,077
Posted By DrIsotope

Stickied. :thumb:

Stickied. :thumb:
01-16-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,077
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The Official Vintage Bicycle Manufacturer Catalog List w/Links

I'm going to start this list as I've never seen one of these here on BikeForums before. The purpose of this is to be a reference for both new and old members, as well as internet lurkers/researchers...
01-01-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By jamesdak

This this is butt ugly! Replaced my too small...

This this is butt ugly! Replaced my too small english 3 speed and the Orbea Cabestany set up for gravel this this beast. What ever this beast it. Found it locally for next to nothing and it was a...
12-30-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,143
Posted By Sir_Name

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or...

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or Wolftooth tanpan can be used to get modern road shifters and MTB rear derailleurs working well together. That’ll further open up gearing options if...
12-22-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,836
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well, after an impromptu 24-ish mile night-time...

Well, after an impromptu 24-ish mile night-time ride with ctak turned into a ~40 mile ride for me (new record post-knee injury) and a 47 miler for him, I am blown away by the 620. Holy cow, people....
12-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By nlerner

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12-16-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,836
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The saddle: I'm in it to spin it!

The saddle: I'm in it to spin it!
12-15-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,836
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

As always, the bottom bracket is the center of...

As always, the bottom bracket is the center of the bicycle universe. The eternal BB-UN55 (in 123mm form) is securely installed, ready for duty. The 1.5mm spacer on the drive side gets the chainline...
11-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,067
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://i.imgur.com/uVaW4pu.jpg Lunch...

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https://i.imgur.com/uVaW4pu.jpg
Lunch (Camano Island, WA)
11-21-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,783
Posted By JaccoW

I received a complete set of Koga-Miyata...

I received a complete set of Koga-Miyata brochures from a Dutch Wereldfietser forum member including the technical additions. Guess who will be digitizing things soon? :D
...
11-11-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,237
Posted By rjhammett

De Rosa with DA 7400 ...

De Rosa with DA 7400

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11-09-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By DorkDisk

I like Bikegeocalc.com...

I like Bikegeocalc.com (http://www.bikegeocalc.com)
11-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Wildwood

Here's my '84 ProTour, pictured in the mid-90's. ...

Here's my '84 ProTour, pictured in the mid-90's.
Like I said, a versatile frame.
Funny that my daughter now has a vintage bike with child's seat on the back....
10-23-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,348
Posted By JaccoW

1993 Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller project (66cm frame)

I didn't need another project but this one was in my list of 'would like to have'* bikes and for 30 I couldn't pass up on it. :D

The beginning:
It started with an ad for a "Ladies bike"
...
10-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,476
Posted By due ruote

My experience is if you detension the spokes...

My experience is if you detension the spokes enough and then spin the wheel, you can tell if the rim is true or not. If not, then you can proceed to fully unlace, etc.
Re polishing, I find that an...
10-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By noobinsf

So I have the 1600 grit paper on hand, while a...

So I have the 1600 grit paper on hand, while a “sampler” pack with 3k grit and 5k grit is on order. I’ve been watching yootoobs to get some insight from auto paint specialists, and this looks like a...
09-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,871
Posted By CV-6

Something like this worked very well for me...

Something like this worked very well for me removing a dent from one of my projects. The socket served as a slide hammer to remove the implement.
...
09-13-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1970-1979) Bruce Gordon

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08-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1984) Loaded Touring Bikes (Berto)

This article is packed full of information and includes reviews of CANNONDALE ST-500, SPECIALIZED Expedition, and TREK 720. There was a winner.
I rearranged the pages a bit so all of the bike...
08-25-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,809
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/3856/14976987009_60d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3856/14976987009_60d8aacb8b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oPsYrX)
Centurion Pro Tour (https://flic.kr/p/oPsYrX) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/), on Flickr
08-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,809
Posted By gugie

Most of my bikes go on gravel. All you really...

Most of my bikes go on gravel. All you really need is to stay away from skinny tires. The narrowest I run is 32mm, all the way up to 54. This means the bike has to be able to fit wider tires....
08-24-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,809
Posted By iab

Valetti-Bartali, 1939 ...

Valetti-Bartali, 1939

https://live.staticflickr.com/6169/6200190093_0394cb0627_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arTAvc)SI3 (https://flic.kr/p/arTAvc) by iabisdb...
08-12-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By bulgie

Too funny! That's awesome that you found the...

Too funny! That's awesome that you found the actual photo they altered. Caught cheating!
Yes I know it happens all the time. I built a frame for a multiple US Nationals gold medalist, 2-time...
08-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Old Fireleg

In 1981, the Inoxpran team had a contract with...

In 1981, the Inoxpran team had a contract with Pinarello. That’s why also Battaglin drove Pinarello in every race. In 1982, Pinarello switched to the Metauromobili team. And Battaglin provided...
07-29-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,314
Posted By ZudeJammer

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stock Fuji Touring Series V, rattled off...
07-12-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,681
Posted By Salamandrine

When I ordered my Mercian "King of Mercia"...

When I ordered my Mercian "King of Mercia" touring bike, I had to custom order a longer top tube. The standard 64cm frame had only a 56.5cm top tube. I seem to recall that the Bob Jackson 'World...
07-12-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,681
Posted By obrentharris

Hmm. Maybe a pattern here. My '59/'60 Olmo has a...

Hmm. Maybe a pattern here. My '59/'60 Olmo has a 62cm seat tube c-t and a 56.5 top tube c-c.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-J2WMcz3/0/96bf8299/XL/_DSC2274-XL.jpg

Brent
07-10-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,681
Posted By non-fixie

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC": ...

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC":

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Bikes it will be competing with for my favors:
...
07-07-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Sakkitfan

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07-07-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1983) CANNONDALE Touring Bike

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07-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By dsaul

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all...

You should not be able to push a GXP crankset all the way against the drive side bearing. It should stop when the step in the spindle hits the inside of the non drive side bearing. There should...
07-06-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,653
Posted By bOsscO

More paint removal on this beat-up 93 Mongoose...

More paint removal on this beat-up 93 Mongoose IBOC frame reveals original decals and paint...
07-06-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,182
Posted By cudak888

Fair enough, Munny. But remember that...

Fair enough, Munny. But remember that CyclesMakaron is on a mission to document Eddy Merckx production, regardless of "quality or mass production." As such, he most definitely has to document...
07-06-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,783
Posted By CMAW

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My daughter wanted to present her boyfriend with a cool vintage bike and...
06-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,740
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1983 Specialized Expedition Build! - 62cm CTC (63.5cm CTT)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is yet another build thread. Nothing like a good friend ( ctak ) helping you go back on your own N-1 (including components) pledge. :lol: I was doing so well!

Alas,...
06-16-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Salamandrine

Shimano generally did not concern themselves with...

Shimano generally did not concern themselves with making levers that were compatible with other brands. In addition to that, they changed their product line constantly. Finding exact replacement...
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