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Posted By stevegreer

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get the...

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get the build completed on my '84 TC so I can hit the pavement on it! Beast Mode will be unlocked.
03-20-16, 11:16 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Update? Did you get it? Don't leave us hanging!

Update? Did you get it? Don't leave us hanging!
03-20-16, 11:10 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Beautiful bike! I have a blue '87 Trek 400 Elance...

Beautiful bike! I have a blue '87 Trek 400 Elance and I love it! One question though, is it just the angle of the picture of the complete build or is your stem just that big? You must have crazy long...
03-13-16, 09:23 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Final verdict is a '77 Grand Record and an '84...

Final verdict is a '77 Grand Record and an '84 Team Champion.

Anyway, sorry to have hijacked your thread. But to answer the OP question, yes, if you have a chance to buy a vintage French made...
03-12-16, 06:59 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

I have to say that one of the most comfortable...

I have to say that one of the most comfortable saddles I have ever sat my butt in was a Brooks. About 5 years before my father passed away he gave me the '87 Trek in my signature. It had a Brooks...
03-12-16, 01:15 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Absolutely stunning! Pardon the drool...

Absolutely stunning! Pardon the drool...
07-18-15, 11:03 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Agreed. I think part of Sagan's problem too is he...

Agreed. I think part of Sagan's problem too is he can be a bit of a showboat at times. I understand wanting to have fun, but when it's time to race, keep the showboating to a bare minimum. He has a...
07-18-15, 10:02 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Haha!! I knew you would be the first to respond...

Haha!! I knew you would be the first to respond to my post! Just jabbing at you. Greipel is one hell of a sprinter indeed, and I won't be sad if he ends up in the green jersey overall. But Sagan is...
07-18-15, 09:34 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

So I haven't really been following the Tour...

So I haven't really been following the Tour regularly this year. Who's in the green jersey right now? Is it Sagan? Yeah, I think it's Sagan.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-15, 05:07 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

I don't think there is a barrier to road cycling....

I don't think there is a barrier to road cycling. The point has been hammered home that price is not a barrier because many great bikes can be had for less than $1000. For me, there is a huge barrier...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-15, 05:15 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

But that was just it. He disappeared from view...

But that was just it. He disappeared from view completely as if he just wasn't at all interested in my presence. I was ok with him not hovering, but like you said, he should have at least been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-15, 03:58 PM
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Views: 10,842
Posted By stevegreer

What is something that an LBS offers that BD...

What is something that an LBS offers that BD can't? How about the opportunity to test ride the bike before you buy it? Though from reading all the posts in this thread, I suppose there are some LBS's...
04-09-15, 05:30 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Yes, I actually was saying I would like to see...

Yes, I actually was saying I would like to see them go one-on-one, just the two of them not in a pack. Again, I don't think Sagan can take him though.
04-08-15, 08:03 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Did some quick research and saw that Sagan did...

Did some quick research and saw that Sagan did indeed beat Greipel in a sprint in stage 6 of the 2012 Tour. Cav was way back in 123rd, so he wasn't even in the running in that stage. Sagan also won...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 04:55 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

443571 My '99 Trek 5500

443571

My '99 Trek 5500
04-06-15, 07:19 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

My whole thought on it is how the manufacturers...

My whole thought on it is how the manufacturers can justify charging as much as they do. High end race bikes going for $10,000 + is crazy! You can buy a motorcycle or used car for less than that. But...
04-05-15, 06:56 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

443413 My 1987 Trek 400T Elance It's a...

443413

My 1987 Trek 400T Elance

It's a Frankenstein:
Nitto Grand Raundoneur bars
Ritchey Logic headset
Shimano brake levers/calipers
Selle Italia Filante saddle
Laprade seatpost
04-05-15, 01:25 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

You know, I totally looked right past the word...

You know, I totally looked right past the word "older" and thought you were meaning "post-1976"! Haha! My apologies for that! You'll have to forgive me, I've been up since 4:00 (eastern time zone)...
04-05-15, 11:09 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

You think so? This link shows a '72 and '73 that...

You think so? This link shows a '72 and '73 that has the exact same head badge as his. I know that's not a true indicator since head badges can be changed, but it was the basis for my guess for his...
04-05-15, 10:29 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Ok thanks for bringing that up, though!

Ok thanks for bringing that up, though!
04-05-15, 10:22 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

That's good to know. Do you know what years...

That's good to know. Do you know what years and/or models?
04-05-15, 10:14 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

All-time: LeMond because he was the first...

All-time:
LeMond because he was the first American to win the TdF.
Merckx because he was the best.
Luis Ocana because he won the TdF on a Motobecane (I love me some Motos!).
Lance. Say what you...
04-05-15, 09:30 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

I agree. He needs a team to support him if he...

I agree. He needs a team to support him if he truly wants to excel. But that would require the team manager to give him the opportunity to do so. That may be the problem as Tinkoff is going through...
04-05-15, 08:46 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

That's a bit out of my realm. All I do know is...

That's a bit out of my realm. All I do know is that Motobecane BBs are French threaded. As long as you stick with French thread you should be fine.
04-05-15, 08:27 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Yes. The '73 Grand Touring came with Huret...

Yes. The '73 Grand Touring came with Huret derailleurs.
04-05-15, 07:41 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

You could be right about the serial number. But...

You could be right about the serial number. But if the A76 denotes the date of manufacture then that would lead me to believe that either the fork is not original or the head badge isn't. So the...
04-05-15, 07:16 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

I'm not sure about all vintage bikes, but my '87...

I'm not sure about all vintage bikes, but my '87 Trek has a label on the seat tube close to the bottom bracket that tells the type of steel. I believe it is a foil sticker, so since your frame has...
04-05-15, 05:21 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Derrick, it is a bit hard to tell since it's not...

Derrick, it is a bit hard to tell since it's not the original paint job and it doesn't have all of the original parts. But if that is the original head badge, then it could possibly be a 1972 or 1973...
04-05-15, 04:42 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Absolutely it's worth it! Motobecane's from that...

Absolutely it's worth it! Motobecane's from that era are great bikes. My dad was a diehard Moto fan and left me all four of his in his will. I haven't been able to go pick them up yet, but as soon as...
04-05-15, 04:35 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Lucky!!!

Lucky!!!
04-05-15, 04:33 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

This is the one thing I hate most about American...

This is the one thing I hate most about American TV... not enough cycling coverage!!!
04-05-15, 04:28 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

I agree. He doesn't have the body type to be a...

I agree. He doesn't have the body type to be a climber. He's too bulky. I've noticed that most great climbers are built like marathon runners, tall and lanky. I also think he could be a great...
04-04-15, 08:23 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

True, He has not outsprinted Cav, Kittel or...

True, He has not outsprinted Cav, Kittel or Greipel. Not many people can. But he has won sprints in several stages. You don't win sprints in professional cycling unless you are a great sprinter. That...
04-04-15, 08:12 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

I don't know. It looks intentional to me. I see...

I don't know. It looks intentional to me. I see an arm, hanging straight down on the rider's side of the fence and then reaching out and grabbing a handlebar. I don't see a child grabbing an elbow,...
04-04-15, 07:47 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

I agree with much of what has already been said....

I agree with much of what has already been said. He is young and still lacking in experience when compared to the likes of Cavendish and Cancellara. He is a great sprinter. There is no doubt about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 08:28 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

I never knew trainers could be so dangerous....

I never knew trainers could be so dangerous. Worst that's ever happened to me is a leg cramp.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 08:20 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

It'll buff right out!

It'll buff right out!
Forum: Foo
10-04-14, 01:15 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Definitely haven't forgotten about S.O.D.!! I...

Definitely haven't forgotten about S.O.D.!! I have them on my iPod! Love them! Milk, What's That Noise, Chromatic Death!! Awesome!
Forum: BMX
10-04-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 94,174
Posted By stevegreer

Well, since the thread is revived anyway, I will...

Well, since the thread is revived anyway, I will go ahead and say that, while I agree that Hutch's are very much sought after, for me personally, I always wanted (and still do) a Mongoose Blue Max....
10-03-14, 05:09 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Kuwahara made some damn fine BMX bikes in the...

Kuwahara made some damn fine BMX bikes in the 80's. I had a buddy who had one, and he made sure to tell everyone who would listen that he had one. My brother and I had Ross BMX bikes, but I always...
09-29-14, 03:46 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Nevermind. I figured it out. I took all the...

Nevermind. I figured it out. I took all the spokes back off and realized that they were different lengths. Got the hub laced, wheel trued and put back on the bike.
09-28-14, 09:44 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Some really beautiful bikes here! I have three...

Some really beautiful bikes here! I have three late 70's/early 80's Motobecanes and a load of vintage parts that I inherited from my dad when he passed away (Miss you dad!). Unfortunately I have not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,350
Posted By stevegreer

I've noticed on several rides that most guys that...

I've noticed on several rides that most guys that show up on TT bikes tend to be a bit on the cocky side. That's not always the case, though. And it certainly doesn't mean that only TT bike riders...
09-27-14, 07:25 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

Hello all! I know this is an old topic, so...

Hello all! I know this is an old topic, so hopefully some knowledgeable guy or gal will see this and be able to offer some insight. Here is my issue. I have an '87 Trek 400 Elance that my dad gave me...
07-02-11, 02:34 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

I agree. This year he will no doubt be clean. And...

I agree. This year he will no doubt be clean. And that is exactly why he will be sucking fumes the whole race. Andy Schleck FTW!
07-02-11, 02:31 PM
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Posted By stevegreer

Andy Schleck is gonna take it this year.

Andy Schleck is gonna take it this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 05:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,516
Posted By stevegreer

Wait... so you're saying the guy had already...

Wait... so you're saying the guy had already arranged it with you to come by and look at it and potentially buy it for $900 and then he sold it to someone else? That's just shady and the guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 11:14 AM
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Posted By stevegreer

My 1999 Trek 5500 ...

My 1999 Trek 5500
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k544/Steve_Greer/IMG_20110627_125148.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,516
Posted By stevegreer

^^^Thank you very much! I speak from experience,...

^^^Thank you very much! I speak from experience, having purchased from both local sellers and bike shops.
Forum: Foo
06-25-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19,565
Views: 363,649
Posted By stevegreer

People of the Sun - Rage Against The Machine

People of the Sun - Rage Against The Machine
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