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07-14-20, 06:16 PM
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Posted By treebound

Redirecting

(Rethinking options)
06-21-20, 07:38 AM
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Posted By treebound

Initial pics ...

Initial pics


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06-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By treebound

Oops, went for one, came home with four, oops

Sometimes things just sort of happen.

Took a drive this morning to go look at an inexpensive Lotus road bike to work on as a project.

One thing led to another, plus a couple random stops on the...
05-31-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 313,573
Posted By treebound

Well, that didnít last long, the Scott mtb with...

Well, that didnít last long, the Scott mtb with the salmon and yellow colors is now someoneís new 4H project.
And, well, never say never.
Iíve been telling myself no more 27Ē wheeled road bikes,...
05-29-20, 10:14 PM
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Views: 313,573
Posted By treebound

no idea on the year yet.

no idea on the year yet.
05-29-20, 08:14 AM
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Views: 313,573
Posted By treebound

I picked this up yesterday to fix and sell. Spent...

I picked this up yesterday to fix and sell. Spent about an hour or two on it last night just fixing major issues and hodgepodging it enough to get it ridable. Not sure yet how far Iíll go on it....
05-24-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6,516
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Posted By treebound

oops, Minoura. At least ai got a couple letters...

oops, Minoura. At least ai got a couple letters correct.😇
05-24-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,148
Posted By treebound

Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local...

Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local thrift shop, a bag of Miyata labeled water bottle cages.

At this price I donít care if their color matches any of my bikes. 😎
...
05-17-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

I wound up selling this one locally awhile ago....

I wound up selling this one locally awhile ago. Just couldn’t get the fit right for me. The guy who bought it really liked it. The bike did have a lot of interesting aspects and features.
05-16-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,468
Posted By treebound

Recently bought this lightly used Trek 1.5, so...

Recently bought this lightly used Trek 1.5, so far it is working well.
...
02-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By treebound

Uh, what is a dead bird cap?

Uh, what is a dead bird cap?
12-06-19, 08:22 AM
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Posted By treebound

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A size or two too tall for me, but I can adjust to...
12-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,083
Views: 798,416
Posted By treebound

Hopefully one or both of these will go to a new...

Hopefully one or both of these will go to a new owner today.
Trek 930 mtb, Kona H-onky Tonk roadish bike. (Apparently part of the Kona’s name triggers a bad word filter, probably why Kona renamed...
12-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By treebound

Very nice. I’m afraid to ask what something like...

Very nice. I’m afraid to ask what something like that sells for.
11-01-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By treebound

The older tires that were on the bike when I...

The older tires that were on the bike when I bought it were 23c, but were well beyond being safe.

I think I will start casually shopping around for 650b wheels and play with a conversion if I...
11-01-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By treebound

2008 Trek Equinox 7 rear dropout modification

I’ve got a 2008 Trek Equinox E7 that will not fit new tires larger than 20mm. It was originally spec’d with 700x23c tires, but modern 23c tires are apparently taller than older 23c tires. I tried...
10-17-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,328
Posted By treebound

Somewhere on the internat “way back machine”...

Somewhere on the internat “way back machine” (archive.org maybe, where older internet pages are sometimes archived, nickname related to the cartoon Mr. Peabody and his wayback machine) there is a...
10-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,328
Posted By treebound

A Naloxone kit? Not a typical thing to see on a...

A Naloxone kit? Not a typical thing to see on a bike. There is probably a joke in there somewhere about the feeling some get riding a Softride bike.

I sold the yellow Softride I bought a few years...
07-30-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,468
Posted By treebound

I might have to search for a Lemond saddle too. 8)

I might have to search for a Lemond saddle too. 8)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 108,948
Posted By treebound

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Just brought this one home today, 2003 Nevada City...
07-28-19, 06:50 PM
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Views: 625,468
Posted By treebound

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I just brought this one home today, all Iíve done...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By treebound

Right now the Novara is losing to the 520. So now...

Right now the Novara is losing to the 520. So now I’m leaning toward gravelizing the Novara to buy it a little more time in the stable.
(“Gravelizing” is a word, right?)
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By treebound

I hadn’t really given the Novara’s shifters much...

I hadn’t really given the Novara’s shifters much thought, thanks.
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By treebound

I like the idea of comparing how each one handles...

I like the idea of comparing how each one handles when fully loaded, I think that’s my plan of attack. All good input above, thank you.
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By treebound

1995 Trek 520 vs 2001 Novara Randonee

Just for fun, looking for opinions in case I decide to downsize some more and sell off redundancy.

1995 Trek 520, 3x7 gearing, barend shifters

2001 Novara Randonee, 3x8 gearing, brake/shifters...
06-26-19, 10:53 AM
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Posted By treebound

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I managed to sell off some little used bikes and some project...
06-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

That where it’s got to be for the brake pads to...

That where it’s got to be for the brake pads to meet the rim, it is also close to where it was with the original nylon (teflon?) spacers. The brake pads are basically all the way down about as far as...
06-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

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Picked up a parts bike at a yard sale on the way...
06-13-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

ďbicycle dropout spacerĒ was the magic words,...

ďbicycle dropout spacerĒ was the magic words, thanks. Even looks like Surly makes something called Monkey Nuts.
Iíll stop at Benís on the way home today.
06-13-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

I’m just thinking to make things easier when...

I’m just thinking to make things easier when putting the wheel back in. With the rear brake mounted below the chainstays it makes the fore/aft positioning of the wheel a little more critical.
06-13-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By treebound

Axle slot fillers? Puch mtb

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06-10-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By treebound

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This one just passed through my garage, the longer...
06-05-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

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I took a few minutes tonight and tried the 700c...
06-02-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

I think I’ll just call it a model year...

I think I’ll just call it a model year 1977+6-or-so

bwilli88,
I will keep you in mind
06-01-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

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06-01-19, 08:01 PM
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Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

I found an old saddle in a corner of my garage...

I found an old saddle in a corner of my garage that says Voyageur on the rear of it and it even has some red accents that make a nice match to the bike. Has sort of a grippy cloth-like covering that...
06-01-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

It does have sort of an interesting saddle...

It does have sort of an interesting saddle clamping system....
06-01-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By treebound

Schwinn Voyageur 11.8

I just picked this one up this weekend, don’t know if it is a keeper or not.
I’m having a little trouble finding the serial number on it. The headbadge is stsmped with 0347, and on the bottom of the...
05-28-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,555
Posted By treebound

The comments above about a southern U.S. area...

The comments above about a southern U.S. area being short of vintage bikes reminds me of a Seinfeld episode, but I don’t have enough bikes to fill a mail truck ;)

As to the C&V market being slow,...
05-24-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,555
Posted By treebound

I think I found one of his on the KSL site that I...

I think I found one of his on the KSL site that I just moments ago learned about above. Hint: search by price range under road bikes.
05-24-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,555
Posted By treebound

Iíve never heard of KSL before, Iíll have to look...

Iíve never heard of KSL before, Iíll have to look it up.

One problem with localized sales sites is that it limits getting to people who use search engines for when they are going to be driving...
05-21-19, 09:53 PM
05-21-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By treebound

Yep, the 100 year anniversary model with...

Yep, the 100 year anniversary model with flattened tubes. I read through some of the older threads on the site here about the model and have a fairly decent understanding of how it ranks on the...
05-21-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By treebound

Seeking opinions: Ď82 Peugeot PH12 vs Univega Sportour

Dangerous I know, but Iím seeking opinions. First the details, then the background.

Iíve got a Univega Sportour 12 speed with 700x28 tires, good condition. It fits me well in my opinion, rides...
05-21-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,555
Posted By treebound

I finally had a couple bikes sell for fair...

I finally had a couple bikes sell for fair prices, but it took months of off and on postings.

A regular seller in my area does as bargainguy above says he does (could be the same person for all I...
05-06-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By treebound

Thanks everyone. I decided to pass on the deal. A...

Thanks everyone. I decided to pass on the deal. A prior crash suspicion was part of the reason, the color match was another part and I didnít want to get into a full repainting project. Good info to...
05-01-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By treebound

Finding proper forks for older bikes

How difficult is it to spec and find a proper fork for an older road bike? Iím thinking about a bare frame (fairly sure mid-90ís road bike), but Iíve also checked into a few frames from the...
04-22-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 249,111
Posted By treebound

As near as I can figure it is an SR300 maybe.

As near as I can figure it is an SR300 maybe.
04-22-19, 08:16 AM
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Views: 3,018,303
Posted By treebound

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Marin San Rafael, Iím guessing around a 1998 model....
04-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 249,111
Posted By treebound

Nope, bike doesnít float and I didnít feel like...

Nope, bike doesnít float and I didnít feel like swimming. That section of the trail was flooded by the creek probably four different times last summer.
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