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10-06-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Kentonk

Haha. We went to the police station and the...

Haha. We went to the police station and the officer made him hand it over. He was a freshman student, so he didn't really put up a fight. He claimed he checked on BikeIndex if the bike was stolen...
10-06-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,495
Posted By Kentonk

My babies

I love the 700 series!

Long story with the black 750. I built the black 750 as a tourer. It's one of the last lugged Treks built in the US; it has one those large seatpost lugs. It was a kick-ass...
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Kentonk

It definatly has the suicide levers, but I...

It definatly has the suicide levers, but I wouldn't worry too much about them. You should change them out anyways for some aero ones. You'll feel the difference in performance and comfort. The frame...
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Kentonk

Bad news: got the bike in hand, and found tall...

Bad news: got the bike in hand, and found tall tell frame damage. Classic front impact. Also, I noticed a generator tab, which means its a PX60 I believe. Alas, with the frame damage, I don't think...
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Kentonk

Try looking for 720, 730, 750, 790. The higher...

Try looking for 720, 730, 750, 790. The higher number usually means a better frame and components. There was alot of variation between years, so many had the same frame, just different components. I...
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Kentonk

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/trek7520_cbf5e372f63d991156e5878858769cc0a59f52fe.jpg
If its a multi-track, its likely newer. Late 80's or 90's is when I believe the...
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Kentonk

While not collectable, I think this is a great...

While not collectable, I think this is a great value bike if you intend to ride it yourself. If it fits, I would not hesitate. At least in my area, thats a good deal for a quality vintage.
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Kentonk

Thanks for the very good info. I cringed a bit...

Thanks for the very good info. I cringed a bit when I saw the kickstand. Alas, college commuter bikes. The original front derailleur looks busted too. Maybe I'll make the nicest single speed, or...
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Kentonk

Based on: ...

Based on:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/826815-peugeot-head-badge-timeline.html
Looks like a 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Kentonk

Oh no...Another Peugeot...

There is a special place for Peugeots in my heart, despite all the grief their non standard parts and endless models and variations. One of my best riding junkers is a '74 UO8.

My friend is moving...
06-03-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 142,124
Posted By Kentonk

FREE ALAN Bike Frame

Anyone interested in a beautiful piece of art? Alan made some of the first aluminum frames, this one is 1979 I believe. The frame is unfortunately damaged, with cracked lugs, so it's a looker. Fork...
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Kentonk

Thanks for the info. My friend is has decided to...

Thanks for the info. My friend is has decided to keep it, after trying it out for the last few days. It fits her well, and shes in love with the color. Im helping her completely overhaul it, so...
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Kentonk

Japanese Shogun 600 in Maroon

My friend is curious on the value of her Shogun 600, before she fixes it up. It has at least butted Cro-Mo main tubes. Fork and stays are probably plain gauge, or Hi-Ten. Got a nearly complete...
04-10-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52,486
Views: 7,088,669
Posted By Kentonk

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/west-sacra...

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/west-sacramento-specialized-sequoia/6861524383.html

Not quite an original expedition, but a nice bike nonetheless. I believe a 1992-1993 model. Plain gauge...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Kentonk

True, its weird why it's painted black, so...

True, its weird why it's painted black, so haphazardly. Maybe somebody was hiding something?
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Kentonk

ID: Lugged Diamondback Road Bike

Rescued this piece of work from a dumpster. Rattle can painted black, sadly. Looks like an early Diamondback steel road bike, has lugs. Its seems like a road-touring model, with relaxed geometry,...
05-28-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Kentonk

Thanks. I think it is a Burley frame thats been...

Thanks. I think it is a Burley frame thats been modified at some point. I decided to buy it for $50, so not alot to lose. Will need a new tandem front wheel; I think I saw one at the co-op.
05-25-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Kentonk

Help with Tandem ID?

All i have are seller photos. He's listing it for $75, and I really have no idea what type this is. Looks repainted, and has some weird frame geometry. Any help appreciated!
...
05-07-18, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Kentonk

Hehe, your right, turned down. I'm always bad at...

Hehe, your right, turned down. I'm always bad at terminology.
05-06-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Kentonk

My DIY dropout tool

Just wanted to show my homemade dropout alignment tool. Used some scrap stock I had and machined it on the lathe. I had to buy a bit of M10 threaded rod. I modeled off the Campy tool, and made it...
05-03-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,630
Posted By Kentonk

Here it is all built up. It rides and shifts...

Here it is all built up. It rides and shifts great! I spread the frame to 130mm, it'll take a 10 speed hub. I also modified the 11 speed cassette to fit onto a 10 speed freehub. I'm saving the 105...
04-25-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Kentonk

haha, I'd ride it too if it were just the seat...

haha, I'd ride it too if it were just the seat lug. Maybe a small weld? That bottom bracket is concerning. Lots of stress and not a great place to fail.
04-25-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Kentonk

Death of an Alan Aluminum Frame

My coworker gave me this vintage Italian aluminum bike frame (no fork). I think it was one of the first production aluminum bikes. Anyways, the bottom bracket and seatpost lug on the frame have...
04-11-18, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 489,138
Posted By Kentonk

Specialized Sequoia

I have a 51cm (c-c) Specialized Sequoia that is just a tad small for me. I'd prefer to get the bars a little higher. Its a great bike, with rack and fender mounts. Great double butted tubing on a...
04-10-18, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By Kentonk

Miyatas changed their specks alot through the...

Miyatas changed their specks alot through the years. A 1986 Miyata 310 is probably better specked than a 1979 Miyata 710. They are great bikes, with bomb-proof paint jobs. Based on the tubing and...
03-29-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Kentonk

Very good eyes juvela . Rear hub is non-original....

Very good eyes juvela . Rear hub is non-original. Looks to be a fairly old replacement, because it wears a 27" aluminum rim and 5 speed freewheel. Been wanting to remove the CA bike licenses, they...
03-29-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Kentonk

Help ID this Italian Atala

Just got this vintage Atala road bike. Besides the Atala sticker, there is nothing else really.

Based on the serial number, looks like a 1980 model? The newish looking decals also make it more...
03-28-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13,650
Views: 2,771,350
Posted By Kentonk

Wow! awesome find!

Wow! awesome find!
03-24-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13,650
Views: 2,771,350
Posted By Kentonk

Found this Sears three speed next to a dumpster!...

Found this Sears three speed next to a dumpster! Looks like it was made in Austria? Not sure of the vintage, but I'm guessing 60's era. The hub is 'Torpedo' brand, with a coaster brake. Is it worth...
03-21-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,069
Posted By Kentonk

Where is this being held? I'd love to come!

Where is this being held? I'd love to come!
03-20-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52,486
Views: 7,088,669
Posted By Kentonk

Looks like he raised the price to $200. I'd be...

Looks like he raised the price to $200. I'd be weary, the front fork and wheel are not original. Thats always a little worry some.

KK
03-19-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,630
Posted By Kentonk

I saw that fork as well, hopefully its just the...

I saw that fork as well, hopefully its just the perspective. I always get nervous about front impacts damage. I destroyed a frame and fork on a beautiful 80's trek. I do ride a centurion ironman...
03-18-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,630
Posted By Kentonk

malcala622 - I'd say my hands are on the smaller...

malcala622 - I'd say my hands are on the smaller side of average, so I think it should be OK. Thanks for the tip.

-Kenton
03-18-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,630
Posted By Kentonk

Shimano 5800. I really do like modern 105, very...

Shimano 5800. I really do like modern 105, very light and snappy. I don't feel too bad upgrading because the front wheel is already non-original.
03-16-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 269,630
Posted By Kentonk

Any love for Japanese Bianchis? ~1991 Alfana

Seems like there is a very strong bias towards Italian Bianchi bikes in the vintage bike community. The Japanese ones are IMO fantastic built bikes as well. Here's a 1991(?) Bianchi Alfana made of...
Forum: Touring
12-12-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kentonk

I think I'll clean this up right now and see how...

I think I'll clean this up right now and see how I like it. I do have a set of drop handlebars, brake levers, and quill stem in the parts bin so I could easily swap it out. (just need to buy some bar...
Forum: Touring
12-03-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kentonk

hmm, good point about lights and handlebar bags....

hmm, good point about lights and handlebar bags. I really like handlebar bags to keep my pockets free! I already have a drop handlebar, so I think I will switch it. I do need to buy some brake levers...
Forum: Touring
12-03-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Kentonk

Scott at4 Handlebars for Touring?

I just bought a lugged trek 750 and intend to convert it to a touring rig. I was going to swap to the classic drop bar but am considering keeping the 'native' handlebar. Seems to have a good number...
11-20-17, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Kentonk

Ok, I think I will just give it a quick general...

Ok, I think I will just give it a quick general overhaul I do to all my bikes; hubs, bottom bracket, headset, brakes, shifters, and derailleurs. If I like the ride, and have the time, I'll change it...
11-19-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Kentonk

Yes, a black groupset would look very nice. Hmm,...

Yes, a black groupset would look very nice. Hmm, didn't even think about the top mounted shifter problem. :foo: I wonder if the shifters attach like standard downtube shifters to the 'boss'....
11-19-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Kentonk

1986 Miyata 310: Modernize?

Hi y'all,

I just bought a lovely Miyata 310 locally for $80. It is equipped with 6 speed shimano golden arrow parts, 700c rims, triple butted frame, and Magnalite fork. Based on the catalogs, I...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Yeah, I agree with you. Just confused why there...

Yeah, I agree with you. Just confused why there is no Reynolds decal.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Does anybody know how to find the what frame...

Does anybody know how to find the what frame material this was made of? I can't find the iconic sticker... Am I just being incredibly daft?
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Kentonk

Yup, one of those heavy steel beasts. I turned a...

Yup, one of those heavy steel beasts. I turned a cheap Peugeot with delrin parts to a single speed. One of my favorite bikes around town now. Second what above said. Those delrin parts really do not...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Yup, quill stem and a cro-mo fork. Even the...

Yup, quill stem and a cro-mo fork. Even the headset is Ultegra. The downtube shifters attachment points look original. Interesting. 2001 bike with downtube shifters. Weired. I also upgraded to a very...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Whelp, I bought the bike. I have three days to...

Whelp, I bought the bike. I have three days to return it, but it's looking good. I'll post detailed picks soon.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Found out how to upload a photo!

Found out how to upload a photo!
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Kentonk

Lemond Nevada City

I've been browsing for a steel bike and came across this ~2000s lemond. It was lemond's cheapest bike at the time, but I understand that the frame was great and the parts added were just cheaper....
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