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06-16-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By AdventureManCO

It is also indicative of different riding styles...

It is also indicative of different riding styles and the way the sport has progressed. I think triples were a carryover from road biking, as were the super long stems, flatter bars, and aggressive...
06-14-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By AdventureManCO

Another fellow Front Range'r here! My main...

Another fellow Front Range'r here!

My main squeeze is a '96 Homegrown hardtail. Right now the bike is set up as a 1x8. Instead of having something like a 30T or 32T ring up front and a 12-52 in...
06-12-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
Posted By AdventureManCO

Wow, what a gorgeous bike! If it is anything...

Wow, what a gorgeous bike! If it is anything like my PX-10, you will love love love the ride.
06-12-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By AdventureManCO

I'm kind of having a 'flavor of the month' thing...

I'm kind of having a 'flavor of the month' thing over here with trying to get good representatives from different cycling countries - so far, I've got a PX-10, a Super Course, and an Iron Man. I...
06-12-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,599
Posted By AdventureManCO

Look what the cat dragged home... ...

Look what the cat dragged home...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p9288647_faec1dc546c85a5cfeb19ed4d5285f98baeb48ff.jpg...
06-06-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,018
Posted By AdventureManCO

Shoot, I wish I had a picture of my Zebra when I...

Shoot, I wish I had a picture of my Zebra when I had it. It was a nice bike - Ishiwata 022, nice and light. High level componentry for the day. I couldn't bond with it, as the ride was a bit...
06-05-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By AdventureManCO

Bike co-op / community bike shop is the best way...

Bike co-op / community bike shop is the best way to find these. Do you have any near you?
06-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,903
Posted By AdventureManCO

That's okay, I managed to clear away my PX-10...

That's okay, I managed to clear away my PX-10 headbadge print with acetone as I used atf/acetone mix to try to loosen a stuck stem.
06-04-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,903
Posted By AdventureManCO

In case it wasn't mentioned, thanks to the both...

In case it wasn't mentioned, thanks to the both of you for the cool stories. I appreciated them!
06-04-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By AdventureManCO

OP actively channeling this thread...

OP actively channeling this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1143952-so-how-big-too-big.html)
06-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By AdventureManCO

Well, about 2 seconds after I made this post, my...

Well, about 2 seconds after I made this post, my eyes instantly picked up the 'The ultimate 27" tire reference thread!...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By AdventureManCO

Nice bike! The jewel of this bicycle is the...

Nice bike! The jewel of this bicycle is the frame.

Values can be all over the place. I picked up my '96 Trek 990 (same frame as this bike) for $60, but was in worse condition, and not as...
06-01-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By AdventureManCO

What are some of your favorite 27" tires?

Hello C&V!

I picked up a fun project the other day ('73 Super Course) and it is going to need all consumables. That being said, I'm on the lookout for some great, classy gumwall tires in 27". I...
05-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By AdventureManCO

The official 'Show us your tuned parts' thread

Happy Memorial Day all.

In the spirit of appreciating and enjoying this day with gratitude, I started perusing through my bike parts, which I'm sure is its own odd kind of therapy. So, I had an...
05-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

I know your last post you were pretty...

I know your last post you were pretty discouraged, but keep at this. You'll get it built. I know there can be barriers, especially when components don't play nicely, but the key is to just have fun...
05-24-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay! Finally got her built up this afternoon. I...

Okay! Finally got her built up this afternoon. I kept all the parts I had on her previously in one box, so it made the build pretty straightforward.

And, ya...no chain haha. Need a new one!
...
05-24-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 103,249
Posted By AdventureManCO

Anyone have any real world weights on Schwinn...

Anyone have any real world weights on Schwinn Cimarron frames? 6lbs? 7lbs?
05-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

So far so good. On to the frame... ...

So far so good. On to the frame...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p9218587_02edf51b39d9781635e25a56ff05a99abc824a31.jpg...
05-23-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay, on to bluing! Well, first, more sanding,...

Okay, on to bluing! Well, first, more sanding, but then bluing! I did more scraping with the razor blade, but it can catch rather easily and then it leaves nicks in the metal, or long horizontal...
05-23-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay, so since Perma Blue came the other day,...

Okay, so since Perma Blue came the other day, that gave me the motivation to finish off the sanding and get the frame blued. The sanding was all done by hand. Let's just say I wouldn't want to...
05-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

I hear you, and I understand. It's tough because...

I hear you, and I understand. It's tough because the industry is so backwards in-compatible. It is planned obsolescence, and it is infuriating. Completely unnecessary. Some of it is new...
05-22-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Got the Casey Perma Blue - will attempt this...

Got the Casey Perma Blue - will attempt this weekend! Still need to clean up the frame just a touch and do the fork, but it is happening this weekend. Pics to come.
05-21-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,037
Posted By AdventureManCO

Down over in the '26" to 700c conversion thread',...

Down over in the '26" to 700c conversion thread', we've been discussing the merits of these bicycles, and I've been posting up some of the work done on my own Trek 990 from '96. They are a very,...
05-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,037
Posted By AdventureManCO

I sold this exact same bike a little less than a...

I sold this exact same bike a little less than a year ago, in the same size I believe. I was helping out a non-profit bike shop generate funds. I probably got 20 hits on the ad, the most out of all...
05-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

That sounds like a cool build, and the single...

That sounds like a cool build, and the single speed will definitely keep the weight down. As crazy as it might sound, I sort of want to do a 7 speed for this build. The idea is to keep it as...
05-18-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Welp, just found the stem I want for the build,...

Welp, just found the stem I want for the build, key word being want!!!:love:

https://i0.wp.com/www.paulcomp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/22.2-Boxcar-2.jpg?w=1280&ssl=1
05-18-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Thanks! Got a little more detail work done...

Thanks! Got a little more detail work done yesterday, and removed the front derailleur cable hanger, as I will never use it.

Also, recently I found some bars that will eventually make their way...
05-16-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

And where I am at now: ...

And where I am at now:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p9148520_a4326c6b2fd6a2be828269ebc25f95b2064eb49c.jpg...
05-16-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Okay, so I decided to strip the frame + fork of...

Okay, so I decided to strip the frame + fork of my Trek 990 and do a 'gun blue' steel finish on the bike, with silver components. This bike is worth the time and work. It rode beautifully before,...
05-15-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Haha yes!!! I figured it was time for me to...

Haha yes!!! I figured it was time for me to actually get some skin in the game, so here is my frame below, along with some weights, for any interested parties.

This is the Trek 990 triple butted...
05-11-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

No no no keep keep keep! I'll post pics of mine...

No no no keep keep keep! I'll post pics of mine later today. Once you get the frame all stripped down, you'll realized how light it is. These were the highest-end Trek steel tig-welded frames they...
05-09-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Nothing new to report yet, but I've been thinking...

Nothing new to report yet, but I've been thinking about it a lot. I'd really like to get a new lightweight aluminum headset before I build the thing again just so I don't have to strip it all the way...
05-04-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Thanks for your interest! It has definitely...

Thanks for your interest! It has definitely renewed mine in picking this bike back up as a project. I'll probably build it back up again here soon just for fun and to keep the project going. These...
05-03-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,710
Posted By AdventureManCO

Never got around to posting this I think, but... ...

Never got around to posting this I think, but...

PX10 ('68 I think?) from the co-op for $40.

First pic as found. The handlebars were upturned hobo style, when I first saw it mixed in with all...
05-03-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,694
Posted By AdventureManCO

Shoot, I wish I did! I had some photos up on...

Shoot, I wish I did! I had some photos up on another site, but they look broken right now and I can't find the original shots. I'll look for them. Right now the bike is in pieces (to get a frame...
08-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By AdventureManCO

Thank you to the both of your for the resources! ...

Thank you to the both of your for the resources! The Shimano BB I have seems pretty wide, so I will try it again and see what I come up with.
08-28-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By AdventureManCO

Libertas BB threading?

Hey all!

I pulled an old Libertas out of a scrap heap and have been trying to get it into riding shape. Thing is, I can't figure out what BB threading it has. It had a cottered crank, which was...
07-21-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By AdventureManCO

While not vintage appropriate, would the bike...

While not vintage appropriate, would the bike shop have had a basic quick release style seatpost bolt that could have fit the hole and gotten you home?
07-09-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,439
Posted By AdventureManCO

Regarding the protection of the frame, there are...

Regarding the protection of the frame, there are two schools of thought regarding finishes - a hard, barrier-type finish and a soft, treatable type of finish. Examples of the first would be a clear...
06-27-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By AdventureManCO

Completely forgot that, sorry! 60cm seat tube...

Completely forgot that, sorry! 60cm seat tube (center-to-top), 56cm top tube (center-to-center), and 33.5" standover height on top tube.
06-27-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By AdventureManCO

Sure thing! http://magaimg.net/img/8bme.jpg ...

Sure thing!

http://magaimg.net/img/8bme.jpg

http://magaimg.net/img/8bmf.jpg
06-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By AdventureManCO

Not if I filled it with bondo! (JUST...

Not if I filled it with bondo!

(JUST kidding;) )
06-25-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By AdventureManCO

Rare 1964(?) Raleigh Sports 10 speed barn find!

Hello fellow C&Vers!

For sale is a really cool find, a 1964ish Raleigh Sports 10 speed. Most of the 'sports' you see are of the 3 speed variety, but here is a completely different animal, the...
06-25-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By AdventureManCO

64cm party! PX-10, Super Sport and '73 Super Course frames F/S/T!

***Bikes located in Denver***

Hello C&Vers!


I somehow acquired these frames but none of them fit me and they are ready for YOU! They will make the perfect project, though they themselves are...
06-25-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By AdventureManCO

1983 Trek 600 road bike 65cm like new condition

EDIT: bicycle is located in Denver, CO

Hello fellow C&Vers,


For sale is a beautiful Trek 600 from 1983 - Reynolds 531 frame is in gorgeous original condition. It is near flawless - there are...
06-07-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,235
Posted By AdventureManCO

If you could do it all over again...

I got this idea from another forum I frequent.

So, like probably some (if not all) of you, I've been through a lot of bikes. Heck, I think there's about 20 in the garage right now.

It has been...
05-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By AdventureManCO

Looks great and is making me feel lame for not...

Looks great and is making me feel lame for not doing anything yet with my Ironman!
05-07-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By AdventureManCO

Looks great and is making me feel lame for not...

Looks great and is making me feel lame for not doing anything yet with my Ironman!
05-07-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By AdventureManCO

Oh, and here is the PX-10, a '68 I believe. $40...

Oh, and here is the PX-10, a '68 I believe. $40 from the local co-op in sad shape, what an amazing ride.

http://magaimg.net/img/7x87.jpg

http://magaimg.net/img/7x8b.jpg


The first ride on...
05-07-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By AdventureManCO

There is something here worth talking about. ...

There is something here worth talking about. Reading through your page on the Legnano (dump find), its obvious that it did something more than most bikes and opened up your eyes to the greater joy...
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