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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by Rip, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I purchased an older steel lugged trek road bike that I am picking up on the 29th.
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I plan on taking a dump on the 29th. I'll post a picture in this thread in 6 days.
     
  3. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    James Carbon Porn Star

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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Will you paint it purple and run it fixie? If so I will pay top dollar.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Make sure you stage it properly with microwave, wok and fire extinguisher!
     
  7. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Not converting it, I have my pista if I want to ride a fixed gear.

    There's a slight chance that I'll have it Saturday. And Mark, I'll do my best.
     
  8. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    If you post on the 29th, go ahead and wish Caroline a happy birthday too. :)
     
  9. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I'm definitely picking the bike up Saturday.
     
  10. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    79 930
     
  11. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    We waited six days for one photo? Why not a series of shots?
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    And its not even the 29th yet.
     
  13. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    What grouppo??? Suntour? Are those Sugino cranks?

     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Good catch....I assumed it had been six days :)
     
  15. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Will have more when I glue new tires onto it.

    Had a chance to get it earlier than planned, so I went for it.

    Deraillieurs are Cyclone, and those are indeed the cranks on it.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I had a similarly equipped road bike in the mid 80s - it came with Araya double wall rims that where totally bomb proof with an excess of 70,000 miles on them. The guy I gave the bike to still rides it on a weekly basis. It had the same cranks you have now.

    In a road race in the early 90 I clipped my right pedal (caged) and slid a good 30 feet at speed, those cranks stood true at the taper and held their thread at the pedal just fine. I've seen similar clips destroy splined cranks many time.

    If you need any spare parts Splat has them; he will mail them for free, no questions asked. :)
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    My boss has alot of the parts I would need in stockpile.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Opeth would never screw up like this.....
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Since it is the 29th here on the East Coast.... Some more pics.

    Got the tires addressed this morning. Out with the old tires and in with Continental Sprinter Gatorskins, yes tubulars.




    Gran Compe Brakes
    Sun Tour Cyclone Drivetrain
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    How does the old beat ride?
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Drinking coffee and charging the camera batteries.
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    the rear Brake cable is too short
     
  23. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Nice classic bike Rip!!

    I'll give you a pass on the lack of a wok in the pics because I dig that bike so much. If you ever want to sell it - send me a PM. ;)

    Mark
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    It's actually one of the nicest riding road bikes I have ever rode.
    That's tomorrow's project right before I leave work for a ride(on it), putting new brake pads on it as well.

    A customer brought in an older Raliegh/Carlton Gran Sport today, which is going to be my project to restore tomorrow.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    How about the hoods the look like old rubber band. Will they be replaced too? Is the bike not super soft? My 80s road bikes were noodles.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I have a NOS Cylcone derailleur still in box and what I think is the exact same gran comp brake set sans gum hoods. If you want them they're yours gratis. PM if interested.

    Edit - your hoods are in excellent condition - are they new?
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    There's some flex, but nothing to bad.

    They were the hoods that came on the bike.
     
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    rear brake cable is a tad short and the front is a tad long
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Brakes are on the agenda for Wednesday.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I really dig that bike - a lot! Nice score RIP!
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Update, this was pointed out by someone else. That I misread the serial code slightly. It's definitely a Trek 930, it's a 21" frame, the month built was March, but the 2nd number is the last number of the model year, thus instead of it being a 1979 Trek 930, I instead have a 1977 Trek 930 is somewhat rare.

    From vintagetrek.com:
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Amazing good shape for such an old bike.
     
  33. Tame Ape

    Tame Ape BUY HOPE!!!!!!!

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    I love it. A vintage Trek (with the square seat lug) and a steel Allez are on my 'to have' list.