Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by SX550, Jun 28, 2015.
Is that chain pre-rusted in anticipation?
Haha, not quite. It's just been sitting unused outside the previous owner's place for some time.
I still have the tubular rims for my 72 Fuji Finest. I may have to look at seeing if I can find any 27” tubular tires for it. You guys have reminded me how much fun they were.
I just found this one today, after it had been stolen friday night. It isn't worth much, money-wise, but I've put a lot of hours into restoring it, and it rides great,so I was seriously bummed when it suddenly wasn't where I'd left it.
I picked up this Trek today, I haven't checked out the serial numbers yet, I'm guessing it is late 80"s? 12 speed, super light. I'd like it if the stand-over height was a .5" less, but that is ok. I'm anticipating a new handlebar stem to make it a little longer, need to replace the seat and hopefully replace it so I can slide the seat back a bit ( even thou it is a 22"frame I feel a little cramped on it). Long range plan is to use it for touring.
Info re: setup (ignore if you already know this stuff)
Seat height: The distance from the top surface of the seat, to the top of the pedal (when the crank arm is aligned with the seat tube, so the pedal is at the very bottom of the stroke), should equal 109% of your inseam measurement.
Stem length and seat forward/back positioning: With your elbow bent to 90 degrees, and fingers extended out to the max reach, put your elbow against the forward nose end of the saddle. Having your middle finger just touching the back side of the handlebar would indicate a proper stem length.
Happy riding !
I never saw an actual formula for fitting a rider to a bike. Thanks for posting.
Probably 35 years ago, my riding group attended a seminar given by US Olympic cycling coach Eddie B.
Lots of valuable info was passed along, (amazingly) I still remember most of it....
This is my 12 speed Raleigh Technium "Ovation" (made in U.S.A.) that I bought new in 1988. Has very low miles on her and overall it's like new. It has an aluminum frame and I added new tires last year and she runs great. It had the largest frame available at the time 25" I'm 6'5" so it's perfect for me. Sure glad I held onto her all these years. My wife had the same bike with a smaller frame (bought them at the same time) and she sold it about 18 years ago and regrets it to this day when she sees mine, I told her not to.
A couple blocks from home, the Superstition Mountains are in the background.
with the old tires . . .
Here's a Litespeed I bought on Ebay. It had cantilever brakes that were a real PIA to adjust. It made it around Lake Ontario and Paris Brest Paris. I'm happiest on a bike. (of course that's not me). The setting is upper New York State which is a really beautiful place to ride, some of the best in the US in my opinion.
Is that a Classic?
I can't remember if it was an Appalachian or Blue Ridge. The fork was aluminum. I do have a Classic and have been riding it since 1999. I cracked the frame of the one in the picture. With the repair the decal went from yellow to black The Classic is still going strong. It's gone thru a few drive trains and one fork. It went 10000+ kilometers last year, mostly brevets. It rides like a couch and very stable at all speeds. But you know that, because you own one too.
Giant Trance X4 (2010) with Rock Shox Reba RLT Ti U-Turn 120mm front fork...
Few old schwinns
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