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09-26-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,758
Posted By branko_76

Where does the "980" fit in the Campy...

Where does the "980" fit in the Campy lineup?
09-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By branko_76

btw, what bike?

btw, what bike?
09-26-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By branko_76

The frame is too small for you

The frame is too small for you
09-26-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By branko_76

The upright bars, removal of the front derailleur...

The upright bars, removal of the front derailleur and chainring are good moves. The other "upgrades" don't make sense to me. It's not going to be a racing bike or a long haul tourer so I would keep...
09-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By branko_76

Yes, support your local bike shop. :thumb:

Yes, support your local bike shop. :thumb:
09-26-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By branko_76

top of seat tube?, center of seat tube?

top of seat tube?, center of seat tube?
09-26-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By branko_76

How do you "adjust" the chain stay clearance...

How do you "adjust" the chain stay clearance ?
09-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 145
Posted By branko_76

How did you measure the frame?

How did you measure the frame?
09-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By branko_76

Freewheels don't bend but axles do. A hub...

Freewheels don't bend but axles do.

A hub which uses a freewheel has a drive side bearing which is not idealy located making the axle slightly more vulneable to bending or breaking than a freehub...
09-24-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By branko_76

42 x 16 gives you 71 gear inches, choose any...

42 x 16 gives you 71 gear inches, choose any combination that gives the same or close to the same result
09-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By branko_76

this should help... ...

this should help...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1403/7343/files/rbw-gear-inch-calc_1024x1024.png?v=1557265331
09-24-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By branko_76

I have a Leroy set as well as Rapidograph...

I have a Leroy set as well as Rapidograph drafting pens in storage. Come to think of it, I also have my Omega enlarger and complete darkroom set-up there as well...... I'm so glad cycling has not yet...
09-22-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By branko_76

If you want to learn how to restore bikes, you...

If you want to learn how to restore bikes, you have a good project on your hands. As Classtime stated, reuse as much as you can. If you keep at it and finish, you'll have a nice bike you'll be proud...
09-22-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By branko_76

then the question should have been, "is it worthy...

then the question should have been, "is it worthy of being restored?"
09-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By branko_76

yes, worth restoring :thumb: but keep it...

yes, worth restoring :thumb:

but keep it stock
09-22-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 695
Posted By branko_76

:thumb: Same here, I've been...

:thumb:



Same here,

I've been using toe-clips and straps since I got my first Raleigh Grand Prix in 1976. I can ride to work wearing my work boots or anywhere else in street shoes.
09-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 695
Posted By branko_76

Raleigh branded pedals from a 1974 Grand Prix....

Raleigh branded pedals from a 1974 Grand Prix. One of the cages was wacked into a paralleogram from a crash I guess. A vise and hard plastic mallet worked great for squaring it up.
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09-21-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By branko_76

I wonder if a tool like that can be used to...

I wonder if a tool like that can be used to un-dent a seat tube from the inside?
09-21-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By branko_76

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
09-20-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By branko_76

I looked through late 1970's and early 1980's...

I looked through late 1970's and early 1980's Miyata catalogs to pin down the date, 1980 was the last year they used Tange tubing. In 1981, the 912 had "Miyata" chro-mo double butted tubing.
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09-20-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

Where in Serbia?

Where in Serbia?
09-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By branko_76

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the...

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the seat tube wouldn't have the intelligence to clamp it correctly.

I wonder if the clamp was setup for a seatpost and the doofus didn't adjust it for the...
09-20-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By branko_76

That is from a clamp for sure. If you don't own a...

That is from a clamp for sure. If you don't own a bike stand, then it was the bike shop.
09-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By branko_76

I was expecting the ride to be somewhat harsh due...

I was expecting the ride to be somewhat harsh due to the tight frame but the Continentals softened the blow considerably...
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09-20-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By branko_76

What year is yours?

What year is yours?
09-20-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By branko_76

That dent is sooo obvious, whoever checked it in...

That dent is sooo obvious, whoever checked it in would have noticed it and said something to you on the spot. If that person didn't, the mechanic would have noticed instantly and called you...
09-20-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By branko_76

It's very nimble. This is my second 912, the...

It's very nimble. This is my second 912, the first was stolen in 1990 and I have been riding English road bikes since. Falcon, Holdsworth and Raleigh, they all feel great but I prefer the handling of...
09-20-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

This is not only a Tom Waits song, it's an entire...

This is not only a Tom Waits song, it's an entire album...:)
09-20-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,544
Posted By branko_76

yes, kind of like when you run into an old...

yes, kind of like when you run into an old aquaintance..."hey man, good to see you, are you gaining weight or are you just losing your hair?"
09-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By branko_76

1980 Miyata 912 Shakedown

This has been on the back-burner for some time and I finally got it up and running and took it for a nice long ride today. The previous owner had "middle-aged" it, i.e., upright bars, cushy saddle,...
09-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,544
Posted By branko_76

I totally agree, I learn quite a bit from newbie...

I totally agree, I learn quite a bit from newbie threads, not only from other more experienced members, but when I respond to a question, I often double check my answer before hitting "enter"
09-20-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,544
Posted By branko_76

I recall you starting numerous threads earlier...

I recall you starting numerous threads earlier this year asking some very newbie type questions. Many here have years and years of experience riding and working on bikes and have seen much more than...
09-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By branko_76

Watching that video was an awesome way to start a...

Watching that video was an awesome way to start a Sunday morning. Thanks for posting it.
09-19-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat...

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat with a desk chair, transported the victim and murder weapon on your bike to a remote area but you forgot where, and burned all of the evidence......or...
09-19-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By branko_76

This would inspire me to ride...now, to get an...

This would inspire me to ride...now, to get an Italian bike....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfrnIs8Ak2Q
09-19-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By branko_76

Does anyone else sing while they ride their vintage bike?

I don't actually sing while riding, but I thought this video was humorous...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y
09-19-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By branko_76

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Let's see how many times we can repost the same photo....:rolleyes:
09-18-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

Pretty heavy. I could feel the rear stays flex...

Pretty heavy. I could feel the rear stays flex when turning.
09-18-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

Positive lead to right leg, negative to...

Positive lead to right leg, negative to left.........that should step up the cadence a bit....:speedy:
09-18-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,258
Posted By branko_76

What's the oddest thing you've carried on your bike?

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09-18-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 608
Posted By branko_76

I would remove and reinstall them in a different...

I would remove and reinstall them in a different orientation. If the problem persisits, send them back to the vendor.
09-18-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

Awesome restoration ! :thumb:

Awesome restoration ! :thumb:
09-18-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 608
Posted By branko_76

What rims and how old are they?

What rims and how old are they?
09-18-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By branko_76

I removed the DD from a 77 Raleigh Super Grand...

I removed the DD from a 77 Raleigh Super Grand Prix I restored. When I took it for a test ride, I heard this intermittent clicking sound. Back on the rack, I found that the upper portion of the rear...
09-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By branko_76

I think Raleigh Competition had them as well

I think Raleigh Competition had them as well
09-18-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,659
Posted By branko_76

I just bought a new SRAM chain that had a sticky...

I just bought a new SRAM chain that had a sticky lube on it. I assumed it was there to prevent corrosion so i soaked the chain in kerosene to remove all of the lubricant and then installed it dry and...
09-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By branko_76

This is what I use on aluminum and plastic, the...

This is what I use on aluminum and plastic, the final step is to buff with a micro-fiber cloth. It takes some elbow grease but clear plastic can look like new if not deeply scratched.
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09-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,466
Posted By branko_76

Holy Chrome !!!!

Holy Chrome !!!!
09-16-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By branko_76

A bent crank arm means it was crashed, I wonder...

A bent crank arm means it was crashed, I wonder if the fork got damaged as well.
09-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,676
Posted By branko_76

"Collegiate" and "Schwinn" are just recognizable...

"Collegiate" and "Schwinn" are just recognizable names. If the quality of the Detroit made "Collegiate" matches the price tag, then I don't see a problem with calling it "Collegiate" or "Junior...
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