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09-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By bikemig

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic...

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic has convinced people it's time to get outdoors and get on a bike. Bikes are disappearing from stores. Supply chains have been disrupted by trade wars....
09-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
09-25-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By bikemig

Riding a set of araya 27 inch rims on my 70s...

Riding a set of araya 27 inch rims on my 70s Sekine SHS 271. These were original equipment and still going strong. No bead so you want to run a wired on clincher and don't pump the tire past 75 PSI...
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By bikemig

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around...

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around $70 US) for a quality functioning bike. Is this from the 80s? Looks older to me but I'm no Carlton expert.
09-25-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By bikemig

Not red but undoubtedly read and very cool,...

Not red but undoubtedly read and very cool, :thumb:

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09-25-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By bikemig

Double congrats, on the book and the bike. Is the...

Double congrats, on the book and the bike. Is the book cover also read? Sorry couldn't resist . . .
09-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building...

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building alloy wheels with 650b rims. This will give you much better tire choices, a bit more room under the fenders for a little fatter tire, and let you deal...
09-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikemig

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982...

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982 Trek 720; same size but mine does not have all the original parts
...
09-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Too late but I'm interested if the deal falls...

Too late but I'm interested if the deal falls through.
09-24-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By bikemig

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much...

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much to make it into a "touring" bike. A triple and good tires will do the job.
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By bikemig

I'm with plonz , $700 plus fixed up. I am...

I'm with plonz , $700 plus fixed up. I am skeptical that it can fetch $1k. Maybe someone is willing to pay that much but there are excellent alternatives available at a lower price.
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. This looks to be a 1992 Specialized...

Very nice. This looks to be a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper with largely a Deore DX group. I have one that I am currently fixing up. With a little elbow grease, it might make a good bike for your son...
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By bikemig

The UE 8 is a fine bike and well worth fixing up...

The UE 8 is a fine bike and well worth fixing up but it is particularly rare or valuable. Evaporust is your friend in dealing with rust on the crank. You will want to remove it and since it is a...
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By bikemig

Leaving aside the value of the mafac competition...

Leaving aside the value of the mafac competition brakes, a basic bike boom Peugeot from this era is worth something in the neighborhood of $50-$75. But this one is really clean and the co-op will fix...
09-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,044
Posted By bikemig

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize...

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize the cycling community. He has views and he sells bikes and he sells a vision about bikes. That vision does not include attacking people who disagree...
09-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,260
Posted By bikemig

On a bike tour in France once I found a kitten. I...

On a bike tour in France once I found a kitten. I put it in my saddlebags which it thought was a great playroom. Fortunately it didn't use it as a restroom as well. When I got into the next town, a...
09-19-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,333
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget a wicker basket.

Don't forget a wicker basket.
09-19-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,044
Posted By bikemig

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series...

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series bikes to be "fire" road bikes. They have road geometry and 26 inch wheels with room for a fat tire. Back in the 90s, if you wanted a fat tire road...
09-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. My high school bike was a Nishiki as...

Very nice. My high school bike was a Nishiki as well but not as nice as this. For a crank, why not run a 110/74 bcd shimano triple as a double? You can either run it as a 110 bcd double (with a low...
09-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By bikemig

Nice job. This is going to your wife right? For...

Nice job. This is going to your wife right? For the sake of your relationship, buy some new tires. Just sayin.
09-17-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By bikemig

This bike is sweet but I’m with post 2. Sometimes...

This bike is sweet but I’m with post 2. Sometimes resistance is not futile. But it does get you a free bump.
09-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikemig

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the...

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the switch yet but I have rims, tires, tubes, and brakes. Now I just need to pick out some hubs and buy the right spokes. The lack of cantilevers makes...
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By bikemig

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at...

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at the current price. The bike has real issues that you can see from the pictures and quite likely to have even more issues once you take this bike...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
09-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series...

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series dura ace can handle 26 teeth in the rear.

beautiful bike
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By bikemig

We need pictures to judge the condition before...

We need pictures to judge the condition before giving an estimate.
09-14-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By bikemig

I dunno. If I were looking to build a vintage...

I dunno. If I were looking to build a vintage gravel bike, I'd either go 650b with a road bike or do a drop bar conversion on a quality mountain bike.
09-14-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By bikemig

I dunno if it will work but it sure as heck looks...

I dunno if it will work but it sure as heck looks the same. You could try writing Zefal and the tech people there may or may not reply to you or you could take one for the team and report back your...
09-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By bikemig

One of my favorite bar end shifters and RDs,...

One of my favorite bar end shifters and RDs, :thumb:

I'll be running shimano 7 bar ends and this gen Deore XT when I rebuild the '85 Pinarello cross bike I picked up recently.

GLWS.
09-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

Well a punch did the job. What the heck was...

Well a punch did the job. What the heck was Specialized thinking about in spec'ing a headset with a near lipless crown race? Methinks they were trying to get people to buy that Park $270 crown race...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bikemig

cudak888 's advice is spot on. Still if it...

cudak888 's advice is spot on.

Still if it were my hundred quid and I lived in the UK, the choice would be easy. I would find an old road bike (60s or even 50s) and turn it into a rider. Those...
09-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,666
Posted By bikemig

Melton "touring" bike

I've been riding and tinkering with my Melton touring bike. It's more of a fast day bike than a full on touring bike but it has rack braze ons, a pump peg, and 3 water bottle braze ons. It is one of...
09-14-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

Yeah well Doc I wish I lived a reasonable drive...

Yeah well Doc I wish I lived a reasonable drive from you! :)
09-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I largely agree but I don't mind picking up...

Yeah I largely agree but I don't mind picking up new tools as long as I think I can use them for more than one project and as long as the price is not too nutso. So I'm picking up some cold chisels...
09-14-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By bikemig

I would have paid $40 for this frame all day...

I would have paid $40 for this frame all day long; nice catch.

One neat thing about picking up a frame as opposed to a complete bike is that you are free to run whatever you like. This bike came...
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

Yeah no way I'm paying $269 for that tool. I have...

Yeah no way I'm paying $269 for that tool. I have a campagnolo crown race remover. The Iweing crown race remover looks interesting and it is similar to HillRider s suggestion of a wood chisel. The...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

crown race problem

I'm rebuilding a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper. The headset needs to be replaced. The problem I am having is that the crown race almost lacks a lip. It extends out beyond the fork by around 1 mm. My...
09-13-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By bikemig

I’ll buy it. Pm sent

I’ll buy it. Pm sent
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By bikemig

Concur with the others; these are good wheels at...

Concur with the others; these are good wheels at a good price and should work well with your bike. Make sure the wheels are reasonably true and that the hubs turn freely. The seller says the wheels...
09-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah. I like to think this is just the right...

Oh yeah. I like to think this is just the right look for a gravel/mtb drop bar bike. :thumb:
09-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By bikemig

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building...

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building a drop bar gravel bike from this vintage MTB with 3 x 7 gearing and bar end shifters. My point was not that this was a great touch up job (it's not)...
09-13-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By bikemig

I just dealt with paint issues on a 1992...

I just dealt with paint issues on a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper I'm rebuilding. The frame is sound but it was roughly handled and missing paint in a lot of areas. I got rid of the rust, painted over...
09-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were...

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were going to the trouble of installing a triple on this bike, I'd run a 110/74 bcd triple, which is common and easy to find. A Shimano 600EX triple woud look...
09-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By bikemig

I'd try the Hozan headset pliers with a rag...

I'd try the Hozan headset pliers with a rag underneath so you don't mar the cup:
...
09-12-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By bikemig

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off....

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off. That will let you use some fresh grease on the hub threads. For the freewheel, I'd just dribble some good quality oil (I use Phil Wood) into the...
09-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By bikemig

You may want to replace those brake pads; kool...

You may want to replace those brake pads; kool stops are very good.
09-11-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By bikemig

Mangalloy 2001 is good tubing but it's a bit...

Mangalloy 2001 is good tubing but it's a bit heavier and so not used on top end bikes. Post 4 here will tell you what you need to know about the tubing:
...
09-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By bikemig

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If...

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If necessary try something stronger like simple green or a citrus based solvent.

Second if dealing with rust, evaporust does the job.

Once the...
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By bikemig

My mistake. I didn't realize there were 2 bikes....

My mistake. I didn't realize there were 2 bikes. I like the Liberia. It is a lower end French boom bike that needs a fair amount of work. Maybe it's worth $100. The Andre Leduco appears to be a...
09-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikemig

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek...

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek 720 as well. One of the neat things about this bike is that it was designed around 700c wheels. The later 720s that had cantilevers were designed around...
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