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Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I've been trying to ignore this. You'll be...

Yeah I've been trying to ignore this. You'll be able to access your local content using Youtube Music but that sucks as there are ads unless you are willing to pay $10 a month. No thanks. Probably...
08-05-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By bikemig

$16 for a french threaded bottom bracket set from...

$16 for a french threaded bottom bracket set from Amazon:
...
08-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which...

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which means you adjust it a little tighter than you would say a hub or a freewheel. You want it to be a bit sticky. Apparently that's the way MKS adjusts...
08-05-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

Maybe but preload which is what the MKS site...

Maybe but preload which is what the MKS site talks about is the right way to adjust cup and cone bottom brackets. I could see why this could make sense for pedals as well. You obviously would not...
08-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UO 8. Beautiful color.

Peugeot UO 8. Beautiful color.
08-05-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine...

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine pedals.
08-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By bikemig

I have an '84 610 as well. It's a great bike and...

I have an '84 610 as well. It's a great bike and will make a fine touring bike.

Have you used moustache bars? In my opinion, they look good and perform terribly. There really aren't that many...
08-05-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike but I'd keep that UO 8 as...

This is a cool bike but I'd keep that UO 8 as well. It's a better lock up bike, right? Plus everyone needs at least one hi tensile steel bike boom era bike . ..
08-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 289
Posted By bikemig

Vince, these are solid, inexpensive wheels that...

Vince, these are solid, inexpensive wheels that will do the job:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=3875&zenid=h6r9jon8v55a20qcgrnthid7h3

$149...
08-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By bikemig

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27...

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27 inch rims are older technology and lack a hook bead. If your rims lack a bead, get a tire with a wire bead and run it around 75 PSI or less depending on...
08-05-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By bikemig

This is a good tire. It runs wide on my rims (it...

This is a good tire. It runs wide on my rims (it measures out close to 27 x 1 and 3/8).
08-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

VIntage steel cross bikes are not easy to find.

VIntage steel cross bikes are not easy to find.
08-05-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

You soak the frame in evaporust using wallpaper...

You soak the frame in evaporust using wallpaper trays or do you use oxalic acid?

It's tough to find a storage bin large enough to hold an entire bike frame which would be ideal. If you end up...
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

I just use a small plastic bucket with a lid. I...

I just use a small plastic bucket with a lid. I keep using it until it stops working and that does take a while. I used one batch all last summer and threw it out in the spring before I started on...
08-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By bikemig

Do you have the rest of the headset? If you do,...

Do you have the rest of the headset? If you do, this will be easy to get running again. But yeah if you have to buy a number of parts to get it running you might be better off finding a complete bike.
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By bikemig

Agree with the others that is likely worth closer...

Agree with the others that is likely worth closer to $200 but you could ask for a bit more and negotiate down. I'd be tempted to nab those shifters though and replace them with the cheap sun friction...
08-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

yeah Iím impressed with evaporust as well. And...

yeah Iím impressed with evaporust as well. And itís not as dangerous to use as some of the alternatives.
08-03-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right?...

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right? I'm glad you're doing a restoration. This bike likely could use an oxalic acid bath. One question is whether this bike has already been repainted since...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By bikemig

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are...

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are you from? Much of the cycling was originally in the northwest, right? The traffic is crazy in the large cities; have things gotten better for cycling?...
08-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 603
Posted By bikemig

The campy hi flange collection

I have five bikes set up with campy hi flange hubs. The hubs on the Motobecane Grand Record are tipos; the rest are record hubs. The Olmo and the Motobecane are finished. The Paramount, the Witcomb,...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By bikemig

Soyez le bienvenue. If you still like old...

Soyez le bienvenue.

If you still like old bikes, you should spend some time in C&V. Old MTBs make great gravel bikes. So do old road bikes if you don't mind doing a 650b conversion.
08-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 932
Posted By bikemig

toe clip buttons

You need a set of toe clip buttons. That way you leave the end of the strap loose with the button near the end.

You reach down with one hand to tighten. The button makes this easier because...
08-02-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By bikemig

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your...

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your old PL 8, you'll want to upgrade the frame next . . .
08-02-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By bikemig

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does...

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does pedal lip mean? Is the backside of the crank closed?
08-02-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By bikemig

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing...

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing about those Normandy 5 speed free wheels, they’re will be more interest in them if they’re French threaded.
08-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did...

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did to,an old French bike to get it up and running.

If that saddle is at the right height, the bike is too big.

other than that, the bike will be say to...
08-02-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By bikemig

You'll need a hanger as well ...

You'll need a hanger as well

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Compatible-Index-Hanger-Plate/dp/B01J8NW0CU/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=derailleur+with+a+claw&qid=1596390883&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By bikemig

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all...

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all the rusty bits and pieces. Check out the inside. It would not surprise me if this bike ends up needing an oxalic acid bath if there is considerable...
08-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,121
Posted By bikemig

talking about COVID without talking about how...

talking about COVID without talking about how poorly the US is doing compared to other wealthy democracies around the globe ignores the elephant in the room.

Death rates in the US are shockingly...
08-02-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By bikemig

Here is where I get my cotter pins: Bicycle...

Here is where I get my cotter pins:

Bicycle Crank Cotters (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.html)


The owner of this site fabricates a quality cotter press (or has someone...
08-02-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By bikemig

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons...

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons why I didn't give a valuation of this bike in the valuation forum.

So what size are the tires? Are the brakes short or long reach?
08-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,121
Posted By bikemig

This is exactly right. We are running what social...

This is exactly right. We are running what social scientists call a natural experiment. The results are in. No administration in a wealthy, advanced democracy has done as poor a job with this as the...
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. If you want to sell it here, you...

Beautiful bike. If you want to sell it here, you will have to join ($10 a year I think is the cost). The pandemic has pushed up bike prices as people try to head outdoors but I'm not sure it has had...
08-02-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

Thanks for posting. It can be hard finding ads...

Thanks for posting. It can be hard finding ads for old bikes.
08-02-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

Agree that repainting is generally a bad idea;...

Agree that repainting is generally a bad idea; there are other ways to deal with stickers you don't like.

Everything else on your list is doable. Some of the things you want to do require some...
08-01-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

This is a great project and no you don't need to...

This is a great project and no you don't need to sink much money into it to make it work. We can talk you through this. You have most of the bits you need on your bike so you just need to rehab them....
08-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By bikemig

That RD can handle a big freewheel without that...

That RD can handle a big freewheel without that set up. I thought my Clio was a very good riding bike. Enjoy your new old bike
08-01-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. I think you're right and I was mistaken.

+ 1. I think you're right and I was mistaken.
08-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. It's all Reynolds. By the way, I...

Beautiful bike. It's all Reynolds. By the way, I have the same seatpost on my Fuji Finest. Why is that rear derailleur on a hanger? That is a campy drop out right? I wouldn't swap out the RD for a...
08-01-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,284
Posted By bikemig

My first 10 speed was a basic Nishiki with "rat...

My first 10 speed was a basic Nishiki with "rat trap" pedals and turkey levers. I rode that bike everywhere. Fast forward a few years (ahem) and I picked up a mid 70s Sekine SHS 271. The bike is my...
08-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

The elusive 16 mm pedal wrench

I just picked up a set of olsatools metric wrenches. Not cheap but high quality. It is a 7 piece set from 7 mm to 19 mm.

It is a perfect pedal wrench. The length is 10 inches on the 16 mm tool;...
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

Parting it out will obviously maximize your...

Parting it out will obviously maximize your return if you bought this as a flip. The parts on this bike (other than the brake levers and derailleurs) work for an old high quality bike. Why not fix it...
08-01-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By bikemig

Thanks bertinjim and verktyg There was a...

Thanks bertinjim and verktyg

There was a bike frame that sold recently on eBay as a Peugeot PX 10 with those drop outs. It was a repaint. Based on the PX 10 timeline, I'm not convinced it's a PX...
07-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

thanks. The original list was for bikes without...

thanks. The original list was for bikes without cantilevers. Some of the 80s touring bikes can handle a pretty fat tire; some cannot. The miyatas are good on that.
07-31-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

I've rebuilt a lot of old Treks from the late 70s...

I've rebuilt a lot of old Treks from the late 70s and 80s. They tend not to have as much clearance as the early to mid 70s era bikes that were designed around 27 inch wheels. At least based on the...
07-31-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

I was wondering about that. I started a thread a...

I was wondering about that. I started a thread a while back as to which vintage bikes could take a 700 x 38c tire. There are not a lot of vintage bikes that can handle that: ...
07-31-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By bikemig

Nice deal on a fine group

Nice deal on a fine group
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If...

The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If you wait long enough, someone else will buy it . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 439
Posted By bikemig

If the bike fits and it's a full Reynolds 531...

If the bike fits and it's a full Reynolds 531 frame, that's a good price on that bike. I'd buy it at $215 if it were local to me and my size.
07-31-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

Sun cr 18 27 inch is a pretty nice rim and the...

Sun cr 18 27 inch is a pretty nice rim and the price is reasonable.
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