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05-30-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By John Nolan

Thanks. Now if only I could get that...

Thanks.

Now if only I could get that adjustable cup out!
05-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By John Nolan

Looks like D10400372

Looks like D10400372
05-30-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By John Nolan

No made in Japan sticker, and serial m=number...

No made in Japan sticker, and serial m=number seems to begin with a D, not a T as one might expect, so maybe Taiwan is right.

Currently struggling to get the adjustable cup off. Bent pins on pin...
05-29-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By John Nolan

Yes, it's got 300LX on it.

Yes, it's got 300LX on it.
05-29-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By John Nolan

Miyata Elevation 300, 1991

Thought people might like to see this. Got this off Kijiji. "Two bicycles for parts: $20". One bike was gone, so I got this for $10. The pedals seem pretty seized, the headset is crunchy, and the...
05-12-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By John Nolan

Looks like it might be an 1985 Sport 10M: see...

Looks like it might be an 1985 Sport 10M: see catalogue here (https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2085.pdf).

Edit:
I think T-Mar's right.
05-05-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By John Nolan

Thanks for this!

Thanks for this!
04-27-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By John Nolan

Here's a link to the installation manual: ...

Here's a link to the installation manual:
http://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/suntour-bar-con-bar-end-shift-levers-manual.pdf
04-25-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,730
Posted By John Nolan

I've add the 1979 catalogue to the collection,...

I've add the 1979 catalogue to the collection, thanks to Dfrost, who sent me his original by genuine, old school, mail.
04-15-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By John Nolan

Is that a retaining clip, to overhaul rear hubs,...

Is that a retaining clip, to overhaul rear hubs, pictured to the left of the ferrules?
04-05-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By John Nolan

[/LEFT] Any chance of getting a scan of that...

[/LEFT]

Any chance of getting a scan of that ? I've been hosting the catalogues at ragandbone.ca, and I'd love to add it to the collection.
03-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,012
Posted By John Nolan

My 89 Miyata Triple Cross is a great city ride.

My 89 Miyata Triple Cross is a great city ride.
03-16-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By John Nolan

Yes, I meant the extension to the top tube, as...

Yes, I meant the extension to the top tube, as you describe it.

So, that was as designed!

I've just emailed the seller to set the record straight, and to tell them I am interested after all.
...
03-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By John Nolan

Bend in Mixte seat stay..as designed?

I looked at a Miyata 100 mixte today, and decided not to buy it because there was a bend in the seats stay on the drive side. As I drove home, I wondered how it could have happened, and then I...
02-21-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By John Nolan

I prepare my winter bike in the fall by removing...

I prepare my winter bike in the fall by removing any rust spots I find, touching up the paint, and then greasing and oiling.

In the winter it's too cold and messy to bother with much. I wipe off...
02-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,752
Posted By John Nolan

Miyata 100M and 112M, from 1985 to 87 are triple...

Miyata 100M and 112M, from 1985 to 87 are triple butted CroMo main frames. 88 Miyata Valley Runner is triple-butted. By 1989 the Runner series all are STB (i.e. splined triple-butted) with varying...
01-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By John Nolan

I use Chain-L. In the winter lasts about a month,...

I use Chain-L. In the winter lasts about a month, including rides through heavily salted slush. Pretty good, I'd say.
01-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By John Nolan

I've tried some of these (but not that brand,...

I've tried some of these (but not that brand, these (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=52295&cat=2,40725,45454).). The ones I had didn't get warm enough to beat the cold on the days I...
01-12-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By John Nolan

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/716680-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/716680-recover-your-saddle.html
and
Recovering a saddle ? Machine Bicycle Co. (http://www.machinebicycle.co/blog/2014/10/23/recovering-a-saddle)
01-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By John Nolan

I never saw the Zippo ones before. They look good...

I never saw the Zippo ones before. They look good too.
12-25-18, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By John Nolan

I've already been out for my Christmas dawn ride....

I've already been out for my Christmas dawn ride. -17C, but can't let that stop you.
12-14-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By John Nolan

They seem to last a couple of hours. I charge...

They seem to last a couple of hours. I charge them the night before if the forecast calls for them.

I don't know if they fit in a warmer pocket—I only use them inside mittens, when my mitts aren't...
12-14-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By John Nolan

I gave up on chemical warmers. Too expensive, I...

I gave up on chemical warmers. Too expensive, I have these. (http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=76088&cat=2,40725,45454)
12-09-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By John Nolan

That's what I might have suggested until I used...

That's what I might have suggested until I used the plastic levers on my Triple-Cross. I found then to be quite nice, and in cool weather, more comfortable.
12-03-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,053
Posted By John Nolan

Do you have any more of the 91 catalogue? I'd be...

Do you have any more of the 91 catalogue? I'd be happy to post whatever you have...John (aka ragandbone)
12-02-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 751
Posted By John Nolan

The biggest issues I've had are where steel and...

The biggest issues I've had are where steel and aluminum surfaces meet. I had a steel bottom bracket in an aluminum frame...it became _cemented_ to the frame, and neither myself nor two experienced...
11-30-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,861
Posted By John Nolan

Also: these...

Also:
these (https://www.kijiji.ca/v-bike-frames-parts/city-of-toronto/winters-coming-studded-mountain-bike-tires/1400257648?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true) ($30, but not much info), and these...
10-21-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By John Nolan

FYI: Park FF-2 Frame and Fork Straightener...

FYI:
Park FF-2 Frame and Fork Straightener (https://www.parktool.com/product/frame-and-fork-straightener-ffs-2?category=Frame%20%26%20Fork)
10-20-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By John Nolan

I had the same issue with my Valley Runner. I...

I had the same issue with my Valley Runner. I watched this:

this video.


It worked out well.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 04:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By John Nolan

I agree that Arkels are a very good, albeit...

I agree that Arkels are a very good, albeit pricey, choice. In the long run they're worth it. (I know that doesn't help if the funds aren't available.) I got my Arkels second hand at _very_ low...
10-15-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,607
Posted By John Nolan

I quite like them when it's not too icy.

I quite like them when it's not too icy.
10-05-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By John Nolan

Would T-9 be a good freewheel lube for winter use?

Would T-9 be a good freewheel lube for winter use?
10-04-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By John Nolan

Look like an 86: See 86 catalogue here...

Look like an 86:
See 86 catalogue here (https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html), page 7.
10-01-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,730
Posted By John Nolan

Great! I'll put those up tomorrow.

Great! I'll put those up tomorrow.
09-30-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,730
Posted By John Nolan

I've put up the Miyata catalogues I reconstructed...

I've put up the Miyata catalogues I reconstructed from the Internet Archive here. (http://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html)
09-26-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,730
Posted By John Nolan

I'll post them to a website I have later this...

I'll post them to a website I have later this week.
09-24-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By John Nolan

Well, I spent the entire morning procrastinating,...

Well, I spent the entire morning procrastinating, because I imagined myself crawling and swearing across the basement floor like an aging Gollum, sifting through the sawdust with my fingers looking...
09-24-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By John Nolan

Got It. I put a small cable tie around the hub...

Got It.
I put a small cable tie around the hub body, and that allowed me to push the pawl and springs into place and leave them there.
Then, when I was ready to reassemble, I slid the cable tie up...
09-24-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By John Nolan

Thanks for that! I'll give it a try.

Thanks for that! I'll give it a try.
09-24-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By John Nolan

More specifically: How the heck do you hold the...

More specifically:
How the heck do you hold the pawls in place when you reassemble?
09-24-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By John Nolan

Tips on mid 90's Athena rear hub service?

The rear hub in my 95 Marinoni is gritty. Here's a video of somebody servicing it:
Athena hub service

Any further tips from anyone?
09-17-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,265
Posted By John Nolan

I have the same Triple-Cross, and it's a...

I have the same Triple-Cross, and it's a fantastic ride. Pretty sure the brakes are upgraded on that one.
09-14-18, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By John Nolan

Don' t know about the GT365, but I'm very fond of...

Don' t know about the GT365, but I'm very fond of the Continental Top Contact Winter (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/city-trekking-tires/top-contact-winter2-premium)
09-11-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By John Nolan

I've found wood alcohol effective.

I've found wood alcohol effective.
08-29-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John Nolan

Pretty well unanimous then... I'll leave them.

Pretty well unanimous then... I'll leave them.
08-28-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John Nolan

Right, maybe just better to grease and/or anti...

Right, maybe just better to grease and/or anti seize.
08-28-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John Nolan

Sounds about right...I hadn't thought of...

Sounds about right...I hadn't thought of anti-seize. Good idea.
08-28-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By John Nolan

Should I remove dropout adjustment screws?

I fixing up a Miyata Valley Runner as a winter bike, and it has rear dropout adjustment screws. It seems to me they might seized with winter salt and grit.

Is there any downside to removing them?
08-26-18, 06:46 PM
Forum: Touring
08-20-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,805
Posted By John Nolan

When I bought my LHT (nor disc), I test rode a...

When I bought my LHT (nor disc), I test rode a Trek, and just liked the feel of the Trucker better. But, really, I'm sure either will do fine. The Trek is cheaper, and comes with a rack, as I...
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