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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By BikeWonder

You just brought back a good memory for me from...

You just brought back a good memory for me from this summer. Boy was that descent something.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By BikeWonder

University isn't easy. It affects my sleep a lot....

University isn't easy. It affects my sleep a lot.
What would bring me peace is imagining myself on an adventure and being self reliant. I would close my eyes and imagine myself biking on a road for...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 119,299
Posted By BikeWonder

When did you go? I totally would've joined if I'd...

When did you go? I totally would've joined if I'd known. I did a solo tour as well from Calgary to Vancouver.
Might be doing Calgary to Jasper and back or this time going from Calgary towards the...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,876
Posted By BikeWonder

I know this isn't a Canti Vs Disc comparison, but...

I know this isn't a Canti Vs Disc comparison, but I'd like the chime in with my experience of canti's so far.

I used Shimano XT/SLR canti's on my 1991 1000 LT from Calgary to Vancouver this summer...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By BikeWonder

Hard to say. If its mid 80s it would be high mid...

Hard to say. If its mid 80s it would be high mid range for a tourer. In the late 80s and early 90s Nishiki came out with a touring variant of its International Series and that bike was the bomb...
10-07-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By BikeWonder

If you're sticking to vintage rims, Araya RM-20...

If you're sticking to vintage rims, Araya RM-20 rims are pretty much indestructible unless you wear them down completely from braking. They're a bit pricey as far as I know. For hubs, anything Deore...
10-02-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52,371
Views: 7,063,625
Posted By BikeWonder

I think that is an 80s Apollo. Look at the serial...

I think that is an 80s Apollo. Look at the serial number on the side and let me know. Or you can check online. I forgot how to verify exactly, but its either the last two digits or first two that...
09-30-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By BikeWonder

They just take it to a whole other level don't...

They just take it to a whole other level don't they. As if cyclists today aren't skinny enough.
09-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 669,267
Posted By BikeWonder

Is this one 650b? I think they were all 650b....

Is this one 650b? I think they were all 650b. I've been looking for one for three years on kijiji to no avail. Would be nice to own one.
09-24-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,793
Posted By BikeWonder

My 1982 and 1991 Miyata 1000 (GT and LT,...

My 1982 and 1991 Miyata 1000 (GT and LT, respectively)

Keeping them inside for any winter project additions and to prevent them from getting stolen. The opioid crisis here has gotten bad with...
09-22-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By BikeWonder

It's a hit and miss with some shops here. I found...

It's a hit and miss with some shops here. I found decent tires from Veerubber to $18 to cheap CST for $14. Most shops carry premium 27 inch tires like Schwalbes or Specialized Armadillo tires. My CST...
09-21-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By BikeWonder

Those tires are going to last you thousands of...

Those tires are going to last you thousands of miles.
I love them.
Sweet looking bike, too :)
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By BikeWonder

May I ask where in Canada you did this (assuming...

May I ask where in Canada you did this (assuming because you paid in CAD)?
I have an '87 Bianchi Grizzly with U brakes (rear) that I would like to convert to cantilevers and make add fork mounts. It...
09-17-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,945
Posted By BikeWonder

Not sure how far you're willing to go for...

Not sure how far you're willing to go for wrenching, but you can replace the front halogen bulb for an LED and it makes a big difference. If its the right size, maybe I can send you a couple to try.
09-17-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,945
Posted By BikeWonder

I'll give my take: The Peugeot UO8 and its...

I'll give my take:

The Peugeot UO8 and its touring variant, the UE8 are low end bikes that deserve high recognition here. My UE8 rides well and smooth. Although heavy as heck, I can see myself...
09-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By BikeWonder

Depends what you are riding for vintage. For...

Depends what you are riding for vintage. For example, if you're commuting or doing your coffee run, Thousand Helmets will give you a good run for your money. They look stylish and can look good with...
09-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,204
Posted By BikeWonder

I have maybe 5 bikes I have to work on or fix up...

I have maybe 5 bikes I have to work on or fix up but I just don't want to. When I got into this hobby I'd jump at every opportunity to rebuild or repack parts. But now I just feel like it's so...
09-07-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By BikeWonder

Just following with what you said. Vintage...

Just following with what you said. Vintage hybrids make good drop bar candidates. But their frame design is made more for comfort, so some mustache bars or something would work great.

A great...
09-06-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,011
Posted By BikeWonder

Beautiful! I hope to get my hands on a 1984 model...

Beautiful! I hope to get my hands on a 1984 model one day. I love my '82, but the 84 model has it all!
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By BikeWonder

This happened during my rest stop in a BC town. ...

This happened during my rest stop in a BC town.

I was staying the night over in the small town hostel. I met this German man who was hitch-hiking across Western Canada and was also staying a night...
09-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 38,661
Posted By BikeWonder

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09-03-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,647
Posted By BikeWonder

I don't think so. A while back I made a post...

I don't think so. A while back I made a post about doing a possible 650b on my 1982 Miyata 1000 but the conclusion was that unless you had some kind of adapter or remove and lower the cantilever...
09-02-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,715
Posted By BikeWonder

'Tis but a scratch! Wouldn't have been able...

'Tis but a scratch!

Wouldn't have been able to see that based on the first pictures. It does look worrisome in terms of aesthetics. Luckily for this model & year, the decals are readily available....
09-02-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,715
Posted By BikeWonder

I wouldn't repaint the 1000. Just fix what you...

I wouldn't repaint the 1000. Just fix what you have to and give it a damn nice polish it deserves.

For Iceland, I would probably use something more upright and rigid wheels for any offroad, so...
Replies: 44
Views: 2,213
Posted By BikeWonder

In Canada, specifically AB and BC, the market for...

In Canada, specifically AB and BC, the market for touring bikes is D.E.A.D.

Well, bikes in general. Over-saturation of low end bikes. But even the higher end bikes are going really cheap.
09-01-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 52,371
Views: 7,063,625
Posted By BikeWonder

That bike confuses me. At first glance it looks...

That bike confuses me. At first glance it looks like a touring bike from the canti's, but after some more observation, it looks like a poorly thought out "touring" bike with stem shifters and no rack...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By BikeWonder

Where can I get replacement springs for my Cannondale Panniers?

I need to replace the springs on my front panniers. These ones are over 30 years old and very well worn. Any ideas on where to get replacements? I live in Canada, if that helps for any stores....
08-31-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,465
Posted By BikeWonder

Anyone know where to get replacement springs?

I finally found my set of front Cannondale Panniers. But the springs are worn like heck and I would like to replace them. Anyone know where I can get replacements?
I'm in Canada, if that helps for...
08-28-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,014
Posted By BikeWonder

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It seems...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By BikeWonder

I recently completed a tour from Calgary to...

I recently completed a tour from Calgary to Vancouver through the Rockies. I had a loaded rig.

I found that the passes through the mountains have a lot of jagged rocks on the shoulder. I...
08-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,011
Posted By BikeWonder

the silver JB front rack was from my 1982 Miyata...

the silver JB front rack was from my 1982 Miyata 1000. I attached it to this one but later sold it. However, when I purchased all three of my Miyata 1000s (including the one you mentioned), they came...
08-20-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,011
Posted By BikeWonder

They are great bikes. I'm fortunate to have my 82...

They are great bikes. I'm fortunate to have my 82 and 91 to compare a lot of the time. They're fun bikes and you guys are doing a great job at making them look awesome.
08-19-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,305
Posted By BikeWonder

It can fit 35mm. 38mm might be pushing it. With...

It can fit 35mm. 38mm might be pushing it. With 35mm or 38mm, you won't be able to fit fenders unless you squeeze them in (only applicable for the 35mm).
If you want fenders and wide tires, 32mm is...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,249
Posted By BikeWonder

Short answer: I'm lazy. I had lubed my chain...

Short answer: I'm lazy. I had lubed my chain prior to my trip but forgot my bottle at home and didn't feel like buying a new one. Not afraid of getting my hands dirty either. Nursing has gotten them...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,249
Posted By BikeWonder

My fault, really. From Calgary to Revelstoke...

My fault, really. From Calgary to Revelstoke there was a lot of rain which affected drivetrain. When it got dry again my chain got all squeaky. I got a LBS to relube it for me since I decided to...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,249
Posted By BikeWonder

I came back from my trip two weeks ago. Chain...

I came back from my trip two weeks ago. Chain lube would have been nice. Became an issue several times. Next time I embark on a trip,I am either waxing my chain or getting it lubed.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,665
Posted By BikeWonder

They're incredibly versatile. I lost one of the...

They're incredibly versatile. I lost one of the front panniers which bum me out, but they have held up really well with my gear. Apparently they are still sought after.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,665
Posted By BikeWonder

Fair statement. Perhaps for the prospective...

Fair statement. Perhaps for the prospective interest, it's a touring bike for sure, but it handles incredibly well for a touring bike. Many touring bikes flex a lot or feel "flat" in terms of...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,665
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm not sure what info you're looking for, but I...

I'm not sure what info you're looking for, but I did a 500km tour on my 1982 Miyata 1000 last year. Had front and rear panniers. My 1982 lacked fork braze-on and a seat tube bottle mount, so the...
08-10-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,548
Posted By BikeWonder

I was thinking more about preserving it and...

I was thinking more about preserving it and having it as a showpiece or something in my garage, haha. I know these bikes amd parts are built to last. After taking my 91 1000 on tour, I couldn't...
08-10-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,305
Posted By BikeWonder

If you haven't already, feel free to post...

If you haven't already, feel free to post pictures and describe your bikes in more detail in the https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html thread :)
08-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,014
Posted By BikeWonder

Are you referring to this? ...

Are you referring to this?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190808_105940_cd5d7a50d3c3d675f9d38a458a91111d444cddf6.jpg
08-07-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By BikeWonder

I have a Sugino AT triple crankset on my Miyata...

I have a Sugino AT triple crankset on my Miyata 1000, but I'm considering on switching it out because it rides so nice and hard to find. Might replaced it with a Shimano 600 triple crankset.
08-07-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By BikeWonder

Sugino Cranks

Posted this in the fixed gear thread by accident,so I'll ask the question here for a new thread and info:

Looking to see how the vintage Sugino cranks rank?
The ones I see commonly are Sugino...
08-06-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By BikeWonder

If there are any Canadian prospective buyers, I...

If there are any Canadian prospective buyers, I use the MEC World Tour handlebar bag. It served me well and was priced very well.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5053-630/World-Tour-Handle-Bar-Bag
...
08-06-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By BikeWonder

So happy to see those Cannondale panniers being...

So happy to see those Cannondale panniers being used. I used them for my trip and they were amazing. I had a front pair but I lost the right side one which resulted in me jamming my rear panniers and...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,117
Posted By BikeWonder

I recently completed Calgary to Vancouver. The...

I recently completed Calgary to Vancouver. The best scenic routes that I encountered with a lot more effort were Roger's Pass and the Coquihalla Summit. I was able to do both with little training...
07-31-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,812
Posted By BikeWonder

I just completed a 1020km Calgary -Vancouver...

I just completed a 1020km Calgary -Vancouver tour. I can answer some of your questions.
Please do bring bear spray. Bear sightings have increased these past couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to...
07-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,548
Posted By BikeWonder

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Suntour XC Sport triple pulley...
07-26-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By BikeWonder

Go with the Miyata 1000 LT. I just did a loaded...

Go with the Miyata 1000 LT. I just did a loaded tour on mine and it performed so so well.
Mind you, this was a 1020km loaded tour. ...
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