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09-25-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know what I was thinking when I replied-...

I don't know what I was thinking when I replied- "Sachs Maillard" didn't register with me. Sorry about that.
09-25-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,342
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hi helloimtimo! I think he answered it in the...

Hi helloimtimo! I think he answered it in the first line- the user wanted a red bike, paint doesn't stick to Ti, so it was powder coated to make it red- and the polishable high gloss clear shot...
09-25-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,176
Posted By The Golden Boy

That was the idea, but I didn't state it very...

That was the idea, but I didn't state it very forcefully. Besides, who can argue when people are posting such cool and well-loved bikes!
09-25-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think the spacing is the same across SIS- just...

I think the spacing is the same across SIS- just the pull ratio on shifters and derailleurs is different for Dura Ace up until 7700.
09-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By The Golden Boy

I used a paint marker thingy- I did the head and...

I used a paint marker thingy- I did the head and seat lugs. Sometime a few months/a year later I did the BB and it was literally RIGHT after I finished that I figured out that I could cut the tip to...
09-25-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,145
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's awesome! I mean, not awesome that...

That's awesome!

I mean, not awesome that your cable is rotting, but awesome that it still works!!!
09-24-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,176
Posted By The Golden Boy

Man, that looks like tequila if it was made by...

Man, that looks like tequila if it was made by Orthodox Lithuanian Peasants.
09-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,176
Posted By The Golden Boy

My favorite- right now- is my 1985 Trek 720. I...

My favorite- right now- is my 1985 Trek 720. I think the primary reason it's my favorite is because it's a smooth riding bike with a 10 speed rear end. At this time, it's my only 10 speed.

My...
09-24-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,176
Posted By The Golden Boy

Your Favorite

Everybody's got a favorite- even if you say you don't have a favorite; you have a favorite....

Do you quantify why your favorite is your favorite? Or is it just "your favorite?"


Oh- and "pix...
09-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By The Golden Boy

The "good old days" weren't.

The "good old days" weren't.
09-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By The Golden Boy

I would guess I've had a dozen or so pairs of...

I would guess I've had a dozen or so pairs of tires over the past 10 years (to include Sand Canyon and Compass)- I've yet to have had a bad experience with a Panasonic/National built tire.
09-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By The Golden Boy

I *JUST* saw a bike with something like this last...

I *JUST* saw a bike with something like this last week. No idea whose it was.
09-24-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By The Golden Boy

Well now I'm going to have to rebuild a bike with...

Well now I'm going to have to rebuild a bike with my Crane-
09-23-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,393
Views: 781,097
Posted By The Golden Boy

The 1984 and 85 Fuji Touring V bikes are among...

The 1984 and 85 Fuji Touring V bikes are among the very ultimate in color choices to me. That Teal/Silver/Cream thing is irresistible to me.

Beautiful bike!
09-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By The Golden Boy

Exactly. I think they usually figure...

Exactly.

I think they usually figure anything made after October is built up and painted in the coming model year's spec.

I have 1978 Trek 730. I think the brazing date was in December- so...
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By The Golden Boy

As far as bidding on these bikes... I...

As far as bidding on these bikes...

I wouldn't bid at all on the Pure Riding Experience bike.

I'd defer to others on the value of the Holdsworth frame- unless you get it for next to nothing,...
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm going to guess you're kind of new to bike...

I'm going to guess you're kind of new to bike stuff? There used to be a great site that gave great tips and tricks into evaluating bikes in a really easy way to understand... but it kinda went under...
09-23-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By The Golden Boy

I saw a BEAUTIFUL copper tone Jaguar (or some...

I saw a BEAUTIFUL copper tone Jaguar (or some other paper boy-esque Schwinn) at a rummage sale- it was in excellent shape- only $75; my wife gave me the go ahead- I was going to pull the trigger- as...
09-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By The Golden Boy

Cool Bike!!! I'll reiterate what's been said...

Cool Bike!!!

I'll reiterate what's been said so far-

While it looks like that's a pretty big bike to begin with- it looks too small for you, but as long as it's safe- if it's comfortable for...
09-23-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

The world certainly has changed... wondering...

The world certainly has changed... wondering about finding 26" rims... and wondering about not having to do a disc conversion...

I just think of 26" rims being everywhere- and since they're fairly...
09-21-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By The Golden Boy

Lovely!

Lovely!
09-20-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 399
Posted By The Golden Boy

No I don't. The thought hadn't crossed my mind. ...

No I don't. The thought hadn't crossed my mind. Until you mentioned it. But now you mention it- I should.

I used to sing for myself quite often. I've been in various rock and roll bands since...
09-19-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By The Golden Boy

Problem is, on a bike- you're spending an...

Problem is, on a bike- you're spending an inordinate amount of time looking at your front tire, or with it in your immediate peripheral vision. I've got one wheel with a little 'jog' in it... I...
09-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,407
Posted By The Golden Boy

I remember someone here had a fancy pants 100th...

I remember someone here had a fancy pants 100th anniversary Miyata- I remember it being black with gold lugs... maybe carbon body... it looked pretty swank.
09-19-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet!!!

Sweet!!!
09-19-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was terrified of the clips and straps that came...

I was terrified of the clips and straps that came on my mountain bike- I wanted to remove them- but in conversation someone said something to the effect of 'you'll fall down once or twice- and then...
09-19-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations on joining the Miyata 1000...

Congratulations on joining the Miyata 1000 Club!!! :D

Like everyone else- we're looking forward to pictures and helping you get it running excellently!!!



If your bike is anywhere near...
09-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By The Golden Boy

Only problem is they're relatively difficult to...

Only problem is they're relatively difficult to find, and generally cost more than the average 6 speed FW.
09-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 346
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've been mounting the light onto the lower...

I've been mounting the light onto the lower portion of the bars- wherever my hands aren't going to be.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4758/25781560508_16f42eb6bb_o.jpg...
09-17-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wouldn’t the first gen Deore be the blue and...

Wouldn’t the first gen Deore be the blue and green ones with the lower case font?

The one with the cranks with the big pedal holes...
09-15-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 56,500
Posted By The Golden Boy

Isn't it cute to go through old threads and see...

Isn't it cute to go through old threads and see what you lusted after 10, 6 and 3 years ago?

These days it's back to an Ellis light tourer. With cantis.
09-15-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By The Golden Boy

Read his posts in C&V. Or for fun, just...

Read his posts in C&V.

Or for fun, just narrow it down to the C&V Sales forum.
09-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By The Golden Boy

Easton/DA 7210: ...

Easton/DA 7210:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7926/46884803371_74246765b6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2er3SAP)DASPRight (https://flic.kr/p/2er3SAP) by Dave The Golden Boy...
09-15-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 777
Posted By The Golden Boy

It looks like they're not making either of these...

It looks like they're not making either of these any more- White Industries pedals and King Cage toe clips.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48145018707_8181d97734_o.jpg...
09-13-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,410
Posted By The Golden Boy

Looking good!!!

Looking good!!!
09-12-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By The Golden Boy

Right now it's still with the trekking bars- I'm...

Right now it's still with the trekking bars- I'm not totally sold on it like this- again, it's just a little too big, so I don't know if the bars just aren't working, or if this size just needs to...
09-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By The Golden Boy

I also have an 87 High Sierra- I got it 2 days...

I also have an 87 High Sierra- I got it 2 days before I got out of the Army- I don't ride it that often (it's a touch big for me), but it's such a cool bike I don't want to part with it.

This...
09-12-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's a time to put lipstick on a pig, and a...

There's a time to put lipstick on a pig, and a time to leave the pig be.

If that pig brought you to the dance and it means something to you or it does something for you- by all means. Repainting...
09-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,499
Posted By The Golden Boy

My concept of "mint" as it applies to bikes has...

My concept of "mint" as it applies to bikes has certainly changed over the years.

One of my first cool bikes was a Raliegh Sprite- my memory is that it was almost unused... I don't know how true...
09-12-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By The Golden Boy

Super cool restoration!!! There's some...

Super cool restoration!!!

There's some people who ride these things on the bike path around here.
09-10-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,660
Posted By The Golden Boy

These two quotes are words of great wisdom. ...

These two quotes are words of great wisdom.

As this is a really old post, it may be worth noting I ended up buying Edgewater Dude’s Voyageur frame and rode it for a few years and completely...
09-09-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,407
Posted By The Golden Boy

Beautiful and unusual bike (for those in North...

Beautiful and unusual bike (for those in North America)!!! Thank you for posting!



Is that a "100" decal on the top tube by the seat post? As in Miyata's 100th anniversary?


I also...
09-09-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 688
Posted By The Golden Boy

I remember you saying you were going to do that-...

I remember you saying you were going to do that- I never knew it was going to be like THAT. SWEET!!!
09-08-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By The Golden Boy

"Classy" is the first thing that comes to mind...

"Classy" is the first thing that comes to mind about that bike.
09-07-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By The Golden Boy

For MaroHer... VSP, 720 and M100LT

Short story long- a nice young man sent me a Visitor Message asking about the Voyageur SP, Trek 720 and Miyata 1000LT- I typed out a nice response and got a 'your reply is too long' error, so I...
09-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,785
Posted By The Golden Boy

Although it looks like she's yelling, she's very...

Although it looks like she's yelling, she's very calmly saying "mrwowrow" to me.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50313095813_929dcee505_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jDZLvc)Dru Mrowrow....
09-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 806
Posted By The Golden Boy

My 1985 Trek 720: ...

My 1985 Trek 720:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/930641-trek-720-1985-21-mine-rambly-too-many-pix-warning.html
...
09-06-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By The Golden Boy

Don't take this the wrong way- I swear I...

Don't take this the wrong way-

I swear I have never knowingly seen a thread or post of yours, I don't recall your username, don't recall your avatar...

But yesterday afternoon, in the course of...
09-06-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By The Golden Boy

Awesome Steel1 !!!

Awesome Steel1 !!!
09-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a beautiful bike.

That's a beautiful bike.
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