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08-23-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 620
Posted By bikemig

I should have considered induction when I...

I should have considered induction when I replaced my electric oven and stove top a year ago. I really like an electric oven but I really don't like an electric stove top much. I miss gas but...
08-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,641
Posted By bikemig

I've been enjoying commuting on my $90 CL find, a...

I've been enjoying commuting on my $90 CL find, a mid 70s Sekine SHS 271. It has a tange frameset (likely no. 3 tubing) and lots of early Shimano stuff (titlist, tourney, 333 hubs, etc.). I like the...
08-23-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,394
Posted By bikemig

SW LA has great food. I've been to Opelousas. ...

SW LA has great food. I've been to Opelousas.

Pineville LA? There's good bike riding in the Kisatchie National Forest. I lived in Alexandria for a while.

Some of my favorite bike riding is in...
08-23-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,394
Posted By bikemig

Trust me, I know the state much better than...

Trust me, I know the state much better than apparently you do. You should spend some time in SW LA before you make a comment like that. There's great food there, you can hear some French spoken, and...
08-22-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,394
Posted By bikemig

Not exactly. The bible belt in Louisiana begins...

Not exactly. The bible belt in Louisiana begins once you head north as well.
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bikemig

Lovely bike and well worth fixing up and riding....

Lovely bike and well worth fixing up and riding. Alloy wheels will be a big help performance wise if rebuilding the bike.

Price wise, these bikes tend to go $50-$100 here in a mid sized city in...
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By bikemig

The wheels are a loss. You need to find...

The wheels are a loss. You need to find replacement wheels. There is virtually no market for used tubulars unless the hubs are really high end (campagnolo) and even then the market is thin.

Put up...
08-22-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By bikemig

The maillard 700s hubs are very good but I'd...

The maillard 700s hubs are very good but I'd overhaul it and stay on top of them; I think the Campy cones are a bit harder and tougher to mess up. Still those hubs and the weinman rims are a fine...
08-22-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 545
Posted By bikemig

This was posted earlier on the valuation forum,...

This was posted earlier on the valuation forum, right? Very cool bike. That TA crank looks pretty tourist friendly but yeah maybe the RD needs to go (or just add a long cage?). Also are those...
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By bikemig

I pretty much agree with everything in posts 2...

I pretty much agree with everything in posts 2 and 3. I run 6-7 speeds on my long distance bikes. There is no denying though that it is harder getting closely spaced gearing on a 6-7 speed than when...
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

Only if he buys as many vintage bikes as you do....

Only if he buys as many vintage bikes as you do. :innocent:
08-22-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By bikemig

Cool write up, great trip.

Cool write up, great trip.
08-21-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By bikemig

Is that an '87 ST 400? Did you spread the rear...

Is that an '87 ST 400? Did you spread the rear triangle?

I really like my '85 ST 400. I just finished Bike Ride Around Minnesota which averaged right around 60 miles a day. The bike handles great...
08-21-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By bikemig

One of these came on my early 70s Fuji Finest.

One of these came on my early 70s Fuji Finest.
08-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. I know you live in a flattish...

Beautiful bike. I know you live in a flattish area but personally I prefer a 110 bcd crank over a 144 bcd. You can run the gears closer together in the rear and drop the size of the chain rings up...
08-21-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I see vintage cannondale touring bikes on a...

Yeah I see vintage cannondale touring bikes on a fairly regular basis on my CL (the ST 400 and 500s, the ones with cantilever brakes not as much).

They're great bikes. If I were the OP and I...
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

This thread has 84 pages and growing: ...

This thread has 84 pages and growing:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/319254-show-us-your-vintage-touring-bikes-84.html

There are other threads on vintage touring bikes as well.
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

I'm confidant that a great many folks here know...

I'm confidant that a great many folks here know what they are.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By bikemig

Yep, they're very good. They do a lot of C&V...

Yep, they're very good. They do a lot of C&V bikes. I had them do a 1978 Trek TX 900 that weirdly enough was missing a lot of paint when I picked it up. That's unusual for Treks as they have a...
08-21-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51,790
Views: 6,859,823
Posted By bikemig

I have one of these. This bike is not worth $350....

I have one of these. This bike is not worth $350. The bike is beautiful though.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/947580-help-id-ing-argentina-bike-mainly-argentine-parts.html
08-21-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By bikemig

You can just go back and edit it. Nice early...

You can just go back and edit it. Nice early Shimano stuff; I like it.
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

They still tend to command a premium but prices...

They still tend to command a premium but prices are all over the map. Miyata 1000s and Specialized Expeditions are still near the top of the heap plus pretty much anything that has a Bridgestone...
08-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,377
Posted By bikemig

That Motobecane is beautiful and it's my size. I...

That Motobecane is beautiful and it's my size. I picked up and rebuilt a Motobecane Grand Record earlier this year or I'd be sorely tempted; and yeah I know it's not the same bike.
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By bikemig

Vintage British high end bikes tend to command a...

Vintage British high end bikes tend to command a premium. I've been looking for one for a while on and off and I've been keeping an eye on the prices. That's more than I'd want to spend but it's not...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By bikemig

You can also sell on the C&V for sale forum....

You can also sell on the C&V for sale forum. You'll need to join bike forums (it's not much to join, $10 a year I think). You won't get as much money here as on eBay but there are no fees and the...
08-20-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful; very nice job.

This bike is beautiful; very nice job.
08-20-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,970
Posted By bikemig

I've been impressed with how responsive my 1985...

I've been impressed with how responsive my 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is. It is a long wheelbase bike (42 inches with 18 inch stays). My 1982 Trek 720 with the same geometry but built of Reynolds 531...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By bikemig

I used a rain poncho extensively for touring but...

I used a rain poncho extensively for touring but that was almost 40 years ago when I rode from Finland to Spain on a 5 month tour. It worked great in all sorts of weather and wind. There was no,...
08-20-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24,536
Views: 2,301,695
Posted By bikemig

Bam 2019

I rode BAM 2019 Aug. 15-18. It was a great ride, very well organized. It rained during the night 2 days but the days were beautiful. The ride averaged a little over 60 miles a day.
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08-20-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14,022
Views: 1,261,677
Posted By bikemig

Bam 2019

I rode my 1985 Cannondale ST 400 on the Bicycle Ride Around Minnesota which started and ended in St. Joseph, MN. The ride was for 4 days and the distances were a little over 60 miles a day.
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08-19-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By bikemig

Cool ride, fun ride report, and congrats.

Cool ride, fun ride report, and congrats.
08-14-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,223
Posted By bikemig

I'm totally with you when it comes to 70s era...

I'm totally with you when it comes to 70s era bikes. They have a classic look with high flange hubs, chrome socks, and half or full chromed fork. Plus they usually have eyelets and take standard (now...
08-14-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By bikemig

I'd love to find one of these in my size for sure.

I'd love to find one of these in my size for sure.
08-13-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,442
Posted By bikemig

Quality C&V touring bikes tend to command a...

Quality C&V touring bikes tend to command a premium. Vintage MTBs, on the other hand, tend to be fairly inexpensive. But then you have to deal with either a flat bar set up (that may or may not be a...
08-13-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 710
Posted By bikemig

mooi and snel, :thumb:

mooi and snel, :thumb:
08-13-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By bikemig

This bike looks great. The parts group is good...

This bike looks great. The parts group is good and those are quality rims. Enjoy your new old bike!
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. I've never seen a 126 mm wheel that could...

+ 1. I've never seen a 126 mm wheel that could take an 8 speed freewheel.
08-13-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By bikemig

Heck I would have bought that bike for the head...

Heck I would have bought that bike for the head badge. Nice score.

If I had a bike shop like that near me, I'd be broke by now, :)
08-13-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 781
Posted By bikemig

Thanks! No I didn't ride it last winter. It was a...

Thanks! No I didn't ride it last winter. It was a hard winter (there was a day of minus 30 wind chill late January) and I gave up on bike commuting. Plus the bike was trashed from so many winters....
08-12-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 102,122
Posted By bikemig

That bike looks sharp. Awesome pie plate.

That bike looks sharp. Awesome pie plate.
08-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,935
Posted By bikemig

Goatheads are crummy. I saw a lot of them when I...

Goatheads are crummy. I saw a lot of them when I did the Tour de Nebraska earlier this year. My tires weren't tough enough and I had 2 flats. So yeah, I'd focus on a tough tire if I rode in that...
08-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 781
Posted By bikemig

I built a bike for winter commuting a few years...

I built a bike for winter commuting a few years back--a Bridgestone BB 1. I found the frame for $15 and built the bike up with parts on hand (cantilevers, 26 x 2.0 studded tires, 2 x 6 gearing, rack,...
08-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

Or just run the suntour RD on a claw. Very nice...

Or just run the suntour RD on a claw. Very nice bike; this is a PX 10. You likely want to get rid of the brakes. Nothing wrong with mafac competition brakes but straddle cables for them are...
08-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 781
Posted By bikemig

Yeah if running the PUG on milder, drier days,...

Yeah if running the PUG on milder, drier days, take a look at continental top contact winter tires. They're not studded but they are excellent tires for winter. I run them on a stumjumper comp that I...
08-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By bikemig

Time to ditch the trunk bag & bike rack?

Don't get me wrong. I like a bike rack just fine for grocery shopping and touring.

But there has been a big movement away from racks by bikepackers in part to save weight and in part because a lot...
08-12-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 781
Posted By bikemig

The MB 5 will make a fine winter bike. I'd take...

The MB 5 will make a fine winter bike. I'd take it over the UO 8 as it can take a fatter tire. My winter commuter for the past few years was an inexpensive Bridgestone (a BB 1). I have a surly 1 x 1...
08-12-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By bikemig

The easiest and cheapest thing to do is to swap...

The easiest and cheapest thing to do is to swap out the tires, overhaul the bike, and ride it. After you've ridden it for a while, you can figure out what you want to swap out. We're all tinkerers...
08-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By bikemig

I like the UE 8 a lot. It is a very sensible bike...

I like the UE 8 a lot. It is a very sensible bike with fenders, a good rack, and a lighting system. I had no problem paying $100 for this one. I think that's high for a UO 8 but not terrible for the...
08-11-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By bikemig

I've been keeping my eye out for a top flight...

I've been keeping my eye out for a top flight Italian bike like this or, perhaps more my taste, a top flight British bike. I'm thinking $300 for a bare frame (like the eBay listings above) you can...
08-11-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed this. :thumb: Hard to imagine but...

I enjoyed this. :thumb:

Hard to imagine but there was a time when mountain bikes were not a thing. And mountain bikes revolutionized the industry.
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