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04-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

I don't think brazed on down tube shifter bosses...

I don't think brazed on down tube shifter bosses didn't really become a thing until the 80s. Trek was using stops on the frame rather than bosses in the early 80s. I'll bet that in 1979 have a stop...
04-01-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By bikemig

Very cool collection and lots of great memories....

Very cool collection and lots of great memories. As you rebuild these bikes, you might want to start an individual thread on each one. That way you document your build and you'll get some ideas from...
04-01-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By bikemig

I've been thinking about this problem as well....

I've been thinking about this problem as well. The bike paths are relatively narrow and now full of people. But the local roads are quiet and empty. Plus it's easy as heck to stay 6 ft away on the...
03-31-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

The frame--ishiwata 022 tubing

I stripped the bike down to the frame and headset so I could deal with the few paint issues and use frame saver. The frame, fork, and headset weigh 6.2 lbs which isn't bad. Without the headset, the...
03-31-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By bikemig

Not vintage but definitely a classic. This is a...

Not vintage but definitely a classic. This is a beautiful bike. And yes it belongs in C&V.
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By bikemig

This is the appropriate forum. But you will want...

This is the appropriate forum. But you will want to start a new thread with a good title and tell us what you are looking for. The posters here will do the work for you, :)
03-31-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bikemig

Trekking bars are a good choice for vintage MTBs....

Trekking bars are a good choice for vintage MTBs. They offer a lot of hand positions and your old parts will work well. Plus they're cheap. A Jones bar is not cheap and you will likely need to get a...
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By bikemig

You can start a new thread telling us what you...

You can start a new thread telling us what you are looking for and the size bike you need. People here will look at your local CL and FB market and give you an idea of what is available and whether...
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By bikemig

We can't help without pictures or a link to the...

We can't help without pictures or a link to the and as a newbie you can't do that until you have 10 posts. Is the bike on eBay? CL? Somewhere else? Where are you located? Someone will track down the...
03-31-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By bikemig

The tandem is a cool project if you actually have...

The tandem is a cool project if you actually have an interest in finishing it up. I know I sometimes pick up projects and then move on to new ones. So my new year's resolution was to not buy any more...
03-31-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By bikemig

No the stickers are part of the sale as well. If...

No the stickers are part of the sale as well. If the stickers are fake (and they quite possibly are), I think you should have recourse against the seller via eBay.
03-31-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By bikemig

I would be concerned about this bike. I am not a...

I would be concerned about this bike. I am not a Peugeot expert but I did work in a bike shop in the 80s that sold a lot of Peugeots. This is not like any Reynolds 531 super competition I've seen. I...
03-31-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

That's a good looking bike. Interesting that you...

That's a good looking bike. Interesting that you find the frame whippy. The tubing thickness of Ishiwata 022 is 0.9/0.6 which is the same as Columbus SL.
...
03-31-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

Those are all really good ideas. The SR Apex...

Those are all really good ideas.

The SR Apex that came on the bike has a 118 bcd. It's a very good crank but I want different gearing than the 52/40 rings that are on it. The SR Apex cranks came...
03-30-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 472
Posted By bikemig

I'll be a naysayer here. I've run both older...

I'll be a naysayer here. I've run both older freewheels (almost exclusively suntour winners, new winners, and suntour indexing freewheels), somewhat more modern freewheels (I've used a lot of sachs...
03-30-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By bikemig

I'll take the suntour RD.

I'll take the suntour RD.
03-30-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510 build

I picked up a 1979 Trek 510 a few years ago and I figured it was time to get it on the road. This is a crazy time with the coronavirus. It just feels good to hang out in my shop, put on some tunes,...
03-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By bikemig

Reading the ad was good for a laugh. Who knew...

Reading the ad was good for a laugh. Who knew that the derailleur is a device used to change gears? Who knew that Campagnolo was a famous Italian bicycle parts manufacturer? The stuff you learn...
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By bikemig

Some of these forks were safe, some were not. ...

Some of these forks were safe, some were not.

https://viscount-lambert-bikes.blogspot.com/2011/03/about-those-lambert-viscount-death.html

It's easy enough to find a steel chrome fork to...
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this. I ride my Dad's old bike regularly.

+ 1 on this. I ride my Dad's old bike regularly.
03-30-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By bikemig

Great bike and great deal at $20. Plus I'm...

Great bike and great deal at $20. Plus I'm digging the green; a very classic color especially for a touring bike.
03-30-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,820
Posted By bikemig

No, it was a 54 and I sold it. It was a repaint...

No, it was a 54 and I sold it. It was a repaint but likely 3 main tubes Reynolds.
03-30-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 241,922
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510 parts bin build

I picked up a 1979 Trek 510 a while back. It's a great bike with a full Ishiwata 022 frameset. The bike was low temp silver brazed. The bike was in good shape. It's time to build it up. I'll keep the...
03-30-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 241,922
Posted By bikemig

Is this a fast bike? :) Sorry I couldn't...

Is this a fast bike? :)

Sorry I couldn't resist. Ik kann ein betje Nederlands praten.
03-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,820
Posted By bikemig

That is a fine weight for a bike with "only" 3...

That is a fine weight for a bike with "only" 3 main tubes Reynolds and a leather saddle (granted with the cut away it's on the light side for a leather saddle).

That bike looks great. Nice job.
03-29-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 871
Posted By bikemig

My 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 because there's just...

My 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 because there's just something about a vintage MTB with fat tires for a plush ride. My Melton touring bike as the bike handles superbly and is a fine example of American...
03-29-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,685
Posted By bikemig

The pint sized zombies in the background are...

The pint sized zombies in the background are definitely something to worry about, :)
03-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By bikemig

Have you tried new brake pads?...

Have you tried new brake pads? https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Bicycle-Brake-Shoes-BR-M50T/dp/B003VRMNBS/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=shimano+bicycle+brake+pads&qid=1585503233&sr=8-10
03-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By bikemig

How about doing nothing? I have a set of these...

How about doing nothing? I have a set of these brakes. I installed new brake pads and the brakes work fine without squealing and without toeing in.
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By bikemig

That's a pretty bike. I'm no Lambert expert but...

That's a pretty bike. I'm no Lambert expert but it is worth restoring as others have pointed out. Given the issues with old Lamberts though, they can be a tough sell. Some are lugless; the lugged...
03-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,379
Posted By bikemig

I have zero issue with quality vintage brakes as...

I have zero issue with quality vintage brakes as long as I run quality brake shoes like the kool stops and quality cable and housing. If you can live with the look, aero levers certainly help as...
03-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By bikemig

As others have pointed out that new wheels won't...

As others have pointed out that new wheels won't help with flats unless you are running the original stock tubulars. If you are, then clinchers are a lot easier to deal with if you have flats.
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03-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By bikemig

I think that older Peugeots, like the OP's '75 PX...

I think that older Peugeots, like the OP's '75 PX 10, are French, not Swiss threaded. I could be wrong and there are ways to sometimes tell by the markings on the cups. My mid 70s Peugeot PR 10 is...
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By bikemig

I don't think I've seen this bike before. It's...

I don't think I've seen this bike before. It's beautiful. Plus your post reminds me that it's time to stock up on some more Guinness.
03-28-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By bikemig

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded,...

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded, not French, in which case the BB you are buying will not work. In a French BB, both sides are right hand threaded; in Swiss, the fixed cup is left...
03-28-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,820
Posted By bikemig

That dork disc will make the bike more aero for...

That dork disc will make the bike more aero for sure. Nice touch
03-28-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By bikemig

No reason to pay shipping from eBay (and the...

No reason to pay shipping from eBay (and the typically high prices) when you can buy an excellent 54 cm road bike or a 17-18 inch MTB from CL.

This 54 cm Trek is a very fair deal at $150.
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03-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,240
Posted By bikemig

The answer is obvious, right? This would have...

The answer is obvious, right? This would have been a problem under any circumstances but a wealthy country with a lack of clear leadership that understands the issue, that fails to provide adequate...
03-26-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bikemig

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.
03-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By bikemig

I feel lucky to be in a mid sized city (Des...

I feel lucky to be in a mid sized city (Des Moines). I've been walking regularly but I have no problem staying 6 ft away from anyone. I have not been bike riding though. I figure the odds of an...
03-25-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By bikemig

Throw in some elevator shoes and you might just...

Throw in some elevator shoes and you might just sell the frame. :)

Great frame, great price. GLWS
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By bikemig

On and off I've wanted a surly troll for this...

On and off I've wanted a surly troll for this reason. But old school MTBs are cheap and can be converted to threadless. Adding waterbottles if you want to go past 2 is easy enough.
03-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,820
Posted By bikemig

I wish replacement hardware was not so expensive;...

I wish replacement hardware was not so expensive; it would cost more than you have in the bike is my guess:
...
03-24-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By bikemig

You should post this on C&V. Folks there spend a...

You should post this on C&V. Folks there spend a lot of time fixing up old bikes and can give you a number of ideas of what you might use.
03-24-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

Newbie, can't post pics without 10 posts. To...

Newbie, can't post pics without 10 posts.
To the OP, introduce yourself in the introduction section and respond to a few people. You'll hit 10 fast.
03-23-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By bikemig

If you want a modern build, you'll likely want to...

If you want a modern build, you'll likely want to spread that frame to 128 so it can take a 130 mm rear wheel. Other than that any campy silver group would look good on that bike.
03-23-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of the UO 8, 9, and 10 series. I've...

I'm a big fan of the UO 8, 9, and 10 series. I've owned a few of them over the years and they are very dependable workshorse bikes.

This is my mid 70s UE 8. The bike came to me with the swept back...
Replies: 56
Views: 1,413
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget the beauty of French Fit if you're...

Don't forget the beauty of French Fit if you're lusting after a Riv style bike, ;)
Replies: 56
Views: 1,413
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this bike. The parts are good quality. The...

+ 1 on this bike. The parts are good quality. The bike has forged drop outs so the frame is likely good quality as well. And with the center pull brakes and likely 27 inch wheels, you have lots of...
03-23-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,692
Posted By bikemig

I like the bike but I'd have a hard time paying...

I like the bike but I'd have a hard time paying $6k plus for a bike. But I agree if i were going to go modern, it would be an adventure bike. Fat tires open up a lot of roads.
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