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10-22-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By bikemig

I find the older I get, my bars get a bit higher,...

I find the older I get, my bars get a bit higher, my low gear a bit lower, and my tires a bit fatter. I recently built up this 1979 Trek 510 (full ishiwata O22 frame, low temp silver brazed). I like...
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't replace the chain or the seat. Tires...

I wouldn't replace the chain or the seat. Tires have gone crazy with the never ending trade wars so $40 sounds about right. That said if the old tires aren't cut, you can keep them and drop the...
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By bikemig

Pre-pandemic this was a $150ish bike. Prices have...

Pre-pandemic this was a $150ish bike. Prices have gone up but I suspect the market is getting soft again as the weather is turning colder and the initial surge in demand can't continue forever. I...
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That...

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That is a very fair price for that bike.
10-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By bikemig

There are potential issues in running 26 inch...

There are potential issues in running 26 inch wheels on a road bike built around 700c. (1) One is the reach of the brakes. (2) Another is that the BB height will get lowered and you may have an issue...
10-20-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By bikemig

650b conversion is likely your best bet as there...

650b conversion is likely your best bet as there is wide tire availability and it won't drop your BB height much if at all if you can run a 650b x 38c tire.

I'm surprised you can't fit a 700 x 32c...
10-19-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,652
Posted By bikemig

There is a whole thread devoted to drop bar MTBs...

There is a whole thread devoted to drop bar MTBs any one of which would make a fine gravel bike on the cheap.
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Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By bikemig

This is why we need to stick to corded phones as...

This is why we need to stick to corded phones as well; it will keep the cylons from destroying us one day:
...
10-15-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By bikemig

Hubs and derailleurs are better on the 80s PX...

Hubs and derailleurs are better on the 80s PX bikes, than the 70s versions of these bikes. Crank and headset are roughly similar quality. Brakes might be a wash between the mafac racers and the...
10-14-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By bikemig

I'm just glad I don't live in the Twin Cities....

I'm just glad I don't live in the Twin Cities. I'd go broke for sure with all the nice bikes I see up there. Des Moines thankfully doesn't have anywhere near as many vintage bikes for sale and I...
10-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By bikemig

This is a nicer, more expensive bike than a stock...

This is a nicer, more expensive bike than a stock PXN 10 as it has chrome rear socks and 531SL tubing. This is a PY10; nice bike for sure.
10-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,125
Posted By bikemig

The 80s PXN 10 series are fine bikes and in some...

The 80s PXN 10 series are fine bikes and in some ways "better" than the 70s PX 10s. The parts as 3alarmer said are top notch (atom 700 hubs, spidel brakes, stronglight 106 crank, good bar and stem...
10-10-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,904
Posted By bikemig

70s era road bikes that came stock with 27 inch...

70s era road bikes that came stock with 27 inch wheels are likely to give you good clearance with 700c. That said, 38c is a tall order for a vintage road bike.

I'm running 35c tires comfortably on...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
Posted By bikemig

Looking at the doll set, stuffed animals, and the...

Looking at the doll set, stuffed animals, and the '91 'Dale, it is clear you have a well rounded collection of toys. :thumb:
10-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By bikemig

Cool, that's how I ended up with my 1960ish Olmo...

Cool, that's how I ended up with my 1960ish Olmo Grand Sport. I had to up my original offer as well because of some competition. Plus the seller liked that it was going to someone who actually knew...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By bikemig

I'm with WhyFi , there is a heck of a lot of...

I'm with WhyFi , there is a heck of a lot of variation on what make people feel comfortable in cold weather. My hands and feet get cold easily in winter. For really cold weather (below freezing), I...
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By bikemig

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy...

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy a PX 10 or a later PXN 10 for substantially less, slap a triple on it, and have a lot of dough left over for beer money. If you want a sports touring...
10-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,101
Posted By bikemig

$1100 which is the starting bid is too much dough...

$1100 which is the starting bid is too much dough for this bike.

Is this your size or is it too large?
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10-01-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By bikemig

I'm not too far from your old stomping grounds; I...

I'm not too far from your old stomping grounds; I live in Des Moines. Looks like the PO had to do some work to get that bike to fit with that much steerer showing. That bike is my size so I'll think...
09-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By bikemig

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic...

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic has convinced people it's time to get outdoors and get on a bike. Bikes are disappearing from stores. Supply chains have been disrupted by trade wars....
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By bikemig

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around...

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around $70 US) for a quality functioning bike. Is this from the 80s? Looks older to me but I'm no Carlton expert.
09-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building...

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building alloy wheels with 650b rims. This will give you much better tire choices, a bit more room under the fenders for a little fatter tire, and let you deal...
09-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By bikemig

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982...

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982 Trek 720; same size but mine does not have all the original parts
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09-24-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By bikemig

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much...

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much to make it into a "touring" bike. A triple and good tires will do the job.
09-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,035
Posted By bikemig

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize...

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize the cycling community. He has views and he sells bikes and he sells a vision about bikes. That vision does not include attacking people who disagree...
09-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,285
Posted By bikemig

On a bike tour in France once I found a kitten. I...

On a bike tour in France once I found a kitten. I put it in my saddlebags which it thought was a great playroom. Fortunately it didn't use it as a restroom as well. When I got into the next town, a...
09-19-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget a wicker basket.

Don't forget a wicker basket.
09-19-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,035
Posted By bikemig

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series...

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series bikes to be "fire" road bikes. They have road geometry and 26 inch wheels with room for a fat tire. Back in the 90s, if you wanted a fat tire road...
09-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By bikemig

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the...

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the switch yet but I have rims, tires, tubes, and brakes. Now I just need to pick out some hubs and buy the right spokes. The lack of cantilevers makes...
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By bikemig

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at...

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at the current price. The bike has real issues that you can see from the pictures and quite likely to have even more issues once you take this bike...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
09-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By bikemig

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series...

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series dura ace can handle 26 teeth in the rear.

beautiful bike
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By bikemig

cudak888 's advice is spot on. Still if it...

cudak888 's advice is spot on.

Still if it were my hundred quid and I lived in the UK, the choice would be easy. I would find an old road bike (60s or even 50s) and turn it into a rider. Those...
09-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,535
Posted By bikemig

Melton "touring" bike

I've been riding and tinkering with my Melton touring bike. It's more of a fast day bike than a full on touring bike but it has rack braze ons, a pump peg, and 3 water bottle braze ons. It is one of...
09-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By bikemig

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building...

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building a drop bar gravel bike from this vintage MTB with 3 x 7 gearing and bar end shifters. My point was not that this was a great touch up job (it's not)...
09-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By bikemig

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were...

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were going to the trouble of installing a triple on this bike, I'd run a 110/74 bcd triple, which is common and easy to find. A Shimano 600EX triple woud look...
09-12-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By bikemig

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off....

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off. That will let you use some fresh grease on the hub threads. For the freewheel, I'd just dribble some good quality oil (I use Phil Wood) into the...
09-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By bikemig

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If...

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If necessary try something stronger like simple green or a citrus based solvent.

Second if dealing with rust, evaporust does the job.

Once the...
09-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By bikemig

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek...

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek 720 as well. One of the neat things about this bike is that it was designed around 700c wheels. The later 720s that had cantilevers were designed around...
09-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bikemig

Thank you Doug Fattic and nomadmax . This is a...

Thank you Doug Fattic and nomadmax . This is a lot of neat info about Melton. I knew nothing about him when I picked up the bike. It was hanging up in the bike shop where I worked in the 80s. I...
09-08-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,761
Posted By bikemig

People here like old Schwinns so it's not a knock...

People here like old Schwinns so it's not a knock on the brand. These are tough bikes to upgrade for the reasons others have pointed out and unless you have parts on hand (or know how to get them...
09-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I think noobinsf has it right in that the...

Yeah I think noobinsf has it right in that the used market is likely crashing but that may not have much impact on prices. Trade wars disrupted supply chains and Covid pushed up the demand for bikes....
09-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bikemig

I started this thread 7 years ago when I first...

I started this thread 7 years ago when I first rebuilt the bike. Most of the parts aren't really "period" correct but I chose them more for functionality than anything else. I haven't changed the...
09-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By bikemig

That is a great bike. I like those honeycomb drop...

That is a great bike. I like those honeycomb drop outs.

Evaporust will take care of the parts. I'd give the frame an oxalic acid bath. The rust on the chrome might be tough.
09-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,954
Posted By bikemig

Yeah, thanks. The bike was roughly handled but...

Yeah, thanks. The bike was roughly handled but the frame is straight and ding free and the parts that came off the bike cleaned up nicely. Plus it's a rough stuff bike so who cares, right?
...
09-07-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,547
Views: 1,962,693
Posted By bikemig

1988 Stumpjumper Comp

I've had this '88 Stumpjumper Comp for a while. I had it built up as a drop bar commuter for many years. It was (and is) a great foul weather commuter.

I decided to turn it back into a flat bar...
09-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,954
Posted By bikemig

2 stumpjumpers

I've made progress on the two stumpjumpers (an '88 and a '92) that I've been working on. I've had the '88 for a while now and I had set it up as a drop bar commuter. But I really wanted an MTB drop...
09-06-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,727
Posted By bikemig

12 years since your first post! That is a...

12 years since your first post! That is a beautiful bike.

This is the build thread on my Finest; I've take it on some long rides. It is a great bike.
...
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By bikemig

That's a fine looking bike and Follis is a very...

That's a fine looking bike and Follis is a very good French bicycle. If the price were right and it were my size, I'd buy the bike and ask questions later. Heck it's my size. I'd buy it.
09-05-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,627
Posted By bikemig

Prices for vintage MTBs have gone up as have bike...

Prices for vintage MTBs have gone up as have bike prices in general but they make fine all around bikes. I would put this request in the C&V valuation forum. People will search CL and Facebook for...
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