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08-03-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By bikemig

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right?...

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right? I'm glad you're doing a restoration. This bike likely could use an oxalic acid bath. One question is whether this bike has already been repainted since...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By bikemig

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are...

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are you from? Much of the cycling was originally in the northwest, right? The traffic is crazy in the large cities; have things gotten better for cycling?...
08-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By bikemig

The campy hi flange collection

I have five bikes set up with campy hi flange hubs. The hubs on the Motobecane Grand Record are tipos; the rest are record hubs. The Olmo and the Motobecane are finished. The Paramount, the Witcomb,...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By bikemig

Soyez le bienvenue. If you still like old...

Soyez le bienvenue.

If you still like old bikes, you should spend some time in C&V. Old MTBs make great gravel bikes. So do old road bikes if you don't mind doing a 650b conversion.
08-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 597
Posted By bikemig

toe clip buttons

You need a set of toe clip buttons. That way you leave the end of the strap loose with the button near the end.

You reach down with one hand to tighten. The button makes this easier because...
08-02-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By bikemig

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your...

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your old PL 8, you'll want to upgrade the frame next . . .
08-02-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By bikemig

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does...

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does pedal lip mean? Is the backside of the crank closed?
08-02-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By bikemig

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing...

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing about those Normandy 5 speed free wheels, they’re will be more interest in them if they’re French threaded.
08-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 706
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did...

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did to,an old French bike to get it up and running.

If that saddle is at the right height, the bike is too big.

other than that, the bike will be say to...
08-02-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By bikemig

You'll need a hanger as well ...

You'll need a hanger as well

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Compatible-Index-Hanger-Plate/dp/B01J8NW0CU/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=derailleur+with+a+claw&qid=1596390883&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By bikemig

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all...

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all the rusty bits and pieces. Check out the inside. It would not surprise me if this bike ends up needing an oxalic acid bath if there is considerable...
08-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

talking about COVID without talking about how...

talking about COVID without talking about how poorly the US is doing compared to other wealthy democracies around the globe ignores the elephant in the room.

Death rates in the US are shockingly...
08-02-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By bikemig

Here is where I get my cotter pins: Bicycle...

Here is where I get my cotter pins:

Bicycle Crank Cotters (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.html)


The owner of this site fabricates a quality cotter press (or has someone...
08-02-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bikemig

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons...

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons why I didn't give a valuation of this bike in the valuation forum.

So what size are the tires? Are the brakes short or long reach?
08-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

This is exactly right. We are running what social...

This is exactly right. We are running what social scientists call a natural experiment. The results are in. No administration in a wealthy, advanced democracy has done as poor a job with this as the...
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. If you want to sell it here, you...

Beautiful bike. If you want to sell it here, you will have to join ($10 a year I think is the cost). The pandemic has pushed up bike prices as people try to head outdoors but I'm not sure it has had...
08-02-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By bikemig

Thanks for posting. It can be hard finding ads...

Thanks for posting. It can be hard finding ads for old bikes.
08-02-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 706
Posted By bikemig

Agree that repainting is generally a bad idea;...

Agree that repainting is generally a bad idea; there are other ways to deal with stickers you don't like.

Everything else on your list is doable. Some of the things you want to do require some...
08-01-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 706
Posted By bikemig

This is a great project and no you don't need to...

This is a great project and no you don't need to sink much money into it to make it work. We can talk you through this. You have most of the bits you need on your bike so you just need to rehab them....
08-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By bikemig

That RD can handle a big freewheel without that...

That RD can handle a big freewheel without that set up. I thought my Clio was a very good riding bike. Enjoy your new old bike
08-01-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. I think you're right and I was mistaken.

+ 1. I think you're right and I was mistaken.
08-01-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. It's all Reynolds. By the way, I...

Beautiful bike. It's all Reynolds. By the way, I have the same seatpost on my Fuji Finest. Why is that rear derailleur on a hanger? That is a campy drop out right? I wouldn't swap out the RD for a...
08-01-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,013
Posted By bikemig

My first 10 speed was a basic Nishiki with "rat...

My first 10 speed was a basic Nishiki with "rat trap" pedals and turkey levers. I rode that bike everywhere. Fast forward a few years (ahem) and I picked up a mid 70s Sekine SHS 271. The bike is my...
08-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By bikemig

The elusive 16 mm pedal wrench

I just picked up a set of olsatools metric wrenches. Not cheap but high quality. It is a 7 piece set from 7 mm to 19 mm.

It is a perfect pedal wrench. The length is 10 inches on the 16 mm tool;...
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By bikemig

Parting it out will obviously maximize your...

Parting it out will obviously maximize your return if you bought this as a flip. The parts on this bike (other than the brake levers and derailleurs) work for an old high quality bike. Why not fix it...
08-01-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By bikemig

Thanks bertinjim and verktyg There was a...

Thanks bertinjim and verktyg

There was a bike frame that sold recently on eBay as a Peugeot PX 10 with those drop outs. It was a repaint. Based on the PX 10 timeline, I'm not convinced it's a PX...
07-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By bikemig

thanks. The original list was for bikes without...

thanks. The original list was for bikes without cantilevers. Some of the 80s touring bikes can handle a pretty fat tire; some cannot. The miyatas are good on that.
07-31-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By bikemig

I've rebuilt a lot of old Treks from the late 70s...

I've rebuilt a lot of old Treks from the late 70s and 80s. They tend not to have as much clearance as the early to mid 70s era bikes that were designed around 27 inch wheels. At least based on the...
07-31-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By bikemig

I was wondering about that. I started a thread a...

I was wondering about that. I started a thread a while back as to which vintage bikes could take a 700 x 38c tire. There are not a lot of vintage bikes that can handle that: ...
07-31-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By bikemig

Nice deal on a fine group

Nice deal on a fine group
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By bikemig

The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If...

The crank is a sugino; that's a quality crank. If you wait long enough, someone else will buy it . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By bikemig

If the bike fits and it's a full Reynolds 531...

If the bike fits and it's a full Reynolds 531 frame, that's a good price on that bike. I'd buy it at $215 if it were local to me and my size.
07-31-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By bikemig

Sun cr 18 27 inch is a pretty nice rim and the...

Sun cr 18 27 inch is a pretty nice rim and the price is reasonable.
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I need a 57 or a 23 inch. I thought the...

Yeah I need a 57 or a 23 inch. I thought the Competitions came with stronglight cranks and those awful Campy gran turismo derailleurs.
07-31-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By bikemig

The pedals on my Gitane have black/grey oxide...

The pedals on my Gitane have black/grey oxide spindles and 2 flats and the flats measure 16 mm. . . . .
07-31-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By bikemig

Chris Froome uses oval chainrings so it's not...

Chris Froome uses oval chainrings so it's not like this idea has completely gone out of style.
07-31-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By bikemig

I didn't realize that this model of Gitane came...

I didn't realize that this model of Gitane came with seamless tubing. By the way, the pedals on the Gitane Gran Sport has 16 mm flats (not 15) . . . :wtf:
07-31-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By bikemig

Simplex dropouts and Peugeot

Can the style of simplex drop out be used to help date a Peugeot? I've only seen this style of drop out on older bikes from the 50s and 60s. If a Peugeot PX 10 had this style of drop out, does that...
07-31-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By bikemig

That's a good looking bike. I should have said...

That's a good looking bike. I should have said check to see if the front wheel is properly centered, not dished in post 2 above.

So yeah just work your way logically through the possibilities: is...
07-30-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By bikemig

Yeah for the rear you need to center it by...

Yeah for the rear you need to center it by eyeballing the wheel so it is properly centered between the brakes and the stays. You cannot push it back all the way because the rear derailleur is there...
07-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By bikemig

I've seen spacers like this on more than a few...

I've seen spacers like this on more than a few triple cranks from that era. I assumed they were OE. I am rebuilding a 1991 Specialized Rockhopper. The Mountain LX crank has spacers just like this....
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By bikemig

I'd like to find one of these in my size or the...

I'd like to find one of these in my size or the next model down, the Competition.
07-30-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By bikemig

Traffic is not as bad here in Iowa as in Mexico...

Traffic is not as bad here in Iowa as in Mexico but I've been moving more and more to gravel and rougher stuff to ride. I'm fixing up a 1979 Trek 510 with 700 x 35c tires for that kind of riding. I'm...
07-30-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By bikemig

With that attitude, you really should have spent...

With that attitude, you really should have spent more time on this forum. You would have ended up with a lot more bikes but your space problem would have been so much easier to solve. Just sayin. . .
07-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 296,170
Posted By bikemig

3 bikes almost out the door

I've been working on three different bikes that I'm getting rid of. (1) A yellow 1991 rockhopper that I rebuilt and shipped off to my nephew in New Jersey. (2) A 1973 Gitane Grand Sport "Deluxe" that...
07-30-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 149,308
Posted By bikemig

2 old Rockhoppers almost out the door

At different times, I picked up two old Rockhoppers (an '89 and a '91 I believe) for $50 each (pre pandemic pricing for sure). They are now both finding good homes with friends and family members. I...
07-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

This is of course sad news. The US now stands...

This is of course sad news. The US now stands virtually alone with its uniquely terrible response to the coronavirus. Over 150,000 Americans have died. Other nations have managed to deal with this so...
07-30-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike with a great back story. It...

This is a cool bike with a great back story. It will sell.
07-30-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By bikemig

531cs was something reynolds came up for Trek....

531cs was something reynolds came up for Trek. The bike has a 531 main triangle and a reynolds chrome moly fork and stays. It's a really good bike. Buy it if the price is right and it fits. The bike...
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By bikemig

Suntour bar ends would have been my choice but I...

Suntour bar ends would have been my choice but I could see someone going for stem shifters back in the day. Suntour ratcheting shifters (and I believe that's what these are) were good shifters. Dia...
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