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10-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Pompiere

My Miyata has an L serial and is definitely a...

My Miyata has an L serial and is definitely a 1984 model, based on the catalog pictures. Most manufacturers gear up for the coming model year in the fall, so bikes will be in the shops by the...
10-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 93,640
Posted By Pompiere

As the eagle population continues to recover,...

As the eagle population continues to recover, their territories have edged closer to populated areas. They don't seem to be bothered by the human activity going on around them. I remember when...
10-14-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 212,010
Posted By Pompiere

Update to my Three Ten

I bought this Miyata Three Ten in 1984 from Stone's in Alameda, California. It was my only road bike for a lot of years. When I got started in the C&V scene, it already qualified. I had some spare...
10-11-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By Pompiere

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:
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Stone's Decal on 1984 Miyata 310
10-08-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,465,850
Posted By Pompiere

Your bike is not the first hybrid drop bar...

Your bike is not the first hybrid drop bar conversion shown in this thread. One of them was mine. A lot of the bikes in this thread were converted with gravel and rough road riding in mind, and...
10-08-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 291,569
Posted By Pompiere

If I was closer, that would make a nice companion...

If I was closer, that would make a nice companion for my S12-S LTD.:thumb:
10-05-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Pompiere

I found this 1989 Club Fuji over 10 years ago at...

I found this 1989 Club Fuji over 10 years ago at a yard sale. It was badly neglected, but all the pieces were there. When my son was 15, I passed it to him. He has it at college now. After a...
10-03-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By Pompiere

Last fall, my local bike shop did a clinic on...

Last fall, my local bike shop did a clinic on refurbing an old road bike, so I asked what they had in the back. The only two bikes in my size were a Fuji Gran Tourer and an S12-S LTD. The Gran...
09-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,648
Posted By Pompiere

I got one of these from my kids. I have a...

I got one of these from my kids. I have a press-on Presta adaptor that makes it a snap to inflate bike tires....
09-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 115,012
Posted By Pompiere

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1981 Fuji S12-S LTD...
09-26-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Pompiere

I have to work on Thursday and Friday, so I doubt...

I have to work on Thursday and Friday, so I doubt if I can get out early enough to run over in the afternoon. Saturday might be a bust, since it's only a half day and people will be packing to...
09-26-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Pompiere

I meant to include that in my other post. The...

I meant to include that in my other post. The main focus is on 1950s tank bikes and Krate/muscle bikes, but there are usually some sellers with newer road bikes and/or parts. I bought this Trek...
09-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By Pompiere

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a...

I got this Performance Parabola locally at a garage sale. In the dark corner where I first saw it, I thought the color was light gray, but when I got it out in the light it is actually light purple...
09-19-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,313
Posted By Pompiere

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the...

Back in high school, a .22 rifle across the handlebars to take care of some ground hogs at another farm.

More recently, a pair of wheels I bought at a garage sale while out riding. I didn't have...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Pompiere

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made...

The pawls aren't Miyata parts, but whoever made the freewheel, most likely Shimano. It's pretty hard to find replacement pawls, and a pain to put them in. It would be much easier to buy a new...
09-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,001
Posted By Pompiere

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of...

Another one for Brooks saddles. It was a leap of faith to spend $100 on the first one, now I have four. I let my son ride one of my bikes before he went back to college. He couldn't believe how...
08-29-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Pompiere

They may have been darker when new. It is not...

They may have been darker when new. It is not uncommon for black anodizing to fade to bronze with age or exposure to sunlight.
08-29-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Pompiere

The missing plating around the valve hole makes...

The missing plating around the valve hole makes me think they were drilled out for Schrader valves. Back in the day, you could buy a 27 inch Schrader tube at any Kmart or hardware store, but you had...
08-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Pompiere

I've had this one since it was new in 1986. ...

I've had this one since it was new in 1986.

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SR stem on 1986 Schwinn Sierra...
08-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By Pompiere

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980...

That's what I did with my Fuji. I had a 1980 Fuji Royale that I bought brand new out of a shop. It got stolen, once in 1982, recovered, then again in 1984. I replaced it with a Miyata 310 and have...
08-05-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By Pompiere

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to...

As long as the derailleur has enough travel to span all the cogs, it's not hard to friction shift 8 speeds. I have seen an older derailleur that wouldn't shift to the largest cog because it did not...
07-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By Pompiere

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring...

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a...
07-13-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By Pompiere

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake...

I made some openers out of spare coaster brake arms a few years ago.
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New...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Pompiere

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came...

I had a Peugeot Sport Computer. When it came out, it was probably the smallest one available, about the size of a cassette tape. The mount was offset, so you could clamp the bracket on one side of...
06-25-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,487
Posted By Pompiere

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1988 Schwinn Le Tour.
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06-14-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,025
Views: 198,790
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this finished today. Since it had been...

I just got this finished today. Since it had been badly repainted once, and I didn't like the original black, I went with cobalt blue metallic Rustolium and a clear coat. I only got to ride to the...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Pompiere

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I...

I didn't know they were not interchangeable, I guess I'll have to swap mine back.:o I swapped a 7 speed UG with a 7 speed HG from a spare mountain bike hub with no issues. The first one I tried was...
05-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 212,010
Posted By Pompiere

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well. ...

My 1984 has the Golden Arrow group as well.

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05-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,684
Posted By Pompiere

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the...

My decals arrived today, after languishing in the Detroit sorting center for a week. It's only about 90 minutes from my house, so it was frustrating to see the USPS tracking updates each day with...
05-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,897
Posted By Pompiere

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog...

Because the parts don't match any of the catalog specs.
05-24-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,373
Posted By Pompiere

And I still have the Sierra. ...

And I still have the Sierra.




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1986 Schwinn Sierra in Black Chrome
05-17-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,674
Posted By Pompiere

I saw the sibling to this car race in the rain at...

I saw the sibling to this car race in the rain at Mid Ohio in 1991. Ford had gotten involved and they had a new chassis and engine. Every GTP car had its own sound, depending on what engine they...
05-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,849
Posted By Pompiere

During the bike boom back in the 1970s, all my...

During the bike boom back in the 1970s, all my friends were getting 10 speeds but I still only had my Huffy Sting Ray clone. I lived out in the country, so didn't have a bike shop nearby, but I had...
04-27-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 328,156
Posted By Pompiere

I toured that plant about 15 years ago, as part...

I toured that plant about 15 years ago, as part of a STEM contest my daughter was in. It was right after Hurricane Katrina and they had 6 big diesel generators being loaded on train cars to go to New...
04-16-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,716
Views: 328,156
Posted By Pompiere

I have been working on the repaint of this Fuji...

I have been working on the repaint of this Fuji S12-S LTD that I bought last fall. It had a rough respray and homemade decals, so don't worry about ruining the originality. When I receive the...
04-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,612
Posted By Pompiere

Not at school, but my Fuji Royale was stolen from...

Not at school, but my Fuji Royale was stolen from in front of my dorm when I was living on a Navy base while my ship was undergoing an overhaul. A few days later I saw a guy riding it on the base...
04-11-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Pompiere

Except for the seat post, it isn't hard to...

Except for the seat post, it isn't hard to upgrade the Bridgestone/Kabuki frame. I put a Shimano cartridge bottom bracket in mine. The square taper crank, brakes, wheels, and handlebars were...
04-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By Pompiere

I am only a couple years from retirement, so I...

I am only a couple years from retirement, so I was talking to the LBS about maybe working there when the time came. I joked that I would probably owe them money after we settle up for the bike stuff...
04-05-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Pompiere

Once, while playing around with my fore-aft...

Once, while playing around with my fore-aft saddle adjustment, I made my previously stable Miyata impossible to ride no handed. When I moved the saddle to the rear slightly, stability returned.
04-03-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pompiere

I tried fitting fenders on my 310 and frankly...

I tried fitting fenders on my 310 and frankly there isn't a lot of room if you have the original size 27x1 1/8 tires. It is pretty tight around the chain stays and under the front brake. It may be...
03-16-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,803
Posted By Pompiere

Since it is a 1988 LeTour thread, I'll show mine...

Since it is a 1988 LeTour thread, I'll show mine again. It was in pretty good shape when I bought it, but I started swapping parts around with things I had on hand and got carried away. I built it...
03-16-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Pompiere

C&V drill to go with the theme of the...

C&V drill to go with the theme of the forum.:thumb:
03-10-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,209
Posted By Pompiere

The best way to make a small fortune in vintage...

The best way to make a small fortune in vintage bikes is to start with a large one.
03-04-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,939
Posted By Pompiere

I'm hoping someone has one of the doors with a...

I'm hoping someone has one of the doors with a mural painted to look like there is an exotic car inside.
03-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By Pompiere

Definitely this. For years, I had experimented...

Definitely this. For years, I had experimented with different stems, bars, seat positions. When I bought a new bike a few years ago, it was comfortable right out of the box, so I copied the...
02-06-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Pompiere

When I have the air hose out checking the tires...

When I have the air hose out checking the tires in my vehicles, I will put 50 pounds or so in any bike tires that are soft, just so they are not sitting flat. I don't make a habit of checking them...
02-04-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,452
Posted By Pompiere

Schwinn didn't market this one as a touring bike,...

Schwinn didn't market this one as a touring bike, even though it has Tour in the name. The long wheelbase really smooths out the bumps. I swapped to a triple and 7 speed freehub to get more gear...
01-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,908
Posted By Pompiere

Here's another one, just for fun. It is missing...

Here's another one, just for fun. It is missing the original stopper, which was a flash reflector, but it was cheap and fit in with my collection of old cameras. I don't know what kind of liquor...
01-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,908
Posted By Pompiere

It was Minolta. It had the same form as the...

It was Minolta. It had the same form as the pocket instamatic Kodak, except with a bulge in the middle for the SLR action and larger lens mount.
...
01-25-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Pompiere

I have one of these posters too. I stumbled upon...

I have one of these posters too. I stumbled upon it when I went with my wife into an arts and crafts supply store while we were out of town visiting her family. They were selling several similar...
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