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08-14-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,360
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: 581
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: 2,272
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: 674
Posted By bikemig

mooi and snel, :thumb:

mooi and snel, :thumb:
08-13-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
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: 450
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: 2,209
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: 761
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: 101,728
Posted By bikemig

That bike looks sharp. Awesome pie plate.

That bike looks sharp. Awesome pie plate.
08-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,118
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: 761
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: 254
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: 761
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: 330
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: 761
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: 299
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: 266
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: 23
Views: 1,308
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: 411
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.
08-11-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By bikemig

Cool frame and good looking build.

Cool frame and good looking build.
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By bikemig

I have a bunch of them too. I need to delace them...

I have a bunch of them too. I need to delace them and recycle the hubs.
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By bikemig

Decals can be moved. This is a sort of a race...

Decals can be moved. This is a sort of a race bike and you likely want something closer to a touring bike as that can take a little fatter tire and fenders if you are looking for a commuter.
08-10-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By bikemig

French bikes are surprisingly easy to deal with...

French bikes are surprisingly easy to deal with and the UO 10 does have a lot of room for fat tires. It's easy enough to spread the rear triangle. I'd overhaul the bike first to make sure the bottom...
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By bikemig

That's a $350 plus bike in central Iowa. Add a...

That's a $350 plus bike in central Iowa. Add a $100 or so dollars for the SoCal mkt and price it at around $450. That bike is in great shape and touring bikes command a premium.
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By bikemig

This looks to be a Peugeot PBN 10 (forged drop...

This looks to be a Peugeot PBN 10 (forged drop outs and carbolite 103, i.e., hi tensile steel tubing). I like this bike and the components. I assume Denmark is considerably more expensive than the...
08-10-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
08-10-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By bikemig

My mid 70s PR 10 shows the chrome on top of the...

My mid 70s PR 10 shows the chrome on top of the fork crown.

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08-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. You can sell it along with the Bob...

Very nice. You can sell it along with the Bob Jackson, right? You're doing pretty good when it comes to high end British bikes. I know the bike came from Cupertino; is that where you are as well? If...
08-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By bikemig

Sounds like fun but the dates won't work for me...

Sounds like fun but the dates won't work for me this year.
08-09-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 122,870
Posted By bikemig

One thing I like about the DD is that it is deep...

One thing I like about the DD is that it is deep in the summer which gives me time to put some miles on my legs.
08-09-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By bikemig

I'm with TenGrainBrain on this. If the price is...

I'm with TenGrainBrain on this. If the price is right, buy it and try it. These are easy bikes to sell if it doesn't work out.

I love my '93 XO...
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By bikemig

100 Euros? That's around $112? Buy it. There...

100 Euros? That's around $112?

Buy it. There are more than a $100 worth of parts on that bike. The bike and parts are filthy but they will clean up.
08-08-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By bikemig

That looks like a heck of a winter beater to me...

That looks like a heck of a winter beater to me for $10. Snow and salt beat the heck out of a bike and parts.
08-08-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 122,870
Posted By bikemig

Right, this is coming from the guy who road RAIN...

Right, this is coming from the guy who road RAIN during the worst heat wave of the year . . .
08-08-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By bikemig

Right, I know. I thought about that too. In...

Right, I know. I thought about that too. In retrospect I should have used a different adjective or simply not made a comment about it.
Forum: Introductions
08-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

Welcome, lots of great riding in the state...

Welcome, lots of great riding in the state especially in the area where you live.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 882
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you. I ripped all my music to lossless...

I'm with you. I ripped all my music to lossless format and I stream it. I also use CD players. It tough to beat a yamaha disc player especially if you get a manufacturer's refurbished one:

$200...
08-08-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,736
Posted By bikemig

Sweet. I take my Motobecane Grand Record--same...

Sweet. I take my Motobecane Grand Record--same paint scheme as yours--to work sometimes.
08-08-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By bikemig

No fun; the 600 series are nice bikes.

No fun; the 600 series are nice bikes.
08-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 27,736
Posted By bikemig

Sekine SHS 271

I'm updating my earlier post. I finally broke down and picked up a cell phone with a decent camera, :). I can keep my bike in my office. The bags are pretty ancient eclipse bags.

This is my mid to...
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By bikemig

Like the others, I would have walked after the...

Like the others, I would have walked after the seller yanked my chain.

This bike is in rough shape. I'd be willing to pay around $400 assuming the stem and seat post aren't stuck. Schwinn...
08-07-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By bikemig

I'm no Raleigh expert but the bike has campy rear...

I'm no Raleigh expert but the bike has campy rear drop outs, campy pedals, and campy gran sport RD.
08-07-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 90,962
Posted By bikemig

This bike looks great. Yeah this is definitely a...

This bike looks great. Yeah this is definitely a bike I'd like to own one day.
08-07-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 168,652
Posted By bikemig

That's a good looking bike. Are you taking it to...

That's a good looking bike. Are you taking it to the Coppi ride?
08-07-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 122,870
Posted By bikemig

Cool, I'm looking forward to this.

Cool, I'm looking forward to this.
08-07-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By bikemig

Very cool bike with an awesome head badge

Very cool bike with an awesome head badge
08-07-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,997
Posted By bikemig

No offense, but I doubt the bike you ride is the...

No offense, but I doubt the bike you ride is the reason you are getting dropped. You said that you "occasionally" ride with a local training group. In my experience, you need to do these rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By bikemig

I'm running micheline protek 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires...

I'm running micheline protek 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires on my commuter (a Sekine SHS 271) which measure out to 1 and 3/8 on my rim. It weighs 650 grams but I'm reasonably indifferent to weight when it...
08-06-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By bikemig

Yeah good call on AGU bags. I lived in the...

Yeah good call on AGU bags. I lived in the Netherlands for a while and used their products when I did. They make good gear.
08-06-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By bikemig

Right, I like to think of those as secret bonus...

Right, I like to think of those as secret bonus training miles . . . .
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