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10-18-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,723
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Posted By bikemig

I was lucky to find this bike. It had very few if...

I was lucky to find this bike. It had very few if any miles when I bought it. I went to overhaul the bike and stopped when I realized that the original grease had not been contaminated. Those are all...
10-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,502
Views: 503,505
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone MB 1. I took the bike out for a...

1993 Bridgestone MB 1. I took the bike out for a 40 mile spin today over some gravel and with a fair amount of climbing (at least for central IA!). There was right around 2,000 ft of climbing.

The...
10-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,606,938
Posted By bikemig

I may have posted this before but I just finished...

I may have posted this before but I just finished getting my '93 Bridgestone MB 1 road ready again. The bike is pretty much stock other than the tires, grips, brake pads, and pedals. I really like...
10-17-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 178,722
Posted By bikemig

Just finished up my 1993 Bridgestone MB 1...

Just finished up my 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 yesterday and took it out for a 40 mile spin today with some gravel and a fair amount of climbing. The bike handles great. It's pretty much all showroom. The...
10-17-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 178,722
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Was that an 86 bcd Apex crank?...

Beautiful bike. Was that an 86 bcd Apex crank? Those are pretty cool.
10-17-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 626
Posted By bikemig

Very neat bike. And 2 Singers in NorthBend,...

Very neat bike. And 2 Singers in NorthBend, that's cool.
10-17-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikemig

I built my first racing bike with a campy nuovo...

I built my first racing bike with a campy nuovo record group. I thought the derailleurs were very fine and they certainly took a lot of abuse. There is no doubt that the slant parallelogram design...
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By bikemig

Good looking bike and good deal.

Good looking bike and good deal.
10-17-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By bikemig

Very cool. Thank you Willfred Laurier. I'll need...

Very cool. Thank you Willfred Laurier. I'll need to try this. The plate on the FD effectively makes this a top pull? Using the bolt on the frame to anchor the cable makes a heck of a lot more sense...
10-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

It sounds to me like a political statement on the...

It sounds to me like a political statement on the part of the organizers as well. And they chose to express themselves by damaging Ragbrai which has been an important part of the state for a good...
10-17-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By bikemig

Velocals is also a good source for decals.

Velocals is also a good source for decals.
10-17-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike for sure. I really like the...

This is a cool bike for sure. I really like the gearing on this as well. There's a lot to be said for an MTB derailleur on a road bike.
10-16-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By bikemig

Great story. Do you own an old 3 speed? That is a...

Great story. Do you own an old 3 speed? That is a classy bike to take to work.
10-16-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By bikemig

I like the turkey levers on my Sekine SHS 271....

I like the turkey levers on my Sekine SHS 271. They're great for modulating your speed when riding the tops and I just reach down to the levers when I need to brake hard. Plus the turkey levers are...
10-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By bikemig

The suntour derailleurs are an upgrade over the...

The suntour derailleurs are an upgrade over the campy. This bike is very, very clean. You don't see one this clean all that often pop up.
10-16-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

Sure but that's a completely different story than...

Sure but that's a completely different story than the one the organizers are telling, right? Why else start a competing ride on the same dates unless they wanted to damage Ragbrai?

The organizers...
10-16-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

Bertins are cool bikes. The reason BF does not...

Bertins are cool bikes. The reason BF does not allow newbies to post pics is to deal with the problem of spamming.
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By bikemig

No brainer unless it's a stolen bike. For that...

No brainer unless it's a stolen bike. For that price, that is a concern.
10-16-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By bikemig

right but shouldn't the 5 speed be narrower than...

right but shouldn't the 5 speed be narrower than the 6? The measurements given were about the same for both.
10-16-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By bikemig

Unless you know how to wrench on bikes, find a...

Unless you know how to wrench on bikes, find a store that you trust and listen to their advice as well as anything you can read online.
10-16-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

The decision is more than just spiteful. The ex...

The decision is more than just spiteful. The ex Ragbrai organizers wanted to do maximum damage to Ragbrai. Beats the heck out of me why they wanted to damage the ride but they clearly do.
10-16-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By bikemig

According to your measurements, both the modern 5...

According to your measurements, both the modern 5 and 6 speed freewheels are the same width as both are 5-6 mm wider than your existing 5 speed freewheel.

That doesn't sound right.
10-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By bikemig

I'm surprised that a modern 5 speed won't fit but...

I'm surprised that a modern 5 speed won't fit but I'd stick with a modern 5 speed as the tooth profile on new freewheels are by and large pretty good (especially when compared to most older...
10-16-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By bikemig

Any old bike parked next to a bunch of really...

Any old bike parked next to a bunch of really cool vintage stereo gear is a classic as far as I'm concerned.

Overhaul it, get rid of that fugly stem, buy some new tires, and ride the heck out of...
10-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By bikemig

That is my understanding as well but it will be...

That is my understanding as well but it will be easier finding cones for the lower end Normandy hubs.
10-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, reading a bit between the lines I think...

Agreed, reading a bit between the lines I think the organizers wanted to use Ragbrai's email list to make a political statement. The reasons that the Register might have thought that a bad idea go...
10-16-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

The facts are just weird. The Ragbrai organizers...

The facts are just weird. The Ragbrai organizers get mad at the Register for an article it published. The organizers get some push back because some people think the ride and the paper are the same....
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,566
Posted By bikemig

There's a long thread on these conversions...

There's a long thread on these conversions dealing with vintage MTBs here, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html

This will give you some...
10-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 172
Posted By bikemig

Agreed about the tire clearance on 70s "racing"...

Agreed about the tire clearance on 70s "racing" bikes. My Moto fits 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires with plenty of space for fenders. I have an early 70s Fuji Finest that can fit 32c tires and fenders. I have...
10-16-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 172
Posted By bikemig

Seriously nice build. I have an early 70s...

Seriously nice build. I have an early 70s Motobecane GR with somewhat of a beat paint job (it has the "crackling" which some early Motos were prone too) and I've been toying with the idea of turning...
10-16-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By bikemig

Does this frame take a 28c tire?

Does this frame take a 28c tire?
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By bikemig

I just looked at this bike at one of the local...

I just looked at this bike at one of the local shops. I like how Trek copied the graphics from their late 70s bikes; that is a classy touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By bikemig

This story makes no sense to me. I do know that...

This story makes no sense to me. I do know that two competing rides across the state on the same week isn't going to work.
10-15-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By bikemig

I worked in a Peugeot shop and my buddy had (and...

I worked in a Peugeot shop and my buddy had (and still has) a black one. It was a fine looking bike
10-15-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By bikemig

I like the idea of doing this on the cheap! I'll...

I like the idea of doing this on the cheap! I'll send you a PM.

I think I'm going to have to check out a bearing supply place. There are sealed bearings (and sealed bearings with a pulley sleeve...
10-14-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By bikemig

Great bike and nice work. It's pretty hilly in...

Great bike and nice work. It's pretty hilly in central NY. If you decide you need greater gear range, there are ways to mod the bike to make that happen.
10-14-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I don't like it either. A pulley...

Yeah I don't like it either.



A pulley of some sort would likely solve the problem but the spacing between the stays is too narrow for pretty much any cable pulley currently being sold. There...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By bikemig

There is something to be said for having a...

There is something to be said for having a dedicated commuter with fenders, racks, etc., and a different bike for say gravel rides or any other kind of riding you want to do.
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 943
Posted By bikemig

Saving the weight of a front and rear rack is no...

Saving the weight of a front and rear rack is no small thing; plus you'll be forced to carry less stuff. Carradice bags from the UK are pretty reasonable right now as the pound is down due to Brexit....
10-14-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,710
Posted By bikemig

I might be tempted to head to New England . . . ....

I might be tempted to head to New England . . . .

There's plenty of fine riding on the east coast.
10-14-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,489
Posted By bikemig

You should start a thread showing your build for...

You should start a thread showing your build for this trip. Sounds great.
10-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By bikemig

That's fancier than I need but thanks for...

That's fancier than I need but thanks for looking. I liked your build thread on your Trek 950 with drop bars, :thumb:

Do you still have that bike? Do you remember (or do you know) if there was a...
10-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By bikemig

Yeah, gravel bikes have become a "thing." When...

Yeah, gravel bikes have become a "thing." When gravel bikes started out, they were sort of like the early days of mountain bike. Enthusiasts cobbled together bikes that could handle the paths and...
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By bikemig

WTB 31.8 dual pull triple front derailleur

I'd like to buy a 31.8 dual pull front derailleur in relatively clean condition and decent quality.

It's for a 1992 Trek 950 I am rebuilding. The bike came stock with a bottom pull FD and it...
10-14-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By bikemig

That's a good price on a very fine bike. Quality...

That's a good price on a very fine bike. Quality vintage MTBs are getting harder to find. I think the message is out that these are great bikes that make fine commuters, gravel grinders, and tourers.
10-14-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By bikemig

Modolo made a darn good cantilever that would...

Modolo made a darn good cantilever that would look right on this bike as well.
Forum: Introductions
10-14-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By bikemig

welcome to BF; looking forward to seeing pics of...

welcome to BF; looking forward to seeing pics of your bikes in C&V
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this. Newspaper works great on my Webster...

+ 1 on this. Newspaper works great on my Webster chimney firestarter, :thumb:
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. That's the going rate where I live as well.

+ 1. That's the going rate where I live as well.
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By bikemig

Well then that lowers the valuation considerably....

Well then that lowers the valuation considerably. I assumed--incorrectly it turns out--that this had decent tubing. If not, it isn't worth much since any gaspipe French tubing bike can be turned into...
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