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10-14-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
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: 5
Views: 118
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: 87
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: 7
Views: 146
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: 34
Views: 636
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: 4,454
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: 5
Views: 118
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: 4
Views: 242
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: 5
Views: 118
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: 688
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: 399
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: 5
Views: 123
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: 35
Views: 591
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: 212
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: 187
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...
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

I'll hazard a guess as to value. French reynolds...

I'll hazard a guess as to value. French reynolds 531 frames (and these are often sold with a headset and bottom bracket) with decent paint are worth $75-$125. I'd value this frame around that. It...
10-14-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 636
Posted By bikemig

Fun thread. It makes me want to fix up an old...

Fun thread. It makes me want to fix up an old French bike and go bike riding.
10-14-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,331
Posted By bikemig

+ 1.

+ 1.
10-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

Here we go ...

Here we go

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/932067-shimano-fd-m591.html

Post 11 talks about how modern MTB FDs are made for 12 tooth jumps and may not work right with a triple with...
10-13-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike and ad. I'm still trying to wrap...

Cool bike and ad.

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the 27 by 15/16 sew ups to "reduce tire friction" (this is from the ad).
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

Track frames tend to be pricey but the lack of...

Track frames tend to be pricey but the lack of paint and decals on this will hurt the value and make it hard to value the bike as well.

Cool bike and cool audio gear as well, :thumb:
10-13-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By bikemig

I really like shimano claris! I picked up a...

I really like shimano claris! I picked up a claris brifter group cheap on BF and it has been a flawless performer.
10-13-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

I hear you guys and I think that's the solution...

I hear you guys and I think that's the solution I'm going with (top pull FD and a cable stop for the frame). This will make for a cleaner cable run and that should help the FD.

But a lot of the...
10-13-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

You mean run the FD as a top pull? It's not...

You mean run the FD as a top pull? It's not designed to be a top pull but I like the idea. It's cheap!
10-13-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,531
Posted By bikemig

You may be right. This is how the bike came to...

You may be right. This is how the bike came to me. The FD is not moving down to the little chainring, though, once I attach the derailleur cable. It will do it once I unscrew the cable so the...
10-13-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

It was set up as a bottom pull but I'm missing...

It was set up as a bottom pull but I'm missing the pulley. The aftermarket pulleys I've seen are too large to fit within the chain stays. So the simplest choices are (1) a 31.8 cross clamp with a...
10-13-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By bikemig

Oh man, C&V could spend a long time arguing the...

Oh man, C&V could spend a long time arguing the pluses and minuses of these derailleurs.

:popcorn
10-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,531
Posted By bikemig

I thought I was going to finish up my 1992 Trek...

I thought I was going to finish up my 1992 Trek 950 but ran into a problem as the pulley needed to make the FD work (cables run on the top tube and this is a bottom pull FD) has gone MIA, :)

I'll...
10-13-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By bikemig

I don't see a pic but I'd throw them out. I had...

I don't see a pic but I'd throw them out. I had something similar happen to a vittoria randonneur 26 x 1.75 tire. There is no reason to risk a tire failure on a bike ride.

I am not impressed with...
10-13-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,331
Posted By bikemig

Has not been working for me for several days now.

Has not been working for me for several days now.
10-13-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

The problem solvers pulley is 27 mm wide which is...

The problem solvers pulley is 27 mm wide which is far too wide for this bike as the space between the chain stays is 20 mm. The ones that curbtender linked to on eBay look good but they are too wide...
10-13-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

Good call on the cable stop, thank you. Yeah I...

Good call on the cable stop, thank you. Yeah I agree that a top pull FD is likely to work better but I'm not sure if the MTB FDs which I think are dual pull will work with 46/36/24 rings. I don't...
10-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/screw_482621b4ba84cefe5ed388bc9510f1f06def85d5.jpg


So I think you're right and the lack of a pulley is the source of the problem....
10-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

So I think you're right and the lack of a pulley...

So I think you're right and the lack of a pulley is the source of the problem. The FD doesn't shift down as far as it should with the cable disconnected (I think the spring is weak) but it will shift...
10-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

Yeah likely a '92 based on the LX derailleurs;...

Yeah likely a '92 based on the LX derailleurs; looks like the '93 had an XT RD.

No joy with the FD as it will not shift down even with the cable disconnected.

Yeah there probably was a pulley...
10-13-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

FD for an old MTB

I'm rebuilding my 1993 Trek 950. The front derailleur won't shift to the smallest chain ring as the spring is too weak. So its time to replace it. The cables run along the top tube and I had a few...
10-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By bikemig

I'm glad this sold before I could make up my...

I'm glad this sold before I could make up my mind, :)
10-12-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By bikemig

I'd have a hard time turning this down if it...

I'd have a hard time turning this down if it showed up locally. This is a cool looking bike.
10-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 120,813
Posted By bikemig

Is that basket mounted on a front rack? This is a...

Is that basket mounted on a front rack? This is a cool bike for sure.
10-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By bikemig

Those 980s look great. I'd mount them on an old...

Those 980s look great. I'd mount them on an old bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By bikemig

Better choices than old French bikes . . . . ...

Better choices than old French bikes . . . .

I don't think so. :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1099305-what-s-so-special-about-french-bikes.html
10-12-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By bikemig

I've found suntour indexing to be hit or miss.

I've found suntour indexing to be hit or miss.
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By bikemig

That's around $110 US; that would be a very...

That's around $110 US; that would be a very decent price in the US.
10-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By bikemig

That's a fine looking bike.

That's a fine looking bike.
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By bikemig

I think it's worth more. Certainly the parts are...

I think it's worth more. Certainly the parts are worth over $100. The tubulars hurt the value but for someone looking for an old bike to fix up, this bike is worth more like $150-$200. The parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By bikemig

It is a fine bike and certainly worth restoring...

It is a fine bike and certainly worth restoring but it is also not something that most of us know much about. This is the first example that I've seen of this particular brand.

The frame tubing...
10-11-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By bikemig

I'm not entirely clear as to what the problem is....

I'm not entirely clear as to what the problem is. Is the chain hanging up on the frame? If it is, it isn't clear to me why the bolt used to anchor the claw is the source of the problem.

In any...
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By bikemig

Pictures especially of the drive side, stickers,...

Pictures especially of the drive side, stickers, and headbadge would help ID the bike. But the vintage trek serial number website is excellent.
10-11-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By bikemig

Tough to beat record hubs and VO rims . . . .

Tough to beat record hubs and VO rims . . . .
10-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By bikemig

I saw this at the Coppi ride. It is a lovely bike.

I saw this at the Coppi ride. It is a lovely bike.
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