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09-20-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By bikemig

They're both fine. I'd lose zero sleep in getting...

They're both fine. I'd lose zero sleep in getting one over the other.

If you want a triple, redclover sells a triplizer for a campy but you'll have to get long cages for that campy gran sport RD....
09-20-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 860
Posted By bikemig

If someone as experienced as Chris Froome can...

If someone as experienced as Chris Froome can miscalculate, then mere mortals can as well even on days without high winds.
09-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By bikemig

You're looking for a 130 mm OLD rear wheel,...

You're looking for a 130 mm OLD rear wheel, right?

If you want a wheelset, these wheels from velomine are a good deal (but perhaps out of your price range) at $219: 36 hole velocity A23 rims,...
09-20-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 860
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't assume the person riding on the path...

I wouldn't assume the person riding on the path with no hands is experienced.

Even people who know what they are doing can crash riding no hands. If it can happen to Chris Froome--who is a pretty...
09-20-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

Wait what about riding the bike once you build...

Wait what about riding the bike once you build it? :)
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By bikemig

Waterfords command a premium but this one may...

Waterfords command a premium but this one may not. Kansas City is not a huge market and this bike has a limited market given that it's a step through frame. I'd value it closer to $500 than $800. And...
09-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By bikemig

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at...

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at least that has been my experience. A kool stop tire jack should do the job.
09-20-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnPbNfKcds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnPbNfKcds
09-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By bikemig

You are going to want to post this question on...

You are going to want to post this question on the C&V valuation forum. It may well be a reasonable deal at $250 Canadian particularly given that bike prices tend to run a bit higher in Canada than...
09-19-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By bikemig

Are you asking how you can get away with breaking...

Are you asking how you can get away with breaking the forum rules? :foo:
09-19-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,666
Posted By bikemig

Building a bike for a tough ride and then...

Building a bike for a tough ride and then enjoying the heck out of the ride and how the bike performed.

The ride was the Coppi Centenario: 100 km of SW Wisconsin's finest hills (4300 ft. of...
09-19-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

What would this site be without your build thread...

What would this site be without your build thread on that Raleigh you've been working on like forever, right? :)

This is just a classic BF thread:
...
09-19-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By bikemig

Very nice and 22.5 lbs is righteously light for a...

Very nice and 22.5 lbs is righteously light for a vintage MTB. My '93 Bridgestone MB 1 weights 25 lbs with all stock parts and a ritchey logic frame and that's a light tubing set with high quality...
09-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

Yeah but I'm just having a hard time wrapping my...

Yeah but I'm just having a hard time wrapping my brains around universal cx brakes and non universal brake levers . . . .

I'm hoping this thread will help me get there!
09-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By bikemig

I really like my Marmot hardshell with Gore...

I really like my Marmot hardshell with Gore windstopper for winter riding. But honestly this is an area where low tech works well. Just find a large untreated nylon shell (those are low tech so...
09-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you on this. Certainly back when these...

I'm with you on this. Certainly back when these bikes were being made, no one thought twice about swapping out parts on bikes.
09-19-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By bikemig

Spring tends to be better in the midwest for...

Spring tends to be better in the midwest for selling bikes but it's not winter yet so I'd give it a try. Also I'd try both craiglist and facebook marketplace. I wouldn't offer to ship it. You are...
09-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,072
Posted By bikemig

Great looking job on this bike, :thumb: I like...

Great looking job on this bike, :thumb: I like the nice fat puffy tires. What size are they?
09-19-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

Pics or it didn't happen, ;)

Pics or it didn't happen, ;)
09-19-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

OCD bike builds?

So how OCD are you when it comes to restoring a vintage bike?

There are some for whom every detail has to be original equipment perfect (or period correct), some who use lots of vintage parts but...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By bikemig

Good thread. Fall is coming to Iowa and soon it...

Good thread. Fall is coming to Iowa and soon it will be good weather to knock out a century or two or three before the really cold weather sets in. I've done 12 metric centuries so far this year but...
09-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

Here's a good discussion of adjusting cartridge...

Here's a good discussion of adjusting cartridge bearing hubs:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/953833-adjusting-preload-hubs-cartridge-bearings.html

So thanks to Classtime for...
09-19-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,655
Posted By bikemig

One of my favorite bikes is a middling quality...

One of my favorite bikes is a middling quality bike: a Sekine SHS 271. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done and it rides great. It has decent tubing (likely Tange no. 3) and decent components...
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By bikemig

The schwinn varsity and continentals remind me a...

The schwinn varsity and continentals remind me a bit of the Peugeot UO 8s. They are basic bikes (the UO 8 is svelte compared to a varsity or a continental but the Schwinn is more bulletproof). A ton...
09-19-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this.

+ 1 on this.
09-19-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By bikemig

Canadian prices tend to be higher than in the US...

Canadian prices tend to be higher than in the US even when controlling for currency differences. $400 Canadian is right around $300 US. That's not a terrible price if you like the bike and it fits....
09-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

Neat, here is a thread on this, ...

Neat, here is a thread on this,

https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/504783-suntour-superbe-pro-hubs-brief-pictoral-history.html
09-18-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By bikemig

I'm curious but why 9 speed campy for touring on...

I'm curious but why 9 speed campy for touring on a vintage touring bike originally set up for 27 inch wheels? Do you have the parts for this campy build?

Shimano is more common and then you'd have...
09-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

Were the specialized cartridge bearing hubs also...

Were the specialized cartridge bearing hubs also Sansin made?
09-18-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By bikemig

The seller likely has no idea what the original...

The seller likely has no idea what the original parts were. I'd buy the bike even with the fugly upgrades. One thing to watch out for is that the rear triangle likely has been spread from 120 to 130....
09-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

Sutherland's 6th edition (20th anniversary) is...

Sutherland's 6th edition (20th anniversary) is available here, https://www.scribd.com/doc/45037747/Sutherland-s-Handbook-for-Bicycle-Mechanics-6th-Edition

I believe this was the last one that has...
09-17-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

Those sealed bearings last a long, long time.

Those sealed bearings last a long, long time.
09-17-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 432
Posted By bikemig

By Clubman, do you just want to build up a drop...

By Clubman, do you just want to build up a drop bar 3 speed bike? Why can't pretty much any older bike work well for this as long as you are happy with the tire and fender clearance? Personally if I...
09-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

They will have some play at the rim and that's...

They will have some play at the rim and that's part of the design. I have a set of these as well.

With cup and cone hubs, you adjust them with a bit of play at the axle. Once you tighten down the...
09-17-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,723
Posted By bikemig

Really great C&V thread, Anyone up for a...

Really great C&V thread,

Anyone up for a whole lot of pain in SW Wisconsin in August? - Bike Forums (http://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=824362)

Got me hooked on the idea of rebuilding an...
09-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,318,171
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, there's just great riding in SW WI, SE...

Oh yeah, there's just great riding in SW WI, SE MN, and NW IA. It's great finding small roads with such little traffic. You don't have to try hard to get a workout in those hills either.
09-17-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

If the cups and spindle are in good shape, there...

If the cups and spindle are in good shape, there is no need to replace the bottom bracket. Most of the old school triples I've worked on take a 127 mm bottom bracket as the new sealed units are...
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By bikemig

Prices are all over the map and $50 for an older,...

Prices are all over the map and $50 for an older, lower end Fuji like this is OK. The problem with an older bike is that the initial price can be good but you need to be able to do your own work to...
09-17-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 454
Posted By bikemig

Mid 70s Peugeot UE 8; 1969 Raleigh Robin...

Mid 70s Peugeot UE 8; 1969 Raleigh Robin...
09-16-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 380
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.
09-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

Park has a good description of different ways of...

Park has a good description of different ways of taking care of this

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/seized-seatposts-and-stems

If the PB blaster and/or trying to cut it out doesn't...
09-16-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,627
Posted By bikemig

Kudos to iab and RobbieTunes for a fantastic...

Kudos to iab and RobbieTunes for a fantastic ride. The roads were terrific with little to no traffic and there were fantastic views. My GPS showed 4300 ft of climbing over the 100k so somehow I...
09-16-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,318,171
Posted By bikemig

Centenario Coppi

Rode the Centenario Coppi yesterday. Here's the thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1173940-centenario-coppi.html

67 miles of the finest hills in SW Wisconsin and a little over 4300...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By bikemig

Welcome and I'm with GrainBrain. There are lot of...

Welcome and I'm with GrainBrain. There are lot of great trails in Iowa; which ones are you riding?
09-16-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,723
Posted By bikemig

So what was the oldest bike to finish the 100k?...

So what was the oldest bike to finish the 100k? My Fuji Finest dates from '70-'71. I'm glad I put a triple on it.
09-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,723
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. Awesome ride. The cloud cover kept things...

+ 1. Awesome ride. The cloud cover kept things cool which was great given how much time I spent on the road to finish the 100k, :)

Loved the 18% grade; that was a heck of a climb. My GPS shows...
09-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool frame.

This is a cool frame.
09-16-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,159
Posted By bikemig

It's unnecessary. You might want to be...

It's unnecessary. You might want to be considerate and to think about the people on the path who have to deal with your lights but it's your call if you prefer not to.
09-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,112
Posted By bikemig

You are being a jerk. Why are you doing this? Is...

You are being a jerk. Why are you doing this? Is this how you plan to recuperate from intensive care? I'll bet there are are better ways for you to get better.
09-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,112
Posted By bikemig

The C&V forum is a pretty good place because we...

The C&V forum is a pretty good place because we don't have a lot of people like you trying to stir the pot with posts like this when you obviously know better.
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