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Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,966
Posted By WGD

I was touring in the British Isles with a friend....

I was touring in the British Isles with a friend. We were riding into a town in northern England and I was having a problem with a toe strap. I reached down to adjust it and a parked car jumped right...
10-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,684
Posted By WGD

I've already posted this photo on another thread...

I've already posted this photo on another thread but here's my 1984 Miyata 1000. I absolutely love this bike. It rides like a dream, loaded or unloaded. I also have a 1984 Univega Specialissima...
10-06-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By WGD

I use them on my triples. If there are different...

I use them on my triples. If there are different versions out there for double/triple cranksets, I was never aware of them.
10-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By WGD

Thank you for all the answers. I do my own work...

Thank you for all the answers. I do my own work and I'm pretty good with a wrench. But this question never occurred to me and I was curios. For now, I'll probably just stick with freewheels.
10-05-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By WGD

Freewheel hub to cassette?

Is it possible to convert a 126mm freewheel hub to cassette? I ride 40-spoke rear wheels on my touring bikes and I'm thinking this might make them a bit sturdier. I don't think I've ever seen a 126mm...
09-14-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By WGD

Original colors or no on a classic?

I am thinking of getting my Specialissima frame powder coated. I don't especially like the original color (burgundy). So I''m considering a completely different scheme and I would also do the lugs in...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By WGD

For Europe, I would recommend the Moselle (Mosel,...

For Europe, I would recommend the Moselle (Mosel, in German) River. Set up a home base in Trier or one of the smaller towns like Bernkastel or Cochem. You can ride the mostly level riverside bike...
08-31-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,486
Posted By WGD

I have a pair of Kirtlands (+ handlebar bag) that...

I have a pair of Kirtlands (+ handlebar bag) that I bought new in about 1980. However, I think I'm going to retire them in favor of some Frost Rivers. I really like the design of the FRs and to my...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By WGD

I agree with this. I run 40-spoke rear wheels....

I agree with this. I run 40-spoke rear wheels. They were stock on the '84 Miyata and Univega. The hubs are a bit of a pain to find but worth the effort. I have broken spokes in the past but never...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By WGD

I'm not sure this is the case. I keep a stock of...

I'm not sure this is the case. I keep a stock of spares on hand from ebay, Craigslist, etc. Most of it is much easier to source than it was when these bikes were new anyway. I keep my eyes open and...
08-30-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

Interesting that your '83 Univega has tabs. ...

Interesting that your '83 Univega has tabs.

As for the bottle cage braze-ons: same number and same positions. When I was eyeballing them, it looked like the mounts under the down tube were...
08-25-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

Not yet. The Univega is just a frame at this...

Not yet. The Univega is just a frame at this point and will remain that way until probably next summer. I have a fairly major move coming up and I'm afraid the domestic authorities would freak out if...
08-24-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

The Univega has a few more nicks but the paint is...

The Univega has a few more nicks but the paint is still pretty good on both. Considering they're both 35 years old, they look great. I can't see any obvious difference in the quality of the paint...
08-24-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

My guess is they were using the same tubing but...

My guess is they were using the same tubing but there's really no way to tell without test methods that are way more sophisticated than I can undertake.
08-24-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

The chainstay bridge on the Univega has a...

The chainstay bridge on the Univega has a threaded braze-on:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x443/univega_04_25fa987daf2e1f4c77bda8a220b1dc540d92e8a1.jpg

While on the...
08-24-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

Here is the most obvious difference I found. On...

Here is the most obvious difference I found. On the Univega, the seat stay braze-ons for the rack are drilled into the tubes. (I apologize for the blurry photo.)...
08-24-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,652
Posted By WGD

Miyata 1000 Univega Specialissima compared

I've seen quite a lot of debate and speculation about how similar the Miyata 1000 and the Univega Specialissima are. We all know Miyata built the frames for both bikes and they were intended for...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By WGD

I have never bent an axle. Most of my mileage has...

I have never bent an axle. Most of my mileage has been on freewheel-equipped bikes and my weight was well over 200 lbs for a lot of years. Could riding style be a factor?
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,682
Posted By WGD

I have several bikes but the one I ride most by...

I have several bikes but the one I ride most by far is my ‘84 Miyata 1000. Until recently, I hadn’t been riding for several years but I’m back in the saddle and I have a few short tours planned. The...
08-12-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,661
Posted By WGD

Done!

Done!
08-12-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,039
Posted By WGD

My 1984 1000 looks a lot like Badger Bike's, but...

My 1984 1000 looks a lot like Badger Bike's, but with a smaller frame. I found it in a bike shop in suburban Norther Virginia in the mid 90s. I wasn't expecting to find anything worth buying but I...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,446
Posted By WGD

I added a set of Shimano friction barcons to my...

I added a set of Shimano friction barcons to my “Tiger” 10-speed that I used to tour the UK in 1981. They were used when I got them and they worked like a dream. I still mourn their loss.
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,446
Posted By WGD

Who uses gears? I manage winter riding much...

Who uses gears? I manage winter riding much better on my velocipede. :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,446
Posted By WGD

In retrospect, I shouldn’t be surprised to see...

In retrospect, I shouldn’t be surprised to see barcons in a major race. They were certainly an innovation and most technological innovations in cycling have been driven by racing, especially in...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,446
Posted By WGD

I am admittedly a bit of a Luddite (and certainly...

I am admittedly a bit of a Luddite (and certainly not a racer) but I have friction barcons on two of my bikes. My other main ride has DT friction shifters. :50:
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,446
Posted By WGD

Not just for touring bikes anymore...

If you watch the 1973 Giro d’Italia highlights on YouTube, you might spot José Fuente (who won the Mountains Classification that year) using barcons. Maybe I don’t get out enough, but I don’t...
08-11-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,089
Posted By WGD

My touring bike is set up with 48-38-24 on front...

My touring bike is set up with 48-38-24 on front and a 14-34 5-speed freewheel. This works pretty well for me. during normal (unloaded) riding, I almost always use the middle chainring and adjust...
08-10-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,661
Posted By WGD

I'll post a photo as soon as I have the requisite...

I'll post a photo as soon as I have the requisite 10 posts. I've actually been a member here for several years but mostly as a lurker. I'm working on it now...
08-10-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,661
Posted By WGD

I am a full-on, KoolAid drinking member of the...

I am a full-on, KoolAid drinking member of the Miyata cult. I have a 1984 1000 and a 1993 1000LT. The '84 is the bike I'm most likely to ride on any given day. It's mostly stock, although I put on a...
Forum: Touring
01-03-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,974
Posted By WGD

A couple of publicity images: ...

A couple of publicity images:

http://www.miyatabike.com/project/japon__/images/sub7_image1.jpg

http://www.miyatabike.com/project/japon__/images/sub7_image2.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-02-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,974
Posted By WGD

Miyata Eiger

Having just joined this forum, I was browsing the archives and came across a post which pointed out that Miyata still produces bikes for the Japanese domestic market. So I fired up an online...
Forum: Touring
01-01-15, 04:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,108
Posted By WGD

I got started back in the early to mid-70s when I...

I got started back in the early to mid-70s when I got a Huffy 10-speed in 6th or 7th grade. I grew up in rural Nevada and it was about 15 miles to the next town. So I would pack a lunch into my...
Forum: Introductions
12-31-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By WGD

Hello From Germany

Hi Everyone,

My story is a lot like LuckyIrishman's--same age and everything. I am starting to ride again after a long layoff. I'm mostly into touring and recreational riding. I grew up in Nevada...
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