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09-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By SurferRosa

Maybe worth overhauling or refurbishing (if your...

Maybe worth overhauling or refurbishing (if your time is ample). I just hate the use of the word, "restore." People don't use it properly.

I'd definitely say, the stem and bars are worth snagging...
09-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By SurferRosa

And upon inspection, you find that bike needs...

And upon inspection, you find that bike needs pedals. Oh, great. Now you're looking for two more french donor bikes with french pedals. Hope this doesn't grow exponentially.

"I hate when that...
09-22-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By SurferRosa

"Worth" "restoring"? No. Ever seen the...

"Worth" "restoring"?

No.

Ever seen the Brady Bunch episode where Greg has to live by his "exact words"?
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By SurferRosa

Jealous!! :roflmao2:

Jealous!!

:roflmao2:
09-22-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 314,725
Posted By SurferRosa

Shakedown ride and first pics of this '86 Miyata...

Shakedown ride and first pics of this '86 Miyata tourer I finished about a week ago, but had to wait until it was safe to go outside and breathe.

This is the first bike with cantilevers I think...
09-21-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 208,796
Posted By SurferRosa

'86 54cm 610 ... I think the components are all...

'86 54cm 610 ... I think the components are all original except for the Miyata saddle, 6-speed Sunrace freewheel and pedals straps. I really like the ratcheting Shimano shifters. They bring a needed...
09-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe you.

I believe you.
09-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By SurferRosa

Turns out, the lonely clerk had been on the wagon...

Turns out, the lonely clerk had been on the wagon for nearly a year, and your small gift was just enough to entice him back to his former self. One thing led to another -- a reckless binge, thrown...
09-21-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By SurferRosa

Start with fully overhauled bike. Add wd-40 and...

Start with fully overhauled bike. Add wd-40 and paper towels.
09-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By SurferRosa

Hell no!

Hell no!
09-21-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,430
Posted By SurferRosa

Sort of/not really. I assumed you did your own...

Sort of/not really. I assumed you did your own work after I sold those Suntour hubs to you.

But thanks for the clarification on your workshop issues. Makes sense now. And good luck.

btw, RC in...
09-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By SurferRosa

Which is the Park Tool FR-1. Normally,...

Which is the Park Tool FR-1.



Normally, you would use a hammer and punch on the lockring. Leaving it on the wheel serves better than a bench vise. You'll want to remove the axle first.
09-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,430
Posted By SurferRosa

I guess we'll never know...

I guess we'll never know...
09-21-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By SurferRosa

My guess it's the wrong spindle for the cups...

My guess it's the wrong spindle for the cups altogether, much less the crankset. Was the bike listed for sale recently on Craigs? I wonder if we saw it in the Wacky (or similar) thread with its...
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By SurferRosa

Without pics, the best advice I can give is to...

Without pics, the best advice I can give is to clean it up as best as possible and list on your local Craigs with the very, very best photos you can possibly take of the drive-side of the bike in the...
Replies: 19
Views: 297
Posted By SurferRosa

Might get more for just the brakeset on ebay. ...

Might get more for just the brakeset on ebay. Locally, for the whole bike, I'd say $50. They are steel rims, right?
09-21-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By SurferRosa

Rusty chains are garbage. Life's too short.

Rusty chains are garbage. Life's too short.
09-21-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By SurferRosa

I fully overhaul and flip a few bikes each year....

I fully overhaul and flip a few bikes each year. I only reuse the housing and cables if they look both appropriate and brand new. Brake cable kits are only $9:
...
09-21-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,430
Posted By SurferRosa

Was it RC in the UD?

Was it RC in the UD?
09-21-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By SurferRosa

It has a 1981 serial number, but the dt shifter...

It has a 1981 serial number, but the dt shifter bosses first appeared for the 912 in the '82 catalog. Second owner. The first bought it as a frameset and tossed the hi-ten fork. :thumb:
...
09-20-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By SurferRosa

Looks good. I'd paint the flutes of the seatpost...

Looks good. I'd paint the flutes of the seatpost and crank arms/spider with black enamel and look for a "Miyata" down tube decal. I love my 912.
09-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By SurferRosa

Black Newbaum's cotton tape, KKT Top Run pedals...

Black Newbaum's cotton tape, KKT Top Run pedals with clips and leather straps, and a black Turbo saddle.
09-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,430
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing...

I don't quite understand the purpose of bringing it to a shop. They have little interest in the long-term health of your bike. They will never treat the details as well as you.
09-20-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By SurferRosa

The axles should be standard thread and the cones...

The axles should be standard thread and the cones should be french.
09-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By SurferRosa

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ynbyN4yRG0RRC7y3jm...

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ynbyN4yRG0RRC7y3jmJkMvlhwgM=/99x0:1179x720/1200x800/filters:focal(99x0:1179x720)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/47676679/memento3.0.0.jpg
09-19-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 58,172
Views: 8,497,960
Posted By SurferRosa

This $250 Bertoni (Matrix) is too big for me, or...

This $250 Bertoni (Matrix) is too big for me, or I might have a frame for all the '80s Campy bits in my bin. Paint looks perf.

https://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_7SvrB2PIYiZ_0hq0d4_1200x900.jpg...
09-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 58,172
Views: 8,497,960
Posted By SurferRosa

My kinda project: $60 Stella frameset with good...

My kinda project: $60 Stella frameset with good paint.

https://images.craigslist.org/00101_l78rzrVeKuo_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg...
09-19-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 375
Posted By SurferRosa

I've had the Blur's "Tender" in my head most of...

I've had the Blur's "Tender" in my head most of the day. Heard it last night for the first time in a long time.
09-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By SurferRosa

"So what Jefferson was saying was 'Hey! You know,...

"So what Jefferson was saying was 'Hey! You know, we left this England place because it was bogus. So if we don't get some cool rules ourselves, pronto, we'll just be bogus too.' Yeah?"
...
09-19-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,516
Posted By SurferRosa

OP, for this bike you had for sale, someone asked...

OP, for this bike you had for sale, someone asked if the fork was bent. It was an appropriate question, given the photo. What may compound this issue for you is the fact that you didn't mention the...
09-19-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,863
Posted By SurferRosa

Google image search "meth use map."

Google image search "meth use map."
09-18-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By SurferRosa

You should reroute the rear brake cable in front...

You should reroute the rear brake cable in front of the front cable and around the non drive-side of the head tube. Looks like you left enough cable to do so. If you wrapped the bars bottom-up, you...
09-18-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SurferRosa

For me, it just makes things more complicated and...

For me, it just makes things more complicated and kludged. It's usually not difficult to spread a steel frame a few mm's.
09-18-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,225
Posted By SurferRosa

How did that Moto ride? Flip it already? Get a...

How did that Moto ride? Flip it already? Get a good covid price?

The oddest thing I've carried is a 36-spoke wheel with a broken spoke. <rimshot>
09-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By SurferRosa

I answer with a quick and unwavering "yes" to...

I answer with a quick and unwavering "yes" to question 2.1.

To a possible question 2.2, "should I polish the **** out of them?" I also answer "yes."
09-18-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,863
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, that didn't happen. Not sure if I should be...

Well, that didn't happen. Not sure if I should be upset our two-day forecast (below) was completely off all week or appreciative that they gave me more short-term hope. :foo:
...
09-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By SurferRosa

I do sometimes worry about coiled tires with a...

I do sometimes worry about coiled tires with a wire bead, especially if they've been in the mail for a while. I uncoil 'em immediately after receipt.
09-18-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol:

:lol:
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By SurferRosa

They didn't really have another model at this...

They didn't really have another model at this level. They offered a 5000 with super lightweight tubing, but I've never seen one.
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By SurferRosa

Being in Sekai's hometown of Seattle, I see a few...

Being in Sekai's hometown of Seattle, I see a few 4000s. There were two for sale over the summer in Spokane. They were both priced over $400, I think. Saw another here in town that was around...
09-17-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 464
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless he can replace his spindle. Does he have a...

Unless he can replace his spindle. Does he have a co-op nearby (that hasn't closed) with a bin of used spindles he can wade through? If not, measure the spindle length and find a cartridge bb...
09-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By SurferRosa

My lbs has a bin of nice, old saddles for $5/ea. ...

My lbs has a bin of nice, old saddles for $5/ea.

I found a couple black Turbos in there with minor cracks that looked pretty good after applying some black Sugru moldable glue. Sorta fun to work...
09-17-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 278,331
Posted By SurferRosa

ISO: one black/gold Champion fork decal...

ISO: one black/gold Champion fork decal (https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/a94AAOSwujJcFTk7/s-l400.jpg) collecting dust. PM me.
09-17-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By SurferRosa

No local lbs in Pittsburgh? Mine has chromoly...

No local lbs in Pittsburgh? Mine has chromoly seatpost bolts for $2.50/ea in two sizes.

I would think the '79 Le Champion uses a little different bolt than the '79 Mirage.
09-17-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
Posted By SurferRosa

The folding version of these can be difficult to...

The folding version of these can be difficult to mount. And some rims just put up a fight, no matter the tire or bead.
09-17-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By SurferRosa

I reckon I'll continue to love riding my sexy as...

I reckon I'll continue to love riding my sexy as **** vintage lightweights if I follow my heart.
09-17-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By SurferRosa

And it takes 30 seconds to raise or lower the...

And it takes 30 seconds to raise or lower the stem, given non-aero levers.

Not to mention, they actually look good.
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By SurferRosa

Sekai 4000? Pretty much top o the line. :thumb:

Sekai 4000? Pretty much top o the line. :thumb:
09-17-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,168
Posted By SurferRosa

I've had such good usps service lately. Or maybe...

I've had such good usps service lately. Or maybe always. Two packages two bf'ers sent from coast to coast took three days to go doorstep to doorstep. And one of these was over a weekend, so really...
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