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08-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,065
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'd post that question in the 'show your vintage...

I'd post that question in the 'show your vintage touring bike' thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/319254-show-us-your-vintage-touring-bikes-94.html

FWIW- I'm doing 3x10.
08-15-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By The Golden Boy

You bring up an interesting point. Yes I...

You bring up an interesting point.

Yes I know shifting gears is a combination of all the parts in a system. It only makes sense that the chain and freewheel are a part of that. With all the...
08-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 767,186
Posted By The Golden Boy

pcb You make classy bikes. :thumb:

pcb

You make classy bikes. :thumb:
08-15-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By The Golden Boy

Beautiful bike! I'm really surprised Bill let...

Beautiful bike! I'm really surprised Bill let that thing go!

Congratulations and enjoy!!!
08-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the styling on the MT60 and the M730-735...

I love the styling on the MT60 and the M730-735 XT derailleurs... I'm not so much a fan of the sticker on the MT62 or M650 derailleurs, and after the parallelogram covers started getting all...
08-13-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,455
Posted By The Golden Boy

After that I'd be all 'eff that, I'm out.'

After that I'd be all 'eff that, I'm out.'
08-13-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,455
Posted By The Golden Boy

I watched a near-death event. A motorcycle death...

I watched a near-death event. A motorcycle death event happened right outside my apartment. And an event that wasn't really near-death, but really sucked for the guy happened into the back of my...
08-13-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'd absolutely recommend thumb shifters for any...

I'd absolutely recommend thumb shifters for any sort of flat/upright bar setup.

This probably also means you need brake levers. Make sure you don't get levers for V-brakes and you should be OK. To...
08-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 648
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have my straps on, but not tightened. I could...

I have my straps on, but not tightened. I could just use the clips- the straps are just there for appearance.

I don't 'race' or anything, but my foot feels loose and lost on pedals without...
08-13-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 648
Posted By The Golden Boy

@1:37 ...

@1:37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-5IMil-htM
08-12-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 46,023
Posted By The Golden Boy

IKR!?!?! :D I would NOT fork out big bank...

IKR!?!?! :D

I would NOT fork out big bank for a Four'Sir. The Four'Sir is the successor to the SR Royal- it's the top of the line SR seat post. I honestly cannot tell the difference between that...
08-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,058
Posted By The Golden Boy

I will say that having a 10 speed rear end has...

I will say that having a 10 speed rear end has made cycling more enjoyable to me than the 5-6-7 speed rear ends I've been riding.

For a long time I rode 27" wheels and didn't feel the need to...
08-12-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 718
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was always 5'7" or 5'8". (I have 5'7" on my...

I was always 5'7" or 5'8". (I have 5'7" on my driver's license) I assumed I was getting shorter and I was shocked a couple of months ago to measure at 5'8" again. I had them check a few times.
...
08-12-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a cool thought. The war repurposed...

That's a cool thought.

The war repurposed everything- only fair that life repurposed stuff from the war.
08-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 46,023
Posted By The Golden Boy

I opened up this thread- read where I'm tagged...

I opened up this thread- read where I'm tagged and I look at my mentions and I've got nothing! So I'm "The (space) Golden (space) Boy" and apparently there's a user whose name is TheGoldenBoy- with...
08-12-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,781
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm sure I'm reading that label correctly. ...

I'm sure I'm reading that label correctly.

And now you know...
08-11-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,781
Posted By The Golden Boy

Neat! Better tell Reynolds about that! ...

Neat! Better tell Reynolds about that!


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x388/reynolds_531_db_1970s_big_d3585470d44e70e501784fa9020898cdcade2519.jpg
08-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By The Golden Boy

Awesome! Some of the results you expect-...

Awesome!

Some of the results you expect- based on reputation.

Some of the results are kind of surprising- like the Deore didn't fare as well as I expected.
08-09-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By The Golden Boy

Combine them and you get purples. ...

Combine them and you get purples.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4598/27665815299_3749a67f4d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J9Jx2v)1990 Miyata 1000LT- Rear Derailleur (https://flic.kr/p/J9Jx2v) by Dave...
08-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have trouble with my neck- looking up to see...

I have trouble with my neck- looking up to see the road in front of me. I got a 'dirt drop' riser stem for my bike. Love it. I got Nitto Technomics for the other 2 main riders in my fleet (hoard)....
08-09-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By The Golden Boy

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
08-09-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By The Golden Boy

And there's another "titanium" colored Bullseye...

And there's another "titanium" colored Bullseye as the upper jockey. That's 3. Three Bullseye Pulleys!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha

Think of how fast this bike is!!!

And energy saving.
...
08-09-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By The Golden Boy

This pulley is not for the older man who is...

This pulley is not for the older man who is trying to recreate something ORIGINAL that he always wanted and say "i finally got it after 4 decades!". this is for the person who is actually riding and...
08-08-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sorry, I couldn't hear you on account of how fast...

Sorry, I couldn't hear you on account of how fast I was going on my red pulleyed touring bike.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4636/24577003957_2842ae4044_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrMz2x)1985 Trek...
08-08-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm curious about this photo- Are those your...

I'm curious about this photo- Are those your feet? If so, how did you curl around to get that shot? Or did you take the photo over a body that was laying on the floor?

Curious... intrigued......
08-08-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 765
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's only feeling "like loose bearings" when...

It's only feeling "like loose bearings" when pedaling and you can feel it at lower speeds? ^ that's my guess.

My other guess... it's a DA hub and cog set with a DA 6 speed derailleur? The pull...
08-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

What?!? Not sealed!?! Didn't Bullseye...

What?!? Not sealed!?!

Didn't Bullseye firmly establish that you would save enough energy on a 1 mile ride to power a city of 20,000 for 4 months?
08-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

They come with enough for 2 washers per side-...

They come with enough for 2 washers per side- that's what I use.
08-08-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

I use the old Bullseye pulleys. Any of the...

I use the old Bullseye pulleys.

Any of the 10-11T pulleys will be awesome on there. I think VO and Tacx are other new ones..



https://live.staticflickr.com/4674/38923374605_215bfdbc8c_o.jpg...
08-08-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've never been able to get along with Strats....

I've never been able to get along with Strats. Just don't. The controls don't make a whole lot of sense to me- I always end up whacking the selector, the knobs aren't where I want them to be... and...
08-08-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By The Golden Boy

Did that come with a NIB first generation...

Did that come with a NIB first generation Superbe?

Is that the noodle for the Superbe Tech derailleur?
08-07-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's a nice looking bike! It's really...

That's a nice looking bike!

It's really clean, the fork is graceful and looks like it'd be fun to ride!
08-07-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By The Golden Boy

I did not know that... *sigh* The Saris is...

I did not know that... *sigh*

The Saris is a nice rack, and the Saris we had before this was a nice rack as well.
08-07-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Golden Boy

I got a Bern something or other. I dig it. ...

I got a Bern something or other. I dig it.

My criteria was pretty simple- I want/need the visor- either as a sun visor or as a bug deflector. Lots of vents.

...
08-05-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By The Golden Boy

I was told to just leave 'em. Ride 'em until...

I was told to just leave 'em. Ride 'em until they go.
08-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By The Golden Boy

That looks awesome! All the positive 1 Up...

That looks awesome!

All the positive 1 Up reviews are powerful- I went with a Saris because... Wisconsin. I've only used mine a few times- and it doesn't fold up anywhere near as close to the...
08-05-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By The Golden Boy

I enjoy both the Pasela and the Sand Canyon tires.

I enjoy both the Pasela and the Sand Canyon tires.
08-04-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By The Golden Boy

A 1965 Collegiate was around a $53 bike. I...

A 1965 Collegiate was around a $53 bike.

I get the idea of celebrating Schwinn’s 125th, I get the American made steel bike thing...

I don’t get that this in no way resembles a Collegiate-...
08-03-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By The Golden Boy

there was a point after 1990 that they moved...

there was a point after 1990 that they moved (some?) manufacturing to Taiwan. Miyata held out as long as they responsibly could.
08-03-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By The Golden Boy

These are the 1987 XC Sport versions of the...

These are the 1987 XC Sport versions of the roller cams- they have the infinitely adjustable spring tension setup.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4611/39323799364_ae94ab421d_o.jpg...
08-03-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,190
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm sensitive so I think high flange hubs look...

I'm sensitive so I think high flange hubs look pretty.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4690/24576607767_f61cabb0ce_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF)IMG_0079 (https://flic.kr/p/DrKxfF) by Dave The...
08-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By The Golden Boy

There's the 2nd bottle braze ons and mid-fork...

There's the 2nd bottle braze ons and mid-fork eyelets that are missing from the earlier ones. IMO- the bottle cage is a big deal, and the mid fork would be a big deal if you're actually touring on...
08-03-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By The Golden Boy

These computers aren't as smart as these whiz...

These computers aren't as smart as these whiz kids say they are.
08-03-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By The Golden Boy

You should totally check out the 'Show Your...

You should totally check out the 'Show Your Miyata 1000' thread. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html That'll give you an idea of what the differences...
08-03-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here...

I had one of those AOL disk thingys around here somewhere...
08-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By The Golden Boy

Be aware of what Reynolds actually states: ...

Be aware of what Reynolds actually states:

"REYNOLDS 531 CLUB SPORT transfer, a cycle
bearing this transfer has top seat and down tube
BUTTED in REYNOLDS 531 and head tube BUTTED
steerer,...
08-02-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,066
Posted By The Golden Boy

I keep talking about selling some stuff off. I...

I keep talking about selling some stuff off. I know I have some things that I don't give enough riding time to that I know people would love.
08-02-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By The Golden Boy

I totally understand wanting to get something...

I totally understand wanting to get something now- with as little fuss as possible to feel good about getting under way with the tour.

The last thing you want is to doubt your equipment. You need...
08-02-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By The Golden Boy

Never underestimate Suntour stuff- The friction...

Never underestimate Suntour stuff- The friction stuff always shifts great- the less expensive stuff will just be heavier because it's got more steel than aluminum.

I was shocked today to see a...
08-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 736
Posted By The Golden Boy

I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.

I need to learn how to use this internet thingy.
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