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07-07-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By polymorphself

Bookmark this comment and revisit in two months...

Bookmark this comment and revisit in two months :roflmao2:
07-06-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 429
Posted By polymorphself

Youíre gonna wanna look for ones with 531 or...

Youíre gonna wanna look for ones with 531 or Vitus tubing (or equivalent) as mentioned above. Those will already be light frames and will certainly come with alloy components. Short of that, steel...
07-05-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By polymorphself

+2. The silver, I believe, deserves a treatment...

+2. The silver, I believe, deserves a treatment of upgraded components, all alloy and late 70s/early 80s if possible. Itís a cool frame. And likely a little lighter than the white.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By polymorphself

Username checks out.

Username checks out.
07-03-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By polymorphself

Quite a big difference in weight, and there is...

Quite a big difference in weight, and there is already a lot of other steel components on that older model, and the frame itself isnít the lightest, so every bit helps. The ride will also be nicer...
07-03-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By polymorphself

Oh! Cool! Those decals date it to be from...

Oh! Cool! Those decals date it to be from 1971-1974 I believe, hard to nail down the exact year with Peugeots. I would recommend at the very least finding a cheap set of alloy wheels and getting rid...
07-03-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By polymorphself

It would be very easy to swap it all over, and it...

It would be very easy to swap it all over, and it would pretty much all work and be appropriate. The question is whether you prefer the traditional triangle frame, as you seemed to be set on the...
07-03-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By polymorphself

Hi. Iíve also got one and really enjoy it. ...

Hi. Iíve also got one and really enjoy it.

Here is a link to the Miyata Catalogs of the 70ís, 80ís and early 90ís: https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Here is a very long...
07-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By polymorphself

Aesthetically I think the 1986-1988 Schwinn...

Aesthetically I think the 1986-1988 Schwinn Voyageurs are among the best looking touring bikes of the 80ís and an 86 is in my list of wants. Theyíre very clean looking with classy decals and...
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By polymorphself

It's an entry level, and not close to a racing...

It's an entry level, and not close to a racing bike and was doubtful raced. It comes with a lot of steel components as opposed to alloy which makes a bike with an already heavy frame even heavier....
07-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,036
Posted By polymorphself

Right, $200 is about the most I was thinking for...

Right, $200 is about the most I was thinking for the pug in that listing. It may sell for more given location
but hopefully you could grab it first. As noted above, yeah it’ll all work on your mixte...
06-29-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By polymorphself

Canít help with the repair side of things, but...

Canít help with the repair side of things, but what T-Mar mentioned about the frame is important, although I know not the main point. Unless the frame has any kind of sentimental value to you, it is...
06-27-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 835
Posted By polymorphself

Wow this is awesome! Love the straps. 1985 is my...

Wow this is awesome! Love the straps. 1985 is my favorite year for Miyata color schemes and decals (I do love the 1988 615 burgundy though). Here is my 85 310.

...
06-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 938
Posted By polymorphself

My thought is that heís just got low end bikes. I...

My thought is that heís just got low end bikes. I canít imagine any vintage steel bike in decent condition having a single issue with someone just over 200 pounds. Find any frame that fits him and...
06-19-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By polymorphself

Oof. Where can we see more (and higher quality)...

Oof. Where can we see more (and higher quality) photos of this?
06-17-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,344
Posted By polymorphself

This bike no longer looks like this but just...

This bike no longer looks like this but just found this old photo so...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1661_bd80622098fd60d7d083e308fca5732a44b06ffe.jpeg
06-15-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By polymorphself

I'm just here to see how the forks turn out.

I'm just here to see how the forks turn out.
06-14-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 716
Posted By polymorphself

I recently overhauled the mixte version for a...

I recently overhauled the mixte version for a friend and she loves it! Its a truly wonderful ride. Granted, she wanted it single speed and all of the heavier steel bits and wheels were replaced with...
06-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,775
Posted By polymorphself

Good call on spacer placement, this is huge and...

Good call on spacer placement, this is huge and will drive you nuts if you don't document it perfectly.
06-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 545
Posted By polymorphself

Right? Iíve seen a few bikes with this jump...

Right? Iíve seen a few bikes with this jump though and it seems odd when there is no 56 equivalent.

It seems like it would make sense for me to hold out for a 23.
06-10-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,867
Posted By polymorphself

Which Japanese Bicycle Manufacturer is your favorite?

Really just wanted to try out a poll here after seeing the brooks poll. This was the quickest question that came to mind. Stuck to what I suppose would be the big 10 Japanese C&V names, and polls cap...
06-10-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,775
Posted By polymorphself

My honest opinion from someone who was in your...

My honest opinion from someone who was in your shoes just several years ago: Just take the damn bike apart.

Seriously. It doesn't sound like you need to be riding it right now, and as long as you...
06-10-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By polymorphself

Just wanna say I love EvapoRust. Also, just tried...

Just wanna say I love EvapoRust. Also, just tried the gel for the firs time for some hard to reach spots on components I didn't want to remove and soak, works just as well.
06-04-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 998
Posted By polymorphself

I hate to also be that guy, and we're pretty good...

I hate to also be that guy, and we're pretty good at not being that guy around here, but I agree :D
05-29-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By polymorphself

Wow.

Wow.
05-28-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 201,061
Posted By polymorphself

Some small updates to my humble 310: Added a...

Some small updates to my humble 310: Added a Fujita belt saddle which is far more comfortable than I expected, a crane bell, upped the tires from 28 to 32, swapped for a shorter stem, threw on some...
05-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By polymorphself

Well, I've received it, and it is indeed too...

Well, I've received it, and it is indeed too thick to wrap top down. You get ridged layers. I started and had to give up a few wraps in and go bottom up with some electrical tape at the ends. It's...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By polymorphself

Thankfully Iím in Arizona! Ya weíll get some...

Thankfully Iím in Arizona! Ya weíll get some monsoon storms over summer but not much else.
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! So I did end up buying the large Acorn...

Thanks! So I did end up buying the large Acorn bag from a forum member, which is comparable to the Carradice Barley. Itís an extremely tight fit, and the laptop pokes out of the top of the bag but...
05-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By polymorphself

Is a 650b Randonneur the C&V equivalent here?...

Is a 650b Randonneur the C&V equivalent here? What would be different?
05-17-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,147
Posted By polymorphself

Being able to advertise it as unopened matters. ...

Being able to advertise it as unopened matters.
You have eBay support and it is (so far) not a high priced item.
Seller has hundreds of transactions with perfect feedback.
Has been stated that...
05-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By polymorphself

Sorry, 19 inches. And yep I have it. Post...

Sorry, 19 inches. And yep I have it. Post explains the derailleur situation, but I have 100% of the original bike.
05-13-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By polymorphself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UT8vZSsz3g&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UT8vZSsz3g&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjECs8jIQAQ&feature=youtu.be

Hm, how do I get these videos to embed into the post?
05-12-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By polymorphself

Update on the Tsunoda found in my uncle's garage, lots of photos and questions!

I made a post few months ago inquiring about two bicycles my aunt found in my uncles attic after his passing. One was an Atala and the other turned out to be a Tsunoda. It was hard to tell too much...
05-12-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By polymorphself

A fun story about my time in Japan, Tsunoda Bicycles and this C&V forum!

A few months ago I made a post here asking about two bicycles that my aunt had found in my uncles attic in the Bronx after he passed. She sent me some rough photos and one I could see was an Atala,...
05-10-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By polymorphself

Can someone ID this Falcon?

Itís not a decal Iím used to seeing for Falcon as they typically had bars on either end of the word Falcon. Clearly 70s but thatís as much as I can tell.

...
05-05-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,054
Posted By polymorphself

Does this really even end up being worth the time...

Does this really even end up being worth the time and money?
04-26-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By polymorphself

Ah, duh! I have most of Itoís books and a t shirt...

Ah, duh! I have most of Itoís books and a t shirt as well, I shouldíve known! And youíre welcome!
04-10-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,321
Views: 281,079
Posted By polymorphself

Got the Nishiki Competition step through up on...

Got the Nishiki Competition step through up on wheels today. Decided to keep the original saddle for now. All that’s left is the bar cons, derailleurs and a nice saddle bag. Part of me is wanting to...
04-09-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,700
Posted By polymorphself

That's a nice looking helmet. In the market for a...

That's a nice looking helmet. In the market for a new one myself. I like the color scheme.
04-05-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 738,593
Posted By polymorphself

Downtown Phoenix, AZ. Ď85 Miyata...

Downtown Phoenix, AZ. Ď85 Miyata 310.https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/9060b5ed_9990_4cdc_b7c8_3ba5307242d6_e910eefb7df05f2bdcba7a99bc8e6fc39a49286e.jpeg
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,321
Views: 281,079
Posted By polymorphself

Slowly overhauling this 1973ish Nishiki...

Slowly overhauling this 1973ish Nishiki Competition step-through. Everything is remaining the same aside from swapping the drops for porteur bars, shifters for barcons and the sadddle for a Brooks...
04-02-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By polymorphself

I would, but as mentioned earlier this is...

I would, but as mentioned earlier this is currently my only complete riding bicycle and I don't want to commit to completely changing the riding style, just making it more versatile for things like...
03-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,332
Posted By polymorphself

Ok Iím going to cheat just a little. I only own...

Ok Iím going to cheat just a little. I only own one complete bicycle for myself at the moment and itís my trusty Ď85 Miyata 310. However Iíve restored a handful of bikes for close friends that I feel...
03-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,332
Posted By polymorphself

I've seen this photo on here before and it has...

I've seen this photo on here before and it has made me want one of these so badly. Anyone with one in a 56 get in my inbox :p
03-15-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,344
Posted By polymorphself

Oof! One of my favorites in here so far.

Oof! One of my favorites in here so far.
03-14-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By polymorphself

the black fenders are great on this.

the black fenders are great on this.
03-14-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome all thanks so much for the replies....

Awesome all thanks so much for the replies. Sounds like im good to go and need to wait until Iíve got the cranks on.
03-13-20, 08:35 PM
03-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By polymorphself

A thread for uncommon and above average mixtes and step throughs!

I'm currently working on an early 70's Nishiki step through. Equipped with decent sugino and suntour components, cool randonneur bars, wrap around seat stay and a chromed rear triangle and forks,...
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