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08-07-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By bikemig

That’s very cool that some of these parts were...

That’s very cool that some of these parts were manufactured in Rosario. I didn’t know about the connection with Rino. Im not surprised with the connection to Italian manufacturing given the strong...
08-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

This is a UO 10 and that's a french threaded...

This is a UO 10 and that's a french threaded fork, right? Good thing you had the fork straightened out. A replacement French threaded fork for this will not be easy to find.
08-07-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,267
Posted By bikemig

The paint is good. This is a later Viking frame....

The paint is good. This is a later Viking frame. The company went out of business and then moved to Northern Ireland. Most of Viking bikes from that era are inexpensive but this must have been a bit...
08-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By bikemig

I subscribed to this thread. I'm looking forward...

I subscribed to this thread. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will post here.

I picked up a nearly complete Roger Saavedra bike a few years back that I still need to rebuild. The frame...
08-07-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,267
Posted By bikemig

agreed it’s a fun thread. Are you using 700c or...

agreed it’s a fun thread. Are you using 700c or 27 inch wheels? I have a 70s era Viking frame that I could turn into a drop bar 3 speed. I dunno what the tubing is on the bike but it can’t be too bad...
08-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,267
Posted By bikemig

Every time I see this thread, I get the itch to...

Every time I see this thread, I get the itch to track down a 1950s era British club bike. Fortunately for my pocket book, they're not easy to find and I don't look too hard, :).
08-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By bikemig

This is cool. You may have seen this thread, ...

This is cool. You may have seen this thread,

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html

My first 10 speed was a Nishiki sports custom which...
08-07-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,841
Posted By bikemig

I took it out on the first test ride around 15...

I took it out on the first test ride around 15 miles with some climbing (or at least what passes for climbing in central Iowa, :). The paint has a nice sparkle to it which didn't show up in the first...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By bikemig

I'm interested in riding this. I don't live too...

I'm interested in riding this. I don't live too far from the Great Plains in Iowa and this is an area I want to explore.
08-07-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,841
Posted By bikemig

I don't know when Trek moved away from low temp...

I don't know when Trek moved away from low temp silver brazing. I know my '79 Trek 510 is low temp silver brazed as this how Trek built bikes in the late 70s (at least the better ones). I'll bet...
08-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By bikemig

Did it come stock with those wheels? Tires can be...

Did it come stock with those wheels? Tires can be hard to find for this size but it is a fine wheel size. This is a really interesting bike.
08-07-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,841
Posted By bikemig

Work got in the way of this build but I finally...

Work got in the way of this build but I finally finished it. I really like how the bike came out.

(1) I put the fattest tires this bike can manage, 700 x 35c Schwalbe marathon racer tires, so I...
08-06-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By bikemig

Thanks for the link to the list. I like French...

Thanks for the link to the list. I like French road bikes a lot. They have character. I rebuilt a 70s Motobecane Grand Record last year and I'm currently building up a 70s Mercier 300.
08-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By bikemig

Sounds like Robic had Gallic panache and pushed...

Sounds like Robic had Gallic panache and pushed the envelope when it came to French fit!
08-06-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By bikemig

It's hard to believe how incredibly incompetent...

It's hard to believe how incredibly incompetent the administration's response has been to the pandemic. The President's Axios interview was a trainwreck. He had a bunch of colored charts in his hands...
08-06-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,169
Posted By bikemig

If you plan on riding this bike in the mountains...

If you plan on riding this bike in the mountains of New Mexico or, for that matter, in Maine, which has some serious climbing as well, I'd give some thought to the gearing.

For the crank, you have...
08-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By bikemig

That's a cool pic. I like the minimal amount of...

That's a cool pic. I like the minimal amount of seat post showing. This is "French" fit at its finest. I love the front derailleur shifting mechanism and the pump on the downtube.

Somewhere on...
08-06-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on these pedals. Plus MKS makes those deep...

+ 1 on these pedals. Plus MKS makes those deep toe clips that work with pretty much any shoe including hiking shoes.

I also really like the lambda pedals for running around town. This thread got...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I've been trying to ignore this. You'll be...

Yeah I've been trying to ignore this. You'll be able to access your local content using Youtube Music but that sucks as there are ads unless you are willing to pay $10 a month. No thanks. Probably...
08-05-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By bikemig

$16 for a french threaded bottom bracket set from...

$16 for a french threaded bottom bracket set from Amazon:
...
08-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which...

You preload a cup and cone bottom bracket which means you adjust it a little tighter than you would say a hub or a freewheel. You want it to be a bit sticky. Apparently that's the way MKS adjusts...
08-05-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

Maybe but preload which is what the MKS site...

Maybe but preload which is what the MKS site talks about is the right way to adjust cup and cone bottom brackets. I could see why this could make sense for pedals as well. You obviously would not...
08-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UO 8. Beautiful color.

Peugeot UO 8. Beautiful color.
08-05-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine...

i reckon if your dog likes them, theyíre fine pedals.
08-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By bikemig

I have an '84 610 as well. It's a great bike and...

I have an '84 610 as well. It's a great bike and will make a fine touring bike.

Have you used moustache bars? In my opinion, they look good and perform terribly. There really aren't that many...
08-05-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike but I'd keep that UO 8 as...

This is a cool bike but I'd keep that UO 8 as well. It's a better lock up bike, right? Plus everyone needs at least one hi tensile steel bike boom era bike . ..
08-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By bikemig

Vince, these are solid, inexpensive wheels that...

Vince, these are solid, inexpensive wheels that will do the job:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=3875&zenid=h6r9jon8v55a20qcgrnthid7h3

$149...
08-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By bikemig

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27...

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27 inch rims are older technology and lack a hook bead. If your rims lack a bead, get a tire with a wire bead and run it around 75 PSI or less depending on...
08-05-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By bikemig

This is a good tire. It runs wide on my rims (it...

This is a good tire. It runs wide on my rims (it measures out close to 27 x 1 and 3/8).
08-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 441
Posted By bikemig

VIntage steel cross bikes are not easy to find.

VIntage steel cross bikes are not easy to find.
08-05-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By bikemig

You soak the frame in evaporust using wallpaper...

You soak the frame in evaporust using wallpaper trays or do you use oxalic acid?

It's tough to find a storage bin large enough to hold an entire bike frame which would be ideal. If you end up...
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By bikemig

I just use a small plastic bucket with a lid. I...

I just use a small plastic bucket with a lid. I keep using it until it stops working and that does take a while. I used one batch all last summer and threw it out in the spring before I started on...
08-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By bikemig

Do you have the rest of the headset? If you do,...

Do you have the rest of the headset? If you do, this will be easy to get running again. But yeah if you have to buy a number of parts to get it running you might be better off finding a complete bike.
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By bikemig

Agree with the others that is likely worth closer...

Agree with the others that is likely worth closer to $200 but you could ask for a bit more and negotiate down. I'd be tempted to nab those shifters though and replace them with the cheap sun friction...
08-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By bikemig

yeah Iím impressed with evaporust as well. And...

yeah Iím impressed with evaporust as well. And itís not as dangerous to use as some of the alternatives.
08-03-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By bikemig

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right?...

This was in the valuation forum earlier, right? I'm glad you're doing a restoration. This bike likely could use an oxalic acid bath. One question is whether this bike has already been repainted since...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By bikemig

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are...

Much gusto de conocerte. Where in Argentina are you from? Much of the cycling was originally in the northwest, right? The traffic is crazy in the large cities; have things gotten better for cycling?...
08-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By bikemig

The campy hi flange collection

I have five bikes set up with campy hi flange hubs. The hubs on the Motobecane Grand Record are tipos; the rest are record hubs. The Olmo and the Motobecane are finished. The Paramount, the Witcomb,...
Forum: Introductions
08-03-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By bikemig

Soyez le bienvenue. If you still like old...

Soyez le bienvenue.

If you still like old bikes, you should spend some time in C&V. Old MTBs make great gravel bikes. So do old road bikes if you don't mind doing a 650b conversion.
08-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By bikemig

toe clip buttons

You need a set of toe clip buttons. That way you leave the end of the strap loose with the button near the end.

You reach down with one hand to tighten. The button makes this easier because...
08-02-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By bikemig

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your...

Be careful, once you upgrade the wheels on your old PL 8, you'll want to upgrade the frame next . . .
08-02-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By bikemig

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does...

Bike is beautiful, Flickr is awful. What does pedal lip mean? Is the backside of the crank closed?
08-02-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By bikemig

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing...

Those are fine rims. They’re strong. Funny thing about those Normandy 5 speed free wheels, they’re will be more interest in them if they’re French threaded.
08-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,169
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did...

Cool bike. Fun to see what Sheldon Brown did to,an old French bike to get it up and running.

If that saddle is at the right height, the bike is too big.

other than that, the bike will be say to...
08-02-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By bikemig

You'll need a hanger as well ...

You'll need a hanger as well

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Compatible-Index-Hanger-Plate/dp/B01J8NW0CU/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=derailleur+with+a+claw&qid=1596390883&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bikemig

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all...

Evaporust will be your friend in cleaning up all the rusty bits and pieces. Check out the inside. It would not surprise me if this bike ends up needing an oxalic acid bath if there is considerable...
08-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,252
Posted By bikemig

talking about COVID without talking about how...

talking about COVID without talking about how poorly the US is doing compared to other wealthy democracies around the globe ignores the elephant in the room.

Death rates in the US are shockingly...
08-02-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By bikemig

Here is where I get my cotter pins: Bicycle...

Here is where I get my cotter pins:

Bicycle Crank Cotters (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.html)


The owner of this site fabricates a quality cotter press (or has someone...
08-02-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By bikemig

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons...

It's exactly my size which is one of the reasons why I didn't give a valuation of this bike in the valuation forum.

So what size are the tires? Are the brakes short or long reach?
08-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,252
Posted By bikemig

This is exactly right. We are running what social...

This is exactly right. We are running what social scientists call a natural experiment. The results are in. No administration in a wealthy, advanced democracy has done as poor a job with this as the...
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