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01-21-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By BikeWonder

Just a reminder to those Miyata 1000 owners, if...

Just a reminder to those Miyata 1000 owners, if you haven't had the chance, please post a pic of your M1000 in the "Show us your Miyata 1000" thread! Always looking forward to them!
01-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,057
Posted By BikeWonder

For the last couple of years it seemed that the...

For the last couple of years it seemed that the prices on these bikes had gone down, but I'm starting to see prices go up again to the 600-800 range and being bought quickly, especially where I live....
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By BikeWonder

Depending on funds and time, Oregon Coast,...

Depending on funds and time,

Oregon Coast, Jasper-Calgary, Ontario trails, or the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
I'm itching for a good tour.
I tried getting some of my friends into it, but they...
01-19-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,938
Posted By BikeWonder

Thanks to Instagram and another forum, there's a...

Thanks to Instagram and another forum, there's a huge vintage MTB cult following known as 26inlife and xbiking that dedicate themselves to refurbishing 26 inch bikes and the like. The most popular...
01-17-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By BikeWonder

I think the closest size you will find is a 57cm,...

I think the closest size you will find is a 57cm, which I have. I feel like it may or may not be too tall for me (I'm 5'10). I mean, I had no problem with it, but if it was a 56cm the it would be...
01-13-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By BikeWonder

Likely. Maybe I'm just biased because I already...

Likely. Maybe I'm just biased because I already have two and don't feel that urge to buy another one or would be willing to pay that kind if money anymore. I kind of just got used to it. When I first...
01-13-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By BikeWonder

Nice bike and condition, but I don't see the bike...

Nice bike and condition, but I don't see the bike selling at that price anytime soon, despite it being more of an appeal to collectors.
The colour is original, but the pictures look a bit saturated...
01-12-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,631
Posted By BikeWonder

VO Model 6 & Brooks Imperial B-17 both honey...

VO Model 6 & Brooks Imperial B-17
both honey colours.

The quality and craftmanship on the Model 6 is far superior than the Brooks, in my opinion. ...
01-06-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 486,474
Posted By BikeWonder

Brooks B-17 Imperial! My bike is now complete.

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01-02-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,120
Posted By BikeWonder

My 1991 M1000 LT

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Got it in near mint condition and took it on an unforgetable tour...
01-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,769
Posted By BikeWonder

That model does work, but the administration can...

That model does work, but the administration can factor into how it runs as well. In the Calgary area there was a similar co-op to what you described. However, their model tried to allow for...
12-31-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,769
Posted By BikeWonder

What! Norther too? Oh man.

What! Norther too? Oh man.
12-31-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By BikeWonder

It's a 700c touring bike. I found the model a...

It's a 700c touring bike. I found the model a while back but forgot how I found it. It looked to be a really sturdy bike with all kinds of mounts found for an expedition touring bike. If I'm not...
12-30-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm seeing this model pop up lately on Kijiji. ...

I'm seeing this model pop up lately on Kijiji.
I can't make out the model. But it looks like a decent, robust...
12-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 864
Posted By BikeWonder

My +1 for Suntour ARx or Suntour Cyclone FD. Both...

My +1 for Suntour ARx or Suntour Cyclone FD. Both really light and good for a 3 ring crankset/touring.
I've read the Suntour Mountech FD is also just as good.
Between those three I think you're...
12-22-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By BikeWonder

Aww, man. I just bought a Brooks Imperial. I wish...

Aww, man. I just bought a Brooks Imperial. I wish I'd known about this before.
12-21-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By BikeWonder

If you can somehow find this rack from Blackburn,...

If you can somehow find this rack from Blackburn, circa 1990s, then add it! It's a really nice heavy duty front rack. ...
12-20-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By BikeWonder

Had this one on my Miyata 1000 when I first...

Had this one on my Miyata 1000 when I first bought it. It shifted extremely well with suntour bar-end shifters.
Thinking of putting it back on as the current Suntour ARx RD leaves much to be...
12-17-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 704,888
Posted By BikeWonder

Might want to get non-super plate version. ...

Might want to get non-super plate version.
After some earlier discussion and research on these RD, they can be quite problematic.
Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By BikeWonder

Bike Touring and Ear Protection

I feel that ear protection during a bike tour is often an overlooked modifiable risk factor.


Ever since I've completed my trip to Vancouver over the Rockies, I've been noticing ringing in my...
12-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By BikeWonder

Bicycle Touring: A 1955 English Special

I posted this on the touring forum, but I figured the C&V forum would appreciate it just as much!

It's a short video (15min) about what sport tourists in the 50s would do. It's nice to see that...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By BikeWonder

Bicycle Touring: A 1955 English Special

I enjoy watching videos about touring more than I like reading about them. I found this unique video filmed in 1955 about some tourists! Hope you find the time to enjoy it as I did.
It's also nice...
12-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 32,697
Posted By BikeWonder

How does it handle for a commuter? It looks...

How does it handle for a commuter? It looks pretty awesome! I've been looking to buy one but the only one that appears for sale in the country on Kijiji is $950 CAD and is 3000km away :(
12-09-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,139
Posted By BikeWonder

Thanks for the info! Are there any replacements...

Thanks for the info!
Are there any replacements for the superplate jockey in case it goes bust? I'd very much like to continue using it.

Edit: disregard this question. I found myself asking the...
12-09-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,139
Posted By BikeWonder

I have a Deer Head groupset of a 1985 or 86 with...

I have a Deer Head groupset of a 1985 or 86 with the superplate RD I salvaged from a damaged M1000. The parts are mingled with other builds so I can only post what I have available.
...
12-05-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By BikeWonder

Reminds me of that Koga-Miyata Randonneur bike...

Reminds me of that Koga-Miyata Randonneur bike posted here a while back. The style is very similar.
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By BikeWonder

Do you know which Canadian retailers offer them?

Do you know which Canadian retailers offer them?
12-04-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 160,413
Posted By BikeWonder

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-29-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By BikeWonder

My opinion, but I think that description is...

My opinion, but I think that description is poorly written. Too much fluff.
but hey, if that is the Riv way, cool.
11-29-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By BikeWonder

With the advent of gravel bikes, I don't think...

With the advent of gravel bikes, I don't think it's likely.
They discontinued the AWOL, which was a great touring bike. I feel like this new trend of gravel bikes is why a lot of prices for C & V...
11-27-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By BikeWonder

So... any updates :)?

So... any updates :)?
11-25-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By BikeWonder

Question- why didn't you use a conventional rear...

Question- why didn't you use a conventional rear rack system? You seem to have eyelets and braze-ons for a rear rack. I'm just curious.
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By BikeWonder

Tour Divide- Lael Wilcox

I came across this video that was posted a couple of days ago based on Lael Wilcox's Tour Divide endeavors. Hope you can enjoy it as much as I did.
Does anyone have any experiences with this route?...
11-20-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,461
Posted By BikeWonder

Is that a Miyata titanium? I think I want one.

Is that a Miyata titanium?
I think I want one.
11-17-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 704,888
Posted By BikeWonder

Updated Miyata 1000

After my summer trip, I figured my bike could use some upgrades:
- New Brooks honey bar tape

- Tektro Rl340 with gum hoods

- Zefal HP pump

- Panaracer Pasela PT tires 700 x 35c

- Planet...
11-15-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5,797
Views: 486,474
Posted By BikeWonder

Was hoping to post something for you everyone...

Was hoping to post something for you everyone today! Was looking forward to it, but I found out my carrier left the products jn front of my porch while I was working. Had to sign it off too.
...
11-14-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 704,888
Posted By BikeWonder

Was your staghead RD the version with the...

Was your staghead RD the version with the superplate jockey or regular RD?
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By BikeWonder

I think each manufacturer has their defects. I...

I think each manufacturer has their defects. I can see more going wrong with gumwall tires, but I've never had any issue with them. I don't over inflate them and I keep track of the weather with...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By BikeWonder

I've had no issues with Panaracer Pasela PT 700...

I've had no issues with Panaracer Pasela PT 700 x 35c tires.
They've brought me 1500 puncture free km. I inflate them to max pressure. I still watch what I go over because you can't expect a tire...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By BikeWonder

It looks too nice to be ridden offroad or gravel.

It looks too nice to be ridden offroad or gravel.
11-07-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,961
Posted By BikeWonder

Apollo Prestige XL

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11-06-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,206
Posted By BikeWonder

Good brand. I temporarily had a really nice 1989...

Good brand. I temporarily had a really nice 1989 International Series touring variant in my hands. In the time that I had it, it rode a lot better than I expected. I would say it was a lot lighter...
11-05-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,745
Posted By BikeWonder

Sakai Select

Not sure how valuable or rare this bike is, but it's a Sakai Select with Tange 0900 tubing and Cyclone components. I'm thinking mid-80s.

It's not currently with me at the moment, it's in storage...
11-05-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By BikeWonder

I understand 100% how you feel. Earlier...

I understand 100% how you feel.

Earlier this year I posted a thread asking a similar question in regards to my Miyata 1000.

After 150ish comments, I was finally convinced that the experience...
11-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,767
Posted By BikeWonder

A nice place I wouldn't mind having a coffee or a...

A nice place I wouldn't mind having a coffee or a nice lunch, but I wouldn't buy a bike from there. I know they focus on premium brands and whatnot, but I found a lot of their products to be...
11-02-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,402
Posted By BikeWonder

Methinks there should be a new C&V thread for...

Methinks there should be a new C&V thread for tandems.

You have such a cool bike to work on. It's rare, unique, and jusy quirky all around. Looking forward to the progress pics. Keep em coming!
11-02-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,633
Posted By BikeWonder

On my Calgary-Vancouver trip over the Rockies, I...

On my Calgary-Vancouver trip over the Rockies, I remember one comment made by a biwildered man from Australia while I stopped at an old Western Saloon type of museum at the top of a summit to fill my...
11-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,578
Posted By BikeWonder

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Just installed new fenders today :)
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By BikeWonder

It's doable. Prior to my trip to Vancouver...

It's doable.

Prior to my trip to Vancouver this summer, I just biked every day to school and around town.
Day 1 to Canmore was about 80km (I thought that was a lot).
By day 8 or 9, the...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,817
Posted By BikeWonder

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of...

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of cyclists that use them competitively or touring.
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