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08-13-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By bikemig

I am grateful that this frame does not fit me....

I am grateful that this frame does not fit me. This bike is beautiful. GLWS as well.
08-13-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By bikemig

I just installed a set of the sunrace thumb...

I just installed a set of the sunrace thumb shifters on a rockhopper I rebuilt for my nephew. I agree that they're not the greatest thumbshifter and there are better ones out there but for $10 or so...
08-13-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By bikemig

Thumb shifters are preferable to the integrated...

Thumb shifters are preferable to the integrated bar levers and shifters. The cheapest by a long shot are the sunrace friction thumbshifters but the supply of these appears to have dried up during the...
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 705
Posted By bikemig

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts...

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts have. A modern frame is lighter but vintage frames are cooler IMHO. You can get a lighter steel bike than you could back in the day, but I think parts...
08-12-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By bikemig

I didn't know where you were located. Yes...

I didn't know where you were located. Yes European (and Canadian) prices tend to be higher than in the US.

It's a good bike with a good parts group.
08-12-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By bikemig

Those wheels are likely replacement wheels since...

Those wheels are likely replacement wheels since the bike came stock with 700c wheels. It may have come with tubulars and these 27 inch steel rim wheels are replacements.

Nothing wrong with 27...
08-12-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By bikemig

That's a little on the high side but prices have...

That's a little on the high side but prices have gone up since the pandemic.
08-11-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Big Tires

I'm still thinking about the build and whether to go 3 x 7 or modernize the bike by spreading the rear triangle to 130 mm and running "modern" gearing. I'll run 32c tires once I pick out the wheels....
08-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 675
Posted By bikemig

I'm close in height and leg length to the OP. I...

I'm close in height and leg length to the OP. I can go as small as 56 center to top and as large as 58 center to center but 56-57 center to center is the sweet spot for me.
08-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By bikemig

Yeah Covid has pushed up the price of even the...

Yeah Covid has pushed up the price of even the lowliest clunkers out there.
08-11-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By bikemig

I have a Peugeot UE 8 sitting in the shed. This...

I have a Peugeot UE 8 sitting in the shed. This may get me motivated to get it working again.
08-11-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By bikemig

I'd be worried if the ding is the result of a...

I'd be worried if the ding is the result of a front end collision but that does not look to be the case. It is a drag but steel can be pretty forgiving. I am not sure of the model but this is a...
08-10-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. I just picked up a Pinarello cross,...

Cool bike. I just picked up a Pinarello cross, same paint but nowhere near this level of bling, that I’m rebuilding.
08-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 301,001
Posted By bikemig

Pinarello cyclo cross 1985-1986

I just picked up a Pinarello cyclo cross from 1985-86. I've wanted a vintage cyclo cross bike for a while but they seldom pop up. This is a good one but it will need some work. The parts are so-so...
08-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

So a little bit of sleuthing helped me figure out...

So a little bit of sleuthing helped me figure out the tubing. I'm not that familiar with Columbus tubing stickers and this thread really helped me out:
...
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. It shouldn't be difficult...

This bike is beautiful. It shouldn't be difficult to sell it in NYC for FMV without having to go through eBay. Others can speak to its value but it is in great shape given its age.
08-10-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

This is the most likely explanation for why the...

This is the most likely explanation for why the 26.8 fits well. It likely is a 27.0 or a 27.2 and it simply needs some work to get the right size seatpost to fit. This is very useful; thank you.
08-10-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

That's what I thought as well. But here's the...

That's what I thought as well. But here's the kicker. The bike came to be with the wrong seatpost, a 27.2. A 27.0 didn't want to slide down either but a 26.8 works like a charm. Now I've seen one...
08-10-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, this bike does not show up in the...

Oh yeah, this bike does not show up in the catalogs. This bike is a pretty rare bird and info on it on the interwebs is not that easy to find.
08-10-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

Columbus tubing sticker question

So I picked up recently what looks to be a 1985-1986 tretubi pinarello cross bike. I am trying to figure out the sticker. I can make out the words tubi and reinforzati. That means reinforced tubes,...
08-10-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

Cool, thanks for the link. Too late to tell the...

Cool, thanks for the link. Too late to tell the shop to not cut the steerer column too short. This bike left that shop decades ago. I agree it's stupid to cut steerer columns short; I'd rather use a...
08-10-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

Yeah that's all there is, thread cup, hanger, and...

Yeah that's all there is, thread cup, hanger, and lock nut. There are no flats on this fork; don't ask me why because I have no idea. Maybe that was common back in the day on Pinarellos and/or...
08-10-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

I haven't seen a hanger that grips the quill....

I haven't seen a hanger that grips the quill. Seems less secure than one that fits the steerer column, though. I like the mini v idea but this is a vintage Italian cross bike so I'll try to stick...
08-10-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

Sufficient threads showing for headset locknut?

Any rule of thumb for how many threads should be showing to get the headset locknut sufficient tight? I have four full threads showing. There is also a cable hanger but I need that since this is a...
08-10-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Columbus tubing sticker

This is a good summary of the various Columbus tubing sets:

https://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/columbus/columbuschart.htm

One thing I am not certain of is whether the aelle tubing should be on...
08-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Thanks to P!N20 and Old Fireleg for all the...

Thanks to P!N20 and Old Fireleg for all the helpful info. Also--and I don't know why I hadn't noticed this earlier--but the sticker is a tretubi one. Plus the wrong sized seatpost was used. This is a...
08-10-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Very helpful. It's likely 1985-1986. The serial...

Very helpful. It's likely 1985-1986. The serial number is LLNNN which according to this very helpful thread that both of you contributed makes it 1985-1986.
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08-09-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

This was sold to me as a "Treviso" cross but I...

This was sold to me as a "Treviso" cross but I reckon you could well be right and the Treviso on the seat tube just refers to the city where the bike was made. I thought it was the Treviso cross...
08-09-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

I'm not finding a lot of info on the Treviso...

I'm not finding a lot of info on the Treviso cross even though the catalogs from the 80s are available. The Treviso cross doesn't seem to pop up in the catalogs. One of these sold as a repainted...
08-09-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By bikemig

Do you have a bottom bracket for the bike? You...

Do you have a bottom bracket for the bike? You may want to start with the bottom bracket or find a bottom bracket with the proper threading and a matching crank.
08-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By bikemig

Yep those are good rims with a bead. With...

Yep those are good rims with a bead. With hookless rims, you can't run the pressure too high and you need to use wired on clinchers. With a quality rim with a bead, you can go with a folding tire and...
08-09-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,163
Posted By bikemig

Good deal but the wheels may not go fast enough...

Good deal but the wheels may not go fast enough for you without hi flange hubs . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. Double it's FMV at least and likely triple.

+ 1. Double it's FMV at least and likely triple.
08-09-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Pinarello cyclo cross bicycle 1980s

I just picked up a Pinarello cyclo cross bike. I'll add to this thread as I rebuild the bike. I've wanted to pick up a vintage cyclo cross for a while but they don't show up often. The bike is around...
08-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By bikemig

Old books and tools

I taught myself how to work on bikes when I was in high school. My Dad bought me a Nishiki 10 speed to ride to high school complete with turkey levers and rat trap pedals. I decided to rebuild it. It...
08-09-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By bikemig

Nice job on the bike and great score.

Nice job on the bike and great score.
08-08-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By bikemig

Did Mike Fraysse own Paris Sport? That was...

Did Mike Fraysse own Paris Sport? That was located in New Jersey, right? The NE connection to Saavedra makes sense. I picked up my Roger competition (designed by Saavedra) locally in Des Moines but...
08-07-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
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: 16
Views: 282
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: 154
Views: 27,661
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: 18
Views: 380
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: 154
Views: 27,661
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: 154
Views: 27,661
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: 3
Views: 219
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: 1,920
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: 10
Views: 470
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: 1,920
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: 154
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: 1,920
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: 51
Views: 1,858
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.
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