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09-13-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By squirtdad

Home depot mapp torches will melt bronze. I...

Home depot mapp torches will melt bronze. I have used them to remove cable braze ons

another option is for capnjonny to call or go to https://www.silvacycles.com/ and see what it would cost for...
09-13-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By squirtdad

can look really nice, but not durable.........

can look really nice, but not durable...... which is no fun for the amount of work involved to do it right

take frame to bare metal
acid etch primer
primer
several color coats
clear coats
09-13-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By squirtdad

spray paint out of cans from hardware stores can...

spray paint out of cans from hardware stores can make a very pretty finish but are not durable. especially for thinks like handle bars.

I would be really careful about painting parts as the...
09-13-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By squirtdad

sun race has freewheels for e bikes int thw 11-36...

sun race has freewheels for e bikes int thw 11-36 and 11-32 range...... have not idea if they would work in this situation


SunRace | Products (http://www.sunrace.com/en/products/freewheels)
09-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By squirtdad

426 hemi for the win

426 hemi for the win
09-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By squirtdad

I concur 83 82 had gold miyata lettering ...

I concur 83 82 had gold miyata lettering

http://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2083.pdf
09-12-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By squirtdad

understood.... i am happy that it is a bit to...

understood.... i am happy that it is a bit to large for me, otherwise it n+1 and into the doghouse
09-11-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 772
Posted By squirtdad

Just use the original crank......take of the...

Just use the original crank......take of the small ring, put the ring size you want in the middle, and if you don't like that look...... get a big ring for the outside and get rid of the...
09-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By squirtdad

Framebuilder Forum might have some additional...

Framebuilder Forum might have some additional info. IIRC titanium is a lot different than steel and things like cold setting and dimpling that are non-issues with steel are a problem with titanium.
09-10-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By squirtdad

I can't wait for the finished pictures

I can't wait for the finished pictures
09-10-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,950
Posted By squirtdad

not sure how to put it In general my most...

not sure how to put it

In general my most neglect is keeping them clean. I need to do a weekly bike detail, but don't

I have my daily rider (85 team Miyata with 105 5800) that is ready to go...
09-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By squirtdad

nice

nice
09-10-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 52,883
Posted By squirtdad

1) Not for me.....but am thinking of trying Conti...

1) Not for me.....but am thinking of trying Conti GP5000 vs my current Corsa G

2) City commuting, but that is where I ride the most
09-10-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By squirtdad

as a PSA, not that I would encourage more...

as a PSA, not that I would encourage more spending on bikes :)


rame/fork, seatpost binder bolt, dropout adjusters and painted-to-match Silca frame pump only, I'm keeping the headset. Very clean...
09-09-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By squirtdad

a picture would certainly help evaluation ...

a picture would certainly help evaluation

Personally I don't ride frames with cracks......even steel and especially wouldn't with aluminum. I don't like the odds.....maybe if fails,...
09-09-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By squirtdad

have no idea but you will have better chances of...

have no idea but you will have better chances of selling (and not getting dinged by mods) if you edit your first post and put whatever your price is there. Details like including shipping or...
09-09-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,259
Posted By squirtdad

a +1 vote from me

a +1 vote from me
09-06-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,471
Posted By squirtdad

depends on budget and the look you are going for ...

depends on budget and the look you are going for

if you have the $$

I would get a full group 105/ultegra from a UK bike shop then you have the best of both classic frame and modern...
09-05-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By squirtdad

what is prep plan..... going to bare metal...

what is prep plan.....

going to bare metal is the best and any little bit of old paint you miss will show up

acid etch primer
sandable primer
color coats
clear coats
09-04-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,259
Posted By squirtdad

I am in same general opinion as Aaron......build...

I am in same general opinion as Aaron......build it as how you are going to use it

That said I have become quite partial to modern components like 105/ultegra on classic frames. you get the...
09-04-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By squirtdad

The zefal HPX would be a good option for a frame...

The zefal HPX would be a good option for a frame fit pump, my recently due to bikes without pump pegs, I just use my lezyne mini pump attached at the water bottle. takes a lot of pumps, but...
09-03-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw my garmin (fenix5x) said my morning 5 mile...

fwiw my garmin (fenix5x) said my morning 5 mile commute at a 13.7 mph average, 117 avr HR and me at 260, burned 280 calories.....
09-03-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,205
Posted By squirtdad

Do team miyata's count ? 84, ...

Do team miyata's count ?

84, eroica/heroica ready (too bad the ride is not)
...
09-03-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By squirtdad

Check out Miche for BB in ISO (IIRC that was one...

Check out Miche for BB in ISO (IIRC that was one thing I tried back when i was fighting the ofmega crank) and also IIRC token is not terrbly high end.....so it could wear sooner than you wold...
Forum: Foo
08-30-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,833
Posted By squirtdad

I am hearing the same thing about analog...

I am hearing the same thing about analog engineers.......there are just very few young ones, take a different way of thinking built up with lots of experience.

IP theft by foreign govt (read...
08-30-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 110,645
Posted By squirtdad

ok.... its aluminum.....who what to ride a beer...

ok.... its aluminum.....who what to ride a beer can :p best I can come up with
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,320
Posted By squirtdad

I have been using my "good" bikes for commuting,...

I have been using my "good" bikes for commuting, even if it means using a backpack

why: life is too short to not ride your most fun bike, I live in an area of mostly nice weather

I use 28mm...
08-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By squirtdad

have fun......not sure if this affliction we have...

have fun......not sure if this affliction we have is blessing or a curse :)
08-29-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By squirtdad

I might somewhere, in a dusty box.. I also had a...

I might somewhere, in a dusty box.. I also had a blue Azuki.......and it would have been 70,71 it was my first nice bike. ( I lusted over a fuji with sew-ups but at $400 is was beyond my...
08-29-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By squirtdad

Wny? this seems overly complicated, expensive,...

Wny? this seems overly complicated, expensive, with no real benefit, no market demand and no technical advantage.

it does not adhere to the key principal of engineering, coding and life: ...
08-28-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,728
Posted By squirtdad

great....... tires can make a huge difference :)

great....... tires can make a huge difference :)
08-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 52,883
Posted By squirtdad

I have really irritated the flat demons...... 3...

I have really irritated the flat demons...... 3 flats in a week..... and on top of it I got one yesterday, put my spare tube in and started pumping.......it didn't hold air . fortunately I carry 2...
08-28-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By squirtdad

nice for fun here is a link to the 87 catalog ...

nice for fun here is a link to the 87 catalog http://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2087.pdf

it has all the spec. this one was marketed for both TT and...
08-27-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By squirtdad

61 cm SLX de Rosa Available

see C&V sales

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1182256-fs-90-91-de-rosa-slx-61-cm-350-a.html

I am in San Jose....Willow Glen
08-27-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By squirtdad

FS 90/91 De Rosa SLX 61 cm $350

90/91 De Rosa SLX Frame and fork $350 plus actual bike flights if I can't find a local (San Jose CA area) buyer

​Frame, fork, American classic Head set, nearly new Nitto seatpost, BBR60 BB...
08-27-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,002
Posted By squirtdad

repeat simple solution: Velox tape the idea...

repeat simple solution: Velox tape

the idea that a butyl tube used as a liner is compressible in any meaningful/practical manner is wishful thinking
08-27-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,351
Posted By squirtdad

A couple of builder that seem to punch above...

A couple of builder that seem to punch above their brand recognition are Torpado and Casati

My first italian with a torpado, a super strada, one step below the top of the time the super light, ...
08-27-19, 09:22 AM
08-26-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By squirtdad

it is a rare s-works univega, done when univega...

it is a rare s-works univega, done when univega was the skunks work site for specilialized (hence the S for Skunk-works)

the fork was an early attempt and the disproven idea of variable geometry,...
08-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,630
Posted By squirtdad

my newest Miyata ...

my newest Miyata

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/85teammiyata_4d93b94ad1fc4239132374fd10c5743d77792988.jpg
08-26-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7,449
Views: 2,000,416
Posted By squirtdad

here is my latest contribution 85 team...

here is my latest contribution

85 team miyata 5800 105 group

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/85teammiyata_d68dac4c60963c188c1bdc4a1c32b8c96beda14d.jpg
08-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 169,599
Posted By squirtdad

here is my latest cult acquisition 85 (possible...

here is my latest cult acquisition 85 (possible 86) Team Miyata

this one I had cold set to 130 and put a 105 5800 group on, i think the black looks nice with the black accents on the frame

...
08-23-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By squirtdad

What year cranks are you talking? Avocet...

What year cranks are you talking?

Avocet were made by Ofmega and depending on age could be their own spindle taper see https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html (this also talks about...
08-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By squirtdad

and 126 to 130mm spacing and the notes...

and 126 to 130mm spacing

and the notes the freewheel linked above

11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36 Hi-Tensile Steel sprockets gold anodised alloy spacers.
Designed initially for E-bikes this...
08-23-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By squirtdad

because it takes away from thinking needed for...

because it takes away from thinking needed for super bright (or ugly as the significant other says) designs like you can get from aerotech
...
08-23-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 28,092
Posted By squirtdad

I was looking for a hidden snake

I was looking for a hidden snake
08-23-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,998
Posted By squirtdad

it has been a while.... but it was more basket...

it has been a while.... but it was more basket wobbly, handling wobbly, everything wobbly....was not comfortable to ride at any speed....so low speed wobble was probably there I will check what...
08-23-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By squirtdad

IME (limited) strip to bare metal, but really...

IME (limited) strip to bare metal, but really well any little bit of left over paint will show up as an imperfection in the finish

the cost to paint will really add up (depending on what you...
08-23-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,998
Posted By squirtdad

a smaller basket may make a difference. I had a...

a smaller basket may make a difference. I had a torpado set up much the same way and had a small wald basket....no handle problems..... but my lap top did not quite fit cleanly so i put a bigger...
08-22-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,046
Posted By squirtdad

cool....... if you look at at the tool bar there...

cool....... if you look at at the tool bar there is a square icon with mountains just left of the smiley face icon Click that icon and it will let up either upload pics from your pc or use a...
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