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11-12-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By bikemig

Good thread. Now I just need to build up my new...

Good thread. Now I just need to build up my new winter bike!
11-11-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By bikemig

I think many of the posters here tend to think...

I think many of the posters here tend to think that Motos are the most collectible of the major French brands. The pinstriping is classy and the campy drop outs make it a heck of a lot easier finding...
11-11-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By bikemig

Why do you say that? Curious. I worked in a bike...

Why do you say that? Curious. I worked in a bike shop in Paris in the mid 80s (la maison du velo) and the shop sold a lot of Motobecanes. Heck I bought one to commute around Paris in (531 frame and...
11-11-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By bikemig

Hey I have one of those bikes. That pic may...

Hey I have one of those bikes. That pic may inspire me to go out and buy some blue shoes like that, ;)
11-11-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,966
Posted By bikemig

Who knew about the different flute lengths? Mine...

Who knew about the different flute lengths? Mine are the 100 mm so I'll take them! PM sent.
11-06-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By bikemig

Wow. He hit a "low" of 8,000 miles in 2019. Just...

Wow. He hit a "low" of 8,000 miles in 2019. Just wow.
11-06-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By bikemig

That's a beautiful bike and my size but I don't...

That's a beautiful bike and my size but I don't have anything in a 54 to trade. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.
11-06-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,567
Posted By bikemig

95,000 clams for a bike . . .

95,000 clams for a bike . . .
11-06-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By bikemig

The Pinarello has more snop appeal for sure and...

The Pinarello has more snop appeal for sure and it's possibly a better deal for only $100 more than the RB 1. A lot depends on condition though and components. The early 90s RB 1s are cool bikes too.
11-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,720
Posted By bikemig

I don't but I need one! Maybe this one? Who the...

I don't but I need one! Maybe this one? Who the heck wants a bikemig mug when they can have a bigmig mug.
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Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By bikemig

Great bike and welcome to the Olmo club. Once you...

Great bike and welcome to the Olmo club. Once you get your bike fixed up, you should post pics here

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1000514-show-me-your-olmo.html

I'd value the bike...
11-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By bikemig

The GS components were fine stuff, definitely not...

The GS components were fine stuff, definitely not as well finished as the record but gave you most of the functionality at a lower price point. The GS hub cones were not as hard as the record cones...
11-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,925
Posted By bikemig

3d printer? ...

3d printer?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1127922-1960-urago-3d-printing-nearly-extinct-headbadge.html
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By bikemig

I agree. I was told at the time that the team...

I agree. I was told at the time that the team miyata that was sold to the public was the same bike used by the pro teams by the miyata rep. I don't know for a fact if that's true but that's what I...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By bikemig

That's a heck of a good looking bike. What's the...

That's a heck of a good looking bike. What's the crank? A really like suntour xc pro cantilevers and this generation of Deore XT derailleurs.

Does the double water bottle set up on the downtube...
11-05-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By bikemig

Those hi tensile European 10 speed bikes make...

Those hi tensile European 10 speed bikes make solid commuters. One nice thing about hi tensile steel is that it is easy as heck to spread if going to 126 in the rear.
11-04-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By bikemig

Yep I use this cable all the time since Modern...

Yep I use this cable all the time since Modern Bike is located near me.
11-04-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By bikemig

I'm not sure what the TX stands for but this is a...

I'm not sure what the TX stands for but this is a 510. If you take a look at the catalog, there wasn't a huge amount of difference between the 3 levels of Treks. Your bike has a full Ishiwata...
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By bikemig

This is a '91. Small size and small market hurt...

This is a '91. Small size and small market hurt the value. If you pay to join BF, you can sell it here on the C&V sale forum. You likely won't get as much as on eBay but it's also less of a hassle.
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11-04-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 396
Posted By bikemig

I think a lot of us refurbish bikes but you took...

I think a lot of us refurbish bikes but you took on a big job here and did a great job. My last 2 refurb jobs were an early 70s Motobecane Grand Record and an early 70s Fuji Finest:
...
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on the valuation and advice.

+ 1 on the valuation and advice.
11-04-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By bikemig

Interesting. Well I have a set of 650b rims...

Interesting.

Well I have a set of 650b rims and I'm thinking seriously of doing a 650 build for my 1979 510. I picked up a bianchi cross bike a while ago that was too large. I sold the frame and...
11-04-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By bikemig

Very cool find. This will replace your 1984 610...

Very cool find. This will replace your 1984 610 right?

I have one of these I need to build up as well. I'll need to sell my 610 though if I build this up. This is the bike as it came to me in the...
11-04-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By bikemig

I have one of these I need to build up. I mocked...

I have one of these I need to build up. I mocked it up and I can get a 32c tire to work. Is yours the 510 or the 530?
11-04-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 396
Posted By bikemig

This is a fantastic job.

This is a fantastic job.
11-03-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike, love the green as well. This is a very...

Cool bike, love the green as well. This is a very good looking bike.
11-03-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By bikemig

The shimano sealed square taper bottom brackets...

The shimano sealed square taper bottom brackets are good and reasonably priced. The UN 55 is a fine unit. I've installed a number of them on older bikes while running a deore triple. I've found that...
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By bikemig

I'm a little skeptical that an original aluminum...

I'm a little skeptical that an original aluminum fork adds value to a Viscount unless the buyer is a zombie, :) (yes I know that some of the AL Viscount forks were better than others but who the heck...
11-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,925
Posted By bikemig

And the paint is crackling. I dunno why this is a...

And the paint is crackling. I dunno why this is a thing with some French bikes but it is. My Moto GR has this.

The OP's bike is a great find; I'll be curious to find out what it is.
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

Agreed about the need for drive side pics. The OP...

Agreed about the need for drive side pics. The OP should start a new thread in C&V on his find since this is no longer a valuation question.
11-03-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By bikemig

This bike is tempting. I like all of doc's bikes...

This bike is tempting. I like all of doc's bikes (and they all fit me) but this one is closest to how I'd set up a bike to be a rider.
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful and you got a good deal. ...

This bike is beautiful and you got a good deal.

I am not that familiar with Bertins and I did not know that some of their bikes were manufactured in Belgium. bertinjim knows more about them than...
11-02-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By bikemig

This bike is my size but I swore that I wouldn't...

This bike is my size but I swore that I wouldn't pick up any more bikes . . .

This bike is lovely. It makes me think of the faema racing team colors, very classy.
11-02-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By bikemig

The pound isn't doing that well which means that...

The pound isn't doing that well which means that Carradice bags bought from UK vendors have attractive prices. SKS cycles has good prices on their products and will ship to the US:
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11-02-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By bikemig

I have a surly 1 x 1 that I'm getting ready to...

I have a surly 1 x 1 that I'm getting ready to build up as a winter bike. I had been using a vintage MTB so I have 26 inch studded tires. I have the parts for the build. Now I just need to finish it...
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

You got a very good deal. I really like buying...

You got a very good deal. I really like buying the bike from the original owner as that means generally that the bike has not been muddied up too much.

You will need to post some pics of the...
11-02-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

That is one heck of a tall gear to try to spin.

That is one heck of a tall gear to try to spin.
11-02-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,571
Posted By bikemig

The bike came out great and that's cool that the...

The bike came out great and that's cool that the brakes worked. I have a Peugeot PR 10 that I really should turn into a single speed . . . .
11-02-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By bikemig

This is a pretty bike. Do you know what the...

This is a pretty bike. Do you know what the tubing is?
11-02-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By bikemig

Your shop looks so organized (especially compared...

Your shop looks so organized (especially compared to mine).
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

Stickers can disappear. The bike has a half...

Stickers can disappear. The bike has a half chromed fork and a half chromed rear triangle. That is usually the sign of quality tubing. If the drop outs are forged rather than stamped, then the...
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

That bike looks to be in great shape and is a...

That bike looks to be in great shape and is a good deal (particularly given bike prices on the east coast) at $225. It looks like all the pieces may not be original (the crank looks to be a Sugino...
10-31-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By bikemig

Wow, that is a great find and a really nice bike.

Wow, that is a great find and a really nice bike.
10-31-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 377,468
Posted By bikemig

Thanks! This is my first long-term use of...

Thanks! This is my first long-term use of trekking bars. They're really comfortable (better and more hand positions than flat bars with bar ends) and easy peasy to install on a vintage MTB.
10-30-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By bikemig

I stand corrected. I read the description for the...

I stand corrected. I read the description for the crank and the lowest you can go with shimano rings appears to be 34 but with the 4 arm cranks there are apparently smaller rings available from third...
10-30-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By bikemig

I ride as often as I can in the driftless region...

I ride as often as I can in the driftless region as well. I ride older bikes generally with a triple but end up with low gears similar to what you'd get with a 46/30 or 48/32.

That change makes...
10-30-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By bikemig

That's not going to work since the crank has 110...

That's not going to work since the crank has 110 bcd chainrings which means that the smallest you can get is a 34.
10-29-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By bikemig

I used flat white rustoleum on a Peugeot of that...

I used flat white rustoleum on a Peugeot of that vintage. It was a good match.
10-29-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By bikemig

Oops, I missed that the OP just bought the Fuji;...

Oops, I missed that the OP just bought the Fuji; I thought it was a bike the OP had in hand already and was considering whether to fix it up or not.

So yeah the above advice (700c wheels and the...
10-29-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By bikemig

Sure, the choice between the OP's bike and a...

Sure, the choice between the OP's bike and a vintage MTB turns on (1) cost and (2) the suitability of the bike for the kind of riding the OP wants to do. The odds are pretty good that the vintage MTB...
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