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09-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Neat, here is a thread on this, ...

Neat, here is a thread on this,

https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/504783-suntour-superbe-pro-hubs-brief-pictoral-history.html
09-18-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By bikemig

I'm curious but why 9 speed campy for touring on...

I'm curious but why 9 speed campy for touring on a vintage touring bike originally set up for 27 inch wheels? Do you have the parts for this campy build?

Shimano is more common and then you'd have...
09-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Were the specialized cartridge bearing hubs also...

Were the specialized cartridge bearing hubs also Sansin made?
09-18-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By bikemig

The seller likely has no idea what the original...

The seller likely has no idea what the original parts were. I'd buy the bike even with the fugly upgrades. One thing to watch out for is that the rear triangle likely has been spread from 120 to 130....
09-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Sutherland's 6th edition (20th anniversary) is...

Sutherland's 6th edition (20th anniversary) is available here, https://www.scribd.com/doc/45037747/Sutherland-s-Handbook-for-Bicycle-Mechanics-6th-Edition

I believe this was the last one that has...
09-17-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Those sealed bearings last a long, long time.

Those sealed bearings last a long, long time.
09-17-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By bikemig

By Clubman, do you just want to build up a drop...

By Clubman, do you just want to build up a drop bar 3 speed bike? Why can't pretty much any older bike work well for this as long as you are happy with the tire and fender clearance? Personally if I...
09-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

They will have some play at the rim and that's...

They will have some play at the rim and that's part of the design. I have a set of these as well.

With cup and cone hubs, you adjust them with a bit of play at the axle. Once you tighten down the...
09-17-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By bikemig

Really great C&V thread, Anyone up for a...

Really great C&V thread,

Anyone up for a whole lot of pain in SW Wisconsin in August? - Bike Forums (http://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=824362)

Got me hooked on the idea of rebuilding an...
09-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24,604
Views: 2,317,278
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, there's just great riding in SW WI, SE...

Oh yeah, there's just great riding in SW WI, SE MN, and NW IA. It's great finding small roads with such little traffic. You don't have to try hard to get a workout in those hills either.
09-17-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By bikemig

If the cups and spindle are in good shape, there...

If the cups and spindle are in good shape, there is no need to replace the bottom bracket. Most of the old school triples I've worked on take a 127 mm bottom bracket as the new sealed units are...
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bikemig

Prices are all over the map and $50 for an older,...

Prices are all over the map and $50 for an older, lower end Fuji like this is OK. The problem with an older bike is that the initial price can be good but you need to be able to do your own work to...
09-17-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By bikemig

Mid 70s Peugeot UE 8; 1969 Raleigh Robin...

Mid 70s Peugeot UE 8; 1969 Raleigh Robin...
09-16-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 352
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.
09-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By bikemig

Park has a good description of different ways of...

Park has a good description of different ways of taking care of this

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/seized-seatposts-and-stems

If the PB blaster and/or trying to cut it out doesn't...
09-16-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,008
Posted By bikemig

Kudos to iab and RobbieTunes for a fantastic...

Kudos to iab and RobbieTunes for a fantastic ride. The roads were terrific with little to no traffic and there were fantastic views. My GPS showed 4300 ft of climbing over the 100k so somehow I...
09-16-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24,604
Views: 2,317,278
Posted By bikemig

Centenario Coppi

Rode the Centenario Coppi yesterday. Here's the thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1173940-centenario-coppi.html

67 miles of the finest hills in SW Wisconsin and a little over 4300...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By bikemig

Welcome and I'm with GrainBrain. There are lot of...

Welcome and I'm with GrainBrain. There are lot of great trails in Iowa; which ones are you riding?
09-16-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By bikemig

So what was the oldest bike to finish the 100k?...

So what was the oldest bike to finish the 100k? My Fuji Finest dates from '70-'71. I'm glad I put a triple on it.
09-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. Awesome ride. The cloud cover kept things...

+ 1. Awesome ride. The cloud cover kept things cool which was great given how much time I spent on the road to finish the 100k, :)

Loved the 18% grade; that was a heck of a climb. My GPS shows...
09-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool frame.

This is a cool frame.
09-16-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,805
Posted By bikemig

It's unnecessary. You might want to be...

It's unnecessary. You might want to be considerate and to think about the people on the path who have to deal with your lights but it's your call if you prefer not to.
09-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,888
Posted By bikemig

You are being a jerk. Why are you doing this? Is...

You are being a jerk. Why are you doing this? Is this how you plan to recuperate from intensive care? I'll bet there are are better ways for you to get better.
09-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,888
Posted By bikemig

The C&V forum is a pretty good place because we...

The C&V forum is a pretty good place because we don't have a lot of people like you trying to stir the pot with posts like this when you obviously know better.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By bikemig

sure

sure
09-13-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By bikemig

I like this bike. We don't have enough threads...

I like this bike. We don't have enough threads here for building up older MTBs. They are great bikes and the prices tend to be very reasonable. I hope this thread motives me to rebuild my 1992 Trek...
09-13-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By bikemig

Do you need a rack or just a large saddle bag?...

Do you need a rack or just a large saddle bag? There are plenty of options for large saddle bags that might do the job for you.
09-13-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

I have one of these as well. It's a great bike;...

I have one of these as well. It's a great bike; this is mine. I still need to finish fixing it up!
...
09-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

If you go to introductions, introduce yourself,...

If you go to introductions, introduce yourself, and reply to a few posts, you'll hit 10 pretty fast. Yes we like old Peugeots and can help you get the bike back into riding shape.
09-13-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By bikemig

Odd that the new IRD freewheels lack the ramps of...

Odd that the new IRD freewheels lack the ramps of the older model. I guess this means Shimano freewheels are still the way to go which is too bad since selection is so limited.
09-12-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By bikemig

The eBay parts are crazy money for a small part...

The eBay parts are crazy money for a small part you really don't need.
09-12-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By bikemig

It takes 10 posts before you can upload pics. You...

It takes 10 posts before you can upload pics. You can go to Introductions, introduce yourself and respond a few times. You'll hit 10 no time. The rule is a bit of a pain but it does deal with...
09-12-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By bikemig

The description is great; the pictures are awful....

The description is great; the pictures are awful. The price is reasonable if this bike is as described. I reckon the seller really doesn't want to sell the bike (hence the crummy pics).
09-12-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 800
Posted By bikemig

Good deal. The tubing is 531 main tubes if an '82...

Good deal. The tubing is 531 main tubes if an '82 600 series; Ishiwata magny fork and stays.

You are going to want to take a look at this thread:
...
09-12-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,669
Posted By bikemig

You're never too old for N + 1, ;)

You're never too old for N + 1, ;)
09-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I'm always impressed with how far off those...

Yeah I'm always impressed with how far off those tables are that say you can only fit a certain width tire on a certain width rim. I think for MA rims, the max according to those tables is 28c. I...
09-12-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 800
Posted By bikemig

I wish I were selling my old bikes in NYC, :)....

I wish I were selling my old bikes in NYC, :). This looks like a 25 inch frame and looks to be, as others suggested, an early 80s 600 or even 400 series. Both are fine bikes and other than snob...
09-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,536
Posted By bikemig

This has been a good thread with a lot of ideas...

This has been a good thread with a lot of ideas for adding a 2d water bottle cage to an old bike. Another possibility to keep in mind is the zefal magnum one liter bottle. It holds 33 ounces which is...
09-12-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,082
Posted By bikemig

There are posts on BF panning DNP freewheels but...

There are posts on BF panning DNP freewheels but I may have to find out for myself if they are that problematic!
09-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,154
Posted By bikemig

Current build and new saddle!

I've been riding this bike regularly since I bought it in 2016 and decided to update the pictures. The bike is fairly original. I obviously replaced all the consumables. The brakes, headset, crank,...
09-12-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By bikemig

Those green gray decals are very cool. They do...

Those green gray decals are very cool. They do look closer to the original than the ones I picked up recently for my Moto Grand Record and Libertas which are closer to the green on the bottom sticker.
09-12-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,082
Posted By bikemig

Hah, you and me both. I have my share of corn...

Hah, you and me both. I have my share of corn cobs as well. There was a time when I couldn't imagine ever needing a cog larger than a 23 or a 24 except on a loaded touring bike, :). Central Iowa is...
09-12-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,295
Posted By bikemig

In my exerience, the barcons are a little less...

In my exerience, the barcons are a little less precise than downtube shifters but they comfortable to use and mesh really well with triples as you do have to do a lot of shifting. The TA is uber cool...
09-12-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,082
Posted By bikemig

Absolutely. If you have a stash of 7 speed 12-28...

Absolutely. If you have a stash of 7 speed 12-28 freewheels , I'd love to trade for one! I think though they were pretty uncommon back in the day.
09-11-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By bikemig

Tom, I like the way a bike rides with fat, high...

Tom, I like the way a bike rides with fat, high quality tires as well. I use a '93 Bridgestone XO 2 for multi-day events as well as gravel rides. It's a road bike built around 26 inch wheels and I...
09-11-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

I don't think they ever made 2 x 6 brifters...

I don't think they ever made 2 x 6 brifters (brake lever shifters) but they certainly made 2 x 6 downtube shifters that are easy enough to find. You could just put up a WTB in the C&V for sale forum...
09-11-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,601
Posted By bikemig

That bike looks good. I wouldn't paint it either.

That bike looks good. I wouldn't paint it either.
09-11-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,082
Posted By bikemig

If running 5, 6, or 7 on the back, there are...

If running 5, 6, or 7 on the back, there are always trade offs. I like a 48 on the outside as I can spin it with the lower 5 of 7 but there is no doubt that you will spin out from time to time. As...
09-11-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By bikemig

It is difficult to measure seatposts with...

It is difficult to measure seatposts with calipers and get an accurate reading. I keep meaning to buy a seat tube sizing gauge like this,

...
09-11-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,601
Posted By bikemig

That's a great story. It will be fairly easy to...

That's a great story. It will be fairly easy to make this bike into a fine bike for riding the local bike paths. If you decide to do a repaint with a powder coat, Groody Brothers in Kansas City...
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