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09-20-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,196
Posted By bikemig

How much time to you spend riding with no hands...

How much time to you spend riding with no hands on your bike on the road when there are cars around? I'll bet you don't.

It is one thing to take your hands off if the situation is safe to grab put...
09-20-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,049
Posted By bikemig

Yeah that was an awesome climb; that was the one...

Yeah that was an awesome climb; that was the one that had a sustained grade of 15% and hit 18% for a while as well. Beautiful road and a challenge.
09-20-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By bikemig

That is a sweet frame. Is the BB threading french...

That is a sweet frame. Is the BB threading french or swiss?
09-20-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,520
Posted By bikemig

I think this pretty much sums up the thread, :)

I think this pretty much sums up the thread, :)
09-20-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By bikemig

They're both fine. I'd lose zero sleep in getting...

They're both fine. I'd lose zero sleep in getting one over the other.

If you want a triple, redclover sells a triplizer for a campy but you'll have to get long cages for that campy gran sport RD....
09-20-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,196
Posted By bikemig

If someone as experienced as Chris Froome can...

If someone as experienced as Chris Froome can miscalculate, then mere mortals can as well even on days without high winds.
09-20-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By bikemig

You're looking for a 130 mm OLD rear wheel,...

You're looking for a 130 mm OLD rear wheel, right?

If you want a wheelset, these wheels from velomine are a good deal (but perhaps out of your price range) at $219: 36 hole velocity A23 rims,...
09-20-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,196
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't assume the person riding on the path...

I wouldn't assume the person riding on the path with no hands is experienced.

Even people who know what they are doing can crash riding no hands. If it can happen to Chris Froome--who is a pretty...
09-20-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

Wait what about riding the bike once you build...

Wait what about riding the bike once you build it? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By bikemig

Waterfords command a premium but this one may...

Waterfords command a premium but this one may not. Kansas City is not a huge market and this bike has a limited market given that it's a step through frame. I'd value it closer to $500 than $800. And...
09-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 203
Posted By bikemig

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at...

Campy rims can be tough to mount tires on or at least that has been my experience. A kool stop tire jack should do the job.
09-20-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnPbNfKcds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnPbNfKcds
09-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By bikemig

You are going to want to post this question on...

You are going to want to post this question on the C&V valuation forum. It may well be a reasonable deal at $250 Canadian particularly given that bike prices tend to run a bit higher in Canada than...
09-19-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By bikemig

Are you asking how you can get away with breaking...

Are you asking how you can get away with breaking the forum rules? :foo:
09-19-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,108
Posted By bikemig

Building a bike for a tough ride and then...

Building a bike for a tough ride and then enjoying the heck out of the ride and how the bike performed.

The ride was the Coppi Centenario: 100 km of SW Wisconsin's finest hills (4300 ft. of...
09-19-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

What would this site be without your build thread...

What would this site be without your build thread on that Raleigh you've been working on like forever, right? :)

This is just a classic BF thread:
...
09-19-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By bikemig

Very nice and 22.5 lbs is righteously light for a...

Very nice and 22.5 lbs is righteously light for a vintage MTB. My '93 Bridgestone MB 1 weights 25 lbs with all stock parts and a ritchey logic frame and that's a light tubing set with high quality...
09-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

Yeah but I'm just having a hard time wrapping my...

Yeah but I'm just having a hard time wrapping my brains around universal cx brakes and non universal brake levers . . . .

I'm hoping this thread will help me get there!
09-19-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By bikemig

I really like my Marmot hardshell with Gore...

I really like my Marmot hardshell with Gore windstopper for winter riding. But honestly this is an area where low tech works well. Just find a large untreated nylon shell (those are low tech so...
09-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you on this. Certainly back when these...

I'm with you on this. Certainly back when these bikes were being made, no one thought twice about swapping out parts on bikes.
09-19-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By bikemig

Spring tends to be better in the midwest for...

Spring tends to be better in the midwest for selling bikes but it's not winter yet so I'd give it a try. Also I'd try both craiglist and facebook marketplace. I wouldn't offer to ship it. You are...
09-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By bikemig

Great looking job on this bike, :thumb: I like...

Great looking job on this bike, :thumb: I like the nice fat puffy tires. What size are they?
09-19-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

Pics or it didn't happen, ;)

Pics or it didn't happen, ;)
09-19-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

OCD bike builds?

So how OCD are you when it comes to restoring a vintage bike?

There are some for whom every detail has to be original equipment perfect (or period correct), some who use lots of vintage parts but...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,478
Posted By bikemig

Good thread. Fall is coming to Iowa and soon it...

Good thread. Fall is coming to Iowa and soon it will be good weather to knock out a century or two or three before the really cold weather sets in. I've done 12 metric centuries so far this year but...
09-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By bikemig

Here's a good discussion of adjusting cartridge...

Here's a good discussion of adjusting cartridge bearing hubs:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/953833-adjusting-preload-hubs-cartridge-bearings.html

So thanks to Classtime for...
09-19-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,673
Posted By bikemig

One of my favorite bikes is a middling quality...

One of my favorite bikes is a middling quality bike: a Sekine SHS 271. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done and it rides great. It has decent tubing (likely Tange no. 3) and decent components...
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By bikemig

The schwinn varsity and continentals remind me a...

The schwinn varsity and continentals remind me a bit of the Peugeot UO 8s. They are basic bikes (the UO 8 is svelte compared to a varsity or a continental but the Schwinn is more bulletproof). A ton...
09-19-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this.

+ 1 on this.
09-19-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By bikemig

Canadian prices tend to be higher than in the US...

Canadian prices tend to be higher than in the US even when controlling for currency differences. $400 Canadian is right around $300 US. That's not a terrible price if you like the bike and it fits....
09-18-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
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: 3
Views: 179
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: 18
Views: 332
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: 10
Views: 267
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: 18
Views: 332
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: 18
Views: 332
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: 23
Views: 439
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: 18
Views: 332
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: 58
Views: 3,805
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: 24,615
Views: 2,318,366
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: 211
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: 289
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: 20
Views: 458
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: 382
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.

Cool bike, subscribing to the thread.
09-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
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: 406
Views: 22,049
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: 24,615
Views: 2,318,366
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: 8
Views: 194
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: 58
Views: 3,805
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: 58
Views: 3,805
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...
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