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06-29-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By bikemig

That's a very cool bike. If running a TA triple,...

That's a very cool bike. If running a TA triple, why not find TA british threaded bottom bracket cups with the right spindle (the spindle will be marked 374 and the length is 123.5)? Those tend to...
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By bikemig

We can't help you with prices without links to...

We can't help you with prices without links to the ads; condition really matters in valuation. Those prices are high especially for the Gitane. Raleighs tend to be pricey as are British bikes in...
06-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,049
Posted By bikemig

This is simply not true. Trump has no idea what...

This is simply not true. Trump has no idea what the problem is and no idea what the solution is. The the US of A has significantly worst health results due to the pandemic than other advanced...
06-29-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By bikemig

You will want to post this in the C&V forum where...

You will want to post this in the C&V forum where people ride and fix up old bikes. Personally I'd get an International.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 482
Posted By bikemig

I am sorry to hear the news. My father passed...

I am sorry to hear the news. My father passed away 2 years ago. I still have his old bike and ride it from time to time. Right now this is tough but over time the good memories will help sustain you.
06-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,049
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. Time to put this poster on the ignore list.

+ 1. Time to put this poster on the ignore list.
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

pre pandemic, $75 would have been a reasonable...

pre pandemic, $75 would have been a reasonable price for this bike. Bikes have gone up in price so this may be worth more but this is not a particularly valuable bike and it has a lot of lower end...
06-29-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I've been wondering how to measure the reach...

Yeah I've been wondering how to measure the reach on a u brake. If I measure from the "center" of where the two arms cross, I get a reach of a bit over 90 mm. With caliper brakes you measure from the...
06-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,477
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop...

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop posters, a small fridge, and a music system.
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By bikemig

If you are referring to your posts on this...

If you are referring to your posts on this thread, it's good of you to say that.

If, on the other hand, you are referring to the OP's decision to buy the bike to sell, you might just want to think...
06-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, I read it before you posted it. I'm a...

Oh yeah, I read it before you posted it. I'm a bit of a news junkie and the Covid 19 stuff is both horrifying and fascinating. Still the failure of the US to come up with a coherent response is...
06-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By bikemig

That's one reason why I like 60s and 70s era...

That's one reason why I like 60s and 70s era bikes with center pull brakes; they typically have a crazy amount of tire clearance.
06-29-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

Oops, I should have used google first, :o ...

Oops, I should have used google first, :o

Thank you for this post. The brakes worked perfectly before though (I've had the bike for a few years) and the tension proved insufficient when I fixed...
06-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

Cool. That is one possible solution. Do you...

Cool. That is one possible solution.

Do you know the reach on this? Or have you installed this on a MTB with a u brake?

This is the manufacturer's site on the u brake but it does not provide...
06-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

Agreed these are not parts prone to failure so I...

Agreed these are not parts prone to failure so I need to do some homework on installing this correctly. These are a pita to work on but once they are dialed in, they are very reliable. It will make a...
06-29-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up. One of those front derailleurs came...

Nice pick up. One of those front derailleurs came stock on a 70s Sekine SHS 271 I picked up. It did a crummy job shifting. I picked up a second one used; it also did a crummy job. So I switched to a...
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By bikemig

Why not? It's not your bike, right? I would have...

Why not? It's not your bike, right? I would have done the drive if I needed a top end vintage MTB. I drove that far to pick up an early 90s specialized stumpjumper and I paid more than $25 for it.
06-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

Yeah there's a tensioner but only on the right...

Yeah there's a tensioner but only on the right side, cheesy. And there's only one hole. I thought about trying to tighten up the action on the spring; so I'll do some digging for some videos!
06-28-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By bikemig

Lack of correct response by this administration? ...

Lack of correct response by this administration?

How about ignoring and undermining public health experts, spreading false information, politicizing mask wearing, refusing to take the necessary...
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By bikemig

I've picked up a few MTBs with deore parts for...

I've picked up a few MTBs with deore parts for around $125 (2 stumpjumpers and a Trek 950).

Given how old bikes are selling, I'll bet there's some value packed in the OP's bike. I'll bet it's...
06-28-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By bikemig

U brake questions

I'm fixing up a 1989 Specialized rockhopper (I think it's an '89, late 80s for sure with the u brake) for my nephew as a commuter/college bike. It's around 10 years older than he is so he thinks it's...
06-28-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By bikemig

Frank Leavitt is my kind of guy. He said the...

Frank Leavitt is my kind of guy. He said the reason to buy a tough bike is because of that big economic crisis that is coming. Yeah and bikes are selling like hot cakes during the pandemic.
06-27-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By bikemig

That bike has serious street cred in the greater...

That bike has serious street cred in the greater Boston market with a carbon fork. Price it accordingly, :)
06-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By bikemig

Given that you're selling this, I'd be tempted to...

Given that you're selling this, I'd be tempted to just use zip clips and the brake cable housing externally. I dunno if I'd trust that fork though.

Nice, nice job of balancing that bike on the...
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By bikemig

Oooh artistic bile. I like it, :thumb:

Oooh artistic bile. I like it, :thumb:
06-27-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By bikemig

I find that removing two works better than...

I find that removing two works better than removing just one. If the HS is too full, it will bind.
06-27-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,841,640
Posted By bikemig

1989 Specialized rockhopper

My nephew wanted a bike to tool around town and commute to school with. I rebuilt a 1989 Specialized Rockhopper (at least I think it's an '89, late 80s for sure with a u brake). The only original...
06-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By bikemig

If you find it binds a bit once you rebuild it,...

If you find it binds a bit once you rebuild it, just remove another ball bearing.
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,558
Posted By bikemig

RVs will likely go on sale next year; right now...

RVs will likely go on sale next year; right now they're selling like hotcakes.
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,558
Posted By bikemig

If you and your spouse are on the same page, why...

If you and your spouse are on the same page, why not? At the end of the day, what you have in life that is worth having are the memories and that goes for your kids as well.

I was listening to...
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By bikemig

There is no particular value to old hi tensile...

There is no particular value to old hi tensile steel French bikes. They make great riders though and tend to have generous tire clearance so they can make ace commuter/lock up bikes with a bit of...
06-27-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,309
Views: 279,337
Posted By bikemig

'89 Specialized Rockhopper

At least I think it's an '89; certainly it's late 80s with a U-brake. I rebuilt the Specialized Rockhopper for my nephew who wants a bike to ride around town and go to school with. The bike is about...
06-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,186
Posted By bikemig

1990s, '93 Bridgestone XO 1 or maybe the '93 MB 1...

1990s, '93 Bridgestone XO 1 or maybe the '93 MB 1 or RB 1.
1980s, top end Trek road racing or sports touring bike (full reynolds or columbus tubing), a top end Cannondale touring bike, and a top end...
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By bikemig

The '93 RB 1 has eyelets and it can take a 32c...

The '93 RB 1 has eyelets and it can take a 32c tire. It's a cool bike.
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bikemig

You got a good deal on your RB 2 but it's not...

You got a good deal on your RB 2 but it's not worth anywhere near as much as a RB 1. The practical difference between the 2 bikes is not large but people are willing to pay a premium for a top tier...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,341
Posted By bikemig

I only read a few of PCad's posts on BF since I...

I only read a few of PCad's posts on BF since I don't frequent this forum but his posts were always worth reading. I was saddened to hear the news. His presence will be missed.
06-26-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 638
Posted By bikemig

If your vintage bar end shifters don't have...

If your vintage bar end shifters don't have enough throw to make this work, dia compe ene bar end shifters should do the job.

https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-ene-w-bar-end-shifters
06-26-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By bikemig

Good looking fat tires; what are they?

Good looking fat tires; what are they?
Replies: 29
Views: 12,033
Posted By bikemig

Congrats; you did a nice job on this bike. You'll...

Congrats; you did a nice job on this bike. You'll have fun riding it. There is nothing better than riding a bike that you totally fixed up.

I almost bought one of these on Craigslist a few years...
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By bikemig

This is a good looking bike. I've had 4 720s pass...

This is a good looking bike. I've had 4 720s pass through my shop. $500-$600 given the condition, parts, and location.
06-25-20, 01:05 PM
06-25-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By bikemig

It is easy to rebuild this 3 x 7 if you hunt...

It is easy to rebuild this 3 x 7 if you hunt around for used parts. They are offered for sale in the C&V for sale forum and you can always put up a WTB ad. If you have the original thumb shifters and...
06-24-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,045
Posted By bikemig

This thread has been dead for a year but it's a...

This thread has been dead for a year but it's a good one to revive. I listen to CDs and stream all my music though and gave up on LPs a long time ago, :).
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By bikemig

It looks to be around a 21 inch frame. It might...

It looks to be around a 21 inch frame. It might be a 19 inch. I'd bring a tape measure and measure it (from the center of the crank to the center or top of the top tube--where the seat post begins
...
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By bikemig

If that bike fits, yes this is a good bike and...

If that bike fits, yes this is a good bike and that is a very good deal.

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/bik/d/great-barrington-bicycle-univega-gran/7146036085.html

If the bike fits, buy it....
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By bikemig

You know the drill, pics or it just ain't so. ...

You know the drill, pics or it just ain't so.

I'm curious. I own a set of Atom 600s and a set of 700s and managed to service both with no problems but then mine have flats.
06-22-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By bikemig

The u brakes are definitely not great for riding...

The u brakes are definitely not great for riding off road but they're fine for gravel and trail riding. I have a late 80s Stumpjumper Comp with a u brake that I commute on regularly.
...
06-21-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By bikemig

I'm building up a 1979 Trek 510. I like these...

I'm building up a 1979 Trek 510. I like these bikes because they're fine long distance machines.

I'd get a new wheelset, find some 7 speed shimano bar end shifters or suntour barcons if you want...
06-20-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 648
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike for sure. How do you like the IRD...

Beautiful bike for sure. How do you like the IRD freewheel? I've read some mixed reviews of them. Also how is that NR campy RD handling the 13-28 freewheel? I've gotten that combo to work but I've...
06-20-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By bikemig

I'll move on because the mods will soon invite us...

I'll move on because the mods will soon invite us to do so.

I gave some reasons for why I disagreed with your post. I could be wrong but at least I gave you some reasons. It's too bad that you are...
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