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03-29-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By bikemig

My 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 because there's just...

My 1993 Bridgestone MB 1 because there's just something about a vintage MTB with fat tires for a plush ride. My Melton touring bike as the bike handles superbly and is a fine example of American...
03-29-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,414
Posted By bikemig

The pint sized zombies in the background are...

The pint sized zombies in the background are definitely something to worry about, :)
03-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
Posted By bikemig

Have you tried new brake pads?...

Have you tried new brake pads? https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Bicycle-Brake-Shoes-BR-M50T/dp/B003VRMNBS/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=shimano+bicycle+brake+pads&qid=1585503233&sr=8-10
03-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
Posted By bikemig

How about doing nothing? I have a set of these...

How about doing nothing? I have a set of these brakes. I installed new brake pads and the brakes work fine without squealing and without toeing in.
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By bikemig

That's a pretty bike. I'm no Lambert expert but...

That's a pretty bike. I'm no Lambert expert but it is worth restoring as others have pointed out. Given the issues with old Lamberts though, they can be a tough sell. Some are lugless; the lugged...
03-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,414
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510 frame

So I made some progress today and stripped the bike down to a frame. I like doing that so I can clean and wax the frame and deal with any touch up issues. I plan on using frame saver as well. The...
03-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 388
Posted By bikemig

I have zero issue with quality vintage brakes as...

I have zero issue with quality vintage brakes as long as I run quality brake shoes like the kool stops and quality cable and housing. If you can live with the look, aero levers certainly help as...
03-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bikemig

As others have pointed out that new wheels won't...

As others have pointed out that new wheels won't help with flats unless you are running the original stock tubulars. If you are, then clinchers are a lot easier to deal with if you have flats.
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03-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bikemig

I think that older Peugeots, like the OP's '75 PX...

I think that older Peugeots, like the OP's '75 PX 10, are French, not Swiss threaded. I could be wrong and there are ways to sometimes tell by the markings on the cups. My mid 70s Peugeot PR 10 is...
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By bikemig

I don't think I've seen this bike before. It's...

I don't think I've seen this bike before. It's beautiful. Plus your post reminds me that it's time to stock up on some more Guinness.
03-28-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By bikemig

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded,...

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded, not French, in which case the BB you are buying will not work. In a French BB, both sides are right hand threaded; in Swiss, the fixed cup is left...
03-28-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,521
Posted By bikemig

That dork disc will make the bike more aero for...

That dork disc will make the bike more aero for sure. Nice touch
03-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,414
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510

I really like this challenge. For the "good" deed part of the challenge, I'm dropping off a box of N95 respirators that I had lying around (and forgotten about) at a local hospital.

For the bike...
03-28-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By bikemig

No reason to pay shipping from eBay (and the...

No reason to pay shipping from eBay (and the typically high prices) when you can buy an excellent 54 cm road bike or a 17-18 inch MTB from CL.

This 54 cm Trek is a very fair deal at $150.
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Forum: Foo
03-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 723
Posted By bikemig

The answer is obvious, right? This would have...

The answer is obvious, right? This would have been a problem under any circumstances but a wealthy country with a lack of clear leadership that understands the issue, that fails to provide adequate...
03-26-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By bikemig

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.
Forum: Foo
03-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By bikemig

I feel lucky to be in a mid sized city (Des...

I feel lucky to be in a mid sized city (Des Moines). I've been walking regularly but I have no problem staying 6 ft away from anyone. I have not been bike riding though. I figure the odds of an...
03-25-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,063
Posted By bikemig

Throw in some elevator shoes and you might just...

Throw in some elevator shoes and you might just sell the frame. :)

Great frame, great price. GLWS
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By bikemig

On and off I've wanted a surly troll for this...

On and off I've wanted a surly troll for this reason. But old school MTBs are cheap and can be converted to threadless. Adding waterbottles if you want to go past 2 is easy enough.
03-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,521
Posted By bikemig

I wish replacement hardware was not so expensive;...

I wish replacement hardware was not so expensive; it would cost more than you have in the bike is my guess:
...
03-24-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By bikemig

You should post this on C&V. Folks there spend a...

You should post this on C&V. Folks there spend a lot of time fixing up old bikes and can give you a number of ideas of what you might use.
03-24-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By bikemig

Newbie, can't post pics without 10 posts. To...

Newbie, can't post pics without 10 posts.
To the OP, introduce yourself in the introduction section and respond to a few people. You'll hit 10 fast.
03-23-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By bikemig

If you want a modern build, you'll likely want to...

If you want a modern build, you'll likely want to spread that frame to 128 so it can take a 130 mm rear wheel. Other than that any campy silver group would look good on that bike.
03-23-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of the UO 8, 9, and 10 series. I've...

I'm a big fan of the UO 8, 9, and 10 series. I've owned a few of them over the years and they are very dependable workshorse bikes.

This is my mid 70s UE 8. The bike came to me with the swept back...
Replies: 55
Views: 1,336
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget the beauty of French Fit if you're...

Don't forget the beauty of French Fit if you're lusting after a Riv style bike, ;)
Replies: 55
Views: 1,336
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this bike. The parts are good quality. The...

+ 1 on this bike. The parts are good quality. The bike has forged drop outs so the frame is likely good quality as well. And with the center pull brakes and likely 27 inch wheels, you have lots of...
03-23-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,009
Posted By bikemig

I like the bike but I'd have a hard time paying...

I like the bike but I'd have a hard time paying $6k plus for a bike. But I agree if i were going to go modern, it would be an adventure bike. Fat tires open up a lot of roads.
03-23-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By bikemig

This thread needs pictures. But yeah a UO 8,...

This thread needs pictures.

But yeah a UO 8, 9, or 10 make a great platform to tinker with.
03-22-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By bikemig

The simplest is to put the cue sheet in a plastic...

The simplest is to put the cue sheet in a plastic bag and clip it to the bars.
...
03-22-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By bikemig

I loved reading about Doug Haddock at Gus Betat...

I loved reading about Doug Haddock at Gus Betat bikes in New Orleans. I didn't know him as that was before my time but I knew of him. Gus Betat was the big and old bike shop in New Orleans. They...
03-22-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Dura ace crank? I have no doubt...

Beautiful bike. Dura ace crank? I have no doubt that the SR RD can handle a 12-28 freewheel, I'm a little skeptical that it can handle enough chainwrap but I guess I'll find out.
Forum: Introductions
03-22-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By bikemig

Yeah been there. I signed up for BAM this year...

Yeah been there. I signed up for BAM this year which will be run not too far from you in the Detroit Lakes region.

https://bambiketour.org/
03-22-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. It's one of the 650b...

This bike is beautiful. It's one of the 650b models with hi tensile steel frame right? Looks like one of the early versions of a PX 60.
03-22-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By bikemig

Yeah that would be plan 4, lol. I could go with...

Yeah that would be plan 4, lol. I could go with something silver in Campy. I'd have to spread the frame though. It's currently set at 123 and I'd have to spread it to 128. Not a big deal but a...
03-22-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,521
Posted By bikemig

It's great when you open up a bike and find that...

It's great when you open up a bike and find that the HS and BB are in great condition like that. That is remarkably few bearings in the HS and BB. I reckon Follis was trying to save a few centimes!
Forum: Introductions
03-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By bikemig

Welcome. And yes this forum is a good way to get...

Welcome. And yes this forum is a good way to get back more into cycling. MN has great cycling. Where in NW MN do you live? I really like the area around Lake Itasca and Bemidji, there's some fine...
03-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By bikemig

That's a swell offer. I even thought about doing...

That's a swell offer. I even thought about doing something crazy like taking you up on this offer,
03-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By bikemig

I like every idea in this post except the last...

I like every idea in this post except the last paragraph, :p

You're right the 46/30 crank, 12-28 freewheel (which is your old freewheel btw!) is designed for those Wisconsin hills. I wasn't sure I...
03-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By bikemig

I don't disagree. The cyclone derailleurs are...

I don't disagree. The cyclone derailleurs are likely better than any of the above 3 options. What can I say, I needed those derailleurs for an early 70s Fuji Finest I rebuilt.
03-22-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By bikemig

Help me rebuild my '78 Trek TX 900

It's time for me to rebuild my '78 Trek TX 900. I robbed the parts off the original build for other bikes. Here's the problem: I've decided on the gearing and now I need to figure out the...
03-20-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed his posts and his bikes . I remember...

I enjoyed his posts and his bikes . I remember the thread on the Sun Manxman; what a cool bike.
He will be missed
03-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By bikemig

Heck you live in the Bay area. Can't you just...

Heck you live in the Bay area. Can't you just cycle over to the warehouse and pick up what you want? ;)
03-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By bikemig

I am going to pretend that I didn't see this....

I am going to pretend that I didn't see this. Soma has a good selection of brown wall tires that look good on a vintage bike. I recently picked up a set of Shikoro 700 x 33 tires. They're good tires...
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By bikemig

One thing you could try is to post a WTB ad in...

One thing you could try is to post a WTB ad in the C&V for sale forum. I believe you need to be a paid member to to this but that's cheap and gets rid of ads. The members of this list are sitting on...
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By bikemig

Sometimes you have to be patient to find the...

Sometimes you have to be patient to find the right bike at the right price.

Old Motobecanes are really nice. They have good looking lug work and if you get one that originally came with center...
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By bikemig

The bike would be great for your purposes (some...

The bike would be great for your purposes (some sort of retro neo Riv tribute) but the price is too high even if the bike had the original fork. Personally I avoid bikes with replacement forks unless...
03-19-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By bikemig

That's a classy build. You ended not using the TA...

That's a classy build. You ended not using the TA crank.
03-19-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By bikemig

That bike is beautiful. I have a 59 cm Gitane TdF...

That bike is beautiful. I have a 59 cm Gitane TdF (same color) that I haven't decided what to do with yet.

Is this a 54?
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By bikemig

I like the bike a lot as well. But at that price...

I like the bike a lot as well. But at that price ($300), you can get a higher quality bike with a better frame and parts. Just sayin.
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By bikemig

This is a tough one to value. It's beautiful and...

This is a tough one to value. It's beautiful and has a lot of original parts but it's also a lower end bike with a steel cottered crank and the campy derailleurs are so so.

Just as a bike, it's...
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