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09-19-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 119
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget a wicker basket.

Don't forget a wicker basket.
09-19-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By bikemig

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series...

Yep Grant Peterson designed some of the XO series bikes to be "fire" road bikes. They have road geometry and 26 inch wheels with room for a fat tire. Back in the 90s, if you wanted a fat tire road...
09-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 383
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. My high school bike was a Nishiki as...

Very nice. My high school bike was a Nishiki as well but not as nice as this. For a crank, why not run a 110/74 bcd shimano triple as a double? You can either run it as a 110 bcd double (with a low...
09-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By bikemig

Nice job. This is going to your wife right? For...

Nice job. This is going to your wife right? For the sake of your relationship, buy some new tires. Just sayin.
09-17-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By bikemig

This bike is sweet but I’m with post 2. Sometimes...

This bike is sweet but I’m with post 2. Sometimes resistance is not futile. But it does get you a free bump.
09-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By bikemig

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the...

That's why I bought the '82. I haven't made the switch yet but I have rims, tires, tubes, and brakes. Now I just need to pick out some hubs and buy the right spokes. The lack of cantilevers makes...
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By bikemig

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at...

I agree with the others. I'd pass on this bike at the current price. The bike has real issues that you can see from the pictures and quite likely to have even more issues once you take this bike...
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The...

Silva’s are famous for sometimes exploding. The zefal will not. It can also pump to higher pressure. I like them both but the zefal is IMO the better pump.
09-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By bikemig

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series...

I guess no one told this guy that the 7400 series dura ace can handle 26 teeth in the rear.

beautiful bike
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By bikemig

We need pictures to judge the condition before...

We need pictures to judge the condition before giving an estimate.
09-14-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By bikemig

I dunno. If I were looking to build a vintage...

I dunno. If I were looking to build a vintage gravel bike, I'd either go 650b with a road bike or do a drop bar conversion on a quality mountain bike.
09-14-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By bikemig

I dunno if it will work but it sure as heck looks...

I dunno if it will work but it sure as heck looks the same. You could try writing Zefal and the tech people there may or may not reply to you or you could take one for the team and report back your...
09-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By bikemig

One of my favorite bar end shifters and RDs,...

One of my favorite bar end shifters and RDs, :thumb:

I'll be running shimano 7 bar ends and this gen Deore XT when I rebuild the '85 Pinarello cross bike I picked up recently.

GLWS.
09-14-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

Well a punch did the job. What the heck was...

Well a punch did the job. What the heck was Specialized thinking about in spec'ing a headset with a near lipless crown race? Methinks they were trying to get people to buy that Park $270 crown race...
09-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By bikemig

cudak888 's advice is spot on. Still if it...

cudak888 's advice is spot on.

Still if it were my hundred quid and I lived in the UK, the choice would be easy. I would find an old road bike (60s or even 50s) and turn it into a rider. Those...
09-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,258
Posted By bikemig

Melton "touring" bike

I've been riding and tinkering with my Melton touring bike. It's more of a fast day bike than a full on touring bike but it has rack braze ons, a pump peg, and 3 water bottle braze ons. It is one of...
09-14-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

Yeah well Doc I wish I lived a reasonable drive...

Yeah well Doc I wish I lived a reasonable drive from you! :)
09-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I largely agree but I don't mind picking up...

Yeah I largely agree but I don't mind picking up new tools as long as I think I can use them for more than one project and as long as the price is not too nutso. So I'm picking up some cold chisels...
09-14-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bikemig

I would have paid $40 for this frame all day...

I would have paid $40 for this frame all day long; nice catch.

One neat thing about picking up a frame as opposed to a complete bike is that you are free to run whatever you like. This bike came...
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

Yeah no way I'm paying $269 for that tool. I have...

Yeah no way I'm paying $269 for that tool. I have a campagnolo crown race remover. The Iweing crown race remover looks interesting and it is similar to HillRider s suggestion of a wood chisel. The...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By bikemig

crown race problem

I'm rebuilding a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper. The headset needs to be replaced. The problem I am having is that the crown race almost lacks a lip. It extends out beyond the fork by around 1 mm. My...
09-13-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

I’ll buy it. Pm sent

I’ll buy it. Pm sent
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By bikemig

Concur with the others; these are good wheels at...

Concur with the others; these are good wheels at a good price and should work well with your bike. Make sure the wheels are reasonably true and that the hubs turn freely. The seller says the wheels...
09-13-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah. I like to think this is just the right...

Oh yeah. I like to think this is just the right look for a gravel/mtb drop bar bike. :thumb:
09-13-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By bikemig

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building...

I kind of like it a bit rough since I'm building a drop bar gravel bike from this vintage MTB with 3 x 7 gearing and bar end shifters. My point was not that this was a great touch up job (it's not)...
09-13-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By bikemig

I just dealt with paint issues on a 1992...

I just dealt with paint issues on a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper I'm rebuilding. The frame is sound but it was roughly handled and missing paint in a lot of areas. I got rid of the rust, painted over...
09-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By bikemig

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were...

The Ofmega CX triple is 144/74 bcd. If I were going to the trouble of installing a triple on this bike, I'd run a 110/74 bcd triple, which is common and easy to find. A Shimano 600EX triple woud look...
09-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By bikemig

I'd try the Hozan headset pliers with a rag...

I'd try the Hozan headset pliers with a rag underneath so you don't mar the cup:
...
09-12-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By bikemig

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off....

It's not a bad idea to get the freewheel off. That will let you use some fresh grease on the hub threads. For the freewheel, I'd just dribble some good quality oil (I use Phil Wood) into the...
09-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

You may want to replace those brake pads; kool...

You may want to replace those brake pads; kool stops are very good.
09-11-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By bikemig

Mangalloy 2001 is good tubing but it's a bit...

Mangalloy 2001 is good tubing but it's a bit heavier and so not used on top end bikes. Post 4 here will tell you what you need to know about the tubing:
...
09-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If...

First deal with any dirt with a simple wash. If necessary try something stronger like simple green or a citrus based solvent.

Second if dealing with rust, evaporust does the job.

Once the...
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By bikemig

My mistake. I didn't realize there were 2 bikes....

My mistake. I didn't realize there were 2 bikes. I like the Liberia. It is a lower end French boom bike that needs a fair amount of work. Maybe it's worth $100. The Andre Leduco appears to be a...
09-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By bikemig

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek...

This is a fine bike. I have an 57 cm 1982 Trek 720 as well. One of the neat things about this bike is that it was designed around 700c wheels. The later 720s that had cantilevers were designed around...
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By bikemig

I worked in a Peugeot shop in the 80s and early...

I worked in a Peugeot shop in the 80s and early 90s. I saw a few Peugeots like this with full chainguards, aluminum alloy 700c wheels, generator lights, sturmey archer 3 speed hub. These bikes were...
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By bikemig

Some pictures of the drive side showing the...

Some pictures of the drive side showing the crank, derailleurs, and brakes (mafacs) would be very helpful. Also some of the pics have the bike with brakes and some without. Have you taken apart the...
Forum: For Sale
09-10-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By bikemig

This bike is sweet. Someone will enjoy fixing it...

This bike is sweet. Someone will enjoy fixing it up.

Good luck with the sale.

By the way, you will want to cross list this in the C&V for sale forum. Buena suerte.
09-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

Thank you Doug Fattic and nomadmax . This is a...

Thank you Doug Fattic and nomadmax . This is a lot of neat info about Melton. I knew nothing about him when I picked up the bike. It was hanging up in the bike shop where I worked in the 80s. I...
09-09-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 657
Posted By bikemig

Nice job. I've thought about picking up a schwinn...

Nice job. I've thought about picking up a schwinn supersport to build a townie with if I can find one at a non-crazy price. The nicer Chicago built Schwinns tend to command a premium in the used bike...
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By bikemig

A bit of evaporust and the rust on the parts will...

A bit of evaporust and the rust on the parts will come right out. That is a good looking bike and for $190, you did very well.
09-08-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

Pics or it never happened, ;) Yeah there...

Pics or it never happened, ;)

Yeah there have been some seriously fast sales on this thread before.
09-08-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

This could be a record. The free wheels lasted 10...

This could be a record. The free wheels lasted 10 minutes, 👍
09-08-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,322
Posted By bikemig

People here like old Schwinns so it's not a knock...

People here like old Schwinns so it's not a knock on the brand. These are tough bikes to upgrade for the reasons others have pointed out and unless you have parts on hand (or know how to get them...
09-08-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By bikemig

I know I managed to get the existing brakes on a...

I know I managed to get the existing brakes on a super mirage to reach down for 700c wheels. No doubt this varies year by year but I'm a little surprised that the center pulls that came stock on it...
09-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I think noobinsf has it right in that the...

Yeah I think noobinsf has it right in that the used market is likely crashing but that may not have much impact on prices. Trade wars disrupted supply chains and Covid pushed up the demand for bikes....
09-08-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By bikemig

I have a schwalbe tire that simply blows off the...

I have a schwalbe tire that simply blows off the rim once the tire is pressurized. It just has a bad kevlar bead. It happens.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By bikemig

Knock on wood, so far zero issues with flats....

Knock on wood, so far zero issues with flats. These are good quality tires.

But Des Moines streets have less crud on them than Chicago, right? If I were commuting in a larger city than the one I...
09-08-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By bikemig

Also old road bikes (think 70s) can still be...

Also old road bikes (think 70s) can still be found at reasonable prices. Those are built around 27 inch wheels and can take a pretty fat 700c tire (at least a 35c and some can take a 38c).
09-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

I started this thread 7 years ago when I first...

I started this thread 7 years ago when I first rebuilt the bike. Most of the parts aren't really "period" correct but I chose them more for functionality than anything else. I haven't changed the...
09-08-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By bikemig

BlueDevil63 I know this post was 7 (!) years ago...

BlueDevil63 I know this post was 7 (!) years ago but you are still active on the boards. I know Mike Melton built a lot of tandem bikes and it wouldn't surprise me if he used that on this bike. Plus...
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