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Posted By bikemig

We can't help without pictures or a link to the...

We can't help without pictures or a link to the and as a newbie you can't do that until you have 10 posts. Is the bike on eBay? CL? Somewhere else? Where are you located? Someone will track down the...
03-31-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By bikemig

The tandem is a cool project if you actually have...

The tandem is a cool project if you actually have an interest in finishing it up. I know I sometimes pick up projects and then move on to new ones. So my new year's resolution was to not buy any more...
03-31-20, 09:32 AM
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Posted By bikemig

No the stickers are part of the sale as well. If...

No the stickers are part of the sale as well. If the stickers are fake (and they quite possibly are), I think you should have recourse against the seller via eBay.
03-31-20, 09:30 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I would be concerned about this bike. I am not a...

I would be concerned about this bike. I am not a Peugeot expert but I did work in a bike shop in the 80s that sold a lot of Peugeots. This is not like any Reynolds 531 super competition I've seen. I...
03-31-20, 06:48 AM
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Posted By bikemig

That's a good looking bike. Interesting that you...

That's a good looking bike. Interesting that you find the frame whippy. Ishiwata 022 has the same specs as Columbus SP (0.9/0.6) and that is what is typically spec'd for larger frames (or at least...
03-31-20, 06:37 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Those are all really good ideas. The SR Apex...

Those are all really good ideas.

The SR Apex that came on the bike has a 118 bcd. It's a very good crank but I want different gearing than the 52/40 rings that are on it. The SR Apex cranks came...
03-30-20, 09:35 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I'll be a naysayer here. I've run both older...

I'll be a naysayer here. I've run both older freewheels (almost exclusively suntour winners, new winners, and suntour indexing freewheels), somewhat more modern freewheels (I've used a lot of sachs...
03-30-20, 09:02 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I'll take the suntour RD.

I'll take the suntour RD.
03-30-20, 05:53 PM
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Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510 build

I picked up a 1979 Trek 510 a few years ago and I figured it was time to get it on the road. This is a crazy time with the coronavirus. It just feels good to hang out in my shop, put on some tunes,...
03-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bikemig

Reading the ad was good for a laugh. Who knew...

Reading the ad was good for a laugh. Who knew that the derailleur is a device used to change gears? Who knew that Campagnolo was a famous Italian bicycle parts manufacturer? The stuff you learn...
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Posted By bikemig

Some of these forks were safe, some were not. ...

Some of these forks were safe, some were not.

https://viscount-lambert-bikes.blogspot.com/2011/03/about-those-lambert-viscount-death.html

It's easy enough to find a steel chrome fork to...
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Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this. I ride my Dad's old bike regularly.

+ 1 on this. I ride my Dad's old bike regularly.
03-30-20, 12:21 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Great bike and great deal at $20. Plus I'm...

Great bike and great deal at $20. Plus I'm digging the green; a very classic color especially for a touring bike.
03-30-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By bikemig

No, it was a 54 and I sold it. It was a repaint...

No, it was a 54 and I sold it. It was a repaint but likely 3 main tubes Reynolds.
03-30-20, 09:03 AM
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Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510 parts bin build

I picked up a 1979 Trek 510 a while back. It's a great bike with a full Ishiwata 022 frameset. The bike was low temp silver brazed. The bike was in good shape. It's time to build it up. I'll keep the...
03-30-20, 08:56 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Is this a fast bike? :) Sorry I couldn't...

Is this a fast bike? :)

Sorry I couldn't resist. Ik kann ein betje Nederlands praten.
03-30-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By bikemig

That is a fine weight for a bike with "only" 3...

That is a fine weight for a bike with "only" 3 main tubes Reynolds and a leather saddle (granted with the cut away it's on the light side for a leather saddle).

That bike looks great. Nice job.
03-29-20, 02:47 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Views: 231
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.
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Views: 306
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, 08:35 AM
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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
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Views: 458
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
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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...
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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
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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
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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, 06:56 AM
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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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03-27-20, 02:51 PM
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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
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Posted By bikemig

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.

Looking forward to seeing real pics of the bikes.
03-26-20, 12:12 PM
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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
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Views: 2,131
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: 35
Views: 939
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
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Views: 2,709
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
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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
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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: 19
Views: 480
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
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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...
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Views: 1,383
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, ;)
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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
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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
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Views: 678
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
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Views: 781
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.
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03-22-20, 07:31 PM
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Views: 196
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
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Views: 255
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
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Views: 330
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
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Views: 428
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
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Views: 255
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: 84
Views: 2,709
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!
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