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03-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By ryansu

Since the first of the year I have been doing...

Since the first of the year I have been doing Alternative day fasting and have dropped close to 30 pounds, the fasting part isn't fun but I eat well on feast days, I am never going to be a little...
03-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By ryansu

I have other places to worry about weight -...

I have other places to worry about weight - glances at waistline :lol:
03-20-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,092
Posted By ryansu

I am currently finishing a rebuild and have one...

I am currently finishing a rebuild and have one in the queue but they were all acquired last year, I will expect social distancing to be a thing for a while yet so I don't expect to sell anything in...
03-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By ryansu

I think you will like that Brooks Flyer

I think you will like that Brooks Flyer
03-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By ryansu

Nice Moto!! what model? I have a soft spot for...

Nice Moto!! what model? I have a soft spot for late 70s Motobecances....

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03-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,640
Posted By ryansu

Texas Flood by the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn...

Texas Flood by the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evjMjpd4PNM
03-20-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,109
Posted By ryansu

That is true for Trader Joes when I went at 2 pm...

That is true for Trader Joes when I went at 2 pm the paper shelves were bare but when I went at 9 am when they opened they had stock, I got that pro tip from a cashier
03-15-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By ryansu

Yes and it resulted in an apartment balcony chock...

Yes and it resulted in an apartment balcony chock full of bikes, frames and parts, now I am down to 3 bikes, 2 projects and 1 bike I will flip in the spring and a clean balcony! YMMV
03-15-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By ryansu

Had this issue on an a 89 Allez with 28s so I...

Had this issue on an a 89 Allez with 28s so I ended up buying 25s
03-15-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,109
Posted By ryansu

Murica! while we panic shop the shelves bare,...

Murica! while we panic shop the shelves bare, the Italians are singing from their balconies....sigh
03-15-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,109
Posted By ryansu

Wine is medicine right? from Friday run to TJs ...

Wine is medicine right? from Friday run to TJs

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03-06-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By ryansu

FWIW I have a 78 MB Grand Touring that came with...

FWIW I have a 78 MB Grand Touring that came with Grand Jubliee wheels of the same year- during the bike boom they tended to use what they had on hand. Enjoy your Moto GT

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02-19-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,420
Posted By ryansu

Something I have done is put an old sock around...

Something I have done is put an old sock around the bottle to cushion the stainless steel kleen kanteen from the stainless bottle cage. YMMV
02-14-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,262
Posted By ryansu

Yes I am sure that is why there is an entire...

Yes I am sure that is why there is an entire thread devoted to all the different types of 27 inch tires you can buy ........ but sure tell me how I can't get them anymore and I will just keep...
02-14-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,499
Posted By ryansu

Rock Hoppers are the bomb. I found this one last...

Rock Hoppers are the bomb. I found this one last year for $65 needing a bit of gear work and then did a tire swap to some nice plush city tires. Smooth ride
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02-13-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,499
Posted By ryansu

+15 on the Specialized Cross roads assuming it...

+15 on the Specialized Cross roads assuming it fits, a free bike that doesn't fit is no bargain
02-12-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 502
Posted By ryansu

According to the Miyata catalog ...

According to the Miyata catalog (https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html)my very similar 87 Miyata 112 had 52/42 chain rings and a 14-28 cassette which is why its on my trainer right...
02-12-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,569
Posted By ryansu

From Amazon if I am saving $$ I go with the Bell...

From Amazon if I am saving $$ I go with the Bell cable and housing kit if I want to spend more I do the nice Jagwire stuff and if I am going middle of the road I get the shift and brake kits from...
02-12-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,569
Posted By ryansu

I think I asked $200 for it and took $185 via FB...

I think I asked $200 for it and took $185 via FB marketplace at the tail end of summer. It had a full overhaul and new consumables I touched up and waxed the paint but its original, I paid about $100...
02-12-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,569
Posted By ryansu

I recommend a complete tear down and that means...

I recommend a complete tear down and that means overhauling all the bearings (wheels, headset and bb) One thing I will say is keep everything even if you plan to upgrade, When you get the bb out and...
02-12-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,569
Posted By ryansu

I would advise the following take LOTS of...

I would advise the following take LOTS of pictures BEFORE you tear it down - how the brakes, drive train and cables are routed and come together especially etc. I also use glad sandwich bags and a...
02-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By ryansu

considering that a replacement steel fork (chrome...

considering that a replacement steel fork (chrome 27" wheelsize...
02-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By ryansu

In this market I am glad you were able to get...

In this market I am glad you were able to get them to come down in price, although I still see people post Motobecane Mirages for $300 on CL (SMH) the market seem to be soft right now. Cool that you...
02-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,066
Views: 1,749,388
Posted By ryansu

Crappy roads we got but no cobbles and it was...

Crappy roads we got but no cobbles and it was only about 1 km back home so I didn't have to give it much time to calm down so I didn't get a face full of foam when I opened it.:D
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By ryansu

Fix it up and ride the heck out of it, worse case...

Fix it up and ride the heck out of it, worse case you can always part it out later. Bon Chance Mon Ami
02-08-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,240
Posted By ryansu

I use the Park cable cutter and on housing I tend...

I use the Park cable cutter and on housing I tend to follow up with a file and an Awl to smooth and ream out housing opening before attaching the ferrule.
02-08-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By ryansu

WizardOfBoz you know this is a 15 year old thread...

WizardOfBoz you know this is a 15 year old thread right?
02-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By ryansu

Not bad for $60, Clean it up and ride it allot

Not bad for $60, Clean it up and ride it allot
02-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 103,173
Posted By ryansu

Captain Dashboard!...

Captain Dashboard!...
02-08-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,066
Views: 1,749,388
Posted By ryansu

Yeah I was at the Pub/beer store lamenting that...

Yeah I was at the Pub/beer store lamenting that this bike had no racks when I remembered water bottle cages are not just for water....
02-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,066
Views: 1,749,388
Posted By ryansu

@Smokinapankake Trek called that color Sour...

@Smokinapankake Trek called that color Sour Grape and although I am not a Husky I do live in Seattle so its a great color for the locals
02-08-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By ryansu

Pic assist OP bike ...

Pic assist OP bike

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02-08-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By ryansu

Based on the pictures in post 4 I would agree...

Based on the pictures in post 4 I would agree that it looks very entry level however that is the perfect bike to learn some skills on, tearing the bike down, new grease on all the bearings,...
02-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7,066
Views: 1,749,388
Posted By ryansu

Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For...

Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For myself I usually have to restrain the urge to fill a cart with a bunch of new parts but as I have gotten (even) older I have started to slow down and...
02-08-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,021
Posted By ryansu

So for this bike you can start your day with...

So for this bike you can start your day with French press, a bit of green tea for mid-day and a nice Moka Pot expresso to finish the day :D Nicely done OP
02-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,640
Posted By ryansu

I have learned to be very careful with putting my...

I have learned to be very careful with putting my Allen wrenches back in their holder after every use or I will lose them!
02-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,193
Posted By ryansu

When I see old MTBs for sale and I see they have...

When I see old MTBs for sale and I see they have grip shifts that is almost an auto pass for me unless I really love the frame and want to take the time to swap to thumbies. Not that Trigger shifters...
02-05-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,420
Posted By ryansu

Looks like you picked up the Portage but the mid...

Looks like you picked up the Portage but the mid to late 80s is a sweet spot for touring bikes IMHO, In addition to the Raliegh and Miyata and Trek 520, 620, and 720 you have Schwinn, Nishiki,...
02-04-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By ryansu

Naval Jelly is nasty.... but it does the job! I...

Naval Jelly is nasty.... but it does the job! I have found I suck at paint matching so I am going to try the cheap paint matching at Lowes to see if it works out better. In the past I have used nail...
02-04-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By ryansu

I am intending to go to Lowes for a paint match...

I am intending to go to Lowes for a paint match for the 87 Trek 520 I am in the process of rebuilding, I have taken care of the rust and from another forum members account you can get a small batch...
02-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By ryansu

I might suggest going to a compact crank and...

I might suggest going to a compact crank and wider range FW in back- an FSA Vero (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003RLG92M/?coliid=I1Z0A1VIIDBKP5&colid=2YG3CXWDL62K7&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) can be...
02-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,050
Posted By ryansu

From decaying in the weeds to functional rideable...

From decaying in the weeds to functional rideable bike derusted touch up and built back up nice townie bike. Chaepeau Nubra !

I have used oxyalic acid and naval jelly but based on your results I...
02-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 14,451
Posted By ryansu

I don't have one currently - my tan one doesn't...

I don't have one currently - my tan one doesn't count - but long ago I over hauled a white UO-8
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02-01-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,594
Posted By ryansu

First of all good on ya for planning a cool bike...

First of all good on ya for planning a cool bike touring trip! 2nd that voyager should do fine assuming it fits. If it were me I would be sure do to a full overhaul including all bearings - new...
02-01-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,698
Posted By ryansu

On a black bike with gold decals -sure it looks...

On a black bike with gold decals -sure it looks very good although I did once go way overboard with red accents on an old Pug so take my opinion with a grain of salt

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01-31-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,462
Posted By ryansu

That must be why I go to warehouse sales at the...

That must be why I go to warehouse sales at the co-op and not bike shows, I come here for the people and the cool old steel, the rigid nitpicking not so much..
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01-31-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By ryansu

chrome 27" fork from Amazon...

chrome 27" fork from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Fenix-Steel-Fork-Threaded-Chrome/dp/B078DF2WMV/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=27%22+chrome+fork&qid=1580483963&sr=8-5) or one from the co-op if you...
01-30-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 241,645
Posted By ryansu

The Eiffel tower print in the background is very...

The Eiffel tower print in the background is very appropriate for working on an old Pug. Bon Chance mon ami
01-29-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By ryansu

RJ may also have a video on this BB too

RJ may also have a video on this BB too
01-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By ryansu

My understanding for going to a sealed unit is...

My understanding for going to a sealed unit is the following measure your current spindle length for reference but more importantly note the crank you are going to use and check the crank...
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