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08-22-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 896
Posted By fliplap

Vintage mini tour: Koga Miyata meets Rocky Mountains

Some time ago I came across this helpful cycling map of Colorado (http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike#legend) and thought I should make some time for a short tour, being as though Colorado is a...
08-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,266
Posted By Kdogbikes

My neighbors are runners. And bike riders. And...

My neighbors are runners. And bike riders. And know I enjoy a good old bike. So today on an after work run, a bike was spotted near the tree lawn. Stopped by and told me about it and the rest...
08-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,239
Posted By 2Fer

1981 Miyata 1000 58cm

Very Informative thread, and a nice group of photos! Here’s my 58cm 1000 that I’ve customized to fit my riding style here in the Pacific Northwest. I bought if from the original owner, and swapped...
08-19-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21,100
Views: 2,084,860
Posted By ascherer

This weekend my daughter and I took a...

This weekend my daughter and I took a dad/daughter trip to NY/Massachusetts/VT. She really doesn't ride, but I brought my 66 and my wife's 74 Sports and we slow rolled about 8 miles on the...
08-19-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,852
Posted By merziac

If the BB is actually cracked it should be...

If the BB is actually cracked it should be detectable from the inside, BB R+R would be easier than paint hack. ;)
08-19-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,975
Posted By riverdrifter

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service...

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service BB, all new cables, dual Blackburn SS bottle cages, front rack, and panniers.
...
08-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By noglider

Saturday, I participated in an event called Bike...

Saturday, I participated in an event called Bike East, run by an advocate called The Brown Bike Girl (https://thebrownbikegirl.com/). She brings cycling to folks in underserved neighborhoods, who...
08-19-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7,183
Views: 620,981
Posted By RobbieTunes

OK, I'm completely confused by what is going on...

OK, I'm completely confused by what is going on there.
08-19-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By RobbieTunes

hodgykins conquers RAW

I had the privilege this weekend to spend some time with @hodgykins. Namely a lot of time on Saturday, like most of the time from 3:45 am to last call at 12:25 am Sunday....

During most of that...
08-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Drillium Dude

Met up with SurferRosa for about 50 miles of...

Met up with SurferRosa for about 50 miles of trail and road riding down to Seward park and back. Incorporated two different bike trails, a number of quiet backstreets and I even stopped at his place...
08-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,825
Posted By Prowler

Well, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Kits ready,...

Well, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Kits ready, gear sorted and packed, food bundled, all checklists checked off. I'm, physically, as strong as I've been in years. The forecast looks fine for late...
08-17-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,239
Posted By bargo68

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-17-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Drillium Dude

Today marked 7 days straight taking the new...

Today marked 7 days straight taking the new Bianchi out for various rides. I rode down to the Arboretum on Friday and today circumnavigated Lake Sammamish. Going to get together with SurferRosa...
08-16-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By mstateglfr

Lemond1985- How dare you disparage splatter...

Lemond1985- How dare you disparage splatter paint! Splatter shall go down as the greatest trend in bike paint ever. Ever!


On an actually serious note- the OP's bike is super neat and a heck...
08-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 84,269
Posted By SurferRosa

Picked up a Motobécane Le Champion today. I...

Picked up a Motobécane Le Champion today. I think it's a '79 with the bottle bosses and campy drops front and rear. Here's the craigs ad pic:

https://i.imgur.com/Pk8HAnO.jpg

Too tall for me,...
08-13-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

My 1983 GT. Vitus 888 frame. Great riding bike. ...

My 1983 GT. Vitus 888 frame. Great riding bike.

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08-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By gugie

Dave is a damn fine fellow and would be even if...

Dave is a damn fine fellow and would be even if he didn't volunteer. When I grow up and retire, I'd like to be like Dave.
08-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By BigChief

Here's mine. Tall frame. This is a very old...

Here's mine. Tall frame. This is a very old picture. I really should get around to taking a new one since the camera built in to my phone is 10 times better than my first digital camera that I used...
08-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By camjr

My 1976 GT is a great ride. My father bought it...

My 1976 GT is a great ride. My father bought it new, and I resurrected it about a little over a year ago after it had been hanging from ceiling hooks since 1982. I appreciate the bike for both the...
08-13-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By cycleheimer

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The...

I was never a big fan of French road bikes. The Moto GT changed that for me. Like Ryansu's, mine is a '78. Great riding bike, and it doesn't wear me out me out on 40 to 50 mile rides. It is also...
08-13-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By BigChief

The steering is quick. Great for dodging...

The steering is quick. Great for dodging potholes. I do think the ride is a bit more harsh than other touring bikes. ryansu has the right idea with the sprung Brooks saddle. Very pretty bike. The big...
08-12-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yours is a very classy looking bike. Now that I...

Yours is a very classy looking bike. Now that I think about it, I've felt that way about most Motobecane bikes I've seen over the years. Thanks for posting!
08-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 786
Posted By bikemig

I built a bike for winter commuting a few years...

I built a bike for winter commuting a few years back--a Bridgestone BB 1. I found the frame for $15 and built the bike up with parts on hand (cantilevers, 26 x 2.0 studded tires, 2 x 6 gearing, rack,...
08-12-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Andy_K

I heard today on the radio that Portland airport...

I heard today on the radio that Portland airport had more rain on Saturday than it's had in any 24 hour period this year and that one day was over the usual average rainfall for the entire month of...
08-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Drillium Dude

After getting the Bianchi's rear triangle sorted...

After getting the Bianchi's rear triangle sorted out Friday evening, Andy_K and I headed out for a test ride along the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Saturday morning. The Bianchi...
08-10-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,678
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm finally back from Portland and a visit to ...

I'm finally back from Portland and a visit to gugie's Atelier along with a ride along the Gorge with Andy_K. I have a couple bike pics and lots of scenery pics to download/edit tonight, and...
08-09-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Vonruden

I see northbend still got it, tackling those...

I see northbend still got it, tackling those hills. Us flatlanders need to settle for sunset pics. :)
...
08-07-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By DQRider

Cannon Valley Trail

Sunday morning was a special treat; I drove down to Cannon Falls to ride the Cannon Valley Trail. Starting in Cannon Falls rather than Redwing gave me the opportunity to begin and end my ride at...
08-06-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,171
Posted By Salubrious

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the Banff Springs Hotel, just prior to the trailhead for the Tour Divide....
08-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I took the 720 It is noodly. 😄😄 The 720...

I took the 720
It is noodly. 😄😄

The 720 had 1 1/4 tires and fenders, and it had been gone over most recently, plus I wanted to try out the famed grande dame of touring bikes.

I started with...
08-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By TenGrainBread

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on...

LHT is a nice touring bike but spending $1300 on a new touring bike when there is an abundance of cheap and capable vintage tourers and mountain bikes around is beyond me.
08-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By mmcc73

GAP and C&O Trail - C&V Style

My 13 year old son and I just finished the GAP and C&O Trail, which took us 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. I rode a mid 70s Dawes Galaxy, and he rode a mid 80s Trek 400.

Here are a...
08-04-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By Drillium Dude

Rode down to Stan Sayres Memorial Park to watch...

Rode down to Stan Sayres Memorial Park to watch the Seattle Seafair hydroplane races. Haven't seen them on Lake Washington since I was a kid. They even had some vintage boats out, too. Got in free of...
08-03-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By chico81

It’s done!

Just finished the restore :) it turned out quite nice! But, it’s just too small for me so I will probably just end up selling it :(
...
08-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By DQRider

More from My Morning Commute

I can't believe how nice it has been this week. I rode, Every. Single. Day. Leaving early allows me to explore and find new angles to photograph, and I arrive at work invigorated. Here are a couple...
08-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By robertj298

Small town touring on the new Miyata

Small towns are great for biking.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1760x2000/20190802_195829_984a55ba96eff26275e884a03440d5954641d044.jpg
08-02-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,975
Posted By Hobbiano

I like the Park tool tutorials. Here's one that...

I like the Park tool tutorials. Here's one that should work, even though it is for indexed shifting, That shouldn't matter.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment
08-01-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,219
Posted By ollo_ollo

Thanks for the memory. West Seattle Library was...

Thanks for the memory. West Seattle Library was a favorite of ours too back in the 60's-70's. Although I often politely thanked the staff for their concern, but yes, Megan is allowed to read any...
08-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,927
Posted By squirtdad

you had to bring up spam..... but IMHO there is...

you had to bring up spam..... but IMHO there is one and only one way to eat spam spam musubi

https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/musubi/
...
07-31-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By iab

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino...

Only rode it once, no bears. Then I rode Cino Heroica, do that route, most excellent. Stop at Lake McDonald Lodge, it's pretty neat inside. Temp change was maybe 10-15 degrees. I rode 27s, but it...
07-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,938
Posted By Murray Missile

I weakened, Big Bird is staying, I enjoy riding...

I weakened, Big Bird is staying, I enjoy riding it too much and I know I would regret selling it. But, the purge will continue.

The guy that bought the Espree talked to me yesterday to tell me...
07-28-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,642
Views: 579,920
Posted By SB_Greg

This one came a long way. ...

This one came a long way.

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07-26-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By 3speedslow

#Standwithnoglider...

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07-26-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,239
Posted By BikeWonder

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07-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,228
Posted By DQRider

My New Ride To Work

I finally escaped my crappy job in Shakopee, which was 30 traffic-snarled miles away. Now I work in a very cool place only 2.5 miles down the hill from my house, for better money and a far better...
07-24-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7,036
Views: 715,210
Posted By jimmuller

"We have top men working on this. Top...

"We have top men working on this. Top men."
07-23-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By jamesdak

30 year ago today....the man, the myth, the legend!

Am I the only one that still get's stoked over Greg's amazing 8 second win that happened so long ago now? It's been exactly 30 years.
...
07-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,975
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the...

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the hubs this week, then the headset and BB.
07-20-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,004
Posted By northbend

Field Note 14 I am reaching the end of my bike...

Field Note 14
I am reaching the end of my bike ride soon. Just a few more days actually. Since my last note, I've ridden through Idaho following the Lochsa and Clearwater rivers through some very...
07-20-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,004
Posted By northbend

Field Note 12 Rocky Mountain High. It's for...

Field Note 12

Rocky Mountain High. It's for real.

Maybe it's the altitude that intensifies the experience. Try drinking a couple of double IPAs at 9000 feet and you'll know what I mean.
...
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