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04-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By bikemig

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as...

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as well. Nice job fixing it up.
04-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By bikemig

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right? ...

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right?

Wait you broke the fixed cup removing it? I'm impressed.
:beer:
04-13-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By bikemig

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I...

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I thought (and still think) that the Avocet touring models 1 and 2 as well as the racing models are very good. But saddles are one thing we can all disagree...
04-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you...

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you grief over the mix of parts. A lot of posters here do that from time to time especially when the bike is a rider and not a museum piece.
04-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By bikemig

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they...

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they can be swapped out but those Mafacs look pretty old.

These look like the early ones from the 50s:

VeloBase.com - Component: MAFAC Racer (first...
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By bikemig

Not a knock on the bike but I think most vintage...

Not a knock on the bike but I think most vintage MTB collectors like the rigid bikes better. And if you're looking for an offroad bike, this is an area where the technology has moved on.
04-12-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 594,612
Posted By bikemig

Is this a 46 cm or a 49? If 18, this is a 46?...

Is this a 46 cm or a 49? If 18, this is a 46? What size bike do you ride?
04-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed the letters to the editor (Lambert...

I enjoyed the letters to the editor (Lambert death fork, chrome plating a PX 10, and cotters). Everytime I see an ad for a skid lid, I think I'd like to have one to mount on the wall of my work room....
04-11-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By bikemig

I like it but it looks radically modern compared...

I like it but it looks radically modern compared to your other bikes, ;)
04-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By bikemig

I like finding old bikes like this with all...

I like finding old bikes like this with all original components as well. I likely would have bought this bike had it been local to me as well. Most of the old French parts are pretty good but the...
04-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

That's neat. I didn't know that. I happen to like...

That's neat. I didn't know that. I happen to like them for the same reasons you do. I have a 70s bike that came stock with them--a Sekine SHS 271--and I think they're swell.
04-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By bikemig

I like the energy being put into this project....

I like the energy being put into this project. The super mirage is a good bike. I used one as a touring bike. It has good neutral handling.

Two things: (1) I agree with SurferRosa that you should...
04-11-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

Calling mstateglfr , he's local and it's his size...

Calling mstateglfr , he's local and it's his size but I doubt he needs another old bike, ;)

This is a very pretty bike. I like the "safety" brake levers which I imagine are original to the bike...
04-10-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By bikemig

Neat thread. Is that a 26.0 seatpost? A bike that...

Neat thread. Is that a 26.0 seatpost? A bike that has made its rounds like this via bikeforums members and clearly had an original owner who knew and loved bikes deserves a good home.
Replies: 31
Views: 2,532
Posted By bikemig

The Iowa randonneurs do rides near you as well if...

The Iowa randonneurs do rides near you as well if you're looking for other routes/rides.

I'm getting a late start this year but I need to start logging some miles as well.
04-10-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By bikemig

You may be able to find a later Peugeot with a...

You may be able to find a later Peugeot with a stronglight 99 (86 bcd). They came stock on many UO 10s and UO 9s. You can swap out the crank and sell the bike. That can be cost effective if you have...
04-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By bikemig

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest...

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest long distance machines I have ever owned. I like the 3 water bottle cages. The bike is responsive and reasonably lightweight. And it handles superbly...
04-10-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 390,696
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UE 8, UO 10 kick

I've been on a Peugeot U series kick lately. I've always liked these bikes. My first tour was on a Peugeot UO 10 I bought in London and used to tour the UK and the continent. They have a long wheel...
Forum: For Sale
04-10-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By bikemig

Very nice bike. You're local to me so I'm glad...

Very nice bike. You're local to me so I'm glad it's not my size. You may want to post this in the C&V for sale forum as well.
04-10-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By bikemig

The lack of a headbadge would drive me a bit nuts...

The lack of a headbadge would drive me a bit nuts but this bike calls for a home brewed one since this looks like a pub bike.

The most valuable piece on that bike may be that longish French stem;...
04-09-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By bikemig

700 x 38c gives your a circumference of 2192 mm ...

700 x 38c gives your a circumference of 2192 mm

650b x 50c gives you a circumference 2149 mm

https://www.bikecalc.com/wheel_size_math

For what it's worth, Heine likes 650b better when...
04-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By bikemig

You might want to look for a 1970s 25 inch...

You might want to look for a 1970s 25 inch Motobecane Grand Record. They came stock with 27 inch wheels, center pull brakes, and lots of clearance. They can take a really fat tire if running 700c.
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04-09-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you on why you really want fat tires but...

I'm with you on why you really want fat tires but I think 650b is likely the way to go especially with that '79 Trek 510. It's a fine 650b candidate. I'm running 700 x 35c tires with room to spare on...
04-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

Easy to adjust, quality seatpost. GLWS.

Easy to adjust, quality seatpost. GLWS.
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By bikemig

Good deal at $10 for that Schwinn brake and...

Good deal at $10 for that Schwinn brake and derailleur kit. I'm buying but I'm leaving the red jagwire housing. I have too much of it from an earlier project.

Good advice. We'll see how much that...
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By bikemig

I would have pegged this as a $150 bike pre...

I would have pegged this as a $150 bike pre Covid. I'm surprised that it isn't worth more than that today. Unless that lovely high arching brake cable housing just drags down the price? ;)
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UO 10 Late 70s

I plan on selling this late 70s Peugeot UO 10 I just finished rebuilding. I'll likely replace the Ideale 39 saddle but that won't impact the value of the bike. The bike has been overhauled and all...
04-08-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 390,696
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UO 10

I just finished rebuilding this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. The bike has been overhauled and the consumables replaced. The bike weighs 26.5 lbs which isn't bad for a hi tensile steel bike with a leather...
04-08-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UO 10 late 70s

I just rebuilt this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. All the bearings have been overhauled, new cables, and the consumables have been replaced.
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04-08-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

Cheapest way to build a bike is to find a parts...

Cheapest way to build a bike is to find a parts donor. That is a good platform for your project.
04-08-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By bikemig

There is no way to tell what size seatpost this...

There is no way to tell what size seatpost this is unless you know the model and year and someone here has the same bike. It can be difficult to tell seat post size even with calipers. Take it to a...
04-07-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

That's a great question. Thinking through the...

That's a great question. Thinking through the build is half the fun. One thing I always try to do is to keep some of the parts that came on the bike if I can. So I'll recycle that Stronglight 99...
04-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By bikemig

You're asking the right question. The problem is...

You're asking the right question. The problem is that the answer is mainly trial and (expensive) error. Maybe someone here has had success with this combo. Alternatively find a set of quality vintage...
04-07-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

Frame and headset install

I've taken the bike down to the frame so I can clean and touch it up. It looks good in the pics and will clean up nicely but it has its share of scratches I'll need to deal with. The chrome is in...
04-07-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

Catalog Specs

One neat thing about the Mercier 300 is that the catalogs are available on the internet.
...
04-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

Mercier 300 Build Thread

I've had this Mercier 300 in the build queue for a while and decided it was time to build it up. The paint is a striking kelly green. The bike is in very decent shape cosmetically but it will need a...
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By bikemig

Yes, there is a very active for sale forum in the...

Yes, there is a very active for sale forum in the classic and vintage section. You won't get top dollar for them here but you'll get a fair price and you won't have to deal with any eBay fees.
...
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By bikemig

Probably the best way to sell them is to join BF...

Probably the best way to sell them is to join BF which in expensive and list them in the C&V for sale forum. You can search eBay sold listings to get an idea of value. You'll have to price them here...
04-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By bikemig

Love the tubing sticker: guaranteed built with...

Love the tubing sticker: guaranteed built with duralite high strength steel. Yeah it not light and it's not durable but it is a Huffy.
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikemig

The asking price of $200 isn't terrible. This is...

The asking price of $200 isn't terrible. This is a good bike. It looks to be in good shape. And prices have gone up due to the pandemic (supply is down, demand is up).

Does the bike fit you? That...
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't waste my time with that seller. A...

I wouldn't waste my time with that seller. A seller who starts off in crazy town on the price is unlikely to budge. This level of Schwinn bike will show up at a reasonable price sooner rather than...
04-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By bikemig

Let's hope this thread doesn't get derailleured...

Let's hope this thread doesn't get derailleured by some poster who doesn't understand why people sometimes refer to hi tensile steel as gas pipe tubing, ;)
04-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By bikemig

I've had this 70s UE 8 sitting around too long....

I've had this 70s UE 8 sitting around too long. My plans are to turn it into a commuter. I have the parts on hand. This is the bike as found in the wild. I had a UO 8 that I turned into a commuter...
04-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By bikemig

I like this a lot. This popped up on a different...

I like this a lot. This popped up on a different forum as well. The photographer rides an old school steel bike with mudguards so he gets style points for the bike. But there are no good shots of the...
04-06-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 797,838
Posted By bikemig

Nice job. There is something very neat about...

Nice job. There is something very neat about vintage mixtes. I could use one but they are not easy to find in 23 inch. Are those plastic brake levers worth anything? The ones I've seen are plastic...
04-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful but we need some close ups of the bike!...

Beautiful but we need some close ups of the bike! At least he’s riding an old school steel bike with mudguards :thumb:
04-05-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By bikemig

Someone else asked a similar question regarding...

Someone else asked a similar question regarding Campy Record hi flange hubs and whether to cut them out or not. If you set the price at or above the price of the hubs and charge shipping, you come...
Replies: 33
Views: 735
Posted By bikemig

If you sell the wheels for at least what the hubs...

If you sell the wheels for at least what the hubs are worth with the buyer paying shipping, both you and the buyer come out ahead. The buyer gets wheels at an attractive price and you save the labor...
04-05-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bikemig

Old and quite likely French. The seat stays...

Old and quite likely French. The seat stays remind me of a Gitane. Stronglight 99 crank, Phil Wood hubs, mafac brakes. A picture of the drive side would be a big help. Likely a repaint by the looks...
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