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07-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By bikemig

The catalogs are online and have this...

The catalogs are online and have this information. But yes it should be 130 mm. My '93 is. No big deal to spread it.

But why are you buying 650b wheels? I know they're trendy but you'll likely be...
07-13-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By bikemig

I do ride vintage MTBs. 18 inch is quite likely...

I do ride vintage MTBs. 18 inch is quite likely too small. I'd look for a 20 inch MTB frame.
Forum: Introductions
07-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By bikemig

Welcome, there's great riding in Iowa and this is...

Welcome, there's great riding in Iowa and this is a good place to ask some questions about your bike
07-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By bikemig

There are some great threads here on that, like...

There are some great threads here on that, like this

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1028341-why-hate-shimano-600-arabesque.html

The Shimano FC 6207 was out by the mid 80s though and...
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By bikemig

I would recomment starting a new thread on the...

I would recomment starting a new thread on the C&V valuation forum saying you are looking for a bike. You'll need to list your location and the size bike you are looking for. The posters will help...
07-11-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By bikemig

If the price is right and you're willing to put...

If the price is right and you're willing to put some work into this, it will make a fine commuter. The rack and the fenders on this are pretty good. There is also clearance for large volume tires (27...
07-11-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By bikemig

I have a '93 XO 2. B'stone did not sell a RB T in...

I have a '93 XO 2. B'stone did not sell a RB T in '93 and the XO 2 was the replacement but with 26 inch wheels. It is my favorite long distance bike. I built mine up with 3 x 8 brifters but I really...
07-10-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By bikemig

Centerpulls will look right on this bike.

Centerpulls will look right on this bike.
Forum: Introductions
07-10-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By bikemig

Welcome. You’ll want to check out Classic and...

Welcome. You’ll want to check out Classic and vintage.
07-10-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

Right, the design is solid. The problem was...

Right, the design is solid. The problem was locating the u brake on the chainstay. I like the brakes.
07-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By bikemig

I'd keep the International unless it's my size in...

I'd keep the International unless it's my size in which case I'll save you a tough choice by taking it off your hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By bikemig

That's a heck of a ride. McDonald's need to hire...

That's a heck of a ride. McDonald's need to hire her as a spokeswoman.
07-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 200
Posted By bikemig

That's a heck of a nice job. Evapo rust is great...

That's a heck of a nice job. Evapo rust is great stuff.
07-10-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 200
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. I’d strip it down to the frame ASAP to...

Cool bike. I’d strip it down to the frame ASAP to get on top of the rust issues. The parts look good though.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By bikemig

Both posts 2 and 3 are right. You may want...

Both posts 2 and 3 are right. You may want something different than a racing bike for a NYC commuter.
07-10-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

I ended up having to replace the rear u brake. I...

I ended up having to replace the rear u brake. I couldn't get the tension right and I didn't want this to fail down the road. I bought a black ops rear u-brake mainly because it was available...
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By bikemig

Fair enough if all you care about is that the...

Fair enough if all you care about is that the bike is new in a box, then sure nothing else will really compare to that.
07-09-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By bikemig

"Modern" simplex drop outs are tapped and have a...

"Modern" simplex drop outs are tapped and have a stop so you can run a simplex RD or pretty much anything else.
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By bikemig

Does the bike have a reynolds 531 sticker? ...

Does the bike have a reynolds 531 sticker?

Does it look like this?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/624478-531-ted-williams-free-spirit-puch.html
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By bikemig

There's nothing that special about an old bike...

There's nothing that special about an old bike that is new in a box. You will still need to overhaul it to get it running. For that price, you can get a better quality bike.

Here is a 64 cm...
07-09-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,479
Posted By bikemig

There is a lot of good advice in this post. There...

There is a lot of good advice in this post. There is a lot to be said for fat, high quality tires. I like my '93 XO 2 for long rides as I run 26 x 1.75 tires on it.
07-09-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By bikemig

What is the reach on the superbe brakes?

What is the reach on the superbe brakes?
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By bikemig

I have an '85 Cannondale ST 400. It's one of the...

I have an '85 Cannondale ST 400. It's one of the best riding bikes I own.
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By bikemig

$100 is a decent price on that bike. It has...

$100 is a decent price on that bike. It has decent alloy components (rims and crank). I believe the Nervar crank does not require a special removal tool. Plus bike prices are up with the pandemic.
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By bikemig

That is a crazy price given the alternatives even...

That is a crazy price given the alternatives even during a pandemic that has pushed up the prices of used bikes. If you want to spend that much money, you can find a better bike than this.
07-08-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By bikemig

Someone will buy this bike; is it 130 mm (or 128...

Someone will buy this bike; is it 130 mm (or 128 mm) in the rear?
07-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By bikemig

It might be tough getting this at 22 lbs given...

It might be tough getting this at 22 lbs given the frame tubing and rims. It's a fine bike but not designed to be a lightweight.
07-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,479
Posted By bikemig

Yep sure looks the same. But the ST 500 and 400...

Yep sure looks the same. But the ST 500 and 400 in '85 were the same frames I think but the parts were different. If yours came stock with Shimano 600, it's an ST 400. Mine did.
07-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,479
Posted By bikemig

Well north of NYC has some of the finest cycling,...

Well north of NYC has some of the finest cycling, IMO, in the US. And it's got some serious hills, as well as some smaller mountains, to climb as well.

I'm building my 1979 Trek 510. I haven't...
07-06-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,479
Posted By bikemig

The 1985 Cannondale ST 500 has 3 water bottles....

The 1985 Cannondale ST 500 has 3 water bottles. It has a long wheelbase and long chainstays which was common on 80s era touring bikes but it rides more like a racing bike because the aluminum frame...
07-06-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,430
Posted By bikemig

You're talking about the Zefal steel cage? I've...

You're talking about the Zefal steel cage? I've read some so so reviews of it but I may try it. The VO retro cage also works well and is around the same price.
07-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By bikemig

UO 14 nice bike, end of the line for the UO...

UO 14

nice bike, end of the line for the UO 8; 9; and 10

its a sturdy bike, good lock up bike, decent tourer with the strong light 99 crank as well
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By bikemig

I’d pick up a suntour rd and fd for the bike and...

I’d pick up a suntour rd and fd for the bike and sell the huret derailleurs separately
06-29-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By bikemig

That's a very cool bike. If running a TA triple,...

That's a very cool bike. If running a TA triple, why not find TA british threaded bottom bracket cups with the right spindle (the spindle will be marked 374 and the length is 123.5)? Those tend to...
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By bikemig

We can't help you with prices without links to...

We can't help you with prices without links to the ads; condition really matters in valuation. Those prices are high especially for the Gitane. Raleighs tend to be pricey as are British bikes in...
06-29-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,676
Posted By bikemig

This is simply not true. Trump has no idea what...

This is simply not true. Trump has no idea what the problem is and no idea what the solution is. The the US of A has significantly worst health results due to the pandemic than other advanced...
06-29-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By bikemig

You will want to post this in the C&V forum where...

You will want to post this in the C&V forum where people ride and fix up old bikes. Personally I'd get an International.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By bikemig

I am sorry to hear the news. My father passed...

I am sorry to hear the news. My father passed away 2 years ago. I still have his old bike and ride it from time to time. Right now this is tough but over time the good memories will help sustain you.
06-29-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,676
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. Time to put this poster on the ignore list.

+ 1. Time to put this poster on the ignore list.
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By bikemig

pre pandemic, $75 would have been a reasonable...

pre pandemic, $75 would have been a reasonable price for this bike. Bikes have gone up in price so this may be worth more but this is not a particularly valuable bike and it has a lot of lower end...
06-29-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I've been wondering how to measure the reach...

Yeah I've been wondering how to measure the reach on a u brake. If I measure from the "center" of where the two arms cross, I get a reach of a bit over 90 mm. With caliper brakes you measure from the...
06-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,799
Posted By bikemig

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop...

Don't forget the really important stuff like shop posters, a small fridge, and a music system.
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By bikemig

If you are referring to your posts on this...

If you are referring to your posts on this thread, it's good of you to say that.

If, on the other hand, you are referring to the OP's decision to buy the bike to sell, you might just want to think...
06-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, I read it before you posted it. I'm a...

Oh yeah, I read it before you posted it. I'm a bit of a news junkie and the Covid 19 stuff is both horrifying and fascinating. Still the failure of the US to come up with a coherent response is...
06-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By bikemig

That's one reason why I like 60s and 70s era...

That's one reason why I like 60s and 70s era bikes with center pull brakes; they typically have a crazy amount of tire clearance.
06-29-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

Oops, I should have used google first, :o ...

Oops, I should have used google first, :o

Thank you for this post. The brakes worked perfectly before though (I've had the bike for a few years) and the tension proved insufficient when I fixed...
06-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

Cool. That is one possible solution. Do you...

Cool. That is one possible solution.

Do you know the reach on this? Or have you installed this on a MTB with a u brake?

This is the manufacturer's site on the u brake but it does not provide...
06-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By bikemig

Agreed these are not parts prone to failure so I...

Agreed these are not parts prone to failure so I need to do some homework on installing this correctly. These are a pita to work on but once they are dialed in, they are very reliable. It will make a...
06-29-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up. One of those front derailleurs came...

Nice pick up. One of those front derailleurs came stock on a 70s Sekine SHS 271 I picked up. It did a crummy job shifting. I picked up a second one used; it also did a crummy job. So I switched to a...
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By bikemig

Why not? It's not your bike, right? I would have...

Why not? It's not your bike, right? I would have done the drive if I needed a top end vintage MTB. I drove that far to pick up an early 90s specialized stumpjumper and I paid more than $25 for it.
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