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07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,396
Posted By noobinsf

Beautiful bike! It must feel gratifying to have...

Beautiful bike! It must feel gratifying to have it up and running after so much effort.
07-10-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By noobinsf

I like centerpulls. Get it on the road first,...

I like centerpulls. Get it on the road first, then look for something else if you want to...

EDIT: Pics, please!
07-09-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By noobinsf

Yuko Cold Forged, a Japanese firm. I'm curious to...

Yuko Cold Forged, a Japanese firm. I'm curious to see the frame!
...
07-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By noobinsf

This page suggests you should be able to get to a...

This page suggests you should be able to get to a 28-tooth large cog, and the 26-tooth chain wrap should accommodate the 52-42 rings with 14-28 freewheel: VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano RD-1050,...
07-09-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By noobinsf

Also, there are quill adapters available, like...

Also, there are quill adapters available, like this one from Velo Orange: https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor
07-09-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By noobinsf

Quill stems are still readily available new, from...

Quill stems are still readily available new, from the cheapo Origin8 Classique to anything Nitto makes. Ebay always has Sakae or SR vintage stems that remain perfectly useful. Your quill will most...
07-09-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,117
Posted By noobinsf

Don't give up! Evaporust and light oil + brass...

Don't give up! Evaporust and light oil + brass wool + patience can transform rusty parts.
07-09-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By noobinsf

Maybe it's a technique to temper downhill speed....

Maybe it's a technique to temper downhill speed. Sort of like when Ferris Bueller tried to roll back the odometer by throwing it in reverse.
07-08-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,113
Posted By noobinsf

My wife recently had a sports equipment...

My wife recently had a sports equipment reimbursement program through her work, and she asked me, "What would your dream bike be for x?" She was shocked when I told her a dream bike for me would...
07-08-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By noobinsf

Excellent group in good shape... A great deal for...

Excellent group in good shape... A great deal for someone, considering these long cagers go for close to that amount alone on ebay. GLWS.
07-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By noobinsf

A couple of helpful images -- not mine, found...

A couple of helpful images -- not mine, found through Google:

On this one, the "limit adjusting screws":

https://bikesonrobson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/06-131-rear-derailleur.jpg


One...
07-07-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By noobinsf

Unfortunately, yes, I think the same. I have had...

Unfortunately, yes, I think the same. I have had good luck with a couple of purchases, but I've gone in with the understanding that it's somewhat of a crapshoot. I generally see these high volume...
07-07-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By noobinsf

I'd say keep it with the partial refund and try...

I'd say keep it with the partial refund and try to make it work. If it doesn't work for you, sell it for what you have out of pocket. It seems like the seller is doing what they can to make you whole...
07-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,427
Posted By noobinsf

rch427 , I agree with this comment -- here's...

rch427 , I agree with this comment -- here's hoping the seller mis-measured and you got lucky with a frame larger than 55. That's a pretty frame.
07-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By noobinsf

Is there a washer missing, perhaps? I don’t know...

Is there a washer missing, perhaps? I don’t know this shifter, but you may be able to find something useful in Shimano tech docs, and then compare the parts you have vs a diagram.
...
07-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 427,551
Posted By noobinsf

Very nice! I love my '82 -- I paid a little less...

Very nice! I love my '82 -- I paid a little less than you did, but mine was in very rough shape and needed a good bit of refurbishing. I swapped out a bunch of original parts to suit me better, but I...
07-03-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By noobinsf

This kind of maintenance is often done without...

This kind of maintenance is often done without removing the fixed cup, but it ought to be cleaned while in place in that case. One other thing to double check— just make sure the bearing cages are...
07-03-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By noobinsf

Were the races smooth? If so, it’s just an...

Were the races smooth? If so, it’s just an adjustment issue — the adjustable cup needs to be backed out ever so slightly. It should feel smooth but have no play. Give that a shot if there was no...
07-01-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By noobinsf

The short version is that this is a very helpful...

The short version is that this is a very helpful forum, and it’s a very welcoming group when someone shows interest in these old bikes. This is unlikely to be a quick build if you want to keep it...
07-01-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By noobinsf

What year are the Gyro Masters? I also have a set...

What year are the Gyro Masters? I also have a set of GyroMasters, but they are loose ball. Not sure the year, havenít checked the date code.
07-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By noobinsf

Well, in defense of this practice, I know you...

Well, in defense of this practice, I know you know that older bikes that were destined for racing were built with wider tire clearances and more forgiving geometry than later more purpose-built race...
07-01-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By noobinsf

No experience with the rims, but the hubs are top...

No experience with the rims, but the hubs are top of the line for racers. I have an '81 set on my Univega, and they are very smooth. I remember reading somewhere that the bearing surfaces are softer...
07-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By noobinsf

My .002, I think bright yellow cotton tape,...

My .002, I think bright yellow cotton tape, yellow cable housing, and a black saddle would all work well together on that bike.
06-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By noobinsf

I love how it turned out!

I love how it turned out!
06-30-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By noobinsf

I think it's for a speedo. This pic from an...

I think it's for a speedo. This pic from an Amazon analog speedo listing has a similar piece that goes to the hub.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ra7QDitHL._AC_SL1001_.jpg
06-30-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By noobinsf

Sansin thingy on a Shimano hub and Shimano...

Sansin thingy on a Shimano hub and Shimano skewer? Yeah, I would just get rid of it. I have two sets of RX100 hubs, and both have the typical conical springs on their skewers.

As for function --...
06-30-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By noobinsf

It looks mid-70's Japanese, and the fork crown...

It looks mid-70's Japanese, and the fork crown looks to be a copy of a classic, pictured here (not my pic nor my Flickr account): https://www.flickr.com/photos/shu-sin/40879880214/in/photostream/
...
06-29-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,427
Posted By noobinsf

I agree with this. I'm just doing my best to be...

I agree with this. I'm just doing my best to be the enabler we all want this forum to be.
06-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,427
Posted By noobinsf

Also note, in my musings, I am not betting with...

Also note, in my musings, I am not betting with my time or money, so +grain of salt...
06-29-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,427
Posted By noobinsf

Well, not necessarily... You'll need to be able...

Well, not necessarily... You'll need to be able to mount the bike, make it go forward, and make it stop. I would bet that's enough to give you an idea if going full bore on a period-correct build is...
06-29-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,427
Posted By noobinsf

Heck, that's my size. Buy it, and if it doesn't...

Heck, that's my size. Buy it, and if it doesn't work out, sell it to me...

I'm only kinda joking. 6'2" is unlikely to work with a 55cm frame, but if this is something you really want to try, then...
06-29-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By noobinsf

Quick google search, a different forum suggested...

Quick google search, a different forum suggested maybe front hub cones are loose with this type of symptom (not specific to Miyata). That would be worth checking, and would take a few seconds to fix...
06-29-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By noobinsf

Ebay France always has an abundance of listings,...

Ebay France always has an abundance of listings, or Ebay US. You can search for things like "french thread pedals" or "pedales 14 1.25," (with and without decimal, denoting the thread pitch).
06-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By noobinsf

Brewsmith , did you see the reply above?

Brewsmith , did you see the reply above?
06-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By noobinsf

Hereís an update, fully functional but awaiting...

Hereís an update, fully functional but awaiting cable trimming and fenders. Pretty happy with the progress so far. Other than saddle, Albatross handlebars, and consumables, everything is original, so...
06-23-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,273
Posted By noobinsf

The 10-post requirement is to filter out spam...

The 10-post requirement is to filter out spam bots. Spend a little time to say hi and comment on other threads and you’ll reach 10 posts quickly. Then, you can start a new thread with plenty of...
06-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By noobinsf

You're probably right about it being water, or...

You're probably right about it being water, or more likely sweat, under the cable. I agree that it's very minor and will easy to clean up with Evaporust.
06-22-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By noobinsf

Sought after and NOS, unopened? Seems about...

Sought after and NOS, unopened? Seems about right, actually. Will prob sit for a bit and then sell at close to asking.
06-19-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,438
Views: 559,632
Posted By noobinsf

Nitto Albatross! ...

Nitto Albatross!


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06-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By noobinsf

Looking at a pic of the XC, it looks similar to...

Looking at a pic of the XC, it looks similar to the attachment of the Cyclone MK ii or LePree. Look at post 18 here:...
06-19-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By noobinsf

Forgot to mention that to remove the cage, I...

Forgot to mention that to remove the cage, I simply had to remove the cage stop screw and unspool the cage spring. It popped right off.
06-19-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By noobinsf

At least you get the free water bottle this...

At least you get the free water bottle this weekend...
06-19-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By noobinsf

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/a93714ad_8dc5_49e6_a1a3_74b17c7b7ac9_7d29deb670df7f1fb50b1791e3e72de5d06b66bb.jpeg
Notice how the right side of the spring tapers, so...
06-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By noobinsf

Suntour XC Comp rear mech internals

I just overhauled an XC Comp rear derailleur from 1991 and thought it could be a useful reference for someone.

...
06-19-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By noobinsf

Great -- if you can live with the 14-tooth small...

Great -- if you can live with the 14-tooth small cog, it's a much easier range to find.
06-19-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By noobinsf

Shoot, it's 80mm from center of bolt to center of...

Shoot, it's 80mm from center of bolt to center of clamp. Never mind...
06-19-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By noobinsf

I may have something -- will check and let you...

I may have something -- will check and let you know.
06-18-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 964
Posted By noobinsf

You may want to post a picture of the full frame...

You may want to post a picture of the full frame in profile. Nice job on the detail shots. Maybe also show the lug points behind the head tube.
06-18-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By noobinsf

The bottom bracket is more than likely French...

The bottom bracket is more than likely French threaded, so you would have limited options for a sealed cartridge BB. Velo Orange makes a range of spindle lengths, and it will depend on your crankset,...
06-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By noobinsf

I try to mention it to the self-selecting group...

I try to mention it to the self-selecting group who join this forum and ask where to look for parts, but outside this forum, I don't know of too many live humans who would be interested in the sales...
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