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07-03-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 268
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: 268
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: 32
Views: 703
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: 338
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: 274
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: 338
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: 603
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: 183
Posted By noobinsf

I love how it turned out!

I love how it turned out!
06-30-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 673
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: 29
Views: 673
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: 404
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/
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06-29-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,310
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: 73
Views: 1,310
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: 73
Views: 1,310
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: 73
Views: 1,310
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: 369
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: 347
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: 759
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: 1,878
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: 1,202
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: 305
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: 1,038
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: 6,411
Views: 552,719
Posted By noobinsf

Nitto Albatross! ...

Nitto Albatross!


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06-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
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: 152
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: 2,525
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: 152
Posted By noobinsf

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Notice how the right side of the spring tapers, so...
06-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
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.

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06-19-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
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: 306
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: 306
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: 938
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: 257
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: 499
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...
06-18-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By noobinsf

PSA: Free Soma "Further" bottle with $50+ purchase

Through this Sunday, get a free Soma Further bottle with a purchase of $50 or above through their website, https://www.somafabshop.com/.

I wouldn't make a fuss normally, but this is the one that...
06-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By noobinsf

What kind of freewheel? If you're a paying member...

What kind of freewheel? If you're a paying member (doesn't cost much), you could post a want-to-buy (WTB) ad in the classic/vintage sales section. Someone's bound to have something you could use....
06-18-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By noobinsf

When you can add pics after your ten posts, make...

When you can add pics after your ten posts, make sure to show the freewheel. It may not be as worn as you think, and can maybe be refurbished at the Freewheel Spa (https://www.freewheelspa.com/)....
06-17-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By noobinsf

Do a little reading about French bikes before you...

Do a little reading about French bikes before you launch in, just so you know what you're getting into: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

But yes, a PX10 is definitely a frame worth taking...
06-17-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By noobinsf

Understated answer for an understated question....

Understated answer for an understated question. It depends on the bike, your skill level, your access to parts, and your interest.
06-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By noobinsf

Apparently made by Kusuki of Japan, which means...

Apparently made by Kusuki of Japan, which means it should work just fine...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1019299-anyone-have-info-win-brand-components.html
06-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 424,912
Posted By noobinsf

Pretty neat, and the new Gran Premio is Reynolds...

Pretty neat, and the new Gran Premio is Reynolds 520 steel. I'll be watching to see how they get reviewed. I do love Univegas.
06-17-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By noobinsf

Looks like the crankset has adapters for the Dyna...

Looks like the crankset has adapters for the Dyna Drive pedals, so you can use standard pedals. I'd imagine those adapters are hard to find...
06-16-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By noobinsf

Rats, it looks like these are no longer sold...

Rats, it looks like these are no longer sold there. I used to find it with a google search of "danscomp sapim spokes," but the relevant search results point to empty pages now. I guess it's been a...
06-16-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By noobinsf

Dan's Comp: https://www.danscomp.com/

Dan's Comp: https://www.danscomp.com/
06-16-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,573
Posted By noobinsf

I read in another forum that you may want to...

I read in another forum that you may want to insert the stem without the wedge to see if there is a difference. It could be that the wedge is working itself into an "installed" position on the way...
06-16-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,573
Posted By noobinsf

I would think the last resort is not to whack it...

I would think the last resort is not to whack it in, but to take some fine sandpaper to the quill to remove a little material. This is often done with modern 22.2 stems to fit them into 22.0 vintage...
06-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,573
Posted By noobinsf

Yes, that end of the stem is the quill, and it...

Yes, that end of the stem is the quill, and it should be 22.2mm. Try to clean out the steerer with a rag, and maybe some fine steel wool and a bit of oil. Also, yes, donít force it, and donít forget...
06-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By noobinsf

I love everything about this...

I love everything about this...
06-15-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,878
Posted By noobinsf

So here's my latest thinking on this, as I've...

So here's my latest thinking on this, as I've gone back and forth with a number of bar/stem combos to figure out the fit. With the odd stem pictured above, I tried the flat bars as pictured, then...
06-15-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By noobinsf

Wait, so did Wildwood 's existential query end...

Wait, so did Wildwood 's existential query end with a purchase? Would love to see the lucky frame...
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