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05-29-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

When I think about prices, I think of...

When I think about prices, I think of alternatives:

If you have a campagnolo double, you can triplize it for less,

144 BCD Triplizer, 42 Teeth...
05-28-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of vintage MTBs and a fan of...

I'm a big fan of vintage MTBs and a fan of Bridgestone bags. If I were building up a vintage MTB to different sorts of rides, I'd opt for trekking or butterfly bars. Just think of them as a drop bar...
05-28-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool crank. The velobase entry says...

This is a cool crank. The velobase entry says nothing about the BCD for the inner ring. Hopefully it is something useful like an 86 bcd. I have a stronglight triple which is 144/86 bcd. The velobase...
Forum: Want To Buy
05-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By bikemig

there is a for sale forum in C & V. You might...

there is a for sale forum in C & V. You might want to post your WTB there as well.
05-28-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By bikemig

This is a seriously good looking crank.

This is a seriously good looking crank.
05-28-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By bikemig

Perhaps it is not that odd for a manufacturer to...

Perhaps it is not that odd for a manufacturer to mix parts like this. My Olmo Gran Sport came with parts that varied this much in quality since it came with Sheffield pedals, Record high flange hubs...
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By bikemig

That's a 70s Fuji Finest. I have one. FMV pre...

That's a 70s Fuji Finest. I have one. FMV pre pandemic was right around $200 in that condition. Perhaps $300-$400 today once you fix it up?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 757
Posted By bikemig

It's too bad you can't use a hydration bag since...

It's too bad you can't use a hydration bag since these are ideal for your purposes. Have you tried a small hydration bag (say 50 ounces)? Or have you thought about one that rests on your lumbar?
...
05-27-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By bikemig

That's a Raleigh tool, right?

That's a Raleigh tool, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

That's a lot of money for that bike even today...

That's a lot of money for that bike even today when supply is scarce and demand is up due to the pandemic. It's a bottom end Trek which means it's a pretty good bike. Trek did not really make a low...
05-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By bikemig

I have a motobecane jubilee sport that is likely...

I have a motobecane jubilee sport that is likely too large at 52 cm. It is local to you though and comes with a headset, bottom bracket, seatpost, and bar and stem. It's Vitus 888 tubing so not as...
05-25-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By bikemig

I think this just gives a whole new meaning to...

I think this just gives a whole new meaning to drillium, :thumb:https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x680/drillium_3b84391103125e74c2c9cc0a5504a9b84d8ffbad.jpg
05-25-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By bikemig

Lovely bike. Can you get a screw to start on the...

Lovely bike. Can you get a screw to start on the mount holes? If not, I'd buy the tools to chase the threads and do it myself.
05-25-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By bikemig

I do curbside pick up at the local grocery store....

I do curbside pick up at the local grocery store. The employees nearly all wear masks. A lot of the customers do not. It makes me mad that they do not.

I have zero issues with someone exercising...
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By bikemig

Both excellent bikes. I'd pick the one that fits,...

Both excellent bikes. I'd pick the one that fits, one is 17.5 and the other a 24.

Or is the sizing on one a typo? If the size is similar, I'd keep the Fat Chance even though I really like both...
05-25-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By bikemig

$165 is a lot of money for this bike but it's not...

$165 is a lot of money for this bike but it's not a crazy price given that it's NYC and pandemic pricing.

The riding in the Catskills is very fine. I'd check out some of the local clubs and see if...
05-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By bikemig

I know that area. I've hiked all through Bear...

I know that area. I've hiked all through Bear Mountain and Harriman. I've cycled on both sides of the Hudson and in upstate NY as well. NY has some of the finest bike riding I've ever seen. And there...
05-24-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 683
Posted By bikemig

That’s a heck of a ride on a Schwinn Continental.

That’s a heck of a ride on a Schwinn Continental.
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

Well the Falklands War (or the Malvinas depending...

Well the Falklands War (or the Malvinas depending on your point of view) is one thing but actually there are long-standing commercial ties between Argentina and the U.K. They play a lot of rugby in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By bikemig

I like the Pasela protite better.

I like the Pasela protite better.
05-23-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,088
Posted By bikemig

I can't believe no one has snapped these boxes...

I can't believe no one has snapped these boxes up. I'll bet if you throw in a roll of toilet paper, a bidding war will start. GLWS.
05-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This is a great gravel bike. The combination of 26 inch wheels and road bike geometry works really well. BITD there were no 29ers so this combo made a lot of sense then and it still works today. I...
05-22-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,624
Posted By bikemig

pics or it didnít happen,

pics or it didnít happen,
05-21-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By bikemig

I’m sorely tempted but I don’t need another...

I’m sorely tempted but I don’t need another project.
05-21-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By bikemig

I use my Sekine SHS 271 as an errand bike as...

I use my Sekine SHS 271 as an errand bike as well. These are great bikes.
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05-20-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By bikemig

lol, OK zombie thread

lol, OK zombie thread
05-20-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By bikemig

This is terrible news. I was cornered up on a...

This is terrible news. I was cornered up on a ledge once by a mother cougar with three cubs when I was out hiking. She put her body between me and the cubs and they went down the path. Cougars are no...
05-20-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By bikemig

I picked up my Roger in Des Moines. The backstory...

I picked up my Roger in Des Moines. The backstory is that the father of the woman who sold it to me had a tenant in NYC who could not pay his bills and used a pair of Argentine bikes to pay off the...
05-20-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,875
Posted By bikemig

Who knew that crazy collection of bikes I have in...

Who knew that crazy collection of bikes I have in the basement is now worth a small fortune. I think it's time to sell out and retire, :)
05-20-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By bikemig

You likely do not need special brakes assuming...

You likely do not need special brakes assuming you have the original center pull brakes (likely weinmann but maybe Mafac if an older Peugeot). Either of those brakes have sufficient reach for a 700c...
05-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,626
Posted By bikemig

I run Panaracer protite 26 x 1.75 tires on my...

I run Panaracer protite 26 x 1.75 tires on my 1993 Bridgestone XO 2. They're good tires and work well for riding gravel.

I run Schwalbe marathon touring supreme 26 x 2.0 on my 1993 Bridgestone MB...
05-20-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't build a new wheel with a French...

I wouldn't build a new wheel with a French threaded hub.

eBay is likely your best bet. There's this specialized cartridge bearing hub for example:
...
Forum: Introductions
05-19-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

Welcome. You'll want to post in the C&V forum. We...

Welcome. You'll want to post in the C&V forum. We can help you get your 70s bike up and running. What do you own?
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bikemig

People tend to ask crazy money for bikes in near...

People tend to ask crazy money for bikes in near mint condition but it's hard to sell at those prices. You'd need to find a collector who just wants some bike wall art. And my guess is that...
05-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By bikemig

Long out of business but I really like my Sekine...

Long out of business but I really like my Sekine SHS 271 which I use a utility bike. It has a full tange chrome moly frame and a lot of old shimano running gear.
05-19-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By bikemig

This is a great blog entry. It also reminds me of...

This is a great blog entry. It also reminds me of why I ride old bikes. It is a way of keeping faith with old friends who taught me about riding and building bikes and about a non-car centric way of...
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By bikemig

I like old Peugeots but this is an easy choice....

I like old Peugeots but this is an easy choice. Rebuild the Bianchi Backstreet and ride it. It has a better frame and it will be easier to find parts for (except that suntour cassette will be tough...
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I need to get that bike working. I took it...

Yeah I need to get that bike working. I took it apart and never put it back together again, lol. The parts are kind of cheesy copies of really early campy stuff and the wheels were so so. Pretty much...
05-19-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By bikemig

You'll get there. It's an anti spam measure.

You'll get there. It's an anti spam measure.
05-19-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,049
Posted By bikemig

Get a pair of wheels. Alloy rims are better than...

Get a pair of wheels. Alloy rims are better than steel and the CR 18s are good rims. Plus it looks flaky to have mismatching wheels. You have a freewheel, not a cassette. You will need the right...
05-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By bikemig

My riding has been shot to hell but I'm not...

My riding has been shot to hell but I'm not complaining. My go to ride is on the local bike paths but I've been avoiding them. I don't know if it's right to be concerned about the number of people on...
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

This is not a Reynolds frame bike. It's pretty...

This is not a Reynolds frame bike. It's pretty and it's different though which is why I bought it.
05-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By bikemig

That would be my guess. I'll bet there's no...

That would be my guess. I'll bet there's no damage and pedals will now thread in easily to the crank.
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

Oh yeah, that's not Reynolds. Here's mine: ...

Oh yeah, that's not Reynolds. Here's mine:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/947580-help-id-ing-argentina-bike-mainly-argentine-parts.html
05-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By bikemig

I also wish that Trump's new vaccine czar...

I also wish that Trump's new vaccine czar wouldn't personally make a fortune from this announcement.
...
05-18-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,049
Posted By bikemig

These are good wheels and reasonably priced: ...

These are good wheels and reasonably priced:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=4926&zenid=ajalshiah9nuqpm9f4kmspae41

Velo mine also sells them...
05-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By bikemig

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-vaccine-czar-...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-vaccine-czar-holds-millions-in-stock-options-at-company-that-got-federal-funding-for-covid-19-work

"The former pharmaceutical executive tapped by President...
05-17-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,049
Posted By bikemig

Why not switch to 700c if building new wheels?...

Why not switch to 700c if building new wheels? You'll have better tire choices.

Sun CR 18 27 inch rim will look on an old Peugeot. You likely need 36 hole?
...
05-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,366
Posted By bikemig

That's a terrific post by Tom Ritchey on Jobst....

That's a terrific post by Tom Ritchey on Jobst. It was well worth reading.
05-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

I almost bought a Roy Thames frame earlier this...

I almost bought a Roy Thames frame earlier this year but then a complete Whitcomb popped up locally I couldn't resist. I still think I should have bought both.

If you go with a modern drive train,...
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