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09-17-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52,073
Views: 6,969,893
Posted By Chicago Al

Small frame Miyata TripleCross c.1991 (?), near...

Small frame Miyata TripleCross c.1991 (?), near Milwaukee. Great price ($75), great color. Changed wheels (an upgrade?) and other stuff no doubt. If this was my size and closer I would own it by...
09-16-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 59,840
Posted By Chicago Al

For hers at least, it'll definitely be set up for...

For hers at least, it'll definitely be set up for a more upright position. Maybe mine should be too, come to think of it. I'm over 60 and can lean over just fine, but my neck gets stiff after a...
09-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 59,840
Posted By Chicago Al

Just contemplating doing this for gravel path...

Just contemplating doing this for gravel path riding with my wife. In fact she's the one who suggested we needed a pair of mountain bikes. What a helpful and inspirational thread!
09-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 170,105
Posted By Chicago Al

Here's a small frame Triple Cross near Milwaukee...

Here's a small frame Triple Cross near Milwaukee for $75. Nice color too. Looks to have been set up by someone who knew what they were doing, including an updated wheelset. Looks to be available...
09-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 170,105
Posted By Chicago Al

Here's a selection of Miyata bikes that have...

Here's a selection of Miyata bikes that have passed through my hands in the last ten years. I know they're 'just' factory-made bikes from Japan, but I have a soft spot for the brand. First because...
07-14-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

You are going to be really disappointed when you...

You are going to be really disappointed when you hear what I did with the brakes and wheelset. :- (
07-12-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

That is quite, um, vivid! I appreciate the...

That is quite, um, vivid!

I appreciate the lead but I'm kinda stuck on big rivets. Also $150 is a strong price for a B17 standard, so someone really wanted it.

Think I'll change back to one...
07-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

BTW here is the c2006 green B17 Champion I have....

BTW here is the c2006 green B17 Champion I have. I bought it several years later, maybe 2015, from a guy who said he'd hardly used it, and it looked like new...except that he noted the green had...
07-09-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

Funnily enough, there's a mention of the B17...

Funnily enough, there's a mention of the B17 Champion in maroon on BF, over in the singlespeed/FG section, from 2006! It's mainly about the green one, which is what I have (I think) though I bought...
07-09-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

Yes, I know about that, I was asking about a *B17...

Yes, I know about that, I was asking about a *B17 Champion* with copper rivets in a maroon or deep red. Width and fit of a B17, cool rivets like a Team Pro. At least one other C&Ver remembers it...
07-09-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

Yeah, you're probably right. To be clear I...

Yeah, you're probably right. To be clear I wasn't thinking bright red, like the way you can get the standard B17 now. I remember a very dark red, and am glad that Rage recalls the same thing. ...
07-09-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

Holy cow, a Le Champ in black/red! But the...

Holy cow, a Le Champ in black/red! But the saddle is Brooks brown, isn't it?
07-08-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,005
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/gr_full_613_69b3607bb4f14707a30dcafcbf937304c7a86efa.jpg
Just went back to the beginning of this thread, which I remembered starting...
07-08-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,509
Posted By Chicago Al

Is there such a thing as a maroon or dark red Brooks B17 Champion?

Hi all. I'm looking for the perfect saddle for my '74 Motobecane Grand Record. I actually have a Pro of that era (and a couple of others) but lately have been riding it with a recent B17 Champion...
06-30-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,005
Posted By Chicago Al

FINALLY!!!! Well, I guess that scotches that...

FINALLY!!!! Well, I guess that scotches that hypothesis, though I figured it was too neat to be true anyway.

Now I can get on with my life...

lol

Actually it was a nice surprise to get an...
04-14-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,334
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks to Skip for putting the li'l event on! ...

Thanks to Skip for putting the li'l event on! Not a whole lot of selling went on, it's true, in fact I didn't even take my stuff out of the bag I brought it in. But the companionship was great,...
04-02-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

https://i.imgur.com/YwveXmH.gif?noredirect

https://i.imgur.com/YwveXmH.gif?noredirect
04-01-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

Thumbs up XIAOMAN: Thanks buddy, I'll cut you in for a...

XIAOMAN: Thanks buddy, I'll cut you in for a piece of the action.


oh crap is this posting or messaging
04-01-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

I remember that well! Though 'passed on it' seems...

I remember that well! Though 'passed on it' seems a bit underplayed, as I recall you sent me a check for $5000 because that was the minimum at your "special bank" (???) and told me to send you back...
04-01-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

Sadly he is not, but the horse dewdew idea is an...

Sadly he is not, but the horse dewdew idea is an intriguing one. Apparently you can get a much higher price if you brand it as 'compost.'
04-01-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

SHHHHH I've got tiger1964 hooked and ready to...

SHHHHH I've got tiger1964 hooked and ready to reel in.
04-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

Damn, you are a tough negotiator. Okay, for you...

Damn, you are a tough negotiator. Okay, for you only, I'll knock a hundred bucks off.
04-01-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By Chicago Al

Spotted on craigslist omg!!!!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/6855350242.htmlVINTAGE ITALIAN MYSTERY BIKE!!! - $1000 (The Goldest Coast) hide this postingimage 4 of 6...
02-01-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,513
Posted By Chicago Al

Holy zombie thread, Batman! I first offered...

Holy zombie thread, Batman! I first offered these shoes nearly 4 years ago! Pretty sure I sold them, one way or the other, but I haven't been into the BOX O' RANDO BIKE STUFF lately.

No idea...
01-01-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By Chicago Al

Glad to hear I was not the only one who observed...

Glad to hear I was not the only one who observed this!

I would have watched it on regular NBC Sports, but had missed recording it and watching live. But that's what the 'Gold' option was...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By Chicago Al

I scored one just like that (1984, Superbe Pro)...

I scored one just like that (1984, Superbe Pro) in I think 2010, with some advice here from Centurion expert RobbieTunes, for $200, maybe 250. Sold it a few years ago for $450 on eBay, to a guy in...
12-04-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By Chicago Al

Paris-Tours on NBC Sports Gold--wtf??

So I watched, or tried to, Paris-Tours as recorded 'in the cloud' off the NBC Sports Gold app a few weeks back. (Have to admit I have not subscribed yet, but our daughter did, so we used her...
12-04-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By Chicago Al

The Tour will not be the same for many of us. ...

The Tour will not be the same for many of us. RIP Paul.
09-09-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By Chicago Al

In my experience even worn Miyatas tend to be in...

In my experience even worn Miyatas tend to be in good shape, possibly due to excellent paint. But...wow! Brand new early 80s bikes!
09-02-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Chicago Al

Ok I'll take the pedals...they don't come up that...

Ok I'll take the pedals...they don't come up that often. LMK details.
09-02-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By Chicago Al

Hey krems81! Been quite a while since you were...

Hey krems81! Been quite a while since you were here I think. We met when you were working at SBP.

Are these (and the others on eBay) perhaps coming from a stash connected with Jefferson Park?
08-23-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Chicago Al

^ Yep, saw that one, but have an innate...

^ Yep, saw that one, but have an innate resistance to paying list price. Ever. For anything. ;- )

Also holding out hope that there was an edition of the B17 'Champion Special' in this color. ...
08-23-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Chicago Al

WTB: Brooks in *maroon*

Hi all!

I've got several Brooks saddles, more than bikes in fact, but I am looking for kind of a unicorn: a B17 'Special' or possibly a Team Pro in *maroon,* a special edition color that they...
08-08-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Chicago Al

When I go to your link, I get the same 'subscribe...

When I go to your link, I get the same 'subscribe to read' type block/link. I think whether you'll get that depends on when or if you've last visited the WSJ site. You can usually find a way...
08-07-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Chicago Al

Nah, at least not all kids. My son (22) said...

Nah, at least not all kids. My son (22) said while in HS that the bike meant freedom to him, almost the exact words a 60-something friend used describing his HS bike travels back in the 60s-70s.
08-07-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Chicago Al

LeBron loves cycling!

I saw this article and figured a bit of cheer might be welcome on the usually dour A&S forum.

LeBron's comments equating riding his bike with freedom are what many of us feel, and what I've heard...
07-31-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,847
Posted By Chicago Al

I like this whole thread! NBCSn seems to have...

I like this whole thread! NBCSn seems to have come up with a good plan for coverage this year's Tour. And though cycling fans may be a tiny minority, we can also be a passionate one, so I intend...
07-29-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Chicago Al

ISO Brooks B17 'Champion Special'

I'm looking for what may be a unicorn or maybe the Loch Ness monster...

I have a B17 Champion Special from maybe 10 years ago; I got it lightly used and the seller told me it had been a limited...
07-29-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,587
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks, man! And enjoy riding around...

Thanks, man! And enjoy riding around Nashville...I grew up there though the only cycling I did was on our little street near Woodmont Blvd.

Here is the Sagan exercise routine my wife was talking...
07-29-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Chicago Al

Brooks Pro 1986 and recent 'Challenge' bag

Hi all. I've got an extra vintage Pro saddle from the bin and a recently acquired 'Challenge' small saddle mount tool bag.

Saddle is black, it's stamped 'A 86.' It's in pretty good shape for its...
07-27-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Chicago Al

Things settled out and we've been watching the...

Things settled out and we've been watching the AM, full version, even some of the 'pre show.' My wife found she really needed to manually program each stage as the DVR wasn't recognizing them. I'm...
07-24-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,587
Posted By Chicago Al

A few thoughts (and I agree 100% with alathIN...

A few thoughts (and I agree 100% with alathIN above):

Sagan doesn't win because he's the absolute fastest or strongest among the sprinters. He's not. And he loses sometimes to guys who are,...
07-24-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Chicago Al

He has grown on us (wife and me) and though wife...

He has grown on us (wife and me) and though wife was complaining about the moto camera being on him earlier in the Tour, tonight she said, actually it helps when you're fast-forwarding because his...
07-11-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By Chicago Al

Somewhere back in the C&V archives there is...

Somewhere back in the C&V archives there is mention of an office in the US (or maybe it was Canada?) still handling Miyata warranty issues up to ten or so years ago. I think it was an import/export...
07-10-18, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Chicago Al

And here's our usual problem with the DVR...it's...

And here's our usual problem with the DVR...it's set to catch 'Cycling' in general and this event specifically, but it missed the first maybe 1/2 hour this morning. I think we'll be happier overall...
07-09-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks for the replies! We recorded 'Prime Time'...

Thanks for the replies! We recorded 'Prime Time' for the first stage but as some of you observed, felt we might have missed some interesting details, so we've switched to the first, 'full' broadcast...
07-03-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,678
Posted By Chicago Al

The Tour on NBCSN, live vs 'primetime'

My wife just set up our DVR to record the Tour. It's kind of a family tradition for us. But she was asking which 'version' to record this year: the early one, with a pre-show discussion and (I...
06-29-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Chicago Al

I don't know what it is about Miyatas, but I will...

I don't know what it is about Miyatas, but I will agree with the OP and others' comments: in my experience a striking number of these bikes turn up in amazing condition for their age. Obviously,...
06-27-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,563
Posted By Chicago Al

Nice bike and build! Somewhere back in the...

Nice bike and build! Somewhere back in the archives is a long thread I started in 2013 called 'Show Your Motobecane Grand Record!' which went on for several pages with some terrific pictures. Here's...
06-22-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,111
Posted By Chicago Al

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1131x795/trail_runner_3ef11632a32d3284d8c7653cb83d52af82da8357.jpg

1985 (I think) Miyata Trail Runner, as found, built up by previous owner...
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