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01-17-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By bikemig

The expedition is cool and my size. Definitely on...

The expedition is cool and my size. Definitely on my short list of a bike worth owning.
01-17-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By bikemig

nice crank, good gear ratios . . .

nice crank, good gear ratios . . .
01-15-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By bikemig

I just rebuilt mine with a trekking bar. It's a...

I just rebuilt mine with a trekking bar. It's a keeper for sure.
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01-13-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,763
Posted By bikemig

Grant Peterson's Bridgestone XO series were smart...

Grant Peterson's Bridgestone XO series were smart all rounders in the early 90s. Some of the XO series (the 1 and usually the 2 and at least one of the 3s) were designed with road geometry and fat 26...
01-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 392
Posted By bikemig

itís a trek with a trekking bar 😊. Iíll get a...

itís a trek with a trekking bar 😊. Iíll get a training tire for it. The drop bar stumpy is a fine winter bike....
01-09-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 392
Posted By bikemig

i picked up a saris m2 trainer on Black Friday....

i picked up a saris m2 trainer on Black Friday. The price was great and it works with 120, 130, or 135 rear wheels. I may use a mtb with a trekking bar as that gives me plenty of hand positions. The...
01-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,178
Posted By bikemig

I'm hoping this day never happens but of course...

I'm hoping this day never happens but of course it will. Until then, just fight the good fight.
01-08-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,194
Posted By bikemig

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01-07-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 434
Posted By bikemig

I think of an all rounder as a bike that can...

I think of an all rounder as a bike that can handle different types of road surfaces. The gearing and tire selection for vintage MTBs make them suitable for all kinds of road surfaces (OK they're not...
01-07-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 434
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I think there is a decent market for these...

Yeah I think there is a decent market for these bikes. They don't command much of a price but a lot of people I talk to who know something about bikes--and aren't C&V types--like them. They make...
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By bikemig

Yes, Gus Betat imported Viners and also was a...

Yes, Gus Betat imported Viners and also was a wholesaler for Campagnolo. I grew up in New Orleans and worked in a bike shop there (not Gus Betat). I bought my first campy NR group from them. A lot of...
01-07-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 392
Posted By bikemig

I just picked up a zwift compatible trainer and...

I just picked up a zwift compatible trainer and I'll be setting it up soon. I'm looking forward to this. Virtual C&V sounds good.
01-06-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

The shimano road triple was a bit weird since it...

The shimano road triple was a bit weird since it was a 130/74 bcd crank. So you can run a 39/24 (you can't go smaller than 24 on the inside and a 39 in the middle) but that is a big drop. The Sugino...
01-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 434
Posted By bikemig

I have an '87 stumpy with a u brake. It's a nice...

I have an '87 stumpy with a u brake. It's a nice bike. The u brake did not work well for off road riding but is otherwise a fine brake. The old stumpjumpers are classics. I recently picked up a '92...
01-06-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By bikemig

It's expensive but a sugino OX 901D uses 110/74...

It's expensive but a sugino OX 901D uses 110/74 bcd rings so you can get pretty small on the inner chain ring (down to a 24) and it's 10/11 speed compatible.
Soma sells them and so do other vendors:...
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that a no name TI MTB frame can...

I'm skeptical that a no name TI MTB frame can fetch $200 given that you can buy high end vintages MTBs complete for that price or considerably less.
01-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By bikemig

Size and some pics would help also.

Size and some pics would help also.
01-02-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,938
Posted By bikemig

I picked up three solid finds last year: an early...

I picked up three solid finds last year: an early 70s Motobecane Grand Record, a 70s Libertas (full Reynolds 531 frame), and a stock early 90s Specialized Stumpjumper. I've rebuilt the Motobecane;...
12-26-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,490
Posted By bikemig

Great thread. I did 3 organized rides this year:...

Great thread. I did 3 organized rides this year: the Tour de Nebraska, Bike Ride Around Minnesota, and the Coppi ride.

I also built and rode 3 C&V bikes this year: (1) early 70s Fuji Finest; (2)...
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By bikemig

I would love to find a Woodrup in my size. I’d...

I would love to find a Woodrup in my size. I’d pass on this bike though unless it was priced at around the value of the parts. The replacement fork kills the value of the bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

It looks larger than a 57 to me as well. $150...

It looks larger than a 57 to me as well. $150 would be a heck of a deal for this bike.
12-24-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By bikemig

Cool rear derailleur. Velobase has the capacity...

Cool rear derailleur. Velobase has the capacity at a max cog size at 36 teeth but I'm skeptical of that claim given that this is an old school short cage rear derailleur:
...
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By bikemig

That bike is your size and you need another one...

That bike is your size and you need another one of these for your fleet, right? ;)
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By bikemig

Here are some factors to consider: location, the...

Here are some factors to consider: location, the campy bits, and the condition. $400 is about right--based on prices that I've seen--for a more or less unmolested PXN10LE. The condition should add a...
12-19-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By bikemig

tcs thanks for posting this. It is a neat read.

tcs thanks for posting this. It is a neat read.
12-11-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By bikemig

Junk box builds are some of my favorites. This...

Junk box builds are some of my favorites. This one is a my commuter. I picked up the frame, shifters, and a few other bits for $10. It's a Bridgestone BB1:
...
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By bikemig

$400 as it sits. The campy bits are nice and I'd...

$400 as it sits. The campy bits are nice and I'd consider selling them separately from the bike.
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By bikemig

Is this a 100 with chromed rear socks? It might...

Is this a 100 with chromed rear socks? It might be a 200 which I think also had luxtub (hi tensile) steel tubing I believe. Assuming everything checks out (especially that replacement fork), $50 is...
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By bikemig

then it wouldn’t be original. heck the rust...

then it wouldn’t be original.

heck the rust on the bike is priceless
12-03-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By bikemig

Neat bike; vintage cross bikes are tough to find.

Neat bike; vintage cross bikes are tough to find.
12-02-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By bikemig

You don't need to overthink this as parts are...

You don't need to overthink this as parts are available and reasonably priced if you are flexible.

Headsets are easy to source ($30 for a VO headset) and you can find French cups cheap,...
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By bikemig

A buddy of mine just bought one of these for $150...

A buddy of mine just bought one of these for $150 but it was in better shape with a set of good quality new wheels. I told him it was a decent deal at that price. $100 is about right for this one.
12-02-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. This is the easiest solution. These are...

+ 1. This is the easiest solution. These are quality derailleurs and the cost is not prohibitive. A long cage simplex RD will likely cost more $.
12-01-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By bikemig

Derailleur Hangers Demystified - Red Clover...

Derailleur Hangers Demystified - Red Clover Components (http://www.redclovercomponents.com/blog/1)
12-01-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By bikemig

I don't know if the RD is worth quite that much...

I don't know if the RD is worth quite that much but this is a rocking deal for sure.
12-01-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By bikemig

The drop out can be modded to work with a...

The drop out can be modded to work with a campy/suntour RD. The easiest solution is a derailleur on a hanger but you'll get a lot of flack for that. The easiest mod is to simpy tap out the derailleur...
11-29-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By bikemig

This frame is cool and my size; good thing it...

This frame is cool and my size; good thing it sold before I saw the ad!
11-29-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By bikemig

I don't know where you can get replacement quick...

I don't know where you can get replacement quick releases for the brake but these are centerpulls, right? So you are talking about quick releases that fit into a hanger (either on the headset or the...
11-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,467
Posted By bikemig

Cool deal. I love the Gitane SC; that is a...

Cool deal. I love the Gitane SC; that is a beautiful bike.

I might be interested in the Lazaretti if you let it go; a 58 is a better fit for me than a 56. I really like the colors on this bike....
11-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By bikemig

This is a very cool bike and I like the old ads...

This is a very cool bike and I like the old ads as well. I'm looking forward to reading the ride report on this one.
11-22-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,453
Posted By bikemig

You must be getting old, ;)

You must be getting old, ;)
11-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,453
Posted By bikemig

You haven't seen my basement, ;) I do have a...

You haven't seen my basement, ;)

I do have a few Treks to sell but selling a Trek in Madison is like bringing coals to newcastle.
11-22-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,453
Posted By bikemig

I'm tempted but I'll likely end up with another...

I'm tempted but I'll likely end up with another damn bike . . .
11-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By bikemig

.99 cents to buy the episode on Amazon; I know...

.99 cents to buy the episode on Amazon; I know what I'm watching tonight.
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By bikemig

You got a very good deal at $75. I'd love to find...

You got a very good deal at $75. I'd love to find one of these in my size.
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I remember going to a store in that area to...

Yeah I remember going to a store in that area to look for gloves and other cold weather gear in July. The neat thing about northern MN is that cold weather gear is sold year around!
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

Early fall is beautiful but the weather can be...

Early fall is beautiful but the weather can be cold even in summer. I did a tour through that area in summer one year and the high on July 3 was in the low 40s. I really liked Lake Itasca and...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By bikemig

It has been a while but that is a neat area and...

It has been a while but that is a neat area and I've been meaning to go back and cycle it again. The ACA maps along with the MN state bike map will make it easy to plan out a route. I bike in MN...
11-16-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,734
Posted By bikemig

That's a bike I'd like to find! That is a pretty...

That's a bike I'd like to find! That is a pretty color.
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