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Old 10-20-19, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by balesmachine View Post
Actually, its two tandems that rides on water. I built it and raced it in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Held course records in all three states.

Cool. But why wear helmets?
WTB: Slingshot road model (1990s era; 18" L or 20" XL frame size)
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WTB: Bike World Issues Feb - Sep 1972; Feb - May 1973; Mar-Apr 1978; Jul - Aug 1979.
WTB: ZIPP 500 front wheel (650c clincher)

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Old 10-20-19, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
Cool. But why wear helmets?
I see two Bell Tourlite helmets up front!
Had one of those in the early 80's.....
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Did a search and liked the thread title... This may have already been said, but I think all my bikes have one odd or even large idiosyncrasy. Gonna guess this is the only Miyata west of the Pecos with a Victory rear derailleur. Not only that, but this '82 912 has an Omas headset, Modolo brakeset, and Miche hubs. No one else has this bike. People should have it, or something very, very similar to it, but they don't. Imperfect world.

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Old 05-25-20, 06:23 PM
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Here's mine:

So, the details are:
Moulton Mini.
Rear fork extended and widened. I made the bits, got the welding done.
Rear rack removed (have it, future project to braze a plug/sleeve/key/clamp arrangement so it'll seamlessly slide in and attach).
Shortened the BB shell - was 73mm, is now either 68 or 70, can't remember. To do this I installed an axle and a left crankarm, mounted a Dremel with a cutoff blade on the arm, and went 'round and 'round, bit by bit deeper and deeper until the cut was almost through, then took the axle/arm/dremel out, knocked off the nearly cut-off ring, and cleaned up the edge with a file.
Sturmey front drum hub.
Nexus 8 rear hub with roller brake. Might have an 11- or 9-tooth sprocket from some cassette (can't remember) that fit after I ground some of the sprocket splines off, but maybe that one is on another Moulton with a Nexus 7.
ERTO 305 rims (I built these wheels, cut down some stainless spokes and rolled threads on 'em).
Wingnuts I drilled and tapped to fit.
Campy NR (I think) headset.
GB stem.
Generic alloy bars with generic alloy extensions.
Nexus shifter and brake levers.
Nervar crank with 64-tooth TA sprocket, mounted on an adapter I turned from 6061 aluminium sheet.
Some sort of cartridge BB, can't remember, most all Japanese stuff looks the same to me.
Campy pedals (Victory/Triomphe I don't really know, they are just extremely comfortable)
Some long seatpost I can't remember.
And Brooks saddle, a must have.

All comes apart and fits in a smallish travel bag, never a second look at the airport, just another bit of luggage.

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Old 05-25-20, 06:31 PM
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Wow. Where in the hell did you find that chainring?
This is the sort of bike that deserves its own thread.
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Wow. Where in the hell did you find that chainring?
This is the sort of bike that deserves its own thread.
Braggs in Abingdon.

Not sure if they are still there.
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Kona Kapu (lugged)

Kona Kapu.

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My Koga-Miyata SilverAce. They do pop up on local eBay from time to time but never the way I customized it from the frame up.

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Old 05-26-20, 06:04 PM
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Modified 1972 Gitane tdf

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I don't need much of an excuse to post my Le Kypo:

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Old 05-29-20, 03:42 AM
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Team 3V's pop up now and then, but haven't seen another yellow one. The frame took about two months to get to me on a special order.

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Not "no one else has" but I recently heard that only 300 of the Crest Cannondale SR500 bicycles were made. Don't see many of them around.

I know someone on the forums has one, though.
What is wrong with me...I can't stop! 1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl somethingorother, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 19something Massi blob...
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' nuther Moulton special

This is the Moulton I rode mostly before I built the Mini above. It came to me with a FW 4-speed SA hub in steel 349 rims and nasty steel bits all over; after a bit I laced
a 5-speed SA alloy hub into 349 alloy rims, this pic is the version with a 7-speed (I think) Nexus and the same SA front I kept on the Mini, both on 305s.

Moulton cognoscenti will note the reinforced rear fork, yes it cracked (they all do that), but I was watching and made some gussets and took it to the welder. All better now.

You can sort of see a theme developing...

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