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12-07-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 232
Posted By bark_eater

I think thats a good deal, if its safe to ride. ...

I think thats a good deal, if its safe to ride. If I had the means and opportunity, I'd be looking at it.

Couple things from the photos.

The Brooks saddle is probably toast, so you'll need to...
12-07-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,512
Posted By bark_eater

Bark_eaters Blanket

I'm hoping to start a real inventory and clean out this winter, but here's a start..

Gots:

NOS 48H 650b CTA Australia (Velocity) Synergy...
12-05-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Just another indicator that I spend too much time...

Just another indicator that I spend too much time parked in front of a computer... It was up on Farcebook for 32 minutes before I said "yes please"
12-05-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Found this forlorn Grand Jubile. The paint looks...

Found this forlorn Grand Jubile. The paint looks like a '75 but the dropout appears to be a standard Campagnolo. The condition is a little rough, so I'm glad I don't have to consider finding a Huret...
12-04-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By bark_eater

I won't offer an opinion on your fork, but I have...

I won't offer an opinion on your fork, but I have a 24" Fuji road bike that looks like it will take 24" mountain bike wheels and maybe 38mm tires. Brake reach looked a little long, so BMX brakes...
12-03-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 624
Posted By bark_eater

If I had a larger boat, I'd be looking for an...

If I had a larger boat, I'd be looking for an aluminum frame and a 3 speed hub. I'm not sure what hub I'd use, but "as rinko as possible" would be part of the consideration.
11-27-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By bark_eater

Just spit balling, but what would the chainline...

Just spit balling, but what would the chainline look like if you flip the triple spindle?
11-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By bark_eater

What I dont get is, if he had the tooling, why...

What I dont get is, if he had the tooling, why didn't he make a jig that would connect the bottom of the crown and the drop outs to a lever and be able to apply controlled force the first time.
11-22-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By bark_eater

I've never heard of anyone trying this, but if...

I've never heard of anyone trying this, but if you got a longer aluminum tube with an inner diameter that matches the bikes top tube and an outer diameter that matches a larger aluminum frame block,...
11-21-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Its a Park stand that lives out side, the welds...

Its a Park stand that lives out side, the welds on the clamp have been threatening to go for 6 years. When that happens I'l get it welded and touch up the paint....
11-21-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Think it will buff out? I would have left it,...

Think it will buff out? I would have left it, except for the barcons. I cut the front Sunshine hub out. It actual spins smooth, and I'll get to harvest a bunch of spares before the frame goes back....
11-20-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By bark_eater

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Too early?
11-20-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By bark_eater

I've used home made maple blocks to roll out...

I've used home made maple blocks to roll out dents, and managed to keep the paint damages minimal. The blocks were quick an dirty with a rough surface in the bore. I used lots of grease and stopped...
11-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 72,904
Views: 11,842,412
Posted By bark_eater

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Just a Cranky Yanky. He's in a beautiful spot that is just out side of the Portland commuter suburbs. Its been a long time since I've lived in Portland, but pre pandemic I noticed at least one...
11-19-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

The Miyata 610 just keeps popping up. It would be...

The Miyata 610 just keeps popping up. It would be hard to confirm if the 82 caliper brake version has effectively the same frame as the 83 with cantilevers, with out having the 2 bikes to compare...
11-18-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

Small bit of irony. While examples of this...

Small bit of irony. While examples of this nebulous "class" of bikes seem to be uncommon, I have 3 reasonable examples in my bike pile.

A beat up British Roy Thame, an even more beat up British...
11-18-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

Did these bikes have a "Death Fork"?

Did these bikes have a "Death Fork"?
11-18-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

I think you enjoy arguing. Thats fine. I'm on a...

I think you enjoy arguing. Thats fine. I'm on a phone right now so parsing and multiple quotes will be to cumbersome.

I will limit commentary to this: my question and topic of this thread relates...
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By bark_eater

Maybe the frame was clear coated with a brush. If...

Maybe the frame was clear coated with a brush. If you can remove the clear without wrecking the decals, and wax it, you might ad $50 to the whole bike value. I was watching a RJ the bike guy video...
11-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By bark_eater

If you an handle the ''Q'' factor of a triple...

If you an handle the ''Q'' factor of a triple crank, replacing the outer ring of a 110/74 mm bcd crank with a chainguard or an old ring with the teeth removed would work well. The Sugino AT would...
11-16-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

I haven't played with them yet. it looks like I'm...

I haven't played with them yet. it looks like I'm at least missing a metal ring on some of the parts. I'll take a look in the churning mud tomorrow to see if any more parts are visible.
11-16-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Some days you see a something shinny in the...

Some days you see a something shinny in the mud.... pretty good haul today. I spent an extra 30 minutes looking for the rear hub. I was in a rush yesterday so I probably stepped over it to get the...
11-16-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

cyccommute The point I might convey is that...

cyccommute The point I might convey is that "Copy" writers are not framers of any sort of Constitution nor 10 Commandments, but It seems to me at least that the categories may of been created for the...
11-15-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

From the 1985 Miyata catalog: 610 Miyata...

From the 1985 Miyata catalog:

610 Miyata combines both touring and sports bicycle characteristics in the 610. The frame is designed for long distance riding while the steering is quicker, the ride...
11-15-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

The 610 started off as a caliper/centerpull brake...

The 610 started off as a caliper/centerpull brake touring bike. I'll have to check the catalogs to see if the tubes and geometry changed much when it got cantilevers.

PS. Miyata was billing the...
11-15-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

I picked the Miyata 1000 and the Bianchi Volpe as...

I picked the Miyata 1000 and the Bianchi Volpe as the extreme's, to bracket the Bridgestone RBT in the "middle"

I tried to test ride a Volpe, but it was to small, the seller hadn't put any air in...
11-15-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Here's todays scrapyard find. Its a rattle canned...

Here's todays scrapyard find. Its a rattle canned lugged Bianchi Hybrid of some sorts. Its got Suntour XCE and besides the paint and rust on components, its in pretty good shape. The wheels are true...
11-14-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By bark_eater

Sport tourers with cantilever brakes?

The "Sport Touring Bike" taxonomy has been thoroughly work over here, and touring bikes get gradated from heavy to light.

I'm wondering about bikes that have cantilever brakes, but are realy...
11-14-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a beat up 86 Passage, and I'm hoping...

I've got a beat up 86 Passage, and I'm hoping that its Columbus tubing will make it a bit sportier than heavy tourer.
11-13-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,593
Posted By bark_eater

I so want to believe his dog lives such a charmed...

I so want to believe his dog lives such a charmed life... if he has a dog....
11-13-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By bark_eater

I think you need to identify specific vintage of...

I think you need to identify specific vintage of Trek 520 you want to compare the Passage with. I think there were at least 3 "different" Trek 520's during the 80's.
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By bark_eater

I've got a City Liner, and am running Schwalbe...

I've got a City Liner, and am running Schwalbe 40mm Little Big Bens. I think my fenders are 55 mm SKS. I had to straighten and re bend the fender tab on the dynamo mounting plate to get enough...
11-13-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By bark_eater

Pictures, or it didn't happen....

Pictures, or it didn't happen....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,970
Posted By bark_eater

The hard line for me is collecting just to let...

The hard line for me is collecting just to let rot. I really try not to leave bikes out side.

When I moved camp south, I was not prepared for the change of environment, and Watched in horror as...
11-11-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By bark_eater

Certainly not mine to give away, but the idea of...

Certainly not mine to give away, but the idea of a C&V Pony Express transporting a worthy Grail across the country came to mind. Now that tale would be told in the Long Houses for generations......
11-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,970
Posted By bark_eater

​​​​​​ The trick will be coming to terms with...

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The trick will be coming to terms with not having enough time to build a dozen fully ascessorized touring bikes much less ride them anywhere. Now six is a reasonable number.... But then...
11-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,593
Posted By bark_eater

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11-11-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,970
Posted By bark_eater

Discovering the local scrapyard tipped the...

Discovering the local scrapyard tipped the balance.I may have a rack problem....
11-10-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,083
Posted By bark_eater

I have a couple cool old broken dimpled fender...

I have a couple cool old broken dimpled fender scraps saved for.....
11-10-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,083
Posted By bark_eater

I wont question that this is hands to God gospel,...

I wont question that this is hands to God gospel, but I got to say, that at this point my suspension of disbelief dropped off.....
11-08-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bark_eater

I'm sure there's a way to retro fit those lights...

I'm sure there's a way to retro fit those lights with LEDs to get more out of them.
11-08-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By bark_eater

I have one of those Bridgestone built Skyways in...

I have one of those Bridgestone built Skyways in the attic. As I remember the front rack and fender are pretty well integrated. I did some rough measurements and it looked like the "assembly" could...
11-07-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14,965
Views: 3,652,102
Posted By bark_eater

Recent influx. The Trek came out of the scrap...

Recent influx. The Trek came out of the scrap yard a couple of weeks ago and Diamond Back was there today. I picked up the Fuji Touring Series iii this morning and the seller pretty much made me...
11-02-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 72,904
Views: 11,842,412
Posted By bark_eater

Miyata 1000 Long Island NY $500

Miyata 1000 Long Island NY $500
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10-29-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72,904
Views: 11,842,412
Posted By bark_eater

The seller has a bunch of interesting bikes...

The seller has a bunch of interesting bikes listed. Seems like there may have been some parts harvesting and substitutions, but the prices are "relatively" sane.
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10-29-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By bark_eater

Well these were news to me, but the mystical...

Well these were news to me, but the mystical algorithms soon presented a NOS pair. I'm assuming that these use a standard axle that I can swap out to 120mm spaceing, or will I have to cut the...
10-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By bark_eater

The Broadkill store has good food. It was a bit...

The Broadkill store has good food. It was a bit of a detour just for lunch when heading for Lewes.
10-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By bark_eater

These arrived, and look like they are spaced for...

These arrived, and look like they are spaced for Dia-Compe centerpulls. Even if they dont live up to their Shamwow performance claims, they will certainly cover up the non matching red and black...
10-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By bark_eater

Who ever was riding this bike put most of the...

Who ever was riding this bike put most of the wear on the 52t big ring. The front brake pads may have been replaced also, I'll have to check the parts pile.
10-21-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By bark_eater

Any advantage to having a narrower front rim?

I picked up a wheelset that has narrower front rim. They seem like their the same vintage and patina, so one might assume that the pairing might be intentional, though parts pile inventory would of...
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