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06-23-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,478
Posted By fliplap

My Koga Miyata on tour in France earlier this...

My Koga Miyata on tour in France earlier this year.
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06-15-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

On a recent tour through France. I’ll get around...

On a recent tour through France. I’ll get around to making a thread for that trip sometime.
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01-29-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By fliplap

Ohhh very nice. I’ve been pondering making...

Ohhh very nice. I’ve been pondering making something like this for some time. Now I don’t have to.

For the “maker” inclined, 3D printers are fantastic. A fairly reliable one can be purchased for...
11-10-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,289
Posted By fliplap

89 Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra on the Katy Trail ...

89 Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra on the Katy Trail
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11-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

I do not. it really is just a hobby. I make stuff...

I do not. it really is just a hobby. I make stuff for myself and my family. I'll occasionally make stuff for close friends if they want something relatively simple, and are cool with the fabric I...
11-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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As noted in the above post, sewing is a hobby of...
10-31-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

As somewhat expected, the original aluminum low...

As somewhat expected, the original aluminum low rider rack eventually cracked. I replaced the front with a Nitto Campee and moved the M-18 to the rear for a small trunk bag. Here's the (rather dirty)...
10-28-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By fliplap

The longer Rene Herse struts will work with the...

The longer Rene Herse struts will work with the M-18. You’ll need to bend the struts at the tab a bit, and will likely need to reshape the tang. You’ll also need to position the draw bolts inboard on...
08-07-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,652
Posted By fliplap

Because I’m a nut, and I didn't have any threaded...

Because I’m a nut, and I didn't have any threaded rod on hand, I made a tool for this purpose. Drop a bolt through the cylinder, give it one hard whack with a hammer, get back a perfect 73deg indent....
07-23-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By fliplap

Day 4 Central City to Boulder via Nederland...

Day 4 Central City to Boulder via Nederland (45mi, 2200ft)

I prefer a mild flavor to the final day of a tour. I enjoy taking my time, drinking camp coffee, taking a long lunch, really savoring the...
07-23-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By fliplap

Day 3 Grand Lake to Central City (83mi, 6800ft) ...

Day 3 Grand Lake to Central City (83mi, 6800ft)

Another day of climbing ahead of us, we endeavored to depart early, but ended up sitting by the lake drinking instant coffee and getting out of camp...
07-23-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By fliplap

Day 1 Boulder to Allenspark (38mi, 4300ft) On...

Day 1 Boulder to Allenspark (38mi, 4300ft)
On my first Colorado mini-tour (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1181776-vintage-mini-tour-koga-miyata-meets-rocky-mountains.html), I didn’t make...
07-23-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By fliplap

Koga-Miyata meets Rocky Mountains mini tour - The Sequel

A couple years ago I did a short 4 day loop through Colorado (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1181776-vintage-mini-tour-koga-miyata-meets-rocky-mountains.html). A couple years later, I...
07-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,726
Posted By fliplap

Descending the dirt roads above Central City, CO ...

Descending the dirt roads above Central City, CO

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07-17-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

Already took the tour, just need to sort through...

Already took the tour, just need to sort through the photos. I might be able to squeeze 35s under fenders, but realistically 32s are the better fit. The bike is wearing 32mm Paselas in these photos. ...
07-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

This bike lives in full touring guise now, I...

This bike lives in full touring guise now, I ditched the flexy 50.4 Sugino PX and narrow spaced 10s and went back to the 46-36-24 triple paired to a wide, 11-34, 9s. I also picked up a lightly loved...
06-20-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,726
Posted By fliplap

Coming down Boulder Canyon ...

Coming down Boulder Canyon
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Out on some farm road...
06-01-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By fliplap

Take a file to the top of the pod. It’s been done...

Take a file to the top of the pod. It’s been done to make bar ends that will sweep a 12s SRAM Eagle cassette. Since you only need 11s, you could probably do a much more graceful job than this.
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05-29-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 582,037
Posted By fliplap

I made this tool to put a perfect 73° indent in a...

I made this tool to put a perfect 73° indent in a fender for mounting at the fork crown. I’ve done this many times with a bit of wood, but I recently moved and threw out all of my scrap wood.

This...
05-25-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,595
Posted By fliplap

Schwinn’s whole mid-80s range was great for one...

Schwinn’s whole mid-80s range was great for one reason or another. For a bar/beater/shopping bike I really like the Mirada. I like it enough that we have 2 in my household. Easy clears 2.3s with...
05-04-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,744
Posted By fliplap

Sugino made the 50.4 Super Maxy in 180mm, I have...

Sugino made the 50.4 Super Maxy in 180mm, I have a set in the bin. Originally a triple with 46-36-28 chainrings. They came off a 26” wheeled, SR branded, tourer.

Sugino also made the PX in 175mm,...
01-29-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

I've wanted to try out an ultra-wide double for...

I've wanted to try out an ultra-wide double for randonneuring. I've had this NOS 175mm Sugino PX sitting in the parts box for a bit so I tossed it on with 46 & 28T Sugino chainrings. I'm surprised...
01-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,511
Posted By fliplap

Bianchi also still makes the Ancora. $3k doesn’t...

Bianchi also still makes the Ancora. $3k doesn’t seem that bad for the L’Erocia given that the Ancora sells for $1500 (though I’ve seen it deeply discounted at a large shop in Tokyo) Bianchi | ROAD |...
Forum: Touring
11-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 2,445,171
Posted By fliplap

The bags on the bike were sewn by me, but Realm...

The bags on the bike were sewn by me, but Realm makes a similar basket bag.

https://shop-realm.com/products/wald-basket-bag-black
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 2,445,171
Posted By fliplap

My wife’s Salsa Vaya Travel on a short 2 day tour...

My wife’s Salsa Vaya Travel on a short 2 day tour of some desert mountain parks
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11-05-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By fliplap

Clearly someone shot this on their phone. ...

Clearly someone shot this on their phone.

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11-01-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,169
Posted By fliplap

Just grab the Rivendell “Resurrectio” decal set...

Just grab the Rivendell “Resurrectio” decal set and call it a day. Classy, and perfect for exactly this case.

https://www.rivbike.com/products/resurrectio-decals
10-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 450,179
Posted By fliplap

1985 Schwinn Mirada with not a lot of original...

1985 Schwinn Mirada with not a lot of original bits remaining. Around-town drop-bar dirt build.

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09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By fliplap

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed...

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed made that look so good. The lifted clear created a crisp line for the paint to flow against. Even and accurate slab serif lettering on a small, round...
08-25-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,245,301
Posted By fliplap

Those are 26"/559 x 2.1"

Those are 26"/559 x 2.1"
08-25-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,245,301
Posted By fliplap

Apparently we're a Mirada household now. I'd been...

Apparently we're a Mirada household now. I'd been waiting for one of these to show up at the co-op as a bar/grocery bike for my wife. 1985ish Mirada Mixte. Mix of Deore (derailleurs), XT (brakes &...
07-03-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 44,619
Posted By fliplap

This thread deserves to be kept going. The XT...

This thread deserves to be kept going. The XT BR-M732 cantilevers setup with Shimano 125mm link wires work best with BL-6401 levers, which have a pivot radius of 18mm. As I understand it, these were...
06-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,483
Posted By fliplap

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my...

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my SO's touring bike. When bike touring is a thing again. Stem bag, basket bag, and 2 front panniers. Might need to add a long flap bag for longer trips....
05-17-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,203
Posted By fliplap

Another excuse to post a picture of my bike? Sure...

Another excuse to post a picture of my bike? Sure why not.

1989 Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra
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05-16-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,483
Posted By fliplap

Stem bag for my SO's bike. Fits a 32oz Nalgene....

Stem bag for my SO's bike. Fits a 32oz Nalgene. The body is also padded with closed cell foam, so it works well for a mirrorless camera too.
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04-21-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring...

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring and touring for awhile, so I stitched up some new portage, a mini zipper front bag and a tool roll, for closer-to-home adventures.
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04-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,483
Posted By fliplap

I needed a smaller bag for closer-to-home...

I needed a smaller bag for closer-to-home adventures, my rando bag was just too much. This little mini-loaf bag has a top zipper, 2 small internal pockets, a hooded slip pocket on the drive side and...
04-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,879
Posted By fliplap

Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Near Flagstaff, Arizona
04-09-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,879
Posted By fliplap

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a...

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a gravel rig. They were largely meant to fit fenders over 32s, which means 700x38 fits many just a treat. Here’s my Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra in...
03-29-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By fliplap

Trek made sizes up to 25.5”. My 82 412 in that...

Trek made sizes up to 25.5”. My 82 412 in that size would fit 700x38 without issue. Also, I think 650b looked just fine, and rode like a treat. .
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03-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,596
Posted By fliplap

Hey! Twinsies! I too run a Wald basket on my 87...

Hey! Twinsies! I too run a Wald basket on my 87 Mirada, albeit up front.

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03-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By fliplap

My vote is 1988 Miyata 615. ...

My vote is 1988 Miyata 615.


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03-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,048
Posted By fliplap

I had an 82 412 for awhile. There’s no reason to...

I had an 82 412 for awhile. There’s no reason to stay with 27” wheels. If you’re buying new wheels, at least go 700c, the stock brakes will reach fine. I had room for 700x32s with fenders, or 700x38...
03-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,449
Posted By fliplap

i don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone else with...

i don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone else with that specific bag. I’ve got the same one

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02-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

And in rando mode, middle of a 300k after being...

And in rando mode, middle of a 300k after being chased by 3 different packs of dogs down the road to this old mission. Rack is a Nitto M18 supported by Rene Herse 170mm cantilever post mount struts....
02-25-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 288,331
Posted By fliplap

Here’s my Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra, mid-300K....

Here’s my Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra, mid-300K.


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11-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,425
Posted By fliplap

Not C&V, but Bromptons never change, so close...

Not C&V, but Bromptons never change, so close enough.

Early fall, outside of Frankfurt, Germany somewhere.
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11-08-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,270
Posted By fliplap

Fendered and loaded Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra. ...

Fendered and loaded Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra.

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11-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 54,717
Posted By fliplap

You might know that the Miyata 1000 only ever...

You might know that the Miyata 1000 only ever came sized up to a 63cm. However, in the dutch market, the Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra was essentially the exact same frame, but available in a towering...
11-07-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,466
Posted By fliplap

An update on what this bike looks like these...

An update on what this bike looks like these days. Currently setup for "comfortably light" touring. Paselas, VO faceted fenders, triple bottle cages. I'm really happy with it as a general rider, and...
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