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07-02-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By JaccoW

Hey tomhaegler looking forward to seeing what...

Hey tomhaegler looking forward to seeing what you plan on doing with this bike!

The Adventure should be a pretty sweet bike once built up, especially as a drop bar tourer. Almost made me hesitant...
05-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 583,504
Posted By JaccoW

Replaced the crankset and upgraded the drivetrain...

Replaced the crankset and upgraded the drivetrain on the SilverAce to Hollowtech II and a better gear range. (36.2-92.6 vs. 31.6-80.9...
05-19-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By JaccoW

Gorgeous bike, bravo! :love:

Gorgeous bike, bravo! :love:
05-19-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,642
Views: 842,061
Posted By JaccoW

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for...

Got some new parts for a drivetrain upgrade for the SilverAce. :D

Based around a Shimano FC6603 Ultegra Triple for a stiffer bottom bracket and higher top end. Should be a good gear range for me...
05-16-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,318
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks Velo Mule, Yeah it's a lot but I kind of...

Thanks Velo Mule, Yeah it's a lot but I kind of like the chaos of it. ;) Originally it was a Koga-Miyata Traveller, a touring bike that was the same frame as the mid 90's Koga-Miyata Randonneur....
05-16-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,318
Posted By JaccoW

http://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/LZDmmKg.jpg)
Classic 1965 Gazelle A (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1242635-1965-gazelle-dutch-bike.html) Opafiets. I have a couple of...
05-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 583,504
Posted By JaccoW

Picked up a 66cm Koga-Miyata Adventure from 1996...

Picked up a 66cm Koga-Miyata Adventure from 1996 for another member ( tomhaegler ) last week and currently stripping and wrapping things up for it to be shipped to Switzerland.

From this:...
05-06-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By JaccoW

No problem. Just make sure to post some photos in...

No problem. Just make sure to post some photos in that thread if you do end up buying it. ;)
05-06-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By JaccoW

In 1998 the lineup was this: Putting the...

In 1998 the lineup was this: Putting the RoadRacer well into the upper mid-range territory

FullPro-M

Monocoque Carbon frame, Aero Big Shape Carbon fork,
Shimano Ultegra
9.0kg
NLG 5845...
05-05-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,421
Posted By JaccoW

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame...

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame yesterday for our tall Swiss forum member tomhaegler . We got it for a good price but failed to see the dent in the downtube. The seller apologised...
05-05-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By JaccoW

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame...

So I picked up the 1996 Adventure in a 66cm frame yesterday for our tall Swiss forum member tomhaegler . We got it for a good price but failed to see the dent in the downtube. The seller apologised...
05-03-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By JaccoW

May I suggest this tool: STRONGLIGHT 23.3 mm...

May I suggest this tool: STRONGLIGHT 23.3 mm Crank Puller Extractor Remover Tool and Specialites TA 23x1 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/353756466078?hash=item525d874b9e:g:vjMAAOSwCxVhg-Lk)
You might be...
05-03-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By JaccoW

I might be picking up a 66cm 1996 model this week...

I might be picking up a 66cm 1996 model this week for a fellow member. ;)

http://i.imgur.com/uBHfZZ7.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/uBHfZZ7.jpg)
05-02-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,018
Posted By JaccoW

One reason why I don't like them (besides broken...

One reason why I don't like them (besides broken or stuck screws) is that it gets really annoying if you have to fully deflate the tyre to even stand a chance at removing the rear wheel if you use...
05-02-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,421
Posted By JaccoW

Spring and early summer is usually the time when...

Spring and early summer is usually the time when these start popping up. Be patient. ;)
Prices have gone up here as well but I usually see prisitine examples going for €350 at worst.
The €500-700...
04-13-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,642
Views: 842,061
Posted By JaccoW

Got myself a Simplex chainguard today. It will...

Got myself a Simplex chainguard today. It will probably go on the SilverAce with its 5-speed IGH when I replace the cranks next month or so, so I can keep the derailleur version of that chainguard...
04-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

I think I'm going to give the silver Shimano...

I think I'm going to give the silver Shimano Alfine FC-s501 (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/alfine-s7000s700/FC-S501.html) cranks a try next month....
04-01-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

Good to hear. I will take a good look at what's...

Good to hear. I will take a good look at what's available around here.

Got the Ergon leather grips in yesterday and modified the other extender plug. Looks good and feels even better. Time to...
03-28-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

Guess what arrived on my doorstep? ;) They do...

Guess what arrived on my doorstep? ;) They do need some minor milling as they are less than 0.5mm too thick to fit inside the handlebars. I have a black pair of Ergon GP1 BioLeder...
03-24-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By JaccoW

They do seem to have gone up in price. Currently...

They do seem to have gone up in price. Currently I see them for sale between €125 to around €350 (https://www.marktplaats.nl/l/fietsen-en-brommers/q/gazelle+tour+de+l'avenir/) whereas I believe I've...
02-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By JaccoW

There are a few more obscure examples in the...

There are a few more obscure examples in the Experiences with current High Flange Cassette hubs?...
02-08-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 198,920
Posted By JaccoW

I guess my Koga-Miyata Graveller would fit in...

I guess my Koga-Miyata Graveller would fit in here as well. I took it on a 750km tour last summer and so far it has been very comfortable, even on a couple of days with 140km (87 miles) and 1200m...
02-08-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

Hey, glad I could inspire you. :) I think I...

Hey, glad I could inspire you. :)

I think I just used a classic revolver hole punch for the tarpaulin and a stainless steel specific drill bit for the fender. I don't think I even needed to take a...
01-21-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,421
Posted By JaccoW

I have always LOVED this colour scheme,...

I have always LOVED this colour scheme, especially on the Oval models. Great find!
01-21-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By JaccoW

Ahem. :rolleyes: Summarized data from my...

Ahem. :rolleyes:
Summarized data from my Koga-Miyata brochure scans (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201550-show-us-your-koga-miyata.html)

And if you want to get a feel how much NLG...
01-17-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 583,504
Posted By JaccoW

I've built up a decent collection...

I've built up a decent collection (https://www.discogs.com/user/JaccoSW/collection) over the past few months. :P Currently listening to the SACD version of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet,...
01-17-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 583,504
Posted By JaccoW

One more wheelbuild to the mix. The Sturmey...

One more wheelbuild to the mix.

The Sturmey Archer XL-RD5(w) 5-speed hub I built into a H+Son Archetype rim for the Koga-Miyata SilverAce was slowly killing itself. Those hubs share a lot of parts...
01-17-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

Right, so the SilverAce was back in the living...

Right, so the SilverAce was back in the living room shop for a rebuild of the rear wheel. First I had to take out the old hub and I took the time to give the rim a good clean before reusing it again....
12-29-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By JaccoW

Got one of the harder to get parts for the build...

Got one of the harder to get parts for the build today from a fellow enthusiast. A 1955 Sturmey Archer Dynohub in 36H.

I already had a 28H and a 32H model that I have been gathering over the past...
12-29-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

New parts are in. Time to strip the rear wheel...

New parts are in. Time to strip the rear wheel and build a new one. :)

It's surprising how much parts you get for the money. With the exception of the thumb shifter everything was included for...
12-29-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,345
Posted By JaccoW

Not much after february but I sold the Gazelle...

Not much after february but I sold the Gazelle Grand Tourist this year after building it up to be a completely functional bike again. Build thread here...
12-23-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,373
Posted By JaccoW

Right... it's been a long time since I have...

Right... it's been a long time since I have posted anything on here.

Part of it is because of some necessary introspection earlier this year but also because I have been rediscovering some of my...
11-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By JaccoW

Doing some more research on the rear hub atm....

Doing some more research on the rear hub atm. Apparently Hanseline bremsmantelfett (https://www.hanseline.de/bremsmantelfett/) is one of the best high-temperature greases you can use for these hubs....
11-21-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By JaccoW

Some better close-ups of the lighting system and...

Some better close-ups of the lighting system and a first look at what a simple application of boiled linseed oil can do:

http://i.imgur.com/QiGsDV6.jpg (https://imgur.com/QiGsDV6)
...
11-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By JaccoW

1965 Gazelle A Dutch bike

So yesterday I received a pair of bicycles from one of my parents' friends and the most fun one might actually be this bog-standard looking Dutch bike.
It used to belong to one of their uncles and...
11-21-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,642
Views: 842,061
Posted By JaccoW

One of my parents' friends wanted to get rid of a...

One of my parents' friends wanted to get rid of a pair of bikes so he asked if I was interested. Of course!

The first one is what looks to be a 1965 Gazelle A-frame (frame number 1959744) which...
11-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19,077
Views: 2,370,586
Posted By JaccoW

Is it simply a gutter or even a powered one with...

Is it simply a gutter or even a powered one with a small conveyor belt inside? I like it when those are available (or more like, I hate it when they're not). Not too expensive but much easier than...
11-11-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By JaccoW

Or a much larger option is the Carradice Super-C...

Or a much larger option is the Carradice Super-C (https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags/super-c-saddlebag) at 23L. I like the buckles over the leather straps for ease of use.
...
11-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19,077
Views: 2,370,586
Posted By JaccoW

After reacting to eachother's posts for ages ...

After reacting to eachother's posts for ages alexnagui and I finally met up today! We went for a short ride to an area close to use together with a friend of his.

http://i.imgur.com/In6tjG7.jpg...
11-02-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By JaccoW

I'd say go full banana. Black rims, tanwalls and...

I'd say go full banana. Black rims, tanwalls and brown leather bar wrap. Add a blue Chiquita sticker, or better yet, a logo that's a mix of those two:

http://i.imgur.com/2P6jT6E.png...
11-01-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,728
Posted By JaccoW

http://i.imgur.com/2x3Uv3s.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/2x3Uv3s.jpg (https://imgur.com/2x3Uv3s)

http://i.imgur.com/hON8zej.jpg (https://imgur.com/hON8zej)
10-31-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,077
Views: 2,370,586
Posted By JaccoW

http://i.imgur.com/53KQMe8.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/53KQMe8.jpg (https://imgur.com/53KQMe8)
Midnight rides for the insomniac
10-25-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,919
Posted By JaccoW

Seeing how most Dutch beater bikes are steel and...

Seeing how most Dutch beater bikes are steel and still alive after 50+ years it probably isn't a problem of the material itself. Those are (ab)used year round and stored outside most of the time....
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 2,446,475
Posted By JaccoW

You would think so right? But no, they are flared...

You would think so right? But no, they are flared bars and those flat portions are really comfortable. They originally came off a Koga Beachracer...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 2,446,475
Posted By JaccoW

My setup for this summer (left bike). I carried...

My setup for this summer (left bike). I carried way too much stuff in hindsight but with 45L (17L + ~5L + 23L) I could probably carry camping gear as well.
I guess that's something I will try to fit...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 339,957
Posted By JaccoW

And for now, day 3. I will post more when I...

And for now, day 3. I will post more when I update things again over in the 1993 Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller project (66cm frame)...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 339,957
Posted By JaccoW

And day 2

And day 2
09-17-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,398
Posted By JaccoW

Day 3 - Montpellier to Béziers

Day 3 - Montpellier to Béziers (2021-Aug-25)Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5851296189)

People in Montpellier asked us why we even wanted to go there. The truth is, it's halfway to...
09-17-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,398
Posted By JaccoW

Day 2 - Port-de-bouc to Montpellier

Day 2 - Port-de-bouc to Montpellier (2021-Aug-23)Strava (https://www.strava.com/activities/5840889631)

On day 2 we had some distance to catch up on so we drove 141 km from Port-de-Bouc to...
09-14-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,398
Posted By JaccoW

Day1: Marseille to Port-de-Bouc

Day 1: Marseille to Port-de-Bouc (2021-Aug-22)Strava - Day 1 (https://www.strava.com/activities/5834726788)

So on our day of arrival we headed into Marseille to get some food, ship our train bags...
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