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07-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By bikemig

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the...

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the way, does your PR 10 still have it's original crank? That was a stronglight 49d. The outer ring as set up for a 122bcd inner which means you likely have...
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By bikemig

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The...

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The bike has rust in a few other areas. When I see rust, I figure that there will likely be other issues with the bike as well. Still $50 isn't bad if the...
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By bikemig

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by...

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by one of America's premier frame builders. The parts group is very solid on this bike and the paint job is good. If it were a 57, I'd be tempted and I do...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By bikemig

You can do an album on your profile with pics....

You can do an album on your profile with pics. Someone will upload the pics to your thread. Yeah the no pics posting rule for newbies is a necessary pain as it is an anti-spam rule.
07-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that published weights include...

I'm skeptical that published weights include racks for bikes that came stock with them. My gut feeling is that manufacturers will do whatever they can do to keep the published weights as low as...
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,013
Posted By bikemig

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports...

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports touring bikes are blue. I'm not going to run out of blue sports tourering bikes anytime soon since I have a blue 1968 Schwinn Paramount on the build...
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By bikemig

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a...

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a quality vintage bike, this is the bike to buy at the asking price.
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By bikemig

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979...

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979 trek 510, full ishiwata tubing, in the same blue. The paint job held up great. I think the decals on your bike might be from the 80 s though.
07-18-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By bikemig

I use these ,...

I use these , https://www.modernbike.com/jagwire-basics-galvanized-derailleur-wire-1.2x2300mm-shimano-and-huret-simplex-suntour-x-press-compatible

The difference is small.

Also this is the...
07-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By bikemig

That's a late 70s UO 10. Yes the bones are very...

That's a late 70s UO 10. Yes the bones are very good. The brakes, crank, and wheels are all good. The simplex rear derailleur and shifters are also pretty good. Simplex front derailleurs with plastic...
07-18-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By bikemig

One accurate measurement is worth at least a...

One accurate measurement is worth at least a 1,000 expert guesses, :).
Replies: 77
Views: 4,450
Posted By bikemig

I think this thread has possibilities. Personally...

I think this thread has possibilities. Personally I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t hit ten pages. The value and quality of the bike was established on the first page. We’ve been arguing over...
07-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By bikemig

Bar end shifters are the way to go. ...

Bar end shifters are the way to go.


https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-ene-w-bar-end-shifters
07-16-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By bikemig

The purple is pretty. To my mind, a 90s stumpy is...

The purple is pretty. To my mind, a 90s stumpy is the production MTB to own. I have a 92 and it’s a sweet ride.
07-16-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

Others just buy a bigger house with a larger...

Others just buy a bigger house with a larger garage, 😉. Priorities, right?
07-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By bikemig

$300 is more than this bike is worth. I'm a fan...

$300 is more than this bike is worth. I'm a fan of old Peugeots and the UE series came stock with quality fenders, rack, lighting system, and a kickstand. That said the bike has steel rims and a...
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By bikemig

You might want to ride the bike for a while to...

You might want to ride the bike for a while to see if you like the size.
07-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By bikemig

If the bike still has the original brakes...

If the bike still has the original brakes (centerpulls either Weinmann or Mafac), they should adjust to work with 700c wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By bikemig

This is one of the best production racing bikes...

This is one of the best production racing bikes ever made. Team miyatas don't pop often. The bike is dirty but the paint is in good shape. The parts are mainly good quality Shimano 600 but they are...
07-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By bikemig

Yep definitely the right project for the right...

Yep definitely the right project for the right person. If you don't want to deal with it, move it on to someone who wants to fix it up. It's not worth much as is. You can also donate it to a bike co...
07-15-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By bikemig

Maybe the OP will be fine but maybe not. I worked...

Maybe the OP will be fine but maybe not. I worked in a top 100 independent bike dealer in the 80s. It was a really good shop with some excellent wheel builders. The shop was in New Orleans which is...
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By bikemig

Tire choices are limited in 27 inch. Tubulars are...

Tire choices are limited in 27 inch. Tubulars are 700c.
07-14-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By bikemig

This could be a real hit on YouTube . . .

This could be a real hit on YouTube . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By bikemig

That's an aggressive price but you live in the...

That's an aggressive price but you live in the Pacific NW and bike prices are high there. The bike looks good and the parts look to be all original campy stuff with a brooks saddle. I'd value it...
07-13-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 908
Posted By bikemig

I think showing up to Cino with this bike in...

I think showing up to Cino with this bike in pieces just like in this pic and a few cases of beer for your C&V buddies the day before the ride would make a story worth telling for many years.
07-13-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By bikemig

i really like the tektro cr720s but I don’t think...

i really like the tektro cr720s but I don’t think they’ll work on the ops trek 720
07-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By bikemig

I like bikes that can take a 28 c or a 32c tire....

I like bikes that can take a 28 c or a 32c tire. In terms of whether a bike rides “harsh” or not, I think tires matter more than the tubing.
07-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By bikemig

I have the same year/color stumpjumper comp. it...

I have the same year/color stumpjumper comp. it came stock with deore xt 3 by 6 gearing. It would be a shame to repaint the bike. It’s your bike but that is a distinctive paint job. The paint job...
07-11-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By bikemig

I have an Olmo gran sport, Raleigh grand sport,...

I have an Olmo gran sport, Raleigh grand sport, and a Peugeot UO 9 Grand Sport.
07-11-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By bikemig

The 1985 st400 is a great bike. The brakes reach...

The 1985 st400 is a great bike. The brakes reach to 700c rims, 32s fit comfortably

...
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn’t undersell the parts. They are clean...

I wouldn’t undersell the parts. They are clean and very functional. Shimano 600 brakes, Deore shifters, crane rear derailleur, shimano 600 fd, decent wheels. Theses are good parts, but the value of...
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By bikemig

Yes it is worth $600. That bike is very, very...

Yes it is worth $600. That bike is very, very clean. The frame is excellent and the parts are good. That does appear to be a low mileage bike as per the seller’s description.

if that bike were...
07-09-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,683
Posted By bikemig

there’s always mile a minute murphy ...

there’s always mile a minute murphy


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Minthorn_Murphy

ive hit 60 going down a mountain but that was when bike computers were a new fangled thing. 50 s is...
07-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By bikemig

I just rebuilt a 73 kool lemon sports tourer....

I just rebuilt a 73 kool lemon sports tourer. Fortunately it had the original parts. Those bikes are overbuilt in good way. Just a really nice riding bike.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,017
Posted By bikemig

Looks like she was camping next to a couple and...

Looks like she was camping next to a couple and they all had food in the tent which they removed after the bear approached them the first time
...
07-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,110
Posted By bikemig

I love the shot of all the nice clean parts on...

I love the shot of all the nice clean parts on the kitchen table. That’s classic. That’s a very fine bike to restore.
07-07-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,278
Posted By bikemig

People have been anxiously waiting for years,...

People have been anxiously waiting for years, years, for ThermionicScott to update his own thread. Now he finally does and all we see is a bunch of carping. Geez BF is really falling on hard times.
...
07-07-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By bikemig

I like the workshop with the Dutch sign, verboten...

I like the workshop with the Dutch sign, verboten fietsen, and the gravel tractor ad. All very appropriate for a bike shop.
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Agree with Bianchigirll . I'd...

Beautiful bike. Agree with Bianchigirll . I'd sink as little money as possible into the consumables since the buyer will likely want a different saddle and may well want different tires.

Price is...
07-06-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By bikemig

You may be the first poster here to start a...

You may be the first poster here to start a thread about what a great job you are doing downsizing and then post a thread on a new build, ;)
07-05-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,507
Posted By bikemig

How often do you build a bike? Why?

I'm curious how often people here build bikes and why. By building a bike, I mean stripping it down to the frame, dealing with any rust/paint issues, replacing all the consumables, and installing the...
07-05-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By bikemig

Not my size, beautiful bike and GLWS

Not my size, beautiful bike and GLWS
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

$500 Canadian, right? Agreed though that $100 US...

$500 Canadian, right? Agreed though that $100 US is a very good deal on this bike. It's the OP's bike to do as he or she wishes but that bike could use an overhaul before it gets ridden much more.
07-05-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

Agreed. One of the posters called it a flamewar I...

Agreed. One of the posters called it a flamewar I think which is why I used that word. It was a good discussion with evidence based, rational disagreement. Hmm, we could use more of that.

The...
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By bikemig

You got a good deal. Those rims look to be...

You got a good deal. Those rims look to be clinchers (they look like weinmann concave) not tubulars. Overhaul it, replace the consumables, and ride it. That's a great bike.

There aren't a lot of...
07-04-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

I'm running 700 x 35 c tires on my bike. I think...

I'm running 700 x 35 c tires on my bike. I think Trek really dialed it in with their "sports" touring geometry. These are terrific long distance machines.
...
07-04-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

I have a 1979 Trek 510 also a full Ishiwata 022...

I have a 1979 Trek 510 also a full Ishiwata 022 frameset. This is a heck of a nice bike. The bikes "above" this in the Trek line up would have had Reynolds 531 or Columbus but the tubing was no...
07-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By bikemig

There's nothing peculiar or different about an...

There's nothing peculiar or different about an Italian bike than any other vintage bike when it comes to a 650b conversion. The main thing is you really want to be able to fit at least a 38c tire to...
07-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By bikemig

The 80s were a great time for top end touring...

The 80s were a great time for top end touring bikes. I like 70s era racing bikes a lot because they typically have clearance for decent volume tires.
07-02-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By bikemig

That's not how I read it. To say that this...

That's not how I read it. To say that this person's death is a reminder to all of us to be careful does not necessarily imply that the rider's lack of attention caused the accident. It's just that, a...
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