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05-27-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By bikemig

I'd like a top end Project as well. The Prestige...

I'd like a top end Project as well. The Prestige tubing cross bikes are cool too and those do come up from time to time.
05-27-24, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By bikemig

Great write up and pics of your bike. Bianchi for...

Great write up and pics of your bike. Bianchi for a company that has such an obvious pedigree in racing bikes also did some really smart interesting things with touring and all road bikes (the...
05-26-24, 03:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By bikemig

Evaporust is good for rust issues. I'd reuse the...

Evaporust is good for rust issues. I'd reuse the original wheels (front and rear) as long as they are alloy and are reasonably true. I'd try to buy as few parts as possible and if I needed parts, I'd...
05-26-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By bikemig

If that's an alloy rim, I'd try to save that...

If that's an alloy rim, I'd try to save that wheel (overhaul hub, true the wheel). The best part for a bike is usually the one you have in hand.
05-26-24, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By bikemig

I have a touring bike from 1979, a Trek 510. It's...

I have a touring bike from 1979, a Trek 510. It's a full Ishiwata 022 frame with an investment cast fork crown. I like early Treks and this is a fine riding machine set up more or less as a touring...
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By bikemig

You can do better for $125 than a bike with steel...

You can do better for $125 than a bike with steel rims. They don't work as well in the wet as aluminum and they're heavy. I'd keep looking.
05-25-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By bikemig

I don't see any reason to replace the wheels....

I don't see any reason to replace the wheels. Those are quality rims. There is clearance for a decent volume tire (28c and likely 32c). The parts are mainly early dura ace (the crane RD is the...
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By bikemig

I'd sell it locally. Boston is a good market and...

I'd sell it locally. Boston is a good market and eBay is a pain. I'd value it at $800ish as it sits.That's a top end bike with all the original bits and pieces.
05-21-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,814
Posted By bikemig

Dropped off a cliff but some things still move...

Dropped off a cliff but some things still move and that is likely location dependent. In my mid-sized Midwestern city, old Treks and Cannondales still move at reasonable prices. Other bikes not so...
05-21-24, 10:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By bikemig

You can get this roadworthy in a NYC apt. Plus if...

You can get this roadworthy in a NYC apt. Plus if there is a bike coop that you can get to, they usually have space for people to work on bikes. No idea whether that is possible in NYC though. This...
05-21-24, 05:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By bikemig

If you're riding in NYC streets, I'd recommend...

If you're riding in NYC streets, I'd recommend Schwalbe Marathon green guard tires (they come in 27 inch if that is your wheel size).

You'd be better off posting in the C and V forum since folks...
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By bikemig

I don't think I could get $300 for them in Des...

I don't think I could get $300 for them in Des Moines, IA so a lot depends on where you live.
05-20-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,057
Posted By bikemig

Honestly, I'm indifferent to whether you keep a...

Honestly, I'm indifferent to whether you keep a bike all original or do some sort of resto-mod. My favorite builds use 3 x 7 friction shifting but that's because I like to keep it friction and that...
05-20-24, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By bikemig

I always thought Cannondales had fine paint jobs....

I always thought Cannondales had fine paint jobs. This is my 1985 ST 400:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1236x927/cannondalest400_bcffbf84f7d64766412bf688cc9106541a0cb768.jpg
05-20-24, 06:12 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 43,019
Posted By bikemig

Four blue bikes: an early 70s Fuji Finest, a 70s...

Four blue bikes: an early 70s Fuji Finest, a 70s Sekine SHS 271, a '79 Trek 510, and an '85 Cannondale ST 400. These are 4 hardworking bikes that have seen a lot of use after I rebuilt them. The...
05-20-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By bikemig

It's always great when you read a post like this...

It's always great when you read a post like this and you also learn something new. I didn't realize that there was more than one kind of under the BB cable guide.
05-20-24, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By bikemig

I have a 70s blue Fuji Finest. I didn't try to...

I have a 70s blue Fuji Finest. I didn't try to build it up with 70s era parts; the only parts that are original on the bike are the fittings, headset, and seatpost. The frame had been spread to 126...
05-20-24, 04:23 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By bikemig

I moved 3 bikes so far this year and have a few...

I moved 3 bikes so far this year and have a few more that are in the pipeline. I like getting rid of bikes because it forces me to organize and think about what I need/want to keep. When I first got...
05-20-24, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By bikemig

I like the Campy SR better than the Campagnolo NR...

I like the Campy SR better than the Campagnolo NR seatpost because it's easier to adjust (though the NR is probably stronger). Plus this is the right size for a many high end French bikes. Both my...
05-13-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,197
Posted By bikemig

1980ish Miyata 310

I'm fixing up a very clean 1980s Miyata 310 for my neighbor's high school son. He likes the idea of riding a bike that is a lot older than he is. The bike was a garage queen. It's been overhauled and...
05-02-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By bikemig

This is a great bike; nice pick up. As others...

This is a great bike; nice pick up. As others have said, this will make a great all around bike. I have a 1992 Trek 750 (lugged chrome moly) I'm fixing up also as an all around bike.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By bikemig

Blue book is low and sometimes crazy low. $600...

Blue book is low and sometimes crazy low. $600 isn't bad for a quality steel touring bike. Offer $400-$500 for the bike. Maybe you can get a better deal if you're patient; maybe you won't. This is a...
04-12-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By bikemig

Glennfordx4 and his posts will be sorely missed...

Glennfordx4 and his posts will be sorely missed on BF. He had a lot of virtual friends here.
04-11-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By bikemig

That bike has character. I'd be tempted to just...

That bike has character. I'd be tempted to just deal with the rust issues and keep riding it as is with maybe a bit more gearing for summertime riding. IMO, that is a machine with serious lock up...
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By bikemig

It's a fine bike and well worth fixing up but...

It's a fine bike and well worth fixing up but it's overpriced at $125. This would be a decent deal at $50-$75. That said, if it's your size and you have a hankering to fix it up and ride it, go for...
04-09-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By bikemig

Good looking bike. Bikes that came stock with 27...

Good looking bike. Bikes that came stock with 27 inch wheels and center pull brakes with reasonable reach tend to have good clearance for tires and fenders. I have a 70s era Raleigh Gran Sport and...
04-09-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,732
Posted By bikemig

I think one reason why you don't see many threads...

I think one reason why you don't see many threads on vintage cross bikes is because they're really hard to find. I'm sitting on a Pinarello cross frame I need to build up. This is how the bike came...
04-08-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By bikemig

That looks like a 50.4 bcd Nervar crank. For the...

That looks like a 50.4 bcd Nervar crank. For the chain skipping, a twist tooth freewheel will likely help. So will dumping that campy RD for something decent like a suntour. That's what I did to my...
04-02-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,141,451
Posted By bikemig

"Old" and "new" touring bikes

I rebuilt a 1982 Trek 720 a few years ago to use as a touring bike. I rode an '83 across the country in '97. I like the 1982 Trek 720, but then I picked up a 1993 Trek 750 (lugged hybrid, same...
04-02-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,141,451
Posted By bikemig

Honestly this is one of the best riding bikes I...

Honestly this is one of the best riding bikes I have ever owned. I have two long wheelbase bikes (42 inch with 18 inch stays), this 'dale and an '82 Trek 720. The Cannondale, IMO, is a better riding...
04-02-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By bikemig

I like brifters just fine even if I tend to be...

I like brifters just fine even if I tend to be partial to bar end shifters when I go click shift. Lots of folks here build old bikes with 3 x 9 gearing so you've come to the right place.
04-02-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,386
Posted By bikemig

1993 Trek 750

I picked up a 1993 Trek 750 a few years back. It's in great shape and I've always liked the lugged Trek hybrids. It has the same geometry as the 520 but it was a heck of a lot cheaper. The frame has...
04-01-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed the piece. I hadn't realized that...

I enjoyed the piece. I hadn't realized that Repack began in 1974; I had thought it was late 70s. I hate to say it but Bicycling was a much better magazine back in the day. A lot of things about...
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By bikemig

Pair of '93 Bridgestones: RB 1 and MB 1

Title is wrong; apologies in advance if the title is a bit of a clickbait, :). I'm selling a 1993 red Bridgestone RB 1 with the biplane fork. Here's a pic of the RB 1 but I'm selling it as a...
03-07-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By bikemig

+1 on this. This is the swiss army knife style of...

+1 on this. This is the swiss army knife style of bikes. I picked up a lugged Trek 750 hybrid (same geometry as the 520s) just for this reason. Now I just need to build it, :). I had a Bianchi...
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By bikemig

$300ish in a local sale is my guess. You need a...

$300ish in a local sale is my guess. You need a collector to get top dollar. There’s lots of inventory if all you want is a top dog vintage MTB to choose from.
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By bikemig

This is a garage queen; it's beautiful. I don't...

This is a garage queen; it's beautiful. I don't have a good handle on what this is worth but the early Stumpjumpers like this don't come up often and command a premium when they do. I'm glad you're...
03-03-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By bikemig

Well if I ever get that Claud Butler done, we'll...

Well if I ever get that Claud Butler done, we'll have to do a bike ride in Des Moines on British bikes from the 50s. . . .
03-03-24, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. Why no Brooks saddle? I have a 50s era...

Very nice. Why no Brooks saddle? I have a 50s era Claud Butler I need to build up one of these days. It will be a sympathetic restoration rather than a completely period correct one.
03-03-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By bikemig

Looks like there is a wiki entry on Su Friedrich...

Looks like there is a wiki entry on Su Friedrich who wrote the piece on the bike trip from Oberlin to Boston. I'm guessing it's the same person as she was at Oberlin '72-'75:
...
03-03-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,353
Posted By bikemig

I like to think of this as the recovering cat...

I like to think of this as the recovering cat lady thread . . . except just swap too many bikes for too many cats, :)

I got rid of 10 bikes last year. I'll get rid of 10 more this year.
03-03-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,989
Posted By bikemig

You have to think ahead with downtube shifters...

You have to think ahead with downtube shifters and sometimes you will be out of gear. That's part of the charm of downtube shifters if you like them (and I do like them).
02-27-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,196
Posted By bikemig

Neat thread, cool bike. This qualifies as a labor...

Neat thread, cool bike. This qualifies as a labor of love.
02-20-24, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,085
Posted By bikemig

I've ridden around Lake Pontchartrain. I'm...

I've ridden around Lake Pontchartrain. I'm impressed that you've done that more than once! It's flat but then so is New Orleans.

Biggest changes? My handlebars need to be around the same height as...
02-20-24, 02:13 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 24,852
Posted By bikemig

I started out bike riding in cut offs, t shirts,...

I started out bike riding in cut offs, t shirts, and sneakers like I'm sure most people did. Then I got into racing and I had lycra shorts, jerseys, proper bike shoes (cleated of course with toe...
02-20-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,197
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510

The weather is unseasonably warm in central Iowa so it's time to get my '79 Trek 510 fixed up. I flatted last last year and finally got around to replacing the tube. I checked all the adjustments as...
02-11-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By bikemig

The Graftek brings back some memories. I had a...

The Graftek brings back some memories. I had a buddy who owned one. He thought it was a bit whippy so he then bought one of the first Kleins. He had a sort of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde personality when...
01-21-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By bikemig

So glad I don't live in CO. GLWS, err, give away,...

So glad I don't live in CO. GLWS, err, give away, :)
01-21-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,149
Posted By bikemig

This is a nice crank, 94/58 bcd: ...

This is a nice crank, 94/58 bcd:

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=bc910cf8-41bb-495f-b655-4e782b01623e&Enum=115

Find one of those and you can get to 20 teeth. I have one sitting...
01-16-24, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By bikemig

46, 47, or a 48, outer works fine for me. I'm...

46, 47, or a 48, outer works fine for me. I'm well past my racing days. I can spin all the top gears with an outer in the upper 40s and an inner in the 30s gets me up the (few) 10% local grades in...
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