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01-17-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26,495
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Posted By bikemig

Thanks. I'm a big fan of the MKS Lambda pedals...

Thanks. I'm a big fan of the MKS Lambda pedals and bmx style pedals in general. There is a lot to be said for a pedal you can use with any shoe you own particularly in the winter when you may want to...
01-16-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By bikemig

Best looking krap . . . f frame I've ever seen....

Best looking krap . . . f frame I've ever seen. Sorry I couldn't resist, :). Nice score and unusual bike to boot.
01-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,640
Posted By bikemig

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10....

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. I think it might be too nice a bike for this category though since it has alloy parts. It does have a hi tensile steel frame. I like the UO 10s a lot...
01-16-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By bikemig

Very nice bike. One of these went through my shop...

Very nice bike. One of these went through my shop a few years back but I sold it. I like French bikes and this is a very good one. This is how it came to me in the wild. I suspect it was originally...
01-02-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By bikemig

I often do a very short ride when I get a new old...

I often do a very short ride when I get a new old bike before tearing it down but yeah tearing it down as soon as possible is a good idea.

Very nice score. This bike is a keeper.
12-26-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up. I'm a big fan of early treks. The...

Nice pick up. I'm a big fan of early treks. The Treks I've seen from this era were all set at 123 mm so you could run a 120 OLD or 126 OLD wheel.

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12-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,565
Posted By bikemig

We have a winner, :thumb:

We have a winner, :thumb:
12-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By bikemig

It looks like you're fixed for parts on this...

It looks like you're fixed for parts on this bike. If not, WTB in the CV for sale thread will help you locate any parts you may need. "Lower end" French bikes ride very well especially when they have...
12-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By bikemig

This is a build thread worth reading. Great back...

This is a build thread worth reading. Great back story. Plus I love old French bikes.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1099305-what-s-so-special-about-french-bikes.html
11-17-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By bikemig

Very nice job of showing all the details. I...

Very nice job of showing all the details. I looked for a long time for a Gitane TdF in my size; they're not easy to find in this size. Almost all the ones I've seen are 58-59 cm; dunno why but I...
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By bikemig

I've seen this bike posted before. If it were...

I've seen this bike posted before. If it were local to me, I'd buy it. I've kept my eye out for a Zeus for a while and I prefer a bike that is a rider than a collector's piece. You live in a big...
10-30-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By bikemig

Very nice find. I have a '68 Schwinn Paramount...

Very nice find. I have a '68 Schwinn Paramount that I have not yet rebuilt but it did come to me with the original parts. It was set up as a tourist though with flat bars.
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Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By bikemig

It's easy to make that bike more comfortable and...

It's easy to make that bike more comfortable and it's not expensive to rebuild this bike if you do your own work. But we will need pics of the bike to have an idea of what you would like to replace...
10-12-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,523
Posted By bikemig

East Burke Mountain in VT 12.3% grade over 3.3...

East Burke Mountain in VT 12.3% grade over 3.3 miles with a few parts north of 20%.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/234.Burke%2520Mountain

There are nastier climbs out there but there is no...
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By bikemig

I like this bike because it is one of the very...

I like this bike because it is one of the very first 29ers and today is closer to what we would think of as a gravel bike. There are three interesting bikes that are early examples of innovating away...
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this. If it were local to me, I'd do...

+ 1 on this. If it were local to me, I'd do something stupid like buying it if it were my size. I have bought two bikes that are comparable at considerably less than $500 though (a '93 Bridgestone MB...
10-08-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,070
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of Superbe stuff; nice find.

I'm a big fan of Superbe stuff; nice find.
10-08-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bikemig

Very pretty bike and in good shape. You don't see...

Very pretty bike and in good shape. You don't see Ideale saddles in that good of a shape too often. I suspect it is worth more than you paid for the bike. The mavic rims are very good.

I believe...
10-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By bikemig

My '78 Trek TX 900 was, ahem, actually a parts...

My '78 Trek TX 900 was, ahem, actually a parts bin build; some of the parts came originally on the bike and some I had on hand. They also happen to be some of my favorite vintage parts. I went with a...
10-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,397
Posted By bikemig

You might want to try tape rather than glue.

You might want to try tape rather than glue.
10-06-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By bikemig

How far are you willing to drive? Facebook...

How far are you willing to drive? Facebook marketplace lets you search up to a radius of 500 miles. I think the 250 mile radius is more useful if looking for a top end MTB. I ended up driving a 100...
10-05-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By bikemig

I'd focus on holding the costs down. First, I'd...

I'd focus on holding the costs down. First, I'd try like heck not to paint the bike. That's a big cost. If you need to have it painted, try to find someone locally. Second, there's a lot to be said...
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By bikemig

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage...

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage mountain bike of roughly the quality of a Trek 730 for around $100 isn't hard but you do have to be patient sometimes to find one in your size in decent...
10-02-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 971
Posted By bikemig

There may be markings on the freewheel and/or the...

There may be markings on the freewheel and/or the hub to indicate the threading but yeah you will likely have to measure this. Still there is no reason to buy NOS; there are plenty of decent 2d hand...
09-30-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By bikemig

That's my size as well. I have no idea why but...

That's my size as well. I have no idea why but I've had a heck of a time finding a 57 cm Gitane TdF as well; ditto for Raleigh bikes. Either folks were taller back in the day or everyone just rode...
09-30-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. I'm a big fan of old MTBs and they...

Very nice. I'm a big fan of old MTBs and they make fine all around bikes. It's as if they were made to ride on gravel roads, :). It's hard to go wrong with a quality frame built with Tange prestige...
09-30-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 168,788
Posted By bikemig

Those are 32c but thereís room for 35c. Itís a...

Those are 32c but thereís room for 35c. Itís a fine long distance machine.
09-30-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By bikemig

I'm bumping this up because I hope someone buys...

I'm bumping this up because I hope someone buys it before I do something a little crazy like buying this bike. :)
09-30-22, 06:15 AM
09-29-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 168,788
Posted By bikemig

3 Blue Sports Touring bikes

I have no idea how I ended up with 3 blue sports touring bikes, but I did: a 1985 Cannondale ST 400, a 1979 Trek 510, and a 1970s Fuji Newest. Each is set up with a triple and 700 x 32c or 35c tires....
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By bikemig

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look...

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look terrible. I’d be on the lookout for inexpensive tires and tape
09-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. That black seatpost needs to go.

Beautiful bike. That black seatpost needs to go.
09-25-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By bikemig

That bike is worth $10 all day long. I hate...

That bike is worth $10 all day long. I hate seeing bikes like that because I tend to buy them . . .
Replies: 130
Views: 10,653
Posted By bikemig

I'm not sure who is enjoying this thread more:...

I'm not sure who is enjoying this thread more: the OP or the BF posters. In any case, this may be the first valuation thread to hit 4 pages. I'm thinking it should at least get to 10. :popcorn
09-23-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By bikemig

The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing...

The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing to trade? Heck you could even throw in a headset to make the deal.
09-20-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By bikemig

This is useful info on simplex drop outs (and...

This is useful info on simplex drop outs (and other drop outs as well):

https://www.redclovercomponents.com/blog/1

Maybe look for a shimano crane RD if you don't want to grind a stop on the DO?
09-19-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By bikemig

Keeping the market interest in cottered cranks...

Keeping the market interest in cottered cranks alive, :thumb:
09-19-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,524
Posted By bikemig

Yes and 700c aluminum alloy wheels so I did write...

Yes and 700c aluminum alloy wheels so I did write to the seller this morning . . . . after I decided to fall off the wagon.
09-18-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,976
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely...

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely the best stem shifters and one of the best downtube shifters ever made.
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,976
Posted By bikemig

Well they were spec'd on lower end bikes by and...

Well they were spec'd on lower end bikes by and large. That said some really nice Schwinns have them like this '73 Schwinn Sports Tourer:

...
09-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,059
Posted By bikemig

Great pics; thanks for posting. This looks like a...

Great pics; thanks for posting. This looks like a great ride.
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By bikemig

The bike is a good deal at $85 even with the...

The bike is a good deal at $85 even with the tubulars. It is a very fine vintage Fuji.The paint looks to be in great shape. This was a top end bike back in the day. The parts are quite good. You...
09-18-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By bikemig

That’s a very solid price at $250 and shouldn't...

That’s a very solid price at $250 and shouldn't last long. It will take 32c tires but you likely have to pull the rear wheel all the way back in the drop outs to make it work. It was designed around...
09-18-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,428
Posted By bikemig

1982 Trek 720

It's been raining lately so I've started riding my 1982 Trek 720. It's a bit of a boat since it is an old school touring bike but it handles nicely and I really like the parts mix on it. I rode one...
09-18-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By bikemig

It's not hard to install wider ranging gearing on...

It's not hard to install wider ranging gearing on vintage bikes. Finding old school road bikes that take wide tires isn't hard either. I'm not saying you should go out and find an old bike to rehab....
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By bikemig

Yep it's a good buy at $200.

Yep it's a good buy at $200.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,364
Posted By bikemig

Old bikes are relatively inexpensive and make,...

Old bikes are relatively inexpensive and make, IMO, great commuters. I use two regularly: a late 80s Specialized Stumpjumper and a mid 70s Sekine SHS 271:
...
09-12-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By bikemig

Great pics; this might be the nicest 70s PX 10...

Great pics; this might be the nicest 70s PX 10 I've ever seen. GLWS.
09-11-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By bikemig

This is an American frame builder, right?...

This is an American frame builder, right? http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/dellasanta_main.htm

Isn't this a bog standard BSC bottom bracket? You could just get a shimano square taper sealed...
09-08-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,428
Posted By bikemig

1970s Fuji Finest

I rode my early 70s Fuji Finest on a 20 mile ride today. This is a very comfy long-distance machine with 700 x 32c tires (Soma Shikoro) and generous gearing (48/38/28 rings and a 13-28 7 speed...
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