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Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By bikemig

I have a '93 Bridgestone XO 2 which has the same...

I have a '93 Bridgestone XO 2 which has the same geometry as the XO 1. It is essentially a road bike designed around 26 wheels and ample tire clearance. In the 90s if you wanted a fat tire, 26 inch...
09-18-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

If these are still floating around, I'm...

If these are still floating around, I'm interested as I have a 50s Claud Butler I need to rebuild . . . .
09-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By bikemig

This is 22 C to C, right? My size and nice bike...

This is 22 C to C, right? My size and nice bike but I'll do my best to resist, :).
09-17-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By bikemig

Storm

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Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By bikemig

By corrosion, are you talking about what looks to...

By corrosion, are you talking about what looks to be pock marks underneath the paint? Really old bikes often have that look and this one looks like someone just painted over that.
09-17-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By bikemig

That bike is likely too large for you. I own...

That bike is likely too large for you. I own several vintage Treks (including a 22.5 720) and I worked in a shop when those bikes were made and sold. Your inseam is long enough to clear the top tube...
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By bikemig

That bike is really neat. I have no idea what the...

That bike is really neat. I have no idea what the value might be. This is a repaint right? It's hard to believe that a bike this old would have a paint job in that good a shape.

If you decide to...
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bikemig

It's in fabulous shape. The parts such as the...

It's in fabulous shape. The parts such as the shifters have some value. Winters are tough on derailleurs and the frame but not on the shifters. This will make a fine winter bike. Just keep it clean...
09-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By bikemig

I can't help you with the ID but given the age of...

I can't help you with the ID but given the age of the bike, I'd be sorely tempted to buy it and ask questions later. This bike is cool.
09-08-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. I couild see myself getting tempted to...

Cool bike. I couild see myself getting tempted to fall into a rabbit hole like this. I hope the size works for you.
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By bikemig

I think if you dial in the stem length, they work...

I think if you dial in the stem length, they work well for touring and general purpose riding. I think of them as drop bars squished flat. If converting an old MTB to touring/gravel riding, this is a...
09-08-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 704
Posted By bikemig

That bike is hot. Thank you for posting.

That bike is hot. Thank you for posting.
09-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By bikemig

I love seeing pics like this. That way I don't...

I love seeing pics like this. That way I don't feel bad about the stuff I have sitting in boxes, :)

I love this thread,
...
09-07-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bikemig

It's not hard to double check. If you unscrew the...

It's not hard to double check. If you unscrew the locknut, you'll see if it is a cartridge or cup and cone. I built a few wheels with these BITD as they are just terrific hubs and to my eye, these...
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By bikemig

The paint job looks tired and there is...

The paint job looks tired and there is considerable rust on the parts. Yes it can be cleaned. That said, I'd value it at maybe $500 as it sits and I'd be hard pressed to pay that much given the rust...
09-07-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By bikemig

Not cheap but these are quality headset pliers...

Not cheap but these are quality headset pliers from Hozan that will do the trick. Yeah you may mar the surface a bit but you can try using a rag with them as well.
...
09-07-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bikemig

Those are cartridge bearing hubs. They are...

Those are cartridge bearing hubs. They are excellent hubs. I rode a set across the US in '97 and they are still very serviceable. I really should rebuild them one of these days but they turn smoothly.
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By bikemig

Back in the day, no one cared about a repaint as...

Back in the day, no one cared about a repaint as long as it was done well, right? So I don't lose a lot of sleep over a repaint as long as it is a quality bike. It does make it very hard though for...
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By bikemig

I have a '68 Paramount that I was planning on...

I have a '68 Paramount that I was planning on rebuilding. But I like the chrome on this bike, :). So if I buy this, I'll need to sell the '68. The bike is local and I know it won't sell at $1500. I...
09-06-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 828
Posted By bikemig

Perfect for those hills in SW WI. Looks like a...

Perfect for those hills in SW WI. Looks like a plan for next summer, :)
09-06-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By bikemig

Michelin Protek 27 inch tires tend to run wide;...

Michelin Protek 27 inch tires tend to run wide; at least they do on my rims where they measure out to 1 and 3/8. The Moto likely has the best tire clearance. I like Cannondales but the Trek is the...
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By bikemig

1974 Schwinn Paramount

This '74 Schwinn Paramount is available locally at $1500. It looks to be all campy other than weinmann center pull brakes. It looks to be, from the pic, in very decent shape cosmetically as well....
09-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By bikemig

That stepped down ferrule should work. French...

That stepped down ferrule should work. French bikes use 4 mm not 5 i believe. Vive la difference, n’est ce pas?
09-05-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By bikemig

This is a spectacular bike. I own and ride...

This is a spectacular bike. I own and ride extensively a 1979 Trek 510, also full Ishiwata 022 frame tubing and low temp silver brazed. This is a classic, handbuilt sports touring bike from the...
09-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By bikemig

that bike is hot.

that bike is hot.
09-02-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

The pink Mercier is way cool.

The pink Mercier is way cool.
09-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By bikemig

Love the wingnuts on one of the front wheels;...

Love the wingnuts on one of the front wheels; that suggests that bike might be a bit older than the others. I hate to say this but your best bet to get top dollar is eBay.
Forum: Introductions
09-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By bikemig

NW MT is beautiful and the Cino ride sounds...

NW MT is beautiful and the Cino ride sounds great. If you like older bikes, you'll find a good home in the C&V forum.
08-31-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By bikemig

I'm suggesting cutting out the high and the low...

I'm suggesting cutting out the high and the low gears. There are always trade offs with gearing on old bikes. A compact double with a decent size freewheels gets you a lot of very usable gears. The...
08-30-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By bikemig

I'm running the Simplex SX 410 RD on my 1982...

I'm running the Simplex SX 410 RD on my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10. It came stock on the bike. It can handle an impressive amount of chain for a short cage RD. In fact, that's true with a number of simplex...
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By bikemig

No way you overpaid for this. I live in a smaller...

No way you overpaid for this. I live in a smaller city in the Midwest and that bike is worth that much where I live.
08-29-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By bikemig

Great free wheels especially if you’re good with...

Great free wheels especially if you’re good with friction shifting. I like 13 28s better than 14 28 s as that lets you downsize the outer ring a bit while still retaining a decent high gear.
08-28-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By bikemig

Let me know if you plan on downsizing some more, 😉

Let me know if you plan on downsizing some more, 😉
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By bikemig

Great prices so be patient. You may find that...

Great prices so be patient. You may find that asking more money is helpful. People think that a low price means that bike is crummy and needs work. I'd ask a $100 each or more on these bikes and...
08-17-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,566
Posted By bikemig

You could do worse than contact LSU security and...

You could do worse than contact LSU security and the Baton Rouge bike collective to get an idea of bike theft on campus. Given the low entry cost of the bike I wouldn't feel too bad it it were...
08-16-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,256
Posted By bikemig

Prices start at $13,900 and the vendor claims...

Prices start at $13,900 and the vendor claims that it is not making any money at this price. Who would have thought that a handbuilt steel bicycle is underpriced at $13,900.
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Someone from the DC area who...

Beautiful bike. Someone from the DC area who really wants this bike might be willing to make the drive. The size of the market matters in a local sale. $600 for a local sale but you certainly could...
08-05-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By bikemig

Heck of a deal at $95. Enjoy it.

Heck of a deal at $95. Enjoy it.
08-03-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63,963
Views: 9,851,681
Posted By bikemig

I'm going to pretend that I did not see this...

I'm going to pretend that I did not see this post. That bike will move fast.
08-03-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By bikemig

Very nice build and good looking bike. Agree that...

Very nice build and good looking bike. Agree that this would make a fine 650b conversion. Very solid choice of parts as well. This is a reasonable price for a top dog touring bike with choice parts....
08-01-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,286
Posted By bikemig

Old bikes are great but you do want to replace...

Old bikes are great but you do want to replace the consumables such as tires (panaracer paselas are a good choice if you want to keep an old school look with brown sidewalls), brake pads (kool stops...
07-31-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By bikemig

finding older bikes that take 32c is easy. In...

finding older bikes that take 32c is easy. In fact here is a long thread on that

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html

But by and...
07-31-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By bikemig

Well if more people started riding regularly,...

Well if more people started riding regularly, that would be revolutionary, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By bikemig

I was finished reading Fournel's Anquetil, Alone....

I was finished reading Fournel's Anquetil, Alone. I thought it was a good read. We're obviously talking about the derailleur era but Anquetil pushed the envelope by being one of the first to use a 13...
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike and white is easy to touch up.

Beautiful bike and white is easy to touch up.
07-30-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By bikemig

I run stereo speakers flanking the TV I use to...

I run stereo speakers flanking the TV I use to stream zwift. There's a lot to be said for powered speakers. I run the audioengine A5s; they get plenty loud, run bluetooth, and look and sound great
...
07-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By bikemig

I'm in the same boat (too many frames and...

I'm in the same boat (too many frames and projects). Out of curiousity, what is the fattest tire you can run on this bike?
07-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,325
Posted By bikemig

Great build. I suspect more than a few of us have...

Great build. I suspect more than a few of us have great memories of putting a lot of miles on a hi tensile steel bike.
07-29-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By bikemig

I'm buying one. I have the older version of this...

I'm buying one. I have the older version of this and have used it for some time. I like that it is a reflector as well as a blinky. I thought it was a fine rear light; it's even better now.
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By bikemig

Prices on bikes in Europe are higher than the...

Prices on bikes in Europe are higher than the States but $450 US is big money for this bike. I'd say pass but you're in a hurry to find a bike and the supply is not great so there's that. This is...
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