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02-21-23, 11:10 AM
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Posted By darkmoon

A friend/bike shop owner of Tokyo taught me...

A friend/bike shop owner of Tokyo taught me Miyata had been making frames for Superia, late 1970's to early 1980's, Dura Ace EX days.
1978, Herman Van Springel, Marc Zeepcetrale-Superia, won...
02-21-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By easyupbug

With way too many bikes I have resolved this with...

With way too many bikes I have resolved this with a pad of Post It Notes the Super Sticky ones and pen at the bike racks. I have used them for years and they last, one bikes is waiting for Campy...
02-21-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By pdlamb

Second corollary is that you need to spend some...

Second corollary is that you need to spend some riding time (or at least spare time!) tinkering with the second bike. A bike that's not ready to ride with a spare bike that's also not ready to ride...
02-21-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By rumrunn6

looks great. I see fenders & know from personal...

looks great. I see fenders & know from personal experience, that even just installing fenders, can warrant some ranting
02-20-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joe Remi

Nice! The flipped Albas give it a cool Path Racer...

Nice! The flipped Albas give it a cool Path Racer look.
02-20-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By clubman

Here's an 83 Superia that has a serial number,...

Here's an 83 Superia that has a serial number, along with the 022, Shimano drops etc. This model was originally equipped with Shimano 600 AX

...
02-20-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By tendency

It sounds like you're fairly new to bike...

It sounds like you're fairly new to bike mechanics. It gets much better/easier with time and practice. Yes, there's a steep learning curve and many things have 'secret' tips that, once you know,...
02-20-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By non-fixie

1981 price list for the Dutch market: ...

1981 price list for the Dutch market:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1492x1024/catalog_1981_61dae822f01a8da62490b489b5025c7abc17a125.jpg
02-20-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joe Remi

True. Most of my bike fiddling comes from buying...

True. Most of my bike fiddling comes from buying old stuff that needs new parts, now that I'm down to two properly outfitted bicycles there's very little fiddling. They go, they stop, I'm happy!
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02-20-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By MauriceMoss

juvela is spot on - this one is Belgian rather...

juvela is spot on - this one is Belgian rather than Japanese.

It's a nice higher end Superia (Zedelgem). I'm not an expert on the brand so can't say which model, but it might have been sold as...
02-20-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By cb400bill

This may answer your question.

This may answer your question.
02-20-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By cyccommute

Pay no attention to him. His ignore list is...

Pay no attention to him. His ignore list is about a quarter million people long by now.

As for working on bikes, the more you do it, the less bother it becomes. But, honestly, people fiddle with...
02-19-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22,015
Views: 4,337,870
Posted By WGB

When I saw the small ad on FB I thought by...

When I saw the small ad on FB I thought by "citron" the seller meant yellow......

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/6248909848473298Citron Road Bike$25 ∑ In stock
Listed in Waukesha, WI...
02-19-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't love working on them either but when I...

I don't love working on them either but when I consider the headaches of taking the bike to the shop (and having to give it a good cleaning beforehand) waiting for the service to get done, going back...
02-19-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By canalligators

I think it depends a lot on how you work best. I...

I think it depends a lot on how you work best. I like to get in project mode and peck away, systematically, until the project is done. It certainly is annoying to hit a snag. And if the only joy...
02-19-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By freeranger

As I've gotten older, I find I still enjoy...

As I've gotten older, I find I still enjoy working on our bikes, but don't think I want to build one up from scratch again. Think I'd rather start with a bike as close to what I want, then replace...
02-19-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Schweinhund

To each their own. I enjoy the process of...

To each their own. I enjoy the process of building a bike. Doesn't matter if it's old parts creating something new, or new parts on something old.
My personal pinnacle is the first ride. I love it...
02-19-23, 03:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joe Remi

More accurately you may be fed up with the full...

More accurately you may be fed up with the full build process, which is a whole bunch of work at once. I enjoyed building up my new Riv Custom a few years ago, but I was REAL clear on what I needed...
02-19-23, 12:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By sapporoguy

This is how I feel about cars now.

This is how I feel about cars now.
02-18-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list.

Ignore list.
02-18-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joe Remi

I enjoy it but don't fret, I was at RBW a few...

I enjoy it but don't fret, I was at RBW a few years ago and the boss told me it's not his thing, either..he works on the bikes cuz that's part of running the joint. He'd rather ride!
02-18-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Russ Roth

Research first, it saves time later.Also buy...

Research first, it saves time later.Also buy every tool you need as you need them. When you order a BB, look at any tools it may need and order the appropriate tool at the same time, less leg work...
02-18-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By Polaris OBark

Those things all seem fairly typical. Do you...

Those things all seem fairly typical. Do you derive any joy from finally getting it to work?

Try to look at it like a thermodynamic state function. The end point is important; the path much...
02-18-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By smd4

Maybe this hobby isnít for you. If youíve got...

Maybe this hobby isnít for you. If youíve got unlimited funds to spend on bike mechanics, go for it! Iím sure theyíll be happy to take your money!
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