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07-22-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 369
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference...

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference when I swapped tires on my Miyata 710. Yeah, they're 700c, but the point is still valid. When I changed from thick, heavy Vittoria Randonneur to...
07-19-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Cougrrcj

Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech III 28mm. ...

Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech III 28mm.


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Once I actually got stopped...
07-18-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Cougrrcj

WHAT YEAR Team Miyata? Specs change from...

WHAT YEAR Team Miyata? Specs change from year-to-year!

FWIW, the Miyata 710 changed dramatically from 85 to 86. My '86 710 will < barely > take a 700x28mm tire, whereas the '85 has a different...
07-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By Cougrrcj

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery! ...

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery!

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07-12-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By Cougrrcj

Two of my wife's Glidden co-workers transferred...

Two of my wife's Glidden co-workers transferred down to High Point when 'parent company' and British corporate raider ICI Paints sold off the Glidden wood finish group to Valspar based in High Point....
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Cougrrcj

IIRC, my seatpost was probably around $19 35...

IIRC, my seatpost was probably around $19 35 years ago.. I've only replaced the puck once in that time. That is a whole 'nuther story -- :) The stiffness of the puck (1" diameter, 1" long...
07-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm not sure WHICH lake that'd be... Norman? ...

I'm not sure WHICH lake that'd be... Norman? High Rock?

Has the house been listed/sold yet?

Wife and I were looking at Western NC a few years ago, but we've since bought a lot outside of...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have something similar that Nashbar offered...

I have something similar that Nashbar offered probably 35 years ago... Haven't seen another one like it. Aluminum seatpost with a nuckle 'hinge' and an elastomer puck to absorb road...
07-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, sleeping in IS one of the 50+ benefits! My...

Yes, sleeping in IS one of the 50+ benefits! My commute to my 'retirement job' for the past 8+ years hast been predominantly S-N in the morning and N-S in the afternoon. Sun angle hasn't been a...
07-02-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,850
Posted By Cougrrcj

Neither. I look at any bike as a 'starting...

Neither.

I look at any bike as a 'starting point'. Whether it is a complete bike or a frame/fork. I tend to build all of my bikes a certain way, with my preferred components. ALL are set up the...
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,713
Posted By Cougrrcj

While not an actual degreed MechEng, that's where...

While not an actual degreed MechEng, that's where my schooling was - just never graduated. I was a year short when I got hired as a mail carrier at USPS, and making more spending cabbage than a...
06-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,078
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that... ...

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that...

Here's a bike with 1mm tire clearance AND has tire savers.......
06-29-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,078
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've got two of them mounted to the seat stays of...

I've got two of them mounted to the seat stays of my Fuji... Been there since 1976/77 - note that they are clamped to the chrome part! BITD, additional red reflectors were on the Pletscher rear...
06-29-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,463
Posted By Cougrrcj

Full-size frame pump for me! ...

Full-size frame pump for me!
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I can get 100psi+ any time and every time - even after...
06-28-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,849
Posted By Cougrrcj

I really should get a new all-up weight of my '86...

I really should get a new all-up weight of my '86 Miyata 710 now that I've put a lighter wheelset on it. I'm sure that it is still pretty close to factory weight though, adding a small frame-mounted...
06-19-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,535
Posted By Cougrrcj

My FitBit WAS reading my heart rate correctly at...

My FitBit WAS reading my heart rate correctly at 140 while riding (I checked it by manually taking my pulse). I did some other activities at the FB went up to 160+

I attribute my 'low' rates by...
06-18-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,535
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had tried the FitBit Charge 3 last year, and...

I had tried the FitBit Charge 3 last year, and found it lacking. I had initially bought it to monitor my 'sleep', but it didn't monitor that so well... Then I tried to see how ell it did with a...
06-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, DANG, that's purdy... Too small for me...

Oh, DANG, that's purdy... Too small for me though... GLWS!!!
06-18-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,003
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, and my 'high' after a vigorous hour-long ride...

Oh, and my 'high' after a vigorous hour-long ride is not the typical short-term "runner's high" because it lasts for two-three days after! I call it my 'cleansing high' -- the feeling from burning...
06-18-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,003
Posted By Cougrrcj

BUT, at the time of his plane crash - although he...

BUT, at the time of his plane crash - although he was not eligible/compliant for his PPL due to previous DUI, flying an experimental/LSA was legal - AND his post-crash blood-tox screen showed that he...
06-16-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,907
Posted By Cougrrcj

I suppose that all depends on where in the time...

I suppose that all depends on where in the time zone you are... Here in Cleveland OH area, the earliest sunrise is 5:53am. But then again we're nearer to the western portion of the Eastern time zone....
06-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By Cougrrcj

Naaah...

Naaaah, not considering going tubeless - BUT I sure would like to lose my 'spare tire'! ;)
06-14-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,003
Posted By Cougrrcj

I feel better after almost any ride of over 20...

I feel better after almost any ride of over 20 minutes. No shower needed because I try not to work up a sweat unless I'm specifically riding to work up a sweat. I can ride literally for hours at...
06-14-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,087
Posted By Cougrrcj

I always sock - because I don't cycle in sandals...

I always sock - because I don't cycle in sandals or flip-flops. I wear moisture-wicking socks to carry moisture away from the feet so the leather of my shoes doesn't get wet from sweat. Wet leather...
06-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Cougrrcj

I < think > I still have all of the pieces-parts...

I < think > I still have all of the pieces-parts from my Fuji's original V-GT Luxe. Yes, it had a claw... Lemme check...
06-14-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,630
Posted By Cougrrcj

I did once, for one weekend only. The...

I did once, for one weekend only. The amily-owned shop where I bought my first two bottom-of-the-barrel Fujis (all steel '74 Special Tourers) hired me to assemble bikes one weekend. His normal...
06-14-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Cougrrcj

J&G Cyclewear in Oregon has some options for you...

J&G Cyclewear in Oregon has some options for you - https://www.bicycleclothing.com/company-history.html
06-14-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,390
Posted By Cougrrcj

AliExpress is the Chinese version of Amazon. ...

AliExpress is the Chinese version of Amazon. Some stuff in stock in a warehouse, but they also have a larger web presence that is a clearinghouse for smaller outfits/shops that do not maintain a...
06-12-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm at the other end of the 'insanely long' leg...

I'm at the other end of the 'insanely long' leg length/inseam spectrum. I'm 5' 8-1/2" with a 29 inch pants inseam. 30s drag on the ground! So - like I've said repeatedly, I'm one of those short...
06-11-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cougrrcj

Note how long (not tall) the stem is on the 57cm...

Note how long (not tall) the stem is on the 57cm Miyata! I < think > it is a 120mm. Note that the seat is mounted all the way back on the rail...I need length, front to back!!! Also, the rear...
06-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cougrrcj

I guess I was looking more at saddle height...

I guess I was looking more at saddle height compared to handlebar height. All of my bikes have the saddle/bars at the same height or within 1/2" .
06-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,850
Posted By Cougrrcj

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside...

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside of my price point. So where's the 'crime' that needs the 'price police?

The seller can ASK whatever they want - it all comes down to what I am...
06-10-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Cougrrcj

...and Margaritas today? Have I told your...

...and Margaritas today? Have I told your recently that I hate you????


J/K !!! I'm green with envy!!!
06-10-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Cougrrcj

DAMMIT!!! You're doing it again!!!

DAMMIT!!! You're doing it again!!!
06-10-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't think that I'll ever spend more than $200...

I don't think that I'll ever spend more than $200 for a bike -- because I know I'll spend another $X-hundred to reconfigure it to make it 'mine'. On top of the normal consumables that you'll...
06-10-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Cougrrcj

My 23"/57/58cm bikes : ...

My 23"/57/58cm bikes :

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06-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Cougrrcj

It depends on the weather. I don't want to get...

It depends on the weather. I don't want to get wet! ...or more to the point, I don't want to clean the bike after I get caught in the rain...
06-09-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 682
Posted By Cougrrcj

That pic looks like the older style fork crown...

That pic looks like the older style fork crown that can take larger tires. Not at all like my '86 710s.

I paid $135 for my '86 710 five years ago, and $130 for the '84 Univega Viva Sport (< almost...
06-08-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 682
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nottt quite. While the main triangle is the same...

Nottt quite. While the main triangle is the same triple-butted tubing, according to the '86 Miyata catalog it specifically calls out the ovalCrMo chainstays on the 710, and no such mention on the...
06-08-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 682
Posted By Cougrrcj

Shimano and sunTour (and possibly others?) made...

Shimano and sunTour (and possibly others?) made top-mount shifters - BUT the shifter bosses are of different size and/or threading for the two companies, IIRC.

There were some neat double cable...
06-08-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 682
Posted By Cougrrcj

I ditched the top-mount shifters on my '86 Miyata...

I ditched the top-mount shifters on my '86 Miyata 710 for barcons. The topmount shifter lug makes for a nice 'anti-slip' shoulder for the barcon's housing stop.
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06-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,701
Posted By Cougrrcj

Same here! But shorter-inseam hiking shorts -...

Same here! But shorter-inseam hiking shorts - probably no more than a 4-5" inseam - mid thigh at the longest!.

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06-06-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Cougrrcj

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before'...

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before' pic and a pile of parts... I had been looking for the dark brown cable housing but couldn't find it. Lots of 'peanutbutter brown'.
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06-05-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '84 Univega Gran Tourismo WAS 100% stock...

My '84 Univega Gran Tourismo WAS 100% stock (other than tires) when I bought it... the wheel reflectors didn't even make it into the 'before' picture and are already in my co-op donation bin...

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06-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,872
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't have any bikes with indexed shifting,...

I don't have any bikes with indexed shifting, much less integrated shifters/brake levers aka 'Brifters'... so... like rhm - my vote is to Abstain from voting...
06-05-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's NOT what the acronym was -- IIRC, it was...

That's NOT what the acronym was -- IIRC, it was for 'Extended Twin-engine OPerationS' or something like that... The available thrust of ONE engine was enough to sustain flight for an extended period...
06-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By Cougrrcj

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when...

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when I was 'on tour' from Cleveland OH to Madison WI. I had started my day at 6am-ish outside of Antioch IL near the IL/WI border, north to Muskego (to...
06-05-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

My education IS in engineering - so I feel that I...

My education IS in engineering - so I feel that I CAN speak with some degree of NON-ignorance. I also fly - since 1975. I've also done maintenance on an airplane, under the supervision of a...
06-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Cougrrcj

Good looking bike! Pretty much how I've...

Good looking bike!

Pretty much how I've finished off my '84 23"(58cm) Univega Grand Tourismo. Same choice of tires, same VO fluted fenders, etc.

Fair price as well

Good luck with the sale! ...
06-05-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a...

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a limited lifetime measured in pressurization cycles, not flight hours or any such calendar time. Every flight leg (takeoff/landing) counts against the...
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