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08-08-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,930
Posted By non-fixie

The frame in the picture looks to be a...

The frame in the picture looks to be a 'Carbolite' item. They were introduced in 1989 for the FullPro, and trickled down to other models in later years. I don't know whether those were the exact same...
07-30-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By non-fixie

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain...

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain differ in terms of cable pull needed, so using road brifters with an MTB FD will not work well, if at all. Find a road triple FD, and you'll be fine.
...
07-30-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By Positron400

This is a VERY good looking bike! Kudos!

This is a VERY good looking bike! Kudos!
07-29-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By 52telecaster

Another positive to the somas is they make my...

Another positive to the somas is they make my front enclosed porch smell like really good Japanese tires.
07-28-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

Thanks - will post better pictures (with a proper...

Thanks - will post better pictures (with a proper camera) soon. I didn't test it on rougher terrain yet, but the feel on bad roads (lot of potholes etc.) was great! About the seatpost diameter:...
07-25-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By gugie

Ultralights will flat more often, I'd only...

Ultralights will flat more often, I'd only recommend them for skinny riders who might notice the difference.

Make sure you get a good finance rate.
07-25-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,452
Posted By davester

I have used both and quite frankly I can't tell...

I have used both and quite frankly I can't tell the difference. However, I haven't done any rigorous blind side-by-side testing, so YMMV. I've also used both flavors of the Soma Supple Vitesse tires...
07-19-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By CMAW

Yes, that's the one, I'm touring right now. Needs...

Yes, that's the one, I'm touring right now. Needs some cleaning up but 100% functional.
07-19-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,930
Posted By tomhaegler

My Koga Miyata 1996 Adventure rebuild...

My Koga Miyata 1996 Adventure rebuild (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1254237-1996-koga-miyata-adventure-project.html) is finished!...
07-18-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

For those interested: The build incl. pedals and...

For those interested: The build incl. pedals and bottle cages weighs close to 11.4kg. Not too bad for a 3.9kg steel frame (incl. fork). But of course far from my (secret:rolleyes: and probably in...
07-18-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,192
Posted By mrv

man! - I'd be afraid to step away and take the...

man! - I'd be afraid to step away and take the pic- for fear the bike would fall in the canal there.
any-ways: lovely build. I'm always a-skeeered to go black components on my old sports tourers,...
07-18-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By EB_AZ

This has turned into one beautiful bike after one...

This has turned into one beautiful bike after one very engaging build process. Thank you for taking us along with you as this project has unfolded tomhaegler and I hope to see much more of this bike...
07-18-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

I finished the bike this weekend and went for a...

I finished the bike this weekend and went for a test ride. Short version: incredible. I like those 13EUR Mini-V-Brakes by XLC...
07-14-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,112
Posted By bwilli88

This will be soon! ...

This will be soon!
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07-11-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

Some additional thoughts on the drivetrain: ...

Some additional thoughts on the drivetrain:

The beautiful Shimano XT FC-M730 crankset is amazing. Originally a triple crankset with 110/74 bcd, it can be used as a double using only the inner two...
07-11-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

Small update. Installed some components: ...

Small update. Installed some components:

Neco bottom bracket
105 r7000 Shifters, FD and RD
Shimano XT FC-M730 crankset with 48/28 TA chainrings on the inner and middle position
Fabric Scoop...
07-06-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,112
Posted By eom

Assist. ...

Assist.

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07-03-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Posted By bamboobike4

Speaking of accidents….

I never gave much thought to the barriers placed on MUPs to prevent cars, 4-wheelers, etc, other than to avoid them. I only (before yesterday) knew 2 who’d hit them, both were OK and very much aware...
07-03-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

Unfortunately the downtube has a small dent and a...

Unfortunately the downtube has a small dent and a bit of corrosion already. I wanted to make sure that there are no cracks and stripped the paint (and unfortunately a bit of the logo). But:...
07-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga...

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga Miyata" as they are essentially Miyata bikes that were for a period sold by Koga, a Dutch company. Somehow some of these ended up in a warehouse in Salt...
06-28-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,930
Posted By non-fixie

A 1985 Randonneur, or what's left of it, that I...

A 1985 Randonneur, or what's left of it, that I am using as a test mule for some parts I had accumulated.

If it looks like a rattlecanned, thrown-together parts bin special that's because it is...
06-28-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tomhaegler

1996 Koga Miyata "Adventure" Project

Having ridden a 1992 Koga Miyata Exerciser (http://vivelevelo.org/product/koga-miyata-exerciser/) for almost 20 years now and always being a fan of the brand, I knew I wanted another Koga Miyata...
06-15-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,918
Posted By fliplap

On a recent tour through France. I’ll get around...

On a recent tour through France. I’ll get around to making a thread for that trip sometime.
...
06-14-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,909
Posted By Frenzen

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05-29-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,192
Posted By non-fixie

I have been looking into frame geometry and...

I have been looking into frame geometry and sizing to see if I could possibly improve on my touring bikes. Found a dilapidated '85 Koga-Miyata frame in the attic that I'd saved from the dump many...
05-27-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,192
Posted By phtomita

Picked up frame from power coat :) Some more...

Picked up frame from power coat :)
Some more pics on this old thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1132753-nishiki-tri-2.html).

...
05-19-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you, Jacco! An update on the gearing,...

Thank you, Jacco!

An update on the gearing, especially since you and me ride very tall frames that dwarf their componentry: I have a 53/39 chainset coming soon, having scoured ebay for a pair...
05-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Luka13

Vintage Mixte (Dutch Batavus) project bike

I was looking for a project bike that was comfortable for city riding and easy to get on and off of. Wanted something a little different and this is what I came up with...here are some before and...
05-18-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session"...

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session" before a test ride, and then an impromptu ride with ctak for 23 miles or so around the city. He was testing a new setup on a bike of his, and both of...
05-18-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,192
Posted By Rooney

Here it is just about complete. Only needs brake...

Here it is just about complete. Only needs brake pads and final brake adjustment. Could probably shorten the rd housing too but it was being finicky before and works fine as is. Very pleased with the...
05-18-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By T-Mar

+1, it's definitely a 1989 Triple-Cross.

+1, it's definitely a 1989 Triple-Cross.
05-17-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By madpogue

OP is unable to add photos, with < 10 posts. ...

OP is unable to add photos, with < 10 posts.

Photo assist:
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05-17-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,665
Posted By smontanaro

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I...

A few things came while I was in Vermont, and I dragged a bike home (my son's) to do a little work on it for him wider tires, lower gears):
...
05-17-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,596
Posted By 52telecaster

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Long boards on a hippie-camo trek 720.
05-17-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,596
Posted By Froyd Stellar

Admittedly my wrenching skills are abysmal, but I...

Admittedly my wrenching skills are abysmal, but I feel installing the Honjo Flats (45mmwide) was one of the hardest things I've done on my bike to date. Glad to be done with them, and quite satisfied...
05-17-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,596
Posted By gesta

I’m pretty sure this bike is already posted...

I’m pretty sure this bike is already posted somewhere else, but here’s another photo.
...
05-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,596
Posted By CV-6

How did I miss this thread for so long. Bernard...

How did I miss this thread for so long. Bernard Carré masquerading as a Sauvage Lejeune.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49943399516_85b9af7465_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j6jYF7)Carré Sauvage...
05-16-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,596
Posted By Velo Mule

You have an enviable collection of bikes JaccoW...

You have an enviable collection of bikes JaccoW . I am mesmerized by the Koga-Miyata gravel/camper/bikepacker. There is a lot going on there. Three water bottles. That would have to be a custom...
05-16-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, back on the case of the big Davidson. Much...

Ok, back on the case of the big Davidson. Much time and thought has passed in these three short (and still cold and wet!) months. I've built it with Shimano 105 (5800 generation) and ridden it around...
05-15-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,665
Posted By Germany_chris

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05-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 193,999
Posted By Kilroy1988

Tower District, Fresno, 2022. ...

Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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05-14-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,690
Views: 859,665
Posted By botty kayer

I built my 753 Merckx up 2 years ago...... ...

I built my 753 Merckx up 2 years ago......
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....but its never been quite...
05-08-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 600,192
Posted By Velo Mule

Fenders for the Schwinn Continental

I finally settled on the choice of fenders for the Continental. Velo Orange Stainless steel.
...
05-06-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Antergos

Will do. If it isn't this one, then for sure...

Will do. If it isn't this one, then for sure another Koga-Miyata. I first have to get rid of some stuff from other hobbies before I can buy it. I currently have an '87 Exerciser (minus the correct...
05-06-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Antergos

Wow, thanks for all that work regarding scanning...

Wow, thanks for all that work regarding scanning stuff and prices, really nice. :beer: Thanks for the info and help, Being sold for only 2 years made it very scarce as well as info on it. It's a good...
05-05-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,295
Views: 3,787,172
Posted By gna

Raleigh Sports for My Daughter

I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme...
05-05-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By 600RD

And I wanted to provide an update! Here she...

And I wanted to provide an update!

Here she is...
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05-05-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26,295
Views: 3,787,172
Posted By thumpism

Two dinky Raleigh RSW folders for $199 in NC. ...

Two dinky Raleigh RSW folders for $199 in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/544392350462741
...
05-05-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,930
Posted By tomhaegler

Thanks again JaccoW for all you‘ve done so far!...

Thanks again JaccoW for all you‘ve done so far! Amazing pictures- Can‘t wait to do this rebuild. Will post some updates as soon as I start.
05-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By non-fixie

In Memoriam: the true Champion Mondial

Sad news today. The 1969 World Champion has passed away.

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Harm Ottenbros rode for...
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