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07-02-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By bikemig

It's not 120 unless someone has messed up the...

It's not 120 unless someone has messed up the spacing on the rear wheel.
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By bikemig

Havent seen a vintage MTB that nice at that low...

Havent seen a vintage MTB that nice at that low of a price in my local market for a long time.
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By bikemig

Just not digging the chrome on this bike. Put me...

Just not digging the chrome on this bike. Put me in the camp that thinks this hurts the value.
06-30-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By bikemig

Easy to fix and rebuild. We can talk you through...

Easy to fix and rebuild. We can talk you through the options.What it might be worth to some random stranger is not the right question. The right question is what is it worth to you. If you love the...
06-30-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By bikemig

The early forerunners of today's gravel bikes...

The early forerunners of today's gravel bikes include the Bianchi project bikes (700c), the Bridgestone XO series (the 26 inch wheel versions), and the GT Tachyon with the weird 700d wheels. Drop bar...
06-29-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By bikemig

electrical tape will do the job.

electrical tape will do the job.
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By bikemig

The 650b wheels give this bike some cachet....

The 650b wheels give this bike some cachet. Without that, I doubt the bike would see some of the high valuations on this thread. There's no denying that's a big plus.
06-29-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. You'll need to post a price. What is...

Cool bike. You'll need to post a price. What is the size?
06-29-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,470
Posted By bikemig

I liked those thumbies. They're not great, but I...

I liked those thumbies. They're not great, but I thought the shifting mechanism was good and the price was very decent. Agreed that it takes a lot of movement for the shifter to move the derailleur.
06-28-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By bikemig

Good looking bike. There is a lot to be said for...

Good looking bike. There is a lot to be said for triples on older bikes.
06-28-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By bikemig

If you want friction, dia compe ene shifters are...

If you want friction, dia compe ene shifters are good. They're 10-11 spd compatible. Those campy downtube shifters are not that great.
06-28-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 734
Posted By bikemig

Does it index?

Does it index?
06-28-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By bikemig

Well it only took 7 years to answer the OP's...

Well it only took 7 years to answer the OP's question . . .
06-27-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

I have a set of downtube Huret ratcheting...

I have a set of downtube Huret ratcheting shifters I plan on using for a build, but I had no idea they made thumbies as well.
06-25-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By bikemig

Now I feel the need to take my deerhead RD out of...

Now I feel the need to take my deerhead RD out of my parts stash and clean it up. But then I'd have to buy a bike for the it . . .

Nice job of explaining what you did to get it running.
06-25-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. That's exactly what I thought when I saw it...

+ 1. That's exactly what I thought when I saw it . . .
06-25-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 582,470
Posted By bikemig

1983 Fuji Royale II Mixte

I fixed up this 1983 Fuji Royale II Mixte for a friend with an avocet woman's anatomical saddle and tektro woman specific (really small hand specific) brake levers. The bike came out great. The only...
06-22-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By bikemig

You should be able to have a pretty good idea...

You should be able to have a pretty good idea whether the MTB is made of steel or not from the pictures. Plus most older, rigid MTBs were steel. Cannondale I think was one of the first to make an AL...
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By bikemig

There are a bunch of Raleigh Internationals that...

There are a bunch of Raleigh Internationals that sold recently on the C&V for sale forum. They sold as F and F, no HS. I'd price this bike higher than the sold prices for this bikes. You have a...
06-20-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By bikemig

Why are these your favorite pedals? (not to...

Why are these your favorite pedals? (not to hijack the thread, but I'm curious).
06-19-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,323
Views: 2,832,918
Posted By bikemig

28 miles, 1200 ft of climbing (this is a fair amt...

28 miles, 1200 ft of climbing (this is a fair amt of climbing for central Iowa). Rode my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10. It's pretty close to being original; the biggest change is replaced the stock 144 bcd...
06-19-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By bikemig

I'd be sorely tempted to build clinchers for this...

I'd be sorely tempted to build clinchers for this bike but tubulars do have a lovely ride. Tubular wheels seem to just grow in my garage. I have a set from a fuji finest and from a follis 172 . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By bikemig

Nice bike. I've looked for one of these for the...

Nice bike. I've looked for one of these for the longest time but Miyatas just don't pop up in central IA.
06-18-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By bikemig

Why wouldn't you expect that dropout on a...

Why wouldn't you expect that dropout on a Peugeot? That's what I have on my Peugeot.
06-18-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up. I have a '93 MB 1. It's a great...

Nice pick up. I have a '93 MB 1. It's a great bike.
06-18-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up at $150. I'm with you, I would have...

Nice pick up at $150. I'm with you, I would have much preferred the original parts but this is a good bike. I'm riding my 1983 PXN 10 tomorrow. Actually the drop out has not been modded. This...
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By bikemig

The graphics on this look a lot like the graphics...

The graphics on this look a lot like the graphics on a 1980 Raleigh Record Ace I picked up recently. It too was sold in Europe and not the US.
06-17-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,271
Posted By bikemig

I do a 25 miler on the weekends. I'll do a few...

I do a 25 miler on the weekends. I'll do a few things after the 25 mile ride, maybe clean the house and cook.

I'll do shorter rides during the week but try to get in at least 60 miles during the...
06-16-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 715
Posted By bikemig

I'm planning on using a first gen Stronglight 99...

I'm planning on using a first gen Stronglight 99 for my Mercier and running a 48/32 with a 14-28 ultra 6 freewheel. So the gearing will be pretty similar to your set up. You have to make trade offs...
06-15-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 715
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. This is good inspiration...

This bike is beautiful. This is good inspiration for me as I need to build up a Mercier 300 one of these days. I like the idea of doing a sympathetic build like this on the Mercier.

I like the...
06-14-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By bikemig

This looks good. I’m nearly always up for a ride...

This looks good. I’m nearly always up for a ride in Wisconsin but those dates won’t work this year. I’d bring a bike with at least 9 more gears than iab for this ride, :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By bikemig

Folding/removable pedals?

I picked up my first folding bike recently, a Bike Friday New World Tourist, and I'd like either folding or easily removable pedals for it. I was hoping to get some advice as to what works (and what...
06-11-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By bikemig

You may be fine with the gear ratios this crank...

You may be fine with the gear ratios this crank will provide with the right cassette. A 46 chainring and an 11 tooth cassette gives you a reasonable high gear. Plus you get a nice range of gears with...
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bikemig

$1300 for the frame? Pass on this.

$1300 for the frame? Pass on this.
06-07-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By bikemig

It's not your size, right? I'd sell it at a...

It's not your size, right? I'd sell it at a discount and let a buyer who actually wants that bike deal with it. This is a cool and unusual bike; someone will want it.
06-07-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By bikemig

I thought you were busy purging old British...

I thought you were busy purging old British bikes? :)

The OP has around 14 Internationals he's selling so there may be another out there for you.
06-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By bikemig

Also consider Schwalbe marathon 27 x 1 and 1/4...

Also consider Schwalbe marathon 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires (green guard) and Michelin Protek 27 x 1 and 1/4. The Proteks measure out at 1 and 3/8 on my rims; I know other BF members have also measured out...
06-05-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 160,744
Posted By bikemig

I recently acquired a 1980s Raleigh Record Ace....

I recently acquired a 1980s Raleigh Record Ace. It still has the sticker from the shop in the UK that sold it in Bury St Edmund. I don't believe this model was available in the US. The frame is...
06-05-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 160,744
Posted By bikemig

That bike is ridiculously hot.

That bike is ridiculously hot.
06-05-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By bikemig

The '82 720 is a touring bike; the TX 900 was a...

The '82 720 is a touring bike; the TX 900 was a racing bike though today we might call it more of a sports touring bike as it has long reach brakes and eyelets. The 720 touring series are fine bikes...
06-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 825,495
Posted By bikemig

I did a 20 mile ride today on my 1993 Bridgestone...

I did a 20 mile ride today on my 1993 Bridgestone MB 1. It's light for an MTB and super responsive. It is a such a fun bike to ride with a good set of 26 x 2.0 tires (Schwalbe marathon supreme). It...
06-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By bikemig

The procedure made a positive difference for me....

The procedure made a positive difference for me. I don't remember how long before I got back on the bike but 30 days may have been around right. One thing I was told--and it turned out to be...
06-02-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By bikemig

Italian cyclo cross bikes are not that common....

Italian cyclo cross bikes are not that common. Neat build and cool bike. It will make a fine road bike even if you donít take it off road. Thatís great that you were able to mount 38c tires. I have...
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By bikemig

I’d pass on this but I’d be a little tempted by...

I’d pass on this but I’d be a little tempted by the dork disc. Id like to have one for my Sekine.
06-01-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By bikemig

I’m glad this is too large for me. This won’t...

I’m glad this is too large for me. This won’t last long.
06-01-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 980
Posted By bikemig

nah, thatís an early prototype of a MIPS helmet

nah, thatís an early prototype of a MIPS helmet
05-31-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By bikemig

Pretty much top of the heap for Peugeot. I don't...

Pretty much top of the heap for Peugeot. I don't remember prices but the top end Peugeot racing bikes went for less than a top end Italian bike. Most folks wanted an Italian bike or perhaps a top end...
05-31-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. The parts on this bike are first...

Beautiful bike. The parts on this bike are first rate: maillard 700 hubs laced to mavic mod e rims, stronglight 93 crank, simplex retrofriction shifters, and good (aluminum) simplex derailleurs. I...
05-30-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By bikemig

I was sorely hoping that if I ignored this ad,...

I was sorely hoping that if I ignored this ad, someone would buy it. I don't need but I guess I want it, :). PM sent.
05-29-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By bikemig

14 Raleigh Internationals? Sounds like this is...

14 Raleigh Internationals? Sounds like this is worthy of a thread on BF.
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