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09-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 296
Posted By bikemig

You're lucky if those cones on the normandy luxe...

You're lucky if those cones on the normandy luxe hubs are still any good. Plus the wheels are a PITA to overhaul as the dustcovers are not readily removed. The wheels can be overhauled with the...
09-23-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 296
Posted By bikemig

Those early 70s Moto Grand Records were built...

Those early 70s Moto Grand Records were built around 27 inch wheels and centerpulls and have lots of clearance for fat tires with 700c wheels. I have what I believe to be a 1973 as well and it very...
09-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By bikemig

Old school MTBs are the bomb. They’re no longer...

Old school MTBs are the bomb. They’re no longer great as mountain bikes as the state of the art has moved on but they make great all around bikes. You can use them for touring, as gravel bikes,...
09-21-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

My bad if you posted this earlier. I was trying...

My bad if you posted this earlier. I was trying to move the thread back on topic.
09-21-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that the topic of this thread should be...

Agreed that the topic of this thread should be Ishiwata 019 bikes. They're not that common as that is light tubing, lighter than columbus SL as Ishiwata O22 is right around SL in terms of weight.
...
09-21-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

I dislike the Early Brifter Forum as well. If it...

I dislike the Early Brifter Forum as well. If it had been put up to a vote, I would have voted against it. I think it did long term damage to C&V by dividing posters into groups that don't make a lot...
09-21-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bikemig

Those small parts could make swell wall art for...

Those small parts could make swell wall art for your tiny home/RV but there's no way of knowing without pics . . .
09-21-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bikemig

No pics of the tiny home RV? You know the drill....

No pics of the tiny home RV? You know the drill. Pics or it’s not really happening. :)
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By bikemig

The Randonnee is a good solid bike that can take...

The Randonnee is a good solid bike that can take a fat tire. It is versatile. If you want a road bike to go fast, a bike like the Trek would be a better choice assuming it had fit you. The Randonnee...
09-20-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By bikemig

life . . . and sometimes an event but that...

life . . .

and sometimes an event but that always comes second to life . . . ;)
09-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike, GLWS

Beautiful bike, GLWS
09-19-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By bikemig

That was in the 80s that the 5nn and 6nn series...

That was in the 80s that the 5nn and 6nn series bikes had rear triangles and forks made in Japan, right? I thought the late 70s bikes that were low temp silver brazed were made in WI?
09-19-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,040
Posted By bikemig

In part I ride old steel bikes because I know and...

In part I ride old steel bikes because I know and understand the technology that went into them and the components. I like the almost zen feeling of riding a bike that I have completely built from...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By bikemig

It can be a little tough indexing with suntour....

It can be a little tough indexing with suntour. It can be done but it is not as straightforward as with shimano. I have three suggestions.

First, consider friction. A good friction bar end works...
09-19-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By bikemig

Nice bike but I doubt it's a Trek 510. The...

Nice bike but I doubt it's a Trek 510. The seatstay caps on my 510 are longer and have the word Trek cast into the caps; the fork crown looks different. I'm not surprised though that the geometry and...
09-18-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By bikemig

Folk here have salvaged a lot of bikes. Parts and...

Folk here have salvaged a lot of bikes. Parts and the frame can be cleaned and restored. It can be done. It will be a lot of work.
09-18-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By bikemig

My favorite training ride

I reckon most of us have a favorite training ride. Mine is on the Neal Smith trail in Des Moines. It starts in Des Moines and winds north along the Des Moines river. I tend to pick it up just north...
09-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By bikemig

The Burma road is a heck of a road. I've ridden a...

The Burma road is a heck of a road. I've ridden a fair amount on Vashon Island. It can be challenging.
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
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: 5
Views: 329
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: 4
Views: 449
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: 245
Posted By bikemig

Storm

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Replies: 13
Views: 320
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: 394
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: 13
Views: 320
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: 5
Views: 284
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: 8
Views: 309
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: 1,300
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: 811
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: 736
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: 617
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: 492
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: 612
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: 181
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: 492
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: 752
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: 752
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: 856
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: 734
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: 752
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: 212
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: 478
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: 485
Posted By bikemig

that bike is hot.

that bike is hot.
09-02-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By bikemig

The pink Mercier is way cool.

The pink Mercier is way cool.
09-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
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: 119
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: 1,046
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: 1,046
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: 394
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: 376
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.
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