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07-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By bikemig

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the...

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the way, does your PR 10 still have it's original crank? That was a stronglight 49d. The outer ring as set up for a 122bcd inner which means you likely have...
07-24-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 135,836
Posted By bikemig

Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier)...

Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier) are, by and large, not that different from what would become sports touring bikes by the 80s. They typically have long reach brakes (what were called...
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

[QUOTE=Eyes Roll;22154040]Hello Bike...

[QUOTE=Eyes Roll;22154040]Hello Bike Experts/Brothers/Folks:

I found this bike on ebay. It is available for local pickup. The bike looks good in the pictures, but the current owner tells me that...
07-24-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By bikemig

The long cage Simplex derailleurs aren't bad. You...

The long cage Simplex derailleurs aren't bad. You also might be surprised by how large of a cog many short cage simplex rear derailleurs can handle. The simplex criterium that came stock on your PR...
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The...

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The bike has rust in a few other areas. When I see rust, I figure that there will likely be other issues with the bike as well. Still $50 isn't bad if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By bikemig

I ride and fix up old bikes. I'm still getting...

I ride and fix up old bikes. I'm still getting hit up by friends and neighbors looking for a bike to ride. I've been a little surprised by the demand for the old bikes sitting in my garage once...
07-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 135,836
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike...

Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.
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07-23-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By bikemig

Very nice crank. Looks like the crank used on the...

Very nice crank. Looks like the crank used on the Schwinn sports tourer with that middle "dummy" ring.
Replies: 15
Views: 208
Posted By bikemig

I'd pass on this PX 10 at this price. It can be...

I'd pass on this PX 10 at this price. It can be turned into a spiffy sports touring bike given the clearance for larger volume tires but you will need to deal with the oddities of French bikes. I...
07-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 169,925
Posted By bikemig

Thanks for these catalogs and prices. The shop I...

Thanks for these catalogs and prices. The shop I worked in during the 80s sold Ross bikes. We sold few--very few--of the Tom Kellog signature bikes. They were (and are) terrific bikes.
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By bikemig

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by...

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by one of America's premier frame builders. The parts group is very solid on this bike and the paint job is good. If it were a 57, I'd be tempted and I do...
07-21-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By bikemig

I know I needed to add links when I built my Trek...

I know I needed to add links when I built my Trek 720. That bike has a triple and 18 inch stays though. It seemed weird to me at the time that I had to add links.
07-21-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

fair enough but Peugeot used fractional weights,...

fair enough but Peugeot used fractional weights, 22.7 lbs, on a much larger frame, a 58 cm, in its 1982 catalog for a PXN 10. I own and ride that bike. I think, and you would know the answer better...
07-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that may be generous. My UO 10 weighs 27...

Agreed that may be generous. My UO 10 weighs 27 lbs but it has alloy rims and an alloy cotterless crank. The UO 8 has steel rims and a steel cottered crank.
07-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 384
Posted By bikemig

You got a great deal at $60 with a 30 day money...

You got a great deal at $60 with a 30 day money back guarantee. The driftless region has some seriously steep hills. 20% grades are not uncommon; 10% grades are common.

The most important thing is...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By bikemig

You can do an album on your profile with pics....

You can do an album on your profile with pics. Someone will upload the pics to your thread. Yeah the no pics posting rule for newbies is a necessary pain as it is an anti-spam rule.
07-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that published weights include...

I'm skeptical that published weights include racks for bikes that came stock with them. My gut feeling is that manufacturers will do whatever they can do to keep the published weights as low as...
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 135,836
Posted By bikemig

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports...

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports touring bikes are blue. I'm not going to run out of blue sports tourering bikes anytime soon since I have a blue 1968 Schwinn Paramount on the build...
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By bikemig

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a...

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a quality vintage bike, this is the bike to buy at the asking price.
07-20-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By bikemig

I'm glad you nabbed them. I saw them earlier and...

I'm glad you nabbed them. I saw them earlier and somehow managed not to pull the trigger on them, :).
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By bikemig

That's a fair price at $750. Parts group is good...

That's a fair price at $750. Parts group is good quality, frame is excellent, and the paint looks good. Plus the bike is in a large city. If I were the seller, I doubt I'd drop my price to move this.
07-20-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikemig

To my mind, the advantage of the '82 (besides...

To my mind, the advantage of the '82 (besides coming in a lovely brown that rhm despises, :) ) is the ease of doing a 650b conversion. I find that 700 x 30c-32c is just about tops on the '83 with...
07-20-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By bikemig

AFAIK, the geometry is the same. The differences...

AFAIK, the geometry is the same. The differences are (which both of you know) that the '82 was set up for caliper brakes and 700c wheels whereas the 83s and laters were built around 27 inch wheels...
Forum: Introductions
07-20-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By bikemig

I live in central Iowa, not too far from the...

I live in central Iowa, not too far from the driftless region. I love riding there but it does have some hills. Once you move off the paths to ride the roads, you will want to think about the gearing...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,058
Posted By bikemig

My brother collects guitars; I collect bikes....

My brother collects guitars; I collect bikes. That way we each have only 1 N plus 1 problem apiece.
07-19-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By bikemig

The decal threw me off too when I first looked at...

The decal threw me off too when I first looked at it as I guessed an early 80s 700 series but the serial number is obviously more accurate than the seat post decals. This is my 1979 Trek 510. It is...
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By bikemig

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979...

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979 trek 510, full ishiwata tubing, in the same blue. The paint job held up great. I think the decals on your bike might be from the 80 s though.
07-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By bikemig

this might help ...

this might help

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/407979-what-reverse-pull-front-derailler.html
07-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,261
Posted By bikemig

Neat bikes. There is a longish thread on this...

Neat bikes. There is a longish thread on this topic here,

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html

Please add your bikes to it!
07-19-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

This is a heck of a nice freebie with a lot of...

This is a heck of a nice freebie with a lot of great parts. That frame is too large for you, right? Is that a chromed fork?

My 70s era Moto GR came stock with a TA crank but no jubilee bits. The...
07-19-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

Just to be clear because I'm confused by your...

Just to be clear because I'm confused by your posts on this.

(1) Are you claiming that there exists a version of this stronglight crank (the 3 arm TS stronglight crank) that requires a TA puller...
07-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By bikemig

Those are nice wheels. Someone will take them off...

Those are nice wheels. Someone will take them off your hands. Put them up for sale.
07-18-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

In terms of using a TA tool for a crank that...

In terms of using a TA tool for a crank that requires a stronglight puller, this thread from Sheldon Brown is useful. I know I used the TA tool for a stronglight crank before I broke down and...
07-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

Thanks for this post. That was my understanding...

Thanks for this post. That was my understanding as well.
07-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

I know it's not a good idea (see post 8 above). I...

I know it's not a good idea (see post 8 above). I would not recommend it. But I assumed, perhaps incorrectly from what you said, that this stronglight crank required the stronglight puller and it...
07-18-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

That's news to me. I thought that the older...

That's news to me. I thought that the older stronglight cranks all required a stronglight puller which is different than a TA. They're close enough that you can use them interchangeably even though...
07-18-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

I use these ,...

I use these , https://www.modernbike.com/jagwire-basics-galvanized-derailleur-wire-1.2x2300mm-shimano-and-huret-simplex-suntour-x-press-compatible

The difference is small.

Also this is the...
07-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

That's a late 70s UO 10. Yes the bones are very...

That's a late 70s UO 10. Yes the bones are very good. The brakes, crank, and wheels are all good. The simplex rear derailleur and shifters are also pretty good. Simplex front derailleurs with plastic...
07-18-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By bikemig

One accurate measurement is worth at least a...

One accurate measurement is worth at least a 1,000 expert guesses, :).
07-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By bikemig

The bike was designed around 700c wheels but it...

The bike was designed around 700c wheels but it is a racing bike. I'm skeptical that it can take a 32c tire. I own a '91 Team Miyata and it cannot. Racing bikes that can take 32c tend to be from the...
Replies: 77
Views: 4,448
Posted By bikemig

I think this thread has possibilities. Personally...

I think this thread has possibilities. Personally I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t hit ten pages. The value and quality of the bike was established on the first page. We’ve been arguing over...
07-17-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By bikemig

Fun story. You can set up the bike to shift at...

Fun story. You can set up the bike to shift at the brakes.

https://www.gevenalle.com/product/audax/

There are other solutions but this is one. Looks to be out of stock.

Shimano makes 2 x 7...
07-17-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By bikemig

Bar end shifters are the way to go. ...

Bar end shifters are the way to go.


https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-ene-w-bar-end-shifters
07-16-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,476
Views: 835,146
Posted By bikemig

you can pick up the cups from Amazon ...

you can pick up the cups from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Action-Bottom-Bracket-2xRIGHT-Retainer/dp/B003ZKOOMC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=French+bottom+bracket&qid=1626486716&sr=8-1
07-16-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By bikemig

The purple is pretty. To my mind, a 90s stumpy is...

The purple is pretty. To my mind, a 90s stumpy is the production MTB to own. I have a 92 and it’s a sweet ride.
07-16-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By bikemig

I'd be sorely tempted to take this bike to the...

I'd be sorely tempted to take this bike to the CINO ride. It has lots of clearance for fat tires.
07-16-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By bikemig

Others just buy a bigger house with a larger...

Others just buy a bigger house with a larger garage, 😉. Priorities, right?
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By bikemig

Yes the parts can work well together but no one...

Yes the parts can work well together but no one can answer that question for certain without inspecting the bike.
07-16-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By bikemig

$300 is more than this bike is worth. I'm a fan...

$300 is more than this bike is worth. I'm a fan of old Peugeots and the UE series came stock with quality fenders, rack, lighting system, and a kickstand. That said the bike has steel rims and a...
Replies: 32
Views: 599
Posted By bikemig

You might want to ride the bike for a while to...

You might want to ride the bike for a while to see if you like the size.
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