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06-26-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By John Nolan

There are "plug and play" tubes that don't...

There are "plug and play" tubes that don't require rewiring, and then there are "ballast bypass" tubes that require, well, bypassing the ballast. If you're not replacing fluorescents, I'd say led...
05-29-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By John Nolan

This is a rare item. Read more about it here...

This is a rare item. Read more about it here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1190421-suntour-3-pulley-rear-derailleur.html).
Don't remove that third wheel. It's probably not the source...
05-29-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By John Nolan

I've had success with aluminum foil and water.

I've had success with aluminum foil and water.
05-25-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 265,379
Posted By John Nolan

Love that black and pink...I just got a 1985...

Love that black and pink...I just got a 1985 912—pics soon.
05-21-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By John Nolan

Depends where you are. I'm in Canada, and that...

Depends where you are. I'm in Canada, and that listing says:
"Shipping: US $56.80 USPS Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate BoxTM" !
04-06-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By John Nolan

I'd post in classic and vintage...

I'd post in classic and vintage (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/) if I were you
03-04-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By John Nolan

It goes against everything you're looking for,...

It goes against everything you're looking for, but the Altus M310 works well.
01-16-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By John Nolan

Great stuff!

Great stuff!
11-13-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By John Nolan

OMG! That is one heck of a find.

OMG!
That is one heck of a find.
09-30-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By John Nolan

You might try a mountain bike pedal with pins. I...

You might try a mountain bike pedal with pins. I had knee trouble with SPDS, in spite of professional fittings. I've found that pin pedals give a very positive connection.
YRMV.
09-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,893
Posted By John Nolan

Mount the gong on the top tube and strap a mallet...

Mount the gong on the top tube and strap a mallet to your knee.
09-05-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,893
Posted By John Nolan

I'm having trouble understanding how you could...

I'm having trouble understanding how you could have room for a bell but not a clamp.
08-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,370
Posted By John Nolan

No need to be perplexed. I'm a puppeteer and a...

No need to be perplexed. I'm a puppeteer and a Miyata enthusiast. The catalogues' previous host site went dark, so I decided to host them.

Patrons visting the site don't see the catalogues, since...
08-02-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,753
Posted By John Nolan

If you don't mind friction shifting your options...

If you don't mind friction shifting your options are wider. Friction thumb shifters are nice on low rise bars.
04-20-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By John Nolan

qkcam: The word "Falcon" in your post suggests...

qkcam:
The word "Falcon" in your post suggests to me that your bike might have a Falcon brand freewheel or cassette.

See this Park tool pages:
Freewheel or cassette?...
04-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By John Nolan

What type/brand of brake is that from? You could...

What type/brand of brake is that from? You could probably get by with some washers or a spacer if you can scrounge something that would fit. If you can find a spacer that fits, you can file down a...
04-12-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By John Nolan

Wow! Really nice.

Wow! Really nice.
02-23-21, 03:57 PM
01-17-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 31,682
Posted By John Nolan

Canada: Rocky Mountain...

Canada: Rocky Mountain (https://www.bikes.com/en/catalog-archive)
12-16-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By John Nolan

I'm not sure if there's anything unusual about...

I'm not sure if there's anything unusual about the shifter bosses on a 95 Trek 1000, but shifter boss adjusters are the usual answer:...
11-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By John Nolan

There's really no danger in the cold. per se,...

There's really no danger in the cold. per se, unless you're not dressed for it. Frostbite is a risk in truly frigid conditions, and in that case, wind chill would be a consideration.

The greatest...
10-26-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,359
Posted By John Nolan

I can never seem to mix a very good match when I...

I can never seem to mix a very good match when I do touch ups, but for areas like your forks, I find it helps fool the eye if you paint a solid rectangular area with the "close" match, a then mark it...
10-04-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,666
Posted By John Nolan

Because they're there.

Because they're there.
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By John Nolan

I've made a similar mount using a plastic hose...

I've made a similar mount using a plastic hose tee fitting (https://www.foxxlifesciences.com/products/25p-2704-oem?variant=15537655875), I cut across the top of the tee, and used a heat gun to soften...
08-27-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By John Nolan

I have a a pair of Dia-Compe levers, if you can't...

I have a a pair of Dia-Compe levers, if you can't find anything else. I'm in Ottawa, so posting shouldn't take too long. PM me if you'd like them.
08-21-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,444
Posted By John Nolan

I'm not seeing any errors, except for the obvious...

I'm not seeing any errors, except for the obvious broken image links. Good stuff.
08-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By John Nolan

The splined tubing came in around 86 I think.

The splined tubing came in around 86 I think.
08-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,705
Posted By John Nolan

Yes, start at the top, and tuck in at the bar...

Yes, start at the top, and tuck in at the bar ends. No tape, no worries.

Marinoni, eh?
07-21-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By John Nolan

Hello, fellow Ottawan! Nice score! My Ridge...

Hello, fellow Ottawan!
Nice score! My Ridge Runner is a similar bike, and is a very nice ride. I'd try tweaking that wheel, and just keep an eye out on Kijiji for a replacement. In normal times...
07-08-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,503
Posted By John Nolan

I'm really liking my Miyata 100M: ...

I'm really liking my Miyata 100M:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21564993-post1378.html
07-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By John Nolan

Okay, standard cables will do. I'd recommend...

Okay, standard cables will do. I'd recommend "slick" stainless steel cables.
07-02-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 265,379
Posted By John Nolan

Here are pics of some of my Miyatas: ...

Here are pics of some of my Miyatas:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1166/miyata_610_0e295ac8ce6b8e16ba2bc2e186fa5f0ad3c11534.jpg
610, 86. Lots of the original bits, but...
07-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 449,540
Posted By John Nolan

Here's my 86 Miyata 100M. I converted it from...

Here's my 86 Miyata 100M. I converted it from drop bar to upright. I changed the cranks to Shimano 660. Swapped the brakes for Mafac Racers and added Suntour levers, thumb shifters and derailleurs....
06-29-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,182
Posted By John Nolan

Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but just...

Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but just to be sure:

Have you read Sheldon's instructions for u-brakes (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-u.html) or Park Tools' instructions...
06-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,944
Posted By John Nolan

Yeah, it's my domain...I'm a puppeteer, and when...

Yeah, it's my domain...I'm a puppeteer, and when the old locale went missing, I thought I might as well host.
06-09-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By John Nolan

You could also look at bars with more rise.

You could also look at bars with more rise.
05-29-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 265,379
Posted By John Nolan

---bookmark added.

---bookmark added.
05-28-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 265,379
Posted By John Nolan

Looks great! Nice bell! Do you know what...

Looks great! Nice bell!

Do you know what year that is? Looks like an 86, but the color doesn't seem to match the year.
05-16-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By John Nolan

Well, I didn't reach any lofty heights, but this...

Well, I didn't reach any lofty heights, but this Miyata Elevation was built up from a dire condition—I had almost given up on it. And, with exception of the pedals, everything came from the spare...
05-06-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,837
Posted By John Nolan

Miyata, of course.

Miyata, of course.
02-09-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,269
Posted By John Nolan

For the rear, there's this: ...

For the rear, there's this:
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/lights/led-retrofit-bulb/

However, if you're actually using your bike after dark, I'd just go with modern lighting,...
01-20-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,206
Posted By John Nolan

I'd clean up the chainstay, apply a bit of body...

I'd clean up the chainstay, apply a bit of body filler, smooth it, and touch up the paint. It's a very inconspicuous spot, behind the chain, so touch ups are easy to get away with.
10-28-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,472
Posted By John Nolan

Through Frank's (fvernon) kindness, the 1980...

Through Frank's (fvernon) kindness, the 1980 Miyata Catalogue is now available here. (https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/1980%20Miyata%20Catalog.pdf)
04-27-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By John Nolan

Here's a link to the installation manual: ...

Here's a link to the installation manual:
http://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/suntour-bar-con-bar-end-shift-levers-manual.pdf
09-30-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,472
Posted By John Nolan

I've put up the Miyata catalogues I reconstructed...

I've put up the Miyata catalogues I reconstructed from the Internet Archive here. (http://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html)
08-15-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,497
Posted By John Nolan

Thanks so much. Very cool. Looks like a small...

Thanks so much. Very cool. Looks like a small SunTour freewheel tool.
05-31-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 962,381
Posted By John Nolan

Here's the Nishiki Continental I purchased...

Here's the Nishiki Continental I purchased yesterday:
CE12447 (So 1985, I guess.)

Quite good shape except for that front derailleur. Can't imagine how one could ride with chain rub THAT long....
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