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06-25-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
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: 8
Views: 296
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: 5,135
Views: 579,011
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: 4
Views: 251
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: 173
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: 193
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: 26,312
Views: 2,830,599
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: 295
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: 6
Views: 292
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: 748
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: 449
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: 748
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: 431
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: 1,220
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: 706
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: 706
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: 18
Views: 633
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: 348
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: 391
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: 284
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: 576
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: 368
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: 860
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: 160,051
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: 160,051
Posted By bikemig

That bike is ridiculously hot.

That bike is ridiculously hot.
06-05-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
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: 3,209
Views: 823,985
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: 32
Views: 1,330
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: 284
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: 420
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: 1,237
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: 972
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: 938
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: 938
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: 752
Posted By bikemig

14 Raleigh Internationals? Sounds like this is...

14 Raleigh Internationals? Sounds like this is worthy of a thread on BF.
05-29-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bikemig

This could be one of the posters in C & V . . ....

This could be one of the posters in C & V . . . .
05-25-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By bikemig

This was in interesting group. It's hard to wrap...

This was in interesting group. It's hard to wrap your brain around what Shimano did with the chainrings though. If I'm reading this review right, it's TA compatible on the outside, 130 bcd on the...
05-25-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikemig

I used them on my '92 Trek 950: ...

I used them on my '92 Trek 950:

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05-25-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,226
Posted By bikemig

I like drop bars but now I like them at the same...

I like drop bars but now I like them at the same height as my saddle. The position you get on the tops and brake levers is not all that different from flat bars.

I like old MTBs to experiment with...
05-24-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By bikemig

Likely a 57 from the catalog. Just my size. I’d...

Likely a 57 from the catalog. Just my size. I’d have to move a bike to buy this but tempting.
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05-24-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By bikemig

Normandy red label are cup and cone hubs; these...

Normandy red label are cup and cone hubs; these replaced the luxe competition and so were one step up from Normandy sport hubs.

...
05-23-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By bikemig

If you are sticking with 5 on the back (or even...

If you are sticking with 5 on the back (or even an ultra six) and you want a wide range of useful gears, your best bet is half step gearing with a granny. A 50.4 bcd triple (TA, Nervar, or...
05-23-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By bikemig

Interesting set up with the crank arms set in the...

Interesting set up with the crank arms set in the same direction . . . . Pedaling that bike will be a challenge, :)

I could talk myself into paying a $100 depending on the quality of the crank,...
05-23-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By bikemig

Heck if the hubs turn freely, I'd just ride the...

Heck if the hubs turn freely, I'd just ride the wheels after properly tensioning the spokes. I've seen old sealed bearing hubs like these that turn freely. Worst case scenario is you need to have...
05-23-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By bikemig

I'd be tempted at $100 particularly with all the...

I'd be tempted at $100 particularly with all the Campy parts. A steel cottered crank is not uncommon on older high end bikes although by the 70s they were typically seen on lower end bikes. Cilo is a...
05-23-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By bikemig

I went through this with a '68 Schwinn Paramount...

I went through this with a '68 Schwinn Paramount which came with a very similar gearing set up. If you have a top end cottered crank on the bike, it may be possible to run 52/36 rings on that. If you...
05-23-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By bikemig

Freewheels do have play. The grease port works...

Freewheels do have play. The grease port works with sealed bearings. Push through the grease until you start to see clear grease come through.

Suntour XC pro grease guard (which I'm pretty sure...
05-23-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,100
Posted By bikemig

That bike is beautiful and that is a heck of a...

That bike is beautiful and that is a heck of a score. The saddle is cracked and likely gone so you may need a replacement. Your plans sound good. I'd use the lightest possible cleaning agents for the...
05-21-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,400
Posted By bikemig

Neat video. That's impressive getting up that...

Neat video. That's impressive getting up that hill (ave. 10% grade with a decent section at 25%) on a 42/21.

That said, the guy never looked comfortable on that bike even when going downhill or on...
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