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08-29-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,031
Posted By Hobbiano

I actually like how they sound after they loose...

I actually like how they sound after they loose some of that initial metallic brightness. I've got several guitars that I kind of "cycle" through so strings last me - lets just say a long time. I try...
08-26-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd say smaller than 19". I have a 19" Trek 620...

I'd say smaller than 19". I have a 19" Trek 620 that has a taller headtube than that, and still has some space between the top & down tube. I think that's an '89 model and the catalog says it came in...
08-26-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,031
Posted By Hobbiano

SurferRosa Strings and Beyond has D'Addario 80/20...

SurferRosa Strings and Beyond has D'Addario 80/20 3-packs for 10.99 https://www.stringsandbeyond.com
08-25-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By Hobbiano

To me, the rust doesn't look too bad, but that...

To me, the rust doesn't look too bad, but that tire rub spot on the left chainstay is a bit concerning. I'd clean up the rust and touch it up to prevent further deteriation, and keep a clost eye on...
08-21-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,031
Posted By Hobbiano

SurferRosa That's a decent price. I like the...

SurferRosa That's a decent price. I like the d'addario phosphor bronze EJ16's, 012 - 052. They are lite gauge but heavy enough for me. I think most new acoustics come with 12's. A little less tension...
08-21-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,936
Posted By Hobbiano

I think it would be long gone if you were willing...

I think it would be long gone if you were willing to pack & ship, IMO. It's too big for me but if it were my size I'd be begging you to pack it up and ship it - even though I already have more than...
07-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 751
Posted By Hobbiano

I just wanted to offer the easier option in case...

I just wanted to offer the easier option in case he didn't feel up to it, for whatever reason. I don't remove the fixed cup every time. If it needs to come out, I just take it out. Fortunately, I...
07-19-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 751
Posted By Hobbiano

Awesome! All is well that ends well. I take...

Awesome! All is well that ends well.
I take them out about half the time. Either with a standard fixed cup wrench clamped in place and hit with a dead blow hammer, or clamp the fixed cup in a vice...
07-18-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 751
Posted By Hobbiano

Or, just leave it in place, and clean and grease...

Or, just leave it in place, and clean and grease from the left side. If it's not damaged, that's an acceptable way to do it.
07-18-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 751
Posted By Hobbiano

Someone already answered you.

Someone already answered you.
07-15-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 583,583
Posted By Hobbiano

The 531cs tubing sticker denoted a "tube set"...

The 531cs tubing sticker denoted a "tube set" that consisted of butted 531 three main tubes only and fork and stays of chrome molly, likely 501 tubing. The 531cs tube set was used mostly by Trek. In...
07-13-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Hobbiano

That's kind of close.

That's kind of close.
07-11-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Hobbiano

Not trying to be disagreeable, but I just...

Not trying to be disagreeable, but I just measured my '85 610, and there's 1/2" between the lugs measured on the headtube. It could still be a 19 1/2, I guess, if the top tube slopes down, or the...
07-09-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Hobbiano

I like it so much I actually have two! Great...

I like it so much I actually have two! Great bikes. Quality components. The wheels are very nice - strong rims and sealed, cartridge bearing hubs. The lite action derailleurs and shifters work great....
07-09-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks just like my '85. Here's a link to the...

Looks just like my '85. Here's a link to the Miyata catalogs: https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html
06-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes.

Yes.
06-25-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice looking DL1 btw.

Nice looking DL1 btw.
06-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By Hobbiano

I know Brooks saddles are typically tilted nose...

I know Brooks saddles are typically tilted nose up, but that is extreme.
06-23-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like about 55 or 56. center to top, would...

Looks like about 55 or 56. center to top, would you agree?
06-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Hobbiano

Thats a great price, especially w/ free shipping!...

Thats a great price, especially w/ free shipping! I wish I needed one, but I have one for every bike, plus a few spares already.
06-03-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hobbiano

Can't argue with that! Apparently they vary. Just...

Can't argue with that! Apparently they vary. Just noticed that while specified on the Soma website as being 175x275, the cardboard packaging the the saddle came with says 170x270. Also the Brooks has...
06-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hobbiano

Not trying to be contradictory, but I bought two...

Not trying to be contradictory, but I bought two of the Cardiff's that were on sale a week or so ago, and they measure 175mm x 275mm overall length, (plus or minus - one was 172mm wide, one was 273mm...
06-01-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,568
Posted By Hobbiano

Maybe put it up for sale before doing that. Or...

Maybe put it up for sale before doing that. Or maybe it just doesn't fit. I'm sure you could get back what you paid for it. But those saddles are supposed to be hard and will probably improve with...
05-26-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,389
Posted By Hobbiano

Or you could just keep your drops and flip them...

Or you could just keep your drops and flip them over.

Just kidding!
05-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,278
Posted By Hobbiano

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your...

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your story. It doesn't have to end here, does it?
05-14-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Hobbiano

I don't have anything that new.

I don't have anything that new.
05-09-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By Hobbiano

What a fine bike. Looks like you opened up a can...

What a fine bike. Looks like you opened up a can of awesome and just poured it all over that thing! A well composed build.
04-29-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Hobbiano

I've bought spokes here a couple years ago and...

I've bought spokes here a couple years ago and they were the best price I could find. They've gone up- from $0.25 then to $0.45 now, plus $0.12 for nipples - but still not too bad at $20.52 per 36...
04-16-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71,702
Views: 11,670,066
Posted By Hobbiano

Settle down. It doesn't look like its your size,...

Settle down. It doesn't look like its your size, and they are asking $950 for it.
04-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,203
Posted By Hobbiano

I'm not tex, but that looks like a 56. I have a...

I'm not tex, but that looks like a 56. I have a 54 so I'm going by the space between the top & down tubes at the head tube.
03-17-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,705
Posted By Hobbiano

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace...

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace the stem for a taller one, Nitto Technomic or Nitto Dirtdrop, for example? That could make a big difference & you'd have more hand positions to...
03-17-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes, they are 25's. Just checked the pressure &...

Yes, they are 25's. Just checked the pressure & its down to 60 psi. I'll go pump them up and report back.

Just pumped it up to 105 psi and it measures 25.6mm.
03-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,141
Posted By Hobbiano

So you know they were brilliant but you just...

So you know they were brilliant but you just can't remember them?
03-15-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Hobbiano

That's what I was thinking.

That's what I was thinking.
02-24-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By Hobbiano

Yes, I agree. Its very nice.

Yes, I agree. Its very nice.
02-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By Hobbiano

And some pedals. All I see is pedals.

And some pedals. All I see is pedals.
02-22-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,008,262
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice. I had a '69 Super Sport that color that I...

Nice. I had a '69 Super Sport that color that I bought new when I was fifteen. Actually got it back a couple years ago, after it had been in a flood and then parked for several years. Doesn't look as...
02-20-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By Hobbiano

That's nice. It looks never ridden. Why do you...

That's nice. It looks never ridden. Why do you say "too bad about the 105 components"?
02-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Hobbiano

I find that once you loosen one bolt. the other...

I find that once you loosen one bolt. the other will be loose, too. So, I use a regular combination wrench to loose the one at the rear, then make an adjustment either way on the other bolt, with my...
02-12-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,031
Posted By Hobbiano

^^^I don't think this belongs in this thread.^^^

^^^I don't think this belongs in this thread.^^^
01-30-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By Hobbiano

I think the point the op makes, "Mainly just 1-2...

I think the point the op makes, "Mainly just 1-2 mile trips to pick up groceries, run errands, etc Absolutely no judgement here, but I just want something I can hop onto in my jeans and take my time...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,968
Posted By Hobbiano

I like the Fuji too, but if you really only want...

I like the Fuji too, but if you really only want it for short trips around town, say five miles, or less, in street clothes, I'd look for something like Doug Fattic recommended above, a city bike, or...
01-24-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice pictures.

Nice pictures.
01-08-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,308
Posted By Hobbiano

That turned out great. I think you made good...

That turned out great. I think you made good decisions choosing your parts without getting too carried away with modifications. Something to keep in mind, if you ever need a replacement headset, is...
12-22-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hobbiano

I would say any version of the Paselas are at...

I would say any version of the Paselas are at least several rungs up from the typical Kendas, especially on bad pavement.
12-13-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Hobbiano

Look at it this way - you just saved $60. And...

Look at it this way - you just saved $60. And didn't have to do a thing.
12-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By Hobbiano

The what I can tell from the pictures, that...

The what I can tell from the pictures, that aren't great, the 615 looks ok. It's missing the little chainring, and bolts - you can even see the empty bolt holes on the inside of the crank. Not sure...
12-11-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like a replacement fork on the Miyata, as...

Looks like a replacement fork on the Miyata, as the originals weren't chrome, and the picture of the fork crown looks like chrome to me, rather than just polished steel. But it looks like there might...
12-04-21, 11:08 AM
11-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,358
Posted By Hobbiano

They leave us but we never forget them.

They leave us but we never forget them.
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