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Posted By bikemig

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage...

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage mountain bike of roughly the quality of a Trek 730 for around $100 isn't hard but you do have to be patient sometimes to find one in your size in decent...
10-04-22, 06:29 AM
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Posted By bikemig

No big plans for the tandem other than to ride...

No big plans for the tandem other than to ride the local trails. There are no major climbs but there are plenty of rollers. No particular speed in mind but I do plan on being able to do some longish...
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Posted By bikemig

All good points. I've been thinking of that pesky...

All good points. I've been thinking of that pesky 1099 as well which is a pain especially for stuff you picked up a while ago and have no records of what you paid for.
10-02-22, 11:22 AM
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Posted By bikemig

+ 1, that photo does not convince me either that...

+ 1, that photo does not convince me either that there is anything seriously wrong with the freewheel.
10-02-22, 09:38 AM
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Posted By bikemig

There may be markings on the freewheel and/or the...

There may be markings on the freewheel and/or the hub to indicate the threading but yeah you will likely have to measure this. Still there is no reason to buy NOS; there are plenty of decent 2d hand...
10-02-22, 09:29 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Question about a 1990 Schwinn DuoSport Tandem

I'm thinking about picking up a 1990 Schwinn DuoSport Tandem that is available locally. I've never owned or ridden a tandem. I had a few questions:

(1) The bike has u brakes with the rear mounted...
10-01-22, 10:11 AM
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Posted By bikemig

1992 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1973 Schwinn Sports...

1992 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1973 Schwinn Sports Tourer, and a 70s era Libertas project bike:
...
10-01-22, 10:08 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I picked up one of these a few years back also in...

I picked up one of these a few years back also in yellow. I rebuilt it for my nephew who rode in Washington DC for 4 years when he was in college. Somehow he managed to hold on the bike and he's...
09-30-22, 07:40 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I didn't have any plans or categories for the...

I didn't have any plans or categories for the bikes I picked up. Most of them were just bikes I found locally that I couldn't say no to.

I have bikes in each of these categories:

That said, I...
09-30-22, 04:32 PM
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Posted By bikemig

That's my size as well. I have no idea why but...

That's my size as well. I have no idea why but I've had a heck of a time finding a 57 cm Gitane TdF as well; ditto for Raleigh bikes. Either folks were taller back in the day or everyone just rode...
09-30-22, 08:59 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Very nice. I'm a big fan of old MTBs and they...

Very nice. I'm a big fan of old MTBs and they make fine all around bikes. It's as if they were made to ride on gravel roads, :). It's hard to go wrong with a quality frame built with Tange prestige...
09-30-22, 07:03 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Those are 32c but thereís room for 35c. Itís a...

Those are 32c but thereís room for 35c. Itís a fine long distance machine.
09-30-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bikemig

I'm bumping this up because I hope someone buys...

I'm bumping this up because I hope someone buys it before I do something a little crazy like buying this bike. :)
09-30-22, 06:15 AM
09-30-22, 06:12 AM
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Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on Velomine. Are you looking for 27 inch or...

+ 1 on Velomine. Are you looking for 27 inch or 700c? If changing wheels, this is a good time to switch to 700c as there is better tire availability. The brake pads will need to drop down around 4 mm...
09-29-22, 04:07 PM
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Posted By bikemig

3 Blue Sports Touring bikes

I have no idea how I ended up with 3 blue sports touring bikes, but I did: a 1985 Cannondale ST 400, a 1979 Trek 510, and a 1970s Fuji Newest. Each is set up with a triple and 700 x 32c or 35c tires....
09-28-22, 10:42 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I don't think much about average speed. There is...

I don't think much about average speed. There is a hilly ride (1400 ft of climbing over 25 miles) I do on a regular basis (that's hilly for central IA!). I can do 15 miles plus over that ride if I...
09-27-22, 05:42 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Very nice and my size, :). I've wanted one of...

Very nice and my size, :). I've wanted one of these for a long time but Miyatas just didn't have any market presence where I live and they never crop up locally.
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Views: 259
Posted By bikemig

I largely agree. But the OP may be able to find...

I largely agree. But the OP may be able to find decent looking used tires inexpensively. A pair of new sunlite tires are $35 on Amazon; I've seen a pair of inexpensive tires on eBay go for around $30...
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Posted By bikemig

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look...

The bike is so clean and the tape and tires look terrible. I’d be on the lookout for inexpensive tires and tape
09-26-22, 04:21 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I’d run a different crank with a smaller bcd, so...

I’d run a different crank with a smaller bcd, so that you can run a 50/34 or a 46/30
09-26-22, 11:24 AM
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Posted By bikemig

OK with 26 x 1.75? That opens the door to folding...

OK with 26 x 1.75? That opens the door to folding Panaracer T Serv Pro Tite tires. I dunno if you can still find Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires in 26 x 2.0; I'm running a set onm my '93 B'stone MB 1...
09-26-22, 06:30 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Nitto dynamic stem.

Nitto dynamic stem.
09-25-22, 05:12 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. That black seatpost needs to go.

Beautiful bike. That black seatpost needs to go.
09-25-22, 05:08 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Why don't you start a new thread with pictures...

Why don't you start a new thread with pictures and explain what you've done.
09-25-22, 01:55 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I'm curious but can the headshok be replaced with...

I'm curious but can the headshok be replaced with a conventional headset? That might be an alternative but it sounds like you want the headshok for this project.
09-25-22, 01:08 PM
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Posted By bikemig

That bike is worth $10 all day long. I hate...

That bike is worth $10 all day long. I hate seeing bikes like that because I tend to buy them . . .
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Posted By bikemig

Basic peugeot, looks like a UO 8. I like them a...

Basic peugeot, looks like a UO 8. I like them a lot as they make great riders but they are not worth much. A drive side pic would be helpful but this bike looks to have the plastic/delrin shifters...
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Posted By bikemig

Go figure. I've been looking for a small vintage...

Go figure. I've been looking for a small vintage MTB/hybrid locally for a while without much luck in the $100 -$150price range. I am seeing a lot of larger quality MTBs in that price range. The...
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Posted By bikemig

I'm not sure who is enjoying this thread more:...

I'm not sure who is enjoying this thread more: the OP or the BF posters. In any case, this may be the first valuation thread to hit 4 pages. I'm thinking it should at least get to 10. :popcorn
09-23-22, 12:55 PM
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Posted By bikemig

The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing...

The OP likes ugly Colnagos so maybe he's willing to trade? Heck you could even throw in a headset to make the deal.
09-23-22, 07:29 AM
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Views: 1,814
Posted By bikemig

You answered my question. Thanks! I generally...

You answered my question. Thanks! I generally stay away from odd ball parts but I like Cídales which is why I asked.
09-23-22, 05:17 AM
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Views: 1,814
Posted By bikemig

I know this is a year old thread. Any progress on...

I know this is a year old thread. Any progress on this? I'm thinking of picking up a C'dale silk tour 800 locally but I'm not sure I want to deal with the headshok. Neat idea in some ways but no...
09-21-22, 07:12 PM
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Views: 361
Posted By bikemig

I'd recommend a quality bike that you find...

I'd recommend a quality bike that you find locally at a good price that meets your criteria . . .
09-21-22, 07:06 PM
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Posted By bikemig

The bones on this bike are very good. Interesting...

The bones on this bike are very good. Interesting mix of parts.

Hopefully juvela will be on soon to tell all about his bicycle marque. :)
09-21-22, 06:56 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Four year old thread but yeah this is a heck of a...

Four year old thread but yeah this is a heck of a nice bike to find.
09-20-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By bikemig

I'm running randonneur bars on my '82 720 but the...

I'm running randonneur bars on my '82 720 but the bike you run randonneur bars doesn't matter much. That said, I think randonneur bars are very fine for long distance touring bikes as you will spend...
09-20-22, 02:25 PM
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Posted By bikemig

If you want a triple, you could triplize this...

If you want a triple, you could triplize this crank (assuming it's a 144 bcd which I think it is) or you could find a stronglight 93 and triplize it).
...
09-20-22, 07:58 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Really nice bike. The stronglight 99 crank gives...

Really nice bike. The stronglight 99 crank gives you a nice range of possible chainrings (it can go as small as 28 on the inside) to improve climbing. I'm impressed (and a bit surprised) that the...
09-20-22, 06:40 AM
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Posted By bikemig

This is useful info on simplex drop outs (and...

This is useful info on simplex drop outs (and other drop outs as well):

https://www.redclovercomponents.com/blog/1

Maybe look for a shimano crane RD if you don't want to grind a stop on the DO?
09-19-22, 04:51 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Keeping the market interest in cottered cranks...

Keeping the market interest in cottered cranks alive, :thumb:
09-19-22, 11:48 AM
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Posted By bikemig

All great points and I appreciate the OP letting...

All great points and I appreciate the OP letting me hijack his Peugeot tandem thread a bit. This bike is a bit tall (21 inch) for the stoker so it may not be as much of an issue here. Plus how hard...
09-19-22, 11:33 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Too bad, I am thinking of buying one of these and...

Too bad, I am thinking of buying one of these and need to decide . . . The bike looks otherwise well equipped (stronglight cranks, drum brake, alloy wheels, weinmann cantilevers, decent simplex...
09-19-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,399
Posted By bikemig

Yes and 700c aluminum alloy wheels so I did write...

Yes and 700c aluminum alloy wheels so I did write to the seller this morning . . . . after I decided to fall off the wagon.
09-19-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,399
Posted By bikemig

Nice write up. There is a gitane tandem local to...

Nice write up. There is a gitane tandem local to me that is tempting but I'm trying to resist . . .
09-18-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,719
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely...

Agreed, suntour power ratchet shifers are likely the best stem shifters and one of the best downtube shifters ever made.
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,719
Posted By bikemig

Well they were spec'd on lower end bikes by and...

Well they were spec'd on lower end bikes by and large. That said some really nice Schwinns have them like this '73 Schwinn Sports Tourer:

...
09-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 965
Posted By bikemig

Great pics; thanks for posting. This looks like a...

Great pics; thanks for posting. This looks like a great ride.
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Views: 468
Posted By bikemig

The bike is a good deal at $85 even with the...

The bike is a good deal at $85 even with the tubulars. It is a very fine vintage Fuji.The paint looks to be in great shape. This was a top end bike back in the day. The parts are quite good. You...
09-18-22, 12:23 PM
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Views: 380
Posted By bikemig

That’s a very solid price at $250 and shouldn't...

That’s a very solid price at $250 and shouldn't last long. It will take 32c tires but you likely have to pull the rear wheel all the way back in the drop outs to make it work. It was designed around...
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