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Forum: Touring
08-14-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By garryg

A proper touring bike has longer chainstays,no...

A proper touring bike has longer chainstays,no need to buy a bike one size bigger. The OP is in his sixties and has some money to spend. He is looking for a proper high end bike . He is not a 19 year...
Forum: Touring
08-07-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By garryg

First off you need to decide what type of touring...

First off you need to decide what type of touring bike you want. Most north american bikes have drop bars, in europe not so many drop bar bikes. I switched from drops to alt bars and like the more...
Forum: Touring
06-03-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,931
Posted By garryg

I think that there is a huge increase in young...

I think that there is a huge increase in young people taking up bikepacking and that this may actually bode well for biketouring and touring bikes in general.
05-30-23, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

if you look at the 1000 in the 1988 catalogue it...

if you look at the 1000 in the 1988 catalogue it is sporting foam grips as OEM
05-29-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%...

https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2088.pdf link is to 1988 <iyata catalog
05-29-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

what are grabons?:foo:

what are grabons?:foo:
05-29-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

Tires are original miyata radials,brakes...

Tires are original miyata radials,brakes oriiginal as well
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05-29-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

Tires and grabons are original ...

Tires and grabons are original
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05-29-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

It is a 1988

It is a 1988
05-29-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By garryg

Basically NOS 1988 Miyata1000

Amazes me when i find bikes in this condition.original seat was rotten.dork disc looks like it never saw the light of day in 34 years.one size to small for me. ...
Forum: Touring
04-22-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,207
Posted By garryg

I guess its a geographic thing. I live in the...

I guess its a geographic thing. I live in the Pacific Northwest,everything must be rainproof.:)
Forum: Touring
04-09-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By garryg

Do some homework on gearing for touring bikes and...

Do some homework on gearing for touring bikes and figure out if that bike has a low enough gear for loaded touring. Looks like it will need new cables and housings and maybe brake pads. If you have a...
Forum: Touring
04-09-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,264
Posted By garryg

i just bought a Stein mini cassette lockring...

i just bought a Stein mini cassette lockring driver from Velo Orange for when i am touring. It is small and light and pricey. I tried it onmy disc trucker and it worked just fine. ...
03-20-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By garryg

I have this 84 in my stable. 24 inch tires,17...

I have this 84 in my stable. 24 inch tires,17 inch frame. It is...
01-17-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By garryg

Nice bike,fix her up and ride her. Turf them...

Nice bike,fix her up and ride her. Turf them turkey levers!!
01-16-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By garryg

https://www.bikeforums.net/western-canada/1076601-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/western-canada/1076601-any-other-proctor-owners-out-there.html?highlight=proctor


more proctors
01-14-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By garryg

Think hard before you do a repaint.Proctor decals...

Think hard before you do a repaint.Proctor decals may not be easy to find. Great bike,i had one Proctor but it was not my size. Built by Brad Proctor in Edmonton i believe.
01-13-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By garryg

Maun triangle is aluminum,the stays and fork are...

Maun triangle is aluminum,the stays and fork are steel Hub is branded sachs orbit.RD is sachs commander....
01-12-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By garryg

German City bike with a derailleur and internal hub!Hi Low range

My brother in law spotted this German city bike in a junk place and picked it up for me.Aluminum tubes,Cute little tool box,lock,dynamo, a derailleur and an internal hub! Hi Low range...
12-12-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 1,078,357
Posted By garryg

Serial number cf03578. Canadian bike.repaint,not...

Serial number cf03578. Canadian bike.repaint,not sure of model.has two water bottle spots.one under the downtube.maybe an international. 1986 ...
12-08-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By garryg

Vintage Ernie Clements

This bike is for sale locally and is obviously not sporting its OEM parts. Anybody hazard a guess at the age of this...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,013
Posted By garryg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Touring this summer on Rat Trap Pass fatties. Loved them.
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,013
Posted By garryg

If money is not an object then i would have a...

If money is not an object then i would have a bike built for me,maybe Co Motion . Lots of great off the rack bikes, i ride a disc Trucker and it is tough and comfortable.
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By garryg

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/untitled_45_of_90__c834b9e6aeb6d16d6d0b1f2c4ecbe184c5888e99.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-24-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By garryg

I am 65 yesterday and i switched from drops to...

I am 65 yesterday and i switched from drops to the Denham bar this summer before going touring on some BC railtrails which can have very mixed surfaces. I am totally happy with my choice. The Denham...
11-24-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,203
Posted By garryg

What a waste of time when a few wraps of duct...

What a waste of time when a few wraps of duct tape would get er done.
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By garryg

Try adjusting with your barrel adjuster

Try adjusting with your barrel adjuster
11-14-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,220
Posted By garryg

All i find lately is 50cm and smaller ...

All i find lately is 50cm and smaller
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10-26-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 2,935,349
Posted By garryg

!985 Ritchey i just put together. Came to me as...

!985 Ritchey i just put together. Came to me as frame and fork
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Forum: Touring
09-15-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 388,407
Posted By garryg

The Columbia and Western Railtrail and the Kettle...

The Columbia and Western Railtrail and the Kettle Valley Railtrail run from Castlegar to Hope with some side lines. We travelled from Grand Forks to Osoyoos.
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 388,407
Posted By garryg

Six days riding the railtrails in British...

Six days riding the railtrails in British Columbia this past week. Averaged 60klms a day. Ton of hard work for me and a ton of fun....
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,565
Posted By garryg

Lots of folks will tell you you can tour on any...

Lots of folks will tell you you can tour on any bike.That is true but if you are going to be carrying camping gear,clothes and food you really should look at getting a proven touring bike. There are...
08-25-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By garryg

His and hers from a few weeks ago ...

His and hers from a few weeks ago
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08-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By garryg

Schwinn Paramount

i recently scored 2 1974 Schwinn s which are rare in the great white north.Yesterday this 1974 Paramount popped up and i grabbed it.Too bad i am 5.4 inches tall...
08-11-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By garryg

Double Dose of Lemon

Could not resist picking up this duo at $50 Canadian. Schwinns are fairly rare north of the border....
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By garryg

I would not agree with the idea that you don,t...

I would not agree with the idea that you don,t get turned away from campsites on a bike in Canada. Very few hiker biker sites compared to say Oregon.
Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By garryg

Your First Tour

How about stories of your first tour.

Mine was from Montreal to Saranac Lake New York.The year would have been 1970. I was thirteen years old and my brother was 15. Can you imagine our parents...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By garryg

i do not understand why some folks try to...

i do not understand why some folks try to dissuade people from buying an actual touring bike when they are interested in touring. i think in life having the right tool for the job makes more sense....
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,020
Posted By garryg

The rohloff surly

I managed to install the Rohloff with some parts and guidance from cyclemonkey...
06-04-22, 09:50 PM
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By garryg

A Tire Thread

Lots of old threads i,m sure but here goes. I tour on a Disc Trucker and often tour on railtrails that can get pretty rough. I have been on Rat Trap Pass for awhile and like the ride. Looking for...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By garryg

She smashed into a solid object.

She smashed into a solid object.
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,823
Posted By garryg

Cycltouring without a stove is a proven way to...

Cycltouring without a stove is a proven way to lose 85 per cent of the joy in your morning camp!
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,641
Posted By garryg

Don,t be in a hurry and keep shopping. I am sure...

Don,t be in a hurry and keep shopping. I am sure you can find a good used touring bike for a reasonable price.Can you tour on other bikes? Sure,but why not get a bike designed for what you want to...
03-11-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By garryg

A Double on Specialized Triples

I buy bikes and fix em up for resale. Found my first Sirrus two weeks ago and boom, found another one.1990 and 1991 i believe....
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,657
Posted By garryg

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have...

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have some coming from the Netherlands. Shipped today.
02-09-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 33,230
Posted By garryg

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/30758718...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307587184589053/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A7ce1ec9e-569a-4550-aa65-731a9b9b6c6ehttps://scont...
01-21-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By garryg

maruishi perhaps

maruishi perhaps
01-13-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By garryg

Vintage Canadian

CCM is a cycle manufacturer well known to us Canucks. They have been around forever so when this popped up on Craigslist for $35 i had to have it. Serial number makes it out to be from 1939. Still...
01-10-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By garryg

I have a Prestige in the shop.The distance from...

I have a Prestige in the shop.The distance from crank to chainstay on drive side is much larger than non driveside. Thinking you may have spindle backwards.
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