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05-02-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By arex

Golden Arrow rear derailleur; rebuildable?

I'm putting an '86 Miyata 310 back together, and I was having problems getting the shifting right. I fiddled around with the GA rear derailleur, and found that there was a small (but not...
04-27-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,279
Posted By arex

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04-21-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,910,459
Posted By arex

https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6...

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04-17-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By arex

Is it me, or was his tire pressure a little low?

Is it me, or was his tire pressure a little low?
04-15-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By arex

Is this a good tape job? I can't tell.

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04-03-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 560,386
Posted By arex

1986 Miyata 310, that I'm currently rebuilding....

1986 Miyata 310, that I'm currently rebuilding. Bought it for $25, it'd obviously been sitting outside for years, and missing a lot of its original parts.

All I really have left to do at this...
03-27-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By arex

I tried moustache bars on my Raleigh Sports, and...

I tried moustache bars on my Raleigh Sports, and while they looked cool, I found that I really hated to ride with them. Replaced them with drop bars last summer.
03-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By arex

Golden Arrow downtube shifters - Lube or Dry?

I've disassembled and thoroughly cleaned some GA downtube shifters. The crud I've cleaned out certainly appears to be old, dried-out grease or oil.

However, as far as re-lubricating them, I see...
02-11-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,194,610
Posted By arex

I used these on a Univega touring bike that I put...

I used these on a Univega touring bike that I put V-brakes on. They work great, and are only $30. They're not very photogenic, but they're very comfortable under your fingers.
...
02-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,510,355
Posted By arex

Looks just like mine, except mine was pulled out...

Looks just like mine, except mine was pulled out of a junk pile behind a thrift store, in pretty rough shape. This is in pretty nice condition for being almost forty years old.
02-02-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By arex

Okay...I'll skip the rust removal, and just make...

Okay...I'll skip the rust removal, and just make sure everything inside is well-coated with FrameSaver. I get that a bit of internal rust isn't worth worrying about, but given the time and money I'm...
02-02-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By arex

+1. Excellent headset, only about $20.

+1. Excellent headset, only about $20.
02-02-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,525
Posted By arex

I'm 6'4", and I jump on any bike I see for sale...

I'm 6'4", and I jump on any bike I see for sale that's my size, well, as long as it's of decent quality.

I know nothing about Boston except for their beans, so I don't know how flat or hilly it...
02-02-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,525
Posted By arex

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-29-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By arex

Good paint, rust inside the tubes

I'm rebuilding an '86 Miyata 310 that's apparently sat outside for quite a long time. Water has seeped in, and when I shine a strong light in through the holes I can get to, there's spots of...
01-17-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By arex

Followed your procedure, except for the brake...

Followed your procedure, except for the brake fluid (not sure I have any), and after monumental effort, I got the damned thing to turn. Even then, it turned very grudgingly, and I was afraid that I'd...
01-17-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By arex

Stuck pedal

I recently scored an '86 Miyata 310 that some genius was trying to turn into...I dunno what.

Among other things on it are some crappy and mismatched MTB pedals, one of which I can't bust loose at...
01-09-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,510,355
Posted By arex

Oh, crap...I didn't even notice that. That's...

Oh, crap...I didn't even notice that. That's hilarious.
01-09-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,510,355
Posted By arex

1986 Miyata 310, $25. I mostly bought it for the...

1986 Miyata 310, $25. I mostly bought it for the frame, but a surprising amount of the bike is original. The stem, bars, seat post, and saddle are crappy aftermarket stuff, not worth keeping. The...
12-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

Daaaaaaang. I don't know what I'd do with it...

Daaaaaaang. I don't know what I'd do with it personally, but it's still pretty neat.
12-10-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By arex

Citrikleen. An industrial-strength citrus-based...

Citrikleen. An industrial-strength citrus-based water-soluble degreaser. Highly concentrated, you mix a few ounces of it in bucket of water. Very safe to use, but very aggressive...it'll leech the...
12-10-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

Sale, today only. They have whitewall and...

Sale, today only. They have whitewall and gumwall.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/michelin-world-tour-26-x-1-3-8-35-590-tire?sg=500
11-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By arex

I've only ever gotten stuff from Porkchop by way...

I've only ever gotten stuff from Porkchop by way of eBay. I was actually surprised to learn they had a website, a few years ago when I was looking for something weird.
11-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By arex

Deda Elementi Mistral. Doesn't appear to come in...

Deda Elementi Mistral. Doesn't appear to come in a burgundy. Looks nice, wears well, nice to install.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122737612726?epid=1901625822&hash=item1c93bb57b6:g:nAwAAOSwbplhiGL7...
11-23-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

Found on a Facebook R20 group: ...

Found on a Facebook R20 group:
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11-22-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,194,610
Posted By arex

+1 All the things SpudBoi said. Also, there...

+1 All the things SpudBoi said.

Also, there are linear-pull (V-brake) road levers available, though they're not common. I have Tektro RL520 levers on my old Univega, and they work great.
11-22-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By arex

What's going on here..?

Came across this photo on Facebook, in a non-English classic bike group. The auto-translate didn't really explain anything.
...
11-01-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,281
Posted By arex

I have a C17S on my old Univega. It honestly...

I have a C17S on my old Univega. It honestly isn't shaped any differently than a B17, and it's comfortable for me. I wasn't looking for a shorter or "women's" saddle, but it does the job for me just...
08-07-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By arex

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaleighTwenty

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaleighTwenty
08-02-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,610
Posted By arex

Yes, I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread...

Yes, I know I'm resurrecting a zombie thread here...

Giving very serious consideration to getting one of these for my wife. Can anyone tell me anything about the 3-speed IGH? Is it Shimano or...
07-25-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By arex

I've been using 2.10 Continental Town & Countrys...

I've been using 2.10 Continental Town & Countrys on my commuter for a few years now...been doing pretty well for me. However, I've read some poor reviews of the tire, as used in heavy touring. Not...
07-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By arex

I did not know that...good info.

I did not know that...good info.
07-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By arex

You won't regret it. Paselas are just plain nice.

You won't regret it. Paselas are just plain nice.
07-22-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_d...

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62891
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07-22-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By arex

It just feels really nice riding it. Feels...

It just feels really nice riding it. Feels effortless...which, given my weight, is something I don't often feel.
...
07-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By arex

I have an '84 Gran Turismo, and it's easily my...

I have an '84 Gran Turismo, and it's easily my favorite bike. It was in rough shape when I dug it out of a scrap pile behind a thrift shop, so I didn't bother trying to keep it original.

I...
07-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By arex

Tektro makes very decent brake components that...

Tektro makes very decent brake components that aren't very expensive.

+1 on the Kool Stop salmon brake pads. They just plain work.
07-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,851
Posted By arex

+1 on Tacx.

+1 on Tacx.
07-06-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

When I shine a very bright flashlight across the...

When I shine a very bright flashlight across the seat clamp band, i can barely make out numbers. I can't read them, though. I might try doing a rubbing with paper and pencil.
07-05-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

I have a Robin Hood question... I have two...

I have a Robin Hood question...

I have two frames, women's, one 21" bare frame a 23" entire bike...at least, I assume they're 21" and 23" since one is smaller than the other, and I think 21 and 23...
06-27-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By arex

I used some 3M double-sided tape on my commuter...

I used some 3M double-sided tape on my commuter on top of powercoat. Very thin, like Scotch tape, but with a very tenacious adhesive on both sides. Obviously, the badge has to fit pretty snugly...
06-20-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By arex

It bears a passing resemblance, but I doubt it's...

It bears a passing resemblance, but I doubt it's intentional. I'm sure that any studio is very careful about any logos that show up in a movie scene.
06-14-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By arex

I'm sure I'm not the only one that likes aero...

I'm sure I'm not the only one that likes aero levers because the cabling is tidier, rather than thinking it'll make my fat arse any faster.
06-07-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 104,466
Posted By arex

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-15-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,194,610
Posted By arex

Dunno why not. Might be cool.

Dunno why not. Might be cool.
04-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By arex

SKS Bluemel polycarbonates. I have them on my...

SKS Bluemel polycarbonates. I have them on my Univega.
04-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

Just got this off of eBay for my wife. '60s...

Just got this off of eBay for my wife. '60s Robin Hood. Probably paid too much.
...
04-05-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,502
Posted By arex

I've done three bikes with the bar-end cables...

I've done three bikes with the bar-end cables under the tape, exiting at the stem. Doesn't seem to bind up or anything, and it's a lot cleaner.
04-03-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21,057
Views: 3,910,459
Posted By arex

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03-17-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,995
Posted By arex

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Womens-Raleigh-Sport...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Womens-Raleigh-Sports-21-Bike-Frame-and-fork-26-Wheels/254796886768

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0Y0AAOSwcMlfyEmT/s-l1600.jpg
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