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07-19-21, 03:38 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By TugaDude

Old Faithful

I've been very busy lately and hadn't ridden much at all. Life gets in the way sometimes. So I took some time to enjoy some agreeable weather and set out on my "old faithful" Miyata 312 fixed-gear...
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By TugaDude

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people...

In my experience, many unknowledgeable people believe that their bikes are worth way more than they really are. The blue bike, pictured is not worth anywhere near $300.00 in my opinion, so if your...
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By TugaDude

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork...

I remember reading that they "corrected" the fork issue at some point, and that some are fine. Do your research! Some have ridden the so-called "death forks" without issue. But you wouldn't feel...
06-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By TugaDude

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to...

Looks nice. The flamed finish will appeal to some, not to others. Nice, long rear fork ends, that's a plus.
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06-22-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By TugaDude

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!

Nice beefy tires, but those white hubs rock!
06-15-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By TugaDude

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd...

You didn't ask them for the thread size? I'd contact them again. No sense in guessing.
06-12-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,423
Posted By TugaDude

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO....

Agreed, and the tan walls are perfect also, IMHO. I am really digging that look.
06-11-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By TugaDude

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so...

Please tell us the exact model you purchased so that we can look it up online. That way we can have an intelligent conversation rather than speculating about what you do or don't have. Safety is...
06-10-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,420
Posted By TugaDude

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like...

Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like you have some nice cushion there.
06-10-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,420
Posted By TugaDude

I like the way you set up the stem height. ...

I like the way you set up the stem height. Sometimes stems can look "klunky", but that just flows. And the decals are sweet too.
06-07-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By TugaDude

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange...

Cool would depend on the color. Day-Glo Orange would be cool.
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By TugaDude

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free...

I love the decal "Assembled in Irish Free State".
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By TugaDude

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it...

Are the seat post and stem free? Looks like it was stored outside and sometimes the stem and/or seat post freeze up. This bike is beyond what I would feel comfortable with. No telling how much...
05-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By TugaDude

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!

Whiskey, yes! I'll drink to that!
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By TugaDude

I didn't mean to open a can of worms with my...

I didn't mean to open a can of worms with my post, just to point out that IF the bike in question was restored by Waterford, that would have been the minimum cost.

Remember too that a business has...
05-20-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,078
Posted By TugaDude

I get the desire to have a "new looking saddle",...

I get the desire to have a "new looking saddle", but part of the beauty of leather saddles is the patina they develop. I've yet to see one that was so faded it was unsightly. Worn, yes, broken-in,...
05-17-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,061
Posted By TugaDude

First thing I do when I buy a "used" bike is...

First thing I do when I buy a "used" bike is check out all of the greasy bits. I address the head set, the bottom bracket and the hubs and unless they have sealed bearings, I clean out all of the old...
05-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By TugaDude

Is speed your main concern? By the way your...

Is speed your main concern? By the way your question is worded it seems so. Are you looking to join a group? If so, you probably should invest in a bike more similar to what they are riding. ...
05-06-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,011
Posted By TugaDude

As Johno59, said, make sure to put brakes on it. ...

As Johno59, said, make sure to put brakes on it. At least a front brake. I ride fixed pretty often and trust me, you'll need a front brake. Some don't use a rear brake on fixed gear bikes, but I...
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By TugaDude

At $100.00 I would be driving to pick it up, not...

At $100.00 I would be driving to pick it up, not on the forum.
04-29-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By TugaDude

I agree with veganbikes. I am planning on...

I agree with veganbikes. I am planning on someday making a single speed up with a coaster brake just for simplicity. But I will only ride it on certain paths and never in busy traffic. When I was...
04-26-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By TugaDude

I found the following announcement... ...

I found the following announcement...

https://bikerumor.com/2011/11/03/five-ten-acquired-by-adidas/
04-23-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,582
Posted By TugaDude

In my childhood years I never, ever wore a...

In my childhood years I never, ever wore a helmet. And come to think of it, I don't know that I even knew they existed, never saw any.
04-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,203
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, I kind of like the color scheme. And...

Personally, I kind of like the color scheme. And apparently someone at All City did too when they came out with JYD, Junk Yard Dog a few years back.
...
04-13-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By TugaDude

I find it funny that when many of us were young,...

I find it funny that when many of us were young, all we really had were SS bikes. I'm old enough to remember the beginning of the "bike boom" and all of the "10-speeds", everything that had gears...
04-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,423
Posted By TugaDude

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops...

I think it is just a fact of life that bike shops no longer do a lot of the things they used to do for free or for a pittance. Many shops used to offer "free" lifetime tune ups. Honestly, I don't...
04-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,952
Posted By TugaDude

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's...

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's site gives you a lot of suggestions. I have two conversions that I ride frequently and love the heck out of them.
I also have some single speed bikes...
03-19-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look...

Thanks, I appreciate knowing that. It does look unique.
03-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

What frame is that? Very interesting.

What frame is that? Very interesting.
03-06-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By TugaDude

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of...

If aluminum is your plan, this one is worthy of discussion.

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/thunderdome
02-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,697
Posted By TugaDude

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different...

Foot retention on fixed gear is totally different from bikes that can coast. If you lose grip on fixed, you can lose control and possibly get hurt by the rotating pedals. Plus, you lose any ability...
02-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,697
Posted By TugaDude

+1 on foot retention! Also, the OP mentioned...

+1 on foot retention!

Also, the OP mentioned "reverse pedal". Pedaling in reverse is only possible if the bike has come to a stop, so I'm sure what you meant was what is sometimes called "back...
02-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,697
Posted By TugaDude

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I...

If you cannot avoid steep hills in your area, I suggest you travel to another area for your first attempt. Go find somewhere flat, with little traffic so that you can focus on riding the bike and...
02-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?

Nice ride. Can we get details on it please?
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By TugaDude

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We...

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We have a right to speak our minds. Period. So long as we are not using profanity or outright attacking someone, we have the right to say we don't...
02-12-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,857
Posted By TugaDude

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what...

I have straps on my favorite fixed gear and what I do is loosen one foot almost all the way and then time it so that when I apply the brake I yank that foot out and place it on the ground. Once you...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,963
Posted By TugaDude

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of...

It is sad when someone tries to take advantage of the ignorance of others. I know the saying "let the buyer beware", but stuff like this just gets my goat.
02-11-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 1,116
Posted By TugaDude

No idea on the builder but the overall...

No idea on the builder but the overall workmanship is very good. The thinned lugs and clean shorelines are representative of someone with a high level of skill. The cutout in the bottom bracket...
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By TugaDude

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I...

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I sold a frame-only for $200 several years ago. Would have kept it but it was just too big.
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By TugaDude

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a...

Personally, I think $300.00 is way too low for a nice example. Especially with better-than-average components. Be careful on estimates because some are offered by those who will suggest what THEY...
02-04-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,857
Posted By TugaDude

Pretty much the same thing I was going to...

Pretty much the same thing I was going to suggest. Besides the legal requirements that might be in play in your area, it is just smart to have brakes, at least a front one. I'm probably not the...
02-03-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,000
Posted By TugaDude

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of...

Reach out to Scrodzilla, AKA Dave, the owner of Retrogression. He will tell you about the various cranks he inventories. He rides and knows what works and what doesn't.
02-01-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the...

Very cool bike, love the maker and love the colors.
02-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

Nice pic! The Dura Ace hubs rock.

Nice pic! The Dura Ace hubs rock.
01-28-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,867
Posted By TugaDude

very cool picture! Give us details on the build...

very cool picture! Give us details on the build please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By TugaDude

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous... ...

Here you go, courtesy of Classic Rendezvous...

Paris Sport & Victor Cycles were "house brands" name applied to many bicycles as sold and distributed by Park Cycle & Sports in Ridgefield Park, New...
01-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By TugaDude

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula...

You are not wrong about the loose bearing Formula Hubs. Keep them greased and at the right tightness and they are fine. Regular commuters that ride in severe weather prefer sealed bearings for...
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By TugaDude

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take...

I had never heard of the brand, but don't take that as a negative as there are probably a number of brands out there I've never heard of. Certainly it wasn't a "mainstream" bike. Have you tried...
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By TugaDude

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some...

Not so sure. Yes, there is a website with some info, but I also found some messages, including some here on Bike Forums which indicate they closed shop. The owner of the bike can try to message...
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TugaDude

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other...

velobase is way more comprehensive than any other component database. I found a Chorus RD that bears many of the hallmarks of the one shown.
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