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Posted By bikemig

+1. the chrome rear stays are a give away on an...

+1. the chrome rear stays are a give away on an older px10.
07-27-21, 07:10 PM
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Posted By bikemig

the sugino stuff is very good and looks right on...

the sugino stuff is very good and looks right on an old bike. In terms of gear ratios, a triple may make more sense than a compact if running 5, 6, or 7 on the back. You can get the same highs and...
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Posted By bikemig

That bike is a solid deal at $250. It has good...

That bike is a solid deal at $250. It has good paint, a fine frame, and good parts. The only question is tire size. The OP might be better off with a bike that can take a little fatter tire and...
07-27-21, 08:45 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Anqueitil Alone looks interesting so far. I just...

Anqueitil Alone looks interesting so far. I just started reading it yesterday. And it's only $3.99 on kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Anquetil-Alone-legend-controversial-champion-ebook/dp/B01KAEKHXA
07-27-21, 07:52 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I like these and they seem a good option for an...

I like these and they seem a good option for an older MTB that you want to use as a gravel bike. Trekking bars are a lot cheaper and they're comfy for long days in the saddle as well as they give you...
07-26-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I would have think that the lightest triple would...

I would have think that the lightest triple would be a cold forged crank given that's the strongest way to make alloy parts. The 1992 Bridgestone catalog has a good description of the various ways to...
07-26-21, 06:13 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Looks like I need to add a few books to my...

Looks like I need to add a few books to my shopping list!
07-26-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By bikemig

You can post pics of your bike by creating an...

You can post pics of your bike by creating an album on your profile. Someone will post the pics to this thread.

Agree with the others that I'd sink as little money as possible into this project...
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Views: 160
Posted By bikemig

It's a cool bike. I like the build a lot but I'm...

It's a cool bike. I like the build a lot but I'm not sure if the flat bar will help sell it or not. The shifters are easy to swap out and have a value. I like mine a lot. So no I wouldn't part this...
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Posted By bikemig

Those are super LJ shifters. I'd keep those and...

Those are super LJ shifters. I'd keep those and sell them apart from the bike. I'd guess a Motobecane.
07-26-21, 07:27 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Right, piecing together a headset is your best...

Right, piecing together a headset is your best option since headset tops are easier to find in decent shape than the bottoms. I was lucky enough to find a P3 bottom cup in good shape or I would have...
07-26-21, 07:18 AM
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Posted By bikemig

This is great information. I read some of your...

This is great information. I read some of your other posts on Allegros and they are very informative. If the steerer is cut for a stronglight p3, it will be tough to source a replacement as this is a...
07-26-21, 06:50 AM
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Posted By bikemig

do you have a guess as to the year? 60s? 70s?...

do you have a guess as to the year? 60s? 70s? This bike is my size but I’m trying to avoid new projects plus swiss bottom brackets are not easy to source.
07-25-21, 06:43 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I'm down to one riding buddy. We do a 30-50 mile...

I'm down to one riding buddy. We do a 30-50 mile ride once a week and finish up with a lunch afterwards. We bring our food in coolers, have a picnic lunch at the ranger station where we start the...
07-25-21, 04:42 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Good to have you back. Neat frame. GLWS.

Good to have you back. Neat frame. GLWS.
07-25-21, 01:36 PM
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Posted By bikemig

25 mile ride today on the local trails. There...

25 mile ride today on the local trails. There were 4 decent climbs on the ride and one spot on a longish road where I can pick up the pace. Plus the ride has a gravel detour because of construction....
07-25-21, 12:44 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Threads like this pop up from time to time and I...

Threads like this pop up from time to time and I have yet to see a good explanation. No doubt it varies based on what the heck is used to manufacture tires and how they are stored. I know I've had...
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Posted By bikemig

Impossible to be certain of the size from the...

Impossible to be certain of the size from the pics. Iíd be tempted to buy that bike at that price. Thatís a quality bike at a very reasonable price. It braze ones for racks which is what you called...
07-24-21, 06:16 PM
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Posted By bikemig

You can create an album on your profile and...

You can create an album on your profile and upload pics to it. One of the posters will then upload the pics to this thread. The site does not allow newbie to post pics until they hit 10 posts; it's...
07-24-21, 04:29 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. I like 35c tires for gravel riding;...

Cool bike. I like 35c tires for gravel riding; that's what I'm running on my 1973 Motobecane Grand Record. I like that Huret long cage RD. I used one when I toured across the country. It can handle...
07-24-21, 03:44 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bikes and nice pick up. To remove the...

Beautiful bikes and nice pick up. To remove the MN sticker, try a heat gun.

I noticed how many British bikes you have in the build queue. I'm in the same boat so to speak. I have a 1971 Whitcomb,...
07-24-21, 03:40 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Enjoying this build thread. I hope it motivates...

Enjoying this build thread. I hope it motivates me to build up a '68 Schwinn paramount I picked up last year. It has the 610/750 Weinmann center pulls as well.
07-24-21, 02:43 PM
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Posted By bikemig

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the...

A 30 tooth freewheel will likely help. By the way, does your PR 10 still have it's original crank? That was a stronglight 49d. The outer ring as set up for a 122bcd inner which means you likely have...
07-24-21, 11:04 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier)...

Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier) are, by and large, not that different from what would become sports touring bikes by the 80s. They typically have long reach brakes (what were called...
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Posted By bikemig

[QUOTE=Eyes Roll;22154040]Hello Bike...

[QUOTE=Eyes Roll;22154040]Hello Bike Experts/Brothers/Folks:

I found this bike on ebay. It is available for local pickup. The bike looks good in the pictures, but the current owner tells me that...
07-24-21, 08:52 AM
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Posted By bikemig

The long cage Simplex derailleurs aren't bad. You...

The long cage Simplex derailleurs aren't bad. You also might be surprised by how large of a cog many short cage simplex rear derailleurs can handle. The simplex criterium that came stock on your PR...
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Posted By bikemig

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The...

That's a fair amount of rust on the chain. The bike has rust in a few other areas. When I see rust, I figure that there will likely be other issues with the bike as well. Still $50 isn't bad if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:43 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I ride and fix up old bikes. I'm still getting...

I ride and fix up old bikes. I'm still getting hit up by friends and neighbors looking for a bike to ride. I've been a little surprised by the demand for the old bikes sitting in my garage once...
07-23-21, 03:38 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike...

Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.
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07-23-21, 03:04 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Very nice crank. Looks like the crank used on the...

Very nice crank. Looks like the crank used on the Schwinn sports tourer with that middle "dummy" ring.
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Posted By bikemig

I'd pass on this PX 10 at this price. It can be...

I'd pass on this PX 10 at this price. It can be turned into a spiffy sports touring bike given the clearance for larger volume tires but you will need to deal with the oddities of French bikes. I...
07-22-21, 09:05 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Thanks for these catalogs and prices. The shop I...

Thanks for these catalogs and prices. The shop I worked in during the 80s sold Ross bikes. We sold few--very few--of the Tom Kellog signature bikes. They were (and are) terrific bikes.
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Posted By bikemig

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by...

Yeah $750 is at the low end for a bike built by one of America's premier frame builders. The parts group is very solid on this bike and the paint job is good. If it were a 57, I'd be tempted and I do...
07-21-21, 08:01 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I know I needed to add links when I built my Trek...

I know I needed to add links when I built my Trek 720. That bike has a triple and 18 inch stays though. It seemed weird to me at the time that I had to add links.
07-21-21, 03:36 PM
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Posted By bikemig

fair enough but Peugeot used fractional weights,...

fair enough but Peugeot used fractional weights, 22.7 lbs, on a much larger frame, a 58 cm, in its 1982 catalog for a PXN 10. I own and ride that bike. I think, and you would know the answer better...
07-21-21, 02:21 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Agreed that may be generous. My UO 10 weighs 27...

Agreed that may be generous. My UO 10 weighs 27 lbs but it has alloy rims and an alloy cotterless crank. The UO 8 has steel rims and a steel cottered crank.
07-21-21, 12:01 PM
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Posted By bikemig

You got a great deal at $60 with a 30 day money...

You got a great deal at $60 with a 30 day money back guarantee. The driftless region has some seriously steep hills. 20% grades are not uncommon; 10% grades are common.

The most important thing is...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By bikemig

You can do an album on your profile with pics....

You can do an album on your profile with pics. Someone will upload the pics to your thread. Yeah the no pics posting rule for newbies is a necessary pain as it is an anti-spam rule.
07-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that published weights include...

I'm skeptical that published weights include racks for bikes that came stock with them. My gut feeling is that manufacturers will do whatever they can do to keep the published weights as low as...
07-21-21, 10:31 AM
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Posted By bikemig

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports...

For some odd reason, all of my favorite sports touring bikes are blue. I'm not going to run out of blue sports tourering bikes anytime soon since I have a blue 1968 Schwinn Paramount on the build...
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Posted By bikemig

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a...

I agree with all of this. If the OP wants a quality vintage bike, this is the bike to buy at the asking price.
07-20-21, 07:35 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I'm glad you nabbed them. I saw them earlier and...

I'm glad you nabbed them. I saw them earlier and somehow managed not to pull the trigger on them, :).
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Posted By bikemig

That's a fair price at $750. Parts group is good...

That's a fair price at $750. Parts group is good quality, frame is excellent, and the paint looks good. Plus the bike is in a large city. If I were the seller, I doubt I'd drop my price to move this.
07-20-21, 12:12 PM
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Posted By bikemig

To my mind, the advantage of the '82 (besides...

To my mind, the advantage of the '82 (besides coming in a lovely brown that rhm despises, :) ) is the ease of doing a 650b conversion. I find that 700 x 30c-32c is just about tops on the '83 with...
07-20-21, 12:06 PM
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Posted By bikemig

AFAIK, the geometry is the same. The differences...

AFAIK, the geometry is the same. The differences are (which both of you know) that the '82 was set up for caliper brakes and 700c wheels whereas the 83s and laters were built around 27 inch wheels...
Forum: Introductions
07-20-21, 07:57 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By bikemig

I live in central Iowa, not too far from the...

I live in central Iowa, not too far from the driftless region. I love riding there but it does have some hills. Once you move off the paths to ride the roads, you will want to think about the gearing...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,095
Posted By bikemig

My brother collects guitars; I collect bikes....

My brother collects guitars; I collect bikes. That way we each have only 1 N plus 1 problem apiece.
07-19-21, 04:01 PM
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Posted By bikemig

The decal threw me off too when I first looked at...

The decal threw me off too when I first looked at it as I guessed an early 80s 700 series but the serial number is obviously more accurate than the seat post decals. This is my 1979 Trek 510. It is...
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By bikemig

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979...

those imron paint jobs are nice. I have a 1979 trek 510, full ishiwata tubing, in the same blue. The paint job held up great. I think the decals on your bike might be from the 80 s though.
07-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By bikemig

this might help ...

this might help

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/407979-what-reverse-pull-front-derailler.html
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