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03-30-24, 05:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,015
Posted By Maohaus

As a mechanic in the 70's and 80's I was amazed...

As a mechanic in the 70's and 80's I was amazed at the quality of the first Fuji shipments we received. We carried the Fuji Finest as our top end Japanese bike. Quite frankly, it was by far the best...
01-02-24, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8,327
Views: 3,097,367
Posted By seagrade

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-24-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,079
Posted By brewerkz

My Wally Green

acquired thru the vintage sales forum
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09-30-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,585
Posted By abdon

Honestly the emotional attachment is a big...

Honestly the emotional attachment is a big factor. I'm spending a lot of time on a mid tier Fuji Grand Tourer mixte frame just so I can get rid of it... Besides the time to strip the bike and clean...
09-17-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bad Lag

LoL! I also have a zip tie exactly there on my...

LoL! I also have a zip tie exactly there on my Bob Jackson and for the same purpose. My zip tie is red on my red bike. Red bikes go faster, you know.

Your bike looks great!
09-16-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By John E

My younger son is a Banana Slug (BS...

My younger son is a Banana Slug (BS biology/pre-med). Beautiful area, but you are indeed facing the same coastal erosion challenges we have in Orange and San Diego Counties.
08-27-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,880
Posted By gearbasher

People like us are either getting too old or...

People like us are either getting too old or dying off.
08-18-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By GrayJay

Henk's bike and Panasonic team kit brings back...

Henk's bike and Panasonic team kit brings back memories for me. In 1990 I was 20 yrs old embarked on a solo European bike tour for the summer, staying at youth hostiles and B&B rooms along the way. I...
08-18-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mr. 66

I am not a number, I am a free man... lol, The...

I am not a number, I am a free man... lol, The Prisoner
08-16-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bad Lag

Anyone who rides 50+ year old bikes is surely...

Anyone who rides 50+ year old bikes is surely demented. The thing is, the people here, with their advice and recommendations and parts supplies, truly have enabled me to continue to ride my bike and...
08-15-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Kabuki12

Eroica California Announcement

Hey I just got an email from EC stating that the swap meet is back on! I’m sure the rest of registered entrants got the same message. This is always a highlight for me . Good news, maybe things are...
08-15-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 1,129,938
Posted By santa fe 2926

Took my Charlie Roberts touring to NZ, back in...

Took my Charlie Roberts touring to NZ, back in 1984. Rode with a group from Christchurch to a former French town, Akaroa, lovely. In conversation several guys said they would send a list of bits to...
08-12-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By KFC

1982 Team Fuji - Working Restoration

Hello, I have come into a 1982 Team Fuji that has been sitting in a barn (literally!) for the last 40 years. It had very few miles on it when it was laid up and, except for a water bottle cage, is...
08-11-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By juvela

----- replica transfer creator Gus Salmon is...

-----

replica transfer creator Gus Salmon is a member of this forum

​​​​​​Coming Soon (http://www.cyclocals.com/)

he has already produced France-Loire transfers

do not know if they are...
08-05-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Sedgemop

I've heard a couple people call the 1200 a...

I've heard a couple people call the 1200 a "gentleman's Pro." I can live with that.
08-05-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Mr. 66

I have the 1980 pro, I had it for sale for a...

I have the 1980 pro, I had it for sale for a short time. Lol, a potential told me I was underpriced and if I sold I would regret. I still have it, I may put it back on the block. The Miyata sizing is...
08-04-23, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Sedgemop

Had one of these and really liked it. Nice combo...

Had one of these and really liked it. Nice combo of quickness and stability. Enjoy it!
08-04-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice , it should clean up nicely. It reminds me...

Nice , it should clean up nicely. It reminds me of my Centurion Elite RS that I had . Pretty much the same shifters, derailleurs , brakes , etc. I only sold it to buy another bike…..after I rode it...
08-04-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By clubman

I think I recall another version of the Aerox...

I think I recall another version of the Aerox with a different BCD, triple capable. It would suit. Nice bike.
08-04-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By rccardr

Can’t speak to your particular purchase, but the...

Can’t speak to your particular purchase, but the Miyata1200 I owned several years ago was a rocket.
Still regret selling that one.
08-01-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,059
Posted By Kabuki12

Campagnolo rose to where they got because of...

Campagnolo rose to where they got because of quality and innovation. I don’t think a lot of “luck” was involved, I think that early on they knew what it took to make winning components. Were they the...
08-01-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 29,844
Posted By Kabuki12

I got another email today about...

I got another email today about Eroica................yea I'm excited! We got a room in San Simeon for 3 nights. Any word of a Saturday ride like last year with Gugie and friends? A couple of pics...
07-31-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,778
Posted By TugaDude

I follow a YouTuber, whose channel is 'Path Less...

I follow a YouTuber, whose channel is 'Path Less Pedaled', and the guy is very knowledgeable about bikes, particularly bike packing set ups. He, along with Soma, recently released a friction...
07-29-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By bibliobob

Great score. I was watching that and almost...

Great score. I was watching that and almost pulled the trigger on it. Should have great ride quality...
07-29-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By 1989Pre

Superb frame. I'll bet the ride is spectacular....

Superb frame. I'll bet the ride is spectacular. I've seen a couple of France-Loire's, but don't know a lot about them.

Not my bike:
...
07-29-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By juvela

----- forgot to mention above - likely...

-----

forgot to mention above -

likely saddle pillar size is 26.6 mm - possible it may be 26.4mm

1978 is beginning of transition time from 5V being the standard to 6V being the standard so...
07-29-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By JohnDThompson

The hanger thread should be standard 10mm x 1mm;...

The hanger thread should be standard 10mm x 1mm; adjuster thread should be standard 3mm x 0.5mm. The fixed cup appears to be a French-thread Stronglight cup, so the seat tube OD will be 28mm.
07-29-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By juvela

----- lug pattern BOCAMA Competition 76...

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lug pattern BOCAMA Competition 76 (offered both with and without cutouts) -
...
07-24-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By LBCwanabe

Koga Miyata Gents Touring

59cm Mostly original but custom. RD and front wheel have been changed. Located in West Michigan.

...
07-09-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,927
Posted By Roger M

I drove to Sacramento to pick up this a couple of...

I drove to Sacramento to pick up this a couple of years ago. As a family, we made a week long vacation out of it. With our sightseeing detours, the round-trip was probably 1,800 miles.
...
06-27-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 77,456
Posted By 1989Pre

1988 they switched to 700c. Some other changes:...

1988 they switched to 700c. Some other changes: No more eyelets on fork ends and dropouts. Internal cable housing enters from left side of top tube (rather than from the right). New frame geometry,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,656
Posted By Ron Damon

Unlikely, as many of the channel gurus tend to...

Unlikely, as many of the channel gurus tend to look down on tires labelled/marketed as BMX. Not me, though, as I have the good sense to see beyond corporate market segmentation, care about actual...
05-18-23, 06:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,091
Posted By bikamper

I showed up to a C&V ride on my 1947 Monark...

I showed up to a C&V ride on my 1947 Monark Rocket. One guy told me it had the wrong chain guard. I said yes and the chain guard cost me $3 not to have to roll up my pant leg.

I did the metric...
04-30-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Eric F

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

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04-29-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-X6bN...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-X6bNjx4/0/2d824d7e/XL/IMG_2819-XL.jpg

Brent
04-25-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Noonievut

Gravel climb up to this spot hit 22% at one...

Gravel climb up to this spot hit 22% at one point. Was fun going down though!

...
04-23-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Eric F

Yesterday’s rambling around in the local dirt. ...

Yesterday’s rambling around in the local dirt.
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04-23-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Nicke71

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

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Forum: Touring
04-09-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,651
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have a Unior Cassette tool...

I have a Unior Cassette tool (https://uniortools.com/eng/product/1669-4-2-in-1-pocket-spoke-and-cassette-lockring-tool) which works ok in a pinch. I also have FiberFix spoke which will get you...
Forum: Touring
04-08-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'd personally change the shifters, which is an...

I'd personally change the shifters, which is an easy job, but otherwise it looks like a great touring bike for a heck of a deal! A much better bike than I started on, that's for sure.
Forum: Touring
04-08-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jeff Neese

Assuming that you simply mean that he'd need...

Assuming that you simply mean that he'd need additional things, like a front rack and panniers, etc. I don't know that he would need to make any changes to the actual bike. It's clearly designed to...
Forum: For Sale
03-08-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By jdawginsc

Wow.

Wow.
02-02-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By romanlotus

Araya Aero early 80's

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01-28-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By obrentharris

Tomales Bay Trail ...

Tomales Bay Trail

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-KdPTDsz/0/d73eb680/XL/IMG_2587-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Dh5GLRP/0/fc6044d9/XL/_DSC2775-XL.jpg

Brent
01-19-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By revcp

From last summer's tour in northeast Minnesota. ...

From last summer's tour in northeast Minnesota.

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01-09-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Eric F

https://i.imgur.com/jr6ouKi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jr6ouKi.jpg
01-03-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Noonievut

I used to avoid some more adventurous routes...

I used to avoid some more adventurous routes because I couldn’t ride certain sections. My plan this year is to accept walking as part of the adventure and thus get in some more fun rides.
01-02-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By Canker

Yeah seems like a lot of our gravel rides have a...

Yeah seems like a lot of our gravel rides have a couple miles of "roads" like that lol.
Forum: For Sale
07-15-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By ridethecliche

Ugh. Why would anyone make it not purple!

Ugh. Why would anyone make it not purple!
06-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 435,326
Posted By cb400bill

Our local rail trail...in...

Our local rail trail...in motionhttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/03d0509f_0f41_440e_8e25_537cfc1b4e47_21bb45d40558e232b9607a59f2e6777219128943.jpeg

Our local rail...
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