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    Senior Member ricohman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    Here's a refurb project that I'm just about done with: a 1986 Miyata 610 tourer. The original finish was fairly trashed, so I had it powdercoated in go-fast red, swapped in Nitto alloy arc bars, Specialized riser stem, SunTour thumb shifters, and red Tektro BMX brake levers. The bike didn't come with the original wheelset, and what was on was pretty marginal, so I swapped in these decent 700c touring rims w/ 7-speed rear hub. It's sporting crazy expensive 30mm Gran Bois tires at the moment, but that was mainly because my 35mm Panaracer Paselas were too wide. Original parts are the DiaCompe brakes, the BioPace triple crankset, SR platform pedals (which are fairly trashed), rear rack. I've swapped in an old Avocet Touring saddle, a replacement headbadge decal from JRrestore, and Planet Bike Cascadia fenders.

    Here's what it looked like when I picked it up for small money on CL:



    And here's what it looks like now:



    Neal
    I am in no way bashing the resto of this fine looking bike but the handle bar goes against what the design originally called for. Long distance comfort.
    You could tour on a bar like that but I doubt you would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohman View Post
    Holy monkeynuts... how do you get the chain to make that jump between those rings there?
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    Senior Member ricohman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Holy monkeynuts... how do you get the chain to make that jump between those rings there?
    No problem.
    Its the half step upper rings that make the jump look so exaggerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    That bike's just starting to show a bit of character, you don't want to go covering that up.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    Galaxies don't need no fancy new PAINT!
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    I'm 200% with you there
    Mine's got rough paint but rides superbly.

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    Just posting to once again say how mad I am I missed a Bridgestone RB-T in my size in like new condition for $125

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    56/14, nice and quick when im lying down

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    I posted this on the Univega Appreciation thread as well.

    198? Univega Gran Turismo. Now my daily commuter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Holy monkeynuts... how do you get the chain to make that jump between those rings there?
    Move the shifter.

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    She's now 21 years old and looks nothing like she did back in 1987...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    I posted this on the Univega Appreciation thread as well.

    198? Univega Gran Turismo. Now my daily commuter.


    Man I like the colour of your Univega. Nice bike!!



    This is my '85 Centurian 'Elite RS' Sport/Touring bike I managed to snag for free. Its my around town bike I pull a trailer with commuting to work. 'Tange #2' cro-moly frame with 'Shimano 600' drivetrain, Sugino ALP 53X42 crank, 13-28 7-speed freewheel (to replace the 6) and Dia-comp 'Gran-comp' brakes. This is going to be my fast cruiser bike (and light tourer) once I get some decent racks for it.

    Rides real sweet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    She's now 21 years old and looks nothing like she did back in 1987...

    Is it a single speed?
    On the bike I feel like a conqueror ;)
    4 months touring trip from England to Spain http://www.underadometent.com

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kipibenkipod View Post
    Is it a single speed?
    Fixed gear with a flip flop (2 fixed cogs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Fixed gear with a flip flop (2 fixed cogs).
    It looks like you use it as a lite touring bike. How do you find the gears in your trip?
    I guess it is not easy to flip the wheel more then once or twice.
    What do you do in hilly places?

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    On the bike I feel like a conqueror ;)
    4 months touring trip from England to Spain http://www.underadometent.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipibenkipod View Post
    It looks like you use it as a lite touring bike. How do you find the gears in your trip?
    I guess it is not easy to flip the wheel more then once or twice.
    What do you do in hilly places?

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    I'll be taking it on a 100 mile ride this weekend... it runs a slightly lower gearing than my other fixed gear road bike / tourer (and is a bit lighter) so I expect the ride to be pretty nice.

    Flipping the wheel is pretty easy and climbing is climbing... the harshest climb I have ever done on this bike was a short hill here that has a 17- 22% grade. Longer and more moderate grades aren't really an issue.

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    Not originally a tourer, more-so used as a commuter, and really only the frame in "vintage', but what the heck, I love it.

    1982 Piaggio Bianchi Sport SS

    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    1990 Schwinn World Sport... not exactly vintage - yet . Sorry for the crummy pics. I'm the original owner. Always stored indoors, never been wet. Has maybe 40 miles on it. For years I've gone back and forth between "keep" and "sell." Right now I'm in "keep" mode.



    And an identical twin! (One's 21", the other 19").





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    Quote Originally Posted by kipibenkipod View Post
    It looks like you use it as a lite touring bike. How do you find the gears in your trip?
    I guess it is not easy to flip the wheel more then once or twice.
    What do you do in hilly places?

    Thanks,
    Kfir
    Did 82 miles on Sunday with the Kuwahara and it was awesome... had to flip the wheel on the return due to a massive rain storm with freakishly high winds and because I either kept dropping people or had to slow my cadence to an uncomfortable pace.

    The only thing that was sore was my butt and a litrle saddle adjustment fixed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSMike View Post
    1990 Schwinn World Sport... not exactly vintage - yet . Sorry for the crummy pics. I'm the original owner. Always stored indoors, never been wet. Has maybe 40 miles on it. For years I've gone back and forth between "keep" and "sell." Right now I'm in "keep" mode.
    Mike, nice looking bikes.

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    Thanks Stan, I appreciate that tip, which should've been obvious to me .
    Mike

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    For those of you with an interest, I have added more Le Chemineaus to my collection. Click on the Wool Jersey link below.

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    Picked up a Miyata 610 this weekend. Nice and it fits me. Was planning to buy a new Long Haul Trucker, but am now thinking maybe I just keep this bike.... Best part is it is in great condition and it only cost $20.
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    Picked this up in NOS condition a few days ago. Its going to be built up with mostly 9sp 105 as my light tourer/commuter. I love the way this frame rides!


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    Miyata 210, coming up on 25 years old.
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    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

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    1978 Shogun Touring ,Purchased New!
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