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Old 08-27-08, 04:46 PM   #176
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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:



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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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Old 08-27-08, 05:06 PM   #177
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Holy monkeynuts... how do you get the chain to make that jump between those rings there?
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Old 08-27-08, 05:39 PM   #178
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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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Old 08-28-08, 08:13 AM   #179
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That bike's just starting to show a bit of character, you don't want to go covering that up.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:21 PM   #180
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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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Old 08-29-08, 07:22 PM   #182
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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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Old 08-29-08, 08:46 PM   #184
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Holy monkeynuts... how do you get the chain to make that jump between those rings there?
Move the shifter.
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Old 08-29-08, 09:23 PM   #185
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She's now 21 years old and looks nothing like she did back in 1987...

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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.

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She's now 21 years old and looks nothing like she did back in 1987...

Is it a single speed?
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Is it a single speed?
Fixed gear with a flip flop (2 fixed cogs).
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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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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.

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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.



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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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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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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.

Here's a tip for taking pictures: always photograph the drive side (chain rings and derailleurs).
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Thanks Stan, I appreciate that tip, which should've been obvious to me .
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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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