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Old 11-08-10, 01:21 PM   #326
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Hi mang boy,

i want to ask you about those self-inflating /valves tires on some of the surplus bikes. Do they work well and do they need parts/repairs often ? Are they trouble free ?

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Old 11-08-10, 02:29 PM   #327
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Hi mang boy,

i want to ask you about those self-inflating /valves tires on some of the surplus bikes. Do they work well and do they need parts/repairs often ? Are they trouble free ?

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I saw one once at my brother's place. The inflating hub is heavy and so far never seen one disassembled or repaired.
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Old 11-13-10, 10:25 PM   #328
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Fuzzy Eye Reflector

So far I've collected assorted types and models of bicycle reflectors, this time I came across a new one. It's a Fuzzy Eye reflector, just like a Cat Eye reflector.

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Old 11-23-10, 11:41 AM   #329
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Shimano Anti-Swing Unit - Very useful for a commuter bicycle with installed front basket.
Prevents swinging of the front wheel when basket is loaded.




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Old 11-29-10, 12:23 AM   #330
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Bridgestone Travzone

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I'm still sourcing for a Quick Release headpost to align handlebar when folded.
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Old 11-29-10, 02:39 AM   #331
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gonna visit in Jan, maybe i can ck out some of your gtg's
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Old 12-03-10, 10:01 AM   #332
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Got my son's Dodge Chopper a new seat. Previous one was ripped by his dog and had to be repaired.

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Old 12-03-10, 10:09 AM   #333
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Tonight Malabon City Cruisers plans to continue the night ride in Metro Manila. Meeting place will be at Borja St., Brgy. Baritan, Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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Malabon City Cruisers - December 4, 2010 night ride.


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Old 12-06-10, 03:58 PM   #335
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The other day stainless baskets arrived at my brother's place. I was able to pick one and installed it on my Bridgestone Angelino (Mamachari). This rear stainless basket is rare. Most rear baskets are in plastic.



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Old 12-11-10, 12:20 PM   #336
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Last night we had a night ride at Star City and Lola Ely. Due to christmas season heavy traffic on all routes was expected. Christmas light displays were visible due to slow movement of traffic.


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Regular route is Baywalk at Roxas Blvd, Manila.
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Just got this Miyata Zigzag from a friend. The bike needs a restoration. The 2nd bicycle scheduled starting the year 2011. The bicycle needs new stainless spokes, tires, chroming of the carrier & chain cover, buffing of the stainless rims & fenders, and a new paint.


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Old 12-23-10, 12:17 PM   #339
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Yesterday, this bicycle caught my attention. It's a size 20 single speed with stainless steel fenders and rims. Seldom you see this setup in this size and the frame design is very unique. I ended up buying the unit and would add up for the 2011 restoration.

Tibimac - Mini Velo


New painting is needed.

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Old 12-27-10, 08:12 AM   #340
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Just got this Miyata Zigzag from a friend. The bike needs a restoration. The 2nd bicycle scheduled starting the year 2011. The bicycle needs new stainless spokes, tires, chroming of the carrier & chain cover, buffing of the stainless rims & fenders, and a new paint.


hi, mang boy !

your zigzag is a nice platform for your magic works !

all the best to you and mark !
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My Mini Velo Collection

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GZ Bicycle


HW - Blue


HW - Black

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New in my accessory collection is this plastic basket with cover.



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My Miyata finally got new stainless fenders and a chromed basket.





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Miyata - Additional images.





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Old 01-13-11, 10:36 PM   #345
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Maruishi Frackers Como - Size 20/16, Quick release basket, Expandable Utility Chrome Carrier, Dynamo Hub, Hard Lock, Spoke Reflectors, and Stainless Steel Rims/Spokes.



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Finally got the white side tires for my mini velo. Will be mounting the tires later this day. The tire brand is Innova size 20 x 1 3/8. This size was available during the 90's but nowadays seldom you see white sided on this particular size. I had to swap my tires for this particular brand and happy finding this one. I'll be posting the bicycle once I had it installed. Here's the bicycle that will be receiving it. My blue HW.

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Old 01-28-11, 10:56 AM   #347
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My Blue HW with white side Innova tires installed. Additional reflector was also added under the seat. The only accessory needed now are stainless steel rims, which I am sure would take time to find.



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Innova White side tire (20 x 1 3/8)

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Old 02-01-11, 01:06 PM   #348
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Miyata Zigzag reborn.

Before


After


Yesterday afternoon we started assembly of the Miyata Zigzag.
Frame newly painted, new stickers / tires / stainless spokes / Nexus IGH installed, carrier/chain cover/side stand newly chromed, fenders and rims newly polished. Stainless nuts and bolts were also used. Headlight and reflectors to be installed by tomorrow.
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Miyata ZigZag - Still sourcing for a stainless folding basket and headlight.



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Old 02-06-11, 11:45 AM   #350
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Yesterday, my brother brought home a variety of carriers and stands and luckily I found a chromed stand size 16 for my Miyata Zigzag and chromed carriers size 20 for my Tibimac. I'll be polishing the items by tomorrow and hopefully post images of the items later.
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