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  1. #1
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    Hello from Effingham, IL

    Hello from Effingham, IL

    I broke the training wheels off my bicycle at 4 years old. I was riding tricycles on two wheels before that. I eventually started riding 20" bicycles when Huffy's and bannana seats were the hit. I would tear one up and go in the basement and dig up the parts for the next one. I got into touring with "The Houston Bicycle Club" in the mid 80's and was touring and camping in east and central Texas. I was a bicycle mechanic in the largest bicycle store in Houston (Daniel Boone Cycles) around 85-86 I parked my Miyata around 1989 and I'm now rebuilding it.

    I pulled my Miyata 610 (and the box of parts that go with it) out of the basement and dropped it all off at a shop in town. I had them strip off all the old parts and get it ready for a sandblast and powder coat. I found a 4 wheeler shop that can get the paint job done. Then, I need to rebuild it from the ground up. I want the frame, racks, forks and handlebars. most of the rest is trash. I still have my kirkland rear panniers and handle bar bag.

    I want to try a 700c wheel at the shop and see if I can get a canti brake set up that will work, then I want a good set of wheels for under $350. I saw where someone had to streach out the back of the frame to accept the 700c 9sp hub. I better figure that out before I paint it.
    then I have to select a group, seat, computer lights...

    I'm looking at a brooks touring seat, a cateye cadence speedometer and a cateye rear light. I'm still trying to figure out a good head light system. I want a bright LED with store bought batteries. I can't recharge a light while camping.

    my first hump is the wheels, paint and brakes (and yes a camera will be involved)

    I am an OTR trucker on the week days and I'm building a baby room on the weekends, so I'm having a shop do all the time consuming stuff
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    Miyata 610, Original owner

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    Super Moderator making's Avatar
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    Hi pinkelephant64. As I am sure you have already noticed we have many subforums that address a wide variety of interest. You have so much going on there I dont even know which to reccomend first. But welcome to BF.
    Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are

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    Pedals, Paddles and Poles Daspydyr's Avatar
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    Hey PinkE, welcome aboard. You sound extremely busy, and a baby is on the way. Sounds great! I did some OTR trucking a few decades back. I think you will find some good info on light systems in the threads here. It is a much discussed issue. Congrats again on the return to riding, I love it.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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