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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-23-16, 05:55 PM
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Posted By bikemig
It's likely worth something to someone but hard...

It's likely worth something to someone but hard to tell without pics. There is a market for vintage bridgestones, particularly the RB-1.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By bikemig
The humidity has been pretty high this week in...

The humidity has been pretty high this week in the midwest. I'll be heading out on a 50 mile ride tomorrow and it's going to have a fair number of hills. On a hot and muggy day, I like bringing a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-22-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By bikemig
The Sheldon Brown website has a PDF of the...

The Sheldon Brown website has a PDF of the original Bridgestone catalog. I'd lose no sleep on changing out the bars to a set of Nitto handlebars that you can pick up from a number of different online...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By bikemig
Yeah, I think you're right. I've seen some DIY...

Yeah, I think you're right. I've seen some DIY vids on this but the cost isn't bad to have a local hitch company do this. But they're not wielded, screwed into the bottom of the car. Still this is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By bikemig
I think you're right. A hitch rack is super easy...

I think you're right. A hitch rack is super easy to take off when not in use and you don't have to remember to take the bikes off before going to a garage.

What kind of hitch rack do you use? I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By bikemig
This is a great story; thanks for posting.

This is a great story; thanks for posting.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-21-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By bikemig
Hitch bike rack for a sedan

I'm thinking of installing a hitch for a bike rack on my sedan, a honda civic.

I don't see this set up often. Does anyone else do this? Makes sense to me and the costs are right in line with a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,044
Posted By bikemig
+ 1. The 46/30 combo makes a lot of sense.

+ 1. The 46/30 combo makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Touring 07-19-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,027
Posted By bikemig
The bike you have is perfect for the kind of...

The bike you have is perfect for the kind of riding you want to do. Cross bikes are good all rounders and are fine for the light touring you describe. If you are hankering for another bike, go for...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-19-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By bikemig
The miyata has the most value out of the lot and...

The miyata has the most value out of the lot and the Trek should come in 2d. Vintage MTBs generally aren't worth a lot. I'd value the MTB around a $100 fixed up and ready to ride. The miyata 610 has...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-19-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By bikemig
I own one of these and it is a fine machine. If...

I own one of these and it is a fine machine. If you want to do long distance touring, this is probably not the bike you want. It is a racing machine. If going ultralight, it could work. Also the bike...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-18-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By bikemig
This bike should have gone by now.

This bike should have gone by now.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By bikemig
It can be pretty muggy here but not as bad as New...

It can be pretty muggy here but not as bad as New Orleans where I grew up. Still I get my riding done early in the morning when it gets this hot. If I'm going long in the heat and humidity, I bring a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By bikemig
The bike looks great; nice job.

The bike looks great; nice job.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 851
Posted By bikemig
This is a great thread; thanks for sharing. Those...

This is a great thread; thanks for sharing. Those derailleurs in post no. 7 are pretty cool. The campy gran sport was campy's top of the line until I think 1963. That huret jubilee is pretty cool as...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,268
Views: 181,864
Posted By bikemig
I've been riding my 1984 Trek 610 a lot lately;...

I've been riding my 1984 Trek 610 a lot lately; the bike handles exceptionally well and with a triple has plenty of gearing. I bought the frame a year ago from a BF member and built it up to do some...
Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By bikemig
I think bike commuting is up in Des Moines. This...

I think bike commuting is up in Des Moines. This is an easy city to commute in but the infrastructure for cycling downtown is not great.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig
You'll need to overhaul the bike and you might as...

You'll need to overhaul the bike and you might as well replace the consumables (brake pads and cables and quite possibly the chain). There is a lot of info on the web for how to do this. Sheldon...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-17-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18,929
Views: 1,476,906
Posted By bikemig
46 miles today on my 1984 Trek 610. I bought the...

46 miles today on my 1984 Trek 610. I bought the frame last year and built it up into a long distance machine with a triple. The bike is a mile eater and handles great:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 22,406
Posted By bikemig
I posted pics of my 1984 Trek 610 when I started...

I posted pics of my 1984 Trek 610 when I started this thread. I've made a few changes to the bike. I've been riding it a lot lately. The bike just rides and handles great. It's also nothing fancy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 64,688
Posted By bikemig
That would be cool; that is one tough distance in...

That would be cool; that is one tough distance in those hills. Me, I'm bringing a bike with a triple and I'm doing the 100k, :).
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 64,688
Posted By bikemig
I'm interested in Friday and possibly Sunday.

I'm interested in Friday and possibly Sunday.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 06:36 PM
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Views: 429,678
Posted By bikemig
I picked up a 1982 Trek 720 earlier this summer....

I picked up a 1982 Trek 720 earlier this summer. I rebuilt the bike and I've been enjoying it a lot:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By bikemig
Depends on whether you care about being period...

Depends on whether you care about being period "correct" or not. Cork tape is a better choice; cotton is more in keeping with the age of the bike. I use cotton tape on one bike (a 1960 olmo gran...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By bikemig
If you're riding some on gravel, I'd keep an eye...

If you're riding some on gravel, I'd keep an eye out for a road bike that takes long reach brakes as that will let you run a 28c tire. A little larger tire will help the rims hold up and will be more...
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