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  1. Slicks are good. So are fenders and a rack. I...

    Slicks are good. So are fenders and a rack. I like platform pedals for commuting esp. in the winter when boots are needed. Also a lighting system.
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    I grew up in Louisiana. It is some hot and muggy...

    I grew up in Louisiana. It is some hot and muggy there in the summer. Riding in cotton and having all of two water bottles (the small ones, one in your cage, the other in a back pocket along with a...
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    I'm more old school than some here. I raced on...

    I'm more old school than some here. I raced on steel bikes and tubulars. I have a few modern bikes but they're mainly steel as well. That said, I like modern bikes. They're lighter, the gearing...
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    Close; lycra is the greatest thing in the last 40...

    Close; lycra is the greatest thing in the last 40 years.
  5. No. 1. This works well but you do need the right...

    No. 1. This works well but you do need the right size pump. A velcro strap is good insurance as well.
  6. Thread: trek 520

    by bikemig
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    Good used touring bikes don't come up all that...

    Good used touring bikes don't come up all that often so go for it if it fits and you like it.
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    I was friends with a bike shop owner when...

    I was friends with a bike shop owner when Bridgestone liquidated its stock. There was, as you might imagine, a run on their bikes. I managed to pick up a 1993 RB-1 and XO-2 both of which I still...
  8. Cool beans; thanks. Great, great website (both...

    Cool beans; thanks. Great, great website (both the midwest rides one and the udder century one). I was hoping to find something in and around the driftless region to ride some hills though.
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    Great pic; love the cannondale panniers. I need...

    Great pic; love the cannondale panniers. I need to fix up my old Trek 720 (I think we pretty much have the same model, an 83 I believe).
  10. That's a heck of a deal for $45 and well worth it...

    That's a heck of a deal for $45 and well worth it even if you have to replace the brakes. In fact replacing the brakes and brake cables is a really good thing to do for safety reasons. The co-op...
  11. A vintage rigid mtb is another option. Not so...

    A vintage rigid mtb is another option. Not so easy to add drop bars but doable; butterfly or trekking bars are easier to install. I'm in the process of converting a rigid mtb to drops for touring...
  12. I think this is a new kind of bike porn. Props...

    I think this is a new kind of bike porn. Props to the OP.
  13. Get stainless steel for the inner; 24 tooth is...

    Get stainless steel for the inner; 24 tooth is good for touring.
  14. The bike looks great; why repaint it?

    The bike looks great; why repaint it?
  15. Bar ends would work well on this bike and 700 c...

    Bar ends would work well on this bike and 700 c would be an easy change given the center pull brakes. Personally I prefer 700c wheels; you'll have better tire availability.

    Nice old bike; you'll...
  16. Running a bit longer axle and adding spacers...

    Running a bit longer axle and adding spacers works really well when using a 126 mm rear hub and the drop outs are 130 mm. I've done it on a number of bikes. Usu. around 11 mm more for the axle...
  17. Thread: 1984 pinarello

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    Hard to tell from the pics but looks like lower...

    Hard to tell from the pics but looks like lower level campy rear derailleur and brakes. Not a 1K bike from what I see but then if it's your size and you like it, it's a fine bike.
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    Some older cranks have a bit larger spacing...

    Some older cranks have a bit larger spacing between the chainrings which may give you an issue with the chain slipping as you describe. In any case there are plenty of good (and inexpensive) chains...
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    Wow, 2 great pics in one thread. I like it,...

    Wow, 2 great pics in one thread. I like it, :roflmao2:
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    No. 1. Although I'm a huge Miyata fan. I think...

    No. 1. Although I'm a huge Miyata fan. I think the 1000 is overpriced and overhyped if what you want is a fine touring bike. If, on the other hand, you have a need to own one, by all means pay what...
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    I've always chosen where I've lived with an eye...

    I've always chosen where I've lived with an eye towards the commute. We don't always have that luxury but it makes a huge difference if you can. My current commute is both short (2.5 miles each...
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    No. 1. Nice pic to make the point as well!

    No. 1. Nice pic to make the point as well!
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    He has good taste in C&V bikes.

    He has good taste in C&V bikes.
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    Yous should be out there buying the bike and...

    Yous should be out there buying the bike and posting questions later. . . .

    The bike will take fenders; this will depend to some extent on the tires. Bar cons are the shifters.
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    At $660 plus, I'd rather have a Surly LHT than...

    At $660 plus, I'd rather have a Surly LHT than the Miyata 1000. But the seller undepriced it originally on CL and probably realized his mistake after your initial e-mail. I've seen sales on CLs go...
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