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  1. I'm holding out for a frame with appropriate...

    I'm holding out for a frame with appropriate dropouts now. I think the only thing I'll need to buy is a spacer kit (rather buy than make) and some shorter chainring bolts to convert my triple to a...
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    I can feel the wobble at any given speed with...

    I can feel the wobble at any given speed with just me riding the bike. The wheel seems straight in the fork but the clearances are a bit different in the back so maybe the rear triangle is out of...
  3. I've been on the look-out for a frame with...

    I've been on the look-out for a frame with suitable dropouts but for now, I've got vertical so a tensioner will be necessary. I want a sport MTB for this project, like a 90's Bridgestone MB or...
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    slight "wobble" in bike while riding.

    I've got a 20 year-old frameset that has a very slight wobble when riding it, very much like an incompletely seated tire or untrue wheel. I've taken my custom built wheels (that run 100% smooth) and...
  5. Thinking about building a SS from a multi-gear bike.

    I've got an old bike that I really like and I'm seriously considering converting it into a decent single-speed. My plan is to remove the cassette and go the cog + spacers route for the rear. For...
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    I just wear relatively snug fitting sweatpants...

    I just wear relatively snug fitting sweatpants shorts...commando, of course. I find that baggy shorts tend to ride and bunch up in all kinds of uncomfortable ways and sometimes they even catch on...
  7. No, I was just making my lunch-time rounds of the...

    No, I was just making my lunch-time rounds of the pawn shops around work. I did find an online photo of a 91 model that simply looked solid yellow so I think it was just filthy. I can't even say it...
  8. Did Miyatas come with paintjobs that look like...

    Did Miyatas come with paintjobs that look like someone randomly spattered a different color paint all over the frame? It's very yellow with black streaking throughout the frame. I assumed it was...
  9. 1991 Miyata Elevation 300....should I be interested in this bike?

    I found a 1991 Miyata Elevation 300 (assumption based on bright yellow color and a quick Google search) for $49. The seat-tube says "splined" "triple butted" and I think something indicating that...
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    I've always liked the look of the MKS touring...

    I've always liked the look of the MKS touring pedals but couldn't imagine them being comfortable. These pedals really changed my perception! I think the reason these work for me is that the body of...
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    Here's a few quick shots of the right pedal. ...

    Here's a few quick shots of the right pedal. They have pretty much the same dimensions as the MKS Touring pedals. I'm missing the dust-cap on that pedal and I also see I need to wipe the grease...
  12. Does your bike have the mounts for disc brakes? ...

    Does your bike have the mounts for disc brakes? The photos clearly show canti-lever style brakes and I can't imagine a 90's bike having both.
  13. There's a decent selection of fairly high quality...

    There's a decent selection of fairly high quality 26" touring tires. I'd recommend getting a set of those and go tour.

    Schwalbe would be my first recommendation. They are IT as far as touring...
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    I overhauled the 30-year old pedals on my hybrid....

    I overhauled the 30-year old pedals on my hybrid. The bike was built-up from a bare frameset and initially included the largest area BMX style pedals I could find. I have continuing problems with a...
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    I chose a hybrid because I prefer an all-rounder...

    I chose a hybrid because I prefer an all-rounder that isn't too compromised in any given area.

    Any single-track or even gravel I might ride would require me to load my bike on the car, drive 10...
  16. Thread: Mirrors

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    I got my Take-A-Look mirror yesterday and put in...

    I got my Take-A-Look mirror yesterday and put in my glasses and took the bike for a spin. Didn't care for it at all. I then clipped it onto my newly purchased helmet and so far, it seems perfect!!...
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    $200 is pretty steep for just a frameset. I...

    $200 is pretty steep for just a frameset. I would go to Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, bike and figure out what year the bike was and...
  18. Thread: Mirrors

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    I live in Oklahoma (...where the wind comes...

    I live in Oklahoma (...where the wind comes sweeping down the plains...) and that probably works about 25% of the time, if that.
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    That's correct. I should have specified that I...

    That's correct. I should have specified that I was referring only to hub compatibility. I don't know anything about the shifters themselves because I was using friction thumbshifters when I made...
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    In the mid-90's the 800 and 900 series Treks were...

    In the mid-90's the 800 and 900 series Treks were mountain bikes with 26" wheels. The 700 series, also called multitracks, had 700c wheels. The only things they lacked were suspension and they had...
  21. Thread: Mirrors

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    I didn't see the month-old thread asking this...

    I didn't see the month-old thread asking this same question but now that I've read that one I've ordered the "Take a Look" helmet/eyeglasses mirror. I hope it lives up to it's positive reviews.
  22. Thread: Mirrors

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    Thanks for the suggestions. So far, I'm liking...

    Thanks for the suggestions. So far, I'm liking that German mirror the best. I had a (cheap) bar-end mirror years ago and it was a PITA but like I said, it was a cheapo so maybe a higher quality...
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    If I found that bike in my size for $80, I would...

    If I found that bike in my size for $80, I would buy it without a second thought.

    I rode the 700c version of that bike for twelve years with gripshifters with no complaints. Maybe give them a...
  24. Thread: Mirrors

    by corwin1968
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    Mirrors

    I've finally taken the plunge and started riding on (busy) city streets outside my subdivision. By far, my biggest obstacle is not knowing what is coming up behind me on my left. What mirror...
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    Very nice bike and I especially like those...

    Very nice bike and I especially like those handlebars! Just the right amount of pullback and WIDE!
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