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  1. good to know. i've seem plenty of bikes with...

    good to know. i've seem plenty of bikes with those mini front racks on this board but i would never trust any type of weight on my canti posts
  2. Anyone have any experience with the Sunlite QR-TEC front rack?

    Seems like a fairly solid, reasonably priced front rack for forks without mid fork brazes. I'm looking for something to mount a basket for everyday and possibly panniers during a tour.

    Sunlite...
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    Thanks folks. Looks like I got plenty to play...

    Thanks folks. Looks like I got plenty to play with here
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    My modern road bike has a 100mm stem with a 7...

    My modern road bike has a 100mm stem with a 7 degree rise. I'm trying to decide what length nitto technomic deluxe for my touring bike
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    Quill stem vs threadless stem length

    If I have two bikes with the same length toptube and one has a threadless 100mm stem, would a 100mm quill stem give the same reach?
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    SaddleUp, your 615 is beautiful! I just purchased...

    SaddleUp, your 615 is beautiful! I just purchased a 54cm frame off this board and I'm thinking of getting a Technomic stem for it as well but I'm slightly concerned it will be too tall. Is your stem...
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    I know this was from a while ago but if you still...

    I know this was from a while ago but if you still have the 42cm bars I'll take them if you still have 'em
  8. Poll: i've been searching for a miyata touring frame...

    i've been searching for a miyata touring frame and would be interested in it if it were in my size...(54cm)
  9. gotcha, thanks

    gotcha, thanks
  10. Why no seat tube water bottle braze ons on vintage touring bikes?

    I've noticed a handful of mid 80s touring bikes have braze ons for the downtube (on both sides) but none on the seat tube. Any reason for this? To me it would make sense to put a second bottle where...
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    this thread is KILLING me today. i was going to...

    this thread is KILLING me today. i was going to pick up an '86 miyata 610 today from craigslist for $140 but someone snagged it last night :(
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    https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v...

    https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10698615_10103027941442928_1775491771014346131_n.jpg?oh=d052a96a6cc75c06f445fcf3288bba21&oe=54C89DDB


    Here's my poor man's Riv. '83...
  13. I'm planning a similar conversion for an '83...

    I'm planning a similar conversion for an '83 Schwinn Traveler with VO Milan bars. I'll post a pic once it's done
  14. haha genius!

    haha genius!
  15. How do I tell if my wheels are aluminum or steel?

    I've just inherited a 1983 Schwinn Traveler which SHOULD come with aluminum rims stock but there have been a lot of modifications to this bike (5 sp freewheel instead of 6, different crank). I'm...
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    I've had a pretty peaceful season and yet in the...

    I've had a pretty peaceful season and yet in the last two weeks or so I've dealt with a few angry drivers who yelled at me for various reasons. Tensions must be running high right before the school...
  17. Thanks all!

    Thanks all!
  18. I thought thread less headsets don't have...

    I thought thread less headsets don't have bearings...?
  19. uhuh...

    uhuh...
  20. So I found a ball bearing on the floor by my workbench....

    I was doing some minor work/adjustments to three bikes today. Two road bikes got new brake pads and the cross bike got changed over to knobby tires for practice next week along with removing my crane...
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    Good point, although I still have some space...

    Good point, although I still have some space between the block and saddle now. I'll probably change the top piece at a later point.
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    DIY Carradice support rack

    As many of you are Carradice owners I figured I would share my latest creation. I purchased a Carradice Barley recently and noticed immediately that I was going to need a support system for it. I...
  23. The one I linked to looks like it attaches at the...

    The one I linked to looks like it attaches at the saddle rails only. I just wanted to make sure that Midland wasn't a cheapo/garbage ebay company
  24. Midland supports for saddlebags (Carradice, etc)

    Does anyone have any experience with these?

    Cycle Touring Bag Support Fits Carradice and Karrimor Style Bags | eBay

    I'm looking to get a Carradice Barley and might want a support rack as well...
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    Yeah I was hoping to put in some conti speed...

    Yeah I was hoping to put in some conti speed rides (42c but actually 38c measured) and they were nowhere near close to fitting. apparently the frame on Bike Island is not exactly the same as the BD...
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