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RiddleOfSteel 09-13-17 11:13 PM

That Miyata still possesses much of its original components, thankfully. Brakes are dual pivot Shimano 105s, but @Dfrost spotted a pair of Superbe short reach calipers and now those will be used. Makeshift strap-on fenders and a super muddy rear hub/wheel, in addition to the clutter and dirt. Poor thing lived a good then weird life. I'm finishing a Trek up for the Major Taylor people as well, and our Recycle and Reuse guy said after that I could work on the Pro Miyata. T'would be an honor! He laughed. I am so excited! I will be bringing wax, compound, and aluminum polish for this. This is where I really like working for free--a great project, refurb/restore, with a great result and a very quality bike back on the road, and of course a good chunk of change for Bike Works to keep them going. At some point I will have to get a Pro/Team/Aero Miyata (or a Koga Miyata!) in the 63cm size because...just look at it!

chainercygnus 09-14-17 08:15 AM

Went in to work on my Peugeot last night and found this:

https://i.imgur.com/zDh0UPt.jpg

Note this on the handlebars:

https://i.imgur.com/dGkJj2S.jpg

fleslider 09-14-17 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by Shrevvy (Post 19848324)
If that's a 56, I'd probably be interested in that Trek.

I checked it last night and its a 57 cm.

https://vivalaslider.files.wordpress...0584.jpg?w=924

fleslider 09-14-17 08:32 PM

Here's some more

A Concorde:
https://vivalaslider.files.wordpress...7-10.jpg?w=924


Campy equipped Columbine with frame couplers:
https://vivalaslider.files.wordpress...7-24.jpg?w=924

thumpism 09-14-17 08:59 PM

Man, that is some co-op. Our place has junk by comparison.

52telecaster 09-14-17 10:49 PM

the concorde looks awesome. what size is the seatpost?

fleslider 09-15-17 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by 52telecaster (Post 19862737)
the concorde looks awesome. what size is the seatpost?

I will find out and let you know.

AngryFrankie 09-17-17 03:03 PM

Rodriguez tandem...

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...09&oe=5A415DED

eom 09-17-17 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by AngryFrankie (Post 19867889)

More info please. That is nice.

IVARR 09-17-17 03:28 PM

frame couplers ???

fleslider 09-17-17 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by IVARR (Post 19867927)
frame couplers ???

yup for folding the frame in half for transporting. also called BTC or Bicycle Torque Coupling™

I believe these are the ones on the Columbine:
Folding Travel Bikes using S and S Machine Bicycle Torque Couplings™

thumpism 09-17-17 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by IVARR (Post 19867927)
frame couplers ???

Also note the black cylindrical fittings on the gear wires beneath the down tube. These enable you to disconnect the front ends of the gear wires from the rear ends when taking the frame apart without affecting adjustment settings.

A bike with these S&S couplers is not so much a folder as a take-apart.

52telecaster 09-18-17 04:11 AM

and those frames with couplers are usually very expensive.

AngryFrankie 09-18-17 06:57 AM


Originally Posted by eom (Post 19867919)
More info please. That is nice.

A couple in Atlanta brought it by the co-op a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty nice. Those Suntour indexed bar ends, so that kind of dates it. The fillet brazing is flawless.

eom 09-18-17 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by AngryFrankie (Post 19869107)
A couple in Atlanta brought it by the co-op a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty nice. Those Suntour indexed bar ends, so that kind of dates it. The fillet brazing is flawless.

Any contact info for the co-op?

AngryFrankie 09-18-17 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by eom (Post 19869113)
Any contact info for the co-op?

sopobikes.org They put 500.00 on it when it came in. You can usually get them down from marked prices. It's in very good condition.
Another:
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21552050_10214003066299958_6525704420786896323_o.jpg?oh=4b58f9730c0ac276b239f9656c03adcd&oe=5A4097DF

eom 09-18-17 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by eom (Post 19867919)
More info please. That is nice.

Thank you.
I sent them an email.

thumpism 09-24-17 05:08 PM

6 Attachment(s)
Following up on the little Panasonic I've been seeing over there, I noticed a sticker on the top tube that says "Custom Painted by Ueki," possibly a reference to the company's custom paint program from the '80s, PICS (Panasonic Individual Custom System). I sold their bikes during that time but had forgotten about PICS and have never seen one of them to my knowledge. The only PICS pics (so to speak) that I could find online show a "Custom Painted by Panasonic" sticker, so this may be an anomaly or it might be a little prize. I also found out that the anticipated price for this machine is about $150. Frameset alone would be "much less" if they choose to part it out and if they get around to working on it the price will rise. Buy now!
Attachment 582090

http://classiccycleus.com/home/wp-co...nt-samples.jpg

Meanwhile, in the back room a Raleigh Technium 531 showed up but it appears to have been run into something and straightened. You can see ripples in the top and down tubes several inches back from the head tube, not your typical front-ender. Shame.
Attachment 582091
Attachment 582092

Here's a Dahon folder that looks pretty good.
Attachment 582093

And a little Centurion Sport DLX, not a fancy bike but has all alloy parts on a basic steel frame.
Attachment 582094

And on the parts front, here's a twisted-spoke attempt on a cheapo tandem's front wheel.
Attachment 582095

Rollfast 09-25-17 01:33 AM


Originally Posted by chainercygnus (Post 19850886)
Got a few interesting potentials at the Boise Bicycle Project. I have some photos here. I am digging the first model year stumpjumper...


I was WONDERING if aomeone would bring up the BBP!

chainercygnus 09-25-17 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by Rollfast (Post 19884850)
I was WONDERING if aomeone would bring up the BBP!

3 of my 5 bikes I currently have came from there. I have been a member for years. Love that place and glad to see it's not unheard of on here.

50voltphantom 09-27-17 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by fleslider (Post 19862559)

Woah...is that a proper vintage CX frame? Holy cow....

wesmamyke 09-27-17 06:03 PM

Interesting tube damage there. That's a bonded steel/aluminum one right?

uncle uncle 09-27-17 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by wesmamyke (Post 19891842)
Interesting tube damage there. That's a bonded steel/aluminum one right?

Yeah... one wonders if the differences in how the frame was constructed, as compared to a conventional steel lugged frame, has pushed the yield point further back along the length of the tubes. It's interesting too that the bond didn't fail before the tube yielded (good to know).

wesmamyke 09-28-17 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by uncle uncle (Post 19891945)
Yeah... one wonders if the differences in how the frame was constructed, as compared to a conventional steel lugged frame, has pushed the yield point further back along the length of the tubes. It's interesting too that the bond didn't fail before the tube yielded (good to know).

I don't recall but maybe those have a long internal sleeve that comes back as far as that wrinkle.

Shrevvy 09-28-17 09:31 PM

I received the Trek 950/959 from Colorado tonight thanks to a BF member. It was dark by the time I got it out of the box as it was incorrectly delivered to the local Walmart instead of to my address. All I have tonight is a crappy basement pic. The bike is pretty dirty and needs a good cleaning. Crankset is Super Record, RD, FD are both Nuovo Record, Shifters also NR (I think), Brake calipers and levers are Modolo Speedy. Bottom bracket is Campy. Headset is Zues, which I thought was cool.

It was listed as a 959, but the serial number only shows the 950 series. The 959 was all Dura-Ace in the Trek catalogs. The 950/959 was only offered in this color in 1981 and 1981.5. My serial number is early in the 1982 run. Does that make it a 1981.5?


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/S2U7kU.jpg


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