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Old 03-15-21, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by squarenoise
I just posted this in the Miyata 1000 thread with more details, but figured I'd share here as well.
What is this?

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Old 03-15-21, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by arex
What is this?

My lazy as has been waiting weeks for someone to ask this
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Originally Posted by arex
What is this?

Pretty sure that is a headlight mount for lights that are designed to mount with a handlebar clamp.
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Old 03-15-21, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by arex
What is this?

Haha, davester got it! It's a Paul Gino Light Mount, mounted to the rack with a rounded furniture bracket. I needed the light mount dropped down a bit, due to front bag interference and it worked perfectly.

Here's a closer look at it.

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Old 03-16-21, 10:18 AM
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A real time capsule Miyata 610 that I sold this past fall! Wish it had been my size








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Old 03-16-21, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by guy1138
A real time capsule Miyata 610 that I sold this past fall!
That's a nice one. It even has the original tires.
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Old 03-25-21, 11:58 AM
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Just finished rebuilding my '83 Expedition I found back in January. Took it on a quick ride last night and it's like riding on a cloud. Updated the cockpit (Nitto B135, Nitto Technomic, and TRP RRL) and swapped in a new Tange cartridge BB, but other than that all original. Every component was stripped, cleaned, polished, and lubed as needed. Looking to take it on an extended ride this weekend.

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Old 03-25-21, 01:04 PM
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Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non aero to aero, brooks microfiber.



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Old 03-25-21, 02:18 PM
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Great looking bike, but the background is very 'busy'.. hoping you'll post again with a more complementary background.


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Some updates to the Voyageur. 27" to 700c, non aero to aero, brooks microfiber.



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Old 03-25-21, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
Great looking bike, but the background is very 'busy'.. hoping you'll post again with a more complementary background.
Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop it when I took those and that wall just happens to be the wall to my backyard so it was easy enough.

I do have these now though...










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Old 03-25-21, 02:32 PM
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Love that color!
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Old 03-25-21, 03:42 PM
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Just put this old Expedition on the market, hope i can find a short rider that knows what it is
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
Thanks, and agreed. Needed a quick spot to prop it when I took those and that wall just happens to be the wall to my backyard so it was easy enough.

I do have these now though...










Lovely bike.
What shifters are they?
Are they the ratchet type?
Cheers
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Old 03-25-21, 08:16 PM
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84 or 85 Expedition.



Excuse the shoe laces. I'm still trying to figure out a decaleur for the box.
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Old 03-25-21, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
84 or 85 Expedition.



Excuse the shoe laces. I'm still trying to figure out a decaleur for the box.
Love it. That bag is insane and awesome. Do you use Instagram? Im sure Swift would love to repost a pic of that.
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Old 03-25-21, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
Love it. That bag is insane and awesome. Do you use Instagram? Im sure Swift would love to repost a pic of that.
Thanks polymorphself. Yeah it's insane and huge, but could you even picture a medium/normal sized bag with that headtube? I am glad that it worked out.

I don't have Instagram.
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Old 03-25-21, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks polymorphself. Yeah it's insane and huge, but could you even picture a medium/normal sized bag with that headtube? I am glad that it worked out.

I don't have Instagram.
I do enjoy much smaller bags up front aesthetically when volume isnít needed, I think a medium would also look really good! The filling out of the head tube with this bag is nice though. Ends up perfectly under the bars.
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Old 03-25-21, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
I do enjoy much smaller bags up front aesthetically when volume isnít needed, I think a medium would also look really good! The filling out of the head tube with this bag is nice though. Ends up perfectly under the bars.
Another plus, I know where to put the kids when they need to go in the time out box.
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Old 03-26-21, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
84 or 85 Expedition.



Excuse the shoe laces. I'm still trying to figure out a decaleur for the box.
That's a RuthWorks bag, right? Have been looking at bags lately and theirs look like they're well designed and made. couple questions:
Are there straps on the bottom to hold the bag on a rack?
Is there velcro or some other means to hold down the top flap when riding, other than the rather long elastic loop?
Do you think a decaleur would eliminate the need for side straps?
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Originally Posted by rccardr
That's a RuthWorks bag, right? Have been looking at bags lately and theirs look like they're well designed and made. couple questions:
Are there straps on the bottom to hold the bag on a rack?
Is there velcro or some other means to hold down the top flap when riding, other than the rather long elastic loop?
Do you think a decaleur would eliminate the need for side straps?
Thanks
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This bag is from Swift Industries. There are four velcro straps on the bottom that loop around the rack platform. A decaleur would secure the top of the bag very well, eliminating the need for tying it off to the bars. I will get a decaleur soon.

There's no velcro on the top flap, but that is a good idea.

For whatever it's worth, I bought this bag partly because it is one of the tallest ones available(without going custom). And. The color appeals to me.
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Old 03-26-21, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks polymorphself. Yeah it's insane and huge, but could you even picture a medium/normal sized bag with that headtube? I am glad that it worked out.

I don't have Instagram.
right?? not many head tubes that allow you to carry, say, a quiver of sleeping pads stacked vertically in a rando bag!
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Originally Posted by blamester
Lovely bike.
What shifters are they?
Are they the ratchet type?
Cheers
Nope it's friction shifting, not indexed. If that's what you mean.
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
Nope it's friction shifting, not indexed. If that's what you mean.
They look just like the shifters on my '85 Miyata 610, which are Shimano L-412, And are part of the Light Action group I believe. They do have a ratcheting, not indexed, action kind of like some of the Suntour shifters. They are pretty nice.

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Old 03-26-21, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbiano
They look just like the shifters on my '85 Miyata 610, which are Shimano L-412, And are part of the Light Action group I believe. They do have a ratcheting, not indexed, action kind of like some of the Suntour shifters. They are pretty nice.
Ah, yes, thatís accurate. I suppose they do ratchet a bit.
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