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Old 08-21-19, 11:48 AM
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Picked up a Koga-Miyata SilverAce today after the unfortunate end of my 1989 Koga-Miyata RoadAce project.

Probably a 1996 model with Koga's Hardtlite FM-1 tubing (chromoly, potentially splined triple butted frame tubes) and a high manga steel fork. Cream of the crop in 3-speed 7-speed city bikes at the time. Fairly light at less than 17 kilos (37 lbs) for a fully featured IGH bike.

As you can tell I'm pleased and I'll be starting a project thread soon.

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That's handsome, @JaccoW.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
You're hoarding those, too? I'd stock up on a couple of your favorite cassettes (if you haven't already) since Shimano stopped making the HG50s. Not many combinations available now.
I've picked up a few 7 speed hg-50 cassettes when I realized production has ended. Now I have to figure out what gearing I need and pick up some 8 speed cassettes for the cogs.
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Nice! I'm curious to hear how well the light works for you. It seems small enough that it might be a pretty good fit for some smaller vintage tail light modding.
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I haven't tried it out on the road yet, but it lights up nicely in my basement with the lights off when I spin the front wheel. I'm using zip ties to route the wiring under the downtube and behind the seat tube for now, daydreaming about routing the wiring internally for a cleaner look.
Update: I took the newly-installed B&M TopLight Line Small (who comes up with these names?) on my club ride last night and it did its job excellently. One complaint I have about my battery-powered tail lights is that they only give you the choice between full bright (blinding) and blinking modes. The B&M is perfectly visible at night without being obnoxious.

Did I mention that I was able to shave 49 grams from my bike by replacing the battery-powered tail light and the two spare AAAs that I carry?
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Gained a little weight going from a 12-30 8 speed cassette to a 12-34 8 speed. This should make hills real easy on the fall tour.
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A pair a tubular rims.


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Very low time 1980 Peugeot PY10S Super Competition as delivered in France. Original Reynolds 531 Professional 5/10 frame, Spidel derailleurs, Spidel LS2 brakes and Super Champion Competition wheels






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Not bike-related, and these didn't all arrive on the same day, but I've been on a Gilbert & Sullivan kick lately:

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
Not bike-related, and these didn't all arrive on the same day, but I've been on a Gilbert & Sullivan kick lately:

I love long works on lp. Flipping the record and reading the notes is so sublime!
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I must have bought 2 grand worth of stuff from Amazon this past month. The only bike related item is a new jersey wish another on hold in my wish list.
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Old 08-28-19, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
Gained a little weight going from a 12-30 8 speed cassette to a 12-34 8 speed. This should make hills real easy on the fall tour.
Once you go mega range its tough to go back...
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Practically stole this off Ebay. Kittie is sad is not food.
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Originally Posted by ryansu
Once you go mega range its tough to go back...
U r correct sir. Its hard to roll off the years too.
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Practically stole this off Ebay. Kittie is sad is not food.
Some kind of sonic oscillator? Reactor power input?
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^ VAR 13 adjustable pin spanner.
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I remember that pin wrench. I loved VAR tools back in the day.
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All arrived yesterday. First parts for the Cannondale R300.

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For about $3.75 and a 32 day wait, three sets of handlebar tape showed up. The tape is good stuff, as far as I am concerned, and I have been using it for years.



Order early though as it can take up to 90 days to arrive. This shipment took, as mentioned, just over a month. The quickest that I have ever received a shipment from the orient is 8 days and it, too, was free shipping. Anyway, about a buck and a quarter a set (before you order, look CLOSELY at the pictures - some sellers do not offer the tape that is tapered to the edges)...
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SunRace SLR-80 - SunRace | SLR80. My first foray into indexed shifting on my 1973 MKM. I went for the 8-speed even though I use a 7-speed freewheel because it came very quickly, and the SLR-70 would take a week. I like this a lot better than my Suntour Power shifters. The combo, with a Suntour V-GT, missed a shift or 2 on my first ride, but it's a big improvement over the Power-Shifter - V-GT - Ultra-6 that I used until a week ago.

I brought the bike into the '80s. I probably will keep it there. I can see how a 10-speed cassette could be useful, if I could specify a cassette that suits me - maybe 15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-25-28 or maybe 15-20/22/25/28/34. That doesn't seem possible.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I remember that pin wrench. I loved VAR tools back in the day.
I wanted the most robust thing available, after overhauling a Le Cyclo and a set of Maxicars on my Jack Taylor using pins set up in a vise or needlenose pliers end-on as a makeshift tool, and seeing more pin tooling in my future. Those French loved their pin sockets!

My plan is to turn a few different sized and shaped pins in the lathe. It's going to be a lot of work. You see, I can't just start with screws, because the stupid thing has m5x0.9 threading, rather than the usual m5x0.8. WHY, VAR?? WHYYY??

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Ordered one of the double sided 23/23.35 mm crank pullers out of Poland.
my TA puller was stolen long ago, this new piece features nice machining, threaded in well, not loose or tight.
the bolt is not custom ground but a few minutes at the bench grinder will address that.

last need to remove TA cranks required a 70 minute round trip and $10. Problem solved.
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I love long works on lp. Flipping the record and reading the notes is so sublime!
I spent an entire night once watching Linda Ronstadt in her Canciones de mi Padre show on You Tube once, half of Penzance is better than none.
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Originally Posted by scarlson
I wanted the most robust thing available, after overhauling a Le Cyclo and a set of Maxicars on my Jack Taylor using pins set up in a vise or needlenose pliers end-on as a makeshift tool, and seeing more pin tooling in my future. Those French loved their pin sockets!

My plan is to turn a few different sized and shaped pins in the lathe. It's going to be a lot of work. You see, I can't just start with screws, because the stupid thing has m5x0.9 threading, rather than the usual m5x0.8. WHY, VAR?? WHYYY??
Found this:
-Buy standard 10-24 screws in desired length and head type. This standard thread pitch is the closest to M5x.9.
-Buy a M5x.9 die on Amazon (they have them)
-Put the die in a vise upside down and clamp it down fairly tight. You need it upside down to completely re-thread the screw.
-Use cutting oil with the standard screws and start working in and backing it out until you finish. Take your time.
-It will not take much force but you will need to push down fairly hard
-NOTE: I used stainless and found it to be really soft.

then..................have a beer
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I spent an entire night once watching Linda Ronstadt in her Canciones de mi Padre show on You Tube once, half of Penzance is better than none.
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