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Old 10-13-20, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
With apologies to the more Trumpish bikies:

That's clever! Where did you get that from?
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Old 10-13-20, 03:16 PM
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Old 10-13-20, 03:50 PM
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I've been rebuilding the drive train on my Gitane Grand Tourisme for the last 2 months. I was pretty sure I needed a new freewheel, but of course, I didn't have a freewheel tool for an Atom freewheel. 5 week's later the freewheel tool finally arrived. I was able to take the freewheel off and confirm that the beautiful high flange Campy hub had French threads. So...... I ordered a NOS Regina 5-speed from Italy. It arrived today!!!!
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
That's clever! Where did you get that from?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
That's clever! Where did you get that from?
Looks like they're sold out, can't find them on the website.
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Old 10-13-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
Looks like they're sold out, can't find them on the website.
Hmm... They were there earlier when I posted the URL. They're gone now, so must have sold out in the past couple hours.
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Old 10-13-20, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Hmm... They were there earlier when I posted the URL. They're gone now, so must have sold out in the past couple hours.
No worries, I didn't look till later.
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Old 10-13-20, 07:11 PM
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Old 10-14-20, 10:15 AM
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So the brazed Nitto sex appeal showed up today so I combined it with the spacers from Rene Herse and we have a total steel package..

In the Innicycle thread I was commenting on the fact that I didn't like how the aluminum stem and spacers looked bigger than the head tube, this fixed that problem but it wasn't cheap.

The last thing I want to get done is a SON 28 laced into the front wheel and get my generator lights put on..I'll do that around Christmas when I'm not going to be on the bike daily..

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Old 10-14-20, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris
So the brazed Nitto sex appeal showed up today so I combined it with the spacers from Rene Herse and we have a total steel package..
I think this would look great with a brass stem cap like this one or the Ocean Air Cycles spinning top.
Bonus points for a tapered brass spacer.

Your tastes may vary of course.
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Old 10-14-20, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
I think this would look great with a brass stem cap like this one or the Ocean Air Cycles spinning top.
Bonus points for a tapered brass spacer.

Your tastes may vary of course.
I agree I'm all about brass and leather but I can't because the cap tightens the wedge so it bears more load than just bearing tension.
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Old 10-14-20, 12:05 PM
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Old 10-14-20, 12:34 PM
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Got my old, torn Brooks Professional saddle back from Rudi Mayr with new leather
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Old 10-14-20, 12:46 PM
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Old 10-14-20, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
A few things for the '86 Miyata 610 I'm rebuilding. I'm switching to kapton tape for rim tape. 144 yds of the stuff was $8 on ebay.


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Ooooh, this reminds me:

Been putting good mileage on an Ď85 Miyata 912 (so fairly similar setup to yours) I got this summer and the LBS said only thing that could use replacing is the chain. Had none in stock, so Iíll buy online - but are there certain ones that are better/worse than others? Ones to definitely avoid?

Also picked up a generic 6sp Shimano freewheel eventually replace too cause they had one left at the shop, but then I felt Iíd rather keep it all as original was (and that 13-24t uniglide NOS is like 200-300$ on eBay).

Any advice, given your miyata rebuild? Will a new tight chain be good enough considering thereís nothing actually wrong with the original freewheel? Is a 14-24t going to feel different than 13-24t does? Do tiny things like that a real difference?

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Old 10-14-20, 04:38 PM
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malcala622 kudos +10 for your pink October jersey!

Today I received the VO box. Quick shipping with the only delay courtesy of the USPS. Swamped after the Monday holiday those guys just didnít want to deliver another package on Tuesday! Went to the Post myself today.

I splurged bad for a good bike!

VO: tall stack to level out the threadless stem and get rid of the spacers. Nice espresso leather to try when I change the bars to Nitto Noodles. Lite Modernista bottle cages and handle bar 31.8 to 26.0 spacers for when the Noodle goes on latter.

Niffty decal to put somewhere courtesy of VO.

Short test ride after the change had a positive feel and a big smile on my face. My legs OTOH, were screaming cause of the long hard miles they already put on my workbike earlier...



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Got my old, torn Brooks Professional saddle back from Rudi Mayr with new leather
That saddle looks great and looks already quite comfortable. The workshop looks a lot like mine, well used and organized.
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Old 10-14-20, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by igz
only thing that could use replacing is the chain... are there certain ones that are better/worse than others?
I don't worry about it as long as it's an 8-speed chain (for 6- and 7-speed clusters) and branded either sram or kmc. I buy on ebay and like it in its original packaging (but unsure it matters).

Any advice on a freewheel, given your miyata rebuild? Is a 14-24t going to feel different than 13-24t does?
I like new, ramped, chromed Sunrace 7-speeds. They're 13-25 or 14-28 depending on crankset. I need at least a 28t for bikes with a 42t small chainring. It's hilly here. It's a good idea to try a couple different ratios and find your sweet. Keep a spare or two in the bin. Take 'em off on occasion to clean the hub behind the freewheel, and you'll never injure yourself on one that has seized.
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I got this bit of special love from Josh and the good friends in Indianapolis. I have been seeing better clamping systems and this helps over what I have been using. And the presta valve fitment is going to be one up on the old press on Silca brass heads. smiles, MH
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I fiddled with it today and finally got it to the correct time zone, figured out how to reset all recorded distances and turn the backlight on. Itll go on the Krono this weekend for a test run.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I don't worry about it as long as it's an 8-speed chain (for 6- and 7-speed clusters) and branded either sram or kmc. I buy on ebay and like it in its original packaging (but unsure it matters).

I like new, ramped, chromed Sunrace 7-speeds. They're 13-25 or 14-28 depending on crankset. I need at least a 28t for bikes with a 42t small chainring. It's hilly here. It's a good idea to try a couple different ratios and find your sweet. Keep a spare or two in the bin. Take 'em off on occasion to clean the hub behind the freewheel, and you'll never injure yourself on one that has seized.
Ahhhh, k. That actually begs more questions (sorry!)

This bike is a 600EX groupset that has the uniglide freewheel and uniglide chain. This makes the shifting smoother, and Iíd like to keep it that way. Read in few spots it just wonít be the same with a kmc chain and/or other brand clusters (but donít know how valid that is)? Almost more importantly though, I would like to keep this specific bike as true to its original self (if possible). Itís why Iím a bit hesitant to start swapping in parts that may not work AS beautifully together as originally intended.

Also, seems the only spot I can see that same shimano 600 UG chain thatís NOS is in the $100 range + $30 shipping. Sounds outlandish, but maybe it is the going rate for something thatís slowly disappearing altogether? I really donít know.

If it helps, found the original catalog scan of my bike (the 912 column) - so itís mostly the chain & uniglide freewheel Iíd be looking to swap out for identical NOS.... the chain being the only ďmustĒ according to my LBS.


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Bought an 85 Specialized Allez SE on Sunday from OfferUp. Ordered replacement brake hoods Sunday night and they arrived today!



Most places were OOS but I found the hoods here through EBay.

For my Suntour Superbe levers

The levers need new hoods. The rest of the bike is in good shape.
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The levers need new hoods. The rest of the bike is in good shape.
While you're there throw on some fresh bar tape - looks a bit ratty.
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Black Oury MTB grips to go with the Sunlite touring bars that should arrive in a day or so. Gonna fix up the MTB with the same basic touring bar cockpit Iím riding on the Schwinn. Such a blast for riding SS! 😊

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