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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 01-03-11, 05:32 PM
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They use a different tubing and it would be spendy but you are the first person who didn't ask why I would do something stupid like restoring it.
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Old 01-03-11, 05:34 PM
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I have a Miyata. LOVE that bike. 1990 721A. That's why I say fix it.
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I have been steadily looking for a slightly larger Miyata to steal a tube out of. They got pretty trendy in the last couple of years so no steals have dropped on my doorstep.
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I was broke and just off a loooong road trip this Spring when I made an offhand comment to an old racer in C&V who had a mid 80's Team Miyata in immaculate condition. Days later I get a message that I could have it for an oh so low enough to consider skipping a few meals price. I wonder if he still has it?
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What size?
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is that your size?
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I am sort of unsure due to the fact that if the 56 and 58 in the Team Miyata were not the exact same other than a sticker I would try something a little racier but not a 54. In traditional geometry I do ride a 58. The Premio is somewhere closer to a smallish 56 or 21.5" frame. It also has the seatpost 1mm above the insertion line and a long stem. So it fits greats but is not an ideal fit.

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I bought this Colnago Superissimo new in Chicago in 1980 together with a Campy Super Record groupo and Campy Victory Strada wheels. I never built it up so for all practical purposes it is 30 years old and still brand new. I took it out of the box a month ago and began a build then.
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I bought this Colnago Superissimo new in Chicago in 1980 together with a Campy Super Record groupo and Campy Victory Strada wheels. I never built it up so for all practical purposes it is 30 years old and still brand new. I took it out of the box a month ago and began a build then.
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Naw man, just messin' with ya. Beautiful bike! Must be kind of tough riding it without tires, though!
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Originally Posted by OLBKR
I bought this Colnago Superissimo new in Chicago in 1980 together with a Campy Super Record groupo and Campy Victory Strada wheels. I never built it up so for all practical purposes it is 30 years old and still brand new. I took it out of the box a month ago and began a build then.
Wow, what made you wait 30 years? Very very nice bike.
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I've posted this over at C&V before, It's my Titan. I don't have an exact year, but I think it's from the late 80s.



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Someone in C&V spilled the beans so here ya go. Can only post 10 photos, so you will need to go to the link in my sig to see the Springfield Special.

Lejeune Champ du Monde ca 1969 frame



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Looks like Lynn beat me by a few seconds there.



















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I knew we'd get the big hitters from C&V here eventually!
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Here is my most recent built and the lightest steel in my stable. It is a mid 90's Kona Kapu. Columbus Genius with a mix components of Dura Ace and 600. With pedals and bottle holders, it weights 20.6lbs. Can't wait to ride it when temperature goes back up.



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Time to pay my dues.... the latest addition to the squadron, a 1987 Schwinn Prelude
Traded for another steelie- a 1983 Raleigh Super Course



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Congratulations all; what splendid bicycles on this page.
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Did I ever post a picture of my SOMA?

Proof, that truly, my steel is real:
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Love the Kona. Dan's Soma is always a treat. The vintage rides, especially Lynn's, are beautiful!
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Just as I type that, funkflex posts his incredibly well coordinated and sleek rides. Oh, how I envy.
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FunkFlex, the Raleigh looks nice.
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rat fink- Your builds are smooth! Waiting patiently to see how the Peloton turns out.

DVC45- Thanks!
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Can't resist, real steal, when steal weighed what it should, dripping with vintage Campagnolo goodness, my '62 Schwinn Continental. An electro-forged marvel!

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