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10-10-21, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Pompiere

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It...

I just finished this Miyata for a friend. It belonged to his late brother-in-law and he wanted to fix it up so his niece could ride it in memory of her dad. My friend said the bike sat outside, by...
10-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By Pompiere

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are...

For me it's "Whoa, S***!!!", because they are like hitting a slippery golf ball. The local rail trail has a lot of overhanging black walnut trees, so there are a lot of nuts on the path. You have...
10-10-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By Pompiere

I have a few pairs, all from bikes of different...

I have a few pairs, all from bikes of different years in the 1980s. Most of them are 39cm, exact copies of each other, except for the date stamp. I recently acquired a pair in 39cm, but with about 2...
10-04-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By Pompiere

The key for any bike is going to be a combination...

The key for any bike is going to be a combination of where the posts are mounted and how much adjustment there is in the brakes. This 1990 Cannondale came to me with a 27 inch front wheel and a 700...
09-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Pompiere

After the heat to remove the sticker, a little...

After the heat to remove the sticker, a little Goo Gone will take care of any remaining residue.
09-29-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Pompiere

I saw another version using an orbital palm...

I saw another version using an orbital palm sander. A lot of them have Velcro to attach the sand paper, so you just put some peel and stick Velcro on your jar to fasten it to the sander.
09-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Pompiere

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to...

Primers will help fill in small imperfections to give you a smoother base for the paint. They also give a little tooth for the paint to adhere to. The biggest reason, I think, is to cover all the...
09-27-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 897,924
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday....

I just got this Cannondale tourer last Friday. The serial number says it was made in July 1989, but the color and cantilever brakes point to it being a 1990 ST400. It has several non-original parts,...
09-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Pompiere

I just got this Cannondale tourer yesterday. The...

I just got this Cannondale tourer yesterday. The serial number says it was made in July 1989, but the color and equipment look more like a 1990 ST400. It has several non-original parts, including...
09-20-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Pompiere

On mine, I put the cable along the front of the...

On mine, I put the cable along the front of the bars. As long as the cables are not directly under your palms, they should be fine. You can get an idea of how it will feel by taping the cable in...
09-18-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Pompiere

A yellow Vetta was my first helmet back in 1986. ...

A yellow Vetta was my first helmet back in 1986. I tossed it a several years ago after my daughter used it with a cantaloupe inside for a bike safety demonstration. The melon with the helmet was...
09-18-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Pompiere

Here is an old Peugeot site: Home...

Here is an old Peugeot site: Home (http://bikeboompeugeot.com/index.html)

Here is a place to buy decals: https://velocals.com/peugeot/

If you put some pictures in an album, we can see them,...
09-18-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,378
Posted By Pompiere

My Jamis Quest is also steel. I had been calling...

My Jamis Quest is also steel. I had been calling it my new bike, but it's ten years old now, so it's on the way to being vintage.:50:
09-17-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Pompiere

Bike Swap in Bowling Green, Ohio

There is usually more balloon tire stuff than light weights, but it's still possible to find something nice. Weather forecast looks good for a nice fall day.
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09-13-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,247
Posted By Pompiere

My guess would be availability. When I was...

My guess would be availability. When I was looking to purchase tires recently, there were a lot more less expensive black wall tires. Tan walls were either not listed or sold out.
09-10-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Pompiere

Should not be a problem. 7-speed is spaced...

Should not be a problem. 7-speed is spaced slightly narrower than 6-speed, so the additional pull would not be much.
08-30-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,039
Posted By Pompiere

It's good to see another generation joining the...

It's good to see another generation joining the vintage hobby. About 10 years ago, when my son was your age, he asked to go with me on a 150 mile charity ride. At the time he only had a mountain...
08-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Pompiere

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for...

I've used my '88 LeTour as a test platform for various drive trains including an SR OvalTech Triple, a Shimano round triple, and various doubles. The frame fits me and is comfortable to ride on...
08-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,733
Posted By Pompiere

:thumb: I'll get it out on Monday.

:thumb: I'll get it out on Monday.
08-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,733
Posted By Pompiere

I have to work all weekend, so I'll send it out...

I have to work all weekend, so I'll send it out Monday unless someone comes forward. Thanks for taking charge.

Ron
08-25-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By Pompiere

I got our tandem by spotting part of a Peugeot...

I got our tandem by spotting part of a Peugeot checkerboard decal in the background of a garage sale ad. The bike was mostly hidden by other items in the picture and there was no mention of a bike...
08-22-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,242
Posted By Pompiere

I've got another one of the Mississippi built Le...

I've got another one of the Mississippi built Le Tours, a 1988. I keep playing around with different drivetrains. At one point I installed a triple and bar ends to make it more of a touring bike.
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08-21-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Pompiere

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray...

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray the lighter color first and let it dry for several days. After the light color is sufficiently hardened, mask it off and spray the darker color.
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08-17-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,733
Posted By Pompiere

I received the package from Reco Very last...

I received the package from Reco Very last thursday and took some time over the weekend to sort through it. The Box O' Crap is now ready to go to the next recipient, but I don't know who that is. I...
08-16-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Pompiere

My 1992 Performance Parabola has Sakae SR...

My 1992 Performance Parabola has Sakae SR handlebars and Shimano Exage derailleur marked "Hybrid". In those days, "cross bike" really meant hybrid. And "Ghost Silver" is really lavender.
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08-16-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By Pompiere

Later Club Fuji was marketed as a triathlon bike,...

Later Club Fuji was marketed as a triathlon bike, like around 1988 and beyond. Initially, triathlon bikes were just entry level race bikes. Most new triathletes were runners first and not cyclists,...
08-13-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,724
Posted By Pompiere

My son's Bridgestone MB-2 survived 4 1/2 years at...

My son's Bridgestone MB-2 survived 4 1/2 years at Purdue University. Before he went, I replaced all the quick releases with bolts and nuts. He told me a popular sport was taking seats from bikes...
08-03-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Pompiere

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route...

So, last night I did 25 miles on my usual route to test the shifting under load vs. in the stand. Every shift was quick and precise, with no delay or noise. There was no wind and the biggest hill...
08-02-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Pompiere

Seven speed Shimano Free Hub

Seven speed Shimano Free Hub
08-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By Pompiere

Sun Tour Accushift with Shimano

According to conventional wisdom, this shouldn't work, but I was changing a worn shift lever anyways, so I thought I would give it a try. I have a Shimano 600 tri-color derailleur with a 7 speed...
08-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,420
Posted By Pompiere

A taller stem, such as a Nitto Technomic or a...

A taller stem, such as a Nitto Technomic or a Soma Sutro, might raise your original bars up high enough for your comfort, then you could keep the original shifters and brake levers. The Technomic...
07-31-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 28,733
Posted By Pompiere

I had been debating about getting back in line,...

I had been debating about getting back in line, so I guess I will to make sure the box keeps moving. Should I just send my address to Rico Very?
07-30-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By Pompiere

For that size frame, I think the decal looks...

For that size frame, I think the decal looks fine, although the smaller one would look okay too. If the frame were any smaller, I would want the smaller decal.
07-30-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Pompiere

How far east? My nephew lives in Avon Lake, but...

How far east? My nephew lives in Avon Lake, but after that, my knowledge of the Cleveland area is pretty thin.
07-22-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Pompiere

Same here, but also handlebar height and width,...

Same here, but also handlebar height and width, saddle comfort, etc. I have had my Miyata since 1984 and there's no way can I ride it for any length of time as originally equipped. A taller stem...
07-22-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Pompiere

I would keep the upgrades you made while still...

I would keep the upgrades you made while still using the bike regularly, they are part of its history. The same goes for wear and tear on the frame. As long as it is still functioning well, I would...
07-21-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Pompiere

I would say yes if the racks are included with...

I would say yes if the racks are included with the bike. There is usually a disclaimer on the spec sheets that says "weights do not include accessories", but I always understood that to mean things...
07-21-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,137
Posted By Pompiere

I was aware of the S12-S reputation when I found...

I was aware of the S12-S reputation when I found mine, and I was not disappointed. I have the LTD version, which is a step closer the the America. It was originally black, but I wanted something...
07-04-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,364
Posted By Pompiere

I'm another one who prefers to buy a bike in its...

I'm another one who prefers to buy a bike in its "just pulled out of the shed" condition. Tattered bar tape, flat tires, torn seat, etc. don't bother me. Hopefully, the frame is in good condition,...
07-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,251
Posted By Pompiere

I got that when I painted my Fuji, but after...

I got that when I painted my Fuji, but after applying the clear coat, it really popped!
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06-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Pompiere

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a...

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a complete makeover.
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06-28-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Pompiere

I have used this tape from 3M with good success. ...

I have used this tape from 3M with good success. It has a thin foam backing, so it can conform to small irregularities. I used small squares of it to mount some puck lights to the bottom of glass...
06-24-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,088
Posted By Pompiere

Normally I ride with SPD pedals, but I still have...

Normally I ride with SPD pedals, but I still have these for the odd occasion when I ride a bike with toe clips. I bought them around 1984. My son uses his old track shoes, with the spikes removed....
06-20-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By Pompiere

The 400T has a triple crank. vs. the double on...

The 400T has a triple crank. vs. the double on the 400. Mine is a 1988 with a SR Ovaltech 52-42-32.
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06-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,041
Posted By Pompiere

I see this a lot on part of bike trail that I...

I see this a lot on part of bike trail that I frequently ride. My speed jumps around from 15 to 12 to 16 to 13 to 17 to 14, etc., wherever the tree canopy is heavier. The gps finds itself as soon...
06-09-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,041
Posted By Pompiere

I bought a Garmin Edge 200 when Best Buy was...

I bought a Garmin Edge 200 when Best Buy was closing them out a few years ago. I only wanted the basic data, but I wanted to be able to move the unit from bike to bike. It only tracks your speed...
06-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,126
Posted By Pompiere

10 years ago, after riding a century on my Miyata...

10 years ago, after riding a century on my Miyata 310 that I had owned for 27 years, I decided it was time for a new bike. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and studying spec charts, but finally...
06-08-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 845
Posted By Pompiere

I've had a 310 since 1984. The geometry is a bit...

I've had a 310 since 1984. The geometry is a bit sportier than the 1000, but is still comfortable to ride all day. The high tensile steel fork is slightly heavier than a chromoly fork, but you...
06-06-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By Pompiere

To make the bike fit, I usually have to change...

To make the bike fit, I usually have to change the stem and/or bars anyway, so I'm not too worried about keeping the originals together. I just try to have the replacements match the character of...
05-24-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Pompiere

I missed the Schwinn script in the photo.:o This...

I missed the Schwinn script in the photo.:o This thread inspired me to look for the clamp I thought I had. When I found it, I knew it wouldn't be right for this bike with a big "MADE IN JAPAN"...
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