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10-14-19, 05:48 PM
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Posted By revcp

Check under your couch cushions for change

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-unused-mn02-bonanza-bicycle/6996262699.html

UnderUnused MN02 Bonanza Bicycle by Marc Newson from Biomega - $16900 (Minneapolis)

Under...
10-06-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By revcp

I bought an '85 Centurion Ironman for the trainer

It's been working great. I use a RockBros sweat net to keep sweat off the top tube, and I have a hand towel over the front wheel to keep it off the wheel and fork. Both work great. The Ironman, in...
09-26-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 66,730
Posted By revcp

Yes, the chain needs to be replaced. Not only is...

Yes, the chain needs to be replaced. Not only is it rusted, but there are frozen links. A new 6/7/8 speed chain is $8-$10.

If those truly are tubular rims, you cannot use clincher tires and tubes....
09-23-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 54,611
Posted By revcp

I've been using two tires I'm very pleased with....

I've been using two tires I'm very pleased with. On my tourer/commuter I'm riding Marathon Supremes. At 35mm, they're a very supple ride. They don't have the blocky wooden feel if the regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By revcp

A good wekend

Started early on Friday with probably the last century of the season. 90 minutes on the trainer Saturday morning and, when the weather cleared, an easy 30 miles outside early evening. Sunday...
09-16-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By revcp

Such an egregious offense probably requires the...

Such an egregious offense probably requires the standard punishment.
...
09-15-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By revcp

$100 in Twin Cities area for blasting and powder...

$100 in Twin Cities area for blasting and powder coating frame and fork.
09-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 997
Posted By revcp

Do the chain stays look a little short to the...

Do the chain stays look a little short to the rest of you to be a touring frame? They're certainly not as long as a 520/620/720. The seatstay braze ons indicate rack, but I just don't see touring...
09-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By revcp

That's a bummer. Keep your eyes open for...

That's a bummer. Keep your eyes open for another. I'm happy to facilitate if one shows up in the Twin Cities area. Let me know.
09-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By revcp

Excellent buy. I picked up my '88 a few months...

Excellent buy. I picked up my '88 a few months ago. I've had several Miyatas, loved them all, but this Twelve Hundred probably fits and rides better than any bike I've ever owned. In addition to...
09-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By revcp

I agree on the High Sierra. This one appears to...

I agree on the High Sierra. This one appears to be the much coveted "black chrome" color. Great frame, mid fork mounts, excellent components. Andy, yes, this one probably did have roller cam...
09-06-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By revcp

I have an IRD triple

on my 1985 Trek 720. I can't speak to the double, but my assessment of the triple (48-36-24t) is that it is a fine crankset. Also, my bike requires a 127.5mm spindle. Some bikes require only a...
09-05-19, 07:15 PM
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Posted By revcp

Trek 660, $395

A 660 was my first racer. Too small for me, looks to be in excellent shape.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-trek-660-reynolds-frame/6972164202.html...
09-05-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By revcp

What's your definition of "reasonable," and where...

What's your definition of "reasonable," and where are you finding these? Google yields results confined to ebay and a few select other places, and I'm seeing $60 and up as the rule.
09-04-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By revcp

This winter I'll be tearing the bike down to have...

This winter I'll be tearing the bike down to have the frame powdercoated. I'll be repacking the hubs at that time, and I'm looking forward to seeing whether the Sante freewhee hub is compatible with...
09-03-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,395
Posted By revcp

1907 on tour in June on the 1985 Trek 720. 706...

1907 on tour in June on the 1985 Trek 720.
706 in July and 617 in August on the 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred.
09-02-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By revcp

OP here

Thank you, everyone, for the responses. To clarify, the only reason I was wondering about this is that 8 speed hyperglide cassettes appear to be more readily available and less expensive than 7 speed...
09-02-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By revcp

Hyperglide cassette won't fit on a uniglide hub,...

Hyperglide cassette won't fit on a uniglide hub, will it?
09-02-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By revcp

7 speed uniglide to 8 speed hyperglide

I have a 7 speed Shimano Sante group on my 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred. Replacement cassettes are insanely expensive. Wondering whether spacing between 7 and 8 speed cogs is the same. If so, I would...
08-29-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By revcp

I've thought about something like this

https://steelflex.com/products/soleguardz-puncture-resistant-insoles-by-stlflx

For riding my fat bike with my mukluks. Looks like it could work for you.
08-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,310
Posted By revcp

I've rebuilt and sold two 210s, and and 312. I...

I've rebuilt and sold two 210s, and and 312. I recently had a NOS 1991 Team that I build up with DA. It ended up being just a bit large, so I sold it. I built up a 1985 Six Ten for my son, had it...
08-25-19, 12:45 PM
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Posted By revcp

The purple one is 50cm? I would have guessed 60cm...

The purple one is 50cm? I would have guessed 60cm from the pic.
08-25-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By revcp

I used the B-Rad system

To mod my Trek 720 to carry five bottles on tour this summer. One was on the underside of the down tube to lower the bottle, allowing a large bottle without tire rub. One was on the inside of the...
08-25-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

Here are the spots. Everything else is in...

Here are the spots. Everything else is in showroom condition.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/imag1009_88b279e9eab363a1b761f233f8088df9922fa0ef.jpg
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08-24-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

Curios, if you had more than a scratch,how would...

Curios, if you had more than a scratch,how would you apply it? The paint on the Ironman I just got is in perfect shape except for two 1.5" x 1.5" spots on the top tube. First owner had allowed two...
08-24-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

Thank you!

Thank you!
08-24-19, 12:12 PM
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Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

A paint question

Does anyone know a good match for car paint touch-up on the '85 Ironman Dave Scott red?
08-23-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By revcp

I bet he felt busted.

I bet he felt busted.
08-23-19, 06:33 PM
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Views: 7,063,763
Posted By revcp

I'm posting this one because it's suspicious

Something odd about this ad. Seller clearly knows nothing about the bike. I emailed with a request for the serial number so I could date and size it. Response was that the seller didn't know the...
08-23-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

I got a pair of the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphenes...

I got a pair of the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphenes for $65 a few weeks ago. Great tires. They're on my 88 Miyata Twelve Hundred.
08-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 658,134
Posted By revcp

No fancy color scheme here

I am happy to have joined the club. Picked it up today for $75. All original except for the Technomic stem. This will go on my trainer over the winter. In the spring I'll see whether it will fit some...
08-23-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By revcp

A Good Day

Got two 1985s today, a Centurion Dave Scott Ironman and a Trek 600.

Seller was asking $100 for the former. I offered $75 and he took it without hesitation. "Honestly," he said, "I just want it out...
08-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By revcp

Thanks for the thoughts, Tom.

Thanks for the thoughts, Tom.
08-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,985
Posted By revcp

This is very pretty. If the OP likes the look of...

This is very pretty. If the OP likes the look of this, the yellow Klein I posted in the link above would be perfect for him. If the Klein were my size it would not be available.
08-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,985
Posted By revcp

Not sure why, but the Twin Cities area now has...

Not sure why, but the Twin Cities area now has several Cannondales and a few Kleins (should ride similarly) on the FB Marketplace and Craigs. Links below. I'd be happy to facilitate.
...
08-21-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By revcp

2001 Bianchi Eros

Greetings, all. I have an opportunity to pick up a Bianchi Eros for about $250. In very good condition. The first year, I think, that was not a lugged frame. It looks like something odd has been...
08-21-19, 08:08 AM
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Posted By revcp

Giant Kronos

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x675/00v0v_1lkklta2jty_1200x900_dceaae30e011c0e22f4e9c34ab1598285fec1acd.jpg
If it were my size it would already be mine.
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08-21-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By revcp

I like brown and honey

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08-20-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17,847
Views: 2,798,051
Posted By revcp

Confused AND Overpriced

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-schwinn-univega-alpina-65/6960009249.html
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08-19-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By revcp

Matsuri

Saw this posted in FB Marketplace and was just curious about it. Have googled around a bit, but no idea what year or model this might be, and the one pic is little help. It's a very pretty bike and...
08-19-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,426
Posted By revcp

The biggest danger is not getting to the top.

The biggest danger is not getting to the top.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,010
Posted By revcp

I have nothing but good words for the Fenix BC30....

I have nothing but good words for the Fenix BC30. I prefer removable batteries, and this one used 18650 batteries. I always have an extra pair along, a charger at home, a charger at work and I'm...
08-07-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By revcp

Yes, that's the bag. As in the pic, the Velcro...

Yes, that's the bag. As in the pic, the Velcro straps basically go on the electrical tape over the bar tape, leaving the rest of the bar for my hands. My bars are narrow, from a 1984 Miyata 210 (that...
08-06-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By revcp

I just finished up a 2k mile tour with the BB...

I just finished up a 2k mile tour with the BB bag. The bar straps are close enough together that they didn't intergint with riding the tops.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By revcp

I wear fishing shirts

by Simms and Columbia. Long sleeve, light weight. For loaded touring they get a bit stuffy in humid weather over 80 degrees, but for commuting they can go much warmer.
07-28-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,452
Posted By revcp

Nothing Fancy

Friday evening I saw a CL listing for a 1992 Miyata Shredder for $10. Picked it up yesterday. No actual issues, just nearly three decades of abject neglect. It was the kind of neglect where the...
07-24-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,638
Posted By revcp

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities...

A Via Montego is up for sale through Twin Cities Bicycle Trading Post on Facebook. Looks to be in good shape for $160.
07-23-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By revcp

Uniglide is cassette, but the freewheel hub won't...

Uniglide is cassette, but the freewheel hub won't accommodate a hyperglide cassette.
07-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By revcp

Or IRD....

Or IRD. https://store.interlocracing.com/cotrch.html

Among the problems you will run into, the wider bb spindle will shift the rings out and mess up your chain line. Also, the tripleizer will be...
07-20-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,298
Posted By revcp

Not sure I agree

I'm 5'10". My 54cm 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred fits perfectly, as did the Miyata Team and 312 of the same size that I've had. A 56cm 210 and Six Ten were both too large (I sold the former, built up...
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