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04-27-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kyselad

For what it's worth, I see existing stock of the...

For what it's worth, I see existing stock of the green B17 special is still available. It would probably make a great match, but it seems wrong somehow.
04-27-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By kyselad

That's what I have currently, though it's torn....

That's what I have currently, though it's torn. It's alright, but I'm not a huge fan, as I plan to set the bars a little higher than what this saddle seems intended to accommodate. I should mention...
04-27-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By kyselad

good saddle for my Fuji Royale II

I've got a stock Fuji Royale II that's dead ringer for the green bike at the top of this catalog page:

http://www.classicfuji.com/RoyaleII&RoyaleIIMixte_1983_Page.htm

I'm trying to pick a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By kyselad

Yes, I think the original was MIG. Flux core...

Yes, I think the original was MIG. Flux core certainly comes up short vs MIG, and anyone looking to move beyond mediocrity would skip straight to MIG. While I wouldn't be confident confident riding a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By kyselad

Joining tubes for trailer

I found this b.o.b.-inspired trailer build that I'd like to try: link (http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-wheel-bicycle-trailer-with-suspension/). I've never done any joining beyond some basic...
06-01-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,860
Posted By kyselad

First suggestion -- don't bother switching to...

First suggestion -- don't bother switching to 700c. I was convinced I would need to switch up my Miyata because the current selection of 27" tires wouldn't suffice, particularly since I like some...
05-28-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By kyselad

This was truly my first thought. This bike was...

This was truly my first thought. This bike was originally spec'd reasonably and pretty to boot: http://www.classicfuji.com/Tiara_1987_Page.htm. The risers, saddle, replacement seatpost, red rims,...
05-28-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By kyselad

Thanks, I did see the single-anchored models and...

Thanks, I did see the single-anchored models and very long (330 mm) and very short (110 mm) double-anchored models. But nothing currently in production appears to come close to the desired length.
05-28-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By kyselad

I picked up a kit with 3 different sizes of brass...

I picked up a kit with 3 different sizes of brass stops at NAPA for $3. I agree that the pricey ones look very nicely made, but I think brass should be fine for this application. I'll try it just on...
05-27-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By kyselad

In part, I'm hoping to land on something...

In part, I'm hoping to land on something adjustable because I'm not sure about length -- my current straddle cable (220 mm excluding the anchors) leaves the yoke high and gives poor braking that I...
05-27-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By kyselad

homebrew transverse cable for cantis

I've got a 1985 Miyata 210 touring bike with old Dia Compe cantis. Transverse cables for these appear to be long out of production and out of stock. Unlike other cantis that use a fixed anchor at one...
05-26-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By kyselad

Why on earth are you posting that bike rather...

Why on earth are you posting that bike rather than buying it? :)
05-26-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By kyselad

I'd certainly pick the Kodiak for a...

I'd certainly pick the Kodiak for a touring-targeted geometry and, frankly, a far better looking ride ;) But while they're all in your size range, how do these bikes actually fit you and your riding...
05-26-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By kyselad

Agreed, it probably fits better elsewhere. ...

Agreed, it probably fits better elsewhere.

But that aside, I don't see how two thefts of a relatively popular bike model in a very large Boston neighborhood constitutes targeting.
05-26-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By kyselad

In case anyone comes across this thread in the...

In case anyone comes across this thread in the future, I found the threaded Sunlite cables at the LBS for under $5. The threaded part of the ferrule does fit through the wider part of the keyhole...
05-23-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By kyselad

It doesn't really have much monetary value, no --...

It doesn't really have much monetary value, no -- they're fairly cheap even when brand new. But it's valuable to someone who needs a 26.4 mm seat post, so donate it to a co-op or leave it on the curb...
05-23-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By kyselad

I hate to be that guy, but...

I hate to be that guy, but http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/273-Classic-and-Vintage-Bicycles-What-s-it-Worth-Appraisals-and-Inquiries.

Also, $5 seems a little steep ;)
05-23-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By kyselad

That's actually very good news, as there were a...

That's actually very good news, as there were a couple of 6-speed Shimano thumb shifters in the parts bin that were in good condition. I passed them up, not realizing they were an option.
05-22-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By kyselad

Thanks for all the helpful replies. The Deore...

Thanks for all the helpful replies. The Deore shifters are indeed over-budget for this build. Those cheaper Shimanos may do the trick. But I actually poked my head into the co-op this evening and saw...
05-21-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By kyselad

Non-crummy index shifters?

I'm building up an old Raleigh mixte for my wife, and she's set on bar mount index shifters for this 7-speed build. I found Shimano's Tourney thumb/button shifters (these...
05-20-13, 08:10 PM
05-20-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,849
Posted By kyselad

Just make sure you're sizing these bikes...

Just make sure you're sizing these bikes correctly, particularly if you're not buying in person. Standover is not a critical measurement, and it could lead you to a poorly fitting bike.
05-20-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By kyselad

Actually, it looks like the brakes on your setup...

Actually, it looks like the brakes on your setup have enough travel to move down the required 4 mm (you could certainly check), and it's quite possible that your earlier picture was of an already...
05-20-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By kyselad

Yeah, brake reach is the main issue to consider...

Yeah, brake reach is the main issue to consider when switching to 700c. The height difference isn't really that big of a deal in most cases.

New rim and tire selection is relatively limited with...
05-20-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,849
Posted By kyselad

+1 to all the mountain bike recommendations. I...

+1 to all the mountain bike recommendations. I don't see the mixte offering much except standover, but that's a poor dimension to be fitting. 26" wheels are fine and arguably even preferable...
05-18-13, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By kyselad

But a new crankset for a bent chainring? I'd try...

But a new crankset for a bent chainring? I'd try bending it back as mentioned above, or at worst replacing the chainring.
05-17-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By kyselad

Not to be a naysayer, but why do you want to...

Not to be a naysayer, but why do you want to change it?
05-17-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,603
Posted By kyselad

The bike looks to be in good shape. I wouldn't in...

The bike looks to be in good shape. I wouldn't in a million years spend $275 on it. If you're willing to perform some basic maintenance on the bike, I'd say keep it. Yes, French-specific parts are...
05-17-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By kyselad

Great, thanks for all the info. While the...

Great, thanks for all the info. While the "proper" SA cable isn't particularly expensive, it's enough that I'd be motivated to hack my current install to save the cost of replacing cables on two...
05-15-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By kyselad

I assume you're referring to this one?: ...

I assume you're referring to this one?:

http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/summit-3-speed-cable-sturmey-type

From the image, it seems the housing ferrule on the shifter end is threaded,...
05-15-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By kyselad

SA cable ferrules

I recently purchased and installed Sturmey Archer 3-speed hubs on both of my boys' 20" bikes -- a really fun upgrade. Not a fan of twist shifters that came with the hub kits, I instead opted to pick...
05-14-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By kyselad

The bikes are done, and I'm quite happy with the...

The bikes are done, and I'm quite happy with the result. My only snafu arose when I went to install the classic trigger shifters rather than the twist shifters that came with the kit; I didn't...
05-05-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,521
Posted By kyselad

Something seems a little off with that steerer...

Something seems a little off with that steerer...
05-05-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,436
Posted By kyselad

I'm currently doing this with both of my boys'...

I'm currently doing this with both of my boys' 20" bikes, but going with a 3-speed IGH and coaster brake. If you go with a rear derailer, I wholeheartedly agree you're better of buying an already...
05-02-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,750
Posted By kyselad

Skinny tire road bikes are designed for riding...

Skinny tire road bikes are designed for riding fast and light in decent weather. Calipers fit the bill. Touring and commuting bikes actually could benefit from discs in many cases, and lo and behold,...
05-02-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,536
Posted By kyselad

Personally, I'd also be inclined to go this...

Personally, I'd also be inclined to go this route. Probably more like $200 if you went with a Nashbar disc-friendly frame and fork and then moved everything over, but I'm sure you could make a good...
04-30-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By kyselad

Thanks for the offer, but I just pulled the...

Thanks for the offer, but I just pulled the trigger on the new hub kit so I can get the coaster brake and not worry about scrounging up parts. I have a feeling that, down the line, I may pull apart...
04-30-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By kyselad

Hmm, that's what I was afraid of; my experience...

Hmm, that's what I was afraid of; my experience with old bikes has taught me I'd usually be better of going new. I was hoping the SA hubs wouldn't require too many small parts, but I completely...
04-30-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By kyselad

Ah, that's the part for which I couldn't figure...

Ah, that's the part for which I couldn't figure out the name. Unfortunately, nobody seems to stock them stateside, but it really does look like the ideal solution.
04-30-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By kyselad

Adding 3-speed internal gear hub to 20" kids bike

My boys ride 20" single speed coaster brake bikes. These bikes fit well, but the lack of gears is problematic for our upcoming bike trip. I'm thinking 3-speed SA internal gear hubs are a great...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,197
Posted By kyselad

It wasn't too bad once I got into the groove. As...

It wasn't too bad once I got into the groove. As cbike mentioned, there's enough shade along many parts of the trail, and fortunately or me, the mosquitos weren't out except deep off the trail at...
Forum: Touring
07-05-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,197
Posted By kyselad

I rode the Katy Trail in MO last week with highs...

I rode the Katy Trail in MO last week with highs of 104-107 each day. Several of the suggestions above strike me as particularly critical: slow your pace, ride in the cooler hours as much as...
Forum: Touring
07-03-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,247
Posted By kyselad

So this is a bit of a derailment, but I passed by...

So this is a bit of a derailment, but I passed by the local Trek dealer recently and noticed something odd. There was a 520 out front with the familiar root beer colored frame, but it had flat bars,...
Forum: Touring
07-02-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,468
Posted By kyselad

259493 259494 My Miyata 210 loaded up...

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My Miyata 210 loaded up for a couple of days on the Katy Trail in Missouri last week. My favorite of my bikes (shh, don't tell the Fuji) and a fantastic place to ride. High marks...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By kyselad

Polycarbonate according to Planet Bike's site....

Polycarbonate according to Planet Bike's site. The last one cracked at the mounting hole drilled by the lbs, though after a few good years of service. I'm just hoping to do this in a way that...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By kyselad

modding polycarbonate fenders

I need to hack up a polycarbonate fender, and I'm hoping someone can suggest how to pull this off without cracking/ruining it. To get a proper fit, I need to (a) shorten the fender a bit to fit the...
07-11-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By kyselad

But why should he add any links? Assuming these...

But why should he add any links? Assuming these are horizontal dropouts, I can't see any problem with what's described.
07-07-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By kyselad

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5913962375_cd9...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5913962375_cd9f3c1d3b.jpg
07-07-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,464
Posted By kyselad

I convert my bikes, but unless you have a...

I convert my bikes, but unless you have a particular reason for doing so yourself, I don't recommend it. Buying new will save you time, headaches, and (usually) money. Bikesdirect has lots of bikes...
07-07-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By kyselad

Light duty / partial fenders are for bikes that...

Light duty / partial fenders are for bikes that you realize too late aren't designed with fenders in mind. Full fenders make a world of difference, and the minor weight hit won't cross your mind when...
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