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Forum: Touring
12-04-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 2,319,939
Posted By Bubu

Beautiful bike and setup!

Beautiful bike and setup!
Forum: Touring
09-08-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By Bubu

Wow, that's a classy bike. One more bike to add...

Wow, that's a classy bike. One more bike to add to my list of dream bikes. Those Campy wheels are really beautifull.
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 2,319,939
Posted By Bubu

Haha! I guess you looked at the front panniers to...

Haha! I guess you looked at the front panniers to know I'm from Canada?!? ;) I'm from Quebec. :)
Forum: Touring
08-19-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 2,319,939
Posted By Bubu

This is my 1990 Miyata 1000LT (with old...

This is my 1990 Miyata 1000LT (with old Cannondale rear panniers, same era) in a camping and at a stop during my first tour. After riding it for a couple of hundred miles I like it more than ever!
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08-08-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

It was an M6 bolt! Thanks for all your advice, I...

It was an M6 bolt! Thanks for all your advice, I found some steel ones and they will get some stainless steel and call me when it's delivered. The rack mounts in a better alignment now (with...
08-06-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

Yes, that's it, it's too short to give me...

Yes, that's it, it's too short to give me clearance for pannier hooks and makes the whole rack twisted if there are no spacers. Thanks alot for the info on the M6, it's probably that size and I'll...
08-06-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

Look at the picture a couple of posts higher,...

Look at the picture a couple of posts higher, you'll see the difference between the fender/bottle screw and the other one which goes in my lowrider brazon in the middle of the fork. Both fit in their...
08-06-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

As you can see in the pictures one bolt is M5...

As you can see in the pictures one bolt is M5 (i'm almost certain), the other shorter one is bigger with a different thread (original from the bike), I suspect M6 like madpogue suggested. The bosses...
08-05-10, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

Maybe some pictures will tell the story a little...

Maybe some pictures will tell the story a little better about the spacing problem and the difference between the 2 types of screws.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4237/img3963d.jpg...
08-05-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

Oh, maybe it's 28 tpi, I saw no screws at all...

Oh, maybe it's 28 tpi, I saw no screws at all with that tpi at the store... And yes, for the bottle and fenders mounts it seems to be M5 as I've been told but the middle lowrider mounts have bigger...
08-05-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By Bubu

Problem finding screw size equivalence for lowrider brazon screw

I went to the store to get some longer screws for my lowrider rack because the ones that came with the rack are too small for the thread in the fork and the ones on the bike aren't long enough since...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,789
Posted By Bubu

I just said "shamwow" so people would refer to...

I just said "shamwow" so people would refer to the type of towel, I don't think I'd buy that exact brand, just didn't really know how to call that type of material. Good to know some like them, some...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,789
Posted By Bubu

I know about the MEC towels but they are quite...

I know about the MEC towels but they are quite expensive compared to a "shamwow" type thing. And since they look to be made from a material that is similar to the t.v. ad towels, I thought I could...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,789
Posted By Bubu

Anyone used a "shamwow" as a touring/camping light towel?

:innocent: I know this may sound weird but like the title says, I wonder if anyone tried using those things to dry up after a shower and if they work. When I look at the material for these and the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,483
Posted By Bubu

Nice to see you enjoyed the ups and downs...

Nice to see you enjoyed the ups and downs afterall! I like your story on CGOAB, gives me good insight on what I'll encounter on my first multi day tour. It made me remember my first loner car camping...
06-09-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 235,019
Posted By Bubu

That is a really beautifull bike!

That is a really beautifull bike!
Forum: Touring
06-09-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,777
Posted By Bubu

I'm almost 6'1'' and I have a 60cm 1990 Miyata...

I'm almost 6'1'' and I have a 60cm 1990 Miyata 1000LT wich seems to be more of a 59cm c-t-c. My saddle is pretty high and handlebars too. I think you'd be pretty much confortable on the 57cm. Try it,...
Forum: Touring
05-05-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,389
Posted By Bubu

Sherpa 10 is Reynolds 725 not 853. Still a good...

Sherpa 10 is Reynolds 725 not 853. Still a good bike if you don't mind the sora brifters.
Forum: Touring
04-26-10, 09:54 PM
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Bubu

Off topic but what are those tires? They look...

Off topic but what are those tires? They look weird or maybe it's just the picture. To me they look really high but narrow....
04-03-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 235,019
Posted By Bubu

I also have the original Miyata tires ont the new...

I also have the original Miyata tires ont the new bike, and I'm not too sure about using them, the rubber seems a little dry. Maybe I'll change them just in case I sell one day with original...
04-02-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 235,019
Posted By Bubu

Ok, I think I'm joining the cult as of today....

Ok, I think I'm joining the cult as of today. Just bought a 1990 Miayata 1000lt. Perfect bike for my budget, my taste for lugs and steel, good fit for my short torso and arms and I was starting to...
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

Not much money is going to be put on the bike,...

Not much money is going to be put on the bike, first I figured I'd get parts from a used bought bike but things like derailleurs, chainrings, brakes, wheels are coming out really well so it will...
Forum: Touring
03-31-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

I cleaned the bigger parts and shined them and...

I cleaned the bigger parts and shined them and most look pretty good now. Bolts and screws will be replaced for new ones. Surprising how all that rust comes off with a little elbow grease. Most...
Forum: Touring
03-31-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bubu

Good to know, but don't you find the toptube a...

Good to know, but don't you find the toptube a little long? At 6' with 35'' inseam you probably have a relatively small torso or arms like me, I was scared a bigger bike would cause problems in that...
Forum: Touring
03-29-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bubu

Well in feet and inches I'd say I'm more like 6'...

Well in feet and inches I'd say I'm more like 6' 0.6'' and 34.6' inseam.

Thanks for your observations, It already makes me think the 56cm LHT would be small (and yes, I already did think it could...
Forum: Touring
03-29-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bubu

56cm Surly LHT for 184cm tall person with ~88cm inseam??

I have an offer for a 56cm LHT for an ok price. It is used but not alot. I wonder if it could be ok at that height because I haven't ridden much since winter and ride a hybrid normally. I guess I'd...
Forum: Touring
03-15-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,109
Posted By Bubu

Added the 2 models from DeVinci and 2 from Opus...

Added the 2 models from DeVinci and 2 from Opus in the spreadsheet.

Can't get the HYPERLINK function to work so that we can get on the bikes webpages when clicking on their names. I don't know...
Forum: Touring
02-24-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

My first intention is to give new life to...

My first intention is to give new life to whatever parts are still usable like the rear derailleur wich surprisingly is in really good shape, wheels are ok but are 27ers and if I can find another...
Forum: Touring
02-23-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

What exactly is a bike co-op? I don't think we...

What exactly is a bike co-op? I don't think we have those here.

It's weird 'cause in Quebec, people tell me it's a fairly good project and here most of you tell me to ditch the bike altogether. ...
Forum: Touring
02-23-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

sorry about the double thread, can this one...

sorry about the double thread, can this one please be deleted? I can't find a delete button anywhere...
Forum: Touring
02-23-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Bubu

Vélosport Appalache ('88 maybe) restoration questions and help request

Hi! I'm looking for a new touring bike but I remembered about my old one and thougt I'd try to restore it. It's a Vélosport Appalache and I think from the serial number that it's a 1988 model. A...
Forum: Touring
02-21-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,109
Posted By Bubu

You could add Devinci Caribou 1/Caribou 2...

You could add Devinci Caribou 1/Caribou 2 (http://www.devinci.com/bikes/browse#1_13_15) , Opus Largo/Legato (http://www.opusbike.com/site_route_10.php?lang=en) , Marinoni Turismo/Turismo extreme...
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