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08-22-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 334
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Posted By Millstone

...? So, who's going to finish this? :)

...? So, who's going to finish this? :)
08-22-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Millstone

Wow, what a trip! :) Nice pictures too. I...

Wow, what a trip! :)
Nice pictures too. I learned something too: the Continental Divide. Never heared of it, but sounded logical once I hit that wiki-page.

And now I want a Koga Miyata Randonneur...
07-05-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,310
Posted By Millstone

I'm also out. Holidays are starting here and that...

I'm also out. Holidays are starting here and that means no more riding the Benotto, for now.
I'll clean her up end August or early Spetember, throw some decent inner and outer tires on her, replace...
07-04-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Millstone

Very nice :) really like the story! I'd...

Very nice :) really like the story!

I'd love to tour Finland some time. I visited Karelia (sp?) once, nice.
Hmmm.... Maybe a roadtrip, sometime. Netherlands, Germany, up to Denmark, take a boat...
07-01-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,354
Posted By Millstone

So, how did it go? There was a "local" walk here...

So, how did it go? There was a "local" walk here on Saturday (exodus huissen (https://www.exodushuissen.nl/#)) and it looked hot...
Sunday was better but (for me) but still hot (triathlon Gendt).
06-27-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,638
Posted By Millstone

Maybe he was referring to those marklin...

Maybe he was referring to those marklin toy-trains..? You know, H0-model things and such. :)
06-25-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,638
Posted By Millstone

I guess the situation here in The Netherlands is...

I guess the situation here in The Netherlands is (totally) different than in the US. We have a lot of bicycle lanes for example :)

My parents (82 and 75 now) have always bikes without assistance....
06-03-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,310
Posted By Millstone

Yes. It's about 5-6 kms from where I live now. ...

Yes. It's about 5-6 kms from where I live now.
Lot of history about WWII here, espescially after Market Garden. I'll see if I can post some pics about that, including the bike :).

Yes, the...
05-29-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,310
Posted By Millstone

The downtube shifters didnt fit, seems like...

The downtube shifters didnt fit, seems like Shimano Arabesque ones should do (we dry-fitted some at the bike shop but the owner was using them for another bike).
So,it's single speed for me so far....
05-29-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By Millstone

Very nice! Are you sure it's your size..? :)

Very nice! Are you sure it's your size..? :)
05-15-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Millstone

Nice looking bike! Yes, please keep us posted. I...

Nice looking bike! Yes, please keep us posted. I love those "build it up" threads :)
05-15-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,310
Posted By Millstone

OK, I'll bite... I've enjoyed reading some of...

OK, I'll bite... I've enjoyed reading some of these anyway, so maybe this time I can participate :)

Bought a Benotto 800 through Marketplace, in Amsterdam. I had to be in the neighborhood anyway...
05-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By Millstone

What, the top tube says "roadspeed"? I'm...

What, the top tube says "roadspeed"?

I'm betting it's a 1995 green roadspeed, as seen in the folder/catalogue.
Page 21, 1995 catalogue.
05-13-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 107,282
Posted By Millstone

I suspect it's about the suspension fork... ...

I suspect it's about the suspension fork...

Anyway: sort-of italian, I guess:
...
05-13-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By Millstone

Look here: ...

Look here:

https://www.koga.com/nl/service/brochures/ouder-(2000-1976).htm

:)
05-07-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By Millstone

Rust remover: oxaalzuur? Oxalic Acid? depends on...

Rust remover: oxaalzuur? Oxalic Acid? depends on the amount of rust though.
04-26-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,354
Posted By Millstone

Über die Grenze; a retro bikeride organized here...

Über die Grenze; a retro bikeride organized here in Huissen, near Arnhem, near the German border (hence the name, I suspect :D).
...
04-16-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,125
Posted By Millstone

No idea about your Millstone, mine is more or...

No idea about your Millstone, mine is more or less part of my surname. Kinda translates as "miller", or "from the mill". Grinding things down? Not really, no :). Still have sore muscles from last...
04-15-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,125
Posted By Millstone

I can't vote for you (being in the EU), but I...

I can't vote for you (being in the EU), but I must say, as a European, I love this thread :)

That being said: what's your stance on "suicide levers"..? And are you willing to put some effort in...
04-08-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 77,897
Posted By Millstone

Very nice!

Very nice!
01-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By Millstone

Any updates?

Any updates?
01-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 988
Posted By Millstone

Mooi ding! :) aka: very nice, espescially for...

Mooi ding! :) aka: very nice, espescially for it's age.
11-12-18, 01:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,246
Posted By Millstone

Nice bike, and thanks for the heads-up on the...

Nice bike, and thanks for the heads-up on the comic!

Good thing it's a slow day today :-D
10-29-18, 01:36 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,974
Posted By Millstone

Same here! Although I didnt participate (maybe...

Same here!
Although I didnt participate (maybe next time..?) I really love to see what you guys do and come up with.
Maybe I should look for a "next year's entrance" too... :-)
09-17-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,974
Posted By Millstone

Nice bike indeed. Good score for 25€! Can you...

Nice bike indeed. Good score for 25€!
Can you give me a PM for a link to that pump?
07-07-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Millstone

Tubular..? Ah. That's indeed not good, for me....

Tubular..? Ah. That's indeed not good, for me. But the seller agreed to hang it aside for me, until I am back from holidays.

Internal cables, shimano 600 tri-color, tubulars,... so, this may be a...
07-05-18, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Millstone

Atala bike, info needed

Hi all,

Before I throw myself in another adventure; I found a local marketplace ad and the seller has an Atala bike. All shimano 600 tricolor, nice stays/lugs it seems.

Here's the ad:...
07-04-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,974
Posted By Millstone

I'll follow this! :-) I love seeing what you guys...

I'll follow this! :-) I love seeing what you guys do to those old/bad/scruffy bicycles.


Btw, I recently bought a 1964 Gazelle Sport Populair. Not a sport bike, just 'single speed' with a...
06-20-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Millstone

http://www.peugeotshow.com/1983nl/1983nl_10.jpg

http://www.peugeotshow.com/1983nl/1983nl_10.jpg
06-18-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By Millstone

Nice! Hope to see where you will get the colour,...

Nice! Hope to see where you will get the colour, I _think_ my tour de l'avenir has the same, greenish, colour.

And yes, I will follow this build-up. :)
05-17-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Millstone

I did something similar on an old steel giant...

I did something similar on an old steel giant MTB, an Atlanta world cup model. Used Schwalbe Big Apples.
Great for camping/hauling stuff, and a scratch more isnt the end of the world either :-)
...
05-16-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By Millstone

I've owned a'n '84 CM. IIRC, the front brake...

I've owned a'n '84 CM. IIRC, the front brake wasnt recessed, so my 1988-ish DA brakes didnt fit. So I sold it on... :-/ Still kinda regret that.

I've recently aquiered a 1984 (I think) Tour de...
04-23-18, 03:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,432
Posted By Millstone

These ones: Raleigh Specialist Bicycle...

These ones: Raleigh Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) Ilkeston - Three Speed Hub (http://threespeedhub.com/raleigh-specialist-bicycle-development-unit-sbdu-ilkeston/)
come to mind.

...
04-23-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

Thanks all. Decided to pick it up. Doesnt...

Thanks all.


Decided to pick it up. Doesnt look too bad (no rust! Yay!), price was very okay (we agreed on 40 :)).
Overall a happy customer.


I'll probably build it up autumn/winter, I'll...
04-20-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Millstone

Looks decent enough to me. Hope it fits, and all...

Looks decent enough to me. Hope it fits, and all omponents are in decent shape.
You've not hit a jackpot or anything :-) but it may ride very well.


I'd hold off anything like paintjobs etc....
04-19-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

Yes, I need a fork. I do have 'the rest' , apart...

Yes, I need a fork. I do have 'the rest' , apart from a headset. And a steer. And decent wheels. And ehm... some more stuff :-).


Price is 50 EU though, still tempted.


You've made an...
04-19-18, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

Yes, it has no fork. And, I fear, not a...

Yes, it has no fork.
And, I fear, not a headset either. May go the 'ahead' route on this one.


So I need to purchase a fork, headset, and 'some other things' (brifters, 10speed cassette,...
04-19-18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

:D I am afraid that wont work.

:D I am afraid that wont work.
04-19-18, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

Link to the local CL-equivalent:...

Link to the local CL-equivalent:...
04-18-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Millstone

1987 Koga Pro Triathlon dilemma, AKA Help me!

aka, soon I may have too many bikes... I am approaching 's'.


Hope you guys can help; a local seller is offering a frame (BB is there, rest is not) of a 60 cm Koga Miyata Pro Triathlon. Nice...
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By Millstone

If it was my size (and in the neighborhood), I'd...

If it was my size (and in the neighborhood), I'd buy such a bike.
I have a PGN10 T, in 501. Very nice ride, even for triathlons :). The carbon fork wouldnt bother me.


^^ Depending on the...
04-09-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,368
Posted By Millstone

I apologize for my bad choice of words.:(

I apologize for my bad choice of words.:(
04-09-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Millstone

Security skewers. Right! :) It looks like I...

Security skewers. Right! :)
It looks like I found something like that over here, too. Seems to be the most easy solution.


Thanks! Hope to pick something similar up this afternoon. :thumb:...
04-09-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Millstone

Quick release question - replacing it with 'bolts'..?

hi all,


Question: I have an old carbonite Pug with quick release levers. It's my 'rat bike', as in: a bit too much rust to be beautiful or stealable but it rides great. (this is the bike in new...
04-09-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,769
Posted By Millstone

Veeeery nice. Lovely bike! :)

Veeeery nice. Lovely bike! :)
04-08-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,368
Posted By Millstone

My bike could probably survive that, but I am not...

My bike could probably survive that, but I am not sure that I would...!


And I'd be a heck of a lot slower, that's for sure :)
04-08-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,368
Posted By Millstone

https://nos.nl/livestream/2226137-kijk-hier-live-n...

https://nos.nl/livestream/2226137-kijk-hier-live-naar-parijs-roubaix.html


It's the NOS, the Dutch broadcasting ... thingie. Hope it works overseas!




Have fun, I just finished watching...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,604
Posted By Millstone

Nice bike! I'm 1.87 cm tall, that's 6'1...

Nice bike!


I'm 1.87 cm tall, that's 6'1 or there about. I'm not 'big', I weigh about 75 kgs and like to run 'long' distances, now and then (think 25-60 kms). So I am not really fat.
Inseam:...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,604
Posted By Millstone

Hi, No --> I wanted to use it for a small...

Hi,


No --> I wanted to use it for a small bike-packing holiday with the family, but I am afraid the bike wont be available for that in time. We'll be leaving at the end of April, bike wont be...
03-07-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By Millstone

That looks absolutely great! :thumb:

That looks absolutely great! :thumb:
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