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06-19-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,659
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm about to embark on a trip to Vancouver when...

I'm about to embark on a trip to Vancouver when the weather gets better. I'll be taking the '91 LT with 40lb rear load. I'll let you know if it feels whippy or not. I've taken it on a few test runs...
06-18-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By BikeWonder

This is why I love this forum. So much new...

This is why I love this forum. So much new information to learn. Thank you :)
06-18-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By BikeWonder

International was a great bike. They even had a...

International was a great bike. They even had a touring variant with the same race geometry as the racing version. When I fixed it up it rode extremely well, but I sold it since I didn't have...
06-18-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,572
Posted By BikeWonder

Really surprised to see those two 1000s being...

Really surprised to see those two 1000s being sold for that price ($300). Crazy how just a few years ago it wasn't uncommon to see them go north of $500. Guess the C&V market really has cooled.
06-18-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By BikeWonder

Aside from what Sheldon Brown states about the...

Aside from what Sheldon Brown states about the Sugino AT triple crank, what about it makes it so sought after?

I have a Shimano 600 6207 and Sugino AT crankset and they both function well. But I...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By BikeWonder

Reading this made me take for granted my most...

Reading this made me take for granted my most valuable resource: time.
24 and just about to begin this journey. Bet most of you are in better shape than I am!
06-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By BikeWonder

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My bike has one. I also found them in late 80s touring bikes as well....
06-13-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 635,514
Posted By BikeWonder

Ready for my tour!

Fixed up my '89 1000 LT. Some minor upgrades made it more suitable for my touring needs. Was worried about taking her out, but after consulting a thread I made about fear of enjoying my bikes,...
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By BikeWonder

Also, it looks like it's been for sale for some...

Also, it looks like it's been for sale for some time here in Alberta. Before the market was hot for these bikes, but not so much now.
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By BikeWonder

Nothing is hiding. The tape was apparently...

Nothing is hiding.
The tape was apparently placed to hold the cateye wires. When I checked it out, everything was in good working order. The only thing that needed replacement were the rims. aside...
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By BikeWonder

Value of this 1989 Miyata 1000 LT?

Bike is pretty much mint. Pictures will show details. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190522_150945_20af4b2576996e384116467938cde6b008a4f6d4.jpg...
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By BikeWonder

What country fo you live in? If in Canada, in...

What country fo you live in?
If in Canada, in the west coast I've seen them go anywhere between $400-$600. On the East Coast, about $300-$500 (both CAD).

In the U.S they are more sought after,...
06-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,438
Posted By BikeWonder

Sugino GT Drillium

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Maybe not as great as the stronglight drillium crank I saw posted...
Forum: Touring
06-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By BikeWonder

The green Miyata it is then! I've had some...

The green Miyata it is then!

I've had some time to mull over the idea of taking each bike. It just makes more sense to take the newer Miyata. Both Miyatas have 700c wheels. But the newer one is...
06-06-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,659
Posted By BikeWonder

Can you be more specific on the discontent with...

Can you be more specific on the discontent with the paselas? I tried a pair of 32c and 35c tires and absolutely fell in love with how smooth they rode. I didn't inflate at the suggested 90 PSI,...
06-02-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By BikeWonder

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Sackville's...

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Sackville's saddlebag collection found on Rivendell's website. They have the vintage look while also appearing to be very spacious and well-made. Hoping to get my hands...
05-30-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,122
Posted By BikeWonder

Welcome to the club! The bike will bring you a...

Welcome to the club!
The bike will bring you a lot of joy. I have an 82 and 91 1000. I prefer the 82 in terms of ride quality as it feels more spiffy. Very similar to your 81.
Take part in...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By BikeWonder

Any plans for fenders?

Any plans for fenders?
05-29-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,696
Posted By BikeWonder

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Paselas are fantastic. I got the foldable 700 x 35c Pasela PTs for my 82...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By BikeWonder

For some stupid reason, i'm concerned about...

For some stupid reason, i'm concerned about damaging the newer Miyata's frame. I know it would be such a great touring bike, but I need to get over seeing it as a collectable and more of a utility...
05-27-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,040
Posted By BikeWonder

Because the package they come in look like...

Because the package they come in look like something straight out of the late 90s/early 2000s.
05-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,040
Posted By BikeWonder

Have Koolstop stopped brake pad production?...

Have Koolstop stopped brake pad production? Everywhere I look a pair is $15-30.
Is there a cheaper alternative?
Aside from that,I did order a set of salmon pads so I hope they are worth the...
05-26-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By BikeWonder

I want that bike. It's so cool and quirky.

I want that bike. It's so cool and quirky.
05-25-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,371
Posted By BikeWonder

On a somewhat related note, speaking from...

On a somewhat related note, speaking from experience for those aged 22-30, I seem to be noticing a lot of interest shifting from road bike to touring bikes and vintage MTB. The trend for touring...
05-21-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,569
Posted By BikeWonder

They did. It started in 2012. At least that's...

They did. It started in 2012.
At least that's when I began noticing the hipster trend beginning.
Seems to be fading now? Maybe it's just the province I'm in because there's a downturn due to poor...
05-21-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,569
Posted By BikeWonder

If I understand you correctly, people just want...

If I understand you correctly, people just want to make/save money. That's all. Assuming your stable are decent bikes, people see and want the opportunity to make profit as much as possible. Selling...
05-20-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,670
Posted By BikeWonder

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:)
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By BikeWonder

I'll be travelling along highway one. Once I get...

I'll be travelling along highway one. Once I get to Vancouver, I'll be crashing with a friend for a few days to rest and then head on to vancouver island and travel north along BC coast. No specific...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By BikeWonder

Which touring bike for Vancouver this summer?

Not sure how to create a poll on mobile, but here are my three choices for my tour this June:

A) 1982 Miyata 1000

B) 1991 Miyata 1000 LT

C) 1987 Bianchi Grizzly touring conversion
...
05-19-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,363
Posted By BikeWonder

Reviving for archival purposes

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05-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By BikeWonder

Both bikes will have 700c tires. I converted the...

Both bikes will have 700c tires. I converted the 82 into a 700c. The 91 has some Conti Top Touring 2000 tires and the 82 will have modern Pasela PT.

I only have rear Panniers atm so I can load...
05-18-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 635,514
Posted By BikeWonder

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05-18-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By BikeWonder

Miyata 1000 Journey

I've always wanted to own a Miyata 1000. Considering how difficult it can be to obtain one, I have to say that I have been fortunate to come across a number of them.

My first one was a mid-80s...
05-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By BikeWonder

It's a mixed bag, hence Murphy's law. It just...

It's a mixed bag, hence Murphy's law. It just felt discouraging to overcome one challenge and then another. Everything came out fine, but I have to look for a shifting system to replace the current...
05-16-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By BikeWonder

What's your 'Murphy's Law" Bike?

Let me tell you about this bike. It's a great bike. In fact, it's so great, that it rides better than my 1982 Miyata 1000. It's a also lighter, more nimble/ responsive, and surprisingly, it's a...
05-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 635,514
Posted By BikeWonder

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Working on a Nishiki International as well. This one...
05-13-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,122
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm wondering if there should be a thread...

I'm wondering if there should be a thread entirely dedicated to Miyata 1000s. I seriously love the look of them and every single one I see posted here is elegantly customized. It's hard to keep track...
05-12-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By BikeWonder

Just noticed that it has a mount of a rear bottle...

Just noticed that it has a mount of a rear bottle generator hub like those found in a UE8. You could use one or be creative to use the mount for something else. Cool bike.
05-10-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,572
Posted By BikeWonder

I wouldn't pay $700 for that. It looks to have a...

I wouldn't pay $700 for that. It looks to have a tampered rack mount and a cheap derailleur.
05-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By BikeWonder

Would love to purchase from their site more...

Would love to purchase from their site more often, but their shipping prices drive me away each time and the current currency difference between CAD/US makes it more expensive. Lucky Americans.
05-09-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By BikeWonder

It's hard to get ahold of frame saver in Canada. ...

It's hard to get ahold of frame saver in Canada.

So far I would like to use oxalic acid bath to get the rust off the little spaces abd where it counts. I'd dry the frame (somehow) and then spray...
05-09-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By BikeWonder

Internal top tube rust- 1989 Nishiki International Touring

I managed to get my hands on this 1989 Nishiki international touring frame for close to nothing.
It was a complete build, but I took the parts off to restore it and came across a lot of rattling in...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,144
Posted By BikeWonder

Vancouver! Still deciding on the proper route,...

Vancouver!
Still deciding on the proper route, but will be heading from Calgary to Vancouver for three weeks after June 27th. Would be nice to make it to Vancouver on Canada day (July 1st).
I...
05-06-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By BikeWonder

If it's a good frame, then swapping out the...

If it's a good frame, then swapping out the wheels and tires can make the biggest difference.
On my Peugeot UE8, I switched the steel rims to aluminum and better tires. It easily rolled as well as...
05-04-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By BikeWonder

Nothing to do with my previous threads. It was...

Nothing to do with my previous threads. It was just a question that came up in my head and I wanted to ask those with more experience. I see a lot of carbon bike users retire their bikes every 2-4...
05-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,687
Posted By BikeWonder

When should you retire a steel frame?

Take your best C & V steel bike and use it for almost everything. But in this case, we'll stick to long commutes or touring during dry weather (mostly spring or summer). Every now and then you...
05-02-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,027
Posted By BikeWonder

From what I know, a lot are being converted to...

From what I know, a lot are being converted to drop bar tourers or commuters.

They just do the job well.
04-30-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By BikeWonder

I've already began clearing out my garage for...

I've already began clearing out my garage for what I need and don't need. Any spare parts will be sold and the extra money will go towards a SON dynamo hub. Which one specifically is to be decided,...
04-30-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By BikeWonder

I have an 82 1000 exactly like yours minus two...

I have an 82 1000 exactly like yours minus two bottle mounts (it has one adapter). Seeing yours literally made me see what mine would look like had I done the same modifications. Thank you.
04-30-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By BikeWonder

You're right. That's why I'm going to trim the...

You're right. That's why I'm going to trim the N+1 a bit to spend on better parts. I have a bunch of stuff I need to get rid of anyways. My tour dates are coming up quickly and I need to finish them.
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