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04-18-12, 11:19 AM
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Posted By bumpalong

Congrats on your find! The cycling gods are...

Congrats on your find! The cycling gods are clearly sending you a message.

Just to state the obvious though in case you aren't already familiar with bicycle sizing - whether or not that...
04-17-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,813
Posted By bumpalong

Cheers folks. I'm trying hard to not add to the...

Cheers folks. I'm trying hard to not add to the stable unless it is mighty compelling.

But I can give that idea up any second...
04-17-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,813
Posted By bumpalong

Thanks Bianchigirl. I'm not sure of the tubing -...

Thanks Bianchigirl. I'm not sure of the tubing - according to the seller the only sticker offering a clue is on the fork and refers to it being Cr-Mo.

So I'm assuming that as it is welded this...
04-17-12, 09:40 AM
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Views: 4,813
Posted By bumpalong

... And here is a picture....

... And here is a picture....
04-17-12, 09:38 AM
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Views: 4,813
Posted By bumpalong

Univega Superstrada confusion

I'm looking for some information on what is likely a 90's Univega Superstrada. After getting all excited that I'd found an old Miyata made high end frame, the bike in question appears to be TIG...
12-29-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,262
Posted By bumpalong

Just dropped my 1991 RB-1 at the powder coater's...

Just dropped my 1991 RB-1 at the powder coater's a couple hours ago. Wish I had a picture. Weeks ago I was tempted to redo it in yellow to match your collor scheme (love that yellow), but Velocals...
12-11-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

Thanks Southpaw - very helpful. I don't have...

Thanks Southpaw - very helpful. I don't have facing/chasing tools, so you have me thinking. In any case, it's now down to two choices. I'll give it some thought - and eventually post the results.
12-11-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

OK - nobody shoot me here, but I've always liked...

OK - nobody shoot me here, but I've always liked the metalic finishes, which I understand they list as a special power. I want to get as close as possible to the original team blue, but metalic.
...
12-11-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

That's the name I was trying to remember. Thanks...

That's the name I was trying to remember. Thanks Scott.
12-11-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

Orrery - if it doesn't get registered on this...

Orrery - if it doesn't get registered on this thread I'll send you a PM you with what I find out.
12-11-11, 11:41 AM
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Views: 47,486
Posted By bumpalong

stunning picture...

stunning picture...
12-11-11, 11:32 AM
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Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

I did. It was listed simply as a 'miyata bike' in...

I did. It was listed simply as a 'miyata bike' in Medford, but the description said it had original Dura-Ace components which is what made me jump.

Orrey - I am in the same position. I've seen...
12-11-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By bumpalong

Could you recommend a powdercoater in MA?

If you know a powdercoater in Massachusetts - preferably not too far from the Boston area - that does a quality job for a reasonable price, could you kindly send me a PM? Finally found a Team Miyata...
12-08-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By bumpalong

This is what she'll look like once you're done...

This is what she'll look like once you're done (and +1 - only if the seat post moves)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5144/5615604351_95116f46ef_b.jpg...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By bumpalong

For $125 you did very nicely. That is a fine...

For $125 you did very nicely. That is a fine riding bike - as Bianchigirl suggested Columbus tretubi with Aelle stays. One suggestion - if you plan to ride it much, you may want would to replace...
10-13-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By bumpalong

Sounds like a great time Michael. Unfortunately...

Sounds like a great time Michael. Unfortunately too long a drive for me, but you've inspired me to look into velodromes in the Boston area where we could hold something similar.

It would be...
10-13-11, 04:49 PM
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Views: 488,369
Posted By bumpalong

I have a 54cm (53?) black Vitus 979 (not sure of...

I have a 54cm (53?) black Vitus 979 (not sure of year) with original mavic crankset, mavic hubs laced to mavic rims, shimano 600 derraileurs, all in very reasonable shape. Looking to trade for same...
10-12-11, 05:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,091
Posted By bumpalong

When I first posted on this forum I was looking...

When I first posted on this forum I was looking for information about the beat up Motobecane Supermirage I had found in the sidewalk trash and was all excited about restoring. I got a patient...
10-02-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By bumpalong

Pretty sure those are Dural fenders - original...

Pretty sure those are Dural fenders - original equipment on a number of Peugeots of the era.
08-28-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,364
Posted By bumpalong

Congratulations tom7. You have a truly unique...

Congratulations tom7. You have a truly unique piece there - something worth treating with care and consideration.

You will want to start with a careful read of the oxalic acid rust removal...
07-13-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By bumpalong

Patience is key. Also enthusiasm and respect...

Patience is key. Also enthusiasm and respect toward the seller.
06-20-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,654
Posted By bumpalong

A lightweight mixte with a racing or sport...

A lightweight mixte with a racing or sport touring geometry and lightweight components (particularly a quality modern wheelset) will be a world of difference from your Superbe. Given your size a...
06-20-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By bumpalong

The 914 is a great frame and trust me, assuming...

The 914 is a great frame and trust me, assuming it is not damaged, is well worth $30. Does it not include the fork? Like the frame it should be splined Miyata CroMo. Good stuff. If you need to...
06-17-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By bumpalong

Molto bello Sjacka! I'd never seen a Montello...

Molto bello Sjacka! I'd never seen a Montello before. Enjoy the view....
06-16-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By bumpalong

Great bike RHeitzel. You've gotten lucky. I...

Great bike RHeitzel. You've gotten lucky.

I was out on my 89 Miyata 914 today. One my all time favorite bikes. It handles with such precision, rides so silently and seems to just beg to go fast....
06-16-11, 04:24 PM
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Views: 268
Posted By bumpalong

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-16-11, 04:00 PM
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Views: 268
Posted By bumpalong

Mystery Trek

Could anyone tell me what year and model this Trek is? I've scanned Vintage Trek and can't find anything that seems to match the description for this tone of blue with yellow stickers. This photo is...
06-11-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By bumpalong

Thanks for the help John. Let me make sure I...

Thanks for the help John. Let me make sure I understand - the races you refer to are the rings above and below the needle bearing ring on the fork tube (in the picture)? Otherwise things look right?...
06-11-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,396
Posted By bumpalong

As a noob here I've learned a good bit from your...

As a noob here I've learned a good bit from your posts BBM. I'll pile on with the thanks.

Tho dang after that photo ^^^ now I'm scared s***less of you.
06-11-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By bumpalong

Help! How does this Simplex headset come together?

Last fall I fully took apart a Peugeot Triathlon, but got bogged down with a stuck seatpost (which I am happy to say, after months of PB Blaster, nudging, coaxing, sweat and tears, has finally come...
12-31-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,395
Posted By bumpalong

WOW, this is one BAD looking bike. Not only is...

WOW, this is one BAD looking bike. Not only is the orange beautiful, but it looks like a cheetah just waiting to gobble up some road. I can only imagine how much you are itching to get out on her -...
12-29-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,982
Posted By bumpalong

My lady (and though my wife, she is very much my...

My lady (and though my wife, she is very much my lady) is a great sport. Though that became clear to me over time, and the process of me learning this is a tale I tell to a good many.

When we got...
12-23-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By bumpalong

+1. Given the Piaggio sticker and the components...

+1. Given the Piaggio sticker and the components you mention this bike may have been made a little later than 79 - perhaps early to mid 80's. How did you determine that it was a 79? If in doubt I...
12-20-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By bumpalong

Mama mia! Bellissimo. I would say that this is an...

Mama mia! Bellissimo. I would say that this is an example of the essence of C&V.
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Views: 344
Posted By bumpalong

Looks like a repainted Raleigh Sport to me. I'd...

Looks like a repainted Raleigh Sport to me. I'd guess late 60's. You can likely date it from the Sturmey Archer hub (assuming it is original to the bike). You can see what to look for here:
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12-13-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By bumpalong

Thanks guys (gals?). I appreciate the input and...

Thanks guys (gals?). I appreciate the input and the encouragement. The discussion and couple PM's have oppened up some great possibilities. I like some of the black wheel suggestions but think I'll...
12-10-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,336
Posted By bumpalong

Well, the results affirm my biases so I'm...

Well, the results affirm my biases so I'm inclined to accept his findings and to think he is a wise man :p

I agree there seem to be issues with his experiment design though and am not too clear...
12-10-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By bumpalong

How to build up a Merckx Corsa Extra?

I'm getting ready to build up my main winter project - the Merckx Corsa Extra Team Telekom frame below (which I am totally in love with) and would really welcome some collective...
12-09-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,288
Posted By bumpalong

You dog! Very, very nice catch. I can't imagine...

You dog! Very, very nice catch. I can't imagine many of these got made. She's a beauty. Congratulations!
12-09-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,934
Posted By bumpalong

mudboy - great reference there, thanks. Those...

mudboy - great reference there, thanks. Those photos are terrrific. Only small quibble is I wish the photographer had taken pictures of the top of the headset to top tube lugs since often the cutouts...
12-07-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,578
Posted By bumpalong

I'd say factor in the price of a repaint/new...

I'd say factor in the price of a repaint/new decals and make an offer accordingly. If this bike nice fresh repaint at close to this cost I doubt you'd the thinking twice...

Looks like the front...
12-03-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By bumpalong

Ok, leaving behind the possibility of a bike...

Ok, leaving behind the possibility of a bike fitting 'killing ap' for now, is there a calculation to be used for determining ideal top tube size? Is it some ratio applied to torso length? If so, how...
12-02-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By bumpalong

Anyone know of a top tube sizing chart?

Does anyone know of a top tube sizing recommendation chart, similar to the many available to seat tube sizing?

While I am pretty clear on what feels right from seat tube length point of view, I...
12-02-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,404
Posted By bumpalong

+1. Happened with me. And I am really grateful -...

+1. Happened with me. And I am really grateful - the forum has brought me much joy (new friends, new knowledge, new appreciation for aesthetics, new wrenching skills, new places I've visited, better...
12-02-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,816
Posted By bumpalong

That's a great statement DRietz. +1. But I'm...

That's a great statement DRietz. +1. But I'm suspect because I'm 45 ... :D
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By bumpalong

Beautiful bike! This is an ebay candidate for...

Beautiful bike! This is an ebay candidate for sure. I'll bet many collectors around the world would get pretty excited by a Superleggera in this condition. Just be sure to clean it up nicely and post...
11-30-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,908
Posted By bumpalong

Just one. One right after the other... ...

Just one. One right after the other...

Seriously though, I find much of the appreciation and magic of C&V lies in the enourmous breadth and variety of the bicycle world. That's what keeps it...
11-30-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,679
Posted By bumpalong

Very attractive looking bike. No need for a...

Very attractive looking bike. No need for a repaint in my opinion.

Could you identify those gold annodized brakes and levers? That is a great looking set, and nice match to the bottle holder.
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11-22-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By bumpalong

Hey all - thanks (I think...). 17 is on and feels...

Hey all - thanks (I think...). 17 is on and feels just right - not too hot and not too cold. It does require a little extra up a couple hills (pebbles) but on the other hand I can keep a stable,...
11-22-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,875
Posted By bumpalong

Just to clarify - would that be the younger (i.e....

Just to clarify - would that be the younger (i.e. the more recent) the bike?
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