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02-04-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

I asked the question simply to help someone else...

I asked the question simply to help someone else buy the bike . . .
02-04-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By bikemig

We all need to find better dumpsters.

We all need to find better dumpsters.
02-04-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By bikemig

I'm glad this bike is not local to me. Is this 23...

I'm glad this bike is not local to me. Is this 23 center to center or center to top?
01-18-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By bikemig

I'll need to check the dimensions on a late 50s...

I'll need to check the dimensions on a late 50s Claud Butler Jubilee I'm rebuilding. I have a nice Japanese seatpost that I'm using but this is tempting.
01-18-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By bikemig

I'm tempted even though I don't need another...

I'm tempted even though I don't need another bike. My first 10 speed was a Nishiki. I've tried to find a replacement but Nishikis didn't have much of a market presence in central Iowa.

These are...
01-17-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,790
Posted By bikemig

Thanks. I'm a big fan of the MKS Lambda pedals...

Thanks. I'm a big fan of the MKS Lambda pedals and bmx style pedals in general. There is a lot to be said for a pedal you can use with any shoe you own particularly in the winter when you may want to...
01-16-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By bikemig

Best looking krap . . . f frame I've ever seen....

Best looking krap . . . f frame I've ever seen. Sorry I couldn't resist, :). Nice score and unusual bike to boot.
01-16-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,790
Posted By bikemig

It was crazy warm yesterday in central Iowa with...

It was crazy warm yesterday in central Iowa with highs in the 40s. I did a 20 mile ride yesterday on my 1979 Trek 510 that I rebuilt a few years back with parts I had in my shop. I like old Treks. My...
01-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,512
Posted By bikemig

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10....

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. I think it might be too nice a bike for this category though since it has alloy parts. It does have a hi tensile steel frame. I like the UO 10s a lot...
01-16-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By bikemig

Very nice bike. One of these went through my shop...

Very nice bike. One of these went through my shop a few years back but I sold it. I like French bikes and this is a very good one. This is how it came to me in the wild. I suspect it was originally...
01-16-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By bikemig

That's worth $50 all day long. I'm glad I didn't...

That's worth $50 all day long. I'm glad I didn't see it or I would have been sorely tempted.
01-02-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By bikemig

I often do a very short ride when I get a new old...

I often do a very short ride when I get a new old bike before tearing it down but yeah tearing it down as soon as possible is a good idea.

Very nice score. This bike is a keeper.
12-26-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By bikemig

Nice bike. I really like the mix of French parts....

Nice bike. I really like the mix of French parts. I know you wanted to do a weight weenie build but some folks might think 18.5 lbs is pretty light for an old bike . . .
12-26-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By bikemig

That's a deal at $20 delivered to your door. It...

That's a deal at $20 delivered to your door. It is weird that that the derailleurs were upspec'd but not the shifters. Fun rehab job for sure. If you haven't fixed up and ridden an old French bike...
12-26-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

Nice pick up. I'm a big fan of early treks. The...

Nice pick up. I'm a big fan of early treks. The Treks I've seen from this era were all set at 123 mm so you could run a 120 OLD or 126 OLD wheel.

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12-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By bikemig

We have a winner, :thumb:

We have a winner, :thumb:
12-17-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By bikemig

It looks like you're fixed for parts on this...

It looks like you're fixed for parts on this bike. If not, WTB in the CV for sale thread will help you locate any parts you may need. "Lower end" French bikes ride very well especially when they have...
12-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By bikemig

This is a build thread worth reading. Great back...

This is a build thread worth reading. Great back story. Plus I love old French bikes.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1099305-what-s-so-special-about-french-bikes.html
12-17-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,573
Posted By bikemig

I've had this 70s era Mercier 300 in kelly green...

I've had this 70s era Mercier 300 in kelly green now for around 4 years. The first pic is a shot of the bike in the wild; the second is after I stripped it down but before I cleaned up the paint a...
12-16-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By bikemig

I had a Koga Miyata, not as nice as this one, but...

I had a Koga Miyata, not as nice as this one, but from the same era that I took on a tour from Finland to Spain. That was a nice bike and a heck of a fun ride.
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By bikemig

+ 1, this is a bike worth owning and it looks to...

+ 1, this is a bike worth owning and it looks to be your size? I'd have a hard time letting this one go.
12-15-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By bikemig

Free bump; terrific seatpost. GLWS.

Free bump; terrific seatpost. GLWS.
Replies: 130
Views: 10,714
Posted By bikemig

If it is Elon, he will likely have to sell more...

If it is Elon, he will likely have to sell more Tesla stock to pay for the OP's valuation on this bike . . .
12-15-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By bikemig

Trust me the thought is crossing my mind about a...

Trust me the thought is crossing my mind about a 2d chance to own a BG Rock N Road, :). I just picked up a lugged, early 90s Trek 750, though, which will also take 38s. . . . Not as nice as the BG...
12-14-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By bikemig

Neat bike and my size. I was sorely tempted to...

Neat bike and my size. I was sorely tempted to buy one when they came out. This is a very capable touring machine.

Are those Avocet tires? I haven't seen those in a while but they were fine...
11-17-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,805
Posted By bikemig

Bar end shifters are likely your best choice....

Bar end shifters are likely your best choice. These are easy to set up and will work with your existing wheel and freewheel. If you decide to change out the rear wheel (and likely spread the frame),...
11-17-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By bikemig

Very nice job of showing all the details. I...

Very nice job of showing all the details. I looked for a long time for a Gitane TdF in my size; they're not easy to find in this size. Almost all the ones I've seen are 58-59 cm; dunno why but I...
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By bikemig

I've seen this bike posted before. If it were...

I've seen this bike posted before. If it were local to me, I'd buy it. I've kept my eye out for a Zeus for a while and I prefer a bike that is a rider than a collector's piece. You live in a big...
10-30-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By bikemig

Very nice find. I have a '68 Schwinn Paramount...

Very nice find. I have a '68 Schwinn Paramount that I have not yet rebuilt but it did come to me with the original parts. It was set up as a tourist though with flat bars.
...
10-29-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By bikemig

I'm ridiculously tempted to buy this bike and I...

I'm ridiculously tempted to buy this bike and I don't need nor want another bike.
The top tube is a little longer than I like but a shorter stem would fix that . . .

I have a late 50s Claud...
10-25-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By bikemig

This fits me all too well and I like French bikes...

This fits me all too well and I like French bikes so I'm just going to pretend I didn't see this thread . . .

But free bump up.
10-24-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bikemig

Interested in this if the first PM falls through;...

Interested in this if the first PM falls through; so second in line. This would look very nice on a UE 8 I am rebuilding.
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By bikemig

It's easy to make that bike more comfortable and...

It's easy to make that bike more comfortable and it's not expensive to rebuild this bike if you do your own work. But we will need pics of the bike to have an idea of what you would like to replace...
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By bikemig

That bike is worth 200 pounds sterling all day...

That bike is worth 200 pounds sterling all day long even at the post Truss value of the British pound. Plus the bike will surely last longer than a head of lettuce, right? :)
10-14-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By bikemig

Fine rims and fine hubs. Send them my way if you...

Fine rims and fine hubs. Send them my way if you pass on them.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,197
Posted By bikemig

I don't know your budget, but take a look at Bike...

I don't know your budget, but take a look at Bike Fridays.
10-12-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bikemig

I'll bet they'll look pretty snazzy on a Peugeot...

I'll bet they'll look pretty snazzy on a Peugeot PRN 10!
10-12-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,559
Posted By bikemig

East Burke Mountain in VT 12.3% grade over 3.3...

East Burke Mountain in VT 12.3% grade over 3.3 miles with a few parts north of 20%.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/234.Burke%2520Mountain

There are nastier climbs out there but there is no...
10-09-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
Posted By bikemig

Catalog link,...

Catalog link, https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peugeot%201977%20USA%20Brochure/Peugeot%201977%20USA%20Brochure%20PRN10E.jpg


Reynolds 501 was developed in '83,...
10-09-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
Posted By bikemig

Very nice build. No easy thing finding a 125 mm...

Very nice build. No easy thing finding a 125 mm stronglight spindle. Yes this should be Reynolds 531 double butted main triangle and hi tensile fork and stays. That's a fine way to build a bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

I like this bike because it is one of the very...

I like this bike because it is one of the very first 29ers and today is closer to what we would think of as a gravel bike. There are three interesting bikes that are early examples of innovating away...
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on this. If it were local to me, I'd do...

+ 1 on this. If it were local to me, I'd do something stupid like buying it if it were my size. I have bought two bikes that are comparable at considerably less than $500 though (a '93 Bridgestone MB...
10-09-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By bikemig

Mine has the same straight alloy tube seatpost...

Mine has the same straight alloy tube seatpost and Weinmann brakes.
10-08-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By bikemig

Great color. I have a '68 Paramount. Is this all...

Great color. I have a '68 Paramount. Is this all campagnolo other than the brakes?
10-08-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By bikemig

I'm a big fan of Superbe stuff; nice find.

I'm a big fan of Superbe stuff; nice find.
10-08-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bikemig

Very pretty bike and in good shape. You don't see...

Very pretty bike and in good shape. You don't see Ideale saddles in that good of a shape too often. I suspect it is worth more than you paid for the bike. The mavic rims are very good.

I believe...
10-08-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By bikemig

One question and one suggestion. Is the bike 120...

One question and one suggestion. Is the bike 120 OLD? Mine was set at 123 so that you could go with 120 OLD or 126 OLD wheels and that was, AFAIK, fairly common in Treks of that era.

The...
10-08-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By bikemig

I like a Campy NR build for the TX 900 since that...

I like a Campy NR build for the TX 900 since that seems right for a 1978 bike. Of course, BITD people weren't as hung up on going with one group as they are today. Friction means you can pick the...
10-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By bikemig

My '78 Trek TX 900 was, ahem, actually a parts...

My '78 Trek TX 900 was, ahem, actually a parts bin build; some of the parts came originally on the bike and some I had on hand. They also happen to be some of my favorite vintage parts. I went with a...
10-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,410
Posted By bikemig

You might want to try tape rather than glue.

You might want to try tape rather than glue.
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