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Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I took your advice about looking into the Selle...

I took your advice about looking into the Selle SMP Trk saddles as I don't think a "Bent" is my cup of tea! Too low for me, especially if one has to deal with large dogs along the way. I would feel...
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Views: 8,399
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Your PSA is nicely in the "normal" range. That's...

Your PSA is nicely in the "normal" range. That's great! I was just re-tested and my PSA is still in the high 8. 5 range. Not much of a change from the 8.8 result about 6 months ago. I'm going to try...
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Views: 8,399
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Prostate issue...need saddle advice.

I had a high PSA reading this Spring on a Prostate exam. The doctors have told me to stay off of my bike! Needless to say...I don't like that advice! I'm used to riding an average of 1,500 to 2,000...
11-18-15, 06:21 PM
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Views: 723
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

From what I've read about this Cateye model, you...

From what I've read about this Cateye model, you have to reset the readings at the start of your ride and the end of the ride for the upload. I don't own this Cateye yet, but found this info on some...
07-27-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,946
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I have a steel ( Triple butted Chromoly ) framed...

I have a steel ( Triple butted Chromoly ) framed Miyata 1000LT ( touring type bike ) that is 27 years old and still going strong. The frame has never been treated with anti-rust compounds of any...
07-20-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

mrgreefish: I'm not familiar with that brand, but...

mrgreefish: I'm not familiar with that brand, but some of the accessories included would be useful. One thing about any tools or repair parts you purchase, make sure they are quality stuff! The worst...
07-19-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Arthur, I believe what you should do is find a...

Arthur, I believe what you should do is find a repair shop of some kind that can do some welding/brazing for you real cheap. Remove the seat post and have them weld/braze two halves of a piece of...
07-19-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Probably your best instructions will come from a...

Probably your best instructions will come from a search of bicycle maintenance procedures online. That should bring up quite a few links for basic bike maintenance and schedules for the maintenance....
07-19-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

You could just prepare the surface properly and...

You could just prepare the surface properly and paint it red or white to match colors in the Giant decals, or any other contrasting color to black that is your favorite color.
07-19-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

This has always been the accepted way to inflate...

This has always been the accepted way to inflate any tube/tire combination. You always want a small amount of air in the tube ( new or repaired ) to make it take the shape of the tire. This makes it...
07-14-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

You usually just "boot" the tire long enough to...

You usually just "boot" the tire long enough to get you back home and then toss that tire, unless you enjoy the thrill of possibly repeating the task along the road somewhere again. I had to cut a...
07-14-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I usually rely more on a separate hand air...

I usually rely more on a separate hand air pressure gauge than a tire pump air pressure gauge. I'll use the pump's air gauge to get "in the ballpark", then the hand air gauge for accuracy. I use the...
07-01-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I'm in agreement about not having to use the...

I'm in agreement about not having to use the tension bolt mechanism to stretch the Brooks leather saddles. Brooks warns against this in their instructions and care of their saddles. I use their...
06-12-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Weather ridden in and storage are two of the main...

Weather ridden in and storage are two of the main issues that affect a steel bike frame. If you ride mostly in dry weather and have inside storage like a garage or outside shed where air movement is...
06-03-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I always squeeze the tube just enough to bring...

I always squeeze the tube just enough to bring the cement up to the tip of the tube and then cap it right there. The less air you have in the tube of cement, the longer the cement will last.
06-03-15, 02:38 PM
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Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I usually top off my 700c x 32c tires about once...

I usually top off my 700c x 32c tires about once every week to ten days. At 75 psi, they stay up pretty well. I always inspect them and give them the "squeeze" test before every ride.
05-31-15, 06:46 PM
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Views: 1,886
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

You need a business plan to keep things from...

You need a business plan to keep things from getting out of control for your own well-being. After that, insurance is a must, as well as the proper business license for your location. The competition...
05-03-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,767
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

As far as a product for protecting the chain...

As far as a product for protecting the chain stay, I've always used regular "electrical" tape on my Miyata 1000LT touring bike. The electrical tape can be cut to size and removes easily, leaving no...
04-27-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,521
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

The best advice was already given to "clean the...

The best advice was already given to "clean the chain often". I have used kerosene over the years as well as diluted Simple Green, and both with and without the "brush cleaner" you can use without...
04-13-15, 06:42 PM
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Views: 659
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

There are many bike repair manuals out there, as...

There are many bike repair manuals out there, as well as many links online for bike repair. Park Tools has an excellent repair/advice link at
www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help. You really need to...
04-06-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,642
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I've never used any preservatives on my tires....

I've never used any preservatives on my tires. Tires usually are worn out by the time they are starting to crack on the sidewalls or getting "powdery" or "flaky". It may be either the manufacturing...
04-06-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,970
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

sam_cyclist I do grant that a bike stand is a...

sam_cyclist
I do grant that a bike stand is a tool. However, you don't always have to pay more to get excellent quality. I have 3 or 4 cree headlights with batter and accessories and they cost me...
04-05-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,970
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

A bike stand is a tool. And there's always been...

A bike stand is a tool. And there's always been one saying that over my 65 years, has always been true. Buy a cheap tool, and you'll be buying another one to replace it before long. Buy "quality"...
03-31-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,471
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

The reason most everyone buys a leather saddle is...

The reason most everyone buys a leather saddle is the fact that it can be "broken in" to fit your sit bones and your sit bones only. The leather will slowly break in to your "shape" and become more...
03-25-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,191
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

You really should have made sure you received the...

You really should have made sure you received the Pit Lock Key before the purchase of the bike. Is it still possible to contact the seller to see if they found the Pit Lock Key? If not, these things...
03-20-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,015
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I'd keep your resume short and to the subjects...

I'd keep your resume short and to the subjects you know best, the printing and IT work. You should mention the types of repair or assembly you feel comfortable doing, but a list of friends may not be...
03-05-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

If the bike was bought at a LBS and is pretty new...

If the bike was bought at a LBS and is pretty new ( not been used for several months ) and the cranks look new, it may be possible to talk the owner of the LBS into trading for the longer crank arms....
02-13-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,169
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Any bike shop or mechanical location where...

Any bike shop or mechanical location where vehicles are worked on would likely have some straws on cans in their trash. Just ask permission. Whatever you do, don't remove a straw from a can on a...
02-10-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,062
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

The sun reflects off of water too, but our local...

The sun reflects off of water too, but our local 15,000 acre lake's moving water heats up to a "bathtub" water temperature of 80 plus degrees. I've since read that internal temperatures of 90 plus...
02-09-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,062
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Has anyone experienced or heard of problems with...

Has anyone experienced or heard of problems with the sun continuously hitting the screen surface of a smartphone mounted on a bike and getting it warm enough that the phone will shut down because of...
02-09-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

This is pretty much normal for an inflated tube...

This is pretty much normal for an inflated tube outside the tire carcass. Once the tube is inside the tire, the tube shape will conform to the tire dimensions and grow no larger, just more PSI. I've...
02-09-15, 11:17 AM
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Views: 730
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Two words come immediately to mind when you...

Two words come immediately to mind when you observe this gentleman not only riding his bike, but performing roadside maintenance on it, even though he is handicapped(?). The words are...Awesome and...
02-08-15, 02:33 PM
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Views: 4,799
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

If you don't find the "perfect" bottle cage, you...

If you don't find the "perfect" bottle cage, you could try fitting the proper length rubber band type material ( girls hair bands, industrial rubber bands used for packaging, etc. ), to make a small...
02-07-15, 07:29 PM
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Views: 2,838
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

lopek77, you're right. Simple and cheap usually...

lopek77, you're right. Simple and cheap usually does the job, however, the Garmin 500 versions won't do the mapping of routes like I desire. The reviews on them are pretty good, but there's no sense...
02-06-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,838
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Thanks for all the input you all provided! I'm...

Thanks for all the input you all provided! I'm still indecisive about the Garmin GPS units. I don't like all the negativity I'm seeing, not necessarily here but in other locations, but may wind up...
02-01-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,062
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

The sun heats up pretty much anything it...

The sun heats up pretty much anything it contacts. This would include any smartphone mounted on the handlebars where it could be read. If the sun is out, which it hopefully is on most rides, the face...
02-01-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,062
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I've read about the smartphones getting too hot...

I've read about the smartphones getting too hot from the sun when mounted on handlebars and shutting down. Has anyone experienced this with their smartphone mounted on the handlebars? There doesn't...
02-01-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,838
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Talking Are Garmin 810 GPS units problematic?

Well, February is here so we're that much closer to "riding season" ( at least for us fair weather bikers! ). I've been contemplating the purchase of a Garmin 810 GPS unit for the purpose of mapping...
01-29-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I would suggest carrying the chain tool and a...

I would suggest carrying the chain tool and a master link or "quick link" for repairs. The Nitrile gloves are an excellent for any dirty repairs like flats or chain repair. The gloves can be cleaned...
01-26-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,121
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

What I did with my Miyata 1000LT kick-stand mount...

What I did with my Miyata 1000LT kick-stand mount was just take a couple of pieces of inner tube on either side of the chain stays ( Right against the paint ), and used the rubber for both protection...
01-24-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I've carried a 9 volt battery on hiking/camping...

I've carried a 9 volt battery on hiking/camping trips before, as an emergency fire starter with a bit of "fine" steel wool. And since duct tape is always handy in an emergency also, a short length of...
01-24-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Now what will happen is the motorists that have...

Now what will happen is the motorists that have heard about these laser marking lights will be coming close enough to the bike, ( closer than normal ), in an attempt to actually see these laser...
01-22-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,818
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I use my own "mixture" of Castrol ATF+4 (...

I use my own "mixture" of Castrol ATF+4 ( Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid ) and Penzoil Premium Wheel Bearing 707L Red Grease. I just combine the two until I get a "mixture" I feel will be...
01-16-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

Your area sounds similar to where I live. We have...

Your area sounds similar to where I live. We have park areas with speeds of 20 to 25 MPH, and that can transcend into 55 MPH roads, some of which have narrow berms. There are also sections of a bike...
01-09-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

It's perfectly normal to see and eventually feel...

It's perfectly normal to see and eventually feel where the brake pads will rub any finish on the brake area of the wheel. If there's no friction between the brake pads and the wheel, you won't stop....
01-08-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

If you can get the bike inside and have access to...

If you can get the bike inside and have access to warm water where you can rinse the slush and especially the salt solution off of the bike, that would be ideal. I used to connect a hose to my hot...
01-05-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,673
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

There were some radial tires made in Japan in the...

There were some radial tires made in Japan in the 80's. They weren't steel belted but look as if they were belted with nylon or other material that would been available then. There was a set on my...
01-04-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,489
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

I agree with the other posters. You should ride...

I agree with the other posters. You should ride this bike as is for at least a year, before you start "updating" its components. My 1989 Miyata has the same shifting location as your bike, and hasn't...
12-31-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

A "cold weather tire" should have a different (...

A "cold weather tire" should have a different ( softer ), compound as well as tread designed for wet/snow/ice conditions, than a "normal" bike tire used in summer months. Road surface temperatures in...
12-31-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By 1 Miyata Biker

First of all, this tool won't likely be selling...

First of all, this tool won't likely be selling for the current bid price. As soon as you or someone else places a bid, the price will likely go up on higher bids. ( Although it's not a name brand,...
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