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01-11-19, 02:12 PM
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Posted By ShowMe417

1992 PDG Series 7

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1992 Paramount Series 7 This is a new to me bike and I haven't been through...
11-21-18, 09:01 AM
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Posted By ShowMe417

I'm 44 and got into cycling about 5 yrs ago....

I'm 44 and got into cycling about 5 yrs ago. First for exercise on a cheap mountain bike. Then I picked up an '88 Allez because it was cheap and what they rode in American Flyers (always loved that...
10-22-18, 08:01 AM
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Posted By ShowMe417

Thanks PCB. I love the way it turned out an...

Thanks PCB.

I love the way it turned out an have put many many miles on it. A century and several trips to Ragbrai as well as countless local rides.

I love your Waterford. That 1x set up is...
10-19-18, 12:02 PM
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Posted By ShowMe417

'88 Allez w/ 5800 Group

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10-17-18, 05:01 PM
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Views: 760
Posted By ShowMe417

I knew you C&V peeps wouldn't let me down. As...

I knew you C&V peeps wouldn't let me down. As much as I've scoured and drooled over your bike pics, its apparent to me most of you know a thing or two about cleaning bikes and polishing old parts.
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10-17-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By ShowMe417

Best vintage part polishing procedure

Greetings all,

I'm cleaning some older brakes, shifters, crank arms, etc. and am curious how everyone here gets them to shine. Mine are dull and generally old looking.

What are your methods to...
10-12-18, 07:23 AM
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Posted By ShowMe417

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Thought I'd add my build to the mix. 96 Rock Hopper conversion. I went with...
10-12-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

I am anxious to get the barcons. And I am sure I...

I am anxious to get the barcons. And I am sure I will play around with components on the Miyata in the years to come. I like to tinker. You are right about the frame. Just superb manners on the...
10-11-18, 08:56 PM
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Posted By ShowMe417

I believe it was the top of the steel Series...

I believe it was the top of the steel Series Paramounts. Mine has a full 600 Tri color group with 8 speed sti shifters. They were gummed up when I got it but some WD40 and elbow grease got them...
10-11-18, 07:43 PM
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Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

I'm going with ratcheting. It will work out. ...

I'm going with ratcheting. It will work out.

I feel very fortunate to have picked it up at that price. I got the 92 Paramount Series 7 from the same guy at the same time. Paid $150 for it as well....
10-11-18, 01:04 PM
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Views: 700
Posted By ShowMe417

I know I'm late to this thread, but this gravel...

I know I'm late to this thread, but this gravel trail is awesome and totally doable on road bikes.

Wabash Trace | Iowa Bike Routes (http://iowabikeroutes.com/trails/wabash-trace/)
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By ShowMe417

+1 While I'm relatively new to the sport, I...

+1 While I'm relatively new to the sport, I started off by stripping a bike to its frame and building it up from there. Youtube was my best resource for this ... along with this forum. You will need...
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By ShowMe417

Miyata

OOOhhhh the 1000. I'd love one of those. Keep us posted on the build ... and don't forget pictures.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By ShowMe417

Buildup Bug

Stan ... I've definitely got the bug. I like looking for and working on bikes nearly as much as riding them.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By ShowMe417

Thanks To live. What Miyata did you pick up?

Thanks To live. What Miyata did you pick up?
Forum: Introductions
10-11-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By ShowMe417

Hello Cyclists!

I live in rural Southwest Missouri. I started riding four years ago at the age of 40 and haven't looked back.

I originally purchased a mid 90s giant Mtn bike and rode that thinking I didn't want a...
10-11-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up purchasing a set of SunTour...
10-10-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

Greg in NYC - I received your message but can't...

Greg in NYC - I received your message but can't reply as I am a new member with less than the minimum amount of posts. But I am interested.

Thanks
10-10-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

I've never used friction shifters. I've always...

I've never used friction shifters. I've always had indexed. Maybe I will like them!
10-10-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

Thanks

Thanks for the quick responses. I will keep an eye on ebay for the Sun Tour 6spd. And if that doesn't work I will try the bar end pods.

I don't mind the downtube shifters but I think it needs...
10-10-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By ShowMe417

88 Miyata 615 - What Barcons will work?

So I recently picked up an 88 Miyata 615 on craigslist. Its all original except the saddle and pedals. The bike is in great shape and rides amazing ... definitely my favorite bike so far.

I want...
09-22-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ShowMe417

I agree bikemig. I'll find out tomorrow if they...

I agree bikemig. I'll find out tomorrow if they will refund my money. And I'm definitely going to spend the money on 700c wheels.

Is the 126mm hub spacing going to be an issue?
Forum: Introductions
09-22-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By ShowMe417

Thanks obed7. I've utilized this site before but...

Thanks obed7. I've utilized this site before but figured I should join the group. Youtube has saved me hundreds in minor repairs around the house. Im too cheap to hire someone. 😊
09-22-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ShowMe417

The front tire was old ... Looked like it came...

The front tire was old ... Looked like it came over on the Mayflower and was used then. I still would have used it had it not split down the middle. 😕

Both tubes had slow leaks. I kept the rear 27...
09-22-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ShowMe417

Thanks FastJake. The 27x1 tires were crap. I put...

Thanks FastJake. The 27x1 tires were crap. I put about 80 miles on them and the front tire blew and the rear didn't hold air overnight.

New tires seemed like an easy fix, lol.

Looks like I'm...
09-22-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By ShowMe417

88 Allez wheels

Hello!

A couple of precursors before the question:

1) I’m not sure I am in the right place for this question so please direct me to the correct location should I be in the wrong place.
2) ...
Forum: Introductions
09-22-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By ShowMe417

Hello from SW MO

Hello all,

I've recently started cycling at 41 years young. I live in Southwest Missouri and we have miles of chip and seal roads to ride. They aren't the smoothest but the scenery is great. Last...
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