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01-14-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,306
Posted By bikemig

I'll give it a shot: ...

I'll give it a shot:

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1993 Bridgestone MB 1...
01-14-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,306
Posted By bikemig

We'd run out of things to talk about if we didn't...

We'd run out of things to talk about if we didn't beat a dead horse or two once in a while, ;)

It's all good as long as the OP doesn't start a chain lube thread . . .
Forum: Commuting
01-13-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By bikemig

My hands get cold easily so I tend to run warmer...

My hands get cold easily so I tend to run warmer gloves than most people do. For really cold weather, I like mountaineering insulated mittens. I'd just find whatever you can find on sale at REI...
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By bikemig

This is one of the more desireable bikes from the...

This is one of the more desireable bikes from the golden age of touring bikes. It is more than I would like to pay for the frame. That said if it were my size and I wanted it, I would think about...
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that this is high for just the frame. I...

Agreed that this is high for just the frame. I thought from the pics that this price was for the complete bike. That's a good deal. Just F/F (and HS?) not so much. You can do better.
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By bikemig

Good deal at $325.

Good deal at $325.
01-12-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikemig

They're sweet bikes. The frame is entirely...

They're sweet bikes. The frame is entirely chromed and you can set this up anyway you like easily. I went with an SR Apex triple with 48/36/26 rings, first gen dura ace brakes, suntour cyclone...
01-12-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By bikemig

I'd worry more about top tube length. You can get...

I'd worry more about top tube length. You can get a longer seatpost and you can get a taller stem. Given your leg length, you can stand over a 58 and have enough clearance but the top tube may be...
01-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 865
Posted By bikemig

Snow shoveling is a great work out; beats doing...

Snow shoveling is a great work out; beats doing weights indoors.
01-11-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By bikemig

Well if you're right and this is a hosteller (3...

Well if you're right and this is a hosteller (3 main tubes Reynolds), then the OP's price of $750 is likely optimistic.

But how do you explain the Reynolds fork which is what this looks to be? I...
01-10-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By bikemig

Yeah, gaucho777 did me a favor and gets two...

Yeah, gaucho777 did me a favor and gets two mentions in one post 👍
01-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By bikemig

One of these days I may need to track down a skid...

One of these days I may need to track down a skid lid that I can hang up in my workshop. I actually used one of those once . . . . It is really hot in New Orleans which is where I grew up and I...
01-10-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By bikemig

This is my 1993 Trek 950 set up with trekking...

This is my 1993 Trek 950 set up with trekking bars and old school 3 x 7 shifting (it has a 135 rear so easy to run different wheels though). It would make a fine gravel bike if you like flat bars and...
01-10-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By bikemig

Old school rigid mountain bikes make fine flat...

Old school rigid mountain bikes make fine flat bar gravel bikes if you want to go cheap. Or look at Surly, Soma, Velo Orange if you're good with a steel frame.
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By bikemig

You can do better at that price.

You can do better at that price.
01-09-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By bikemig

1958 Claud Butler Jubilee: I just bought a...

1958 Claud Butler Jubilee: I just bought a birthday year bike (well it's a bit older than I am but it was manufactured around 20 miles from where I was born) to rebuild for my ride this summer when I...
01-06-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By bikemig

Well that will save me the trouble of having to...

Well that will save me the trouble of having to deal with it until later this year. Good luck finding the right bike.
01-04-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By bikemig

The OP may be single . . . . Just sayin.

The OP may be single . . . . Just sayin.
01-04-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By bikemig

Yeah that's a PX 10 with a chrome on the rear...

Yeah that's a PX 10 with a chrome on the rear triangle. That's a very pretty bike. Yeah you don't need a triplizer with that 49d crank. You have a lot of gearing choices with that. For a seatpost, a...
01-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By bikemig

I never think twice about running low gears....

I never think twice about running low gears. Central Iowa is not too hilly but I like to ride in the driftless region (SW WI, SE MN, and NE IA). There is some serious climbing in that area. 15%...
01-03-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By bikemig

I'm curious, where did you find the specs for the...

I'm curious, where did you find the specs for the build? Is there a web resource where you can find how this bike (or others) were kitted out for the TdF in '58, '59, etc.?
01-03-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By bikemig

I've thought for a while that it would be cool to...

I've thought for a while that it would be cool to replicate a 50s era TdF bike. Is that what you are doing?
01-02-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,398
Posted By bikemig

Well the bike is a little older than I am, but it...

Well the bike is a little older than I am, but it was built around 20 miles or so from where I was born. Iím looking forward to taking it on an age appropriate ride (a metric century) this summer. : )
01-02-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,398
Posted By bikemig

1958 Claud Butler Jubilee

It's always hit or miss working on bikes during the winter in Iowa as my garage isn't heated. I have four bikes up on the build queue. First one up is a 1958 Claud Butler Jubilee. It's fillet brazed...
01-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 19,316
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone MB 1

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01-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bikemig

Sounds like a great project. You should post some...

Sounds like a great project. You should post some pics of the bike.
01-01-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By bikemig

I've ridden steel bikes most of my life. I bought...

I've ridden steel bikes most of my life. I bought a 1985 Cannondale ST 400 a few years back. It was their "sports touring" model so it can take a 700 x 32c tire. It's a heck of a bike. It has a long...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By bikemig

calling gugie who knows more about Raleighs than...

calling gugie who knows more about Raleighs than I ever want to, :)

I wouldn't mind owning and rebuilding one of these white blue grand (or gran) sports.
12-30-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16,609
Views: 1,753,093
Posted By bikemig

You're stylin in that pic with all those...

You're stylin in that pic with all those corporate logos, :thumb: Don't listen to Drillium Dude , he's just a little jealous.
12-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By bikemig

That is a fine looking paint job. I've found that...

That is a fine looking paint job. I've found that rustoleum white is a very good match for the original white on these 70s era Peugeots. GLWS
12-30-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,213
Posted By bikemig

Most of these bikes were not originally designed...

Most of these bikes were not originally designed to fit this large a tire but good to know that by moving to 700c (I suspect many of these models were originally designed for 27 inch wheels) you can...
12-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By bikemig

I'm happy with my 1985 ST 400 but I'd tempted to...

I'm happy with my 1985 ST 400 but I'd tempted to pick up one of these if it showed up locally. Nice score.
12-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,213
Posted By bikemig

One of the good things about converting a vintage...

One of the good things about converting a vintage MTB for touring duty is that it is likely a cheap conversion. The bike will come with a triple crank (very likely 110/74 bcd) and derailleurs...
12-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,213
Posted By bikemig

You may be overthinking this a bit. There are...

You may be overthinking this a bit. There are three big questions: is the frame geometry suitable for touring; what kind of gearing do you want; and how large a tire volume do you want?
(1) Frame...
12-28-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By bikemig

+ 1

+ 1
12-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,398
Posted By bikemig

This is "better" than a UO 8 I think because of...

This is "better" than a UO 8 I think because of the cotterless crank and better derailleurs. These are alloy wheels, right? Stock the UO 9 came with steel rims. These are great bikes.
Replies: 10
Views: 4,893
Posted By bikemig

Be patient. It's winter. Quality vintage MTBs...

Be patient. It's winter. Quality vintage MTBs will show up at a good price. You can put up a thread on the C&V valuation saying what you are looking for and people will give you feedback on the MTBs...
12-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,703
Posted By bikemig

nlerner , I just weighed my MTBs. My late 80s...

nlerner , I just weighed my MTBs. My late 80s Stumpjumper Comp commuter with fenders, rack, and pump weighs a bit under 33 lbs. It has double butted chrome moly tubing. My 1992 Stumpjumper with...
12-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,002
Views: 2,561,302
Posted By bikemig

1992 Stumpjumper

I've been working on this 1992 Stumpjumper for a while. It had a lot of scratches that I had to deal with. I used flat white rustoleum and then a model paint that was an OK match to the original...
12-25-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 361,398
Posted By bikemig

1992 Stumpjumper

I've been working on this 1992 Stumpjumper drop bar conversion on and off for a while this year. It had some paint issues I had to deal with. It needed a new headset, 7 speed cassette, and new...
12-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,803
Posted By bikemig

I finally built up my 1992 Specialized...

I finally built up my 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper drop bar conversion which I plan on using as a winter bike. I'm running Continental Top Contact Winter 26 x 1.9 tires which are pretty good for...
12-24-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,516
Posted By bikemig

It wasn't that long ago that you could buy...

It wasn't that long ago that you could buy Shimano parts from European mail order places cheaper than in the US. I think it was Shimano that put an end to this but that is a contractual issue, not a...
12-22-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

If its working, its working. I'd leave it alone....

If its working, its working. I'd leave it alone. It is not particularly prone to failure. If you want a better performing RD, get a suntour but these aren't bad and they look right on an old Peugeot.
Replies: 32
Views: 1,298
Posted By bikemig

Looks like an Atala professional from the 70s...

Looks like an Atala professional from the 70s that has been repainted. I wouldn't trust that frame so I'd value it as a parts donor. I'd buy it at $250ish for the parts.
12-19-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By bikemig

I taught myself how to fix a bike by taking my...

I taught myself how to fix a bike by taking my bike apart when I was in high school and then putting it back together. One thing I learned is that it's a heck of a lot easier to take something apart...
12-18-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,485
Posted By bikemig

You're running downtube shifters, right? I want...

You're running downtube shifters, right? I want to try out 3 x 5 half step gearing on a bike I'm building but I'd prefer to do that with bar end shifters.
12-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By bikemig

A Fuji Newest is one of the more desirable...

A Fuji Newest is one of the more desirable Japanese vintage bikes. I have Fuji Finest which is one model "below" this and it is terrific bike.
12-17-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,052
Posted By bikemig

I like vintage MTBs for gravel bikes. You can run...

I like vintage MTBs for gravel bikes. You can run them with trekking bars which is a really cheap and effective mod to give you more hand positions or you can run them with drops.
12-15-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By bikemig

Not knocking the bike which is a worthy project...

Not knocking the bike which is a worthy project but I’d be concerned over a bike run with a loose head set that needed shimming. You may want to part this out and let the buyer of the frame deal with...
12-15-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,698
Posted By bikemig

Great write up and cool bike. The stronglight A9...

Great write up and cool bike. The stronglight A9 is my all time favorite headset. It is virtually indestructible. It holds up better than a campagnolo NR headset. I also really like that paint job. I...
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