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10-21-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By bikemig

Id me tempted to build this as a 3 speed bike...

Id me tempted to build this as a 3 speed bike with an SA hub
10-20-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 265
Posted By bikemig

Just put up a WTB in the C & V for sale forum....

Just put up a WTB in the C & V for sale forum. Something will pop up at a reasonable price.
10-20-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By bikemig

Im curious as well. I have a bike I need to...

Im curious as well. I have a bike I need to repaint.
10-18-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26,087
Views: 2,726,773
Posted By bikemig

I've been busy with work so getting in long rides...

I've been busy with work so getting in long rides has not been happening. I've been getting to my favorite training ride and getting in a 10 to 15 mile ride around 4-5 times a week though. The ride...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By bikemig

Does your bike look like this? The Fuji America...

Does your bike look like this? The Fuji America came out in 1975 for the first time I believe. You should post pics of your bike in the C&V forum and talk about your ride. These are neat bikes.

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10-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bikemig

Someone needs to buy this bike. Good looking...

Someone needs to buy this bike. Good looking bikes from the 50s don't show up every day. GLWS.
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By bikemig

Yep, that's why I said that front panniers were...

Yep, that's why I said that front panniers were around before 1976 but I think Blackburn popularized them. I toured in Europe extensively in the early 80s and front panniers were exceedingly rare....
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By bikemig

I like this idea. I was too young to do the...

I like this idea. I was too young to do the bikecentennial but I remember reading about it and thinking it was a great idea. Plus I'd read the '73 article in national geographic on the "hemisphere"...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By bikemig

Yeah cool stuff actually. I'm suspect that front...

Yeah cool stuff actually. I'm suspect that front panniers were around in the late 70s, but they were popularized by Jim Blackburn I believe in the first half of the 80s. I was working in a shop then...
10-17-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 507
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. You end up with a frame which really isn't...

+ 1. You end up with a frame which really isn't that great for what the OP wants to do.
10-17-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By bikemig

I just checked out a headbadge on a bike the...

I just checked out a headbadge on a bike the other day when I was out riding as I was surprised to see a bike with thin steel tubes and a headbadge! Fujis have a distinctive badge which helps. Agreed...
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By bikemig

Here is one that looks around the same size and...

Here is one that looks around the same size and is complete at $800 BIN; the shipping price is high though at $200. Maybe negotiate the price down a bit to deal with the shipping?
...
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By bikemig

The bike is expensive at $600 but Bridgestones...

The bike is expensive at $600 but Bridgestones command a premium and this is in fine shape. You can find an equivalent quality bike of this age for less but if this bike fits you, the price is likely...
10-17-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By bikemig

Value is all in the eye of the beholder, right?...

Value is all in the eye of the beholder, right? I'm not sure if I've seen a "lower" end French bike in the valuations forum that you didn't think was underpriced . . . ;)
10-17-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike and a fine restoration. GLWS.

This is a cool bike and a fine restoration. GLWS.
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By bikemig

For whatever reason, this bike tends to be...

For whatever reason, this bike tends to be underappreciated in the Peugeot line up as most of the attention tends to go to the PX 10 and PY 10. That said, the PSV 10 is a superb bike. The Super Vitus...
10-16-21, 11:18 AM
10-15-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By bikemig

I really like older, lower end French bikes. They...

I really like older, lower end French bikes. They have charm and style. That said, they are overpriced for what they are. The derailleurs tend to be iffy, they have steel cottered cranks, and steel...
10-15-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,322,258
Posted By bikemig

The weather is finally starting to cool off. This...

The weather is finally starting to cool off. This is around the time I start looking for trails to ride. These are my MTBs:...
10-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By bikemig

When it looks this pretty, yeah it's worth $125...

When it looks this pretty, yeah it's worth $125 or so. These are interesting bikes and those racks are great. I don't know if I've ever seen one this clean.

These have a cottered triple, right?
...
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By bikemig

That particular seller's bikes are consisently...

That particular seller's bikes are consisently overpriced. On the other hand, I assume it's a business model that works since sooner or later you'll find someone who doesn't care much what they pay...
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By bikemig

If you need the parts, that's a different story....

If you need the parts, that's a different story. There's generally no better way to pick up old parts than a donor bike.
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By bikemig

Old MTBs have increased in value. You can...

Old MTBs have increased in value. You can maximize your return by parting this out but it's also a lot of work to sell parts individually. Personally I'd either fix it up to ride or fix it up to sell...
10-12-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By bikemig

Waiting on the pics of the new bike to go with...

Waiting on the pics of the new bike to go with the rack . . . :innocent:
10-12-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,103
Posted By bikemig

This is why I’ll never sell my vintage MTBs. I’ll...

This is why I’ll never sell my vintage MTBs. I’ll ride them when I can’t hack the drops anymore which is hopefully never, 😉. I put the bars around saddle height and I like randonneur bars as the...
10-12-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,287
Posted By bikemig

Building wheels is fun. If you've trued up your...

Building wheels is fun. If you've trued up your own wheels, these won't teach you much you don't already know.
10-12-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,287
Posted By bikemig

Wow, I've paid no attention to bike prices lately...

Wow, I've paid no attention to bike prices lately (one of the advantages of riding old bikes I guess). They've really gone up. The 650b Soma and VO bike frames are both close to $1,000 just for the...
10-12-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,287
Posted By bikemig

Agreed. I've been looking on and off for a 130...

Agreed. I've been looking on and off for a 130 OLD 650 wheelset and those are hard to find. That's an attractive price.
Replies: 54
Views: 3,678
Posted By bikemig

These are beautiful bikes. It’s good that you’re...

These are beautiful bikes. It’s good that you’re content with the journey you are on. That is not an easy transition for many.
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By bikemig

That's an awesome bike. Where are you located?...

That's an awesome bike. Where are you located? That matters in terms of value. US values tend to be lower than in Europe or Canada; bikes tend to be worth more in large cities. It's all about the...
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

It wouldn't surprise me if the Newest has shorter...

It wouldn't surprise me if the Newest has shorter chain stays than the Finest. The Finest is really closer to a fast touring bike than a racing bike. But perhaps someone here knows the answer to...
10-12-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By bikemig

Vintage MTBs are terrific for mixed terrain. They...

Vintage MTBs are terrific for mixed terrain. They are not as good obviously as modern MTBs for technical single track but the older MTBs work great for gravel, non-technical offroad, road, etc. They...
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

If it's a 72 with that drop out then it's not an...

If it's a 72 with that drop out then it's not an S 10 S; it's either a Finest or a Newest. Is there chrome underneath the paint? The seatpost is a puzzle as it should be 27.2 but maybe it's been...
10-11-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By bikemig

If you want a suntour freewheel that indexes with...

If you want a suntour freewheel that indexes with your shifters, your best bet may be to put up a WTB in the C&V for sale forum. If you're good on friction, you can buy a new freewheel.
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

Are you dating the bike by the serial number? Is...

Are you dating the bike by the serial number? Is the 7 what you are using to date it as a '72?

If this is a '72, there were only 4 models and the S 10 S had cheaper drop outs than this bike.The...
10-11-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,827
Posted By bikemig

26 inch wheel bikes make a lot of sense in small...

26 inch wheel bikes make a lot of sense in small frame sizes. I'd search for a top end vintage MTB to convert to gravel/light touring or a Bridgestone XO series bike many (but not all) of which were...
10-10-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By bikemig

27 zip seatpost would be an unusual size for a...

27 zip seatpost would be an unusual size for a French or Swiss bike; 26.4 or 26.6 is common. I've seen serial numbers on the outside of the BB like that on Cilo bikes but I have no idea whether this...
10-10-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

This is a common problem in going from 6 to 7. A...

This is a common problem in going from 6 to 7. A 1 mm spacer should take care of the problem.
10-10-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,756
Posted By bikemig

Panaracer makes good quality 27 inch tires. You...

Panaracer makes good quality 27 inch tires. You likely need wired on clinchers with those wheels. Check to see if the rim has a bead or a hook. If not, get wired on clinchers and don't pump them over...
10-10-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By bikemig

Old MTBs are getting harder to find and prices...

Old MTBs are getting harder to find and prices are going up. These are terrific bikes. Try to get a rockhopper or a stumpjumper rather than a hardrock. I used to be able to find these for around...
10-10-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,756
Posted By bikemig

Were the original wheels 27 inch or 700c? Go with...

Were the original wheels 27 inch or 700c? Go with 700c if since you apparently have a set since that will give you better tire choices and a bit more clearance for the tire (and maybe fenders).
...
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

If you post pics to an album on your profile,...

If you post pics to an album on your profile, someone will post it to this thread. Newbies aren't allowed to post pics until they have 10 posts (it's an anti-spam measure).
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By bikemig

That's a little tough. This is a newbie who can't...

That's a little tough. This is a newbie who can't post pics and may not know much about bikes.
10-10-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,756
Posted By bikemig

Before you go down the 650b rabbit hole, Id...

Before you go down the 650b rabbit hole, Id overhaul this bike and try out the ride with the fattest tires that will fit. You may be happily surprised by the ride quality. The Univega is a fine bike.
10-09-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By bikemig

It would be interesting to see the article on the...

It would be interesting to see the article on the golden age of the bicycle on p. 34.

I really enjoyed the piece on the Wisconsin 300. Wisconsin has fine riding. I like the bit where they decided...
10-09-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,926
Posted By bikemig

Finally had a chance to watch the race. Wow that...

Finally had a chance to watch the race. Wow that was a Paris Roubaix for the ages.
10-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. I'm going to go on a longish bike ride...

Very nice. I'm going to go on a longish bike ride and with any luck this group will be gone before I get back. Are those standard reach calipers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, it is very hard to talk a seller down who...

Agreed, it is very hard to talk a seller down who starts this high to a more reasonable price. I checked eBay sold listings; $900 is on the high side even for eBay. There are 5 complete paramounts of...
10-08-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By bikemig

Bridgestone MB 1 would be on my short list.

Bridgestone MB 1 would be on my short list.
10-08-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By bikemig

I'll take the Superbes then. PM sent.

I'll take the Superbes then. PM sent.
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