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09-27-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Piff

What bike is this for? Some mounts are different...

What bike is this for? Some mounts are different sizes. I recently purchased a gipiemme mount that doesn't actually fit on my bike's frame, it's too small. Both shimano and suntour top-mount shifters...
09-26-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Piff

Lovely bike and terribly tempting. It's a 1989,...

Lovely bike and terribly tempting. It's a 1989, btw.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1256x1600/dxser03_f0c177e82900efbeeb808a4d9512f4c927601dbf.jpg...
09-21-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By Piff

Very nice! Upload a picture when you can :)

Very nice! Upload a picture when you can :)
09-20-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,253
Posted By Piff

I'm 28 and though I've caught the bug for about...

I'm 28 and though I've caught the bug for about 10 years, I don't think I'll ever fully delve deep into the hobby past the mid 1970s. Early/mid 90s sport touring are my preferred, though before I...
09-19-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By Piff

I've done this before, it's obviously easier on a...

I've done this before, it's obviously easier on a bike without recessed brake mounts. For a bike that does have recessed brake mounts, what I did was fit a schrader-to-presta adapter to take up the...
09-10-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,641
Posted By Piff

Amazing, thank you! I do love the paint,...

Amazing, thank you!

I do love the paint, part of the reason I gave up on my search for a 1985 Miyata 912 or similar model of miyata with sport touring geometry. The Eros I picked up is in...
09-10-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,641
Posted By Piff

Anyone got a 1992 catalog? The links above don't...

Anyone got a 1992 catalog? The links above don't work or don't have it. I'd love to be able to check out the geometry of my 1992 Eros.

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Piff

For those curious, my girlfriend hasn't left me,...

For those curious, my girlfriend hasn't left me, yet ;)

I went with the Race Face Ride pedals, success! She says they're great, super grippy, nice wide platform. Thank you all :)
08-30-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Piff

According to modern opinions, you'd be better off...

According to modern opinions, you'd be better off with an internal rim width closer to 18-19mm if you're planning on running tires that are 32-35mm wide, and the Velo Orange Enterprise rim are...
08-26-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 812
Posted By Piff

Agreed that the older stuff just has that...how...

Agreed that the older stuff just has that...how do you say "je ne sais quoi" in italian?

And another vote for custom steel. Mine would be a sport touring frame that has a blend of modern and...
08-25-22, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Piff

A Schwinn Speedster would work. Available as...

A Schwinn Speedster would work. Available as single speed or 3 speed.
The Schwinn Speedster | 1959 to 1978 (bikehistory.org) (https://bikehistory.org/bikes/speedster/)
08-25-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Piff

Awesome brakes, very tempting. Had no idea the...

Awesome brakes, very tempting. Had no idea the single pivot superbe came in long reach!
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Piff

Grippy flat pedals for girlfriend

I'm used to using flat pedals with pins for grip, but my girlfriend is a bit wary of catching herself in the shin. Does anyone know good grippy flat pedals that don't rely on pins for foot...
08-18-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Piff

I think symmetric shifters went the way of the...

I think symmetric shifters went the way of the dodo for high end racing bikes by '84. '85 definitely. I think 82 and 83 were the big years for it.
08-18-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Piff

I really think you ought to concern yourself with...

I really think you ought to concern yourself with more important frame geometry attributes than short reach calipers. Trail, wheel flop, head/seat/top tube length, bottom bracket drop, chainstay...
08-18-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Piff

You should think about taking into account top...

You should think about taking into account top tube length as part of your purchasing process. Posting a budget would be good too.

I also think that holding out for a C&V frame that takes 32mm...
08-17-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Piff

I asked PDW and got a response:

I asked PDW and got a response:
08-17-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Piff

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over...

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over the front axle" considered a good rule of thumb for relatively neutral handling? That is, neither too twitchy or dead for a given bike's front end...
08-16-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By Piff

Seems like 531 professional to me.

Seems like 531 professional to me.
08-16-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Piff

I've been buying the wrong ones then :( ...

I've been buying the wrong ones then :(

Maybe I'll try these, it's been probably 5 years since the last pair!

Only question, is the palm area thin? I'm not a fan of padded gloves.
08-16-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By Piff

I'd like to purchase a pair, they look really...

I'd like to purchase a pair, they look really nice, but I prefer gloves with a snap closure. Velcro just gives up the ghost after a while. Anyone know if it would be a cinch to add a snap to the...
08-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Piff

Look through this thread: Show your classic...

Look through this thread:

Show your classic sports touring bicycle - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html)

Also, another...
08-16-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 164,826
Posted By Piff

CityParkCruiser Both incredible bikes! What...

CityParkCruiser

Both incredible bikes! What made you decide to choose the Woodrup over the Trek?
08-16-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Piff

It might, I should definitely keep an eye on the...

It might, I should definitely keep an eye on the setup for a variety of reasons. I'm hoping it will be alright, the tubus p-clip is pretty strongly tightened on there. Plus there's the eyelet that...
08-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Piff

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer...

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer the questions:

Why not under the top tube or along the seat tube? I like being able to lift and carry my bike from the top tube, annoying having...
08-15-22, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By Piff

Jury-rig: Attaching Frame pump via Seat Stay. Am I going to die?

A bit melodramatic, but I just wanted to get a second opinion on my jury rig setup. Using a tubus p-clip and some velcro, I've attached my frame pump along the seatstay. Does it look okay? It feel...
08-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 164,826
Posted By Piff

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be...

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be posted here! Though it's a bit newer and has a unicrown fork so I'm not sure how "classic" it is. At the very least it is lugged and has a horizontal...
08-12-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,465
Posted By Piff

Aha, that's a simpler method. Thank you.

Aha, that's a simpler method. Thank you.
08-12-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,465
Posted By Piff

In an interest of keeping similar information...

In an interest of keeping similar information together I'm resurrecting this thread.

I'm planning on purchasing a 13-25 9 speed cassette and running it as an 8 speed 14-25 on my 7 speed hub.
...
08-07-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Piff

P-clips on Aluminum fork?

I would like to be able to install pclips (these tubus ones: clamp set - Accessories rear carriers - Tubus (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/accessories-rear-carriers/tubus-product/clamp-set)) on...
08-04-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Piff

Interesting, here's a link for a short...

Interesting, here's a link for a short description: Browning Smartshift equipped bike at Classic Cycle | Classic Cycle Bainbridge Island Kitsap County (classiccycleus.com)...
08-02-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Piff

Pictures?? :troll:

Pictures?? :troll:
07-29-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Piff

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic,...

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic, this is a new configuration that I've never seen. Which campy guides did you use?
07-26-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Piff

It may or may not fit perfectly. That top mount...

It may or may not fit perfectly. That top mount shifter is oh so slightly too narrow for my Miyata 1200. I will need to either alter the frame or the mount in some way for it to fit.
07-22-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Piff

Oh believe me, I've been thinking about it ;) ...

Oh believe me, I've been thinking about it ;) Just I'll be moving to a more rainy area in about a year. Gotta get a proper frame that can take fenders. Was going to be a Super Course MKii but the...
07-21-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Piff

I guess I should've expected that it'd be the...

I guess I should've expected that it'd be the pricier cranks. Thanks!
07-21-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Piff

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news...

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news for my wallet and bad news for my relationship ;) The GF does not want another bike in here before the other is out!

Might be time to finally sell...
07-21-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Piff

ISO cranks that use a 109mm spindle?

I'm having one of those moments where you have a part that's burning a hole in your bin. A long while ago I purchased a Sugino superlap cup/cone bottom bracket, and it has a 109mm ISO spindle. I'm...
07-19-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Piff

For those interested... The headset works...

For those interested...

The headset works great! Like most roller bearing headsets it has a bit more drag. Beneficial for the bike it went on, I wanted the front end to be a bit less twitchy and...
07-18-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Piff

You aren't planning to spring for an aluminum...

You aren't planning to spring for an aluminum cassette, are you? Of all the weight weenie things I feel like those are the least useful splurge.
07-18-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 750
Posted By Piff

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.
07-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,602
Posted By Piff

An important question you need to ask is what...

An important question you need to ask is what you're solving with the upgrade. If it's just a shiny new bike then this question is easy ;) We've all been there.

But do you want a bike that handles...
07-15-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,210
Posted By Piff

This thread is 10 years old. Miyata touring bikes...

This thread is 10 years old. Miyata touring bikes are great, what condition is the bike in?
07-15-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Piff

1985 Schwinn Super Sport: Tire Clearance?

I'm thinking about checking out a 1985 Schwinn Super Sport, but I'm worried that 28mm tires won't fit...the catalog says it comes with 25mm tires, but the Schwinn catalogs of that year are very...
07-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Piff

I've got a 1200 from around the same time frame,...

I've got a 1200 from around the same time frame, very similar bike...I can confidently say that it rides wonderfully. Not that anyone on this site needs any more education to how great early 80s...
07-13-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Piff

And now, drum roll please....the correct spindle...

And now, drum roll please....the correct spindle length turned out to be....107mm! The bike in question is an old 90s MTB with a 68mm bottom bracket shell and 135mm OLD rear dropouts. Thank you all...
07-11-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Piff

That function of the google search bar makes...

That function of the google search bar makes forums like these a real wealth of information. I dunno how else I would find stuff on this site when I need to read up on some esoteric C&V bike part.
07-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Piff

First link I found when I googled "Specialized...

First link I found when I googled "Specialized Expedition 1983": 1983 Specialized Expedition: Review – My Favorite Bike Parts (wordpress.com)...
07-10-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Piff

Pm'd.

Pm'd.
07-08-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Piff

Hmm, on sheldon's page it says 107-113 for a...

Hmm, on sheldon's page it says 107-113 for a chainline of 47.5-50. Should I just get a 110mm bottom bracket and call it a day? The bike has 135mm dropouts, if that helps.
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