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09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By fliplap

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed...

I bet the way the decals and clear coat failed made that look so good. The lifted clear created a crisp line for the paint to flow against. Even and accurate slab serif lettering on a small, round...
08-25-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 2,430,151
Posted By fliplap

Those are 26"/559 x 2.1"

Those are 26"/559 x 2.1"
08-25-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 2,430,151
Posted By fliplap

Apparently we're a Mirada household now. I'd been...

Apparently we're a Mirada household now. I'd been waiting for one of these to show up at the co-op as a bar/grocery bike for my wife. 1985ish Mirada Mixte. Mix of Deore (derailleurs), XT (brakes &...
07-03-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 30,639
Posted By fliplap

This thread deserves to be kept going. The XT...

This thread deserves to be kept going. The XT BR-M732 cantilevers setup with Shimano 125mm link wires work best with BL-6401 levers, which have a pivot radius of 18mm. As I understand it, these were...
06-18-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By fliplap

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my...

Now have a full set of berry colored bags for my SO's touring bike. When bike touring is a thing again. Stem bag, basket bag, and 2 front panniers. Might need to add a long flap bag for longer trips....
05-17-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,570
Posted By fliplap

Another excuse to post a picture of my bike? Sure...

Another excuse to post a picture of my bike? Sure why not.

1989 Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra
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05-16-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By fliplap

Stem bag for my SO's bike. Fits a 32oz Nalgene....

Stem bag for my SO's bike. Fits a 32oz Nalgene. The body is also padded with closed cell foam, so it works well for a mirrorless camera too.
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04-21-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring...

Coronavirus has effectively killed randonneuring and touring for awhile, so I stitched up some new portage, a mini zipper front bag and a tool roll, for closer-to-home adventures.
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04-17-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,735
Posted By fliplap

I needed a smaller bag for closer-to-home...

I needed a smaller bag for closer-to-home adventures, my rando bag was just too much. This little mini-loaf bag has a top zipper, 2 small internal pockets, a hooded slip pocket on the drive side and...
04-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,564
Posted By fliplap

Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Near Flagstaff, Arizona
04-09-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,564
Posted By fliplap

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a...

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a gravel rig. They were largely meant to fit fenders over 32s, which means 700x38 fits many just a treat. Hereís my Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra in...
03-29-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By fliplap

Trek made sizes up to 25.5Ē. My 82 412 in that...

Trek made sizes up to 25.5Ē. My 82 412 in that size would fit 700x38 without issue. Also, I think 650b looked just fine, and rode like a treat. .
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03-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,993
Posted By fliplap

Hey! Twinsies! I too run a Wald basket on my 87...

Hey! Twinsies! I too run a Wald basket on my 87 Mirada, albeit up front.

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03-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By fliplap

My vote is 1988 Miyata 615. ...

My vote is 1988 Miyata 615.


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03-27-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By fliplap

I had an 82 412 for awhile. Thereís no reason to...

I had an 82 412 for awhile. Thereís no reason to stay with 27Ē wheels. If youíre buying new wheels, at least go 700c, the stock brakes will reach fine. I had room for 700x32s with fenders, or 700x38...
03-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,044
Posted By fliplap

i donít think Iíve ever seen anyone else with...

i donít think Iíve ever seen anyone else with that specific bag. Iíve got the same one

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02-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

And in rando mode, middle of a 300k after being...

And in rando mode, middle of a 300k after being chased by 3 different packs of dogs down the road to this old mission. Rack is a Nitto M18 supported by Rene Herse 170mm cantilever post mount struts....
11-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,897
Posted By fliplap

Not C&V, but Bromptons never change, so close...

Not C&V, but Bromptons never change, so close enough.

Early fall, outside of Frankfurt, Germany somewhere.
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11-08-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,267
Posted By fliplap

Fendered and loaded Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra. ...

Fendered and loaded Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra.

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11-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,287
Posted By fliplap

You might know that the Miyata 1000 only ever...

You might know that the Miyata 1000 only ever came sized up to a 63cm. However, in the dutch market, the Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra was essentially the exact same frame, but available in a towering...
11-07-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

An update on what this bike looks like these...

An update on what this bike looks like these days. Currently setup for "comfortably light" touring. Paselas, VO faceted fenders, triple bottle cages. I'm really happy with it as a general rider, and...
10-09-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 2,430,151
Posted By fliplap

Laced up a cheapy $35 Shimano dynamo hub wheel...

Laced up a cheapy $35 Shimano dynamo hub wheel and ran wiring for lights front and back. Front light is a Trelock with a stand light and an on-off switch that I picked up as a take off for $7....
09-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,661
Posted By fliplap

1989 Koga-Miyata Randonneur Extra on tour in...

1989 Koga-Miyata Randonneur Extra on tour in Colorado
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09-22-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,570
Posted By fliplap

Steal, borrow, copy, take inspiration, pay...

Steal, borrow, copy, take inspiration, pay homage. Any project I've ever completed, in any domain, came from copious study of prior art. Truly original design is rare, bordering on non-existent.
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09-22-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,570
Posted By fliplap

Never noticed this thread. I've made a handful of...

Never noticed this thread. I've made a handful of bags for various bikes and trips. I mostly use Cordura, ripstop nylon and x-pac, but I tend to use whatever I have on hand. Fortunately I have a...
08-24-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,092
Posted By fliplap

Got this cleaned up and ready to sell. Truth be...

Got this cleaned up and ready to sell. Truth be told it was always a bit long to in the top tube for me.
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08-23-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By fliplap

I donít usually make a pattern as itís actually...

I donít usually make a pattern as itís actually more work to develop than the bags themselves. I usually start with a sketch, without specific dimensions, of what I want.

Then I make a cardboard...
08-22-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By fliplap

Day 2: Basalt to Gypsum (40mi) I’d planned...

Day 2: Basalt to Gypsum (40mi)

I’d planned this to be a short day since I’d be riding along the Colorado River and wanted to stop and enjoy it often. Unfortunately I had some business to take care...
08-22-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By fliplap

Vintage mini tour: Koga Miyata meets Rocky Mountains

Some time ago I came across this helpful cycling map of Colorado (http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike#legend) and thought I should make some time for a short tour, being as though Colorado is a...
08-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,540
Posted By fliplap

Indeed you did. The Miyata factory racks being...

Indeed you did. The Miyata factory racks being stamped Blackburn would certainly indicate that's where they came from. I wonder if Koga Miyata had a different supplier, all of my RandonneurExtra's...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,789
Posted By fliplap

From a recent short Rocky Mountain tour. At the...

From a recent short Rocky Mountain tour. At the top of Independence Pass, the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide.

Rear bag is an old Carradice knockoff by "Cardiff", a Merry Sales...
07-22-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

Bringing this back to riding shape. This will be...

Bringing this back to riding shape. This will be my bike for long days, be that touring or just riding around. I pulled everything apart, greased, repaired, replaced anything that needed it. While...
07-07-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 449,092
Posted By fliplap

1982 Trek 412 25.5" from earlier in this thread...

1982 Trek 412 25.5" from earlier in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/20688322-post1817.html), now 650b converted. Fender-less for summer.

Pacenti PL23s, old XT hubs, 650x42 Compass...
07-03-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,351
Posted By fliplap

I was making that 1990 guess based on a T-Mar...

I was making that 1990 guess based on a T-Mar post from a long time ago (https://www.bikeforums.net/4771243-post8.html) that I might've misread.

I went back and flipped through the catalogs....
06-28-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,776
Posted By fliplap

Iíve always liked this angle for this bike. ...

Iíve always liked this angle for this bike.

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06-26-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,540
Posted By fliplap

How about Miyata 1000 based bikes? Specialized...

How about Miyata 1000 based bikes? Specialized Expedition? Univega Specialissima? Were the others?

This 1989 Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra is essentially a 1986 Miyata 1000 with some extra bits...
06-24-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By fliplap

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot...

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot trapping retention.
05-26-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

The geometry, lugs, braze-ons, internal wiring...

The geometry, lugs, braze-ons, internal wiring harness, rear brake cable stop, chain slap guard, are all spot on for a 1000. The 1986 theory comes from pouring over the the catalogs. 1986 seems to be...
05-25-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By fliplap

1989 Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra

Iíve been on the look out for a short reach, tall frame for awhile, so when this 63x57 popped up locally on CL, I grabbed it. There doesnít seem to be a lot of information out there on these, so I...
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