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12-22-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By dweenk

Any Mother treasures her childs drawings, as she...

Any Mother treasures her childs drawings, as she should.
12-17-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,572
Posted By dweenk

Miyata 1000. It's like fusion power - the bike of...

Miyata 1000. It's like fusion power - the bike of the future, and always will be.
11-30-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,343
Posted By dweenk

Sears Reynolds 531

531 frame and fork.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_0011_8045ee58afb01a30831eb415e93e41ec931711bd.jpg...
11-30-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,343
Posted By dweenk

Free Spirit modified to 7 speed IGH. ...

Free Spirit modified to 7 speed IGH.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/img_0555_8748e0fc74a6ff6917aa16fc53ea1e605dc1b1dc.jpg
11-30-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,343
Posted By dweenk

Made in Austria

Here is one.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/sears_3_speed_63dd834002b68641d97b1f75c37702b3edb1714e.jpg
11-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By dweenk

Fork Repair

Rivendell had this video in their latest promo email. I thought it was interesting.
https://youtu.be/tpJ1rDGyxBI
11-19-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,466
Posted By dweenk

How about a 1984 Schwinn High Sierra? ...

How about a 1984 Schwinn High Sierra?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/img_0084_5066c1de33a5a2a5d8f41fb3df9ecb2de01338d1.jpg
11-17-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By dweenk

I approve of catch and release, but often they...

I approve of catch and release, but often they die. I'm only talking about fish.
11-14-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,064
Posted By dweenk

The stuff cliches were made from.

The stuff cliches were made from.
11-10-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By dweenk

Free tandem in Maryland

I found this on CL. The bike is free.
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/d/royal-oak-tandem-bike/7555233545.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_iB0YzERqEMaz_06s04Q_600x450.jpg
10-27-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By dweenk

Schwinn and others built "Sports" frames that had...

Schwinn and others built "Sports" frames that had a single upper down tube that split into two tubes at the junction of the seat tube. Like this....
10-23-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,600
Posted By dweenk

I am frugal, so I would select a SunTour VGT Luxe.

I am frugal, so I would select a SunTour VGT Luxe.
10-05-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

Schwinn Peloton for little money in Salisbury MD....

Schwinn Peloton for little money in Salisbury MD.
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/d/salisbury-classic-schwinn-steel-peloton/7540463552.html...
09-21-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

82 Schwinn Super Sport SP

This is in Berlin MD, looks decent.
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/d/showell-vintage-schwinn/7535357276.html
Includes racks and bags.
09-21-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,533
Posted By dweenk

I didn't buy vintage bikes (other than the 2 my...

I didn't buy vintage bikes (other than the 2 my wife and have owned since 1972) until I built a garage where I could keep them out of the weather, and I was 57 at the time. I was constantly passing...
09-19-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,533
Posted By dweenk

Lately I don't even try to sell a bike. I did...

Lately I don't even try to sell a bike. I did very well a few years ago, selling bikes that I got for cheap from yard sales and CL. It's not like I was making $$ on them, but I was using the profits...
09-09-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By dweenk

I sold that bike some time ago, but here is a...

I sold that bike some time ago, but here is a photo of the type of tape used.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_0075_889af4edb720b60542f04fff4acabc883ff6bb15.jpg
09-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By dweenk

A couple of times a month I read about a cyclist...

A couple of times a month I read about a cyclist or pedestrian being killed in DC by a motorist. For cyclists it's nearly always by right turning drivers when the cyclist is moving straight through...
09-08-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By dweenk

I made a chainstay protector with fiberglas...

I made a chainstay protector with fiberglas reinforced HVAC tape some years ago. It works great, but it isn't pretty - you can see the netting.
08-07-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By dweenk

Horseshoe please.

Horseshoe please.
08-07-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By dweenk

Close works in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Close works in horseshoes and hand grenades.
07-30-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,392
Posted By dweenk

Thanks

Thanks
07-29-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By dweenk

When I saw Elvish, I thought...

When I saw Elvish, I thought "Rivendell".
07-26-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,883
Posted By dweenk

I have a Miyata 1000 with that same seat post...

I have a Miyata 1000 with that same seat post bolt. There is no slot in the frame or tab on the bolt/nut. The nut will not take an allen wrench either; so I put mine in a little plastic bag marked...
07-24-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

A whole lotta tandems for sale recently. I...

A whole lotta tandems for sale recently. I thought I needed one a few years ago, but the little voice in my head (that would be my wife) asked where I would store it, how would I transport it, and...
07-23-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,611
Posted By dweenk

Any shot down the low rail is bound to count.

Any shot down the low rail is bound to count.
07-23-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

I want the car.

I want the car.
07-23-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

Wow. The seller's post is worth $300 just by the...

Wow. The seller's post is worth $300 just by the word count.
07-19-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By dweenk

I use a cheap Harbor Freight funnel and a cone...

I use a cheap Harbor Freight funnel and a cone coffee filter when my EvapoRust looks dark and semi-opaque. Seems to work better after filtering, and I do think it is more efficient at warm temps.
07-19-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

TIG/MIG welded carbon fiber at that!

TIG/MIG welded carbon fiber at that!
07-16-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By dweenk

If you intend to dunk the whole brake arm, Coca...

If you intend to dunk the whole brake arm, Coca Cola may be OK for a soak, but I would avoid oxalic acid on any aluminum part.
07-09-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,741
Posted By dweenk

I think I have some #2 screws that will work. He...

I think I have some #2 screws that will work. He needs three and I can mail them for free. Give me the mailing address.
07-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,210
Posted By dweenk

When you think about it, rim brakes are disk...

When you think about it, rim brakes are disk brakes, just out at the edge of the wheel. Rim is rotor. Caliper is caliper.
Old school is not as cool, a lot cheaper & easier to work on, and old school...
07-05-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By dweenk

I have the proper straddle cables and a pair of...

I have the proper straddle cables and a pair of Grand Compe stradle cable pulley hangers are on the way.
Had to take a break from working on the bike due to a surgical procedure, but now I am on the...
06-20-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,644
Posted By dweenk

Sheldon Brown's site lists 27.2 as the most...

Sheldon Brown's site lists 27.2 as the most likely candidate, but you have one in place now plus a shim so another 2mm may be it. As far as the spray bomb touch-up goes; I have used acetone on a rag...
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By dweenk

Looks like a 1988 based on the color and...

Looks like a 1988 based on the color and equipment.
https://www.ragandbone.ca/PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%20PDFs/Miyata%20Catalogue%2088.pdf
06-11-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By dweenk

We are always looking for bits and pieces

https://youtu.be/XoRLIJJSG4o
Not exactly like this.
06-11-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By dweenk

I have some NOS 8-speed Shimano bar-end shifters...

I have some NOS 8-speed Shimano bar-end shifters that work in friction mode - the left side can do 3 chain rings. I can't think of any reason not to use them on the Miyata 1000. It would not be...
06-10-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By dweenk

Here you go. ...

Here you go.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x165/peugeout_87550f7bac7bf87a25549a2ced254dff53ec169f_99af96a0374c2bc7d4829dccbaf4cc636ab388fa.png
06-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,741
Posted By dweenk

One of my favorites is "The Russians are Coming,...

One of my favorites is "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" form back in the late '60s. How could they go wrong with Carl Reiner, Theodore Bikel, Paul Ford, Alan Arkin, and Jonthan...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,285
Posted By dweenk

Long haul, I'd keep it as light as possible, but...

Long haul, I'd keep it as light as possible, but for a week or weekend I'd go bigger for comfort.
05-26-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By dweenk

History of a Miyata 1000

I got this Miyata 1000 frame free for shipping from west coast to east coast, so it was not exactly free. But when I looked at the shop sticker on the seat tube it spoke to me - "Hand Assembled,...
05-07-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By dweenk

They are vintagey looking. I bought one used (and...

They are vintagey looking. I bought one used (and assembled incorrectly) several years ago. It was nothing special, but there was nothing wrong with it either. The paint was good and the components...
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By dweenk

I have a 23" 1984 High Sierra In similar original...

I have a 23" 1984 High Sierra In similar original condition, but with bull moose bars - works great and has some minor chips and scratches. If it were to sell in my market, I'd be lucky to get $150...
03-28-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

Looks bent to me.

Looks bent to me.
03-18-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,013
Views: 902,416
Posted By dweenk

A 1983 Miyata 1000 frame from philpeugeot,...

A 1983 Miyata 1000 frame from philpeugeot, facilitated by SwimmerMike.
03-05-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By dweenk

Here is a step - through Raleigh Tourist for sale...

Here is a step - through Raleigh Tourist for sale in Cambridge Maryland. A bit overpriced I think.
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/d/woolford-vintage-raleigh-bike/7452673174.html
...
02-05-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 907,339
Posted By dweenk

I am old, and in my mind still good looking - my...

I am old, and in my mind still good looking - my wife thinks so, and that's enough for me.
01-18-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 212,314
Posted By dweenk

Nice to see this thread ressurected.

Nice to see this thread ressurected.
01-11-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By dweenk

So a simple bulb would be sufficient to verify...

So a simple bulb would be sufficient to verify the dynohubs operation? I can certainly do that with a front or rear light that I have on hand. I have some aligator clips that will make it easy and...
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