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10-23-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 107
Posted By bikemig

Why not just keep it cheap? I'd keep what you...

Why not just keep it cheap? I'd keep what you have and focus on what you need to make the bike suitable for commuting.
10-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 320
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. I have the same bike in yellow that...

Very nice. I have the same bike in yellow that I've been slowly rebuilding. The cold weather flowing into Iowa will get me motivated to finish it though as my garage will soon turn into a deep...
10-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By bikemig

The idea of finding a used 110/74 bcd crank and...

The idea of finding a used 110/74 bcd crank and running it as a double is a good one. That will keep your costs down and you can run as small as a 34 tooth on the insider. Or you can pick up a 110...
10-22-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,377
Posted By bikemig

I find the older I get, my bars get a bit higher,...

I find the older I get, my bars get a bit higher, my low gear a bit lower, and my tires a bit fatter. I recently built up this 1979 Trek 510 (full ishiwata O22 frame, low temp silver brazed). I like...
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't replace the chain or the seat. Tires...

I wouldn't replace the chain or the seat. Tires have gone crazy with the never ending trade wars so $40 sounds about right. That said if the old tires aren't cut, you can keep them and drop the...
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By bikemig

Pre-pandemic this was a $150ish bike. Prices have...

Pre-pandemic this was a $150ish bike. Prices have gone up but I suspect the market is getting soft again as the weather is turning colder and the initial surge in demand can't continue forever. I...
10-22-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By bikemig

Bonus points for that totally cool CCM ad of the...

Bonus points for that totally cool CCM ad of the family on bikes. :thumb:
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That...

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That is a very fair price for that bike.
10-20-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By bikemig

There are potential issues in running 26 inch...

There are potential issues in running 26 inch wheels on a road bike built around 700c. (1) One is the reach of the brakes. (2) Another is that the BB height will get lowered and you may have an issue...
10-20-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By bikemig

You don't live too far from me as I'm in Des...

You don't live too far from me as I'm in Des Moines. Pretty much every triple I've run with shimano triples, I've ended up using a 127 mm shimano BB to make it work. This is a sugino crank and it...
10-20-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By bikemig

650b conversion is likely your best bet as there...

650b conversion is likely your best bet as there is wide tire availability and it won't drop your BB height much if at all if you can run a 650b x 38c tire.

I'm surprised you can't fit a 700 x 32c...
10-19-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By bikemig

There is a whole thread devoted to drop bar MTBs...

There is a whole thread devoted to drop bar MTBs any one of which would make a fine gravel bike on the cheap.
...
10-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,483
Posted By bikemig

Basement and garage. No problem keeping bikes in...

Basement and garage. No problem keeping bikes in the garage through an Iowa winter which is not as cold as one of your Canadian ones.
10-17-20, 04:49 PM
Forum: Foo
10-17-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By bikemig

This is why we need to stick to corded phones as...

This is why we need to stick to corded phones as well; it will keep the cylons from destroying us one day:
...
10-17-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,167
Posted By bikemig

You don't need a 40 tooth if you stick with a...

You don't need a 40 tooth if you stick with a triple. I'm building up a 1991/2 Stumpjumper as a drop bar bike. I'm running 3 x 7 gearing with 46/36/24 rings and an 11-28 7 speed freewheel.

Also...
10-15-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,094
Posted By bikemig

Hubs and derailleurs are better on the 80s PX...

Hubs and derailleurs are better on the 80s PX bikes, than the 70s versions of these bikes. Crank and headset are roughly similar quality. Brakes might be a wash between the mafac racers and the...
10-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By bikemig

That is an impressive collection of shimano 600...

That is an impressive collection of shimano 600 parts. Price?
10-14-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By bikemig

I'm just glad I don't live in the Twin Cities....

I'm just glad I don't live in the Twin Cities. I'd go broke for sure with all the nice bikes I see up there. Des Moines thankfully doesn't have anywhere near as many vintage bikes for sale and I...
10-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By bikemig

This is a nicer, more expensive bike than a stock...

This is a nicer, more expensive bike than a stock PXN 10 as it has chrome rear socks and 531SL tubing. This is a PY10; nice bike for sure.
10-14-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By bikemig

This is a cool bike. Some Mothers polish will do...

This is a cool bike. Some Mothers polish will do wonders for your stem.

You're making me think I need to get my Mercier 300 fixed up.
10-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,094
Posted By bikemig

The 80s PXN 10 series are fine bikes and in some...

The 80s PXN 10 series are fine bikes and in some ways "better" than the 70s PX 10s. The parts as 3alarmer said are top notch (atom 700 hubs, spidel brakes, stronglight 106 crank, good bar and stem...
10-10-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,881
Posted By bikemig

70s era road bikes that came stock with 27 inch...

70s era road bikes that came stock with 27 inch wheels are likely to give you good clearance with 700c. That said, 38c is a tall order for a vintage road bike.

I'm running 35c tires comfortably on...
10-06-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bikemig

If this is not a top end Gitane, zip clips can do...

If this is not a top end Gitane, zip clips can do the job. It looks kind of ugly but I think this should work.

Also I'm a little surprised that the disparity in tubing size diameter is that great.
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,695
Posted By bikemig

Looking at the doll set, stuffed animals, and the...

Looking at the doll set, stuffed animals, and the '91 'Dale, it is clear you have a well rounded collection of toys. :thumb:
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By bikemig

Tire volume matters and I'll bet this bike with...

Tire volume matters and I'll bet this bike with the Mafac competition brakes can't take a much fatter tire than one of the PX series bikes. This is a rich price for a sports touring bike. French...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By bikemig

I've been running an old Bridgestone BB-1, which...

I've been running an old Bridgestone BB-1, which is a basic commuter bike from the early 90s. I like old MTBs for winter commuting; they're cheap (or they were cheap before Covid) and take fat tires...
10-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By bikemig

Cool, that's how I ended up with my 1960ish Olmo...

Cool, that's how I ended up with my 1960ish Olmo Grand Sport. I had to up my original offer as well because of some competition. Plus the seller liked that it was going to someone who actually knew...
10-04-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 595
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike and great score. I'd love to find...

Beautiful bike and great score. I'd love to find a road bike from the 50s like this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By bikemig

I'm with WhyFi , there is a heck of a lot of...

I'm with WhyFi , there is a heck of a lot of variation on what make people feel comfortable in cold weather. My hands and feet get cold easily in winter. For really cold weather (below freezing), I...
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By bikemig

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy...

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy a PX 10 or a later PXN 10 for substantially less, slap a triple on it, and have a lot of dough left over for beer money. If you want a sports touring...
10-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,084
Posted By bikemig

$1100 which is the starting bid is too much dough...

$1100 which is the starting bid is too much dough for this bike.

Is this your size or is it too large?
...
10-01-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By bikemig

I'm not too far from your old stomping grounds; I...

I'm not too far from your old stomping grounds; I live in Des Moines. Looks like the PO had to do some work to get that bike to fit with that much steerer showing. That bike is my size so I'll think...
10-01-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike and tempting as well. Heck I even...

Beautiful bike and tempting as well. Heck I even have a campy 10 speed group for this.

Has this been built before? It doesn't look like it has with that tall steerer sticking out but there looks...
09-27-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By bikemig

This bike reminds me a lot of my 1982 Peugeot PXN...

This bike reminds me a lot of my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10 but with a nicer finish and better derailleurs than came stock on the PXN 10. Otherwise the parts group are the same. The PXN 10 is a bit heavier...
09-26-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By bikemig

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic...

There are a lot of threads on this. The pandemic has convinced people it's time to get outdoors and get on a bike. Bikes are disappearing from stores. Supply chains have been disrupted by trade wars....
09-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike.

Beautiful bike.
09-25-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By bikemig

Riding a set of araya 27 inch rims on my 70s...

Riding a set of araya 27 inch rims on my 70s Sekine SHS 271. These were original equipment and still going strong. No bead so you want to run a wired on clincher and don't pump the tire past 75 PSI...
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By bikemig

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around...

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around $70 US) for a quality functioning bike. Is this from the 80s? Looks older to me but I'm no Carlton expert.
09-25-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By bikemig

Not red but undoubtedly read and very cool,...

Not red but undoubtedly read and very cool, :thumb:

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09-25-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By bikemig

Double congrats, on the book and the bike. Is the...

Double congrats, on the book and the bike. Is the book cover also read? Sorry couldn't resist . . .
09-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By bikemig

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building...

+ 1 on a 5 speed sturmey archer and building alloy wheels with 650b rims. This will give you much better tire choices, a bit more room under the fenders for a little fatter tire, and let you deal...
09-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By bikemig

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982...

Congrats on selling the bike. This is my 1982 Trek 720; same size but mine does not have all the original parts
...
09-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By bikemig

Too late but I'm interested if the deal falls...

Too late but I'm interested if the deal falls through.
09-24-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By bikemig

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much...

Great job on this bike. You don't need to do much to make it into a "touring" bike. A triple and good tires will do the job.
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By bikemig

I'm with plonz , $700 plus fixed up. I am...

I'm with plonz , $700 plus fixed up. I am skeptical that it can fetch $1k. Maybe someone is willing to pay that much but there are excellent alternatives available at a lower price.
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By bikemig

Very nice. This looks to be a 1992 Specialized...

Very nice. This looks to be a 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper with largely a Deore DX group. I have one that I am currently fixing up. With a little elbow grease, it might make a good bike for your son...
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By bikemig

The UE 8 is a fine bike and well worth fixing up...

The UE 8 is a fine bike and well worth fixing up but it is particularly rare or valuable. Evaporust is your friend in dealing with rust on the crank. You will want to remove it and since it is a...
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By bikemig

Leaving aside the value of the mafac competition...

Leaving aside the value of the mafac competition brakes, a basic bike boom Peugeot from this era is worth something in the neighborhood of $50-$75. But this one is really clean and the co-op will fix...
09-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,955
Posted By bikemig

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize...

Grant Peterson is not a troll trying to polarize the cycling community. He has views and he sells bikes and he sells a vision about bikes. That vision does not include attacking people who disagree...
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