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08-22-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 176,599
Posted By ecnewell

Some really nice crap in the box the last few...

Some really nice crap in the box the last few rounds. Good show, all!
Forum: Commuting
08-14-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 11,520,738
Posted By ecnewell

I put a set of albatross-style bars on my Miyata...

I put a set of albatross-style bars on my Miyata One-Thousand over the weekend. Loving them so far! It's nice having a more upright riding position on the way to work. Bar end shifters are Shimano...
08-10-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By ecnewell

PM incoming on the Sachs brifters and RD.

PM incoming on the Sachs brifters and RD.
08-10-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 177,020
Posted By ecnewell

Awesome, glad it's what you needed! :thumb:

Awesome, glad it's what you needed! :thumb:
08-09-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,637
Posted By ecnewell

If those are the same Suntour Sealed Bearing hubs...

If those are the same Suntour Sealed Bearing hubs found on the Miyata 1000, they're quite nice. You could put in a new set of cartridge bearings and be rolling for a while longer, provided the rims...
08-04-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 176,599
Posted By ecnewell

Don't look now, but there's a seal peaking out of...

Don't look now, but there's a seal peaking out of your drive side crank arm. He looks thirsty.
08-04-17, 05:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,364
Posted By ecnewell

No danger at 210, certainly. If it motivates you...

No danger at 210, certainly. If it motivates you to ride, I say go for it. Awesome job so far, congrats on your progress!
08-03-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,483
Posted By ecnewell

I guess I would need to see the bike before I say...

I guess I would need to see the bike before I say whether it's a no-no or not. Like the Mercedes badge on the Dodge Caravan, if it is obvious to the point of funny that it isn't a Colnago, I don't...
08-03-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By ecnewell

If all else fails, there are a few threads that...

If all else fails, there are a few threads that explain how to make your own decals. You would need to find or create an image of the Avanti logo, manipulate it using a graphics program, and print it...
08-03-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 54,932
Posted By ecnewell

Jack's Abby out of Framingham, Mass....

Jack's Abby out of Framingham,
Mass. specializes in lagers, and brews some outstanding beers. They've got 24 different lagers on tap at their tasting room with a remarkably broad flavor profile.
My...
08-03-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,637
Posted By ecnewell

$55 is a screaming deal on a Trek multitrack,...

$55 is a screaming deal on a Trek multitrack, though if memory serves correctly the single track was a higher-end bike all around. You'll want to avoid anything with suspension/shocks for commuting,...
08-02-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 177,020
Posted By ecnewell

I've got you covered on the spindle - I've got...

I've got you covered on the spindle - I've got one laying around that didn't fit my last project. PM me your address and I'll pop it in the mail.
08-02-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,514
Posted By ecnewell

There are some custom builders that I would...

There are some custom builders that I would definitely take over any grail bike. Once in a while I spend an hour perusing the framebuilder forums at www.velocipedesalon.com and just drool. For Ti,...
08-02-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By ecnewell

VO has derailleur cable in various colors - $10...

VO has derailleur cable in various colors - $10 for a bike's worth.
https://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/shifting-freewheels-cassettes/cables/vo-colored-deraileur-cable-kit.html
08-01-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,637
Posted By ecnewell

Run and grab that Miyata now if it fits and isn't...

Run and grab that Miyata now if it fits and isn't wrecked! It's near ideal for your needs, and an absolute steal at $100.
08-01-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,586
Posted By ecnewell

If it were me, I would probably go with a honey...

If it were me, I would probably go with a honey leather saddle and matching leather, faux leather, or cloth bar tape. But I'm a little biased.

http://i.imgur.com/0qS9jSvm.jpg?1
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By ecnewell

Ah, the classic double-crank single-speed.

Ah, the classic double-crank single-speed.
08-01-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,637
Posted By ecnewell

Yeah, I agree that you don't really need a...

Yeah, I agree that you don't really need a triple. I doubt your locale is as hilly as where I live, and I get by with a 39 tooth chainring as the small ring on a double. You could go with a 36 or a...
07-31-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By ecnewell

Don't just post your city here - click "User CP,"...

Don't just post your city here - click "User CP," then "Edit your details," then fill in "Where you live." Then EVERYONE will know, not just those lucky enough to read this thread :)
07-31-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,810,492
Posted By ecnewell

We've been getting soaked all summer in central...

We've been getting soaked all summer in central New York, but this weekend was beautiful. Took advantage by going on nice 20mi. +/- ride through Syracuse, Manlius, Jamesville, and Dewitt. I took the...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,734
Posted By ecnewell

Took advantage of the beautiful weather, rare as...

Took advantage of the beautiful weather, rare as it's been, to take a nice ride through Syracuse, Manlius, Jamesville, and Dewitt. There are some killer hills out this way, but the payoff is worth...
07-31-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By ecnewell

1975 Brooks B17 Narrow - Brown - VGC

SOLD
$65 shipped CONUS - PayPal f/f or buyer pays fees

I tried this on my commuter for a few days, and I'd love to keep it, but my rear is just not a fan of a "narrow," it seems. Has been treated...
07-31-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 54,932
Posted By ecnewell

+1 for Luponic Distortion! Our food co-op carries...

+1 for Luponic Distortion! Our food co-op carries this regularly, so it finds its way into our fridge often.

We also just tried a new brew from Firestone Walker, Leo v. Ursus: Adversus Double IPA....
07-31-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By ecnewell

For me, it's a 7-speed SL-1055 lever that is...

For me, it's a 7-speed SL-1055 lever that is showing this symptom - or maybe it's a feature? I've had a 6-speed SL-1050 lever on the same bike, and it laid flat. I don't use the included boss cover,...
07-30-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By ecnewell

I've got the same issue. Following to see if you...

I've got the same issue. Following to see if you find a solution. It's a minor annoyance, but would be nice to fix.
07-30-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By ecnewell

Microshift is also an option. Edit: Sorry...

Microshift is also an option.

Edit: Sorry OP, didn't see you had already called these out. Good luck with the decision.
07-30-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 61,066
Views: 9,130,347
Posted By ecnewell

The stem shifters make me think this could also...

The stem shifters make me think this could also be a Sport-Ten. Possibly the "diamond blue" color from 1984. See p. 17: Miyata Bicycle Catalogs: Miyata Catalog 1984...
07-28-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By ecnewell

Great price on a working Silca with Campy head!

Great price on a working Silca with Campy head!
07-28-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

You've got a winner there. With a proper saddle...

You've got a winner there. With a proper saddle and more period-correct tape, it will look just right.
07-28-17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,322
Posted By ecnewell

I was going to suggest framing it as an unpaid...

I was going to suggest framing it as an unpaid internship/apprenticeship, rather than volunteering. Eventually, once they trust the quality of your work, they might even pay you. And why not? They're...
07-28-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20,234
Views: 3,389,605
Posted By ecnewell

It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like...

It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like those might be 650c wheels, which could also explain why the bike only has <20 miles on it - it's an experiment gone wrong. (I should know, I've done...
07-28-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 177,020
Posted By ecnewell

ISO bar-end shifters. Not terribly concerned with...

ISO bar-end shifters. Not terribly concerned with brand/gearing, as I'm happy using them in friction mode, but 7-speed Shimano would be a bonus. Shimano shifter pods would also work.

Have: The...
07-27-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By ecnewell

I know Lezyne did release an updated chuck within...

I know Lezyne did release an updated chuck within the last couple of years, so perhaps that problem was fixed.
07-27-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61,066
Views: 9,130,347
Posted By ecnewell

Oh, I don't mind raising it from a bargain...

Oh, I don't mind raising it from a bargain basement price to something realistic. It's the $25 jump that gets my goat.

Edit: Nevermind, I see the $700 figure quoted by pedalnmetal was simply...
07-27-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,551
Posted By ecnewell

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive. I love the threaded...

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive. I love the threaded chuck and air-bleed valve. Also available with an in-line gauge.
https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Micro-Floor-Drive-High/dp/B0065ZMWMI
...
07-27-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61,066
Views: 9,130,347
Posted By ecnewell

Hate when this happens - seller gets his asking...

Hate when this happens - seller gets his asking price, then decides he wants more. If one is looking to hold an auction, there are sites for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,157
Posted By ecnewell

Why are we assuming the mechanic is salaried? I...

Why are we assuming the mechanic is salaried? I would expect that to be an hourly position. In any case, I'd argue his costs aren't actually sunk; the owner recoups them via work orders, and in the...
07-26-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 176,599
Posted By ecnewell

They pack relatively flat, at least.

They pack relatively flat, at least.
07-26-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

Nice, my wife is a CNS grad (a few years after).

Nice, my wife is a CNS grad (a few years after).
07-26-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

You know, I've never really been drawn to French...

You know, I've never really been drawn to French bikes until just now - Peugeots don't do it for me - but that Motobecane does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Looks like it maybe needs cables and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,157
Posted By ecnewell

Yeah, that does complicate things. On one hand,...

Yeah, that does complicate things. On one hand, creaking from your fork would have made it difficult to find the larger issue. On the other, as soon as they found out you were in a crash gnarly...
07-26-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,229
Posted By ecnewell

Today's steed: https://imgur.com/HWf0MLPl.jpg ...

Today's steed:
https://imgur.com/HWf0MLPl.jpg

Edit: Now with albatross-style bars and bar-end shifters. Loving this setup for commutes.

http://i.imgur.com/9VR4CBll.jpg
...
07-26-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By ecnewell

Welcome! You may have the best luck with your...

Welcome! You may have the best luck with your specific questions in the Classic & Vintage (C&V) or the mechanics forums. Happy riding!
07-26-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By ecnewell

Whatever you call it, that looks like fun.

Whatever you call it, that looks like fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,157
Posted By ecnewell

If I'm understanding correctly, the LBS...

If I'm understanding correctly, the LBS discovered their own mistake during a final ride-around, and you never had the bike in your hands between the time you brought it in for service, the fork...
07-26-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

Good points. Shops tend to put a premium on...

Good points. Shops tend to put a premium on clearing floor space - if OP were to make an offer contingent on that chainring bolt being replaced and the saddle changed out for a Brooks (or similar),...
07-25-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

That Antares is a beauty. You could lose the...

That Antares is a beauty. You could lose the racks and fenders for Eroica, but having those as part of the deal is a nice value.
07-25-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,543
Posted By ecnewell

The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if...

The Bridgestone would be my pick of the litter if you can talk the guy down on that price. It's nice, but not $800 nice. The Zeus is the other one that stands out from the pack. It's tough to...
07-25-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61,066
Views: 9,130,347
Posted By ecnewell

That's a Jamis Explorer XR.

That's a Jamis Explorer XR.
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By ecnewell

Research shows it's a smaller Belgian brand. I...

Research shows it's a smaller Belgian brand. I can't find anything about their bikes from this era, but you can't go terribly wrong on it for $70.
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