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Forum: Introductions
10-14-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I know what you mean!

Hi Jeff,
I'm originally from Mass. and I hear you! I'm about to turn 41, got married a couple years ago, and we're talking about kids sooner rather than later.
Meanwhile I have a Kwacker Ninja 650r...
10-13-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.h...

https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html

Here's a link to the catalogs, the 916 model is from the 90's, you should be able to find the components in there.
10-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Whoa!!
I had that same bike and same color!!
10-10-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,097
Posted By Chr0m0ly

For me it was a Trek 560, the '86 vintage with...

For me it was a Trek 560, the '86 vintage with cool fastback seat stays, and 531 main tubes. This is when Trek started added exotic materials and the frame set number system slid back a notch. I just...
10-09-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I'm in the same boat, 5'10" but a 34" PBH. I'm on...

I'm in the same boat, 5'10" but a 34" PBH. I'm on 60/61cm frames with 65mm or so steering stems and wouldn't go back to 56/57cm frames. Bars end up too low.
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10-08-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thank you! I have an '84 Miyata 610, and...

Thank you!
I have an '84 Miyata 610, and converting to 700 from 27" rims got me to a 40mm tire. I'm hoping for something fatter on a Triplecross.

I previously put drops on a mid 90's Marin...
10-08-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Question about a Miyata Triplecross

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Anybody know the max width tire I could put on one...
10-05-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,708
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have two ST's and I sold my Black Lightning. It...

I have two ST's and I sold my Black Lightning. It was beautiful, the '87 with Suntour Sprint in black and gold. It's an awesome bike, but not for me. It made the rides more about the bike than the...
08-18-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Does it look like this? Could be built in 83 for...
08-07-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hmmmm....

I took the bathroom scale down to the garage just now, and put it under each tire....

The rear tire (bike loaded) reads 45lbs, and the front tire (with loaded handle bar bag) reads at 20....
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08-07-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Naw I figured it out. When I started a turn with...

Naw I figured it out. When I started a turn with the bars the whole bike wants to keep going forward. So the top tube and the down tubes flex sideways a little. Then they kinda snap back to true and...
08-06-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

It's funny, the vague-ness feels like it's in the...

It's funny, the vague-ness feels like it's in the steering. When I turn the bars it takes a second for the input to get down to the front tire. Is that a symptom of anything like a headset...
08-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I took the 720 It is noodly. 😄😄 The 720...

I took the 720
It is noodly. 😄😄

The 720 had 1 1/4 tires and fenders, and it had been gone over most recently, plus I wanted to try out the famed grande dame of touring bikes.

I started with...
07-30-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,381
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Not until they start to overlap.

Not until they start to overlap.
07-28-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Chr0m0ly

How does one garner an invitation to such a...

How does one garner an invitation to such a soiree? 😇
07-27-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Fixed it. 😉

Fixed it. 😉
07-27-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I've hauled groceries with the Trek 620, the...

I've hauled groceries with the Trek 620, the Cannondale, and the Miyata, we're talking overloaded to, yeah, about 50lbs. The Cannondale and the Miyata both stand out from the Trek, in the stiffness...
07-26-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-26-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I knew I'd find my answer posting here, good man!

I knew I'd find my answer posting here, good man!
07-26-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

We're both riding vintage, She has an ' 85 Miyata...

We're both riding vintage, She has an ' 85 Miyata 210 or an '86 Cannondale ST400 to choose from. I think keeping the load weight scaled to our body weight would be more of a factor. I know I want to...
07-26-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Which vintage for a loaded tour?

I just lost the initial post so I'm putting up the short version.

My wife and I are taking four days to do the North Loop trail outside of Chicago. It's fairly flat, 200 miles, and I think 70% is...
07-10-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,207
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Heres a shot of my 84.

Thats absolutely, no...
07-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have this bikes younger brother, an 84 610. It...

I have this bikes younger brother, an 84 610. It has the same 43cm chin stay length, and the head and seat tube angles are only different by half a degree, your bike has 73.5 and mine with 73 even. ...
07-01-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Left the chain on the the seatstay peg after...

Left the chain on the the seatstay peg after changing a rear tire, went to pedal off and bent the peg. Not dangerous, or even noticable, but I felt like a real horses butt putting the first bit of...
06-29-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,437
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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I put this tape on before posting it on...
06-28-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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06-28-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,437
Posted By Chr0m0ly

'85 Miyata 710

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One out'a two?

This ones down in storage, and...
06-28-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52,424
Views: 7,073,036
Posted By Chr0m0ly

22.5" '83 Trek 720 F&F

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Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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They did come in 24.5" but yeah, it's a lot for a...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thank you for the reality! I'm on a tippy fence...

Thank you for the reality! I'm on a tippy fence with this. My thoughts were:

1) I thought it looked like a 24.5" frame, Raleigh measured center to top, so CtC would come out at 24" ?

2) I...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Tange '88


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Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I remember seeing it last year too, couldnt...

I remember seeing it last year too, couldnt remember the price though, but that sounds right. I bet he's got a little wiggle room.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Well seeing Gugies brazed Hurex hanger, I'm going...

Well seeing Gugies brazed Hurex hanger, I'm going to "go look at it" and I think we all know what that is code for. :innocent:

Some more digging has turned up that the hanger is unthreaded and the...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

YES! Those rando conversions are what I'm...

YES! Those rando conversions are what I'm thinking about! Chances of owning a 50's constructor are probably slim, but this could be doable.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Raleigh Competition F&F . . . Drewed 😖

This frame popped up, and man... I'm tempted. I have a pretty sweet herd of cool bikes from the 80's but I've hankered for something older. Something with some bling factor.
Well this hits it with...
05-04-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,817
Posted By Chr0m0ly

When I got bored with the ride? Steel has a...

When I got bored with the ride?
Steel has a fatigue limit, and when flexed without deforming, it does not structurally weaken, so the frame has the potential to last indefinitely if it is protected...
04-28-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,298
Posted By Chr0m0ly

That picture is one of my absolutely favorite...

That picture is one of my absolutely favorite depictions of my cycling ideal. Love the cycling specific clothing of runners and shlumpy socks, plaid flannel shirt... National Geographic, right?
04-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,312
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Shes digging the new ride...
04-24-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Make sure the fork is straight, check frame for...

Make sure the fork is straight, check frame for ripples and cracked paint that indicate a collision. Ive been blinded by NEW OLD BIKE syndrome twice now. You get it home, start going over components...
04-20-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chr0m0ly

My best guess without serial number is 83 84...

My best guess without serial number is 83 84 610 (if it is a Miyata, but it does look like one) the above the chainstay cable stop makes it 84 or earlier, and no bottle mount on the seat tube...
04-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Id purchased it as a counterpoint to my 91...

Id purchased it as a counterpoint to my 91 Miyata 1000LT and my 90 Cannondale ST600. Both are stiffer touring bikes and Id wanted to try out an earlier steel tourer with more...
04-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Rippled frame tubes advice 😞( Zebra touring)

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Ripple...
04-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Sand em down? Thanks for the tip! Anything I can...

Sand em down? Thanks for the tip! Anything I can make do with I'm for it. Only reason I bought an actual new wheel set is curb hopping confidence.

I still need to de-rust the frame interior and...
04-14-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Yup:thumb: I find behaving like a vehicle...

Yup:thumb:

I find behaving like a vehicle the most comfortable place. Take the lane, stop at stop signs, (mostly), and be visible and predictable.

Option B: Put on some cut off jeans, a pair...
04-14-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,312
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Parts update

1) The saddle is now too far back, and we're swapping to a normal set back post. No problem, I have a box of spares.

2) She LIKES the no reach drops! She can finally reach the hoods comfortably....
04-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Those are 700c CR18 sun rims, with Michelin...

Those are 700c CR18 sun rims, with Michelin pro-tek cross (e-bike!) tires. And the cantis dive a smidge, but they do reach and engage the rim with solidity.
04-14-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Finally building the '84 Miyata 610 frame...

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04-14-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Does "as far to the right as possible" refer to...

Does "as far to the right as possible" refer to the furthest right-hand lane of traffic, or just off in the weeds with the broken bottles and crappola?
04-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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04-12-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,312
Posted By Chr0m0ly

We both think they're a bit weird. We just left...

We both think they're a bit weird. We just left them on in the interest of incremental changes. I've got a few sets of bars for her to try out.
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