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Posted By bikemig

I don't think this is worth much. Orphan crank...

I don't think this is worth much. Orphan crank arms are a tough sell since you'll likely end up with mismatched arms. Plus this is an odd ball length at 167.5. It's not something too many people are...
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Posted By bikemig

That's a lot of money for that bike even today...

That's a lot of money for that bike even today when supply is scarce and demand is up due to the pandemic. It's a bottom end Trek which means it's a pretty good bike. Trek did not really make a low...
05-25-20, 04:37 PM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By bikemig

I think this just gives a whole new meaning to...

I think this just gives a whole new meaning to drillium, :thumb:https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x680/drillium_3b84391103125e74c2c9cc0a5504a9b84d8ffbad.jpg
05-25-20, 03:43 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I do curbside pick up at the local grocery store....

I do curbside pick up at the local grocery store. The employees nearly all wear masks. A lot of the customers do not. It makes me mad that they do not.

I have zero issues with someone exercising...
05-24-20, 08:50 PM
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Views: 1,037
Posted By bikemig

That’s a heck of a ride on a Schwinn Continental.

That’s a heck of a ride on a Schwinn Continental.
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Posted By bikemig

Well the Falklands War (or the Malvinas depending...

Well the Falklands War (or the Malvinas depending on your point of view) is one thing but actually there are long-standing commercial ties between Argentina and the U.K. They play a lot of rugby in...
05-22-20, 10:56 AM
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Views: 1,689
Posted By bikemig

pics or it didnít happen,

pics or it didnít happen,
05-21-20, 06:42 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I use my Sekine SHS 271 as an errand bike as...

I use my Sekine SHS 271 as an errand bike as well. These are great bikes.
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05-20-20, 04:13 PM
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Posted By bikemig

This is terrible news. I was cornered up on a...

This is terrible news. I was cornered up on a ledge once by a mother cougar with three cubs when I was out hiking. She put her body between me and the cubs and they went down the path. Cougars are no...
05-20-20, 09:48 AM
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Posted By bikemig

I picked up my Roger in Des Moines. The backstory...

I picked up my Roger in Des Moines. The backstory is that the father of the woman who sold it to me had a tenant in NYC who could not pay his bills and used a pair of Argentine bikes to pay off the...
05-20-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Who knew that crazy collection of bikes I have in...

Who knew that crazy collection of bikes I have in the basement is now worth a small fortune. I think it's time to sell out and retire, :)
05-20-20, 08:59 AM
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Views: 283
Posted By bikemig

You likely do not need special brakes assuming...

You likely do not need special brakes assuming you have the original center pull brakes (likely weinmann but maybe Mafac if an older Peugeot). Either of those brakes have sufficient reach for a 700c...
05-19-20, 09:52 AM
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Views: 533
Posted By bikemig

This is a great blog entry. It also reminds me of...

This is a great blog entry. It also reminds me of why I ride old bikes. It is a way of keeping faith with old friends who taught me about riding and building bikes and about a non-car centric way of...
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Posted By bikemig

I like old Peugeots but this is an easy choice....

I like old Peugeots but this is an easy choice. Rebuild the Bianchi Backstreet and ride it. It has a better frame and it will be easier to find parts for (except that suntour cassette will be tough...
05-17-20, 04:26 PM
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Posted By bikemig

That's a terrific post by Tom Ritchey on Jobst....

That's a terrific post by Tom Ritchey on Jobst. It was well worth reading.
05-17-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I almost bought a Roy Thames frame earlier this...

I almost bought a Roy Thames frame earlier this year but then a complete Whitcomb popped up locally I couldn't resist. I still think I should have bought both.

If you go with a modern drive train,...
05-17-20, 09:53 AM
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Views: 147
Posted By bikemig

Neat article on Eric Heiden; it also talks about...

Neat article on Eric Heiden; it also talks about his sister Beth. I went to grade school with them in Madison. The grade school had 2 skating rinks and we used them all winter. Beth would beat all...
05-17-20, 05:10 AM
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Views: 501
Posted By bikemig

In central Iowa, miyatas are rare and I have yet...

In central Iowa, miyatas are rare and I have yet to see a koga miyata for sale. But I did buy a Koga Miyata when I lived in the Netherlands and rode that bike on a a very long tour from Finland to...
05-15-20, 12:41 PM
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Posted By bikemig

There is a thread on C&V bikes that make good...

There is a thread on C&V bikes that make good gravel bikes because they have sufficient tire clearance. This bike is on that list.

Here is the thread:
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05-15-20, 12:30 PM
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Posted By bikemig

This is a classy bike and my size but I'm going...

This is a classy bike and my size but I'm going to need to resist . . . .

It will make someone happy.
05-14-20, 11:34 AM
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Views: 901
Posted By bikemig

This bike looks abused by the PO who failed to...

This bike looks abused by the PO who failed to ride this fine bike. Very nice pick up. I love my '85 ST 400. I sure as heck wouldn't describe the ride on a 'Dale as "whippy," though. Just sayin.
Forum: Introductions
05-13-20, 12:48 PM
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Posted By bikemig

That's $500 at the bike shop. You can do this for...

That's $500 at the bike shop. You can do this for less. If the frame is good, the cheapest might be to find a "donor" used MTB of similar quality. The frame size won't matter but the condition of the...
05-11-20, 08:04 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Yeah, they're shimano tourney and these are...

Yeah, they're shimano tourney and these are better than your "average" turkey wings. I still wouldn't trust them in a panic stop though, :eek:
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Posted By bikemig

A pair of Philips 10 speeds from the 60s for...

A pair of Philips 10 speeds from the 60s for $450? That's a bad deal and you can do better unless there is something truly exceptional about those bikes and I doubt that there are.
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,516
Posted By bikemig

IĎve seen a lot of bike porn on BF. This is the...

IĎve seen a lot of bike porn on BF. This is the first snake porn Iíve seen!
05-06-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,130
Posted By bikemig

Beats me but I don't think it's an issue. In any...

Beats me but I don't think it's an issue. In any case, I just wear it as a bandana around the neck. I only pull it up if passing someone.
05-06-20, 09:13 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Opening up a can of worms is the whole point of...

Opening up a can of worms is the whole point of BF, right? :)

And what the heck good is a thread without bike porn? When I wanted to build up a Japanese sports touring bike, I decided to get a...
05-04-20, 08:14 AM
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Posted By bikemig

cycling caps work fine under a helmet.

cycling caps work fine under a helmet.
05-02-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Nice job of posting on your own thread until you...

Nice job of posting on your own thread until you had enough posts to to post a picture, :thumb:

This is a really good bike and parts are available. You should strip the bike down to the frame....
05-02-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikemig

When I was in grade school I had a green 3 speed...

When I was in grade school I had a green 3 speed Robin Hood. Yeah it wasn't a cool schwinn sting ray but I rode that bike everywhere. I used to take it down a bike path on a lake near my house to go...
05-02-20, 06:19 AM
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Posted By bikemig

That bike is hot.

That bike is hot.
04-27-20, 03:16 PM
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Views: 927
Posted By bikemig

Bridgestone RB 1; anything else is just a poser...

Bridgestone RB 1; anything else is just a poser bike with tricolor. 'Nuff said.
04-27-20, 01:08 PM
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Views: 270
Posted By bikemig

Silver rims of course are what came on this bike...

Silver rims of course are what came on this bike stock. It's going to be tough to beat these at $119 a pair:
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04-26-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 600
Posted By bikemig

The easiest is to find a shimano MTB triple (or a...

The easiest is to find a shimano MTB triple (or a sugino) and run them as a double. A lot of them were made and the prices are good. Those are 110/74 bcd which means you can run as small as a 34 on...
04-23-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 729
Posted By bikemig

You need to do a basic inspection on this bike....

You need to do a basic inspection on this bike. Take a good look at all the tubes and make sure that the paint is smooth. You don't want to buy a crashed bike. You also need to turn the wheels while...
04-23-20, 02:16 PM
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Views: 729
Posted By bikemig

This bike is tired looking so maybe the bike is...

This bike is tired looking so maybe the bike is worth less than the asking price. The wheels look tired but much of that is dirt which will clean up. The ferrules may have rust. In any case, if the...
04-23-20, 02:07 PM
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Views: 729
Posted By bikemig

$120 is a solid price but $180 is not a crazy...

$120 is a solid price but $180 is not a crazy price. I wouldn't sell this bike at $120 but then I'd never sell a bike this dirty either. The bike has some issues and it has potential as well. The...
04-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By bikemig

I'll be building up a 1970s Mercier 300 fairly...

I'll be building up a 1970s Mercier 300 fairly soon. My build will be a bit different than what follows but these parts are available used at non-crazy prices and will look right on a 70s era French...
04-21-20, 02:06 PM
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Views: 817
Posted By bikemig

I was thinking the same thing. I love those hubs....

I was thinking the same thing. I love those hubs. I have a set built up with MA 40s and they are one tough wheelset.
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Views: 515
Posted By bikemig

Yeah that's not a $175 bike in South Dakota even...

Yeah that's not a $175 bike in South Dakota even on a good day; maybe a $50.
04-20-20, 12:22 PM
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Views: 350
Posted By bikemig

You know that once you buy the decals, you'll...

You know that once you buy the decals, you'll need to buy a Mercian that needs them, right?
04-19-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By bikemig

Very cool. There is something just right about a...

Very cool. There is something just right about a very practical bike like this which is nothing fancy but it gets the job done.
04-18-20, 01:28 PM
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Views: 1,545
Posted By bikemig

I think this is why they invented zip ties . . .

I think this is why they invented zip ties . . .
04-17-20, 11:44 AM
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Views: 314
Posted By bikemig

Too bad that indexed steering never took off . ....

Too bad that indexed steering never took off . . .

If it's not too bad, overhaul and ride it.
04-16-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,980
Posted By bikemig

If you don't like your granny, well that's a...

If you don't like your granny, well that's a problem but you may want to go somewhere else for help . . .
04-16-20, 04:13 AM
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Views: 262
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike and really nice work.

This is a beautiful bike and really nice work.
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Views: 999
Posted By bikemig

No idea of value but this bike is beautiful and...

No idea of value but this bike is beautiful and from a very respected builder to boot. You're in the UK, right?
04-15-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 936
Posted By bikemig

I don't know how I missed this zefal chrome water...

I don't know how I missed this zefal chrome water bottle cage with leather. This may have to do since it is available at a non-crazy price:
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04-15-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By bikemig

I like this idea and I like what I've read so far...

I like this idea and I like what I've read so far as to how it will be implemented. The best way to get the economy moving is to ignore the politics and think hard about the underlying medical...
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