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01-24-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Hobbiano

Nice pictures.

Nice pictures.
01-08-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,864
Posted By Hobbiano

That turned out great. I think you made good...

That turned out great. I think you made good decisions choosing your parts without getting too carried away with modifications. Something to keep in mind, if you ever need a replacement headset, is...
12-22-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Hobbiano

I would say any version of the Paselas are at...

I would say any version of the Paselas are at least several rungs up from the typical Kendas, especially on bad pavement.
12-13-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Hobbiano

Look at it this way - you just saved $60. And...

Look at it this way - you just saved $60. And didn't have to do a thing.
12-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hobbiano

The what I can tell from the pictures, that...

The what I can tell from the pictures, that aren't great, the 615 looks ok. It's missing the little chainring, and bolts - you can even see the empty bolt holes on the inside of the crank. Not sure...
12-11-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like a replacement fork on the Miyata, as...

Looks like a replacement fork on the Miyata, as the originals weren't chrome, and the picture of the fork crown looks like chrome to me, rather than just polished steel. But it looks like there might...
12-04-21, 11:08 AM
11-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 37,122
Posted By Hobbiano

They leave us but we never forget them.

They leave us but we never forget them.
11-25-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Hobbiano

Or D) just mixed it up with the pedals.

Or D) just mixed it up with the pedals.
11-25-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Hobbiano

Seems normal to me. Right hand thread on the non...

Seems normal to me. Right hand thread on the non drive side and left hand thread on the drive side, as Bianchigirll said.
11-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By Hobbiano

That doesn't look too bad to me. If it rides no...

That doesn't look too bad to me. If it rides no hands without you having to constantly fight it I'd not let it worry me. Like others have said, it's probably easier to make it worse than it is to...
11-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,665
Posted By Hobbiano

That looks great.

That looks great.
11-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Hobbiano

Since all of my bikes are between 52 and 56, and...

Since all of my bikes are between 52 and 56, and I look at them every day, with 54 being just about perfect, I'd say that's a 55 (center to top of top tube), or, if you prefer, 54 center to center....
10-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Hobbiano

I just opened up the forum when I got off work,...

I just opened up the forum when I got off work, and I usually check the C&V sales, and their they were. I thought about it for about 30 seconds, and bought them.
I have a '72, or maybe it's a '73...
10-24-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Hobbiano

Great deal!

Great deal!
09-25-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,562
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks to be in great shape. I'm not a fan of the...

Looks to be in great shape. I'm not a fan of the helicomatics but, on the other hand, these look to have little use on them & those rims are decent. If you had a decent thread on freewheel hub, with...
09-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hobbiano

Why change to 650b? Does it not have enough tire/...

Why change to 650b? Does it not have enough tire/ fender clearance as is?
08-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Hobbiano

Same here, but to Baton Rouge. Miyata's just seem...

Same here, but to Baton Rouge. Miyata's just seem to be built so nice.
For any prospective buyers, shipping should not be too bad in the lower 48. Just as an example, a 36x26x7 box, which should be...
08-26-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Hobbiano

Double on the fork, but single in back, on the...

Double on the fork, but single in back, on the '84 as well, for the 1000. In '85, the 610 had double all around. I didn't check if the '85 1000 did, but probably so.
Confirmed on my '84 1000 and '85...
08-25-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Hobbiano

I have an '84 1000, and the lugs w/ cutouts, seat...

I have an '84 1000, and the lugs w/ cutouts, seat post lug, dropout w/ braze ons, chain stay protector, rr brake cable hanger, all match. Mine has three sets of water bottle bosses though. Not sure...
08-25-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Hobbiano

That's a nice looking frame! Love those Miyatas.

That's a nice looking frame! Love those Miyatas.
08-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,274
Posted By Hobbiano

The bikes don't make much difference. I wish they...

The bikes don't make much difference. I wish they did. When I was in my mid thirty's my average speed on a fast solo ride was about 19 or 20. But now, thirty years later, with a twenty year gap in my...
08-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,274
Posted By Hobbiano

Man, those are fast bikes. I'm lucky if mine...

Man, those are fast bikes. I'm lucky if mine average 15. On a good day.
08-19-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Hobbiano

Really turned out nice!

Really turned out nice!
08-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Hobbiano

The 210 was a touring bike that originally came...

The 210 was a touring bike that originally came with a triple crank. Also not sure what bottom bracket you need but it is dependent on what crank you use. Here is a link to the Miyata catalogs that...
07-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Hobbiano

No. It would be easy to sell. :)

No. It would be easy to sell. :)
07-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Hobbiano

Well, if you still have the original tires on it,...

Well, if you still have the original tires on it, change them. 1 1/4" Panaracer Pasela's will roll much better and give you a good ride. I find that on my Miyata 610 they roll best with about 75 - 80...
07-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Hobbiano

It's a touring bicycle. A different mindset...

It's a touring bicycle. A different mindset helps. Don't think about speed, acceleration. Slow, steady, all day long.
07-16-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Hobbiano

You could keep it and just wear it in the closet.

You could keep it and just wear it in the closet.
07-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By Hobbiano

Might be an '86. '85 Miyata 610 still had water...

Might be an '86. '85 Miyata 610 still had water bottle bosses on the top & bottom of the downtube but not on the seat tube. If it's an '86 it might be 700c.
07-07-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,904
Posted By Hobbiano

At least with a Varsity you can count on it...

At least with a Varsity you can count on it continuing to function for a long time to come. :)
07-01-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By Hobbiano

That's a big cube! Where I work they'd make four...

That's a big cube! Where I work they'd make four cubes out of that and cut down the partitions to about 42" high and call it an open workspace to encourage collaboration.
06-25-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Hobbiano

Well, if it's not too big, it's the best of the...

Well, if it's not too big, it's the best of the bunch. The Centurion's surely too big and the Schwinn might be too too small, and too expensive for what it is. Good price on the Nishiki, too.
If the...
06-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,904
Posted By Hobbiano

If your rims are good, I'd find a nice thread on...

If your rims are good, I'd find a nice thread on freewheel rear hub, used, lace that up, and say good by to that helicomatic hub and freewheel. Good riddance. Maybe even get all new stainless spokes,...
06-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Hobbiano

But be sure you don't forget to un-hook the chain...

But be sure you don't forget to un-hook the chain before you ride away.
06-08-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Hobbiano

This is what I use:...

This is what I use: https://www.amazon.com/29mm-Flex-Hone-Cylinder-Silicon-Carbide/dp/B002MOW8YS/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=flex+hone+1+1%2F8&qid=1623168332&sr=8-4
I'm pretty sure this is the...
06-06-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By Hobbiano

As inflated as prices have been in the Covid era,...

As inflated as prices have been in the Covid era, you could have payed a lot more for less.
As far as the wheels go, it was common for someone to swap the tubulars for clinchers or to buy a second...
06-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,859
Posted By Hobbiano

I found the Bicycle Guide article on the 760 LE &...

I found the Bicycle Guide article on the 760 LE & 510 LE scanned it and posted it here:...
06-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 55,565
Posted By Hobbiano

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the...

Here's a scan of a Bicycle Guide article on the '84 Trek 510 & 760 equipped with Campagnolo Triomphe And Victory components. They have the specifications of both bikes but seem to only talk about the...
06-02-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 55,565
Posted By Hobbiano

It was my understanding that the 760 & 770's...

It was my understanding that the 760 & 770's frames were identical. At least that's what the specifications say in the '84 & '85 catalogs. In fact, in '84 the 170 also shared the same geometry as the...
05-12-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,735
Posted By Hobbiano

It's around sixteen hours one way, I drove ten...

It's around sixteen hours one way, I drove ten hours one way to pick up a canoe. Twice.
04-23-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,735
Posted By Hobbiano

V-1 Pro. 1984. Wore it all the time. Lots of...

V-1 Pro. 1984. Wore it all the time. Lots of people wore them, even in Louisiana.
03-29-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Posted By Hobbiano

I think that would look good.

I think that would look good.
03-29-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Posted By Hobbiano

Looks like it would be pretty easy to just touch...

Looks like it would be pretty easy to just touch up, and doesn't look too bad as is. I'd keep it original, at least the paint. You know what they say, once you repaint, it'll never be original again....
03-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Hobbiano

You know, after looking at an earlier post about...

You know, after looking at an earlier post about a 21" '84 Voyageur SP, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/935896-1984-schwinn-voyageur-sp.html, I think this may actually be a 22". Compare...
03-23-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 67,098
Posted By Hobbiano

Love that 330. I had to settle for an Epi...

Love that 330.
I had to settle for an Epi Elitist Casino (made in Japan, Gibson USA P90'S). I'm pretty happy with it. Pretty much a copy of a 330, as the were when Epiphone first made them in 1966.
03-22-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By Hobbiano

I bought an '84 Miyata 1000 in about the same...

I bought an '84 Miyata 1000 in about the same condition as this one about a year ago for a just a little less than this one. Condition was about 95% perfect. Looked like it was ridden around the...
03-19-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By Hobbiano

I believe a shift between the two big rings on...

I believe a shift between the two big rings on the front results in a change of gear ratios about half as much as a shift of one cog in the rear. So you get the in between gears ratios with a shift...
03-19-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By Hobbiano

That's pretty nice. Sugino AT, Wolber 58's.

That's pretty nice. Sugino AT, Wolber 58's.
03-18-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By Hobbiano

Here's what Robbie had to say about it: "It...

Here's what Robbie had to say about it:

"It was a well done bike, sold by Bikecology out of their catalog. Alan Goldsmith, who consulted for Western States Imports (Centurion), very likely...
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