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11-14-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I will go back through the posts this weekend and...

I will go back through the posts this weekend and update the list 👍
09-27-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I believe that's all the updates. It's been...

I believe that's all the updates.

It's been hard to play games and do things I enjoy in general, what with everything going on. I'm trying to do more things that bring me joy, and staying in...
08-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Or when they get five deep, whichever comes...

Or when they get five deep, whichever comes first! 😂😂😂
08-27-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By Chr0m0ly

They have black rubber grips on the lower half.

They have black rubber grips on the lower half.
08-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,847
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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08-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 725
Posted By Chr0m0ly

And sometimes the literature disappears as a web...

And sometimes the literature disappears as a web site expires, or sometimes the site owner. 😕

The Miyata site went down, but almost all of it was saved on the RagandBone puppet theater site. The...
08-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,802
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have been WAITING for this day! Here is...

I have been WAITING for this day!

Here is the sellers photo of what turned out to be a ‘79 Trek 514. Asking price: $45.00, actual cost after some expert negotiating by yours truly... $43.00. ...
08-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Miyata’s I’ve owned (or still do)... ‘84 310 ...

Miyata’s I’ve owned (or still do)...
‘84 310
’84 610
’85 710
’86 710
’91 1000LT

Treks...

’78 706
08-19-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been...

Apologies for my delayed response! I have been camping out of cell range, and I neglected to inform the Thread O’ Crap (series 8)

BUT thy name hast been applied to the Lyst o’ Crap, as requested....
08-03-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I say I “have about 12” but it’s 15. That’s a lot...

I say I “have about 12” but it’s 15. That’s a lot in Chicago. I’m downsizing now, let go of an ‘86 710, the ‘85 710 is in the block, and I’ve let go of my Raleigh 20.

My wife is hoping to get it...
08-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’m sorry I was sloppy with my word choice, I was...

I’m sorry I was sloppy with my word choice, I was under the assumption that the OP wanted to know if these were comparable to a tensioned leather touring saddle, based on the specific asking about...
08-02-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I thought “ever since” indicated that there was...

I thought “ever since” indicated that there was an earlier sticker saying something like “Made exclusively from Reynolds 531” or something along those lines. 🤷🏼‍♂️
08-02-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Better?

Better?
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By Chr0m0ly

“with”! What was the previous sticker?

“with”!
What was the previous sticker?
08-02-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Chr0m0ly

OP specified cheap ones.

OP specified cheap ones.
08-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Plastic saddle with non-functional decorative...

Plastic saddle with non-functional decorative rivets.

A real leather saddle needs rivets at the nose, and a way to adjust the tension.
08-02-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’m not complaining, I’m excited to have found...

I’m not complaining, I’m excited to have found one, and even more so to build it up!
But if I bought a frame and fork to build up, and it came without the head tube... 😆
08-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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08-02-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Me neither!! And the 23” is definitely not...

Me neither!!

And the 23” is definitely not the same as the 57cm. It’s not like they were just using inches for the 2nd tier bikes.

I’ve had a 23” ‘84 310, and a 57cm ‘85 710 And they are not...
08-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The 610’s were sized by the inch, that’s a 21” ...

The 610’s were sized by the inch, that’s a 21”

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07-31-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Chr0m0ly

no cantis... tall order.... I’m going to check...

no cantis... tall order.... I’m going to check out that thread.
07-31-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Chr0m0ly

You can add an ‘84 Miyata 610 to that list.

You can add an ‘84 Miyata 610 to that list.
07-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 116,377
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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‘79 Trek 514...
07-29-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Chr0m0ly

These are amazing. Thank you for posting!!

These are amazing. Thank you for posting!!
07-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Whichever one had the best time.

Whichever one had the best time.
07-28-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,089
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Just moved an ‘86 Miyata 710, came with aero...

Just moved an ‘86 Miyata 710, came with aero brake levers, it would “pass” for Eroica, but If I were going to play, I’d run something more in the spirit. Aero’s at Eroica is like going to the Renn...
07-28-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,485
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps...

I put a water bladder in my handlebar bag. Keeps it off my back, and the sipping hose is right there when you need it. And it’s pretty stealth in an old Cannondale bar bag.
07-28-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,485
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Hang one of these off the top tube. ...

Hang one of these off the top tube.

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07-25-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Shimano levers.... what witchcraft is this!?

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07-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,084
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I was into inline skates in the ‘90’s (actually...

I was into inline skates in the ‘90’s (actually thinking about digging my old pair out of storage) and I remember the brand “Rollerblades” becoming the generic term for all skates. They had really...
07-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

So spaketh, so it has been done-eth.

So spaketh, so it has been done-eth.
07-21-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,084
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I study (and teach) the medieval martial art of...

I study (and teach) the medieval martial art of Fiore De Liberi and the same is true about martial systems. Many provinces in competition give rise to superior martial arts. That’s how Japan’s...
07-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,049
Posted By Chr0m0ly

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any...

What a bizarre place for a crack to start, any thoughts as to how that happens? I’d think the fork would be leveraging against the head tube bearings, and supported buy the steering tube lugs. How’d...
07-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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That 720 is at my in-laws, but the bags are currently gracing it’s little cousin,...
07-21-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-18-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 23,528
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’m with Trailmix, 23 or maybe a 25. I’m 5’10”...

I’m with Trailmix, 23 or maybe a 25. I’m 5’10” and very happy on my 23” Cannondales.
07-18-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Chr0m0ly

1985 Miyata 710, frame specs question

This screen capture is from Rag & Bone puppet theater. (thanks for snagging these when the first catalog site went down!)

In the frame specs you can see the chain stays are specified as chrome...
07-13-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,614
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Thank you for the update :thumb:

Thank you for the update :thumb:
07-13-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I know a Turin on N. Damon, this is a different...

I know a Turin on N. Damon, this is a different one?
07-11-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Well I have an ‘06 Ninja 650, with a full set of...

Well I have an ‘06 Ninja 650, with a full set of luggage. It holds the most water but I get the nastiest looks on the MUP’s... 😆👍
07-11-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have saddles that don’t cause chafing, that are...

I have saddles that don’t cause chafing, that are no more “uncomfortable” at the end of a long ride than the beginning... but disappears under me? Haven’t found that yet.

I’ve tried out many...
07-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Raleigh. But I have a prejudice against bikes...

Raleigh.
But I have a prejudice against bikes without eyelets.
07-11-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest...

Sedgemop took me out on a 57 miler. My longest ride to date.

He also took the opportunity to offload an old Trek of his onto unsuspecting innocent me... A ‘78 TX706. It’s a beauty, in amazing...
07-09-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,221
Posted By Chr0m0ly

This is AWESOME! Keep it coming! And throw...

This is AWESOME! Keep it coming!

And throw in any distance advice and tips, I didn’t mean to indicate that tips weren’t welcome, only that I was happy to have someone answer my question as I asked...
07-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I don’t even think it’s the stiffness of track...

I don’t even think it’s the stiffness of track and crit bikes, it’s the relationship of the rear tires contact patch to the saddle. The further forward the rear tire is placed, the impacts from road...
07-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Chr0m0ly

we have a “for sale” thread for just this...

we have a “for sale” thread for just this situation :thumb:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/
07-09-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By Chr0m0ly

If frame flex is a concern, I’d look at Miyata...

If frame flex is a concern, I’d look at Miyata 610 frames and also Cannondale ST frames. I can tell you from experience that an ‘84 Miyata 610 will take up to a 700x40mm tire.
The Cannondale ST...
07-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By Chr0m0ly

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike...

On the Vintage Trek website is a touring bike comparison of the 720 with a few others, one of which is a Cannondale ST500

http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/Bicycling720June83.pdf
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