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04-25-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,641
Posted By S28546

1987 Raleigh Ventura

Raleigh made a ~12kg anglais frame called the Ventura in the late 80's. It was offered in a 57cm size. Specs here http://www.kurtkaminer.com/1987raleighcat_uk_14_lg.jpg...
08-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,176
Posted By S28546

This looks like your chain is may be too long as...

This looks like your chain is may be too long as you appear to be using most of the possible chain wrap of the V-GT on the second cog, and you still have about 10 links to wrap before you get to the...
08-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,870
Posted By S28546

I know I suggested trying a 650b conversion, but...

I know I suggested trying a 650b conversion, but i assumed you were limited to a 25mm 700 tire. I missed the part where you mentioned having a 28, and thought a 30 or 32 might fit.

I have a 83...
08-05-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,870
Posted By S28546

A 650B wheel set with 38 tires and Tektro 559...

A 650B wheel set with 38 tires and Tektro 559 brakes would probably fit and do much more than a carbon fork for comfort.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,102
Posted By S28546

Thanks for all the feedback - ugly duck it is. I...

Thanks for all the feedback - ugly duck it is. I noticed the tubing around the rear cable hole has deformed in addition to cracking. I've decided to cut bait with this frame..
Replies: 8
Views: 2,102
Posted By S28546

Miyata 512 - Ugly Duck or hidden swan ?

I picked up a Miyata the other day intending to use the frame as the basis for a 650B conversion. Miyata 512, splined triple butted tubes, 63cm.
...
09-14-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,493
Posted By S28546

Been there, done this with an '87 Specialized...

Been there, done this with an '87 Specialized Sirrus

Options 4. Check out Velo Orange which sells most everything you need: a 126 freewheel hub and matching front hub, 650 rims, tubes and tires....
09-11-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 616,090
Posted By S28546

PM sent

PM sent
08-28-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,756
Posted By S28546

Still love the look of this, so here's a bump to...

Still love the look of this, so here's a bump to bring it to the top.
08-14-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By S28546

bicybike, I made a math error and corrected my...

bicybike, I made a math error and corrected my post. You've read it before the correction. Subtract 292 not 311.
08-14-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By S28546

Measure the length of the seat stay from the...

Measure the length of the seat stay from the dropout to the mounting hole on the brake bridge. Subtract 292 from that. That will give you roughly the needed brake reach. Find a set of brakes with...
02-18-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 616,090
Posted By S28546

I don't know if you are still looking, but do you...

I don't know if you are still looking, but do you have any friends with a set of 650B wheels you could borrow for a test? I wouldn't be surprised if you could fit 38-584 on this with different...
02-03-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By S28546

Great bike for a 650b conversion (skinny 38-584...

Great bike for a 650b conversion (skinny 38-584 Col de la Vie fit with adequate clearance, 38-584 PariMotos almost rub the forks, 42-584 jams the fork blades) if your nephew wants a smoother ride. ...
01-16-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 838,763
Posted By S28546

Schrader tubes are easier to find than the...

Schrader tubes are easier to find than the Dunlop/Woods valve tubes that probably were original equipment. No drilling required.

Schwalbe has some threaded metal schrader valve tubes that will...
01-08-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,358
Posted By S28546

Vertical brake bolt and double eyelets is pretty...

Vertical brake bolt and double eyelets is pretty clear it was intended to be fendered and is not a converted race bike.
01-08-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,358
Posted By S28546

Back when I was first playing with my '75 Peugeot...

Back when I was first playing with my '75 Peugeot PX50L, I was able to fit SKS longboard fenders with a 35mm tire on a 700c wheel set. There was very little clearance as a 38mm tire would rub the...
11-11-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,925
Posted By S28546

What width tires do you want to use, and how much...

What width tires do you want to use, and how much chainstay dimpling are you willing to undertake?

Iíve toyed with 650b on a 87 Specialized Sirius. Col de la Vie (38-584) fit well, but Panaracer...
11-11-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,925
Posted By S28546

What width tires do you want to use, and how much...

What width tires do you want to use, and how much chainstay dimpling are you willing to undertake?

Iíve toyed with 650b on a 87 Specialized Sirius. Col de la Vie (38-584) fit well, but Panaracer...
10-29-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,531
Posted By S28546

Really not much more than any other old bike. ...

Really not much more than any other old bike. Velo Orange sells french bottom brackets ($50) and headsets ($30). Not inexpensive, but they'll be brand new and as reliable as any other new part. ...
10-22-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By S28546

Velo Orange sells some (not cheap) ...

Velo Orange sells some (not cheap) https://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/shifting-freewheels-cassettes/shifters/vo-thumb-shifter-mounts-22-2-23-8.html

Or cruise by your local co-op
10-20-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 852,296
Posted By S28546

Nice pictures of a nice bike. I donít recall...

Nice pictures of a nice bike. I donít recall seeing barcons and aero routing of shift cables. Howís that working out?
10-19-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 488,537
Posted By S28546

I'm looking at a Univega Alpina Trail (26" ATB,...

I'm looking at a Univega Alpina Trail (26" ATB, frame stickers say Triple Butted) but I can't find any real info online about the model. Anyone have any info about where this model fits in the...
10-16-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 388,427
Posted By S28546

I'm getting closer to starting to work on this...

I'm getting closer to starting to work on this '74 Super Course Mk II I picked up in August. I finally took a nice ride on it but ended up limping home on a two speed as I broke the rear derailleur...
10-14-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,756
Posted By S28546

Looks great!

Looks great!
10-04-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By S28546

Wait, which bike is a size down from what you...

Wait, which bike is a size down from what you want? The Trek in post 1? Or the suggested alternative in post 3?

If the Trek 51x is not your desired size, forget my suggestion two posts back.
10-04-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By S28546

Just because you can make it fit doesn't mean it...

Just because you can make it fit doesn't mean it fits. I happier with a size 36 belt, but my current belt is the best fitting size 33 belt I've had?

It is easy to spend someone else money, but...
10-04-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By S28546

Sort of a philosophical question, but is it...

Sort of a philosophical question, but is it really a 515?

In 82, Trek sold the same frame (a 510) to be built with buyer (or shop) parts) as well as the same frame built as a complete bike (the...
09-24-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By S28546

Too much depends on the brand and model of tire. ...

Too much depends on the brand and model of tire. If you are looking for width for comfort, and would consider the a 650 swap, my 87 Sirrus can fit a Col de la Vie (nominally 650-38) fairly easily,...
09-24-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By S28546

Thanks 9volt, arrived friday.

Thanks 9volt, arrived friday.
09-23-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,357
Posted By S28546

1975 Peugeot PX50 L? Already has fenders and...

1975 Peugeot PX50 L? Already has fenders and racks. TT is a cm long. 650B, designed for 38-584, but 42-584 Pasela PT fit snuggly under the current original fenders. Chain stays are dimpled, could...
09-15-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,257
Posted By S28546

Original owner mods... So I'm on the lookout for...

Original owner mods... So I'm on the lookout for a period correct deck of cards and two circa 1974 clothes pins ...
08-25-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,687
Posted By S28546

Not sure where the fault lies

This is the pop up I mostly get, and only when checking BikeForums using my iPhone 6 running latest version of iOS 10.3.3. I don't seem to have this problem with my MacBook Pro which I'm using now...
08-25-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,261
Posted By S28546

+1 on the Velo Orange French thread BB. Have one...

+1 on the Velo Orange French thread BB. Have one installed on my '75 PX 50 L.
08-22-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

I'm getting quite annoyed that my Super Course is...

I'm getting quite annoyed that my Super Course is still in CT and I'm in VA. Oh well, I couldn't choose which kid to leave behind to make space in the van after vacation so I left the bike. I'll...
08-20-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,196
Posted By S28546

Yea! Once again I find a probably original...

Yea! Once again I find a probably original survivor and develop guilt about plans to change it. First time was my PX 50 L. Now this SC Mk II!

No doubt in my mind this is how I start to be a...
08-20-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,196
Posted By S28546

That's my "new" SC Mk II in post #10. I believe...

That's my "new" SC Mk II in post #10. I believe my serial number places it early in 1974 (WE4002077). In addition to not having the forged adjustable dropouts with integrated hanger, it also doesn't...
08-15-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

I've read it is a pain to clean up the rivets on...

I've read it is a pain to clean up the rivets on these saddles, so I'll probably just pick up a comfort seat at my lbs
08-15-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

Never heard of Huret before this, but the fraying...

Never heard of Huret before this, but the fraying of the cable means I can't reuse it. Yet another part that will diminish it's originality.

Even after I clean this up, until I do more than...
08-15-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

It will take just a bit of cleaning, but at least...

It will take just a bit of cleaning, but at least it is cotterless...
08-15-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

Obligatory drive side full bike shot. ...

Obligatory drive side full bike shot.

Unfortunately, the bike and I were in CT and my tools in VA so I haven't yet adjusted the seat up or back. It's a 23" frame which I expect will allow me to...
08-14-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

The front derailleur needs a bit of cleaning as...

The front derailleur needs a bit of cleaning as well... I suspect the cables are original 1974 vintage. I'll think about replacing them shortly. I've already replaced the dry rotted tires with...
08-14-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,076
Posted By S28546

Raleigh Super Course MkII

Have to start somewhere, so a head badge shot to sort of show the condition after what is claimed to be 30+ years of storage.
08-12-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By S28546

Why 650b and not 700c?

When modifying them for brakes and other such stuff, do you also modify the BB drop?

My Peugeot PX 50L and VO Polyvalent have a drop of 67mm. It seems like the Raleigh drop is almost 1/2" more. ...
08-07-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 130,532
Posted By S28546

Sorry to copy, but this is weird. I bought a...

Sorry to copy, but this is weird.

I bought a bike recently (yesterday, 1974 Super Course Mk II) that needs a total overhaul, which I figured would make a nice Winter project. I am on vacation now...
07-30-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By S28546

What size is yours? I've a 1987 56cm Sirrus frame...

What size is yours? I've a 1987 56cm Sirrus frame that I wish was a size (or two) bigger.

I think that 1988 was the year that Specialized changed to the unicrown fork, so that may help set a date...
07-16-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,857
Posted By S28546

I don't think I saw it mentioned, but if you...

I don't think I saw it mentioned, but if you upsize your tires, you will also be raising your top tube by the same amount.

If the frame fits other than stand over height, and has steel rims, you...
04-26-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 838,763
Posted By S28546

Thanks. I did very little to refurbish it: a poor...

Thanks. I did very little to refurbish it: a poor wash job, replaced consumables/broken stuff, buff with a rag, and voila.

5 posts in 2 years reflects my quandary with this bike. How does it...
04-24-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 838,763
Posted By S28546

My 1975 Peugeot PX-50L, pretty much as found, but...

My 1975 Peugeot PX-50L, pretty much as found, but new BB and crank, CdV tires, cables, brake pads, and LED lights. I really wish it were 3cm or so bigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,442,157
Posted By S28546

Miyata Seven Ten

Not sure the year, maybe 1985 or '86, but apparently little used. Serial begins N0593xx. Looks like all original according to component listings I've found with the exception of new tires and...
04-12-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,872
Posted By S28546

Not sure if this fits the "sport tourer" category...

Not sure if this fits the "sport tourer" category as it looks touristy, but it was marketed as a randonneur, so that is sportish isn't it?
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