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Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By stassy

It's true, plus I'm a student, so I'm buying used...

It's true, plus I'm a student, so I'm buying used wherever I can.



Thanks! Interesting that I really can't find much info on the Z shaped ones.



They have been okay so far on two trips,...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By stassy

Thanks! I'll keep this one in mind. ...

Thanks! I'll keep this one in mind.



I've noticed all of the Axioms I've seen are listed for 26" or 28"s, but it's true maybe it would work anyway. Do you have the Journey DLX (1?) or 2? They...
Forum: Touring
06-15-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By stassy

Oh hey again! I think I'd prefer the lower rider...

Oh hey again! I think I'd prefer the lower rider style rack if possible, to help cut down the likelihood of twitchiness/wobble. I have a pair of older, smaller ortlieb panniers that I think must be...
Forum: Touring
06-15-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By stassy

Lowrider Front Rack for 24" Wheel?

Maybe this would be better in "commuting," not sure, but I'm looking for a low rider rack for the front wheel on my '88 Terry-style Miyata 615, which has a 24" front wheel, that I'll use for...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,743
Posted By stassy

There was no way I could quote reply all of these...

There was no way I could quote reply all of these fantastic tips, but I did go! It was awesome. A few things in response:

-I did not get eaten by a bear (no bears, or cougars, on the island I went...
05-11-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,786
Posted By stassy

Hi! I'm here in solidarity because I just got my...

Hi! I'm here in solidarity because I just got my own first road/touring-style bike versus an upright bike, and have had these exact same challenges! I am slightly anxious about biking downhill...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,743
Posted By stassy

My 1st Tour - What's 1 tip you wish you'd been given before your 1st tour?

I recently acquired a 1988 Terry-style Miyata 615 light touring bike and (assuming all goes well with a safety check at my LBS today) plan to take it on my first ever bike tour this weekend!

It'll...
05-10-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

Yes, that's the one! I found an old blog by...

Yes, that's the one! I found an old blog by Georgena Terry about sourcing 24" tires for Terry bikes, and it was listed on there! Lots of cool info to be found. The bike shop that's mostly likely to...
05-10-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

So I have found a couple of tire options online...

So I have found a couple of tire options online with 24" tires that have an ISO of 520 that should fit, which I found through the Terry Bikes website - a Panaracer Pansela and the Terry Tellus. But I...
05-09-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,829
Posted By stassy

Thanks, this makes sense!

Thanks, this makes sense!
05-09-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,829
Posted By stassy

Reviving this thread for the sake of my...

Reviving this thread for the sake of my newly-acquired '88 Miyata 615 - is there a way to clean the frame that can preserve the paint, but potentially get rid of what looks like white paint from some...
05-09-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 239,382
Posted By stassy

That is a nice looking bike, the copper parts...

That is a nice looking bike, the copper parts seem really unique!

I just got my first vintage bike and its a 1988 Miyata 615! Came across a 46-inch with a Terry-style small front wheel (can't post...
05-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

Not stuck, happily! Will be figuring out how to...

Not stuck, happily! Will be figuring out how to fit the bike as I go (seat, handlebars, cranks maybe eventually), but I'm sitting a bit higher now and it's definitely better.



I do mean tires,...
05-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

This was super helpful, thank you everyone! ...

This was super helpful, thank you everyone!

Today my friend and I spent a couple hours on the bike. He had a set of Suntour friction stem shifters & wider drop bars on hand, so today we:
-changed...
05-06-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

Thanks, I thought putting it as my profile pic...

Thanks, I thought putting it as my profile pic might help!

In terms of riding - I will use the bike for commuting around town, weekend day-trips on some of the nice (paved) bike trails out here,...
05-06-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By stassy

1988 Terry-style Miyata 615 shifter change advice?

Hi, first time post here!

I decided to upgrade my bike from a serviceable but heavy and very upright "Phoenix Buzzard" steel hybrid to something faster and lighter that I can take on 2-3 day...
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