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10-16-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,997
Posted By polymorphself

This should be on a t shirt. Poignant and concise.

This should be on a t shirt. Poignant and concise.
10-13-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 846
Posted By polymorphself

Looking forward to this one! All 1000ís are...

Looking forward to this one! All 1000ís are awesome but Iím really keen on the later models.
10-04-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,791
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome. I need to finally bite the dynamo bullet.

Awesome. I need to finally bite the dynamo bullet.
09-30-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By polymorphself

From that angle it looks like you have a massive...

From that angle it looks like you have a massive amount of clearance and could go beyond 28mm even. Photos showing the actual clearance points (under the fork crown, rear chainstays and brake bridge)...
09-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By polymorphself

Yeaaah, looks like you're right. If it were me...

Yeaaah, looks like you're right. If it were me I'd just have to try for the sake of being 100% haha.



Ah, glad you gave it a whirl at least. And yeah, your 87 will do 35's fine:
...
09-10-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,268
Views: 731,401
Posted By polymorphself

One of my favorite bands!

One of my favorite bands!
08-31-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By polymorphself

Preachin to the choir! Iím in sync with you and...

Preachin to the choir! Iím in sync with you and this is the same message I was sending with my post, just less thorough.
08-30-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By polymorphself

They are both similarly equipped full tourers and...

They are both similarly equipped full tourers and many say the expeditions were made by Miyata, somehow I donít know if thatís been proven yet. But otherwise thereís no relation aside from them being...
08-26-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,446
Posted By polymorphself

Really nice pacing and shots for this kind of...

Really nice pacing and shots for this kind of video.
08-26-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By polymorphself

What happened with Velo Orange?

What happened with Velo Orange?
08-24-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By polymorphself

The easiest giveaway, if present, are the tube...

The easiest giveaway, if present, are the tube model decals on the seat tube and/or fork blades. Reynolds 531 and Columbus are two of the most popular and will always be quality frames on the lighter...
08-24-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x821/0468cf7d_7c5a_495e_aeae_9d5b474985f0_5e41b116ff02ef0635909acc04c4f30741078c17.jpeg...
08-24-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-24-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By polymorphself

Ď85 Miyata 310 F/F +headset/BB/seat post

SOLD

58 cm c-t. Nice good paint with typical blemishes. Some pitting on fork crown race. Miyata Triple Butted tubing and very comfortable. Fits up to 32mm tires.

$80 $70+ ShipBikes shipping...
08-24-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By polymorphself

Impatiently awaiting photos.

Impatiently awaiting photos.
08-23-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By polymorphself

Where can we see more pictures of the work bike?

Where can we see more pictures of the work bike?
08-21-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By polymorphself

Sale pending.

Sale pending.
08-18-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By polymorphself

In the end he sprung for the 1984 Lotus Classique...

In the end he sprung for the 1984 Lotus Classique that was in the regular for sale section

Not brown but he couldn't resist the burgundy once he saw it and he gets all the chrome accent that he...
08-14-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By polymorphself

I was under the impression that Lyli Herse...

I was under the impression that Lyli Herse approached him about it. So with her well wishes itís different. And that brand was a family brand versus a giant manufacturer, and Janís version of the...
08-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,753
Posted By polymorphself

Welp, I finally read it and all I can say is I...

Welp, I finally read it and all I can say is I somehow agree with each and every post in this thread :cry:.
08-14-21, 12:48 PM
08-09-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By polymorphself

Would be nice for those of us who actually follow...

Would be nice for those of us who actually follow through with the purchase, but we know how many wouldn't. That would cause a lot of headache on both ends. I have owned three of their bags (I let...
08-06-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,843
Posted By polymorphself

Don't rule out large, expandable saddle bags as...

Don't rule out large, expandable saddle bags as well. I would go with something like a carradice long flap or the wizard works shazam which rolls out to double capacity but both are compact under...
08-04-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,843
Posted By polymorphself

Kinda depends on the material for me. The good...

Kinda depends on the material for me. The good news is it's about the cheapest thing on the bike and very easy to replace yourself whenever you want.
07-31-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By polymorphself

Looks to have been cleanly snipped off at least....

Looks to have been cleanly snipped off at least. Potentially looks better than it did if the protector that was there was very worn out.
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 2,350,871
Posted By polymorphself

Trust me, Iíve tried.

Trust me, Iíve tried.
07-25-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By polymorphself

And vintage frames usually look great in pink....

And vintage frames usually look great in pink. Should have been hard to screw up, but they did.
07-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,843
Posted By polymorphself

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25"...

At 6 ft you'd generally be firmly in the 23"-25" range. I'm 5'11" with very average proportions and any smaller than a 23" would need a stem swap for me (I don't enjoy an aggressive setup).

That...
07-22-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By polymorphself

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that...

45mm is the largest fender you can fit in that frame without bending/cutting them. This will allow you to run 32 or 35mm tires no problem. 38s will be cutting it close with full coverage 45mm...
07-21-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By polymorphself

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front...

Drop the dork disc, wheel reflectors, front reflector and rack to shave probably 1.5 lbs off. Otherwise, slow, steady and comfy is the name of the game for these. Catalog has it at 27lbs with rack,...
07-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the...

Thanks. I considered it but the note on the report page always deters me from using it for anything other than what it says:

ďNote: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages,...
07-19-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,157
Posted By polymorphself

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:

Great bike but it don't count :rolleyes:
07-18-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By polymorphself

FWIW, they make adapters for this.

FWIW, they make adapters for this.
07-14-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By polymorphself

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a...

Yeah for $100 you need to buy that bike. Itís a lot of bike for the price and looks like it will clean up really well.

Looks to be 1984 or 1985 based on paint scheme. And early 80s wouldnít have...
07-06-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By polymorphself

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for...

Excited to follow along. I also was looking for an (86) Voyageur and (85) 720 simultaneously, with no strong preference one way or the other. Ended up with the Voyageur and always happy to see...
07-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By polymorphself

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.

Iíll take it! PM me with the deets.
07-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By polymorphself

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky...

Ohh thatís a neat one. Love the quirky illustration.
07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By polymorphself

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts...

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts at local (to me or otherwise) places that I visit.

Already some fun connections being made here!
06-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 136,149
Posted By polymorphself

Built up for a friend. ...

Built up for a friend.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/87783d3e_01a3_4dd6_aba9_42f05ebdf9fe_43f0c89795d0ada3a84f58448a89b7b648788228.jpeg...
06-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,494
Posted By polymorphself

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.
06-03-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,494
Posted By polymorphself

To me, the material and geometry of this frame...

To me, the material and geometry of this frame qualifies it as ďclassicĒ, regardless of components. For me it starts and ends with the frame, and I think we often forget that the ďCĒ in C&V covers...
06-02-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,494
Posted By polymorphself

I don’t mind it, but those bikes don’t interest...

I don’t mind it, but those bikes don’t interest me. That being said, this seems like a good suggestion.

I think a poll in the C&V forum to gauge interest would have been a good idea.

If it...
05-28-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By polymorphself

juvela Is like one of those bots on Redd*t that...

juvela Is like one of those bots on Redd*t that just knows everything and automatically responds. Good stuff.
05-27-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By polymorphself

Bumping for you again just cuz good looking bike.

Bumping for you again just cuz good looking bike.
05-24-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By polymorphself

Very rare in the U.S. market. While many bikes...

Very rare in the U.S. market. While many bikes (especially sport touring and always touring models) came with eyelets to accommodate fenders, production bikes usually didn't come with them installed....
05-19-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,466
Posted By polymorphself

Whats left of it anyways. Hereís a video of the...

Whats left of it anyways. Hereís a video of the shop.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-JYz-UL5PIg
05-19-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,466
Posted By polymorphself

Ken Wallace of the Vintage Bicycle Brothel is selling everything.

Hereís the list. Iím not on FB but am somewhat local so a friend sent me these screenshots.

...
05-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought...

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought it from a member here and did the rehab for her (although it didnít need much). The saddle belongs to me though and Iím just letting her borrow it...
05-15-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,891
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By polymorphself

He's the person I'm going to be getting my first...

He's the person I'm going to be getting my first custom 650b rando build from. His wait list is currently closed though, unfortunately. I've watched his work closely and devoured all the interviews I...
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