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05-13-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,685
Posted By bikegeekmn

Your first vintage bike and you scored a 712 for...

Your first vintage bike and you scored a 712 for $75?
Was $100 too much for the Merckx? No, seriously it may take you a few more bikes before you realize what a great gig that is-CONGRATS!
You also...
05-13-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By bikegeekmn

The seatpost is nice, it does seem light and I'm...

The seatpost is nice, it does seem light and I'm sure it's strong as horseradish. If I can find the handlebars I'll be glad if they are steel, I wouldn't necessarily feel good about using used 25+...
05-11-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By bikegeekmn

Yeah, I have not seen one for years, I'm glad...

Yeah, I have not seen one for years, I'm glad someone else recalls them- I was going to have to start breaking the pills in half:lol:.
If anyone has one, I would love to see it as well.
I've got...
05-11-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By bikegeekmn

Do you recall if they where steel?

Do you recall if they where steel?
05-10-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By bikegeekmn

Does anyone remember Deore XT handlebars?

I recently came to reown an old Deore XT seatpost and it got me thinking, didn't Shimano have an XT handlebar at the same time for a year or two as well. It seems to me they had the graphics on the...
02-24-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By bikegeekmn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hfan/6140089085/in/se...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hfan/6140089085/in/set-72157627529597269
This is the stock configuration.
02-23-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By bikegeekmn

I love the bike, I'm just wondering where it came...

I love the bike, I'm just wondering where it came from. If it is an 84' and if anyone knew about a Campy NR Miyata 710, being as they were all Shimano as far as I can tell.
02-23-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By bikegeekmn

84' Miyata710

I have a Miyata 710 that is blue. I got it as a frameset so I never saw it with the drivetrain. It has a Campy cable basement and a Campy sticker on the drive side chainstay.
The catalogs from 84'...
02-22-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,708
Posted By bikegeekmn

+1 yup.

+1 yup.
02-22-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,531
Posted By bikegeekmn

I can't justify the expense of switching away...

I can't justify the expense of switching away from 8 speed.
I cannot, in any way, figure why single speed and fixed gear bikes are so popular-derailuers have been around for about a hundred years...
02-22-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By bikegeekmn

I've got one of those they are pretty cool, it...

I've got one of those they are pretty cool, it also leaves no doubt whosever wearing it is a bike person.
I am in the process of trying to use frame tubes to make windchimes-haven't got it worked...
02-15-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By bikegeekmn

http://www.ebay.com/itm/250995315566?ssPageName=ST...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/250995315566?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
I posted this up for sale, I wish I had a use for it but my wife ain't so much into that happening with only...
01-17-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,757
Posted By bikegeekmn

I collect shot glasses from liquor stores that...

I collect shot glasses from liquor stores that use a prefix in the phone # (i.e; Fairfield 665) designating them to the 50s.
I also collect drink mixing pitchers with ounce measurments and recipes...
01-17-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By bikegeekmn

No, no one bent the stays on mine-Part it out, or...

No, no one bent the stays on mine-Part it out, or get a frameset and switch the 600 stuff to it (thay's whatI did with mine), that 600 stuff is nice- use it.
01-16-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By bikegeekmn

I have a Gara 88 and it is a time trial specific...

I have a Gara 88 and it is a time trial specific frame, the seat angle is WAY upright and the top tube and chainstays are very short (the first time I ever said " I think they're too short"). I do...
12-29-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,938
Posted By bikegeekmn

53.5, this year 49.9, all bikes I've gotten over...

53.5, this year 49.9, all bikes I've gotten over 50 seem to get a little nervous (for lack of a better term-squirrelly) I don't push the issue for top speed, but it is nice to know.
I have been...
12-13-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By bikegeekmn

230356Not a great pic but, it's mine- climbs like...

230356Not a great pic but, it's mine- climbs like a cat on velcro and decends like water in a creek. I very much like my 710 but it don't go in the woods too good.
12-02-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By bikegeekmn

Man, the headset?, Really? I wonder how long it...

Man, the headset?, Really?
I wonder how long it took 'em to strip the parts.
Life in the big city, I guess.
11-22-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,416
Posted By bikegeekmn

Most bikes I get do not get test ridden before I...

Most bikes I get do not get test ridden before I overhaul them for resale. I (like most of you BFers) do a quick look over to see what I'll have to fix/adjust and bring it home to the stand.
I do...
11-18-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 204,154
Posted By bikegeekmn

227393227392Both have components that predate the...

227393227392Both have components that predate the frames. The 710 has tri-colored 600 and the Quickcross has XT.
We had a good Miyata dealer in town untill the 90s so, they will turn up once in a...
11-17-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,328
Posted By bikegeekmn

Sweet ride and price. It sounds like you are...

Sweet ride and price. It sounds like you are going to be using the bike at it's intended use (you ain't racin'), I wouldn't worry about changing anything unless something fails or you decide...
11-09-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,063
Posted By bikegeekmn

I have the same problem with my 710, I'm using a...

I have the same problem with my 710, I'm using a quick release until I can find a miyata frame to rob one off of.
I will usually run one untill I get the height dialed in to perfection anyways.
09-27-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By bikegeekmn

I haven't ever worked a spindle like that, but,...

I haven't ever worked a spindle like that, but, steal is pretty resilient and I can't imagine it would be a problem unless you end up having to remove too much material.
Very nice bike, worthy of...
08-11-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By bikegeekmn

If you find no takers, I've cut some damaged...

If you find no takers, I've cut some damaged frames to make windchimes from the tubes.
Nice conversation piece.
07-18-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 21,765
Posted By bikegeekmn

I did not pick my username it was thrust upon me...

I did not pick my username it was thrust upon me by freinds and family. It does not imply I have some vast knowledge of bikes but, more of a pasion.
The avatar is Jim Clark getting air in his Lotus...
07-18-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,282
Posted By bikegeekmn

+1

+1
07-18-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,282
Posted By bikegeekmn

Best thing to happen to bikes in the last 30 years

What do you think is the best innovation in bikes in the last 30 years?
IMHO index shifting, second would be cassettes.
Frame materials would be big, but, what do you think?
07-18-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 204,154
Posted By bikegeekmn

Nice ride

Nice ride
07-15-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,584
Posted By bikegeekmn

I think the biggest problem with Bio-Pace is the...

I think the biggest problem with Bio-Pace is the fact that's all Shimano made for a few years so, if you didn't like em', too bad. Not given the choice, people (me included) didn't like em' crammed...
07-15-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By bikegeekmn

I needed a chain tool on a ride once (bout 88'),...

I needed a chain tool on a ride once (bout 88'), that's all it took. Bike looses a lot when there's no drive, There is nothing else that'll do-it's already on the multi-tool. Have'nt needed one...
07-13-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By bikegeekmn

Patch kit Levers Multi-tool w/chain tool ...

Patch kit
Levers
Multi-tool w/chain tool
zip ties
A 5mm allen (multi-tool has one but, it's the most used one and I won't have to fumble with it for a quick use)
Film canister with various small...
07-07-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By bikegeekmn

Post a pic and list the components to give us an...

Post a pic and list the components to give us an idea of what would be an upgrade.
The XO-2 was a pretty decent bike.
07-07-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By bikegeekmn

Consider a black satin finish (or semi-gloss),...

Consider a black satin finish (or semi-gloss), that always looks good and is very durable.
07-07-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By bikegeekmn

A lot of reservoirs are made out of a surgical...

A lot of reservoirs are made out of a surgical type of material that resists ickys and will let you just refill it next time you wanna go.
A couple times a month clean it with the specific kit and...
07-07-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 204,154
Posted By bikegeekmn

Sweet ride, looks to be a 90', there is a Miyata...

Sweet ride, looks to be a 90', there is a Miyata catalog archive online you could find more info on.
07-07-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By bikegeekmn

$10 used XTR front der. $20 red kool stop brake...

$10 used XTR front der.
$20 red kool stop brake pads
$6 black Oury look alike MTB grips
$12 Performance Forte' DC 190 gram tires
07-07-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,640
Posted By bikegeekmn

I can't justify spending $ on calipers, levers...

I can't justify spending $ on calipers, levers (if needed), wheels as an upgrade for my MTB.
Disc brakes are nice and powerful and cold weather won't make them useless with ice but, $400 is more...
07-06-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,864
Posted By bikegeekmn

The bike you are riding will always be faster...

The bike you are riding will always be faster than the one you're not.
07-05-11, 11:32 AM
07-03-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 204,154
Posted By bikegeekmn

209025

209025
07-03-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 159,761
Posted By bikegeekmn

209023The graphics are from '84 but, the 710...

209023The graphics are from '84 but, the 710 wasn't available in this color (Zodiac blue). In '84 they went to aero shift levers, this has DT shifters. The cable basements are campy as well as the...
07-03-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,251
Posted By bikegeekmn

209022You don't see many unbranded bikes. I like...

209022You don't see many unbranded bikes. I like the look.
07-01-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 159,761
Posted By bikegeekmn

They have all since been "disposed" of but, he...

They have all since been "disposed" of but, he had a lot of frames, mostly lower line stuff
I will post pics very soon.
07-01-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,251
Posted By bikegeekmn

I have one of their aluminium down tube shifter...

I have one of their aluminium down tube shifter bikes. Made in China ('03-04). It was nice due to the fact I was able to take a tired old road frame and bolt everything over to it, 1" headset,...
06-08-11, 09:48 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 159,761
Posted By bikegeekmn

The cult used to be a lot bigger but, after the...

The cult used to be a lot bigger but, after the doomsday prophecy failed their members aren't around nearly as much.
No, our town had a big Miyata dealer for a while so, it's nice they turn up used...
06-02-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,718
Posted By bikegeekmn

I'd like to sit and spin on all of them but,...

I'd like to sit and spin on all of them but, sometimes you just gotta.
As long as it's in good shape and maintained, they're made to take it.
Feels good too.
11-24-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,768
Posted By bikegeekmn

179870179869A freind of mine hadn't been on his...

179870179869A freind of mine hadn't been on his bike for 20+ years, he was on a race team back in the day but ended up getting out of it. When I asked him what kind of bike he had he said Motobecane,...
11-24-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,768
Posted By bikegeekmn

The same quandry is all over the auto industry...

The same quandry is all over the auto industry with hot rodders and restorers.
So, make it a hot rod or restore it.
Use is what it's all about.
11-24-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By bikegeekmn

Use has always been my primary objective with...

Use has always been my primary objective with projects. If you want to restore it and admire it's parts, go ahead, otherwise call it an upgrade or maintainence and run what makes sense for it's...
10-06-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By bikegeekmn

For an MTB, Lizard skins are the best. On my road...

For an MTB, Lizard skins are the best. On my road bike I use a 3M clear poly adhesive auto body shops use to prevent rock chips behind the wheel wells. My local body shop will part with it sometimes....
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