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12-22-20, 07:21 AM
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Posted By illenvillain

Anyone near Wayland (Boston)?

Anyone near Wayland (Boston)?
06-21-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,598
Posted By illenvillain

Really no difference in ride quality?

Really no difference in ride quality?
06-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,598
Posted By illenvillain

I know Im resurrecting a very old thread, but was...

I know Im resurrecting a very old thread, but was hoping to get some more info on the subject. Apart from the LT being lighter what other differences are there between the 2 models?
06-19-20, 06:16 AM
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Views: 690
Posted By illenvillain

Starting to lean towards the Miyata

Starting to lean towards the Miyata
06-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By illenvillain

Miyata 1000 LT or Specialized Expedition

If you had to pick one with same components which bike do you choose?
06-16-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

Logged in about 3 hours on it today and Im still...

Logged in about 3 hours on it today and Im still having some lower back pain. Not sure if it was the weight in my backpack but Im going to keep the short stem for now.
06-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

Its 53cm frame. Maybe my lower back just doesnt...

Its 53cm frame. Maybe my lower back just doesnt want to be bent over too much anymore.
06-16-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

53cm and Im 5'8 with 81-82cm inseam

53cm and Im 5'8 with 81-82cm inseam
06-16-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

I meant my knees are almost hitting the handle...

I meant my knees are almost hitting the handle bars not bar ends. Also my seat height is probably 2 inches higher than my stem and the bike feels very twitchy when riding one handed.
06-15-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

Do I go for an 80mm to split the difference?

Do I go for an 80mm to split the difference?
06-15-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,380
Posted By illenvillain

Short Stem - Miyata 1000

So I just took my 81-82 Miyata 1000 on its first ride and wow, even tho I put in a hard 50km on my track bike the last 3 days. I just didnt want to get off, a short spin around the block turned into...
06-12-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,851
Posted By illenvillain

I am also interested in this. Please respond.

I am also interested in this. Please respond.
05-28-20, 06:38 AM
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Views: 402
Posted By illenvillain

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
05-27-20, 03:20 PM
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Views: 402
Posted By illenvillain

Touch up paint Miyata 1000 (81-82 Blue)

Trying to restore one, any suggestions?
05-24-20, 06:57 AM
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Views: 311
Posted By illenvillain

My Somec Pista

Paint had a bunch of chips that I tried to touch up and some pitting on the chrome but no dents. I also got a great deal on it. ...
05-21-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By illenvillain

Is the cambium as comfortable as they say?

Is the cambium as comfortable as they say?
05-14-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

Was looking for a Brooks C17 on eBay and there...

Was looking for a Brooks C17 on eBay and there were a few auctions ending in a few days, then took a look on good old Craigslist and got one barely used with box for 65$. This is coming together...
05-14-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,685
Posted By illenvillain

Early 80s mid range gray Bianchi, borrowed it to...

Early 80s mid range gray Bianchi, borrowed it to ride home from a friendís step dad and was very reluctant to give it back days later. Even tho he never used it, he never sold it to me and I offered...
05-14-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By illenvillain

Can it be removed? If so, how?

Can it be removed? If so, how?
05-14-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By illenvillain

Nice bike! Off topic, is there a way to remove...

Nice bike! Off topic, is there a way to remove the metal disc on the rear wheel by the cassette?
05-12-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 28,267
Posted By illenvillain

This is before any changes. Updated pictures to...

This is before any changes. Updated pictures to come in a few weeks. ...
05-12-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

Just ordered some Panaracer Paselas like others...

Just ordered some Panaracer Paselas like others have suggested. Had to get them on eBay cause everywhere else the size and colour I wanted was sold out.
05-11-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

Is the Trek 720 or Specialized Expedition much...

Is the Trek 720 or Specialized Expedition much lighter?
05-11-20, 03:47 PM
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Views: 28,267
Posted By illenvillain

just went I thought I got a pretty good deal on...

just went I thought I got a pretty good deal on mine I have to see this womp womp woooo
05-11-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

Iím also looking for suggestions on tires for the...

Iím also looking for suggestions on tires for the original wheels. Thank you everyone, canít wait to post the updated pictures and take it on itís first century.
05-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

. The bike has...

. The bike has barely been ridden so the cranks are pretty much new. All the paint chips are from storage. The owner wasnít able to tell me much in terms of ride quality...
05-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By illenvillain

Scored a Miyata 1000!

Been planning on doing a 3-4 week bike tour in Europe after all this is over and some local touring until then. After doing some research I knew I either wanted a Specialized Expedition, Trek 720 or...
11-06-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By illenvillain

Looks like its the Pinarello, I've wanted both...

Looks like its the Pinarello, I've wanted both for a while so I dont think I can go wrong with either. Now can someone tell me what a fair price would be for a 84 Treviso with Campy Chorus, some...
11-06-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By illenvillain

what models are the pinarellos? can you please...

what models are the pinarellos? can you please give me more info on the way the two different bikes ride. thank you!
11-05-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By illenvillain

90s Bridgestone RB1 or 80s Pinarello Treviso?

Im contemplating two bikes. 92 RB1 with shimano 600 tri color components or 84 Pinarello Treviso with campagnolo chorus. the RB1 is in better condition paint wise and is also $100 cheaper. Your input...
11-04-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 206,108
Posted By illenvillain

can some kind soul please help me facilitate a...

can some kind soul please help me facilitate a sale in New Jersey?
10-02-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 206,108
Posted By illenvillain

Could anyone please help in the Grand Island,...

Could anyone please help in the Grand Island, Nebraska area? I know its a long shot.
08-29-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By illenvillain

Thank you for so many positive responses :)

Thank you for so many positive responses :)
08-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By illenvillain

Rent me a Bike in San Fran for 1 day

So Im going to be on a layover in SF (girlfriend is a flight attendant) for a full day and was hoping someone could rent me a bike thats better than the cruiser rentals in Fisherman's Wharf. I know...
08-22-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,364
Views: 483,491
Posted By illenvillain

If anyone has a 760 in around the 52cm range that...

If anyone has a 760 in around the 52cm range that they are looking to sell PM me. Sorry for going off topic, hopefully soon I can post a picture of my trek ;)
08-22-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,317
Posted By illenvillain

Looks like an epic ride, very inspiring. Thank...

Looks like an epic ride, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
08-21-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By illenvillain

thank you Ben!

thank you Ben!
08-21-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By illenvillain

Nope, gonna run some 25s and pray for my wrists.

Nope, gonna run some 25s and pray for my wrists.
08-21-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By illenvillain

ya unfortunately, but i got a great deal on the...

ya unfortunately, but i got a great deal on the bike and its gonna be a daily commuter. what do you think caused it?
08-21-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By illenvillain

WTB: 17T Track Cog

PM me if you got one, thank you!
08-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By illenvillain

Help Restore Somec Track Frame

Paint is in good shape, but what do I do about the chrome? I've read about aluminum foil with water or coke, vinegar, oven cleaner. What do you guys...
08-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By illenvillain

Nothing out there?

Nothing out there?
08-05-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By illenvillain

WTB: 80's/90's 52cm Quality Steel Bike

Looking for stuff like Columbus SL/SLX, Tange Prestige, Reynolds 531c+ etc. Can be 52-53cm cc. Let me know what you guys got.
07-26-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By illenvillain

Really appreciate the offer, but I have never...

Really appreciate the offer, but I have never seen one pop up in my area and I regularly check my classifieds sites.
07-25-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By illenvillain

WTB: Trek 760 52-54cm

Hello I know its a long shot but let me know if anyone is selling one. Thank you!
07-23-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By illenvillain

thank you for all your input guys! im starting to...

thank you for all your input guys! im starting to lean towards the Prologue as I love the tange prestige on my Bridgestone MB 1 and gray color scheme is just awesome.
07-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By illenvillain

Specialized Allez SE or Schwinn Prologue

1987 Specialized Allez SE (stock suntour sprint 9000) or 1987 Schwinn Prologue with Shimano 600

Which one do you guys choose? Schwinn is in better overall condition, but slightly more expensive.
04-16-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 206,108
Posted By illenvillain

Looking for assistance on a purchase in New York,...

Looking for assistance on a purchase in New York, your help would be much appreciated. Please PM me or post here. Thank you!
01-31-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By illenvillain

Bridgestone RB 1 Sizing

hello fine folks of BF, been wanting to add one of these bikes to my stable, but im not sure about the sizing. i am 5'8 with 78cm inseam do i go for a 50cm or 53cm frame with shorter stem? thank you!
10-16-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By illenvillain

I just bought an xc pro wheelset without knowing...

I just bought an xc pro wheelset without knowing this. I plan to run it as a single speed, what type of a cog do I need? Thanks!
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