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09-19-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By 3alarmer

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and...

...I tried to bring to bring a little science and optics to this topic in this other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1211946-fork-bent.html). But the Bent Forkers shouted me...
09-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By Salamandrine

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy?...

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy? Are you effin kidding me? I don't give a rat's ass about that middle of the line Nishiki someone bought on craigslist. If there is a potential safety...
09-19-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By cudak888

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?" 2010:...

2000: "Bent fork? What's a bent fork?"
2010: "That looks like a bent fork - here's how you can straighten it so you can experience that bike as it was built."
2020: "People who point out bent forks...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,492
Posted By Salamandrine

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many...

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many times when people say that fork looks bent, it's because it is.
09-19-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By viperocco

Indeed!

Indeed!
09-19-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Jealousy. Often the camera angle and the angle...

Jealousy. Often the camera angle and the angle of the front wheel in relation to frame can make it appear bent. In some cases the fork is bent but the owner refuses to believe it because it has...
09-19-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By tronnyjenkins

That's super cool!

That's super cool!
09-19-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By 3speedslow

guy1138 Thats a big affirmative on the...

guy1138

Thats a big affirmative on the liking RSX! Sweet shifting set up.
09-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By sheddle

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and...

I've also noticed very well equipped Novara and Performance bikes just don't sell. Seen a few extremely high end hardtail bikes (Tange Ultimate tubes) for good prices and they just refuse to sell.
09-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike...

It shows that you loved that job. I’d buy a bike from you any time.
09-19-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By viperocco

Nice work on the bikes, looks like you had some...

Nice work on the bikes, looks like you had some fun!
09-19-20, 12:32 AM
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Views: 873
Posted By jackbombay

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on...

I wouldn't hesitate to take any of those bikes on a long ride! I'm surprised how many mixtes you had, I don't own one myself, yet....
09-18-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By cv350

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those...

What a great story, thanks for sharing. Those bikes will accumulate untold miles and memories. And although the bikes look incredible, I was drawn in to the diverse methods by which they were propped...
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By sheddle

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a...

Really, really cool stuff. I've been tempted by a few of those crmo Shogun mixte frames myself, hah. One had an immaculate looking blue/green Deore group...
09-18-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By gaucho777

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on...

Looks like a good run. Hard to make ends meet on used bikes. Good luck with the new job.
09-18-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Chris Chicago

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of...

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of the dropouts snap away from the stays a year from now, you won't wonder if it's because you cut corners.

don't ask me how I know
09-03-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By pcb

Interesting/cool...feels more '70s than '80s to...

Interesting/cool...feels more '70s than '80s to me.

The cantis are unbranded, so unless somebody has a good eye for '70s Japanese entry-level unbranded components, they won't be easy to ID.
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08-31-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 641
Posted By SurferRosa

I would cancel the order and leave it alone. You...

I would cancel the order and leave it alone. You have no idea how difficult painting a bike is. No one in his right mind would sand, prime, paint, and clear coat this low-end model. Use a bit of...
08-31-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By rhm

Free leather scraps, anyone?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50289597068_40adb57ec1_4k.jpg

I made this offer once or twice before... but here we go again.

Various scraps of sole bend leather, the thick stuff I make...
08-26-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By Miele Man

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back...

I have a Tange Infinity frame that I coldset back in 2001 because I wanted to put Veloce 9-speed groupset on it. I realigned the dropouts at the same time. It's still riding fine.

I have a Tange 5...
08-26-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By brian3069

Maybe there's some connection to the 1984 summer...

Maybe there's some connection to the 1984 summer Olympics that were held in L.A.
08-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, very common and very standard in bike shops...

Yeah, very common and very standard in bike shops BITD. I did it all the time. To do it professionally, normally a shop would do something like the following:

A Park frame straightening tool (AKA...
08-25-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By Salamandrine

It's not a hack to cold set. It's a hack to cold...

It's not a hack to cold set. It's a hack to cold set badly without checking and correcting frame, dropout and hanger alignment. It's a hack to ride the wrong size wheel without cold setting.

Going...
08-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By squirtdad

why, it seems way less of a hack the removing a...

why, it seems way less of a hack the removing a spacer and then recentering the wheel.

I have coldset 2 frames with no issues one 126 to 135 usiing the sheldon 2x4

the other 126 to 130
...
08-25-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By tricky

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint...

Same! I don't think I would do this for a mint Confente Masi, but it's been fine for my riders. I don't have dropout or derailleur hanger alignment tools so I usually end up taking it into the shop...
08-25-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By shoota

Sounds like it needed to be cold set.

Sounds like it needed to be cold set.
08-25-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By shoota

Ha, that's the most curmudgeon-y thing I've read...

Ha, that's the most curmudgeon-y thing I've read in a long time. Thank you lol :)
08-25-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,716
Posted By P!N20

I think if you can run the hub without having to...

I think if you can run the hub without having to cold set is preferable, but there's nothing wrong with cold setting the rear triangle IMO.
08-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's PURDY!!! :thumb:

That's PURDY!!! :thumb:
08-14-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By jackbombay

Rear valve stem is crooked. That is one...

Rear valve stem is crooked.

That is one super sweet bike, I hope the new owner drills it into the ground for the next decade!
08-13-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By caloso

Clincher tires are better. Caliper brakes and...

Clincher tires are better. Caliper brakes and brake pads are better. Lights are definitely better.
08-12-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

"Sir, I'm going to need you to put the can opener...

"Sir, I'm going to need you to put the can opener down on the ground and slide it over to me." :roflmao:
08-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By sheddle

Bottom brackets.

Bottom brackets.
08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By bikemig

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts...

Steel frames have not improved as much as parts have. A modern frame is lighter but vintage frames are cooler IMHO. You can get a lighter steel bike than you could back in the day, but I think parts...
08-01-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By verktyg

Canadian Made Peugeots

I found these photos on the Internet of a late 80's - early 90's Canadian built Peugeot Aravis frame. It's made with triple butted Ishiwata 4130 chrome moly tubing.
...
08-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By bertinjim

guy1138- They are really nice and very...

guy1138-

They are really nice and very unappreciated bikes. The mitering is amazingly good for machine done work and the lugless brazing is wonderfully clean. Typically, they were made with...
08-01-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By madpogue

The mytenspeeds domain has been sold. The...

The mytenspeeds domain has been sold. The previous owner randyjawa is on this site, and may have the content you're looking for archived.
08-01-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By T-Mar

Canadian Peugeot were manufactured by a Quebec...

Canadian Peugeot were manufactured by a Quebec based company called Procycle. Founded by the Dutil family in 1971, they originally assembled and distributed Japanese manufactured bicycles for...
07-31-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By stardognine

Thatíd be a pretty good ride, Iím in Sacramento...

Thatíd be a pretty good ride, Iím in Sacramento now. 😁
07-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,768
Posted By jjames1452

Rule #1

Don't tell your wife or significant other how many or what it cost!!😄😄😄😄😄
07-27-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By stardognine

Too big, you say? Mineís actually too small, but...

Too big, you say? Mineís actually too small, but I can ďmakeĒ it fit pretty good, lol. Meaning a higher stem & seat post. 🙂

What part of the country are you in?
07-26-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By noglider

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?

oddjob2, what are you going to do with that bike?
07-26-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By 79pmooney

But tough to read the serial on a frame I...

But tough to read the serial on a frame I recycled 12 years ago.
07-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By 3speedslow

When “simple” works, it works well! Love the...

When “simple” works, it works well!

Love the paint colour!
07-26-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By oddjob2

My lady friend was kind enough to grab this for...

My lady friend was kind enough to grab this for me earlier this month, as it was close to her home. The thick layer of dust kept the paint in immaculate shape.
...
07-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By 79pmooney

Thanks! Those are the brakes. So my 610 was...

Thanks! Those are the brakes. So my 610 was probably an '85 and that was the time Shimano was making those wonderful calipers (that are near perfect copies of the old Mafacs, geometry-wise but so...
07-26-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By madpogue

79pmooney Did you know about the Miyata catalogs...

79pmooney Did you know about the Miyata catalogs on ragandbone? https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html - Might help you ID your old friend.
07-26-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By stardognine

Sweet, you found my bikeís twin. 😁 I just bought...

Sweet, you found my bikeís twin. 😁 I just bought that exact bike in that exact color, not very long ago. 😎 You got the Sansin Gyro-Master hubs, didnít you? These are easily the nicest hubs Iíve ever...
07-26-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By The Golden Boy

"I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy...

"I'm simple, I see a Miyata with cantis, I buy it."

Solid course of action.
07-26-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,168
Posted By Pompiere

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring...

The main advantage to cantilevers on a touring bike is the extra clearance around the wheel for fenders and/or larger tires. They can also be adjusted for more power than you would get from a...
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