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10-30-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,053
Posted By simmonsgc

Very nice bike, and it will serve you very well!...

Very nice bike, and it will serve you very well! The "sleeper" of great Miyata touring frames I think, and THE year to own for the Two-Ten. Commuted on mine for years, until I got hit by a driver on...
01-19-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,706
Posted By simmonsgc

Ha! Wow, you must have young eyes, or you're...

Ha! Wow, you must have young eyes, or you're really observant! I've never noticed the cat hidden in the spokes of the rear wheel. That's hilarious. About those 'entry-level Shimano components' ... I...
01-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,706
Posted By simmonsgc

Such versatile bikes. I rebuilt this 800 for a...

Such versatile bikes. I rebuilt this 800 for a friend. It's his longtime commuter and townie bike, now ready for many more years of reliable service....
01-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By simmonsgc

No, mine was missing and I had to make one. The...

No, mine was missing and I had to make one. The original rack is the one pictured in raverson 's post. Be careful if you shop for a vintage one....the racks were matched to different frame sizes....
01-04-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By simmonsgc

Ha, I see what you did there, Jerry. :) I...

Ha, I see what you did there, Jerry. :)

I hate to say this, but that thing would most likely be a "quiver-killer" for me, the way I am riding bikes these days. It could take me everywhere I...
01-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By simmonsgc

Great platform!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20150719_163837_ed906064abae9faeb9f7bbe5cf1adb7822021226.jpg...
12-23-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,924
Posted By simmonsgc

A friend of mine has an 800 Antelope he's owned a...

A friend of mine has an 800 Antelope he's owned a LONG time. Uses it as a winter commuter and 'guest' bike I think. Recently asked me to go through the whole bike. Though I have never taken this...
12-22-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By simmonsgc

*Apologies to OP -- won't hijack any further from...

*Apologies to OP -- won't hijack any further from original post. 700c fenders will work if you're willing to do a conversion!


Hey good eye, you are correct! There was sort of a mystery around...
12-21-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By simmonsgc

What size/speed cassette are you running? Looks...

What size/speed cassette are you running? Looks like you've got some good low gears.

Nothing special..it's just a Shimano 12-32 as I recall. Low gear is 28/32 with the granny on the Sugino AT...
12-21-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By simmonsgc

Here's a 1983 614. Your original post didn't say...

Here's a 1983 614. Your original post didn't say whether you planned to do a 700c conversion or not. I did convert to 700c Open Pros with 32mm folding Paselas. VO fenders, and I was able to get...
12-19-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,031
Views: 3,525,050
Posted By simmonsgc

Here's mine, also doing commuter duty. Sorry for...

Here's mine, also doing commuter duty. Sorry for 'tame' environment. I really enjoy looking at everyone's nice bikes in this thread.
...
07-17-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,535
Posted By simmonsgc

Coo-coo For Cocoa Puffs, I'm betting? I remember...

Coo-coo For Cocoa Puffs, I'm betting? I remember that commercial. No sugar in that breakfast cereal at all. :)
07-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,086
Posted By simmonsgc

Thanks! Not meaning to hijack, should've cleared...

Thanks! Not meaning to hijack, should've cleared this up before I posted since the OP already knew about 84 ProTours, I think. Only bike I ever bought that was pre-wired.
07-06-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,086
Posted By simmonsgc

I'd certainly defer to that! Thanks for the...

I'd certainly defer to that! Thanks for the correction...I don't want to put any mis-information out there. :thumb:
07-05-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,086
Posted By simmonsgc

My ProTour 15 -- I don't have the serial here. ...

My ProTour 15 -- I don't have the serial here. I've forgotten, but I think it is an '83....
06-21-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By simmonsgc

Here's one that passed through my hands a while...

Here's one that passed through my hands a while back. I liked the centerpulls and the chrome socks, and it had a really smooth ride. It was a touch small for me, so it moved along to a happy new...
05-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 184,716
Posted By simmonsgc

Some really cool bikes here lately, so tastefully...

Some really cool bikes here lately, so tastefully done. This thing, on the other hand, is a bit of a tank. But it's a comfortable tank. Steel stem, steel fenders, and the heaviest tires in the...
03-29-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,697
Posted By simmonsgc

No problem, happy to help. They are my wife's...

No problem, happy to help. They are my wife's favorite bar.....bar none!
02-19-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By simmonsgc

First, cheers on your project. I love those old...

First, cheers on your project. I love those old MTBs when they are re-worked into city bikes, "gravel" bikes, all-rounders...they work great, I think!

Nothing much to add, other than don't...
02-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,774,534
Posted By simmonsgc

[/left] Great pic, great looking bike.

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Great pic, great looking bike.
02-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By simmonsgc

I agree on both fronts. I have a Two-Ten from...

I agree on both fronts. I have a Two-Ten from this same year, commute on it every day, and ride gravel roads on it on the weekends. The clicky-shifters are great. 2 clicks, one shift. Really...
02-04-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 184,716
Posted By simmonsgc

That's how you do it! And, additional rollercam...

That's how you do it! And, additional rollercam style points. Nice build!
01-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 378,359
Posted By simmonsgc

ISO a coupla 175 left cranks

Hi all, I've been away for awhile...one of the stretches when life intervenes. I'm working on a couple MTB projects, and I find that I have 2 drive-side cranks for which I can't find the mates. I...
12-08-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By simmonsgc

Lovely! Were the facettes on the fender painted...

Lovely! Were the facettes on the fender painted with the body color, or is that just a reflection? I wish I had a set that I could add an accent color to like that. Very stylish!
12-06-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 2,199,545
Posted By simmonsgc

Sympathies on the loss of your friend and former...

Sympathies on the loss of your friend and former employee. His two favorites rides have found a good home, though.
11-28-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,002
Posted By simmonsgc

Just for future searches where this thread will...

Just for future searches where this thread will pop up... I found this photo of Soma Sparrow handlebars (520mm width, the "middle" size they offer - 490/520/560) I made when mocking up a bike. Good...
11-26-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,002
Posted By simmonsgc

Amazing...sounds like you are describing the...

Amazing...sounds like you are describing the "Pinkasonic" build I did for a friend of mine a few years ago. Porteur (in silver), selle anatomica saddle, bar-ends, etc etc. Great minds! Porteurs have...
11-26-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,002
Posted By simmonsgc

Well, since no one has mentioned the Soma Sparrow...

Well, since no one has mentioned the Soma Sparrow so far (I think)...my wife really loves hers with...
11-15-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,412
Posted By simmonsgc

Yup. I was thinking that the pastor was talking...

Yup. I was thinking that the pastor was talking about INLINE images in posts, as opposed to LINKING to a photo, but it seems like both your and my experiment worked. Couple folks saw my Blue Ridge...
11-15-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,412
Posted By simmonsgc

A test with "copy image" from Google album and a...

A test with "copy image" from Google album and a paste directly into the message editing window, bypassing the "image" button altogether....to see if others besides ME can see the pic...
...
11-09-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,641
Posted By simmonsgc

True enough!

True enough!
11-09-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,356
Posted By simmonsgc

I know you said you're not a wrench (yet!), and...

I know you said you're not a wrench (yet!), and converting an older MTB was already mentioned. That worked for me. If you want to lose the better part of a morning (or evening) start on page one and...
11-09-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,641
Posted By simmonsgc

Philistine. There are no 986's in that photo....

Philistine. There are no 986's in that photo. :thumb: And in a mountain bike thread, no less. Just kidding, you know. You have quite the stash. I have parts bin envy.
[...now I bet you post a pic of...
11-07-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By simmonsgc

From a previous discussion on this in a thread I...

From a previous discussion on this in a thread I can't remember....someone checked the catalog and the "quality" rank from top to bottom of that line was: Crosscut > CrissCross > Crossfit.
More...
11-06-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,774,534
Posted By simmonsgc

Many thanks! I'm very lucky in that I get to park...

Many thanks! I'm very lucky in that I get to park my bike next to my desk at the office. But, you make a good point that I should keep in mind if I ever travel with this bike on the car rack. This is...
11-06-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,774,534
Posted By simmonsgc

Thanks. Well, "sand blasting" is a generic term,...

Thanks. Well, "sand blasting" is a generic term, sorta like Kleenex, I guess... maybe "media blasting" is more accurate. If I recall correctly (I blasted the frame myself), we had silica carbide in...
11-05-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,774,534
Posted By simmonsgc

Ahem.... 1988 MB2 Album...

Ahem.... 1988 MB2 Album (https://photos.app.goo.gl/MDAIyNhATgwuzGlR2)

:)
10-24-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 184,716
Posted By simmonsgc

Thanks for those links. I think I'll go this way...

Thanks for those links. I think I'll go this way on a bike I'm working on for my wife. Much appreciated! Wishing you many happy miles on your Trek.
10-24-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 184,716
Posted By simmonsgc

Nice! When you have a moment, I'd much...

Nice! When you have a moment, I'd much appreciate a run-down on that threadless conversion -- the parts you used and the 'logic' of it. No hurry, and thanks! Looks like a really comfortable and...
10-24-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By simmonsgc

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/700c_38b2fb31b128dbbbdfc7307e535529ad74fa8443.jpg
10-24-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By simmonsgc

If anyone cares...

I can officially state that a 1985 Miyata Two-Ten (the year model that it was a set up like a true touring bike, with cantis, a rack, shimano signature triple, etc -- like a 'baby 610') takes 700c...
10-19-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By simmonsgc

Nope. When the side wall gave way about 2 miles...

Nope. When the side wall gave way about 2 miles from the house (in the rain), tube bulged a bit and whacked the brake shoe occasionally as I finished the commute. Got me home, then the abraded tube...
10-19-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By simmonsgc

I always thought that was the best color combo...

I always thought that was the best color combo they ever did. Reminds me so much of the classic Gulf livery...
10-19-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By simmonsgc

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/blam_93ab39f2846f4a456c494d3b13c986ea97adfdf2.jpg

I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist. (forgive me, this is from another thread...
10-19-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By simmonsgc

I have a set of Racers in the parts bin...

I have a set of Racers in the parts bin somewhere, but I think the diacompe cantis on it now may be okay, perhaps without even a thinline pad. We'll see. The reason I was thinking 700c is that I...
10-19-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By simmonsgc

Failed after only 33 years

Yeah, I'm gonna write the company and ask for my money back. My rear 27 x 1 3/8 IRC "Cross-Country" that was the original spec on my 1985 Miyata Two-Ten finally gave up the ghost. Even so, the thing...
10-04-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,042
Posted By simmonsgc

What a nice rig. Following your progress here...

What a nice rig. Following your progress here has made me realize how hopelessly ignorant I am about all the new tech. This was a great tutorial of the issues, so thanks for that! Many happy miles...
09-14-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,738
Posted By simmonsgc

Yes, lots of hard rocks in that urban conversion...

Yes, lots of hard rocks in that urban conversion thread. My wife's '88 is her daily driver. She loves it.

https://www.bikeforums.net/19985435-post25.html
09-11-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 2,774,534
Posted By simmonsgc

I've said it before, but I love that shade of...

I've said it before, but I love that shade of blue. That bike has some really neat kit on it. You still dig the Kelly Take-Offs?
09-06-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 25,241
Posted By simmonsgc

Well how is THAT gonna help anyone market their...

Well how is THAT gonna help anyone market their latest/greatest? :p
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