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10-06-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 970
Posted By shmuelyosef

sadly, this link is dead

sadly, this link is dead
10-05-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By shmuelyosef

I bought a new cannondale topstone last year that...

I bought a new cannondale topstone last year that came with a GRX Shimano group, but swapped a cheap FSA crank instead of a GRX. I could never get the shifting quite right (been building and setting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,167
Posted By shmuelyosef

Thoughts about the variability in getting tubeless to seal?

I have found great differences in the time it takes for sidewalls to seal tubeless...
- WTB Riddler 37s were terrible...they oozed for weeks before I finally gave up and sold them to a friend that...
05-14-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,228
Posted By shmuelyosef

The frame that I (still) have is officially...

The frame that I (still) have is officially designate the Model FP (for Frame Professional) and is the only model that has the crown shaped cutouts in the bottom bracket.
I might be selling the...
04-13-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By shmuelyosef

710 tire size

I have a red Miyata 710 that I bought new in 1981 (also bought a Team Pro that I still have).
The 710 will fit a 30mm tire (actual width inflated) but I have been running 28mm Continental 4 Seasons...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,510
Posted By shmuelyosef

I'm 5'9" and size 12...my only bike that does NOT...

I'm 5'9" and size 12...my only bike that does NOT crash my toes is my Cannondale Topstone Alloy...has a 48mm fork rake and a 1015mm wheelbase...great on gravel, but not fast. My fast bikes have this...
02-26-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By shmuelyosef

I'm looking for a slacker geometry because a lot...

I'm looking for a slacker geometry because a lot of the backroads I ride in the hills south of San Francisco are in disrepair. In addition to the Team Pro geometry, I can barely squeeze a 25mm tire...
02-25-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By shmuelyosef

I agree that's the primary viewpoint, but there...

I agree that's the primary viewpoint, but there are confounding factors in some of the newer extreme geometries.
Traditionally, road bikes have been pretty 'upright' with seat tube and head tube...
02-25-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By shmuelyosef

choosing new bike size - Long legs (34" inseam) and short torso (5'9" height)

I have been riding the same two roadbikes for 40 years (yes...literally); both Miyatas: one is a Team Pro frame (from the 1980 Olympic builds) with extremely tight and rigid geometry, the other is a...
02-11-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,133
Posted By shmuelyosef

Hollowtech with Octalink

I know this is an old thread, but I have an addition about the ruggedness of the Octalink BBs.
I have two high-end Miyata frames (a 710 and a Team Pro from the 1980 Olympics-branded builds...in...
12-12-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,228
Posted By shmuelyosef

In 1980 TEAM Framesets were available

If you look at page 7 in the attached catalog, you will see this frame available.
From your listing of random parts, it is likely that this was built from a frame.
I bought one of these blue...
01-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,945
Posted By shmuelyosef

My vote is always for black...it's what you wear...

My vote is always for black...it's what you wear to a fancy party, and that should be about right for a nice bike. Goes with everything and doesn't show stains
...or perhaps go like two-face, white...
01-26-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,903
Posted By shmuelyosef

This has gotten to be a worse problem. Just...

This has gotten to be a worse problem. Just bought a Tange-Levin headset advertised as J.I.S. and while the crown race was indeed 27.0mm, the cups are 30.2mm. It is to be noted that Sheldon says he...
01-18-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 634,238
Posted By shmuelyosef

'Honest Fixie/SS and a "wet-bike" trainer

I have been riding singlespeeds as my urban steed for a few years, and have always had to fuss with the rear wheel alignment, etc...I finally started hunting for a bonafide track frame (an older...
11-03-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,515,146
Posted By shmuelyosef

Yes...riding without tyres will be exciting, to...

Yes...riding without tyres will be exciting, to say the least
10-28-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By shmuelyosef

So...120mm-->130mm is OK, but NOT -->135mm??? ...

So...120mm-->130mm is OK, but NOT -->135mm???

I'm generally freaked taking a 126mm --> 130mm on a lugged steel frame, even though the rational side of me knows this is a good deal all around if...
10-06-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By shmuelyosef

Same thing happened to me...she decided not to...

Same thing happened to me...she decided not to take it away to college with her, and then moved to the opposite coast for grad school...I eventually got sad and sold it cheap to the nice daughter of...
10-06-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,987
Posted By shmuelyosef

I would personally support hating...

I would personally support hating tubulars...haven't used them in 20 years and don't miss them at all. I have been running GatorSkins (generally 23 or 25) on my main road bike since they came...
10-06-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By shmuelyosef

They are Continental GP 4 Season 700C X 28...very...

They are Continental GP 4 Season 700C X 28...very good thorn-proofing. Lots of tire clearance (my Team Miyata has a lot less). As I mentioned...this is my first single-speed, and I have to admit it's...
10-02-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 275,475
Posted By shmuelyosef

My wife and I made our first investments in high...

My wife and I made our first investments in high quality road bikes back in the 70s...I bought a Team Miyata frame (royal blue with too many decals... and built up my own bike with Suntour Superbe...
10-02-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By shmuelyosef

...no way! It's a 54, and I've been riding it (in...

...no way! It's a 54, and I've been riding it (in various configurations) for 40 years. Currently set up as all new school...Integra Group, Nitto cockpit with compact drops, Speedplay pedals. 9-speed...
10-02-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By shmuelyosef

Recent project - Miyata 710 Singlespeed in RED

This is my first singlespeed project....

My wife and I made our first investments in high quality road bikes back in the 70s...I bought a Team Miyata frame (royal blue with too many decals... and...
10-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By shmuelyosef

I remember 1979 well, as it was the year that my...

I remember 1979 well, as it was the year that my Fuji Special Road Racer was stolen, and I bought a Team Miyata frameset and built up my first bike (with european parts...I still have this frameset...
09-28-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,824
Posted By shmuelyosef

The clamp-on would allow adjustability down low...

The clamp-on would allow adjustability down low (out of sight) and the fixed peg (now broken) would add convenience?
09-28-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By shmuelyosef

I have a pair of "Campy Copy" pedals that are 40...

I have a pair of "Campy Copy" pedals that are 40 years old (literally...for real), made by SR, Model SP-150. They came with a Miyata 710 that is now serving me as a singlespeed for around town. The...
09-24-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,565
Posted By shmuelyosef

Kstoerz "FreeSpoke" has worked for me...also...

Kstoerz "FreeSpoke" has worked for me...also great database of Shimano hubs
09-24-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,909
Posted By shmuelyosef

That's too bad...I like to keep the option open....

That's too bad...I like to keep the option open. The DR hanger doesn't really get in the way or weigh much
09-24-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By shmuelyosef

I like some coherence, but I'm not compulsive. I...

I like some coherence, but I'm not compulsive. I do tend to match up stem and handlebars from the same vendor as they are easier to fit generally (Cinelli is the extreme example). Same with...
09-24-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,156
Posted By shmuelyosef

My son lives in Portland (I'm in Cal SF Bay Area)...

My son lives in Portland (I'm in Cal SF Bay Area) and pretty much everything up there is C&V, the houses, clothing/beard styles, bicycles, culture, etc...he manages an old-style farmers markets with...
09-24-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By shmuelyosef

I just pulled a Sakae Crankset off a Miyata 710...

I just pulled a Sakae Crankset off a Miyata 710 I'm turning into a single speed...very solid and low wear after several decades of my wife's riding it (original owner).
09-22-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,359
Posted By shmuelyosef

10 speeds....who could have guessed?

10 speeds....who could have guessed?
09-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,345
Posted By shmuelyosef

I thought that was strictly for rim tape...

I thought that was strictly for rim tape...
03-13-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,676
Posted By shmuelyosef

Just for comparison, I am 5'9" with a 35"...

Just for comparison, I am 5'9" with a 35" stand-over. My road bike is a custom that I had built 30 years ago...been shopping for a fixie, but all the frames are long torso...

Older bikes you could...
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