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08-16-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By branko_76

Top Tube, Stem Length, Fork Offset & Handling

Several years ago I found a 1980 Miyata 912 that had been highly modified by the previous owner, the best way to describe it would be that he had "middle-aged" it. I bought it to restore it back to...
08-13-22, 07:29 PM
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Views: 304,921
Posted By branko_76

Thank you !

Thank you !
08-13-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By branko_76

Thanks for the replies... BSD = Bead Seat...

Thanks for the replies...

BSD = Bead Seat Diameter...I've never paid much attention to this stuff, now I get it

According to Sheldon Brown

27" = 630mm BSD

700C = 622mm BSD
08-09-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By branko_76

They are better built than the 70's European GP's...

They are better built than the 70's European GP's but since one of my first bikes as a teenager was a 1974 Grand Prix, I am drawn to their styling
08-09-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By branko_76

10 Reasons Why I Like Early 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix

1) they have hard to service cottered cranks
2) headsets are difficult to adjust
3) frames are never aligned at the factory
4) bearing grease is dried up
5) they have chrome steel rims
6)...
08-08-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By branko_76

FYI, after seeing this thread which I linked for...

FYI, after seeing this thread which I linked for him, the seller revised the listing disclosing the bent fork and lowered his price.

:P
08-08-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By branko_76

I do, I just wasted 30 seconds responding to your...

I do, I just wasted 30 seconds responding to your pointless comment
08-08-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By branko_76

This is an ebay listing. The guy wants over $600...

This is an ebay listing. The guy wants over $600 for it so I let him know the fork was bent, he doesn't see the problem so I thought I'd send him the link to this thread
08-08-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By branko_76

Does This Fork Look Bent To You?

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08-07-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By branko_76

I think you can upload photos to your album

I think you can upload photos to your album
08-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By branko_76

"Gran Sport" may refer to the components. The...

"Gran Sport" may refer to the components. The "Team" model has "Nuovo Record" components

maybe this will help...
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08-07-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By branko_76

which one should I send your way?

which one should I send your way?
08-07-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 979
Posted By branko_76

I have built several sets of wheels with SUN M13...

I have built several sets of wheels with SUN M13 II 700C rims with stainless steel plain gauge spokes on vintage hubs. Stainless steel butted spokes are still being manufactured as well.

Vintage...
08-06-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By branko_76

I recognize "Staples" :)

I recognize "Staples" :)
08-06-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By branko_76

My FALCON commuter at a neighborhood ICON ...

My FALCON commuter at a neighborhood ICON

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08-06-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 975
Posted By branko_76

Very nice vintage find and great photos ! If...

Very nice vintage find and great photos !

If you plan on riding it regularly, I'd suggest investing in some basic bike tools that will allow you to replace all of the bearing grease of the bottom...
08-05-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By branko_76

I just noticed your gearing, the chain is...

I just noticed your gearing, the chain is currently positioned on the large chainwheel in the front and the largest cog in the rear. This combination should be avoided.
08-05-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By branko_76

So.......we are worried about road dust on our...

So.......we are worried about road dust on our bikes ?...........I hope you are kidding
08-05-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 782
Posted By branko_76

The essence of a 70's road bike is beautiful to...

The essence of a 70's road bike is beautiful to me, adding modern components like those deep V rims with odd spoking pattern ruins it and shouts "look at me", so it's really a matter of "taste". Then...
07-31-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By branko_76

Yes, non-aero for sure. Your Comp TA is the type...

Yes, non-aero for sure. Your Comp TA is the type I am looking for, very nice bike.

Do you know any of the specs? Tubing, head and seat angles, etc.?

EDIT:...
07-30-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By branko_76

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07-30-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By branko_76

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07-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

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07-22-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By branko_76

Cycle Smithy Chicago & Mark's Museum

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Stopped by yesterday to buy some lights for my Falcon commuter and saw the sign. I'd been going there since a kid in the 70's so I took a few photos.....


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06-05-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By branko_76

I restored a Schwinn rear derailleur a while...

I restored a Schwinn rear derailleur a while ago....

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1199363-restoring-schwinn-approved-allvit-rear-derailleur.html
05-28-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,085
Posted By branko_76

Vintage Commuting

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What's he riding and where do you suppose he's going?


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05-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,366
Posted By branko_76

I rarely use the drops of my handlebars but I...

I rarely use the drops of my handlebars but I like the different hand positions drop bars provide. I also became accustomed to the narrow width of drop bars when I was a bike messenger weaving thru...
05-18-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,876
Posted By branko_76

Looks like a good bike, I'm sure you will enjoy...

Looks like a good bike, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Looking at the chain-rings of the crank, there is quite a bit of wear. I would look into replacing them along with the chain in the near future...
05-17-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,876
Posted By branko_76

For $1,000 you can get a very nice vintage steel...

For $1,000 you can get a very nice vintage steel road bike. The market is not as insane as it was at the start of the pandemic.

If you work on bikes, there are lots of ways to go. If you don't...
05-09-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,481
Posted By branko_76

Very true

Very true
05-04-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By branko_76

Without photos, it's impossible to judge the value

Without photos, it's impossible to judge the value
05-03-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By branko_76

I asked myself the same thing a few months ago ...

I asked myself the same thing a few months ago

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1248123-raleigh-grand-prix-super-grand-prix-super-course-frame-weights.html


I've had several Raleigh...
05-01-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By branko_76

looks aerodynamic, in a 19th century sort of way

looks aerodynamic, in a 19th century sort of way
04-26-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By branko_76

these look like some high quality rims ...

these look like some high quality rims

https://labicicletta.com/products/ambrosio-excellence-rim
04-26-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By branko_76

Sun M13 II are nice rims that are reasonably...

Sun M13 II are nice rims that are reasonably priced. I like them because they are not anodized

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194991883260?epid=1303946435&hash=item2d666c03fc:g:ltcAAOSwkotiYMhH
04-26-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By branko_76

Which Miyata exactly?

Which Miyata exactly?
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By branko_76

$150 would be a fair price

$150 would be a fair price
04-16-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,477
Posted By branko_76

This listing will not sell as-is. If he or...

This listing will not sell as-is.

If he or she needs to sell fast, just list each bike individually as a 10 day auction with a starting bid of $100.00, they will all sell, local pickup only. Campy...
04-15-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,080
Posted By branko_76

uhm, no

uhm, no
04-12-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By branko_76

I think you're on to something. I just measured...

I think you're on to something. I just measured my campy dropout and C-C axel to hanger bolt is about 23mm, I also measured a V-GT luxe with factory supplied hanger and the C-C distance is 32mm
04-12-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By branko_76

I personally would not straighten a fork while...

I personally would not straighten a fork while attached to the frame, it seems there are added variables that could complicate the process and possibly damage the frame.
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