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05-14-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,085
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Posted By jodypitch

Great bags (incluidng the seat bag), and great...

Great bags (incluidng the seat bag), and great stainless steel thermos---what brands??
05-03-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,265
Posted By jodypitch

1983 Miyata 610

Here is my 1983 Miyata 610, a former CragisList find, back on the road for it first post-renovation voyage---two-day, 125 miles round trip from New Orleans to charming Mandeville LA. Found the route...
Forum: Texas
10-14-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

MTB with wide knobbies and front suspension is...

MTB with wide knobbies and front suspension is the way to go. The gravel is rough, not finely crushed like at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway.
10-13-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By jodypitch

Thanks khatfull, I read both the original thread...

Thanks khatfull, I read both the original thread and the update---very informative and helpful. I did not see any advice regarding protecting logos. In my case, the "Tourney XT" logo is deeply...
10-13-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,324
Posted By jodypitch

Wow, it never even occurred to me to catalog all...

Wow, it never even occurred to me to catalog all my parts----I thought ZipLocs and Sharpies was pretty advanced. Now I have another winter project to look forward to (thanks, I think...). But since...
Forum: Touring
10-12-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By jodypitch

+1, would love to know the key specs ALSO: ...

+1, would love to know the key specs

ALSO: Don't weigh her! What you dont know won't hurt your legs on a climb...
10-12-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 640,265
Posted By jodypitch

Nice! And yet another use for Nevr-Dull!

Nice! And yet another use for Nevr-Dull!
10-12-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By jodypitch

'85 Tourney XT Crank--Anodized??

I am re-purposing an '85 Stumpjumper with a Takagi Tourney XT triple crank. Would like to shine the 'ol crank arms up a bit. Is it anodized, and if so, do I need to remove the anodized finish...
Forum: Touring
10-09-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By jodypitch

More S24O Nomenclature...

While Grant Peterson may have coined the term "S24O" for a sub-24 hour overnight bike trip, I think it is time to expand the taxonomy of this type of touring. For example, when I don't camp and rely...
Forum: Touring
10-08-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By jodypitch

Wow, the find of a lifetime! Very sweet...

Wow, the find of a lifetime! Very sweet bike---happy trails!
10-08-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By jodypitch

I have the '83 610, which I love. No longer...

I have the '83 610, which I love. No longer constrained by a student budget, I made a few changes---but it was a great bike as-is. Agree with a previous poster, take the toe clips off if you are...
Forum: Texas
10-08-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By jodypitch

Please post some thoughts/tips/photos after you...

Please post some thoughts/tips/photos after you take that trip---would like to try that myself, in the Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By jodypitch

A steal for vintage steel! Love that contrasting...

A steal for vintage steel! Love that contrasting head tube. Enjoy, and post pics of any refurbishments! PS: You may want to check your BB for rust. Those grooved Laprade seatposts, while cool,...
10-07-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By jodypitch

Lugged frame, cantis---it is a very nice bike,...

Lugged frame, cantis---it is a very nice bike, regardless, and definately a tourer. It looks a lot like my '83 610, and you got a steal at $160. What is the exact wording on the top tube, and what...
10-07-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By jodypitch

Loved the book, not bothered by the somewhat...

Loved the book, not bothered by the somewhat over-the-top premise---it is escapism/entertainment, like much of the reading (and TV, and movies!) I enjoy. Except this time it was about something I...
Forum: Texas
10-07-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

We did take to the paved road between Wolfe City...

We did take to the paved road between Wolfe City and Ladonia, so I can't vouch for that portion. Otherwise, all the creeks had passable bridges, and we saw no barbed wire---just a few trenches. It...
Forum: Touring
09-29-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,971
Posted By jodypitch

Chaparral Trail, TX: Farmersville to Ladonia Overnight MTB Trip

At approximately 31 miles of rough/overgrown gravel terrain, Farmersville to Ladonia TX on the Chaparral Trail offers a quick out and back, overnight MTB tour. A riding buddy and I tackled this trip...
Forum: Texas
09-28-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

Chaparral Trail: Farmersville to Ladonia

At approximately 31 miles of rough/overgrown gravel terrain, Farmersville to Ladonia on the Chaparral Trail represents a good length for a quick out and back, overnight MTB trip. A riding buddy and I...
Forum: Texas
04-04-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

Let us know how that went. What is the...

Let us know how that went. What is the approximate distance and travel time from Farmersville to Celeste? And is there a good spot in Celeste to refuel? Thanks, have a good ride!
Forum: Texas
11-03-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,743
Posted By jodypitch

Bikes can't and won't be banned from the Katy...

Bikes can't and won't be banned from the Katy trail---ever. Much of the trail was built with state and federal $$ expressly devoted to easing urban traffic---in other words, for bike commuters. ...
Forum: Texas
11-02-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By jodypitch

Thanks for the suggestions to date. I had posted...

Thanks for the suggestions to date. I had posted the same question over on the Touring forum, and just got an interesting response---two days to ride from south Dallas to Glen Rose, stopping in...
Forum: Touring
11-02-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jodypitch

YEAH!!! I was starting to zero in on Glen Rose,...

YEAH!!! I was starting to zero in on Glen Rose, based on comments above, and on reading that it is a pleasant little town. That route looks like a great start, and perfect distances. Thanks---I...
Forum: Touring
10-31-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jodypitch

Challenging riding is fine! Would prefer...

Challenging riding is fine! Would prefer guidance on a route that is NOT on a major highway. Appreciate all the suggestions so far!
Forum: Texas
10-27-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By jodypitch

Dallas-area Credit Card Tour??

Looking for suggestions: I want to ride from central Dallas for two days, 40-70 miles/day, and end up in a semi-interesting, semi-civilized place (not a campground). Would apppreciate any suggestions...
Forum: Touring
10-25-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By jodypitch

Dallas Credit Card Tour?

Looking for suggestions: I want to ride from central Dallas for two days, 50-70 miles/day, and end up in a semi-interesting place. Would apppreciate any suggestions for a safe route, and a place...
09-19-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By jodypitch

a true classic...

a true classic...
09-18-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,974
Posted By jodypitch

yummmm

yummmm
09-17-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By jodypitch

Spindle Length Question

I am putting a new Sugino XD500 triple crank and new cartridge-type BB on a '83 Miyata 610. The old "cup and cone" BB spindle I removed seems long----124 mm (excluding the threaded ends). I think it...
09-16-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By jodypitch

Well, I would need to re-assemble it to get that...

Well, I would need to re-assemble it to get that measurement---not sure. I do recall that a portion of the spindle was exposed in the old set-up. When I got the bike, it was road-worthy, but...
09-16-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By jodypitch

Spindle length help needed!

I am putting a new Sugino XD500 triple crank and new cartridge-type BB on a '83 Miyata 610. The old "cup and cone" BB spindle I removed seems long----124 mm (excluding the threaded ends). I think it...
09-12-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By jodypitch

Has anyone tried a "harlequin" wrap with this...

Has anyone tried a "harlequin" wrap with this Bike Ribbon tape? It may be too thick, vs. plain cotton stuff. Just curious...
09-12-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By jodypitch

More Rust Advice ?

While I know there are hundreds of posts about rust, I'm asking for specific advice here. The only rusty part of my 83 Miyata 610 is the chainstay (SEE PIC). Must have had some major chain-slap...
09-12-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By jodypitch

Is my headset OK?

I took apart the headset on my '83 Miyata 610. It is a basic cup-and-cone type, as you would expect. All four bearing races/cups show some wear (see pic). Basically, there is no "pitting", but the...
09-08-10, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By jodypitch

Nice! Where do you buy this stuff in plain white?

Nice! Where do you buy this stuff in plain white?
09-03-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By jodypitch

Chain is TBD, I'll ask the guy who sells me the...

Chain is TBD, I'll ask the guy who sells me the winning crank!
09-03-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,414
Posted By jodypitch

For whatever it is worth, Jan Heine, Editor of...

For whatever it is worth, Jan Heine, Editor of Bicycle Quarterly, runs them under the tape, up to the stem. Primary reasons seem to be aesthetics and to avoid conflict with a handlebar bag. (see BQ,...
09-03-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By jodypitch

Sugino Crank Comparison??

Replacing the old SR triple crank on my '84 miyata 610.

One company offers a Sugino XD2 (46/36/24), and specifically touts "no ramps or pins." Another company offers a very similar-sounding...
09-01-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By jodypitch

I could not open this link----is it just me, or...

I could not open this link----is it just me, or did others have the same problem?
08-30-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,989
Posted By jodypitch

Latest on 27 Inch Tires?

It seems like there are more tire options lately for old 27 inch wheels. I am almost done with a rebuild of a '84 Miyata 610, and have decided to keep the 27's (vs. switching to 700c). Would...
08-20-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By jodypitch

Wow, thanks for all the fast and lively...

Wow, thanks for all the fast and lively responses---again, this forum is a great resource. The Seller would be glad to know he has such good friends out there. I am now completely convinced it is...
08-20-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By jodypitch

Nope, not harsh! And, I am (hopefully) not a bad...

Nope, not harsh! And, I am (hopefully) not a bad guy for asking the question----just want to know before investing the $$$! This forum is a great resource for exactly this sort of thing....
08-20-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By jodypitch

Well, may be no way to prove 100% conclusively...

Well, may be no way to prove 100% conclusively (without some sort of serial number), but someone out there who owns one from that approximate vintage may know key marks, features, etc. For example,...
08-20-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By jodypitch

Is This Really a Specialized Expedition??

Need some help. This listing for a "1983 Specialized Expedition" frame just appeared on my local Craigslist. I would have been interested, but dont think it is legit. The Seller tries to explain...
Forum: Texas
08-08-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

Thanks StephenH. I checked out the Trail De...

Thanks StephenH. I checked out the Trail De Paris site, and found an even better map. See the attached link, which should take you to a map illustrating the "Red River Valley Trail" a very long...
Forum: Texas
08-07-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jodypitch

Hey, it has been over a year and a half since...

Hey, it has been over a year and a half since anyone posted on this Chaparral Trail thread. Anyone out there have a current update regarding the condition/rideability of the trail? At almost 60...
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By jodypitch

'80's Diamond Back MTB as Tourer??

I'm looking for a vintage MTB as an off-road tourer. Very cool chrome Diamond Back Ascent is available in perfect shape, but for $200 (!). Seller says it is mid-80's (but I dont think he really...
10-05-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By jodypitch

Nice bike! I actually prefer the "outside"...

Nice bike! I actually prefer the "outside" chainstay routing of the rear derailleur cable on yours---not sure when they made that switch. If you are experience with the touch-up paint, any tricks...
10-04-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By jodypitch

Miyata 610, Renovation Underway

I believe this Miyata 610 is 1983. Photos are as I found it on Craigslist in August---$125. I believe it was all original, except the tires. Love this bike, but I plan to update as necessary to...
Forum: Southeast
09-22-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By jodypitch

Touring from St. Augustine, Florida?

I posted this on the Touring forum as well, but maybe the Southeast community will know more...

I got some advice that touring from St. Augustine FL toward Miami/Key West may be neither safe nor...
Forum: Touring
09-22-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By jodypitch

Touring from St. Augustine, FL, Round 2???

Ok, I got some good advice that touring from St. Augustine FL toward Miami/Key West may be neither safe nor exciting. Because my brother lives in St. Augustine, I would still like to start there, and...
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