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10-18-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By rrjmaier

you wrote "Koga(-Miyata) buyers are generally...

you wrote "Koga(-Miyata) buyers are generally more affluent or older people"

Well, I bought my Koga Miyata Radonneur when I was 27, not really old, neither affluent, but just graduated from...
10-02-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By 1simplexnut

finally got the Roadwinner together and took it...

finally got the Roadwinner together and took it for a decent pedal today .
Everything seemed to work and the ride was very pleasant....
10-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,558
Posted By alexnagui

Great job on documenting the trip! Great...

Great job on documenting the trip! Great photography as well :)
​​​​Your Strava links don't work for me though, maybe it has to do with the privacy settings you have on Strava.PS. If I were you I...
09-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,041
Posted By bOsscO

As others have put it much more eloquently than...

As others have put it much more eloquently than I, spend what you can/need/want. It's your bike.
The resto-mod I did on a clapped out Mongoose IBOC Comp cost me $876 Canadian;
Original bike 175...
09-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,041
Posted By sykerocker

Given my private passions for Rossins, I can only...

Given my private passions for Rossins, I can only imagine what I've spent putting my three on the road. The first one was "complete" but had three quarters of the components replaced because I wanted...
09-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,041
Posted By sykerocker

You guys have just shown me why I, a consummate...

You guys have just shown me why I, a consummate bookkeeper in pretty much everything else, do not keep financial records on the bikes I'm planning on keeping long term.
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

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09-21-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,558
Posted By Clyde1820

Great project, Jacco. Particularly liked the...

Great project, Jacco. Particularly liked the photo with the bike next to a stump ... which is about the only way I'd ever get up onto a 66cm bike. :p


Love the photos. It's got to be really...
09-18-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,558
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Tough choice given original intent and discovered...

Tough choice given original intent and discovered goodness. Given how good the Traveller/Graveller is, I'd be inclined to keep it as is and not modify it. Of course, my Trek 620 was perfectly fine,...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,301
Posted By antmaster5000

Really cool setup! How do you like those bars?...

Really cool setup! How do you like those bars? The drops look pretty unusable but the hoods look very comfy. I'm intrigued. Also very cool drivetrain. Big ring and a very small ring.

Also what's...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By Doug64

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the...

My wife's usual approach to downhills: get on the drops and go for it.
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The leaves are starting to change color already. Short...
09-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By Drillium Dude

Although I usually go with crankarms parallel to...

Although I usually go with crankarms parallel to the ground, here's a slightly different take:
...
09-15-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By styggno1

This a most important topic... I tend to...

This a most important topic...

I tend to always place mine in what I belive is the most dynamic position - between chainstay and seattube angles. It gives a certain stance and impression of...
09-14-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,558
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Beautiful scenery and views! I can only imagine...

Beautiful scenery and views! I can only imagine how much better it is witnessing it with one's own eyes! (as is often the case)
09-13-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By Badger6

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet...

Isn't the requirement to call something a mullet being that you've mixed and matched road (usually on the front end, business) and MTB (on the back end, party) components in assembling the drivetrain?
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By indyfabz

Got to take a day ride from Burlington, VT on...

Got to take a day ride from Burlington, VT on most of the Colchester Causeway. At this time of years the ferry across the missing swing bridge only operates on weekends. Saw two great blue herons and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By indyfabz

Favorite road name from St. Albans to Burlington....

Favorite road name from St. Albans to Burlington. Didnít have to ride it.

...
09-12-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By davester

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so...

Luckily (for Mark), I have a broken shoulder so can't use my VO decaleur as I had been planning this week. My wife just rendezvoused with Mark to deliver the part.
09-12-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By Retrogrouch731

1987 Koga Miyata FullPro

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1987 Koga Miyata FullPro
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

Spain, Portillo de Lunada ...

Spain, Portillo de Lunada


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09-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,650
Posted By RustyJames

KoolStop - fun factÖ

Ötheir HQ is 7 miles from my house (which I was completely oblivious) and my first order directly from them had a handwritten note inviting me to take a tour. H*** yeah Iím gonna do that!! Any other...
09-11-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,961
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Awesome all-surface ride report! That makes sense...

Awesome all-surface ride report! That makes sense that 3 bar (44.1 PSI for PSI readers, including me) with you and the bike loaded would do well. 2.5 bar for unloaded has worked well for me, but I...
09-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By tcs

If it's a Sturmey, fill the labyrinth seals with...

If it's a Sturmey, fill the labyrinth seals with heavier grease.
09-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By lubloi

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted...

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted to have a bike with chrome socks, and now I finally found one. Not sure about the brakes yet, I have a set of old dual-pivot sidepull Altenburger...
09-11-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By lubloi

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas,...

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas, when I saw an ad for a GranTourer frameset for about 40 euros, I didn't hesitate. It's a 66cm frame - finally a bike in my size! Paint is excellent...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

Burgos - Leon ...

Burgos - Leon


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Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

ohhhh finally the food pictures arrived. ;())) ...

ohhhh finally the food pictures arrived. ;()))

JaccoW (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/jaccow-266503.html) I live in Spain since 30 years, passed Andorra 2-3 times by bike(error!), and some...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By base2

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any...

I've never known any of my IGH's to be any temperature other than ambient.

Granted, all IGH's have some internal friction of some degree or another, but the difference in total system efficiency...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Copenhagen ...

Copenhagen
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Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

August Spain Tour ...

August Spain Tour


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Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 287,076
Posted By str

nice tour. When one tours from hotel to...

nice tour.

When one tours from hotel to hotel 20-25L is enough ;)

You went through Andorra! ;(((
09-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 47,163
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1985 Trek 620 in 25.5" / 65cm size. 700x42 tires,...

1985 Trek 620 in 25.5" / 65cm size. 700x42 tires, Dura-Ace 9000 groupset (50/34, 11-32T), TRP CX 8.4 mini-Vs on repositioned canti posts, powder coat + new decals, Innicycle headset, other fancy...
08-31-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17,994
Views: 2,035,894
Posted By Prowler

As the calendar promises cooler and drier weather...

As the calendar promises cooler and drier weather ahead I'm starting to think of my annual "ride your age" event. For some reason I've not actually figured out, it looks like this year could be the...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,946
Posted By ThermionicScott

Anton has a fantastic guide to installing metal...

Anton has a fantastic guide to installing metal fenders here: https://somervillebikes.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/how-to-install-metal-fenders-part-i-achieving-a-proper-arc-radius/ :thumb:

Part 2...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,601
Views: 2,351,301
Posted By RayLee

light weight set up

first time using smaller "bike packing" bags because I could fairly easily find stores and even a hotel if something failed from DC to Pittsburgh via the C&O and GAP trails... ended up working even...
08-28-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By verktyg

Dia-Compe "Silver" W Shift Levers

Last year I modified a Campy Veloce 10 speed RD to use with an 8 speed chain and 12-30T Shimano 8 speed cassette. I used longer Shimano pulley cage screws with .5mm washers on both sides of the...
08-22-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 472,349
Posted By PTR

Testing my polishing skills ...

Testing my polishing skills
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Before...
08-21-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 472,349
Posted By merziac

I see it now, figured they were empty, I would...

I see it now, figured they were empty, I would zip tie them to be sure. :D
08-15-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By non-fixie

I resolved the brake rub issue, and today we went...

I resolved the brake rub issue, and today we went for a 60k ride. Mrs non-fixie liked the bike a whole lot better. So much, in fact, that she will most probably take this bike to Eroica Germania next...
08-15-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,736
Posted By Olang

I know I am one of those newbies who resurrect...

I know I am one of those newbies who resurrect old threads BUT I have found so much interesting information in old threads about vintage parts I own here that I guess a little bit more knowledge...
Forum: Touring
08-14-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,111
Posted By BikeREZ

2021 update

Been a while since I've been on but wanted to update.. Upgraded a bit since my last post.. Got bored during the pandemic and upgraded to 9 speed. Brooks is nice and broke in now.. Doing a trip at the...
08-12-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By fabiofarelli

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FullPro from 1981. As Dura Ace 7200 as possible.
This was my...
08-11-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,558
Posted By CMAW

Nice framebag, made it yourself?

Nice framebag, made it yourself?
08-10-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By RustyJames

Oh boy, give me soapbox. I work in the car...

Oh boy, give me soapbox.

I work in the car industry and supply is still looking grim. 1/3, or more, of the cars arriving to dealerships are pre sold and there is a feeding frenzy for the...
08-10-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 731,851
Posted By 52telecaster

Excellent tools! ...

Excellent tools!
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08-09-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 731,851
Posted By fabiofarelli

Not vintage, not steel, hardly classic and I had...

Not vintage, not steel, hardly classic and I had to get it by car, a half an hour ride.
I did get this from a (online) cycling pal, for free.
It has a nice ride, the handlebar has to go down some...
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
08-07-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By robertj298

Anyone else like riding at night?

There are several reasons I like riding at night I live in a very small town surrounded
by farm land. The reasons are pretty simple, peace and quiet, usually cooler, usually
calm and next to no...
08-07-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,536
Posted By fliplap

Because Iím a nut, and I didn't have any threaded...

Because Iím a nut, and I didn't have any threaded rod on hand, I made a tool for this purpose. Drop a bolt through the cylinder, give it one hard whack with a hammer, get back a perfect 73deg indent....
08-05-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,689
Posted By avecReynolds531

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