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09-27-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By John Nolan

I've only cut bars once, and after a few weeks I...

I've only cut bars once, and after a few weeks I wished I hadn't. Ride them as is for a while.
09-27-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By John Nolan

Riser bars are another option. If get a longer...

Riser bars are another option.
If get a longer stem without a hole in the stem you can use on of these (https://www.jensonusa.com/Tektro-Front-Cantilever-Cable-Hanger) (make sure you get the right...
09-22-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 209,264
Posted By John Nolan

That's just like mine...you're going to like it.

That's just like mine...you're going to like it.
09-18-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By John Nolan

Hmm,,I think you have a freewheel, not a...

Hmm,,I think you have a freewheel, not a cassette. Most people would buy a new freewheel...but I'm sure more knowledgeable will chime in.
It came with a 5 speed Shimano UG 14-28. I don't know is...
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By John Nolan

I've made a similar mount using a plastic hose...

I've made a similar mount using a plastic hose tee fitting (https://www.foxxlifesciences.com/products/25p-2704-oem?variant=15537655875), I cut across the top of the tee, and used a heat gun to soften...
09-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By John Nolan

Canadian Tire ofen carries them, or: ...

Canadian Tire ofen carries them, or:
https://www.bearingscanada.com/Bicycle-Loose-Bearing-Balls-s/1879.htm
09-14-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By John Nolan

The pdf says: "Lower body unit—never attempt to...

The pdf says:
"Lower body unit—never attempt to disassemble." !
09-09-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By John Nolan

I'm in Ottawa too...I agree, things are nuts!

I'm in Ottawa too...I agree, things are nuts!
09-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,415
Posted By John Nolan

Lucky!

Lucky!
09-09-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By John Nolan

The bike market where I live has gone crazy, so...

The bike market where I live has gone crazy, so the only real question is "What's it worth to you?"
09-09-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,415
Posted By John Nolan

Nice bike! And those Karrimor panniers! I've had...

Nice bike! And those Karrimor panniers! I've had a pair of those for 40 years, and still use them for grocery shopping. Where did you get them I might like a new pair.
09-04-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By John Nolan

I understand completely. Really just arguing with...

I understand completely. Really just arguing with myself.
09-03-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By John Nolan

These are perfectly nice—no bling, but they...

These are perfectly nice—no bling, but they function well.
09-03-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By John Nolan

I had a mid '80s Bianchi touring bike which I...

I had a mid '80s Bianchi touring bike which I loved. Japanese, Ishiwata 022, very like Randy's but with Suntour derailleurs, and different cranks. A few years ago the RD went into the spokes, and the...
09-02-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By John Nolan

I'm a recreational rider: I have biopace on...

I'm a recreational rider: I have biopace on several of my bikes, and like them fine. I certainly wouldn't bother changing them out...I don't really notice them in use.
08-30-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By John Nolan

The bike guy video I've seen uses an adapter. Is...

The bike guy video I've seen uses an adapter. Is there a different one?
I don't see any disadvantage to using an adapter: you can use all the modern stems, and you still have the height adjustment...
08-28-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By John Nolan

Great stuff. Thanks.

Great stuff. Thanks.
08-27-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By John Nolan

I have a a pair of Dia-Compe levers, if you can't...

I have a a pair of Dia-Compe levers, if you can't find anything else. I'm in Ottawa, so posting shouldn't take too long. PM me if you'd like them.
08-21-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,629
Posted By John Nolan

I'm not seeing any errors, except for the obvious...

I'm not seeing any errors, except for the obvious broken image links. Good stuff.
08-20-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,629
Posted By John Nolan

Nice!

Nice!
08-15-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By John Nolan

Many lbs have added an online component...look at...

Many lbs have added an online component...look at ucycle (https://www.ucycle.com/) for example. They even carry some Velo Orange stuff.
08-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By John Nolan

I had to check profile to find out what year my...

I had to check profile to find out what year my 610 was. :foo:
08-03-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By John Nolan

Hmm...the 85 catalogue just says triple butted,...

Hmm...the 85 catalogue just says triple butted, and the sticker on my 86 610 says triple butted (but not splined), just like the catalogue. Guess you got lucky!
08-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By John Nolan

The splined tubing came in around 86 I think.

The splined tubing came in around 86 I think.
08-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,353
Posted By John Nolan

Yes, start at the top, and tuck in at the bar...

Yes, start at the top, and tuck in at the bar ends. No tape, no worries.

Marinoni, eh?
07-21-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By John Nolan

Hello, fellow Ottawan! Nice score! My Ridge...

Hello, fellow Ottawan!
Nice score! My Ridge Runner is a similar bike, and is a very nice ride. I'd try tweaking that wheel, and just keep an eye out on Kijiji for a replacement. In normal times...
07-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,387
Posted By John Nolan

I wasn't happy with the performance of the...

I wasn't happy with the performance of the Weinmanns on my Raleigh Classic, even after adding Kool Stops, so I swapped in some Mafac Racers, and they worked very well. I had replaced the original 27"...
07-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By John Nolan

I think it's a little better to cut or file the...

I think it's a little better to cut or file the end of the screw, rather than use washers—more threads engaged. But, really, it shouldn't take too much to hold the guide in place.
07-16-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By John Nolan

Very nice! What levers did you use?

Very nice! What levers did you use?
07-15-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By John Nolan

Although 27.2 is sometimes called "standard"...

Although 27.2 is sometimes called "standard" size, there are many different sizes. I think there's virtually no chance your post is 27.2. Take the post out and look for a size stamped on it. It could...
07-10-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,548
Posted By John Nolan

I ride bikes with and without Biopace...honestly,...

I ride bikes with and without Biopace...honestly, I don't really notice unless I look at the chainrings.
07-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,548
Posted By John Nolan

Yes, wouldn't be surprising.

Yes, wouldn't be surprising.
07-10-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,548
Posted By John Nolan

I have Pasela 36s on my 86 610, but I couldn't...

I have Pasela 36s on my 86 610, but I couldn't quite fit fenders on it with them. 32s would be no problem.
07-08-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By John Nolan

I'm really liking my Miyata 100M: ...

I'm really liking my Miyata 100M:
https://www.bikeforums.net/21564993-post1378.html
07-07-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,263
Posted By John Nolan

I can't help you about the brake cable routing,...

I can't help you about the brake cable routing, but if you email the bike's serial number to Marinoni they will be able to tell you the year of the bike, and how it was originally equipped. Their...
07-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,263
Posted By John Nolan

Sooo nice!

Sooo nice!
07-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By John Nolan

Okay, standard cables will do. I'd recommend...

Okay, standard cables will do. I'd recommend "slick" stainless steel cables.
07-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By John Nolan

Derailleur cables are noticeably thinner than...

Derailleur cables are noticeably thinner than brake cables, and have the two types have very different ends. You can't interchange them.
There are also different kinds of brake cables, and some...
07-05-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By John Nolan

Very cool!

Very cool!
07-03-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By John Nolan

Okay, I watched the video, but I'm not sure what...

Okay, I watched the video, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. There does seem to be a slight click, but I can't see what might be causing it.
07-03-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By John Nolan

Sorry, the video link doesn't seem to work. ...

Sorry, the video link doesn't seem to work.
From your description, it might be that the indexing isn't set up properly, and the chain is between gears.
First, identify the barrel adjuster on the...
07-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By John Nolan

Lucky!

Lucky!
07-02-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 209,264
Posted By John Nolan

Here are pics of some of my Miyatas: ...

Here are pics of some of my Miyatas:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1166/miyata_610_0e295ac8ce6b8e16ba2bc2e186fa5f0ad3c11534.jpg
610, 86. Lots of the original bits, but...
07-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 371,736
Posted By John Nolan

Here's my 86 Miyata 100M. I converted it from...

Here's my 86 Miyata 100M. I converted it from drop bar to upright. I changed the cranks to Shimano 660. Swapped the brakes for Mafac Racers and added Suntour levers, thumb shifters and derailleurs....
06-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By John Nolan

I have those brakes, and those instructions seem...

I have those brakes, and those instructions seem appropriate.
06-29-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By John Nolan

Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but just...

Forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, but just to be sure:

Have you read Sheldon's instructions for u-brakes (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-u.html) or Park Tools' instructions...
06-29-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,358
Posted By John Nolan

I didn't know that! I only have one bike with...

I didn't know that!
I only have one bike with a Campy drivetrain, and for that one I've just matched chain length to the previous chain.
06-28-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,358
Posted By John Nolan

I may be misunderstanding you, but usually one...

I may be misunderstanding you, but usually one starts with big to big, not small to small. See Park Tools method (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-length-sizing) for a conservative...
06-28-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,719
Posted By John Nolan

NIce bike. I have an 86...I'll post a pic later.

NIce bike. I have an 86...I'll post a pic later.
06-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By John Nolan

I use the gel with a small brass brush. Works...

I use the gel with a small brass brush. Works well.
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