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01-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,344
Posted By BikeWonder

Okay, I am seeing a lot of what you should not...

Okay, I am seeing a lot of what you should not have.
I am going to save you a read and keep it simple: buy any late 80s Japanese bike as they will have great tubing, geometry, and components....
12-20-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,427
Posted By BikeWonder

Pandemic Bike Buying: 1985 Miyata 1000

My new Miyata 1000! I already have a 1000 LT, but I saw this one come up at a price that was too good to resist. This will be my 6th Miyata 1000.

My first Miyata 1000 was a 1985, but after an...
10-12-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,488
Posted By BikeWonder

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the...

I toured 1100km from Calgary to Vancouver via the Rocky Mountains over 11 days with my 1991 Miyata 1000. I had no issues whatsoever. The bike performed really well and it was fully loaded from and...
10-07-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By BikeWonder

Winter project: 1987 Bianchi Campione D'italia

I managed to obtain this Bianchi for the low low price of $50. It has a bent crankset and handlebar, but I am planning on replacing them anyways. The frame is intact and in otherwise good condition,...
07-14-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By BikeWonder

We took out the lock rings and were not able to...

We took out the lock rings and were not able to press it out. My friend is going to take it to his place where he has a shop and press it out somehow. Makes me appreciate the cup and cone BB more.
07-14-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By BikeWonder

Off topicish, but when I'm bored, I try calling...

Off topicish, but when I'm bored, I try calling all the numbers on these ads, usually to no success, but I find it intriguing to try for some reason. ...
05-27-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By BikeWonder

Following! Paint scheme is "Royal Blue," used...

Following!
Paint scheme is "Royal Blue," used for the model year from 79-82. 83-84 have a different Royal Blue paint scheme.

Attaching my 82 for reference :) anyone with a blue 83-84 is welcome...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,301
Posted By BikeWonder

Cantis are fine. With the advent of Koolstop...

Cantis are fine.
With the advent of Koolstop Salmon pads, I get fantastic, if not better stopping power than with disc brakes. I was able to stop well in wet conditions or with additional weight...
04-28-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By BikeWonder

Solved!

I replaced the smallest cog with the original one (same tooth size and very little wear) and I tightened the lock nut for the cassette a bit more. I immediately noticed a difference. The vibrations...
04-21-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,392
Posted By BikeWonder

Your site introduced me to the world of vintage...

Your site introduced me to the world of vintage bikes, specifically the Apollo line-up in Canada. From there, I got introduced to the Miyata 1000. I have you to thank for that.
Best wishes all...
04-18-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 17,059
Posted By BikeWonder

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Calgary-Vancouver bike tour. This was taken on the Old Kamloops Highway...
04-13-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 809,355
Posted By BikeWonder

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It depends on the year of your tourer. My 1982 M1000 can fit 32mm with...
04-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By BikeWonder

If it's anything like it's cousin, the Miyata...

If it's anything like it's cousin, the Miyata 1000, it should be anywhere between 126-130mm, but most likely 126mm.

you can fit 35mm tires with fenders or 38mm without fenders.

If you end up...
03-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By BikeWonder

Honestly this cleared up a lot of conflict. I...

Honestly this cleared up a lot of conflict.
I thought my Miyata was too big, but when I took it on tour it was very comfortable last year. I didn't know "French Fit" was a thing and now supposedly...
02-25-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 248,124
Posted By BikeWonder

When you get to the 10 posts, post the pics in...

When you get to the 10 posts, post the pics in the dedicated Miyata 1000 thread please :)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html
02-13-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 341,073
Posted By BikeWonder

Not my Bianchi, but saw this in FB in a c&v group.

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I don't have any info on the bike, but I hope some of you Bianchi...
02-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,059
Posted By BikeWonder

1991 Miyata 1000

Bought it from the original owner who bought it in 1991 for $2300 (value adjusted for inflation from 90s value). 1st owner was 83 and selling his prized possesions, this bike being one of them. He...
02-05-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,293
Posted By BikeWonder

In the wise words of Golden Boy, "Pix or it...

In the wise words of Golden Boy,
"Pix or it didn't happen"
I think that's what he usually says :p
01-21-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,081
Posted By BikeWonder

Just a reminder to those Miyata 1000 owners, if...

Just a reminder to those Miyata 1000 owners, if you haven't had the chance, please post a pic of your M1000 in the https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html...
01-06-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6,793
Views: 629,385
Posted By BikeWonder

Brooks B-17 Imperial! My bike is now complete.

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01-02-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,848
Posted By BikeWonder

My 1991 M1000 LT

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Got it in near mint condition and took it on an unforgetable tour...
01-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,074
Posted By BikeWonder

That model does work, but the administration can...

That model does work, but the administration can factor into how it runs as well. In the Calgary area there was a similar co-op to what you described. However, their model tried to allow for...
12-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By BikeWonder

My +1 for Suntour ARx or Suntour Cyclone FD. Both...

My +1 for Suntour ARx or Suntour Cyclone FD. Both really light and good for a 3 ring crankset/touring.
I've read the Suntour Mountech FD is also just as good.
Between those three I think you're...
12-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By BikeWonder

Bicycle Touring: A 1955 English Special

I posted this on the touring forum, but I figured the C&V forum would appreciate it just as much!

It's a short video (15min) about what sport tourists in the 50s would do. It's nice to see that...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By BikeWonder

Bicycle Touring: A 1955 English Special

I enjoy watching videos about touring more than I like reading about them. I found this unique video filmed in 1955 about some tourists! Hope you find the time to enjoy it as I did.
It's also nice...
11-29-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By BikeWonder

With the advent of gravel bikes, I don't think...

With the advent of gravel bikes, I don't think it's likely.
They discontinued the AWOL, which was a great touring bike. I feel like this new trend of gravel bikes is why a lot of prices for C & V...
11-20-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,715
Posted By BikeWonder

Is that a Miyata titanium? I think I want one.

Is that a Miyata titanium?
I think I want one.
11-17-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 809,355
Posted By BikeWonder

Updated Miyata 1000

After my summer trip, I figured my bike could use some upgrades:
- New Brooks honey bar tape

- Tektro Rl340 with gum hoods

- Zefal HP pump

- Panaracer Pasela PT tires 700 x 35c

- Planet...
11-06-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,647
Posted By BikeWonder

Good brand. I temporarily had a really nice 1989...

Good brand. I temporarily had a really nice 1989 International Series touring variant in my hands. In the time that I had it, it rode a lot better than I expected. I would say it was a lot lighter...
11-02-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,745
Posted By BikeWonder

On my Calgary-Vancouver trip over the Rockies, I...

On my Calgary-Vancouver trip over the Rockies, I remember one comment made by a biwildered man from Australia while I stopped at an old Western Saloon type of museum at the top of a summit to fill my...
11-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,568
Posted By BikeWonder

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Just installed new fenders today :)
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,851
Posted By BikeWonder

University isn't easy. It affects my sleep a lot....

University isn't easy. It affects my sleep a lot.
What would bring me peace is imagining myself on an adventure and being self reliant. I would close my eyes and imagine myself biking on a road for...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,203
Posted By BikeWonder

I know this isn't a Canti Vs Disc comparison, but...

I know this isn't a Canti Vs Disc comparison, but I'd like the chime in with my experience of canti's so far.

I used Shimano XT/SLR canti's on my 1991 1000 LT from Calgary to Vancouver this summer...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,315
Posted By BikeWonder

This happened during my rest stop in a BC town. ...

This happened during my rest stop in a BC town.

I was staying the night over in the small town hostel. I met this German man who was hitch-hiking across Western Canada and was also staying a night...
07-26-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By BikeWonder

Go with the Miyata 1000 LT. I just did a loaded...

Go with the Miyata 1000 LT. I just did a loaded tour on mine and it performed so so well.
Mind you, this was a 1020km loaded tour. ...
07-26-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,427
Posted By BikeWonder

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Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,031
Posted By BikeWonder

Currently touring Western Canada on my 1991...

Currently touring Western Canada on my 1991 Miyata 1000 LT.
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Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By BikeWonder

Heh. And here I am with over $500 invested for...

Heh. And here I am with over $500 invested for great quality components, equipment, and the bike itself. Spend easily $1000 prepping myself for 1000km starting tomorrow. When venturing the Rocky...
07-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By BikeWonder

If you want to avoid the hassle, look into Velo...

If you want to avoid the hassle, look into Velo Orange's French bottom bracket or threadless bottom bracket + spindle.
It's sealed and I would say affordable. Then all you would have to do is look...
07-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By BikeWonder

Used the Schwalbe City Jet on my Grizzly. They...

Used the Schwalbe City Jet on my Grizzly. They were okay on gravel and excelled on paved road. Only area they were a bit weak in was loose gravel, but in a forest area they worked well.
Not quite 26...
07-01-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,036
Posted By BikeWonder

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06-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,427
Posted By BikeWonder

I have a 3rd one I recently bought, but it's a...

I have a 3rd one I recently bought, but it's a 1989. Currently rebuilding it for my dad so him and I can go on tour sometime in Ontario. ...
06-24-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,427
Posted By BikeWonder

Our time to shine 😎 1982 Miyata 1000 DB ...

Our time to shine 😎

1982 Miyata 1000 DB
Specs:

Sugino AT crankset
SR Royale stem
Shimano 600 brake levers to SLR brakes
Sansin Gyromaster wheelset 36f/40r to Pasela PT
VO Model 6 saddle
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,495
Posted By BikeWonder

Depends how much money you're willing to spend...

Depends how much money you're willing to spend and how light you want to go.
For me personally, I'm using vintage Cannondale panniers onto an Axiom Journey rear rack.
My camping gear consists of...
06-13-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 809,355
Posted By BikeWonder

Ready for my tour!

Fixed up my '89 1000 LT. Some minor upgrades made it more suitable for my touring needs. Was worried about taking her out, but after consulting a thread I made about fear of enjoying my bikes,...
06-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,127
Posted By BikeWonder

Sugino GT Drillium

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Maybe not as great as the stronglight drillium crank I saw posted...
05-21-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,788
Posted By BikeWonder

If I understand you correctly, people just want...

If I understand you correctly, people just want to make/save money. That's all. Assuming your stable are decent bikes, people see and want the opportunity to make profit as much as possible. Selling...
05-18-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 809,355
Posted By BikeWonder

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04-29-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,129
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm happy about the responses this post has...

I'm happy about the responses this post has gotten. Mixture of comedic and personal stories, but thank you all.

I guess it's not just limited to tornadoes then. It could be any natural disaster...
02-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,705
Posted By BikeWonder

Hope this counts... Burley tandem Duet

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Older picture, but new modifications include...
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