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01-04-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By BikeWonder

I may have two sets of the MT60. Will take a look...

I may have two sets of the MT60. Will take a look and get back to you.
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: 23,428
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...
12-15-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,882
Posted By BikeWonder

I like to think that the "e" in "e-bicycles"...

I like to think that the "e" in "e-bicycles" should truly mean "enabling." These bikes have allowed many people to get back into shape and reducing strain o their aging or impaired bodies.

The...
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...
10-09-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By BikeWonder

What I found interesting were the size of the...

What I found interesting were the size of the frames used by "athletes" in this article. Is this what would be referred to as "French Fit" ?
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,...
09-24-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,393
Posted By BikeWonder

People said the same thing for 10, 11, 12, and...

People said the same thing for 10, 11, 12, and now 13. The concern will always be there, but the industry will continue evolving. I have a friend that has done insane touring on his 2018 Kona Sutra...
09-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By BikeWonder

Last I heard, it was called a can't believe her...

Last I heard, it was called a can't believe her brake. What a ridiculous name.


Jokes aside, it's a cantilever, but a very unusual one.
08-17-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,026
Posted By BikeWonder

+1 for Kuwahara. Their 80s bikes are awesome. The...

+1 for Kuwahara. Their 80s bikes are awesome. The rebranded Apollo bikes by Kuwahara have a soft spot in my heart. My favourite bike for general riding is a Apollo Prestige XL. I'm not sure what kind...
08-03-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By BikeWonder

I had a nice collection. My prized possessions...

I had a nice collection. My prized possessions were my red Apollo Mixte 10 speed and my 1982 Miyata 1000. I had a few others that I sold too. I took advantage of the demand prices as it seemed like...
07-28-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By BikeWonder

We've successfully removed the bottom bracket and...

We've successfully removed the bottom bracket and tried searching for a replacement, however we've run into another issue. It seems that it's a pain to find a 73mm press fit bottom bracket. We could...
07-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,701
Posted By BikeWonder

No kidding. I decided that now would be the best...

No kidding. I decided that now would be the best time to sell my personal collection, including some Miyata 1000s I've acquired over time. I figured I would never hit peak demand again after this...
07-15-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,428
Posted By BikeWonder

Goodbye.

Not sure where to post this, but today I said farewell to my 1982 Miyata 1000.

I had a lot of ambitions for it and designed it to my liking, but it sat in my room for two years without being...
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By BikeWonder

Gary Fisher BB

My friend and I are working on this old Gary Fisher mtb to convert it to a tourer. We're having issues with removing bottom bracket. Any idea on what is needed?
...
07-14-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
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. ...
06-30-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By BikeWonder

It looks okay to be bent back to position. You...

It looks okay to be bent back to position. You might want to take it to a frame builder because there are always things the naked eye can't see that easily. Might be over kill, but still worth a...
06-21-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,428
Posted By BikeWonder

I was thinking of trading frames for the longest...

I was thinking of trading frames for the longest time but I eventually found the right stem and saddle height for me and decided to settle on keeping mine.
...
06-20-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,428
Posted By BikeWonder

Normally I think value questions would be asked...

Normally I think value questions would be asked in C&V appraisals, but to be honest I've seen them go up in value recently because people are taking the time to go touring. Why spend 2k on a touring...
06-16-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By BikeWonder

Bike geometry is a weird topic... Here is my...

Bike geometry is a weird topic...

Here is my current setup:
I initially installed a taller stem because I couldn't stand the original 120mm stem which caused discomfort, so I switched to a more...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By BikeWonder

I welcome US responses to have done the trip,...

I welcome US responses to have done the trip, sorry for the exclusion and thank you for your response :)
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By BikeWonder

Touring in Eastern Canada During Covid19

Any Canadians on here that are planning to tour during the pandemic? If so, what tours do you have planned?

Last summer I toured across the Rockies and got a taste of the West. I've been itching...
06-10-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,403
Posted By BikeWonder

What do you think led to the chainstay cracking?...

What do you think led to the chainstay cracking? I'd like to prevent that type of damage on mine if I'm able to. My frame is longer overdue for an overhaul and internal spray of anti-rust compound.
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By BikeWonder

USD -> CAD would fall around $900, which some...

USD -> CAD would fall around $900, which some might find too ambitious. I could possibly aim for $750 CAD as touring is becoming a hot sport here Alberta again with the current pandemic.



Bar...
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...
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By BikeWonder

Mint 1989 Miyata 1000 LT

I've been fortunate to own many Miyata 1000s but have never come across one as new/mint as this one.

From what I was told, it was only used for one 50km trip in 1990 one summer and stowed away in...
05-12-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By BikeWonder

True definition of French fit based on how it...

True definition of French fit based on how it looks!
Enjoy it!
05-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By BikeWonder

I don't think so. I'm not entirely sure to be...

I don't think so. I'm not entirely sure to be honest. Based on what I read online, the Expedition seems heavier, but I don't why it would since it's made from similar tubing as the Miyata. I'm not...
05-11-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By BikeWonder

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the bike...

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the bike and have two of them, my favourite being the later 1991 model. I think it's a fit issue more than anything with my 1982 since I hate being hunched over...
05-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By BikeWonder

Check out the other Miyata 1000 threads. There...

Check out the other Miyata 1000 threads. There are a lot of variants of this model with detailed specs of what we've done to them! Limitless possibilities :)
05-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By BikeWonder

My 1982 model (similar to this one shown above...

My 1982 model (similar to this one shown above but more modified) is great in a straight line, encompassing all the things you just mentioned. But when I have to turn, I really feel the longish...
05-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By BikeWonder

It doesn't have the fork braze-on/mounts for a...

It doesn't have the fork braze-on/mounts for a rack. When I bought this one, it came with adapters for the Jim Blackburn lowrider front rack. It also lacks another bottle mount on the seat tube, so...
05-09-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By BikeWonder

I have an '82. I switched from 27 inch to 700c...

I have an '82.
I switched from 27 inch to 700c a while back. It looks like the stays were spread to 126mm by the previous owner.
I had no issues doing the wheel conversion. I will note the 40...
05-08-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,986
Posted By BikeWonder

I have an opportunity to buy this bike. It's...

I have an opportunity to buy this bike. It's being sold locally and seems to be in good condition. It's one of those bikes you think you want but you know you won't be able to get rid of after...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,302
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: 1,008
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...
04-28-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

I had no issue with the hub before so I'm not...

I had no issue with the hub before so I'm not sure what's going on.
The limit screw helped a bit.
The lower ones are the ones that seem to cause slight vibration. I tried lubricating the drive...
04-28-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

Update!

I bought a new chain for 7 speed and added a few more links from the original one. I'm still confused because there is vibration on the smallest cog but the other ones seem to be fine.
I might...
04-27-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By BikeWonder

I recall reading somewhere in one of the Apollo...

I recall reading somewhere in one of the Apollo threads that the first three serial numbers are the date it was manufactured. It may be false? Not too sure. Something along the lines of being a 1984...
04-27-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

I did adjust the B-screw but it didn't help the...

I did adjust the B-screw but it didn't help the situation, unfortunately.
04-27-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here you go.

it could also be that I may need a new chain or extra...
04-27-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

Calgary is great, aside from the oil slump and...

Calgary is great, aside from the oil slump and pandemic itself!
I'm seeing a lot of activity in the local parks with runners and cyclists, which is nice to see, but also somewhat worrisome!

The...
04-27-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By BikeWonder

7 Speed Issue

Hi folks!

Currently having an issue with a 7 speed cassette swap.

On my Miyata 1000 I orginally had a 7 speed 12-28 cassette (silver) and wanted to switch to a 12-32 cassette (black) for...
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: 17,062
Posted By BikeWonder

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190722_125524_625b5fc09c135514206cc856b788b56955c20903.jpg

Calgary-Vancouver bike tour. This was taken on the Old Kamloops Highway...
04-16-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,927
Posted By BikeWonder

I splurged on some 35mm Gravel King SK tires for...

I splurged on some 35mm Gravel King SK tires for my touring bike. I also recall buying a bar end conversion kit for my other tourer.
My current touring bike does not need new tires as the 35mm...
04-13-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 809,469
Posted By BikeWonder

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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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...
03-23-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,881
Posted By BikeWonder

I'm a little bit frustrated with the whole...

I'm a little bit frustrated with the whole situation. I want to buy some items on the VO online garage sale, but the Canadian dollar tanked in value compared to the USD and income is tight. The items...
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