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12-08-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 589
Posted By bikemig

Old bikes with room for fenders make great...

Old bikes with room for fenders make great commuters. I have a 70s era Peugeot UE 8 I've been meaning to turn onto a flat bar commuter for a while. The bike came stock with a quality rack, fenders,...
12-08-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By bikemig

There's nothing new about modernizing old bikes....

There's nothing new about modernizing old bikes. Sometimes people do it, sometimes they don't. I think it makes sense for you to fix it up and ride it for a while before sinking money into it. You...
12-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn’t be in a hurry to sink a bunch of money...

I wouldn’t be in a hurry to sink a bunch of money into this project. I’d overhaul it, replace the consumables, clean it up and ride for a while. The bike likely needs a new saddle. Ride it first and...
12-07-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By bikemig

That paint is in good shape; there's no reason to...

That paint is in good shape; there's no reason to repaint it.

Nice bike and good deal at $30.
12-05-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By bikemig

It's a little smaller than I like (56 center to...

It's a little smaller than I like (56 center to top) or I'd buy it. I'll think about it as a nitto technomic can fix that problem but no doubt it will fit someone better than me.
12-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 139,063
Posted By bikemig

Yeah, that's what I did with my '82 PXN 10; I'm...

Yeah, that's what I did with my '82 PXN 10; I'm running an 86 bcd stronglight crank with 50/34 rings.
12-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By bikemig

Nice bike. I like the French components and...

Nice bike. I like the French components and tubing.
12-02-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By bikemig

That fork looks bent . . .

That fork looks bent . . .
12-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By bikemig

Too bad there is only a like button and not a...

Too bad there is only a like button and not a mildly jealous one as well, :). That sounds like fun.
11-30-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By bikemig

Nice bike. It will ride better once you turn it...

Nice bike. It will ride better once you turn it right side up, :)

We can help you fix that bike up. You will need to overhaul it by replacing the ball bearings and fresh grease. The cottered crank...
11-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By bikemig

This made me think of this story. What happens...

This made me think of this story. What happens when a world famous violinist plays a Stadivarius at a Washington, D.C. metro stop?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw
11-28-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By bikemig

I miss the poster who used to put up pics of his...

I miss the poster who used to put up pics of his Huffy bikes. He modded them and rode them and would write about them. I think he was from Ashtabula OH or maybe he just liked Ashtabula cranks, 😀
11-28-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By bikemig

I'd avoid simplex derailleurs even if they were...

I'd avoid simplex derailleurs even if they were original equipment. Campy is easy to source and less problematic even if a simplex RD shifts better but the FD are problematic unless you find an all...
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By bikemig

It's a pain to strip a bike down for parts when...

It's a pain to strip a bike down for parts when you can sell the entire bike and make a good return on your investment. That's a heck of a find. I have one Italian bike of that era; it's nice riding...
11-24-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,122
Posted By bikemig

yep, I’ve wanted one as well. I picked up a 50s...

yep, I’ve wanted one as well. I picked up a 50s Claud Butler Jubilee. I have all the parts for a 2 x 5 build with more or less appropriate era parts but I’m tempted to build it as a club racer
11-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 792
Posted By bikemig

I just figure that all the bikes I thought were...

I just figure that all the bikes I thought were way cool BITD but too expensive since I was in college are now on deep, deep sale.
11-23-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By bikemig

You know what they say about old yachts, it's a...

You know what they say about old yachts, it's a hole in the water surrounded by wood that you pour money down.

I figure old bikes are just a poor man's version of a yacht, :)
11-22-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By bikemig

These are tough bikes. They hold up remarkably...

These are tough bikes. They hold up remarkably well over time. This is a fun project.
11-22-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bikemig

A set of koolstop continental brake pads will...

A set of koolstop continental brake pads will improve noticeably improve braking. Dia Compe grey matter brake pads are good as well.
11-22-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By bikemig

Yep 610 fronts/750 rear was very common for a...

Yep 610 fronts/750 rear was very common for a long time. I'd take a round file and take out a bit of material on the bottom of the brake calipers. You don't need to take out much material to make...
11-21-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,943
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I don't use old tires, tubes, etc. I replace...

Yeah I don't use old tires, tubes, etc. I replace consumables. And I'm OK with repops.

I don't have anything as old as iab 's bikes. There are some bikes that it would be a shame to mess with...
11-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,319
Posted By bikemig

I modernized one of my old bikes. There is a lot...

I modernized one of my old bikes. There is a lot to be said for modern gearing for an all around bike. It's "only" 3 x 8 so I guess it's not that modern, :). Still I love the gearing: 44/32/22 crank...
Forum: Introductions
11-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By bikemig

Fredo76 not only should you post or look for...

Fredo76 not only should you post or look for amigos in the 50+ forum but you can post your bike and build thread in Classic and Vintage. Folks there are really going to like your bike.

I haven't...
11-19-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By bikemig

I just ordered the medium saddle bag. I'd like to...

I just ordered the medium saddle bag. I'd like to order a rando bag but I'm not sure it will work with my front rack. I sent a question off to Ron but I'll bet by the time I get an answer, the bag...
11-18-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,319
Posted By bikemig

I think aero brake levers look swell on old...

I think aero brake levers look swell on old bikes. Plus they brake good and give you a nifty 2d quick release so you can get a wheel with a fat 700 x 35c tire on and off without deflating it.
...
11-15-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By bikemig

Nice score. I could talk myself into buying one...

Nice score. I could talk myself into buying one of these if it showed up locally.
11-15-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By bikemig

You have to respect any person who rode from NY...

You have to respect any person who rode from NY to Santa Monica CA and back in 25 days wearing a skid lid. Seriously a skid lid? I hope the company paid him good money for using that product. Oh yeah...
11-13-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

These are very good hubs.

These are very good hubs.
11-11-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,586
Posted By bikemig

That's a great line to use about any dangerous...

That's a great line to use about any dangerous driver, :thumb:
11-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By bikemig

The pic is blurry but it looks as if the...

The pic is blurry but it looks as if the derailleurs have been upgraded to suntour which will work better than the simplex derailleurs that originally came on the bike. The bike still has...
11-11-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,293
Posted By bikemig

cool bike. I posted my 1993 Bridgestone xo 2 but...

cool bike. I posted my 1993 Bridgestone xo 2 but I almost posted my 1979 trek 510. Trek really dialed in the sports touring geometry.
11-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 700
Posted By bikemig

That could be the reason. Suntour barcons would...

That could be the reason. Suntour barcons would be swell on this bike and suntour derailleurs will beat the heck out of that gran turismo on the bike. Just get a frame fit pump and then you can run...
11-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,293
Posted By bikemig

That's a great bike. I posted my XO 2 but my 1979...

That's a great bike. I posted my XO 2 but my 1979 Trek 510 came a close 2d. The vintage Trek sports touring bikes are terrific bikes. They have classic road geometry (in the early 70s this would have...
11-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,293
Posted By bikemig

For me this is easy peasy and it's my 1993...

For me this is easy peasy and it's my 1993 Bridgestone XO 2. It's not the fanciest bike that I own but it is a very well thought out machine. It has road geometry built around 26 inch wheels....
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By bikemig

that is a great website. Thanks for posting the...

that is a great website. Thanks for posting the link.
11-08-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By bikemig

This is such a neat group. I don't have project...

This is such a neat group. I don't have project in hand that could use this group or I might be tempted. GLWS.

Here is a blog post on this group with some useful info:
...
11-07-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 65,210
Views: 10,218,303
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I'd be tempted to buy for the parts.

Yeah I'd be tempted to buy for the parts.
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,037
Posted By bikemig

I'm sure you've thought about this but the days...

I'm sure you've thought about this but the days will be short. I hope you have good lights.
11-06-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By bikemig

Too small for me but I took a look at the...

Too small for me but I took a look at the website. I need to buy one of the merino wool caps for this winter.
11-06-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By bikemig

The cycling gods are fickle.

The cycling gods are fickle.
11-05-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,546
Posted By bikemig

Or just buy the right cable,...

Or just buy the right cable, https://www.modernbike.com/jagwire-basics-galvanized-derailleur-wire-1.2x2300mm-shimano-and-huret-simplex-suntour-x-press-compatible
11-03-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 878
Posted By bikemig

I don’t think they’re overlooked but they’re...

I don’t think they’re overlooked but they’re really hard to find. I’ve looked for one and off. They just don’t show up that often
11-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 878
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. I'm looking forward to...

This bike is beautiful. I'm looking forward to reading this thread as the bike gets worked on.
11-02-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By bikemig

The gearing was tough on bikes from that era. My...

The gearing was tough on bikes from that era. My 1960 Olmo Gran Sport has a steel cottered crank with 49/46 alloy rings and a 14-26 5 speed freewheel with gran sport derailleurs. I can get up the...
11-01-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,089
Posted By bikemig

My 1993 Bridgestone ticks all these boxes. It has...

My 1993 Bridgestone ticks all these boxes. It has road geometry and fits 26 x 1.75-1.9 tires.
...
11-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By bikemig

This, the culture is different in Europe and by...

This, the culture is different in Europe and by and large, drivers are a bit more understanding of cyclists than in the US. That has been my experience as well.
11-01-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By bikemig

I grew up in New Orleans and rode there...

I grew up in New Orleans and rode there extensively in the 80s, and 90s. I worked in a shop in New Orleans throughout college and I've ridden rural roads extensively throughout the state. If you rode...
11-01-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By bikemig

I think it more likely came with Weinmann center...

I think it more likely came with Weinmann center pulls
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10-31-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By bikemig

Wait, you spend time in C and V and you don’t...

Wait, you spend time in C and V and you don’t have a spare bike or two or three? :foo:

I’d get the 400 and not deal with the longer drive
10-31-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By bikemig

Neat bike. I have what I believe to be a '73 Moto...

Neat bike. I have what I believe to be a '73 Moto GR (531 main triangle and fork). It came to me with a TA double crank which I suspect was original to the bike. Adding a long cage to a Campy RD...
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