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07-08-19, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Va1984

I like this about them! I guess ...

I like this about them!



I guess correct me if Im wrong this wouldnt matter for my purposes. I run my cables up from the hub to the fork, then under the fender forwards to a rack-mounted...
07-06-19, 07:00 PM
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Posted By Va1984

I like Nishiki and I would love to figure out...

I like Nishiki and I would love to figure out exactly which model-years had it!
07-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By Va1984

I have an identical one... I think its 84. As...

I have an identical one... I think its 84. As bwilli88 said above, I think in 1983 they came without...
07-05-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By Va1984

Thanks for the great info... so far we've got: ...

Thanks for the great info... so far we've got:

US market touring bikes:

Centurion Pro Tour (1984 only)
Centurion Elite GT (1984 only)
Miyata 1000 (1986 only -- I still can't believe this...
07-03-19, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Va1984

Good point -- I'm just being lazy with my...

Good point -- I'm just being lazy with my wording. All I mean is "not a unique, custom-made frame" but rather something that was available off the peg, or on a catalogue, mass- or...
07-03-19, 08:12 AM
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Views: 1,061
Posted By Va1984

Neat info about the Koga-Miyata line-up! I...

Neat info about the Koga-Miyata line-up!

I know that the Miyata 1000 did not have it 1983 and 1984 -- unless I somehow ended up with copies that omitted that feature!
Can anyone corroborate if...
07-02-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By Va1984

Production Frames with Dynamo Wiring

Im trying to compile a list of all the production frames that came with holes to route the dynamo wire inside the down tube. By production I mean not custom- or hand-made frames, but those...
06-13-19, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Va1984

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/25570be6_2bb4_4747_9d65_13fcbc0c1e8e_ec7447aad4a9f9775ded9b6cf68f4d88f5263af9.jpeg
A couple of recent Univega Specialissima (2x) and...
05-13-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,249
Posted By Va1984

That helps, thank you. Here is (if I can intrude...

That helps, thank you. Here is (if I can intrude with a 1000 in Univega attire), my current Specialissima. Its actually a 1982 Miyata 1000, same exact geometry and tubing the only difference is...
05-13-19, 04:49 PM
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Views: 2,249
Posted By Va1984

[/left] Thank you for the amusing story and for...

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Thank you for the amusing story and for the many high quality photos. Your build looks beautiful.

I myself had a 1981 blue Miyata 1000 frame just like this one in size 19.5", and I sold...
10-01-18, 11:37 AM
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Views: 1,250
Posted By Va1984

I became obsessive. I used to build wheels with...

I became obsessive. I used to build wheels with drum brakes, internal gear hubs, and to build various kinds of bikes on various kind of frames. But that was back then.
Now I only care for one type...
07-23-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Va1984

Wonderful work - and photos. Are those brakes the...

Wonderful work - and photos. Are those brakes the 750s? It looks like you even had a few mm to spare, right?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Va1984

Yes, I was expecting an uneven bend on the fork...

Yes, I was expecting an uneven bend on the fork from the drum brake arm, but honestly I dont think that is what is happening. About the seat post - Im fine with leaving it where it is, provided the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Va1984

Thank you - this is quite interesting, if youre...

Thank you - this is quite interesting, if youre right. Do you think the drum brake arm could have caused it? I knew when I used it with drum brakes that I was risking it... but then, not noticing...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Va1984

What makes you say the fork is bent? It tracks...

What makes you say the fork is bent? It tracks well and everything seemed straight to me.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Va1984

Seat Tube crack: safe to ride?

I have a question for a someone who understands the physics of steel frames better than I do.
I own a vintage (1969) lightweight (for the time) thin tubed, lugged steel frame. I was told it’s...
05-23-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Va1984

yes. maybe it was too mushy to prevent bending?...

yes. maybe it was too mushy to prevent bending? I'll check it, I still have it
05-23-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Va1984

All set. Thank you all. It looks like the frame...

All set. Thank you all. It looks like the frame was packed that way from Soma’s factory in Taiwan....
05-23-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Va1984

Weirdly compressed dropout

Hello Bike Forum Collective Brain,

it’s been a while since I’ve needed your help. Today I received a frame that seems to have taken a bit of knock during travel. As you can see, one of the...
08-26-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Va1984

Well, I am giving up and rebuilding the hub as it...

Well, I am giving up and rebuilding the hub as it was.
I do love Sturmey’s drums, don’t get me wrong. I have been using them happily this past year and I plan to keep using them. But I thought that...
08-25-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Va1984

Meh. That would seem sloppy. Also, as you can see...

Meh. That would seem sloppy. Also, as you can see from the photos I have already removed the shoes and the lever...
08-25-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Va1984

Sturmey Archer experts: converting an X-FDD to X-FD

I need some advice. I am trying to convert a Sturmey front dynamo drum brake hub to be drum-brake free.
(Before you ask why: because I wanted a nice polished dynamo hub to use with rim brakes, and...
05-10-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By Va1984

So I did just that: I loosened the non drive lock...

So I did just that: I loosened the non drive lock nut and as soon as I did that it became possible to rotate the arm. What I could not do, however, was re-tightening it quite as hard as it was from...
05-10-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By Va1984

But, Dan, I tried to rotate it and it just seems...

But, Dan, I tried to rotate it and it just seems to rotate the axle along with it. I tried holding the brake 'open' with my fingers while rotating it, thinking that maybe it had come a little stuck...
05-09-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By Va1984

Sturmey Archer Drum Brake arm and anti-rotation washer conflict!

so sorry to disturb the whole world again here with such a simple question, but try as i might i cannot find it discussed anywhere.
I bet thoese of you who work with SA hubs must have seen this a...
05-01-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Va1984

Ok thank you all. I'll just see how much bending...

Ok thank you all. I'll just see how much bending is required to get it to slide in - if it's minimal i may just try to get away without opening up the hub.
As for the strength of the fork, your...
05-01-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Va1984

i'm sorry -- the photo that was meant to enable...

i'm sorry -- the photo that was meant to enable you to see the fork and assess its strength doesn't want to upload...here is another one.519157
05-01-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Va1984

Sturmey Drum brake arm and fork clearance

Hello. Two quick questions for you.

I have an old 1969 (i believe) Gazelle frame, repainted sometime in the 80s. I was told is Reynolds 531 tubing but I wouldn't bet my life on that. And I have a...
02-05-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Va1984

Got it. So the consensus seems to be that either...

Got it. So the consensus seems to be that either will do it, and no major reason to prefer one over the other in my case. It's gonna have to be a coin toss!
02-05-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Va1984

I live in an area where there are steep, though...

I live in an area where there are steep, though small, hills, and then a long flat commute along the river. My idea was to set up the top gear for the flat terrain, so to have no hub drag and reach a...
02-05-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Va1984

Dan, the Shimano C6010 I am trying to replace is...

Dan, the Shimano C6010 I am trying to replace is an 8 speed hub, not three. Thanks for the acetone tip, though.

(maybe I should be cheeky and say, robot check! http://www.bike24.com/p2107864.html )
02-05-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Va1984

Sturmey Archer S-FR3 vs S3X comparison

Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone has been able to compare the Sturmey S-FR3 and the S3X directly.
I am considering building just my second wheel after the Shimano SG-C6010 proved to be less fail...
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