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Posted By bikemig

You did good with those campy drop outs. Catalog...

You did good with those campy drop outs. Catalog specs are Huret for '74 but manufacturers changed stuff all the time. That means you have a jubilee RD designed for a campy, not a huret drop out. If...
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Views: 72
Posted By bikemig

There is some value to the parts but when you see...

There is some value to the parts but when you see this much rust, there is a good chance that the parts are all mucked up as well. This is worth taking a flier on for $25 or so to see what can be...
02-17-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. Perfect for the next gravel ride...

Beautiful bike. Perfect for the next gravel ride with those 650b wheels? Or maybe be the cool kid a the Dairyland Dare with the oldest bike to show up at the starting line? This sounds like something...
02-17-20, 01:19 PM
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Posted By bikemig

Nice hubs. Those are Normandy luxe hubs right?

Nice hubs. Those are Normandy luxe hubs right?
02-17-20, 08:13 AM
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Views: 143
Posted By bikemig

Ride it; you'll figure that stuff out as you get...

Ride it; you'll figure that stuff out as you get more experienced. This a solid touring bike. Once properly overhauled, there is no reason you couldn't ride it across the US.
02-17-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By bikemig

That's a very reasonable deal at $200 especially...

That's a very reasonable deal at $200 especially with the bags. It's a fine bike. You'll need to overhaul it and you will want to replace the consumables (chain, cables, housing, and tires). You're...
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Views: 114
Posted By bikemig

Yep looks to be, from the pics, a very clean UO 8...

Yep looks to be, from the pics, a very clean UO 8 with new schwalbe marathon 27 inch tires. The tires likely cost as much as the bike is worth. The bike is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of...
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Views: 496
Posted By bikemig

It costs $10 to join BF; you get rid of the ads...

It costs $10 to join BF; you get rid of the ads and you can buy and sell. I'm not the only person here who likes old French bikes and would love to buy some of your stashed away inventory in the...
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Views: 175
Posted By bikemig

This bike is worth $50 even in its present...

This bike is worth $50 even in its present condition. That's 531 DB main tube and huret drop outs. If the RD is toast, you can either mod the drop out to work with a suntour style RD or, easier...
02-16-20, 03:41 PM
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Views: 224
Posted By bikemig

I like this generation of Cannondales. This bike...

I like this generation of Cannondales. This bike will make someone a really fine all around road bike.
02-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By bikemig

Sounds like you may want to post in the mechanics...

Sounds like you may want to post in the mechanics forum to get some advice on fixing the bike up or go by the local bike co op.

It has a facebook page,

https://www.facebook.com/resourcebikecoop/
02-16-20, 08:23 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Someone needs to buy that bike. If it were local...

Someone needs to buy that bike. If it were local to me, I'd be in the car by now.
02-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By bikemig

I'm running cane creek hoods on my first gen dura...

I'm running cane creek hoods on my first gen dura ace levers; the fit is very good.
02-16-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 29,627
Posted By bikemig

It's not cheating. I like this piece from the...

It's not cheating. I like this piece from the NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/opinion/electric-bike-aging.html
02-15-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By bikemig

Seems like there would be some if not significant...

Seems like there would be some if not significant witness marks from somewhere along the way.[/QUOTE]

Maybe this bike was never built up?
02-15-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By bikemig

cool "A Real Engineering Job" - The Resilion...

cool

"A Real Engineering Job" - The Resilion Story (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/resilion-story.html)
02-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By bikemig

Well heck if you're the right expert, by all...

Well heck if you're the right expert, by all means let us know what that screw is for . . .

:)
02-15-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,066
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful and it has to be a fairly...

This bike is beautiful and it has to be a fairly high end bike back in the day.

Is there a hole in the fork crown for a caliper? It doesn't look like there is in which case getting calipers to...
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By bikemig

I'd be tempted to keep those lyotard platform...

I'd be tempted to keep those lyotard platform pedals and sell the bike either without pedals or with lyotards 460s or something similar. There's a lot of money in SF. I'm thinking $600-$700 in the...
02-15-20, 02:07 PM
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Views: 2,402
Posted By bikemig

The cop said this is a felony. That must be a...

The cop said this is a felony. That must be a very slow town if this is the kind of felony we need cops for.
02-15-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By bikemig

The CLB 2s look space age cool; I'd use them on...

The CLB 2s look space age cool; I'd use them on the Routens.
02-15-20, 01:02 PM
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Views: 24,306
Posted By bikemig

One problem with a "show me your beater bike"...

One problem with a "show me your beater bike" thread in C&V is that it won't take long before someone posts their schwinn paramount or some other high zoot bike and calls it a beater.
02-15-20, 12:52 PM
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Views: 1,890
Posted By bikemig

Oh the shame, ...

Oh the shame,

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/245x320/old_broom_wagon_f1ef1158b8dee4d515cbd7256fc21640bb0e7886.jpg
02-15-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 24,306
Posted By bikemig

Old MTBs and hybrids make great beaters. You...

Old MTBs and hybrids make great beaters.

You may find that the FD will help keep the chain from coming off which, if it does happen, will likely happen when you are trying like heck to get across...
02-15-20, 12:40 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By bikemig

Very nice bike.

Very nice bike.
02-15-20, 08:06 AM
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Views: 697
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you. You can never have too many French...

I'm with you. You can never have too many French bikes.

I've looked around on and off for a Follis. This bike would have tempted me as well.
02-14-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By bikemig

:popcorn :)

:popcorn

:)
02-14-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 849
Posted By bikemig

Terrific bike porn which is what this thread...

Terrific bike porn which is what this thread needs more of, :thumb:

Suntour pedals are sweet.
02-14-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By bikemig

TA cyclo tourist triples are the narrowest cranks...

TA cyclo tourist triples are the narrowest cranks I've seen. That doesn't answer your question but it does give you a different rabbit hole to chase.
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02-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

There's a lot to be said for a 400g tubular rim...

There's a lot to be said for a 400g tubular rim like the GP 4 or the monthlery pro.
02-14-20, 01:21 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

It's not like I haven't seen you ride a bike...

It's not like I haven't seen you ride a bike while carrying spare parts in a backpack, just in case your bike might shed a few parts on the ride.

I'm not saying that's nutz . . .

:innocent:
02-14-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

I've never seen a BB that takes more than 11 1/4...

I've never seen a BB that takes more than 11 1/4 ball bearings. Maybe there are some out there but I've never seen one.

Some cages (campy, superbe and perhaps others) take 11. I like using a cage...
02-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By bikemig

That will take a lot of evaporust won't it? I...

That will take a lot of evaporust won't it? I thought that's why people will use an OA bath because it's less expensive.
02-13-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By bikemig

That is a really good looking bike.

That is a really good looking bike.
02-13-20, 09:13 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I really dig that combo of a TA and a campy RD....

I really dig that combo of a TA and a campy RD. That opens up the door to some great gear combos.

What are the brakes? Are these the wheels you are going to use?
02-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By bikemig

The paint looks very decent. I'd replace the...

The paint looks very decent. I'd replace the decals. It's too bad that you only have two Holdsworths to refurb, :innocent:
02-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By bikemig

Gosh, now I know why all harmony has left my life...

Gosh, now I know why all harmony has left my life when I ride my Fuji Finest . . . . :)
02-13-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
Posted By bikemig

I would just get a modern Nitto stem. That's what...

I would just get a modern Nitto stem. That's what I did on my Fuji Finest. I went with a nitto dynamic and a nitto randonneur. That way you get exactly the handlebar width and stem length you need.
...
02-12-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By bikemig

I like cottered cranks fine. If I could find a...

I like cottered cranks fine. If I could find a 52/36 combo, I'd keep the stronglight crank. I'll do a bit of digging in the local shops for 116 bcd chainrings. Still the TA cyclo tourist is period...
02-12-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,024
Posted By bikemig

yeah this is a good idea. I have a TA triple and...

yeah this is a good idea. I have a TA triple and BB sitting in my parts bin, though. This seems like the perfect bike for that crank.
02-12-20, 05:08 PM
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Views: 499
Posted By bikemig

Lovely bike, nice score.

Lovely bike, nice score.
02-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,890
Posted By bikemig

Well it's a brutal climb. You can excuse anyone...

Well it's a brutal climb. You can excuse anyone who does it for being confused as to which state they're in, ;)
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By bikemig

I like continental travel contact tires for mixed...

I like continental travel contact tires for mixed surface riding. You can get it in 26 x 1.75 or 2.0.
02-11-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By bikemig

Love the ads. No contest as between these 3...

Love the ads. No contest as between these 3 groups; I like them all but I'll take the suntour superbe.
02-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,139
Posted By bikemig

I like my planet bike floor pump a lot. I've had...

I like my planet bike floor pump a lot. I've had mine for well over a decade now. Planet bike stocks small parts for the pump and they don't charge shipping for the small parts, :thumb:
02-11-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,573
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike; I have a '78 TX 900. Is that the...

Beautiful bike; I have a '78 TX 900. Is that the original paint?
02-11-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,573
Posted By bikemig

I have a 1982 Trek 720 and a Davidson racing bike...

I have a 1982 Trek 720 and a Davidson racing bike (early 80s perhaps a bit earlier) that I bought from the original owners. I've never done anything with the Davidson and one day I need to build it...
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Views: 344
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. This is a seriously overpriced frame.

+ 1. This is a seriously overpriced frame.
02-11-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By bikemig

I was wondering whether bike co ops were even a...

I was wondering whether bike co ops were even a thing in the UK. Still cotters are much more common in Europe than in the US given how many Raleigh 3 speeds are still on the road. I'll bet you can...
02-11-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By bikemig

If nothing is loose, you can ride it. You may...

If nothing is loose, you can ride it. You may damage something but the damage should be contained to the parts.

Insofar as the pedals are concerned, manufacturing tolerances are what they are....
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