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Old 07-11-07, 10:02 AM   #26
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I guess it would also help if the builder had advertised it as a tourer.
That's a key point, since some of the pre-80's bikes advertised as tourers didn't have many braze-ons.

On the other hand, I think McDave's re-purposed High Sierra--or any other 80's rigid MTB with relaxed geometry--could be thought of as the perfect roughstuff vintage touring bike. I vote to see them all!
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Old 07-11-07, 10:55 AM   #27
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I took it the OP meant a bike that has a frame with touring geometry (relaxed head tube and seat tube angles, relatively long chainstays/wheelbase, and dropout eyelets for mounting fenders) that could be fitted with panniers. I guess it would also help if the builder had advertised it as a tourer.
Good answer! Here's a quote from the '85 Schwinn All Terrain catalog: "Bicycling! Magazine's "Good Buy" pick in 1984, the High Sierra returns in '85 an even better buy for all terrain touring cyclists." Works for me!

Now about you credit card tourers without racks and panniers... welcome too! It's all good!
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Now about you credit card tourers without racks and panniers... welcome too! It's all good!
Well then:
Here's my late 80's touring bike. It's a Georgina Terry custom:

http://quadesl.com/photoalbums/Misc/.../DSC01081.html

I've since replaced the 600 pedals with some spuds. And I got rid of those awful biopace rings.

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Here's a quick cellphone picture of my 1984 Specialized Expedition touring outside my office. Its one of my daily rides...


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Here's my late 80's touring bike. It's a Georgina Terry custom:

http://quadesl.com/photoalbums/Misc/.../DSC01081.html

I've since replaced the 600 pedals with some spuds. And I got rid of those awful biopace rings.

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You must be tall. what size is that? 64cm c-c?
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A few pictures of my stripped down Trek 520. Since posting these pictures I have put the racks back on and replaced the handlebar stem.

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'74 Herse. Not mine. Not by a longshot.



This Mariposa, however, is. krap photo, great bike.





Rideable, but it's still a major project. Needs a repaint in the worst way. Fenders, too. The front is inly a single, because I haven't been able to find a cheap BB with a long enough spindle for the Gipiemme cranks. Phil Wood, one of these years.

One of the coolest features of this bike is the intended generator / light setup. The second photo shows a braze-on for a QR switch for the generator. The generator is supposed to thread into the chainstay bridge. A cable would run up from the generator to the QR. The frame is also drilled to allow internal wiring, and there's a there's mount on the left fork leg. Tres Francais.
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This one is in Brown Santa's bag of gifts.

Don't know what happened to the original fork, but eventually I'd like Mark Nobilette to make me one with lowrider mounts. When not in racing mode, it'd be nice to have fenders, lowriders, a handlebar bag, and a saddlebag. Any day now...
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This is my credit card touring bike. 1985 Trek 520. They called it a sports touring bike and unfortunately the chain stays were pretty short for a couple of years. It has the rack, bag, fenders, and bar-end shifters so I hope it qualifies.

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'74 Herse. Not mine. Not by a longshot.



This Mariposa, however, is. krap photo, great bike.





Rideable, but it's still a major project. Needs a repaint in the worst way. Fenders, too. The front is inly a single, because I haven't been able to find a cheap BB with a long enough spindle for the Gipiemme cranks. Phil Wood, one of these years.

One of the coolest features of this bike is the intended generator / light setup. The second photo shows a braze-on for a QR switch for the generator. The generator is supposed to thread into the chainstay bridge. A cable would run up from the generator to the QR. The frame is also drilled to allow internal wiring, and there's a there's mount on the left fork leg. Tres Francais.
Your bike and the herse are just fantastic. I'm starting to get the randonneur bug. I advise anybody that lives in the Toronto region to go visit the mariposa/bicycle specialities shop, it's very nice.
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I'm very jealous. I've been wanting a nice old touring bike for ages, but they're practically nonexistent around here. My Nishiki would work for shorter trips, but it's not a full-fledged tourer.
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I don't have a touring bike yet. I want one, but they don't come along often in my size. Here was one that was close, but the top tube was just too short. It is now in the hands of a new owner.

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lets have a close up of that RD, I'm thinking of swaping the long cage on my deore RD with the Deore DX I just refurbished, it's like dura ace for touring bikes.
I tried to post a thumbnail of the derailleur several times this morning but it failed, redid the reduced image to a smaller size & had no luck then tried to repost one of the pics that I had posted last night & it failed also. Just tried to post a pic of the derailleur again & file failed to post again. I will try later tonight. Don
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This thread is making me jealous too, I really would love to upgrade my frame. Mariner fan's miyata 1000 looks to be my size and so is that Herse!!! Jealousy Overwhelming!! Must get out of this thread...
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This thread is making me jealous too, I really would love to upgrade my frame. Mariner fan's miyata 1000 looks to be my size and so is that Herse!!! Jealousy Overwhelming!! Must get out of this thread...
make it happen.

Wandering into Mariposa was like going to a strip club in Mtl when I was 18. Except the no touching rule is a little more relaxed at the bike shop.

For those if you in T.O., Cherry Bomb cafe on Roncesvalles has a rotating display of Mariposas on the wall.
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Thanks for the photos of some great bikes in this thread! I can argue that a circa 1960 road racing bike* with a widened gear range makes a great unloaded "credit-card" tourer. The double-butted Reynolds 531 Capo Model Campagnolos of that era get way too whippy with a loaded rear rack (been there ... done that), but their straight-gauge cousins are noticeably stiffer.


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lets have a close up of that RD, I'm thinking of swaping the long cage on my deore RD with the Deore DX I just refurbished, it's like dura ace for touring bikes.
Still can't upload a thumbnail of the derailleur, just get a file failed to load msg, sorry. It won't even upload the same stuff that I posted successfully before in my previous post. oh well

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You must be tall. what size is that? 64cm c-c?
61cm actually. It looks taller in that pic than it is (not sure why). I'm 6'2"+ and 192 lbs. I have long legs and a shorter torso, that's why the stem is shorter than you might imagine.

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I designed it and my wife sewed it. Brooks saddles paired with canvas saddlebags are a fetish of mine.

For day tours, I wanted something bigger than a modern wedgie bag but smaller than a full-size Carradice saddlebag...something along the lines of a Baggins Banana/Orange-Velo/Berthoud underseat saddlebag.

I thought there was room for improvement, so I added lots of zippered security pockets, a spindrift expandable collar and some D-rings on top to lash extra gear.
I've seen some of your bags for sale on eBay. I like this one better than your replicas of Carradice bags. Do you plan to sell any on eBay?
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I've seen some of your bags for sale on eBay. I like this one better than your replicas of Carradice bags. Do you plan to sell any on eBay?
Yea, I have one on eBay at the moment...it helps to fund my biking addiction
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A light tourer with Campy rally rear gear circa 1973 series 1 and a nuovo record gruppo. The bars ar Cinelli randonneur.


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I took it the OP meant a bike that has a frame with touring geometry (relaxed head tube and seat tube angles, relatively long chainstays/wheelbase, and dropout eyelets for mounting fenders) that could be fitted with panniers. I guess it would also help if the builder had advertised it as a tourer.
Naw! The OP is a posting ***** just like the rest of us who look for any excuse to show off our pride and joy.
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lets have a close up of that RD, I'm thinking of swaping the long cage on my deore RD with the Deore DX I just refurbished, it's like dura ace for touring bikes.
BF fixed the problem with posting thumbnails so I swapped in a closeup of the rear derailleur back in my original set of pics on page 1. Enjoy
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Early '70s Gitane Tour de France, or so I was told (not sure!).

Reynolds 531db frame w/Simplex dropouts. Unicrown fork from Peugeot hybrid. Brazed on cable stops made from machined stainless steel and brazed on rear canti studs. Paint is DuPont Centera, Chevy Truck White.
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