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Old 07-14-07, 10:19 AM   #51
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1969 Magneet Sprint, modified with SunTour drivetrain for most positive shifting and wider gear range. Originally the bike was set up with 27x1 high pressure tyres but I changed them over to a set of 27x1-38 gumwalls with a fairly agressive (cyclocross?) tread for both softer ride and the realization that I've got an awful lot of dirt/gravel roads under country route numbers in my area.



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Old 07-14-07, 11:06 AM   #52
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It's not vintage, but it kinda looks like it is. It's actually brand new, but I've had many people ask how old it is. Mercian Vincitore Special, with a mix of Record, Chorus and Centaur components.
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This is a bike I first built in 1979, copying what little I knew at the time about the French touring bikes like Herse and Singer. I recently reverted it to 650B wheels. It originally built with 650a/26x1 3/8 tires, but I converted to 700c for cyclocross.

When I changed (back) to 650B wheels, I also went to 9 speeds for some really low gears without losing anything in the middle (thanks to a Harris custom cassette).

Over its life, it has toured, commuted, raced 'cross, and and ridden centuries. Since the conversion was completed in may, we have done a century and a 3-day camping trip with a significant amount of unpaved road.

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Old 07-14-07, 11:23 AM   #54
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Over its life, it has toured, commuted, raced 'cross, and and ridden centuries. Since the conversion was completed in may, we have done a century and a 3-day camping trip with a significant amount of unpaved road.[/QUOTE]

Well what did it start off in life as??
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Well what did it start off in life as??
It is fundamentally a touring bike, and that's what it did mostly in its youth.
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Old 07-15-07, 05:57 AM   #56
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This was a late-80s cheap Finnish tourer originally. I repainted it and replaced many parts with more modern ones because the originals were either missing, rusted or badly worn, but I guess it's still C&V-worthy.
Too bad I injured myself just after I finished building it, so it's in storage until autumn at least...

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My Jack Taylor SuperTourist



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This is a bike I first built in 1979, copying what little I knew at the time about the French touring bikes like Herse and Singer.
Sluggo, did you build the frame yourself in 1979? If so, I'm mightily impressed! Regardless, it's a very nice bike.
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I normally don't like yellow, but that is one cool bike!
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Sluggo, did you build the frame yourself in 1979? If so, I'm mightily impressed! Regardless, it's a very nice bike.
Yes, thanks.

I made some mistakes, and the finish is amateurish (no surprise on a first frame). But I must have done some things right, cuz it has held up to a lot of abuse and I still love to ride it. And the geometry really works with the 650b's.
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Yes, thanks.

I made some mistakes, and the finish is amateurish (no surprise on a first frame). But I must have done some things right, cuz it has held up to a lot of abuse and I still love to ride it. And the geometry really works with the 650b's.
Well, I am awe struck.

Once I get some of my other projects out of the way, I want to do the UBI framebuilding course up in Ashland and come home with a bike I make myself. That you built yours nearly thirty years ago and it's held up so well with all the use over the years is really impressive.
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Some VERY nice bikes in this thread. They all look like they want to be on the road, instead of posing for pics, hehe. I only have two, and only one is officially a touring bike. The Voyageur has no braze ons and caliper brakes, but they called it a tourer, right? The Shogun I haven't even started on yet. I found it a few days ago in a pawn shop for $40. It will get paint at the least, and probably new wheels, etc etc... Canti brakes on lugged steel. I love the way it looks, the color will be the paint I originally intended for the Le Tour project I never got going on. A light orange metallic, ala coppertone "esque". Should look sweet.,,,,BD

81 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8. I've been able to ride it about 15 minutes so far. Been raining every day for a month it seems.



Unknown year Shogun Alpine GT. What I consider a "true" touring bike with canti brakes, mucho braze ons, thicker tires, etc. Anyone want to venture a year model guess?

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My 1984 Raleigh Alyeska, as I received it a few months ago.



Haven't been doing much with it other then cannabilizing the Brooks and Regina freewheel I put on it later on - my Trek 728 and 610 have pretty much been filling the shoes of the Alyeksa.

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1980ish Raleigh Super Tourer. Came to me in non-original condition, and many of the existing parts were too far gone to salvage. (Cracked cranks, rim eyelets and rear derailleur, badly gouged seatpost, etc.) Now it's back on the road as a sporty three-speed tourer.

(Note: Not my bike, but I built it up.)
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I normally don't like yellow, but that is one cool bike!


Given that I'm a Green Bay Packers fan living in Minnesota, I'd have bought the frame for the color
scheme, even if the guy had known what it was worth. As it was, I got the frame and fork,
with nearly perfect paint, headset, TA BB and front and rear Taylor racks (With serial #s
matching the frame, and which had never been installed.) for $262.50 USD.

Given how he got it, and why he was selling it, I didn't feel at all bad about taking advantage
of him. It was a gift from a friend in England, who's health had deteriorated so he could
no longer ride. He didn't appreciate it, ("Weighs a pound more than my Trek's frame.") never
used it, and when the giver passed away he was free to get rid of it.
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1983 Univega Gran Turismo. Waiting for a Brooks B17, rack, fenders, and barcon installation.
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Now that's a real touring bike Tom!

I just finished building a '95 Passage (100th Anniversary) out of a NOS frame. By '95 Schwinn billed the Passage as a "Sports Tourer", and it shows in the shorter chainstays and lack of tire and fender clearance. Still turned out to be a nice light touring bike though. Gotta love that Velvet Blue metallic paint!

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1985 Miyata 1000. Rack and Fenders still to come.




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Very nice.
Can I ask you what tires your bike is wearing?
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