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Old 08-21-12, 04:04 PM   #1051
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Very cool!
Thank you. Nice detail is this braze-on with a single Modolo lever that operates the Sanyo generator behind the BB. The first real trip I made with this bike was in the middle of the night, and I established that it is very smooth and also very quiet. I was especially impressed by the generator, which is virtually inaudible, as I'm used to the rather loud whir of the bottle generators that are most common here.

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Old 08-21-12, 04:32 PM   #1052
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Funny you happen to be posting about Crestas. Just took a photo of mine. Mine is an 85 and clearly not in touring mode.

Sweet! I love that color also.

Throw some racks on there and you'll instantly be in touring mode!

I've noticed the Crestas started using cantilever brakes sometime in 1983 making 1982 the last year Nishiki used caliper brakes on Crestas. It makes sense they made the switch though since cantilever brakes are better than calipers for stopping a heavily loaded touring bike (IMO).

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, I have a set of Jim Blackburn racks for it if I ever wanted to tour on it but if I were to go on a real tour, I'd just buy a Long Haul Trucker to beat up. This one is too pretty. I saw that yours has 700c wheels. I tried that but the brakes never worked right. I ended up building a 36 hole shimano 600 to Sun CR18 wheelset.
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Old 08-21-12, 05:11 PM   #1054
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Thank you. Nice detail is this braze-on with a single Modolo lever that operates the Sanyo generator behind the BB. The first real trip I made with this bike was in the middle of the night, and I established that it is very smooth and also very quiet. I was especially impressed by the generator, which is virtually inaudible, as I'm used to the rather loud whir of the bottle generators that are most common here.

Cool, I didn't even notice that at first. Can we get a picture of how it attaches to the sanyo generator? I have a sanyo generator on my shelves, just deciding whether or not to put it on a bike.
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07 is Vintage now right, at according to CL.

Anyway this is my Novara for now. Ill get some pics up of the Panasonic PT when its done....
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Old 09-26-12, 06:10 AM   #1056
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Old 10-01-12, 03:02 AM   #1057
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Sweet! I love that color also.

Throw some racks on there and you'll instantly be in touring mode!

I've noticed the Crestas started using cantilever brakes sometime in 1983 making 1982 the last year Nishiki used caliper brakes on Crestas. It makes sense they made the switch though since cantilever brakes are better than calipers for stopping a heavily loaded touring bike (IMO).

Very nice, thanks for sharing.
I agree!
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Old 10-01-12, 06:03 AM   #1058
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non-fixi, That Gijs van Tuyl 'Racing Feather' touring bike is really attractive, I really like the rear brake cable stop.

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Old 10-11-12, 06:50 PM   #1059
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Specialized Expedition '83
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Specialized Expedition '83
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The 1983 Specialized Expedition is the epitome of what a touring bike should be. Perfect frame geometry, braze-ons where you need them, beautiful, purpose driven bikes.
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Old 10-12-12, 03:09 PM   #1062
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Specialized Expedition '83
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This bike is stunning but I have to say that those aero levers look out of place. However, I certainly wouldn't let them stop me from riding it!
What rack is that on the back? Surly?
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Old 10-12-12, 03:38 PM   #1063
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This bike is stunning but I have to say that those aero levers look out of place. However, I certainly wouldn't let them stop me from riding it!
What rack is that on the back? Surly?
Easier access to a front bag without cables (for me) and the tektro hoods are super comfortable. So function over CV form on these counts.
The rack is a Tubus Cargo Evo.
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Old 10-12-12, 05:27 PM   #1064
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Man that specialized is one classy machine!!!!!
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what kind of bag is that???

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Easier access to a front bag without cables (for me) and the tektro hoods are super comfortable. So function over CV form on these counts.
The rack is a Tubus Cargo Evo.
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what kind of bag is that???
Ostrich.

I agree with the brake levers, their function is worth more and worth getting past the looks. I have both the old and new style tektro levers, I still think the new ones are hard to look at.... but the levers feel like they were made with a hand stuck in the mold. They are the Perfect shape for hands.
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Cool, I didn't even notice that at first. Can we get a picture of how it attaches to the sanyo generator? I have a sanyo generator on my shelves, just deciding whether or not to put it on a bike.
Would this be the Sanyo generator you have?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGz1djV7O4Q

Also scroll down a bit to see pic of BB generator on Peter White's site.

www.peterwhitecycles.com/sanyo.asp
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Old 10-23-12, 03:33 PM   #1068
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Here's my Univega, Found in my friends basement and I just cleaned it up and put a new wheel in the front.
All I know is it's a nuevo sport.
Bike was stolen from Middle Village, Queens on 10-23-2012 between 1:00am and 4:00pm. This sucks!

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Old 10-23-12, 03:46 PM   #1069
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I just sold this Centurian Pro Tour 15 today.
I think it is actually a 1984.
The quality was really nice.





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Old 10-26-12, 01:25 PM   #1070
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My close to finished 1984 Trek 620, with matching vintage Cannondale bags.

I've got a NOS Avocet touring saddle to swap out. Always something...

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My close to finished 1984 Trek 620, with matching vintage Cannondale bags.

I've got a NOS Avocet touring saddle to swap out. Always something...

You are wealthy, you are rich in bikes. Not just any bikes but choice ones. I would be most appreciative if you would tell me when actions you would take to obtain a Centurion or Panasonic Pro Tour 52 cm?
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I just sold this Centurian Pro Tour 15 today.
I think it is actually a 1984.
The quality was really nice.





http://s934.photobucket.com/albums/a...o%20Tour%2015/
Beautiful bike. That bike or the Panasonic version is at the top of my procurement list. I't my size too, 52 cm. Has the sale been finalized?
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Old 11-04-12, 01:58 PM   #1073
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Old 11-05-12, 09:15 AM   #1074
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My son Robbie with his Tour de Hebrides, Ernie Clements,
setting off from Tiree with surfboard on home made brackets.
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He did around 440 miles with this rig.
Camping/ surfing/ fishing.
The ally pannier frame broke and got replaced in Stornaway
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Here's my 1988 Schwinn Voyageur, built up with a mix of early 80s touring components and "retro-modernized" with Honjos, Nitto rack and various bag combinations:






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