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    My daily driver 1982 Schwinn voyager sp. 10 miles every day. I challenge you to find a handsomer touring bike from the 80's in its stock colors.
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    Having but recently found this thread, i decided to skim thru the pages. They are
    full of really gorgeous bikes that make me envious. What surprised me though is
    that maybe one in four was actually setup to go on tour. I couldn't help noticing
    that they were virtually all road bikes. I'm wondering how they would fair on a
    washboard gravel road in Nepal or Patagonia. C'mon guys, let's see some back
    road bikes, maybe even a mud spatter or two. They're beautiful, but most of 'em
    look like they just came of the showroom floor.

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    Built some new wheels for the Cascade this spring and replaced some chainwheels... wheels are Arvon hubs laced to CR18 hoops. (I'd take this to Nepal).



    Forrest would fit in a suitcase and then we could go to Patagonia.



    Health issues and a crazily busy 2013 have kept me from taking any long trips... but the bikes are always ready.

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    I'd ride mine to Patagonia and pick up a nice sweater, and maybe some shoes. On the way back, I'd stop by Starbucks and pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte, then hit the North Face for a new backpack- I'm still good with my winter jacket, but I guess I could check out Eddie Bauer or maybe a Columbia store- just to see what's up with winter jackets these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoluv View Post
    My daily driver 1982 Schwinn voyager sp. 10 miles every day. I challenge you to find a handsomer touring bike from the 80's in its stock colors.

















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    My mid 70's Holdsworth Mistral under construction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post


    NOS frame is cheating.

    I can't put up my 620- as clean as it is- it was clearly unridden and garaged for 20 years.
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    That's a really practical folder, 65. I've always thought the diagonal joint
    would be stronger than those at right angles. It makes for no hassle use
    of public transit, a great way to get around.
    The blue bike looks to handle any terrain.
    Standalone, I'd give it to your bike, but then I have a Raleigh bias.
    Last edited by rawly old; 10-23-13 at 02:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawly old View Post
    Standalone, I'd give it to your bike, but then I have a Raleigh bias.
    Aw shucks, I never won anything before. It's just a tidy lil' taiwanese tourer...

    Well, not so little I guess. I do think that tall C&V frames look awesome with long CS and relaxed geo.

    My beat up Trek 620 is beautiful to me... but it's not winning any original paint contests.





    Gotta love the "frame doesn't fit" thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    NOS frame is cheating.

    I can't put up my 620- as clean as it is- it was clearly unridden and garaged for 20 years.
    That whole bike was basically unridden. Even has Raleigh branded toeclip straps and saddle to match the stock branded waterbottle. The red stickers on the rims are cheesy, though.

    Bring on your 620. I say that the challenge was any stock '80's tourer. I know there are some out there to best mine. But the "Burgundy/Rose" paint on the Raleigh is pretty awesome....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawly old View Post
    That's a really practical folder, 65. I've always thought the diagonal joint
    would be stronger than those at right angles. It makes for no hassle use
    of public transit, a great way to get around.
    The blue bike looks to handle any terrain.
    Standalone, I'd give it to your bike, but then I have a Raleigh bias.
    The folder can handle pretty much anything and was built for distance... It vies with my Kuwahara as my most ridden bicycle and it can do distance with the best of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoluv View Post
    My daily driver 1982 Schwinn voyager sp. 10 miles every day. I challenge you to find a handsomer touring bike from the 80's in its stock colors.
    Well, I'm rather fond of this one.







    Last edited by Bruce Enns; 10-23-13 at 09:06 PM.
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    Actually Stand,
    A Brit I know and myself as well. we think the Taiwanese frames are superior
    to the Nottinghams. My 'tourer' had 3 coats of paint when I dug it out of the
    boneyard, black, under the black yellow, under that, midnight blue. I stripped
    of the top coats only to discover the original paint was really scarred up. It
    doesn't matter; all I wanted was a bomb-proof frame that would hold up to
    gross abuse. This bike has already done that. She's been put together
    expressly to take this old man as far and as fast as riders half my age.

    "A man's gotta have an edge."

    Yeah okay, I like old Schwinns too.

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    Take off that pie plate and it would be perfect.
    When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. ~Jonathan Swift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Enns View Post
    Well, I'm rather fond of this one.
    The '81 1000 is better looking. Also some of the Univega specialissimas were just as fine and had lovely paint.
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    There are some great bikes on this thread.

    Its not a tourer, but I tour on it anyway, and its vintage. I don't tend to like long touring frames, and the bags just clear my heels by a centimeter or two on this one so its all good.



    Just did 1200 miles, 14 days of riding. And no one is ever taking the pie plate away from me. I like it.

    This frame is champion 5, so really stiff, it rides like a dream with the panniers loaded.
    stripped it down as soon as I got home, sure feels squirrely with no weight!

    In a couple days I am riding it eighty some miles to a party, then back the next day. Will be more in this configuration.


    Will skip the frame bag, as it holds mostly water and tent poles. Going to hammock it this next trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    Looks like it was kept in a time capsule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawly old View Post
    That's a really practical folder, 65. I've always thought the diagonal joint
    would be stronger than those at right angles. It makes for no hassle use
    of public transit, a great way to get around.
    The blue bike looks to handle any terrain.
    Standalone, I'd give it to your bike, but then I have a Raleigh bias.
    Forrest has never used public transit... and he is a Raleigh product originally

    I have had this bike for many many years and the little guy likes the open road more than urban assaults... he has had a lot of custom work done but here are some older shots of him working.





    I have ridden this bike 700 plus km / week after week after week and am hoping Iwe will get to go out next season to do some touring among some newer small wheeled bikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Looks like it was kept in a time capsule.
    Not for long!
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    I really like that folder; bin lookin' for one like it for ages.
    The cool thing about public transit is it let's me dodge miles
    of winding asphalt with no shoulder and nonstop logging trucks,
    something I appreciate having been knocked off a bike by a
    truck's mirror. For $2 on a bus I can travel what would be $80
    in gas in a car. It's so cheap here i can't afford not to use it.
    It can get you to where you want to spend your time riding
    quickly thus giving more time to enjoy when you get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawly old View Post
    I really like that folder; bin lookin' for one like it for ages.
    The cool thing about public transit is it let's me dodge miles
    of winding asphalt with no shoulder and nonstop logging trucks,
    something I appreciate having been knocked off a bike by a
    truck's mirror. For $2 on a bus I can travel what would be $80
    in gas in a car. It's so cheap here i can't afford not to use it.
    It can get you to where you want to spend your time riding
    quickly thus giving more time to enjoy when you get there.
    If one was touring on a folder or other small wheeled bike it would probably be a little difficult to take it inside a bus if you were racked up and carrying bags but they can be racked... my P20 has the same wheelbase as a normal bike. It rarely gets folded up and the design really lends itself to the bike being separable for longer travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Enns View Post
    Well, I'm rather fond of this one.




    That's an awfully swell looking bicycle Bruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    I say that the challenge was any stock '80's tourer.
    I took it from the standpoint of being a "daily driver."
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    Here buses all have racks;unfortunately they only hold two bikes.
    They're often full which means waiting for the next one...maybe
    the one after...maybe. However you are allowed to carry on a folder.
    I've seen a number set up for a large backpack behind the seat instead
    of racks & panniers. Ones slips off the pack, folds, & boards. It's
    gotta be awkward, but still worthwhile.

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    Sixty-Fiver, what's good about touring on a small wheel bike? I find my Twenty to be fatiguing, though I haven't figured out what makes it so.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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