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    Quote Originally Posted by crapshoot View Post
    My 650b '85 Raleigh Portage.
    Attachment 353759

    That is just fantastic ................... some day I will find one for myself. One of my must haves eventually.
    Some old bikes........and a few newer ones that don't get ridden very often.

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    I love those first couple of years of the Kent-made Raleighs. It was like they went overboard doing a "British" bike to make up for the fact that the bikes weren't made in Nottingham anymore. Every time I get one of those in for a fix and flip, I'm tempted to keep it. Fortunately, nothing that's come thru has been my size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    1. I don't really collect them, they all have gone on to live new lives. I'm the type that feels like if its sat in my garage unridden for a year it's time to move it along, if it gets ridden it stays. I sort of regret selling a few but it keeps the hobby going and brings another fun project along.

    4. Stickers seem to be a Univega ID thing? Only seen them on Univegas
    Sweet bike. I have a 1981 Miyata 1000 with the 2 letters. I would like to know what it means but have not googled it yet. T-Mar must know this.

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    Love that Portage!

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    That Portage is pretty rad. More photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
    I love those first couple of years of the Kent-made Raleighs. It was like they went overboard doing a "British" bike to make up for the fact that the bikes weren't made in Nottingham anymore. Every time I get one of those in for a fix and flip, I'm tempted to keep it. Fortunately, nothing that's come thru has been my size.
    I think the '85 Raleighs were "Raleigh USA" and made in Taiwan. The Touring line went Portage (650B)-Kodiak (27")-Alyeska (27")-Wyoming (27")

    The Portage is sweet. I love my Alyeska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
    I agree that that most of the Raleigh USA bikes (AKA HUFFY!) at that time were built in Taiwan by Merida.
    A really facinating story in manufacturing engineering. I wonder how Merida got up to that level of quality so quickly, and who in the US did the graphics and speced the bikes.
    GP was moonlighting....
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    My 83 Univega Sportour that's going to get the" treatment". Will begin with some SR rando bars and aero Dia-compe levers. DSC00971.jpg I just love this bike and the ride it gives !
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    Peugeot Vagabond ca. 1985 which I got last summer from fellow CVer mparker326. Maybe he already posted the bike on this thread, I haven't gone back through all 50 pages (yet)?


    SX610 Simplex RD looks all metal but it ain't. There's still quite a bit of Delrin in there, underneath the shiny chrome. This is a part I got from fellow CVer Randyjawa after the original one died an ugly and brutal death in a tangle with a deadly rope/stick combination that was waiting in the deep trailside weeds for me one day. Also a big thanks to fellow CVer smontero for dropping the very clean correct Maillard dork disk on me, also having needed replaced from the same tangle.


    Lovely bit of Stronglight here, which I like a lot better after replacing the middle 45T ring with a 39T from Spa Cycles. And stupid cheap at $19 (shipped!) from England. Also cheap: those notoriously crummy Kenda gumwalls that got their own thread a while back. They'll stay until the end of the winter and then be upgraded when I pull this bike back off the shelf for riding again. This is emphstically not one of my rain bikes.


    1979 Brooks Pro, best seat in (or out of) the house. This one gets around. I've used it on at least five of my bikes.


    Soma rack I got from fellow CVer Cobrabyte. There's usually a big ugly Jandd box on there that I took off for the photo. The muted grey rack goes well with the grey shifters on the downtube, which I'm probably going to get rid of because of their massive suckitude. Seriously, they are the worst I've ever used. If you tighten them up enough to hold a gear, they're nearly impossible to budge. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
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    Nice Vagabond!!
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    Yes, nice ! Did I see MAFAC canti's on there ? Were those the original brakes ?
    "Waiting for the crash"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
    Yes, nice ! Did I see MAFAC canti's on there ? Were those the original brakes ?
    Nope on the Mafac cantis; they are Weinmanns.

    Yes, original (AFAIK). Super low miles bike that I'm pretty sure came to me with original everything, except bar tape. Even have the original Peugeot branded tires with almost no wear. This is one of those oddball Canadian-built Pugs with English-threaded everything.
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    Weinmanns ! How do they work for stopping ? Did you have to adjust them since you got the bike ? They look old school cool !
    "Waiting for the crash"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crapshoot View Post
    My 650b '85 Raleigh Portage.
    Attachment 353759
    That's purdy

    So are these others in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
    Weinmanns ! How do they work for stopping ? Did you have to adjust them since you got the bike ? They look old school cool !
    They're fine, though not spectacular. The only 'adjustment' I have done to them is hooking up the brake cable to the the straddle. I daresay they have the original 28-year-old pads on them (AFAIK) and would likely improve with a modern upgrade. At any rate, I've not ridden this bike with more than myself and 10 lbs of baggage yet, so I haven't really asked too much of them so far.
    ● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1980 Apollo Prestige fixie ● 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport ● 1983 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot PH10LE ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1985 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●

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    Here are more pics of my Raleigh Portage.
    .IMG_0011.jpgIMG_0012.jpgIMG_0013.jpgIMG_0008.jpg
    Last edited by crapshoot; 12-13-13 at 01:11 PM.

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    ^ Great job on the Portage. Looks like a bike you could ride anywhere, all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    ^ Great job on the Portage. Looks like a bike you could ride anywhere, all day long.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
    The muted grey rack goes well with the grey shifters on the downtube, which I'm probably going to get rid of because of their massive suckitude. Seriously, they are the worst I've ever used. If you tighten them up enough to hold a gear, they're nearly impossible to budge. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
    You might want to take 'em apart and post pix on the mechanic's forum.

    Sounds like there's a washer missing or backwards or something.


    But that's a really pretty bike.
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    My vintage touring rig. Late 70's Tom Ritchey.

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    [QUOTE=crapshoot;16327491]Here are more pics of my Raleigh Portage.
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    That is a gorgeous Portage. Love the color combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
    My vintage touring rig. Late 70's Tom Ritchey.

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    Exquisite filework on that seat lug. And the paint is beautiful. Can you tell me what type of paint that is?

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    ^^ Petty certain it is Dupont Imron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
    My vintage touring rig. Late 70's Tom Ritchey.


    That bike is magical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kehomer View Post
    Exquisite filework on that seat lug. And the paint is beautiful.
    That may not be a lug. That may be one of the Ritchey Faux lugs:

    "Fake" Lugs
    A small number of Ritchey frames were created with fake lugs. These "lugs" are created by hand as the bike was fillet brazed. The frame is intentionally given the appearance of a lugged frame, but is produced with by a much more time consuming process.As far as I know, this treatment only appears on the most expensive Ritchey model - the Annapurna.
    Also note, that many bikes have a similar treatment at the top of the seat tube.

    http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/tube_joining.html
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