My tourer is complete, woohoo (Trek 800 + STIs)
Frames a 1994ish Trek 800. Nothing too fancy but its steel, has the right braze-ons and I have some attachment to it, it the was the bike that got me back into cycling as an adult.
Build is comprised of Shimano 105 STIs, Nitto noodle bar, vintage 50mm SR stem (cause 1" is hard to find now especially in short lengths and im kind of cheap ), 32h Matrix rim on the front laced to an LX hub, 32h Ritchey assym rim on the rear laced to an LX (built this one yesterday needs to be drilled for Schraeder as you can see), SRAM 11-34 9 speed, Shimano 48-38-28 Biopace vintage square taper crankset, MKS pedals, old Planet Bike fenders I rigged with new mudflaps off their newer Cascadia model (fit perfect), Blackburn front rack, Trek rear rack (likely be changed at some point), Brooks B17, Avid Shorty 6 canti brakes, Performance branded 26x1.25" slicks (these may be changed to something with tread at some point)
The only thing the bike still needs is a barrel adjuster for the rear brake. I'm thinking of just sticking something on the last cable stop with a nut. Any better ideas? (both STIs have inline adjusters made by Jagwire)
Here's what I started with a month ago:
and here is how she sits today:
Excited to put a lot of miles on this bike
Have a tour planned from Santa Rosa, CA to Carson City, NV in a couple weeks and a tour from Santa Rosa, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA for Thanksgiving (fingers crossed for not too much rain)
Tilting with windmills
That's pretty cool. I had thought about doing something similar with some older MTB frames that pop up on Craig's List but since I have a tourer already have been hesitant to take the plunge.
The Wheel is Turning
Very nice! They make great tourers/commuters.
I have an almost identical frame which I turned into a commuter. I set mine up with moustache bars and bar end shifters.
Those performance slicks are flat city. I got 3 in two weeks. Do yourself a favor and get some marathons.
Yaaaaa, already planning on some sort of tire replacement. Either Panaracer T-Serv or Pasela or Scwalbe something or another
Originally Posted by Thasiet
These Performance tires are really damn hard to get on and off too, not good
Your mudguards are the wrong size, you've used 700c guards on 26" wheels. Can you exchange?