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Old 01-13-21, 08:35 PM
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ISO/WTB 700c Touring/Cross frame 56 ish

Iíve been itching to build up a fendered, do everything utility town bike but having trouble finding just the right frame. The final product will be a single speed, dynamo hub, with fenders, rear rack for grocery panniers, possibly front rack, maybe even porteur rack. The ideal candidate will have horizontal or track dropouts, seat stay rack braze ons, the more dropout eyelets the better, mid fork rack mounts a plus. I donít need gigantic tire clearance, 28ís with fenders will be fine. I think canti brakes are preferred by not critical.

Size 56-57, but could go another cm either way most likely for this.

I recently bought a Handsome Cycles Fredward on sale off eBay but then the sale was cancelled as they said they actually didnít have it in stock. Derp.

Hereís what Iíve been searching for, but Iíd like to hear what else is out there: Trek 720, 520, Miyata 610, 1000, Surly Cross Check (why are they so expensive?), Handsome Devil, Fredward, Schwinn Voyageur, Bridgestone RB2 (good deal on one near me but has vertical dropouts.
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Old 01-13-21, 10:15 PM
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mid 90's 520's are fantastic. had one, but too big and sold to a friend

surly....overrated and over priced, ime

in any case, good luck
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Old 01-14-21, 06:32 AM
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I have an unmolested Miyata 610 and Raleigh Alyeska in that size looking for a good home.

Both mid 80's touring bikes.
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Have a molested 1984 Miyata Two Ten Grand Touring.
57cm x 57cm. 45cm chain stay, 126 spaced. 2 eyelets on fork, 1 rear.

Caliper brakes. 33'' standover with 40 x 622 tires.

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fwiw most early 80's mid level japanese bikes would work well for this, with eyelets and good geometry. I have an 82 nishiki that I use for that purpose..... set up 1x8 thumb shifter
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
fwiw most early 80's mid level japanese bikes would work well for this, with eyelets and good geometry. I have an 82 nishiki that I use for that purpose..... set up 1x8 thumb shifter
You mentioned Nishiki and it reminded me of this one. Wonder if it's still available? FS: '84 Nishiki sport touring frameset
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early/mid 80's specialized sequioa....if you can find one

miyata triple cross of any year

univega gran turismo of the 80's

80's trek cirrus

90's bridgestone rb-t (might be vert' dropouts..not sure)

just s'more options
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Thanks all, Iím working with OTS right now but keep Ďem coming!

Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
You mentioned Nishiki and it reminded me of this one. Wonder if it's still available? FS: '84 Nishiki sport touring frameset
Yeah Iíve looked at that one a couple of times and almost PMíd but thought Iíd see what else is out there, including canti brake bikes.

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early/mid 80's specialized sequioa....if you can find one

miyata triple cross of any year

univega gran turismo of the 80's

80's trek cirrus

90's bridgestone rb-t (might be vert' dropouts..not sure)

just s'more options
Thanks, Miyata triple cross for sale near me but it has vertical dropouts which means kludging to go single speed. Thereís also an RB2 which I think would work well except for it has vertical dropouts too.
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oh, right. i've got a triple cross. should've remembered the drop outs were vertical. sorry
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I have a ‘94 RB-T: vertical dropouts.

Note: I’m not offering this RB-T for sale; just confirming that it has vertical dropouts.

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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
You mentioned Nishiki and it reminded me of this one. Wonder if it's still available? FS: '84 Nishiki sport touring frameset
yep - make me an offer!

PS:
-- i picked up an Miyata 1000 last spring so I could go canti-brake. I'm about to change that from a single speed coaster brake to a 2-speed kickback. heck, maybe even try 2-speed touring...

The nishiki I have listed will fit a 700x35 or 37mm (kind of depends on rim width and how the tire shapes out) ~ but the tire gets REEEEEAALY close to the bottom of the brake caliper. Chainstays clear OK. Even when I went to MAFACs, still close.
- but if there's interest, I have some MAFAC racers i might be putting up for sale soon . . . if there's interest.

cheers

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Originally Posted by mrv View Post
yep - make me an offer!

PS:
-- i picked up an Miyata 1000 last spring so I could go canti-brake. I'm about to change that from a single speed coaster brake to a 2-speed kickback. heck, maybe even try 2-speed touring...

The nishiki I have listed will fit a 700x35 or 37mm (kind of depends on rim width and how the tire shapes out) ~ but the tire gets REEEEEAALY close to the bottom of the brake caliper. Chainstays clear OK. Even when I went to MAFACs, still close.
- but if there's interest, I have some MAFAC racers i might be putting up for sale soon . . . if there's interest.

cheers
Definitely gave it some thought and I like the style of yours, but Iím closing a deal on Miyata 610. Thanks BF!
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.... and I like the style of yours, ......


i'll have to share that with my grown-up kids!!
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post

Hereís what Iíve been searching for, but Iíd like to hear what else is out there: Trek 720, 520, Miyata 610, 1000, Surly Cross Check (why are they so expensive?), Handsome Devil, Fredward, Schwinn Voyageur, Bridgestone RB2 (good deal on one near me but has vertical dropouts.
You already mentioned it but the Trek 720s are great. You can convert them from 27Ē to 700c using the stock brakes. You can fit 32s with fenders and 38s without. The 531c tubeset is a delight as well.

Iím speaking about the Ď85 specifically. Thatís what I have.
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