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WTB touring bike

Looking for a top end touring bike 54-57cm. Trek 720, Miyata 1000, Surly for examples. Thanks
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Are you 5'4" or 6'0" ?. Thats the range I would expect those frame sizes to fit.

Bunch of stuff here

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...?category=5509
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Are you 5'4" or 6'0" ?. Thats the range I would expect those frame sizes to fit.

Bunch of stuff here

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...?category=5509

I know what size frames I can work with. Some bikes fit different, Surlyís Iím a 54cm Vintage steel I like 56-57cm. Thanka
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Originally Posted by sloar
Looking for a top end touring bike 54-57cm. Trek 720, Miyata 1000, Surly for examples. Thanks
There's been a Peter Mooney on Philadelphia Craigslist. Not sure if it's 57 or 58.
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Thought I had something for you, but the Miyata is 23" or just over 58cm.
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I have an 83 Centurion Pro-tour all chrome, stripped of paint and a few satin black paint bands.
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Get a 720. They're not that hard to find, are they? I saw one in the appraisals forum.

84/85 Trek 720
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I have a nice Miyata 610 I need to move on. A little small for me at 54-55 cm. It fits 27” wheels and I was in process of adapting for 700c wheels when I decided on another frame for the project. Let me know if interested and I’ll get you details, measurements, etc.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Looking for a top end touring bike 54-57cm. Trek 720, Miyata 1000, Surly for examples. Thanks
looking for a complete, show piece, ready to tour, kind of ride? or a frameset to build up and add to the beausage?
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This 23" 1986 Schwinn Voyageur has been available for a while. They've been asking $300.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...d-f29dda569d49

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
This 23" 1986 Schwinn Voyageur has been available for a while. They've been asking $300.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...d-f29dda569d49

This would be my vote all day long. I have the exact same (converted to 38mm tubeless Gravelkings). Amazing bike. Good thing this isn't local or I'd have two of them...
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This would be my vote all day long. I have the exact same (converted to 38mm tubeless Gravelkings). Amazing bike. Good thing this isn't local or I'd have two of them...
I had one too. Sold it to polymorphself a while back.
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This popped up on the "Looking for, Ebay" thread. Find a facilitator. Maybe the C & V pipeline can get it to you.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...580435729.html
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Does it have to be steel? A lot of people swear by the Cannondale ST frames.
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I've got some F&F's and could probably cobble some parts together as I have a lot, but it depends on what you want.
Ive got a 1985 Trek 620, F&F, in a 21" frame, clean but has some slight dings that I am having problems capturing on photos.
Ive got a 1985 Trek 729, F&F, in a 23" frame but it is a little rough with some kickstand damage at the chainstays. I was going to use it as a 650b conversion because it wouldn't bother me to take the torch to it.. I can get some photos if you want.

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Originally Posted by canopus
I've got some F&F's and could probably cobble some parts together as I have a lot, but it depends on what you want.
Ive got a 1985 Trek 620, F&F, in a 21" frame, clean but has some slight dings that I am having problems capturing on photos.
Ive got a 1985 Trek 729, F&F, in a 23" frame but it is a little rough with some kickstand damage at the chainstays. I was going to use it as a 650b conversion because it wouldn't bother me to take the torch to it.. I can get some photos if you want.
Is this some weird digital camera image processing issue or is the top tube actually bent? I've never seen this kind of damage before so maybe it's an illusion?

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
This 23" 1986 Schwinn Voyageur has been available for a while. They've been asking $300.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...d-f29dda569d49

And looks as clean as ours!

This would be the ticket all day long for me. Very happy with mine, so much so that its kept me from getting more bikes for myself since its purchase, I just pickup bikes to work on for friends.

They call it a 23" but IMO fits more like 22.5.
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Originally Posted by polymorphself
And looks as clean as ours!

This would be the ticket all day long for me. Very happy with mine, so much so that its kept me from getting more bikes for myself since its purchase, I just pickup bikes to work on for friends.

They call it a 23" but IMO fits more like 22.5.
Agreed, it's a 56cm. Perfect.
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Originally Posted by tricky
Is this some weird digital camera image processing issue or is the top tube actually bent? I've never seen this kind of damage before so maybe it's an illusion?
That would be an illusion on an old iphone photo. The frame is straight.
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Agreed, it's a 56cm. Perfect.
Im a 23" all day so I wish it were a little larger but I believe the next size up in these was 24" or larger. Either way mine is setup comfortably enough that I don't notice.
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sloar good looking Miyata 1000 on craigslist Sacramento. Same bike I did Eroica California on in 2017

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...580435729.html
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Thanks for all the replies. I’m looking for something that will handle the load for a tour from California to Florida. I bought a Surly but it turned out it was stolen and it made it back to the original owner.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Thanks for all the replies. Iím looking for something that will handle the load for a tour from California to Florida. I bought a Surly but it turned out it was stolen and it made it back to the original owner.
Not many production bikes available that are better suited than a LHT. Used to have one, but had delusions of it being a good bike for randonneuring.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Thanks for all the replies. Iím looking for something that will handle the load for a tour from California to Florida. I bought a Surly but it turned out it was stolen and it made it back to the original owner.
I dug up NorthBendís old thread on his cross country trip on his Woodrup. Itís a great read and maybe will give you some insight on what youíll need.

Field notes from my tour across the USA
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs
I dug up NorthBendís old thread on his cross country trip on his Woodrup. Itís a great read and maybe will give you some insight on what youíll need.

Field notes from my tour across the USA
Thanks for that. Very neat read [MENTION=114373]northbend[/MENTION]
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