Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show your Japanese touring bikes

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show your Japanese touring bikes

Old 10-14-18, 03:09 PM
  #176  
rgvg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 228

Bikes: Mostly japanese ones

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Antmaster5000 can I ask what fenders you have on there? thanks
rgvg is online now  
Old 10-14-18, 04:36 PM
  #177  
antmaster5000
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 106

Bikes: Centurion Pro Tour 15 '83, Trek 5200 '99

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Fantastic looking bike!!!

Can you use ATB brake levers/shifters with those Albastache bars?
Thanks! I don't see why not, but most other configurations I've seen with albastache bars opted for aero brake levers, and it was of course nice to not have to buy anything new. That being said, the new bars render the hoods pretty much worthless so I can certainly see the appeal of ATB levers/shifters.

Originally Posted by rgvg View Post
Antmaster5000 can I ask what fenders you have on there? thanks
They're just plastic planet bike fenders that I've had for a few years now. I'm actually not a huge fan of how they fit (you can see that the rear fender doesn't look as seamless as you'd want) but I think that is more due to vintage geometry than the fenders. I'm going to do a 700c conversion some day and when that happens I'll probably snag some stainless steel fenders.
antmaster5000 is offline  
Old 10-14-18, 05:22 PM
  #178  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,547

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1790 Post(s)
Liked 102 Times in 83 Posts
Originally Posted by antmaster5000 View Post
Thanks! I don't see why not, but most other configurations I've seen with albastache bars opted for aero brake levers, and it was of course nice to not have to buy anything new. That being said, the new bars render the hoods pretty much worthless so I can certainly see the appeal of ATB levers/shifters.
I was more or less asking about the diameter of the bars since ATB parts usually have smaller clamp diameter.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 10-14-18, 06:29 PM
  #179  
brandenjs
WV is not flat..
 
brandenjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charles Town,Wv.
Posts: 1,143

Bikes: 1 away from divorce!

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
I have ridden mine for many miles and really the options for changing positions.

brandenjs is offline  
Old 10-14-18, 07:43 PM
  #180  
coolkat
Cyclist
 
coolkat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 577

Bikes: '84 Univega Specialissima, Surly Cross Check, '88 Kuwahara Cascade, '18 Specialized Fuse Comp, '86 Ritchey Ascent

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I was more or less asking about the diameter of the bars since ATB parts usually have smaller clamp diameter.
I don't believe so. I know Nitto made some of the smaller diameter back in the day for the B-Stone XO-3. There might be some knock off out there that will work. As for the long distance comfort, I've done a couple 3-day tours on Nitto mustaches with no problem, very comfortable, and I think I actually prefer them to drop bars for touring right now! The end of the bars gives an almost Albatross-esque riding position, which I love, but the staches allow me to get in an aggressive position for hills etc where the albatross hurt my back
coolkat is offline  
Old 10-15-18, 02:00 PM
  #181  
antmaster5000
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 106

Bikes: Centurion Pro Tour 15 '83, Trek 5200 '99

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by coolkat View Post
I don't believe so. I know Nitto made some of the smaller diameter back in the day for the B-Stone XO-3. There might be some knock off out there that will work. As for the long distance comfort, I've done a couple 3-day tours on Nitto mustaches with no problem, very comfortable, and I think I actually prefer them to drop bars for touring right now! The end of the bars gives an almost Albatross-esque riding position, which I love, but the staches allow me to get in an aggressive position for hills etc where the albatross hurt my back
Totally agree with that. I just did my longest ride with the bars (30 miles, not quite what I'd be doing on tour but still a start) and I never felt any discomfort. I felt like I was figuring out new hand positions throughout the whole ride. Surprisingly good for riding out of the saddle up a hill climb, as well. The wide reach of the bars provides some great leverage.
antmaster5000 is offline  
Old 10-18-18, 02:34 PM
  #182  
sloar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Elwood Indiana
Posts: 6,191

Bikes: they change so much I'm tired of updating this

Mentioned: 131 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 776 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 53 Times in 25 Posts
sloar is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 04:28 PM
  #183  
Vonruden 
Gold Member
 
Vonruden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocean County, NJ
Posts: 2,898

Bikes: Looking for a Baylis or Wizard in 59-62cm range

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 311 Post(s)
Liked 26 Times in 14 Posts
Zunow Sports Tourer


Vonruden is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 04:43 PM
  #184  
67tony
Senior Member
 
67tony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Williamsburg, VA Sebastian, FL
Posts: 985

Bikes: 1987 Centurion Ironman Master, 1992 Koga Miyata Exerciser, 1992 Schwinn Crosscut

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Here's my 1985 Shogun 500...
67tony is offline  
Old 01-20-19, 07:40 PM
  #185  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 11,547

Bikes: 1977 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1790 Post(s)
Liked 102 Times in 83 Posts
Originally Posted by Vonruden View Post
Zunow Sports Tourer


Ouch! That's Hot!
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jigglin’ huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Seizedpost
Classic & Vintage
9
07-08-16 06:59 AM
chapel
Classic & Vintage
61
05-19-15 04:58 PM
67tony
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
9
03-12-13 11:31 AM
wrk101
Classic & Vintage
10
09-09-12 07:40 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.