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N+1 Specialized Sequoia

Old 11-15-15, 08:46 PM
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N+1 Specialized Sequoia

I couldn't resist this one - a very nice 1984 Sequoia in my size. Mostly original, with the exception of plastic platform pedals and perhaps the rear derailleur. Biggest issue is the mismatched rear wheel. The existing rear wheel is fine, but it will gnaw at me until I can find an original matching wheel. New bars to replace the 38's will go on order, as well as brake lever hoods and tape. Anyone have a suggestion for replacement hoods for Suntour Superbe levers? They certainly don't need to be original, just a good fit...

Anyway, here is one photo- others to follow
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Old 11-15-15, 09:36 PM
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Very nice bike. I am envious. The Superbe levers are pretty much an exact fit for Campy lever hoods. You can buy repro campy hoods, or also you can use these Rustine hoods from Campy-Style Brake Lever Hoods - Levers - Brakes & Parts - Components
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Old 11-15-15, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for that link. Now to begin looking for a matching rear wheel! I think the pickup of this nice all-rounder might leave me free to downsize things a bit.
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Man, those Sequoias are the cat's pyjamas!

That was higher on the food chain than the Expedition- which is pretty much amazing to me.

I'd love to see more pix!

Is this one of the bikes that you'll have at the 'vacation' property?
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Man you find all the cool bikes!!! (in my size too ). Very happy for you!

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The Sequoia has always been a bit of an enigma to me. Essentially the same bike as the Expedition with less touring bits (Expedition has cantilevers, 40h wheel, internal wiring, more braze-ons) and more racing bits (Sequoia has Superbe, Cyclone and Mavics). But yet the Sequoia still has the long wheel base and triple crankset so it wasn't a race bike like the Allez.

I guess the Sequoia must be one of those "sport touring" bikes for those not wanting to go full out racing with the Allez or touring with the Expedition. Not a bad proposition given it's price tag was ~$550 less than the Allez.
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Old 11-16-15, 08:32 PM
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I do think that Specialized did consider this their "sport touring" bike. It is definitely lighter and quicker handling than their Expedition, but would work for a loaded tour as well. Love the battleship grey color- it is all business.
I think that this bike is going to displace at least one, if not more of the bikes currently in the fleet
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Originally Posted by orcas island View Post
Biggest issue is the mismatched rear wheel.
Anyway, here is one photo- others to follow
Yes, moar pictures, pls. Those green and red labels on the front rim look familiar, is that the rim you're trying to match? Take a closeup. I may have one. (I may have two, in which case I probably won't want to break up the set.) I'm wild-@ss-guessing that rear rim is a Weinmann RM19, not a bad rim at all, for a touring type bike.




EDIT: checked my big rack o' rims. I may once have had one of those, but I don't any more
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Old 11-16-15, 09:12 PM
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Here is a photo of the original front wheel for which I am trying to match with a similar rear wheel. Mavic module E2 laced to a low flange Specialized hub. The incorrect rear wheel that came with the bike is a Weinmann 519- good eye! My guess is that the correct wheel is a 36 spoke Specialized low flange hub and Mavic rim
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