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Old 04-19-17, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
@gugie has a bike where he brazed a hanger back onto a bike where someone had hacked off the original. Now that's a serious save!
Hacking off a derailleur hanger is like bobbing a dog's ears or tail...there outta be a law...
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Old 04-20-17, 07:24 PM
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Here is my newly finished 83 Trek 600 with A Bruce Gordan rack and 27x1 1/4 tires. One smooth tide!
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I found this a couple weeks ago at a local flea market. It has all the original equipment, and judging by the grease and condition of the tires, it had been serviced in the past ten years. I went through it, top to bottom and replaced the cables, bar wrap, chain, and put on a set of used Paselas. Yesterday, I took it out for the first time, and did 25 miles. Sun Tour Accu-shift worked perfectly. It easily handled a few miles of rough chip & seal. I plan to replace the saddle and maybe put on a taller stem, but that's about all.
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Old 04-21-17, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42 View Post
Was the hole in the downtube for the lamp wiring stock, or added? (From another picture you posted, it appears to be a switching cable and enters the stem?

Could you please post pics of the aperture(s)?

(More photos are almost always the better way to go?)

The hole goes into the down tube (but not the head tube) and the wire exits through a hole in the bottom bracket, to connect the headlight directly to the generator. It does seem likely that the bike was originally set up like this, but the holes were drilled after the frame was painted.
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Old 04-21-17, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke7777 View Post
The hole goes into the down tube (but not the head tube) and the wire exits through a hole in the bottom bracket, to connect the headlight directly to the generator. It does seem likely that the bike was originally set up like this, but the holes were drilled after the frame was painted.
Thanks!

If you have the chance, and it's not too much trouble, would you please post a picture of the hole in the down tube?

(My interest arises from a similar setup on my Maserati (Olmo, likely) MT-1.)
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Old 04-21-17, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by machinist42 View Post
Thanks!

If you have the chance, and it's not too much trouble, would you please post a picture of the hole in the down tube?

(My interest arises from a similar setup on my Maserati (Olmo, likely) MT-1.)
Here are a couple of photos. All my photos are at :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/577760...57663374794912


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Old 04-21-17, 04:00 PM
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My 1981 Trek 715; before and after or more like after and before.
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My 1981 Trek 715; before and after or more like after and before.
I guess when you bag 'em you have to hang 'em up to bleed out?
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I guess when you bag 'em you have to hang 'em up to bleed out?
She didn't want to let go of the bottom bracket. Then it got ugly.
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Old 04-21-17, 04:52 PM
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I never really thought about whether my Eisentraut is "sports tourer" before. But this one has eyelets, standard reach brakes, a reasonable wheelbase, and it could take bigger tires than the 25s I'm running on it (28s would fit without breathing hard, and 32s would probably not be a problem), so I guess it qualifies. Whether it does or not, it sure is fun to ride.

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Old 04-21-17, 09:48 PM
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I don't know if i posted this here yet.

This is an old MIELE UNO that i got at a bike co-op for $10.00 including the 27" wheels.

It's gone through a few changes of paint and components since I got it and now I've settled it as a touring bicycle. It has 700C wheels with Schwalbe CX Pro 30mm wide cyclo-cross knobby tires.

Hugh Black of True North Bicycles in Guelph Ontario Canada brazed on rear cantilever brake mounts, brake cable housing stop, rear rack mounts on the seatstays and a third pair of bottle mounts on the the underside of the downtube. that was only $65.00 including the parts and he did it in one hour while I waited.

Here's the bike in one of its earlier buil ups with the original frame paint colour.

Miele Uno L.S. by Miele Man, on Flickr

Here's the bike as it looks now as full on touring bike.

#04g Miele Uno L.S. Rebuilt 4 Touring - Thermoses Keep Water Cold on Very Hot Days by Miele Man, on Flickr

OOPS! that's not quite correct. Since then I put on Campagnolo Mirage 9 speed Ergo shifters and rear derailler shifting a 34 teeth Shiman 9 speed cassette. I need to take a few images of that setup.

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Old 04-21-17, 11:49 PM
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Old 04-22-17, 04:42 AM
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It's even called Touring...

My Koga Miyata Gents Touring in winter dress. 1979 made frame, 1980 model.
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Old 04-22-17, 06:14 AM
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Show your classic sports touring or touring or CX or MTB dropbar conversion or single speed or mustache bar bicycles.
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Old 04-22-17, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post

I have a bit of a thing going with Trek sports touring bikes. They really pushed the idea of geometry specific bikes (racing, touring, and sports touring). Plus I worked in a shop that sold a lot of Treks in the 80s so I really like the bikes. They're well made, have great paint jobs, and as easy as pie to work on. Here's a 1978 Trek 510 I picked up as found in the wild (full ishiwata 022 frameset and low temp silver brazed). I'm getting a kind of suntour vibe from this bike. I think it needs cyclone or vgt derailleurs and bar cons, a B17 saddle, plush 32c tires, and a triple:


Yeah, 1st gen Cyclone- with Superbe parts thrown in, a Stronglight triple... yup.

(where have I seen that build before??? ).


Make sure that the 32s will fit. My 78 730 won't fit Pasela 32s under the brake bridge.
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With a bike that cool it can probably be almost anything you want it to be, very nice.


Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
I never really thought about whether my Eisentraut is "sports tourer" before. But this one has eyelets, standard reach brakes, a reasonable wheelbase, and it could take bigger tires than the 25s I'm running on it (28s would fit without breathing hard, and 32s would probably not be a problem), so I guess it qualifies. Whether it does or not, it sure is fun to ride.

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Looks like it 'bled out' on the snow.

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My 1981 Trek 715; before and after or more like after and before.
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Old 05-08-17, 11:28 AM
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1982 Specialized Sequoia. The frame came to me with brake calipers, seatpost and stem/headset, courtesy of @tarwheel.

Built-up close to a stock set-up. Suntour Superbe brakes/levers, Cyclone MkII derailleurs, Barcons, sealed BB; Sugino AT triple crank; Specialized touring pedals, stem/headset/bars; Dia Compe ENE Touring hubs laced to VO PBP rims, with Paselas; Shimano 14x28 freewheel; Brooks B17.



And since I stole the crank for this project from my 79 Centurion Pro Tour, here's a gratuitous update, with its new old Stronglight 99 crank.


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Old 05-08-17, 11:44 AM
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Was this the Sequoia that was up recently on the sale site? Looks like it went to a good home!
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Hacking off a derailleur hanger is like bobbing a dog's ears or tail...there outta be a law...
You ve never owned a Boxer or you wouldn't say that. There's a reason they dock their tails.
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The Sequoia looks great, @Vintage_Cyclist. Glad to see that it ended up in good hands.
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I picked up this Ross Signature 294S last fall. I love it for an everyday, under the radar but all-kinds-of-awesome rider. Very nimble, comfortable, stable. And as you can see, it takes Soma 33mm tires and fenders.
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Mike Melton, early 80s

I worked in a bike shop in the 80s and this Mike Melton frame was hanging in the shop. I couldn't afford it then as I was in college. I went back to that shop in the 90s. That frame was still hanging there and I bought it as I had a job that paid better than being a part time bike mechanic, : ).

Mike Melton was a really fine frame builder. Mike Melton

Back in the day, this might have been called a touring bike but it is really more of what the Brits would call an audax bike or which we might call on this side of the pond a sports touring bike. It was designed around 28c tires with long reach brakes, it has fittings for a rack and fenders, 3 water bottles, and a pump peg. It was clearly designed for long, unsupported rides. The bike is beautiful (I think) and rides like a champ:
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I worked in a bike shop in the 80s and this Mike Melton frame was hanging in the shop. I couldn't afford it then as I was in college. I went back to that shop in the 90s. That frame was still hanging there and I bought it as I had a job that paid better than being a part time bike mechanic, : ).

Mike Melton was a really fine frame builder. Mike Melton

Back in the day, this might have been called a touring bike but it is really more of what the Brits would call an audax bike or which we might call on this side of the pond a sports touring bike. It was designed around 28c tires with long reach brakes, it has fittings for a rack and fenders, 3 water bottles, and a pump peg. It was clearly designed for long, unsupported rides. The bike is beautiful (I think) and rides like a champ:
That is a SERIOUSLY good looking bike...

I haven't seen too many sporty tourers with braze ons for three cages.
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Same Bike, 2 versions one more sport, other more tour

Differences are cranks, 27 vs 700c wheels, long/short cage RD, Tange vs 531 forks
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