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Old 07-21-21, 09:13 PM
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Thanks for the compliment.

Stem is a fluted SR Royal. A cursory Google search didnít bring up many of this particular version, but there was one posted in a thread here years ago (link).
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No excuses needed. Not for a bike that looks this good.

That stem is the business. One the best looking stems I've ever seen. What is it?

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Old 07-22-21, 06:48 AM
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Might catch flack for the bars(with the sport touring crowd)...
Awesome bike , love the fenders ..what are they ?
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Awesome bike , love the fenders ..what are they ?
Thanks. They're Honjo smooth 35mm.
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So this should be here and may already be but here it is again.

1979 Jim Merz touring built for Paris-Breast-Paris but was a bit small so it didn't go.

A Davidson was rushed through and ridden to a very good result.

Legendary custom racks that are very unique to each bike.






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And these, JM027 that he built for himself.




RR150 that had blackburn racks, was built for and ridden on a cross country 3500mi. wife supported solo ride.

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And this is JM027 when it was built and before being redone as it is now on a 21 day, 2100mi. mt. pass tour through Oregon and the Sierra's starting and ending in Portland OR. with his then wife Virginia.

100mi. a day in the mountains.
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I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist (ordered in July of 81 by Bikecology) a size smaller than I have been riding recently because the plan was to build it up for gravel/easy off road riding. I wanted a little extra crotch clearance as compared to my 85 Schwinn Voyageur. Although Bikecology listed this as definitively a touring bike (the ad copy said not "a hybrid or general purpose bike"), the great ride and the shorter wheelbase than my Voyageur has me thinking sports tourer thoughts. Chainstays are 45cm with the wheel all the way back in the slot.
Note-those are 700X40 tires on it.

Bob Jackson by Andy Beichler, on Flickr
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I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist (ordered in July of 81 by Bikecology) a size smaller than I have been riding recently because the plan was to build it up for gravel/easy off road riding. I wanted a little extra crotch clearance as compared to my 85 Schwinn Voyageur. Although Bikecology listed this as definitively a touring bike (the ad copy said not "a hybrid or general purpose bike"), the great ride and the shorter wheelbase than my Voyageur has me thinking sports tourer thoughts. Chainstays are 45mm with the wheel all the way back in the slot.
Note-those are 700X40 tires on it.

snip . . . Bob Jackson by Andy Beichler, on Flickr
Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.

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Beautiful bike. Those are big tires for a bike with caliper brakes, which is cool. I'm running 700 x 35c tires on my '73 Motobecane Grand Record. I don't think it will take 40c tires.
Thanks. I bought it from a guy on the internet thinking I would strip the paint and put a spray can paint job on it because it has some bad spots in the paint. But, once I saw it in person, I love the color so much that I just can't do it. The order tag calls it Rose Mauve. I was hopeful that I could fit 38's on it and very pleased that the 40's fit. I think if I switched to center pulls and had a smooth tread 40 on there it could take fenders. That might happen down the road but so far I am pleased with the road behavior of these tires.

I like that Grand Record. If I had found one in the black and red color scheme before I found the Bob Jackson, I would have bought it. Black and red go together so well.
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Old 07-23-21, 07:44 PM
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Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.









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Old 07-23-21, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.

Wow, sweet collection!

What's this rear derailleur all about?

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Wow, sweet collection!

What's this rear derailleur all about?

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Thanks!
That's a Simplex derailleur from 1951, before the advent of the modern parallelogram derailleur design. Simplex and others continued to make this style of derailleur into the very early sixties.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front and rear, room for 32mm tires, and long-reach brakes.









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Cool bikes. Old racing bikes (70s and earlier) are, by and large, not that different from what would become sports touring bikes by the 80s. They typically have long reach brakes (what were called standard reach BITD), eyelets, and generous tire clearance. They typically had narrower gear ranges but that can be changed unless, of course, you feel the need to test your mettle riding Cino on a tight gearing set up . . .

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1981 Fuji Royale in Anthracite Gray

Really like this bike. Frame size is great for me, and riding it brings me back to another time. Too many subtle, and not so subtle, upgrades to list.


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Bumping a "Classic & Vintage" thread with great content.
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And what a timely bump it is.

Just added this Robust to the stable.

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Two years ago I posted my new bike in this thread, I was excited but the Fuji TSV is not appropriate here and I've learned a ton about biking since then becoming a regular forum member. This thread is captivating and I'm happy to add my '72 Raleigh International. My main ride now, ridden over 1000mi including an almost 11,000ft ride (with a 42t chainring). Inspired by a similar bike owned by Sheldon Brown.


-130mm stem improved the fit from the 100mm stock one


-spend most of my time in 44/13 on the 11-36 cassette
-28mm tires have plenty of room


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I think this is my favorite thread. A few days ago I went back to the beginning of it and enjoyed every page. Too bad there are some pics that have disappeared over the years.
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I am excited to finally have a bike that can be posted here! Though it's a bit newer and has a unicrown fork so I'm not sure how "classic" it is. At the very least it is lugged and has a horizontal top tube and was produced before the 21st century. Anyways, after purchasing a 1983 Miyata 1200 and riding it around for 6 years or so, I realized that I wanted something closer to a do-it-all road bike rather than a straight road. It has been annoying not having rack/fender eyelets or the ability to run tires wider than 25mm. So I've been on the hunt for an immaculate sport touring bike on the cheap. Not always the easiest thing to do. And it may have not been exactly the cheapest ($250), but it clearly has hardly been ridden. Enough introduction, the bike:

1992 Bianchi Eros
Frame: Tange Infinity
Groupset: RX100 (triple)

I hemmed and hawed over keeping it perfectly original...but in the end decided to hell with it. Parts substituted are: 105 triple crankset, 49/39t chainrings, Nitto technomic stem, Nitto 135 handlebars, Shimano 600 aero seatpost, Specialized Oura saddle, Shimano 600 pedals. I'd love to put some yellow handlebar tape on when swapping to the new bars, but I'm thinking it'll get dirty too quickly. Probably will go for black.

Future changes: 8 of 9 speed cassette, probably a 12-27. And a shorter bar/stem reach setup, an 80mm stem and Soma Highway One bars. Oh, and RX100 aero brake levers, the ones that the bike came with.

Wayyyyy in the future changes: Cold setting the frame to 130mm, building a wheelset with some 105 hubs I have laying around and light-ish rims, and maybe setting up an 8 speed shimano cassette/10 speed campy brifters shimergo combo.





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Love all the bikes in this thread! Seems that they're right up my alley. My current love is my new-to-me Woodrup. I think it's an 82 Giro Touring, but it's got some slight differences on the top tube cable routing. It's got a mix of components that as it turns out are perfect for me - the original bits are the brakes, levers, and crankset. I'm not sure on the Phil Wood bits, but they're lovely, as are the later Suntour shifters/derailleurs. Still trying to decide if the Albastache bars are right for me, as a tourer, primarily.
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And here's some pics of the as found/purchased condition:




As found, a diamond in the rough!
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I've also got this rando bike - I customized a 1981 710 and repainted it. This one is for sale now, too.

Comfortable for miles and miles.

Custom welded canti posts for 650B wheels

Beautifully done restoration paint job and stickers.

custom brazed on campy style cable stops!
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Both incredible bikes! What made you decide to choose the Woodrup over the Trek?
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Part of what I like is that the Woodrup is the newer to me bike, but it's also a bit more versatile for what I want to do up here in Duluth, while the Trek was great in Denver, where I was before. The Woodrup has space for rear panniers that I can use without heel strikes and also has the mid fork eyelets and a front rack setup that allows a handlebar bag and panniers.

It's also fast and smooth rolling, it's a subtle difference, but the Frek is a little slower.
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I think this fits here - 1973 Zeus Competition with 32mm tires, 48/32 crankset and a 14-30 7 speed freewheel. Got some help from gugie over the winter spreading the rear triangle from 120 to 128.

This one came about frame-up over the past year, with some lucky ebay and forum scores in the form of Mafac Competition brakeset, Dura Ace/Campy wheelset, VO stem, Simplex retrofrictions, and RH Parallel handlebars. Pretty sure the tires and handlebar tape are the only bits I paid retail for.

This thing is a blast to ride. Ya get so used to your 650Bx42mm tires that you forget how fast "skinny" tires feel.
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