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Old 01-12-16, 02:02 PM
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The quintessential Sport Tourer...
I was starting to think that the Sequoia would get passed by. Here's mine:
IMG_5002 by Jim Harris, on Flickr
It's the early 3Rensho kind. A great bike on a brevet!

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Originally Posted by leaping_gnome
I was starting to think that the Sequoia would get passed by. Here's mine:
IMG_5002 by Jim Harris, on Flickr
It's the early 3Rensho kind. A great bike on a brevet!

Jim
That's a beautiful bike.
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Perfection! Fat tubbies, long cage SR, TA 2x...plus the baby blue BG.....

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When I visited Bruce Gordons' shop last spring after Eroica he measured the chainstay and said "yup, it's a sport tourer"..
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This is is my recent Rawland Nordavinden. I think it fits the bill among the beautiful (and beautifully practical and versatile) steeds already posted.

'Sport Tourer' vs. 'Sportif'? Mostly the same thing ATMO though I personally (correctly or no) apply 'Sportif' to the lighter gauge, sportier side of the genre. I think of "Flyin' Norseman" here as the francophone in the stable.

In urban mode as shown (Parisian Porteur style of course!), I'm running a Soma Champs-Elysees fork as its Tange Infinity blades are stiffer than the stock fork.

He's got very light tubing, 73/73 w/ 65mm rake (~38-40mm trail) with the 622-32 tires that fit well under 45mm metal fenders. I think I could get the 38mm Barlows on there sans fenders. I run Weinmann 999s though the Soma fork needs the extra reach of the Mafac Raid.

I can easily get some light camping or credit card touring gear on the bike and am planning adding low riders to the front for the summer. I love geometry well suited to all weight on the front. Speed and cargo!
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That's a beautiful bike.
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Originally Posted by leaping_gnome
I was starting to think that the Sequoia would get passed by. Here's mine:
IMG_5002 by Jim Harris, on Flickr
It's the early 3Rensho kind. A great bike on a brevet!

Jim
Where sport/touring bikes are generally further down the food chain from the dedicated race or touring bikes- the Sequoia was a true high end sport/touring, do it all bike.

You've got a really nice example, Jim. What pedals do you have on there?
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These are some really great looking bikes. I'll jump in with my newly acquired '86 Trek Cirrus 520. I hope it meets the requirements. I'm new to road biking so I'm not up to speed on everything. This is my first real road bike and vintage bike. I think everything is original. I'm pretty happy with it. Anyway, just picked it up this past week. It's pretty dirty so it's in clean up right now. These are pics from the seller.

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Old 01-17-16, 07:25 PM
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Well, this has to be one of my favorite threads in a long, long time! There's a real soft spot in my heart for sports tourers, mainly because they really fit my approach to cycling better than a "true" racer or a "true" touring bike.

This was my 1984 Peugeot P8 - one of the few bikes I've passed along that I truly regret letting go of. Obviously completely re-imagined from the original, but boy did it ride nicely!


A ca. 1976 Centurion Super LeMans. It weighed a ton, but was comfy as heck so long as you were ok not going especially fast...


My "baby" is not C&V, but I think the Boulder Brevet qualifies as a sports touring model.


'66 Paramount P12 - it's got eyelets front and back and fits wider tires, so it's sports tourer-ish, right?


My oft posted '71 Raleigh International, probably one of the bikes most often thought of as a classic sports touring model - and for pretty good reason.
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This one gets the most miles- an '88 Cannondale ST (sports/touring) frame with Deore/Ultegra/Tektro group shifting a 10 speed compact:


This one got me from DC to Pittsburgh in 6 days in 2015, all on gravel:


Picked this '87 Schwinn Voyageur up from a local on CL, had hardly been ridden. Still got a complete refurbish, rides like a dream. Done a few things to it since this pic was taken, but it's just a solid riding partner:


Found this early '96 Rivendell Road Standard on another forum. Joe Bell paint job for the PO was done in 2008 and virtually no miles since then. All Shimano 600 group set, mostly NOS in the box. Love the bronze finish on the Mavic SUP Reflex rims. Recently picked up a nice brown suede Rolls for it:
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Univega Sportour should qualify:


My late 1980's Schwinn Letour has moved on to a new rider/owner, but it would qualify as well.
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Those are sweet rides, Doc!
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Originally Posted by Robofunc
Wow--some really great bikes in here. Some builders I've never heard of.

Certainly never seen a shift lever on a seat tube before. Very cool.

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The shifter on the seat tube of the Cattin activates the Sanyo generator mounted behind the BB. Sports-touring is not confined to daylight hours.

My Sanyo from the same period was very useful but had a short life. I believe they are still available, but I hope their bearings are sealed better than they were in the 80's.

Edit: Peter White says they were discontinued in 2012.

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Originally Posted by Sluggo
The shifter on the seat tube of the Cattin activates the Sanyo generator mounted behind the BB. Sports-touring is not confined to daylight hours.

My Sanyo from the same period was very useful but had a short life. I believe they are still available, but I hope their bearings are sealed better than they were in the 80's.

Edit: Peter White says they were discontinued in 2012.

Oh cool, thanks for explaining that
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I guess I've got one - '67 Condor. It will certainly take much larger tires and the eyelets are there. Maybe it's time for a rebuild.

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I guess I've got one - '67 Condor. It will certainly take much larger tires and the eyelets are there. Maybe it's time for a rebuild.

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Lovely bike. The line between old racing bikes and sports touring bikes is pretty thin; a lot of old racing bikes had eyelets and took long reach brakes. I used to walk by the Condor shop on Gray's Inn road when I lived in London. Such a great store.
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Here are a couple more shots of my Waterford RST-22 in full commute mode.
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Some real beauties posted up so far.

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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Some real beauties posted up so far.

A couple more contributions -

Bruce Gordon




Ritchey


JP Weigle
Dream stable!

Only champagne at your house.

Can't decide which one I like the most.....
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Some real beauties posted up so far.

A couple more contributions -

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Ritchey


JP Weigle
Yowza! I'm quite envious of all three of these bikes. That Peter Weigle is incredible!
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I have a renewed appreciation for Bruce Gordon bicycles from this thread. Some real beauties posted.
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Thanks [MENTION=201510]AZORCH[/MENTION] [MENTION=61463]gomango[/MENTION]. You two have some amazing bikes as well. It's a tough choice, but the BG is my favorite in the stable.
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I'd nominate the Ritchey for rarity, not a lot of early TR road bikes like that around. Weigle for cool factor, canti/sport-tour/chubby-tire/non-CX and semi-rarity. No short shrift for the BG, just a lovely machine. Yum.

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Thanks @AZORCH @gomango. You two have some amazing bikes as well. It's a tough choice, but the BG is my favorite in the stable.
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I managed to get out for a couple hours today on my Waterford ST-22. ST meaning Sport-Tour, so it prolly fits this theme. Haven't photographed it for a while, so I hit some of my fave spots and shot. Temps started in the low 40s, finished in the high '30s, roads were all almost completely free of snow. It was colder and very windy down at the Hudson River, there were some angry white caps on the water. The wind blew the ST-22 down at one point, fortunately not when it was right at the edge of the drink.



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My 1978 Trek TX700.
700-32 Compass tires on CR18 rims
Dia-Compe brakes
Shimano 3x9 shifters & derailleurs with a Stronglight 48/38/28 triple.

I'm trying to figure out why your bike has more room at the brake bridge w/32mm tires than my 1977 710 frame. According to the catalogs at vintage-trek, they both measure 36.5cm from dropout to bridge. Here's what mine looks like w/32mm Paselas on Mavic A319. 2mm clearance from tire to brake!

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