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Old 08-05-19, 09:40 PM
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I am so happy I found this thread! I picked up a gentle used squadron from my LBS almost 8 years ago now and I love it! Iíve done a classic grand tour on it (Belleville Ont. to Vancouver BC). Now it serves me as my gravel/go anywhere/carry anything I want sort of bike and it has never let me down! I made an account in this site specifically for this thread. Had a wonderful post written up with pictures and all. But apparently I need to post 10 times before I can post photos. Maybe itís for the best because I would clog this thread with photos of mine in all the forms itís taken over the years
Welcome! This is a great forum. I'm glad this thread was helpful since there is not much info out there about the Squadron. The classic & vintage area on here has tons of great threads about older bikes.
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Old 08-05-19, 10:41 PM
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Welcome! This is a great forum. I'm glad this thread was helpful since there is not much info out there about the Squadron. The classic & vintage area on here has tons of great threads about older bikes.
Thank you! Ya there isnít really any information on this bike out there. But itís a very capable bike. So many options. I plan on testing to see the biggest tire I could fit in the rear here very soon and will definitely report my findings
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Old 08-07-19, 05:55 PM
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UPDATE: I have successfully mounted Soma Supple Vitesse 48c tires on my 19mm internal Mavic A719 rims with clearance to spare
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Old 08-13-19, 05:17 AM
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That really is too bad- struggling overhere to get my own beauty on the road again,lots of setback (wheels, -gears etc..) But can't complain too much as I got this bike for free luckily..
Would be very interested in seeing what you made it into over the years !!
couldn't you share your bike somewhere else perhaps ?
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48 on a 19 rim ? That sounds great !! I've allways wondered about the max. tire-widt - good to hear that it is indeed possible.. I'm off to my garage as there are several 19mm wheels lying around there !
Thanks for sharing the info - much appreciated.
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Old 08-13-19, 06:28 AM
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Still havenít reached 10 posts so I canít even post a URL. But if anyone here uses Instagram my account in Ďrichardmckellarí and there are tons of photos of my squadron on there. As well as my other bikes.
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Originally Posted by R.mckellar View Post
Still havenít reached 10 posts so I canít even post a URL. But if anyone here uses Instagram my account in Ďrichardmckellarí and there are tons of photos of my squadron on there. As well as my other bikes.
That's a sweet Squadron man! Love the mods you did.
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