Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Road Test/Bike Review (1985) Buyers Guide -- 5 Loaded Touring Models

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Road Test/Bike Review (1985) Buyers Guide -- 5 Loaded Touring Models

Old 10-16-20, 06:32 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
SpeedofLite's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Henderson, NV, USA
Posts: 1,142

Bikes: Litespeed (9); Slingshot (6); Specialized (2); Kestrel (2); Softride (2); Centurion (2); Cervelo (1); FELT (1); Cannondale (1); Fuji (1); Trek (1); Schwinn (1)

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 275 Post(s)
Liked 666 Times in 307 Posts
Road Test/Bike Review (1985) Buyers Guide -- 5 Loaded Touring Models

I'm posting the 1985 Buyers' Guide in chunks (Sport Touring, Loaded Touring, Road Racing, ATB, and 1985 Model Specifications)
This chunk is for the featured Loaded Touring models.
Those models are BRIDGESTONE T700, NISHIKI Seral, RALEIGH Kodiak, ZEBRAKENKO 3T, and FUJI Touring Series IV.

WTB: Slingshot road model (1990s era; 18" L or 20" XL frame size)
WTB: Slingshot promotional documents (catalog, pamphlets, etc).
WTB: American Cycling Jun-Jul 1965; Jan - Aug, Oct 1966; Mar, Jul 1967.
WTB: Bicycle Guide issues, all you have.
WTB: Bike World issues Feb - Sep 1972; Jun 1974; Mar-Apr 1978.
WTB: ZIPP 500 front wheel (650c clincher)

SpeedofLite is offline  
Old 10-16-20, 06:56 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Berea, KY
Posts: 823
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 66 Posts
Calling 27X1 3/8" tires massive really puts things in perspective. Thanks for posting that.
beicster is offline  
Old 10-16-20, 07:23 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,149
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 787 Post(s)
Liked 146 Times in 99 Posts
Thanks for this post.

Fun comparison of of these touring bikes.

I loved the ad for the Campmor catalog. I used to pour over the catalog and drool over the camping supplies.

I do believe we were bike camping decades ahead of the new "trend" of bike camping with bikes that feature rugged mtb characteristics.

Bikes and stuff

gomango is offline  
Old 02-04-21, 10:50 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10

Bikes: Kokopelli Judge (Ti), Vassago Donnybrook, '83/'84 Nishiki Seral

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is a great post. Seeing the original review for the Seral is awesome.
Johnn0 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.