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Old 10-26-09, 06:23 AM
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That is one great looking Peugeot you have there!

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Great looking Fuji

Great Looking Fuji. You are "keeping it real."

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1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome. Just bought it a week ago, but 100 miles on it already. Its my commuter and I'm getting ready for my first mini-tour (100 mile 3 day camping trip) with it. The brooks that it came with was poorly maintained and cracked, I've replaced it with the black b17 I already had. Also swapped over a set of Shimano clipless/platform hybrid pedals that I had on my last bike. Loving it so far.



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Originally Posted by rsayers
1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome. Just bought it a week ago, but 100 miles on it already. Its my commuter and I'm getting ready for my first mini-tour (100 mile 3 day camping trip) with it. The brooks that it came with was poorly maintained and cracked, I've replaced it with the black b17 I already had. Also swapped over a set of Shimano clipless/platform hybrid pedals that I had on my last bike. Loving it so far.



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Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome - Yeah! - That's one Schwinn I'd like to stumble on some day. (BTW, You need to take pix from the crank side when you post to BF )
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome - Yeah! - That's one Schwinn I'd like to stumble on some day. (BTW, You need to take pix from the crank side when you post to BF )
He's right, drive-side pics are the law.
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Here's mine. I got the frame on June 21 1980. It's a Freschi. Most of the parts are from the same period. I don't ride it anymore.

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Originally Posted by jzaun
Here's mine. I got the frame on June 21 1980. It's a Freschi. Most of the parts are from the same period. I don't ride it anymore.

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Nice Italian Touring bike, jzaun. You ought to ride it or send it to me... Can you tell us how you did the black background in the photos?
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This is my 1974 Raleigh touring bike...


About the only thing original is the frame with the replacement components being a mixture of old and new parts. By installing an old White Industries 22-34-46 mountain bike crankset the bike retains low gearing without the need of a big heavy touring cluster...


Can anyone recommend a good sturdy rear touring rack that bolts directly onto the braze ons without mounting straps or adaptors?
I'll also ask in the touring section...

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Old 11-01-09, 07:26 PM
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I just bought a Nitto R15 for my Fuji Touring Series V. Went on without a fuss and is very well made.

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Originally Posted by oldpedalpusher
This is my 1974 Raleigh touring bike...
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Very well done - and the chain ring looks right at home on that bike.
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This is my "touring bike". A work in progress that was possibly a cross bike, but I'm not really sure. Anyway, here are some progress pictures.
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Old 11-02-09, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Very well done - and the chain ring looks right at home on that bike.
Thanks. I've been really pleased with how the build turned out, and it's a very comfortable riding bike.
I searched long and far to find an old fashioned crankset that would accept very small chainrings and yet didn't look like a mountain bike crank. Just ordered a set of really cool all black road chainrings to match the black frame.


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Here's my "Touring bike", not really a touring bike but hey, it's what I got.










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80's Motobecane Grand Touring

Here is my light touring Motobecane. I use it as my main work commuting bike. Very smooth shifting and nice relaxed ride. It has a mix of Shimano and Suntour stuff plus MAFAC brakes. I put an old set of 27" Dura Ace wheels on it. A classy way to tour to the next coffee house or cafe!



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Very sweet Moto Chris ...

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Originally Posted by banikek
Here is my light touring Motobecane. I use it as my main work commuting bike. Very smooth shifting and nice relaxed ride. It has a mix of Shimano and Suntour stuff plus MAFAC brakes. I put an old set of 27" Dura Ace wheels on it. A classy way to tour to the next coffee house or cafe!



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Hi Chris, Great Motobecane - do you know what model it is?. Does it have the Vitus 172 Double butted or Vitus 888 straight gauge tubing?

Here is a link to my 1983 Motobecane Grand Touring:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/9765217...7622453592136/

BTW - what kind of rack is that on the back?
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Attached is a pic of my Raleigh Trent Sports circa approx 1958. It's the "poor man's Lenton Clubman" for club riding and light touring in the English manner. I've recently upgraded the wheels to 700C Sun CR18's with Panaracer Paesella tires and a refurbished S/A FW four speed hub and 19T cog; am planning on switching to a 20 or 21T cog. It rides amazingly well for an old bike and doesn't beat me up like my TREK used to. With the Brooks B72 and relaxed frame angles, it makes for a comfy ride. PG.
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I have posted a former setup with the same bike, and I switched the drivetrain again so here are some new pics. I really like this setup now and plan to keep it basically the same with maybe a few minor tweaks.







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Early Eighties Grand Touring. Has the 888 steel. It has one of the newer Bontragger rear racks - o.k. for light stuff. When I got this bike it was in pretty rough shape but cleaned up very nicely! This spring I changed out the wheels and put all older set of Dura Ace wheels on it. The silver SKB fender give it a nice classic look.
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Originally Posted by oldpedalpusher
This is my 1974 Raleigh touring bike...


About the only thing original is the frame with the replacement components being a mixture of old and new parts. By installing an old White Industries 22-34-46 mountain bike crankset the bike retains low gearing without the need of a big heavy touring cluster...


Can anyone recommend a good sturdy rear touring rack that bolts directly onto the braze ons without mounting straps or adaptors?
I'll also ask in the touring section...

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freaking sweet cranks! what length are they? classic obsolete and short live 94 BCD, I have a set of ritcheys (suginos) with 94 BCD and hidden bolt, pain in the a$$ design but worth it for the 180mm length and because I can run 22/36/46.

Those look like syncros rings too... sweet.
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here's my freshly built 1985 shogun 2000 tourer:

















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I never get tired of that bike!!. Is there any amber shellac in the works? That's the only thing it's missing in my humble opinion.,,,,BD
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Looks great, Anton. Glad you found a spot where the snow was cleared! I put studded tires on my Super Course this morning and took a test ride around the block. Those tires don't do much in the deep snow that was piled up just about everywhere.

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I never get tired of that bike!!. Is there any amber shellac in the works? That's the only thing it's missing in my humble opinion.,,,,BD
thanks, and good eye, bikedued. yes, indeed, the tape needs shellac. i've never shellacked before: should i go clear or amber? my goal is to match the saddle and toe clip straps. won't amber shellac darken the cotton too much?

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Looks great, Anton. Glad you found a spot where the snow was cleared! I put studded tires on my Super Course this morning and took a test ride around the block. Those tires don't do much in the deep snow that was piled up just about everywhere.

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thanks. heh, no way i'm making this a winter bike. i just used the wall two doors up from me as a backdrop since everything i've shot has thus far been in my grungy basement!
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just to say my name is michael kay, grandson of Johnny kay and I wouldn't mind a photo please of my grandad, I can supply more history if needed. thanks
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