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Old 09-17-14, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
it is. The drivetrain is mostly from a flip i did of a Lemond about a year ago. i was going to do more of a vintage build but this is what i had available, and it rides really nice. Plus the frame is from 1999, so not that vintage anyway. It's basically a parts bin build. I'm happy with how it came out. I hope to get some miles on it over the next few days.
I just applied the same group to my road bike albeit with indexed DT shifters... that Ultegra is some very nice kit and we have also used the triple and GS rear for touring bikes here.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
Your build is really "classic" looking; In addition to being one of the last Jack Taylors- the whole of the bike is just really nice looking.

I was considering making a "modern" build, and the most "classic" looking "new" stuff is that 6600 Ultegra group. Right now I'm quite satisfied with the way my bikes are built, but that could change at a moment's notice- and if I go "new" it'll probably be something in the neighborhood of what you've got on there.
thanks man. In the near future i'll likely add a set of white bluemels I have, a dynohub, and I think i'm going to change the bars out from those noodles to a nitto b132 rando bar. As you can see the frame is on the smaller side of what I ride and I could use the extra height without having a bunch more stem showing.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I just applied the same group to my road bike albeit with indexed DT shifters... that Ultegra is some very nice kit and we have also used the triple and GS rear for touring bikes here.
yeah, i have a few other bits from that group on other bikes, including my raleigh pro which i used to ride Mount Washington in California and it all works really well. I'm a fan.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
Jack Taylor Super Tourist back yard touring.

I've got some envy going on man. Really nice!

How's that taillight work? Battery?
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
I've got some envy going on man. Really nice!
Thanks!

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How's that taillight work? Battery?
imagination. No really, its a dyno light with no wiring or power source . I got it with my JT Tandem and its been sitting in a box for two years. I threw it on since the rack had the bracket for it. I need to get a dyno wheel and then I would like to convert that light to an LED to keep with the vintage feel but modern function.
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Old 09-17-14, 06:14 PM
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Great plan. It looks perfect on there.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
thanks man. In the near future i'll likely add a set of white bluemels I have, a dynohub, and I think i'm going to change the bars out from those noodles to a nitto b132 rando bar. As you can see the frame is on the smaller side of what I ride and I could use the extra height without having a bunch more stem showing.
Nice! I have a set of 46cm VO rando bars, 26.0 that are new if you need 'em. I also have the matching saddle bag (Super C) New in bag that I need to move along.
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Your Jack Taylor is looking just right to my eyes.

Next time that thread pops up again about " brown on black" we can use your JT as the "how to make it look great" example.

Hope you have some fantastic long rides with it.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
A Miyata 1000 as a gift.

Damn.

That's a really nice gift.
I do good work!
There was a Viva Sport, too!
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Originally Posted by fender1
Nice! I have a set of 46cm VO rando bars, 26.0 that are new if you need 'em. I also have the matching saddle bag (Super C) New in bag that I need to move along.
thanks Brian but I already have a Carradice saddle bag (though not the super C) and I ordered a rando bar from Alan
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Originally Posted by gomango
Your Jack Taylor is looking just right to my eyes.

Next time that thread pops up again about " brown on black" we can use your JT as the "how to make it look great" example.

Hope you have some fantastic long rides with it.
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No pics but wanted to mention I keep seeing a young guy riding a Fuji Touring Series III around town. He said his dad likes old bikes.
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Set up like this, my Fuji S-12-S probably would have been considered a "touring" bike when new back in '81. A Peugeot U-08 with a Pletscher rack and panniers could pass as a "touring" bike back then! That was before things really changed in the
mid-1980s. This bike serves me well. No complaints!
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer
Set up like this, my Fuji S-12-S probably would have been considered a "touring" bike when new back in '81. A Peugeot U-08 with a Pletscher rack and panniers could pass as a "touring" bike back then! That was before things really changed in the
mid-1980s. This bike serves me well. No complaints!
I like that a lot. There's a lot about those Fuji S-12-S bikes that really appeals to me. I like The black paint with the chrome socks and the graceful fork bend. Nice bike.

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Thanks! Black is also easy to touch up. My first 'nice' bike as a kid was an S-10-S "Special Road Racer" in white.
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My 1985 Cannondale ST400. I'm currently turning it into a commuter and grocery bike:




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That is a cool looking bike. That teal/silver color combination with all the "business" components really set it off!

I'll bet if you mount the front rack to the lower fork end drop out, it'll level out.
I probably will get all that going when I see how the front fender goes in, I may have some silver racks and other upgrades in the works for this bike, I built it with available parts, so changes will come soon.
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I picked up this '91 Bridgestone RB-T a few weeks for super cheap. I plan on selling it next spring.

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I picked up this '91 Bridgestone RB-T a few weeks for super cheap. I plan on selling it next spring.

If that's 21/54, I'm interested....
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77'(I think) Motobecane Gran Touring. I have changed the saddle and angle lol. I stripped it down and rattlecanned it. The parts aren't original, I bought it off craigslist.

Working on it:

Finished:

I wanted to upload the original pic to show what color it was but it wants to load upside down lol. It was champagne.

If anyone knows how to get rid of that thumbnail lemme know. Thanks.
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I'd be more interested in how to remove the black paint, but to each his(or her) own.,,,,BD
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Picked this up tonight - not sure what I'm doing with it yet.





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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
If that's 21/54, I'm interested....
Trying to corner the market on vintage touring bikes?
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Picked this up tonight - not sure what I'm doing with it yet.





That's a sweet pick up. There's not a lot of bikes I'd think about picking up but this is one I'd make a place for.
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It's actually a pretty cool build - he's got very nice 38c tires on there. Frankenstein parts mix, but a decent one. The hubs are unknown to me - labeled somos.
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