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Old 04-13-20, 07:04 PM
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How big have you gone on one of these canti tourers? Threw a 700x38 rim/tire from a different bike on the front. Obviously no room for classic fenders with this setup. I'm just wondering what your experiences have been experimenting with larger tires.

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Originally Posted by casanewt
How big have you gone on one of these canti tourers? Threw a 700x38 rim/tire from a different bike on the front. Obviously no room for classic fenders with this setup. I'm just wondering what your experiences have been experimenting with larger tires.


It depends on the year of your tourer. My 1982 M1000 can fit 32mm with fenders or 35mm without, but my 1991 fits 35mm easily with fenders and I'm confident I can squeeze 37mm or 38mm with the same fenders. Honestly, the wider the better, at least for me. I don't think I could go back to 32mm. If I try for 38mm, I'm certain I won't go back to 35mm and so on.
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Originally Posted by Prowler
Recently put this on the road after a complete rehabilitation over this past winter. Though only a lowly TS III, I'm really enjoying the ride. A lot of fine touring bike for what it all cost me. Very comfortable, good kit and I, for one, think it looks great.
Lowly? Nahhh. Would you say your ride is a little flexy at that size? I like Fuji's stuff and would not hesitate to pick up one of the new tourers they offer.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler
Would you say your ride is a little flexy at that size? .
To quote the great philosopher The Outlaw Josey Wales: "I rode with em and I ain't got no complaints". But I've not ridden it loaded, probably never will. Light touring only. And I'm a pretty skinny old cuz who don't make high demands on a bike. Rather go further than faster. So I doubt frame flex will be an issue. I'm liking Fuji stuff too. These days my other bikes seem to be rather idled.

Rode it again today, around the block - 15 miles, hilly, windy from the west. It did great. Just a bit more "test riding" donchaknow.
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Not a good picture, from last summer, the day before I jacked my back up again.

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'85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe/'92 Cannondale T600


'92 Cannondale frame with a variety of newer pieces.

'85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe, some of the pieces original and some at least more modern.
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1986 and 1988 Voyageurs. Both mine. Can't make up my mind which to keep. The Emerald Green 88 is more my size, but the 86 British Pine is more of the kind of eye candy and still fits fairly well.



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Old 04-15-20, 10:59 AM
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Unknown Peugeot w/ factory touring package that includes a dynamo, fenders, rack and lights(damaged to badly to restore. It is interesting how they manufactured the wire harness into the frame.


1983 Trek 720 custom build
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Old 04-15-20, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by casanewt
How big have you gone on one of these canti tourers? Threw a 700x38 rim/tire from a different bike on the front. Obviously no room for classic fenders with this setup. I'm just wondering what your experiences have been experimenting with larger tires.




38 up front, 32 in the back.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly


38 up front, 32 in the back.

That is one bad-arse battlecruiser!
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Old 04-15-20, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by casanewt
That is one bad-arse battlecruiser!
My wife and I are harboring in MI for the quarantine, and were surrounded by dirt roads. She was uncomfortable on the 27 1-1/8 tires that were originally on that Dale. I pulled the fat rubber from a Miyata touring bike and squeezed them in there!

I LOVE the look of a long low touring bike, looks like its set up for drag racing!

Today that rear wheel developed a pretty severe hop though... Im not sure how to adjust a rim vertically. 🙁
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^^^^^^ your note implies that the hop onset was "all sudden like". Wierd, so I'd first suspect the fat tire. Is it still centered on the rim? Inspect the mold line all around. I'd even drop the pressure to about 10lbs and dribble the tire on a concrete floor. IOW bounce it then turn a bit and bounce again. Repeat all the way around. I find that this helps center a tire on a rim, especially one where the bead may be a bit large. Reinflate, spin and watch.

Othwise remove the tire n tube and put in the stand. You're into "wizards chess" now so good luck. Find the low spot (the flat section) and loosed 4 spokes. Go directly across the wheel and tighten 4 spokes. Check again. Repeat, breath, chant, groove to some tunes, repeat. If the rim is bent from hitting a rock or root you may not succeed. You may get lucky and round it again without over torquing some spokes.

Do do you still have the magic wand you bought in Diagon Alley. May need that.
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Old 04-16-20, 09:37 AM
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what make is this? love the frame
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Originally Posted by Prowler
^^^^^^ your note implies that the hop onset was "all sudden like". Wierd, so I'd first suspect the fat tire. Is it still centered on the rim? Inspect the mold line all around. I'd even drop the pressure to about 10lbs and dribble the tire on a concrete floor. IOW bounce it then turn a bit and bounce again. Repeat all the way around. I find that this helps center a tire on a rim, especially one where the bead may be a bit large. Reinflate, spin and watch.

Othwise remove the tire n tube and put in the stand. You're into "wizards chess" now so good luck. Find the low spot (the flat section) and loosed 4 spokes. Go directly across the wheel and tighten 4 spokes. Check again. Repeat, breath, chant, groove to some tunes, repeat. If the rim is bent from hitting a rock or root you may not succeed. You may get lucky and round it again without over torquing some spokes.

Do do you still have the magic wand you bought in Diagon Alley. May need that.
Im going to inspect it right now, Ill report back. But great call on checking the bead, I had to replace a tube before I installed it, totally could have been rushing. 👍

!! I didnt set the bead fully !! Big fat tire + tiny wife = low pressures! What a face palm! Thanks Prowler!

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Originally Posted by JUFFKINS
what make is this? love the frame
If you mean the blue ride, thats an 88 Cannondale ST 400 in the smallest size available. I think 18

88 was the year they started dimpling the inside of the chain stay for clearing a 32mm tire. Earlier models dont have the dimple, and you sometimes can juust clear a 32, but youre often stuck at 28mm.

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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
If you mean the blue ride, thats an 88 Cannondale ST 400 in the smallest size available. I think 18

88 was the year they started dimpling the inside of the chain stay for clearing a 32mm tire. Earlier models dont have the dimple, and you sometimes can juust clear a 32, but youre often stuck at 28mm.
This must not be a hard rule, because my '88 ST400 does not have dimples inside the chainstays. Much as I wish it did.
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Nor does mine. 28's fit fine but no way 32's will wedge in there.
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes
I don`t like a dirty bike, but I marvel at how clean you all keep your vintage touring bikes!!!!!!!! How Do You Do It ?!?!?!

I took these pics yesterday, and after having this bike from day one(, I`m the original owner, ) I noticed something. I always thought 1986 was the last year for The Schwinn Passage.
But, when I snapped these pics yesterday I noticed the year 1987 stamped on the Schwinn emblem!?
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https://www.bikeforums.net/20380512-post2020.html

The Golden Boy offered some insight into these Schwinn Passage
bikes earlier in this thread at the above link.

Didn't the tigged welded versions come some years later
and were quite a bit different from the 1986 or 87 models?

I'm still enjoying my dark blue 1986 version.



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Originally Posted by cooperryder
https://www.bikeforums.net/20380512-post2020.html

The Golden Boy offered some insight into these Schwinn Passage
bikes earlier in this thread at the above link.

Didn't the tigged welded versions come some years later
and were quite a bit different from the 1986 or 87 models?

I'm still enjoying my dark blue 1986 version.


What is going on with your rear brake? Can you post some more pics?
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It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back there. It took me a couple seconds as well.
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Originally Posted by beicster
What is going on with your rear brake? Can you post some more pics?

Perhaps you mean the red in the side pic?
The red is a flasher mounted on the non drive side.
The canti's are about the only original parts left on it other than the Sach's shifters now mounted on Paul Components thumbie mounts.
They shift ever so smoothly!

With quality new pads the original canti's brake very well for me.
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Originally Posted by cooperryder
Perhaps you mean the red in the side pic?
The red is a flasher mounted on the non drive side.
The canti's are about the only original parts left on it other than the Sach's shifters now mounted on Paul Components thumbie mounts.
They shift ever so smoothly!

With quality new pads the original canti's brake very well for me.
That was it. Thanks for the explanation.
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Schwinn passage

Originally Posted by cooperryder
https://www.bikeforums.net/20380512-post2020.html

The Golden Boy offered some insight into these Schwinn Passage
bikes earlier in this thread at the above link.

Didn't the tigged welded versions come some years later
and were quite a bit different from the 1986 or 87 models?

I'm still enjoying my dark blue 1986 version.


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That`s kind of what I thought. The Passage was only made for less then two years. My Passage has , what I think, is the same frame as the same year Schwinn Voyageur. The later year Passage`s I think were a different bike, using the Passage name.
That being said, HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP THESE VINTAGE BIKES SO CLEAN! LOL
I rode mine all winter when the roads were clean, and a couple of times I got caught in rain.
The next day the bike was filthy! I cleaned it up as best I could, but during the winter it was not easy.
When I bought mine it was a last years model that was still on the showroom floor. The LBS dealer told me it was one of the last bikes to come out of the Chicago Schwinn Plant.
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes
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When I bought mine it was a last years model that was still on the showroom floor. The LBS dealer told me it was one of the last bikes to come out of the Chicago Schwinn Plant
https://www.bikeforums.net/13847036-post26.html

roadsnakes,
Check out the above link , a post from Scooper.

It indicates our Passage models along with others were made in the Schwinn Mississippi plant. There's a link to an article about them.
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I had the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring out today in the rain, wind, and even a brief bit of small hail! It's now in need of a serious wash.


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