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Old 05-23-20, 06:48 PM
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Thats an awesome deal. Wish it were closer to me.
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Old 05-23-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
83 Trek 720


Been on bike forums since 2008; this is the first time I felt someone had photographed not the bike, but the ride. Excellent.
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Old 05-23-20, 09:04 PM
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Thanks! It's a 400 with a double 1986 I believe. So some changes have occurred since my last comment. The blue 400 I was working on I ended up upgrading to more of a racer and I also have one in black that is taking on more of a commuter build.
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Originally Posted by belacqua
Been on bike forums since 2008; this is the first time I felt someone had photographed not the bike, but the ride. Excellent.
On that note...


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Old 05-24-20, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by belacqua
Been on bike forums since 2008; this is the first time I felt someone had photographed not the bike, but the ride. Excellent.
Thank you, that means a lot to hear.

As Ive gotten more and more into this hobby, Ive been seeing the bicycle more as a means, not an end.
My mechanics background had me concentrating on the object of the bicycle, which I find exceedingly beautiful both mechanically and aesthetically, but without the experience...?
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Old 05-24-20, 03:11 PM
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another 1983 Trek 720



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Old 05-25-20, 12:24 PM
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Sweet!
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Cannondale ST 700


Here is my Cannondale ST 700 from 1988. Mostly Shimano Deore with Shimano 600ex brakes
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This reminds me of my Grandpa's bike
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Originally Posted by Chriscraft760
another 1983 Trek 720



Whoa, how does that thing handle, that heavily loaded?
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Old 05-30-20, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Chriscraft760
another 1983 Trek 720



i really like how those tires fit out the build. what are they? specialized? 27"?
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Old 06-01-20, 01:02 AM
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Vintage Tourers


'92 Cannondale frame, the rest your basic frankenbike

Started with almost original '85 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe, fair amount of modernization.

Both excellent for around town errand running or much longer touring adventures.
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Old 06-01-20, 01:29 AM
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Newest onboard project, a 1978 Fuji Finest, shown as acquired. In flipping the hobo handlebar around, the brake lever detailing is cool.




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Old 06-01-20, 06:48 AM
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My 1985 Miyata 610.

I switched to upright bars, 700c wheels and Shimano XT drive train and canti's.
It's a mighty fine riding machine, I think.

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Old 06-01-20, 11:45 AM
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A 1984 Voyageur frame I recently built up for a friend.

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Old 06-05-20, 12:12 PM
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I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks were not included but luckily I had on hand some nice front and rear touring racks (Blackburn and Tubus) and the pictured B17. If I go missing from BF for a couple months you'll know why.

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Old 06-06-20, 09:07 PM
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Olympic 12 turns 18

This started out as an uninteresting sport bike but became my favorite. I've had lots of different touring bikes and prefer long chain stays but like something that is a bit quicker than conventional touring bikes. This bike had only one steel wheel left in the rear. The front had become a pretty good aluminum job. I was looking for a reason to fix a broken rear axle on a nice set of matrix I'd come across cheap and I had found it. A triple crank found its way into the rebuild and a little longer derailleur. I needed lower gears naturally and a rack so there you have it. I have a Klein Performance geared lower and higher than the Nishiki and love it but it was made in '87 for gosh sakes. The Klein has plush tires and a stiff frame and fits like a glove but there's something about the response of steel that is special. It's got few braze-ons but a clamp bottle holder is all you need. How many bottles can you drink from at once and, stopping to change bottles is one of the perks. A low rider may journey from the Klein. We'll see.
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Old 06-07-20, 05:33 AM
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Old 06-07-20, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Insidious C.
I picked this 85 Trek 720 a few months ago. Racks were not included but luckily I had on hand some nice front and rear touring racks (Blackburn and Tubus) and the pictured B17. If I go missing from BF for a couple months you'll know why.

What awesome shape!
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Old 06-13-20, 03:00 PM
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'86 Schwinn Voyageur:


... OK, this is actually no longer mine. It rode unbelievably great, and it's the best bike color there ever has been/will be, but it always seemed just a scosh undersized for me. So, I gave it to my sister, who needed a bike. I kept the Ideale saddle, should have kept the rack, too... oh well, FAMILY.
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Old 06-13-20, 06:25 PM
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Finished refurbishing this 87 Trek 520 last weekend, after a longer test ride this week I realize I have more work to do but its Mostly done


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Old 06-17-20, 11:47 AM
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Here's three

I have three touring bikes. Unfortunately none of them are properly sized for my stature. Two are too big and one is too small. The first is a 1974 Schwinn Paramount P10 that is 60cm frame and is not rideable at the moment. It needs tires and grease, but otherwise in pretty good shape. It has all of its original components (Campagnolo, Cinelli, and Weinmann). I am currently trying to figure out what to do with this bike. The second is a 1993 Specialized Sequoia that is all original and has only ever been ridden for test-rides. I recently tuned it up and it is road-ready, but at 60cm it is sadly too big for me also and I am selling it. The last bike is a 1991 Schwinn Voyageur that is also all original, never ridden, tuned up and road-ready. I sold the Voyageur 2 days ago.


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Old 06-17-20, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Gunter
I have three touring bikes. Unfortunately none of them are properly sized for my stature. Two are too big and one is too small. The first is a 1974 Schwinn Paramount P10 that is 60cm frame and is not rideable at the moment. It needs tires and grease, but otherwise in pretty good shape. It has all of its original components (Campagnolo, Cinelli, and Weinmann). I am currently trying to figure out what to do with this bike. The second is a 1993 Specialized Sequoia that is all original and has only ever been ridden for test-rides. I recently tuned it up and it is road-ready, but at 60cm it is sadly too big for me also and I am selling it. The last bike is a 1991 Schwinn Voyageur that is also all original, never ridden, tuned up and road-ready. I sold the Voyageur 2 days ago.

Good luck on finding something in your size!
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Old 06-17-20, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Gunter
I have three touring bikes. Unfortunately none of them are properly sized for my stature. Two are too big and one is too small. The first is a 1974 Schwinn Paramount P10 that is 60cm frame and is not rideable at the moment. It needs tires and grease, but otherwise in pretty good shape. It has all of its original components (Campagnolo, Cinelli, and Weinmann). I am currently trying to figure out what to do with this bike. The second is a 1993 Specialized Sequoia that is all original and has only ever been ridden for test-rides. I recently tuned it up and it is road-ready, but at 60cm it is sadly too big for me also and I am selling it. The last bike is a 1991 Schwinn Voyageur that is also all original, never ridden, tuned up and road-ready. I sold the Voyageur 2 days ago.

Id trade you my 83 Voyageur in a 23
frame for the Sequoia but it might still be too big for you and Id definitely be getting the better deal.


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