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Old 06-17-20, 09:01 PM
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That is a nice Voyageur, but still a little big. Is that an SP?
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Originally Posted by Brian Gunter
That is a nice Voyageur, but still a little big. Is that an SP?
Thank you, sir, and no, sir, itís a standard Voyageur!
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I have a 58 cm '93 Specialized Sequoia frameset that I bought to build up, but decided it was too small, so I've been hanging on to it to build for the kids when they get big enough. Yours is the first other one I've seen (and the first I've seen built up).
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This is the original setup. It is mostly Shimano components with front and rear fenders. It also had an option for a dynamo under the BB that powers a front and rear light. There is a lever behind the downtube that engages the dynamo. This bike came with that option and still has the original working dynamo and lights (which I hear is pretty rare for these).


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Originally Posted by himespau
I have a 58 cm '93 Specialized Sequoia frameset that I bought to build up, but decided it was too small, so I've been hanging on to it to build for the kids when they get big enough. Yours is the first other one I've seen (and the first I've seen built up).
I posted some info and pics of original components for the 1993 Sequoia above.
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My Sequoia 650b Conversion

This is one of my most comfortable and sweet-riding bikes:


I guess I hadn't really thought about it as a touring bike - All my bikes are touring bikes the way I use them.

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There are so many classics popping up for sale the last two months or so. I'm lucky to be in a position to jump on them when I can. People are clearing out their garages! I have this exact 1984 520 in my wife's size, but I never thought I would run across one in my size.


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Some super sweet bikes in this thread, too many to mention. Recently acquired these old English bikes. A Wearwell, a Phillips and a Humber.
All have been personalised before and aren't factory colours/themes anymore but getting slowly finding more info on them and figuring out what they are and how they should look. Amazing things they are.

Here is my Wearwell, unknown year and model but I believe it to be a roadster of some sort.



Was worse for wear when I collected it (excuse the pun) and have slowly polished it up, straightened a few things and aired up the tyres.



After a few hours and a handful of beverages it was semi shiny but most of all rideable. Such an incredible bike.



Where the interest started...



Some features are the Miller dynamo, Missile wheel lock with key, hockey stick chain guard, rear mud guard reflector, Wrights saddle seat and Sturmey Archer hub.



In the cave awaiting their time. Wee peek of the polished dynamo...


Posted up after it's first ride in xx years pre polish treatment. Most of these pictures are for my mother who found them so aren't quite detailed in the spec department but show an overall view.



Once time appears again I'll be back in the shed with more detailed pictures, and getting back into the groove of things.

Blue bike is the Humber, built in steering lock, with the wheel of life chain sprocket, duplex fork design, cable operated brake, handle bar bell, Brook's saddle seat and Sturmey Archer rear hub. Features Raleigh cranks so believed to be late 60s. Not original but still magnificent.

The maroon bike is the Phillips, sporting the Brooks saddle seat, Perry rear hub and a metallic blue under the terrible paint job. Also built by Raleigh if I remember correctly. If anyone has any info on these things I'd appreciate the knowledge and any input on you guys may have on these machines
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Originally Posted by stokessd
Well then:
Here's my late 80's touring bike. It's a Georgina Terry custom:

https://quadesl.com/photoalbums/Misc/.../DSC01081.html

I've since replaced the 600 pedals with some spuds. And I got rid of those awful biopace rings.

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As a family with two Terry bikes, I'd have loved to see this picture!
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So, due to my crazy addiction of scouring Craigslist and FB Marketplace over the last couple of years for awesome deals, I have gathered quite a collection of Eighties touring bikes in my frame size of either 24 or 25 inch. There have been a few posts here on the forum about opinions of the ride aspects of these fine machines. I think I am going to try and ride these back to back and report my personal take on them now that I have the ability to do that. Here is what is in the arsenal: '88 Shogun Alpine GT | '87 Cannondale ST400 | '84 Fuji Touring Series IV | '84 Trek 520 | '84 Schwinn Voyageur | '80 Trek 410. I am including the Trek 410 due to it's crazy long wheelbase that is very similar to the Trek 520. I would love to hear your take on some of these fantastic bikes as well!

I have the most miles on the Fuji and the Shogun at this point. The Shogun feels noticeably faster and I think it is more than just the tire selection because the Fuji had similar tires on it for quite some time before I put the Conti Ride Tours on and it still seemed a little sluggish before. The Fuji also has the original Suntour Mountech rear and it is definitely the noisest of all the drivetrains. I have to wonder if it is developing the issues that I have heard that particular Suntour is known for.


1980 Trek 410 modified to 700c and 600SIS drivetrain

1988 Shogun Alpine GT

1984 Schwinn Voyageur

1984 Fuji Touring Series IV

1987 Cannondale ST400

1984 Trek 520

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Finally got the Trek 410 out for a proper shakedown ride this morning. I can now see why so many like the ride quality of this frame. Very comfortable but also responsive. 28MM tire width is definitely one of my favorite sizes for those similar traits this frame has. She still needs some work though. This bike was updated by the PO around 1988 and switched to 700C wheels and 600 drivetrain. The rear cluster is geared way too high for my usage and the 600 SIS rear does not play nicely with the spacing of the gears and the extra cog on this 7 speed. I'll get it sorted.

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Nice 410 casanewt . I had a 420 that I sold last fall but did like how it rode, but since I had just lucked into a 1987 520 with a Reynolds 531 frame I let the 420 go, I really like how the 520 rides and finally understand what all the 531 tubing fuss is about.


1987 520

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I really like how the 520 rides and finally understand what all the 531 tubing fuss is about.


1987 520
That's looking very nice! It looks like you've built it up RIGHT.

My Trek 730 (the 1978/79 "racing" model) is more of what I imagine 531 to be like- My 531 tourers and sport tourers are great- but that racing frame is so light and compliant.
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I got the mud flaps on last night so now it’s done for the season. I’ll get some new wheels laced up and do brifters, tires, and a stem swap this winter.
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so psyched to have found this thread. I just picked up an Austro Daimler SLE. Currently planning some upgrades to make it tour ready. I'll post photos once I'm allowed to (new acct.)
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Experimenting with my '88 Voyageur. The idea is to set it up for relaxed evening rides on the MUP.

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not original , but vintage



I had a Voyageur champion tubed bike, with serious toe over lap 👎. The Passage with no toe overlap . I am really liking this bike, may upgrade pedeals , seat and racks. Might be the tourer I been looking for..👍

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I had just one vintage touring frame for a while, built as a restomod- '77 Schwinn Paramount P-15, notable for having factory canti braze-ons.

Then I snagged an '82 Weigle, just before Peter's French Fender Day last year. Went through a few builds, finally settled on a mostly JEX Group Suntour/Sugino/Dia-Compe build. Don't have photos of that complete build yet, looks mostly like the posted photo, but with Sugino AT crank, Suntour Cyclone MkII fder, Superbe post and different Brooks Team Pro saddle.

Most recently landed a '72 Hetchins Italia, which came with a matching factory rear rack, and original vintage Campy/Weinmann components. Subbed out the original sew-up wheelset, and went with a Rally rear derailleur i/o the original Gran Sport, and Campy Nuovo Record calipers/levers. Might be cool to do a TA triple on the Hetchins, but they're kinda pricey these days. I guess it wouldn't be hard to tripelize the Campy crankset with a modern tripelizer ring. Vintage pickings are slim.

Think I'm done with touring bikes for a while...





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I had just one vintage touring frame for a while, built as a restomod- '77 Schwinn Paramount P-15, notable for having factory canti braze-ons.

Then I snagged an '82 Weigle, just before Peter's French Fender Day last year. Went through a few builds, finally settled on a mostly JEX Group Suntour/Sugino/Dia-Compe build. Don't have photos of that complete build yet, looks mostly like the posted photo, but with Sugino AT crank, Suntour Cyclone MkII fder, Superbe post and different Brooks Team Pro saddle.

Most recently landed a '72 Hetchins Italia, which came with a matching factory rear rack, and original vintage Campy/Weinmann components. Subbed out the original sew-up wheelset, and went with a Rally rear derailleur i/o the original Gran Sport, and Campy Nuovo Record calipers/levers. Might be cool to do a TA triple on the Hetchins, but they're kinda pricey these days. I guess it wouldn't be hard to tripelize the Campy crankset with a modern tripelizer ring. Vintage pickings are slim.

Think I'm done with touring bikes for a while...





You do get the nicest bikes, pcb ! Iím not giving up my Marinoni, but yours are so sweet and set up so nicely.
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That Paramount looks amazing where did you score that
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Thanks, all!

I got the Paramount on ebay, frameset only, and I kinda based the build on what I had around, and what fit. Biggest challenge on these older canti frames for me is the canti boss spacing usually being pretty narrow, so a lot of modern cantis that I like don't fit. It started out as a 2x drivetrain, more modernistic Tubus Cargo rear rack, more modernistic wheels and cheaper fenders. Might be fun to go a little more vintage, use non-aero brake levers and an older Sugino crank. I'm kinda getting used to seeing brake housing loops above the bars these days, though when I'm in Jersey traffic I do miss the 'cross levers on the bars.

The Weigle also came as a frameset, and I did a few builds, including a pain-in-the-keyster fixed gear (vertical drops), before settling on the Suntour/JEX build. I used a White Industried Dos Eno hub for the fixed build, and getting both the chain tension and the fender clearance right, simultaneously, was so not worth the trouble. First photo was a previous owner's build. I bought it from the guy who bought it from this guy. My guy never built it up. Then my first rackless & fenderless build, than my restomod fixed-gear build.

The Hetchins Italia is one of the few bikes I bought complete, both because I liked the frame a lot, and all the Campy bits were pretty much unused. The whole bike was pretty much unridden. Then FedEx nearly destroyed it. Had to get some $$$ back from the seller and have Peter Weigle realign the fork blades, which were off about 5mm front/back after the FedEx re-boxing debacle. Pix show FedEx rebox, with bike crammed in vertically, all the weight on the rear wheel, which was no longer in the rear dropout. Pedals were loose in the bottom of the box, stem fortunately didn't cut through the foam and wreck the lovely head tube. Front wheel was zip-tied to something, denting the rim = trashed. You can see how the forks wound up.



















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It started out as a 2x drivetrain...
The pics of bikes are great and all, but whats been so surprising is not all are 1x. I figured all your bikes, regardless of use, were 1x.
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I just bought thisb1979 Schwinn Le Tour. Needs pedals, seat, tubes, all new cables and brake pads. Other than that she's all there in her glory. The paint is terrible on the top tube so I'm going to repaint her and add a straight bar with new brake levers.
what color so you think? I'm not going to stay original though. This will be my exercise bike up and down Highway 90 in Southern Arizona.
My $20 purchase from CL.

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