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Old 06-17-18, 01:20 PM
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Aw man, thanks.

What can I say to that other than to show you my other winter project?

This is the Raysport Turismo that I converted into a British-style light roadster for the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. Last year it was configured in the classic, upright style; with full fenders and the handlebar rightside-up:



This year I've decided to go a bit more exotic with it. So I flipped the handlebar upside-down, removed the fenders and added fatter tires (28s to 32s), replaced the saddle, pedals and grips, and added a beautiful custom wood rack deck from Woody's Fenders. I think it turned out pretty nice:


Kind of a sport-touring/path racer vibe going on here.







This one is my favorite of the 12 bikes I have rolling right now. I won't ride it on these salty roads, and I'm going to try to avoid rainy weather as well. But of course, the Lake Pepin Tour almost always features rain at some point. So I'll be sure to pack my saddle-cover and rain cape for that trip.

Wow. What a beautiful sight. I mean just WOW!
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Wow. What a beautiful sight. I mean just WOW!
Well, thank you sir! That means a lot coming from someone with a collection like yours. I always try to emulate the old classic style in my more modern builds. There are certain things that are timeless on a bicycle, one of which is the absence of plastic. I try to stay with organic and metallic materials as much as possible. I make an exception with my water bottle top-spout because I don't want to faff around with a stopper while I'm riding.

Here are a few shots of my Raysport Turismo Light Roadster "in the wild", near Hastings, Minnesota:








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Very nice DQ, what brake levers and handlebars are on there?

I just got this off of the Dutch marketplace website. Brandless/unknown 80s touring frame hideously painted with thick, rubbery feeling crap. It was dirt cheap. Found some 8 speed wheels to go with it and now I'm hunting for a nice friction derailleur/groupset and other parts to make it my touring bike. My 83 Raleigh Sirocco is too light for camping trips...
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Very nice DQ, what brake levers and handlebars are on there?

I just got this off of the Dutch marketplace website. Brandless/unknown 80s touring frame hideously painted with thick, rubbery feeling crap. It was dirt cheap. Found some 8 speed wheels to go with it and now I'm hunting for a nice friction derailleur/groupset and other parts to make it my touring bike. My 83 Raleigh Sirocco is too light for camping trips...
Thanks Dutch Red. The handlebar, as mentioned in an earlier post, is an Action Porteur. You can find it at Harris Cyclery or Amazon. The brake levers are Velo Orange. Both quite reasonably priced, I might add.

As for that paint job on your frame, I can relate. I have a Miyata 1000 touring frame hanging on my shop wall that the PO painted with a brush! Dull, thick and rubbery, just as you describe. I would have stripped it for refinishing if it were my size, but it's too small. So there it sits, kind of a visual cautionary tale...

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Ha, I feel you! The frame only cost me ~€30 so I'm thinking of getting it blasted and powdercoated, either in trans or something seafoam green-y. There's a couple coating companies that do it pretty cheap nowadays. I was lucky to find this in exactly my size (63cm with longer top tube).
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Ha, I feel you! The frame only cost me ~€30 so I'm thinking of getting it blasted and powdercoated, either in trans or something seafoam green-y. There's a couple coating companies that do it pretty cheap nowadays. I was lucky to find this in exactly my size (63cm with longer top tube).
Beware the budget powdercoaters, they often don't understand the prep, masking and lug shoreline pitfalls of the process for a quality outcome on a bicycle frame.
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Dutch Red - Judging from the generator braze on, the fork eyelets and crown and the seat clamp design, you have one of the later 80s Peugeot DBS framesets built with Peugeot's own hi-tensile 103 tubing.
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My First 650b Touring Build

I've just completed this 1985 Specialized Sequoia as a 650b conversion light tourer. What triggered this flurry of activity was finding the frameset on the local CL at the same time that I found a cheap-but-sturdy 650b wheelset for sale at $80 delivered.



That wheelset was very basic indeed; I had to repack the hubs and loosen the cones in order to get them to spin freely. But I also did something else that suddenly occurred to me as I was contemplating cold-setting the frame: The rear wheel was spaced at 135mm and the frame was 126. I've cold-set frames before, but never that dramatically. But this was a freewheel hub, meant for 5-6-7 speeds with a large spacer on the axle. Why not just change the axle? So I grabbed one of my 27-inch wheels from an old Fuji and I pulled the axle. I cleaned the old grease off it, and inserted it into my freshly repacked hub, installed the small spacers that came with it and voila! It slotted right in and worked perfectly with the 6-speed Deore freewheel and RD.







I kept the beautiful Sugino triple crank and Deore FD, so now I have all the gearing I'll ever need. I typically ditch the FD and run a medium 46-48 single crank, but I want this bike to be able to go anywhere, packing a moderate load. So far this bike has impressed me with its smooth and fast nature, and I'm looking forward to a longer tour just as soon I can find the time. But for now, it functions just fine as an over-achieving city bike.

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Dutch Red - Judging from the generator braze on, the fork eyelets and crown and the seat clamp design, you have one of the later 80s Peugeot DBS framesets built with Peugeot's own hi-tensile 103 tubing.
Interesting, thanks! Incidentally I met someone who had an almost identically painted old Koga frame in his shed.

Any more info on the make? Info on Peugot DBS is sparse.
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There is a thread on DBS here including a photo of a powder coated frame section. It is not a form of TIG despite that conversation. The tubes are carefully mitered and a brass ring is placed inside the tube. The joint is robotically heated and the ring melts, joining the tubes. The joint is very clean and strong. There is a cutaway here showing the BB joint on a DBS frame. The process was used on Carbolite/103, HLE, and Cro-mo tubing.
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Aw man, thanks.

What can I say to that other than to show you my other winter project?

This is the Raysport Turismo that I converted into a British-style light roadster for the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. Last year it was configured in the classic, upright style; with full fenders and the handlebar rightside-up:



This year I've decided to go a bit more exotic with it. So I flipped the handlebar upside-down, removed the fenders and added fatter tires (28s to 32s), replaced the saddle, pedals and grips, and added a beautiful custom wood rack deck from Woody's Fenders. I think it turned out pretty nice:

This one is my favorite of the 12 bikes I have rolling right now. I won't ride it on these salty roads, and I'm going to try to avoid rainy weather as well. But of course, the Lake Pepin Tour almost always features rain at some point. So I'll be sure to pack my saddle-cover and rain cape for that trip.


This bike is hot. I need to get my '69 Robin Hood working so I can do the Lake Pepin tour next year!
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I built up this early 70s Sekine SHS 271 earlier this year and I've been riding it a lot as an all purpose utility bike. I like the bike a lot. The parts are original (other than the saddle and consumables). It's a neat bike with a tange tubing set, lots of nice chrome, forged shimano drop outs, and a bunch of first gen shimano stuff. Plus I like the turkey levers. They remind me of the bike I used to tool around with when I was in high school. I love finding a bike this old and in this good a shape both cosmetically and internally (all the bearing surfaces are good) with all original parts. Heck the tires, tubes, rim strips, cables, and cable housing cost me more than the bike:


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Merckx Strada

My remaining completed C&V bike (currently doing a Bottecchia as a retro-mod). Just had the frame, so put on a nice Dura-Ace 7400 8-speed groupset, but with 7403 brakes (for the sheer stopping power). I also cheated on the gears a bit as the corncob gearing was just too much for my knees. Didn't want to splurge on the a true Flite, so it's a Hishou from Soma. Same goes for the handlebars (can't get a vintage compact handlebar I suppose).

Built the wheels up myself also. You can tell because the presta valve is in the wrong place on the front tire (I spun in the wrong way and then just was too lazy to fix it).

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My Bertin with new bar tape. Next up on the purchase list are new tubs to replace these tired looking Vittoria Corsa SC's. Otherwise the bike is pretty much perfect.
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That's a beauty!
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This bike has great stance and the right balance of black and white. I also like the small front carrier, what's the brand?
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@DQRider, you seem to have a lot of bikes!
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This bike has great stance and the right balance of black and white. I also like the small front carrier, what's the brand?
Thanks, clubman! The handlebar I found was for a 29'er MTB, quite wide, but that was the key to a comfortable riding position on this bike. Both the "Loading Dock" rack and "Take Out" basket come from Portland Design Works.

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@DQRider, you seem to have a lot of bikes!
Well, yeah... you know, long winters with limited riding opportunities meant spending a lot of time in the shop. Then, as I got better at this, I started finding bikes during the riding season and just kept building. At one point this Spring, I had a baker's dozen (13) ready-to-ride. But then I found a couple more and began to run into space and budget constraints.

So I took a hard look at my stable, and started to see where I could take this and that off one bike, a few bits off another, and build a whole new bike with a frame I just found. That's how the Sequoia came about. Right now I'm down to ten rideable, with a first-generation Raleigh Super Course 3-speed conversion in the stand. That one will be done in a couple weeks once some key components get delivered.

Things do tend to get out-of-hand, don't they? But it keeps me out of trouble, and if you knew anything about my past, that's sayin' something.

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Finished the Waterford. Taking it out in the morning for her maiden voyage.
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Very nice.
Great photo too!
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@curbtender that Waterford looks great! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who likes that generation of Deore XT rear derailleur.
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@curbtender that Waterford looks great! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who likes that generation of Deore XT rear derailleur.
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It's a M737 and shifts great with the 7700. Glad you weren't so fond of the Thomson post...
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This is more of an Kijiji find if anything else. 1984 Miata nine-twelve. Perfect condition, still has the original rubber. Came with a goofy seat, and I quickly replaced that... added the cages. Was going to buy & flip it, but a good friend wanted a classic, so it is now his. We will be tearing it apart come the weekend and with some luck, having our own local drunken l'eroica toot around the neighbourhood!
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Maybe too modern.

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Maybe too modern.

Maybe. But nice colorway!

Not sure if Tom has a month for that, though.
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