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Old 02-27-13, 10:44 AM
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dont do drops. the angles are so slack it would put you in a really weird position. maaaybe moustache? they'd have to be really high and close to you though. a jitensha/map bar would be cool. or a swept back bar. if you are going to use swept back bars and if you do have a 22.2 steerer, then take advantage of it and use a long stem, 120mm maybe otherwise the bars may feel too close
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Old 02-27-13, 10:47 AM
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sometimes i put my hands in the middle of my bar to mimic a drop bar.. it's kind of like your body is making a big c shape because the pedals are so far forward of the saddle. not a good position.
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Old 02-28-13, 02:45 AM
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i wish mine had a regular 22.2 steerer... or that they made a nitto tallux in a 21.1
Yeah, that was a pain in the ass, but thankfully I found a nice used Kalloy 21.1 stem that worked out beautifully, cable hanger and all.

Also, forgot to say, nice Crested Butte! What year is it? I'm guessing '86.
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Old 02-28-13, 03:03 AM
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heres mine it now wears a big basket on the front and sks silver fenders.
Is that a Zimbale saddlebag?
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Old 03-07-13, 09:05 PM
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Anyone have a close up on the cable stop used on the seat stay bridge for the rear brake cable housing? Have an idea of where to get one?
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Old 03-07-13, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jdefran View Post
Anyone have a close up on the cable stop used on the seat stay bridge for the rear brake cable housing? Have an idea of where to get one?

Low quality pic, but here's what I got : https://www.flickr.com/photos/madktdi...n/photostream/

The part you need : https://www.jbimporters.com/web/check...rt_number=1284

Any LBS, or most any old junk sidepull brakeset should have one...?
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Here is a decent shot of mine.

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Old 03-08-13, 01:41 AM
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its a zimbale... its a lock up bag. i've since ditched that vo rack thank goodness
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i've since ditched that vo rack thank goodness
What was the issue with the VO rack?
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The angle of the fork and head tube are so slack that it pushes the rack way out in front of the bike making steering kind of funky. Also I dont like the whole faux Frenchy style of it anyway. It would be better on a delicate low trail hip porteur bike not a manly mountain touring bike haha
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The angle of the fork and head tube are so slack
I'm very curious what this feels like once I have mine built/mocked up. I got the frame in last night and plan to use parts on hand to decide its fate. Gonna swing by the coop and see if they have any interesting bars to try out.
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It feels quasi recumbent... In the best possible way!
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Originally Posted by Creme Brulee View Post
The angle of the fork and head tube are so slack that it pushes the rack way out in front of the bike making steering kind of funky. Also I dont like the whole faux Frenchy style of it anyway. It would be better on a delicate low trail hip porteur bike not a manly mountain touring bike haha
I don't mind the "Faux Frenchiness" of the Porteur rack, but looking at that photo again, I see what you mean about how far the rack extends from fork/headtube.

On my Crested Butte, I just replaced the janky Sunlite rack with a Blackburn mountain bike front rack, model MTF-1. https://www.blackburndesign.com/racks...l#.UTrMe9bg2So On top of that is a Wald basket. Works good so far.


And if you were looking for a more "manly" porteur rack, may I suggest this?
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=53019
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Found your post and also a Tamarack

Thank you one and all for all the information regarding the 1984 Raleigh Tamarack. I was at Habitat For Humanity Thrift store and saw this exact blue bike for $15. I almost let it go, as I'm trying not to have a large stable of bikes, but.... Fifteen dollars!!!! It's in mint/unused shape. All original. I live in Brevard, NC where a lot of wealthy retirees have vacation homes. So I created my own backstory for this bike. I imagine and older, taller gentleman bought this back in '84, so as to use it when he visited for the sunnier months. He probably wasn't and avid cyclist, but wanted to get some exercise. Perhaps he had this bike out not more than a dozen times. Anyway I have a beautiful vintage bike. If my seven year old is luck I will give it to him someday.
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so this Raleigh has the 21.1mm quill stem? Is that correct?
I saw some mention in one of the posts saying they wished theirs was 22.2mm, but I was not 100% sure if the Tamarak was 21.1 or not. Most of the time when I see Raleigh and bull moose bars, it's always 21.1mm.

I have one of these Tamaraks for sale locally for $80. I'm rather keen to try a 650b bike, and $80 seems not too bad of an entry fee.....

thanks.
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yes - i know - zombie thread -
I won't comment on that. Instead I'll comment on you misspelling the name of the bike.

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so this Raleigh has the 21.1mm quill stem? Is that correct?
I saw some mention in one of the posts saying they wished theirs was 22.2mm, but I was not 100% sure if the Tamarak was 21.1 or not. Most of the time when I see Raleigh and bull moose bars, it's always 21.1mm.

I have one of these Tamaraks for sale locally for $80. I'm rather keen to try a 650b bike, and $80 seems not too bad of an entry fee.....

thanks.
Yes, it most likely has the 21.1 stem. But don't let it be a deal breaker, I believe Kalloy makes a stem in that size if you wanted to swap bars. And if I saw an $80 Tamarack here, I'd probably get it, so long as it was in decent shape...
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22319638[/url]]I won't comment on that. Instead I'll comment on you misspelling the name of the bike.



Yes, it most likely has the 21.1 stem. But don't let it be a deal breaker, I believe Kalloy makes a stem in that size if you wanted to swap bars. And if I saw an $80 Tamarack here, I'd probably get it, so long as it was in decent shape...
kewl. Thanx.
Any idea how much these way komplete?
32lbs probably?

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