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03-27-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By badger_biker

I've looked at that Origin 8 stem before. Has...

I've looked at that Origin 8 stem before. Has anyone seen similar options with more "neck" to get it up higher out of the steering tube? At my age the more upright position seems to be better and I...
03-14-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,628
Posted By badger_biker

I wouldn't blink an eye if I happened upon a nice...

I wouldn't blink an eye if I happened upon a nice vintage touring bike with 27" wheels. There are enough good tire options having adequate width including Paselas and Schwalbe for a more rugged...
10-29-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By badger_biker

Here's my experience with Accushift. I'm running...

Here's my experience with Accushift. I'm running 6 speed barcons with an older Shimano Deore RD on a Suntour Winner Pro freewheel with excellent indexed shifting results. The spacing on that FW is...
10-24-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By badger_biker

Beautiful bike and excellent color choice! I've...

Beautiful bike and excellent color choice! I've always thought having a Roberts would be cool to match my first name and town I live in. Tempting if I could liquidate some of my inventory.........
10-24-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,597
Posted By badger_biker

Function. Specifically anything to do with...

Function. Specifically anything to do with touring. Mid 80's to early 90's production touring bikes and all the braze on fittings, gadgets, bags, etc. that went with them.

Also tried and true...
10-10-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,929
Posted By badger_biker

I think many of us reveled in the freedom and...

I think many of us reveled in the freedom and expanse of territory a bicycle exposed us to as a youth. For me part of the draw of C&V bikes is an attempt to relive those feelings only with a better...
09-13-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,714
Posted By badger_biker

Congrats on landing a great bike and joining the...

Congrats on landing a great bike and joining the 1000 club! My '84 model may be my favorite bike to ride - so comfortable and it rides faster than it looks or weighs.
08-14-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By badger_biker

Very pretty bike! I hope I might run across you...

Very pretty bike! I hope I might run across you riding it sometime in the TC metro to take a closer look.

Did you add the upper Blackburn rack? As I recall they came with just the low rider. ...
08-08-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 736
Posted By badger_biker

To the OP - I have the same 1990 ST400 and also...

To the OP - I have the same 1990 ST400 and also quickly replaced the OEM brakes which I did not like at all. They have very minimal adjustment for the pads. Smart move to upgrade them if you can. I'm...
07-03-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By badger_biker

If the brakes have an adjustable straddle cable...

If the brakes have an adjustable straddle cable you might want to try and get a wider angle on the straddle cable to get better leverage. Too high of a triangle can diminish the stopping power.
06-25-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,114
Posted By badger_biker

+1 I prefer the smooth ride of any of my touring...

+1 I prefer the smooth ride of any of my touring bikes (that's why I've kept them over the years) but my 1000 feels the fastest and least like a tourer. My 1990 Cannondale ST400 would probably come...
06-25-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By badger_biker

Just a note on the sizing. I know everyone is...

Just a note on the sizing. I know everyone is proportioned differently but I have the same size Cimarron and at 5' 10" I'm not having any issues with the height. It looked big when I got it but...
06-19-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By badger_biker

Always nice to see more touring bike pictures!...

Always nice to see more touring bike pictures! Thanks for more of that beauty.

I prefer the narrow version of the B-17 and tried a C-15 on my Miyata 1000 for a while. I really wanted to love that...
Forum: Touring
06-11-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By badger_biker

dannwilliams - Thanks for sharing your pics. I...

dannwilliams - Thanks for sharing your pics. I wish I could have joined but I wound up building a pergola for my daughter's deck with my son so I have no regrets. Maybe next year.
06-07-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 21,385
Posted By badger_biker

I had a mini cheese head and a Goofy character on...

I had a mini cheese head and a Goofy character on a bike so I took a picture. The combo seemed to appropriate for a slightly goofy lifelong Badger resident and Packer fan hooked on vintage bikes. :-)
06-07-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,349
Posted By badger_biker

I'm in. I've used Strava for some time. Always...

I'm in. I've used Strava for some time. Always riding a C&V bike but never bother to indicate which one and just keep the default Cannondale.

Thanks for setting it up.
Forum: Touring
05-16-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By badger_biker

You covered a lot of my thoughts and some great...

You covered a lot of my thoughts and some great points. From someone with tender knees that were both scoped my advice after getting a medical diagnosis is spin, spin, spin. You may even want to...
05-16-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By badger_biker

+1 on the Fat Franks. I put a set on my Cimarron...

+1 on the Fat Franks. I put a set on my Cimarron and they totally changed the feel of the bike. So much more fun to ride.
05-14-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,510
Posted By badger_biker

I also have racks on all but one of my bikes. ...

I also have racks on all but one of my bikes. Something about a bike with rack braze ons and no rack just looks odd to me. That being said, I have a few bikes set up with handle bar bags and tend...
05-07-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By badger_biker

I'm not sure if they are the same as what the OP...

I'm not sure if they are the same as what the OP has but my Weinmann rims are the concave ones on a 1884 Miyata. I had issues blowing off and getting a good round seat with Schwalbe Marathons at...
05-02-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By badger_biker

Nice looking bike! I like the original Ross...

Nice looking bike! I like the original Ross straps.

I had pretty much an identical model for a while and it had a very nice responsive ride. A very nice frame that is so often overlooked due to...
04-15-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 963
Posted By badger_biker

I just finished shoveling 10 of white stuff so I...

I just finished shoveling 10 of white stuff so I can get to my Bridgestone on the trainer in the room above the garage. The roads have to be dry but I have managed to get at least one road ride in...
04-14-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,557
Posted By badger_biker

8" of snow so far and we are in the middle of a...

8" of snow so far and we are in the middle of a blizzard warning so I won't be seeing green for a while but here are the green bikes I have.

1984 Specialized Expedition. I bought the frame with a...
04-14-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,557
Posted By badger_biker

I haven't seen a Gitane Gran Tour since 1984 when...

I haven't seen a Gitane Gran Tour since 1984 when I worked in a bike shop and we had one on the floor. I really wanted that bike but at the time it was out of my price range. Nice bike and it looks...
04-06-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By badger_biker

I'm a huge barcon fan also. I have them from 6-9...

I'm a huge barcon fan also. I have them from 6-9 speeds (all indexed) on 6 bikes. Most of my bikes are touring related and the last thing I want to do is reach down to shift while climbing a hill...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,740
Posted By badger_biker

I have the exact same model and size and it is a...

I have the exact same model and size and it is a wonderful bike to ride. I would have a hard time parting with mine for under $600 which is a bargain compared to what you have to spend for a new...
03-28-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,305
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks. Have you considered trekking bars as an...

Thanks. Have you considered trekking bars as an option? This was my first experience and my Cimarron is also larger than what I generally ride. The controls are comfortable for me even with a...
03-27-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By badger_biker

It's got a damn serious steering bar!

It's got a damn serious steering bar!
03-26-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,867,983
Posted By badger_biker

Man that is a pretty bike! One of my favorite...

Man that is a pretty bike! One of my favorite colors on a bike and chrome and white walls go so nice with it. Excellent job!
Forum: Touring
03-22-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By badger_biker

I've only used aero levers and that leaves the...

I've only used aero levers and that leaves the front center of my bars open for a small handlebar bag with no cables in the way.

I will say that after I changed to the mustache bars on my bike...
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks for the post Dan. I may possibly have a...

Thanks for the post Dan. I may possibly have a family conflict on that weekend but if not I'd love to join. I live about 15 miles NE of RF so I'll be in touch if I join and try to meet up with you...
Forum: Touring
03-19-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By badger_biker

I searched for a while before finding an older...

I searched for a while before finding an older hybrid with low rider mounts on the fork. Not many had them. I finally picked up an early 90's Univega Via Carisma with the mounts and it will handle...
03-19-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By badger_biker

OMG that is soooo tempting! My size and a nice...

OMG that is soooo tempting! My size and a nice companion to my '85 Panasonic PRO ATB. Sometimes I wish I didn't already have a garage full of touring bikes..........
03-08-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 22,545
Posted By badger_biker

LOL - been there and done that! Cannondales...

LOL - been there and done that! Cannondales always look like such a serious touring machine all dressed up with the thick tubes. What year and model is yours? I have a 1990 ST400 and I'm guessing...
03-01-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,132
Posted By badger_biker

I think this qualifies - tan but you could call...

I think this qualifies - tan but you could call it "chocolate milkshake brown" maybe? Panasonic Pro ATB

https://i.imgur.com/Ev81yFjh.jpg
03-01-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 43,850
Posted By badger_biker

toavii - I never get tired of seeing your...

toavii - I never get tired of seeing your beautiful frosty blue Cimarron on these threads!

It seems like mid 80's Schwinns are pretty well represented here so I'll add my '85 Cimarron. I swapped...
Forum: Touring
03-01-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By badger_biker

I recently put butterfly bars on my Schwinn...

I recently put butterfly bars on my Schwinn Cimarron and when the whole bike is viewed from the side with the rise of the stem and tilt of the bars it appears the angle up to the front is maybe 30 -...
03-01-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,746
Posted By badger_biker

Great score on that one and excellent clean up...

Great score on that one and excellent clean up job! I had one identical to if for a while and it was a pretty quick ride - really enjoyed it.
02-27-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,305
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks - I wasn't sure when I ordered them but...

Thanks - I wasn't sure when I ordered them but I'm happy with the look.
02-27-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,305
Posted By badger_biker

Here's my '85 with new Fat Franks. I switched to...

Here's my '85 with new Fat Franks. I switched to the trekking bars late last fall and like them a lot.

https://i.imgur.com/LEdCt0mh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DT7RZ8Qh.jpg
02-27-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,867,983
Posted By badger_biker

I opted for trekking bars on my Cimarron and just...

I opted for trekking bars on my Cimarron and just mounted Fat Franks on it. I'm looking forward to cruising the city trails with it this coming season.

https://i.imgur.com/LEdCt0mh.jpg
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02-26-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By badger_biker

Fifty Five

Here are a couple of pics of the Redline 55 that I had for a while. It was a big one! At the time I was not into Mtn bikes and creating a drop bar version never occured to me. Now I'm really into...
02-26-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By badger_biker

I had a Redline Fifty Five that was a bit big for...

I had a Redline Fifty Five that was a bit big for me and I sold if a few years ago. Funny but just the other day I was looking at some pics of it and regretting once again that I sold it. Very nice...
02-23-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By badger_biker

No - sorry. I don't think I have any extra FD's...

No - sorry. I don't think I have any extra FD's on hand but I'll take a look.
02-22-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By badger_biker

Suntour and Shimano R Derailleurs

As cool as the old Suntour RD's are I've been hoarding these too long and have come to the realization I'll probably never use them so it's time to pass them on. I haven't overhauled any of them but...
02-22-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 632,954
Posted By badger_biker

I don't think these two of mine ever got posted...

I don't think these two of mine ever got posted in this thread. Neither are totally up to date but pretty close. My other bikes posted earlier need revised pics but that will have to wait till...
02-22-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,345
Posted By badger_biker

I also do that and having a vehicle I can slide a...

I also do that and having a vehicle I can slide a bike in the back without any disassembly makes it nice and easy for me. I live about 30 miles out of the main metro and few buyers would venture out...
02-17-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By badger_biker

All books Sold

All books Sold
02-16-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By badger_biker

Stems - 1 1/8 inch - 25.4mm

I'm selling a couple of stems for a 1 1/8 inch headset/steering tube. Both are for 25.4 bars.

I bought the Marin by mistake thinking it would fit my mountain bike and was really bummed when I...
02-16-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By badger_biker

Bike and travel related books

All Sold Cleaning house and parting with some of my bike travel related books. Asking $3.50 each for any of the paperbacks and $7.50 each for the two hardcovers plus $3.50 shipping via media mail and...
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