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09-22-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By polymorphself

Motobecane townie build done- with one problem...

This build really kicked my ass for various reasons (mostly lack of expertise), but here it is. My friend asked me to do it for his wife for her birthday, both friends of 20 years so I was happy to...
09-21-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By polymorphself

Wanted pedals - Ended up with a PX-10

Due to my French pedal woes recently I decided to hop online and see if I could find a ratty old French bike for $20 to take the pedals off of for a build. One of the first things I saw listed was a...
09-20-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,655
Posted By polymorphself

Sounds like you're on the right track. Please let...

Sounds like you're on the right track. Please let us know how it goes, I'm interested to find out.
09-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,655
Posted By polymorphself

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their...

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their stand clamp...
09-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By polymorphself

That's awesome. Great tires and it's good to know...

That's awesome. Great tires and it's good to know they'll back the customer like this, especially so quickly.
09-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 506
Posted By polymorphself

Any wax youíd use on a car. Myself and many...

Any wax youíd use on a car. Myself and many others use Motherís Caranuba wax.
09-15-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

Put it on the stand. Photograph the hell out of...

Put it on the stand.
Photograph the hell out of every component.
Take it apart, dumping rusty bits in evaporust as you go.
Clean, polish and wax the frame.
Clean and polish components.
Order new...
09-11-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,456
Posted By polymorphself

My 86 has VO hammered fenders with 27Ē wheels. I...

My 86 has VO hammered fenders with 27Ē wheels. I didnít install these fenders originally (it came to me with them) but have since taken them off and back on for various reasons, and have installed to...
09-11-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,779
Posted By polymorphself

I love these burgundy Specialissimas.

I love these burgundy Specialissimas.
09-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,230
Posted By polymorphself

What year is this? I don't recognize the decal...

What year is this? I don't recognize the decal placement at all. Was this for a specific market? Repaint and new decals? Whatever it is I like it. OEM water bottles are a nice touch. Do you drink out...
09-08-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks both! But I've purchase a set from another...

Thanks both! But I've purchase a set from another member. Appreciate it.
09-07-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 314,806
Posted By polymorphself

Trying to finish this up for a friend for her...

Trying to finish this up for a friend for her birthday

...
09-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,779
Posted By polymorphself

While any bike can definitely be toured on, there...

While any bike can definitely be toured on, there is a lot more to most of the bikes in this thread than fenders and racks. Some specifics for touring bikes are:

A long wheelbase to keep the bike...
08-31-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 643
Posted By polymorphself

Paint looks good. After washing it, polishing and...

Paint looks good. After washing it, polishing and waxing, coupled with all the components cleaned up and consumables replaced, itís going to look better than you probably realize right now.

Its...
08-30-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By polymorphself

Post pics! A Peugeot tourer is on my list....

Post pics! A Peugeot tourer is on my list. Probably a PX60 but their 80s tourers were awesome. The burgundy color is my favorite.

While we usually say donít repaint unless itís really really bad,...
08-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,412
Posted By polymorphself

Not for long I hope! But thanks :)

Not for long I hope! But thanks :)
08-23-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,779
Posted By polymorphself

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08-21-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By polymorphself

Sierra Hereís a pretty good up close example: ...

Sierra Hereís a pretty good up close example:

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08-17-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,401
Posted By polymorphself

I think a huge part of what we do here works...

I think a huge part of what we do here works because patina, even a lot of it, looks good on steel (even if that notion is a little romantic). You probably can’t say the same for the above.

On top...
08-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! Iím twining and shellacing some stainless...

Thanks! Iím twining and shellacing some stainless steel bottles to put in them.
08-16-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

Honestly with nary a scratch on this thing Iím...

Honestly with nary a scratch on this thing Iím anxious to get the first one over with :lol:
08-16-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

Took it out for a spin this morning. Rides very...

Took it out for a spin this morning. Rides very very smoothly but handling doesnít seem to suffer much, it doesnít seem bogged down. I agree TheGoldenBoy it does feel shorter which I like. Iím...
08-15-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,456
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks ;) started a thread on it over here...

Thanks ;) started a thread on it over here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210330-my-new-1986-schwinn-voyageur.html).
08-15-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,456
Posted By polymorphself

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08-15-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! Iíve seen that passage you had. Rad bike!

Thanks! Iíve seen that passage you had. Rad bike!
08-15-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

My new 1986 Schwinn Voyageur

Had been really wanting one of these and came across a Craiglist ad across the country of one that looked to be in great shape. Turned out to be our very own cb400bill! A few emails later and the...
08-14-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By polymorphself

It's a Grand Prix, it shouldn't be very pricy,...

It's a Grand Prix, it shouldn't be very pricy, even in nice condition. And they can be customized and built up to be super nice riders (yanno, swap the steel bits for alloy) and no matter what it's...
08-13-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,438
Posted By polymorphself

JP Weigle is a big one. Check out his Flickr.

JP Weigle is a big one. Check out his Flickr.
08-12-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,221
Posted By polymorphself

I donít believe thatís the case, because bikes...

I donít believe thatís the case, because bikes came with various combinations of main triangle, forks and stays with 531. There are stickers that could denote, for example, that only the frame used...
08-09-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By polymorphself

Ok? Looks great to me!

Ok? Looks great to me!
08-07-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 314,806
Posted By polymorphself

This came to me in already great shape but I'm...

This came to me in already great shape but I'm giving it a clean/polish, especially the wheels/spokes, changing the bar wrap, added this VO rack and will swap the cables and saddle.
...
08-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,221
Posted By polymorphself

They gotta go. To me it's akin to taking the...

They gotta go. To me it's akin to taking the wrapping off of something.
08-03-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By polymorphself

X-pac compact rando just arrived and itís a...

X-pac compact rando just arrived and itís a beaut. Pics on bike next week.

...
08-03-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,198
Posted By polymorphself

Very cool.

Very cool.
08-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,198
Posted By polymorphself

Seems like a perfect. touring bike to me, I think...

Seems like a perfect. touring bike to me, I think I even prefer the color scheme to what the Portage came in.

Al check out Miyata 610/615 and 1000, mid-late 80s Schwinn Voyageur, Centurion Pro...
08-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,338
Posted By polymorphself

Not bad for a first try! Top down will definitely...

Not bad for a first try! Top down will definitely be easier and cleaner looking. Also, unless itís a period thing, you can get good cloth tape from newbaums in that color and wonít have to wait...
08-03-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,338
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to...

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to be that you can wrap from the top down, then you donít need tape or twine at the top. And yeah then tuck on at the bottom.
08-02-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,660
Posted By polymorphself

Iím just here to see what can top this.

Iím just here to see what can top this.
07-30-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By polymorphself

I do wish they would bring this back.

I do wish they would bring this back.
07-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By polymorphself

This is gonna be my next purchase when they...

This is gonna be my next purchase when they restock them.
07-29-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By polymorphself

Show us your Acorn bags!

The recent Acorn bag restocking thread started to turn into a show your acorn thread. I did a search and we don't have a dedicated thread for it and I think these bags deserve one. I've got the...
07-29-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,771
Posted By polymorphself

I think thatís where the term classic comes in...

I think thatís where the term classic comes in over vintage. Aesthetically the same, chronologically different, but they belong together in discussions and photographs :)
07-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By polymorphself

Made it out with an x-pac compact rando bag and...

Made it out with an x-pac compact rando bag and they sold out in less than 5 minutes. Gotta love this Expedition that they feature for all of their bag modeling.
...
07-28-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By polymorphself

Shhhh! :p

Shhhh! :p
07-17-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,900
Posted By polymorphself

I suppose I should update this thread I started...

I suppose I should update this thread I started with the final product of the bike I initially mentioned in the OP. I put these photos in a few other threads but since this one popped back up...

...
07-16-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By polymorphself

Well, a friend has purchased it! A photo from the...

Well, a friend has purchased it! A photo from the last test ride.
...
07-16-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,103
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-15-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,536
Posted By polymorphself

Hm- looks like the front axle isn't perfectly...

Hm- looks like the front axle isn't perfectly symmetrical, which I haven't seen before, but it's close. Maybe 1mm difference. Guessing it doesn't matter much?

branko_76 Those spokes are soaking,...
07-14-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,536
Posted By polymorphself

Nope but I do have a pic if this helps... ...

Nope but I do have a pic if this helps...


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07-13-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By polymorphself

~1973 Nishiki Competition Step Through Completed

Been sitting on this forever and almost sold it unfinished but that didnít work out. I dug in and got it ride ready and hoping it will go to a friend! A really cool bike, as far as step throughs go....
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