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02-25-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By beicster

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is...

Which one will take the fattest tire? That is one of my criteria.
01-28-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,056
Posted By beicster

I like reading Grant's writing and his ideas...

I like reading Grant's writing and his ideas about bike design. At this point in my life, I choose not to afford one of his bikes but I do look for ways to adapt his ideas in a more affordable way. ...
01-15-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,238
Posted By beicster

I second that. I have gone through it many times...

I second that. I have gone through it many times and I will go through it many more times.
01-08-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By beicster

If you squeeze your cheeks together, you can...

If you squeeze your cheeks together, you can bunny hop better.
01-05-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7,053
Views: 2,616,262
Posted By beicster

Looking good. That is my favorite Shimano...

Looking good. That is my favorite Shimano mountain crank style. It only lasted a couple of years but I loved it.
12-31-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,020
Posted By beicster

Oddly, when I was riding bicycles and motorcycles...

Oddly, when I was riding bicycles and motorcycles a lot, I never had trouble remembering that the front brake lever was in different places on each. I figured it was the fact that throttle was on...
12-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,020
Posted By beicster

I utterly and completely disagree with you but I...

I utterly and completely disagree with you but I thank you for the laugh. That is a great line.
12-30-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,231
Posted By beicster

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my...

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my 85 Voyageur to accept a modern 130 OLD hub the other day. I have an 84 Paramount Touring built with modern (but not too modern) Ultegra. There is a...
12-29-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,020
Posted By beicster

Not to mention the fact that a frog and a toad...

Not to mention the fact that a frog and a toad can't even ride bikes.
12-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,391
Posted By beicster

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to...

The only bike I have a sentimental attachment to is a 93 Paramount mountain bike, which I bought new. I rode it on my only trip to Moab. My stepson toured the country on it with an xtracycle...
12-25-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By beicster

My wife and I don't get each other gifts because...

My wife and I don't get each other gifts because we buy what we want (well, within budget) during the year. So, nothing was under the tree but I got myself a present today. I bought this frame that...
12-25-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty, I really like the green they...

That is a beauty, I really like the green they used on this model. Is that crank steel? Can you post some more pics of it? I like the looks.

On the one hand, I want vintage bikes to be cheaper...
12-16-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By beicster

That is a beautiful build. GLWTS!

That is a beautiful build. GLWTS!
12-16-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By beicster

Those old Stumpies are nice but all the ones I...

Those old Stumpies are nice but all the ones I have seen are $1000 or more for a complete and $400-$500 or more for a frame. I am definitely not ready for that kind of investment. Perhaps I will be...
12-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By beicster

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am...

I am not in a place to buy a new bike but I am curious what you think the largest tires that would fit on your Flyer. I have a plan to have a Carlton eventually and it could be a Flyer.
12-01-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,886
Posted By beicster

I was thinking along the same lines.

I was thinking along the same lines.
11-27-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,621
Posted By beicster

I would have no trouble riding a step through or...

I would have no trouble riding a step through or a mixte. I have admired the Rivendell Cheviot for a few years. And, now that my wife and I have spent the last two days stripping our hardwood floors...
11-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By beicster

I am pretty sure that is an 87. They got the new...

I am pretty sure that is an 87. They got the new decal design (like the ones on the OP's bike) in 88. The U brake was used in 87 and 88.
11-14-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,192
Posted By beicster

I am definitely enjoying this thread. We ride...

I am definitely enjoying this thread. We ride similar size bikes and have similar taste so I live vicariously through your builds. My youngest is in college right now so watching builds is in my...
11-08-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By beicster

If that is the original rear derailleur, that...

If that is the original rear derailleur, that should be somewhere around a 93-95.
10-18-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,676
Posted By beicster

I have paid more for less. I think you did great...

I have paid more for less. I think you did great on that price.
10-13-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 830
Posted By beicster

I am looking forward to my time to have grand...

I am looking forward to my time to have grand kids.
10-08-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,405
Posted By beicster

I had an 84 Trek 500 and 82 Trek 61x. Both would...

I had an 84 Trek 500 and 82 Trek 61x. Both would take 700x35 without fenders or 32's with fenders so be choosy when you look at Trek's. Both could handle 38's with fenders when converted to 650b.
10-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,235
Posted By beicster

Ugly pink frame? I think that is gorgeous. I am...

Ugly pink frame? I think that is gorgeous. I am not, in general, a pink fan but I love pink bikes.
09-24-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 153,322
Posted By beicster

I don't recall having much problem with riding...

I don't recall having much problem with riding gravel on 700X35 Paselas back in the early 2000's. In fact, the whole reason I bought my Soma Double Cross (RIP) was because I could fit fat 35's and...
09-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. Glad you were able to save it.

That is a beauty. Glad you were able to save it.
08-20-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,300
Posted By beicster

If you are looking for an expensive option, the...

If you are looking for an expensive option, the SimWorks Super Yummy is available in a 26" tire for $72. ...
08-18-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,768
Posted By beicster

You got a great deal. Those are really nice...

You got a great deal. Those are really nice riding.
08-16-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 823,545
Posted By beicster

These two are 2nd cousins. An 84 Paramount...

These two are 2nd cousins. An 84 Paramount Touring and an 85 Schwinn Voyageur.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50079737258_1641589cbd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jinK8Q)Untitled...
08-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 106,963
Posted By beicster

84 Paramount Touring. It does not currently have...

84 Paramount Touring. It does not currently have fenders.
http://https://live.staticflickr.com/4901/31480189217_b815d7cd69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PXNcv4)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/PXNcv4) by Andy...
08-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,200
Posted By beicster

I have an 85 and I will be going with 38's when...

I have an 85 and I will be going with 38's when my Pacela 35's wear out or I get tired of waiting. How are those on pavement?
08-11-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7,053
Views: 2,616,262
Posted By beicster

Why feel guilty? Pick up a rigid fork and put...

Why feel guilty? Pick up a rigid fork and put the Quadra 21 in storage in case you want to put it back on later.
07-26-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,083,772
Posted By beicster

Here's mine. I have a set of Soma Clarence Bars...

Here's mine. I have a set of Soma Clarence Bars on it now but I hope to get back to drop bars once I figure out why the drops started to make my hands hurt....
07-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By beicster

I had a 600 freewheel that was badly stuck on the...

I had a 600 freewheel that was badly stuck on the hub. I bought the tool off ebay (link below) and proceeded to break it and bend the axle. I had to take it down to where yours is and then use a big...
07-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,771
Posted By beicster

I am 6'2 and gradually realized that I like 25"...

I am 6'2 and gradually realized that I like 25" bikes though it took a few years. I bought my first road bike in 1994. It was a 58cm Trek 1100. The folks at the bike shop said it fit me and it was...
07-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,200
Posted By beicster

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85...

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85 Voyager I bought from bark_eater earlier this year. There are a few minor rust spots here and there but no dings. Not bad for a 35 year old bike. It came...
07-05-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By beicster

If you don't want to respace, just add the spacer...

If you don't want to respace, just add the spacer and take it to a shop to get it redished and trued.
06-30-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By beicster

That is a great red. What a beauty.

That is a great red. What a beauty.
06-28-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,059
Posted By beicster

Nice bike but what is this balance thing you...

Nice bike but what is this balance thing you speak of. Buy high, sell low seems to be my way of doing things.
06-13-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,742
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. Every bit of it. I don't...

That is a beauty. Every bit of it. I don't normally like carbon forks on a steel bike (entirely based on looks) but it totally fits here. Tig welded bikes can be beautiful, too.
05-22-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,037
Posted By beicster

I love the look of lugs. I have for quite some...

I love the look of lugs. I have for quite some time but until I started reading threads here, I never knew the name nervex, or, any lugs for that matter. It did not stop me from delighting in the...
05-19-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,083,772
Posted By beicster

At the time, it was just below Deore LX. I think...

At the time, it was just below Deore LX. I think it was after they phased out Deore DX as a mountain group.
05-15-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By beicster

That didn't take long.

That didn't take long.
05-08-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By beicster

Obviously, as your bikes get older, they need...

Obviously, as your bikes get older, they need more time to recover between rides. I suggest buying two or three more vintage bikes to give each bike more rest between outings. It should help.
05-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,768
Posted By beicster

That was for sale (maybe still is?) and it was...

That was for sale (maybe still is?) and it was tempting. But, at the end of the day, it is such a terrific example of a well preserved original, it did not fit my needs. I would love to have an...
04-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,894
Posted By beicster

I guess we will either see a long term interest...

I guess we will either see a long term interest in bikes or we will see a lot of decent bikes for sale in a year. Either way can be a win.
04-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By beicster

I spent a decent amount before all the crap hit...

I spent a decent amount before all the crap hit so I have been less tempted, but not untempted. We are lucky in that my wife and I are both still employed. Our relief money has arrived but we are...
03-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,978
Posted By beicster

I have spent a bit lately but have decided to put...

I have spent a bit lately but have decided to put it all on hold now. We are emptynesters and both of us are still employed. We feel OK right now but I have no idea what the coming weeks might...
03-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,164
Posted By beicster

You may want to check out the touring forum as...

You may want to check out the touring forum as well. Lots of great pics of touring bikes over there.
03-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By beicster

If you find a great deal on a 25" Voyageur let me...

If you find a great deal on a 25" Voyageur let me know. You seem to have some Voyageur mojo.
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