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08-13-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

i will post one here when I get the new rubber on...

i will post one here when I get the new rubber on it.
08-13-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a...

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a beautiful bike and I agree the 720 is lightweight for a bike designed for touring and has a great ride.
08-12-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

Tube size

Maybe a dumb question but the stretch can vary by tire profile - any experience or issues using 28-32 tubes with the 35 width GK tire? I have some tubes of that size but Iím out of 35ís
08-10-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

I have GP4000s on a bike and am amazed at the...

I have GP4000s on a bike and am amazed at the nice ride even at 25 width and agree they seem fast. Iím probably going with the GKís however just because Iíve heard a lot of good buzz about them and I...
08-10-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks to all for the input and it doesnít sound...

Thanks to all for the input and it doesnít sound like any bad reports on the GravelKings so Iíll have to start shopping. I take it they run pretty true to size?
08-10-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 486
Posted By badger_biker

I need help on tire choices for Trek 720

The tread is separating on one of the pretty new Specialized tires on my 1983 Trek 720 so Iím in the market. I guess the area I had them stored for a few years was too hot. Iím not overly upset since...
07-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By badger_biker

They matched up fine with the rims but felt mushy...

They matched up fine with the rims but felt mushy or soft at first. I tweaked the angle of the straddle cable so they grabbed before my levers ran out of play. Pretty good now.
I had it powder...
07-18-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks. They are 700. I have 28ís on them only...

Thanks. They are 700. I have 28ís on them only because I had them but would like to eventually go with wider tires.
07-17-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,159
Posted By badger_biker

I built mine up as a 9 speed but no matter how...

I built mine up as a 9 speed but no matter how you set yours up I think youíll find it to be a very sweet riding frame. I was surprised how light feeling and responsive it is for a touring frame.
...
07-17-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By badger_biker

I built up a 1985 frame and it was fun to read...

I built up a 1985 frame and it was fun to read this. I had to add the 3rd bottle mount prior to having it powder coated. It built up as a great touring bike for road and off road conditions.
07-17-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By badger_biker

WTB: Shimano Mtn M050 STI 7 spd right shifter

Iím looking for a replacement right 7 speed STI mountain bike lever. The model is M050 and itís an index shifter integrated as one unit with the brake lever. Mine no longer downshifts so I think the...
04-26-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By badger_biker

Perfect. I couldnít send PM and I donít have an...

Perfect.
I couldnít send PM and I donít have an email address for you. Can you PM me with email and Iíll follow up?
04-25-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By badger_biker

I should have specified. Iím looking for silver...

I should have specified. Iím looking for silver alloy to match the rest of the triple crankset.
04-25-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By badger_biker

WTB: 38 tooth Biopace middle ring 110 BCD

Looking for a 38 tooth Shimano Biopace middle chainring in nice shape. 110 BCD 64.7mm between bolt centers.
04-25-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By badger_biker

Updates. Levers and stems are sold. The 2...

Updates. Levers and stems are sold.

The 2 rear derailleurs are left. $40 shipped to US or individual prices below.
04-15-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By badger_biker

FS: RDís, shift and brake levers, stems

Stuff Iíll discover I need once itís gone but donít need it nowÖ.

Iíd prefer as a package deal for $70 shipped to US or individual pricing below.

I got stopped at the max of 10 pics so PM me if...
04-09-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By badger_biker

Sold

Sold
04-08-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By badger_biker

FS: Sutherlandís Manual 3rd Edition

Selling my Sutherlandís 3rd edition bicycle manual. Some shop stains on the outside of the cover but the pages are clean and in very good shape. The copyright is 1980 and itís the second printing...
04-05-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By badger_biker

Sold

Sold
04-04-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By badger_biker

FS: Blackburn Custom Lowrider front rack

Blackburn CL-1 front lowrider pannier rack for sale. It requires the mid fork through hole for attachment.

These are in very good shape with just a couple minor mars to the finish. The only thing...
04-03-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By badger_biker

I just realized you were specifically looking for...

I just realized you were specifically looking for Cannondale lowriders 😳. These are Jim Blackburn so probably not useful for you. Duh on my part.

PM sent and here are pictures....
03-28-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 107,297
Posted By badger_biker

Props to Camilo for generously setting me up with...

Props to Camilo for generously setting me up with a nice pair of pedals. Thank you!
03-27-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,471
Posted By badger_biker

I put them on my Bridgestone 400 and like them...

I put them on my Bridgestone 400 and like them with a tall stem. I use the bike for urban trail riding and the upright position is great for that with quick braking if needed. However if Iím going to...
03-25-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By badger_biker

Updated with a better picture but still not...

Updated with a better picture but still not capturing the true colors😕
03-23-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By badger_biker

FYI: I opted for the Wellgo pair.

FYI: I opted for the Wellgo pair.
03-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By badger_biker

PM sent - thanks!

PM sent - thanks!
03-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By badger_biker

WTB: Shimano PD-A515 pedals

Iím looking for a pair of Shimano A515 pedals or Welgo equivalent. I want to keep the cost down so they donít have to be great looking as long as they are smooth turning.
Like these.
...
03-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By badger_biker

Schwinn Voyageur decal set

Water slide decal set for 1986 - 1989 Voyageur model. I bought these for my 87 but never used them before I sold the bike and my 86 doesnít need them. These are NOS decals with 87 and Chicago...
02-14-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,442
Posted By badger_biker

Excellent advice from TheGoldenBoy. You should...

Excellent advice from TheGoldenBoy. You should try to find out from your local PO just where it was delivered.
02-03-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By badger_biker

My favorite Cimarron color. I have a green one...

My favorite Cimarron color. I have a green one but if this was my size Iíd be very tempted. GLWTS
Forum: Touring
01-07-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,142
Posted By badger_biker

In the 80ís I was enthralled with the Trek 720...

In the 80ís I was enthralled with the Trek 720 but couldnít afford one so I toured on my Bridgestone 400 sport touring bike with Frostline panniers and handlebar bag. I bought a 1984 Specialized...
12-25-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By badger_biker

I never carried but am retired with 35+ years...

I never carried but am retired with 35+ years with USPS and I appreciate the general respect members of this forum have for the USPS. Perhaps it is because cyclists know how much work every extra...
11-19-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 999,176
Posted By badger_biker

Is the plastic stiffener something you added? ...

Is the plastic stiffener something you added? Iíve never seen a tire sock with one. I need to put something in mine so it doesnít flop down so Iím curious if yours is a complete cylinder or a U...
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,451
Posted By badger_biker

Iím so glad you posted a picture of the bike...

Iím so glad you posted a picture of the bike handle Scott made. He contacted me after I posted a picture of my Motobecane with a handle my son got for me in France and asked for some measurements....
11-06-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By badger_biker

Just based on the photo of the Saratoga the...

Just based on the photo of the Saratoga the clearance between the rear tire and seat tube seems tighter than that of most early to mid 80ís touring bikes. Check the wheel base of each of each to make...
11-04-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,451
Posted By badger_biker

So sad to hear about Scott. I regret never having...

So sad to hear about Scott. I regret never having the opportunity to meet him but enjoyed our PM correspondence. Its nice to see some of Scottís beautiful items and know that his memory will carry on...
10-04-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 999,176
Posted By badger_biker

I have a Cannondale pack like that but when it...

I have a Cannondale pack like that but when it isnít stuffed full the outer end sags like a commercial for ED. It looks like you have another attachment at the very rear of the saddle?? Could you...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By badger_biker

I hate to add more options to your search for the...

I hate to add more options to your search for the right saddle but I find the B17 Narrow much more comfortable than the B17. Just a thought if you have narrow sit bones and prefer narrower non Brooks...
07-20-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks and again a big thank you to bikemig for...

Thanks and again a big thank you to bikemig for bringing the frame to my attention and being willing to accommodate the pick up during COVID.

Interesting on the pics in the link how the cables...
07-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

lím not aware of any differences in the tubing or...

lím not aware of any differences in the tubing or geometry between those years models but I canít imagine a more forgiving ride than this one has. I only wish I could take advantage of the extra 1...
07-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks. I have a new looking B17N imperial model...

Thanks. I have a new looking B17N imperial model I can swap but I think I like the aged patina look for this bike.
07-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

On the road

I got my shifting figured out and got in a short check out ride today. Sweet handling bike that is comfortable and cuts through the air quite well. It weighs in at 25 lbs without the rear rack. It...
07-13-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Iíll play with the straddle cable lengths and...

Iíll play with the straddle cable lengths and height of the cable stop later and I appreciate the other model suggestions.

I started on on the drive train yesterday. The XT RD body arm extended...
07-11-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Let me know what brake set works for you. Iím not...

Let me know what brake set works for you. Iím not super confident these will be the ultimate answer for me.
07-11-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

No Iím on the western front about 10 miles from...

No Iím on the western front about 10 miles from the MN border near Roberts.
07-09-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks for the reminder. I recall reading some of...

Thanks for the reminder. I recall reading some of that and how the flatness/steepness of the angle of the cables makes a difference. Iíll have to check it out again.

Yes I rode the DD in 2010. My...
07-08-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a...

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a bike shop/brewery combo to have a brew and hear a little live music. Very cool place.
...
07-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Parts I had: Shimano 600 tricolor hubs laced to...

Parts I had:
Shimano 600 tricolor hubs laced to Wolber GTX 2 rims. 28mm Specialized Nimbus tires for now. 9 speed cassette.
Straight alloy seat post with Brompton adjusting clamp and Brooks pro...
07-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Hereís an up to date picture and a shot of the...

Hereís an up to date picture and a shot of the brakes Iím using.
Logic told me to try and wind the spring tighter in the weak front cantilever arm but after several fails I tried opening up the...
07-07-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By badger_biker

Iíll get a list together and post it. Mainly try...

Iíll get a list together and post it. Mainly try to keep it on the lighter side for a touring bike and comfortable for some longer unloading rides. More of a rando bike than loaded touring I guess.
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