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07-31-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By albrt

Before this thread goes away I will throw in a...

Before this thread goes away I will throw in a general endorsement for the B-17 narrow. I just did RAGBRAI on one and loved it.
07-17-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By uncleivan

Here you go... ...

Here you go...
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07-06-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Chr0m0ly

You could also just pick up a 5 or 6 speed rear...

You could also just pick up a 5 or 6 speed rear wheel with the 128 spacing that you need, they're pretty common.

I used CR18's on my '83 Trek 720 with no complaints.
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06-28-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,106
Posted By montclairbobbyb

85 Cimarron

Just converted to drop bars... Fun ride! AND BTW it's For Sale! - see Marketplace
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06-19-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,106
Posted By countalmaviva

Handsomely done!

Handsomely done!
05-19-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By imabeliever1

Schwinn Voyageur

Finished my Voyageur. Have only been able to ride around the neighborhood. Hope the weather is good Monday to take it for an extended run.
From the small rides so far it rides like a Caddy. Longer...
05-08-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By LBCwanabe

Winter project completed: Fuji Saratoga

I believe it is a 1991 model year. I had to drive 2 counties over to pick up. It was all original except the front wheel. I saw that as an opportunity to change it over to 700c. Itís a sweet bike....
05-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy's 1985 Trek Re-Rebuild!!!

Ladies and gentlemen; I think this is the second major rebuild of this bike since I got it around 10 years ago. This is the bike I've put the most miles on, the bike my wife jokingly refers to as...
02-14-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,441
Posted By The Golden Boy

I had a package of NOS champagne colored Suntour...

I had a package of NOS champagne colored Suntour XC Pro brake levers- it was listed as delivered, but it was not here.

The post office manager got the GPS location of the delivery- down the block....
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,111
Posted By Jeff Neese

Differences are not necessarily improvements. ...

Differences are not necessarily improvements. 10-speed or higher cassette? Thinner chain and chainrings - not what you want for a serious touring bike. More gears? It's usually the range that...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,111
Posted By djb

when you do, don't forget your short shorts,...

when you do, don't forget your short shorts, headband, addidas socks and sleeveless shirt. Oh and some aviator sunglasses.
in for a penny, in for a pound.
morning btw
12-25-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By scarlson

Ah man, three of my things via USPS have been...

Ah man, three of my things via USPS have been late this past week! Some folks have all the luck. But it's ok, they are presents from me to me (secondhand Ortliebs!!), and it doesn't matter when they...
12-25-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,403
Posted By shoota

What I got was more of a what I didnít get....

What I got was more of a what I didnít get. Didnít get the typical Iowa Christmas. It was an unusually dry, sunny, and low wind day which made for an awesome gravel ride. The only thing that could...
12-25-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By robertj298

I delivered mail for 36 years and up until the...

I delivered mail for 36 years and up until the past couple years the service had been great With new Postmaster
and COVID the service took a big hit. The postmaster trying to cut back on costs at...
12-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Also, I might add, if you're getting poor service...

Also, I might add, if you're getting poor service from USPS, it helps to remember that the boys and girls doing the "last mile" stuff are all human and make mistakes, sometimes from carelessness, or...
12-10-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,495
Posted By justcynn

The '89 Emerald Green Voyageur rides again- 16...

The '89 Emerald Green Voyageur rides again- 16 mile shake down today on a 75 Degree day in December - WINDY but will take it!

Overall very pleased with the ride - but have some items to work out....
11-19-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By bikemig

I just ordered the medium saddle bag. I'd like to...

I just ordered the medium saddle bag. I'd like to order a rando bag but I'm not sure it will work with my front rack. I sent a question off to Ron but I'll bet by the time I get an answer, the bag...
11-07-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,448
Posted By Drillium Dude

Damn. Another member with whom I corresponded...

Damn. Another member with whom I corresponded regularly off-forum has passed on to his reward. I knew he had lots of other hobbies/interests, so when he dropped off the forum, I figured he was deep...
11-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,448
Posted By gomango

This is sad news. I sent him a few notes...

This is sad news.

I sent him a few notes last spring about fly fishing without a response.

Scott was an immensely talented fly tier and routinely sent me "care" packages. He wanted me to test...
10-24-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,396
Posted By Roger M

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10-04-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By Cycle Tourist

​​​​​​ It's good for a folding tire but I cut off...

​​​​​​ It's good for a folding tire but I cut off the top of a plastic ginger ale bottle.to give it form. It takes care of any disfunction.😏
10-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By kwhiner

Presently have 2 touring bikes

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'92 Cannondale T600 built up from frame with spare parts and a bit of Ebaying....
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,780
Posted By sloar

Take advantage of the local fire departments....

Take advantage of the local fire departments. There is someone always there and they would have no problem in having you leave your bike inside while you explore the city. You might even get a free...
07-18-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By polymorphself

FWIW, they make adapters for this.

FWIW, they make adapters for this.
07-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By jamesdak

My mini- TDF, 10 days straight, 10 bikes, over 500 miles

Well I took leave last week just to get away from work. Usually I would have been in the woods somewhere doing wildlife photography but the creaky knees are limiting my hiking ability and everyplace...
07-07-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By bikemig

I like the workshop with the Dutch sign, verboten...

I like the workshop with the Dutch sign, verboten fietsen, and the gravel tractor ad. All very appropriate for a bike shop.
07-06-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,000
Posted By nesteel

Pretty sure bikemig grows these things in his...

Pretty sure bikemig grows these things in his garage. I got my 60cm '83 720 frameset from him several years ago.
06-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,895
Posted By bikemig

I worked for a few years in the latter part of...

I worked for a few years in the latter part of the 80s at the Bikesmith in New Orleans. I worked mainly sales when I was in college but I also built bikes and did repairs. At different times the shop...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By noglider

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.

Congratulations. Life starts to get better.
05-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By revcp

1985 Trek 720, 21" with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-20-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By sloar

Living in central Indiana it’s the same ride...

Living in central Indiana it’s the same ride every day no matter the route. All the roads are straight with intersections every mile. And nothing but corn or beans to look at. Very, very boring.
05-15-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By JoeBass

Classic & Vintage Commercial

Raymond Poulidor, who never wore the yellow jersey, buys one at a French department store where you can "find anything". :)

La Samaritaine : Le Maillot Jaune avec Raymond Poulidor (France, 1971) -...
05-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,164
Posted By pcb

I only use usps Priority for outgoing small...

I only use usps Priority for outgoing small stuff, and in general outgoing has been significantly smoother these past few months than Dec-Feb. My worst was a $500+ item shipped early Jan that took...
04-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cannondale '85

Just finished rebuilding this one. Miraculously the Huret Dunapar works with Shimano indexing barends. I had planned to use a xt for the indexing but it wasn't needed....
04-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,582
Posted By justcynn

(13) Schwinn's (not including some parted out...

(13) Schwinn's (not including some parted out frames) the pandemic hobby was collect and recreate my 80's Schwinn Local Bike Shop - I now have most of the bikes I used to drool over in the yearly...
04-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,582
Posted By Pcampeau

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Iíll have to wait until November 22 to...
04-16-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 52,610
Posted By Rooney

I'm reviving this older thread because today I...

I'm reviving this older thread because today I finally got the handlebar bag to match these panniers and saddlebag. I started searching for everything shortly after getting the bike and seeing this...
03-24-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,495
Posted By polymorphself

Updated pics. 27Ē to 700c (35mm), non aero to...

Updated pics. 27Ē to 700c (35mm), non aero to aero, koolstops and Brooks microfiber.

...
03-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,204
Posted By 2old

IMO, you can't go wrong with that choice, but...

IMO, you can't go wrong with that choice, but will be a little above $1,000 with a BBS02 which is the least expensive motor kit I would recommend (individuals had problems with TS systems, and I...
03-01-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,827
Posted By flamencohead

Here is a shot from the maiden voyage of my 1000...

Here is a shot from the maiden voyage of my 1000 LT. I’ve coveted these bikes for years and finally found one in my size. It is a 1987 that must have been purchased as a frame. Nothing matched the...
02-28-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,106
Posted By 4funbikes

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Curiosity, cats, etc.
These 650b wheels were...
02-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,495
Posted By justcynn

It arrived. Delayed due to weather ! The seller...

It arrived. Delayed due to weather ! The seller shipped it in the original Schwinn Chicago box. I was scared based in the damage to the box. This bike has a head badge indicating feb 23 1985. I...
02-21-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 150,106
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Seems the Cimarron was born too early...

They never quite struck the right chord with the market back in the 80s, for which we (today) should be most grateful... they are SO WELL SUITED for today... I have had the good luck & fortune of...
02-16-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By squarenoise

I just posted this in the Miyata 1000 thread...

I just posted this in the Miyata 1000 thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/21927110-post144.html) with more details, but figured I'd share here as well.
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02-07-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,948
Posted By Cycle Tourist

An old thread but it's a interesting bike. It...

An old thread but it's a interesting bike. It makes a dandy touring bike. I bought this very cheaply and turned it into a long haul trucker, kinda....
01-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By sloar

Borderline vintage... ...

Borderline vintage...




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01-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 997,974
Posted By ravenix

Finished my Trek 720 build today. Not a...

Finished my Trek 720 build today. Not a completely original set-up, but I think the newer parts mix well with the old and it came together beautifully! Rides quite well on 700c Panaracer Gravel King...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,819
Posted By Mrpotamus

My 1990 ST600 came stock with 27" wheels, as did...

My 1990 ST600 came stock with 27" wheels, as did the ST400 that year, according to the catalogue.
12-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 3,283,181
Posted By bikemig

1992 Stumpjumper

I've been working on this 1992 Stumpjumper for a while. It had a lot of scratches that I had to deal with. I used flat white rustoleum and then a model paint that was an OK match to the original...
08-15-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,495
Posted By polymorphself

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