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08-10-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,235
Posted By beicster

And that red is perfect. Just absolutely perfect.

And that red is perfect. Just absolutely perfect.
05-31-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By beicster

My 85 has a Takagi Tourney XT. You may need a...

My 85 has a Takagi Tourney XT. You may need a different length if you have a different crank. I'd go 124 if I was in your situation.
05-29-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By beicster

That is a great picture.

That is a great picture.
05-26-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,387
Posted By beicster

This is my favorite. I am a sucker for that red.

This is my favorite. I am a sucker for that red.
05-25-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By beicster

I am both horrified and relieved that I was busy...

I am both horrified and relieved that I was busy all day yesterday and just now saw this. I was already starting to justify this purchase in my head when I saw that it was sold. When I read the...
05-25-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 460,126
Posted By beicster

I love to see these frames dressed up with...

I love to see these frames dressed up with quality components. They are such great frames and they are worthy of them. This one in particular. What type of hubs does it have?
05-25-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,387
Posted By beicster

The only real sin I can think of is describing...

The only real sin I can think of is describing your bike and not including a picture. We love drive side pics.
05-23-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By beicster

I did a quick google search and according to what...

I did a quick google search and according to what I could find, older ones were very thick and hard to break in and newer ones were not quite as thick. I did not find a review that confirmed that...
05-23-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By beicster

I ordered two saddles.

I ordered two saddles.
05-21-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By beicster

I grabbed two saddles and two chains. Really good...

I grabbed two saddles and two chains. Really good deals. If your total is more than $100, shipping is free.
05-04-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By beicster

Cycles Toussaint offers a nice set of 650b wheels...

Cycles Toussaint offers a nice set of 650b wheels for $169.00. I have a set and have had no problems so far. ...
05-01-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By beicster

I have an 85, which as far as I know is identical...

I have an 85, which as far as I know is identical except for mine has horizontal dropouts. I slid a set of 650b in mine and it handled 42's but not 45's. It will easily take Pasela Protite 700x38c...
04-25-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By beicster

Did you decide to keep it built with the 650b...

Did you decide to keep it built with the 650b wheels? Looks like it was made for them.
04-24-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,535
Posted By beicster

I have been riding wider tires for about 22 or so...

I have been riding wider tires for about 22 or so years now based on the advice of Grant Peterson. At that time he didn't make any claims about rolling resistance. It was all about comfort. I went...
04-23-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By beicster

Is there a reason you couldn’t attach a wolf...

Is there a reason you couldn’t attach a wolf tooth extension to a claw hanger?
04-22-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By beicster

86 was the first year of the vertical dropouts...

86 was the first year of the vertical dropouts for the Voyageur. Sometimes I wish my 85 Voyageur had vertical drops and sometimes I am glad they are horizontal.
04-21-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By beicster

If the color is true on my screen, it looks like...

If the color is true on my screen, it looks like Pine Green which was 86.
04-13-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 107,945
Posted By beicster

Big thanks to OTS (RIck). He responded to my WTB...

Big thanks to OTS (RIck). He responded to my WTB a mixte add and hooked me up with a super nice condition Fuji Sagres. He did a great job packing it and shipped it fast. It got here in time for my...
04-13-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,773
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. Have you figured out what you...

That is a beauty. Have you figured out what you want to do about the shifters? I once installed a set just below the tab by accident on my old Trek and could not get them to stay in place. They...
04-09-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By beicster

Those Super Course frames make real nice riders. ...

Those Super Course frames make real nice riders. This is a whale of a deal.
04-09-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,313
Posted By beicster

This is an absolute guess on the metallic dust,...

This is an absolute guess on the metallic dust, but I would suspect a non aluminum seat post eating itself before the previous owner could get around to fixing it.
04-09-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 164,826
Posted By beicster

I think this is my favorite thread. A few days...

I think this is my favorite thread. A few days ago I went back to the beginning of it and enjoyed every page. Too bad there are some pics that have disappeared over the years.
04-08-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 95,617
Posted By beicster

The 85 came with a Shimano Tourney XT crankset.

The 85 came with a Shimano Tourney XT crankset.
04-06-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By beicster

Have you had other common prostate issues like...

Have you had other common prostate issues like frequent urination, weak stream and difficulty urinating before this or is this all new? My dad had prostate cancer so I pay close attention and had...
04-06-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By beicster

I was just wondering about this build a few days...

I was just wondering about this build a few days ago. Man, it turned out great. I absolutely love it.
04-06-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By beicster

I don't know what got changed on the Voyageur...

I don't know what got changed on the Voyageur between 85 and 86, but if your 86 has the same bb and as my 85, you need a 127.5.
04-04-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,225
Posted By beicster

Merziac, that Bruce Gordon is fantastic.

Merziac, that Bruce Gordon is fantastic.
03-29-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,051
Posted By beicster

You make some great points that I did not think...

You make some great points that I did not think of. But, I didn't see where he said it would all go over his back wheel. I read that it would be a handlebar bag and a Carradice Pendle or something...
11-06-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,512
Posted By beicster

My wife has a smaller Trek 510 that looks exactly...

My wife has a smaller Trek 510 that looks exactly like that one. It is currently wearing Pasela 32's and fenders. You should be good there.
10-13-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,900
Posted By beicster

I have a set of these ready to go on a bike in my...

I have a set of these ready to go on a bike in my shed and have had zero time to ride other than a mile or so to make sure the brakes were set correctly. They did fine fir that but obviously not a...
09-18-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,807
Posted By beicster

If you like touring bikes and lugged forks, an...

If you like touring bikes and lugged forks, an 80's era Schwinn Voyageur might do it for you. I have 700x38's and fenders on mine and it is a nice ride. I should note that that they came with 27"...
09-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 460,126
Posted By beicster

That is a beauty. Nice find.

That is a beauty. Nice find.
08-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By beicster

Nice. Careful with that crank. I always install...

Nice. Careful with that crank. I always install cranks with a torque wrench and when I installed that one to 34 ft/lbs it stretched it enough that I now have to use a spacer on the fixed cup of the...
07-23-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 164,826
Posted By beicster

I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist...

I bought this 81 or 82 Bob Jackson Super Tourist (ordered in July of 81 by Bikecology) a size smaller than I have been riding recently because the plan was to build it up for gravel/easy off road...
05-28-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,432
Posted By beicster

I had a 1984 Trek 500 which I bought as a...

I had a 1984 Trek 500 which I bought as a frameset and built up with a combo of parts on hand and ebay finds. I rode my first (and only) century on it. I donated it to the coop a few years back and...
05-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,284
Posted By beicster

I suppose that it could be custom but if I bought...

I suppose that it could be custom but if I bought a custom bike, I want it to have a custom serial number, not a serial number that fell, coincidentally, into the standard numbering system. And, the...
05-27-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,284
Posted By beicster

The sticker that the OP posted clearly labels the...

The sticker that the OP posted clearly labels the frame as 531c fork blades, stays and butted frame tubes. The picture of the fork shows a 531 sticker on it but I can't tell if it says 531c....
05-08-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,965
Posted By beicster

thumpism has a Paramount touring bike as well. He...

thumpism has a Paramount touring bike as well. He may have some thoughts on this.
05-08-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,965
Posted By beicster

The 38's I mounted fit with DiaCompe 610 center...

The 38's I mounted fit with DiaCompe 610 center pulls. They give great clearance and are nowhere near as expensive as Paul's. I could fit 32's and fenders with Tektro 539's with no issues.
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05-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,965
Posted By beicster

I am the current owner of the frame Pompiere...

I am the current owner of the frame Pompiere mentioned above. I recently stuck a set of Pasela 38's in the frame just to see whether they would fit. They did with barely enough room to be comfortable...
04-29-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,951
Posted By beicster

I know I am reviving an old thread but I am not...

I know I am reviving an old thread but I am not really up for a solo build thread. Plus, I really like the fact that I can go to the Super Course thread and see a ton of them in one place so I...
04-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,616
Posted By beicster

Wow. A functioning bike from a big name maker...

Wow. A functioning bike from a big name maker for less than $250 would be news around here. $140 seems way more than fair to me.
04-10-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By beicster

That is a great looking bike. Good luck with it.

That is a great looking bike. Good luck with it.
04-10-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,225
Posted By beicster

I have that same year and size Voyageur. They...

I have that same year and size Voyageur. They are a nice ride.
04-09-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,479
Posted By beicster

I think an actual 45 would be be close on the...

I think an actual 45 would be be close on the front on mine. But, still, you should buy this bike :) I was looking for something in the Voyageur thread earlier today and noticed that you had posted...
04-09-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 95,617
Posted By beicster

Have you had a chance to build this up yet? It...

Have you had a chance to build this up yet? It looks like you have the shifter braze ons that are kind of a pain in the butt. The standard only lasted a couple of years and it only fit some Shimano...
04-02-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 95,617
Posted By beicster

I put these pics in the April is Green Bike Month...

I put these pics in the April is Green Bike Month thread but I want to include them here in case anyone wants to see a Voyageur with 700X40 gravel tires on it. These are Clement (now Donnelly)...
04-02-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,225
Posted By beicster

I have my Voyageur set up for gravelly type rides...

I have my Voyageur set up for gravelly type rides but these Clement (now Donnelly) MSO Explor are very quiet on the road so this gets some road time, too.
...
04-02-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,225
Posted By beicster

I have changed the build since this picture was...

I have changed the build since this picture was taken and the late day light does not show off the green well, but this will have to do until I get out and get a better picture. 1985 Schwinn...
03-30-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,852
Posted By beicster

Kids these days are soft :lol:

Kids these days are soft :lol:
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