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03-03-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

A little bit of an update. I rubbed out the...

A little bit of an update.

I rubbed out the frame with Scratch X. I'll have to go over it again, cuz there's quite a few scrapes. Fortunately, it is working, and the paint is in decent condition...
03-03-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Roger M

That is a great collection of the pinnacle of...

That is a great collection of the pinnacle of 80s/90s production mountain bikes. How do they compare against each other?

That MB-1 is very nice, especially that fork...
03-02-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

polymorphself, they are some Civia fenders. I...

polymorphself, they are some Civia fenders. I recently read that these fenders have been recalled do to the brackets coming loose and folks getting hurt. I will take my chances and check all...
03-02-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

I found a few more parts in the basement... ...

I found a few more parts in the basement...

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I've had these fenders for...
03-02-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

Yeah RoS, the 65cm Expedition is probably less...

Yeah RoS, the 65cm Expedition is probably less frightening... The top tube is a scosche long for me, but a shorter stem will cure that. I am looking forward to riding a longer wheelbase.



Well...
03-01-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

46 or 48cm? If so, please send a pm.

46 or 48cm? If so, please send a pm.
03-01-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

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I started digging through some bins, and found a few pieces for the big...
03-01-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

Thanks Dave That crankset is unique, in...

Thanks Dave

That crankset is unique, in that it's a 167.5mm.

That copper stand has been used more than my Park or Feedback. It's nice to just throw a bike up on the hangers, vs clamping down(...
03-01-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

My son is going to help me with getting these on...

My son is going to help me with getting these on the road again. We are hoping to go on a few overnight(& hopefully multi day)trips this summer.
03-01-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

Yes malcala622, thank you for taking the time and...

Yes malcala622, thank you for taking the time and effort to properly package that frame.

On a side note, by chance would you have the cable stop for the headset? If so and you want to part with...
03-01-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

The second Expedition came from a Goodwill...

The second Expedition came from a Goodwill auction, about eight or nine years ago. It was cheap enough that I had to buy it. It's a 54cm, and other than giving it a quick bath way back when, it is...
03-01-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Roger M

Tale of Two Expeditions

I recently spotted a big Specialized touring frame in the classifieds here, a few weeks ago. It was priced pretty good, but it was pretty damn big. I watched it for a few days, and the seller dropped...
02-28-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Hey Kobe Out of curiosity... How long...

Hey Kobe

Out of curiosity...

How long is the headtube?

My frame is stuck in Troutdale, Oregon for some reason. Was scheduled to arrive here yesterday, but fedex seemed to come to a...
02-28-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

I haven't received the frame yet, but here's what...

I haven't received the frame yet, but here's what I measured on my sons Expedition with my cheap digital calipers. ...
02-25-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Well that sucks. Good to hear that it finally...

Well that sucks. Good to hear that it finally came out though. I destroyed an Ironman frame ten years ago, trying to cut out the seatpost. 'Accidentally' drove a screwdriver through the seat tube...
02-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 25,168
Posted By Roger M

Our Roxi during the bit of snow that hit us last...

Our Roxi during the bit of snow that hit us last week.

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02-25-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

I see that, Golden Boy(from Markeologists post...

I see that, Golden Boy(from Markeologists post above). Were the early models (1983) equipped with 27" wheels?

I found a catalog scan for 1985, and it shows 700x35 Specialized Expedition tires as...
02-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Is there any record of how many 68cm frames were...

Is there any record of how many 68cm frames were built that year? Can't be too many of these monsters...

I'm sure you already know the drill on stuck posts. Maybe it's time to cut it out? Heatgun?...
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 336,015
Posted By Roger M

Thanks for the offer Neal. I don't have any fork...

Thanks for the offer Neal. I don't have any fork mount racks. But now that you brought it up, I wonder if an M18 would reach the fork mounts on a Specialized expedition?..
02-24-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

I took a chance on that frame posted in the...

I took a chance on that frame posted in the classifieds. At 68cm, it is 3cm bigger than the biggest bike I own. I took some measurements, and am pretty certain I can make it work....
02-24-21, 01:47 PM
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Views: 336,015
Posted By Roger M

ISO: Front rack that attaches to cantilever...

ISO: Front rack that attaches to cantilever brakes

Nitto M12/M13 or Velo Orange cantilever rack are examples. Any other similar would be acceptable.
02-24-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Thanks Kobe I found a pair of 38 Gravelkings...

Thanks Kobe

I found a pair of 38 Gravelkings for $65 shipped. I have some hope they will fit with fenders. Fwiw, I had some rocknroads a few years back. They wouldn't fit in a Miyata 1000 either....
02-24-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Thanks for the information. Unless someone else...

Thanks for the information. Unless someone else says otherwise, I'll order some 38 Gravelkings.
02-23-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

I found a 1985 Specialized catalog posted on...

I found a 1985 Specialized catalog posted on retrobike. The 700x35 tires posted in my reply to gugie above, are what they came with.

27" wouldn't have been the end of the world though. I have a...
02-23-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

That's not the bike, Mark. However you are...

That's not the bike, Mark. However you are correct in that the pictured bike will be Thomas's project. The tires on it are original to the bike, I believe.....
02-23-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Roger M

Specialized Expedition Max Tire Size?

Question for any of you that own/owned an Expedition:

What is the largest tire that will comfortably fit on these bike(with and without fenders)? I have done some searching and some folks have...
02-21-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 336,015
Posted By Roger M

I'm looking for a couple of things 26.8...

I'm looking for a couple of things

26.8 Laprade seatpost like the one pictured(dark accents)...
02-15-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Roger M

Just to verify, is that really a 68cm top tube?

Just to verify, is that really a 68cm top tube?
02-10-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60,374
Views: 9,009,817
Posted By Roger M

That looks like a great buy. Late 60s PX-10 with...

That looks like a great buy. Late 60s PX-10 with a black Suntour Cyclone GT rd.
02-09-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,838
Posted By Roger M

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Might catch flack for the bars(with the sport touring crowd)...
02-08-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By Roger M

Yes, the front of the frame is covered with...

Yes, the front of the frame is covered with fingerprints. It was painted by Cyclart in 1988 or 89.
02-06-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,810
Posted By Roger M

I was short on seatpost donors. I used this piece...

I was short on seatpost donors. I used this piece of 3/4 copper pipe.
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02-06-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By Roger M

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for some reason, I've thought about repainting this, recently. I'm sure...
02-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,810
Posted By Roger M

I built this stand 10-12 years ago. I didn't have...

I built this stand 10-12 years ago. I didn't have a workstand, but had a bunch of old copper pipe and fittings from plumbing and heating remodels. I've been meaning to put a coupling in the middle of...
01-09-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,395
Posted By Roger M

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My Stan Johnson
01-09-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By Roger M

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01-08-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60,374
Views: 9,009,817
Posted By Roger M

That would be original to the bike('giant ugly'...

That would be original to the bike('giant ugly' that is). Could be a GP thing, who knows..

I have one on a bike, never thought about it being either.
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01-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60,374
Views: 9,009,817
Posted By Roger M

This is interesting to me, as my first bike was...

This is interesting to me, as my first bike was a Sears Spyder(stingray). I would guess that this was near the top of the heap for Sears(or any department store)road bike offerings? I wonder how...
01-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Roger M

Slightly OT: Best Search Engine For Bikes(Nationwide)?

Just as the title says, how are you all finding that particular bicycle, if it's not local or posted in one of your favorite forums or websites?

I've used Search Tempest, but am not convinced...
01-04-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,768
Posted By Roger M

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How about yellow...
12-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,388
Posted By Roger M

Thank you. Those are Veloflex 700x23. Without...

Thank you. Those are Veloflex 700x23. Without fenders, I'm pretty sure I could fit 700x30 with no issues, and maybe bigger. I will look into it next spring or summer.
12-18-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 60,374
Views: 9,009,817
Posted By Roger M

I would like to see a direct side view of that....

I would like to see a direct side view of that. The fork looks questionable....
12-15-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,388
Posted By Roger M

1972 Gitane Tour de France The only things...

1972 Gitane Tour de France

The only things changed are bars, fenders,, and the added bag. And to be honest, I haven't ridden it much in town...
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12-11-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,525
Posted By Roger M

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From a ride out in the Snohomish Valley in a warmer season ...
12-07-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 25,168
Posted By Roger M

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This was taken up near Stevens Pass last summer. Roxi and my...
12-02-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16,793
Views: 1,784,852
Posted By Roger M

Some unusually nice December weather in the PNW....

Some unusually nice December weather in the PNW. I got out for about 20 miles close to home this afternoon.

It was even warm enough to ride without...
11-28-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Roger M

I bought this derailleur about seven years ago,...

I bought this derailleur about seven years ago, just because of it's oddness. Never installed it on a bike. I'd forgotten about it until I saw thus thread. ...
11-28-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Roger M

Close by, in south Everett.

Close by, in south Everett.
11-27-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Roger M

Parkpre called it a Ti plated finish.

Parkpre called it a Ti plated finish.
11-27-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By Roger M

It's a 19" frame. Small for me, but my son will...

It's a 19" frame. Small for me, but my son will fit it in the next couple of years.
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