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09-27-20, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Cycle Tourist

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09-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It rode beautifully. I haven't added a weighted...

It rode beautifully. I haven't added a weighted ride yet. I raised the seat a half inch and bumped the nose up to level the saddle. The shifters work perfectly, maybe as well as any bike I've owned.
09-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 727,525
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It's only a minor adjustment to the headset...

It's only a minor adjustment to the headset angle.🤣
09-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,224
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Did you say vintage 610 ...

Did you say vintage 610
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09-22-20, 04:24 PM
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Views: 727,525
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is...

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is definitely no pig. On big framed touring bikes I much prefer straight gauge tubing. The butted tubing loaded tourers are too flexible for me. Cantilevers...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. That's a lot of information. Thanks guys. I...

Wow. That's a lot of information. Thanks guys. I hit a motel once in awhile and like the storage battery solution with a small solar charger to supplement. Since I use the phone intermittently for...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I forgot about the shifters. Get good shifters....

I forgot about the shifters.
Get good shifters. I like trigger shifters but thumbies are probably more dependable. As for brake levers, I personally would like some old school levers. They're...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You know, a good randonnee bar might be a better...

You know, a good randonnee bar might be a better solution. The high and wide flanged drops are much more useful to those of us that don't use them very often. For me they are a good place for my...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Solar chargers?

OK so I've been touring long before cell phones. I've pondered over bikecentennial maps and managed to get pretty thoroughly lost going many miles out of my way. I have naturally switched to cell...
09-11-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Best chainwhips for freewheel disassembly

In the '70's I bought a couple of chainwhips so I could swap cogs around. They were flat stamped steel with a hole close to the edge with a length of chain attached and a knob on the short end meant...
09-11-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Probably not. I have a Klein touring bike that is...

Probably not. I have a Klein touring bike that is perfect but I'm a member of the n+1 consortium and this is a much cleaner version of my first touring bike and recreating my first tour, fully...
09-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm pretty much with you. I have a nice set of...

I'm pretty much with you. I have a nice set of Matrix 27" wheels. I'll respoke the Arya's later. Found a Campy fd and if the rd works with bar end clickers it stays. I like aero levers for the extra...
09-09-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It's already in a box. The frame needed only very...

It's already in a box. The frame needed only very minor touch ups. The headset is actually perfect. That was hardened brown grease. I've always been good with centerpulls so I'm OK there. I'm hoping...
09-09-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What kind of upgrades?

Here's a subject that is totally insignificant but, none the less, interesting to me. What kind of upgrades would you like to see on a bike you were thinking of keeping? I realize it depends on the...
09-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,224
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Nice upgrades. My earliest touring bike had...

Wow. Nice upgrades. My earliest touring bike had no braze-ons anywhere. Even the rear derailleur stop was clamped.🤭 Some of my happiest continental crossings were on that ol' Univega,.. of course...
09-07-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,224
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Almost any non-raceing bike can become a beta...

Almost any non-raceing bike can become a beta tourer....
09-06-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nice. A really beautiful piece. I followed the...

Nice. A really beautiful piece. I followed the thread but to no avail. Thanks for trying. I'll keep looking for awhile but I'm afraid a clamp style cable stop is in my future.
09-05-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Converting aero style down tube shifters?

I'm contemplating buying a '85 Nashbar touring bike frame. I noticed it has an "aero" style boss for the shifters. I'd like to add some barend shifters but can't find any suggestions on how to make...
09-02-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,626
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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09-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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09-02-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Cycle Tourist

VolksCycle Mark XX

This came up for sale ($100) and with forged dropouts and DuraAce brakes, good tires etc. I couldn't go wrong. I know it's VC's top model but not much information available on it. I see some info on...
08-30-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I bought a pair on CL from one person. I was...

I bought a pair on CL from one person. I was unfamiliar with this bike. After I read this thread, I jumped on the deal immediately. Learning about new models is part of the fun. This one got all the...
08-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I "found" the same saddle on an old Schwinn I was...

I "found" the same saddle on an old Schwinn I was gifted. Frankly I took the bike only for the saddle. I slathered mine in olive oil and it came back from the dead to become a pretty decent saddle....
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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08-29-20, 07:29 AM
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Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Got the red one done. I swapped a few parts to...

Got the red one done. I swapped a few parts to make it mostly original....
08-26-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,370
Posted By Cycle Tourist

A pity that it seems humorous to insult older...

A pity that it seems humorous to insult older people. I'd though that cyclist would be united it their love of cycling.
08-26-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,370
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Early tig frames generally were cheap and poorly...

Early tig frames generally were cheap and poorly made with heavy, thick tubing and even then were prone to breaking. I never saw many lugged frames that I considered "crap" but I'm sure some existed....
08-21-20, 09:51 PM
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Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

They're both 23 1/2" I worked around the frozen...

They're both 23 1/2" I worked around the frozen stem to clean and lube the headset on the red one. It wouldn't budge. I tried the old, "cut off the top and hacksaw" trick for the stem. It's the first...
08-19-20, 04:53 PM
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Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Just discovered both stems are completely frozen....

Just discovered both stems are completely frozen. I think I'll put all the original stuff on the red one and leave the stem alone then sacrifice the stem on the repainted brownish one and rebuild it...
08-19-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 331,318
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Just bought two SC's for $50. Looking forward to...

Just bought two SC's for $50. Looking forward to working on these instead of Pugs....
08-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Not sure if the Suntour Hero or the plastic...

Not sure if the Suntour Hero or the plastic Simplex are bottom feeders but they have to be pretty close. I've cleaned up both and reused them and they work fine. They're from the 70's! My point is...
08-18-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,024
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It's pretty subjective but with competition,...

It's pretty subjective but with competition, Shimano was pushed to innovate and make a solid and also a visually pleasing design. Now everything is built to a price point and frankly seem cheaply...
08-05-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'd say no to the classic designation just...

I'd say no to the classic designation just because it's such a one-off but it's gorgeous none the less. I love the build and think it might be a classic if you built about a dozen more. 😂
08-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Old school handlebar mount? Behind the seat...

Old school handlebar mount? Behind the seat mount? I like a handlebar bag for water, bananas, energy bars, etc.
07-22-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nice bike and yes, I put a english cartridge...

Nice bike and yes, I put a english cartridge bearing on it while rebuilding. I hated the way it looked and went back to the bearings you see pictured, (11 loose balls per side) back on. Everything...
07-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's ok. I wouldn't expect anything less from...

That's ok. I wouldn't expect anything less from the observant bunch around here. It is slightly deformed. How the forks escaped damage I'll never know but the damage is slight and I don't expect it...
07-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Cycle Tourist

French Bikes:​​​​​​​ Is it just me?

I bought a Peogeot UO-10. Actually a bike minus wheels and derailleurs and a half hearted attempt to make a (ugh) "fixie." It cost $50 and times being what they are, it seemed like a good idea at...
07-20-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,361
Posted By Cycle Tourist

...or use the eyelet to support both the rack and...

...or use the eyelet to support both the rack and fender. The rack first and the light fenders attached outboard. I circumvented the US on such a set up front and back with absolutely no issue. If...
07-15-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 742,401
Posted By Cycle Tourist

On the nose. It's a '86 run. The hubs are Suntour...

On the nose. It's a '86 run. The hubs are Suntour but are of the cup and cone bearings type. That's fine with me as I prefer these as opposed to sealed bearings, particularly these, that have a...
07-13-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,990
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Kinda. It's was modified along the way with canti...

Kinda. It's was modified along the way with canti bosses and then repainted. The head badge was replaced with the glue on I'm guessing. Anyway I sold it in eBay. It cost quite a bit to ship as it was...
07-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 742,401
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Altron 7000 pre-restoration

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Crank changed to triple. Serial is KF0/024.
07-08-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I never had any pain on leather saddle but you'd...

I never had any pain on leather saddle but you'd get some arguments on that so I won't go there.
The point is, different butts like different saddles. Terry makes some good comfortable saddles....
07-08-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,823
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Prices have been way up but you can easily find a...

Prices have been way up but you can easily find a bike that doesn't work at a good price. Fixing it will give you something to do, teach you a lot, make cycling more fun and give you a nice and very...
07-06-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,183
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've got a little workshop outside under an eve...

I've got a little workshop outside under an eve on the side of the house. I've worked for years without a stand but now that I've got one (Christmas), I love it. Turning a bike over works with aero...
06-29-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,359
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get it. I really do. But even if you are young...

I get it. I really do. But even if you are young and asymptomatic who are you willing to kill around you, a little girl fighting leukemia, a woman with breast cancer or just exposing a whole...
06-29-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,262
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've ridden nearly every touring bike of any...

I've ridden nearly every touring bike of any material in every configuration, (I'm still recovering from a transcontinental jaunt on a recumbent), and have yet to find a best material. My current...
06-21-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This is the kind of story that scares my wife....

This is the kind of story that scares my wife. Still though, love the 'dales. What a chance to make a couple of pretty wonderful bikes. Some people criticise aluminum as too harsh but I like stiff...
06-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'd go barend indexing shifters, aero levers, a 7...

I'd go barend indexing shifters, aero levers, a 7 speed freewheel, a smaller middle chainring. It'll feel like a new bike. I reworked a '79 touring bike using barcons and enjoy it more than my much...
06-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I really like the Miyata but thought the triple...

I really like the Miyata but thought the triple butted tubing a little flexible for fully loaded touring especially in the larger sizes. I'd take the Expedition but it depends on the use. You...
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