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09-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
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.
09-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,250
Views: 726,454
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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UO-10
09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
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...
09-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
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...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,916
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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The old...
08-29-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,916
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....
08-19-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,916
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....
07-21-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
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...
07-12-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 741,531
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: 546
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....
07-06-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,167
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: 7,342
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...
06-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
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...
06-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Cycle Tourist

American Eagle -Nishiki

I came across this and can't find anything on it other than it became a Nishiki in the late '79's. Is it crazy valuable or just a nice mid 70's Japanese bike....
06-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Lock the headset but into place so your hacksaw...

Lock the headset but into place so your hacksaw has a guide then back the nuts away from your cut after and file a LITTLE bevel to remove the sharp edges. Then you can use the nuts to straighten any...
06-08-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Looks like there's plenty of room. Anything that...

Looks like there's plenty of room. Anything that doesn't rub is perfect.
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,162
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Vancouver to San Diego.

An annual affair on different vehicles.
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06-06-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 780,777
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Olympic 12 turns 18

This started out as an uninteresting sport bike but became my favorite. I've had lots of different touring bikes and prefer long chain stays but like something that is a bit quicker than conventional...
05-31-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,449
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Since you wanted the serial number for your...

Since you wanted the serial number for your database I thought I'd pass this along. This is a big frame that was used to sweeten the deal on a $40 Nishiki I bought from a storage shed sale. It looked...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,445
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've traveled this route very often. It's my...

I've traveled this route very often. It's my favorite. If you need to shorten your trip, I'm admittedly bias, but I feel cycling California is the best. There's a small airport in Arcadia and a large...
05-02-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That was quite a dissertation. The gravel thing...

That was quite a dissertation. The gravel thing got me. If your talking about getting good in gravel then the fat tire bike is your answer but if you want to get good on the road then you'll need a...
05-02-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,603
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get and what you're saying and agree but, not...

I get and what you're saying and agree but, not everyone can afford $100 jerseys and as opposed to wearing a tee shirt or a sweatshirt it to, is a huge improvement.. as for the novelty part, it's a...
05-02-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,603
Posted By Cycle Tourist

If you were to "go out" from a bike fall no one...

If you were to "go out" from a bike fall no one will notice your jersey,...even in the US.
We are nerdy because we know the fun in efficient muscular movement to facilitate forward progress, hence...
04-04-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. I know. I'm no fan of Kenda tires but they...

Yup. I know. I'm no fan of Kenda tires but they run well at lower pressure. I like Contis but they blew off my first encounter at 90 lbs before I got on the bike so we'll see how the cheapies do....
03-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,731
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I see no reason to not cycle frequently. I've...

I see no reason to not cycle frequently. I've always been more of a solo cyclist anyway and cycling in groups should be avoided but improving your health with exercise has always been a great idea....
02-10-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,945
Posted By Cycle Tourist

We tried it and really liked it. My wife didn't...

We tried it and really liked it. My wife didn't ride at all and I loved riding so I built a tandem for a 6'3" captain and a 5'2" stoker. She had a ball. She would never dream of navigating traffic...
01-16-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You absolutely can not toss the cage for the...

You absolutely can not toss the cage for the balls and just add the balls alone. You'll need at least one or more ball to make the spacing uniform. I can't tell from the photo but the balls looked...
01-06-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,219
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Trek 720's bought for $75 a piece. B4 and After. ...

Trek 720's bought for $75 a piece. B4 and After.
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12-17-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 780,777
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Klein with smaller granny and larger uniglide big...

Klein with smaller granny and larger uniglide big cog, (23/32) and 728 unchanged....
12-17-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 780,777
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Love the stiff Cannondales for touring. I'd go...

Love the stiff Cannondales for touring. I'd go with barend extensions and thumbies, or drop bars and barend shifters but it's new and you should make it your style.
11-11-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,368
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. I get the fit question most of all and yes...

Yeah. I get the fit question most of all and yes the questions can be lessened by good pictures and a complete description but people that really love bikes love to talk bikes. Just cut to the chase...
10-17-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,979
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I like the idea but I live in San Diego so I'm...

I like the idea but I live in San Diego so I'm not sure what this winter you speak of is.
10-14-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 780,777
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Saw this flat bar rebuild of Univega Grand...

Saw this flat bar rebuild of Univega Grand Touring and just had to put it back in "real" touring bike...
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Cycle Tourist

After doing a little more research I realized it...

After doing a little more research I realized it had 18 splines instead of 20. It's a Phil Wood bb bearing. I should have looked a little harder before crying for help. 😒
08-26-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,229
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Since there's a pretty good chance your riding...

Since there's a pretty good chance your riding this bike daily, why not get something you really enjoy. I get enjoyment on my $250 used Cannondale SR500 and I have a bike locker. I'd put it in a...
08-20-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By Cycle Tourist

All...

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08-05-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,131
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Well said. Occupy your space in traffic and be...

Well said. Occupy your space in traffic and be seen. Riding with traffic is easy and relatively safe if your seen. Communicate with drivers with gestures, eye contact
and the like.
Riding with RVs...
07-27-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,266
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oh man. So glad you did that. The bicycle gods...

Oh man. So glad you did that. The bicycle gods thank you.
07-27-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,302,884
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You are so right.... I was considering brifters...

You are so right.... I was considering brifters for a '82 Panosonic before I came to my senses. I did substitute indexing 7speed Sun DT shifters and a Sun freewheel. I think that just qualifies for a...
07-27-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 780,777
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Trekky

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07-27-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,942
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Specialized Expedition

Some mentioned this tyre earlier. I used them on aluminum hook rims and they were wider than any 1 1/4 tires I found. They rolled really well too.
07-26-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,781
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Agreed. Building a set makes retrueing a much...

Agreed. Building a set makes retrueing a much easier proposition. I built my first set on my shoestring racing budget. I could afford the mavic hoops and spokes but cut my cheap Shimano hubs off a...
07-08-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Some after...

Some after...
07-05-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By Cycle Tourist

No wonder your "tricky"😬

No wonder your "tricky"😬
07-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Shwinn Paramount

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Saw a nifty blue Paramount going for $165 today in Carlsbad....
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The re-completed Stella.

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06-21-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,795
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Preaching to the choir here buddy. I love the...

Preaching to the choir here buddy. I love the hunt, the rebuild and learning the history. Also I get to own, (briefly), the bikes I could never afford 30+ years ago.🤓
Replies: 27
Views: 3,908
Posted By Cycle Tourist

New pics of Stella after....

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04-29-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,943
Posted By Cycle Tourist

eBay. Auction starting at 99cents. We'll soon see...

eBay. Auction starting at 99cents. We'll soon see if your life has value.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 31,819
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nope. I never had an issue even with loaded...

Nope. I never had an issue even with loaded touring. Stopping in the rain is best done gently so why change something that works. If I was still racing I might be looking for an edge so I get it but...
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