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04-29-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10,209
Views: 1,256,203
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I snapped this one up very cheaply. The bottom...

I snapped this one up very cheaply. The bottom bracket took a hit and flattened the brazed-on cable guides. Then the cables rusted in the restricted space and that was that for it's use. The pedals...
03-06-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,546,633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Marin pine mountain

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I have a old Cinelli saddle, some partial toe clips and some bar...
02-14-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14,670
Views: 3,513,821
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This literally was saved from the trash pile....

This literally was saved from the trash pile. It's high tensile steel and absolutely nothing special but it's no longer headed to oblivion and someone will get some use out of it. It's got decent...
01-30-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,895
Posted By Cycle Tourist

My first.

It was shot and needed it but I've only done it when there was absolutely no other way....
01-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 532,905
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Univega gran premio

Just finished a rebuild of a bike that sat in an airplane hanger.
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01-08-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,032
Posted By Cycle Tourist

59cm and stand over is 35" That's with 27"...

59cm and stand over is 35" That's with 27" wheels.
12-15-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,132
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Smart lad. Frankly I'd add even more spokes since...

Smart lad. Frankly I'd add even more spokes since you're getting a new one but 36 is fine.
I'd echo the comment about finding a good old classic and make the modifications you need or want. As one...
12-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I echo the sentiments expressed by others. Your...

I echo the sentiments expressed by others. Your kindness is exemplary. Bikes are still solving the transportation problems of people that are short on money.
Years ago when the clutch went out on...
12-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,546,633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Marin Pine Mountain

I just brought this home. The crank doesn't look original. The rear rim brake surface is pretty worn and the paint is pretty bad but it seems sound and newly lubed so with a few adjustments I'll give...
11-28-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Love the description. I agree with everything you...

Love the description. I agree with everything you said and I feel some benefit using oval rings on the big ring especially when trying to power the flats for speed. My granny is usually a 24t or 23t...
10-04-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
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.😏
09-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Miyata 610

Got a nice Miyata 610 from cl. Lots of non-original parts but they work nicely: Wolber Super Champion rims, Huret dunopar rd, half step plus granny Sugino, Cyclone fd, Suntour aero levers and Simplex...
08-15-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,032
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=Cycle Tourist;22183171]All done I think. ...

[QUOTE=Cycle Tourist;22183171]All done I think.

I changed the water bottle cage mount using the original cable stop/reflector holder. It lowers the bottle and since the cable release is built into...
08-13-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 37,032
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally finished the rebuild

All done I think.
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07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,165
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah that's the important part although most any...

Yeah that's the important part although most any $25 bike is generally worth it. Checking on this site will give you a pretty good idea but the crazy good bargains generally require quick action. I'm...
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,507
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,507
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That stretch, (Big Sur to San Simeon), is...

That stretch, (Big Sur to San Simeon), is particularly nice. Flying into S.F. and cycling down to Santa Barbara and taking a train to wherever works nicely. Cycling through S.F. is childs play...
07-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,546,633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Hope this qualifies. ...

Hope this qualifies.
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07-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,504
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Moto GJ

I just brought this home. CL find.
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04-28-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Royce Union has a certain cache so I'm a little...

Royce Union has a certain cache so I'm a little sad to see it go. I realize Peugeots have a following too. Sorry to be a wet blanket but the vintage look kinda got lost in the translation. All that...
04-28-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I was referring to adding a new adjustable mech....

I was referring to adding a new adjustable mech. to an old set of down tube clamp on levers. I'm a fan of barend shifters for touring bikes. Sometimes I forget that not everyone has a box of old...
04-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
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....
04-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I echo the sentiments offered earlier. Those...

I echo the sentiments offered earlier. Those shifters almost always are fixable. Once the hardened gummy grease is removed and the ratchets are free to move everything works like new. Alternatively...
03-28-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Update

The paint match came out good. I tried a set of Matrix Titan rims I had on an old 610 and they fit perfectly. It has a 13/34 7 speed freewheel already mounted and I know I've got Shimano 8 speed...
03-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your right the 126mm spacing will accommodate a 6...

Your right the 126mm spacing will accommodate a 6 or 7 speed freewheel. Cannondale went back to 5 speeds and pushed the chain to the far extreme. They were then able to build a rear wheel with no...
03-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'85 st-500

I tried to resist. I really did but when the seller agreed to $100 for this completely original (tires don't count) ST-500 I was unable to hold out. This was my hands down, most desired bike when I...
03-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's full on vintage. Love those old 'dales. I...

That's full on vintage. Love those old 'dales. I was so envious of anyone that owned one. Thanks
03-14-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Boy, If that's not the best looking, unbreakable...

Boy, If that's not the best looking, unbreakable touring bike I've ever seen, I don't know what is! If your goal was perfection with a touch of personality, I'd say you made it.
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Done.

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02-28-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,060
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I think it's a uo-10 now at the very least. My...

I think it's a uo-10 now at the very least. My old UO frame, ($30 on CL) became my grocery getter built up from my best spare parts at the time. I meant to sell it but just can't seem part with it....
02-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,059
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The front is the common mt. bike rack listed on...

The front is the common mt. bike rack listed on eBay and the rear is a Songmics and has an adjustable mount. Total cost was about $35 for the pair. In order to use the front with panniers you'd have...
02-07-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,059
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....
01-31-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The plate did keep the kickstand from damaging...

The plate did keep the kickstand from damaging the stays so there's that. While working on the frame I saw a "Carrera Sport" logo on the top tube. The chief difference between the plain jane and the...
01-28-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,546,633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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01-27-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Right on. Stem has a .833 stamped but no date....

Right on. Stem has a .833 stamped but no date. The crank had 76 stamped on both pieces. The bb measured 68mm and is good old BSC at least all my locking washers screw on the the left bb smoothly....
01-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Windsor Carrera Special?

Bought this for $100. I've always loved the lugs and this one looked a step above the Carrera Sport I've seen from time to time. I've looked through the catalogs and the closest comparison was a...
01-18-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 974,045
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cool! Seven's are a cinch. Both Shimano and...

Cool! Seven's are a cinch. Both Shimano and Suntour click shifters will work on each others 7 freewheel. Barends, downtube's, thumbies or whatever. I've had the odd friction derailleur work with just...
01-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,504
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'85 p6

With all the beautiful bikes on here this may be a little embarrassing but this bike started life as a lowly p6 and aquired some nice upgrades that make it a much nicer ride. ...
01-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,428
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that...

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that can tell they are riding on a patched tube has sensitivity far beyond my abilities. I've had some patches fail to work but I've never had one fail...
12-31-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 442,119
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,284
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oh, and the reason to get different bikes for...

Oh, and the reason to get different bikes for different jobs is because we want them not because they're necessary....
12-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,706
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=RiddleOfStee And of course, my...

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And of course, my recently-finished 1985 Trek 620 in 25.5" / 65cm form. Like saying a second tier Ferrari is slow, saying this 620 is a lesser touring bike is a bit silly....
12-21-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 442,119
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally finished the rebuild

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12-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 64,337
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'86. I'm not much help on the hardware.

'86. I'm not much help on the hardware.
12-21-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,706
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nashbar tour mt

Just got this. Wait till you see it fixed back up.
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This looks...
12-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,504
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've managed a few cottered to cotterless...

I've managed a few cottered to cotterless conversations and always found cottered cranks very secure sometimes too much so. That is an excellent looking old timer.
12-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,284
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This is a very versatile bike. Maybe lose the...

This is a very versatile bike. Maybe lose the rack and replace the big chainring to a 50. Wide tires do cushion the bumps but at proper inflation don't hurt your speed significantly especially on...
11-29-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,546,633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Got this this morning from cl for $40. I'm more...

Got this this morning from cl for $40. I'm more of a touring bike guy but wanted a trail bike if I found something interesting....
11-28-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 532,905
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Just brought this home. I haven't cleaned or...

Just brought this home. I haven't cleaned or adjusted a thing yet. I know it's a low/middle level but a Univega low level is equal to many bikes mid/upper of the time....
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