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01-26-21, 09:14 PM
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Posted By brixxton

Feasible

Absolutely and I applaud your choice to go true vintage steel. If you have the skill set and a quality frame you end up with something that's yours, unique and has soul!...
01-19-21, 11:43 PM
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Posted By brixxton

Univega Upgrade

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Swapped everything I could, shifters ...
01-17-21, 03:09 AM
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Posted By ctak

It'll work great with just a little planning to...

It'll work great with just a little planning to sync everything up.

Here's my 2x9/10 speed 83 Pro Tour 15
- Rear triangle spread to 128mm, works well with many modern wheelsets
- 700c conversion...
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Views: 709
Posted By plonz

The full bike in this condition can fetch...

The full bike in this condition can fetch $600-$800. I still believe the frameset is a fair deal at $325.
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Posted By bikemig

This is one of the more desireable bikes from the...

This is one of the more desireable bikes from the golden age of touring bikes. It is more than I would like to pay for the frame. That said if it were my size and I wanted it, I would think about...
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Posted By bikemig

Agreed that this is high for just the frame. I...

Agreed that this is high for just the frame. I thought from the pics that this price was for the complete bike. That's a good deal. Just F/F (and HS?) not so much. You can do better.
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Posted By brian3069

I think it's on the high side. The prices for...

I think it's on the high side. The prices for touring bikes, all bike for that matter, have come down a lot in last few years. But, I wouldn't let a few dollars stop me if it was something I really...
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Posted By bikemig

Good deal at $325.

Good deal at $325.
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Views: 709
Posted By plonz

Yes that’s a good price, especially if there’s no...

Yes that’s a good price, especially if there’s no shipping costs on top of this. Looks like the internal wiring may be snipped at the ends but I don’t think that’s a value killer.

Is this a 62? ...
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Posted By 10 Wheels

Need Some Good Pics

Need Some Good Pics
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Posted By Clang

I remember posting the link to this earlier and I...

I remember posting the link to this earlier and I feel $175 is a good price especially with new consumables.
01-06-21, 04:19 PM
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Posted By bikingshearer

FWIW, I would not want brifters on a loaded...

FWIW, I would not want brifters on a loaded touring bike. For me, the optimum solution on a loaded touring bike is indexed barcons with a friction option. That gives you two-hands-on-the-bars...
01-06-21, 10:22 AM
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Posted By scarlson

I wouldn't worry. It'd have to be a pretty...

I wouldn't worry. It'd have to be a pretty strange failure to:
a) not be visible after the frame is spread
b) fail catastrophically. At least it should creak first, and steel fails quite...
01-06-21, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Road Fan

As I get older I worry more about falling,...

As I get older I worry more about falling, especially on pavement. I trust my Italian and American frames which were cold-set 25 years ago and have continued to take the unimaginable stress of my...
01-06-21, 04:15 AM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By non-fixie

Lots of good advice above. However, as I am cheap...

Lots of good advice above. However, as I am cheap and like to keep things simple, I have found that I don't *need* all of it.

For me it is not so much the number of gears but the having the right...
01-06-21, 01:07 AM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By pcb

So much info here already, I'll just chime in...

So much info here already, I'll just chime in with a few thoughts. Keep in mind that although it is obviously totally doable, some accommodations are easier to deal with than others.

1. Make sure...
01-05-21, 06:54 PM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By The Golden Boy

To answer the question- yes you can do it- in...

To answer the question- yes you can do it- in addition to the myriads of individual threads- there's a whole Megathread about 'retro-roadies' dedicated to building "vintage" bikes up to 8-9-10-11...
12-30-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By Barry2

Way too convenient... it'll never catch on ! P_...

Way too convenient... it'll never catch on !
P_ _ _ Tool would buy the Patent and kill it.

Barry
12-30-20, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Sir_Name

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or...

One thing I’ll add is that a Jtek shiftmate or Wolftooth tanpan can be used to get modern road shifters and MTB rear derailleurs working well together. That’ll further open up gearing options if...
12-30-20, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Road Fan

I think these sorts of conversions are very...

I think these sorts of conversions are very feasible and worthwhile. If you like riding that particular frame and to not want to mess with adapting to a different one, this conversion should just...
12-30-20, 10:59 AM
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Posted By bikemig

Most of these bikes were not originally designed...

Most of these bikes were not originally designed to fit this large a tire but good to know that by moving to 700c (I suspect many of these models were originally designed for 27 inch wheels) you can...
12-30-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By scarlson

I've put modern 700c wheels and tires on half the...

I've put modern 700c wheels and tires on half the bikes in my above list: Cresta, Riviera, Touring Deluxe, Voyageur SP, Specialissima, Gran Turismo, Touring Series IV. They all can take 700x38,...
12-30-20, 10:13 AM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By mstateglfr

Its been answered, but yes itll work. Ive done a...

Its been answered, but yes itll work. Ive done a few touring builds with old frames and more modern components. By the mid-80s, frames were standardized enough to allow you to update stuff that is...
12-30-20, 10:08 AM
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Posted By bikemig

One of the good things about converting a vintage...

One of the good things about converting a vintage MTB for touring duty is that it is likely a cheap conversion. The bike will come with a triple crank (very likely 110/74 bcd) and derailleurs...
12-30-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By bikemig

You may be overthinking this a bit. There are...

You may be overthinking this a bit. There are three big questions: is the frame geometry suitable for touring; what kind of gearing do you want; and how large a tire volume do you want?
(1) Frame...
12-30-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By Geepig

Yup indeed, undo the pin plate and the balls will...

Yup indeed, undo the pin plate and the balls will fall out, in pure Suntour fashion. However, that does not mean it is the way to remove it - first it is important to check whether that first...
12-30-20, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yup and I'm pretty sure that's what we are...

Yup and I'm pretty sure that's what we are looking at here.The OP has stated that the center part does not rotate with the cogs and there are clearly visible pin holes on what I am quite certain is...
12-30-20, 06:09 AM
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Posted By dedhed

2 chain whips

2 chain whips
12-30-20, 05:49 AM
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Posted By beicster

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my...

Go for it. I just spread the rear triangle on my 85 Voyageur to accept a modern 130 OLD hub the other day. I have an 84 Paramount Touring built with modern (but not too modern) Ultegra. There is a...
12-30-20, 03:56 AM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By Germany_chris

Another thread where I can post pitchers

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12-30-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By DiabloScott

There were some freewheels that were designed not...

There were some freewheels that were designed not to be removeable with a tool - they required destructive removal. Basically you use a hammer and punch to get the bearing race off of there and then...
12-29-20, 11:41 PM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By scarlson

Totally feasible, and honestly even poorly done...

Totally feasible, and honestly even poorly done I'd prefer it to anything modern. I toured for collectively about 400 days on a converted old bike, unsupported, carrying camping and cooking gear. My...
12-29-20, 11:20 PM
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Views: 4,439
Posted By nlerner

It really depends on how old the frames you’re...

It really depends on how old the frames you’re trying to modify are. Both Expedition and Portage are late enough to likely have downtube shifter/cable stop mounts, which you’ll need for brifters....
12-29-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By wesley77803

I updated my 85 Trek 620 with an ultregra long...

I updated my 85 Trek 620 with an ultregra long cage rear derailleur and installed a Dura-Ace 9 speed indexed bar end shifter. The front is still using the downtube shifter although I had plans to...
12-29-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By jPrichard10

If you want to do this, I'd suggest leave the BB,...

If you want to do this, I'd suggest leave the BB, FD and crankset and just run friction for the left side. Reasoning being the limited options for sensible chainrings for touring if you're looking at...
12-29-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By garryg

Hopefully you get some positive input for your...

Hopefully you get some positive input for your project. I think it is certainly an interesting pursuit. Old frame,modern components. I wonder if it could be done with belt driven Rohloff hub? Big...
12-29-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,439
Posted By chancelucky

I'm in the midst of doing something like that...

I'm in the midst of doing something like that myself. It's not cheap and there are lots of little issues that can make it a bit unpredicable (bottom bracket compatibility, finding quality 130 mm...
12-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By Russ Roth

Since there are decent and dependable tires for...

Since there are decent and dependable tires for 27" I'd be less inclined to hunt around for longer reach brakes, I'd sooner get dual pivot with new pads which will stop just fine, fairly certain...
12-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By '02 nrs

possibly a uniglide cassette-smallest gear...

possibly a uniglide cassette-smallest gear unscrews to remove the cluster.need 2 chainwhips.https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html...
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Posted By T-Mar

I believe this is a 1986 model. The serial number...

I believe this is a 1986 model. The serial number will provide confirmation.

These were intended for very short riders, which were usually women. The smaller front wheel allowed for a lower and...
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By loudbay

I think this is a good valuation for the Denver...

I think this is a good valuation for the Denver area, this time of year. I've been hunting lately and that looks like something I would have messaged about at that $175-$200 valuation.
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By kross57

I think you're right. Lately most folks dropping...

I think you're right. Lately most folks dropping $150-$300 just want a fully functional bike that has been well maintained and will give them trouble-free service. Replace what needs to be replaced....
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Views: 836
Posted By kross57

In my area, spring or summer, that would bring...

In my area, spring or summer, that would bring $200-$225. I sold one in excellent condition a few months ago for $250. A lot depends on your local market.
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Views: 836
Posted By TugaDude

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. ...

Difficult to say no knowing your local market. Many cities have a shortage of decent bikes for sale on the various sites, and if Denver is among them, then you'll do better. I'm thinking somewhere...
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Without a bit more information pinning down the...

Without a bit more information pinning down the year is a bit difficult. Sadly the brake calipers have been swapped out so it makes things murkier. It is likely an 84 or 85 model but just which is...
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Posted By noglider

Guyatwork37, recently, the market was very...

Guyatwork37, recently, the market was very favorable for sellers because, thanks to the pandemic, demand is way up and supply is down. Now that the weather is colder, it might be less so, but I don't...
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Views: 743
Posted By kross57

In my area that would be $250-$275 easily....

In my area that would be $250-$275 easily. However, right now the market is slow and will probably stay that way until spring. By then, who knows? The swings have been crazy.
10-30-20, 12:56 PM
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Views: 508
Posted By oneclick

I have a 1983 Peugeot (unknown model, not in...

I have a 1983 Peugeot (unknown model, not in catalogs, see other thread) with a swiss BB fixed cup and it is marked with a ring around the edge. I found a pair of similar cups english threaded and...
10-29-20, 06:24 PM
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Posted By daka

My wife had a UO10 about that vintage and the...

My wife had a UO10 about that vintage and the fixed cup was Swiss - clockwise to undo.
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Posted By repechage

Ditch the ape hanger (butterfly) bars. This...

Ditch the ape hanger (butterfly) bars.

This was near the end for the straight extended seat stays.
Would only be better in Black. Do leave the paint alone aside from polishing it up.
The fender...
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