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If you could tour on any vintage road or touring bike?

Old 02-15-13, 01:21 AM
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You going to carry my gear? my mid 80's Specialized Expedition
was just a wee bit too flexible loaded.

lighter yet might need a sag wagon

I built another frame strong like farm equipment , its a solid ride..

Don't have the funds to build up another frame, to use say a horizontal oval top tube.
have the stiffness of a twin top tube, but less than .049" wall .75" pair weighs.

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Old 02-15-13, 01:22 AM
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My 1987 Kuwahara Cascade... truly an expedition worthy bicycle and pretty nice as a daily driver too.



Conversely... my 1973 P20 custom has been doing the lion's share of the shorter trips these past few years.



I could build my own custom touring frame but am so happy with what I have I have no need to do so.
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Old 02-15-13, 01:37 AM
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Which vintage bike would I tour on? There are certainly some sweet looking ones out there. While thinking about it, I'll ride the one I have. It's not top notch but it fits and it's a nice ride.



'82 Motobecane Grand Touring. Medium to low grade components, Huret, Weinmann, Strong, Atom, they all work good and look decent so it's a rebuild keeper for me. I believe they were marketed as a "Day Tourer".
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Old 02-15-13, 04:00 AM
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If you could tour on any vintage road or touring bike?

It would be kind of neat to do a RTW on Fred Birchmore's Bucephalus
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Old 02-15-13, 06:57 AM
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I thought I had found my machine in this '84 Fuji Supreme. I found out that I need a granny gear, cage mounts and longer chain stays. So, now I am looking for a vintage MTB like Trek 850 or a vintage touring bike that is not so famous as the Trek 520.
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Old 02-15-13, 08:40 AM
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I'm indifferent to old bikes for this body, if I was 40lbs lighter then the vintage bikes would work. Early 70's schwinn Paramount or early 80's Specialized Sequoia would be nice
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Old 02-19-13, 05:18 PM
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I would do it on a Petterson. You gotta love the 1890's stylings of the bike. Also I heard the "saddle" (or hammock) is quite comfortable.
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Old 02-20-13, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
Its actualy a really nice riding bike, isn't it?
Yours is beautifull. Mine was the same blue, more or less. Got it from the original owners father for 5 bucks, stripped and painted it british racing green. Mine is actualy dressed out in Fuji branded Suntour derailers and crank right now, but still has that great I-beam Nitto stem.
Thanks. Mine is still original paint but is showing it's age - but then again, I am too!

After that pic was taken it has been 'upgraded' a bit more. Better wheels (Ukai 27x1-1/8), and a replacement period-correct V-GT-luxe rear derailleur w/Bullseye pulleys. Contemplating replacing the original DiaCompe center-pulls for a set of Shimano 600 or 6700 sidepulls.

Still trying to find a souce for a replacement elastomeric puck for the 'suspension' seatpost I got from Nashbar in the '80s... That red thing in the pic... I'm planning a three week 1100 mile tour for this coming September and need to find a replacement! My old bottom can't take the road abuse it did in my youth, LOL!

Like 12bar, I lusted after a Fuji America, but couldn't find one... so I upgraded my S-10S to as close as I could get to one!
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Old 02-20-13, 04:04 AM
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I would love to go on a tour with my Peugeot (30 years old) but as it is single-speed, i might get tired too soon...
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Old 02-20-13, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
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Still trying to find a souce for a replacement elastomeric puck for the 'suspension' seatpost I got from Nashbar in the '80s... That red thing in the pic... I'm planning a three week 1100 mile tour for this coming September and need to find a replacement! My old bottom can't take the road abuse it did in my youth, LOL! .....

Try a good skateboard shop. You might be able to adapt a skate board bushing. I used them with good success on my flex stem.
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Old 02-20-13, 12:21 PM
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If I had the best vintage touring bike, I would sell it and go modern. Steel frame capable of 2.0 inch wide tires, 26 inch wheels, maybe S&S couplers, but would use an older 8 speed 11/32 cassette with indexed bar end shifters.
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Old 02-20-13, 07:22 PM
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I've already toured on it for a number of years 1974 Peugeot PX10 equipped with clincher wheels, and Simplex Super L J derailleurs




Early 1970's It has long been retired, and replaced by a bike with sensible gearing!

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Old 02-20-13, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
Miyata 1000. Always regretted selling that and I don't know if it was really as nice as I remember - but I remember it being really nice.
+1. Never had one but they sure do look good:

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Old 02-21-13, 10:05 AM
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My choice would be a Miyata 1000. I searched for a decent one in my size for several years but never got lucky. Ended up buying a new Bob Jackson World Tour from England, which is remarkably similar except the BJ has a shortish head tube. Bob Jackson and Mercian have both been making touring bikes since at least the 1960s, so they would be worth looking for as well.
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My choice would be a Miyata 1000. I searched for a decent one in my size for several years but never got lucky. Ended up buying a new Bob Jackson World Tour from England, which is remarkably similar except the BJ has a shortish head tube. Bob Jackson and Mercian have both been making touring bikes since at least the 1960s, so they would be worth looking for as well.
Gorgeous Bicycle !
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