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08-16-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,768
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm a big fan of the Cannondale touring bikes....

I'm a big fan of the Cannondale touring bikes. All the "T" 'dales would be great. Are the roads paved or dirt. A Mt. bike may be a good thought.
08-16-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,768
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm partial to the Miyata. Be sure to load the...

I'm partial to the Miyata. Be sure to load the bike like you'll have it loaded and take a day in all conditions before setting out. I had a big frame 720 and was shocked to find it so flexible when...
08-16-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Man. You made out. I just bought this for $60 and...

Man. You made out. I just bought this for $60 and I thought I did...
08-16-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally the paint cured so I could work on a '82...

Finally the paint cured so I could work on a '82 Panosonic DX4000. Bought it at a junk dealer. It was sprayed black and most of the group replaced with junk. (A steel rivited triple!) Ugh! I realized...
08-15-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,905
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nice! I've always liked the look too but...

Nice! I've always liked the look too but replacing spokes with a big flange on my old touring bike certainly made my day when touring through no man's land. I always carried a freewheel tool but...
08-13-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I never found a spray that looked right. It ends...

I never found a spray that looked right. It ends up looking poorly painted. If it's really as bad as you say just sand, primer and paint. Fortunately the forks can be painted a contrasting color if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,453
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Long climbs are much easier if you vary your...

Long climbs are much easier if you vary your climbing style. Spinning at 70 rpm with a low gear and standing with a 60 rpm. I usually go up a gear or two just before standing. The actual speed...
08-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yes. I believe so. It had some nice Superb levers...

Yes. I believe so. It had some nice Superb levers too. Panasonic made some nice bikes for Schwinn.
08-08-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,838
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Simple. Just grab a hacksaw and........

Simple. Just grab a hacksaw and........
08-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,838
Posted By Cycle Tourist

No brake hoods and you could buy a Velcro band...

No brake hoods and you could buy a Velcro band that had gel in it. That was less than successful but better than nothing. I learned the figure eight with an extra loop around the brake levers. You...
08-08-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks. I suppose your right about the 520. I'm...

Thanks. I suppose your right about the 520. I'm not a modern bike guy. I'd more likely be looking for a Nishiki, Miyata, Univega, Panasonic type sport bike. I see them on CL sometimes for 1 or 1:50. ...
08-07-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oops. I just read the comments about not wanting...

Oops. I just read the comments about not wanting a touring bike. Oh well. I still see a "new"more laid back bike in your future.
08-07-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,731
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Jethin has a point. Whatever money you spend on a...

Jethin has a point. Whatever money you spend on a "racing" frame will never make much of a difference. Short chainstays and wheelbase and an upright geometry will do you in.
Turning a hybrid or...
08-07-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Bottom Bracket mounted derailleur

OK, just when you think you've seen it all... I haven't really dug into it yet but this Marin Larkspur '98 has a FD mounted to a bracket that appears attached to the BB. I'm not a fan of the crank...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Personally no, but touring is even tougher. When...

Personally no, but touring is even tougher. When a truck or rv is moving over to clear an oncoming car and the bike lane has turned into a crumbling line that you must ride inside is a situation that...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Some sort of mirror is an absolute must when...

Some sort of mirror is an absolute must when riding a touring bike. The most important consumable is water and that can be carried anywhere. One bottle needs to be in reach but your spares can be...
08-05-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,216
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...
07-28-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,569
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sorry. Didn't mean to insult your 720. I rode one...

Sorry. Didn't mean to insult your 720. I rode one with about 50 lbs. of gear from Portland to San Diego. It was in the 63cm size. It was very very wobbly. On an overpass with a strong wind, I got off...
07-28-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I do. I'm selling a st400 with it on the...

I do. I'm selling a st400 with it on the...
07-27-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I don't know where to look. eBay or Amazon? After...

I don't know where to look. eBay or Amazon? After that I'd try some on line bike shops.
07-27-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,077
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Cycle Tourist

And I would swap to a 24 from the 28. Regardless...

And I would swap to a 24 from the 28. Regardless that is one sweet touring bike. I've seen nothing that comes close for that kinda money!
07-27-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm with you. Sandpaper the shoes and adjust them...

I'm with you. Sandpaper the shoes and adjust them correctly and see what you get. I'd lube the cables and only replace if needed or you like another color. Cable adjusters would be nice if you can...
07-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,569
Posted By Cycle Tourist

If by bike paths you mean gravel, go with the...

If by bike paths you mean gravel, go with the widest tires.
No to the 720. Too flexible. Love Cannondales generally but the 1000 will give you more comfort and some nimbleness IF you're confident in...
07-27-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,433
Views: 1,974,924
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Good luck is right. You guys that put the pin...

Good luck is right. You guys that put the pin back in place have my admiration! I just popped the next pin over and didn't push it all the way out and tossed the "broken" link I screwed up. Unless...
07-27-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 646,681
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Trekky

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07-27-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,177
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: 40
Views: 1,624
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...
07-24-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Very good and thoughtfull answers. I guess...

Very good and thoughtfull answers. I guess disclosing a new paint job will be my new policy. I only do it when I think there is no other way and add decals as well. A recent buyer gave me a negative...
07-24-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The clamps that hold the bottle cages. Maybe a...

The clamps that hold the bottle cages.
Maybe a stem clamp could be attached to a bar end with one side devoid of the square boss and the other side sporting those nice 600 levers. You'd need two to...
07-24-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Short answer, yes. It won't make a sport bike...

Short answer, yes. It won't make a sport bike into a LHT but you can do it. Some triples push all the gears out from the BB rather then put a granny to your inboard side too close to the frame. Your...
07-24-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Gotta love Panasonic bikes. The Touring bikes...

Gotta love Panasonic bikes. The Touring bikes they made are the real deal. Nice!
07-24-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Cycle Tourist

When you restore what paint if any?

I love old bikes and every once in a while you get one that needs painting,.. badly. Is careful prep and priming, cureing and sanding in prep of a rattle can spray job a good or bad thing? Now, I...
07-23-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. 6'3" in CA. Just bought a Panosonic sprayed...

Yup. 6'3" in CA. Just bought a Panosonic sprayed black. They didn't even pull the water bottle clamps. I took all the spray paint off. Most of the parts are frankenbike....
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,320
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The trailer is ok but how are you planning on...

The trailer is ok but how are you planning on getting up hills with your road bike gearing?
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,320
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Ok! Honestly, I think you really need a touring...

Ok! Honestly, I think you really need a touring bike. Old ones are just as good, so you can find a good price for a serviceble old bike that will suit your needs perfectly. Find a bike you can afford...
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,382
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It's not the bike it's the gears. If it has a...

It's not the bike it's the gears. If it has a triple crank, you can gear it low enough to make any hill easily climbable. What 25 lb. clunker were you on? I can eat a hearty lunch that would turn a...
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Boy, did you come to the right place. Their is a...

Boy, did you come to the right place. Their is a lot if combined years ready and willing to pass it on. You certainly have plenty of bike for touring. For 2&3 day rides I don't think frame packs are...
07-22-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Love the set up on these bikes. The right...

Love the set up on these bikes. The right balance, the braze-ons, the feel lightly loaded is great fun. Because I do need the big frame but trek apparently didn't change the tubing specs for a big...
07-22-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,527
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Sounds pretty bleak. I guess I've learned to...

Wow. Sounds pretty bleak. I guess I've learned to adjust to the changing landscape with a little more aplomb. In spite of the present political landscape I've resisted being quite so pessimistic....
07-22-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,527
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I understand your concern but you may be having a...

I understand your concern but you may be having a knee jerk reaction. Although it may seem like a bad thing on it's face but many of the other problems, (parked cars, careless users of the bike lane...
07-22-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Mines a 59cm. The bikes a little small for me. I...

Mines a 59cm. The bikes a little small for me. I bought it as a flip. The owner wanted to sell all the components separately. That always seems wrong to me. Maybe as I get older, keeping all your...
07-22-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

If the FD works with the two big rings, adding a...

If the FD works with the two big rings, adding a granny "should" work as well. Why change the BB? If it's because the granny will rub on the frame then I get it. FYI sometimes getting a longer BB...
07-22-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

​​​​​​Yup. What you see is what I got. I'm...

​​​​​​Yup. What you see is what I got. I'm selling this on eBay now and it's got more pictures. All I did was pull it apart, clean and polish it and add the usual consumables.
07-22-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,943
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Totally subjective but I liked them on the granny...

Totally subjective but I liked them on the granny only. I thought they were easier to climb with a good cadence but round ones easier to spin with the help of momentum from more forward speed.
07-22-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cycle Tourist

My '77...

My '77 SLThttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190708_125759903_75510d0e0ebd8e63a4bc12412966a2371f1d7c53.jpg...
07-19-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,352
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I can dig it but I have to agree that you need to...

I can dig it but I have to agree that you need to let it go figuratively as well as actually. I have resisted parting out bikes because I hate the idea of dismantling a bike that, with a small...
07-16-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cool bike. Looks like an old friend. My first...

Cool bike. Looks like an old friend. My first real touring bike was an old Univega Sport Touring bike remade with lots of upgrades and changes to make it work. The tighter geometry and tubes just fit...
07-16-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What an absolutely cool bike. The crank oozes...

What an absolutely cool bike. The crank oozes cool alone. The decals too. Nice find!
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