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10-11-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,282
Posted By cooperryder

According to the 1986 catalog the Voyageur had...

According to the 1986 catalog the Voyageur had the Dia Compe 981 canti's and the Passage had Dia Compe 960's.

I'm running 700c on my 86 Passage with the original 960's with no problem.

​​​​With...
10-11-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

It's State Fair of Texas time in Dallas. I...

It's State Fair of Texas time in Dallas.

I got in 40 miles riding to and from the fair on another warm day that hit 90 degrees by late afternoon.

It was a hot return trip on my Trek 950 #2...
09-29-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,889
Posted By cooperryder

Sorry above message is run together. I've tried...

Sorry above message is run together.
I've tried 4 times but it will not let me divide into paragraphs.
09-29-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,889
Posted By cooperryder

I'm a fan of these vintage touring bikes.I tend...

I'm a fan of these vintage touring bikes.I tend to run the max tire size I can fit.On this Passage I'm currently running Continental Contact Speed tires in a folding 700x42.They measure pretty close...
09-28-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,889
Posted By cooperryder

I'm still enjoying my 86 Schwinn Passage having...

I'm still enjoying my 86 Schwinn Passage having it around 2 years now.

Got in 25 miles on it today on a stlll darn hot late September day.
...
09-27-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,889
Posted By cooperryder

A quick search turned up this pic which may be...

A quick search turned up this pic which may be the same bike all loaded up sans python.

It does have a different crankset and a few other changes from python pic but still looks to me to be the...
09-27-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,889
Posted By cooperryder

Thanks tyler_fred. I saw that picture...

Thanks tyler_fred.

I saw that picture several years ago and have been trying to find it again.
That is really an amazing picture!

It would be fun to hear the story about that person's bike...
09-17-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 54,814
Posted By cooperryder

This past week I've dealt with half a dozen flats...

This past week I've dealt with half a dozen flats or is it seven?
I'm losing track and beginning to think I'm under a curse.

Like I'm sure most of you do
I always seek to find the cause.

Has...
09-16-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Also if road bars are preferred there are many...

Also if road bars are preferred there are many great conversions
on this helpful thread.

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions-262.html
09-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

One continues to learn on this forum. That's...

One continues to learn on this forum.

That's the first Dawes mt bike I've seen.

What a great looking machine!

Where did you find it?

Also have you already changed it up some?
09-16-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Thank you Graboid1. I'm always on the...

Thank you Graboid1.

I'm always on the lookout for decent 26" 'street'
oriented tires as I so rarely get off road I don't need the knobby variety.

I'm not sure what tire I would go with at this...
09-10-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,339
Posted By cooperryder

1984 basic non SP Voyageur. 25" frame. On...

1984 basic non SP Voyageur. 25" frame.

On digital scale this one shows to be
25.8 pounds.

It's a bit too tall.
Wish I could find a trade for a 23" or even the rare 24" as I love the ride of...
09-10-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 54,814
Posted By cooperryder

I came across this review recently of a ...

I came across this review recently of a
Specialized Alibi Sport bike that comes with airless tires.

The reviewer like it well enough he bought it for his Dad.
...
09-10-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By cooperryder

You didn't mention your Dad's age group but I...

You didn't mention your Dad's age group but I found in my 60's a taller stem really helped me achieve a more comfortable riding position.

Also I have become a fan of wide platform pedals since...
09-09-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

Very beautiful! I think I would have trouble...

Very beautiful!

I think I would have trouble getting in many miles on that bike as I would be stopping often just to step back and look at it.

Well done!

I have actually been looking at...
09-09-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

That is a sharp looking Miyata! It looks 'like...

That is a sharp looking Miyata!
It looks 'like new' in the pics.
09-09-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

On that bike I use the SUNRACE 8speed M90 thumb...

On that bike I use the SUNRACE 8speed M90 thumb shifters.

I either bought them at Riv Bike or off ebay.

I like them ok, but wish they had a friction option.

I actually prefer the vintage...
09-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Got in just 14 miles on my Schwinn Passage on a hot day in the Dallas...
09-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

Got in just...

Got in just https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/20190907_150649_ac35eccffc704afc7f68aa5566bd57b4c6396ac2.jpg
14 miles on my Schwinn Passage on a hot day in the Dallas...
08-29-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

I got in 12 miles yesterday after adding a rear...

I got in 12 miles yesterday after adding a rear rack and basket on my official 'grocery getter ' bike, a lugged Trek 950 from 1989.

The front rack & basket was installed last week.

I'm not sure...
08-28-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 371,786
Posted By cooperryder

Thanks for the reply madpogue. In years gone by...

Thanks for the reply madpogue.
In years gone by I did camp quite a bit.

I will look into that option.
08-25-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By cooperryder

While out riding yesterday I saw a couple dozen...

While out riding yesterday I saw a couple dozen items of clothing strewn along the side of the road concluding with this.

Chewbacca or 'Big Foot?
...
08-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 371,786
Posted By cooperryder

Reimagined Trek 950 mt bike in service on a...

Reimagined Trek 950 mt bike in service on a grocery run to Trader Joe's.

It'll be getting rear rack and basket installed soon.

Anyone know of a replacement or substitute Shimano Deore...
08-19-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Wide tires help smooth out the rough streets in...

Wide tires help smooth out the rough streets in my area.

I think these Michelin's roll well for a fattish tire even though they are about 200g's heavier each over the DTH's which I will be using...
08-18-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

I changed to even fatter tires on my 2nd Trek...

I changed to even fatter tires on my 2nd Trek 950.

They are a discontinued Michelin Pilot Sport that measure 61mm wide on my calipers.
...
08-18-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

30 miles this AM b4 heat got too bad. My...

30 miles this AM b4 heat got too bad.

My Trek 950 at fountain at SMU.
(Southern Methodist...
08-15-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Thank you DorkDisk. Good eye on the unusual...

Thank you DorkDisk.

Good eye on the unusual crank configuration.

I attached a pic for a better look.

I guess not many old mtbs have DA cranksets, especially in a triple with a 28T granny...
08-14-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Thank you amillhench. I have two and both...

Thank you amillhench.

I have two and both are 22" 1989 lugged 950's.
The first one is pictured earlier in this thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/20739318-post155.html

I liked the first one so...
08-04-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Another pic of my lugged Trek 950. This is my...

Another pic of my lugged Trek 950.
This is my 2nd lugged 950.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1550/20190730_124933_7715452d4759f1991f541fc4853c306c345c661e.jpg
08-04-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,373
Posted By cooperryder

I encountered this slim critter while cycling a...

I encountered this slim critter while cycling a trail within the Colorado town we were visiting this summer.

...
07-23-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,042
Posted By cooperryder

Enjoyed running an errand on my vintage Trek mtb...

Enjoyed running an errand on my vintage Trek mtb in slightly cooler temps this morning.

Like occasionally playing with photo apps.
...
07-22-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190721_121725_8bea97a2e96577511e65e6c86eb0c4acd7c1403b.jpg
Sunday I meet up with my friend and rode in Irving ,TX trying some of the...
07-21-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,725
Posted By cooperryder

Northbend I enjoyed reading about your...

Northbend
I enjoyed reading about your adventure immensely.

Congratulations on a such an outstanding accomplishment!

I was able to do an 'almost' across USA trip in 2004 starting in Astoria,...
07-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By cooperryder

You might like seeing some of the conversions...

You might like seeing some of the conversions here :

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions-259.html

Or here:
...
07-06-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

That's a sharp looking cockpit. (and bike) I...

That's a sharp looking cockpit. (and bike)
I have a set of those same shifters.
Hope your daughter enjoys her cool bike.
07-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

stanman13, Beautiful and nicely done! ...

stanman13,

Beautiful and nicely done!

Love the variety of colors on your bars!
I need to get creative like that on one of my cockpits.

My first vintage mt bike I experimented with and...
07-05-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

There are sure some great looking bikes posted...

There are sure some great looking bikes posted recently.

Very nice!

These vintage mt bike frames are so versatile for building up and customizing to ones preferences.

After adding decent...
06-27-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By cooperryder

Cool to see this thread resurrected. I am...

Cool to see this thread resurrected.

I am really enjoying my 86 Passage.

The upright bars and tall stem work great for me.
I spread my riding over a handful of bikes but I am always ...
06-03-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Very ,very nice DQRider! I really like that...

Very ,very nice DQRider!
I really like that color blue.

It look like the paint is in excellent condition.
06-03-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,011
Posted By cooperryder

Late 80's lugged Trek 950 mt. bike, originally...

Late 80's lugged Trek 950 mt. bike,
originally a scratched up royal blue.

I asked powder coater to get as close to chrome as he could but he told me up front a shiny silver was how it would turn...
05-28-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By cooperryder

Also some decent looking Raleigh's in your...

Also some decent looking Raleigh's
in your price range.



https://chicago.craigslist.org/search/bia?sort=pricedsc&max_price=150&min_price=70&query=Raleigh
05-28-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By cooperryder

Cool idea! Thanks for doing it. A year or...

Cool idea!
Thanks for doing it.

A year or two ago a local news article indicated the Dallas area had more of these type bikes than any other area in the US if I recall correctly.

They were...
05-26-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,042
Posted By cooperryder

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x2000/20190526_102339_9cd8d8d487cdfb13d0a05f8e2d091e83efe97b58.jpg
05-26-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Trek 950

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1940x1410/20190526_163227_3151e43991c47a05cd1301c68b89fda0b8068033.jpg
I recently finished up a lugged Trek 950.
It was originally a bright...
04-27-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14,299
Views: 1,310,886
Posted By cooperryder

Had a nice Tour d' Dallas today in pleasant...

Had a nice Tour d' Dallas today in pleasant weather on my Trek 950.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x2000/20190427_160836_d10d36382769fd9c97f8457588f524f7bdd435e7.jpg...
04-10-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,469
Posted By cooperryder

1980 Centurion Semi Pro

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190319_122624_81bf657e07fd4fb48ac289f997232e53de6b7957.jpg
04-03-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

I have found several used shifters on eBay from...

I have found several used shifters on eBay from this era
for not too much dough.

I also have some modern versions like rivbike sells that work well.

Sun Race Shifters ...
04-02-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Hard to go wrong for flat resistance with many of...

Hard to go wrong for flat resistance with many of the Schwalbe models.

I installed a set of Soma branded tires that look about identical to the Fairweathers you linked on my daughter's bike about...
04-02-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Great looking Stumpjumper!

Great looking Stumpjumper!
04-02-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,798
Posted By cooperryder

Some nice looking parts there! Hope you post...

Some nice looking parts there!

Hope you post pics when you've finished the build.
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