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10-18-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

My new guess is '83. All models had the cable...

My new guess is '83. All models had the cable routed below the BB, the head badge got glued from 81 on and the only part of the serial number designating the year I can see is a rounded curve near...
10-18-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get it. I offer free delivery within 70 miles...

I get it. I offer free delivery within 70 miles but also, nooo, I'm shipping to PA or upstate NY or Queens or Ohio. Funny! NOT. I use shipbikes. It's a little cheaper than eBay. CL buyers are mostly...
10-18-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cool. I was only guessing. Italian NISI wheels,...

Cool. I was only guessing. Italian NISI wheels, Cyclone derailers. Any ideas on the age?
10-18-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I can't see very much if the serial number but...

I can't see very much if the serial number but the year digit appears to be an 8.
Really big or really small frames do have a limited market but people who need them are really motivated so it's...
10-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. I know it's true but I just hate the idea...

Yeah. I know it's true but I just hate the idea of splitting up a set. Lol

eBay still has a market for good c&v stuff. Mostly from the middle eastern part of the country or NY.
10-17-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I like the idea but I live in San Diego so I'm...

I like the idea but I live in San Diego so I'm not sure what this winter you speak of is.
10-17-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 516
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What to do with a repainted '78 TX700

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I'm totally scatterbrained on what to do about this bike. It's a...
10-14-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 672,896
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Saw this flat bar rebuild of Univega Grand...

Saw this flat bar rebuild of Univega Grand Touring and just had to put it back in "real" touring bike...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,065,635
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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Just finished turning this rescue back into a genuine touring...
10-10-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,491
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The after...

The after picture:https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20191010_155711207_058619c4fa8aaf8c3e84a60082fba4bc2d0f3c9f.jpg
10-07-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,295
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I didn't know very much about quality bikes but...

I didn't know very much about quality bikes but bought a Schwinn Traveler in the early 80's on sale for $99. It had cro moly tubes and was sized for me. Since then never.
10-01-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,491
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It did have a made in Taiwan sticker on the head...

It did have a made in Taiwan sticker on the head tube so '88 I'm guessing now. M for Merida, 8 for '88. Anyway I'm happy with the frame and it's looking more and more like a six freewheel with the...
10-01-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,491
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Good question. The serial number is M8C25546. The...

Good question. The serial number is M8C25546. The M indicates 84 but I think the Grand Touring name came later so I really don't know. I'm getting parts together. Some days I think of putting...
09-27-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,491
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Return to Grand Touring

Found a Grand Touring on CL. It's outfitted with a flat bar. I waited a few weeks and offered $160. I'm so excited to get started. Adding: drop bars, a seven speed freewheel, moving the 32t to...
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I found a cheap DX 4000 and put all new...

I found a cheap DX 4000 and put all new consumables and a ton of effort into it. The paint is excellent and finally got $220 so getting $600 seems way high. They are awfully nice bikes though so why...
09-25-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You make a good point but I loosened the laces a...

You make a good point but I loosened the laces a little to give it a little and more sag and it's indistinguishable from my Brooks. It also features a nylon cover on the bottom to keep any spray off...
09-24-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 921
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Much as I hate to say it, these tires are dried...

Much as I hate to say it, these tires are dried out on one side and are weak therefore they gotta go. The tread and one side may be brand new but the point is, one side is too weak to ride. It's...
09-19-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,500
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Mismatched wheels bother me although wider wheels...

Mismatched wheels bother me although wider wheels in back on a touring bike are ok as long as they're the same color. Mismatched tyres don't bother me as long as one isn't gumwall. Other than that,...
09-18-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Restore is a broad word. If you mean tearing it...

Restore is a broad word. If you mean tearing it down, replacing or renewing any lube after cleaning the bearings and new cables, if needed, then it's the cost of minor parts or about $50 plus tires...
09-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I bought one on clearance $38 about 6 months ago....

I bought one on clearance $38 about 6 months ago. Now they're about $78. The Commuter looks exactly like the B17. The leather is a little thicker than the Brooks and it's taking longer to break in....
09-11-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,491
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What's the difference, (if any), between the...

What's the difference, (if any), between the grand tourismo and the grand touring? I had an early grand tourismo that came with center pull brakes, no rack braze-ons, no cable braze-ons and stem...
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Cycle Tourist

After doing a little more research I realized it...

After doing a little more research I realized it had 18 splines instead of 20. It's a Phil Wood bb bearing. I should have looked a little harder before crying for help. 😒
09-05-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Odd bottom bracket tool?

I bought a nice '78 Trek TX700 frame. I want to build a touring bike with it. I wanted to unscrew the sealed bottom bracket bearing but my good old BBT22 park tool is just a skosh too big. Here's a...
09-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,784
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I agree. My advice is don't do it. The time and...

I agree. My advice is don't do it. The time and trouble even if you get it right is not worth it. Buy a triple or get a smaller inner for your double.
09-04-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Very interesting. I've always had my cables come...

Very interesting. I've always had my cables come straight out with the least amount of bend but I really like the look of your setup. Thanks for letting me know there are no issues with shifting....
09-04-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I like them too. The old friction Suntour barcons...

I like them too. The old friction Suntour barcons are really smooth and have a great feel. I like the 7speed Suntour or Shimano units but they are pricey. Even the barcons are $35 these days. I was...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. Microshift. Since I've never used brifters...

Yup. Microshift. Since I've never used brifters before they will be different.😉
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I got plenty of great feedback. Thanks. I think...

I got plenty of great feedback. Thanks. I think I'll try the Chinese STI's on a nice rebuild that's my size and see what it feels like. Honestly I'm pretty happy with clicking bar ends so why change?...
08-26-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,604
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Since there's a pretty good chance your riding...

Since there's a pretty good chance your riding this bike daily, why not get something you really enjoy. I get enjoyment on my $250 used Cannondale SR500 and I have a bike locker. I'd put it in a...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Funny.. but seriously most touring bikes haven't...

Funny.. but seriously most touring bikes haven't made the switch and service is a real concern. I'm obviously used to something else and don't feel the need to install them just because it's "new and...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,447
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Using 5x3 gearing the spacing is sufficient that...

Using 5x3 gearing the spacing is sufficient that a 1" movement of the lever means a one gear shift. Well, maybe not an inch but some other movement that will result in one gear change and is so...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Brifters on a touring bike?

All my touring bikes have had barend shifters untill now. I came across a great deal on a 7X3 brifter set several months ago. I bought it to use on a future rebuild. Now my Suntour barends on a...
08-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Just...

Just...
08-20-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Cycle Tourist

All...

All finished:https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190819_164941218_7ac8fc943c402a4f41d09ec5f4a51bcde3f55cb2.jpg
08-16-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,747
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: 87
Views: 3,747
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: 14
Views: 551
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: 15
Views: 702
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: 114
Views: 8,387
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: 1,425
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: 95
Views: 6,489
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: 1,382
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: 93
Views: 6,081
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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

Simple. Just grab a hacksaw and........
08-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,081
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: 65
Views: 3,512
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: 65
Views: 3,512
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: 65
Views: 3,512
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: 358
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: 2,719
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: 2,719
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...
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