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11-20-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's the one. There's very little top flat...

That's the one. There's very little top flat area. It slopes quickly down and out and the drops are slightly flared out. I saw some similar stuff on very old (60-70's) Austrian bikes.
11-20-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Score!! I saw a Puch with a clamp on shifter on...

Score!!
I saw a Puch with a clamp on shifter on the top tube near where a stem shifter would be. I think it was from the 70's. It's easier to find a decent clamp on shifter than a good stem shifter...
11-20-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get that but usually I have no issue using old...

I get that but usually I have no issue using old derailleurs with indexing shifters. Suntour and Shimano 7 speed stuff works interchangeably. Smarter people than I have told me it's just lucky that...
11-20-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

No your right on. That is the last time I'll year...

No your right on. That is the last time I'll year down a bike without riding it. Assume at your own risk.😬
11-20-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

No. Your not missing a thing. I tried different...

No. Your not missing a thing. I tried different derailleurs, different cranks, different angles and heights. I got mixed results but nothing satisfactory.
I changed back to a friction down tube...
11-19-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Cycle Tourist

"About $20" each is usually over $30 including...

"About $20" each is usually over $30 including shipping. I'm not opposed to friction shifters at $20 if I can find em but when I see mt. bike 7 speed shifters with brake levers for under $20 I...
11-17-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What America needs is a $20, 7-speed barend shifter.

OK, So I love classic bikes but...
I'm not opposed to adding a seven speed freewheel where there was once a perfectly good 6-speed. My conscience even let me use aero levers without losing too much...
11-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cycle Tourist

If not mechanics then who might I ask?

If not mechanics then who might I ask?
11-14-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Mary style road drop bars

I've seen Mary style "flat" bars but what are Mary style drop bars used for? They look like track bars to me. Riding on the drops look like the only comfortable option. Riding the hoods looks very...
11-11-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That actually gives me hope. The FD is a triple...

That actually gives me hope. The FD is a triple type and presumably worked just fine in friction mode. If all else fails I can always go back. There have been some outstanding ideas here that are...
11-11-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Ha. I love it.. You are so right. It seemed...

Ha. I love it.. You are so right.

It seemed like a good choice... Maybe
retro and modern just don't work together. It's my first attempt at brifters and not a good start. I still think they're...
11-11-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yes I have a ramped and pinned crankset which may...

Yes I have a ramped and pinned crankset which may work but it's an awful chunk of steel. If that's the solution, I may shop around.
I've tried adjusting the FD so near it got jammed trying to get to...
11-11-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've never had an issue before but you make a...

I've never had an issue before but you make a good point. I will try a fd or two before moving on. That certainly would be a easy fix. It doesn't seem to be a problem related to alignment but I'm...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,018
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I know it's a older thread but I just bought two...

I know it's a older thread but I just bought two 728's for $150. These beautiful bikes have carried a couple across Canada. The history tickled...
11-11-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,737
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah. I get the fit question most of all and yes...

Yeah. I get the fit question most of all and yes the questions can be lessened by good pictures and a complete description but people that really love bikes love to talk bikes. Just cut to the chase...
11-11-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yup. The alignment seems perfect once the chain...

Yup. The alignment seems perfect once the chain is in the chainring and the shifting is fine from the big to the middle and back. The crank is a Maxy.
11-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Poor shifting triple

I converted a perfectly nice vintage Trek triple crank bike to brifters. The shifts are nice and clean on the 7 speed freewheel. The only fly in the ointment is the shift from granny to the middle...
10-28-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Damn dude. That's a mighty nice looking bike. ...

Damn dude. That's a mighty nice looking bike.

Maybe I've fallen into the trap of underestimating these bikes. Although a "bit" heavy they're still pretty nice. Makes me wish I had more of the...
10-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yes, nothing on the fork anywhere. Just a little...

Yes, nothing on the fork anywhere. Just a little 62 on the head tube.
10-28-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

When I got married, my wife didn't want the...

When I got married, my wife didn't want the shotgun in the house so I traded it for a Gitante with Cannondale panniers and never looked back.
10-28-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I get it. I lived in Montville Connecticut and...

I get it. I lived in Montville Connecticut and pedaled my Dunelt 3 speed with the fenders removed and the handlebars turned upside down. 😂

The rust is very superficial so the restoration is going...
10-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Thanks for the heads up. The headset is in a...

Thanks for the heads up. The headset is in a sealed snack bag in a duffle bag with everything else that came off the bike. 😁
10-28-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sears and Robuck lives?

This was a near freeby. I liked the rear wheel, the crank, the front derailleur and maybe the handlebars. The chain was in a bag and that's about it. I did a little research and these bikes came from...
10-28-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,489
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I can definitely see the advantages of half step...

I can definitely see the advantages of half step with a 5 speed freewheel or even a six. Once you get into 7 or more it becomes less relevant. In my mind 20 gear inches is a minimum for any load and...
10-25-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,489
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sounds like a blast. The 5 speed rear gearset is...

Sounds like a blast. The 5 speed rear gearset is ok and yes you can change sprockets easily. Chain whips or a bike shop can unscrew the two small sprockets. You'll need a 32 big sprocket and a 24...
10-25-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,060
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. You did steal it. Enjoy.

Wow. You did steal it. Enjoy.
10-25-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Cycle Tourist

You could order braze-ons for various features...

You could order braze-ons for various features from the factory or a bare frame. My early bikes were strap on everything mostly cause I could barely afford the frame never mind a finished bike.
10-25-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,480
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I remember an episode of candid camera where a...

I remember an episode of candid camera where a car was modified to steer backwards and a lady tried to get people to help her parallel park. No one could do it.
Bikes are even harder. Why climb...
10-23-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cycle Tourist

There's a small 62 on the badge.

There's a small 62 on the badge.
10-23-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,358
Posted By Cycle Tourist

"Stella"!!

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10-23-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 949
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This recummbant needed every bit of the crank...

This recummbant needed every bit of the crank 53/42/24 and the freewheel 13-32t. Grinding up long hills without being able to stand made the lows nesssesary. Most of my touring bikes use a 23 or 24...
10-23-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I was thinking the same thing. Those lugs look...

I was thinking the same thing. Those lugs look vaguely like a nice Grand Prix or International I once had. The lugs were very intricate and were chromed.
10-21-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That doesn't explain the glued head badge does...

That doesn't explain the glued head badge does it? 😩
10-21-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Sounds nice. I'll post pictures when finished.

Sounds nice. I'll post pictures when finished.
10-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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OK. Here is the serial numbers. Now I'm firmly back to a "78...
10-18-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 40
Views: 1,078
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: 2,180
Views: 688,579
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: 4,404
Views: 2,078,629
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: 1,350
Views: 395,142
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: 9,613
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: 1,350
Views: 395,142
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: 1,350
Views: 395,142
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: 1,350
Views: 395,142
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: 15
Views: 916
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...
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