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Old 02-29-20, 05:31 PM
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I recently found this Nishiki Cresta GT. I've been wanting an '80s tourer, this was the first one to come along and even though I swore I wouldn't buy any more 25"/64cm bikes this one came home with me. We'll see what happens after a few changes. I've already added a Jim Blackburn front rack and VP clipless pedals. Shorter stem and aero levers with barcons to come.
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Miele UNO SL converted to cantilever brakes and added brazeons for rear rack attachment (seatstay) and third water bottle brazeons under the downtube.

I need take some images of this bicycle in it's current configuration with Campagnolo Mirage 9-Speed Ergo levers and Mirage rear derailleur.





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I recently found this Nishiki Cresta GT. I've been wanting an '80s tourer, this was the first one to come along and even though I swore I wouldn't buy any more 25"/64cm bikes this one came home with me. We'll see what happens after a few changes. I've already added a Jim Blackburn front rack and VP clipless pedals. Shorter stem and aero levers with barcons to come.
What level of 3 pulley RD is that? LePree? XC? XC Sport?
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What level of 3 pulley RD is that? XC Sport?
Yep. I thought for years they only came in LePree and recently even saw one in ARX.
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86 schwinn voyageur. Lightly modified.
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Here are 2 I would use, a Fuji Stratos from 2012, welded Fuji Elios custom butted for Fuji and the other is my 81 Centurion Pro-Tour.


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Yep. I thought for years they only came in LePree and recently even saw one in ARX.
There were versions in XC and Cyclone MII as well-

The one I have is an XC (I believe)- and one of the nicest shifting RDs I’ve had my hands on.

Score a pair of bearinged pulleys- but leave the little one, it’s rarely in use.
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There were versions in XC and Cyclone MII as well-

The one I have is an XC (I believe)- and one of the nicest shifting RDs I’ve had my hands on.

Score a pair of bearinged pulleys- but leave the little one, it’s rarely in use.
I have a NOS Cyclone one that's never been mounted.




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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
I recently found this Nishiki Cresta GT. I've been wanting an '80s tourer, this was the first one to come along and even though I swore I wouldn't buy any more 25"/64cm bikes this one came home with me. We'll see what happens after a few changes. I've already added a Jim Blackburn front rack and VP clipless pedals. Shorter stem and aero levers with barcons to come.
I just bought this same bike and same size. Excited to get to work on it


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Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom demands... I had posted my 'vintage tourers' before, so here's a set of NON-hostage photos

All I have to offer today are these two that I still have...



1984 Univega Gran Tourismo, as received... Now wearing a bunch of different parts, but no current photo

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My '75 Fuji S-10S that I actually took 'on tour' BITD. That was BEFORE the current triple crank or 6-speed Ultra-spaced freewheel. ...and yes, with that Pletscher rack with (heaven forbid) rear Cannondale panniers and a seat bag only. MY GOD, how did I ever survive such touring blasphemy?

That's what we did 'back then'. Just Ride!
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post

That was BEFORE the current triple crank or 6-speed Ultra-spaced freewheel. ...and yes, with that Pletscher rack with (heaven forbid) rear Cannondale panniers and a seat bag only. MY GOD, how did I ever survive such touring blasphemy?

That's what we did 'back then'. Just Ride!
Sounds familiar.
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I just bought this same bike and same size. Excited to get to work on it
Neat! I'd only ever seen one of these bikes before I found mine. Nice to see another.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom demands... I had posted my 'vintage tourers' before, so here's a set of NON-hostage photos

All I have to offer today are these two that I still have...



1984 Univega Gran Tourismo, as received... Now wearing a bunch of different parts, but no current photo

and...


My '75 Fuji S-10S that I actually took 'on tour' BITD. That was BEFORE the current triple crank or 6-speed Ultra-spaced freewheel. ...and yes, with that Pletscher rack with (heaven forbid) rear Cannondale panniers and a seat bag only. MY GOD, how did I ever survive such touring blasphemy?

That's what we did 'back then'. Just Ride!
Canadian David Gidmark back in the mid-1970s went to Victoria British Columbia bought a cheap 10-speed with a Pletscher rear rack and then road to Newfoundland. He wrote about the trip in a book, JOURNEY ACROSS A CONTINENT.

It's pretty surprising what some people tour long distances on.

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My 1986 SCHWINN PASSAGE

Here`s my 1986 Schwinn PASSAGE. I`m the original owner, and I like the bike more today then I did when purchased!
I did make a crazy adjustment to the stem. I`m elderly with a Very bad back. And, having the bars close and up high is the only way I can still ride.
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Here`s my 1986 Schwinn PASSAGE. I`m the original owner, and I like the bike more today then I did when purchased!
I did make a crazy adjustment to the stem. I`m elderly with a Very bad back. And, having the bars close and up high is I can still still ride.
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i use tall bars too. No need to apologize!
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i use tall bars too. No need to apologize!
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I have gotten a few strange looks over the years, and some questions, as to why I have my bars so close and high.
Even the LBS asked me how that affects the handling.
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Here`s my 1986 Schwinn PASSAGE. I`m the original owner, and I like the bike more today then I did when purchased!
I did make a crazy adjustment to the stem. I`m elderly with a Very bad back. And, having the bars close and up high is the only way I can still ride.
The bike looks great! I'll be a happy man if I'm able to ride my '89 Voyageur, which shares a lot of DNA with your Passage, when I get into my later years.
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The bike looks great! I'll be a happy man if I'm able to ride my '89 Voyageur, which shares a lot of DNA with your Passage, when I get into my later years.
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When I ride a bike , I`m a kid again!
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Absolutely! I agree wholeheartedly. I've posted this bike elsewhere, but the build was intended as a rough-roads and trails tourer, which fits the subject matter of this thread. But it was this post by @roadsnakes that inspired me to post it here because this is the bike that makes me feel most like a kid. I can ride this thing all day long, no hurry, just cruise around and look at stuff, take photos, indulge in whatever refreshments I find on offer... and inevitably I find another bike nut who appreciates the C&V aspect of lugged steel frames. So here's my Boy's Touring Bike:



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I'm going to go for a ride in Bay View!!!
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