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08-15-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 32,387
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=Cycle Tourist;22183171]All done I think. ...

[QUOTE=Cycle Tourist;22183171]All done I think.

I changed the water bottle cage mount using the original cable stop/reflector holder. It lowers the bottle and since the cable release is built into...
08-13-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 32,387
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally finished the rebuild

All done I think.
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07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,033
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Yeah that's the important part although most any...

Yeah that's the important part although most any $25 bike is generally worth it. Checking on this site will give you a pretty good idea but the crazy good bargains generally require quick action. I'm...
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That stretch, (Big Sur to San Simeon), is...

That stretch, (Big Sur to San Simeon), is particularly nice. Flying into S.F. and cycling down to Santa Barbara and taking a train to wherever works nicely. Cycling through S.F. is childs play...
07-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,296,011
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Hope this qualifies. ...

Hope this qualifies.
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07-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,451
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Moto GJ

I just brought this home. CL find.
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04-28-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Royce Union has a certain cache so I'm a little...

Royce Union has a certain cache so I'm a little sad to see it go. I realize Peugeots have a following too. Sorry to be a wet blanket but the vintage look kinda got lost in the translation. All that...
04-28-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I was referring to adding a new adjustable mech....

I was referring to adding a new adjustable mech. to an old set of down tube clamp on levers. I'm a fan of barend shifters for touring bikes. Sometimes I forget that not everyone has a box of old...
04-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cannondale '85

Just finished rebuilding this one. Miraculously the Huret Dunapar works with Shimano indexing barends. I had planned to use a xt for the indexing but it wasn't needed....
04-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I echo the sentiments offered earlier. Those...

I echo the sentiments offered earlier. Those shifters almost always are fixable. Once the hardened gummy grease is removed and the ratchets are free to move everything works like new. Alternatively...
03-28-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,562
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Update

The paint match came out good. I tried a set of Matrix Titan rims I had on an old 610 and they fit perfectly. It has a 13/34 7 speed freewheel already mounted and I know I've got Shimano 8 speed...
03-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,562
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Your right the 126mm spacing will accommodate a 6...

Your right the 126mm spacing will accommodate a 6 or 7 speed freewheel. Cannondale went back to 5 speeds and pushed the chain to the far extreme. They were then able to build a rear wheel with no...
03-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,562
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'85 st-500

I tried to resist. I really did but when the seller agreed to $100 for this completely original (tires don't count) ST-500 I was unable to hold out. This was my hands down, most desired bike when I...
03-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

That's full on vintage. Love those old 'dales. I...

That's full on vintage. Love those old 'dales. I was so envious of anyone that owned one. Thanks
03-14-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Boy, If that's not the best looking, unbreakable...

Boy, If that's not the best looking, unbreakable touring bike I've ever seen, I don't know what is! If your goal was perfection with a touch of personality, I'd say you made it.
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Done.

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02-28-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,966
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I think it's a uo-10 now at the very least. My...

I think it's a uo-10 now at the very least. My old UO frame, ($30 on CL) became my grocery getter built up from my best spare parts at the time. I meant to sell it but just can't seem part with it....
02-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,367
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The front is the common mt. bike rack listed on...

The front is the common mt. bike rack listed on eBay and the rear is a Songmics and has an adjustable mount. Total cost was about $35 for the pair. In order to use the front with panniers you'd have...
02-07-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,367
Posted By Cycle Tourist

An old thread but it's a interesting bike. It...

An old thread but it's a interesting bike. It makes a dandy touring bike. I bought this very cheaply and turned it into a long haul trucker, kinda....
01-31-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Cycle Tourist

The plate did keep the kickstand from damaging...

The plate did keep the kickstand from damaging the stays so there's that. While working on the frame I saw a "Carrera Sport" logo on the top tube. The chief difference between the plain jane and the...
01-28-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,296,011
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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01-27-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Right on. Stem has a .833 stamped but no date....

Right on. Stem has a .833 stamped but no date. The crank had 76 stamped on both pieces. The bb measured 68mm and is good old BSC at least all my locking washers screw on the the left bb smoothly....
01-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Windsor Carrera Special?

Bought this for $100. I've always loved the lugs and this one looked a step above the Carrera Sport I've seen from time to time. I've looked through the catalogs and the closest comparison was a...
01-18-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 887,184
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cool! Seven's are a cinch. Both Shimano and...

Cool! Seven's are a cinch. Both Shimano and Suntour click shifters will work on each others 7 freewheel. Barends, downtube's, thumbies or whatever. I've had the odd friction derailleur work with just...
01-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,451
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'85 p6

With all the beautiful bikes on here this may be a little embarrassing but this bike started life as a lowly p6 and aquired some nice upgrades that make it a much nicer ride. ...
01-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,524
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that...

Wow. Glad I never raced against you. Anyone that can tell they are riding on a patched tube has sensitivity far beyond my abilities. I've had some patches fail to work but I've never had one fail...
12-31-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 398,745
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,230
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Oh, and the reason to get different bikes for...

Oh, and the reason to get different bikes for different jobs is because we want them not because they're necessary....
12-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cycle Tourist

[QUOTE=RiddleOfStee And of course, my...

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And of course, my recently-finished 1985 Trek 620 in 25.5" / 65cm form. Like saying a second tier Ferrari is slow, saying this 620 is a lesser touring bike is a bit silly....
12-21-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 398,745
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally finished the rebuild

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12-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 59,902
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'86. I'm not much help on the hardware.

'86. I'm not much help on the hardware.
12-21-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Nashbar tour mt

Just got this. Wait till you see it fixed back up.
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This looks...
12-20-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,451
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've managed a few cottered to cotterless...

I've managed a few cottered to cotterless conversations and always found cottered cranks very secure sometimes too much so. That is an excellent looking old timer.
12-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,230
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This is a very versatile bike. Maybe lose the...

This is a very versatile bike. Maybe lose the rack and replace the big chainring to a 50. Wide tires do cushion the bumps but at proper inflation don't hurt your speed significantly especially on...
11-29-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,296,011
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Got this this morning from cl for $40. I'm more...

Got this this morning from cl for $40. I'm more of a touring bike guy but wanted a trail bike if I found something interesting....
11-28-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 495,725
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Just brought this home. I haven't cleaned or...

Just brought this home. I haven't cleaned or adjusted a thing yet. I know it's a low/middle level but a Univega low level is equal to many bikes mid/upper of the time....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,648
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm a firm believer in doing your own thing but I...

I'm a firm believer in doing your own thing but I really don't get that combo. I never use white on a bike I'm keeping. My hands are never clean enough and nobody likes grimy tape. Yellow would look...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Cycle Tourist

What a lucky guy to have a wife that brings home...

What a lucky guy to have a wife that brings home bikes. I'm envious. Lube all bearings, advertise it as such, make sure it's safe and operational and ask $300. If your patient you'll get it.
10-05-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Peugeot PFN10 year confused

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10-05-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,254
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I lived in the country and used a fat tire...

I lived in the country and used a fat tire coaster brake bike to extend my travels as a kid. Got my first 3 speed when I was 8 and after stripping the fenders chain guard and inverting the handlebars...
09-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By Cycle Tourist

It rode beautifully. I haven't added a weighted...

It rode beautifully. I haven't added a weighted ride yet. I raised the seat a half inch and bumped the nose up to level the saddle. The shifters work perfectly, maybe as well as any bike I've owned.
09-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Did you say vintage 610 ...

Did you say vintage 610
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09-22-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 858,451
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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UO-10
09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is...

Here's the lipstick you mentioned but this is definitely no pig. On big framed touring bikes I much prefer straight gauge tubing. The butted tubing loaded tourers are too flexible for me. Cantilevers...
09-11-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I'm pretty much with you. I have a nice set of...

I'm pretty much with you. I have a nice set of Matrix 27" wheels. I'll respoke the Arya's later. Found a Campy fd and if the rd works with bar end clickers it stays. I like aero levers for the extra...
09-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Wow. Nice upgrades. My earliest touring bike had...

Wow. Nice upgrades. My earliest touring bike had no braze-ons anywhere. Even the rear derailleur stop was clamped.🤭 Some of my happiest continental crossings were on that ol' Univega,.. of course...
09-07-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Almost any non-raceing bike can become a beta...

Almost any non-raceing bike can become a beta tourer....
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 398,745
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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The old...
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