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06-15-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By polymorphself

Just here to echo yes to Paselas, alloy rims and...

Just here to echo yes to Paselas, alloy rims and cotter-less cranks on those Peugeots. It goes a long way. Here's one I did up for a friend some years back. Great ride.
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06-02-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

Ultimately for the same or less youíd put into...

Ultimately for the same or less youíd put into the Schwinn or a bike in similar shape all said and done (parts, labor etc).
06-02-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

Oh yeah 100% get this. Awesome bikes and if...

Oh yeah 100% get this. Awesome bikes and if youíre more of a commuter than a go fast person then this will be better suited to you as it will fit larger tires than the Schwinn and has attachment...
06-01-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

Unfortunately typical! Keep posting what you find...

Unfortunately typical! Keep posting what you find here and people will help you. Also take a look in the classic and vintage sales forum, this is a wonderful place to purchase bikes from. We've also...
06-01-24, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

There are varying degrees of stuck. At best you...

There are varying degrees of stuck. At best you drop some form of lubricant down there and wait an hour and it comes out. At worst youíre sawing parts off. In the middle youíre hanging it upside down...
06-01-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

Rusty chain is not a big deal at all and...

Rusty chain is not a big deal at all and depending on where you live is very common for bikes that have sat for a long time. Assume that with any bike you buy from a stranger who hasn't maintained it...
06-01-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,525
Posted By polymorphself

If that Schwinn Tempo is near you and still...

If that Schwinn Tempo is near you and still available I would snag that quickly. Your size, higher end, good reputation and an awesome color and a steal of a price.
05-29-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By polymorphself

What are your other bikes and we need photos of...

What are your other bikes and we need photos of the Fuji.

Being a touring bike, it may not wow you without a load on it. Even then itís a different kind of wow. But you probably know that.
04-21-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,524
Posted By polymorphself

Splendid, great colors on a unique bicycle....

Splendid, great colors on a unique bicycle. Insane lugs and that saddle really works well here.
04-13-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By polymorphself

OR, get yourself the decal but don't apply it....

OR, get yourself the decal but don't apply it. Then you know you can at any moment, and will be less likely to feel the need to :)
04-13-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome bike and I vote for leave the decal as is...

Awesome bike and I vote for leave the decal as is and go for clean/bling with patina. The two can be coupled! To me, missing decal bits are more charming and less distracting than say surface rust....
04-02-24, 10:40 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 66,608
Posted By polymorphself

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https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6371_85f347271e491faa41cb19a5a74e3cafaf22d2c4.jpeg
04-02-24, 10:36 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 66,608
Posted By polymorphself

Crazy to just give us this snippet.

Crazy to just give us this snippet.
03-29-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By polymorphself

Dia-Compe 981 is tried and true for 700c...

Dia-Compe 981 is tried and true for 700c conversions if you need another option.
03-29-24, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By polymorphself

When I gave my response I was assuming 700c. I...

When I gave my response I was assuming 700c. I would be very surprised if 700x32 and fenders does not fit on this bike comfortably unless the geometry changed from 1987 to 1988 (and it may have,...
03-29-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By polymorphself

This thread may be of use to you:...

This thread may be of use to you: https://m.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?ispreloading=1&t=227038
03-29-24, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By polymorphself

Highly unlikely to fit 38s with fenders here. You...

Highly unlikely to fit 38s with fenders here. You will definitely be able to fit 32s and fenders, maybe 35.
03-27-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 693,403
Posted By polymorphself

In his parts bin, he says.

In his parts bin, he says.
03-25-24, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By polymorphself

Champion fork on the 84 that passed through my...

Champion fork on the 84 that passed through my hands, but this wouldíve been more common by 84 so not sure the data point helps your 81. Gorgeous bike though, more photos here...
03-18-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,743
Posted By polymorphself

I started building it up and I didn't love the...

I started building it up and I didn't love the fit of it. It would have been doable (taller stem mostly), except that my 86 Voyageur came along as an option so I sold both this 615 and my 310 to...
03-15-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By polymorphself

My girlfriend briefly had a 210 and it didn't...

My girlfriend briefly had a 210 and it didn't seem any heavier (if not lighter) than her current 720 or my Voyageur, as shown here. Goes to show how differently we all interpret these things!
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03-15-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By polymorphself

If the cantis that came on it don't reach, there...

If the cantis that came on it don't reach, there are available options that will, we've seen a good amount of these on this forum with 700c conversions.
03-14-24, 11:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,288
Posted By polymorphself

I am partial to my Koma/Blue Lug rear light. It...

I am partial to my Koma/Blue Lug rear light. It detaches from the mount so you don't need to unscrew the whole thing for charging or make your cord reach it on the bike. Nice and bright, several...
02-26-24, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,022
Posted By polymorphself

I definitely would roll that out, troublesome or...

I definitely would roll that out, troublesome or not. It would bother me on such a bike.
02-22-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By polymorphself

Real hard to say without seeing photos of the...

Real hard to say without seeing photos of the bike. That being said, $325 for a Grand Prix is pushing it even in totally refurbished condition.
02-20-24, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By polymorphself

Ended up in some mud that was more akin to...

Ended up in some mud that was more akin to quicksand. Had to pull over and get it out with a stick. 32ís under 45mm fenders but no amount of clearance was saving me here.
02-20-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By polymorphself

Really awesome rim, Iím happy to have mine....

Really awesome rim, Iím happy to have mine. Lucked out on a pair a few years ago when they were impossible to buy, not sure what availability is like now.

...
02-20-24, 02:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,442
Posted By polymorphself

Well this is interesting, since starting this...

Well this is interesting, since starting this thread I have acquired this shirt…

...
02-20-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By polymorphself

Thereís a Ď77 MB Grand Touring mixte in Vitus in...

Thereís a Ď77 MB Grand Touring mixte in Vitus in my area that appears to be tall. Check OfferUp in Phoenix if interested.
02-11-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By polymorphself

Hell of a deal

Hell of a deal
02-09-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By polymorphself

1968 Korean Bike Tour

Stolen from the touring section. They rode the east coast of Korea with locally made bikes and next to no preparation.
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02-07-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,069
Posted By polymorphself

At the risk of derailing the thread: - If...

At the risk of derailing the thread:

- If the 80s true expedition tourer was the first, as you say, then doesn't that indeed make it a "true expedition tourer", sans the advancements that come...
02-06-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,524
Posted By polymorphself

SKS fenders might give you the most room.

SKS fenders might give you the most room.
02-05-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,524
Posted By polymorphself

Fender or rack, but many people use single...

Fender or rack, but many people use single eyelets to fit both to the eyelet. It may have even been expected back in the day as even some grand touring bikes only had one set in front and back (the...
02-02-24, 05:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,128
Posted By polymorphself

According to this old post...

According to this old post (https://www.bikeforums.net/4626530-post88.html) it looks like user McDave may have access to the 1984 catalog. though the last time he posted here was 2008. Could shoot a...
02-02-24, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,524
Posted By polymorphself

For the Sequoia I believe it would've only been...

For the Sequoia I believe it would've only been one set of eyelets on the fork ends and no low rider eyelets, can't tell if it has even that though.
02-01-24, 09:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,069
Posted By polymorphself

Girlfriend recently acquired one and it actually...

Girlfriend recently acquired one and it actually feels light to me (for a tourer) as shown in these photos, granted it’s a 21”.

700c with 32mm tires. Fits ok but it’s very tight at the fork crown...
02-01-24, 12:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,128
Posted By polymorphself

The more I think about the flip stand Iím...

The more I think about the flip stand Iím convinced itís the same bike. We all look at thousands of photos of bikes and know damn well that this just doesnít happen. Itís too niche of a bike with a...
02-01-24, 12:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,128
Posted By polymorphself

So the gray/white decal looking thing on the seat...

So the gray/white decal looking thing on the seat tube isnít actually a decal but something added after the fact? Bike in your photo doesnít appear to have that.

I agree about the frame sizeÖbut...
01-23-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,950
Posted By polymorphself

https://youtu.be/DUC9hygkhME?si=L3bwwEJngde0kUYt

https://youtu.be/DUC9hygkhME?si=L3bwwEJngde0kUYt
01-16-24, 10:36 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 48,325
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-16-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,767
Posted By polymorphself

Love that cap.

Love that cap.
01-08-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By polymorphself

Not sure how I didn't find this! Thank you. ...

Not sure how I didn't find this! Thank you.

Does anybody know how it compares to the Tubus Tara then?
01-01-24, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By polymorphself

No interest on my end just thought it would be...

No interest on my end just thought it would be helpful to point out. Glad the year is sorted :thumb:
12-31-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By polymorphself

It appears the low rider mounts were moved up on...

It appears the low rider mounts were moved up on the fork and the original holes filled in? Or not original fork perhaps? Actually looks like mounts for a rando rack. 1984 M1000 would have had...
12-30-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By polymorphself

My process exactly. Didnít know what these were....

My process exactly. Didnít know what these were. Super nice bike and the price seems fair for what it is, particularly for somebody who wants exactly this.
12-02-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,250
Posted By polymorphself

Maybe frame built in 82 but isnít 83 the first...

Maybe frame built in 82 but isnít 83 the first year they were offered? 1983-1985 is what I thought, but Iím no expert.
12-01-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,250
Posted By polymorphself

Yeah totally functional and can still mount both...

Yeah totally functional and can still mount both fenders and racks to the same eyelet as everyone else with Expeditions must be doing. Knowing it's all models would make me sleep easier. If one of...
11-30-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,250
Posted By polymorphself

If the bike is going to be kitted out as a long...

If the bike is going to be kitted out as a long distance tourer than drops for sure.
11-30-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,229
Posted By polymorphself

Good job, super clean. Love the colors. My first...

Good job, super clean. Love the colors. My first was also a Royale for a friend. Not the best pics but album here: https://flickr.com/photos/jordanparrish/albums/72157715089156166/with/50110345541/....
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