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08-21-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks and it has upped its rank to one of the...

Thanks and it has upped its rank to one of the last 2 bikes Iíll part with.
08-20-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

My first ride on the GKís today included a mile...

My first ride on the GKís today included a mile of gravel and I was very impressed with the ride quality and traction. Very happy with them.
08-19-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

As promised. The GKís have arrived and are...

As promised. The GKís have arrived and are mounted.
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08-15-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,912
Posted By badger_biker

May son is riding with me and hasnít gotten out...

May son is riding with me and hasnít gotten out on his bike that much this year. We signed up for the 46 mile route but may back off to the next one.
08-13-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a...

I have Wolber GTX rims on it. You have a beautiful bike and I agree the 720 is lightweight for a bike designed for touring and has a great ride.
08-10-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

I have GP4000s on a bike and am amazed at the...

I have GP4000s on a bike and am amazed at the nice ride even at 25 width and agree they seem fast. Iím probably going with the GKís however just because Iíve heard a lot of good buzz about them and I...
08-10-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks to all for the input and it doesnít sound...

Thanks to all for the input and it doesnít sound like any bad reports on the GravelKings so Iíll have to start shopping. I take it they run pretty true to size?
07-18-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By badger_biker

They matched up fine with the rims but felt mushy...

They matched up fine with the rims but felt mushy or soft at first. I tweaked the angle of the straddle cable so they grabbed before my levers ran out of play. Pretty good now.
I had it powder...
07-18-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks. They are 700. I have 28ís on them only...

Thanks. They are 700. I have 28ís on them only because I had them but would like to eventually go with wider tires.
07-17-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,286
Posted By badger_biker

I built mine up as a 9 speed but no matter how...

I built mine up as a 9 speed but no matter how you set yours up I think youíll find it to be a very sweet riding frame. I was surprised how light feeling and responsive it is for a touring frame.
...
07-17-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By badger_biker

I built up a 1985 frame and it was fun to read...

I built up a 1985 frame and it was fun to read this. I had to add the 3rd bottle mount prior to having it powder coated. It built up as a great touring bike for road and off road conditions.
03-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By badger_biker

Schwinn Voyageur decal set

Water slide decal set for 1986 - 1989 Voyageur model. I bought these for my 87 but never used them before I sold the bike and my 86 doesnít need them. These are NOS decals with 87 and Chicago...
02-14-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By badger_biker

Excellent advice from TheGoldenBoy. You should...

Excellent advice from TheGoldenBoy. You should try to find out from your local PO just where it was delivered.
02-03-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By badger_biker

My favorite Cimarron color. I have a green one...

My favorite Cimarron color. I have a green one but if this was my size Iíd be very tempted. GLWTS
12-25-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By badger_biker

I never carried but am retired with 35+ years...

I never carried but am retired with 35+ years with USPS and I appreciate the general respect members of this forum have for the USPS. Perhaps it is because cyclists know how much work every extra...
11-19-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,920
Posted By badger_biker

Is the plastic stiffener something you added? ...

Is the plastic stiffener something you added? Iíve never seen a tire sock with one. I need to put something in mine so it doesnít flop down so Iím curious if yours is a complete cylinder or a U...
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,564
Posted By badger_biker

Iím so glad you posted a picture of the bike...

Iím so glad you posted a picture of the bike handle Scott made. He contacted me after I posted a picture of my Motobecane with a handle my son got for me in France and asked for some measurements....
11-04-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,564
Posted By badger_biker

So sad to hear about Scott. I regret never having...

So sad to hear about Scott. I regret never having the opportunity to meet him but enjoyed our PM correspondence. Its nice to see some of Scottís beautiful items and know that his memory will carry on...
07-19-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks. I have a new looking B17N imperial model...

Thanks. I have a new looking B17N imperial model I can swap but I think I like the aged patina look for this bike.
07-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

On the road

I got my shifting figured out and got in a short check out ride today. Sweet handling bike that is comfortable and cuts through the air quite well. It weighs in at 25 lbs without the rear rack. It...
07-08-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a...

Took a break tonight and rode my Voyageur to a bike shop/brewery combo to have a brew and hear a little live music. Very cool place.
...
07-08-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Parts I had: Shimano 600 tricolor hubs laced to...

Parts I had:
Shimano 600 tricolor hubs laced to Wolber GTX 2 rims. 28mm Specialized Nimbus tires for now. 9 speed cassette.
Straight alloy seat post with Brompton adjusting clamp and Brooks pro...
07-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Hereís an up to date picture and a shot of the...

Hereís an up to date picture and a shot of the brakes Iím using.
Logic told me to try and wind the spring tighter in the weak front cantilever arm but after several fails I tried opening up the...
07-07-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Iíll get a list together and post it. Mainly try...

Iíll get a list together and post it. Mainly try to keep it on the lighter side for a touring bike and comfortable for some longer unloading rides. More of a rando bike than loaded touring I guess.
07-06-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger_biker

Getting closer to my grail Trek 720

A bonus of my search for another Voyageur last fall was bikemig letting me know he had a 1983 Trek 720 frame he was willing to part with. Since they came out the 1984 720 was my grail bike and this...
06-15-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,038
Posted By badger_biker

Coolest thing I remember about that tandem is...

Coolest thing I remember about that tandem is that the bottom connecting tube had a filler cap on top and a pet cock underneath so it could be used to store camp stove fuel. I thought that was such a...
06-13-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,038
Posted By badger_biker

I was the jack of all trades including mechanic...

I was the jack of all trades including mechanic in a small town shop in 1984. Sold mostly Bridgestone with some Gitane, Motobecane and Kuwahara. The shop tried to empathize touring bikes and...
06-07-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,430
Posted By badger_biker

Itís been a few years since I visited but itís in...

Itís been a few years since I visited but itís in Waterloo WI and worth the visit to see where your 520 came together.
05-18-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By badger_biker

I did the 30 days of biking challenge for April...

I did the 30 days of biking challenge for April and just working to get a ride in every day in Wisconsin weather kept me enthused but now Iíve also hit a wall with my routes. I think Iíll have to...
04-26-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By badger_biker

It should be gold and shiny at that price😊 ...

It should be gold and shiny at that price😊

Not a great picture but this is what Iím looking for. I had it on a Voyageur I sold but that one was a different diameter. I still have the Brompton...
04-21-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By badger_biker

Celebrate your Schwinn’s special day

However you refer to the date stamp on you Schwinnís head badge (build date, birthday, creation date....) I think it deserves annual recognition.
My 1986 Voyageur is stamped 1116 so 4/21 is day 111...
04-01-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 44,016
Posted By badger_biker

I guess I'd have to say green is my favorite bike...

I guess I'd have to say green is my favorite bike color:)
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1984 Specialized...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,704
Posted By badger_biker

I also like my Keen sandals very much. I happened...

I also like my Keen sandals very much. I happened on a close out sale a couple years ago and one of the 2 pairs luckily was my size. I prefer the boxed toe style and itís too bad they were...
03-24-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,575
Posted By badger_biker

Beautiful matching colors on the Brooks items and...

Beautiful matching colors on the Brooks items and those levers are so sweet. Pretty close to perfect in my book but I find bar cons much more user friendly at my age😊
03-22-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,575
Posted By badger_biker

Maiden voyage a success

I finally got my 86 on the road for the first time and I couldnít be happier. A nice smooth and quiet 28 mile cruise. I wasnít sure how the T Bone stem would work out but it turned out to be a great...
03-18-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,575
Posted By badger_biker

I prefer aero but I had this nice pair of GC...

I prefer aero but I had this nice pair of GC levers I just had to use since they were OEM. The wheels with the cartridge bearings came from another 86 I had in the past.
03-17-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By badger_biker

I have the Blackburn Custom lowriders and didnít...

I have the Blackburn Custom lowriders and didnít have any issues with them on a Cannondale and my 87 Voyageur but on my Specialized Expedition they seemed a little less stable so I think the bike has...
03-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 101,575
Posted By badger_biker

86 Voyageur After unexpectedly selling my...

86 Voyageur

After unexpectedly selling my 1987 Voyageur (post #40 and #94) last summer I found I really missed that trusty steed that never let me down on tours. Having wheels and numerous other...
03-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,571
Posted By badger_biker

Like this? ...

Like this?
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03-14-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,066
Posted By badger_biker

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes...

Following up on our search. I took veganbikes suggestion about Gazelle and happily found a couple of shops in the area that carry them. She tried the Medeo T10 and the Ultimate T10. Of course she...
03-05-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By badger_biker

Very nice collection Miguel! I agree that...

Very nice collection Miguel! I agree that trekking bars are the way to go if not going with drops. I have them on my Cimarron and never grow tired of riding it. The MB-1 is really sweet.
02-26-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By badger_biker

If you plan on loaded touring I would strongly...

If you plan on loaded touring I would strongly advise getting the one with cantilever brakes. I had an 86 Cídale ST400 with calipers and could never get it to stop well with the Rigida rims. I have a...
02-24-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,023
Posted By badger_biker

Iím currently running Schwalbe Marathons at 35 on...

Iím currently running Schwalbe Marathons at 35 on mine with fenders but it will fit 38ís. I even had some 41ís on it but the little nubs on the sides of the tires would hit the rear chain stays. The...
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,413
Posted By badger_biker

Thanks for the reply. I have the same hubs so I...

Thanks for the reply. I have the same hubs so I can only assume the previous owner had the 27Ē rims laced to his OEM hubs. Perhaps he thought at the time 27Ē tires would be easier to find on the road.
01-31-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By badger_biker

Nice find for the price! I had an 85 Trek 620 in...

Nice find for the price! I had an 85 Trek 620 in very similar or slightly worse shape on the TT. I had it blasted and powder coated. The pitting was still visible under the PC if you looked close. ...
11-15-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By badger_biker

I found this envelope with an old beat up...

I found this envelope with an old beat up Malliard cone but I think I found that the Alivio cones were a perfect match for at least the front cones. Maybe that will be something you can use to track...
11-12-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By badger_biker

I'm a happy guy! I received the 86 Voyageur from...

I'm a happy guy! I received the 86 Voyageur from BikeTales today and it's a nice one! Less happy is my wife who thinks no person needs so many bikes :-)
10-05-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,262
Posted By badger_biker

Haha same here. I did an overnighter two weekends...

Haha same here. I did an overnighter two weekends ago with a brewery stop on day one. Since the only carry out they have is growlers we packed an empty and another half growler glass so weíd have...
10-02-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By badger_biker

Well there must not be anything in SE WI if Dave...

Well there must not be anything in SE WI if Dave doesnít know of it😊. I totally agree on the Fuji color with the gold accents.
10-02-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By badger_biker

Very nice looking bike and teal bikes always look...

Very nice looking bike and teal bikes always look classy.
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