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01-23-23, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Cycle Tourist

Marin Pine mountain

This has been reconfigured as a touring/commuter bike. I'm a touring rider and find almost all bikes can function as good touring bikes. This one is a little slower but more rugged and reliable than...
10-31-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I wouldn't be able to resist getting the Raleigh...

I wouldn't be able to resist getting the Raleigh especially if it needed to be saved. Many of us get that identical question from our wives or partners. It's a cross we must bare.
Not a fan of flat...
08-14-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 310,948
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I've got plenty of touring bikes, (Cannondale ST...

I've got plenty of touring bikes, (Cannondale ST and a Miyata 610), so this newly purchased '95 750 is just getting a rebuild with racks added. I wanted something versitile and uncomplicated. It had...
07-26-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Fuji Grand Tourer SE

It came with the rear derailleur so I added a triple, bartends and a longer fd to make it a true touring bike. T...
06-27-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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06-21-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 633
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I wouldn't change the 52 to a 48. The 14t isn't...

I wouldn't change the 52 to a 48. The 14t isn't going to give her much speed. Too bad about the binder on fd although getting used to the backward action can be an adjustment. Maybe drill it out and...
06-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'84 Schwinn Sierra with some mods

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06-02-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Funny, but seriously, good stem shifters on a...

Funny, but seriously, good stem shifters on a friction shifting bike is a solution that shouldn't be dismissed. If you ride on the hoods or tops almost exclusively it can be more convenient than bar...
05-22-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,355,616
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finished the rebuild. It's much too small for me...

Finished the rebuild. It's much too small for me so I'll pass it along....
04-29-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10,439
Views: 1,355,616
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I snapped this one up very cheaply. The bottom...

I snapped this one up very cheaply. The bottom bracket took a hit and flattened the brazed-on cable guides. Then the cables rusted in the restricted space and that was that for it's use. The pedals...
03-06-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Marin pine mountain

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I have a old Cinelli saddle, some partial toe clips and some bar...
02-14-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15,004
Views: 3,683,237
Posted By Cycle Tourist

This literally was saved from the trash pile....

This literally was saved from the trash pile. It's high tensile steel and absolutely nothing special but it's no longer headed to oblivion and someone will get some use out of it. It's got decent...
01-30-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,415
Posted By Cycle Tourist

My first.

It was shot and needed it but I've only done it when there was absolutely no other way....
01-09-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 563,507
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Univega gran premio

Just finished a rebuild of a bike that sat in an airplane hanger.
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01-08-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,374
Posted By Cycle Tourist

59cm and stand over is 35" That's with 27"...

59cm and stand over is 35" That's with 27" wheels.
12-15-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,236
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Smart lad. Frankly I'd add even more spokes since...

Smart lad. Frankly I'd add even more spokes since you're getting a new one but 36 is fine.
I'd echo the comment about finding a good old classic and make the modifications you need or want. As one...
12-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Cycle Tourist

I echo the sentiments expressed by others. Your...

I echo the sentiments expressed by others. Your kindness is exemplary. Bikes are still solving the transportation problems of people that are short on money.
Years ago when the clutch went out on...
12-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Marin Pine Mountain

I just brought this home. The crank doesn't look original. The rear rim brake surface is pretty worn and the paint is pretty bad but it seems sound and newly lubed so with a few adjustments I'll give...
11-28-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Love the description. I agree with everything you...

Love the description. I agree with everything you said and I feel some benefit using oval rings on the big ring especially when trying to power the flats for speed. My granny is usually a 24t or 23t...
10-04-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By Cycle Tourist

​​​​​​ It's good for a folding tire but I cut off...

​​​​​​ It's good for a folding tire but I cut off the top of a plastic ginger ale bottle.to give it form. It takes care of any disfunction.😏
09-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Miyata 610

Got a nice Miyata 610 from cl. Lots of non-original parts but they work nicely: Wolber Super Champion rims, Huret dunopar rd, half step plus granny Sugino, Cyclone fd, Suntour aero levers and Simplex...
08-15-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,374
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: 157
Views: 39,374
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Finally finished the rebuild

All done I think.
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07-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,037
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: 7,913
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,913
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: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Hope this qualifies. ...

Hope this qualifies.
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07-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,639
Views: 1,007,773
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Moto GJ

I just brought this home. CL find.
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04-28-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 16
Views: 2,044
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: 2,206
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: 2,206
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: 2,206
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: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 1,484
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Done.

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02-28-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,617
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: 13,677
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: 13,677
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: 1,484
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: 8,497
Views: 2,739,065
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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01-27-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
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: 1,484
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: 2,739
Views: 1,026,596
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: 3,639
Views: 1,007,773
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: 10,620
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: 2,140
Views: 469,033
Posted By Cycle Tourist

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12-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,016
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....
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