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11-18-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By The Golden Boy

Most people consider the 1985 Trek 620 to be a...

Most people consider the 1985 Trek 620 to be a full-on, loaded touring bike.

One of the things that was pointed out a while ago (going from memory now-as Vintage Trek is down) was that the 1985...
11-18-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By CO_Hoya

Going back to your original question, and...

Going back to your original question, and allowing that in 2023, a bike made in 1998 will be 25 years old and "vintage", I think there are a few bikes that slot well in this category.

The Gunnar...
11-17-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,698
Posted By MrGastrognome

My catch of yesterday. Had looked a couple Fuji...

My catch of yesterday. Had looked a couple Fuji S12-s LTDs recently, one I was beat to, another too scabby, a third too far away and well overpriced... Then this popped up on FB...
11-15-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By Mr. 66

I'm pretty happy with the '88 Miyata 615 GT, I...

I'm pretty happy with the '88 Miyata 615 GT, I think it advertised as sport touring. It's race geometry up front and long chain stays. If it were a haircut it would be a mullet.
11-15-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By non-fixie

I'm still unsure about the exact definition of...

I'm still unsure about the exact definition of 'sports tourer', but I suppose it is fairly close to that of a 'randonneur' or an 'audax bike'.

And I presume 'ridiculed by the modern touring crowd'...
11-15-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By Duke7777

French bikes with lightweight frames and...

French bikes with lightweight frames and cantilevers were not uncommon back in the 40s and 50s. These 650B frames are made from butted Vitus, and are about the same weight as butted 531 or SL.
...
11-14-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By dddd

Early Centurion Pro Tour frames were light and...

Early Centurion Pro Tour frames were light and yes sporty, but actually had direct-mount centerpull brakes.

It's the best sport-tourer I've ridden, subs ably for a road bike yet handles...
11-14-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By KonAaron Snake

The Lotus Odyssey was typically billed as a full...

The Lotus Odyssey was typically billed as a full tourer, but from personal experience, I can tell you they're more in between full and sport. Depending on the year, they have cantis. I have quite a...
11-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By cudak888

Finally found the grail - Colnago kickstand

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1088x1088/colnago_kickstand_e5cc9b0ac033dc07a147a0142a446ccd3eb63a40.png
11-08-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think our buddy Anton Tutter (sp?), a.k.a. Velo...

I think our buddy Anton Tutter (sp?), a.k.a. Velo Lumiino, has retrofitted modern LED light guts into older housings in order to maintain the general appearance of vintage lights while getting modern...
10-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Doug Fattic

Bill Vetter revealed to me some of the mysteries...

Bill Vetter revealed to me some of the mysteries of framebuilding in an article in Bike World magazine in the early 70's. He had visited Bill Hurlow in England to get his information and brought...
09-22-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,545
Posted By Phreon

"What ended up being the drive train in the end?...

"What ended up being the drive train in the end? Nicely done on the build!"

The rear is an Ultegra handling a 9 cog cassette, the front, an unbranded Suntour derailleur for the Sugino triple...
09-09-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Sorg67

I was thinking I would need something like the...

I was thinking I would need something like the following:
...
08-28-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,830
Posted By Roger M

I am partial to some of the imron paints used by...

I am partial to some of the imron paints used by some custom frame builders back in the
70s and 80s.
...
08-22-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By jjhabbs

A Visit to Jeffrey Bock's Shop! Dropped off a frameset to be painted.

Hey guys,
I went to Ames Iowa to drop off my 1980 Raleigh Competition GS to get repainted. I had some time to get to know Jeffrey. What a knowledgeable guy. He's an incredible artist. The work he...
08-03-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By StanSeven

Since you people don’t like it, thread closed.

Since you people don’t like it, thread closed.
07-17-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,159
Posted By Prostyler

87 Schwinn Mesa Runner ( Custom )

Made a lighter mtb outta this one.
swapped out the steel with era correct aluminum or chomoly parts.
Just waiting on some 80s NOS bear trap pedals and a chain....
07-13-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By seypat

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night...

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night rider?
07-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga...

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga Miyata" as they are essentially Miyata bikes that were for a period sold by Koga, a Dutch company. Somehow some of these ended up in a warehouse in Salt...
05-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By scarlson

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and...

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and froze and burst the tube like a plumbing pipe in a poorly insulated house. Is it bulged out in that area, or is that just the effect of the camera...
01-06-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Schreck83

Looks like it will: ARX exploded view on...

Looks like it will:
ARX exploded view on Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_small_parts_catalog_-_1983_scan_10.html)

There are different flavors of Mountech
Here's one...
01-05-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By katsup

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's...

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's final version. I kept most of the original Deore DX components.

Is it cheating using the 750's touring sister?
...
01-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By tdilf

to the original question "what would you build?"...

to the original question "what would you build?" - i would build profit by selling the bike.
01-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By mstateglfr

OP- what are you actually thinking about doing...

OP- what are you actually thinking about doing for this build? 15 posts in and I am totally confused.
You mention wanting to keep it on the c&v side of things and like drop bars, but dont want bar...
12-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,038
Posted By WGB

bark_eater - Perhaps you have hit on why so many...

bark_eater - Perhaps you have hit on why so many tubular wheelsets are worn out vs clincher, simply that people who are/were committed to the effort of installing tubulars were/are the ones who...
11-17-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,689
Posted By gugie

Retirement, certainly. Class, hopeful.

Retirement, certainly.
Class, hopeful.
11-13-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,683
Posted By reluctantsuburb

Final (for now) update here. After playing my own...

Final (for now) update here. After playing my own frame doesn't fit swap around game, I've landed on this iteration of the Trek 510. Currently sporting 700x35s. I'm still playing around with the...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,617
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
10-25-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,326
Views: 963,396
Posted By Flatforkcrown

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6fe0504b_e930_49a1_a866_0fc55b0a5ac6_1a6a1ea183eaae8a54a890a21344d90c1c51e88a.jpeg...
10-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By 52telecaster

Velocity a23 32 hole rims front hub is a...

Velocity a23 32 hole rims front hub is a Panasonic dynamo, rear is a tricolor Shimano. Tires are gk file tread 38mm. Cassette is supposed to be 7 speed. I run 9 speed spacing with 8 cogs....
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,444
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
09-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By vascoboy

yes, on the description for IRD Defiant Compact...

yes, on the description for IRD Defiant Compact it has the BCDs listed. One has 1 set of bots (94 bcd) while the other, they call "double wide" has 100bcd & 94 bcd
09-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By cb400bill

Yup what?!?

Yup what?!?
08-28-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,065
Posted By tallbikeman

Ashtabula forged forks.

Schwinn's bladed forks were forged solid steel welded to a headtube. Back in the 70's and earlier you could take a bent Schwinn to a Schwinn dealer and they would bend frames and forks true for you....
08-02-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 72,769
Views: 11,819,038
Posted By SurferRosa

I doubt it. By the late '70s, they were pretty...

I doubt it. By the late '70s, they were pretty much standard/english on American market Motos. The headset on the other hand...
07-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By trailangel

This one is good! ...

This one is good!
https://banjobrothers.com/collections/handlebar-bags/products/handlebar-bag-medium
06-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By cudak888

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race...

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race facer. If so, have them face the paint off the mating surfaces for a perfect seat for the crown race.

-Kurt
06-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,944
Posted By P!N20

My spending in inversely proportionate to the...

My spending in inversely proportionate to the size of the item. For example:

"You want $200 for that bike? Pffft, I'll take my money elsewhere."

"$100 for that front derailleur bolt? Here's my...
05-24-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,897
Posted By natterberry

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99
05-18-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 312,610
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light. ...

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light.


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04-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,001
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter,...

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter, lunch bike and general do-everything bike. I liked the frame a lot and felt it was worthy of better and lighter components, especially the wheels. The...
03-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,182
Posted By Road Fan

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's...

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's ok just to take a 30 minute walk. Wear a jacket, decent shoes, bring some light gloves, and a baseball cap actually adds some warmth to your noggin,...
Forum: For Sale
03-29-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By mrv

bump. . . .

bump. . . .
03-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,290
Posted By Keefusb

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the...

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the cantilevered seat stays had removeable dropouts for this very reason. I never really cared for the cantilevered seat stays on my 1995 R900. They...
03-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By pcb

Point taken. There are many performance-related...

Point taken. There are many performance-related hardware issues I'm relatively insensitive to. I sometimes feel like I'm among folks having a very nice conversation about, say whiskey, and all I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,478
Posted By 79pmooney

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it...

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it was commonly heard that 1) the lightest containers were placed highest - completely obvious if you understand ship stability - and that those...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,787
Posted By Nessism

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an...

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an inappropriate solution for a frame that's WAY too small. I'd get a new frame ASAP. If the steerer doesn't break the seat tube might.
02-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By shoota

1986: ...

1986:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1986Ltwt30.JPG
1987:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1987_17.JPG
01-30-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,586
Posted By Mr. 66

I broke a dropout screw installed and...

I broke a dropout screw installed and successfully extracted it by drilling, with my Milwaukee, a hole through the broken and then epoxied a spoke in the recess and was able to twist it...
01-30-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,218
Posted By base2

I've got a couture Rodriguez. 500mm chainstays,...

I've got a couture Rodriguez.
500mm chainstays, 69.5 degrees head tube angle, low bottom bracket, & 26 inch wheels. It works well enough. At 1100mm long it tracks with surgical precision & between...
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