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10-24-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By abdon

Basic derailleur maintenance should not require...

Basic derailleur maintenance should not require much at all. The alluded complexity comes from the delicate (for dirt biking) spring mechanism that if it got cruded and broke you could not easily get...
10-24-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By abdon

Mountech was not all that terrible (only somewhat...

Mountech was not all that terrible (only somewhat terrible). The biggest issue was that it did not like to crunch gravel. On a dirt bike grinding dirt day in and day out it was not a happy camper and...
10-24-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By The Golden Boy

The original Mountech with the captive pulley is...

The original Mountech with the captive pulley is a terrible design. It actually is a major contributing factor to the downfall of Suntour. No kidding.
...
10-15-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By Iowhat

I love my '85 Expedition....this morning I did a...

I love my '85 Expedition....this morning I did a 45 mile ride, comfy with a front bag (vintage Cannondale bag) and averaged about 15 mph with 700x35 tires. I've toured on it, scrambled on gravel...
10-07-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By abdon

I need to start getting in the habit again so I...

I need to start getting in the habit again so I plan on cheating; instead of attempting to commute the 43 miles from home and back I'll pick a point probably 10 miles out. Drive there, switch to the...
10-04-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By abdon

PM sent.

PM sent.
10-04-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By Iowhat

I just posted my 1983 Specialized Expedition...

I just posted my 1983 Specialized Expedition (60cm) in the Marketplace "For Sale". Here's the finished bike (ready for you!) ...
10-04-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,568
Posted By GeezyRider

I admire your persistence. :)

I admire your persistence. :)
10-04-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By Iowhat

Well, I don't know 100% for certain, but just...

Well, I don't know 100% for certain, but just have not ever seen an Expedition frame with a 1986 serial number.
My 1985 Expedition has a frame that was produced in 1984 (serial # starts with "M")...
10-04-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know either way- but, historically, it...

I don't know either way- but, historically, it seemed the bottom dropped out of the touring market- being supplanted by ATBs and MTBs. Trek didn't have a tourer in 1986 (with the exception of the...
10-03-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By Iowhat

The expedition was made 1983, 1984, 1985. Some...

The expedition was made 1983, 1984, 1985. Some frame differences: '83 had clamp-on DT shifters, no "S" logo on fork crown. '84 has braze-on DT shifters, but no "S" logo on fork crown; '85 has...
10-03-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By merziac

^^^^^^ And it should make for interesting...

^^^^^^
And it should make for interesting conversation if anybody notices whats going on here. :innocent:

This setup gets me up most hills but I am finding I could use more help more and more. ...
10-03-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By The Golden Boy

I can't tell if you know this- but the two...

I can't tell if you know this- but the two relatively close big rings and the bail out gearing is referred to as "half-step and a granny."

It was originally conceived for a 5 gear rear end, so...
10-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By merziac

This is what its all about and at this point for...

This is what its all about and at this point for me is top priority.

If I can keep the vibe and relevance all the better but I will go straight outside the box in a heartbeat if it gets me up the...
10-02-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By merziac

Well no one is happier than me that you have...

Well no one is happier than me that you have found this, it is a great find and is no surprise as we have established.

But when you touch a nerve and folks respond then it is what it is, good, bad...
09-30-23, 01:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By abdon

You did pretty fantastic. The re-gearing is...

You did pretty fantastic. The re-gearing is probably as ideal as it gets, anything needing lower than 20 gear inches is probably not functional enough to even stay seated on the bike.

I love my...
09-29-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Itís a shame the Jim has abandoned this forum and...

Itís a shame the Jim has abandoned this forum and not available to comment regarding his perspective on the creation of this bike.
09-29-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By merziac

Well being in the PNW, all you need to do now is...

Well being in the PNW, all you need to do now is luck into one of Jim's customs in your size.

The difference between the Surly and the Expedition could very well be the difference between the...
09-20-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,448
Views: 743,275
Posted By JohnDThompson

Also Stronglight Delta: ...

Also Stronglight Delta:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/443x600/delta1_f8a83ffb5451f9758ce8bee3d68f54dbb3ae5410.jpg
09-19-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,070
Posted By abdon

I have 100% stock touring bikes I enjoy but my...

I have 100% stock touring bikes I enjoy but my main touring bike has been updated so it can be a modernized loaded mile shredding machine. Well within reason; I find 8 speed cassettes and triple...
09-19-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,070
Posted By abdon

For the ultimate functionality spread the rear to...

For the ultimate functionality spread the rear to 135mm, it will give you access to all sorts of modern mountain hubs. 130mm would do fine if you don't mind low spoke count on a touring bike. While...
09-19-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6,448
Views: 743,275
Posted By clubman

Suntour XC Pro and some Mavics methinks

Suntour XC Pro and some Mavics methinks
09-19-23, 02:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,070
Posted By abdon

I would have paid $150 for that bike and it is...

I would have paid $150 for that bike and it is not even my size.

Yes, I realize I have a problem. I can't say no to vintage touring bikes :D
09-17-23, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6,448
Views: 743,275
Posted By smontanaro

I suspect it's a side benefit of the mountain...

I suspect it's a side benefit of the mountain bike revolution. People started riding in crappy conditions (I read somewhere that the Repack Riders got their name from having to repack their bearings...
08-25-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-22-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,433
Posted By RH Clark

For me the benefit of low carb over calorie...

For me the benefit of low carb over calorie counting is no hunger or weakness. I have no problem going 20 hours or more without a single calorie even when riding several hours at a moderate pace....
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