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11-20-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By beicster

I bought a set of those for my Voyageur. They...

I bought a set of those for my Voyageur. They fit on 700cX38. I wouldn't want to try them on a wider tire, though.
10-09-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By beicster

My doc and I have a great relationship. We tell...

My doc and I have a great relationship. We tell each other jokes and that kind of thing. He said when he saw it, he thought, "Sh*t, I bet he is going to ask me about this and I have no idea what...
10-03-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By beicster

He must be logged in or it would not be posting...

He must be logged in or it would not be posting from his account. This feels kinda scammy to me as he is demanding that someone call him.
09-08-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By beicster

I used a set of these to convert my Schwinn...

I used a set of these to convert my Schwinn Voyageur to 700c. They worked great.
09-01-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 183,766
Posted By beicster

This is my favorite thread. I am happy to...

This is my favorite thread. I am happy to contribute to it. Fortunately, the cantilever brake issue was laid to rest earlier so I can add my Mercian to it. It is a King of the Mountain model with...
08-19-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,813
Posted By beicster

My 1991 Mercian King of Mercia. Really digging...

My 1991 Mercian King of Mercia. Really digging this bike.
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08-15-23, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By beicster

If you need a touring bike and this is your size,...

If you need a touring bike and this is your size, you canít go wrong with a Tenax Voyageur. Most folks have been successful converting to 700c using cantilevers brakes if that is causing you doubt....
08-10-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,438
Posted By beicster

If the adjustable race and the washer are steel,...

If the adjustable race and the washer are steel, Iíd be tempted to find a machine shop with a surface grinder that has a magnetized surface plate. They could take the teeth off and a few millimeters...
08-07-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By beicster

I have been thinking about selling my 63.5cm...

I have been thinking about selling my 63.5cm Paramount touring. You can transfer your parts to an actual paramount. 😁
07-09-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,146
Posted By beicster

I built this 91 King of Mercia over the last few...

I built this 91 King of Mercia over the last few days. I took it out for a ten miler this morning and it has a great ride. I canít wait to get more time on it....
07-06-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,146
Posted By beicster

This is the original build sheet. It may as well...

This is the original build sheet. It may as well have been built for me. This is exactly what I was looking for. A touring bike with sport touring geometry. I know it has clearance for 700X35's...
07-06-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,146
Posted By beicster

My 55th birthday was last month. I was looking at...

My 55th birthday was last month. I was looking at the Mercian Cycles website and pondering the purchase of a King of Mercia for my 60th birthday. As I was building it in my head, I decided to check...
06-24-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,030
Posted By beicster

My experience with rattle can is that if you are...

My experience with rattle can is that if you are careful you can make it look nice. And, if you are patient, you get a reasonably resilient finish. It is not as tough as more expensive paint but it...
06-12-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,983
Posted By beicster

My 84 touring. Currently set up for sport...

My 84 touring. Currently set up for sport touring.
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05-31-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 18,980
Posted By beicster

Time to bump this thread. I rode my Raleigh...

Time to bump this thread. I rode my Raleigh International to work today in honor of 531. I made the decision last night without thinking about it being the 31st but it worked out for me. Anyone else...
05-18-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By beicster

This is mine. ...

This is mine.


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05-18-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By beicster

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Thought you might appreciate this. I think I got this off a post here from Scooper....
05-17-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By beicster

I have a 63.5cm 84 touring in red. I know the...

I have a 63.5cm 84 touring in red. I know the head angle is 72 and I think the seat tube is 74. It had 80mm of bottom bracket drop.

Mine has 700c wheels. It can take 32ís with fenders and 35ís...
05-15-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By beicster

If I wasn't worried about fenders, I would go...

If I wasn't worried about fenders, I would go with 700X32 without hesitating. Nice color by the way.
05-11-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By beicster

I decided to pull this thread back up and provide...

I decided to pull this thread back up and provide an update. After reading all of this, I decided to try a set of 700X28 Gravel King Slicks on my Paramount touring. I have ridden enough now to say...
05-09-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By beicster

My 84 touring is the only high end frame I have...

My 84 touring is the only high end frame I have ever had. The dropout brazing has impressed me since day 1. Such a smooth flow. Looks like it is one piece.
05-08-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By beicster

I feel like this is one of those ďcall the police...

I feel like this is one of those ďcall the police if you ever hear me say thisĒ kind of statements.
05-08-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By beicster

My 84 Touring is that same color. Looks great in...

My 84 Touring is that same color. Looks great in the sun.
05-08-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By beicster

That looks great. Do you know the year?

That looks great. Do you know the year?
05-03-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By beicster

There aren't many cyclists around me at all, much...

There aren't many cyclists around me at all, much less vintage riders. Old bikes around here are typically beat up old clunkers. I get the same smile as you on the very rare occasion I see a decent...
04-25-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 362,764
Posted By beicster

That is what I thought. I have the smaller seat...

That is what I thought. I have the smaller seat bag and I like it. Iíd like to have one of those bigger ones. I havenít been able to find one anywhere.
04-25-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,181
Posted By beicster

I bought this Schwinn Voyageur from barkeater ...

I bought this Schwinn Voyageur from barkeater

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04-24-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 362,764
Posted By beicster

What bag is that on the back?

What bag is that on the back?
04-20-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,023
Posted By beicster

Iím 54. I had no appreciation of quality bikes...

Iím 54. I had no appreciation of quality bikes bikes back in the 70ís and 80ís. I didnít start paying attention to quality until the early 90ís. I love the C&V bikes because I like the way they...
04-07-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By beicster

I use one of those on the NDS dropout on my Super...

I use one of those on the NDS dropout on my Super Course because it it has a claw hanger for the derailleur on the other side. It perfectly centers the wheel. I take them off bikes that donít use a...
03-25-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 362,764
Posted By beicster

I think it has an unusual set of bearings (see...

I think it has an unusual set of bearings (see below). When I first got it, I could not get the fork out despite removing the adjusting nut and the lock nut. I even hit the top of the fork with a...
03-25-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 362,764
Posted By beicster

This Raleigh International has a very high bottom...

This Raleigh International has a very high bottom bracket. With 700x35ís it was 290mm. It rode fine but I decided to throw a set of 650b wheels on it to lower it some. These are the Cycles Toussaint...
03-24-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 362,764
Posted By beicster

Cycles Toussaint has them. I have a set. They...

Cycles Toussaint has them. I have a set. They seem fine so far. https://www.cyclestoussaint.com/collections/components/products/650b-wheelset-32-spoke-10-speed-clincher
02-13-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 509,885
Posted By beicster

Thanks. I am not sure about the fork. I bought...

Thanks. I am not sure about the fork. I bought this as a frame set and that is the fork that came with it. The eyelets on the fork are not standard metric but the headset threading is standard and...
02-13-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 509,885
Posted By beicster

I took my 68 out for a short ride. I really like...

I took my 68 out for a short ride. I really like the way this bike handles. It just feels right. It currently has 27Ēx1.25Ē Paselas on it but t I am considering putting 700c x 38 Paselas on it for...
02-10-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By beicster

I love that blue. As much as I love the green, I...

I love that blue. As much as I love the green, I would snatch up a blue one in my size immediately.
02-09-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By beicster

I am a sucker for that Super Course green so I...

I am a sucker for that Super Course green so I would be all about the 73.
02-09-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,842
Posted By beicster

I ordered the British one this morning. What is...

I ordered the British one this morning. What is the quality like on the ones you have received?
01-14-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By beicster

Are you sure that is a 24Ē? The head tube looks...

Are you sure that is a 24Ē? The head tube looks the same length as my 25Ē Voyageur and I think they made those in a 23Ē and a 25Ē.
12-19-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,778
Posted By beicster

I prefer the White Industries cranks. I don't...

I prefer the White Industries cranks. I don't like the looks of the current generation cranks. It just doesn't work for me.
12-11-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,081
Posted By beicster

It is currently built up with a mostly parts bin...

It is currently built up with a mostly parts bin build just to see if I like how it rides. I have only had time for about two miles worth of neighborhood riding but it is very smooth. And, it just...
12-09-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By beicster

That good looking dog is skeptical.

That good looking dog is skeptical.
12-03-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By beicster

Ainít that just the way. A guy waits patiently...

Ainít that just the way. A guy waits patiently for a couple of years for Chartreuse International in his size to pop up and 48 hours after paying a little more than he planned for a bare frame, a...
12-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 30,081
Posted By beicster

I have been watching for a 1971 or 1972 24.5"...

I have been watching for a 1971 or 1972 24.5" Chartreuse International to pop up for a while. Finally found one yesterday. It is supposed to arrive next Thursday. I can't wait.
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12-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By beicster

And, they are absolutely gorgeous hubs! You have...

And, they are absolutely gorgeous hubs! You have me thinking thoughts about some of my bikes.
11-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,602
Posted By beicster

I enjoy finding an old frame somewhere and...

I enjoy finding an old frame somewhere and building it up. But, if I was looking for a new bike, this would be a likely suspect. I honestly have no idea how a straight blade fork rides but I have...
11-25-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By beicster

Sorry for your loss. Good luck with the sale.

Sorry for your loss. Good luck with the sale.
11-22-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,935
Posted By beicster

This is what I found. ...

This is what I found.

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11-12-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,546
Posted By beicster

Nice lugs.

Nice lugs.
11-10-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,096
Posted By beicster

I am a Brooks B17 guy. They just work for me. I...

I am a Brooks B17 guy. They just work for me. I recently bought the Cardiff Harlech Leather saddle sold through Soma (They had a big sale) and it is basically an Asian made copy of the Brooks. It...
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