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Old 12-11-21, 11:25 PM
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Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day trip out of Calgary.

quintessential tourer with a few nice updates!! mafac cantilevers??
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Old 12-11-21, 11:46 PM
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quintessential tourer with a few nice updates!! mafac cantilevers??
MAFAC; Yes with some rubber from Compass Cycles (Rene Herse now)
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Old 12-11-21, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 2flit View Post
MAFAC; Yes with some rubber from Compass Cycles (Rene Herse now)
thanks!
yeah, man... i bet those tires roll like butter.
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Originally Posted by 2flit View Post
MAFAC; Yes with some rubber from Compass Cycles (Rene Herse now)
32mm? Great looking Expedition!
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Old 12-12-21, 02:15 PM
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32mm? Great looking Expedition!
Barlow Pass 38mm on the rear and not sure but probably a 32 on the front, I lost and extrralight 32mm to a sidewall flat well outside of Rocky Mountain House and wound up with a Panaracer spare for the remainder.


... had two cars stop on the highway to offer help as I switched tires... one of them turned around; drove back, and offered me a ride back to RMH where she had come from! ...Canadians amazing
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Old 12-13-21, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 2flit View Post
Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day trip out of Calgary.

14 day trip out of Calgary, shot above Banff on way to Jasper
Those are some seriously traditional looking bags. How was it for 2 weeks?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Those are some seriously traditional looking bags. How was it for 2 weeks?
Those bags are awesome, I've also used them on a 45 day tandem tour from Normandy to Budapest and also from Christchurch thru the Molesworth, Marlborough Sound to the Farwell Spit and back, and two tours in the Hawaiian Islands. The two week trip in the Canadian Rockies was about 50% rain and 10% snow and several folks on Mountain Bikes with more 'modern' bags had all their gear soaked while I somehow managed to just be damp around the edges. But if it never stops raining. (day after day after day).. it all eventually gets wet and doesn't dry...unless you sleep in it!
I like them allot because they act a bit like Gortex and in mixed sun and rain my gear breaths a bit and actually does a bit better than Hypalon or Vinyl. They don't do as well when things are flooding and you are ridding thru river bed.
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Old 12-13-21, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 2flit View Post
Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day trip out of Calgary.

Great looking Expedition and glad you had a great tour on it.

Both in 2008 and 2009 I did one month long tours on a 1983 Expedition.

It performed wonderfully although I had no original parts on it.

I had it outfitted pretty nicely with
a 3 x 9 Shimano XT drive train with the outer bearing crankset, Shimano bar end shifters, TRP EuroX cantilevers, and Chris King headset.
That 22T granny combined with a 34T big cog cassette was the only way I made it up some of those mountain passes.

I had mine loaded up with around 65 to 70 pounds, way too much stuff.

I wish I had it back.
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Old 12-14-21, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 2flit View Post
Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day trip out of Calgary.


14 day trip out of Calgary, shot above Banff on way to Jasper

Departing Calgary

Typical Camp site
Nice! I aspire to a trip like that & I want to visit Banff some day! Also, I'm a little envious of the Expedition!

Are you doing a solo trip‽
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Old 12-14-21, 09:04 PM
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Are you doing a solo trip‽[/QUOTE]

Solo...
I was all set up with a fellow that I met on the "Crazy Guy On a Bike" website and he backed out at the last moment...So, I went solo on this one. Stayed at two "WarmShowers.org" homes and camped the rest of the trip until I got back down to RockyMountainHouse where I did an AirBnB.


SOLO
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Old 12-23-21, 03:02 PM
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Brand new

Just picked this up! Looks pretty much original. Very little use. Needs to be gone through..

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Old 12-25-21, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rossiny View Post
Just picked this up! Looks pretty much original. Very little use. Needs to be gone through..
Awesome, love the color on those and am a fan of the seat tube decals they used that year.
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Some recent rainy day pics posted in the Voyageur thread as well:



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Yeah, I cannot explain the cage angle on that Jubilee front mechanism, but it shifts fine that way. I ended up regrinding the flat on the front mechanism for this one, where the cage bolts on, to get a better line for the front cage.
When I looked at those photos I immediately thought that either the pivot pin was bent, or the alloy piece that it inserts into was bent since the pivots do not appear to be parallel to the main derailleur mounting bolts. That wide disparity between the cage and the large chainring is not normal.
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Some recent rainy day pics posted in the Voyageur thread as well:



I love everything about that bike, and it's my size too. What was your address again?
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Old 12-26-21, 04:06 PM
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Some recent rainy day pics posted in the Voyageur thread as well:



Great looking Voyageur. What size tires are you running?
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Old 12-26-21, 04:33 PM
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Some recent rainy day pics posted in the Voyageur thread as well:


I hope your Brooks is well 'treated'! (lovely ride!)
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Originally Posted by OutnBack View Post
Great looking Voyageur. What size tires are you running?
Thank you. These are 35mm tires with 45mm fenders.

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I hope your Brooks is well 'treated'! (lovely ride!)
Haha it was only in the light rain long enough to snap these pics, then dried and covered. And thank you!
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I need to change the fork of my bike. 1971 Model Peugeot PL8. Where can I find it ?
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Thank you. These are 35mm tires with 45mm fenders.
Haha it was only in the light rain long enough to snap these pics, then dried and covered. And thank you!
While were at it- what are the platform pedals you've got there? Lyotard? MKS?
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I need to change the fork of my bike. 1971 Model Peugeot PL8. Where can I find it ?
The original fork will be metric thread. Unless you can source a replacement on the used market, a new replacement fork will be English thread. This is not necessarily a show-stopper, but using an English thread fork will mean replacing the headset with an English thread headset. Pick a fork with similar rake to the original, and a sufficiently long steer tube to fit your frame and headset, trim to fit.
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While were at it- what are the platform pedals you've got there? Lyotard? MKS?
Those look like Sakae Ringyo SP-11:

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Thank you.
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
While were at it- what are the platform pedals you've got there? Lyotard? MKS?
They are the original SR SP-11 that came on it and I really love these pedals. IMO the best looking of their kind and very comfortable.

EDIT: Whoops, looks like JohnDThompson beat me to it!


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They are the original SR SP-11 that came on it and I really love these pedals. IMO the best looking of their kind and very comfortable.

EDIT: Whoops, looks like JohnDThompson beat me to it!
The Lyotard 45CA pedals on the PX-10 I'm refurbing are waaaaaaaaay too narrow for me. I started out wanting to keep things French, but the Berthets are too $$$..... Alas, so are the SP-11s! MKS Urban Platforms are..... close.
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