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Old 02-28-22, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs View Post
Normally I'd be jealous... but if you're tall enough to ride that frame and still need the seatpost and stem that high, I feel like you're doing the universe some kind of favor. I'm glad you were able to find something so large!
Looked along time for that frame. Came off ebay, p.o. found it cheap...it was frame, fork, headset, seatpost and those cantis. Derailleur hanger was bent. 63cm bikes are less common , snapped it up when I saw it was available.
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Old 02-28-22, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dschell View Post
Not totally sure, but looks like that is a Dia Compe
model that adjusts down the brake arm more to alleviate that pad angle.
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Old 03-01-22, 10:41 AM
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They are dia-compe brakes , stamped 5583 , they have about 3mm adjustment. At there lowest adjustment they are close and brake pads are nearly level, however I may have some STX cantis with a little more adjustment room
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Old 03-01-22, 10:51 AM
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You can see the knurled portion above the brake pad, not much adjustment. These are at lowest position. Look no guck, turns out it was guck not the dreaded gak
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Old 03-01-22, 01:46 PM
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My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985.



Very nice..great opportunity to see what components were on mine originally! Nice bike
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Old 03-01-22, 04:59 PM
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'86 Miyata 610

Added a Nitto front rack and Acorn bags to my '86 Miyata 610. Still have to change the chain rings as I don't like the Biopace 28 inner.

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Old 03-05-22, 09:56 AM
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Just picked up this 1989 Schwinn Voyageur.
I will disassemble and clean everything, clean and repack the bearings, replace cables and housing, replace bar tape, new saddle, mudguards, front and rear racks.

Anything else I would want to do to it to get it ready for touring? I'm only just going to get into touring, so any advice is welcome!


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Originally Posted by sebcast View Post
Just picked up this 1989 Schwinn Voyageur.
I will disassemble and clean everything, clean and repack the bearings, replace cables and housing, replace bar tape, new saddle, mudguards, front and rear racks.

Anything else I would want to do to it to get it ready for touring? I'm only just going to get into touring, so any advice is welcome!

Awesome bike. Brake levers (specifically the safety levers) and that stem are not original there. Shouldn't matter, but you might want to get rid of the safety levers for aesthetics and minimal weight savings.

Other than bags and whatever gear you may need for overnights you'll be good to go. Don't forget to check out the Schwinn Voyageur thread if you haven't. There are lovely examples of 89's, and really every other year, in that thread with all kinds of setups.

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Old 03-05-22, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sebcast View Post
Just picked up this 1989 Schwinn Voyageur.
I will disassemble and clean everything, clean and repack the bearings, replace cables and housing, replace bar tape, new saddle, mudguards, front and rear racks.

Anything else I would want to do to it to get it ready for touring? I'm only just going to get into touring, so any advice is welcome!
Sweet bike- I'd keep the 'safety levers.' When I'm tired, my hands don't like the reach to the levers. But keep in mind, those levers won't give you the best braking performance- they're there to slow you down. Stopping is for the lever levers.

Maybe that is too much thinking...
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Nice bike, crazy spacing on the rear gears.
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Old 03-06-22, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Stevensb View Post
Added a Nitto front rack and Acorn bags to my '86 Miyata 610. Still have to change the chain rings as I don't like the Biopace 28 inner.

Cheers.

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Miyata 610 by bj.stevens, on Flickr
Nice! Did you just pick up the Acorn bags? I really wanted a tall grey one but wasn't fast enough...
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Old 03-06-22, 09:30 AM
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Just started my teardown of my 88 Voyageur. Still deciding on replacing down tubes to bar end shifters. Bought Ritchey Venturemax handlebars.
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Acorn bags

Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
Nice! Did you just pick up the Acorn bags? I really wanted a tall grey one but wasn't fast enough...
I bought the bags in Feb. Sign up for their email alert announcing new releases and be prepared on the day of release to buy early and without hesitation.. Also, someone here posted a PSA on the upcoming Feb release and may do so again for March.

Good luck.

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Old 03-06-22, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tcarson View Post
Just started my teardown of my 88 Voyageur. Still deciding on replacing down tubes to bar end shifters. Bought Ritchey Venturemax handlebars.
That was going to be my only suggestion. I like the shifters to be easier to reach. The gearing looks good and I actually prefer an oval granny. I also like low-riders but I carry a lot of stuff. Otherwise you look good to go!

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Old 03-06-22, 07:43 PM
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A repurposed Peugeot?

This was a UO frame so it's a tourist/frankenbike.

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Old 04-15-22, 10:41 AM
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1983 Fuji Touring Series IV
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Originally Posted by Quakertownrich View Post
'75 Schwinn Sports Tourer- Sky Blue

Very nice, my size too.

Assuming that stem is original and guess I haven't been paying good enough attention but don't think I have ever seen one before, that's an "S" stamped at the corner?
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Old 04-17-22, 08:54 PM
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Lovely bike
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[QUOTE=merziac;22473414]Very nice, my size too.

Why, Schwinn of course. There wasn't much on those that weren't stamped indelibly "Schwinn". They were quite jealous of their brand and had the power to back It up. That's a lovely recreation.
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1979 TREK 412
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Lovely trek! They make excellent sport-touring bikes. Interesting you found a 412 with mid-fork eyelets, perhaps a factor addition by the PO? Looks like you enjoy riding it.
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'83 Fuji Touring Series IV

Here's my latest and among one of the prettiest bikes in stable: a 1983 Fuji Touring Series IV. I picked it up several months ago and it was in near pristine condition given how the prior owner had taken care of it. I have slowly been building it up by adding new hoods, cotton wrap bar tape, a Brooks B-17 saddle and Handsome-branded hammered fenders. The hardest addition (not including the unbroken-in Brook's saddle) was adjusting the fenders. With the original 27 x 1 1/8 Gatorskin tires, the clearance was so tight that it was impossible to adjust the fenders without the tires rubbing somewhere. So, I took a chance hoping that the loss of 1/8 of an inch tire width would work and bought a set of Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 tires. Problem solved as I took it out this morning on it's first shake down cruise. Now, I will be taking short one hour rides (as dictated by the Brooks) to fine tune the fender placement and slowly cut down the fender struts. The Suntour Cyclone drive train is just heavenly: smooth and quiet.






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Lovely trek! They make excellent sport-touring bikes. Interesting you found a 412 with mid-fork eyelets, perhaps a factor addition by the PO? Looks like you enjoy riding it.
If by PO you mean previous owner... I am the OO, or original owner! I bought her new in 1979, right outa the shop window. Then 25 years ago I had the bike resprayed and at that time I had several additions made to the frame; mid-fork eyelets, a second set of eyelets under the downtube (note bottle cage), cable guides across the top tube, and derailleur cable guides at the base of the seat tube. This bike has traveled the world with me and seen a lot of action.
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Here's my latest and among one of the prettiest bikes in stable: a 1983 Fuji Touring Series IV. I picked it up several months ago and it was in near pristine condition given how the prior owner had taken care of it. I have slowly been building it up by adding new hoods, cotton wrap bar tape, a Brooks B-17 saddle and Handsome-branded hammered fenders. The hardest addition (not including the unbroken-in Brook's saddle) was adjusting the fenders. With the original 27 x 1 1/8 Gatorskin tires, the clearance was so tight that it was impossible to adjust the fenders without the tires rubbing somewhere. So, I took a chance hoping that the loss of 1/8 of an inch tire width would work and bought a set of Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 tires. Problem solved as I took it out this morning on it's first shake down cruise. Now, I will be taking short one hour rides (as dictated by the Brooks) to fine tune the fender placement and slowly cut down the fender struts. The Suntour Cyclone drive train is just heavenly: smooth and quiet.






In 1979, I wanted a Fuji America... one of the best touring bikes on the road then, but I couldn't afford it and ended up with my TREK 412. Your bike is stunning. I love the chrome fork crown and the Suntour derailleurs are fabulous (I wish I still had mine!). You did an exceptional job with the handlebar wrap. Nice job with the fenders too.
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Originally Posted by muse kidd View Post
In 1979, I wanted a Fuji America... one of the best touring bikes on the road then, but I couldn't afford it and ended up with my TREK 412. Your bike is stunning. I love the chrome fork crown and the Suntour derailleurs are fabulous (I wish I still had mine!). You did an exceptional job with the handlebar wrap. Nice job with the fenders too.
Thank you very kindly! Your 412 is very sharp, as those old Treks are wonderful rides. My '83 700 is one of those bikes that disappear underneath the rider.
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