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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:29 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Although I inhabit the MTB part of the site quite a bit, I am a bit of a secret touring bike lover and do like how they can sometimes be almost artwork.

I've had modern and classic over the years, parallel to the mtb scene from a 1970's Galaxy to a relatively recent Dalesman.

I am now looking to recreate the the top end tourers of the early 1980's with the Norman Fay as a base.

I have already fitted a 'Red S' chainset with 48, 42, 28 rings, M700 Deerhead parts topped off with some beautiful 600EX cantilevers - miniature works of art in their own rights.

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Heres a 1983 Royal 10 to be getting on with - I would like some pics and ideas please - thanks for looking!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:32 pm 
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I think three chainrings up front is best. That Raleigh must have big jumps between the gears.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:39 pm 
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if keeping period then double chainset only and one with as many holes as poss as imo they look great . and it has to have a brooks no matter what


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:47 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
I think three chainrings up front is best. That Raleigh must have big jumps between the gears.


Yeah, a triple with an odd combo is a must - I stupidly sold a Schwinn Tourer (from the tip of course) with a full 105 touring groupset - stupid stupid...

Anyway. Parts list so far:

Suntour barend friction shifters

Red S triple chainset - 48 42 28 (I think)

Shimano M700 F&R mechs

Shimano 600EX cantilevers (apparently quite rare!)

Weinnman concave eyeleted 27" rims on DT-Swiss and Maillard Competition hubs

80mm Cineli stem, 42cm Cineli bars (dont know the models)

Campagnolo Gran Sport 27.2mm seatpost

Campagnolo Gran Sport headset


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:03 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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would kill for one of these:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:31 am 
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Personally for the full lookI would go with a TA Cyclotouriste chainset (you know, the one with 6 arms on the rings.)
Sadly they do go for daft money and they tend to crack around the tapers. In fact they aren't really very good, but if it's a look you are after... :?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:43 am 
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You also need a really faded Carradice saddlebag! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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caradice - check

any more for any more?

Bike is built - now sitting on some bargain ebay 700c wheels

pics later.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:50 pm 
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How about one of those Huret Multito mileometers:
Image Silent, and surprisingly accurate.
I loved mine back in 1982...sometimes wish modern ones just told the distance as speed is immaterial.

Or maybe, if you're feeling cheap, one of the Lucas/Cyclo ones with the pin fitted to the spokes which hit a star wheel...tick, tick, tick.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:45 am 
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A Brooks vinyl Glenbrook saddlebag...

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...is a thing of beauty though tragically hopeless without...

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...the carradice quick release carrier.

Here they are on mine...

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