Friday, July 17, 2015

Ninth in a Series of Bruce Gordon's Personal Bikes

Because I'm putting Touring Bikes on my blog - I thought I'd describe a later touring bike.
This post is of a Touring Bike that I built in June of 1982 (Wow that was 33 years ago).
This was "State of the Art" Touring parts before Mountain Bike parts became common.
The frame was built with Columbus SP tubing with a Reynolds Seat Tube and Seat Stays.
It was 65cm c to c frame size with a 57.5cm Top Tube,  44cm Chainstays,  5cm Fork Rake, and a Drop of 7.5cm.  It has a cast Cinelli bottom bracket, Henry James lugs with my "Wave Pattern", a cast Cinelli MC fork crown and Long Campagnolo dropouts.

Included were a Huret Duopar rear derailleur, and Suntour front derailleur and a Custom Drilled
Super Record Crank to take a 30 tooth chainring rather than the 36 tooth that was the standard    Campagnolo triple ( I can still drill Campagnolo Cranks for the smaller ring - because I still have the drilling fixture).  It has "Half Step Gearing" with 50/46/30 rings and a 6 speed 13/30 Suntour Freewheel and 700x28 Specialized tires (Yes - I went touring on 28mm tires).  Included were my Racks Front and Rear that were brazed at the time.
Hard to believe that I rode that as a Touring Bike - times have changed.

I drilled the stem to internally run the wires for the early Avocet Cyclometer.
I rode this bike fully Loaded from Eugene Oregon to San Francisco California.

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