Probably one of the best touring bikes to come out of the 80's. Here are some specs and such:
What's included? The frame, fork, headset, Dia-compe cantilever brakes, kool stop salmon pads. The frame is awesome - it has low-rider rack mounts for mounting larger panniers in the front, two sets of eyelets in the front and back, a chain rest for easier tube/tire changes, and THREE water bottle braze ons. It's got everything you'd need for serious touring. But, you don't even have to use it for serious touring. Since the tubing isn't super stiff or oversized, it rides very smoothly with no load at all. It's Columbus tubing; 'nuff said.
To fit this bike in an ideal manner, your PBH would probably be 76-78 cm, or cycling inseam of 29-31 inches. So, that means the potential owner of this bike should be 5'4" to 5'6". I'm 5'8" and I was at the max seat post height and had to use a technomic stem to get the bars level. So, there you go.
I'm asking $200. With some rummaging at Working Bikes or Recyclery, You could easily be on the road for less than $400.
PM me with any questions.
If it were a 23" it would most certainly be gone by now. I'd have bought it. But then again it wouldn't have been for sale in the first place...
Tony Adams 6.6 mi said:
If this were a 23" I'd be crying right now because it would be gone by now and this is the first that I've heard of it. (I've been offline since last week.) My tourer (and all purpose bike at the moment) is an '82 - which is pretty great, but it lacks the cantilever brake bosses and the tubes were not as nice. (But the lugs are prettier.)
While you road this frame did you happen to convert it to 700c? If so, what sort of issues did you have with the canti's?
I have a 84' Voyageur NON SP that I am attempting to convert. When I say attempt I mean Ive already had 700c Dyads laced up in hopes that the frame/canti's will behave. I ditched the original Dia Compes for FSA Engery's (which was probably a bad decision) and Im running into issues with the pads not hitting the rim solely. Instead they hit half the rim and half the tire.
Ive read forum after forum about people having success with the conversions but they either use the orginial Dia Compe's OR have tried their luck with a couple of other brake sets (Tektro CR720's, Shimano BR-CX50s, Paul Component Touring Canti's).
Sorry for the rambling...if you did convert let me know if you ran into any issues please!
did you ever sell this frame?
I did. To a nice gentleman in MKE, it went.