Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

From: "Howard Darr" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:23:41 -0400

I have really enjoyed the touring posts.

Mine was Serotta Club Series frame Reynolds 531 Campagnolo ends Vaugner crown and Haden long point lugs. Only one braze on for the rear der. on the stay.

TA triple crank 32 x 42 x 52 Suntour Spirt Front Der. Shimano Crane GS Rear Der. Sedis Chain Suntour Winner 13 x 26 Shimano Dura Ace hubs 36 hole Small flange Torrington Double Butted spokes Rigida 13 x 19 rims Suntour Bar Cons SR Seat post stem and handlebars Weinmann CP Brakes and handles with the QR that dived under the hood. Steel rack that wasn't very good but looked sexier that the Pletcher (SP) rack. Also I couldn't bear to clamp a rack on to the frame. Cannonade handlebar bag Schwinn seat bag. Remember the really big black one? TA water bottle and cage and a hiking water bottle in the handlebar bag.

Before that I had souped up two department store bikes. Imagine a Mafac brakes, Shimano Crane, and "proper" down tube shifters on a department store huffy.

I was never interested in racing. Touring is what interested me. I tend to be a loner by nature and riding alone was great. I rode department store bikes while I saved my money to buy the bike of my dreams. In 1977 I purchased a Serotta Club Series frame. My Dad drove me 2 hours to pick up the frame in Pittsburgh PA. The big surprise was that while I was there I was drooling over a TA triple crank. To my amazement and great joy he bought it for me. Mind you this crank cost as much as my last two department store bikes together.

Howard Darr
Clymer PA