Sportour (early 80s)
bike showed up on Craiglist, unused and in fact still in the unopened
shipping box. I originally planned to convert it from 27" to 700c,
but the original wheels are so nice it seemed a shame not to use
made a few changes to make it more trail-, hill-, and rain-friendly.
Otherwise, I tried to keep as many as possible of the original parts.
The rear wheel turned out to have a 6-speed freehub rather than
Replaced the 118mm BCD (!) SR crankset and 52/42 rings with a 110mm
Sugino and 48/34 rings
* Replaced the original 25mm tires with 27x1-1/4 Pasela Tourgards
* Added SKS 45mm fenders, which fit a bit close but seem to work
The hardest part was getting under the front brake without dragging
on the tire in the front.
* Replaced the MKS quill pedals (too narrow and painful) to MKS
Touring with clips
* Changed to a plain-silver ITM seatpost (happened to have it),
since the fluted original was short (and a bit heavy)
* Rear rack
[ scott clark <*> charlottesville va us ]