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Specialized Expedition (1985)

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1985 Specialized Expedition - "Special Series Touring" Cr-Mo Dbl Butted tubing.

Sakae Randnner bar / GB Stelvio RTE stem

Specialized "Special Series Touring" Cr-Mo dbl butted fork / Specialized headset

Sansin SE hub / Araya 700c 36 spoke

Sansin SE hub / Araya 700c 36 spoke

Specialized 52/42/30 170mm crank / Specialized bb

Selle Italia Futura / SR Laprade


Suntour barcons / Shimano Deore XT / XT Superplate (Staghead)

Shimano cantis / Shimano 600 non-aero

Suntour New Winner 6 spd

My #2 touring bike that I switched to use as a cyclocross type bike, though too tall for that, so only used on hardpack trails. Second only to my Bridgestone. Great bike in it's own right. Shimano Deore XT / Superplate deraillers with Suntour barcon shifters.
According to Tim Neenan the designer of this frame, it is actually Tange 1.0/0.7 dbl butted tubing used. He actually designed the frame for Specialized from another that he custom built as a frame builder in his own right.
*Sold August 2010*

People who friended this bike sibkis, the fumingator, oblio, Rood, fastfixie, Zojirushi, axe_somebody, Dario, rburnham13,


You sold that? This one would have been a keeper for me...those knobbies would be pressed into action right about now with all the snow we've seen this winter.

Yep, sold.

Yep, sold. Bought it many years ago for a very good friend of mine and built it up like you see it after he told me he had already bought one. It never got much use from me because I had the Bridgestone which is a very similar bike, but was a better "fit" for me and I'd already had it all over the world so it's not going anywhere.
I had a chance to sell it to someone who appreciates it and will use it for what it was built for. It funded the purchase of a bike I'd wanted for years; my C'dale Silk Road CAAD3.

This is a great frame and the build makes it very smooth

However together with my Bridgestone T700 it makes two bikes which are very comparable. So I've been toying with the idea of selling it and have been watching what others have been bringing. I need some cash to put into my others and would like to see this one go to somebody who appreciates it for what it is.
*I like that Raleigh of yours also..

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