Gemini Randonneur

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby Thoglette » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:49 pm

Cross post - someone's got a Vivent for sale in the classifieds
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby Thoglette » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:29 pm

Thoglette wrote:Cross post - someone's got a Vivent for sale in the classifieds

Oh, another one
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby tomalophicon » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Anyone got a 59cm+ world randonneur they'd like to sell?

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby geoff_tewierik » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:48 am

There's a 62cm on Gumtree at the moment.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/randwick ... 1107125828

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby tomalophicon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:39 pm

Interesting price

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby savvas » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:33 pm

Hi Folks,
Having owned several G(W)R over the years I've followed this thread with interest. I still have a very early GR just like the OPs but in dark green. It's a lovely bike that will get rebuilt one of these days. However I do wonder if the mention that some had 650B wheels is correct? The one I have now has the original ISO 590/26x1-3/8" wheels which - technically speaking - are often referred to as 650A. I know that there are complications with other obscure sizes also referred to as '650A', but I guess the only point that may be worth making is that it may be a mistake to assume that the current crop of high-quality ISO 584/650B tyres are going to fit your old GR or GWR '26" ' rims. Of course there's only 3mm difference in radius but that may be enough to make fitting 650B tyres difficult if not impossible. Has anyone tried?
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby Thoglette » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:44 pm

savvas wrote: Has anyone tried?

I'm not that brave! ( I know that 622 doesn't fit on 630 and 630 don't work on 622) Apparently Panaracer still make a decent (by all reports) 40-590 tyre called the "Col de la Vie"
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby danbruns » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:14 pm

Hi guys, very old forum I know, but I'm chasing a Gemini Randonneur in a 60ST c-c or bigger.

Long shot but you never know!

Will pay mucho dollare.

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby brokenbus » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:14 pm

Hi Guys,
Have just picked up a dark green World Randonneur that has been modified a bit as it is now a flat bar and from memory they were all drop bars. I was wondering what group set they come with standard? Mine has Shimano Mountain LX crank with bio pace rings, Mountain LX rear derailleur, Exage front derailleur , Shimano Cantilever brakes, Shimano 105 hubs, 700C rims and Shimano 7 speed Acera Shifters. The rear hub was a Uniglide hub but unfortunately the cassette is bent and cracked and the axle is also bent. I have fitted a 7 speed mtb hyperglide freehub to get it up and running and will finish this off tomorrow.
Does anyone know what was stock running gear for this bike?
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby RonK » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:37 am

No doubt Noel McFarlane (Vivente) could tell you that.
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby familyguy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am

Thread dredge for last nights score:

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Seems to be the later generation, the lugs are not as ornate as the earlier versions. Deore FD, RD with Sakae half-step touring triple up front and a big 5-speed rear freewheel. The Shimano cantis still bring it to a stop on an absolute ten cent piece! Dunno what I'm going to do with it yet. Wheels are cactus, so maybe a quick replacement set and give it a clean and turn it into a shop run bike.

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:58 am

familyguy wrote:Thread dredge for last nights score:

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Seems to be the later generation, the lugs are not as ornate as the earlier versions. Deore FD, RD with Sakae half-step touring triple up front and a big 5-speed rear freewheel. The Shimano cantis still bring it to a stop on an absolute ten cent piece! Dunno what I'm going to do with it yet. Wheels are cactus, so maybe a quick replacement set and give it a clean and turn it into a shop run bike.

Jim

Nice score. Is it the 27" version or the 650A version?
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby P!N20 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:04 am

Good mirror placement to check whether your jersey is zipped up or not.

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby familyguy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:23 am

27". Which I believe rules out a 650B conversion due to canti post placement.

Mirrors are kinda cool, and do work once I turn them outward instead of inward.

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby Thoglette » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:30 pm

familyguy wrote:27". Which I believe rules out a 650B conversion due to canti post placement.

I think so, based on measuring mine. Before I bent it - if anyone has a fork, please let me know.

However fat 700C rims are becoming cheaper and there's lots of fat 622 tyres now. I'm struggling to find supple 630 tyres above 32mm (Panaracer Pasela is my current fave - the Contis 32x630 tyres I've tried measure 28mm on my rims)
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby familyguy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm

I'll measure it next chance I get, probably Wednesday evening. Based on this pic, doesn't look promising:

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby Thoglette » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:44 pm

familyguy wrote:Based on this pic, doesn't look promising:

My cantis have a degree of vertical adjustment but even with that I think it would take some "hairy" pad-post angles to reach 650B rims.
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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby familyguy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:04 pm

The canti post is approx 295-300mm from the axle centre. Probably not enough adjustment to get down to 650B. Never mind, I'm hapoy to run 700 or 27".

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby familyguy » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:01 am

The slowest of my slow burn builds:

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VO Porteur bars / Shimano Exage Trail (BR-AT50) cantis / Shimano 105 (FC-1057) triple crank / Shimano 105 (RD-1056-GS) RD / Shimano Deore (FD-DE10) FD / Suntour stem shifters / CXP21 to basic hub wheels (came on the donor Trek I got for much of the drivetrain, could go at any moment if more suitable ones show up)

The reversed cross-levers will go soon, replacement being worked on. Then some grips and it's done (enough).

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Re: Gemini Randonneur

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:03 pm

very nice familyguy, very functional.

I like the resourceful mixing of bits to make an overall cycle which will be very capable.
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