Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 7-10-12:
Specialized Expedition Touring Bike.
This one is pretty special. Here is a little background info:
“The Specialized Expedition touring bikes were among the most sought after touring bicycles from the 1980’s. The Expedition and it’s very close cousin, Miyata’s 1000 model, got the specs just right. From their long, but beefy, chainstays, relaxed frame geometry, special double-butted chromoly steel frames with handsome long point lug work, and all of the brazed-on fittings and eyelets for racks, bottles, and more. The Specialized Expedition even came with internal wiring for a generator and lights! These fantastic framesets were then equipped with the top-shelf componentry that made these, arguably, the best production touring bikes ever sold in the U.S. The equipment list is impressive: Satiny double-walled Super Champion 700c rims with 40 14-gauge stainless steel spokes in the rear and 36 for the front, spinning on silky Specialized hubs, top-of-the-line Sugino AT triple crankset, Specialized Nitto stem and bars, Dia Compe cantilever brakes with Suntour Superbe levers, and selected top Suntour drivetrain components. Those who were fortunate enough to own one of these elite touring machines were the envy of the rest.
Touring bikes were a big deal back in the day. And these examples by Specialized (and Miyata) were at the top of the heap. All of the others were at least a notch or two below—even the very good Trek 520 and 720 models. That’s why the Expedition and 1000 are still prized and sought after today—more than 20 years later.”
This is a full Pedal Revolution rebuild from the frame up. 105 wheelset, Sugino and Nitto parts, Continental touring tires, Brooks saddle. The seat tube measures 60cm and the top tube measures 57.5cm.
Bam! And it’s gone…