Picked this guy up yesterday. I had sold my 1983 210 a few years ago to purchase my 1995 Cannondale and have regretted the sale (not the purchase) ever since. I have been passively looking for a proper touring bike for a few months, full braze-ons, cantilever brakes, the whole 9 yards. This was posted on the local CL and it was mine within an hour for a cooooool price of a single Benjamin.
It was quickly stripped and sorted for cleaning, and here are the pics as it sits right now (cranks are still on, friend has borrowed my extractor).
First is a pic of my long gone 210. It left me with different bars, stem, seatpost and downtube power ratchet shifters
Here is the 610 as picked up (on my roof rack obviously). Bars were bent and stem is the worst thing I have ever seen in my life.
As it sits now, ready for further dis assembly and cleaning. Check out that
Plans are to upgrade the wheelset on my Cannondale and move the old wheels over to this bike. Get some nice x32 tires for those wheels, fenders, racks, etc. I already have an SR stem from my parts bin, and have ordered a B115 Nitto off Ebay to replace the bits that came with the bike.
Any suggestions for further upgrades? I am pretty excited to start a new build