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  1. Take a look at this:...

    Take a look at this: https://www.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/03_04BoxxerServiceGuide.pdf

    Brad
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    sloar, It's likely that your '85 date frame was...

    sloar, It's likely that your '85 date frame was intended as an '86 model and possibly wasn't finished until even later (I have an '86 frame that wasn't completed 'till the '88 model year.). The...
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    1. & 3. Continentals, regardless of model seem...

    1. & 3. Continentals, regardless of model seem to run slightly narrower than what maybe expected. I didn't measure mine prior to mounting, but my 32 mm tires are not quite 29 mm high and wide when...
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    jlax2485, Welcome to the forum. The wear and...

    jlax2485, Welcome to the forum.

    The wear and maintenance items should be taken care of and then ride the bike to see what, if anything really needs changing. The conversion to 11S would be...
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    Lasue, I suggest using the mountain bike. You...

    Lasue, I suggest using the mountain bike. You need to replace bits on it anyways, right? ;)

    I used my mountain bike for touring before I built my touring bike. The suspension fork wasn't an...
  6. Kertrek, These days most wheel sets on factory...

    Kertrek, These days most wheel sets on factory builds are machine made so no matter which bicycle you choose, you'll be best served by stress relieving and re-truing the wheels yourself or by a pro...
  7. Without a model designation it's either a...

    Without a model designation it's either a warranty replacement frame or a frame/frame set bike. Go to vintagecannondale.com and look at the 2000 model years and later catalogs.

    Brad
  8. A SP main frame and SL rear triangle would be a...

    A SP main frame and SL rear triangle would be a much better frame than a complete SL frame to control a touring load.

    Brad
  9. Thread: Olmo

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    Caliwild, Doesn't matter who does the work as...

    Caliwild, Doesn't matter who does the work as long as it's done. The panto'd bits are hard to find, perhaps more scarce than the bikes themselves. I can't give any advice on your last sentence,...
  10. Thread: Olmo

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    Caliwilde, Nice find, looking forward to...

    Caliwilde, Nice find, looking forward to completion photos, maybe some in progress pics also.

    Those that have an Olmo seem very happy with them, myself included.

    Brad

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    Bob S., Some, maybe all, bicycles do better by...

    Bob S., Some, maybe all, bicycles do better by balancing the load using front panniers. The 45L bags are fine for those items requiring the volume, but I would be careful to not exceed ~30 lb. My...
  12. I had to look up a second generation Lotus. If...

    I had to look up a second generation Lotus. If what I read was correct, that it used Columbus SL, I think it maybe a case of using great tubing in the wrong application. The less weight carried on...
  13. coffin rd., I can't suggest which bike would be...

    coffin rd., I can't suggest which bike would be better. Whichever fits best is the one I'd choose.

    Brad
  14. I've found the homeless in my area to be a bit...

    I've found the homeless in my area to be a bit opportunistic and territorial so I wouldn't camp near them.

    Brad
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    Either one is a good choice. Fuji has been...

    Either one is a good choice. Fuji has been building bikes for decades and the Randonee really improved over the last couple of years.

    I've used my touring bike as a distance rider and speed over...
  16. JWK, I remember one person using 28 mm tires,...

    JWK, I remember one person using 28 mm tires, but he had to move the rear brake to the front side of the brake stay. As Bob mentioned, FD clearance can be troublesome when shifted to the inner...
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    oldsrocket1965, A few years ago my sister bought...

    oldsrocket1965, A few years ago my sister bought a Trek Skye with a 7S freewheel. Initially I was dubious, but it has done well with her neighborhood and bike path routes. For her style of low...
  18. '86 and earlier are all road race geometry. In...

    '86 and earlier are all road race geometry. In '87 some models were available in criterium geometry. The 3.0 was introduced in '89 with perhaps only the TT from the earlier frames was carried over....
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    velomateo, Parts bin builds are so much fun,...

    velomateo, Parts bin builds are so much fun, good job.

    Brad

    PS I'd be so tempted to flip the bars upside down, I guess the little kid in me. ;)
  20. Right now I have some Continental Touring Plus...

    Right now I have some Continental Touring Plus tires on my touring bike. I would put them middle of the pack WRT stiffness and perceived flat resistance. Unlike cyccommute, I've had good luck with...
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    gadgetadam, Because the tour is fully supported,...

    gadgetadam, Because the tour is fully supported, have your luggage transported by the tour organizers. This allows for either bike to be chosen for the tour, of which I'd lean towards the road bike...
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    Bob, Replace the wheels and shifters for what...

    Bob, Replace the wheels and shifters for what you'd like. The RD is very likely compatible though while some 7S RDs lack the lateral travel to shift into the inner most cassette's cog, most are...
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    spectastic, I have, but not on what would be...

    spectastic, I have, but not on what would be considered a touring motorcycle. I also loosely separate the two types of two wheeled touring in that it's more of a trip on the motorcycle, if that...
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    Can't argue with this advice. Differences being...

    Can't argue with this advice. Differences being 25 mm tires and a handlebar bag. ;)

    Brad
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    Frank, Welcome to the forum. Either style...

    Frank, Welcome to the forum.

    Either style will work for a supported tour, as will something in between, like a CX bike. With probably just a different set of tires your mountain bike becomes a...
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