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Old 07-26-11, 08:00 AM
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paulzinho
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Bikes: 1990 Miyata Trailrunner, 1983 Cannondale, benotto 800, Miyata 610, Miyata 912, Trek 850

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The ST500/300 was an awsome bike. I had one of too. The ST300 was a frame only where the ST500 was a complete bike. I think it was great that this company decided to build a bike to go along with there core business of luggage, backpacks and panniers. I also like that they were very understated with the decals on the bikes.

IMHO 2nd best touring bike EVAR only second to Miyatas. My only complaint was the diacomp G sidepull brakes on my ST500, they worked as well as they should but were a bit weak when loaded or pulling a 100 lbs trailer.
Mine was similar to yours but with a huret duopar rear derailer and Diacomp G sidepulls. I've seem so many variations of RD on these bikes. It seems that most of the 1983 bikes were standard build other for the rear derailer. I still have the duopar Rd and the Cannondale handelbar bag
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