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'85 st-500

Old 04-07-21, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Yeah, that stem is pretty bad. The bike in post #3 has a Nitto Temic, IIRC. It will allow you to set the bars higher than normal if you need to w/o looking quite so strange. Hang a bag from the bars and the extra height almost disappears.
I'm starting to get the idea that several aren't enamored with my stem choice. Well neither am I. I swapped it to a 100 traditional gooseneck. It can't stay because it's extended too far but I wanted to see what it looked like. That look works on an ''87 Klein but doesn't quite work on a '85 'dale. I'm weighing two options, (opinions are welcome) A long stem in the traditional look or a seminar stem but with the shape of the threadless adapter in the earlier photo. As a scientific thinker the shortest distance theory has always left me wondering why goosenecks became the norm. One other thing. I really love the action on the Huret Dunapar so much so that I'm going to see how they work with the 7-8 speed indexing barends. Now, on the off chance that they don't work together, do I keep the Huret and Install an old barcon or, stay with the clicking levers and put a XT derailleur on it? Nice as the Modolo flash brakes were, they looked a tad out of place on this tough touring bike. I'm pretty sure a Shimano center pull would look the part. I thought it was genius to design a brake caliper that used a single cable pinch bolt connection without the need for a bridal cable.
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Old 04-19-21, 09:10 PM
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I decided on the long traditional stem. For one thing the gooseneck that angled up is still in China somewhere and I'm getting antsy to get going so, choice made. It's just as well, I've got an old Rhode Gear handlebar bag that's gone with me since the beginning. It'll only work on a 7 neck. The half step plus granny went on a '61 Miyata 610. It looks and functions beautifully. I can't imagine riding and not having half steps with a five speed. I rode it before adding the half steps and couldn't find a comfortable gear. Now it's a completely different experience. Not only is there always the perfect gear available but banging a 4 tooth difference is easy as pie but going from the granny to a middle gear gets no interference from the big making the shift clean and desisive.
Anyway, the 'Dale is getting a clicking 7 speed which is even easier. I like a 24 tooth granny so it's nice to have something close for the middle cog. The problem though is that I also like to take advantage of tailwinds and smooth roads. I'd love love to carry a 52t but a 50t is probably a smarter choice. Interference from the big while coming off the granny cannot be an issue. Long rolling climbs are a place where you want your shifts to be without incident.😉


pictures of the 'dale are next.
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Old 04-20-21, 09:19 PM
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Believe in miracles! The Huret double panagram shifts perfectly with the barends 8 speed clickers! It's only on the rack so far but if I can see it work this well on the rack, I have great hope I can find a way to make it work. Carrying an old XT in the saddle bag might be option.😁
Anyway here are some photos. Remember I barely finished today and I'm getting a first look too.



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Old 04-20-21, 09:40 PM
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Great Job on the ST, I love these early C-Dale touring bikes. i have a slightly later 1992 T1000 that i love!
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Old 04-20-21, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
are the rear dropouts 126mm apart? That would seem to limit what rear hub could be used, and therefore the gearing available.
As such, half-step-plus-granny might still be a good choice.

I use a Sugino AT with 26-46-49 chainrings and a 13-30 seven speed cassette, and that gives a great range of gears! The shift from the 26 to the 46 does require some attention, though. My bike has SunTour Cyclone derailleurs, so I certainly endorse what is one your C'dale!



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Nice ride!! I like the cyclone derailleur just fine but I've been tempted to file the aluminum plate with the groove, flat allowing the cable to find its natural line. More than once I've erred by just pulling the cable taunt and tightening the pinch bolt. Once adjusted properly, they're very, very good.
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Old 04-24-21, 06:02 PM
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Finished and ready to go. I can't believe how well that Huret works with the indexing levers.😁

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