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Old 02-22-16, 10:28 PM
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I picked up this 88 Cimarron a couple months ago and finished overhauling and modifying it this weekend. The frame definitely has its share of patina, but it really is in pretty great shape other than the chips and scratches. I got it with all the original Deore and XT parts and built it up with Nitto Moustache bars with Eggplant Newbaums tape on a SR high rise stem off a late 80s trek mountain bike, Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifters, Nitto M12 front rack, Schwalbe Big Apple 26x2.35" tires, Carradice Barley saddlebag, and my well-worn B17.

I only got to ride it just a short time on Sunday evening after I finished it, but it rides great. The bar end shifters (in friction mode) work great with the deore derailleurs, and the ride is so comfortable and smooth. The moustache bars are surprisingly comfortable. This bike will see commuting and trailer pulling duty this summer.

I should have waited for better light to post pictures, but I was too excited to show it off. I'm sure more pictures will follow.







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Congrats and welcome aboard to the Cimarron club!
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Woah! Beauty. Don't see black ones to often.
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Just picked up #2 . It's another '87 (#1737), but this frame size fits me better. It is an 18" frame. It does have nicks and scratches all over the frame, but in general the paint is in quite decent shape. The only thing is that the components are not stock XT group, but they are mix bag all over the place:

- shifter/brake combo: 7 speed Shimano XT shifter & brake lever combo
- front derailleur: Shimano LX
- rear derailleur: Shimano XT M735 short cage
- crankset: Shimano LX M560 46/36/26
- stem: Ritchey Force 150mm
- bars: no name riser
- pedals: Suntour XC Pro WTB Grease Guard
- wheels: Araya (can't see the model number) with Suntour XC Comp hubs; rims are very narrow though
- tires: Forte City St 26 x 1.5
- freewheel: 7 speed freewheel 12-28T
- saddle: cheapo Serfas

Here's the photos of the bike after I picked it up:


Weight came in at 25.1 lbs as shown above:


Taking apart to clean the frame:


Here's the frame after the clean up. The sun started to go down as I finished washing, waxing and polishing.


I was in the process of converting 1990 DiamondBack Apex into a dirt drop. With this purchase, I am planning to use this Cimarron for the conversion, and make it a daily rider. I will need to iron out a few things though. I live in an area with tons of mountains, so I need all the gear ratio that I can get. Ideally I need 24t/or 22t up front and 34t in the back.

Crankset:
I have a spare LX crankset that has 42/32/22 chainrings. The M730 XT crankset came with 48/38/28 Biopace chainrings. I want to use the M730 XT cranks if I can. I need to check the BCD, but as I was taking off the XT cranks, I noticed that the Biopace rings are oval in shape. If the BCD is the same, I am hoping that I can replace the chainrings without any issues.

Cassette/Freewheel:
The #2 came with Suntour XC comps wheels with 7 speed freewheel with 28t. I guess I could put in a MegaRange 14-34t freewheel. Unfortunately, the rim is too narrow for my liking. I think it measured less than 1 inch, and the rims seem to be quite bit worn. I thought about putting in the wheelset from DB Apex, but I am going to run into rear spacing issue, 135mm vs. 130mm on the #2. One another option is to use the 6 speed XT wheelset from 21" Cimarron, but that is 6 speed freewheel.

I have a brand new 13-34T 7 speed HG50 cassette that I was going to put on the DB Apex. I am wondering what would be the best way to use this.

Any thoughts and recommendations on what would be the best way to get 22/24 x 34T?
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Wow, more popping up.
The LX crank appears 94bcd vs the XT's likely 110. Measuring will confirm all this of course. BCD is not specific for biopace (orientation of the rings IS however, If you take them off and plan to re use them, make a note of that)
A 24t is the smallest ring available for the XT crank set (110/74bcd) and should be readily available

You mention an HG50 cassette. I presume you have a wheelset to handle that? If so, that would be my pick.(I have a Shimano deore DX 7 speed hyperglide wheelset on my Cimarron)

135 in a 130 frame is a non issue. Shimano beveled the locknuts on their hubs to aide in this

Those XC comp hubs are sweet. Too bad about the rims.

I may be interested in the 21" frame if you decide to part with it.
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Originally Posted by 4funbikes
Wow, more popping up.
The LX crank appears 94bcd vs the XT's likely 110. Measuring will confirm all this of course. BCD is not specific for biopace (orientation of the rings IS however, If you take them off and plan to re use them, make a note of that)
A 24t is the smallest ring available for the XT crank set (110/74bcd) and should be readily available

You mention an HG50 cassette. I presume you have a wheelset to handle that? If so, that would be my pick.(I have a Shimano deore DX 7 speed hyperglide wheelset on my Cimarron)

135 in a 130 frame is a non issue. Shimano beveled the locknuts on their hubs to aide in this

Those XC comp hubs are sweet. Too bad about the rims.

I may be interested in the 21" frame if you decide to part with it.
Thanks for the info. I also have a Shimano Deore DX 7 speed hyperglide wheelset on the DB Apex. I might give that a try.

As for the 21" frame, I haven't decided to part with it, but I will keep you in mind.
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Originally Posted by 4funbikes
Wow, more popping up.
The LX crank appears 94bcd vs the XT's likely 110. Measuring will confirm all this of course. BCD is not specific for biopace (orientation of the rings IS however, If you take them off and plan to re use them, make a note of that)
A 24t is the smallest ring available for the XT crank set (110/74bcd) and should be readily available

You mention an HG50 cassette. I presume you have a wheelset to handle that? If so, that would be my pick.(I have a Shimano deore DX 7 speed hyperglide wheelset on my Cimarron)

135 in a 130 frame is a non issue. Shimano beveled the locknuts on their hubs to aide in this
You were correct. The LX crank is 94/58 BCD and XT crank is 110/74 BCD, so the rings won't be interchangeable. I also noticed that the crankarms of LX (FC-M563) weighs a bit less than the XT (FC-M730) crankarms. Just need to decide if I go with XT cranks and pick up a new 24t small ring, or just go with LX.

The Shimano Deore DX 7 speed hyperglide wheelset from DB Apex did fit in the 130 frame, but it was quite tight as expected. I am debating if I should just cold set the rear to 135.

I am waiting on parts to get the build completed. The bars were ordered a week ago, but I don't have shipping confirmation from Jensen yet. Most other stores were out of stock... and my LBS told me that Salsa is not getting a new shipment till May...btw, I went with Salsa Cowchipper.

Quick question on cable and cable housing - any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by bconneraz



Which bottle cage are those on the 85?
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Crank dilemma:
Depends too if you like the other two rings on the LX crank. I'm cheap so it would boil down to what would cost less to set up to my liking (I.E. Buying two rings instead of one).

Cold setting:
Can be done easily at home. I like to have a frame alignment gauge handy when doing this though. Some times the whole rear tri will move instead of just one side. None of my Cimarrons have not been cold set; even with the aforementioned at my disposal.
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This may be a newby-ish question, but how is the fit of these all terrains compared to a road bike? I'll likely never have one local to test ride first, and I'm watching for them on ebay/craigslist, but unsure exactly what size I should be looking for. It seems with the tall handlebars one would go down a smaller size? What if the plan was to convert to drop or bullhorn bar, would the size match up to road bike? For example in my Schwinn road bikes I fit around 21-23" frame sizes, closer to 21-22" I think is my ideal size.
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Originally Posted by T Stew
This may be a newby-ish question, but how is the fit of these all terrains compared to a road bike? I'll likely never have one local to test ride first, and I'm watching for them on ebay/craigslist, but unsure exactly what size I should be looking for. It seems with the tall handlebars one would go down a smaller size? What if the plan was to convert to drop or bullhorn bar, would the size match up to road bike? For example in my Schwinn road bikes I fit around 21-23" frame sizes, closer to 21-22" I think is my ideal size.
By no means I am an expert, but I am in the process of converting 1 or possible 2 projects into a drop bar. What I am finding out is that as long as standover height is not an issue, you want to focus on Effective Top Tube length. Measure the ETT of your road bike, and you want to find a MTB that has close to that length. Keep in mind that in the early to mid 80's the MTB tended to have short ETT versus the 90s and later where they made the frames with longer ETT. You have some flexibility with stem to adjust the length, but you still want to start with right sized frame if possible. One another thing, MTB tend to have higher bottom bracket than the Road bikes, so you can't just compare the seat tube length.

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It has been a slow progress on the 87 Cimarron, as the dirt drop bar that I finally decided on is backordered and Salsa is showing availability in May...just heard now they are saying June So in the meantime, I have decided to put a road drop bar as temporary solution until my dirt drop bar shows up. This afternoon, I had time to work on the bike a bit. The touch up paint has dried enough that I wet sanded a few place and then washed and waxed the frame. I took the photos before I had installed my XT brakes as they were being polished. Cables and housing will be installed once new housing that I ordered arrives. I am also planning to replace the tire with Schwalbe CX Pro tires, but for now it has Ritchey Tom Slick Comp 26x1.4. It is starting to take a shape.




I am shooting for ~24 lbs. Currently, it has the following. I forgot to weigh the drop bar, so that's not included in the current weight:

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Originally Posted by BigSung
By no means I am an expert, but I am in the process of converting 1 or possible 2 projects into a drop bar. What I am finding out is that as long as standover height is not an issue, you want to focus on Effective Top Tube length. Measure the ETT of your road bike, and you want to find a MTB that has close to that length. Keep in mind that in the early to mid 80's the MTB tended to have short ETT versus the 90s and later where they made the frames with longer ETT. You have some flexibility with stem to adjust the length, but you still want to start with right sized frame if possible. One another thing, MTB tend to have higher bottom bracket than the Road bikes, so you can just compare the seat tube length.
Thanks for the info! And your build is looking great so far!

So here are some specs from my roadbikes, maybe you all can help me see what this lines up with in a ATB...
Max standover is 32.5" (on my 23" LeTour), that is already starting to rub, 32" is fine.
Top tube length varies on my bikes, but range from smallest to largest is 21.25" TT on my Prologue (21" frame) to 22.5" on my LeTour (23" frame).

So what frame size on a Cimarron would correspond to 21-22.5" equivalent top tube, and have no more than 32-32.5" standover? Thanks!
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My 87 above is 18" frame and it has 21.6 or 21.7" ETT with 29" stand over. I have another 87 in 21" and that has 23" ETT and 31.5" stand over. I think you should be looking at either 19" or 20" frame. Probably 19" is better option though.
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Thanks BigSung for the help, that gets me in the ballpark. On a side note, out of the blue a Cimarron shows up on somewhat local craigslist just today! And in apparently beautiful shape! Bad part of it is... seller thinks it is made of gold and maybe filled with diamonds. Had it listed on Cleveland craigslist for $2500. I emailed him to see if it was a typo with an extra zero as I'd buy it for $250 but told him not to bother email me back if it wasn't a typo lol.

Edited add: After my email to him the listing dropped from 2.5k to $800 lol. Huge drop... but still too rich for me.

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QQ: Are you using end caps on the cable housing? I am noticing that the slots on the frame seem to be on the small side.
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My Cimarron needs your help finding a new home...

This is my first post and Iím not sure Iím supposed to be posting things like this here, so I apologize if thatís the case.

Iím the original owner of a Schwinn Cimarron. I believe itís an í87. The reason for this post is that unfortunately it has to go. Rather than just create a CL post I thought that this audience here may actually be more likely to help find it the proper new home. As you can imagine, after having this bike for so long, I prefer to see it go to someone who appreciates it for what it is! For me N=4 and I now have 5Ö so one has to go. I rarely ride the Cimarron so itís the one. Iím sure Iíll look back on this someday with regret.
I donít have a price in mind. In fact, I donít even know what itís worth.
I and the bike are in zip code 94024...



Again, apologies if this post is not appropriate here. I just thought that anyone looking here would be someone who has or once had a old Cimarron and might be able to help me connect with someone looking for one.
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Originally Posted by DaveSouthBay
This is my first post and I’m not sure I’m supposed to be posting things like this here, so I apologize if that’s the case.

I’m the original owner of a Schwinn Cimarron. I believe it’s an ’87. The reason for this post is that unfortunately it has to go. Rather than just create a CL post I thought that this audience here may actually be more likely to help find it the proper new home. As you can imagine, after having this bike for so long, I prefer to see it go to someone who appreciates it for what it is! For me N=4 and I now have 5… so one has to go. I rarely ride the Cimarron so it’s the one. I’m sure I’ll look back on this someday with regret.
I don’t have a price in mind. In fact, I don’t even know what it’s worth.
I and the bike are in zip code 94024...



Again, apologies if this post is not appropriate here. I just thought that anyone looking here would be someone who has or once had a old Cimarron and might be able to help me connect with someone looking for one.
Hi DaveSouthBay,

Welcome to the forums. That's a beautiful bike. It looks to be a 21" frame. If it was a bit smaller, I would have been very interested in it especially since I am also in South Bay area.
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The build is still in progress. The CX tires finally arrived, so I put them on. Just riding around the block, they ride pretty nice. Hoping I can finish the build shortly so I can really take it out for a test ride. The left RSX brifter (front) just won't shift to the big ring using the Shimano XT FD-M730 no matter how much adjusting I do. So I went and ordered a bar end shifter for the front, and I am waiting for it to arrive. I think the final build will be at 24 lbs...currently at 23.7 lbs as shown.







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Sorry for not responding... apparently I can't PM till I have 50 posts!
Yes - it measures 21" from the middle of the crank to the top of the frame. Strange because my newer bikes are "Large"...

You're also in the South Bay? Maybe you are the "Sung" on Stripe's Dirt Worshippers email distribution...
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Originally Posted by DaveSouthBay
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Sorry for not responding... apparently I can't PM till I have 50 posts!
Yes - it measures 21" from the middle of the crank to the top of the frame. Strange because my newer bikes are "Large"...

You're also in the South Bay? Maybe you are the "Sung" on Stripe's Dirt Worshippers email distribution...
Yup, that's me...such a small world
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1986 Cimarron for3000K NZ MTB Brevet

Just completed 3000K bikepacking across New Zealand on my previously mint condition original 1986 Schwinn Cimarron. Modified to Jones H-Bar and set original wheels and deer head rear derailleur aside, but otherwise mostly stock configuration. Had been preserving the bike in mint condition, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to use this bike for it's intended purpose of adventure mountain biking. Now that it's got some wear and tear, I intend to ride it 'till its (or my) wheels fall off. Long wheelbase and forgiving steel frame made for a perfect setup that was comfortable for 10-12 hours, 150-250K, of riding every day. Here are a couple (apparently smallish) photos of before and after bikepacking modifications....

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Looks great @BigSung and wow what a fantastic trip that sounds like @Nerybl
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Just picked up a used On One Midge bar from ebay. Once it gets here, I will finish up the build The Salsa Cowchipper bar is still backordered with no ETA though.
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Yay! The On One Midge drop bar arrived earlier than scheduled. I finally got the build completed on my 87 Schwinn Cimarron 18". The weight came in at exactly 24.0 lbs.

I had originally planned to use compact Shimano Deore LX crankset with 42/32/22 chainrings that came with another bike; however, the design of the crankarms didn't like the bottom bracket spindle. It moved out the chainline a bit too far out, so it was having tough time shifting into the big chainring. I wanted the 22 chainrings for all the climbing here, and also as it was the lightest crankset at 698g. I ended up going with another Shimano Deore LX crankset with 46/36/24 chainrings in order to hit the 24 lbs mark. The XT M730 crankset with 46/36/24 chainrings weighed in a bit more than the LX.

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