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07-11-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iím not a fan of the red either, but I am...

Iím not a fan of the red either, but I am extremely frugal, and I really like nice tires. Compass/herse are out of my price range.
07-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

Look up the Soma Supple Vitesse on eBay. I like...

Look up the Soma Supple Vitesse on eBay. I like paselas too, but these were just as inexpensive and wayyyyyyyy nicer. If you can deal with the reddish color tread.
07-10-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

I have no idea. Thatís way out of my wheelhouse....

I have no idea. Thatís way out of my wheelhouse. I can say I really get a kick out of mine. Even with one pannier loaded with work stuff. Biased off Miyataís reputation with touring bikes of this age...
07-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

No, Iíve never done any touring on it or...

No, Iíve never done any touring on it or otherwise. I only ride with the one pannier, so I canít give you any insight into the weight distribution. Through researching the old catalogs online I found...
07-10-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

I converted mine from the original 27 inch...

I converted mine from the original 27 inch wheelset down to 700. The brakes had more than enough adjustment & I had a nice 700 wheelset. Iím fairly certain this gave me the room. Thereís really not...
07-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wharf Rat

Nice bike. Iíve got an 83 610 and I absolutely...

Nice bike. Iíve got an 83 610 and I absolutely love it. The ride is just plain fun. Iíve squeezed about 700 x 36 tires( 38 paselas that measure out to about 36) and fenders into mine. If it fits Iím...
07-06-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Wharf Rat

branko_76 , I checked out your thread, very cool....

branko_76 , I checked out your thread, very cool. Also way beyond what Iím capable of. I did the string test and it was out of alignment slightly, maybe 2mm Different at the seat tube measurement. Im...
07-06-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Wharf Rat

Thanks. Iíve googled it and it seems fairly...

Thanks. Iíve googled it and it seems fairly straightforward. Iíll report back with results when I find the time to do it.
07-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Wharf Rat

I donít have a dishing tool, so I just went out &...

I donít have a dishing tool, so I just went out & reversed the wheel. It sits in the frame the exact same way.
07-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Wharf Rat

Miyata 710 rear alignment issue

Iíve been working on this 1982 Miyata 710. Just got a new to me set of cane creek wheels & some 33.3 soma supple vitesse tires. I put the rear wheel in the frame & itís off center over the rear brake...
06-29-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve also got an 83 610. It definitely does not...

Iíve also got an 83 610. It definitely does not rattle. It does however put a silly grin on my face every time I ride it. In my opinion these are just fantastic bikes. I hope you get yours sorted. A...
06-07-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By Wharf Rat

If I recall, Swift Tire made sand canyonís, I...

If I recall, Swift Tire made sand canyonís, I think they were 27 x 1 3/8. They looked like a nice tire. If they made them in a 700 Iíd have bought a couple.
05-25-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Wharf Rat

PM’d you about the salsa water bottle cages.

PM’d you about the salsa water bottle cages.
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve got this same bike, the original brakes are...

Iíve got this same bike, the original brakes are Exage Mountain, Canti front & u brake rear. They are steel with a plastic covering & the front cantiís use bolt on pads, not smooth post. They are...
04-15-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Wharf Rat

Nice. That looks like a blast to bomb around on.

Nice. That looks like a blast to bomb around on.
04-13-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 764,031
Posted By Wharf Rat

Indeed. Itís amazing how adaptable bicycles are.

Indeed. Itís amazing how adaptable bicycles are.
04-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By Wharf Rat

My 84 610 is my favorite bike (this week). If...

My 84 610 is my favorite bike (this week). If it’s not too small & you can be comfortable on it, I think you’ll be really happy with it. My understanding is that the 610/615 has a slightly sportier...
04-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 764,031
Posted By Wharf Rat

roadsnakes can you explain the stem setup on...

roadsnakes can you explain the stem setup on that. Looks like it’s backwards. How’s the ride with it positioned like that? I think I remember Analog bikes was promoting something similar a while ago.
03-02-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Wharf Rat

Rccardr is absolutely correct. They are great...

Rccardr is absolutely correct. They are great bikes. I’ve got an 87 ST400, I run 700 x 32 panaracer paselas with fenders. There is enough room. A couple more mm’s would be nice, but I’ve been...
02-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 116,290
Posted By Wharf Rat

That Dawes looks great. Iím not normally a fan of...

That Dawes looks great. Iím not normally a fan of the wooden fenders, but I really like the ones youíve got there. They donít look like bent planks. Any chance of a closer pic? As for those sunlite...
02-21-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By Wharf Rat

I’m with canklecat, loose zip tie slid over back...

I’m with canklecat, loose zip tie slid over back of the pad.
02-19-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 116,290
Posted By Wharf Rat

cooperyder. Thanks, I might leave it alone for a...

cooperyder. Thanks, I might leave it alone for a bit now. The bars are Soma oxfords. Pretty much albatross knockoffs. I would have gotten the real albatross, but these were half the price. I run the...
02-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 116,290
Posted By Wharf Rat

I started a thread on this a couple days ago, but...

I started a thread on this a couple days ago, but I figured Iíd also put it here. I love these old MTB conversions. 1988 cannondale SM500
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02-16-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Wharf Rat

@ madpogue, the only reason I left the front...

@ madpogue, the only reason I left the front derailleur on was to keep the chain from jumping off. I had this problem with an older 1x drive train I tried a couple years ago
02-16-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Wharf Rat

88 SM500 Rivendale

Obviously Iím a fan of a lot Grant Petersonís bike philosophies. Finally got this 88 cannondale sm500 where I want it. Geared as a 1x 8 for flat commuting and cruising. The outside ring is just a gap...
02-09-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Wharf Rat

There’s a whole thread in the hybrid section on...

There’s a whole thread in the hybrid section on these trek multitracks. They’re great all around bikes and I really like mine. As to your question, you should be fine in friction. Worst I could...
01-13-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve got these bar ends on 2 bikes. I love them....

Iíve got these bar ends on 2 bikes. I love them. Put it in friction and itíll work fine. One good ride and youíll be used to it.
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíd buy it for $50. I donít know youíre...

Iíd buy it for $50. I donít know youíre mechanical aptitude, and the picture leaves plenty of questions regarding condition. Count on replacing consumables at a minimum.
10-04-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 127,727
Posted By Wharf Rat

Thanks Combover, they really are just a great all...

Thanks Combover, they really are just a great all around bike. I couldnít possibly afford a new, made in USA, lugged, wide tire fitting steel frame. But I got this one for $30. Trek hit it out of the...
09-20-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 127,727
Posted By Wharf Rat

Bummer. Double heartbreak. Time heals all wounds....

Bummer. Double heartbreak. Time heals all wounds. Good luck
09-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,895
Posted By Wharf Rat

My 87 st400 daily driver. ...

My 87 st400 daily driver.
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07-30-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Wharf Rat

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Late to reply but this was a high plains I fixed up...
06-18-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By Wharf Rat

I wouldíve never guessed thatís what they were...

I wouldíve never guessed thatís what they were for. Thanks for solving that mystery for me.
06-18-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By Wharf Rat

Clip in the middle of hubs

I see these on some older hubs. Looks like some sort of clip right in the middle. Can someone tell me what they are?
Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Wharf Rat

Thanks for the thoughts & ideas. Thatís the worst...

Thanks for the thoughts & ideas. Thatís the worst of the rust & that pic was taken when I first got the frame. Iíve thought about powder coating it, I just donít know if It makes sense to do that if...
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Wharf Rat

Sterling ( Bilenky)

Trying to move a couple bikes that just donít get ridden. This is a Sterling touring bike made by Bilenky. The paint is not in great shape. I just donít know how much to ask. I want to move the parts...
05-08-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By Wharf Rat

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Foggy morning on my way into work
05-02-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,328
Posted By Wharf Rat

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04-26-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Wharf Rat

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Just because everybody love pictures, hereís mine
04-26-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Wharf Rat

My understanding is frame sets were the same,...

My understanding is frame sets were the same, with the exception of the st1000 which had cantilever posts. I believe I have read (probably here) that they were all the same when they came off the...
04-26-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By Wharf Rat

Head badge is Kokopelli.

Head badge is Kokopelli.
04-26-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Wharf Rat

Looks like a nicer crank than it wouldíve...

Looks like a nicer crank than it wouldíve originally come with. Iíve got a yellow 87 st400 and all the other stuff (Suntour a3000) is what came on mine. I absolutely love mine. Itís my commuter, but...
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,034
Posted By Wharf Rat

Had them on an older bike. Loved them on the...

Had them on an older bike. Loved them on the inside
04-01-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Wharf Rat

Seems way to high to me. The older multi tracks...

Seems way to high to me. The older multi tracks are great bikes, but Iíd shop around if I were you. Theyíre asking way too much.
02-28-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wharf Rat

Nice job, looks great. I’m sure this won’t be...

Nice job, looks great. I’m sure this won’t be your last refurbish. I’ve got a Bridgestone Bubster hanginging in the garage waiting to be fixed. They are neat, well thought out and practical bikes.
02-25-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve got a 39-42 half step with a 11-28 cassette...

Iíve got a 39-42 half step with a 11-28 cassette on my commuter. My commute is entirely flat though. All I fight is the wind, which being on the coast is constant. This setup works perfect for my...
02-08-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,338
Views: 1,883,442
Posted By Wharf Rat

thanks, theyíre origin 8 classic tour bars. I...

thanks, theyíre origin 8 classic tour bars. I wanted some on-one Mary bars but nobody had them locally. A shop had these and theyíre pretty similar. Check out the what bars website. Really helpful in...
02-07-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wharf Rat

My Albastache bars are slightly different than...

My Albastache bars are slightly different than the traditional mustache. Theyíre a mix between albatross(north roads) and the original mustache. I have them on a slightly higher, slightly shorter...
02-07-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,858
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve got a set of Rivendells albastache bars on...

Iíve got a set of Rivendells albastache bars on my Cannondale commuter. I love them. I had drops on there but I never used the drops the mustaches are great. Lots of hand positions you can get semi...
02-05-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7,338
Views: 1,883,442
Posted By Wharf Rat

Hereís my finished for now 1988 Cannondale sm500....

Hereís my finished for now 1988 Cannondale sm500. It doesnít really see trail use, more of a surf checking curb jumper. ...
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