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01-05-22, 04:20 PM
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Posted By trailmix

Thanks for the heads up. I think I have the same...

Thanks for the heads up. I think I have the same brakes on an 84 Trek 520 but I am not sure if they are the same model.
01-01-22, 02:01 PM
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Views: 539,577
Posted By trailmix

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12-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Oh I certainly was not offended and I think you...

Oh I certainly was not offended and I think you are probably correct about this bike. The lugs definitely look different from other Mistral models posted on various websites but the lugs do appear to...
12-12-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Why would someone go to so much trouble to make a...

Why would someone go to so much trouble to make a fake Mistral? It isnít like they are valuable or anything. Oh well, I am going to get it road ready and ride it for a bit to see if I like it and if...
12-12-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Just remembered, I also keep 4 at work

Just remembered, I also keep 4 at work
12-12-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Just counted, 56 complete bikes and probably...

Just counted, 56 complete bikes and probably enough frames and parts to build 5 more.
12-12-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

According to these advertisements, appears to be...

According to these advertisements, appears to be a Mistral.
12-12-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

I measured the wheelbase and it matches the 41Ē...

I measured the wheelbase and it matches the 41Ē specified for the Mistral model. Although it isnít listed, I would assume the Special had a shorter wheelbase. Anybody happen to know the wheelbase of...
12-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Like I said, I know next to nothing about...

Like I said, I know next to nothing about Holdsworth bikes but it says Mistral on the top tube. The S/N is 0322xx if that helps. Pardon my ignorance but what are the differences between a Mistral and...
12-12-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

I probably should count them?

I probably should count them?
12-12-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

Thanks, it definitely will need some TLC to be...

Thanks, it definitely will need some TLC to be road ready.
12-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 123,355
Posted By trailmix

81? Mistral

Picked up an 81 Mistral this afternoon. Seems to be in decent shape, it is my first Holdsworth and I donít know much about them. I am a big fan of 80s touring bikes and this one seemed like it would...
01-19-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,134
Posted By trailmix

I am running a SON Widebody Delux on the front of...

I am running a SON Widebody Delux on the front of my tourer with a Paul JONO hub on the back laced to Velocity Fusion wheels with Wheelsmith DB spokes. Happy with the results.
12-18-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,971
Posted By trailmix

Never had an Expedition but old Cannondale...

Never had an Expedition but old Cannondale tourers with their 45 3/4 cm stays are awesome. We must be on the same quest, I have been hoarding old tourers over the last few years. I can't seem to get...
12-18-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,180
Posted By trailmix

Beautiful bike with great components. Sugino AT +...

Beautiful bike with great components. Sugino AT + Shimano DX=:love:
12-18-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,180
Posted By trailmix

Unfortunately, no. I did replace the rear tire...

Unfortunately, no. I did replace the rear tire but nothing other than that. It is rideable but needs some TLC, I think that I have too many projects.
12-18-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,971
Posted By trailmix

I am a big fan of looooooong chainstays. They...

I am a big fan of looooooong chainstays. They just feel right.
12-17-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,971
Posted By trailmix

I have enjoyed mine over the years. Don't worry,...

I have enjoyed mine over the years. Don't worry, those cable housings are long gone....
10-28-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 27,927
Posted By trailmix

Challenge Complete

Well I finally managed to log the miles just in time to have knee surgery. It took some time and I think my longest ride was 18 miles with most of them in the 2-3 mile range. Now I can set about...
10-24-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,291
Posted By trailmix

^^^^^^Thanks for the detailed info. If I ever...

^^^^^^Thanks for the detailed info. If I ever find a 58cm within my budget I would definitely snap it up. I canít wait to see how yours turns out.
10-23-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,291
Posted By trailmix

The top tube doesnít look as bad as I was...

The top tube doesnít look as bad as I was expecting. I have an 83 Panasonic PT-5000 that has a small dent in the top tube from where it fell over when the previous owner was on tour and it doesnít...
10-22-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 90,976
Posted By trailmix

I am a real cheap-o, too much for me.

I am a real cheap-o, too much for me.
10-21-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 90,976
Posted By trailmix

I always find bikes when I am not looking for...

I always find bikes when I am not looking for them. I wanted an 85 Trek 620 for the longest time with no luck and once I finally gave up, a nearly mint one showed up just a couple of miles from my...
10-20-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 90,976
Posted By trailmix

nice looking bike, I would like to find a 23í...

nice looking bike, I would like to find a 23í 86-88 someday.
10-20-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 90,976
Posted By trailmix

She loves the color and the tan accents which is...

She loves the color and the tan accents which is why she requested a set of skin wall Paselas.
This bike is used for short touring trips like weekends or overnight rides.
She is definitely a fan...
10-19-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 90,976
Posted By trailmix

I donít have a Voyageur but my wife does. Not the...

I donít have a Voyageur but my wife does. Not the best pics but they are the only ones that I have at the moment. Probably going to switch back to quill stem and install a new set of Pasela tires...
10-11-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,073
Posted By trailmix

I have a bunch of old touring bikes and I have...

I have a bunch of old touring bikes and I have always wondered how they compare to the LHT. Honestly I havenít really needed to replace what I have so it hasnít happened yet. The only mechanical...
10-08-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,121
Posted By trailmix

nice bike!

nice bike!
10-08-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,087
Posted By trailmix

Be careful if you go the cantilever route. Some...

Be careful if you go the cantilever route. Some frames may be problematic when converting to 700c. Not saying it can't be done but it is something to keep in mind.
10-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,684
Posted By trailmix

Why can't we do both, it makes as much sense as...

Why can't we do both, it makes as much sense as the current hype sizing. We can use 30er for smooth road tires and Dirty 630 for more aggressive tires. I am all for making tire sizing even more...
10-04-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,684
Posted By trailmix

It is as if someone asked Leonard Cohen about...

It is as if someone asked Leonard Cohen about wheel sizing.
10-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,684
Posted By trailmix

I am waiting until they come back in style. After...

I am waiting until they come back in style. After the marketing hype machine gets through with them they will be called ď30erĒ and they will be hot
10-03-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By trailmix

I agree, I am pretty sure Sugino made many of the...

I agree, I am pretty sure Sugino made many of the Cannondale cranks but I have no proof.
10-02-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By trailmix

Wish I lived closer, that Raleigh looks nice.

Wish I lived closer, that Raleigh looks nice.
10-02-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,744
Posted By trailmix

I love these little trips. Some people think...

I love these little trips. Some people think touring has to be a 6 month voyage int the abyss but that isnít realistic for many people. Touring is what you make it and it looks like the OP had a...
09-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

My momís 1989 Cannondale ST400. She likes this...

My momís 1989 Cannondale ST400. She likes this bike better than her fancy new Specialized carbon thingy....
09-26-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

I will give the wax a try, it will at least make...

I will give the wax a try, it will at least make it look better.
09-24-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

Love that color, what year is it?

Love that color, what year is it?
09-24-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

I am more concerned with stopping the rust that...

I am more concerned with stopping the rust that making a show bike. Would a healthy dose of wax on the frame stop the rust?

Those Voyageurs are nice bikes, my wife rides an 88 and she loves it.
09-24-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By trailmix

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The 40 year old Panaracers on my Univega are...
09-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

I need help

Old touring bikes are following me home. This time it was a cosmetically challenged 1985 Raleigh Kodiak that appears to here very few miles on it.
...
09-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
09-23-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,097
Posted By trailmix

Very cool, thanks for sharing.

Very cool, thanks for sharing.
09-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,180
Posted By trailmix

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09-16-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By trailmix

I have used that derailleur with a 7 speed...

I have used that derailleur with a 7 speed freewheel and downtube shifters. I donít see why it wouldnít work with thumbies?
09-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 27,927
Posted By trailmix

I think the pictures sometimes hide some of the...

I think the pictures sometimes hide some of the bad spots on some of the bikes. I know my entry looks much better in the photos than it does in person and I suspect others are in the same boat. And...
09-14-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By trailmix

Ditto

Ditto
09-11-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

It is funny, sometimes it looks black or gray and...

It is funny, sometimes it looks black or gray and other times it looks burgundy
09-11-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 984,086
Posted By trailmix

Just picked up another. This one is an 84 Univega...

Just picked up another. This one is an 84 Univega purchased from the original owner's widow. I like the half-step gearing chart....
09-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 539,577
Posted By trailmix

So this just arrived, I am starting to show a...

So this just arrived, I am starting to show a real sickness for 80s touring bikes. Specialissima 84' in a dark burgundy color with Blackburn accessories. Going to do a little tour/ camping on the...
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