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04-25-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By Wharf Rat

Those trek multi tracks are great extremely...

Those trek multi tracks are great extremely versatile bikes. I donít know your financial situation, but $210 total outlay for a for a bike of that quality and versatility isnít bad. Especially in...
04-25-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Wharf Rat

I always use the Sheldon Brown one....

I always use the Sheldon Brown one. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
i just tried it and itís working fine. Hope this helps.
04-13-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Wharf Rat

I used one to replace a pasela on the rear wheel...

I used one to replace a pasela on the rear wheel of my cannondale commuter. Great for commuting. Much more durable than a standard pasela. That being said it did not ride nearly as nice. Itís also...
04-02-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Wharf Rat

I’ve got one of these. I put some albatross bars...

I’ve got one of these. I put some albatross bars on it. I don’t think I’ll ever let it go. Post some pictures of yours.
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Wharf Rat

The 88 SM500 had cantilever brakes not calipers....

The 88 SM500 had cantilever brakes not calipers. According to what I see in the vintage cannondale online catalogs, this looks like an 88 ST700. That crank in the box looks like a triple, Iím pretty...
02-19-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iím a fan of older Cannondales. Awesome job on...

Iím a fan of older Cannondales. Awesome job on that one, it looks great. I live and ride on a barrier island and these frames hold up great. A good wipe down when theyíre filthy and I havenít seen...
02-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Wharf Rat

That rust wouldnít stop me from building & riding...

That rust wouldnít stop me from building & riding that bike. Just to be careful, Iíd take a look inside the bb shell & up the tubes. Iím sure they are fine.
01-26-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Wharf Rat

That’s a nice job. That bike looks like a fun...

That’s a nice job. That bike looks like a fun one. I’m starting to appreciate caliper frames. They leave the 650b option open. I also find dual pivot calipers much easier to set up then vintage...
12-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,784
Posted By Wharf Rat

It is extremely flat, but always windy on the...

It is extremely flat, but always windy on the coast where I live. A 46-42 half step double with an 11-28 7 speed cassette give me all the range I could ever need. It also gives me 14 closely stepped...
12-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Wharf Rat

That turned out really nice. Great job.

That turned out really nice. Great job.
10-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Wharf Rat

Color match looks great. I see you’ve also got a...

Color match looks great. I see you’ve also got a Miyata 1000. Once you get this 610 up and running I’d be interested in your thoughts on the differences between the two.
10-28-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Wharf Rat

They are labeled as 38ís, but they only measured...

They are labeled as 38ís, but they only measured out to 36. Not that Iím complaining, my rides are almost completely on roads. For that they are plenty plump.
10-27-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Wharf Rat

Hereís a picture of mine ...

Hereís a picture of mine
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10-26-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Wharf Rat

I have the exact same bike. I’m in agreement that...

I have the exact same bike. I’m in agreement that it’s an 84. I’ve had it for about 2 years and I absolutely love it. I’ve changed just about everything on it. But it is just such a great riding...
09-14-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By Wharf Rat

Iíve got an 82 Miyata 712 with the exact same...

Iíve got an 82 Miyata 712 with the exact same problem. I tried the string alignment check, less than 2mm off. Checked the dropout alignment, it was fine. Checked the wheels dish, also fine. I gave...
08-19-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wharf Rat

Dent in the chainstay is to allow clearance for...

Dent in the chainstay is to allow clearance for the pedal end of the crank arm. The aluminum tubes are larger in diameter than steel & I guess depending on the crankset & bb spindle width some need...
08-18-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By Wharf Rat

Sorry to hear about the crash, heal up quick....

Sorry to hear about the crash, heal up quick. Youíll be able to post pictures after 10 posts, and you should. Everyone like pictures. The Cannondale touring bikes are great. I had an 87 st400 that I...
08-05-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Wharf Rat

If it’s got the original wheels, they are most...

If it’s got the original wheels, they are most likely 27 inch. This will limit your tire choices, but there are still plenty of decent options.

I have got a set of albastache bars on a commuter...
07-11-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 2,386
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: 407
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: 407
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: 407
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: 407
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: 567
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: 1,008
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: 1,573
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: 1,474
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: 989
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: 2,540
Views: 851,100
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: 797
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: 2,540
Views: 851,100
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: 1,583
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: 746
Views: 175,356
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: 803
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: 746
Views: 175,356
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: 746
Views: 175,356
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
...
02-16-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
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: 326
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: 1,526
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: 427
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: 1,601
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: 613
Views: 189,436
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: 613
Views: 189,436
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: 159
Views: 15,284
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: 2,300
Posted By Wharf Rat

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Late to reply but this was a high plains I fixed up...
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