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08-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By trailmix

We spent the afternoon checking out the potential...

We spent the afternoon checking out the potential candidates and we ended up with the Univega. And the Cannondale.
First stop was the Cannondale which was in much better shape than I expected but...
08-17-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By trailmix

Worst bit of writing I have ever read. This...

Worst bit of writing I have ever read. This person knows nothing about Cannondale or even bicycles in my opinion. The bike in the article is not a 1989 ST1000. It is a 1987 ST600. The 28 pound weight...
08-16-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By trailmix

Just curious, what would make you leery of a...

Just curious, what would make you leery of a higher mileage Cannondale?
08-16-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By trailmix

Beautiful bike. Looks like the one I am going to...

Beautiful bike. Looks like the one I am going to look at except yours is in better shape. This one has been in storage for some time.
08-16-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By trailmix

Which would you pick?

I am going to look at a couple of bikes for my brother-in-law who is in need of a good, no-frills bike that can handle everything from college commuting to weekend 60 milers.
I found 3 candidates I...
07-28-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By trailmix

I have an 85 Trek 620 and a handful of ST...

I have an 85 Trek 620 and a handful of ST Cannondales and from my experience either would do the task. Although I have never owned or ridden a Miyata tourer, I am sure it would as well but the "size...
07-15-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By trailmix

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/912x684/5c351e24_80db_442b_af41_78d885b5e85f_00fa3e44432110e27c65b2eabaef3d035e08af8f.jpeg
Ok, I had to dig deep on this one but I finally found...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,290
Posted By trailmix

I check mine every time there is a new tire...

I check mine every time there is a new tire thread on BF...so about 3 times a day.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By trailmix

Of the tires listed, I would pick the Panaracer...

Of the tires listed, I would pick the Panaracer Gravel Kings. They are a great combination of decent weight and toughness. I use them on my randonneuring bike for the reasons mentioned, decent weight...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,174
Posted By trailmix

Here is a pic after a typical grocery run....

Here is a pic after a typical grocery run. Rubbermaid totes are full plus paper towels and diapers. I have some larger totes as well and they are stackable but I rarely need that much capacity....
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,084
Posted By trailmix

What is all this talk about gettin lathered?...

What is all this talk about gettin lathered? Maybe we need a new tire thread?

Anyway, I love fenders and where I live they come in handy as we had record rainfall last year and are getting quite a...
06-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,984
Posted By trailmix

I think the cranks are 175. I am probably over...

I think the cranks are 175. I am probably over exaggerating the heel strikes as it only happens when I use my bigger panniers. My previous commuter was a touring bike with really long chain stays so...
06-21-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,984
Posted By trailmix

I have a Univega Alpina Uno LX (same frame, I...

I have a Univega Alpina Uno LX (same frame, I think) and I really like it. I have it set up with fenders, racks and panniers and I mainly use it for commuting. My only complaint is with the chain...
06-20-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By trailmix

I was thinking that it looked similar to a...

I was thinking that it looked similar to a Hershey Racing hub but I can't find much information on them.
06-18-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By trailmix

I should add that it has a SRAM 9 speed cassette...

I should add that it has a SRAM 9 speed cassette and is laced to a Mavic Open Pro rim (although the Open Pro has been around for a looooong time) so that might help date it.
06-18-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By trailmix

Help with hub ID

This wheel has been hanging around in my garage for a few years and I can't remember where it came from or even who manufactured it. It has no brand markings so I was wondering if anybody on the...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,942
Posted By trailmix

My route is 1.7 to work and about 2.5 home due to...

My route is 1.7 to work and about 2.5 home due to route choice.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,932
Posted By trailmix

I think he is the reason the ignore function was...

I think he is the reason the ignore function was created.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,174
Posted By trailmix

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0766_6ac15a01ed5faafc02ce186330c287c16ff3ce41.jpg

I use Rubbermaid totes and a trailer. One of the totes is lined with foam for...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,316
Posted By trailmix

A game changer for me was a nice set of full...

A game changer for me was a nice set of full coverage fenders, I donít know how I survived before them. They are not only great when it rains (we got 70 inches last year) but they are also good...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,932
Posted By trailmix

Haha, I have had him on ignore for years. I...

Haha, I have had him on ignore for years. I realized that his sole purpose on this forum is to derail other people's threads.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By trailmix

Well, whatever you call it, the extremely high...

Well, whatever you call it, the extremely high weight of the tire created noticeable forces when cornering at speed. Better?
Forum: Commuting
04-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By trailmix

I was running 700x38 on an old Cannondale hybrid...

I was running 700x38 on an old Cannondale hybrid and the gyroscopic forces that those tires generated was surprising. I never had a flat on them but I haven't had a flat on Panaracer Paselas either...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By trailmix

The only Marathons that I have tried are the...

The only Marathons that I have tried are the "Plus" variant and I found them to be horribly heavy and slow.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,315
Posted By trailmix

I would avoid Continental Ride Tour or Tour Ride...

I would avoid Continental Ride Tour or Tour Ride or whatever they have changed the name to this week. I bought a set 26x1.75 and was disappointed. First problem is they are not round. Seriously. They...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,720
Posted By trailmix

Nitto 114 (if you can find them) or 115.

Nitto 114 (if you can find them) or 115.
03-22-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

I finally got around to measuring the rear hub...

I finally got around to measuring the rear hub and it is 140mm spacing and apparently Tandems East offers White Industries cassette hubs in 140 if I do run into trouble.
03-19-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

I am all too familiar with the limitations of a...

I am all too familiar with the limitations of a freewheel hub, I broke a couple of axles on my 126mm touring bike until I started using a Paulís hub. I will probably set it up with panniers on the...
03-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

Minor update. I just got off the phone with a...

Minor update. I just got off the phone with a very nice gentleman from Santana who says that my bike is a 1983 Santana Elan. He also said that the bike originally came with drop bars but all the...
03-19-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

Thanks for all the tips. I am comfortable doing...

Thanks for all the tips. I am comfortable doing my own maintenance and repairs so I wouldn't have the expense of labor and I plan on doing a full strip and inspection along with a grease and cable...
03-18-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/8ab06a5e_f735_4ed4_945c_3e0b4e324161_8c1c1de7c56ef7536ae642ddbb0af13a72c67981.jpeg...
03-17-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By trailmix

I bought a tandem

Let me just start off by saying that I know nothing about tandems so please bear with my stupid questions. I ran across an old Santana that just happened to be the right size for me and my wife (who...
03-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By trailmix

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29475267 Ok,...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29475267

Ok, on to the next leg. I started off by routing you away from Hwy 127-it starts off ok but less than a mile in, the shoulder disappears and it is four...
03-12-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By trailmix

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29462448 ...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29462448


Here is a link to a route with a few minor changes. Generally your route is pretty good but I would switch things up a little.

First off, I routed you...
03-10-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By trailmix

I live in Lexington and would like to help. When...

I live in Lexington and would like to help. When are you planning this tour?
01-24-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By trailmix

Totally agree. I am also using an 80 lux Cyo...

Totally agree. I am also using an 80 lux Cyo Premium for randonneuring and am very satisfied with it. Like you, I can only assume that the Edelux and the IQ-X are even better. I went with the SON...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,778
Posted By trailmix

I never thought about it but there are a bunch of...

I never thought about it but there are a bunch of black or dark grey commuter bikes around. I am going to start commuting on my bright red Cannondale just to spice things up.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,778
Posted By trailmix

I don't know about nationally, but around here it...

I don't know about nationally, but around here it seems that more people are commuting. I went to the doctor last week and as I was locking up my bike, five or six more cyclists arrived at the bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,603
Posted By trailmix

I actually like riding in the rain. I was near...

I actually like riding in the rain. I was near the end of a long ride a couple of years ago when I was caught by an afternoon thunderstorm that was just bucketing down at a rate of an inch or two per...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,603
Posted By trailmix

On December 1 the annual rainfall total for...

On December 1 the annual rainfall total for Lexington was 66.97 inches and is projected to reach 70 by the end of the year. We have had over 195 days of rain this year and I have ridden in most of...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,752
Posted By trailmix

We have had a record amount of rainfall this year...

We have had a record amount of rainfall this year so I was expecting some snow when the temps dropped but as soon as I bought snow tires, it quit raining and warmed up.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,752
Posted By trailmix

I just removed a set of Marathon Plus from my...

I just removed a set of Marathon Plus from my commuter and couldn't be happier that they are gone. They were the absolute heaviest and most unpleasant tires that I have encountered. They are not worn...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,763
Posted By trailmix

I think it is a matter of personal preference. I...

I think it is a matter of personal preference. I have tried just rear, just front and both front and rear, but if I am only adding one rack it will be on the rear. It just seems to work for me better...
09-14-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By trailmix

I bought a few of the Pauls Jono freewheel hubs....

I bought a few of the Pauls Jono freewheel hubs. These hubs come with different spacers so you can set whatever OLN dimension you need.
09-02-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By trailmix

Suntour XCM Rear Derailleur Replacement

I am looking to replace the Suntour XCM long cage rear derailleur on my mother's 1989 Cannondale ST400 and was wondering if anyone knew which Suntour derailleurs were compatible with the Accushift...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By trailmix

Panaracer Paselas are my jam. Conti Ultra Sports...

Panaracer Paselas are my jam. Conti Ultra Sports are ok but puncture very easily.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 52,739
Posted By trailmix

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1192...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1192 (1270 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC) ______________________________ 858 (1526 total) [27/32]
mgw4jc (NC) _______________________________ 804 (853...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,428
Posted By trailmix

My 2017 goal is the same as it has been for the...

My 2017 goal is the same as it has been for the last 3 years: complete the KY series (200,300,400,600). Failed in 2014 due to a scheduling conflict on the same weekend as the 400k. Failed 2015 and...
02-02-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,373
Posted By trailmix

I am a fan of Kucharik products, very nice...

I am a fan of Kucharik products, very nice quality in my opinion. I have no experience with their shorts but their jerseys are top notch.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 52,739
Posted By trailmix

augustgarage (CA)__________________________ 707.7...

augustgarage (CA)__________________________ 707.7 (746 total) [17/18]
Bizman (PA) _______________________________ 685 (725 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) _______________________________ 444 (493...
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