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08-13-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What rims are you running on that 720? I ask as...

What rims are you running on that 720? I ask as rim width drives the ultimate width of a given tire. "True to size" on a 23mm external rim (Super Champion, modern DT Swiss et al) will mean ~1.5-2.0mm...
08-12-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I'd also put in a recommendation for Bike Works...

I'd also put in a recommendation for Bike Works (https://bikeworks.org/). Many used parts of various vintages. Every other week (or at least once a month) Warehouse Sales. Bikes and parts get donated...
08-12-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 513
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Oh so you do this, too. ;) "We all do,...

Oh so you do this, too. ;)

"We all do, Riddle..."

I have a search setup for 63cm through 68cm. Came across it recently as well. Truly rolling scaffolding. Seller says 205cm or taller. That's...
08-09-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 62,893
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1989 SRx00 This frameset cleaned up really...

1989 SRx00

This frameset cleaned up really well, an easy 2-3 footer. Components are listed in the post above. The frame angles look surprisingly normal enough in this photo. In other photos and in...
08-06-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Seeing the 1985 catalog with the top SR900 with...

Seeing the 1985 catalog with the top SR900 with Campy NR, you just can't help but think 1) the frame and components really don't go together aesthetically 2) Cannondale is onto something, and that...
08-05-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 62,893
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's another '89 in 66cm form, but metallic black...

It's another '89 in 66cm form, but metallic black instead of fire engine red that I had a few years ago and sold. The metallic flake is low key and the paint had a number of chips as well as...
08-04-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 62,893
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I am hoping to have another entry very soon after...

I am hoping to have another entry very soon after several years devoid of a vintage Cannondale in my stable. Working on some fork and steerer issues right now, but after that it should be a breeze to...
08-04-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I hope so as well. If it was a 13 year old boy,...

I hope so as well. If it was a 13 year old boy, we'd probably be confident that some growing potential was still on the table, given what we know. Also given what we know about cyclists vs. people...
08-03-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,099
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This means I am hopelessly addicted to supposed...

This means I am hopelessly addicted to supposed mediocrity. No beauty in this middling endeavor, nor even in the consideration of it (which I have)!
07-30-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

3,139g for the frame and fork that size is solid....

3,139g for the frame and fork that size is solid. My SL/SP 1985 Peloton (same size - 25") weighed 3,090g (forget if that was including the headset, which I normally include in these weights). Great...
07-28-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,017
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You're welcome! I understand the...

You're welcome! I understand the too-many-segments thing. I hope you like the 5800 as well. It seems to me to be an issue of how decent or nice are your cables and housings. Pre-Covid, Recycled...
07-28-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,017
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

While expecting a jump to 12-speed for R7100, I...

While expecting a jump to 12-speed for R7100, I didn't expect both hydraulic braking and Di2. I think it looks good, just like R8100 and R9200--all three new generations look better and more balanced...
07-22-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have become an accidental evaluator of brake...

I have become an accidental evaluator of brake pads' positions in their calipers' slots primarily as an in-vain effort to see if I could put generous 28mm tires (up to 30mm) in some of these modern...
07-22-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

700C will be considerably more practical as it's...

700C will be considerably more practical as it's the default road/bike tire size, plus your standard reach (47-57mm) brake calipers should/will reach 700C rims. Plenty of wheels built strong enough...
07-20-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

+1 on the serial number. It will be about as late...

+1 on the serial number. It will be about as late as an '83. 4xx, 5xx or 6xx is my educated guess as Trek kept the lug work remarkably similar between those levels. 7xx and up one could tell the...
07-20-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Oh man, now I can finally post something in here!...

Oh man, now I can finally post something in here!

1982 720/728, 25.5", with basically a greatest hits of Shimano Dura-Ace. She is Queen of the Fleet, essentially a two-wheeled bullet train. I...
07-20-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Hi EJS and welcome to the forum! So glad you got...

Hi EJS and welcome to the forum! So glad you got a properly sized bike for yourself, and a vintage Cannondale ST at that--fantastic bikes that ride plenty fast. :)

Like others have said, you don't...
07-15-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,264
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

That and a semblance of ergonomic setup. Those...

That and a semblance of ergonomic setup. Those bars dive so steeply, and then are coupled with angled up and short-body STIs. That's massively uncomfortable and minute zero, not to mention during or...
07-13-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,264
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

:lol: You can do it! I'm working on 11-speed Di2...

:lol: You can do it! I'm working on 11-speed Di2 at the moment. Aaaannny day now, I'll get it off the back burner and pick up the remaining wiring and battery to put on an as-yet unnamed project...
07-13-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The pink/black colorway is HOT, at least to me....

The pink/black colorway is HOT, at least to me. :) Put some modern stuff on it and it's even better. Looks like some true 25mm or shy 28mm tires could work. I dig the long trail.
07-13-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,462
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Added!

Added!
07-13-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,462
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you for the heads up that there were more...

Thank you for the heads up that there were more added than just the single year or few scans initially back when I made this list.
07-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Holy Moses that's tall. The biggest frame I'll...

Holy Moses that's tall. The biggest frame I'll ride is a 27" center-to-top. This baby's 27" center-to-center! Top tube length matches 26" Paramounts and various 27" Schwinns. That only works if the...
07-07-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,248
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be...

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be done correctly, with many many pieces. There are many frames that do look blobular, but plenty of frames along the way, including many new ones, that...
06-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,738
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Never sounded right to me either. Catalog spec...

Never sounded right to me either. Catalog spec for '84 and '85 SP is a 5-speed FW. Peloton (same "Columbus SL and SP mix tubing" verbiage, plus Panasonic built, so they are related, in my mind) for...
06-26-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,738
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! Finding a SP model of any sort--Voyageur...

Thanks! Finding a SP model of any sort--Voyageur or Super Sport--is really difficult. One of those in my size? Yeah, good luck! A black/gold '83 Super Sport SP is a dream bike of mine as they came in...
06-26-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 93,738
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Just picked this '85 Voyageur SP (my first...

Just picked this '85 Voyageur SP (my first Voyageur in a long line of Schwinns, and a SP, which I'd really hoped for) and am absolutely enamored with it! Bike is MINT, albeit dusty (doesn't show in...
06-25-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Those Cliffhangers are crazy wide! 80mm or so is...

Those Cliffhangers are crazy wide! 80mm or so is the modern standard post width (I believe even Shimano spec'd that back in the '80s, which most manufacturers of touring bikes promptly ignored), and...
06-23-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

H Plus Son TB14s come in polished, dark grey...

H Plus Son TB14s come in polished, dark grey anodized, and black anodized. Since you run fixed-gear, you'll never have to worry about brake track wear. They won't be anywhere as light as tubs (nor as...
06-23-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I would wager this is the preferred scenario, as...

I would wager this is the preferred scenario, as opposed to its sibling, Bikes in Bays :lol:
...
06-21-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1985 620, one of the best in the business, if I...

1985 620, one of the best in the business, if I do say so myself. I've been slowly working out getting mine back together, albeit with different components. Glad he likes the bike and rides it!
06-19-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 237,936
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Hi, everyone. There is a beautiful dark green...

Hi, everyone. There is a beautiful dark green metallic Mike Melton road bike in Aiken, South Carolina (quite near Augusta, GA). 64cm stated size and looks it (64-65cm CTT is my estimation). I emailed...
06-18-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Tire size, type and pressure made a huge...

Tire size, type and pressure made a huge difference on that bike. Who knew? Given where the brake pads sit in their slots, as well as the overall vertical gap between the rim and the centerline of...
06-17-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

PimpMan if your tires are all white and not white...

PimpMan if your tires are all white and not white wall with black tread, then I think a lighter, simpler color is a great idea. Light blue, light green, pastel yellow, all good. If the tires are...
06-15-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 876
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Much to my surprise is my 26"/66cm frameset not...

Much to my surprise is my 26"/66cm frameset not adhering to the 73 ST angle and instead being ~72. This, of course, is of great benefit to me who is able to entertain stem/bar/brake lever setups...
06-15-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 876
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I was going to write something mildly incendiary...

I was going to write something mildly incendiary along Paramount lines to induce more replies, but didn't want to add any negativity to any online proceedings unnecessarily, so I went with what I...
06-14-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 876
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You need more Paramounts.

You need more Paramounts.
06-11-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,168
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks! Oh yeah, I was definitely thinking...

Thanks!

Oh yeah, I was definitely thinking about that as well, even if I had triple checked things.
06-09-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,033
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Like others have said, there are components to...

Like others have said, there are components to celebrate in every generation.

I have found that the 7400/7402 crankset to be the most iconic and handsome of '80s cranksets as it had the polish,...
06-08-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,168
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man if it ain't broke... I cut 20mm off the...

Man if it ain't broke...

I cut 20mm off the steerer, swapped V-brakes, and put on larger rings. It's down to 20.3x lbs, and that's after putting lighter wheels and tires (slightly smaller) to get...
05-31-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

GMR is a phenomenal driving road! I'd take late...

GMR is a phenomenal driving road! I'd take late night breaks from school (Art Center, super stressful) and go chuck my eager-yet-slow Mazda Protege up and down that road back in college. Tons of fun....
05-31-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

And I've been keeping the acquisition of my '73...

And I've been keeping the acquisition of my '73 silent so far. 26"/66cm P15-9 frameset with the miles-long 62cm top tube. She's rough, and has been through a lot. Mr. 66 has lent his frame alignment...
05-27-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I made it through a little over half the video...

I made it through a little over half the video before hanging it up. I like Si, and GCN is a fun channel. Manon and Co. are a fun bunch. I've seen Si in previous vintage vs. modern comparisons and he...
05-27-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Other people who ride properly tall bikes NEED TO...

Other people who ride properly tall bikes NEED TO KNOW: How tall? 63cm CTC? :)

Beautiful frameset!
05-24-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Great looking build, man. The simplest and/or...

Great looking build, man. The simplest and/or cheapest often make for the best rides, which is always baffling to me. Long wheelbases tend to make very well-mannered bikes. Anyway, as a fellow...
05-19-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you, Jacco! An update on the gearing,...

Thank you, Jacco!

An update on the gearing, especially since you and me ride very tall frames that dwarf their componentry: I have a 53/39 chainset coming soon, having scoured ebay for a pair...
05-19-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thank you! I hear ya on the narrow clearances. I...

Thank you! I hear ya on the narrow clearances. I basically threw the kitchen sink at this to give me some margin when hitting big cracks/gaps/expansion joints/Paris-Roubaix-wannabe streets. The...
05-18-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session"...

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session" before a test ride, and then an impromptu ride with ctak for 23 miles or so around the city. He was testing a new setup on a bike of his, and both of...
05-18-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I, too, saw it on a nationwide CL sweep. Soooo...

I, too, saw it on a nationwide CL sweep. Soooo many nice 24" all-531 Treks, just not enough 25.5" ones, naturally!
05-17-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Trek has always known what they were doing with...

Trek has always known what they were doing with their bikes, especially 700-series and up bikes. My '82 720 is a fantastic feeling frame, and a friend and fellow BF member's '85 720 was also...
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