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Old 07-21-22, 03:45 PM
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88' ST400 Cannondale 27" build (Irvine)

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Recently posted in the "vintage classic" section and received some great feedback! Was lucky enough to come across an ST bike after my daily commuter was stolen. Hard to find frames that fit as I'm a bit over 6'7 and a heavier rider. would love to know if anyone in the region is knowledgeable about what components I should try and source for my rebuild. It's going to take some time and I'm not trying to spend huge but I'm willing to invest in strong reliable parts that won't fail under the strain of a larger rider. I've gotten some great advice on wider drop bars and stem adaptors, though I may keep the original nitto stem.... If anyone has any ideas on wheels, cranks, crank arms, gear sets etc I'm all ears. Stoked to be a part of the community!
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you may also find some assistance with your queries on the "clydesdales/athenas" forum.
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I'd suggest double-wall rims. One of the problems with heavier riders is more stress on wheel components. Single-wall rims are not sturdy enough to handle that stress, so over time, broken spokes, rims & hubs result. Double-wall rims help offset that stress and prevent broken parts down the road.
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You're asking a somewhat difficult question. Since we don't know what you already have and what you need... I would suggest scouring C/L and going with name brand components i.e. Shimano, Sram. It's going to be sort of like hearding cats just trying to build a bike for you over the internet. If you have a specific question as to if a particular component will work in your situation then... I'm all ears. Also, if you have any specific mechanical questions you'll probably get more answers by posting your question in the bicycle mechanics forum.
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