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02-06-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,198,719
Posted By trailmix

I love this bike, can't wait to see it when it is...

I love this bike, can't wait to see it when it is done. I am working on an 89 SM600 drop conversion.
02-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By trailmix

Well I havenít seen the bike yet. The seller is...

Well I havenít seen the bike yet. The seller is an older gentleman who didnít want to get out in the rain today but he is going to hang onto the bike until I get a chance to look it over. Still not...
02-03-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By trailmix

Thanks for the info. I looked at the brochures...

Thanks for the info. I looked at the brochures and I think the geometry is similar if not identical but the tubing differences could definitely change the ride. Honestly I doubt I would notice the...
02-03-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By trailmix

Oh yes, you are right, they did come with Shimano...

Oh yes, you are right, they did come with Shimano 600. The owner told me the complete bikes came with Suntour...hmm.
I am wondering if I will be able to tell much of a difference between the 610...
02-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By trailmix

84 Trek 610 opinions

I am going to look at an 84 Trek 610 tomorrow and I am wondering how this particular model rates. I currently am riding an 85 500 model and I like it very much and I am curious how the 610 will...
01-17-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,777
Posted By trailmix

Actually the SR bikes first appeared in 84 but...

Actually the SR bikes first appeared in 84 but yes this seller is off his meds.
01-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By trailmix

Will 28s fit? Yes and no. I have dozens of...

Will 28s fit? Yes and no. I have dozens of Cannondales and one of my favorites is a 1998 R1000 and certain brands of 28s will fit and some are just a little too tight. Also it helps to have the...
01-17-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,777
Posted By trailmix

WOW!!! Your Klein/Cannondale prototype is in Way...

WOW!!! Your Klein/Cannondale prototype is in Way better shape!!!
01-10-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By trailmix

In 1990, they increased the size of the downtube...

In 1990, they increased the size of the downtube significantly.
12-02-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By trailmix

I wouldn't pay $160 for a VO hub either, I think...

I wouldn't pay $160 for a VO hub either, I think it was somewhere between $70 and $75. I was more interested in building up a set of wheels for a rider and wanted to use new components.
12-02-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By trailmix

Are you looking for new hubs? I recently...

Are you looking for new hubs? I recently purchased a set of Velo Orange Grand Cru hubs (100mm/126mm) and I am in the process of evaluating them. I built them with DT Swiss double butted spokes and 36...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,874
Posted By trailmix

I am more worried about the 3 cars I saw this...

I am more worried about the 3 cars I saw this morning driving in the dark with no lights.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By trailmix

I would love to see videos of cars being pulled...

I would love to see videos of cars being pulled over for driving dangerously. Talk about bike porn. I could watch that content all day long.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By trailmix

Let me clarify a bit. There is a faint path that...

Let me clarify a bit. There is a faint path that runs along 90-95% of the route that I assume is used by service trucks and it is approximately 10-12 feet from the track itself. Some areas of the...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By trailmix

Commuting along train tracks

Ok, so this is a pretty odd question but here goes. Does anybody here commute along RR tracks. Not on them but along the gravelly side bits. I started a new job and I am trying to work out my...
08-29-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,866
Posted By trailmix

I have never broken a spoke while touring but I...

I have never broken a spoke while touring but I have broken an axle on a 126mm OLN Specialized 36h low flange hub. Broken axles worry me more than broken spokes.
08-23-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By trailmix

I have always been reluctant to spread the rear...

I have always been reluctant to spread the rear triangle so I have spent years hoarding decent 126mm hubs and now 6 speed Shimano freewheels are getting harder to find. Figures.
08-22-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By trailmix

I have a 36 tooth on the back of an 85 ST500....

I have a 36 tooth on the back of an 85 ST500. Runs through a Deore long-cage derailleur with bar-end shifters and works great.
08-18-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By trailmix

Agree, Univega bikes can be hard to figure...

Agree, Univega bikes can be hard to figure sometimes.
08-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
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: 23
Views: 1,810
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: 23
Views: 1,810
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: 23
Views: 1,810
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: 23
Views: 1,810
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: 1,943
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: 928
Posted By trailmix

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Ok, I had to dig deep on this one but I finally found...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,984
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: 2,999
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: 6,478
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: 78
Views: 13,998
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: 3,142
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: 3,142
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: 928
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: 928
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: 928
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: 5,693
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: 10,346
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: 6,478
Posted By trailmix

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

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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: 5,147
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: 10,346
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: 2,833
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: 2,833
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: 2,833
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: 5,891
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: 5,817
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: 4,282
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: 4,282
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: 4,282
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: 4,282
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: 4,282
Posted By trailmix

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