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10-01-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,750
Posted By rccardr

Wait a minute. There was beer and wine at...

Wait a minute.
There was beer and wine at Eroica? And man-wagging?
I’m shocked! Shocked!
10-01-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By rccardr

There's a decent set on eBay right now at a good...

There's a decent set on eBay right now at a good BIN price: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dura-Ace-BL-7400-Brake-Levers/193687279116?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
No hoods...
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By rccardr

Did anyone ever go up and look into this trove? ...

Did anyone ever go up and look into this trove? Buy one on eBay?
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By rccardr

Hard to say just from those pics. BMX stuff is...

Hard to say just from those pics. BMX stuff is doing well these days, but am personally completely ignorant about that segment of the hobby.
Hopefully there’s enough good stuff in boxes to make the...
09-29-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 87,953
Posted By rccardr

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride...

Interesting choice of jersey with which to ride through a cemetery...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By rccardr

Aha. In that case, am hoping that the former...

Aha.
In that case, am hoping that the former showroom has been relatively well sealed for-what, fifteen years?- and contains row after row of dusty but worthy steeds for you to process out.
09-28-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 370
Posted By rccardr

To answer the original question, yes it is...

To answer the original question, yes it is perfectly possible. As a matter of fact, just got back from a 32 mile ride on my Richard Sachs set up precisely that way.
Plus, you get to use the...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By rccardr

Burned rafters. Univega tandems. Rims...

Burned rafters.
Univega tandems.
Rims akimbo in the grass.
A schoolbus storage unit.
I wish you luck.
09-27-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

Hey, I’m just glad to see him smiling.

Hey, I’m just glad to see him smiling.
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By rccardr

Pretty sure both the brakes and crank are Dura...

Pretty sure both the brakes and crank are Dura Ace EX, certainly could be 77-ish.
Can be hard to definitively distinguish between early DA cranks from the first several series, but could easily be a...
09-26-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

The blue/gray Ironman pictured above is indeed an...

The blue/gray Ironman pictured above is indeed an 86.
But the first Ironman I ever owned was an 85. In red.
Too big for me by a full size but rode it quite a bit. Swapped out the rear hub for a...
09-25-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By rccardr

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy...

“Thanks Doc. At that price, it is an easy decision. I'll try to post up my comparison between these and the CC hoods when I have both.”

Just make sure you get the cheap ones if he still has them...
09-25-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By rccardr

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit...

Well, that’s clearly an 8 in the first digit position. Beats me.
What’s the spacing? In 1988, Cannondale was starting to use 128mm spacing on some frames to accommodate either 126 or 130 hubs.
If...
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By rccardr

Looks like an 86, equipped with Shimano 600....

Looks like an 86, equipped with Shimano 600. First year for indexed shifting. Looks to me like a 24 inch frame and has been nicely kept and maintained.
Around here that’s a $350 bike if in generally...
09-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By rccardr

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different...

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different serial systems. Your frame appears to have used the second system:
Single digit spacing (0= 120 or 130, 5= 135, 6= 126)
Double digit frame size in mm for...
09-24-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By rccardr

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter...

Take a two or three inch long, half inch diameter section of durable aluminum tubing.
Cut a square shaped ‘C’ section out of the middle the same size as the braze on of your frame.
Drill one hole...
09-24-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,451
Posted By rccardr

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one...

Outer Banks, NC. Daily 25-32 mile sprints, one way with the wind (I so fast!) and one way against the wind (I so slow!).
...
09-24-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

That’s more like it. Always knew you had poetic...

That’s more like it. Always knew you had poetic tendencies.
09-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By rccardr

Yes! EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells...

Yes!
EBay seller cyclingcolors_france sells excellent repops in black, white and brown. A little plastic-y, but fit properly and last well.
Cheap, too, like $14 shipped. Takes a few weeks ro...
09-23-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

Geez, a guy tries to take an artistic-y kinda...

Geez, a guy tries to take an artistic-y kinda picture and...this?

Was funny, tho...
09-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By rccardr

Given the current Wisco stats, I will, sadly, not...

Given the current Wisco stats, I will, sadly, not be joining your merry crew.

Besides, will be at at the beach (yes, again) that weekend.
09-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

Actually was a bit faster today. Slightly less...

Actually was a bit faster today. Slightly less blowy so cranked it up for 32 miles total at full tilt.
My legs are sore.
...
09-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9,272
Views: 894,898
Posted By rccardr

At the beach all week, doing 25 mile sprints each...

At the beach all week, doing 25 mile sprints each day on the 87 yellow and white Classic that’s been updated to 9 speed Dura Ace/Ultegra.
No hills here, but am bucking a 17-20 mph head wind, so...
09-22-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rccardr

If you can wait until I get home next week, may...

If you can wait until I get home next week, may be able to cobble something together with actual Cannondale bits that would work with cable stops.
If so, shoot me an e-mail at rccardr@cox.net.
09-21-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rccardr

Sadly, the item mentioned in the link above to...

Sadly, the item mentioned in the link above to NOVA is out of stock.
09-20-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 632
Posted By rccardr

This. Tange #1...

This. Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) will easily work with reaming to 27.2.
In fact, my 87 Ironman Classic- like yours, but yellow and white- uses a...
09-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,133
Posted By rccardr

(Raises hand) ...

(Raises hand)
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09-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rccardr

The two things I can remember right away were: ...

The two things I can remember right away were:
1) A set of spacers to use six 9 or 10 speed HG cogs on a 130mm OLD rear hub so that it would interface properly with a DA 7400 shifter and RD. Note...
09-19-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rccardr

I’ve purchased several tools from MTB and they...

I’ve purchased several tools from MTB and they have all been good. The headset press has been in use for a dozen years or so, no problems.
Am pretty sure that others have copied some of his...
09-18-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 316,648
Posted By rccardr

Wow, nice space. I know you’ve been planning it...

Wow, nice space. I know you’ve been planning it for a while...
09-17-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By rccardr

Generally speaking, yes, almost any older...

Generally speaking, yes, almost any older friction shifter will move across a larger 8-9-10 speed cassette.
I would caution against using some of the 70’s friction shifters with smaller barrels,...
09-16-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,451
Posted By rccardr

Jon, am looking forward to the day when I can...

Jon, am looking forward to the day when I can come up there and ride some of these roads with you.
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By rccardr

Serial number should be stamped into the bottom...

Serial number should be stamped into the bottom bracket on the non drive side.
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By rccardr

If original paint, colors will help determine...

If original paint, colors will help determine actual model year.
Teal and white or a green/red/white fade is 87, dark blue and white is 88, gray is 89.
87 and 88 used Shimano 105 6 speed double, 89...
09-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By rccardr

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride...

I wish you diid, too. Then I would get to ride some of your nice Treks!
Replies: 56
Views: 4,234
Posted By rccardr

I can give you two data points. Sold an 89...

I can give you two data points.
Sold an 89 Paramount for $1250 and an 84 ‘Rainbow’ Paramount for $1250. Both Waterfords.
Both with complete Dura Ace groups (8 speed 7402 on the 89 and 6 speed...
09-14-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By rccardr

I used a Birzman type tool for many years but...

I used a Birzman type tool for many years but found it difficult to avoid damaging the paint on the fork.

Finally broke down and bought the newest version Park tool. Yep, expensive, but works...
09-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rccardr

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are...

That simply won’t work. Even if the holes are threaded, the downtube is thin aluminum and won’t securely hold anything.
You might want to try using a piece of threaded rod between two downtube...
09-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rccardr

Not an 85; plastic top tube cable guides mean at...

Not an 85; plastic top tube cable guides mean at least an 86. Check the serial number stamped into the chainstay for manufacture date.
Bracket on seat stays is meant for a rear rack and/or cable...
09-12-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 252,103
Posted By rccardr

You did well.

You did well.
09-09-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By rccardr

105 SC is Shimano’s red headed step child. ...

105 SC is Shimano’s red headed step child. Clearly a 640X clone,yet....oddly colored. Works great, looks...unusual.
Double, triple, 7 speed, 8 speed, DT shifter, STI, it has it all.

Except...
09-08-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By rccardr

We know exactly what you’re talking about. If...

We know exactly what you’re talking about.
If looking for a complete group, eBay is often still your best bet. Save a search for what you want and be patient. Really good groups in excellent...
09-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By rccardr

I’ve seen that Melton and it’s a stunner in...

I’ve seen that Melton and it’s a stunner in person.
09-07-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By rccardr

Iconic!

Iconic!
09-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By rccardr

^^This^^ OP sounds like they are pretty...

^^This^^

OP sounds like they are pretty knowledgeable and maintain their stuff well. is just bamfoozled over a very different wear pattern that they have previously experienced.
Negative...
09-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By rccardr

Buy this or similar: ...

Buy this or similar:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-AX-Aero-Shift-Lever-Down-Tube-Frame-Mount-Shifters-Vintage/303672055898?hash=item46b443d85a:g:-r8AAOSwB95fTrqz
Remove shifters. Replace...
09-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By rccardr

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with...

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with an 11 speed 5800 50 tooth. Will require adjusting the height of the FD, adjusting front cable, etc. but should not require a change in chain length.
09-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By rccardr

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless. ...

True. But the pods interchange, nonetheless.
6,7,8,9,10 speed indexing pods all interchange with 7400 7401,7402, 7850 and 7700 levers. And Shimano 6208.
09-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By rccardr

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the...

Big, big, big Tricolor fan here- especially the later 6402 8 speed with dual pivot brakes. Have used it on dozens of bikes, never disappointed with performance.

But my all-time fave is Dura Ace...
09-01-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmmmmmm. Arizona!

Mmmmmmmmm.
Arizona!
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