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05-20-24, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 916
Posted By Ironfish653

Depends on the frame. When I was building my...

Depends on the frame. When I was building my Cannondale 3.0, many of the prospective donors I considered were, ironically, newer Cannondales (CAAD-8/9 and a Synapse) so it wouldn’t have made much...
05-16-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Ironfish653

It’s not the frame material. Cheap bikes ride...

It’s not the frame material. Cheap bikes ride like cheap bikes. The straight-leg oversized cro-mo forks everybody put on mid-range rigids didn’t help much either.

Mid-1990s I would avoid aluminum...
05-06-24, 10:41 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 76,518
Posted By Ironfish653

Just completed my 89 rebuild last week (Bon Temps...

Just completed my 89 rebuild last week (Bon Temps Rolleur (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1292655-bon-temps-rolleur-1989-cannondale-rebuild.html)) and I agree. These bikes just respond so...
05-02-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,507
Posted By Ironfish653

In all seriousness, I appreciate the anonymity...

In all seriousness, I appreciate the anonymity that a bike can offer; you can cover far more ground than on foot, you can access places that you can’t get a car to, and there are plenty of ways to...
05-02-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ironfish653

Dirty Heathen: one man’s visionary is another...

Dirty Heathen: one man’s visionary is another man’s heretic.

I have MTBs with slicks and road bikes with knobbies. My favorite bike was banned by the UCI.
I may not be the fastest, but I’ll...
05-02-24, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Ironfish653

Sure; Quick version: Cleaned old paint and...

Sure;
Quick version:
Cleaned old paint and removed decals
Sanded chips scratches and missing paint.
Spot coats of High-Build primer to level out surface
Gold Leaf accent color to whole frame...
05-01-24, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Ironfish653

I painted it myself, thanks! The color is...

I painted it myself, thanks!

The color is Rustoleum Cosmos Blue, which is like a heavy pearl, applied over flat black.

I’m pretty handy with a spray can, and I’m happy with the way it turned...
04-30-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Ironfish653

Bon Temps Rolleur: 1989 Cannondale Rebuild

TLDR: Bought an old Cannondale, replaced everything but the serial number, put on some really nice tires; predictably it's a rocket sled
:giver:

*Long Read Ahead :p
About a year and a half ago...
04-30-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,945
Views: 968,379
Posted By Ironfish653

My 89 Cannondale Criterium returned to the road...

My 89 Cannondale Criterium returned to the road after two years of hanging in the garage while I formulated the plan and collected components. Pretty much everything needed repair or replacement,...
03-12-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,716
Posted By Ironfish653

​​​​​​ Can't you just flip it back down? Is...

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Can't you just flip it back down? Is that not allowed?

Or does that qr coming undone cause a violent disassembly of the entire front end of the bike, possibly wounding bystanders with...
02-25-24, 11:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,871
Posted By Ironfish653

Nitto makes a 1-1/4” quill to 1-1/8 (31.8)...

Nitto makes a 1-1/4” quill to 1-1/8 (31.8) threadless adapter so that you can use the OE fork and headset, with a “standard” 31.8mm threadless stem.
...
12-09-23, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Ironfish653

The 24/26 wheel combination was the SM-series...

The 24/26 wheel combination was the SM-series MTB, which continued until ~1987, including the RollerCam brakes.
Supposedly the smaller wheel enabled a shorter wheelbase , for better traction and...
12-04-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,381
Posted By Ironfish653

There's Bluetooth controlled plugs alright;...

There's Bluetooth controlled plugs alright; they're just not for your handlebars. :innocent:
11-30-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ironfish653

It really would; it’s a fabulous rider, though...

It really would; it’s a fabulous rider, though it’s not as fast on its feet as my F-1000. Just borderline too big for drops to work for me, though.
I took it the other way, and made it an urban...
11-30-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,094
Posted By Ironfish653

$100 flea-market find 88 KLEIN Pinnacle ...

$100 flea-market find 88 KLEIN Pinnacle
Mismatched tires, and that saddle’s not OE.
Obviously well -ridden but not bad for a 35 year old MTB. ...
11-30-23, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By Ironfish653

I don’t know what the “other high end brake” you...

I don’t know what the “other high end brake” you tried that didn’t fit was, but it doesn’t look like the rims are particularly low, based on the current pad orientation.

The cable doesn’t come...
11-26-23, 05:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,392
Posted By Ironfish653

Specialized “SmartWeld” is a good example, the...

Specialized “SmartWeld” is a good example, the head lug, for example, is formed from a sheet, that’s been folded back on itself, and also includes stubs of the down and top tubes, kinda like the...
11-19-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Ironfish653

It made sense in the context of XC racing as it...

It made sense in the context of XC racing as it was in the 1990s, which looks a lot like the current state of gravel racing, minus the paved transfer segments.
My ‘96 F1000 XC bike has steeper head...
11-18-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,953
Posted By Ironfish653

I’ve always been of the “Dress for the Ride, not...

I’ve always been of the “Dress for the Ride, not the Driveway” mindset. I know I’m going to be putting out a lot of heat after the first few miles, so I’d rather start out a little under-dressed than...
11-07-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,421
Posted By Ironfish653

Are you building a 'bent or a conventional...

Are you building a 'bent or a conventional diamond -frame bike? The needs of / what works for a 'bent vs a DF bike have almost nothing to do with each other.
As to the Shockster; it's not "still...
11-05-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,769
Posted By Ironfish653

It's a good thing y'all don't take yourselves too...

It's a good thing y'all don't take yourselves too seriously around here. :innocent:
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Stay dry; I've heard those hair shirts get itchy when they get wet :thumb:
11-04-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,649
Posted By Ironfish653

Except in this case, you're wrong. Not all the...

Except in this case, you're wrong.
Not all the Kabukis were Bridgestone-built, but the Superlight and Submariner are definitely Bridgestone Diecast/"Techniart" bikes; nobody else made frames that...
10-29-23, 02:30 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,757
Posted By Ironfish653

"There are a dozen abondoned bikes in this...

"There are a dozen abondoned bikes in this dumpster. Your Challenge is to take one component from each of them, and assemble a complete bicycle.
​​​​​And ...go!."
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Bravo! :lol::lol:
10-22-23, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ironfish653

Probably so as not to complete with their own...

Probably so as not to complete with their own line of OE wheels.
The last few years, they've also really clamped down on their wholesalers / distributors, especially in the US, and Euro retailers...
10-10-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Ironfish653

Weight could be one thing; technique and set-up...

Weight could be one thing; technique and set-up also plays a big part.

An uneven pedal stroke (stomping or "mashing") can cause the rear wheel to break traction; could be that the E-assist is...
10-05-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Ironfish653

I'm wondering if the flares and gussets are even...

I'm wondering if the flares and gussets are even metal, or just foam and body filler over the original tubing?

Geometry looks.... interesting. Dressed up like a track bike over 70's boom wheelbase...
10-05-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Ironfish653

The kinds of bikes that you would use on the kind...

The kinds of bikes that you would use on the kind of terrain that would call for an up-and-back stem are the kind of special -purpose MTBs that really don't do well outside of their chosen,...
10-01-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,658
Posted By Ironfish653

Not being at / within earshot of the start chute...

Not being at / within earshot of the start chute with less than 5 minutes before Gun Time seems like cutting it pretty close, to me; but when I was starting out, I underestimated the time it was...
09-16-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Ironfish653

Right shifter to the left side of the head tube;...

Right shifter to the left side of the head tube; vice versa for the other side, then cross back under the down tube.
It makes the cable housing run more relaxed; more of a lowercase "r" than a...
09-16-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,782
Posted By Ironfish653

The CAAD-10 got down to a claimed 1150g. The...

The CAAD-10 got down to a claimed 1150g. The "2.8" frames from 1993 were in the low 1300's, almost half a kilo lighter than even premium steel of the day. (Cinelli Supercorsa is ~1800g)

Remember,...
09-12-23, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ironfish653

For a rigid / hard tail, especially one that is...

For a rigid / hard tail, especially one that is primarily going to see use as a path-bike, clutched RDs and NW rings aren’t really necessary.

Narrow-Wide is good for guiding a skinny 10/11/12-sp...
09-10-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,757
Posted By Ironfish653

My 89 Pinnacle, with it’s Amazon 1x conversion,...

My 89 Pinnacle, with it’s Amazon 1x conversion, close-out Haro BMX tires and pit-bike moto bars finds your 92 a worthy competitor in this endeavor.

Thus speaketh the Gary’s :thumb:
...
09-07-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Ironfish653

From what I can tell, the OP is swept...

From what I can tell, the OP is swept upright/cruiser/postino bars, where the grip position is at or behind the headset.

Because a Redshift stem pivots on a single point, forward of the steerer,...
08-30-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ironfish653

+1 on the Marathons. th have a well deserved...

+1 on the Marathons.
th have a well deserved reputation for being tough and long wearing, even under high load conditions.
I find 32mm is a good compromise between contact patch (for speed) and...
08-30-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,596
Posted By Ironfish653

Moo. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kb4qMTW62G8

Moo.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kb4qMTW62G8
08-30-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,596
Posted By Ironfish653

Because it’s the same word, applied to two...

Because it’s the same word, applied to two different techniques, done at different times, for different reasons.


The Car definition of countersteering, also known as Opposite Lock, or “Backing...
08-30-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,596
Posted By Ironfish653

The main source of confusion is that we're using...

The main source of confusion is that we're using the single term "Countersteering" to describe two different techniques, done for different reasons, at different times, between cars and two -wheel...
08-30-23, 03:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,596
Posted By Ironfish653

Countersteering has a different meaning when...

Countersteering has a different meaning when applied to cars, as opposed to two-wheeled vehicles. It’s a different technique, done at different times, for different reasons, between two-wheel cycles...
08-28-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Ironfish653

^^ This ^^ Swap positions with the brake...

^^ This ^^

Swap positions with the brake lever and shifter.
It appears that the brake lever clamp is hinged; you should be able to remove it without dismounting the grips, even.
08-26-23, 03:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,664
Posted By Ironfish653

Better mount the shifter on your left pedal, then...

Better mount the shifter on your left pedal, then so you won’t accidentally WFO when you really want to switch gears. Mount your rear brake on your right pedal, so you don’t accidentally dump the...
08-25-23, 03:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ironfish653

I don't understand the constant push to put...

I don't understand the constant push to put skinny tires on everything here. Refitting a 30 year old $40 MTB with a new 650 wheel set so you can run 32mm tires is the best course of action?

There...
08-24-23, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ironfish653

Went and did some digging on...

Went and did some digging on VintageCannondale.com, and they’re more than likely Mavic T231’s which are 17mm;
a 700c version of the popular M231 MTB rim, which is flat and square like that, so it...
08-24-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ironfish653

The rims on that bike look a little too big for...

The rims on that bike look a little too big for 28s; so tubeless 25mm racing tires are going to be right out.

I was going to suggest the Ultra Sports as well, but they only come in 28mm, and I...
08-19-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,246
Posted By Ironfish653

I find that your conditioning and form fall off...

I find that your conditioning and form fall off faster and farther with running, than with other sports; and there’s not really a good substitute besides, well, running.
The bike is a little more...
08-19-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,246
Posted By Ironfish653

Running is one of those “use it or lose it “...

Running is one of those “use it or lose it “ activities, that unless you keep up with your training, regularly, if you’re not conditioned for it, it’ll wear you out quickly. You can be in great shape...
08-18-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,664
Posted By Ironfish653

Other than having handlebars and a hand-lever...

Other than having handlebars and a hand-lever operated brake; the controls are so different between motors and velos, that setting up a velo with FR brakes for “training” is not much more than a...
08-14-23, 11:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,914
Posted By Ironfish653

I had one bike for everything for a long time; a...

I had one bike for everything for a long time; a nice Cannondale hard tail; set up for city commuting/utility riding and light trail use. Sometimes, though, having only one bike means it may be too...
08-14-23, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Ironfish653

Yes, definitely a 1993 2.8 frame. ...

Yes, definitely a 1993 2.8 frame.

Cannondales’ practice at the time was to use the same frame on a whole series of bikes; the model number refers to the wheels/components and finishing kit. So...
08-12-23, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ironfish653

Glad it worked out for the OP; I’ve used those...

Glad it worked out for the OP;
I’ve used those tall, adjustable stems when building adaptive bikes for riders with disabilities or other mobility issues. I usually start out with a slightly...
08-11-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ironfish653

The "conventional" M800 26'er actually wore the...

The "conventional" M800 26'er actually wore the BotE moniker in production; in a couple of versions, through 1999
It definitely stands out in the catalog from the other bikes in the lineup ; kinda...
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