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A recent build, 95ish Cannondale with 700c wheels. A gravel/commuter/bomber build. I highly enjoy this bike. So different from all my other stuff.

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Next up is today’s purchase of a late 80’s early 90’s Nishiki with a sweet colors.
Tad small for me but great build for my wife. Great thing is the color scheme is already there.

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Made quick work of the Nishiki and gave it some more 90’s appeal. Had a Miami Vice vibe so I stuck with that.
Tuned it from a 3x6 to a 1x7 drivetrain, swapped from to v brakes to canti’s, Selle Italia saddle, SR slingshot stem with enduro bars, pink vinyl on the chainstay as a protector, Sakae cranks, pink chainring bolts, pink grips and obviously some pink cable housing all around.
I ended keeping the same rims, seatpost, GT pink pedals, shifters and brake handles. I added the mtb tires but I’ll eventually swap them over to some light gravel or street tires.
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And finally…
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Small birthday purchase for myself. Early 90’s GT Palomar. Pretty complete, not sure if I’ll keep it stock or build a nice urban bomber out if it.
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Trying out a threadless stem and wider bars.
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Anyone else ride with a skiing/snowboard helmet? I like the goggle strap in the back. Makes a perfect light holder. Plus is since it accepts goggle sized frame it fits big framed sunglasses.
Runs a little warm/hot at times due to lack of vents but at that point my joints are also starting to feel it so it is what it is for me.
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Thats what I use. What do you use?
 
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Found these Blackburn Lowrider pannier racks locally for cheap.
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They’re meant for forks with CL-1 braze ons. The non threaded kind, just a thru hole on the fork. A little more common on older bikes. I need to buy some pan head type bolts and nylon lock nuts. It would really suck if these came loose mid ride.
The fork thru hole.
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Going to hit them with black bed liner paint so it matches the bike a little better.
 

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