Summer (re)build completed

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Summer (re)build completed

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Hey all,

I disassembled my 1988 Cimarron LE for the last time. The previous version with Shimano STI "brifters" worked well but they were so damn ugly! It frustrated me because I really enjoy the bike but it had this pair of hideous pimples (aka brifters) protruding off the front, I couldn't take it anymore! I decided that since I was teaching summer school Monday through Thursday for 6 weeks, my Fridays off would be devoted to rebuilding the bike. I spent the entire opening weekend going through my spare bins of parts, I saw the direction I wanted to go and ordered up everything I didn't have on hand. All the components were cleaned and polished before reassembly. There were plenty of little snags along the way, by snags I'm referring to things like changing the shifting shortened the cockpit. The result being my straight Thomson seat post was no good, I was already running the longest Nitto "Dirt Drop" (100mm) quill stem, so I had to order a Thomson setback post. There's something that just fits this lugged and fillet brazed American frame having a streamlined build... alabaster, silver, gray, and black. I completely love how the build turned out! I look forward to hearing the likes and dislikes, thanks!

Here are the build specs:

FRAME – 1988 Cimarron LE
FORK – 1986 Gary Fisher ProCaliber
HEADSET – NOS Ritchey Logic
REAR DERAILLEUR – 1985 Shimano Deore “Deerhead” XT
FRONT DERAILLEUR - 1985 Shimano Deore “Deerhead” XT
HUBS – Suntour Superbe Pro
RIMS - Mavic 231
TIRES – Schwalbe Fat Frank 2.35
BRAKES – 1985 Shimano Deore “Deerhead” XT
BRAKE LEVERS – Dia Compe Advantage 292 “Bat Wing”
CRANK – 1983 Sugino SuperMaxy
PEDALS – 1985 Suntour XC II
SHIFTERS - Shimano Ultegra 8 speed "friction" set up
HANDLEBAR – SOMA Sparrow 520 (520mm)
FREEWHEEL – 1993 NOS Suntour XC Pro 13-32T
STEM – Nitto “Dirt Drop” 1 Inch Quill (MT-10)
SEAT POST – Thomson Setback (26.8mm)
SEAT – Brooks B67 Leather
BAR WRAP – Brooks Leather
GRIPS – Oury “Waffle” Downhill
BOTTOM BRACKET – NOS Tioga MTB Pro (Sugino) 68x130mm

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Re: Summer (re)build completed

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Looks like you are ready for a afternoon ride with the family in style !
Relax and have deep water thoughts.

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