is my Carema I purchased new from REI in 1987.
call it a "Retro-Mod" classic as it is a balanced mix
of old and new. It rides superbly and keeps up with anything going
downhill. Riding weight with pump, bag and bottle is 22.8 lbs.
I've "de-advertised" the bike by removing the majority of stickers,
labels, and logos to give it a cleaner, more purposeful look. Its
been a work in progress for 19 years and just gets better.
"OLD": 53cm frame and fork- both Tange #2 Original Sugino ALP crank
52/42 Suntour "aero" downtube friction shifters Tange Falcon headset
Suntour Cyclone front and rear deraillers
"NEW": Mavic CPX30 rear wheel with 7 speed cassette- 12-28 30mm
profile / 28spokes 105 hub (wheel purchased used) Spinergy SR3 front
wheel 30mm profile / 20 spokes (wheel purchased used) Sachs chain
SPD pedals- two sided Tektro dual pivot brakes and levers (These
are GREAT!) Titec 42cm handlebars ITM 110mm stem Titec seatpost
Aereon saddle with titanium rails Performance alloy skewers Continental
2000 tires Cateye Mity computer