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Old 05-20-19, 01:18 PM
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Old 05-21-19, 03:25 PM
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1988 Cannondale Team Crest 50cm

Posted my 56cm on facebook Vintage Cannondales for fun and traded frames for this appropriately sized 50cm that I can now ride safely
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Old 05-21-19, 03:33 PM
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Very cool! Always thought that was a sharp paint job.You sure don't see these everyday. What is the group? Enjoy.

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Posted my 56cm on facebook Vintage Cannondales for fun and traded frames for this appropriately sized 50cm that I can now ride safely
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Old 05-21-19, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by fasthair View Post
Very cool! Always thought that was a sharp paint job.You sure don't see these everyday. What is the group? Enjoy.

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It looks like 105 group. I love the original blue Vetta seat. Lovely.
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Old 05-21-19, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
It looks like 105 group. I love the original blue Vetta seat. Lovely.
I'm guessing late 80's Shimano 105 group, sharp shifts, throw you over the the handle bars braking (very light and smooth). I'm told the seat alone is a hard source.

Fun bike to ride
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Old 05-21-19, 06:29 PM
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Very nice, congrats! That bar-stem-hood combination works, probably better than it should. 😁😉 Now go ride some more, safely. 👍
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Old 05-22-19, 08:50 AM
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1990 3.0 SR400 Criterium Series

I picked this up a couple weeks ago. It was listed on Letgo for $93.01 but I negotiated the seller down to a cool $93 even. The tires were shot and it needed a little TLC but now I ride it every day. On smooth pavement it's heaven on wheels but on the bumpy stuff it's not much fun.


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Old 05-22-19, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
This is not my bike, but I stopped to pick up another bike and saw this Cannondale hanging in the seller's garage. It was acquired in a police raid on a crack house. Not sure how he came to have it, but it had a rattle in the frame. Upon closer look, he found a bullet hole in the top tube. In this picture, the bike is hanging vertically. It appeared to be a Cipollini Saeco replica. The rattle turned out to be a bullet fragment. Looked like a nice bike otherwise, and certainly had street cred.
Someone must have ridden that baby into Crip territory.
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Old 05-22-19, 11:23 AM
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@stardognine That's a nice looking one for a real cheap price. That is the group? Is it all original?

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Old 05-22-19, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
I picked this up a couple weeks ago. It was listed on Letgo for $93.01 but I negotiated the seller down to a cool $93 even. The tires were shot and it needed a little TLC but now I ride it every day. On smooth pavement it's heaven on wheels but on the bumpy stuff it's not much fun.


Amazing you can get $1000+ MSRP bikes for $100 nowadays. I'm glad I couldn't afford them back then
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Old 05-22-19, 09:30 PM
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I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was expecting the ride to be a bit jarring compared to the steel bikes I usually ride, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ride quality of this beast.

Fast, you ask? Faster than a jack rabbit in front of a prairie fire!

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Old 05-22-19, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was expecting the ride to be a bit jarring compared to the steel bikes I usually ride, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ride quality of this beast.

Fast, you ask? Faster than a jack rabbit in front of a prairie fire!


That's a great color with the black accents.
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Old 05-22-19, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by spedrunr View Post
Posted my 56cm on facebook Vintage Cannondales for fun and traded frames for this appropriately sized 50cm that I can now ride safely
Cool looking paint, really like the blue Nitto stem.
...if that bike fits as you say, can you reach and use the drops? That seems to not fit based on the bars and levers. But if it works for you, rock on.
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Old 05-22-19, 10:29 PM
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Is a mountain bike ok? Itís a 1992 M700, so original when I got it that it had the original Ritchey Megabite tires! I took them off for safety reasons The paint is a gorgeous blue-to-black fade that doesnít photograph as pretty as it is in person. It also has the aluminum Pepperoni Fork, that luckily had a steel steerer! I loved restoring this bike, but it was just too small, so I sold it locally


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Old 05-23-19, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by lonesomesteve View Post
I recently acquired this 1985 SR500. I was expecting the ride to be a bit jarring compared to the steel bikes I usually ride, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ride quality of this beast.

Fast, you ask? Faster than a jack rabbit in front of a prairie fire!

Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale history. Love that green! The green/silver/black composition also looks super sharp. And I see some Superbe Pro on it!

I haven't found these bikes to be harsh either. Firm? Yes. Fast? Yup. Great steer'ers? You bet.
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Old 05-23-19, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale history. Love that green! The green/silver/black composition also looks super sharp. And I see some Superbe Pro on it!


I haven't found these bikes to be harsh either. Firm? Yes. Fast? Yup. Great steer'ers? You bet.

Thanks! I believe the components are mostly original. Or at least they're consistent with what they showed in the 1985 catalog. Mine has Superbe Pro crankset, Cinelli bars and stem, Dia Compe AGC-250 brakes. The catalog says derailleurs and shifters should be Cyclone, though mine are alpha-5000. Even though the derailleurs don't match the catalog, I suspect they're original to the bike.
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Old 05-23-19, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Cool looking paint, really like the blue Nitto stem.
...if that bike fits as you say, can you reach and use the drops? That seems to not fit based on the bars and levers. But if it works for you, rock on.
I'm older and less flexible (nice way of saying I'm too fat haha), I mostly ride more upright (hence the stem height) and not as concerned with speed as in just getting from point A to B safely (at night I even ride on the side walk) when I'm pulling a BOB trailer getting groceries for the wife.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Beautiful bike from a beautiful era in Cannondale history. Love that green! The green/silver/black composition also looks super sharp. And I see some Superbe Pro on it!

I haven't found these bikes to be harsh either. Firm? Yes. Fast? Yup. Great steer'ers? You bet.
I have to agree, the chatter about them rattling the fillings from you teeth I find to be an old wives tale. I ride a 1988 Bianchi Campione D'Italia and I was expecting the "steel is real" compliance but if feels as stiff if not stiffer than the Cannondale of the the same size.

I can't say that the Cannondale is plush, but it's surprisingly comfortable to ride albeit that I've never done more than 40 miles continuously. The aluminum is stiff in the bottom bracket area but somehow is able to absorb some of the road chatter at the same time. Or, it's just my imagination and I'm just trying to rationalize what a cool bike it is
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Old 05-23-19, 08:06 PM
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Oh, that is nice! The QR skewer on the Seatpost is really cool. Eye candy all around

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Is a mountain bike ok? Itís a 1992 M700, so original when I got it that it had the original Ritchey Megabite tires! I took them off for safety reasons The paint is a gorgeous blue-to-black fade that doesnít photograph as pretty as it is in person. It also has the aluminum Pepperoni Fork, that luckily had a steel steerer! I loved restoring this bike, but it was just too small, so I sold it locally


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Thanks!! That QR is the only mod I made, or even had to make because this bike just looked so good from the factory!

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Oh, that is nice! The QR skewer on the Seatpost is really cool. Eye candy all around
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Old 05-26-19, 05:50 AM
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1988 ST400 Rebuild



Just finished the rebuild on this 1988 ST400. Had the frame and fork powder coated last fall. Converted to 700c wheels (Magic Open Probrims/Shimano 105 hubs). A mix of decent, though nothing fancy components. The crankset was new, but guessing it must have been an oem part, as I havenít found it otherwise. Itís SRAM 9 speed 48/34. Less than 700 grams w/o the bb. Rode very smooth. Will rack it up and do at least a weekend tour this summer.
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MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm.
That turned out very nice.
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Beautiful ST! I like the subdued 'coral' orange color. Stock components on an '88 ST400 would have had a Sugino triple crankset and a bevy of Suntour Accushift pieces--nothing that looked as good as what you have on it now, IMO. What SRAM crankset is that? While I am not on the SRAM-for-the-whole-groupset train, they have produced some very nice looking cranksets, ones that I'd not mind on my bikes (Red and Force carbon). Add another one to the list! This looks like it took heavy inspiration from C-Record era Campagnolo. A bit of Athena and Record in there for sure.
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It immediately reminded me of the SRAM Rival I picked up. It was a take off from a Giant frame that cracked. It is the base from which will drive my Kestrel build. FSA is all well and good but their bottom brackets are too damn pricey, not to mention the cranksets. I'll survive with the extra weight



And that color reminded me of this. If I can't come to terms with the red with white fade of my Kestrel - I was toying with this idea. So I dig your Cannondale build.


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