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Old 09-23-20, 11:24 AM
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Hi guys,

I recently purchased an old Cannondale and would like to find out which model/ frame it is. Unfortunately the forum isn't letting me post a photo. Is there a way around that?

Edit: It is the bike in my avatar.
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Old 09-24-20, 03:14 AM
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This is my latest creation. I did not want to do a exact restoration since I wanted something to ride and not have to worry about getting it scratched up. I started with just a frame and fork. After stripping it down and painting it I used parts I had in my bin. I went with a 9 speed 11-40 cassette and a 34t narrow/wide crankset. It rides and shifts nicely. My total investment is about $75. $40 for the frame $35 for paint. Itís actually a Delta V 1500. I couldnít find decals for the 1500 so ..
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Old 10-03-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wes in Missouri View Post
This is my latest creation. I did not want to do a exact restoration since I wanted something to ride and not have to worry about getting it scratched up. I started with just a frame and fork. After stripping it down and painting it I used parts I had in my bin. I went with a 9 speed 11-40 cassette and a 34t narrow/wide crankset. It rides and shifts nicely. My total investment is about $75. $40 for the frame $35 for paint. It’s actually a Delta V 1500. I couldn’t find decals for the 1500 so ..
Wow it came out real nice! I just picked up a 92 v1000 myself for $40 too! I'm hoping to get it as nice as yours at some point. I'm confused about that front shock, mine compresses with little effort, and I noticed there's a presta valve on the top of the stem, is that supposed to be filled with air or something else? Most of the original parts are there besides the shifters, brakes, and wheels.





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Old 10-03-20, 07:26 PM
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Wow it came out real nice! I just picked up a 92 v1000 myself for $40 too! I'm hoping to get it as nice as yours at some point. I'm confused about that front shock, mine compresses with little effort, and I noticed there's a presta valve on the top of the stem, is that supposed to be filled with air or something else? Most of the original parts are there besides the shifters, brakes, and wheels.




Iím not sure. Mine didnít have any valve, only a knob to lock out the shock.
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Old 10-04-20, 05:21 AM
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Iím not sure. Mine didnít have any valve, only a knob to lock out the shock.
Well I found a service manual for the headshock, and from what i can see my headshock is missing that dampener adjusting knob. Withh that being said, I may not even build the bike up and just sell it on ebay,if possible. It seems to much of a hassle to get it running at this point.
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Old 10-04-20, 07:47 AM
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I'm sure there have been many able to rebuild them, but I had no luck at all. They are a pain. I did find this set of adapters to be able to use a standard 1 1/8" threadless fork. It doesn't look that great, but got the bike functioning again.
https://www.treefortbikes.com/Proble...dshok-Headtube



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Well I found a service manual for the headshock, and from what i can see my headshock is missing that dampener adjusting knob. Withh that being said, I may not even build the bike up and just sell it on ebay,if possible. It seems to much of a hassle to get it running at this point.
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Old 10-04-20, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by RashidD View Post
Hi guys,

I recently purchased an old Cannondale and would like to find out which model/ frame it is. Unfortunately the forum isn't letting me post a photo. Is there a way around that?

Edit: It is the bike in my avatar.
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two options 1) make 10 comments over two days or 2) post photos to the gallery and then folks can view them there
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Old 10-04-20, 12:09 PM
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schundog Sweet R800 what year is it? I had a 1998 R800 that I rode for about a decade.
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schundog Sweet R800 what year is it? I had a 1998 R800 that I rode for about a decade.
thanks! Mine is a 1997.
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My 1992 Cannondale T700 I purchased from MStategolfer (I think thatís his handle). I love this bike.







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Old 10-08-20, 07:17 AM
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@misctrader @brandenjs this gentleman can repair Headshok's https://www.mendoncyclesmith.com/

@schundog sweet bike.
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Old 10-11-20, 11:32 PM
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Team Crest


My 1988 Team Crest bike. 54CM. I ordered some new Gatorskins and I just got in red bar tape to rewrap the bars. It doesnít need anything. Maybe thatís why Iíve let it sit? I like projects.
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Old 10-13-20, 07:58 PM
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Pretty Pink

I got this bike a few weeks ago, I finally got it put back together. It came out pretty.
The tires I used were Ritchey Race Slick comp, handle bar tape was Cinelli Caleido, and the saddle was a Concor America.



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Old 10-14-20, 06:54 AM
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One of Cannondale's better colors. That and Blueberry.
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Old 10-14-20, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by misctrader View Post
I got this bike a few weeks ago, I finally got it put back together. It came out pretty.
The tires I used were Ritchey Race Slick comp, handle bar tape was Cinelli Caleido, and the saddle was a Concor America.



Nice bike for breast cancer awareness month.

Actually, nice bike any month.
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Old 10-14-20, 08:59 AM
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@misctrader Every time I see one of these Pretty in Pink bikes I want one even more. Very nice example, enjoy.

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Old 11-26-20, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by RashidD View Post
Hi guys,

I recently purchased an old Cannondale and would like to find out which model/ frame it is. Unfortunately the forum isn't letting me post a photo. Is there a way around that?

Edit: It is the bike in my avatar.
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it's because you don't have the required ten posts to be able to post photos. It's a spam-protection thing. All photos are uploaded to your album.
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Old 11-26-20, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by schundog View Post
My 1992 Cannondale T700 I purchased from MStategolfer (I think thatís his handle). I love this bike.







My favorite Cannondale color.
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Old 12-15-20, 08:29 PM
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Cannondales have stiffer chainstays than most steel frames but they will still flex easily enough to accommodate the wider hub. I did the calculation once, as someone had posted some fear-mongering link off the internet suggesting that bad things would happen if the dropouts were not realigned. IIRC, assuming the dropouts were perfectly straight to start (unlikely), they'd sit at ~0.5 degrees after being stretched. If you can eyeball that, you are better than me! As noted already, don't even think twice about it. It will be fine.



I can't let a question go by about going threadless on a vintage frame without commenting, or at least inserting a pic. Below is an SR500 I built up on a budget using some Mavic wheels (early 2000s but Mavic got lucky and made them with a freehub that accepts modern 11 speed cassettes) and Shimano 105 5800. The headset is something I designed allowing threadless stems to be cleanly fitted to threaded forks. These old fat-tubed Cannondales work well for this type of conversion, in my opinion. I left it uncut for this pic but the stem can be 'slammed' down on top of the upper bearing or fitted with up to 50mm of spacers as shown.

I think I'm in love
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Old 12-16-20, 10:43 AM
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I think I'm in love

Pop over to this thread if you want to read more about the headset/stem details: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...n-headset.html
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Old 12-29-20, 02:39 PM
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Just finished building up, the wheelset was the last piece.
'89 3.0 crit frame, size 58.
Originally an SR400, but the bottom bracket, headset, and stem are the only original parts left.
What set up do you have for cassette and crank? Is your dropout 126mm? I'm looking to buy one of these frames and the stock gearing is kind of limited at 52/42 crank and 13-23 freewheel, but the hub is only 126mm. It looks like you have a solid range of gears there.
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What set up do you have for cassette and crank? Is your dropout 126mm? I'm looking to buy one of these frames and the stock gearing is kind of limited at 52/42 crank and 13-23 freewheel, but the hub is only 126mm. It looks like you have a solid range of gears there.
Shimano 6400 parts. FC-6400 53/39 crank. Hub is the 126mm freehub 7-speed that accepts both uniglide and hyperglide cassettes (FH-6401 I think). Cassette is a new HG-51 8 speed 11-28, but I'm not using the 11, so it's 13-28. I needed a 1mm cassette spacer as well. Also using 8-speed shifters (SL-6401) to match the spacing on the cassette.
39-28 is tough but manageable on the hills I have around here. The capacity is a bit more than the RD can wrap, the chain might sag a tad in small-small, but I don't ride like that of course.
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Shimano 6400 parts. FC-6400 53/39 crank. Hub is the 126mm freehub 7-speed that accepts both uniglide and hyperglide cassettes (FH-6401 I think). Cassette is a new HG-51 8 speed 11-28, but I'm not using the 11, so it's 13-28. I needed a 1mm cassette spacer as well. Also using 8-speed shifters (SL-6401) to match the spacing on the cassette.
39-28 is tough but manageable on the hills I have around here. The capacity is a bit more than the RD can wrap, the chain might sag a tad in small-small, but I don't ride like that of course.
Thank you! How come you aren't using the 11? You just removed it and put the spacer in it's place..? Sorry I'm a noob
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Thank you! How come you aren't using the 11? You just removed it and put the spacer in it's place..? Sorry I'm a noob
Only 7 speeds fit. The freehub body is for 7-speed cassettes.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html
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1988 sr500

This bike has been with me a while now. Picked it up at a swap meet in Chicago about 10 years ago. The original wheels were gnarly and it had lots of worn out components. I worked at a bike shop at the time, so I had help making it rideable with some donor parts... It looked appropriate for a broke 20 year old, rampaging around the city.

Finally decided to give it the love it deserves and dress it up. Very sentimental bike to me because of all the adventures. Usually very fast adventures, it doesn't do slow very well.

Still waiting on some parts, but most came off of a CAAD 9 I'm not riding at the minute. Brown bar tape, pedals and a new saddle should make it feel loved 🥰🤣



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