I've been lurking for a few weeks but this is my first post. I've been tinkering with bikes all summer (looking for a nice bike for my self) garage sales, thrift stores etc. I would buy one cheap, fix it up, ride it a while then sell it. sometimes I made money, sometimes I lost money but that was never the goal. As the weeks progressed I learned a lot about good vs cheap bikes both mechanically and ride quality. Now I have what I consider 2 nice bikes. I am still deciding which one I like best. The Super Sport fits me better but I like the ride of the cannondale sightly better.
1) 1988 Cannondale criterium frame. 58cm Shimano 600 components (I added the Ultrgra shifters)
2) late 80s Schwinn Super Sport. 54cm Shimano 600 components
Based on everything Ihave read I expected the Cannondale to ride harsher than the Super Sport. But what I have found is the Cannondale although stiffer is much smoother than the super sport. (It s eems to dampen the "road buzz" more than the super sport.
Here are some pics:
Aw heck. Maybe I'll keep them both.