Hey I'd like to ask this forum for help in identifying a Cannondale 3.0 that nearly ended up getting scrapped.
Here's the story [if you're interested]. I totaled my car in a storm earlier this year, and I'm leaving for basic training to San Antonio in July. I decided not to buy another car and while I was helping out my dad to clean out his remote storage facility I came across a dirty, grey bike. My dad was ready to trash it but I thought I could fix it up and use it to take me to the gym and back until I ship.
When I cleaned the bike I discovered that it was actually black, with green paint splash stickers.
The frame said cannondale 3.0 and my face lit up like a light bulb. The bike seems to have less then 500km on it. Everything on the bike seems to be original including the brakes and tires.
The shifter mechanism gives me problems downshifting from the biggest ring to the smallest where the pedals are, the chain usually falls and I have to stop the bike to put it back on, other then that the rear wheel wobbles a little and you can feel it especially when you're braking. Other then that everything else seems to work fine.
Now I've been debating on upgrading the bikes components such as drivetrain and brakes. Unfortunately I cant find ANY concrete info on the bike. I've found similar ones but I haven't seen a single picture that looks like mine [color combination and components].
I've found this article but that's the most info I could scrounge up
I'd appreciate if you guys ould help me find info on this and maybe show me some pointers to what I could upgrade to, I'm very mechanically inclined I just don't posses the knowledge of what components would work best with this amazing frame.
Thank You in advance! Here are the pics: