Congrats! You're gonna love that bike
All right, I wouldn't qualify these as "good" pictures, but I'm waiting for a flash to come in the mail for my 24.6 megapixel DSLR. Until then, this darn point and shoot will have to do.
That's all for now! I'm going to look at what the serial number really is.
That bike does look extremely clean. Amazing it was still available. Nice catch!
Wow! That is nice. Well worth the asking price, IMO.
Hmm, so how to put this nicely? These brakes flat out suck. There's no way I can stop going downhill even if I don't have the bike loaded up. The pads must be the originals or something.
So, should I immediately upgrade to some dual pivot's? Or should I just get some new pads for now? If I were to upgrade the brakes, which are the best? The Tektro R530 are about $50 and they come in black. It would look nice to have black calipers. What do you guys suggest?
Usually, I would say change the brake shoes, but I know those brakes, and yeah, they're not good. I personally prefer single-pivot brakes to dual-pivots, but I'm sure you'll like the Tektros. The price is great, and they'll look good.
Enjoy the bike, and please tell us how it goes in the long run.
Nice catch! I think the black Tektos would be a good upgrade.
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I followed this thread from my Palm in airports yesterday so I could not see any pictures nor respond. Great find! Your "new" C-Dale is a beauty!
Here's my 2 cents on the brakes: Try centerpulls. If you don't have a pair of DiaComps I'll be glad to send you some. If you like the way they work, save your dimes and upgrade to Paul Centerpulls. I understand they work really well and and I see they now come in black as well as "natural" aluminum. They should solve any issues with wider tires and fenders.
Best of luck with your new C-Dale--- I love mine (both early 21st century models)!
in general, on your local craigslist at any given time, there is someone selling 'shimano dual pivot brakes' for $20. i'd even wager a c+v'r who lives close to you probably has a set.
good purchase, i think. the bike looks great. you'll really love it.
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Awesome find. Train station! Half step plus Granny (I think that's a 48/44/30 combo, yes?)!
OK, I know everyone hates those DiaCompe 500's, but...they fit, they're on the bike, and they actually will work pretty well with a set of KoolStop pads. If you move to the TekTro's or some other brand of brake in the future, the KoolStops will still fit and provide even better stopping power.
Also, I'm trying to figure out the freewheel- is it a five speed? If so, pretty easy to upgrade to a wide range 7 speed since the frame has 126 spacing.
I have that same Deore combo on my '86 ST daily rider- it's bulletproof!
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Okay, where to start? How would I attach the center-pull's to my bike? Will these mount with the usual mounting I have? If so, I think I'd like to try some. I'll send you a PM about your offer. Thanks a bunch!
Freewheel is a 6 speed with indexed 6 speed barcon shifters. I think I'll leave that alone as there is literally zero wear on any of the teeth. There's no wear on anything, in fact. Makes me suspicious, actually.
pastorbob....you're killing me. Those brakes cost more than I paid for the entire bike! They're a work of art, though. Beautiful.
I realize they are expensive but I've heard that Paul Racers possibly stop as well as cantilevers. Obviously something to save up for or ask for next Christmas.
Measure the reach of your existing calipers and I'll see what kind of DiaComp centerpulls I have. It looks as if your existing calipers are nutted, so the DiaComps should mount with no problems. You will also need a front cable hanger. It looks as if you have a built in one for the rear.
Thank you kind Sir. I will measure reach when I get home.
As for the serial number, it was correct - 23062088010. Are you guys sure the headbadge is not from that era? Maybe this suggests a repaint?
still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
Nice bike you love it, I picked one a few years ago, had it repainted and upgraded the components, really a great riding bike. Since the pictures I have changed out the handlebars for some drops. Also your headbadge is just like mine.
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Nice score. Decent price as well for such a clean bike.
I paid $250 for my 95 with a hop in the back wheel.
I didn't realize Cannondale ever put a halfstep crank on the bikes. That's cool! I have a 95 and 98 and the gearing sucked. 44-32-22 . The 98 came with 42 32 22! Yeah its a truck but 42?!?!?! Swapped a 48-36-26 and much happier.
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Yes, it is odd, but that's how they did it for 86 through 89. Touring frames were all marked in inches (like the 27" wheels) and road frames in cm (like 700c wheels). Go figure.(btw, still interesting that the frame size is in inches and not cm like other cannondales...)
But better than just AA/BB/CC for 83-4-5, with no frame sizing indicated.
Then they went to that system for a few years where the first number was a code for the rear spacing. Even stranger.