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    Is this how you found it? Or how you've kept it?

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    nice

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    Sweet. I could kick myself for selling mine- looked exactly like yours. It was the first Cannondale I ever owned...

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    Here we go again . . . .



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    I found it that way, nice quiet ride, very original and I intend to keep it that way

    Notice the painters initials on the frame by the derailleur , wonder what became of him/her?
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    WOW if that has not been repainted then that bike was hid away somewhere. C-Dale had some paint issues back then and the paint fell off it you looked at them wrong. My 89 SR600 had paint issues on the chainstays form heel strikes.
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    My 88 mtb seems okay. Only missing paint is from obvious contact points from a full on scrape, on chain strikes on the right side. Other than
    that it seems to be holding up fine, and even shines when cleaned up.,,,,BD

    This is the first day I got it. It now has early Onza bar ends, a black B.17, a period correct matching Cannondale RED seat bag, and a couple of other additions. The original Height rite(sp?)equipped seat post is off right now, but may go back someday soon. I took it off when I changed the saddle, did it post and all. It still weighs like a decent steel road bike with alloy rims. I LOVE IT!!!

    And does anyone recognize the model? I asked several times before. All I know is that it's a NICE machine, with a Nitto stem, and Deore XT bits. Sounds
    like a good one to me?.... The rear seat stays are pretty sweet too. They're oval, with the wide part invisible from the side view. From the back of the bike,
    they look massive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    My 88 mtb seems okay. Only missing paint is from obvious contact points from a full on scrape, on chain strikes on the right side. Other than
    that it seems to be holding up fine, and even shines when cleaned up.,,,,BD

    This is the first day I got it. It now has early Onza bar ends, a black B.17, a period correct matching Cannondale RED seat bag, and a couple of other additions. The original Height rite(sp?)equipped seat post is off right now, but may go back someday soon. I took it off when I changed the saddle, did it post and all. It still weighs like a decent steel road bike with alloy rims. I LOVE IT!!!

    And does anyone recognize the model? I asked several times before. All I know is that it's a NICE machine, with a Nitto stem, and Deore XT bits. Sounds
    like a good one to me?.... The rear seat stays are pretty sweet too. They're oval, with the wide part invisible from the side view. From the back of the bike,
    they look massive!

    For is not original to the bike would be my guess. If I had to guess year I would say a 88 SM1000. The 87's had pop rivet attached cable stops on the down tube. 88 was the first year with the welded versions that frame has. Only year that they offered that stem and those parts. May be a late in the year version because the decals look like 89.
    The other possibility is it was sold as a bare frame and that would explain the decals, fork and somebody built it to SM1000 spec.
    http://sanaandterry.com/cannondale/year/1988/1988.pdf

    SN number would narrow down the year.
    http://www.vintagecannondale.com/info.html
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    Well, it has an 88 serial number, which is why I started with "My 88 mtb". Thanks for the other info!! Much appreciated!!,,,,BD


    My friends yellow 24"/26" model, has the same fork? His has roller cam brakes though.

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    Just parted with my '87 58cm. SR500 this past Sunday. It served me well through the years, and the new owner in Portland was thrilled to buy it. Made me feel kinda good............


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    Took a few fresh pics, much updated, and even a better cam, hehe.,,,,BD






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    I someday plan to swap the back rim out for a Rhyno Lite. The front one was easy.,,,,BD

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    That makes four of us with the same bike, same year, same color, same size? Here is the link to my thread from earlier this week if you want some honest opinions on these bikes.
    I just rode mine for the first time today more than just around the block and back and even though it is too big, I loooved it. It felt great even with no brake hoods, crumby tires and pedals and in need of a tune up. I can't imagine what the bike would feel like if it were my size and in the condition of the OP's

    I told Bob I wasn't going to post another pic of mine until it was all prettied up but here is a teaser.

    (notice the crumby pedals and tires. Also notice the sweet water bottle courtesy of my new favorite Pastor)
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    Alex,

    Uh la la. That is one cool bottle!
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    Let me tell you, from a C&V standpoint, why I like the pre 1990 Cannondale Criterium Series. This was the point at which, at least for that time, steel had ruled and reached a pinacle. "High tech" alternatives were starting to make inroads in the production market, including Cannondale, Klein, and, a little later, Trek. For me, from an intellectual history standpoint, I am interested in technology transitions. That's where the creativity and exploration occurs.

    The Criterium Series falls squarely in that transition -- experimentation with new materials. It was designed pre computer materials modeling and, as a result, was overbuilt with giant main tubes and rear triangle tubes.

    Again, from my perspectrive, I found the perfect Alu bike for my collection.
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    I like my collection, only problem, the garage is getting full, so I'm selling my Schwinn Traveler, which is in beautiful condition, Winter Mint color, I'm selling to a friend, so in 2 years, when he gets tired of my whinning about it, he'll sell it back to me. ( I hope)
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    Somebody else likes the SR500 Cannondale

    http://www.americadelivered.com/wp/2...nondale-sr500/
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    Yeah, that article on riding an SR500 in NYC has been around for awhile- pretty neat, especially the part where he talks about the guy with no brakes

    Here's a pic of the next up-line model from the SR500. Full Shimano 600 (6400 SIS) group, same rims, same frame, different color.

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