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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    Do you mean is better i replace the cassete than i put 50/34 crank is better i keep the 53/39. The cassete i do i make from 3 other cassetes i had and i make the 13-28 which cassete i can found 9 speed and has 12-28 or is make only 12-27 as i have seen online. I not know if my wheel take 10 speeds or 11 speeds cassete.
    If you find speeds of 20mph a common speed you pedal, keep that 53/39 and get a cassette with a 28 on it. I have a 7sp 12-28 and I ride a lot of hills. All the time. That's why I chose this bike, but when riding fast 15-20mi routes I exceed 22mph on flats. The gearing I have works very well on hills and my body adjusted. No more need for that compact. Your choice, of course.
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    cannondale road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    If you find speeds of 20mph a common speed you pedal, keep that 53/39 and get a cassette with a 28 on it. I have a 7sp 12-28 and I ride a lot of hills. All the time. That's why I chose this bike, but when riding fast 15-20mi routes I exceed 22mph on flats. The gearing I have works very well on hills and my body adjusted. No more need for that compact. Your choice, of course.
    I follow your choice is sounds good. What you think about my bike. Can you tell me from the photo what year is made? And how i can measure the frame see how many degrees is i want know if is racing frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    That is my bike. I not know if from the picture you can tell me what year is made.
    The European and North American models aren't always the same. My guess is that your bike is a '94. I used the decal style to guess at the model year.

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    thank you for your answer. What do you think is good bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    thank you for your answer. What do you think is good bike?
    Have you been to the vintage cannondale site to get more info on your R300? You should be able to find the year in the serial number stamped on the frame (they may have stopped that ID serial number later on). If your bike fits you, put the parts on it that help you improve and conquer your area terrain. You have a very nice Cannondale!

    Edit: if you find the year you can also find the frame specs at the vintage site. They list frame specs by year and model.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    I go in the vintage cannondale site but i cant found the serial number. My bike say under the bottom bracket 04744 under this number say AR8M56. I wonder if the frame is 56. I measure in cm the seat tube is 58cm and the top tube is 56cm. Parts for now i use that came with the bike the only i change is crank i replace the 52/42 with 53/39 and the cassete is was 7 speed 14-28 i do one 13-28 9 speeds. I left out the 12 cog for i put the 28. I have also one cassete 15-26 is one piece the cogs is 6 i wonder if i can put 3 more cogs 12-13-15 and i do that way 9 speeds. What is sounds better cassete. That i have now on the bike 13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28 or 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-26. The one i want do is i put on the bike brifters now have downtube shifters

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    I go in the vintage cannondale site but i cant found the serial number. My bike say under the bottom bracket 04744 under this number say AR8M56. I wonder if the frame is 56. I measure in cm the seat tube is 58cm and the top tube is 56cm. Parts for now i use that came with the bike the only i change is crank i replace the 52/42 with 53/39 and the cassete is was 7 speed 14-28 i do one 13-28 9 speeds. I left out the 12 cog for i put the 28. I have also one cassete 15-26 is one piece the cogs is 6 i wonder if i can put 3 more cogs 12-13-15 and i do that way 9 speeds. What is sounds better cassete. That i have now on the bike 13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28 or 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-26. The one i want do is i put on the bike brifters now have downtube shifters
    With 9 and brifters my personal choice would be the 13-28 because of the hills. You will know the difference in difficulty with the 26 and 28 choice. The 28 would serve you well.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Thank you for your answer. I have some troubles because the chain skip in some gears the 13-14-15 I think is do that because the spacers is not from this cassete i have do that cassete from 3 different cassete i try to found one 9speeds good cassete. My wheels is fulcrum racing 7. When i buy the bike is had cassete with 7 speeds i take out tha cassete. I put the 9 cogs cassete. I not really know if the wheel is made for 9 speeds cassete. What brand innertubes is good. The front wheel is be flat. I do okay? I repalce the 23c tires with 28c tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    Thank you for your answer. I have some troubles because the chain skip in some gears the 13-14-15 I think is do that because the spacers is not from this cassete i have do that cassete from 3 different cassete i try to found one 9speeds good cassete. My wheels is fulcrum racing 7. When i buy the bike is had cassete with 7 speeds i take out tha cassete. I put the 9 cogs cassete. I not really know if the wheel is made for 9 speeds cassete. What brand innertubes is good. The front wheel is be flat. I do okay? I repalce the 23c tires with 28c tires
    Try a new chain if you havent already. It works wonders on shifting and drivetrain noise. Other than that you could have a cable tension adjustment need on the rear derailleur. You might check the cassette for wear but if you do put a new one it this is a moot point.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Thank you for your answer. I say is the cassete because with other cassete is not do that problem. Now new chain and new cassete yes i know my bike need that. I try found 9 speed cassete with 16 sprocket and 18 sprocket i see most of 9 speeds cassete not have 16 or 18 sprocket. I want try do century and i try make my bike ready. I not know i cant deside what is good crank and cassete size for century. Before i see online one interesting think. Have sprockets for single tooth jump and double tooth jump. I not know if the cassete i put on my bike and skip gears i have do mix sprockets.

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    Bobby, I wish you had started your own thread.

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    I do not know how i start thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
    I do not know how i start thread
    At the top left of every forum category there is a button that says "+ Post New Thread". Just click that and you are off and running.

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    Thank you for the help

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