I've been searching for a small Cannondale to build for my girlfriend as a lightweight and faster-than-her-hybrid commuter. Well today I scored two.
The red one is a 1984 SR900 originally built up with Campy NR/SR. The spray bomb green/orange one was an 85 SR300 built with Suntour Cyclone. Both the same frame though.
I started building the red one up tonight as a 1x7 because I was anxious but I don't have all the parts yet. Still need a few small things to finish it (new tires, Campy D-shaped brake barrel adjusters, single speed crankset, different saddle). I don't love the stem but she prefers a more upright riding position. Oh yeah...she thought the orange fork looked better than the red one
The other one I think will be a winter repaint project--not sure what color I'm going to go with or how I'm going to do it (borrow my brothers paint gun or use house paint + brush method...). I might just spray bomb it black and build it up as a city beater for myself. I prefer a slightly larger frame can make this work.
Couple small issues.
1. I wish these frames could take wider tires.
2. Rear dropout alignment on the green one is not 100% perfect. Close and will probably work but not perfect.
3. Campy shifters were included with the red frame because they were "stuck". I soaked them in PB blaster and the nds came off okay but the drive side bold sheared. Will probably have to drill it out. Right now I have it rigged to use the nds to run the RD cable and it seems to be working okay.