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Old 11-14-10, 07:07 PM   #1
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Finally got my Cannondale back together

It hasn't been ridden since I got the ST400 built last year. I've been wanting to work on my speed and therefore wanted to work on some short fast rides (well fast for me anyway).
I pulled it apart four months ago and last night finally finished it up (except for a computer which Sigma failed to send the correct mount for but that's another story).

No paint job but that's next on the list since it is starting to have its bubble issues, but in the meantime it is more than ridable.

I put some gel inserts under the bar tape and between that and the Selle An-Atomica I didn't feel anything for my 50 miler today.

All the pictures and parts are over on Flickr.
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It's good to have you back baby....

P.S. - Yes it is a classic. She is 25 this year. Which in bike years is like 75.
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Old 11-14-10, 08:00 PM   #2
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It hasn't been ridden since I got the ST400 built last year. I've been wanting to work on my speed and therefore wanted to work on some short fast rides (well fast for me anyway).
I pulled it apart four months ago and last night finally finished it up (except for a computer which Sigma failed to send the correct mount for but that's another story).

No paint job but that's next on the list since it is starting to have its bubble issues, but in the meantime it is more than ridable.

I put some gel inserts under the bar tape and between that and the Selle An-Atomica I didn't feel anything for my 50 miler today.

All the pictures and parts are over on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4392230...7625266974971/

It's good to have you back baby....

P.S. - Yes it is a classic. She is 25 this year. Which in bike years is like 75.
Just curious what's going on with the angle of the saddle?
Nice bike though. Be sure to post and update after you get it out onto the road again for the first time!
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Old 11-14-10, 11:38 PM   #3
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Nothings up, that's just how I like my saddle angle. I may knock it down by a half a degree since I raised it a little but that really is comfy.

Avg speed went up over 2 km/h just from changing bikes. I really need to get rid of those Conti tires next.... and do more squats.
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Yes.....That is the sentiment that keeps this forum relevant. You've got to love your bike.
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canopus, Looks good! I didn't repaint or powder coat my '89 CR either, somehow seems right for the time being. I put Cont. 25C Ultra Sports on it and at 90 PSI they do quite well.

Mine was parked with a broken STI for awhile and while it was the least ridden of my Cannondales anyway, it nagged at me. Since it's mini rebuild it's had the most miles in the last six weeks... I understand the "It's good to have you back baby..." statement quite well!

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That is a very impressive Cannondale SR300, canopus. It looks like you have invested quite a few buck in some upgrades. Can you detail please?
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Auchen,
I listed the parts over on Flickr along with more photos.
Here is the current build
Here is the old build

Here is the parts list:

1985 Cannondale SR300 F&F
Phil Wood Bottom Bracket
Stronglight A9 Needle Bearing Headset
Modolo Professional Brakes
Scott Mathauser Brake Pads
Mavic 32h Open Pro Rims
Wheelsmith Spokes
Campagnolo Veloce Hubs
American Classic Seatpost
Selle An-Atomica Saddle
Cinelli Champion Del Mondo Bars
Bike Ribbon gel inserts (firm)
Nitto Technomic Stem
Campagnolo Veloce Compact Crank
Campagnolo Chorus FD
Campagnolo Centaur RD (med)
Campagnolo Centaur 13-25 (10s) cassette
KMC DX10 chain
Look Pedals
Shiftmate #3
Shimano Dura-Ace SL-7900 DT shifter

It might have been cheaper to purchase a complete bike but I've only ever done that once and still managed to replace half the parts before I got it out the door so I don't think I'll ever do that again. Well maybe, if I ever get a Silkroad, but other than that I'll stick with F&F builds.
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Old 11-15-10, 06:28 PM   #8
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It might have been cheaper to purchase a complete bike....

Yes but I like the outcome. If you have the scratch, you may as well enjoy it, since you only go around once.
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