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    Senior Member canopus's Avatar
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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.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canopus View Post
    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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    Senior Member canopus's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by canopus View Post
    It's good to have you back baby....:.
    Yes.....That is the sentiment that keeps this forum relevant. You've got to love your bike.
    Half of the time I fear I may not know what the hell Iím doing; the other half, Iím sure of it.

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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?
    - Auchen

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    Senior Member canopus's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by canopus View Post
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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.
    - Auchen

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