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    Senior Member BaseGuy's Avatar
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    New/Old Retro Classic Rider in Nashville

    Cheers,

    I am a 45 year old getting back into cycling. I've been off for five years. I used to ride my old rigid mountain bike on the Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta, and had a great time. But when I moved to Nashville in 2007, I stopped. Then I gained about 40 pounds.

    I got back into it a couple of months ago. Cycling, some weight training, and eating right resulted in a loss of 53 pounds. I found a 1987 Cannondale SR-400 "Team Comp" at a garage sale for $85. The previous owner had upgraded everything to Shimano 600, and it's got Mavic MA-40 wheels. I've never ridden a road bike before, but this one feels great to me - extremely rigid, zero flex in any plane, and when I pedal it hard, it flies.

    I'd still like a new road bike, but instead, I decided to ride this retro Cannondale for a year and improve the rider rather than the bike. Then we'll see next year...

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    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums from a Texas road rider.

    Sounds like you have a great bike.

    Got any pics to share?

    Found this info.

    http://www.vintagecannondale.com/node/497
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder Zephyr11's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums! Seems like the C'dale will serve you well to get you into the sport.

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