I'm new to biking due to a ex-lady friend who rode, I started out trying to ride with her on an old mountain bike some tenant left behind, riding that bike prompted me to buy a real BIKE, I found a used Bianchi Alu Hydro Triple Butted 6000 Via Nirone 7 Aluminum / Carbon that people admired wherever I rode. Then I found my 1991 Cannondale SR 400 in almost perfect condition at a Yard Sale for $50.00 US. I didn't even know what a treasure I had until I took it to the Cycle Shop for a much needed tune up. Yes, it's Old and Stiff (like me) but the ride is fantastic its all original, it has a few scrapes and scratches (like me) but true Bike people always come up to me with some comments on that's the bike they wanted or had. I am still trying to decipher the serial number (B1-0302 & 64807 15416) and replace a broken plastic toe clip. But my Cannondale SR 400 got my tired old ass off the couch and out riding again. If I go for a ride I always pick the old SR 400 over the new Bianchi, it's just a better ride and reminds me that old is sometimes more fun !
John from Palm Harbor, FL U.S.A.