Long story short...This bike was given away to a friend when its owner graduated college. The bike was used a few times last year, and ended up in another friend's backyard where it stayed untouched for 7 or 8 months. I picked it up today for the low low price of picking it up from the backyard and taking it home.
My plan is to turn it into a SS and ride it on some trails in the area(you ReCycles folks'll have to let me join you sometime ).
This is as much as I know about it so far. It's a Cannondale F600. The components are in crappy shape, but not totally shot, but it doesn't really matter since i'm ditching the derailleurs and gears anyways. The brakes are a little rough and need new cables and possibly new pads, but they're usuable. The triple chainring up front is dumb as hell. It's a one piece chainring with three sizes on it if that makes sense. In other words...3 chainrings machined from one piece of metal. So stupid.
I'm planning on cutting down the bars cause they're craazzzy wide.
Anyways I'm rambling. Can anyone tell me the year of this bike? I looked through the cannondale archives and couldn't find an F600 with the same weird frame design.
The bike is 3/4 of the way stripped of parts and hanging upsidedown in my shed/storage area outside draining out as much water as I can get it to drain through the seat tube.
My goal for the next few days it to finish stripping it, take the BB out to see if it's any good still (i'm guessing no based on the amount of water that has drained so far.)
I've heard that Cannondale's use a lot of weird factory specific parts/sizes. Is there anything odd I"m going to run into as I turn her into a SS machine?