Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 40

Thread: My New Bike

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My New Bike

    I'm a junior cyclist and just got this bike at my lbs. Good price, fits good and rides smooth; just need the weather to get warmer to ride it. Its a '87 Cannondale SR600 with full Dura-Ace, except the Shimano 600 double crank. Has a Terry saddle, look pedals, and mavic wheels and hubs.
    Last edited by t.braxt; 03-25-14 at 05:32 PM. Reason: New Info

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Folsom, CA
    My Bikes
    '11 Cannondale Supersix, '13 Cannondale CAADX Disc, '13 Trek Superfly, '07 Cannondale System Six
    Posts
    25
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think your bike is 10 to 15 years older than 2002. Try late 80s, early 90s. Looks like a converted original down tube shifter and has a goose neck stem. Go to this link and look through the old Cannondale catalogs and you might find it.

    Vintage Cannondale - Cannondale Catalogs

  3. #3
    Senior Member mrvrsick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Azusa, CA
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, that's a real oldie. Nothing wrong with it, but I think I had one in my possession and remember it having a very funky rear hub spacing. I think I might be wrong with that, though.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmette, IL
    Posts
    4,345
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I 'm groovin on the Mercier-esque color.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup a mid to late 80s model that's been changed to bifters which isn't a bad thing. Go to the site listed above and you can figure out its year via the serial number and after that the model from the catalogs.

    Don't break those cable guides on the top tube for the rear brake cable because you can't find or buy replacements.

    Nice bike. Now ride the day lights out of it!

    fasthair

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is OP female (bike color and Terry saddle would make me hope so).

    Neat older steed. It'll get you into the cycling realm nicely. Have fun with it and be safe out there.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not a female. Just bought the bike that way and haven't gotten a new saddle. But thanks for the help. I'm not worried about how old it is, since its my first road bike with drop bars (have a flat bar).

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fasthair View Post
    Don't break those cable guides on the top tube for the rear brake cable because you can't find or buy replacements.


    fasthair
    Thanks, I found out the info. I haven't broken the cable guides but I am thinking of painting the bike. Do you know if I can remove them then put them back on?

  9. #9
    Senior Member clydeosaur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Central PA
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Six5, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR & old Hard Rock
    Posts
    499
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice ride! I have a '95 model that pulls trainer duty and is my back up / extra bike. Love riding it. Definitely a nice ride, especially with updated STI set up. I remember cruzin' the neighborhoods on an 85 Haro Master the same color.

  10. #10
    Still can't climb
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Limey in Taiwan
    Posts
    20,502
    Mentioned
    340 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    enjoy your new bike! first real bike should be fun. congrats.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

  11. #11
    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ffld Cnty Connecticut
    My Bikes
    Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
    Posts
    15,480
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by t.braxt View Post
    Thanks, I found out the info. I haven't broken the cable guides but I am thinking of painting the bike. Do you know if I can remove them then put them back on?
    They are removable, but not re-installable
    They are installed with 2 tabs that fit into 2 holes, then a pin is pushed down between the tabs forcing them wider inside the tube so they don't come back out of the hole.

    I reglued one with Gorilla glue (which is a bit messy) which seems to work well. I also tried super glue but that didn't last long. Just be careful when installing & removing cables.

    If you have it painted, you should mask the cable guides. Same with the chain hanger on the right seat stay. If you have a pump peg on the head tube, I think that can be carefully unscrewed. But block the hole so paint doesn't gunk the threads.

    I think the downtube cable stops on your model are removable ... but I can't see yours well enough. If they are black plastic then yes. They have a threaded rod that the bosses screw on to. Some others are riveted on metal bosses.

    If you update your profile with your general location, then in the future if you need help with something, others may have good location specific advice to help (local shops, good riding areas, resources, rides etc ...)
    Last edited by Homebrew01; 03-26-14 at 06:10 AM.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

  12. #12
    Semper Fi, A way of life. qcpmsame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, Florida
    My Bikes
    CAAD 10 4
    Posts
    6,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Check the Classic and Vintage Forum for the cable guides, there are members making them with 3D printers or molding them. C'Dale stopped making them a short time ago, the ones on eBay can either inexpensive or costly, watch out if you get them there. rccardr, a member, is the resident Cannondale expert and a really nice guy, can help you with many things related to all C'Dales.

    Nice looking bicycle, ride it lots and enjoy the (s)miles.

    BTW, there is a Pink Bike thread there, a lot of this color are out there and guys do ride them, proudly.

    Bill
    Last edited by qcpmsame; 03-26-14 at 06:14 AM.
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Kuota Korsa Lite
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yikes - do not paint that bike - it's fantastic just the way it is.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Yikes - do not paint that bike - it's fantastic just the way it is.
    Took the words right out of my mouth! I'd proudly ride it just the way it is.

    OP... did you find what the name of the color is?

    fasthair
    Last edited by fasthair; 03-26-14 at 08:56 AM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member MinnMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    2011 Felt F3 Ltd, 2010 Trek 2.1, 2009 KHS Flite 220, 1991 Bianchi Osprey
    Posts
    1,625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Different saddles in the two pictures? The Terry saddle looks weird and a little wide for road riding, but who knows, it may work for you.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's the saddle I got it with. I'm going to change it.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Catalog says its hot pink. I was thinking of painting it because 1) its scratched ALOT!!! (2) My dad doesn't like the color. Il remove the brake cables and check the guides when I'm out of school.

  18. #18
    Senior Member mrvrsick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Azusa, CA
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Be the kid that crushes souls on the pink bike.

  19. #19
    Mostly Harmless rjones28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Chittenango, NY
    My Bikes
    Have two wheels
    Posts
    21,879
    Mentioned
    119 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nice bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by truckstop View Post
    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

  20. #20
    Senior Member EnsitMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    2013 Cannondale SuperSix - 1998 CAAD3 R500 - 2012 Demo 8 Carbon
    Posts
    329
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mrvrsick View Post
    Be the kid that crushes souls on the pink bike.
    +1 Nothing will piss off a tough guy more than getting passed by a dude on a pink bike.


    How much did this run you at the LBS if you don't mind me asking?

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $300.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by t.braxt View Post
    Catalog says its hot pink. I was thinking of painting it because 1) its scratched ALOT!!! (2) My dad doesn't like the color. Il remove the brake cables and check the guides when I'm out of school.
    If the guides are secure don't mess with them, you'll know if they are broke. Just don't go ham fisting the cables during any service and you be fine.

    With all due respect...it's not your dad's bike. As far as the scratches they happen on old bikes, maybe your mom has some hot pink nail polish that matches you can use for touch up.

    Not that it matters because like I said...it's not my bike either...But I think it's a cool color that you don't see everyday. I guess I just hate seeing a nice example like yours is being lost. Regardless enjoy the thing and have fun!

    Oh fair price for it also. Sure would like to see more photos.

    fasthair

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SR600 and Schwinn Varsity 1200
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll post more pictures. Any specific areas I should take them of?

  24. #24
    Senior Member Cookiemonsta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    532
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mrvrsick View Post
    Be the kid that crushes souls on the pink bike.
    You just created a beautiful image in my mind.

    It is fun though. In the group I used to ride in the strongest cyclist (by far) was an "old man" (he was not really old, we called him that because of his grey hair) who was on a 80's Koga Miyata steel bike 75% of the time.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by t.braxt View Post
    I'll post more pictures. Any specific areas I should take them of?
    Go poke around the Classic & Vintage forum to get a idea of how to photograph a bike. The main thing is photos of/from the drive side.

    fasthair

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •