I picked up a 1995 C’dale T400 from CL today for 120.00! It’s in mint condition (to my eyes at least) and much better than the pic in the ad. I’m very excited and feel I got a good deal!
I've attached some pics. Here's what I could make out from looking at the bike (going from rear to front - please forgive and correct my incorrect terminology):
Nimbus EX 700 x 32 tires
There's a sticker on the wheels that says Sun L18
Front and Rear der - Shimano RSX 100
The brake pads are Shimano & the thingy that the pads are attached to are Altus SLR
crankset - RSX
Sticker on frame says it's handmade in the US!
Dia Comp brakes
also Planet Bike fenders, Blackburn rack, Ascent lights
My intention on getting this bike was to have something I could use to ride around town, run errands etc. (probably not a good thing to say on the Touring forum!). I also wanted something I could leave locked outside a store for a couple of hours and not worry that it might get stolen. This bike, to me, looks so good that I think it might get stolen. What do you guys think? I live in Cambridge Mass.
The bike is a little too big for me (I've been riding an old mtn bike around town which was probably small for me, so I think I can live with slightly big for a while esp at this price – and the handlebar (or stem - forgive the wrong terms) sticks out 2 inches which makes it more of a reach.
Any suggestions about how to achieve a less stretched out position and adjust a 58.4cm bike to a 5’10”, 32” inseam guy, without a large expense? My Lemond Buenos Aires is 55 cms – which fits me well (I do know about the importance of fit)