I'm cross posting this here, since it is a touring bike. Also posted in Classic-what's it worth....
Any thoughts on this Cannondale touring T800 mid 80's bike via ebay? This looks like a good deal. I rode a bicycle very similar in size. The aluminum may be stiffer than steel bikes:
How much revamping would I need to do? Regrease bearings?
I can't guarantee the size would fit exactly, but have ridden a bike that was slightly larger, and it was fine.
I'm looking for a light touring bike, for exercise, and short tours like 100 miles to local state parks, with light camping gear. But 90 percent of the time, used for exercise and commuting.
I'm comparing this to new bikes:
Bianchi Volpe - $1100
Surly Cross Check- $1150
Raleigh Clubman $1190
and a used 83' Trek 620 which I posted earlier. $330
Thanks for comments.