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Cannondale Sr600 converted to Dura Ace

Old 12-23-15, 10:01 AM
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Cannondale Sr600 converted to Dura Ace

Ugh I went and looked at an 87 sr600 that has a dura ace treatment applied to it. Unfortunately, the frame had CDale paint issues (a few missing dings and bad paint on drive chainstay.). Dura ace 7400 7 speed for the cranks, derailers, hubs, brakes, brake levers, and the original 600 shifters. Unfortunately, the DA stem and seat post are missing.

Also, bike is a 58, and I ride a 54, I already have a 85 st400. Seller is asking $300

Oh, and it's the pink one. Which I love.

What would you give, mindful of the fact I'd likely buy it to ride for just a few months then refurb and sell it?
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Old 12-23-15, 10:40 AM
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If it has a decent wheel set with good rubber and is basically ready to ride $300 seems like a more than fair price. I think it would sell to a buyer looking for a 58 for $100 or more over the asking price. That being said since the cdale is a bike with fairly stiff frame and aggressive geomtrey I think it would be to big to ride comfortably and I doubt there is much upside in refurbing it.
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Old 12-23-15, 12:11 PM
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Thanks. The DR stuff looks pretty good. Some scuffing on the brake levers but the hoods are in good shape. The hubs are Dura Ace with nice clincher rims and newish Continental tires. Bar tape and cables looked good, it's mostly the paint chips and grease from lack of cleaning that give me pause, plus I've been very lucky getting my bikes for $15-25 like my Team Fuji, Trek 730, and ST400, so making the jump to a $300 pseudo flip is scarier to me
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Old 12-23-15, 01:52 PM
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600 series levers won't properly shift the DA RD except in friction. I mean, it will move the RD but the indexing will be off due to different pull ratios. According to some recent posts, 7 speed DA shifter sets are getting hard to find and expensive. If that's a true DA 7402 rear hub, it will be UG only and will use the special hard to find 'small diameter' first cog, which severely limits gearing potential.

Honestly, not my fave DA group, made for a short period of time and has a bunch of unique strange aspects like those above (another: brake levers require a special group-specific ferrule for the lever end of the brake housing, often lost, won't work without it).

As much as I love Cannondales and Dura Ace, especially together, this might be worth a pass. Between fit, frame issues and component concerns, easy to put more money into it than you'd ever get out of it in a flip. Plus, it doesn't fit you.
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Thanks for the valuable input. I decided to let it pass. If it had a full DA setup including proper shifters and stem/seatpost, I would have jumped for sure, but as is, it's not worth it for my purposes. If I was 6-1 and wanted this as a full-time rider, this setup would probably have worked out great, but it's got too many negatives for me.
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