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1985 canondale

Old 04-19-14, 07:24 AM
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1985 canondale

I bought this bike as a used cannondale bike in 1989 at bethesda, MD, while I was a guest scientist working for National Institute of Health. This is a Cannondale with aluminum frame with shimano 600 components (all). I checked the bike and found CC0055 under the frame. According to the cannondale description, it means that the bike was built in 1985. What would be the model and estimated price?



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Old 04-19-14, 07:57 AM
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Pics are small and too grainy for me to tell when enlarged, but if that rear rack is attached to a fixture that's part of the frame, then it's an ST touring model, probably a 600. And a mightily small one, maybe 48 or 50 com based on the top tube and head tube configuration. Cleaned up and ready to ride and needing nothing, worth around $250 depending on where you are located. If repairs are required, less than that.
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Old 04-20-14, 08:15 AM
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Hm!! That's dissapointing!!
But, I like its aluminum frame..
Would it be worth to rebuild a touring bike on this frame???
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Old 04-20-14, 10:08 AM
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Humm, you've had/used a bike for 25+ years, put little into it except consumables, and it still has a residual value of $200 and you find that disappointing? How much did you think it was worth?
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Old 04-27-14, 01:02 AM
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rebulding old one

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Humm, you've had/used a bike for 25+ years, put little into it except consumables, and it still has a residual value of $200 and you find that disappointing? How much did you think it was worth?
Dear sir,
I have decided to rebuild 1985 cannondal rd ST600 for riding. It is hard to ride with current 10 spead gear. I would like to replace crankset and spraket to 24 speed gear. How do I find the sets that fits in the bike? Any components that you would like to recommend? Your help will be greately appreciated

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Old 04-27-14, 01:56 AM
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Two issues:

Given the amount of seat post showing, you need a bigger frame bike, probably a 54cm frame.
As the frame is aluminum, the spread of the rear dropouts are likely to be too narrow to accept an 8 speed hub and cassette, by at least 4mm. An aluminum frame cannot be stretched like a steel one to accommodate the extra width.

I would recommend you find another Used Cannondale and sell the one you already own.
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We disagree, OJ.

Have done this literally dozens of times, and those bikes have between them tens of thousands of miles with ZERO problems. No need to cold set, just slightly spread the rear dropouts as you insert the wheelset. It's only 2mm per side.

Which means that the OP can use ANY modern wheelset with a 130 OLD, as well as the matching modern crankset (double or triple) for 24, 27 or 30 speeds. Only limit is budget (and the OP's mechanical skills). Example:


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Old 04-27-14, 06:26 AM
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Put a triple up front and set it up as a 3 x 7. That's plenty of gearing and you don't need to worry about spreading the frame or having to push apart the drop outs. Also it is not a difficult conversion.

Does the bike fit you? You might want to look at some online fitting guides. If not, sell it and buy a new or vintage bike. That's a nice bike and well worth restoring though if it fits.
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If it has shimano 600 triple components from 1985 it's probably an ST 500. They are worth up to $250 at least where I live. The small size limits the amount of potential buyers so maybe a little less. Definitely worth keeping and using for touring.
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Old 04-28-14, 08:34 PM
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If it has shimano 600 triple components from 1985 it's probably an ST 500. They are worth up to $250 at least where I live. The small size limits the amount of potential buyers so maybe a little less. Definitely worth keeping and using for touring.
thank you for encouragement.. I will try to fix it and let you know how it works..
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Well while small usually means a siginifican premium this one is extra small 46-48 with non standard geomtry a great bike for someone around 5'0 give take acouple of inch's. As is in current condition I would say it is worth $250 or so maybe a bit more if you find the right size buyer looking for a vintage Canaondale.
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