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fleslider 08-21-15 11:22 PM

1989 63cm Frame (tri color Ultegra Cranks,Brakes, 9 speed Ultegra shifters Derailuers) Color combo not in catalogs.
https://vivalaslider.files.wordpress...5-15-13-00.jpg


1997 F2000 XL Frame Project Sitting on generic rollers (ok not C&V but i think its still cool)

https://vivalaslider.files.wordpress...5-14-30-48.jpg

vtchuck 08-22-15 02:19 PM

A few questions for the experts here. I posted a photo of mine....built in 84 for 85 model year. I looked at the 85 catalog and it shows 3 racing models SR 900, 500/600, & 300.

Is there a difference between the 3 frames? hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like the fillet work might be a bit better on the higher priced models.... all seem to have the same

Tange forks w/ semi-sloping crown and the weird touring bottle cage mounts on the underside of the down tube. TIA

fleslider 08-23-15 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by vtchuck (Post 18100009)
A few questions for the experts here. I posted a photo of mine....built in 84 for 85 model year. I looked at the 85 catalog and it shows 3 racing models SR 900, 500/600, & 300.

Is there a difference between the 3 frames? hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like the fillet work might be a bit better on the higher priced models.... all seem to have the same

Tange forks w/ semi-sloping crown and the weird touring bottle cage mounts on the underside of the down tube. TIA

As far as i know, the SR models had the same Frame just paint differences. and the price was dictated by the componentry on the bike.

OldsCOOL 08-23-15 08:13 PM

The '85 catalog shows "Racing" as the inclusive category, they shared the same frames within the category.

Homebrew01 08-23-15 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by fleslider (Post 18103048)
As far as i know, the SR models had the same Frame just paint differences. and the price was dictated by the componentry on the bike.

Correct. At the time the model # also reflected approximate retail price. SR500 was in the $500 range.

himespau 08-23-15 08:38 PM


Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh (Post 18092348)

That looks awesome.

pastorbobnlnh 08-23-15 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by himespau (Post 18103139)
That looks awesome.

Thanks!!! :D

mtnbke 08-24-15 02:19 AM


Originally Posted by USAZorro (Post 18092921)
My 1977 Cannondale road bike:










:innocent:

I didn't get it at first…the first Cannondale bicycle was the ST and that didn't debut until 1983. From '73 to '82 they were just selling panniers, tents, clothing, sleeping bags, and backpacks. Think of them as the 70s/80s version of the North Face, Mountain Hardware, or Mountainsmith.

vqstaphbeard 08-24-15 06:41 AM

My 'dale fleet:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/...a1f214a1_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/...71e4548f_b.jpg

Couldn't find a better photo of this one, excuse the seatpost and cross chain as she was just pulled from the stand.
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/cannondale-30-8622_2.jpg

OldsCOOL 08-24-15 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by vqstaphbeard (Post 18103760)

Very interesting. Is that a factory track bike? Can you share some details? I'm particularly interested in what kind if wheelset this is. Nice!

vqstaphbeard 08-24-15 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by OldsCOOL (Post 18103820)
Very interesting. Is that a factory track bike? Can you share some details? I'm particularly interested in what kind if wheelset this is. Nice!

Tis a factory track, '93 model. They are now, unfortunately, quite sought after in the "fixie" community. They made them from '92 to '95ish I believe. The wheelset is stock: SunTour Superbe hubs laced to Sun M17a tubular rims. Tubs are Continental Sonderklasse.

OldsCOOL 08-24-15 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by vqstaphbeard (Post 18104471)
Tis a factory track, '93 model. They are now, unfortunately, quite sought after in the "fixie" community. They made them from '92 to '95ish I believe. The wheelset is stock: SunTour Superbe hubs laced to Sun M17a tubular rims. Tubs are Continental Sonderklasse.

You just dont see these everyday.

turky lurkey 08-24-15 01:25 PM

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps16cf57da.jpg

xRyan 09-10-15 09:14 PM

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this is the first picture of my ride on this forum, and I wanted it to go right here :thumb:

So here it is:
1989 cannondale "Black Lightning" with campy veloce 10 speed drivetrain.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=476509

fleslider 09-10-15 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by xRyan (Post 18154843)
this is the first picture of my ride on this forum, and I wanted it to go right here :thumb:

So here it is:
1989 cannondale "Black Lightning" with campy veloce 10 speed drivetrain.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=476509

Very nice! I've always liked the Black Lightnings.

oldbikenewbike 09-14-15 12:57 PM

1 Attachment(s)
1990 Black Lightning...

mtnbke 09-21-15 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by OldsCOOL (Post 18103820)
Very interesting. Is that a factory track bike? Can you share some details? I'm particularly interested in what kind if wheelset this is. Nice!

Looks like the front is at least a Suntour Superbe Pro hub, so its a Sansin rebranded under the Suntour working group. That saddle to bar drop looks almost totally unrideable for a mere mortal.

clubman 09-21-15 10:54 AM

Unfinished until knee heals...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...002_091939.jpg

fury413rb 09-21-15 02:40 PM

I'm a noob but a USA made Cannondale fan so what does C&V mean? Judging by the comments mine wont fit the criteria.

I have a '99 Multisport 2000, a '97 R800 and a '98 F400.

Some beautiful bikes in here.


EDIT: just classic and vintage. I thought at first it was a Cannondale specific reference.

Trakhak 09-21-15 03:11 PM

I sold Cannondale products in bike stores from the mid-'70s, when their seat bags were shipped with "some assembly required" (we'd sit around the shop laboriously working the foam liners into place under the little flaps inside the bags), through the introduction of the bikes in 1983, when the frame came in one box and the rest of the bike came in another.

Looking back, it's amazing that Cannondale was able to persuade their first bike dealers that it was worth carrying the bikes even though they cost more than equivalent steel bikes and took much longer to assemble. Wacky company, great bikes.

Loving all the pictures. Best thread in a long time.

shoota 09-21-15 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by Trakhak (Post 18182841)
I sold Cannondale products in bike stores from the mid-'70s, when their seat bags were shipped with "some assembly required" (we'd sit around the shop laboriously working the foam liners into place under the little flaps inside the bags), through the introduction of the bikes in 1983, when the frame came in one box and the rest of the bike came in another.

Looking back, it's amazing that Cannondale was able to persuade their first bike dealers that it was worth carrying the bikes even though they cost more than equivalent steel bikes and took much longer to assemble. Wacky company, great bikes.

Loving all the pictures. Best thread in a long time.

Awesome! Tell us more stories :)


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 18181928)

I like it. What is it and what do you have left to do to it?

clubman 09-21-15 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by shoota (Post 18182925)
Awesome! Tell us more stories :)



I like it. What is it and what do you have left to do to it?

It's an '88 Alpine series, originally with Exage mtn parts, now XT/DX. It needs a pair of decent yellow grips (like old Yeti's), brake housing/cables and ideally a Synchros decal on the stem.I believe it was an SM500 in the catalogues, colour is Blueberry.

While I'm at it here's my old 93 T-1000. I rode this loaded through Europe a couple of times and would buy it again it a heartbeat if I was touring.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g...c42/T_1000.jpg

shoota 09-21-15 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 18182961)
It's an '88 Alpine series, originally with Exage mtn parts, now XT/DX. It needs a pair of decent yellow grips (like old Yeti's), gear cables and ideally a Synchros decal on the stem.I believe it was an SM500 in the catalogues, colour is Blueberry.

While I'm at it here's my old 93 T-1000. I rode this loaded through Europe a couple of times and would buy it again it a heartbeat if I was touring.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g...c42/T_1000.jpg

Awesome! I'm looking at building up an '89 ST400, I wish it had cantis like yours but I think it will do the job regardless.

awfulwaffle 09-21-15 04:07 PM

How'd I miss this thread. An excuse to ***** out pictures of my bike? Yes please!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2...psgrgjwqxn.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l2...ps7caa6e98.jpg

clubman 09-21-15 04:14 PM

Those diacompe cantis were actually a pain to setup. It came with the proper Diacompe 289 levers and still had poor stopping power. I think the rims were too narrow so I swapped them out for the older wide profile Shimanos and it was fine.


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