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Old 01-23-18, 09:58 AM
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Finally was able to unbox my 1989 Cannondale ST600. It was packed better than I have seen, and came through the trip unscathed. It looks practically unridden, but will need consumables replaced. The brake cables are too short, and the rear rim needs a bit of truing. But in general, for $175, I think it's a nice ST.

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l'd say you did rather well. Nice looking bike with original group from what I can tell at a good price. Enjoy!

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Edit: Would that happen to be a Cannondale rack?

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Edit: Would that happen to be a Cannondale rack?
Nope, , it's a blackburn rack. I haven't decided if it will be coming off or not.

I do have two cannondale water bottle holders that were on the frame. I prefer the side access bottle holders on smaller-framed bikes, they're just easier to use. If you're interested in the C'dale bottle holders, let me know.
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Nice one. 🙂 I see your '89 says "3.0" on the seat tube, right where my '88 says "Sport Series". So unless different models went to that version at different times (mine is a ST400), we know for sure when the 3.0 series started.
I dunno why you keep buying bikes that are too small for me. 😉
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I dunno why you keep buying bikes that are too small for me. 😉
Umm, maybe because they're the right size for me? Just one possibility to consider.
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Here's I think an 89 SR2000 with all Dura Ace. I haven't touched it since I picked it up about a month ago. Saddle is gone, and wheels are Campy Super tubulars, otherwise I think all original.


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I always hated this bike:



I think I got it in 1999. It has one of those head-shock things Specialized just invented. It also has hydraulic rim brakes.

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Here's I think an 89 SR2000 with all Dura Ace. I haven't touched it since I picked it up about a month ago. Saddle is gone, and wheels are Campy Super tubulars, otherwise I think all original.


Beautiful color and condition. Rare, too! Congrats!
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I always hated this bike:

I think I got it in 1999. It has one of those head-shock things Specialized just invented. It also has hydraulic rim brakes.
Don't know why you would hate that bike. Is it because of the Headshoc? Funny because there is this post in the forums right now about a guy who loves them. I myself have two with the Headshoc, one hybrid one mountain that I posted in this thread. Plus I think the hydro brake on your bike would be pretty cool, not practical maybe but cool. Another one of those "do it their own way" things about Cannondale. I didn't even know such a brake was ever made. I'm pretty sure the Headshoc was Cannondale's own idea. I've never saw another bike with this type of fork on it.

Anyway I like your bike. Looks like a nice comfortable ride that a person could put many miles on in a day.

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Don't know why you would hate that bike. Is it because of the Headshoc? Funny because there is this post in the forums right now about a guy who loves them. I myself have two with the Headshoc, one hybrid one mountain that I posted in this thread. Plus I think the hydro brake on your bike would be pretty cool, not practical maybe but cool. Another one of those "do it their own way" things about Cannondale. I didn't even know such a brake was ever made. I'm pretty sure the Headshoc was Cannondale's own idea. I've never saw another bike with this type of fork on it.

Anyway I like your bike. Looks like a nice comfortable ride that a person could put many miles on in a day.

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Wow! Thank you for giving Cannondale some credit for doing some creative innovating. Obviously not all folks find the Headshok variants to be worth as classics.
I guess it remains to be seen. I for one look forward to setting up the Silk Tour 800 that I just picked up. Honestly, after just one day this unloved beauty is really growing on me.
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Originally Posted by fasthair View Post
Don't know why you would hate that bike. Is it because of the Headshoc? Funny because there is this post in the forums right now about a guy who loves them. I myself have two with the Headshoc, one hybrid one mountain that I posted in this thread. Plus I think the hydro brake on your bike would be pretty cool, not practical maybe but cool. Another one of those "do it their own way" things about Cannondale. I didn't even know such a brake was ever made. I'm pretty sure the Headshoc was Cannondale's own idea. I've never saw another bike with this type of fork on it.

Anyway I like your bike. Looks like a nice comfortable ride that a person could put many miles on in a day.

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Wow! Thank you for giving Cannondale some credit for doing some creative innovating. Obviously not all folks find the Headshok variants to be worth as classics.
I guess it remains to be seen. I for one look forward to setting up the Silk Tour 800 that I just picked up. Honestly, after just one day this unloved beauty is really growing on me.


Headshok is a good system for a sharp-handling, short travel fork. In the 'Moar Travel Better' world of MTBs, once you get past 2" of travel, a Headshok just makes the head tube too tall. Look at XC bikes like the F-1000, and you'll see that they have negative rise stems, to get the bars down.
Some of the complaints are legit; The dampers don't like to take hits with the lockout on, and eventually fail.
Servicing is tricky, too due to the packaging and the infamous 'Castle Nut' Also, it seems like they changed the internals on a yearly basis, so you have to figure out which one you have before you can even figure out how to open it up. (That's why most shops won't touch them)
The air-sprung shocks don't like to sit around; they will leak down. If I ride mine every day for a month, it's fine, but if I let it sit for a month, I need to top up the air pressure, otherwise it's all squishy. Most people don't ride enough air pressure to begin with, so they complain about the fork because they're making the damper do the work of the spring.

The Road/ Hybrid forks are all coil or MCU spring, so they don't have that problem.

* I have a Cannondale hardtail, and a Softride road bike, so what does that say about me?
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Nice ST. Crazy long wheelbase for such a small frame!
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Nice ST. Crazy long wheelbase for such a small frame!
Thanks. Part of the wheelbase length is because of the 27" wheels. The rest is the touring chainstay length.
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Don't know why you would hate that bike. Is it because of the Headshoc? Funny because there is this post in the forums right now about a guy who loves them. I myself have two with the Headshoc, one hybrid one mountain that I posted in this thread. Plus I think the hydro brake on your bike would be pretty cool, not practical maybe but cool. Another one of those "do it their own way" things about Cannondale. I didn't even know such a brake was ever made. I'm pretty sure the Headshoc was Cannondale's own idea. I've never saw another bike with this type of fork on it.

Anyway I like your bike. Looks like a nice comfortable ride that a person could put many miles on in a day.

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The shock doesn't work any more, but I think it was a nice feature when it did. I gave it to my kid as a college commuter/errand bike, and he is ok with it. It never fit me quite properly, most likely, and I also found the aluminum frame (which looks to be extremely well-made, and made in the USA) uncomfortable. Also, it is probably the most stodgy bike I ever owned. My wife called it the "Assistant Professor's Bike." The other thing that annoyed me was the non-standard Coda components, which tended to break. I also had to have the rear wheel re-built. I think I had really high expectations for a Cannondale, which perhaps was being unrealistic. Finally, I was a bit miffed that the lights that attach to the generator hub were something I had to track down and buy separately. (The photo in the post is their stock advertising photo, and I got a line of BS about how the lights only came with the bike in Europe.) The only place I could find that sold a compatible light set at the time was Peter White Cycles in NH; I was (and am) in CA.

If anyone really wants this, it is in Portland at the moment, and will be back in the Bay Area probably this summer. Apart from the headshock, everything still works ok.

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Also, regarding the Cannondale head-shock: Is this something I (or a bike shop) can service? (I haven't found one that said they could, so I gave up.)
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Also, regarding the Cannondale head-shock: Is this something I (or a bike shop) can service? (I haven't found one that said they could, so I gave up.)
I have talked to this gentleman before about getting one of my forks fixed. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about.

Cannondale, Professional and Trusted Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Craig Smith

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Edit: Sorry he has clear across the country from you too but it is a source. Here is one in Colorado. Both of these links came from VintageCannondale.com

https://www.pushindustries.com/

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I have talked to this gentleman before about getting one of my forks fixed. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about.

Cannondale, Professional and Trusted Lefty and Head Shock Service Performed by Craig Smith

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Edit: Sorry he has clear across the country from you too but it is a source. Here is one in Colorado. Both of these links came from VintageCannondale.com

https://www.pushindustries.com/
Thanks. It definitely suggests that it might be possible...
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Gotta love this forum. Mr. “wgscott” went from “I hated that bike” to “hey maybe this thing is worthy of keeping” pretty quickly.

I’ve got my original R1000 CAAD3 that already is a shoe-in as a modern classic, but I suspect that these funky, sometimes unloved Headshok variants will emerge as classics as well.
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Gotta love this forum. Mr. “wgscott” went from “I hated that bike” to “hey maybe this thing is worthy of keeping” pretty quickly.

I’ve got my original R1000 CAAD3 that already is a shoe-in as a modern classic, but I suspect that these funky, sometimes unloved Headshok variants will emerge as classics as well.
Have you posted a photo of the R1000 yet or have I missed it? And yes it is kind of funny what this forum can do to people.. i.e.. from hate to maybe.

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And just like that more of Cannondale's thinking outside the box and crazy paint. I love it

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Things seem to be going Headshock crazy this week, so here's my tuned up and ready to go '93 DeltaV700.
Looks like it's going to be my ridin' vintage dirt bike.
Fork Schrader valve was a leaker, but I've installed a Presta conversion. (manual says pressure is 60-70% of your body weight!)
I don't normally like suspension, but this I can live with and it handles nicely.
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Have you posted a photo of the R1000 yet or have I missed it? And yes it is kind of funny what this forum can do to people.. i.e.. from hate to maybe.

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Oh yeah - let me look at Flick’r to see what is there for the R1000. It’s a bummer but I still cannot figure out how to get my Flick’r photos to go right in, but here is a link to a few: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/59nq48



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Sorry but it looks like my photography will need further work. Hopefully you will get the idea what I was aiming for with this 1999 R1000. I built it up mostly SunTour as a funky road experiment. The Cinelli “Alter” stem is unique and I like the look but someday I may mount a more traditional quill stem. This bike is not particularly light weight by modern standards coming in at over 22#. The clipless pedals are MKS Mapstage which are cool but much heavier than more modern choices.

PS: I can’t tell but it appears that when you exit these pictures, they allow access to my entire Flick’r camera roll. I really don’t have much to hide but I’m just wanting to post one photo at a time.

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I was more than a little inspired by rccardr to put the 5800 group I had other plans for on this SR400 frame I picked up.
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Nicely done, sir!

How long is that stem?
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How long is that stem?
120mm, I usually ride 63cm frames and this is a 60cm so the top tube is a bit shorter than I'm used to. It's just a hair shorter than my Miyata 512's top tube, and that's got the same length stem and fits me well. I'm still working on getting a few of the details sorted, I had the white bar tape on hand but I really think black would look better after comparing images of it now to before the handlebars were taped.
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Seems we're lacking an oh-so-shiny polished R900...



...Didn't suit me personally, but a great bike.
This to me is about as gorgeous as you can get. Oxley, if you’re still out there could you say what didn’t suit you about this bad ass ride? Could it be the dreaded “stiffness”?
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