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Old 01-28-18, 09:09 AM
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SST = Super Sport Touring. I keep thinking about an old friend's Chevelle Super Sport, when I see my Sport Series decal. 😎
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Wrapped up the '89 SR400 last night and took it to work today. It's a rocket! Certainly deserving of better tires and saddle than the parts-bin junk I put on there.




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@tiredhands Loviní it! Getcha some tanwalls for maximum style points
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@nesteel That bike is perfect. Thanks for sharing
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Hide your eyes. This is what I believe (based on 11/1984 build code serial number, paint color description, and fork description) to be a 1985 Cannondale ST400 that I built up into a upright around town cruiser for my wife. It's a very versatile platform that allows you to do things with it that are far from aesthetically pleasing (but hopefully functional).







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1985 st 400

I just picked up this 1985 ST 400. The bike is pretty much original (other than the pedals, saddle, and tires) and pristine. The gum rubber hoods are still good, the wheels are true, and all the parts spin smoothly. Heck even the tires were replaced and are in good shape. Love the half step gearing (50/45 up front, 13-34 6 spd rear). Next up on this will be a triple crank (I have a shimano 600 triple I can use) and a better saddle but that may be about it.


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Originally Posted by nesteel
Took the new-to-me '85 ST out for a shakedown spin. The serial number indicates '84, but it's wearing all the '85 catalog parts.
They should've called these SST's instead. Super Smooth Tourer. I'm impressed with the ride.




Pretty much original, even the tires (which are in surprisingly nice shape). Was even wearing the cool puffy grip material on the bars, sadly someone had cut sections out for aero bar installation
Very nice; what's a classic cannondale touring bike without a cannondale bag or two?
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I just picked up this 1985 ST 400. The bike is pretty much original (other than the pedals, saddle, and tires) and pristine. The gum rubber hoods are still good, the wheels are true, and all the parts spin smoothly. Heck even the tires were replaced and are in good shape. Love the half step gearing (50/45 up front, 13-34 6 spd rear). Next up on this will be a triple crank (I have a shimano 600 triple I can use) and a better saddle but that may be about it.
Great find - a very nice ST. I picked one up a month or so ago, haven't got around to servicing it yet. There have been several nice ST's in this thread lately.
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Originally Posted by bikemig
Very nice; what's a classic cannondale touring bike without a cannondale bag or two?
I would have to say - unfinished.
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Hereís my commuter and favorite bike by far. Itís not lugged and itís not steel, but it fits like a glove and it rides like a dream. Iíve read a lot about cannondales having a harsh ride, but I donít see it. Itís an 87 st400 converted to 8 speed 700c. In fact the bars, frame, & fork are the only original parts.
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Originally Posted by Wharf Rat
Here’s my commuter and favorite bike by far. It’s not lugged and it’s not steel, but it fits like a glove and it rides like a dream. I’ve read a lot about cannondales having a harsh ride, but I don’t see it. It’s an 87 st400 converted to 8 speed 700c. In fact the bars, frame, & fork are the only original parts.
Nice ST. I'm overhauling my 1989 ST600 now. For the time being, since I already have a set of 27" tires and tubes, I'm going to stay with 27". I would like to switch to 700c, so that I can run Compass tires that are a little wider. But, that's down the road, so to speak.

Planning to leave the 3x6 drivetrain too, for now. When/if I switch to 700c, I will probably just relace the hubs to 700c rims.
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Speedevil, on my 87, even after switching to 700c the widest rear tire I could fit was 32. Up front a 38 clears no problem. I think the clearance got wider after 1990. I would measure the space you have between chainstays, thatís where mine is tight.
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Originally Posted by Wharf Rat
Speedevil, on my 87, even after switching to 700c the widest rear tire I could fit was 32. Up front a 38 clears no problem. I think the clearance got wider after 1990. I would measure the space you have between chainstays, thatís where mine is tight.
I've heard the same thing, which is partially why I'm going to stay with 27" for the immediate future. Are your chainstays dimpled? They are on my frame, so maybe I'll be lucky and can run the wider tires I want. If not, oh, well.
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Nope, mine are not dimpled on the inside. Hereís a shot of my clearance with 32s. Itís not as close as it looks, but it is close. Iíll get around to washing it one day.
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Nope, mine are not dimpled on the inside. Hereís a shot of my clearance with 32s. Itís not as close as it looks, but it is close. Iíll get around to washing it one day.
The dimpled stays will help but I don't know how much. 700c rims are (4mm?) smaller in diameter, which isn't a lot, so there is a possibility that my frame might handle wider tires. I'm not going to do anything about that now, I just want to get the overhaul finished and the bike rideable for the summer. If I decide to switch to 700c rims, I'll do that next winter. The brakes I'm installing are Tektro R539, which should be able to handle the 27" vs 700c rim differences, so the only thing would be to relace the hubs to 700c rims. We'll see.
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I like this "Celeste" cannondale
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That looks awesome.
Is that a plumb colored brooks?
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2000 R600 Single-Speed. Built to the wife's specs.
Striking color match ups! I bet she gets tons of looks/compliments (on the bike?)
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What year is my C'dale?

Hi Gentlemen, I successfully surfed through all of this thread to try and see if anyone has this model: the downtube shift mounts are strange and the cables are internal(?) There isn't a serial number (possibly a repaint/powder coat?)

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There's a bunch of stuff going on there that I've never seen before. An early Klein, maybe? That is a really interesting frame. And you get extra weirdo points for that rear rim
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
There's a bunch of stuff going on there that I've never seen before. An early Klein, maybe? That is a really interesting frame. And you get extra weirdo points for that rear rim
I'd say there's enough wacky-balls stuff running around that frame--none of it Cannondale-specific either--that it's probably an early Klein, IMO. So, I second El Cavemano. The, what looks like, pressed in BB is a dead giveaway for an earlier Klein. So is the proportion, specifically, the chainstay length. Cannondale SR frames were always tight and their geometry looked properly race-y. Kleins, to me, have always had an 'almost traditional' geometry. The angles are slightly different than normal, the chainstay length is slightly more than normal, etc. They were/are great bikes and worthy of riding and keeping road-worthy.
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Yes sir, I believe you have steered me out of this C'dale forum to the Klein! I know that Spinergy's have the Chevy Corvair death trap reputation, but it came on the bike Thanks, I will sleep well.
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Here is my Cannondale project. it was all OEM pre-index when I bought it. I wanted to modernize the drivetrain a bit while still maintaining a little retro. The product was a 27-speed, very wide range half-step plus granny drivetrain with brifters. I had to build new wheels around the Ultegra hubs, so I elected to stay old-school and use 27" CR-18 rims. It also kept the costs down, since the hubs, brakes, crank and saddle were all donated parts. So far weather and work have conspired against me to give it a proper shakedown ride.

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Nice ST!
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