Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show Us Your Vintage Cannondale!

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show Us Your Vintage Cannondale!

Reply

Old 09-21-15, 04:23 PM
  #51  
shoota 
Senior Member
 
shoota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: not sure
Posts: 5,382
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 571 Post(s)
Originally Posted by clubman View Post
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.
Yeah if I had canti studs as an option I would get one of the newer options available now. Proper setup is key to their stopping power. V-brakes are supposedly superior to cantis but they don't look nearly as good.
__________________
2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2
2015 Cannondale SuperX Hi-Mod
2017 Raleigh Tamland 1
shoota is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 04:51 PM
  #52  
Trakhak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,534
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 274 Post(s)
Hope pictures will appear of some of the more obscure Cannondale models. It's been a long time since I last saw one of their touring bikes that came with a two-chainring half-step setup. The reasoning behind the setup was sound---13-to-32 sprockets with 50- and 45-tooth chainrings (going by memory) for perfectly stepped gearing. But store owners didn't want bikes on the floor that required half-step-gearing seminars. So that model disappeared in a hurry.

Also looking forward to seeing pictures of Cannondales from the year of wavy frame tubes. They were having trouble with their new heat-treating process, so we were told. The frames were perfectly aligned, evidently, but looked, shall we say, semitumescent. So they did customized quasi-psychedelic paint jobs to divert the eye from the waywardness of the tubes. Some dealers refused to buy any, but we managed to sell some.

Another forgotten Cannondale innovation: in the era when most production bikes came in frame sizes with two-inch increments, Cannondale introduced much more useful sizing for their racing bikes, with 2-cm increments for the larger and smaller frames and 1.5-cm increments of 53, 54.5, and 56 cm (again going by memory) for the middle sizes. It was as close to custom sizing as you could get.

Last edited by Trakhak; 09-21-15 at 04:54 PM.
Trakhak is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 05:41 PM
  #53  
stingx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 97

Bikes: 1980 Masi Gran Corsa :: 1987 Cannondale SR500 :: 2015 Scott Sportster 30

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
My 1987 SR500. I powder-coated the frame gray and textured black for the fork. Mostly Shimano 600 groupset. The handlebar, crankset, and wheelset are from a donor.

stingx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:04 PM
  #54  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 12,291

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stingx View Post
My 1987 SR500. I powder-coated the frame gray and textured black for the fork. Mostly Shimano 600 groupset. The handlebar, crankset, and wheelset are from a donor.

Did you run the rear brake cable through the top tube?
OldsCOOL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:05 PM
  #55  
stingx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 97

Bikes: 1980 Masi Gran Corsa :: 1987 Cannondale SR500 :: 2015 Scott Sportster 30

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Did you run the rear brake cable through the top tube?
Good eyes! Yes I did.
stingx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:07 PM
  #56  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 12,291

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stingx View Post
Good eyes! Yes I did.
How did that turn out? Can you describe your process? Classy bike, love the color!
OldsCOOL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:13 PM
  #57  
stingx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 97

Bikes: 1980 Masi Gran Corsa :: 1987 Cannondale SR500 :: 2015 Scott Sportster 30

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
How did that turn out? Can you describe your process? Classy bike, love the color!
Thank you. I basically made a hole on each end and threaded through it. If I could make it more entertaining I would.
stingx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:22 PM
  #58  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 12,291

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stingx View Post
Thank you. I basically made a hole on each end and threaded through it. If I could make it more entertaining I would.
No need

2 questions if you please. Did you fill the cable guide holes or leave them? And do you get a rattle from the cable when hitting bumps and what not? Thanx.
OldsCOOL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:23 PM
  #59  
rommer25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 141

Bikes: Windsor Carrera Sport, Fuji Absolute 3.0, Cannondale H400

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1993 Cannondale H 400. My commuter bike for two years. I was too big for me but served me well. Now with a relation, sitting in their garage. I may just go and get it one day.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSC_9038.jpg (101.8 KB, 374 views)
rommer25 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 06:36 PM
  #60  
stingx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 97

Bikes: 1980 Masi Gran Corsa :: 1987 Cannondale SR500 :: 2015 Scott Sportster 30

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
When I drilled I specifically picked a size to closely match the circumference of the cable. It was painful, to say the least, threading the cable through. It doesn't rattle at all and since it is close enough to the size of the cable there was no need to fill it. It looks very clean and functional.
stingx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:20 PM
  #61  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Posts: 10,770

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 281 Post(s)
Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Unfinished until knee heals...
This is so cool looking! Stunning! Can't wait to see the final build out!
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:21 PM
  #62  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 12,291

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stingx View Post
When I drilled I specifically picked a size to closely match the circumference of the cable. It was painful, to say the least, threading the cable through. It doesn't rattle at all and since it is close enough to the size of the cable there was no need to fill it. It looks very clean and functional.
Did you fill the holes on top the tube where the plastic guides plugged in?
OldsCOOL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:25 PM
  #63  
shoota 
Senior Member
 
shoota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: not sure
Posts: 5,382
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 571 Post(s)
Originally Posted by stingx View Post
Good eyes! Yes I did.
Yeah we're gonna need some pics of that.
__________________
2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2
2015 Cannondale SuperX Hi-Mod
2017 Raleigh Tamland 1
shoota is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:29 PM
  #64  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,872

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
My 1985 SR600. I built it up with Sun Tour Superbe Pro index, fun bike to ride!!



Shifty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:32 PM
  #65  
stingx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 97

Bikes: 1980 Masi Gran Corsa :: 1987 Cannondale SR500 :: 2015 Scott Sportster 30

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
^^
Nice color!
stingx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 07:41 PM
  #66  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,872

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Thanks, that's the factory paint.
Shifty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 08:30 PM
  #67  
72Paramount
I'm a Classic Man.
 
72Paramount's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Stanislaus County
Posts: 581

Bikes: De Rosa, Colnago, Masi, Merckx, Paramount, Raleigh Pro all with full Record Groups

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
2000 R600 Single-Speed. Built to the wife's specs.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (101.3 KB, 1055 views)
72Paramount is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-15, 09:48 PM
  #68  
72Paramount
I'm a Classic Man.
 
72Paramount's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Stanislaus County
Posts: 581

Bikes: De Rosa, Colnago, Masi, Merckx, Paramount, Raleigh Pro all with full Record Groups

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I always liked the cannondale track bikes. Would love to own one.

Last edited by 72Paramount; 09-21-15 at 09:50 PM. Reason: Double post
72Paramount is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 08:11 AM
  #69  
oddjob2 
Still learning
 
oddjob2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks, NNJ
Posts: 11,388

Bikes: Too many

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 745 Post(s)
Show Your Vintage Cannondale

While C&V is mostly about the romance of lugged steel beauties, many of us have a soft spot for vintage Cannondale bikes. There have been scattered photos of bikes that look like they just came off the showroom floor and others that have been highly modified and updated.

Let's limit this thread to Cannondale's at least 10 or more years old. The newer versions are covered in the road bike forum.

I have road, touring, hybrid, and touring Cannondales, which I will post later. @OldsCOOL will be all over this thread
__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
Official supplier to THE Centurion Ironman brand Ambassador.
Danbianchi broke my 11 month drought 6/25/2018 with an Ironman too nice and well priced to resist.
oddjob2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 08:38 AM
  #70  
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Posts: 12,291

Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 374 Post(s)
I'm all in.

For me, it was a 3yr search for an affordable Black Lightning. The elegantly villainous looks grabbed my attention but it was the reports of a brutally honest (stiff) frame and criterium geometry. The spring of 2014 I nabbed an '88 Criterium Series frameset of exact fit and immediately began a repaint with a black/gold metallic paint. The build took 2 months and with a Vuelta Corsa Lite wheelset to top it off. A Shimano tricolor 600 with indexed 7-speed shifters commanding the 12-28 HG cassette makes gear changing flawlessly quick. There is no other bike like it when it comes to hillclimbs and blazing out of the saddle sprints. It gives no quarter.


OldsCOOL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 09:01 AM
  #71  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 10,080

Bikes: 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1172 Post(s)
******' Rocket ******' Bike.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

“You gotta grab life by the lips and yank as hard as you can.”

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs."
The Golden Boy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 09:38 AM
  #72  
nikku
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Uunngh stop....these are grail bikes for me ever since I found a mint mid 90's M500 for my brother in law's birthday, but every other one I've found local has been too small or an outrageous asking price. Seriously if anyone has an extra 25 or 27" mid 80's to late 90's touring or 22" mid 80's to late 90's M series rigid you want to get rid of, please pm me.
nikku is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 10:00 AM
  #73  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,595

Bikes: I'd rather not count how many, thank you

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 692 Post(s)
A couple of shots from Cannondale Memory Lane...

Mid 80's SR with a mix of Shimano 600 and Sugino:

Another mid 80's SR, in metallic gold with a black fork and all 105:

This was a build-to-order '86 ST for a guy over in Maryland, using 9 speed Ultegra:

A faux Black Lightning with Shimano 600 and Vuelta wheelset, kind of in the same vein as Oldscool's:

Yet another early SR, this one built with 9 speed Ultegra and light weight Shimano wheels:
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 10:05 AM
  #74  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orangevale CA
Posts: 8,219

Bikes: '76 Paramount, '98 C'Dale XR800, '04 Burley Samba, '17 DB Clutch

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 977 Post(s)
Cannondale XR800, bought as a frame with Paul cantis for $75, Shimergo 3x9 drivetrain. This is my daily commuter but has not yet achieved its final form. On the list are pedals, different handlebars and better and not tanwall tires.

Untitled by Darth Lefty, on Flickr


Untitled by Darth Lefty, on Flickr

Untitled by Darth Lefty, on Flickr
__________________
Genesis 49:16-17
Darth Lefty is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-15, 10:18 AM
  #75  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,595

Bikes: I'd rather not count how many, thank you

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 692 Post(s)
An '87 ST with more Tricolor. I actually rode this frame for a long time, then moved the Deore groupset over to Mrs. Doc's Trek 460 mixte, powder coated the frame and sold it as seen here:

This was a fun build. Very short female rider wanted her Cannondale "the color of foam on a Guinness draft", and the powder coater nailed it:

Another fun build, this one in dark metallic green with gold decals. Originally built this with a Brooks honey saddle and matching bar tape, but the black looked better to the buyer:

A pink one. Bought the frame as a NOS replacement from a shop going out of business, couldn't sell the bike as shown because of the color. Had to tear it down and powder coat it, eventually it was done in black and sold the same day it was posted:

A 91 SR done up in red. Had taken six frames to the powder coater at the same time and two of the forks got mixed up. Still turned out OK, I think:
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service