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Old 11-08-18, 04:19 AM
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I also like this angle!
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Old 11-08-18, 11:22 PM
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Thank you!
I love vintage cannondale and Aluminum farme for cannondale.
I wondered whether to make black or silver, but made it silver.
That was a correct answer.
It was difficult to find vinntage Cannondale in Japan 
among them, custom graphics.

I have been looking for a long time
SR2000 yellow custom graphic frame for cannondale Catalog cover 1987
Can you see it there?
You are very welcome!

It looks like my guess was correct--that it is hard to find a Cannondale of those years (the 1980's generally). I'm glad you found two! I see the yellow SR2000 in the catalog, with the custom graphics. The graphics may look a little funny to me, but that is rare that one would have it, so I like it! Don't know if they did it on tall 63cm bikes like mine. I looked on ebay for an older yellow Cannondale and there are none of that style. I'm glad you like these bikes. I think they're really cool, and it's nice to see the initials of the people who welded the bike together (they stamped them on the rear dropouts).
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Old 12-18-18, 03:45 PM
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My '93 R900. This was my first road bike that I got as a gift from my parents in 2005. I was 19 at the time. I'm now 32. I don't think I'll ever let this bike go until I die. It's just so good. I've tried to keep it original. The chain, seat-post, tires, tape are not original. I've debated losing a couple pounds and shedding the heavy chromoly wheels. But I can't bring myself to do it. I figure at 20.5lbs the bike is light enough.
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Old 12-18-18, 05:20 PM
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Now that's a pretty bike! You've taken great care of it young man. BTW tires and chains are consumables so they can be replaced while still keeping it "original."

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My '93 R900. This was my first road bike that I got as a gift from my parents in 2005. I was 19 at the time. I'm now 32. I don't think I'll ever let this bike go until I die. It's just so good. I've tried to keep it original. The chain, seat-post, tires, tape are not original. I've debated losing a couple pounds and shedding the heavy chromoly wheels. But I can't bring myself to do it. I figure at 20.5lbs the bike is light enough.
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Old 12-18-18, 07:30 PM
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Here is my 83 st-500 that I bought recently. I知 very excited to overhaul this bike after the holidays. I知 looking forward to trying something different this summer.


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Old 12-18-18, 08:22 PM
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Here is my 83 st-500 that I bought recently. I知 very excited to overhaul this bike after the holidays. I知 looking forward to trying something different this summer.


Dear lord that thing is beautiful!
Where did you find such a pristine specimen!?
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Dear lord that thing is beautiful!
Where did you find such a pristine specimen!?
Craigslist, naturally. I got lucky and found it for a reasonable price, luckier still that it痴 in such great condition. It had the OEM reflectors on it when I brought it home. Even the bartape and tires are original spec. I think the paint and subdued decals are attractive, I only hope I find the ride as appealing. Bonus that the bike and I are the same age!
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Old 12-20-18, 06:16 PM
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Craigslist, naturally. I got lucky and found it for a reasonable price, luckier still that it痴 in such great condition. It had the OEM reflectors on it when I brought it home. Even the bartape and tires are original spec. I think the paint and subdued decals are attractive, I only hope I find the ride as appealing. Bonus that the bike and I are the same age!
What are you planning on overhauling? Looks pretty mint as is
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Craigslist, naturally. I got lucky and found it for a reasonable price, luckier still that it痴 in such great condition. It had the OEM reflectors on it when I brought it home. Even the bartape and tires are original spec. I think the paint and subdued decals are attractive, I only hope I find the ride as appealing. Bonus that the bike and I are the same age!
I had that same model, all be it in a much less pretty form and it was my hands down favorite ride. I didnt understand the "church of cannondale" till I rode it. I crashed on it and bent the rear stay, luckily it didnt crack on me but I couldn't trust it anymore.
If I I could find one in my size and at a reasonable price I'd get it again in heart beat.
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Old 12-21-18, 03:19 PM
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What are you planning on overhauling? Looks pretty mint as is
I知 going to polish the paint and aluminum parts. The brake hoods and bar tape are in pretty sad condition too.
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Old 12-23-18, 08:27 PM
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Yep, love those old SM bikes too. 👍 I was very close to buying one, XL in red, when that Silk Path jumped in the way. 😎
I like the Cannondale train station head badge era, I don't know why they changed that out, classic.
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I like the Cannondale train station head badge era, I don't know why they changed that out, classic.
totally agree! The new logo is so boring too... a stylized C.
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Been away for much too long, but happened to see my favorite topic! Maybe this will be the year to get back out; until then, lot's of overdue maintenance!

Daily (in years past) rider - 1989 frameset (bought new in '88) built with Shimano 600 (pre-Tricolor), 600EX, 105, Cinelli, Mavic


1989 SR900 full Campy found on CL and could not resist


A nice little fun ride I picked up at LBS


And a bunch of projects in waiting!
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I noticed all of your C'dale frames are 1989 or later with the cantilever rear dropouts. I'm curious if you have ridden or owned the previous Criterium frame series with the the dropout at the chain and seat stay intersections, and if so, how did the ride smoothness or handling compare between otherwise similarly set up bikes. I owned a 1988 SR800, and it ripped me a new one on long rides and sometimes I would almost feel bucked forward after hitting a large bump. Maybe it was my fit at the time, but have long wondered why Cannondale made that frame design change. I have a difficult time believing the marketing statement that it was to reduce weight and to provide easier access to the QR.
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Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
Here is my 83 st-500 that I bought recently. I知 very excited to overhaul this bike after the holidays. I知 looking forward to trying something different this summer.


Nice pick up; this is a beautiful bike. I really like my '84 ST 400 that has become my go to bike for daily riding. The frame is stiff though and I found that running fatter tires (I'm currently running 32c) help smooth out the ride.
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I noticed all of your C'dale frames are 1989 or later with the cantilever rear dropouts. I'm curious if you have ridden or owned the previous Criterium frame series with the the dropout at the chain and seat stay intersections, and if so, how did the ride smoothness or handling compare between otherwise similarly set up bikes. I owned a 1988 SR800, and it ripped me a new one on long rides and sometimes I would almost feel bucked forward after hitting a large bump. Maybe it was my fit at the time, but have long wondered why Cannondale made that frame design change. I have a difficult time believing the marketing statement that it was to reduce weight and to provide easier access to the QR.
No, I'm afraid the '89 frameset was my first one. But I've had it on numerous long rides (including centuries), and never felt that the ride or handling were objectionable. The aluminum fork helps a bit, as does the gel saddle. My previous daily was a Trek 400, and the big difference was how much better the Cannondale goes up hills. Sure, it's a little bumpier and twitchier than the Trek was, but as I said - not objectionable. One of the frames hanging is a road geometry in my size- I kind of want to try it and see the difference.
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No, I'm afraid the '89 frameset was my first one. But I've had it on numerous long rides (including centuries), and never felt that the ride or handling were objectionable. The aluminum fork helps a bit, as does the gel saddle. My previous daily was a Trek 400, and the big difference was how much better the Cannondale goes up hills. Sure, it's a little bumpier and twitchier than the Trek was, but as I said - not objectionable. One of the frames hanging is a road geometry in my size- I kind of want to try it and see the difference.
Thanks. I still remember the day I test rode my 1988 SR800. The acceleration was instantaneous and it was twitchy. All this talk about vintage Cannondales makes me want to have one again and see if I feel the same way about it.
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