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Old 04-10-19, 10:56 AM
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If I jump on a steel bike after riding my Cannondale, I really notice the loss of power from frame flex. Is steel more comfortable? Yes, but I hate throwing away energy just to feel slightly less road shock. I do like the steel frame better for long rides, my limit on the Cannondale is about 3 hours. After that, the frame starts hurting me, and I begin looking for excuses to end the ride.
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My 25mi daily...
Not sure how vintage it is.
​​​​​​​I do like the way it rides.
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Old 04-10-19, 12:35 PM
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Looks like one of the early touring bikes. Mid 1980s
Originally Posted by Ottomotion View Post

My 25mi daily...
Not sure how vintage it is.
​​​​​​​I do like the way it rides.
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Originally Posted by Ottomotion View Post

My 25mi daily...
Not sure how vintage it is.
I do like the way it rides.
Looks to be an ST400 in the 1988 range. Iíve got one too.
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This is not my bike, but I stopped to pick up another bike and saw this Cannondale hanging in the seller's garage. It was acquired in a police raid on a crack house. Not sure how he came to have it, but it had a rattle in the frame. Upon closer look, he found a bullet hole in the top tube. In this picture, the bike is hanging vertically. It appeared to be a Cipollini Saeco replica. The rattle turned out to be a bullet fragment. Looked like a nice bike otherwise, and certainly had street cred.
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1989, but a 60cm so a hair too tall. Currently posted for sale locally because Iíve got my eye on something else.
Based on the condition and original tires that were on it Iím sure I put more miles on it last summer during five workday lunchtime rides than it had put on by previous owners (I could be wrong).
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Slightspeed,
While I don’t normally like dents or holes in my bikes, I’d be okay with the bullet hole.
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These look sweet!
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I'd rather have a newer mountain bike though
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Originally Posted by treebound View Post

1989, but a 60cm so a hair too tall. Currently posted for sale locally because Iíve got my eye on something else.
Based on the condition and original tires that were on it Iím sure I put more miles on it last summer during five workday lunchtime rides than it had put on by previous owners (I could be wrong).
So, did you cross the water?
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Old 04-14-19, 07:26 AM
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So, did you cross the water?
Nope, bike doesnít float and I didnít feel like swimming. That section of the trail was flooded by the creek probably four different times last summer.
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What model C-Dale is that 1989 60cm bike? Very nice. I have an 87 SR500 58cm, that MAY be a hair too small. If I were closer, I'd give it a go.
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An Ď88 R800









I picked this up late last summer for a bargain and freshened it up.
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^^^^^^Beautiful!
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Old 04-15-19, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
My 1988 Criterium Series. My favorite ride, irreplaceable. Won the first race I ever entered on it. Was T-boned by a car on it in the rain, and pushed across a full lane of traffic, and somehow managed to stay upright. Driver fled, and I was left with nothing but a broken spoke. And enough adrenaline to wake the dead. Rode up a 10% grade effortlessly a few minutes later, without realizing I was still in my big ring.

Awesome awesome bike. I always wanna go all-out on it, suits my riding style perfectly. Feels like a race bike should feel, fast, and agile as a cat. Can't say enough great things about this bike (frame). If you like sprinting for traffic lights and short fast rides, this is your bike.

May i ask what groupset you have on this frame. Ive been meaning to put brifters on my sr600 cannondale but not sure where to start. Your bike is inspirational by the way
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Pastor Bob, there's a backstory about Cannondale (and the Bugger bike trailer). Cannondale's founder had a son with Cerebral Palsy. That trailer was designed so the youngster then could go with his parents. Being that I have Cerebral Palsy and am a cyclist, there's a certain connection and backstory. One day, I hope to find a nice ST 500 or it's like in my size, that sports tourer somehow speaks to my spirit and emotions. (and I have never owned a Cannondale). I have owned several Snazzy Schwinns (Continental, 1980's Traveler, and 1980's World Sport). A few miles is worth one PT session.
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Pastor Bob, there's a backstory about Cannondale (and the Bugger bike trailer). Cannondale's founder had a son with Cerebral Palsy. That trailer was designed so the youngster then could go with his parents. Being that I have Cerebral Palsy and am a cyclist, there's a certain connection and backstory. One day, I hope to find a nice ST 500 or it's like in my size, that sports tourer somehow speaks to my spirit and emotions. (and I have never owned a Cannondale). I have owned several Snazzy Schwinns (Continental, 1980's Traveler, and 1980's World Sport). A few miles is worth one PT session.
What size do you need? Mine is approximately a 60cm and I'm interested in passing it along to a new home.
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May i ask what groupset you have on this frame. Ive been meaning to put brifters on my sr600 cannondale but not sure where to start. Your bike is inspirational by the way
Thank you. It's a Frankenbike, with mostly low-end Shimano components. 1988 Criterium Series frame. Crankset is a Tiagra triple with the Hollowtech 2 bottom bracket I found on Ebay for $40. Brakes are RX 100 Dual pivots off a Lemond Tourmalet, front and rear derailleurs also RX 100. Brifters are Microshift 8 speed (I think the all-black version looks the best). Wheels are Mavic Ksyrium, tires are 700 x 28 Panaracer Gravel King file tread. Bars are Cinelli Eubios, with Cinelli X-A stem.

The straight cro-moly fork I got at a bike co-op. Stripped the paint off, then polished it with wet sandpaper until it looked like chrome plating, then wiped it off and immediately sprayed it with professional 2 part clear paint:



I love the bike to pieces, the ride puts all my steel bikes to shame. There is no wasted energy with these frames, every ounce of pressure you put into the pedals goes straight to the rear wheel. And the steep racing angles on these frames totally rock as well.

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What model C-Dale is that 1989 60cm bike? Very nice. I have an 87 SR500 58cm, that MAY be a hair too small. If I were closer, I'd give it a go.
As near as I can figure it is an SR300 maybe.
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Black Lightning handlebar widths?

For the Cannondale Black Lightning, what is the Nitto Black/Gold handlebar width (ctr-to-ctr) for frame sizes 58cm and 60cm?
I didn't see that information in the catalogs and had no relevant results in a quick search.
I acquired a 56cm Black Lightning (1988) with 38cm bars, but I need something wider and might be able to move up a frame size, if necessary.
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At a bit of 6'1" and my most comfortable bike is a 24" 88 Schwinn Tempo what size Cannondale should I be looking for?

Although not necessarily a deal killer I also prefer to run 700 x 28 for tires since I weigh 240ish.
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At a bit of 6'1" and my most comfortable bike is a 24" 88 Schwinn Tempo what size Cannondale should I be looking for?

Although not necessarily a deal killer I also prefer to run 700 x 28 for tires since I weigh 240ish.
Are you near Fresno? Here's a very cheap ($175) Cannondale advertised as a 25" that might fit you. Sizing on these can be hit and miss, since some people measure them center to center, others measure center to top, and still others, center to the top of the seat tube collar. Appears to be a 24" to me, but I may be off.

Looks like an early one, maybe an '85 or '86:

https://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/d/...873659792.html

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Not near Fresno, but that does look like a good deal.

I only use inches because that is how Schwinn listed them. IIRC Schwinn measured from BB to the top of the seat tube. Of course just about everyone else at the time used metric.

Top tube is probably more important for me neck issues are a literal pain in the neck if I'm to stretched out.
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Originally Posted by 88Tempo View Post
At a bit of 6'1" and my most comfortable bike is a 24" 88 Schwinn Tempo what size Cannondale should I be looking for?

Although not necessarily a deal killer I also prefer to run 700 x 28 for tires since I weigh 240ish.
Well, I am 5í11Ē and ride a 23 inch tempo (C to C). I bought a 22.5 inch Cannondale and it seems to fit well. My Cannondale has a good amount of seat post showing, so Iím guessing you will need the next size up.

I think sizing has as much or more to do with your leg length rather than height.
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