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Old 05-02-19, 10:39 PM
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Isn't that slate/anthracite grey just the best? I liked how Cannondale kept it exclusive to their top tourer.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Isn't that slate/anthracite grey just the best? I liked how Cannondale kept it exclusive to their top tourer.
Yes! I totally agree. I wish I had the color matched front & rear racks, as well as the 3 water bottle cages.
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@mkeller234, I like your ST a lot. What year is your ST? I have an '85 ST 400. I picked up the bike on CL last year and fixed it up. I'm running it with 700c wheels (and 700 by 32c tires). I really like the bike. I'm currently running it with a compact double but I plan on installing a triple crank and using bar end shifters or perhaps brifters. I like how the bike rides and it may be my favorite long distance machine.




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Liking the way a bike looks is not a bad reason! Also, I will add that I have about 10 bikes. NONE of them feel the same as the Cannondale. I have enjoyed the difference in the oversized aluminum frame. I wouldn't say it's better or worse, just that it is noticeably different. When I am choosing a bike for a ride, they all have different qualities, components and comfort levels that make each better or worse for a given task.

My Cannondale ST has a long wheel base and steel fork. I would like to try one of the more radical shorter wheel base, cantilevered dropout frame Cannondale frames some day too.

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Old 05-03-19, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
Looks like one of the early touring bikes. Mid 1980s
Can you help educate me please? What makes it a touring model? Is it the triple chain ring?
Thanks...
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Originally Posted by Ottomotion
Can you help educate me please? What makes it a touring model? Is it the triple chain ring?
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1. Longer wheelbase. Notice the gap between rear wheel and seat tube
2. Rack mount on seat stays
3. Eyelets on dropouts
4. Brake bosses on stays & forks, instead of regular caliper brakes.
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Another wrinkle on my brain...thank you!
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Originally Posted by brandenjs

Looks to be an ST400 in the 1988 range. Iíve got one too.

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Mine has cantilever brakes and the bosses for them front and back where this one does not. Is it still an ST400?
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Originally Posted by Ottomotion
Mine has cantilever brakes and the bosses for them front and back where this one does not. Is it still an ST400?
I think the later models had canti brakes. They are much better for touring in my opinion. Found this article that shows one like that. Probably a 90 model.
EddyWouldRide: Cannondale Sport Tourer, more Sport than Tourer
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Later and higher end models did have canti brakes. Cannondale trickled them in starting in the late '80s and then brought it down through the whole line (my '90 ST400 has them). Low-rider bosses were present right away, though excluded on a model here and there (don't know why). You can use them for touring for sure, but if you need a bike that still has to accelerate or work out of the saddle, these behave like a race bike--no whippy-ness or slop.

Vintage brochures are always your friend if you want more info.
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Originally Posted by jack002
I like the purple tint
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Is that the custom "Redrum" colorway? That's some intense paint, must be DuPont Emron.

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My new commuting/light touring ride. 1993 Cannondale T700

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Beautiful colors and composition! The black seat post, stem, bars, brake levers, and rims really add depth and substance to it visually, IMO.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Beautiful colors and composition! The black seat post, stem, bars, brake levers, and rims really add depth and substance to it visually, IMO.
Thanks. Super happy with the way this one rides AND looks. Browsing the Klein thread I'm surprised how similar the two bikes look, especially the Performance.
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Thank you, I like it a lot too! Itís an 83 AA frame, about as early as it gets for them. Iíve ridden it to work a lot, but havenít taken it out for a long ride yet. Itís defin a different animal compared to my steel bikes. Thatís a nice ST you have too. I think the simple decals from these early years are the best.
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@mkeller234, I like your ST a lot. What year is your ST? I have an '85 ST 400. I picked up the bike on CL last year and fixed it up. I'm running it with 700c wheels (and 700 by 32c tires). I really like the bike. I'm currently running it with a compact double but I plan on installing a triple crank and using bar end shifters or perhaps brifters. I like how the bike rides and it may be my favorite long distance machine.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Beautiful colors and composition! The black seat post, stem, bars, brake levers, and rims really add depth and substance to it visually, IMO.
Agreed. Very nice 👍
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Originally Posted by tarsi
Thanks. Super happy with the way this one rides AND looks. Browsing the Klein thread I'm surprised how similar the two bikes look, especially the Performance.
They do look similar, though to me, vintage for vintage, Cannondales have always been better proportioned in both their touring and road offerings. It's subtle, but unmistakable. Enjoy your ST!
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Originally Posted by mkeller234
Thank you, I like it a lot too! Itís an 83 AA frame, about as early as it gets for them. Iíve ridden it to work a lot, but havenít taken it out for a long ride yet. Itís defin a different animal compared to my steel bikes. Thatís a nice ST you have too. I think the simple decals from these early years are the best.
I totally agree, on the early decals. 👍 And what are you waiting for, to go on a longish ride? These early ones just grow on ya more, after a few hundred miles. 😁 Another cool thing about my '85 frame, with the CC serial number, is that those are my initials. 😎 Still haven't found the welder's initials though, might be buried under the paint. These letters & numbers are noticeably smaller than any later ones I've seen. 🤔
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I totally agree, on the early decals. 👍 And what are you waiting for, to go on a longish ride? These early ones just grow on ya more, after a few hundred miles. 😁 Another cool thing about my '85 frame, with the CC serial number, is that those are my initials. 😎 Still haven't found the welder's initials though, might be buried under the paint. These letters & numbers are noticeably smaller than any later ones I've seen. 🤔
Oh, lots of things keep me from it. I have two kids, 7 and 2. Any longer bike ride will likely include one or both kids. My daughter has one of those tag a long bikes and it is currently hooked up to my mountain bike. I did put the attachment on my Cannondale but quickly took it off because of the downtube shifters (and itís so ugly!). At this point, Iíve used my Lotus Eclair or my Mt Fuji for long rides on a crushed limestone path. The Cannondale is too pretty for that treatment. I want to keep it on pavement if I can help it.
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Fair enough then, sir, kids have priority, even over a 'dale. 😁👍 I never had kids myself, so often seem kinda brain dead, to the folks who do. 🙄😉
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FYI: Nice ST1000 on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-...0AAOSwUF1cza~V
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That was quick! Hoping a member picked it up.
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That was quick! Hoping a member picked it up.
Amazing these USA ST's go for so much. Don't make them like they used to.
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