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Old 08-23-19, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
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.


I was wondering the same thing, I guess it will be for a purely aesthetic purpose. My favorite frames are those with those dropouts. I have an 89 'SR2000 and I hope to upload photos soon
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Old 08-23-19, 04:56 AM
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1988 SR 500 before and after
If you saved the old seat I might be interested.
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Old 08-23-19, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
If you saved the old seat I might be interested.
I swore that I had tossed it during our recent move but I took another look and, lo and behold, it was still in the box with all the other bits pulled off that bike. I'll send you a PM with some pics.
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Old 08-24-19, 06:38 PM
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'95 M500 (2.8 frame)


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Old 08-24-19, 08:35 PM
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That certainly looks like you're pretty aero riding that one.

I swapped the trekking bar back in to mine, in case I forgot to mention above... I don't see it anyway, so here it is. I rode it like this today, and it seemed fine, but will take some getting used to, as I've never ridden with this type of bar before. Ooh, and I hadn't properly attached the seatbag yet. I didn't realize how goofy it'd look in the photo... D'OH!

I also swapped out the new-but-too-short chain with another new chain, properly sized. I didn't want an unintentional cross-chaining to cause the bike to disappear out from under me... as it'd lock the drive up tight if I tried.


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Old 08-25-19, 05:01 AM
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Old 08-29-19, 08:54 AM
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Here are a couple that still get regular use.... M800 "Beast of the East" with Pepperoni Fork and a CAAD3 R400.



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Old 09-01-19, 07:01 AM
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What qualifies as vintage?

Great thread. Big fan. Generally, what qualifies for vintage? In cars, I can get a vintage plate at 25 years. So... can I assume mid-90s and earlier? Thanks and loving this thread.

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Old 09-01-19, 08:28 AM
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[QUOTE=jrg1244;21098020]Here are a couple that still get regular use.... M800 "Beast of the East" with Pepperoni Fork and a CAAD3 R400.



Is that a 24" Rear Wheel? I think I have the 1985 Ancestor of yours:

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Old 09-01-19, 08:29 PM
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Have a chance to pick up this R900. Cannot get a drive side picture and not having much luck finding what year they put Campy on this model. Any help on a year for this one?
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Old 09-02-19, 09:23 AM
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Looks like a '97 R900, but that blue wasn't offered in the states, it was on the R800 (Galaxy Blue,) and they had Ultegra groups on them from the factory. Actually, the stem was on the R900 in '98 according to the catalogs at Vintage Cannondale 1997 Vintage Cannondale catalog. I believe it's a frame that had some things installed/updated. Derailleurs are missing so the Campag brake/shifters might have been additions later on. Best wishes on the search for the model year.

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Old 09-02-19, 10:33 AM
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[QUOTE=Bianchi84;21102563]
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Here are a couple that still get regular use.... M800 "Beast of the East" with Pepperoni Fork and a CAAD3 R400.



Is that a 24" Rear Wheel? I think I have the 1985 Ancestor of yours:

Mine must be a little later than yours. Front and rear are both 26". Best part about frame is the 13" high bottom bracket. Awesome bike.
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Old 09-09-19, 07:35 AM
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A couple of Cannondale's from my stable.


2008 CANNONDALE F6






2003 CANNONDALE R600

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Old 09-09-19, 08:15 AM
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^^^ Brilliant paint job on that CAAD5. This bike would be a work of art even if it didn't haul ass, which I'm fairly certain it does. ^^^
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Old 09-09-19, 11:09 AM
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I agree, that Mango (?) is among the best colors ever invented/discovered. 😎
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Old 09-13-19, 02:30 PM
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Picked up this refurbished R1000 today; traded two old bikes and some cash. I had one like this in the early 2000s.


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Old 09-23-19, 08:41 PM
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Mine... bit of a mixed bag but a lovely ride. I think I have decoded the numbers correctly. October ‘93 model. That’s all I have... bit of a Cannondale beginner. I just call it my ‘new bike’, it being the youngest in the fleet!😁
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Old 09-24-19, 12:09 AM
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Picked up this refurbished R1000 today; traded two old bikes and some cash. I had one like this in the early 2000s.


Nice I had a 98 R800 only took me a decade to figure out it was too small lol
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Old 09-24-19, 11:12 AM
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RE post 1026, if you decide you don't like that Chris King headset, I'm calling dibs. 😁😉 Funny, I hardly ever see those anymore. 🤔
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Old 09-24-19, 11:49 AM
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@jim dandy where did you find that NOS chain? I would love to have one for me Black Lighting too if it doesn't cost a small fortune. Very nice rebuild sir!

@greg3rd48 how about some details about your nice ride?

@Saw Crack pretty pretty pretty... what is the name of the color?

@KenCT great looking bike. I always enjoyed the fade paint jobs Cannondale did back in the day

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Old 09-26-19, 12:21 AM
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@Saw Crack pretty pretty pretty... what is the name of the color?



fasthair[/QUOTE]

It does look good! Not sure what the company name for that particular blend of blue is though...
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Old 10-14-19, 06:53 PM
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Picked up this R900, 93?, in good shape. The catalog shows a direct mount front derailleur. This was a clamp on.


How do these aluminum forks holdup? Anyone use the 1 1/4 to 1 1/8 adapter headset?
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Old 11-16-19, 12:01 PM
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I finally landed a vintage ST in my size for a good price. Here is my 1987 Cannondale ST400. Needs a new bottom bracket and most likely new front hub bearings, but that is pretty minor stuff.


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Ha, I looked for this thread a few days back, & couldn't find it. This is my '95 (November '94-built frame) Killer V 500. It's a 21" frame, but feels even bigger somehow. I'm loving it, but need to adjust those Force 40s in the back better. 😎
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Old 11-17-19, 08:43 AM
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Ha, I looked for this thread a few days back, & couldn't find it. This is my '95 (November '94-built frame) Killer V 500. It's a 21" frame, but feels even bigger somehow. I'm loving it, but need to adjust those Force 40s in the back better. 😎
I have a 95 M500, same color, same parts. The logo on the Force 40 is supposed to be level at rest for the cam to work as intended.
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