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86 Cannondale ST400

Old 03-03-21, 04:40 PM
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86 Cannondale ST400

Just picked up this 1986 ST400 for $60. I'm 6'3", so the 25" frame was a must. It came with front & rear Jandd racks (front low-rider rack installed incorrectly by the seller), a triple Biopace crankset, Slotted Shimano 600 levers (no hoods, of course), calipers, & front & rear derailleurs, Sun Mistral Rims laced to sealed bearing 600 hubs. It also has a set of 9 speed Dura-Ace bar-end shifters installed, which doesn't make much sense considering the 6 speed freewheel. Paint is an 8/10. It will need all new consumables as well as the Suntour Bar Cons sitting in the parts bin. I've had a few of these pass through my hands, both the caliper ST version & the later canti T600, T700, & T1000. But this is the 1st 25" so it will be a keeper, at least for a while. None of the bits on this bike came stock on the 86 ST400, so I'm assuming this was originally purchased as a frame.





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Old 03-03-21, 05:04 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of bike for $60!
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
Wow, that's a lot of bike for $60!
If I had been 1 week earlier, the $60 would have included a set of 6 vintage Cannondale bags to adorn this beauty. (Seller gave them away)...You snooze you lose
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If I had been 1 week earlier, the $60 would have included a set of 6 vintage Cannondale bags to adorn this beauty. (Seller gave them away)...You snooze you lose
Whoa, yeah, that’s too bad. I bought a Cannondale handlebar bag a couple of years ago and have used it much more than I thought I would. That’s still a great bike, bags or no bags.
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Nice! I had one of these, was easy to do a 700 conversion with "modern" 9 speed group and long reach calipers.
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You did great. You'll be very happy.

I remember when the Cannondale bikes came out in 1983. A bike shop owner invited me to test ride it. I was impressed.
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