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Old 11-07-22, 08:34 PM
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I've fit nominal 32mm tires that measured 27.0mm wide on MA40 rims (new Vittoria Corsas). Cannondale SRs tend to be pretty generous for a road bike, so fitting actual 28mm wide tires is a possibility for me, though as always, test it out yourself if you have a few sets of tires to play with.

If you check on the underside of one of the chainstays, you should be able to see a serial number. You can decode it here. From looking at the catalogs, and your very helpful photos, I'd say yours is a 1990 SR300 with the Suntour Accushift/Blaze 7-speed and the the steel fork. Cannondale played a bit fast and loose with colors, decal fonts, and forks during this year and the one surrounding it, at least from my limited experience with them. 1990 ST400 should have had a traditional steel fork, but had a unicrown, like your SR. My current 1989 SR has a Black Lightning paint job and decal color (gold), but the fork is aluminum and not steel like the Black Lightning had. Oh well!

Regardless of rank, your SR looks super sharp and will look killer with any modern componentry you put on it.
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
Anyone ever gotten a 28 on this era?
My 87 Black Lightning is running Vittoria Rubino Pro's 700x28c. I have not measured actual. I have a couple of mm to spare

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Wowzer! It should be named the "White Lightening" model! Well done!

BTW, I had no trouble fitting 130mm hub in my '92 R600 2.8 Cannondale. They are great riding bikes.
92 R600 had 130mm spacing (from the factory)
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Old 11-07-22, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by fender1 View Post
No, I would not try to spread it. Most Cannondale road bikes from the late 80"s are 128mm spaced, so can they take older 7 or 8,9,10 speed.
not recommended - but the rear triangles can be spread (safely)

this 1991 frame was spread from 126 to 130

the frame builder that spread it also spread other Cannondale frames including his own
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Old 11-07-22, 09:22 PM
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Oh my!!!

She is going to kick your ass when you get it out on the real roads but you will love every minute of it.
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Old 11-07-22, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Seeing White Lightening mounted on a trainer--- makes me so happy those cold snowy days of winter training rides are in my past!
You are a lucky man! Although it was 71 degrees today......the weather is changing quickly! I spent a good chunk of the day going over the snow blower before I went o pick this bike up.
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I had this white bike, called it the pimp-o-licious bride bike
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Back when that model came out. All of the models used the same frameset. Sometimes a different fork. That bicycle was STIFF to say the least but in my opinion probably the best one they made. Enjoy

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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
and I was going to say a lot of beer and pole dancing......
More likely you'd get some shoofly pie and a mess of scrapple
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Old 11-08-22, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
Back when that model came out. All of the models used the same frameset. Sometimes a different fork. That bicycle was STIFF to say the least but in my opinion probably the best one they made. Enjoy

John
They are definitely ready to rock RIGHT NOW, though good tires at proper pressures make a world of difference. With my 66cm SR and it's nearly-75° head tube angle, running the Vittoria Corsa 32s at something like 72/82 PSI (F/R) made it quite a decent ride, even over all the broken pavement around here. I thought the 36 spoke (straight gauge) MA40 wheels would add harshness, but they didn't. It all feels dialed. Tight, but dialed. Of course all the normal riding is acceptable, but it lives for smooth pavement and fast 90° bends. Did a few of those one night and it came alive. Great bike.
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The Amish use a wooden pole......
Aren't you worried they will see this and get offended??





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Old 11-08-22, 01:35 PM
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Aren't you worried they will see this and get offended??





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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
They are definitely ready to rock RIGHT NOW, though good tires at proper pressures make a world of difference. With my 66cm SR and it's nearly-75° head tube angle, running the Vittoria Corsa 32s at something like 72/82 PSI (F/R) made it quite a decent ride, even over all the broken pavement around here. I thought the 36 spoke (straight gauge) MA40 wheels would add harshness, but they didn't. It all feels dialed. Tight, but dialed. Of course all the normal riding is acceptable, but it lives for smooth pavement and fast 90° bends. Did a few of those one night and it came alive. Great bike.
I referbed one myself.. But its the earlier frameset. I need a Crit frame!
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Old 11-09-22, 01:22 AM
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I've been mulling over a 120mm XA stem (up from the 110mm XA I have on it now) to slow the steering a touch and proportion it a little better, but it's got crazy angles everywhere, so it kind of doesn't matter. Pretty in that classic Cannondale funky way.

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Old 11-09-22, 07:44 AM
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Okay, since we're now adding our C-dale R pictures to fender1 's thread, I'll add my '93 R600.

Mine is wearing Mavic Cosmic wheels from the mid 90s with Tufo tubular-clinchers (24mm). Despite my 220lb heft, I'm running the PSI at 80-85 rear and 70-75 front, with no issues and it provides a rather smooth ride.

At some point soon, I plan to switch the 9-speed Nashbar/microShift drive train to a 10-speed microShift compact system with a medium cage-length RD. I have all the components on hand, including a new CF seat post and Brooks CF Cambium saddle. The reduced weight should provide an increase in speed of .000001 mph in my average speed.
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Okay, I think I can answer @fender1's question:

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik...550328312.html
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik...543188412.html
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik...554154855.html

But I advise saving $25 and going for this one:
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik...545847054.html

Or pick off all of the old Cannondales in the Lancaster area:
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik...533978204.html
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Old 11-09-22, 07:59 AM
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The Lancaster area has provided me with a number of nice finds when it comes to bikes and musical instruments! Like the one posted there always seem to be a number of nice, older Cannondales out that way. Maybe because they were made not to far from there? Its 137 miles from Lancaster to Bedford, where Cannondale's were made in the early days.
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Facebook marketplace in Birdsboro, 20 miles nw of Lancaster.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...type=top_picks
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White hoods

fender1 I have some white 6400 era hoods I can drop in the mail to you, if you want them. They are in good shape. If you want them, email me your address
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Facebook marketplace in Birdsboro, 20 miles nw of Lancaster.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...type=top_picks
I contacted this seller about this bike but did not pursue it since the rear was 126. It looks really clean.
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Yeah, those overhang rear dropouts always scared me to death
JMO of course
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Yeah, those overhang rear dropouts always scared me to death
JMO of course
I've never heard of them failing or causing anyone trouble--- but of course my knowledge base is limited.

Why do they cause you concern? Really just curious.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
I've been mulling over a 120mm XA stem (up from the 110mm XA I have on it now)...
If you're in the market, I'm looking to trade this 120 for much shorter one (90-100).

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