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Old 05-20-24, 08:45 AM
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Big Blue joins the pack.

Got this 1985 Cannondale SR300 very cheap (under $50.00) and it INCLUDED the downtube shifter assembly (with the hard to find throughbolt) and FD hanger. Headset and forks (non original) included). I had a full early 90s Dura Ace set w/ bar end shifters. I'll swap in the headset some other time. Nitto Olympiade bars, Nitto Technomic Blue stem (spare for the Cannondale Crest). I haven't taped the bars, as I may swap in a different stem. Selle Turbo (white) on order. Rides great. Yes, I'm that tall. EDIT**I took these in the middle of adjusting the brakes, so yes, I know the front pad is crooked.




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Old 05-20-24, 08:56 AM
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85 Cannondales shed their paint (powdercoat?) in chunks - how is it that that one looks so good? Nice color.
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Something about that brake bridge is very satisfying. Beautiful bike! Enjoy the ride.
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Very nice!!!
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It's the taper, leading to the bulbous opening. I think the fact that it's semi spherical that makes it eye catching.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
85 Cannondales shed their paint (powdercoat?) in chunks - how is it that that one looks so good? Nice color.
I always thought Cannondales had fine paint jobs. This is my 1985 ST 400:

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That's a beauty, I wish I had the original forks. Those look like nutted brake calipers.
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Originally Posted by chiefkurtz
That's a beauty, I wish I had the original forks. Those look like nutted brake calipers.
Yeah they're Shimano 600 nutted calipers. The bike came to me with all the original Shimano 600 goodies but I swapped out the derailleurs, crank, and wheels
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