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ST400 for my mom

Old 07-14-10, 06:36 AM
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ST400 for my mom

Posted a pic of this in the Catch of the Day thread, but figured I'd start a topic anyways.

This slightly neglected and rusty ST400 showed up on our work classifieds as not much more than "small Cannondale Road bike". About 15 people were waiting on the seller to provide photos, so I bought it sight unseen. Thinking it could be a nice upgrade for my wife or to get my mom into a road bike, it was worth jumping on. The price was only $60, so I figured why not! Ended up too small for my wife though. So, bike for mom!

It had some decent rust on parts that could rust. Brake calipers are still in need of help - I swapped them with some older ones I had laying around. But, overall the bike wasn't in bad shape. I still need to rid the wheels of all oxidation, but they don't look awful as is. With new parts and a few pieces, I have about $110 into it total. She rides, shifts, and brakes perfectly now.

My mom's definitely excited to get her first road bike. I don't get many opportunities to give back to my parents, so hopefully it works out for her. She enjoys riding her MTB with slicks, so I'm guessing she'll like this.

But anyways, pics, some before...

...and after. I need to get more pics once the wheels are fully cleaned up.

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Old 07-14-10, 08:16 AM
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You got a great deal, and it cleaned up beautifully. And WOW is that bike tiny!
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Well done! Of all the common LBS brands, around here, Cannondale gets the most market support. People will buy just about anything Cannondale. Trek is next. I have had several of the Cannondale touring bikes, they're great.
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Wow, One great bike for less than 150 dollars into it. Her first road bike and it gets to be a cannondale. Lucky Mom and with a great frame of mind behind the gift. I gave my Mom and step-father a pair of bikes that I don't think hey have even ridden once. Lol. Good luck and great job!
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