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knoregs 06-05-11 06:57 PM

Banana Cannondale
1987 Cannondale ST400

Came to me 100% original but in a neglected state. I'm pretty sure that the chain was lubed with feces so it got removed with gloves and discarded. I didn't even bother with the scrap metal bucket. The tires looked good but I didn't want to take any chances with 24 year old rubber.

Basically stripped it down to bare frame. Cleaned and polished. Replaced bearings all around. New tires, tubes, cables/housing, brake pads, bar wrap, chain, freewheel. Swapped the seatpost with a setback version. Swapped the seat with a titanium Flite. Swapped the pedals with Speedplays. Actually just borrowed the Speedplays for the inaugural ride which should be tomorrow.

I think it looks pretty good... as long as I don't look to close at my bar wrap job or the cable housing. I think I cut the rear a few inches too short. Oh well... it works.


shadoman 06-05-11 07:40 PM

I am soooo jealous. I've always loved that color.

RobbieTunes 06-05-11 07:58 PM

Yellow bikes kick it.

Bianchigirll 06-05-11 08:28 PM

Carmen called she wants her bike back

Spookeay Bird 06-05-11 08:52 PM

Too sweet!

auchencrow 06-05-11 09:26 PM

Congrats. That's a good vintage for a 'dale with a steel fork. The banana is cool. (I have an SR in mint, of the same year, and enjoy it very much.)

thook 06-06-11 02:18 PM

That rear cable's not too short. It's just the front's too long. ;)

BTW, Eddie Merckx ran his cables pretty low like that. So, I don't see it as a problem. MO, of course.

Indeed....nice bike. Always liked Cannon's.

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