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Cannondale R600 2.8 Aluminum - Seeking advice Please help

Old 08-04-11, 11:39 AM
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Cannondale R600 2.8 Aluminum - Seeking advice Please help

I will be the new owner of the attached bicycle and have a couple questions..

Does it look okay? Is the rear rim bent or just the tires that are deflated?

Anyone with knowledge of this bike - could it run a tire bigger than 23c? Are the wheels 700c?

Is this a good bike? Comfortable/components/etC?

I believe it has all the original 105 components and is 18spd.
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Old 08-04-11, 11:49 AM
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From what I can see, it looks like Shimano 105 -7 speed.

It can run a 25c for sure, MAYBE a 28.

Comfort is relative... These cannandales have pretty tight geometries. The aluminum frame/fork is a little jarring, but I never had a problem riding my criterium. If you are looking for a nice comfy, upright, shock-absorbing ride, this is NOT for you.

$125 is a great deal if everything is in order. I would hop on it IF IT FITS YOU. A deal like that would never last more than 5 minutes in Seattle. Rear rim doesn't look bent.
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if that is a 60 and your not buying it I want it. it looks like it needs a bit of work but for 125 it seems like a great deal

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Does anyone know if these bikes have 700c wheels?

Arrangements have been made to buy the bike thanks for your input.
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Originally Posted by bhanl0n View Post
Does anyone know if these bikes have 700c wheels?

Arrangements have been made to buy the bike thanks for your input.
Yes, it has 700c wheels. It will handle 25mm tires. Maybe not 28mms.

I have a '93 R600 and I'd say it looks identical to the one you pictured accept mine uses the somewhat rare SRAM twist shifters for road bikes. I also switched the 42 chainring to a 39, enlarged the 8 speed cassette, and added the long cage RD (still have all the original bits). I've really not ridden mine. So Bianchigirll, make me an offer. It is a 60cm and is in fantastic shape. It is ready to ride.

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Yes, it has 700c wheels. It will handle 25mm tires. Maybe not 28mms.

I have a '93 R600 and I'd say it looks identical to the one you pictured accept mine uses the somewhat rare SRAM twist shifters for road bikes. I also switched the 42 chainring to a 39, enlarged the 8 speed cassette, and added the long cage RD (still have all the original bits). I've really not ridden mine. So Bianchigirll, make me an offer. It is a 60cm and is in fantastic shape. It is ready to ride.
Great looking bike Bob!

I was really hoping to put some 32c cyclocross tires on it. I wonder if that could be done with some adjustments? It's hard to find information on these bikes and really appreciate your help!

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Go to www.vintagecannondale.com and you can find original catalogs, specs, etc.

https://66.147.244.179/~vintagm8/year/1993/1993.pdf
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Originally Posted by bhanl0n View Post
Great looking bike Bob!

I was really hoping to put some 32c cyclocross tires on it. I wonder if that could be done with some adjustments? It's hard to find information on these bikes and really appreciate your help!

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Highly unlikely unless the maker/machine botched the frame. These racing 'dales do not have such luxurious clearance.
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Welcome to the forum.

I'd pay $125 for that, all day, even if it needed a rear wheel.
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Awesome - thanks for all your input!
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