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This Cannondale Criterium Series Is Killing Me

Old 08-01-14, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name
I'd say that's a good start. Also make sure all bits are torqued to spec - pedals (with grease), chainring bolts (with Teflon tape), crank bolts, etc. Does the creaking occur both when seated and standing? Many sounds can perform a ventriloquist act with the BB/shell. Seat clamp and binder bolts are also worth checking.

Glad to hear that the chain went on vacation on the down-side of the hill rather than up-side. And without drama!
Thanks for the advice and guidance. I'll get on this and report back ASAP.
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"Black Lightning"

Regret I sold this one
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...and while you're at it, grease the seatpost again. Yes, the seatpost.
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Regret I sold this one
Yeah, I would too.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
...and while you're at it, grease the seatpost again. Yes, the seatpost.
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Yeah, I would too.
Great idea. Will do!

P.S. Waiting for a new SRAM chain and additional Missing Links to arrive in the mail.
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All's good here in NH, Cannondale Crit wise! Pulled the cranks, pedals and ISIS BB. Added more grease and torqued to specs. Reinstalled the chain and a SRAM connector link. Up and down the street a few times and all seems good. No more creaking.

While I was at it I installed the microSHIFT RD so I'm now running a fully matched shifting system. I'll try to get a picture up soon.

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
All's good here in NH, Cannondale Crit wise! Pulled the cranks, pedals and ISIS BB. Added more grease and torqued to specs. Reinstalled the chain and a SRAM connector link. Up and down the street a few times and all seems good. No more creaking.

While I was at it I installed the microSHIFT RD so I'm now running a fully matched shifting system. I'll try to get a picture up soon.

Thanks all!
What did you add the grease to?
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
What did you add the grease to?
Threads on the BB cups, crank arm bolts, and pedal spindle posts. Also the splines on the ISIS BB. Finally where the BB cartridge fits into the left side cup, and the seat post. Everything is well lubed and ready to roll again.

So why will I probably ride this and not the R600 this afternoon?



Mrs. PB wants to go for a ride on the Rail Trail with friends this afternoon. Think "very leisurely." At least I'll be pedaling.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Threads on the BB cups, crank arm bolts, and pedal spindle posts. Also the splines on the ISIS BB. Finally where the BB cartridge fits into the left side cup, and the seat post. Everything is well lubed and ready to roll again.

So why will I probably ride this and not the R600 this afternoon?



Mrs. PB wants to go for a ride on the Rail Trail with friends this afternoon. Think "very leisurely." At least I'll be pedaling.
Right, got it. That's what I'd guessed. And yes, better leave the R home for that one.
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First ride of the spring and CRITter gets the honors. Tackled a 1.5 winding hill that I was pleasantly surprised to survive first time out. I love this bike. The descent was a little reserved this time due to the sections of pavement with cascading water from snowmelt.

Here are the tweaks and changes from last year:

-Vittoria Rubino PSIII 23's
-Indexed shifters
-New pedals
-Fizik Pave' seat

Cannondale Criterium Series, harsh ride? Listen, staring at it hanging on the wall all winter.....THAT was harsh.
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Those Vittoria Pro III's are very nice tires!

Taking my '88 SR 500 out on a 48 miler tomorrow.
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@OldsCOOL on going out for a ride in early/mid March in MI!

I did my first NH ride on Monday since January 1st. I took a Schwinn because it had fenders for the snow melt and wet sand. I think the bike was happier then me to get out of the house!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
@OldsCOOL on going out for a ride in early/mid March in MI!

I did my first NH ride on Monday since January 1st. I took a Schwinn because it had fenders for the snow melt and wet sand. I think the bike was happier then me to get out of the house!
When I got home I grabbed a bucket and sloshed the bike good. Had me some splatter up the back of the cycling jacket....which will be worn proudly.
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I picked up this one from a used-bike shop the other day, paid a bit more than I usually would (paid 300) because of the rare model, low mileage and almost-total originality of the factory build, plus because I love the 7sp Athena gruppo.

Today is wet out, so will keep the first ride short after replacing the weird white non-stock handlebar.

I'll put a longer stem on while I'm at it since the bike is small for me and the 74-degree headtube angle should allow good neutral steering with a quite-long stem.

Seattube angle is laid back a bit at only 73 degrees, conspiring with the 56cm toptube to make this one feel small.


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This Cannondale Criterium Series Is Killing Me

@dddd money well spent!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
@dddd money well spent!
Thanks, Bob, it was only $100 for each of the three still-intact top-tube cable guides!

The first quick ride impressed me, seems the previous owner or the shop put a quite-decent tune-up on the thing, and the toe clips are adjustable (I almost never use clip pedals).
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Very nice!
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Revelation time. Criterium's are notoriously twitchy with that steep 74.25deg headtube angle. This is even more noticeable the first few early season rides. While reviewing geometry measurements at the vintagecannondale site I was intrigued by wheelbase measurements. I have a 54cm frame with the shorter 53cm's wheelbase of 38.17". The standard criterium wheelbase for the 54.5cm frame is 38.47. Interesting situation when considering the use of semi-vertical dropouts. Why the .30" difference? The aftermarket Sakae Fx aluminum fork is my guess. And yes, could also add to the beastly nature of this interesting frameset.

Steady as she goes.
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I'll bet it rides like it's dechained.

Sharp bike.
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Well, I bought the frame I talked about in another thread. It was my first craigslist purchase. It was filthy and disgusting, and took a lot of cleaning, but with the exception of two paint chips it looks good now. An SR400.
I don't worry about groups, as I know what I usually like to put on my road bikes. This is running a friction only eight speed, it shifts nicely. I might have to get a new front derailleur, or go the easier route and put round chainrings on it. I really like the bio pace though.



Its a pretty stiff ride. To be honest, it feels almost exactly like my Schwinn 974 in how it climbs and rides. But as I really like the Schwinn, wont complain.
Its sort of wimpy to be running a triple, but look at the terrain in the picture. They built the town on as flat an area as they could find. And, with that super stiff frame combined with the extreme butter gear, I whipped up some really good hills pretty fast.
Working on a different seat post, as the shocked post is over a pound. Just got to do some more polishing on one I have. I am wanting to find some double pivots for it as well.

One thing I am a little worried about, is those cantilever drops. I am 220 pounds, and wonder about hitting bumps and the like.

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Thought I'd throw the wife's USA made r600 single speed into the mix. She loves riding it to the swapmeets....lol.
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Well, I bought the frame I talked about in another thread. It was my first craigslist purchase. It was filthy and disgusting, and took a lot of cleaning, but with the exception of two paint chips it looks good now. An SR400.
I don't worry about groups, as I know what I usually like to put on my road bikes. This is running a friction only eight speed, it shifts nicely. I might have to get a new front derailleur, or go the easier route and put round chainrings on it. I really like the bio pace though.



Its a pretty stiff ride. To be honest, it feels almost exactly like my Schwinn 974 in how it climbs and rides. But as I really like the Schwinn, wont complain.
Its sort of wimpy to be running a triple, but look at the terrain in the picture. They built the town on as flat an area as they could find. And, with that super stiff frame combined with the extreme butter gear, I whipped up some really good hills pretty fast.
Working on a different seat post, as the shocked post is over a pound. Just got to do some more polishing on one I have. I am wanting to find some double pivots for it as well.

One thing I am a little worried about, is those cantilever drops. I am 220 pounds, and wonder about hitting bumps and the like.
Handsome bike! There are others on this thread that say the same about their 974's. We have similar terrain and I have been tempted to go with a compact double. These bikes can climb.
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@shipwreck, great looking C-Dale! Don't worry about your weight. It will be fine. While I'm now in the 220s, I rode my '93 R600 2.8 when I was pushing 300lbs without issue. I also have a '96 SR500 with Headshok (runs the same canti-stays), and again no issues when I was that heavy.

And have you ever seen NH roads? Winter does a number on them.
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I picked up this one from a used-bike shop the other day, paid a bit more than I usually would (paid 300) because of the rare model, low mileage and almost-total originality of the factory build, plus because I love the 7sp Athena gruppo.

Today is wet out, so will keep the first ride short after replacing the weird white non-stock handlebar.

I'll put a longer stem on while I'm at it since the bike is small for me and the 74-degree headtube angle should allow good neutral steering with a quite-long stem.

Seattube angle is laid back a bit at only 73 degrees, conspiring with the 56cm toptube to make this one feel small.


So cool! Cannondales with factory Campy, I doubt you will see another on the road!
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