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Old 08-27-12, 10:58 AM
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New/Old Retro Classic Rider in Nashville


I am a 45 year old getting back into cycling. I've been off for five years. I used to ride my old rigid mountain bike on the Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta, and had a great time. But when I moved to Nashville in 2007, I stopped. Then I gained about 40 pounds.

I got back into it a couple of months ago. Cycling, some weight training, and eating right resulted in a loss of 53 pounds. I found a 1987 Cannondale SR-400 "Team Comp" at a garage sale for $85. The previous owner had upgraded everything to Shimano 600, and it's got Mavic MA-40 wheels. I've never ridden a road bike before, but this one feels great to me - extremely rigid, zero flex in any plane, and when I pedal it hard, it flies.

I'd still like a new road bike, but instead, I decided to ride this retro Cannondale for a year and improve the rider rather than the bike. Then we'll see next year...
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Old 08-27-12, 11:01 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums from a Texas road rider.

Sounds like you have a great bike.

Got any pics to share?

Found this info.

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Old 08-27-12, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to Bike Forums! Seems like the C'dale will serve you well to get you into the sport.
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