My 1987 Cannondale Tourer. Bought with all it's original spec ( which is for sale! ) and a dream to ride. Size is 27" center to center.
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This is it in " racer " form.
( nine speed Dura Ace hubs-to take regular 8 speed cassettes-with square taper Dura Ace chainset, Shimano 600 rear mech )
Ooh, lovely ancient aluminium!
( those brake levers are going soon for a set of Shimano 600s, Brooks leather bar tape, original headset didn't even need new bearings! )
( the brakes HAD TO go. Single pivot calipers were not stopping my big 18 stone arse so I drilled out the bridge-oh stop wincing, it'll be fine-to take modern Ultegra long-drops )
( this is the beast in work/touring mode, Cannondale wheels, XT 737 chainset, 28mm tyres and Tortec rack...rides like a dream! )
( lots was needed to persuade the rack-and other things of the 21st century-to fit this 23 year old Cannondale but it was worth it. )
The new steed.
( goes like a dream and the old Longstaff-click subtitle below-is retiring to Ireland and my girlfriend's dad's farm house where I'll use it on holidays there. )