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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:26 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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I was looking for a small sized road bike for Valerie, my girlfriend. I wanted something "old's cool", not a modern plastic bike with horrible decals.
Brad found that on ebay and I won it.
So, in the beginning of october, We received that bike, in a very clean shape. All shimano 600 groupo. I only changed the saddle and the "guidoline" for brooks leather, and I need to use 700c wheels, because I had some problem with the original 27".
Now, Valerie loves this bike :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Thats very nice, looks like one of thir touring bikes that they did so well, they were designed for racks and mudguards/fenders.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:52 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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ST for "Touring"
It's a touring bike with long chainstays and holes for fenders and racks.
The first bike made by cannondale was a touring bike, in 1983. The diameters of the tubes are smaller and the bike is not too hard for riding (in comparison with the 3.0 criterium series :wink: )

Perhaps, wood fenders…


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:38 pm 
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That sure is purty....

I knew Cannondale made some nice bikes :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Nice 'Dale, mate. Girlfriend must be quite happy!

One question though, any problems fitting the 700c's on it?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:04 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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No problem for fitting 700". You need long enough caliper for the brake pads. The difference between 700c and 27" is only 3 or 4mm. Not a lot, but when you need some tires or rims, 700 is easier :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:35 pm 
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I have a similar 1986 ST 500 frame, it's sitting around the house waiting for the right parts and was wondering if I would have to go for 27 instead. Thanks man.


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