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 Post subject: CANNONDALE ST400 1987
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:55 pm 
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There it was abandoned on Ebay, I had an SR500 BITD so this was my chance. Anyway I'll let the pics do the talking. It weighs 10.1kgs. Try playing Frank Stallone's "Save me darling I am down but I am Far from over" in the background whilst you check the before and afters.



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........................ here goes, lot's of money later...




Here's the transformation



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Panniers cleaned up lubbly
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:06 am 
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Hmm, not sure on that....

I presume the frame is a touring frame? Is that a brake bridge on the seatstays? I'd have to fit some centre pulls to make use of that. I'd replace the wheels with some chunky clinchers and fit some mudguards. Probably replace the tape and saddle with black.....ha each to their own :)

I like the mtb though and kudos to you for putting it back on the road.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:51 am 
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Tel wrote:
Hmm, not sure on that....

I presume the frame is a touring frame? Is that a brake bridge on the seatstays? I'd have to fit some centre pulls to make use of that. I'd replace the wheels with some chunky clinchers and fit some mudguards. Probably replace the tape and saddle with black.....ha each to their own :)

I like the mtb though and kudos to you for putting it back on the road.


It can be used for touring (as it was previously set up) it's what was known as a sports bike. Here's how Cannondale saw it. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:35 pm 
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Very nice!

I restored a white 1987 ST400 in size XS a while ago:

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It was really tiny, with 27" wheels. More photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjvv8h84


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:22 pm 
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jaknudsen wrote:
Very nice!

I restored a white 1987 ST400 in size XS a while ago:

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It was really tiny, with 27" wheels. More photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjvv8h84



that looks all sorts of wrong dimension wise. but top work chaps.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:49 am 
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Thanks! And I agree, of course.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:58 pm 
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im gonna get me a cannondale one day, for years they turned their back on steel and carbon and grew bigger.
they always passed the reviews on build quality really well,so ive got to get that ticket !


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