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Old 03-26-2020, 11:12 AM
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I had the blue SR600. What a rocket! I picked up this 1990 ST600 a few years ago. A spirited sport/tourer. Also makes a good gravel bike.

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Old 03-26-2020, 11:39 AM
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I had the blue SR600. What a rocket! I picked up this 1990 ST600 a few years ago. A spirited sport/tourer. Also makes a good gravel bike.

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Nice

I think Cannondale may have had the best non-metallic color red of the bunch.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:11 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Very cool.
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I broke a few but I can't remember how many. Nothing catastrophic to cause a crash, dropout at least twice, after that it's foggy. The 3.0 Criterium frame was a beast, I weighed about 140 at the time and I kind of suffered with it. The 2.8 Road frame came out and it was a lot nicer to me. IIRC, around 89 or so I started getting frames with the aluminum fork, SR maybe, those completely changed the bike's personality.
I assume the dropout failures were on the cantilevered 3.0 and 2.8 frames.

All but the lowest models came with the SR fork starting in 1989. In the 90s Cannondale switched to the Sub1 AL fork, not sure who made it. The first carbon fork appeared in 1995, with the lower models continuing to have AL forks for a few years. Last road models to have AL forks were the 1997-1998 R500s. In those years everything above was carbon and everything below was steel. Steel continued on the lower end road models through 2001.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:22 PM
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I had the blue SR600. What a rocket! I picked up this 1990 ST600 a few years ago. A spirited sport/tourer. Also makes a good gravel bike.
I have a very similar 1988 ST700. Catalog just lists the color as Red, while your 1990 is called Inferno Red. Main difference between the two is that yours has cantilever brakes and mine has Shimano 600 calipers.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:28 PM
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Nice

I think Cannondale may have had the best non-metallic color red of the bunch.
They had several reds. The one that is most common is Viper Red, which is what was used on the Saeco team bikes and some years of the Volvo bikes. Viper Red is a bit lighter/orangier than some of the earlier reds. Here's my Viper Red 1993 M800.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:53 PM
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This is so great. I was inspired to pull mine off the wall in the garage. This was my first race bike and I was racing as a 14/15 year old junior. Won the state RR and TT on it in 1986. Haven't ridden it in forever but I still have it. Just took these pictures this evening. Couldn't tell you why I put the Tange sticker on - must have thought it was funny

Thanks to Oliver's site this looks like the 8th frame of 1985.










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This 88 ST all-arounder gets ridden mostly out of state when surface quality or elevation can be surprising. Everything from gravel in eastern Washington state to the hills of the Driftless Area & Thunder Ridge. With the loss of those travel events, it's gone back into regular rotation. Probably owned and built a dozen or more of these ST's (and easily three times as many SR's) and 88 is the fave year. This powder coated one has a compact Sugino crank, 10 speed Ultegra hubs laced to Open Pro's, Tektro braking system, DA downtube shifters, Deore FD & RD, Cannondale C3 bars, stem and seatpost.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:47 AM
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Here is an ‘85 Black Lightning.

It’s primarily a trainer or utility bike these days.

Many years of use - and the stiffest most unforgiving thing I’ve ever owned!
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This is the bike that got me hooked on cycling. I purchased it in the spring of 1989 at the PX while stationed in Germany. Over time I upgraded every part, given the components on it this pic was likely taken in the fall of '89.

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This is the bike that got me hooked on cycling. I purchased it in the spring of 1989 at the PX while stationed in Germany. Over time I upgraded every part, given the components on it this pic was likely taken in the fall of '89.

I had those same Scott Bars and loved them.
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This 88 ST all-arounder gets ridden mostly out of state when surface quality or elevation can be surprising. Everything from gravel in eastern Washington state to the hills of the Driftless Area & Thunder Ridge. With the loss of those travel events, it's gone back into regular rotation. Probably owned and built a dozen or more of these ST's (and easily three times as many SR's) and 88 is the fave year. This powder coated one has a compact Sugino crank, 10 speed Ultegra hubs laced to Open Pro's, Tektro braking system, DA downtube shifters, Deore FD & RD, Cannondale C3 bars, stem and seatpost.
If you guys don't already know it, RCCARDR is The Cannondale Master.
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I had the blue SR600. What a rocket! I picked up this 1990 ST600 a few years ago. A spirited sport/tourer. Also makes a good gravel bike.

IMG_0052r by Robert Copple, on Flickr

My first “gravel” bike was a repurposed ST600. It fit a 42mm knobby up front and a 35mm knobby in the rear. Worked great!


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