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1986 Custom Cannondale Track 1/1

Recently acquired this one of a kind custom Cannondale track bike from a kind owner in the Twin Cities. Here's the story of the bike after a great chat with the seller: This is a 1986 Cannondale SR400. The frame was given custom track dropouts from a welder at Cannondale (as seen with the initials 'RH' stamped into the frame) in the late 80's/early 90's (exact date unknown). The bike was ridden at the National Sports Center velodrome in Blaine, Minnesota, by a local legend racer in Minnesota. At the time, rumor has it that this was the lightest bike in the state. I believe it, as it weighs in at 15lbs/6.8kgs without pedals. The bike is equipped with Suntour Cyclone cranks and hubs, which I think was the original components on the '86 SR400. Matrix ISO C-11 rims, Sakae Modolo bars with original ribbon tape, and a chopped Campagnolo seatpost (which may be my favorite part). The seller acquired this bike from his old coach who had the bike in storage for many years. Current seller decided to part ways and lend the bike to a new home. The bike is scary fast. I've gotten some good rides on it but for the time being it will be hung on the wall. A true relic and honor to own a bike that holds a piece in Minnesota track racing history and carries numerous stories with it.

Frame:
1986 custom welded Cannondale SR400

Fork/Headset:
Cannondale / Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Suntour Cyclone

Handlebars/Stem:
Sakae Modolo

Saddle/Seatpost:
Aurora / chopped Campagnolo

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Matrix ISO C-11 / Suntour

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Matrix ISO C-11 / Suntour

Accessories:
Original ribbon bar tape, Original NSC sticker

Added by AidanDillon. Last updated 5 months ago.

3 Comments

halloweenpumpkin

halloweenpumpkin says:

sick one.

Posted 5 months ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

That's fucking crazy how they just filled in the original road drop-out and brazed on a set of horizontal track drop-outs below them! I know that King Kog in Brooklyn has an experimental Cannondale track frameset where the track drop outs bolt into a port where the seat and chain stays meet. Amazing piece of cycling history here.

Posted 5 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 5 months ago