Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration With Sun Tour Superbe Pro - Awesome!!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle After Restoration
This week I started work on Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 with super cool Sun Tour Superbe Pro components. The Superbe Pro components are as cool as it gets in my book.  Ralph sent the Cannondale up from Texas which he should be able to ride the Cannndale when it is finished unlike the 4 months to wait here.

I think the Cannondale is about as cool as it can get with the black paint, the black Nitto stem, the black with gold band Nitto handlebars and then of course the Superbe Pro in black and gold!! Just awesome stuff!!  The Cannondale also has sew up wheels which with today's sew up tires and glues are so much nicer and easier then they where before.

I have some good memories of the Cannndales from this era, I road a 1985 ST500 for many many miles, roughly 30,000+.  I miss that bike a lot!  I modified a lot of it and converted to 700c wheels.  It road so nice.

The starting condition of the Cannondale is hard to tell with all the black color.  There are a few small chips I can see.  The frame and components are pretty dirty and dull but I think that is not a problem.  Two of the top tube brake cable brackets are broken but I saw in the box that there are 3 new brackets.  These brackets tend to break pretty easy.   I can't wait to see the results and get a chance to ride the Sr600 before it goes back to Texas!!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Handlebars

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Brake Levers

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Stem & Handlebars

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Front Brake Caliper

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Front Wheel Hub

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Front Wheel Rim

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Nitto Stem

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Superbe Headset

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before - Superbe Headset

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Before - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Fork

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
 Bicycle Before - Front Wheel Hub

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
 Bicycle Before - Top Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Bicycle Before -  Superbe Shift Levers

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
 Bicycle Before - Saddle

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Crank

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Superbe Pro Front Derailleur

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Rear Brake Caliper

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Rear Superbe Pro Derailleur

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Superbe Rear Wheel hub

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Bicycle Before - Rear Wheel Rim

I find black frames are hard to photograph but I think these turned out pretty well.  I stripped the frame of the components.  With the frame bare I see the frame is really dirty and also what looks to be paint bubbling up.  There are a few chips here and there that should be easy to match and fill if the paint is not damaged.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Head Tube - Paint damage or dirt?
The head tube is the part that worries me.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Top Tube - Broken Cable Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Top Tube Decal

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Down Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Seat Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Brake Bridge

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Chain Stays

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Drop Outs

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Fork

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Steer Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Fork Blades

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Before - Fork Drop Outs
I started the cleaning of the frame.  What looked like paint damage was very very hard and stubborn dirt.  With a good amount of cleaning it was time to work through the polishing grits.  I actually started with a very course grit that I rarely use.  With a good deal of work and patience the frame and fork polished beautifully!! Just amazing!!  The photos don't do justice to the deep luster and shine the black color has.  I am so very happy that what looked like bad paint damage was hard dirt and the paint polished so nice.  I love this stuff!!

The paint has some very subtle gold fleck that was not visible at first but very very cool!  I will fill the paint chips later on in the build.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Head Tube - Amazing!!
Love the gold head badge and black paint!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Top Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Top Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Down Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Seat Stays

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Chain Stays

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Drop Outs

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Fork

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Fork Crown

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration Frame Polished - Fork Drop Outs

The components are going to be a challenge.  The black color and the gold pieces can only be polished by hand to protect the color and finish.  The headset is also Superbe Pro and so very cool.  The chrome pieces of the headset and bottom bracket where polished on the polishing wheel. All other pieces where polished by a lot of hand work.  The chrome pieces polished beautifully!  The painted pieces polished very nice.  I replaced the bearings in the cages of the headset and bottom bracket and packed them in new grease.  Installed the headset and bottom bracket spin fantastic, so smooth!!  Best of all the headset and bottom bracket look amazing!  I am very happy with the results!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset & Bottom Bracket - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset & Bottom Bracket - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset Bearings - Packed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Pressing Headset Cups

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset Cups - Pressed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Bottom Bracket Bearings Packed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Bottom Bracket - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Bottom Bracket - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Headset & Bottom Bracket - Complete
 The stem and handlebars are so cool!  The black Nitto stem and the black Nitto handlebars.  The stem is in good shape.  I hand polished it and it turned out beautiful!  There is a small scratch on the top that I will fill when I mix the touch up paint.  The handlebars are so cool.  The gold bands are so cool.  I hand polished the center part of the handlebars and they turned out amazing.  It is hard to see how amazing with the faded black that goes under the handlebar tape.  So cool!!  Installed they look even better!!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Handlebars & Stem - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Handlebars & Stem - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Brake Lever

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Handlebars & Stem - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Handlebars - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem & Handlebars - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Handlebars - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem & Hanldebars - Installed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem & Handlebars - Installed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem - Installed


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Stem & Handlebars - Installed

As of now the brake claipers are missing a few things.  Both cap lock nuts are missing.  The front brake adjustment barrel and cable lock nut are missing.  The brake pads are from a Shimano 600 Tri color brake caliper.  For now I restored the brake calipers as I figure out what to do about the missing pieces and the brake pads.  The brake calipers are so cool!  They are Royal Gran Comps.  I broke the calipers down and cleaned all the pieces.  With the pieces cleaned I polished the chrome and alloy pieces on the polishing wheels and worked through the polishing of the black pieces by hand.  The brake calipers really turned out nice!  They will be perfect when I figure out what to do about the missing pieces.  I love this stuff!!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Royal Gran Comp Calipers - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Brake Calipers - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
 Royal Gran Comp 
Calipers - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Royal Gran Comp Calipers - Complete for now.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Front Brake Caliper - Installed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Rear Brake Caliper - Installed
 Now is the really cool stuff, the Sun Tour Superbe Pro derailleurs.  As off now I only have the front derailleur done.  It took a good deal of cleaning and flushing of the pivot points to get clean and function smooth.  With the front derailleur cleaned I worked through the polishing grits by hand and polished the silver pieces on the polishing wheels.  The front derailleur turned out amazing!  I am super happy with the results!  The rear derailleur to come.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Superbe Pro Derailleur - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Superbe Pro Front Derailleur - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Superbe Pro Front Derailleur - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Superbe Front Derailleur - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  Superbe Pro Front Derailleur - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
 Superbe Pro 
Front Derailleur - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  
Superbe Pro Front Derailleur - Complete


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration  
Superbe Pro Front Derailleur - Installed


The rear derailleur is so cool but it took a while to get restored.  I cleaned all of the pieces very carefully as the decals names on it are very delicate and fall apart a little.  The cleaning went okay, as hard as I tried some of the decals flaked off.  With the pieces cleaned I polished all the chrome pieces on the polishing wheels and all the gold and black pieces by hand.  Everything really polished nice, both polishing wheels and by hand.  Assembled with new grease and all the pivot points lubricated the derailleur function super smooth.  When mixing a touch up paint for the frame I will also fill a few very small chips on the rear derailleur.  Over all so far I am really happy with the rear derailleur.  I lost the photo of the rear derailleur polished before assembly.


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Derailleur - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Derailleur - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Suntou Superbe Derailleur - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Derailleur - Installed

The shift levers are very cool Superbe levers too.  I cleaned all the pieces and then polished some of the silver pieces on the polishing wheels.  The levers and the gold piece I had to very carefully polish by hand so the gold tone would not polish away.  The gold tone already was faded so it had to be really careful.  The shift levers with the points greased and installed work so smooth.  These shift levers just feel awesome when trying them.  I love this stuff.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Superbe Shift Levers - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Superbe Shift Levers - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration 
Superbe Shift Levers - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Superbe Shift Levers - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Superbe Shift Levers - Complete

The seat post and saddle are in ok starting shape.  For now I have only completed the seat post.  The seat post went through the sonic cleaners and then was polished by hand.  The seat post really polished nice by hand.  Installed it looks great.


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Saddle & Seat Post - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post - Installed

The crank is just crazy cool!  A Suntour all in black.  The crank does have a few nicks and scratches and some wear in the chain ring teeth.  I don't think the wear is to bad but we will see when a chain is installed.  Usually wear in a chain ring doesn't cause problems but wear in a rear cog causes a lot of problems.  

I disassembled the crank and worked on cleaning the pieces by hand and with the sonic cleaner.  With the pieces cleaned I polished all the silver chrome pieces on the polishing wheels.  The black pieces I polished by hand.  It took a long time and a lot of work but the black pieces polished beautifully!!  Assembled and installed the crank looks amazing!  I am very happy with the results.  We will see about the wear when we get farther along.


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Installed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Crank - Installed

The wheels are very cool.  Sew up rims and Superbe wheel hubs.  The hubs are not cartridge bearings but they are probably just before them.  I disassembled the hubs and cleaned out all the old grease.  With the hubs and rims cleaned I worked through polishing by hand.  A very time consuming process but every second was worth it.  The hubs looks amazing and the rims are perfect.

I installed new bearings and pressed the bearing cages in place.  With the cages in place I packed in new grease.  The wheels are so cool and now spin super super smooth.  You can always tell high end wheels just by the feel of spinning the axle in your hand.  So cool!  Tires still need to be chosen.


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Hub - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Hub - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Rim - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Hub - Old Grease

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Hub - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel Rim - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Axle Pieces - Ready

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
New Rear Wheel Bearings

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Wheel - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Hub - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Rim - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Hub - Old Grease

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Hub - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Rim - Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel Bearings - Packed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Wheel - Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Wheels - Complete

More to come soon.  The brake levers are still being worked on.  Then the freewheel, pie plate, pedals and then wire the bike.


I should have updated the post sooner.  I have been frustrated looking for an adjustment barrel for one of the brake calipers.  Everything I cam across would not fit.  Eventually a friend sent one from Minnesota that was close and I was able to modify it.  But that will come lower in the post.

I like the shift levers a lot.  they are gritty and sticky but very cool.  There was some rust on the end screws that proved difficult to remove.  The actual lever could only be polished very lightly to save some of the gold color. With everything cleaned and polished I lubricated all the areas and installed the levers.  The levers turned out very nice and function very smooth.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Shift Levers Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Shift Lever Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Shift Lever Exploded

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Shift Levers Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Shift Levers Complete

The saddle looks a little rough but it really isn't in to bad of shape.  The seat post is very very nice.  I cleaned the seat post and then polished the black paint.  The seat post turned out very nice.  A very nice quality seat post.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post - Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post Polished

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Seat Post Installed

The brake levers are very nice early aro levers.  I gave the levers a deep cleaning, lubricated the pivot points and treat the brake lever hoods.  The brake elvers turned out very nice!  The last thing on the levers was I touched up a few paint scratches.  The levers look great installed!


Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Brake Levers Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Brake Levers Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Brake Levers Installed

At this time I installed the new sew up style tires.  These are a fairly good look to match the originals with the tan walls.  I think the tires really start to bring the look of Cannondale together.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
New Tires

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Front Tire Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Tire Complete
Below is the adjustment barrel a friend sent.  It had thick enough walls I could cut some of to fit the brake caliper arm.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
New Adjustment Barrel

With the barrel found it was time to wire the bike.  I chose metallic gold cable housings, I think they are just enough and the right accent for the Cannondale.  Goes very well with the all black bike and the gold trim on the derailleurs.

I am still working on finding the photos for one step.  They are here somewhere or I will take new photos.  The three replacement top tube cable guides that Ralph had ended up being bad.  They where very brittle and the plastic are deteriorating. I decided to use the three original cable guides.  They where in good shape other then the broken pins that go into the frame.  I made new little pins and combined the pins with strong epoxy and clamped the brackets to the frame.  After the epoxy cured I removed the clamps.  The brackets turned out nice and should hold great. Will find those photos.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
New Gold Cable Housing & Cables

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Brakes Wired

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Brake Wired

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Rear Brake Wired
I thought a lot about the handlebar tape.  Something in a gold color, maybe silver or dark gray.  I figured the only color that works with the Cannondale is black!  Got to keep the black out look and highlight the gold housings and derailleurs.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
New Handlebar Tape

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Handlebar Tape Complete

Next are the pedals.  The pedals still spin very smooth.  I gave the pedals a good cleaning and lubricating.  I am currently looking for a good touch up paint match to just top them off a little.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Pedals Before

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Pedals Complete
I installed the chain this morning.  I am missing some photos that I am going to retake and post. I really wanted to test ride the Cannondale today but it has been raining all day and had some nasty hail in there.  I am hoping tomorrow I can give the Cannondale a good test ride and take the final photos.

A final photo of the new chain going on.  The drive train is very smooth!

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Chain Installed

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Chain Installed
 That completes the Cannondale.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete

I had to lower the saddle a long ways on the Cannondale which is unusual for me being 6'4".  When I got the saddle in a good position and leveled the saddle it was a lot better.  I also noticed when adjusting and in the final photos a little tab sticking down from under the saddle.  That got glued back down today.  So now on to the test ride. (Which I made really long!)  The Cannondale road fantastic, absolutely fantastic!! I could be happy on this bike for the rest of my life if it was the only bike I was aloud to own! But it has to go back to Texas.  

The Superbe Pro components are just like butter!  They feel so smooth and easy and tight.  The shifting is so sharp and smooth at the same time!  It has that feeling of bike components that are as nice and as well made as possible.  The feel you get from Dura Ace components, they just have a feel of quality.  I am impressed beyond impressed!  The wheels and new tires feel great and are very fast but then they should be very fast at 140 psi! 

I am very happy with the way the Cannondale turned out visually.  The all black and then just the metallic gold cable housings and decal are perfect.  The perfect amount of accent for all the black!  The paint chips in the frame cleaned and filled very nice.  The original rear brake cable guides came out nice and the modification with epoxy and pins turned out very strong and they look good.  

The weather is suppose to be nice tomorrow so one more "test" ride before packing the Cannondale up for its return home to Texas.

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete Handlebars

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Stem & Handlebars

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Brake Caliper

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Wheel Hub

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Wheel Rim

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Stem

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Handlebars

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Head Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Half

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Top Tube

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Saddle

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Bottom Bracket

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Drive Train

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Derailleur

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Crank

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Seat Area

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Brake Caliper

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Derailleur

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Wheel Hub

Ralph's 1986 Cannondale SR600 Restoration
Bicycle Complete
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