Urban/Utility: August 2009 Archives

Cannondale Touring Bike

This was a very nice surprise I stumbled onto via a Craigslist ad.  With this picture:cdale_touring_ad_photo.jpg...and the words Cannondale loaded touring bicycle.  It turns out the bike was not only my size, but in remarkably great condition with complete upgrades of all running components (Deore, etc.) and a full set of racks, panniers, a couple alternate-gearing rear gear sets, a 6-speed era shimano freewheel tool and a new chain.  I will update this with more information as I gather it, but I'm looking foward to putting this bike through its intended paces doing some light touring this fall. 

I believe this bike started out as a 1990 T400, but with virtually all the components being changed, it's hard to tell for certain.  As photographed, it's geared like a goat;  it was set up for some serious loaded touring in the Colorado Rockies and parts of Canada.


cdlae_touring_RD.jpg  cdale_touring_crank.jpg   cdale_touring_bars_front.jpg   cdale_touring_rack_spare_spokes.jpg   cdale_touring_bars_computer.jpg
cdale_touring_front_non_drive.jpgand, with bags and the front rack.....
old GPS....cdale_compass.jpg   new GPS...cdale_loaded_gps.jpg