|I have an 18 year old Cannondale SR400 that has 130 mm between the rear dropouts. I know that this bike came with a 6 SP. freewheel. It has 7 indexed speeds now. Is there any reason I could'nt move up to a 9 speed setup. I'm on a $400 budget and I put a cu||Soul-Tez|
Feb 4, 2003 4:56 PM
Feb 4, 2003 7:54 PM
|I've got one sitting in my basement gathering dust. It is 126mm spacing for sure. 6 and 7 speed wheels are 126.|
|hey, buddy, it sounds like some dumb@$$ spread the dropouts, and||Rusty McNasty|
Feb 5, 2003 5:45 AM
|now the frame is ready to break at any second.|
|It can be done||JimP|
Feb 5, 2003 6:09 AM
|I upgraded an SR600 of about that age to 9speed several years ago. The rear axle fit was tight but I didn't have to stretch the frame so you can do it. Another poster has mentioned the bone-rattling frame you have and I do concur. My old C'dale is now on a wind trainer and I am much more comfortable riding on a carbon fibre frame. I would check the total costs of upgrading versus the cost of a good used bike. My bike club has postings every month for people who want bikes and want to sell bikes. That might be another source for you to check.
|Save your money||pmf1|
Feb 6, 2003 11:16 AM
|I had a R400 years ago. It came with 7-speed RX-100 components (unpainted 105). It had 126 mm spacing ... all of those 3.0 frames did including yours.
I had some old 8-speed Ultegra stuff laying around from a bike I converted to 9-speed Dura Ace. I put it on the R400. It worked, but not perfectly. The drop outs had to be sprad apart by hand to get the rear wheel in. The rear wheel did not center. In fact is was way over to one side, but didn't (barely) rub the chain stay. It worked Ok for about two years and then the rear drop out broke off. At that point, I pitched it. It was a horrible bike anyway.