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Upgrade of Cannondale R400(4 posts)

Upgrade of Cannondale R400Mark Trulock
Jul 6, 2003 3:46 AM
I crashed my Cannondale R600 last week, its totaled. An uninsured motorist pulled out in front of me. So a new bike is an unplanned expense. I thought that I would get a Cannondale R400 since it has the same CAAD4 frame, and upgrade some key parts. I guess the key question is if components with 2000 miles on them are better than new components of lesser quality. I was thinking of using the Shimano 105 shifters and rear derailleur. Any thoughts?
re: Upgrade of Cannondale R400Akirasho
Jul 6, 2003 11:45 AM
... what salvaged components do you have if any?

... what components (assumming complete bike) come with the R400 you're looking at?

Be the bike.
re: Upgrade of Cannondale R400Leroy
Jul 6, 2003 8:07 PM
If the 105 gear is off the wrecked bike and it's usable, then by all means use it. That's what I'd do. I transfer parts from frame to frame all the time. In fact I think about every part on my two main bikes except maybe the daytona front der. on my cannondale have come off other bikes I no longer have.
re: Upgrade of Cannondale R400Mark Trulock
Jul 8, 2003 3:44 AM
Thanks for the info. Swapping parts seems like the best plan. The guys at the bike shop "On The Route" in Chicago will swap out the usable parts from my old bike.
Thanks Again