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My one and only ride...(9 posts)

My one and only ride...jtferraro
Oct 16, 2002 6:57 AM
Here's my bike w/its 26" x 1" road tires. Naturally, I have another set of wheels w/26" x 2" knobbies for mountain biking. Anyway, it's a '95 Cannondale F700(which I received in July '94). I've really only used it for mountain biking up until this year. This year, however, I've done two centuries(might be doing a 3rd Sunday) and have even started commuting to work on it. I've also spent some cash upgrading components this season, too. I guess you can say I'm still trying to decide on which road bike to purchase and still trying to save a few more bucks. I'm partial to Cannondale since I've been very pleased w/this one and thus am considering the '03 R2000. Trek's OCLV's are also VERY enticing. We'll see...

Check this site out for Cannondale road bikeLook381i
Oct 16, 2002 9:44 AM

Have no idea about the reliability of the company, but the prices are almost too good to be true even for discontinued models.
Thanks,but Cdale won't warranty them and these are old models.nmjtferraro
Oct 16, 2002 11:45 AM
I know, but at those prices the frame is free. . . (nm)Look381i
Oct 16, 2002 1:02 PM
re: My one and only ride...curtybirdychopper
Oct 16, 2002 12:16 PM
that used to look like my mtn bike. its a sad sight really, but it was my only option too. i have a 94 m700 cdale, similar to yours.

I meant to post to encourage the road bike purchase. i thought i was doing fine with my 100psi 26x1.25 tires on the mtn bike doing short road rides, but road bikes are in another league of comfort, speed, efficiency etc. good luck with your decision; for my price range, i went with a trek 2200 and am very happy with it.
Hah - sad sight, eh? ;-)jtferraro
Oct 16, 2002 1:01 PM
I know, I know...and am glad you can understand. I can't wait to experience the "comfort, speed, and efficiency" you're talking about! Also glad to hear you've been happy w/your Trek!

Look at Specialized Sirrus or Giant Cypress SXwink
Oct 16, 2002 6:18 PM
I bet you would like either the Sirrus or the new Cypress SX, basically they are flat bar road bikes. You can even get the Sirrus with Shimano 105 set up. I have a Sirrus that I put in over 3000 miles the last 18 months or so, a couple of centuries, great for fitness riding. I saw the new Giant Cypress SX and it really looks cool. FYI
Thanks, but I'm lookin' for a real road bike. (nm)jtferraro
Oct 16, 2002 8:38 PM
Oct 17, 2002 11:47 AM
***** It may be a scam. Check out my thread in the "Hot Deals" section. *****

Also, I may have to post a picture of my Litespeed Obe Ti Mountain bike that has the same Hutchinson 26x1s