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cannondale sm-600 (1988)

Bike tags: Mountain bike | 24 | suntour xc pro | ti spring
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cannondale sm-600, 1988

suntour xc-pro, mavic 317, wtb velociraptor, 32 db spokes, 2x

suntour xc-pro, maillard freewheel 12 - 24, velocity aeroheat, specialized roller rs, 32 sg spokes, 3x

suntour xcd


suntour xc-pro

suntour xc-pro

manitou Ti spring (1996)

I bought this bicycle new in 1988 and rode it lots in central California, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, and Flagstaff Arizona. We've won a couple of races and been to almost 16,000 feet. It sat for about 10 years and I just cleaned it up and built new wheels; next is a re-do of the gearing, I need lower ones now! Anyway, it's a great bike, I have always loved its ride. There are no original parts (it had the suntour xcd group with dia compe brakes) left except the cranks. The biggest mod was replacing the rear brake mounts so as to get rid of the original U-brake and replace it with the cantilever.

People who friended this bike jburnha, juicemankilla, per.k

Mod-ed canti studs?

How'd you manage to mod the aluminum to canti? ...I am working on one of these,-slowly--and the u-brake dilemma is killing me. What chainrings do you have on it right now? Great to see it 'modernized' and thanks for sharing

brake mount mod

I took advantage of the removable steel brake mounts on the Cannondale. Started with a piece of 1 inch dia aluminum bar stock and cut two pieces about 1.5 inches long. Then shaped on end so that it sat perfectly upon the seat stays (matched the profile so to speak). Then I used a square piece of 0.125 aluminum sheet and a drilled a pair holes so that it mounted on the existing (factory welded on) brake mounts. From there I figured where the new brake mounts would mount, cut them to length and mounted them on the underside of the plate. From there it was 40$ to have 'em welded, the I cut off the original ones, cleaned up the stays and there 'ya go. Guess I should'a taken some pics. Sorry about that. Let me know if you want more info.

chainrings are soon to be changed... those are(I think) 28 - 42 - 48



Sounds like you managed!--Is this why the whole frame has been stripped? (looks good) The easiest solution for me is to run 700c wheels with calipers, although it will result in a really high bottom bracket..? I'm still not sure and it is in that phase of watching Ebay for parts (rollercams if they come up, u-brakes, etc.). The 501M crank (22-32-42) from my M900 will end up on the SM500.
I dont mean to strip these MTB/ATBs of their soul, but I am just not trail-running at the moment and find functionality the highest priority.
Thanks for describing the process and sharing your lot of fine bikes

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