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Offline tomykay

« on: December 21, 2006, 06:49:13 pm »
Happy Holidays;Christmas,NewYear,and all others that grace us this time of year.Recently ,while doing research regarding what kind of bike to build,I came upon a deal on a newinthebox 06 T2000 that was too good to pass on.Just wondering what people with some miles on their Cannondales think of them.Any opinions?Tomas

Offline Sailariel

« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 07:13:39 pm »
Tom, You hit the Mother Lode. Super bike. I don`t own one but our local Cannondale dealer is one of my closest friends. Am getting very familiar with Cannondale. I ride vintage steel bikes.

Offline Sailariel

« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 07:14:49 pm »
A MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too..  Alex

Offline jimbeard

« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 07:34:12 pm »
Merry Christmas to all.
I have a 1998 T1000 Appox. 30,000 miles the only thing that wore out was headset @appox.15,000 miles.
  As preventive maintenance i replaced Btm brackets at 10,000 mi. . On 2nd set of wheels and 3rd set of chain rings Still using original bar-end shifters.
 Sometimes i wonder how long this frame will last before it wears out .Does anyone know how many miles to expect from a Cannonndale frame ?
Great Bike
May The Wind Be At Your Back

This message was edited by jimbeard on 12-21-06 @ 3:37 PM

Offline miles2go

« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 12:52:24 am »
My pal Mark would tell you it will last forever.

Mark's Cannondale Touring Page  The bike page mileage hasn't been updated. He has a ton of miles on this old T series.

I've always wanted one but it's just never happened.  If they made the bike with 26" wheels I'd have had one long ago.

« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 03:16:35 am by miles2go »

Offline Badger

« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 01:40:08 am »
I have had my t2000 for 6 years and it has been and is the most comfortable bike I own.  I have log about 20,000 miles on it and it is still my favorite.

Offline biker_james

« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 08:39:30 am »
My wife and I each bought a T800 in 2000. They are fantastic bikes. Ours have had a couple upgrades -we replaced the shifters this year with Ultegra, as the original Tiagras were feeling a bit sloppy, and we have both switched to Brooks Pro saddles after 3 or 4 years with the original ones. I've never met anyone on a Cannondale T800 or T2000 that wishes they had bought something else. I have met someone with a custom bike that said he wishes he'd bought a Cannondale though.
I think we must have about 25-30,000 km on our Cannondales so far. They are good for recreational riding, and absolutely marvelous when you load 50 or 60 pounds of gear on them.

Offline evolutionsurf

« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 10:31:29 pm »
Hello I recently finished a cross country ride with a cannondale touring bike and it held up wonderfully there were no problems.  the only thing was a questions was finding bike shops that would service canndondales, but luckily we didn't have to have anything worked on your bikes because they held up great.

Offline tomykay

« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2006, 12:39:54 am »
Sailariel(as in Pearson?)had it just right.MERRYCHRISTMAS!We'll talk Happy Newyear later.Thank you all so much for the feedback.More is welcome,tomas

Offline MVDan

« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2006, 10:42:48 am »
Good Morning,

I also ride a vintage steel(Nishiki) bike. I weigh about 215. Curious to know your thoughts, or even your friend who sells Cannondales, about someone my weight going to an aluminum-framed bike.
I am believing, maybe wrongly, that I need steel at my weight.
Anyone's input is GREATLY welcomed.

Thanks everyone.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

Offline ptaylor

« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2006, 11:19:57 am »
I have an aluminum frame Cannondale ST600 which I purchased new in 1992. At the time, the bike was the mid-level of their three touring bikes: they all had the same frame, but different components.

Since I bought the bike I have weighed between 190 and 240 pounds. I'm guessing I have put 15,000 to 25,000 miles on the bike. I'm guessing that 10,000 of that was loaded touring.

Other than a bunch of scratches and sloppy paint touch-up jobs, the frame is as good as new. Almost all of the components have been replaced, but I don't recall changing the chain wheels, bottom bracket or headset.

I'm 6'2 and like the stiffness of aluminum on the 24" frame. However, I recently got a suspension seat post, which I highly recommend. I think all Cannondale touring bikes come with such a post out of the box.


Offline MVDan

« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2006, 01:42:49 pm »
Thank you so much for your input. It's very helpful.

Continued good luck with your Cannondale.

Merry Christmas.

Offline Sailariel

« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2006, 03:57:09 pm »
Tom, The Pearson Ariel is one of my favorite Alberg designs. Ariel III, The boat that was our only home for 14 years is an Island Packet 31 with which we logged 80,000 nautical miles. The plan now is to learn about cycle touring and do some serious riding. After a refit we will continue cruising Ariel III and carry some new folding bikes to replace our 15 year old Stainless DAHON 3 Speeds. You can have your cake and ear it too.

Offline DaveB

« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2006, 08:05:09 pm »
the only thing was a questions was finding bike shops that would service canndondales,...

I don't understand this at all.  Bikes aren't like cars with engines, transmissions, etc. unique to a particular make.  Except for the frames, bikes all use the same components made by one of two or three mamufacturers (with the VAST majority being by Shimano) and every shop has seen them all.  ANY shop can work on almost ANY bike.  

Offline Sailariel

« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2006, 06:28:06 pm »
I don`t think your weight should pose any problem. Touring bikes usually have pretty stout wheels. 215 for an Alu. frame should be no sweat--particularly a Cannondale. Have you ever closely examined one? We are talking top shelf here. I used to weigh 210 and ride an Alu. Fuji with a carbon fork--never a problem--and that is not even a touring bike--more a racer. Now weigh 190. I use my steel bike as a commuter and errand bike.