This is a 1988 Cannondale SR 500 in White with Blue decals. It is a 24″ / 60cm / Large (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) TIG welded Aluminum frame with a Tange Mangalloy Steel fork. The stand over height is 32.5″ directly in front of the saddle. 

There are 12 speeds available through the two ring Shimano 105 alloy crank with Biopace chainrings (52/42t), 170mm alloy crank arms with Look clip in pedals and the 6 gear (13-24t) Shimano freewheel. 

The rear derailleur is a Shimano 105 and the front is also a Shimano 105. Shifting is through Downtube Mounted Shimano 105 Indexed Shifters.

Both wheels are Wolber hard anodized alloy 700c rims drilled for Presta valves laced to quick release 32 hole alloy Shimano 105 hubs. Both wheels have brand new Continental Gatorskin 700x23c black wall tires.

Braking is handled by Shimano 105 side pulls with quick release. The brake levers are Shimano 105 alloy aero levers. 

The Velo black vinyl saddle saddle with is mounted to an alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube. 

Modolo Anatomic Alloy handlebars are mounted to a blue Nitro alloy stem. The stem is not frozen in the steering tube.

There is a blue bottle cage on the down tube and bosses for one on the seat tube.

The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.

Hand built by Cannondale in their Bedford, Pennsylvania factory when Cannondales were still made in the USA. Featuring their Criterium geometry which has shorter chainstays and a steeper head tube for quicker handling. Nice components on a well taken care of bicycle. Probably best suited for someone 6’0-6’3″.

For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.

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