Cannondale T700

Although it was marketted in 1993 as a touring bike, this Cannondale T700 is probably more accurately classified as an 'all-arounder'. It has many of the touring goodies like rack mounts, fender stay eyelets, chain hanger, pump peg, cantilever style brake bosses, and attachments for three water bottle cages.

But it lacks clearance for touring size tires with fenders. As shown in the image below there is adequate room for fenders and 32mm tires. Larger tires will fit, but only at the expense of the fenders.

The only remaining original parts are frame, fork, headset, and seat clamp. It is currently set up to fullfil the roles of commuter/randonneur with occasional gravel rides. The original fork is made of steel, over 900 grams,  threaded, and uses a one inch steerer. The frame is aluminum with an oversize downtube. Rear spacing is 135mm. The chain stays are about 45cm in length.

Major Components:

  • Shimano Sora 8 speed downtube shifters
  • Shimano FC-R600 46/34 compact crankset (designed for 10 speed drivetrains)
  • Crankbrothers Eggbeater 3 pedals (this model has the roller bearing)
  • Shimano XT RD-739 rear derailleur
  • Shimano 600 36 hole hubs laced to Mavic Open 4CD rims
  • Shimano 12-32 tooth XT cassette
  • Velo Orange hammered aluminum fenders - 700c x 45mm


Cannondale T700 in commuter/randoneur trim