Sunday, January 29, 2012
1996 Cannondale H200
1996 Cannondale H200 Hybrid we refurbished here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
This Cannondale H200 hybrid was manufactured in the hey days of cannondale. Cannondale had huge success with it's mountain bikes in the 90's and started making hybrids as well as this market segment was growing fast as it appealed to people looking for a sturdy frame and upright rising position but were also looking for a road bike since most of their riding would be on paved roads rather than single track and dirt.
this Cannondale H200 was a typical find for us, it was stored for a long time and bought from an elder guy who rarely ever rode it. We replaced the bottom bracket, which is usually where manufacturers save money but apart from a few cables and brake pads (these tend to dry over the years and become hard as stones) and a dtandard tune up, it was good to go and snapped by a gentleman who drove from a suburb about 45 minutes away from the store looking for a bike he could ride with his son on weekends but didn't wan't to buy a new bike for a dozen rides a year. When we started selling bikes we thought our customers will be only commuters, students and young professional but as the word got out, we started selling used bikes to family people from the over hundred suburbs around Boston who couldn't find a decent used bike near them and were not interested in buying a used bike and fixing it buy themselves. for us, it;s a great segment of intelligent, educated and experienced individuals who truly appreciate our work and see Bike Boom for what it really is: Honest, affordable, safe bikes and a great alternative to buying a new bike.