There is something about the silhouette of a Cannondale that will always make me turn a shade of green—those oversized tubes, the suicidal looking dropouts, the seamless welds… they speak of an American elegance and ruggedness unachievable by any other make. That ‘Handbuilt in the USA’ sticker, however is what makes early ‘Dales so highly sought after.
This is the beloved ride of Angelo Calilap, a keen photographer you may have seen the work of around the blogs. His 1992 Cannondale Track has been through a couple of different cockpit variations, but is now looking comfortable wth risers and that gorgeous Nitto Pearl 9 stem. To me, the lines are stunning, and I imagine it must roll pretty smoothly as well, with the tried and tested Phil Wood hubs / Velocity Deep V combination. Angelo’s running a 49:18 ratio, rotating around Campagnolo Record pista cranks and ring, perfect for Jersey City cruising.