Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-08, 10:04 PM   #1
aksnomachinechk
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Help with Cannondale Killer V500 bike upgrades

Hello,

I'm new to the forum and I'm also new to the bicycling world. I used to do it for pleasure but now I have decided to do it for fitness and to save money on gas.

I would like some help with some upgrades on a used Cannondale bike that I just bought today. It's a 1996/97 Killer V 500. I paid $250 for it and so I thought it would be pretty reasonable for me to upgrade rather than purchasing brand new.

I would like to add some upgrades to it like front and rear suspension and possibly disc brakes if at all possible, but I don't know where to begin or what to begin with ie; brand, size, etc. I would like to do this myself if possible, or would your recommend that I just take it to a bicycle shop??

Can anyone offer any advice??
aksnomachinechk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 10:19 PM   #2
FlatFender
Senior Member
 
FlatFender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Raleigh NC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
if my memory serves me right, the KillerV was a hardtail, so rear suspension cannot be added.
FlatFender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 10:21 PM   #3
aksnomachinechk
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok, how about front suspension?? Do you think that would be possible?? I only paid $250 for it so no huge loss if not.....
aksnomachinechk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-08, 10:37 PM   #4
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First, make sure it's the right size for you. None of your upgrades will matter if the bike doesn't fit.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:33 PM.