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    1990 Cannondale Black Lightning

    Hey all-
    I just buttered up this classic Cannondale. The specs are:

    Model SR500 - Criterium 3.0 aluminum racing frame
    Original Suntour Edge components - Nitto Stem and aluminum drop bars
    All the consumable parts have been replaced - Upgraded saddle

    I have some before and after pics for ya.

    DSC07324_edited-1.jpgIMG_2777.jpg
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    are you measuring to the top of the seat tube? I think they only measure to the center of the ST/TT junction but I could be (and likely I am) wrong. I also think the size is in the serial number.

    it looks nice, and these sometimes sell for a decent amount. unfortunately this is not the, IMHO, the nicer of the two different ones.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    Thanks for the look and the tip, BG. The bike is big - that's how I size 'em

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    Top O' the Seat Tube, BG. That one looks like a 62.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Top O' the Seat Tube, BG. That one looks like a 62.
    Close- by that measurement, it's about 64. I bought it from the original owner in "left in my backyard" condition, full of chips in the paint. My restore ran over budget, but I wanted everything on there to be new. I coulda saved about a thousand bucks putting old crusty replaceables on there.

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    A thousand bucks?

    Could have found a complete low mileage Black Lightning for less than that.

    However, I'm sure they would have been scarce the moment you started looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
    A thousand bucks?

    Could have found a complete low mileage Black Lightning for less than that.

    However, I'm sure they would have been scarce the moment you started looking
    Haha, I was exaggerating about the cost of replacement stuff. I spent around $170 for a nice vintage wheelset, tires, tubes, chain, , cassette, seat, cables + housing, and grip tape. Struggled to keep it at a good price point, and I ended up selling it to someone who was looking to go out riding a gargantuan frame, who would benefit from the full service and restore that I labored over.

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