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Old 08-01-11, 01:48 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-01-11, 01:56 PM   #2
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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.
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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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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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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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