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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    How do you define semi abandoned?
    It looked as if the guy I bought it from was not really in to bicycles but more into flipping things he thinks he could turn a buck on. So I figured I saved it and gave it new life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squachie View Post
    I scored this semi abandoned 1993 Specialized Rockhopper Comp, just needed some TLC and some mods to suit my tasteAttachment 362048Attachment 362049Attachment 362050Attachment 362051Attachment 362052Attachment 362053Attachment 362054
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    Thank you 69tr6r, After doing some research the 1993 rockhopper comp was about the best as far as components being full Deore LX. But being a thumbie guy I put DeoreXT thumbies and DeoreDX hubs to Mavic xc717 rims

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    Found this a few days ago. 1990-ish Cannondale Black Lightning frame that's been heavily upgraded. Shimano Ultegra components all the way around including Ultegra flight deck shifters. Someone in a past life invested some major bucks to get this bike light as a feather... then let it sit in a garage for 20 years. Picture shows it as found. It will need a thorough going over when the weather warms up. A tad tall for me... but for $20 I'm not complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopbianchi View Post
    Found this a few days ago. 1990-ish Cannondale Black Lightning frame that's been heavily upgraded. Shimano Ultegra components all the way around including Ultegra flight deck shifters. Someone in a past life invested some major bucks to get this bike light as a feather... then let it sit in a garage for 20 years. Picture shows it as found. It will need a thorough going over when the weather warms up. A tad tall for me... but for $20 I'm not complaining.

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    Deal of the month, congrats! Take some better photos and post on th Cannondale or BL thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jopbianchi View Post
    Found this a few days ago. 1990-ish Cannondale Black Lightning frame that's been heavily upgraded. Shimano Ultegra components all the way around including Ultegra flight deck shifters. Someone in a past life invested some major bucks to get this bike light as a feather... then let it sit in a garage for 20 years. Picture shows it as found. It will need a thorough going over when the weather warms up. A tad tall for me... but for $20 I'm not complaining.

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    You think it's light now, wait till you take those pedals off.. nice score btw


    Edit: I can't quite tell in the pic but it looks like those might be the Ultegra shifter name plates that are crazy hard to find. The last new set I saw on ebay went for close to $70 if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jopbianchi View Post
    Found this a few days ago. 1990-ish Cannondale Black Lightning frame that's been heavily upgraded. Shimano Ultegra components all the way around including Ultegra flight deck shifters. Someone in a past life invested some major bucks to get this bike light as a feather... then let it sit in a garage for 20 years. Picture shows it as found. It will need a thorough going over when the weather warms up. A tad tall for me... but for $20 I'm not complaining.

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    Holy Smokes, what a deal!

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    Think how much less drag there would be if the brake cables were under the bar tape...
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    Twenty Bucks?? Great score. Welcome to the Black Lightning club. Clean it up and ride it like you stole it, because you did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    Twenty Bucks?? Great score. Welcome to the Black Lightning club. Clean it up and ride it like you stole it, because you did!
    I appreciate the comments and great finding fellow enthusiasts who really appreciate such a find. My "non cycling" family and friends think I'm halfway insane for hauling such stuff home... but it's who I am and what I do.

    I got lucky last year and picked up a 1989 Bianchi Premio for $30 in similar shape needing a good tune and cleanup. I've always dreamed of finding a Cannondale aluminum road bike cheap. I never dreamed of finding one outfitted so well for next to nothing.

    All of the cables are going under new bar wrap at first opportunity. I was thinking about keeping the first generation Look pedals on the bike. Bad idea?

    Anyone know what something like this might be worth with the Ultegra upgrades? I hate to sell it... but it is a tad big for me (60cm I believe) and would be hard to justify keeping if it really has some serious value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopbianchi View Post
    I appreciate the comments and great finding fellow enthusiasts who really appreciate such a find. My "non cycling" family and friends think I'm halfway insane for hauling such stuff home... but it's who I am and what I do.

    I got lucky last year and picked up a 1989 Bianchi Premio for $30 in similar shape needing a good tune and cleanup. I've always dreamed of finding a Cannondale aluminum road bike cheap. I never dreamed of finding one outfitted so well for next to nothing.

    All of the cables are going under new bar wrap at first opportunity. I was thinking about keeping the first generation Look pedals on the bike. Bad idea?

    Anyone know what something like this might be worth with the Ultegra upgrades? I hate to sell it... but it is a tad big for me (60cm I believe) and would be hard to justify keeping if it really has some serious value.
    Yes that is a great deal. I gladly paid $300 for my bone stock Black Lightning a couple of years ago. I'd say it's worth about $25 because it is not original anymore.. I'll help you out though and give you $50 for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopbianchi View Post
    I was thinking about keeping the first generation Look pedals on the bike. Bad idea?
    Not if you don't mind the extra POUND they add.
    I'm not pokey, but I'm certainly not speedy... sorta half-fast, I guess...

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    Quite the score. If it doesn't fit I'd part it out, keep some of the better parts, and sell the rest.

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    Attachment 362705I just got this one! Fast bike! No flex! Greased Black Lightning!

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    I was pleased to pick up these two this past week, both locally but separately, for quite cheap.

    The 1993 Miayta 512 appears to be all stock - a mix of Shimano Exage (300 FD, 500 RD) and Sugino cranks, which seem to be somewhat of an insult (at least in terms of weight) to the splined, triple-butted frame. I'm wondering how much lighter this thing can be with even a slight upgrade in components, considering that it's heavier than expected for what i figure should be a 'relatively light' frame. Could be a fun city commuter with some fenders ...

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    I'm guessing the Diamondback Expert TG is about the same year as the Miyata (early 90's?) based on the paint and the full RX100 group. It's Tange OS, with a Tioga Prestige stem. Anyone know exactly which Tange tubing this would be? ... I scanned the interweb and some earlier threads here on BF but couldn't seem to find much conclusive. I'm sure the paint on this is polarizing for most, but I'm definitely a fan. Unfortunately the rear rim appears to be bent beyond repair ... which brings up the question of whether that simply invites a new wheel / wheelset, or a leap towards upgrading to another speed or two with bar ends or some brifters (I'm not the biggest fan of DT shifters) ...

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    The good news is that they both appear to be in great cosmetic and mechanical shape (even though I haven't even had a chance to really get them on the road yet). The bad news is that they're both my size, and the stable is already way too big ...

    Btw, can anyone tell me how to get pics taken vertically to not show up horizontally when posting them? Apologies for that ...

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    Good used wheels are plentiful, and 7 speed will cost you less (everyone wants 8/9/10 speed).

    On the STI front, Shimano reintroduced the 7 speed shifter, the set will cost you less than $100 on Amazon, those are a great deal.

    Want to spend more $$$? Then go with 8 speed, I prefer either 7400 Dura Ace or 6400 tricolor 600. Will cost you about 4X to make that move.

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    A few crappy pics of my the Nobilette I picked up today (batteries died in camera) after some quality time with my frame table and a frame block. the frame was tweaked pretty good, i was sure I would have to replace the bottom tube. But.. nope nice and straight with no ripples! Yayy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalnmetal View Post
    I'm guessing the Diamondback Expert TG is about the same year as the Miyata (early 90's?) based on the paint and the full RX100 group. It's Tange OS, with a Tioga Prestige stem. Anyone know exactly which Tange tubing this would be? ... I scanned the interweb and some earlier threads here on BF but couldn't seem to find much conclusive. I'm sure the paint on this is polarizing for most, but I'm definitely a fan. Unfortunately the rear rim appears to be bent beyond repair ... which brings up the question of whether that simply invites a new wheel / wheelset, or a leap towards upgrading to another speed or two with bar ends or some brifters (I'm not the biggest fan of DT shifters) ...

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    The good news is that they both appear to be in great cosmetic and mechanical shape (even though I haven't even had a chance to really get them on the road yet). The bad news is that they're both my size, and the stable is already way too big ...
    My Expert TG had 105, and semi aero rims IIRC. They were also known to pop spokes, and mine would pop one every 10-12 miles until I rebuilt the wheels. Never broke another afterwards. Something about that bike was magical. I could ride it one handed for blocks! Rock steady, and seemed to hold a line at speed unless forced off center. Loved that bike, but needed to sell it.,,,,BD

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    I can't match that Cannondale Black Lightning steal-of-a-deal, but I thought I did OK.

    Picked up a 2000 Trek 5200 OCLV US Postal 56cm frame for $60. Frame only, no matching fork. Finish is satisfactory, with wear and rub marks in the paint that will need attention.
    Has a Dura Ace Octalink BB, Dura Ace DT cable stops, and a Cane Creek C2 aheadset. It needs a 1" fork though. If I don't get back my NOS Kestrel EMS fork (long sad story, those who are informed already know) , I'll need to find a decent old one...and a 1" C2 fork race.

    Yes, I am venturing into the realm of Carbon Fiber.


    Edit: Correction, it's a 5500 OCLV.
    And I ended up buying from the seller, a Reynolds Ouzo Comp fork that was mounted on the frame. I now have the crown race and a complete frameset. Too bad it's still not the stock fork, but I'm all set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WNG View Post
    I can't match that Cannondale Black Lightning steal-of-a-deal, but I thought I did OK.

    Picked up a 2000 Trek 5200 OCLV US Postal 56cm frame for $60. Frame only, no matching fork. Finish is satisfactory, with wear and rub marks in the paint that will need attention.
    Has a Dura Ace Octalink BB, Dura Ace DT cable stops, and a Cane Creek C2 aheadset. It needs a 1" fork though. If I don't get back my NOS Kestrel EMS fork (long sad story, those who are informed already know) , I'll need to find a decent old one...and a 1" C2 fork race.

    Yes, I am venturing into the realm of Carbon Fiber.
    So lucky. My size and price range. I'd strip the paint off and build her up weight weenie style.
    Trek 5200, 15ish pounds:

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    It needs a set of blue/silver logo Flashpoints.,,,,BD


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    That black 5200 is hot! Hmmm, not a fan of the Priority Mail box livery of the frame, may consider a new look.

    Flashpoint wheels look $$$$!
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    They were made by Zipp, so you're pretty much correct.,,,,BD

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    93 (i think) Diamondback Axis TT.. titanium frame with modern carbon fork.. looking forward to this build

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    Very nice Ti!
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