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    What to do with original equipment?

    I have a rare Cannondale 1998 Silk Path 900 (top of the line C'dale hybrid in 98) that has had a complete 100% change out (read major upgrade) of hardware and want opinions on what to do with the OEM hardware. Do I keep it, or sell it, give/recycle back to???

    The original gear is in excellent, near mint condition and so is the frame. Most of it has no label or other identification so it is not easily recognized, but was never modified or repaired. C'dale had a way of building bikes with quality gear but with no knowledge of the specific group level, it will probably be difficult, if not impossible, to part out. The bike, with the OEM stuff, is a time stamp and I appreciate the cultural value and meaning of 'original'. It is only original once.

    What to do?

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    It sounds like you're leaning in the direction of hanging onto the oem gear with an eye on returning it to stock condition someday, and that would be my preference as well. I've upgraded several bikes and then decided to get rid of them later on, but I return them to their original form first.

    It's a reasonable plan if you've got the storage space.

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    +1 to Chris...it isn't valuable enough to part it out and it's porbably more valuable to you and on the original bike. Hang on to it until the day comes to restore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    +1 to Chris...it isn't valuable enough to part it out and it's porbably more valuable to you and on the original bike. Hang on to it until the day comes to restore it.
    +1. The day to restore it will come when you buy a new frame and move all the new components over.

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    +1. All OEM stuff taken from upgraded bikes gets put in an individual labeled box and stored in the barn.
    "Where you come from is gone;
    where you are headed weren't never there;
    and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."

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    box it up and ship it to me. I will take good care of it for you

    according to this it looks like RX100 and mostly CODA stuff with bit of Kalloy mixed in

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    I keep original parts in boxes in the basement but if someone came along with a bare frame or incorrect restoration that he wanted to make like new, I wouldn't have any qualms about selling him the set. It sorta rescues his bike so there's no lost karma.
    I have spoken.

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    Boxed and labeled. Keep until the time when you inevitably want to put it back to stock.
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    There are no plans here to restore a bike to it's OEM components in the future.
    The groups are pulled, and put in boxes, eventually to be sold, lost, or given away.
    That's just how it turns out, despite knowing that it's a good idea to keep them around.

    My niche, I guess, is a bunch of frames I like, upgraded to drivetrains I prefer over the original.
    They all get ridden regularly, look fine, and seem to still be "vintage" (old) to the youngsters I'm around.

    I still build and rehab bikes with their OEM stuff. It's fun to bring a neglected bike "back" to it's former fine form.
    Almost all of it is done on bikes I don't own or am fixing up for someone.

    Certain components still get used. It's hard to give up great hubs/rims combinations.
    On those, a repack/retrue/retension makes 'em "new." 105 single pivots and 600 tricolor calipers, I keep around.
    Any RSX brifters that come here, stay here, reserved for upgrading "mostly OEM" bikes to modern shifting.

    I've been fairly good at doling out components I don't use. If I don't use it in 2 months, it's game to go.

    I garner more satisfaction sending, for example, a NR shifter/FD/RD set to someone who will use it, than keeping it.

    Lately, I've realized that larger riders are often well served on many older OEM wheel sets.
    Swap the freehub/swap the hub, and they're able to get excellent, strong wheelsets that roll like silk when properly re-done.

    I try to use every part of the animal.
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    I have Campy stuff I pulled off mounted to a board and hung on the wall like art. It's not being used, it doesn't get in the way, I can find it if I want to, and I can put it back if I want.
    Totaly cheap wieght weenie. Totaly cheap bike snob. But I love Italian hand made stuff. 84' Ciocc, 85' Raleigh Super Course, 96' Sakae Litage, 2000 Lemond Maillot Jaune,
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    If you really want to do yourself a favor, clean and re-lube the parts before putting them on ice. When you open the box in the future, it will be like just your birthday.

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