Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 153
  1. #51
    aka: Dr. Cannondale rccardr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    My Bikes
    I'd rather not count how many, thank you
    Posts
    2,030
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I also want a Black Lightning...... 63cm frame..... the Batmobile on two wheels...
    Ask and ye shall find: I have a black 62 cm 85 SR frame in storage and can have it powder coated, then build it up with a nice black Truvativ (compact crank)/Shimano (FD/RD/DT or STI shifters)/Tektro (brakes and if DT brake levers)/Mavic (rims on black hubs) combo with a black stem, Selle Italia black saddle and carbon seatpost. Evil looking, better performance than new, will last a lifetime.
    Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...

  2. #52
    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    northern michigan
    My Bikes
    '88 Cannondale Criterium
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by oldbikenewbike View Post
    I also want a Black Lightning...... 63cm frame..... the Batmobile on two wheels...
    Did you see the 60 on Ebay for 299.00?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-B...item45ffbcf7ae
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

  3. #53
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Ask and ye shall find: I have a black 62 cm 85 SR frame in storage and can have it powder coated, then build it up with a nice black Truvativ (compact crank)/Shimano (FD/RD/DT or STI shifters)/Tektro (brakes and if DT brake levers)/Mavic (rims on black hubs) combo with a black stem, Selle Italia black saddle and carbon seatpost. Evil looking, better performance than new, will last a lifetime.
    I appreciate the offer, but I'm looking for a later ('89) with a 3.0 frame like on my Criterium. Also, I'd like it to be all original as I'm a purist at heart! Thanks anyway!!

  4. #54
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    Did you see the 60 on Ebay for 299.00?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-B...item45ffbcf7ae
    I did see, thanks. But it's a tad to short. My Criterium is a 63cm frame.

  5. #55
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Boulder County, CO
    My Bikes
    '89 66cm Cannondale 3.0, '92 22" Cannondale M2000, '92 JxL Cannondale R1000 Tandem, '86 Cannondale ST800 27" (68.5cm) Touring bike w/Superbe Pro components and Phil Wood hubs.
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never had a Black Lightning, I don't think Cannondale made that bike in the big sizes they made the ST tourers in.

    However, I've been thinking of having one of my STs redone as a Black Lightning. It wouldn't work for me because of strength, but if I didn't need outlier components I'd use a gold anodized Mavic stem and gold anodized Mavic bars. I actually sold both on eBay years ago, and one or the other was going on Black Lightning by the buyer, the other ended up in Japan. Very rare stuff, but not all that expensive when you find it. For derailleurs I'd go with the gold Superbe Pro special edition. That would pop. Apparently even some Mafac brakes were gold anodized. Peter White in 2006 said he rec'd gold anodized bars and stems from Nitto. Might still have both, still listing the stems for sale. I doubt you'll ever find a pair that aren't tubulars but Mavic also made gold anodized rims.

    The black and gold Superbe Pro components were justMADE for the Black Lightning. I mean they are perfect (hubs, seatpost, shifters, derailleurs etc.):

    http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/...285200%29.html

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/assembl...ve/2909442510/

    http://the-bici.com/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=532

    http://velospace.org/node/39727
    Last edited by mtnbke; 01-06-12 at 01:55 AM.

  6. #56
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Boulder County, CO
    My Bikes
    '89 66cm Cannondale 3.0, '92 22" Cannondale M2000, '92 JxL Cannondale R1000 Tandem, '86 Cannondale ST800 27" (68.5cm) Touring bike w/Superbe Pro components and Phil Wood hubs.
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On that note would someone with a Black Lightning be willing to put together a really comprehensive image gallery of the frame/decals on Picassa or Flickr? I want to see how much it would be to get decals made up for restorations of these. Mine will be fake (27" frame) but the decals might help the rest of you with these who want to restore 'em. I'll do powdercoat, then clear coat spray (not powder) over the decals. Maybe just go with naked decals to save moolah.

    Thanks.

  7. #57
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Slow going lately. I've been able to put some miles on the Lightning. It needs a seat adjustment. I just wanted to show you guys the wheel set now that I've stripped the decals. These decals were very thin. I removed them with acetone.

    I know they're not very special, but they are the first step in converting the bike to STI. I am looking for various 5700 105 parts at this time.
    Last edited by supafast213; 01-22-12 at 02:00 PM.

  8. #58
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I finally got a chance to wheel the Lightning out for some decent pics




    I centered up the front wheel dish. It was never quite right.


    Check out the rear tire clearance. I have the wheel slightly lower than the pocket in the dropouts. The new wheel set will get some conti ultra race tires that will fit nicely. Sorry for the messy bike. The irrigation sprinklers on my ride today seemed to water the road more than the plants.

  9. #59
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just a quick update and a question.
    I got my front DR today. It's also 105 5700. I will get the decal off tomorrow.


    Does anyone know the measurements needed to get the correct headset for a late 80's Cannondale SR800? Any suggestions on a good long term replacement? Mine seems to be a little shagged...

  10. #60
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finally, some more updates on my conversion of the Black Lightning.
    The bike came with a 5700 105 RD. I have acquired a new cassette, chain, and 5700 105 FD. I also needed a new set of brake pads (the pads on the bike were original to 1987). I picked up some 5700 pads at my LBS today. I had a chance to pull the bottom bracket. I wanted to put some fresh grease in while I searched for a new one. It is missing a ball on one side. I resembled reluctantly, solidifying my resolve to use a brand new one.






    Next on deck is a new crank set and BB. I'm also waiting on the "to good to be true" cheap 105 5700 black brifters. If you have some, let me know......
    Last edited by supafast213; 03-15-12 at 07:24 PM.

  11. #61
    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    northern michigan
    My Bikes
    '88 Cannondale Criterium
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Absolutely villainous.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

  12. #62
    WNG
    WNG is offline
    Spin Forest! Spin! WNG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Arrid Zone-a
    My Bikes
    I used to have many. And I Will again.
    Posts
    5,907
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Darth Vader would like his bike back please.
    “You meet the nicest people on two wheels!"
    "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~Albert Einstein

  13. #63
    aka: Dr. Cannondale rccardr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    My Bikes
    I'd rather not count how many, thank you
    Posts
    2,030
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He'll have to catch Batman first.
    Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...

  14. #64
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ran across a pleasant surprise last night. The suntour indexed shifting seems to work well with my 10 speed cassette. I think I set the selector ring for "ultra" freewheels. The indexing is needed to counter the high spring rates on the modern RD. The RD was fighting the shifter in the bigger cogs and would pull itself back to the smaller cogs. This is good news because the budget for this build cannot absorb a new set of brifters for a while. Now I can focus my efforts on a new set of tires.
    I'm not completely thrilled about the machined side walls on the wheels, however, the new pads on the machined rim stop great and are now silent.

  15. #65
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wiped the bike down after my ride today, so I wheeled it outside to take some pics with a better camera. (Note, the grass has not been cut since the "before" pic, apologies from the OP.)












    I think my BB is shot. It started clicking pretty severely today. I have an offer pending on a 5700 crankset and BB. We'll have to see how that goes.
    I decided to put off using brifters on this build for a while. I am looking at getting some new brake levers to use while I find a good deal on brifters.


    I like the hood design on this lever. I doesn't seem as tortuous as the ones on the bike now.

  16. #66
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, the mailman was good to me today. He brought me a set of new brake levers and some Cinelli cork tape. I decided to go with Tektro levers very similar to the ones posted above. The VERY OLD bar tape was a bear to remove, but carb cleaner won the war. The anodized bars have a cool spiral pattern to them. Unfortunately, it will be covered in tape.


    One pleasant surprise was the gold banding on the borders of the center bar sleeve. These were covered in tape. Once I removed the LH tape, I realized that the original owner was covering up a blem. I don't know how to fix that scratch and the one on the stem.


    Before I quit for the night, I mocked up the new brakes to see how they would look. I can't say they look any better than a nice aero lever, but I hope they are more comfortable.


    Oh yeah, I swapped seats with one of my other bikes to see how it works. I used the Brooks Swift off the Fuji. It seems to go well with the black and gold scheme. What do you think?

  17. #67
    Senior Member reducedfatoreo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New York, NY
    My Bikes
    1985 Cannondale SR900, 2001 Cannondale R600 CAAD4
    Posts
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RFC View Post
    Lawn Darts! Cool! When my mother passed, my sister threw my Lawn Darts away out of some sense of safety. I still want a set. One of the best products liability examples of all time.
    A little off-topic, but they *were* in the first post. Also known as Jarts. The recall on these things was hilarious.




  18. #68
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by reducedfatoreo View Post
    A little off-topic, but they *were* in the first post. Also known as Jarts. The recall on these things was hilarious.
    We used to throw them over the house.

  19. #69
    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    northern michigan
    My Bikes
    '88 Cannondale Criterium
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cats havent been safe since.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

  20. #70
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had the chance to rewrap the bars today. Here is my result...







  21. #71
    Senior Member Drillium Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA - Center of the Universe
    My Bikes
    69 Masi Special, 71 Mondia Special, 74 Colnago Super, 78 Colnago Super, 78 Medici, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 85 Casati Perfection, 85 Spinella (Olympia), 02 Bill Davidson custom
    Posts
    4,857
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Fantastic results each time you upgrade Love the gold pinstripe action going on at the bar sleeve. That is one stealthy, bad-ass looking bike!

    What's the ride report say?

    DD
    My Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

    "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close"

  22. #72
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks DD. I was ready to roll this morning but it rained last night and it's still pretty wet out there. I need to make a seat adjustment, but my adjuster screw is cracked and doesn't give me the range I need with the Brooks. So far, the mods have all given me positive results. The tricky part was keeping the bike ride-able through the entire process. It got a little fuzzy when it had a 6 speed freewheel, 7 speed shifters, 8 speed chain, and 10 speed derailleurs.
    The most important mods have been in the areas where I touch the bike. I picked up some proper riding shoes and pedals (HUGE DIFFERENCE) and the new brake levers are way more comfy. The seat is still in question. I like the way it looks but it needs some adjustment.
    We've still got tires, crank, and bottom bracket to go.

  23. #73
    Senior Member supafast213's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just scored a great deal on a set of 5700 105 cranks! (Black of course) It doesn't come with a bottom bracket. All of my bikes have had C+V BBs. I need some advise on which external BB I should get. Of course, the cups should be black.

  24. #74
    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    northern michigan
    My Bikes
    '88 Cannondale Criterium
    Posts
    4,712
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by supafast213 View Post
    I just scored a great deal on a set of 5700 105 cranks! (Black of course) It doesn't come with a bottom bracket. All of my bikes have had C+V BBs. I need some advise on which external BB I should get. Of course, the cups should be black.
    It better be black!!
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

  25. #75
    Panasonic Nut ZeRinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Plymouth, MN
    My Bikes
    2000 Pinarello Paris | Panasonics: '88 DX-5000 / '88 DX-4000 / '88 MC-5500 (sold) / '86 Team America / '86 Team Japan (2) / '85 Team / '84 DX-4000 (sold) / '91 PR-6000 / '89 PICS Team Custom / '83 AR-6000 Aero / '89 DX-1000 / '89 Team MC Custom (sold
    Posts
    599
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jar351 View Post
    I briefly owned the previous year's equivalent to the Black Lightning, the '86 SR800, which came with the original all black Superbe Pro groupset in great shape. It was one helluva bike, but at the time I was new to road biking and I didn't know sh*t about bike fit so I sold it because I thought it was too small for me. I realize now that it actually fit me quite well and these days whenever I see a black C'dale, I'm overwhelmed with regret. Congrats on your new acquisition. Enjoy it!
    Black Superbe Pro... oh, the drooling is uncontrollable!
    Founder, Panasonic Bicycles Virtual Museum
    The Panasonics: Too many to list? /// The Pinarello: '00 Pinarello Paris

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •