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Old 10-08-07, 11:47 PM   #1
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My New Project Bike

Long story short...This bike was given away to a friend when its owner graduated college. The bike was used a few times last year, and ended up in another friend's backyard where it stayed untouched for 7 or 8 months. I picked it up today for the low low price of picking it up from the backyard and taking it home.

My plan is to turn it into a SS and ride it on some trails in the area(you ReCycles folks'll have to let me join you sometime ).

This is as much as I know about it so far. It's a Cannondale F600. The components are in crappy shape, but not totally shot, but it doesn't really matter since i'm ditching the derailleurs and gears anyways. The brakes are a little rough and need new cables and possibly new pads, but they're usuable. The triple chainring up front is dumb as hell. It's a one piece chainring with three sizes on it if that makes sense. In other words...3 chainrings machined from one piece of metal. So stupid.

I'm planning on cutting down the bars cause they're craazzzy wide.

Anyways I'm rambling. Can anyone tell me the year of this bike? I looked through the cannondale archives and couldn't find an F600 with the same weird frame design.




The bike is 3/4 of the way stripped of parts and hanging upsidedown in my shed/storage area outside draining out as much water as I can get it to drain through the seat tube.

My goal for the next few days it to finish stripping it, take the BB out to see if it's any good still (i'm guessing no based on the amount of water that has drained so far.)

I've heard that Cannondale's use a lot of weird factory specific parts/sizes. Is there anything odd I"m going to run into as I turn her into a SS machine?

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Old 10-09-07, 12:39 AM   #2
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idk, but that looks like a POS.
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Old 10-09-07, 07:48 AM   #3
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Is that a 94 delta V frame?
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Old 10-09-07, 08:07 AM   #4
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should be fun once it's fixed up, enjoy!
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Old 10-09-07, 09:23 AM   #5
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That is an interesting looking bike, to say the least! It just looks like something I could impale myself on. The stem looks like it would make a good javelin to the solar plexus... Is it just my lack of knowledge about this particular style of fork, or does it look bent? I have just never seen a fork that had built-in rake.
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Old 10-09-07, 09:57 AM   #6
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Is it just my lack of knowledge about this particular style of fork, or does it look bent? I have just never seen a fork that had built-in rake.
Pretty much all (if not all) rigid forks (which this basically is below the shock) have rake.

That bike is probably a '98 or '99.
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Old 10-09-07, 10:14 AM   #7
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gotcha, I just haven't worked on a rigid since my bmx days, and even then I don't think my fork had rake since it was a flatland specific fork.
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I'm relearning so much about mountain bikes as I search ebay, etc for parts. I haven't been into mountain bikes since about 1998 or so. I've been into road bikes and fixed gear commuting for the last two years or so though.
I've learned for example...the mountain bike standard appears to be a 4 bolt pattern now. The cannondale cranks are in a 5 bolt pattern (Anybody know the BCD off the top of their head?)

I'm also learning that Cannondale has some odd sizing. The stem is way wider than anything else I've seen which means I'm going to have to stick with it regardless of how well it fits.

The crazy headshock fork also seems to limit the possibility of switching it out for anything else. Anybody have any experience with this?
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you're probably going to have to get a new crankset because if I am correct the bcd of that crankset is super small and you would be hard pressed to find any chainrings that aren't super small that would fit it. I don't know any thing about the fork
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I'm planning on cutting down the bars cause they're craazzzy wide.
Is there anything odd I"m going to run into as I turn her into a SS machine?

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SS'ers like them bars crazy wide. It gives you more leverage when you climb those gnarly hills with only one gear. Leave 'em wide for now.
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The stem is way wider than anything else I've seen which means I'm going to have to stick with it regardless of how well it fits.
What do you mean by "wider"? The clamp? Shouldn't matter. Or do you mean steerer tube diameter? If that's the case, then you'll need 1 1/4 (correct me if I'm wrong).

Profile stiffy is a good one for the C-dale.
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My plan is to turn it into a SS and ride it on some trails in the area(you ReCycles folks'll have to let me join you sometime ).
Drop me a pm when you're ready to go.
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Old 10-09-07, 07:41 PM   #13
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What do you mean by "wider"? The clamp? Shouldn't matter. Or do you mean steerer tube diameter? If that's the case, then you'll need 1 1/4 (correct me if I'm wrong).

Profile stiffy is a good one for the C-dale.
Sorry, I wasn't specific. The steerer tube diameter.

The bike has been a slight pain to strip. I was trying to take the left crank off tonight and the crank puller slipped and stripped the crank threads a little. I don't think all is totally lost, but it's a slight problem.
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CRACK N FAIL!??!??!?! Shenanigans!!!
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It sounds like you may have just "bent" some of the threads over and a chasing tool should be able to fix that.

The boot around the front shock looks like it's open. This would cause a problem with the bearings getting dirt and debris that shouldn't be near a bearing near the bearings. If you're going to keep the front shock, you'll need to rebuild it. If not, there should be conversion kits/shims out there so that you can use a more convential fork, rigid or otherwise.

That tube with the "F600" on it sure looks like a nut buster for sure. Be careful out there.
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It sounds like you may have just "bent" some of the threads over and a chasing tool should be able to fix that.

The boot around the front shock looks like it's open. This would cause a problem with the bearings getting dirt and debris that shouldn't be near a bearing near the bearings. If you're going to keep the front shock, you'll need to rebuild it. If not, there should be conversion kits/shims out there so that you can use a more convential fork, rigid or otherwise.

That tube with the "F600" on it sure looks like a nut buster for sure. Be careful out there.
I found out today that Cannondale refers to this frame as the KillerV. Perhaps it has something to do with it's ability to stiffle procreation.

I'm pretty confused by my bike honestly. I am pretty sure it's a 1999 after browsing the Cannondale catalogues from 1996-2000. If you look at the 1999 catalogue http://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1999/1999V2.pdf at the F600, my bike matches the paint scheme, but there were no "F" series bikes that used the KillerV frame.

It's a mystery damnit. And I don't have any time to work on it this week cause it's midterms week.
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Woah, thats weird, are you sure you didn't miss it in the 1998, and 2000 catalogs?
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99% sure
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Might as well double check eh?
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idk, but that looks like a POS.
Get back to pinkbike ******nozzle, stop posting here and start posting with more ignorant jackasses.
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I'm pretty confused by my bike honestly.
All the F models at that time used the killer v frame for the "small" size to give better stand over clearance.
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Can't wait to see the finished product. Old school frames rock.
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Can't wait to see the finished product. Old school frames rock.
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