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1986 Cannondale 1st year "Pre-Black Lightning" Black Lightning

Old 09-16-15, 10:45 AM
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1986 Cannondale 1st year "Pre-Black Lightning" Black Lightning

So with enough convincing I'm going to keep this together instead of parting it out as much as I like the Superbe Pro groupset. The only thing I'm going to keep is the Fujita Professional saddle and I'll put on another saddle(black Bontrager stock saddle or Fizik Antares test saddle) or if you choose nothing.

The only thing I've done since I've gotten it is remove the rusted up chain and pull the old shift cables off. Otherwise it's still in the original condition. Everything works and the seatpost isn't stuck or the stem. Everything works and nothing is gritty bearing wise. Just elbow grease and the fork crown needs to be repainted. Pretty much all the paint is peeling up and bubbling. Just get the fork repainted and you'll be set. There are a few spots of the paint bubbling on the frame(slightly on the left dropout and near the bottle bosses.

So $350 for a 1st year Black Lightning with full Superbe Pro(headset, crankset, hubs, FD, RD, pedals, bb, shifters). Appears to have newer Cinelli cork tape recently installed. Even has the original Cannondale toe straps and a Blackburn bottle cage and a black REG bottle I'll include to sweeten up the deal!

Seat tube center to top 59cm (center to center 55cm)
Top tube 55.5cm
Headtube 104.5cm


350 shipped OBO.

Here's a PDF file of the 1986 Cannondale catalog to get the specs.
https://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1986/1986.pdf

More pics can be seen at...I'll get some pics up of the paint issues in a little bit.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-question.html


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Old 09-16-15, 11:02 AM
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Oh my.... if I had to pick an early Cannondale, it would be this or a team replica Saeco. Have way too many projects right now, but someone please smack me!
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I also have a 1986 pre-BL that came from the original owner who has misplaced the pedals but it came with the original Cinelli saddle. Interesting that your headset is black the one I have is really early and has a chrome headset.
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Not my size, but nice bike. It reminds me of the guy who keeps posting a Miele with Superbe Pro for $1200 locally. Your price is much more reasonable.
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The fork is getting repainted since the crown was mondo rusty. Though it's just sitting as a frame and fork now as the Superbe Pro group is going on the frame I'm building right now.
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So it's no longer for sale?
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As a frame and fork, levers and calipers. Didn't get any biters so the Supebe Pro stuff is destined for my 2nd frame. Just need to finished brazing on my seat stays and then face, chase, ream and take it down the street to get it painted.

I took the fork to the person I'm getting my new frame painted at and he matched up the paint pretty darn close. Sorry fellas you snooze you lose a sweet groupset. I'll do the frame/fork/levers and caliper for 150 shipped.
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For some reason this is the first time I've seen the ad. I thought it was a new listing.
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Gee, I missed it too.


FD, RD, shifters, headset, cranks, wheels, chain, are not included?

How about seat post, stem, handlebars?

Also, I would not require shipping.

I have black Shimano 105 RD, black Tektro calipers, but no black cranks.

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