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Old 11-29-17, 07:04 PM
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So here's my first attempt to share a picture since the image shack debacle. Trying a new hosting site. <a href="https://ibb.co/cBMa6G"><img src="https://preview.ibb.co/k21KYw/20170224_155126.jpg"
Wow!
Those are some early discs...
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Latest project: 1989 Black Lightning frame (purchased from Flog00) with all new Shimano 5800 11 speed, Shimano lightweight RS21 wheelset, Cannondale C3 seatpost, stem and shallow drop bars, Continental Grand Prix 400 tires, etc. Only thing not new on this is the frame, and it's original paint in very nice condition. Size 58, so 56cm CTC for seat and top tubes. By collecting the parts over time when they were on sale, it was also surprisingly affordable, especially considering that unlike many new branded bikes, this one has ALL 5800 including the cranks and brakes, plus the premium wheelset and tires.


This is the fourth SR-to-5800 conversion I've done since 2014, and each one has been just wonderful, like the frame and group were made for each other:
I concur. Killer looking Cannondale!
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Latest project: 1989 Black Lightning frame (purchased from Flog00) with all new Shimano 5800 11 speed, Shimano lightweight RS21 wheelset, Cannondale C3 seatpost, stem and shallow drop bars, Continental Grand Prix 400 tires, etc. Only thing not new on this is the frame, and it's original paint in very nice condition. Size 58, so 56cm CTC for seat and top tubes. By collecting the parts over time when they were on sale, it was also surprisingly affordable, especially considering that unlike many new branded bikes, this one has ALL 5800 including the cranks and brakes, plus the premium wheelset and tires.


This is the fourth SR-to-5800 conversion I've done since 2014, and each one has been just wonderful, like the frame and group were made for each other:


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that is sooo hot

Nice work as usual doc
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@rccardr What do you use for a stem and bottom bracket adapters when doing these conversions? On the rear wheel do you just spread the rear triangle by hand to make the 130mm wheel fit in the 128mm spacing?

Looks great as always! I swear one of these days I'll get some good photos of my 'Dales and get them uploaded to this thread.

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Originally Posted by ceelint
My 92 R900
Beauty!
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread
Wow!
Those are some early discs...
Yep...cable actuated hydraulic, full floating aluminum rotors. There was never a production version of this bike thus equipped.
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@fasthair, the standard Shimano BSA bottom bracket just threads right in. I use a Profile Design adapter with a standard Cannondale C3 stem, they are either 110 or 100 in length. The stays are super easy to open up with your thumbs as the wheel is inserted; by 1989 most Cannondale road frames had 128 spacing & 2mm is nothing.
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You should use the old school gold front derailleur.

Originally Posted by rccardr
Latest project: 1989 Black Lightning frame (purchased from Flog00) with all new Shimano 5800 11 speed, Shimano lightweight RS21 wheelset, Cannondale C3 seatpost, stem and shallow drop bars, Continental Grand Prix 400 tires, etc. Only thing not new on this is the frame, and it's original paint in very nice condition. Size 58, so 56cm CTC for seat and top tubes. By collecting the parts over time when they were on sale, it was also surprisingly affordable, especially considering that unlike many new branded bikes, this one has ALL 5800 including the cranks and brakes, plus the premium wheelset and tires.


This is the fourth SR-to-5800 conversion I've done since 2014, and each one has been just wonderful, like the frame and group were made for each other:

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Originally Posted by IVARR
modolo carbon fiber shift levers.
i bought the first pair we got at the shop i worked at in 1986 when i was 18, no one had ever seen them before. and i was building my first road bike, a white cannondale frame with a vitus fork.
bought from our lead race mechanic as his former time trial bike. it was an original run of some special model withrace geometry, but with a third set of water bottle braze-ons under the down tube like a touring bike. i believe it was welded up in 83' or 84'.
Careful.... they are prone to snapping.
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My turn at show-n-tell: The first is a '93 R500, 3.0 frame, light blue-to-dark blue metallic fade, RX100 components. I bought the bike new and it's now on it's third set of wheels, currently riding on DT Swiss RR551. While my brain wasn't thinking to ask about gearing, the LBS told me the cassette was worn out and told me that they had a replacement. They put on a MTB cassette, so now it's geared so low it can climb a wall. It's not that big a deal and it's my climber.

The second is a recent purchase. It's a '97 R900 that I'm re-working. It has 600/Ultegra components, a Kestrel replacement fork, Ultegra PD-6620 pedals (not shown in pic), Mavic CXP-33 rims, a Vitesse saddle and Nitto stem to better fit my riding position. I've go a few issues with the shifters that I'm trying to work out and working on getting the shifter cable stops replaced.
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@ceelint that is looking very nice! Dig the merlot red and how it plays really well with the silver and black. Thin fork and classic bars really bring a lovely balance to the overall composition.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
@ceelint that is looking very nice! Dig the merlot red and how it plays really well with the silver and black. Thin fork and classic bars really bring a lovely balance to the overall composition.
Thanks.. that's the factory fork and the stem and bars are Cinelli. I picked it up for $70 from my neighbor... he used to do property cleanups after people left and has a bunch of bikes because of it.
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Picked this up over the weekend from a junkyard. An '89 SR400, which seems not to have been a model offered in the catalog. It's a 3.0 frame with steel fork and 6-speed 105. I found the wheels, too, regular spec Wolber rims. I haven't started to pull it apart yet to see if the components are salvageable. The paint is in immaculate condition, so this frame might be worth investing in some new 105 bits. Does anyone know if the white Nitto stem was OEM?

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Originally Posted by cyclodan
So here's my first attempt to share a picture since the image shack debacle. Trying a new hosting site. <a href="https://ibb.co/cBMa6G"><img src="https://preview.ibb.co/k21KYw/20170224_155126.jpg"

Did you dismantle an old San Andreas for that fork and brake set?
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Originally Posted by tiredhands
Picked this up over the weekend from a junkyard. An '89 SR400, which seems not to have been a model offered in the catalog. It's a 3.0 frame with steel fork and 6-speed 105. I found the wheels, too, regular spec Wolber rims. I haven't started to pull it apart yet to see if the components are salvageable. The paint is in immaculate condition, so this frame might be worth investing in some new 105 bits. Does anyone know if the white Nitto stem was OEM?

Catalogs seem to indicate that lower-spec road bikes shipped with TiG-welded steel stems. Given the lack of a model-name decal, I wonder if that shipped as a bare frame set and was built-up after the fact.
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Originally Posted by ApolloSoyuz1975
Catalogs seem to indicate that lower-spec road bikes shipped with TiG-welded steel stems. Given the lack of a model-name decal, I wonder if that shipped as a bare frame set and was built-up after the fact.
That was my first thought, but the rest of the specs match what's in the catalog for an SR400. The SN does indicate an '88 date of manufacture, so maybe it's just an early frameset using up older forks.
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A number of models from the 80's didn't have model numbers painted on them. The only ways to differentiate them were the color scheme and the parts specs.
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@tiredhands, The white (Shimano Sante?) stem wasn't used on the SR400, likely a swap by a previous owner.

My '89 was sold as a frame set (LBS team bike) and was shipped with a steel fork, unlike the other two in their order, so it was the spare. Twenty years on, a great bike to build upon.

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Not vintage or classic... only 17 years old. Still.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Not vintage or classic... only 17 years old. Still.

Nope, it's just HOT. White hot!

I wish gold chains were standard today like they were back in the '70s and '80s.
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Robbie,still? Your bike looks great! Where did you get the gold chain? I would like to get one for my Black Lighting but they are so much money.

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Not vintage or classic... only 17 years old. Still.

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That looks great, Robbie. Do you wear a formal dinner jacket while riding that?
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Originally Posted by fasthair
Robbie,still? Your bike looks great! Where did you get the gold chain? I would like to get one for my Black Lighting but they are so much money.
Amazon.com, a KMC, X10 SL, $25.00 Hollow pins, too, and gold master link....

I'm from Wisconsin, so in reference to the Orange Bowl and Miami, this is my "Turn Over Crank Arms Chain"
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Originally Posted by rccardr
That looks great, Robbie. Do you wear a formal dinner jacket while riding that?
AND I brush my teeth......
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
I figure that ANY USA made Cannondale is vintage now.
That's about the truth. My 2009 Synapse is one of the last "Handmade Made in USA" bikes.

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Amazon.com, a KMC, X10 SL, $25.00 Hollow pins, too, and gold master link....
Good price but mine is a 6 speed so the search is still on...

I promise guys an gals my posts are coming. I've actually got most of them written now.

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Edit: What happen to most of the photos from the posts? I would say a good 70% are missing now.

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