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C'Dale R4000 in Chromo jade

Old 10-12-15, 03:54 PM
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C'Dale R4000 in Chromo jade

So I got this awhile back to replace an R4000 that I got rid of a few years ago and really missed. The paint (and everything else) was perfect, I don't think the seller put more than 10 miles on it. With the pedals and saddle he had on I'm convinced he wanted a hybrid... yeah, some of you saw this on the "bay this past summer. Yes, I paid way too much, but emotional attachment...

So, DA 7700 full kit. Drop-dead gorgeous "chromillusion jade" green paint that is by FAR the coolest paint job I've ever seen on a bike. If you're unfamiliar with this once-popular but ridiculously expensive paint, it shifts coloer depending on the angle that you view it from. The sharper the angle of light, the greater the color shift. In some light it looks purple or even reddish-brown, but more often it's a deep green metallic or gray metallic. Too bad they cleared over the warning label, but my shop sticker fit over it perfectly.

The now-low-end stem was what it came with, I will probably replace with a nitto eventually. I do love the easy front loading of it though. On to the pics....is it green? Gray? Purple? YES!


[IMG]Cannondale R4000 001 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 002 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 010 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 011 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 013 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 015 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 016 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 021 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 025 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 029 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 10-12-15, 04:00 PM
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[IMG]Cannondale R4000 033 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 038 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 040 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 044 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 046 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cannondale R4000 047 by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

And aside from replacing the saddle and tape, and trimming to shift cable housings to an aesthetically pleasing length, this was exactly how it came out of the box this summer. I wanted to do pics earlier, but the summer sun really washed out the color shift, I needed this autumn low-angle glint. It's been a great bike-refit and acquiring summer for me.

Oh, and weight weenies rejoice; 17.5 lbs stripped (no tools, bag or pump).

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Old 10-12-15, 04:01 PM
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Wow, that finish is ridic! I did something similar on a guitar I built, but never thought of doing that kind of effect on a bike frame. Way cool
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Thanks...it really needs the fat tubes of a Klein or C'Dale to pop, I don't think it would look that good on steel.
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poprad, A very nice find, congrats! '99 was a good year for Cannondale road bikes, IMHO. The CAAD3 and CAAD4 frames were the last of the high end models to have threaded steerers and, IIRC, the CAAD4 evolved into a threadless head set towards the end of the model year as there were actually few around here with the threaded head set.

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PS FWIW my '99 R1000T was rebuilt as a hybrid when I found it, pretty sad.
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poprad, A very nice find, congrats! '99 was a good year for Cannondale road bikes, IMHO. The CAAD3 and CAAD4 frames were the last of the high end models to have threaded steerers and, IIRC, the CAAD4 evolved into a threadless head set towards the end of the model year as there were actually few around here with the threaded head set.

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PS FWIW my '99 R1000T was rebuilt as a hybrid when I found it, pretty sad.
Sacrilege!
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Sacrilege!
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