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Old 10-27-19, 07:01 PM
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Shipping help from Indianapolis for Cannondale Black Lightning

Sorry that I haven't yet introduced myself but I've been a long-time reader of these excellent forums and look forward to actively participating.. However, I have a current need and thought I'd see if anyone has any suggestions. I just won an auction for a Cannondale Black Lightning from the Indianapolis Goodwill store but live in So Cal. They don't ship bikes but will let me have a third party pick it up to pack and ship it. Most bike shops will pack a bike for a fee but I need one that will also pick it up from Goodwill. I would use either Ship Bikes or Bike Flights for shipping and could pay for the shipping label directly. I believe that FedEx will also pack a bike but it has to be brought to them.


Do any Indianapolis members know of a bike shop that might be willing to pick up a bike to pack and ship it? Of course I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee for the transport in addition to the packing. I also have a wheelset from the same store I need shipped. I was just going to send them a Ship Bikes ewheel box but it would be great to get those boxed and shipped as well,


Thank you in advance for any recommendations.

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Old 10-28-19, 06:50 AM
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Why not do a google search to find shops in the area and give them a call, that is what I have done and it usually leads to we can do it or a recommendation....BTW, you will love the BL, super quick, agile and edgy.
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I think @sloar might be the closest member but he is still about an hour away.

Can you Uber it to a shop?
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Old 11-24-19, 10:28 PM
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Thank you...

Thank you to those who replied. As both a newbie and a digital immigrant, I had trouble over the past weeks in going back to find this post and seeing replies. I was expecting to find a link to my posts in my profile but finally found it under tools.


It's going to cost more than I had hoped to pick it up and put it in a box but I'm going to use the mobile service from the Indy Bike Garage - $100 to pick it up and pack in box. I'm going to pay for the shipping label directly though either Bike Flights or Ship Bikes. Cost is about half the cost of pick up and packing.


It appears to be mostly original except the wheelset, saddle and pedals. I'll post photos when I get it and as I restore it. Will have to wait until I have enough points here to post photos. The size of the frame wasn't disclosed but I think it's probably too large for me. From the photos I'm guessing it's 55 to 57 cm. I get satisfaction from restoring vintage beauties even when they have to go to a new home when finished. I've also been known to used 650c wheels with long-reach brakes to be able to ride an otherwise too large frame.

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As both a newbie and a digital immigrant ...
Digital immigrant? Like a Mooninite?
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Old 11-24-19, 11:18 PM
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Digital native: Someone who grew up with computers, cell phones and other such technology. Digital devices are second nature and intuitive.
Digital immigrant: Vintage people like me who grew up before telephone answering machines.
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Digital native: Someone who grew up with computers, cell phones and other such technology. Digital devices are second nature and intuitive.
Digital immigrant: Vintage people like me who grew up before telephone answering machines.
Many (most?) of us resemble that remark.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Many (most?) of us resemble that remark.
As I often point out to my daughters, vintage people created the digital world.

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As I often point out to my daughters, vintage people created the digital world.

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And with a pencil no less!
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And with a pencil no less!
And Sliderule!

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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Many (most?) of us resemble that remark.
When, "drop a dime" meant something completely different.
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You'd have to be pretty old not to grow up in our digital world. The PC came out around 1980. That's about 40 years ago. So if you were over the hill then, you're probably 100 or so now.
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You'd have to be pretty old not to grow up in our digital world. The PC came out around 1980. That's about 40 years ago. So if you were over the hill then, you're probably 100 or so now.
Ok, Ok... I normally shrug these comments off. I did my first programming on something called a Commodore PET computer. That was 1978. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_PET

In 1980, FORTRAN was in full swing and I took those classes also. Nevermind my sadistic engineering / programming professor had us solving equations in code that I couldn't even solve on paper... arrrgh!

My first PC was in 1985 and I paid a whopping $1300 (in 1985 dollars!) for it. It came with two 5.25 floppies and 68K memory. I don't remember exactly, but I don't think it even had a hard drive.

Did out OP ever find his way through this debacle?
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Ok, Ok... I normally shrug these comments off. I did my first programming on something called a Commodore PET computer. That was 1978. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_PET

In 1980, FORTRAN was in full swing and I took those classes also. Nevermind my sadistic engineering / programming professor had us solving equations in code that I couldn't even solve on paper... arrrgh!

My first PC was in 1985 and I paid a whopping $1300 (in 1985 dollars!) for it. It came with two 5.25 floppies and 68K memory. I don't remember exactly, but I don't think it even had a hard drive.

Did out OP ever find his way through this debacle?
I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of this forum. I received a PM I would like to respond to but can't until I have 10 posts. Only 5 posts are allowed per day. Maybe today I'll reach that number. I know what the PM said but not who sent it (received email). I paid for a trial premium membership which doesn't change the minimum 10 post requirement.

The first PC I ever used was in grad school in 1981. It was my preceptor's Radio Shack TRS 80 and had dual 8 or 9" floppies. In 1982 I graduated to both an Apple IIc and an IBM clone. My first home computer was an Epson Equity 1, I paid $900 not including the dot matrix printer, It had a 30K hard drive and a 5 1/4 floppy. I also bought one for my parents that only had dual floppies.
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lorica,
Respond to this post and you'll be closer. As a delivery person for a local university, I was walking down the hall of a building soon to be renovated that housed one of the earliest cyclotrons in the US. The hall had an old payphone space built into it. A student noticed the Phone Booth signage on it and commented: "How cool is that? They have a space where you can make a cell phone call in private!
I still chuckle about it. Smiles, MH

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Respond to this post and you'll be closer. As a delivery person for a local university, I was walking down the hall of a building soon to be renovated that house one of the earliest cyclotrons in the US. The hall had an old payphone space built into it. A student noticed the Phone Booth signage on it and commented: "How cool is that? They have a space where you can make a cell phone call in private!
I still chuckle about it. Smiles, MH
That is hilarious!
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Listing photo of my 1990 Cannondale Black Lightning when purchased,

Update on my Black Lightning... I received it several weeks ago and was pleased to see that it was in decent condition cosmetically. It's disassembled now to clean and lube all of the parts and re-grease the headset bearings (haven't yet removed the bottom bracket). The somewhat rusty chain came to life with a soak in Evaporust followed by a soak in penetrating oil and finally ultrasonic cleaning. It has all original 1990 components except the saddle, pedals and wheelset. It came with the black Strong seatpost like the 1989 version which I like better. Although I have a Wolber GTX wheelset, it has polished alloy Shimano 105 hubs instead of the black Sansin hubs. I'd like to find original wheels for it. Any leads would be appreciated.

The frame is a 54.5cm, which is too large for me so the frame or entire bike it may end up for sale. As an experiment, I'll build it with a 650c black Velocity Deep V wheelset I have and Tektro long-reach brake calipers to see if it is a viable ride. Long term, I'd like a 50cm or so BL. Again, any leads on a frame or complete bike in that size is also appreciated (any of the 4 years made).

I'll post photos as it progresses.

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Lori,
This isn't a Goodwill auction, but maybe you'll like it's content.

says 50 cm on seat tube, Al frame Carpet fiber fork.

Spare parts I was going to use on it.
I have to dig around on the workbench. I know there is a Trek hanger and seat clamp on it somewhere. No front wheel for it yet, but one may show up soon. Lemme know,via PM Smiles, MH
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MH: I like it but it's extremely similar to my modern road bike - a 2011 Specialized Dolce Comp. Here it is at a pit stop on the Newport Beach Back Bay trail. Even the paint job is similar.

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