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Oops Cannondale R2000: sometimes you lose

Old 07-03-20, 12:26 PM
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Oops Cannondale R2000: sometimes you lose

So I got this mostly as a could not resist excursion for the parts (full tri-color, plus wheels and early Ultegra brifters) but hoped to maybe sell the frame? Umm...nope. Did not want to back out and figured Id probably save someone else from a horrible disfiguring accident...

anyone need a carbon fork for a Dale? Haha.

$100 wont kill me...the frame might have...



Dents...ok. Knew about those...

What the poop??? Looks like a failure ready to happen...

Nice tricolor drivetrain...

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Old 07-03-20, 01:54 PM
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Those dents don't look life threatening.
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Old 07-03-20, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Those dents don't look life threatening.
It's the crimping of the dent on the seat stay. I'd have ridden it, but the sides of the indentation are somewhat sharpening...
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I'd ride it.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I'd ride it.
Seriously? Any experience with crimps like that one that start bulging through the paint?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Seriously? Any experience with crimps like that one that start bulging through the paint?
Ride it, then every now & then, compare it to the original picture. I bet it never gets worse.
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Ride it, then every now & then, compare it to the original picture. I bet it never gets worse.
Interesting, considering it is aluminum... I thought that dimples were more catastrophic to Cannondales/et al. than steel...I'll have to check alignment before putting my life at risk for the sake of the postulation, however.
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The alignment will be fine. Those older frames are rugged.
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The alignment will be fine. Those older frames are rugged.
I'll take the dip and experiment and see how many teeth I return with...
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I certainly wouldn't ride it, dents can happen but that's an extremely large number. With that much damage I'd also wonder what the fork has been through and hold off riding it. Nice price for all the parts, but I'd toss the frame.
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That is one certainly beat-ass frame; it's almost like someone was sorta half-heartedly attacking it with a 9-iron or something.

I bet it'd hold up under normal riding though. As said above, those frames are pretty tough. Either way, $l00 for that group is a solid deal
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That stay looks like it's ready to buckle. It may not kill you but why bother with it? You could waste a lot of time building the thing up to ride and never be comfortable with it. I'd strip it, cut it up and move on.
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I'd ride it and just keep an eye on the dents, as several people have already suggested. Seatstays don't undergo much stress, especially compared to chainstays.
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I already have a similar frame that is a bit earlier ('87), and really was buying it for the parts.

I might make a wind-chime out of it!
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
I already have a similar frame that is a bit earlier ('87), and really was buying it for the parts.

I might make a wind-chime out of it!
I always thought an old C-dale would be great to make lugs out of for a bamboo bike project.
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