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Old 04-30-19, 06:52 AM
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Built yesterday and ridden for the first time last night. C. 1990 SR Litage frame. Suntour 7sp thumb shifters (set up friction), XT cranks with 48/38 chainrings. Hi-E hubs in Araya rims, Vintage Farmer John's Cousin tires. Rockshox is on its last legs but is getting torn down and rebuilt later this week.
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Old 04-30-19, 07:38 AM
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Never seen one of those before. That's pretty sweet! Must be a story with the photo location, too.
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Old 04-30-19, 08:54 AM
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Never seen one of those before. That's pretty sweet! Must be a story with the photo location, too.
Location is the old shell of a building in Statesville, NC just around the corner from First Flight Bikes (former home of the MOMBAT collection). If you look at the MOMBAT website, you'll see the same location as the backdrop for many of the photos of museum bikes.
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Old 04-30-19, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by dumpsterhuffy View Post
Built yesterday and ridden for the first time last night. C. 1990 SR Litage frame. Suntour 7sp thumb shifters (set up friction), XT cranks with 48/38 chainrings. Hi-E hubs in Araya rims, Vintage Farmer John's Cousin tires. Rockshox is on its last legs but is getting torn down and rebuilt later this week.
Niceeeeee

Get thee a Deore XT or American Classic seatpost and it'll be a thing of beauty. What's the post diameter?
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Old 04-30-19, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Niceeeeee

Get thee a Deore XT or American Classic seatpost and it'll be a thing of beauty. What's the post diameter?
That's the plan, Uno tis but a placeholder. diameter is 28.6, and I've had a tough time sourcing one locally.
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Old 05-01-19, 04:10 PM
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Just finished my '86 High Sierra build. Mostly Deore XT M700, with Suntour roller cams and a slightly later Suntour XC Pro crankset.














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Old 05-01-19, 05:14 PM
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That came out nice!
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Old 05-14-19, 07:02 AM
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Found this for $10. 1992 diamondback apex. True temper double butted avr frame and taper gauge fork. Full Deore DX group.
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Old 05-14-19, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Cl904 View Post
Found this for $10. 1992 diamondback apex. True temper double butted avr frame and taper gauge fork. Full Deore DX group.
Nice buy for $10. There is a distinction I would like to make, yours is a Diamond Back, two words, not a Diamondback, one word. The company originally started out with the two word name, and were better built in my opinion. Those were the ones found in Bike Shops. The later one word name were the ones you might find in Walmart. Just an FYI.
Here's a thread on BF about them.
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Old 05-14-19, 09:36 AM
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Got this Kicker back from a tune-up recently, been enjoying tooling around on it. Bike shop did that to the QRs.
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Old 05-14-19, 09:53 AM
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Nice Fat. Are those the original tires?
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Old 05-14-19, 10:21 AM
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Nope, they're Conti Goliaths, just what came on the bike when I bought it a handful of years back. I kinda wonder if the original purchaser bought it as a F/F, because much of the build matches that of a catalog Wicked Fat, not the Kicker (e.g. Salsa stem instead of Nitto, Deore XT instead of Deore, etc).
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Old 05-14-19, 03:43 PM
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Well, I picked up another one.....
This one's a '97 F-300, which makes it the newest old bike I've bought, and the first one with any suspension.
It was more than $10, though, but I liked the look of it enough, that I drove an hour to get it

I've also decided that I LOVE Cannondale's paint - This is the 2nd old C-dale I've found with the paint in excellent shape - They must have used good stuff .........

For 1997, this bike seems almost a throwback for Cannondale, as their MTB's were mostly very technical, full suspension, V-braked jobs, at that time.

It's pretty much original, even to the Coda seat, except the front wheel doesn't match - It's a Sun AT18, and the rear's a Weinmann.
The Rock Shox fork seems in good shape, and everything works, although a bit out of adjustment.
No high end stuff here, just Shimano Altus derailleurs and crankset, Dia Compe canti's (with original grey matter pads), SRAM grippies (which I'll probably change, as I hate grip shifters), and IRC tires.

And I even got the original Cannondale owners manual - I'm the 2nd owner
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Old 05-15-19, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cl904 View Post


Found this for $10. 1992 diamondback apex. True temper double butted avr frame and taper gauge fork. Full Deore DX group.
Can't beat the price!
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Old 05-20-19, 09:43 PM
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Old 05-20-19, 09:49 PM
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A think of beauty ('86 High Sierra)! Love the roller cam brakes.

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Old 05-20-19, 09:50 PM
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Very nice and way good deal. Yes The Apex was agreat bike.
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Old 05-20-19, 09:51 PM
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Great bike (any Fat Chance), very rare in Canada...bike..
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Old 05-21-19, 08:44 PM
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Found this for $10. 1992 diamondback apex. True temper double butted avr frame and taper gauge fork. Full Deore DX group.
And I thought I got a good deal. I paid 4 times as much for this 1990 a couple of months ago and the shifters need work.



The only thing I have done so far is remove the original saddle which was beyond repair.

It's destined to be refurbished and given to an old friend who is having surgery in a few months.
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Old 05-22-19, 12:30 AM
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Another recent find (as purchased).



I have already replaced the cheap wheels with my backup set. The front derailleur will go back to a XT and I just need to decide which brake levers.

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That kona is great.
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Old 05-22-19, 06:20 PM
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91/91 Klein Rascal - listed on the C&V sales thread
91 Cannondale M700
91 Raleigh USA Technium Peak - Sold to BoldRider
89 Bridgestone MB-1 - awaiting restoration and new Ritchey Logic rigid fork (impossible to find a Koski!!)






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Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
91 Cannondale M700


Does this Cannondale have a 1.25 headset or a 1.125 headset? That looks pretty large.
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Originally Posted by beicster View Post
Does this Cannondale have a 1.25 headset or a 1.125 headset? That looks pretty large.
Oops, meant to post that it is a 1992, not a 91!

Im pretty sure it was 1.25, but sold that one too, so I cant be sure.
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