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Old 12-04-18, 01:25 PM
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Cleaned up my 93 R900 and decided to join

Decided to get back into riding. Cleaned up my 1993 Cannondale R900 and went for a 12 mile ride, safe to say I'm out of shape. But not the bike. Anyways joining to learn and see what I can upgrade on the bike to get it running better as I run better.

Tried to post a pic, guess I'm not allowed to yet.
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Old 12-04-18, 02:07 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, 86az1351! Love the R-series Cannondales.
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Old 12-04-18, 03:36 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums, 86az1351! Love the R-series Cannondales.
Thanks! I've had it now for 13-14 years. And it seems to out-perform most in the sub $2k price range. The only thing I think I want to do is maybe go with a lighter and more aerodynamic wheelset.
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Old 12-04-18, 05:44 PM
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Welcome to the Form..you will find a lot on "Dale" owners here myself included...I love my Black Lightning.
Keep riding and before you know it you'll be doing 12.5 miles
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Welcome to Bike Forums from a fellow Cannondale owner!
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Old 12-05-18, 08:39 PM
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Old 12-06-18, 09:24 AM
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Welcome. I also love those Cannondales and had a R 900 once. Yeah, you’ll need 10 posts to add a pic. But please do show us the bike when you hit 10.
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Old 12-06-18, 12:17 PM
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Welcome. I also love those Cannondales and had a R 900 once. Yeah, you’ll need 10 posts to add a pic. But please do show us the bike when you hit 10.
Will do!
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Old 12-06-18, 12:34 PM
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Welcome aboard from a follow Cannondale owner. I've got six of the dang things and resisting buying another one that is on CL locally. If you just reply to all the people welcoming you to BF you'll have your 10 posts in no time and we can see your bike

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Originally Posted by 86az135i View Post
Decided to get back into riding. Cleaned up my 1993 Cannondale R900 and went for a 12 mile ride, safe to say I'm out of shape. But not the bike. Anyways joining to learn and see what I can upgrade on the bike to get it running better as I run better.

Tried to post a pic, guess I'm not allowed to yet.
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Old 12-18-18, 02:37 PM
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Well here it is. Almost all original except for the seatpost and chain. Shifters were replaced with new old stock of the same Shimano tri color ultegra shifters.
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Old 12-18-18, 03:00 PM
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Wwwwwonderful bike! It's as new, congratulations!
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Old 12-18-18, 03:04 PM
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I like my old cannondale and I like this bike. It looks great. You should check out the C&V section; there is a thread there for older cannondales.
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Old 12-18-18, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by luisinho1973 View Post
Wwwwwonderful bike! It's as new, congratulations!
Just a few scratches

I've tried keeping it as original as possible except for the gold chain. Had to have some bling. I think I'm going to look at another bike to put less miles on it. I want to keep it for another 30+ years.
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Old 12-18-18, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I like my old cannondale and I like this bike. It looks great. You should check out the C&V section; there is a thread there for older cannondales.
What! Vintage. Pshh. Only 25 years old lol.
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Old 12-18-18, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 86az135i View Post
What! Vintage. Pshh. Only 25 years old lol.
You're on the cutting edge of vintage! Just wait a few more years, : )
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Old 12-18-18, 04:45 PM
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Really nice!
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Old 12-18-18, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 86az135i View Post
Well here it is. Almost all original except for the seatpost and chain. Shifters were replaced with new old stock of the same Shimano tri color ultegra shifters.

I'm not a huge Cannondale fan (though I did build an '87 factory custom painted Competition ST for my wife, which I think is "sub-zero-cool"), but that example is lovely. That colour paint is just gorgeous. Some ivory bar tape would put it over the top. Nice bike!
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Old 12-19-18, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
I'm not a huge Cannondale fan (though I did build an '87 factory custom painted Competition ST for my wife, which I think is "sub-zero-cool"), but that example is lovely. That colour paint is just gorgeous. Some ivory bar tape would put it over the top. Nice bike!
Oh, excellent suggestion! That would, indeed, be a gorgeous tweak.
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Old 12-19-18, 12:39 PM
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36 spoke wheels original?
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