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Old 03-30-09, 10:42 PM
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As I said in another thread, Cannondale used terribly thin paint in the 80s and 90s. I bought a SR500 with paint that was literally bubbling up and cracking off.
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Old 03-30-09, 11:20 PM
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can someone tell me why people on BF love cannondale track frames? I think they are really pretty, and probably one of my favorite bikes, but what is this about the geometry of them that everyone finds so perfect and why hasn't it been replicated?

And honestly, I never thought I would say this, but I like the gold hubs. On ANY other bike they would be obnoxious, but everything is just working on that bike so well
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Old 03-30-09, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
If he had track drops I'd assume he was just posing a pretty pic instead of riding his bike. track drops suck to me for the streets
I would assume he was taking pics while not on the track. With the risers on, I just assume it doesn't see track use at all, like the majority of track bikes with risers that I see.
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Old 03-31-09, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by dphi View Post
I would assume he was taking pics while not on the track. With the risers on, I just assume it doesn't see track use at all, like the majority of track bikes with risers that I see.
touche'
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Old 03-31-09, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
can someone tell me why people on BF love cannondale track frames? I think they are really pretty, and probably one of my favorite bikes, but what is this about the geometry of them that everyone finds so perfect and why hasn't it been replicated?

And honestly, I never thought I would say this, but I like the gold hubs. On ANY other bike they would be obnoxious, but everything is just working on that bike so well

Well the KHS Aero is pretty close, and latest I can think of that has thick tubing and Pursuit Geo, would be the Affinity Low Pro.
Both of which, I really like.
And the blue of the Cannondales is just so clean and unique IMO. Its always nice to see a blue Cannondale being ridden.


And damn, I have that pic of the Cannondale saved on my Netbook, didnt see how ****ed the paintjob was... Not that its a bad thing, but I just thought it was NOS looking, from a small screen.

I'll post mine up later today.
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Old 03-31-09, 06:06 PM
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if only Klein made a track frame........ENO hub to the rescue!
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Old 04-01-09, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
can someone tell me why people on BF love cannondale track frames? I think they are really pretty, and probably one of my favorite bikes, but what is this about the geometry of them that everyone finds so perfect and why hasn't it been replicated?

And honestly, I never thought I would say this, but I like the gold hubs. On ANY other bike they would be obnoxious, but everything is just working on that bike so well
I always thought it was the aluminum frame with a steel fork. Lighter than an all steel frame but the steel fork helps absorb a lot of the road vibration so the bike still rides more like steel.

Check out the Continuum Cycles frames if your want something similar. The website hasn't been updated but the frames have been in the shop for a few weeks now.

http://www.continuumcycles.com/
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Old 04-02-09, 07:14 AM
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http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2009...n-Larson_2.htm
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Old 04-02-09, 09:03 AM
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i dont like that it looks like a bianchi
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Old 04-02-09, 09:21 AM
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mmmmmmm boxxxxxxxybabeee!
hi myyyyyy name is boxy!

btw: would hit it if she didn't have ADD/ADHD extreme
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Old 04-02-09, 01:48 PM
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I thought that the porn thread was for things that any dentist with a credit card couldn't go out and buy.
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Old 04-02-09, 02:17 PM
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lol at cynikal jumping on that post. way to live up to the name!
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Old 04-02-09, 03:18 PM
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I thought that the porn thread was for things that any dentist with a credit card couldn't go out and buy.
then what's the point of it being called the porn thread? makes no sense.
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Old 04-02-09, 04:52 PM
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on ebay now.

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Old 04-02-09, 04:56 PM
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okay but doesn't rev my motor.


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Old 04-02-09, 04:59 PM
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spotted in the other thread. much worthy for this thread. excellent work silsteve.

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Old 04-02-09, 05:27 PM
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fond childhood memories.

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Old 04-02-09, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dddave View Post
then what's the point of it being called the porn thread? makes no sense.
I guess I came off a bit douchy, not my intention. My point was that is a beautiful bike and all but I could go buy that today. To me, porn is the unobtainable but nice to look at. To each their own.
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Old 04-02-09, 05:58 PM
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hey man, a parlee with easton cranks and carbon tubulars is pretty unobtainable for most. you can't buy it today, not if you want a z1 which is custom and requires a wait along with $6K+ for the frame.
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Old 04-02-09, 06:03 PM
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just wanted to flaunt his money.

that yeti looks awesome btw.
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Old 04-02-09, 11:21 PM
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that waterford is hot.
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Old 04-02-09, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
I thought that the porn thread was for things that any dentist with a credit card couldn't go out and buy.
But something any hipster with a credit card can go out and buy is ok?
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Old 04-03-09, 12:42 AM
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on ebay now.

gomi's bike! he sold that thing quick.
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Old 04-03-09, 06:27 AM
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look at the fixed gear in the background. lightweights in the front. shocking.

belongs to the mechanic at signature cycles in nyc.

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