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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:16 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi All

Comments on my current build.

I have just bought a Cannondale Killer V frame from Facebook £25 How can I tell what year it is?

I believe the headsets are different on the later ones is this true? I am wanting to but some vector 2 forks on it with a 1 inch steerer and use a reducer.

I am wanting to set this bike up with a 1 x 10 or 2 x 10 with brifters and drop bars as Its primary use will be bridleway/gravel track.I already have 10sp 105 brifters am I right in thinking I will need to use a 9 speed MTB long cage mech.

I will also be wanting to use my 10 speed carbon road crankset from another build will this be OK?

I will probably have loads more questions as the build goes on.

Any help will be appreciated.

Graeme


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 pm 
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A picture would help, but you can look up serial number on vintage cannondale website.

Or browse the catalogues on that site (and here)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:40 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Frankenbike?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I decided to call it that as its a load of random bits flung together to make the custom bike I want.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:43 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Call that a Frankenbike?





We need to talk about grapat...................

Now this on the other hand....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:48 pm 
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^that's just a bike! Just a custom build. Frankenbike is 26in frame, in XL, seat slamed, 29er fork and front wheel, aerobars, and slicks...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:50 pm 
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lol history man is too fast!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Wow History man That is a FUGLY Bike. :shock: :shock:

Hopefully mine will be a little more aesthetically pleasing. I was thinking some carbon road forks. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:11 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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grapat wrote:
Wow History man That is a FUGLY Bike. :shock: :shock:

Hopefully mine will be a little more aesthetically pleasing. I was thinking some carbon road forks. :D

You really have no idea do you?

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If you want any styling tips. I only build these 'specials' for racing though, so you have to be hardcore.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:19 pm 
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If you think that is fugly you should see the rider :lol: :lol: :lol:


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