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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Brought my new score SM600 24/26 to my local bike shop to inquire about sand blasting and powder coating. The only thing that worried me is they said that the top tube plastic guides might have to be broken off to be removed, does anyone know if that's the case? They did say they'd put on nice ones or braze them on, but then it wouldn't be original. I googled it and it seems you cannot get them anymore (which was to be expected). Has anyone gone through a frame restoration who can shed some light?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Found the pic! That looks huge :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:28 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Found the pic! That looks huge :shock:

Yep it's the 22" I bought a shorter NOS Suntour Stem (same one from the SM900 1987) I'll get that powdered in pink and it should work out, it's just a tinze too long at the moment


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:03 pm 
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The A113 cable guides can be removed safely if you push the two pins into the frame. The guide should be able to be pulled off safely (some wiggling will be required) but you'll need to take the forks out and shake the six pins out. Let me know how you get on as I have some spares. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Swede wrote:
The A113 cable guides can be removed safely if you push the two pins into the frame. The guide should be able to be pulled off safely (some wiggling will be required) but you'll need to take the forks out and shake the six pins out. Let me know how you get on as I have some spares. 8)

Top advice thanks I will advise the bike shop to follow this technique. I'll PM you regarding the spares.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Due to their rarity these things are horribly expensive now, so you have to tell the bike shop to be very careful... Nice bike; what colour are you thinking?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Swede wrote:
Due to their rarity these things are horribly expensive now, so you have to tell the bike shop to be very careful... Nice bike; what colour are you thinking?


Going to stick to the very same combo as in the photo, I don't think the grey F&F came in custom graphics, if it did I'd try and get it copied as part of the restore. I've got the pink repro decals on the way.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:52 am 
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OSMojo wrote:
I've got the pink repro decals on the way.

Do you ask to Brian on "vintagecannondale.com" ?
You could find very fine and precise decal repro for your bike and nor for an expensive cost. I think he did some of the 87 decals in pink. Ask him :D
On other hand, he's working on repro of the top tube cable housing guide :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:09 pm 
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OSMojo wrote:
I've got the pink repro decals on the way.

Do you ask to Brian on "vintagecannondale.com" ?
You could find very fine and precise decal repro for your bike and nor for an expensive cost. I think he did some of the 87 decals in pink. Ask him :D
On other hand, he's working on repro of the top tube cable housing guide :D


Yeah I got them from vintage cannondaleImage

Can anyone confirm, the only stickers to go on a 1987 would be front badge, top tube, and seat (made in usa) I dont think any of the others belong. Also the reg mark above the 'a' I don't think that was on the frames at least it doesn't seem so from the catalogue


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:27 pm 
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I have drew them for Brian from a 1988 SM700 frame.

So :
the station logo is on the headtube
"Cannondale" is on the toptube (be carefull : the base of the letter are quite on the middle of the tube. Before stripping the painting, look at precisly where they are :wink: )
"Alpine" is on the seat tube, under the top tube. On some frame, you only got the USA flag…
"Made in USA" is on the top side of the seat tube, just in front of the saddle skewer
"patented design" is on the right seatstay
"handcrafted…" is on the left seatstay.
But 1987 bikes didn't got these seatstays decals. So you are free for using them or not :D


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