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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:24 pm 
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hello people in my computer, about a month ago i bought...by mistake....a cannondale hybrid silk path. i asked for info on here as it was a backroads labelled frame. through retrobike and google, i found out that "backroads" was in fact a cycling holiday company. they used cannondale silkroad and silkpath bikes, ordered directly from cannondale,with their company name on the downtube. i thought it was an f series cad2 frame as nothing to scale it against in the listing pics. yep, i now accidentally owned a 700c wheeled hybrid! it only needed tyres so i got the cheapest tyres from evans, and took it to london and rode the thames path. it was really comfortable.....but a big! 2 weeks later, on ebay, i saw a listing for a bike that was heavily corroded. fit for the skip, but had front and rear magura's. it was local so i put in a silly offer....and he accepted. i now owned a silkcity. same as a silk path, but with lugs on the frame for a chain guard and a dynamo!!! and some strange bike lock that was fixed to the seat stays.....strange! but it was my size. Image Image Image Image


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 pm 
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more pics!Image Image Image


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:38 pm 
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as you can clearly see....it was beyond help....but what the hell, there's nothing on tv! so i started seeing how bad it really was.scraping off the paint and stuff Image Image Image Image Image


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Is there actually any aluminium under all that oxidation? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Image Image i hit it with 60 grit working my way down to 1200, not really expecting anything to survive. i was pleasantly surprised. Image Image Image Image


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:49 pm 
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i bought a 2nd hand set of wheels and raided the shed for parts, did a bit more polishing, and....i rode it yesterday. is it wrong to like it and want to put better stuff on it? this is it today! Image yes, i saved it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:03 pm 
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Top job! Finished frame looks great considering what you started with. Looks a good ride, hope you enjoy riding it. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:26 pm 
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Location: BURGOS. Castilla y León. ESPAÑA
Good job, nice bicycle ...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 pm 
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That's some transformation.!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 pm 
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Nice job!

I guess you could call it a retro 29er?


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