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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:45 pm 
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Looking at this bike. Makes me glad i'm 5.9 tall And ride a 19'' frame :lol:


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Yeah, it is very huge: 46cm/18". Huge :shock:

It is how Cannondale made them at the time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:59 pm 
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Then it must be the white paint job. The front looks like a 25'' :shock:
Looks in mint condition. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:02 pm 
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Probably the tall headtube icw the long wheelbase & the position of the bars give the illusion we're dealing with a taller frame.


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I ever showed it… :D My 1988 SM600…
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I found it during february and I'm restoring it !

You have this beautifull bike too… and this


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:19 am 
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knobby wrote:
This subject may have been visited before here, but, does anyone recall the early Cannondale bikes with the 24" rear wheel?

Any links to pics? I've done lots of searching on the web but found zilch.....


Getting in here a little late to answer your question that has already been addressed, but...

Here is the original press release from 1984, the photo of the prototype, and the letter that accompanied them.


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1989 SM 400


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Another fantastic post repack rider. Lonve the bit suggesting 24" wheels have more grip than conventional 26" wheels, isn't that what 29'ers are suggesting now :-) marketing babble never changes.


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I still use a 24" rear wheel : First, I'm small taller (160 cm) and, on other hand, I ride sometime with classic 26x26" wheels bikes. The 26x24" is more funny, with a good grip for climbing and feelings near a BMX. Bigs wheels are not so dynamics…
I think, the 29'er is a good solution for giants :D
The wheel diameter has to be proportionnal to the size of the biker ! :wink:
It's funny to see the trek 69 ! An old school cannondale SM philosophy for giants ! :D :D

my bike : [quote="24pouces"]Image

Thank you for the cannondalle's docs… great ! :roll: :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:36 pm 
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Whats going on with that rear mech :shock:


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