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 Post subject: My new bike.
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:57 am 
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My 1987 Cannondale Tourer. Bought with all it's original spec ( which is for sale! ) and a dream to ride. Size is 27" center to center.

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This is it in " racer " form.

( nine speed Dura Ace hubs-to take regular 8 speed cassettes-with square taper Dura Ace chainset, Shimano 600 rear mech )








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Ooh, lovely ancient aluminium!








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The office.

( those brake levers are going soon for a set of Shimano 600s, Brooks leather bar tape, original headset didn't even need new bearings! )








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STOP!

( the brakes HAD TO go. Single pivot calipers were not stopping my big 18 stone arse so I drilled out the bridge-oh stop wincing, it'll be fine-to take modern Ultegra long-drops )









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Workhorse.

( this is the beast in work/touring mode, Cannondale wheels, XT 737 chainset, 28mm tyres and Tortec rack...rides like a dream! )







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Jiggery pokery.

( lots was needed to persuade the rack-and other things of the 21st century-to fit this 23 year old Cannondale but it was worth it. )








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The new steed.

( goes like a dream and the old Longstaff-click subtitle below-is retiring to Ireland and my girlfriend's dad's farm house where I'll use it on holidays there. )


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:48 am 
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27" frame :shock:

Makes 700c wheels look like castors.

Nice sympathetic modernisation.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:14 am 
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Nice sympathetic work. Good to see it'll be a workhorse.

Don't have to click the pics to make it big. It's already a gate.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:44 am 
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:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:08 pm 
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John wrote:
Nice sympathetic work. Good to see it'll be a workhorse.

Don't have to click the pics to make it big. It's already a gate.


My thoughts too!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:35 pm 
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It's mahooooooosive! :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:38 pm 
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Lovely frame. Did you nick it off Shaq?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:24 am 
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:lol: I saw that frame!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:38 am 
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that's a huuuuuuuuuuuge bitch!


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:12 pm 
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27" centre to centre?
Head tube doesn't long long enough for a 27" frame (maybe the diameter of the tubing makes it look smaller).

Never-the-less...I want it :)


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