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 Post subject: Cannondale sv build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:06 pm 
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After making the mistake of letting the wife have a go on my full susser once she has been complaining her ht is too stiff, uncomfy etc etc. Talk about making a rod for my own back.

Anyway i thought if a nice frame comes up at the right price i would buy it and swap the bits over, so here we are..

One 2010 cannondale trail with some nice forks, owned it for 2 years and its been a great little bike but clearly lacking in the rear sussler department.

Add in one 1999 ish cannondale super v which already has a lovely RP23 fitted and will take the parts straight from the c'dale trail, same headset etc.

After one nice afternoon tinkering in the man cave these are the results:

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Hope you like, more to the point hope the wife likes it.

Just needs some new wires to connect all the moving bits together and we're off, im going to order some pimpy white ones to set it off.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Nice. Do like those hardtails though.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Love those 'v' series frames. Really nice little trail bikes. Good build! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Looks nice bud. I had a '97 SV 500 which was my first full susser.

I desperately wanted the FR version with the crazy headshock triple clamps.


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looks great!

best colour 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:47 am 
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That frame looks very good for its age. The first thing I noticed about the new build is the shorter wheelbase, but then women have short torsos than men so it should suit her well. Nice job.


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