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 Post subject: '97 Cannondale T1000
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:03 am 
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I've been meaning to get myself one of Cannondale's classy touring bikes since drooling over one in Richard's Ultimate Bicycle Book in the early nineties. I was actually on the lookout for one in my little brother's size when I spotted a nice example for sale on eBay late last summer, and couldn't resist.

Unfortunately I only had time to pop in a headset (NOS XTR M900) before having to put the project aside. I'm hoping to get back to the UK in time to have it built up for some summer touring.

Here's the inspiration:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:06 am 
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And here's the frame I'll be working from. It's obviously later than the one pictured above, with its unicrown fork, separate seat collar, and more shapely stays, but it's the same frame in essence. Cannondale's very first frame was a tourer, and the basic recipe didn't change for fifteen years: fat aluminium tubes, 18" chainstays, and conservative geometry.

http://www.goatsurfer.com/assets/Cannondale_1983.pdf


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I won't be obsessive about period correctness or exactly replicating the original. The aim is to produce a high quality, versatile mile-eater, choosing as far as possible from parts I already own. I'm lucky to have a good pot to pick from.

Initially I'll be using my Y2K Condor as a donor bike: TA Zephyr cranks, XT hubs, T217 rims, M732 brakes, SunTour XC Pro pedals, 9-speed Shimano gearing, Tubus racks. As I have more time, things may get a little more idiosyncratic. Watch this space.


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I have the same book...

...and have been trying to recreate something like that for a while.


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legrandefromage wrote:
I have the same book...

It doesn't have the agitprop energy of the original Richard's Bicycle Book, but it's worth three quid of anybody's money just for the glossy retro pictures.

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...and have been trying to recreate something like that for a while.

I'd been on the lookout for a long time, and was pleased as Punch to land this one. The owner had just bought himself a Merlin Cyrène...


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Do either of you happen to still be on here? I would love to see a full page version of that ad. I'm in the process of a rebuild of an old Cannondale tourer 88-89 st1000 and it would be awesome to have.


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 Post subject: Re: '97 Cannondale T1000
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:24 am 
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We're still around - I'll try to get something on here for you


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