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Collwall April 2011 - Cannondale
Cool 68%  68%  [ 139 ]
Uncool 32%  32%  [ 66 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:14 am 
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Next up on the coolwall is Cannondale. Are the Connecticut based company cool? Does history fondly remember their US made oversized aluminium frames? You decide!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:21 am 
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they are sub zero 8) wish i hadnt sold this one :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:24 am 
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without a doubt, super cool. especially the early stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:28 am 
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very very very cool

shame i just sold mine :(


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:31 am 
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Anything up to 1990 is cool. See above pictures for confirmation.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:33 am 
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Cooler than a Polar Bear's gentleman's vegetables.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:38 am 
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Uncool.

Mainly by association (see Apple/Mac), but uncool nevertheless in my humble etc, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:50 am 
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Drencrom wrote:
Uncool.

Mainly by association (see Apple/Mac), but uncool nevertheless in my humble etc, etc.


Justify this outrageous statement.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:50 am 
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I saw a modern iteration forcefully eject it's rear mech when faced with a narrow tree branch a couple of weeks back.

For that reason alone... Ultra cool :D

Always liked em bitd. Wouldn't own one now but they're still cool.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:51 am 
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I think Cannondales are very good bikes, would love a BOTE. Made very well, good graphics and can look really good.
BUT that doesn't make them cool. Cool is something that you can't quite put your finger on or describe properly.

Cool isn't being technically advanced, having great paint jobs or breaking any moulds.

It's something much more.

And Cannondales just aren't there. Maybe it's some of the wacky designs. Maybe it's their (maybe poorly deserved) reputation for cracking. Maybe it's because they eventually sold out. I don't know.

I don't think they are UNCOOL but they certainly are NOT COOL. As there is no middle option I have to vote in the negative.


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