........Mmmmmmmmmmm.!!!!! The last time i looked, if you had a Head shock, lefty fork, or coda component........this was always able to be swopped out for any aftermarket suspension forks, or components.........lol..............lol....lol..........lol........lol., !!!!!!! this incorrect statement of yours kinda proves how much you know really......doesnt it.???
no. you were not always able to do that. again, don't take my word for it(because you obviously won't. and I hate people spreading bad info), go ask a dealer that sold them BITD. seriously(I don't think we're talking about the same brand of bike here. do you remember all the new standards they used, or when adapters for headtubes became available?)
And of course they were thinking about profit margins, ......lol...., hence not having to be dictated to by other massive far east suppliers like shimano etc....!!! You only have to look at the trek buyout of bontrager to see my point, trek had no interest in bontragers frames.......but the marketing possibilities of the name, for use on everything else.....wheels, cranks, bars, stems, grips, saddles, etc etc etc.........Dont take an "old" dealers word for it, its there for you to see......!!!!
Perhaps when you sat up so high on your pedestal, you should have read the original post a little better, have another read of it......it may help, you missed the point completely.....or perhaps, you would much rather prefer the more generic cannondale that we... as consumers are presented with today....!!!!!!
I've gone back and reread your post before this a few times, I don't see those "points" brought up anywhere, or how they relate to what you first wrote. can you point them out for me?
can you avoid the excessive use of ellipses and !!!!, ?????. it doesn't help your get your point across, its just makes you hard to read.
I can understand your want to defend the company. but lets be honest here
...OK., no ones spreading anything, especially bad info. Perhaps we must be talking about a different brand.....? (only one question mark for you...lol)
Or perhaps, you know something i dont....you stated....".and i quote..."
they developed the headshok, the lefty, and most of that coda crap to make more money and make sure you couldn't use anything else besides their products.
Im pretty sure , if my memory serves me right (as a cannondale dealer for nearly a decade.) any of there headshox equipped bikes (since its introduction in what was it, late 91/92..?) could have another companies forks fitted to them.....!!!! and they even offered the head cups in various sizes depending on what fork, the customer wanted to use. but hey what do i know, im just an oldman...lol.
in an effort to stop this thread turning into a complete shambles, lets agree to disagree,
. I shall leave you to your blissful ignorance.
Marzocchi Cannondale HeadShock Reducers
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Pair of adaptor cups to reduce head tube size on Cannondale Headshok frames to take standard 1.1/8" fork Steerer
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