Thought i'd start a thread with my latest 'spur of the moment'
This Cannondale M700 frame appeared on a local for sale sight early yesterday morning. Spotted it at 8am. Text sent by five past and mine by 8.15. Going for a bargain price so jumped at the chance
Was a bit dubious about condition on my way to collect at midday but fairly pleased with the outcome.
It is an 18" '93 frame with a December '92 build date. No dents or cracks but with pretty grubby paintwork. Mech hangar, bb cable guide and brake bosses all present and correct.
1st question: is that YSL headset the original ? Apart from some very minor wear it feels in reasonably good nick. A strip, clean and re-grease and it will be a keeper hopefully!
2nd question: what was the brake setup on these frames ? Obviously canti but i've seen Force 40 mentioned. Any suggestions ?
3rd question: colour. It's going to need a re-paint so do I keep it dark green or try something different ?
These are early days but have now put my Univega on hold due to difficulties with stickers etc. May use some of the Ritchey parts which i've collected on the 'dale.
Itching to get cracking on a full build since last year so this will take precedence for now
Cheers for now.