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 Post subject: Wifes Cannondale m400
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Got this lovely little frame from world ranger for a build for her 40th birthday last week. She has shown a real interest in spending her free time out on the trails and who am I to complain.

Build consists of 97 lx M567 and some manitou sx ti.

The rear wheel sports the silent clutch FH-R080 and it was a problem in the sense that the freehub was no longer silent and was basically done for. Otherwise the wheels were perfect so I set about sourcing a freehub body or the same complete hub. Not surprised I initially couldn't find anything.

I expected it to be impossible but with a little research I was able to find out that the FH-R080 shared the same freehub body as the later nexave FH-T400 hub. Not expecting to find anything I tried ebay and to my surprise a seller was selling the nexave (nos) hub needed for £12. So I basically robbed the freehub, axles and cones etc and rebuilt the LX hub.

Long story I know but the bike now has a nice set of smooth stealthy wheels and rides really nice :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:37 pm 
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:shock: :shock: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

stunning bike 8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Cheers Jon :D Turned out better than I expected and she loves it so job done.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:59 pm 
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She loves it i bet she does as it is lovely mate, top build once again :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Make no apology for dragging up an old thread, this is lovely :D
Does it still get used?


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:35 am 
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Nice ! The yellow with red ano bits makes it looks better. Oh..the yellow Manitou fork matches the frame color really well too. These M series CAD2 frames are really nice 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:10 am 
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Thanks :D

They are ace frames these and yes she is still using it, the only difference being some conti speed king SS tyres and easton monkey lite sl bars.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Nice , gives me ideas for my next build.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:48 pm 
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bang tidy! :D I love the look of small frames... sometimes I wish I was a little bit smaller :lol:


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