Been 5 months since the inital (only) ride so time for an update.
Got the replacement fork spring but couldn't get it fitted. Managed first part of fork strip but the internals need a specific castle tool which isn't made anymore. No-one on here had one (or would admit to it anyway) and even an old mate who's been 'dale daft for years didn't have one. Thumbprint are £90 for a service which is more than the frame and forks cost me in the first place, and that was assuming nothing else was wrong.
So I've been keeping an eye out on eBay but they've always been too expensive, disc only or one of the bright colours. Couple of weeks ago I saw a nice pair of Fattys in a platinum silvery colour. Newer than the frame, don't know exactly how old but has disc and canti mounts and an air spring with lock out. Got them fitted at weekend and they look good. Wasn't sure about the colour from the ebay ad but quite happy now they're fitted. Squishy oil noise from them so could probably do with a service but they hold air and the lock out and rebound both work so I'm not going to worry. Might get them done for the summer but I'm just going to ride for now.
Also picked up a 5 arm Coda chainset from another seller and got that fitted to carry the Cannondale branding further.IMG_0196
, on Flickr
Hopefully that's me sorted for now. As Velo says, they're the Apple Mac of the bike world, great if you stick to brand parts but a pain in the arse if you want to modify anything. I know everyone says old headshoks are a pain, but to me that's part of the charm of cannondales.
'97 GT STS 2 - XTR'd to the hilt.
'94 Retrodale Delta V