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 Post subject: Re: Delta V 700 - Done?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:10 am 
MacRetro rider
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zigzag wrote:
Straighten yer seat man! Seatpost is letting the build down an aw!

Cranks are really nice, were they the same as would have been specced originally? And the brakes sound similar to the Suntour SE (self energizers) - I think they had a similar arrangement, cone spanner adjustment and no little pin that goes through the wee holes in the boss.


Cheeky sod, it is straight! You're right about though the seat post. Got a few Thomson posts on eBay watch list, but don't want to spend a fortune. Lovely Syncros Ti post in the states but it'd cost twice what the frame and forks did. Came with a Ritchey post originally, maybe still get a similar one.

Cranks not original spec, but I think they look fab so I don't care. Cranks are 95-96 I think and mine is 1994 model (built August 93 from frame code). Original spec in catalogue.

http://www.vintagecannondale.com/year/1994/1994.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Shakedown ride last Monday, went to adjust thumb shifter and thread went as I loosened it. Had them 22 years and they weren't working that well on 8 speed block, but still disappointed. Sure they could be helicoiled if I needed to use them again. Got a set of 8 speed shifter pods of here and got them fitted today. Shifting much more smoothly now. Seatpost also replaced with a new Ritchey WCS. Different model to original spec, but same brand so I see it as a spiritual successor.
Bike looking fab now. Off to throw it round some quarries tomorrow with the MacRetro massive.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:10 pm 
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Can't believe it's been a year since my last update.
Despite not being as lovely to look at as my STS, I'm loving my retrodale. It's the perfect bike for my local trails, with its sprightly ride and short travel suspension. It even held its own at the Baltic Bawbags ride beating more modern machines on the long downhill. Spec has remained the same until this week when I finally found the Coda branded Dia Compe levers I've been looking for at a reasonable price. They were even NOS! Front brake always felt good but back was very on off. With the new levers fitted, rear modulation has greatly improved.
Here's to many more happy miles.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:20 am 
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New pic please.p


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