Recently I completed my ultimate retro bike.. nothin' spesh to most but possibly my greatest desired bike since my original got teef'd nearly twenty years ago. It was my '91 Cannondale SM800. So with that, my massive 1990 Attitude and my 1990 Muddy Fox I thought that was it; however.. it wasn't
The Muddy Fox was my first decent ATB, then came my Beast of the East in 1991, meanwhile the Klein Attitude was my lust bike.. so my wife, believing I was satisfied with the first, the favored and the unobtainable was very surprised and slightly pissed when she saw I was bidding on this.
1991 Cannondale SE2000
This was a bike a gazed over endlessly in the '91 catalogue and despite it been number two in line after the SE Omega the colours made it stand out more. Finally today I met one in the flesh and boy what a corker
It's clearly been build up at some point but I would say if
it has been used it certainly hasn't been taken far.. in fact if it wasn't for a scratch on the right hand Pepperoni blade it would certainly fall into NOS category.
I'm really looking forward to building this bike but I'm going to take my time as I want to get it right. I already have quite a few bits in the garage waiting to go on but I'm going to try and hold out for a set of Ritchey Logic cranks which don't seem to crop up very often
I also need a set of brakes and was thinking along the lines of matching Logic one's but again they don't seem to be very popular right now. So bare with me on this one as it could take a while for completion, but saying that, patience was never one of my strong points and now it's made it safely from Portugal I'm desperate to take it out and break my full suss (if you can call Flexstem suss) cherry.
Thanks for looking and stay tuned