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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:47 pm
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Location: Germany, near Hannover
I needed a new full equipped touring bike and I wanted a Cannondale frame. So I found this 1996 M400 CAD2.
An alloy frame with steel fork, in my favourite colour blue :)

Back home after a 300 km tour:
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Would it be a crime, a sacrilege / should I buy a newer frame? I thought no and started work! :arrow: Full stripping and building it new. The wheels are self build/spoked. Some Parts are used and some a new. The frame is fantastic, it runs straight on very stable and is agile around the corners.
Total weight now is 13,8 kg and the Air Sound horn is a live guard in traffic.
The brakes are very powerful, comparable with the Magura HS :D

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Part List:
Frame: alloy, (paintwork: Panama blue matt), 50,8 cm / 20“
Fork: steel, Cro-Mo 1“ (TIG welded)
Headset: FSA, Duron X
Stem: Cannondale, C3, oversized, 100 mm, [with a Ahead Adapter]
Bar: Satori, Noirette OS, 24,8“
Barends: Cube, natural fit
Brakes: Shimano, V-brake, XT BR-M780, Kool-Stop linings
Brake levers: Shimano, V-brake, XT, BL-M770
Shifter: Shimano, XT, SL-M770
Bottom bracket: Shimano, XT, Hollowtech I, Octalink V2, BB-ES71-E, 113 mm
Crank: Shimano XT, Hollowtech I, Octalink V2, FC-M751, 175 mm, 4-arm
Pedales: Point, bearpow
Chain wheels: TA Specialites, Chinook 104/64 mm, 44 / 32 / 22
Changer: Shimano XT, FD-M760
Derailleur: Shimano XT, RD-M750
Sprocket: Shimano, SLX, 9-steps 11-32
Chain: Shimano, XT, CN-HG93
hubs: Shimano XT, front: hubdynamo DH-T785L, back: FH-M785L
Rims: Rigida ZAC19, 32 eye holes
Spokes: Sapim, 2,0/1,8/2,0 mm, steel
Hubs protection: Pinhead Security
Tyres: Schwalbe, Marathon Supreme Evolution, 26 x 2,0, foldable, reflex
Saddleclip: Salsa, 32 mm
Seatpost: Cannondale, C2, 27,2 mm
Saddle/Seat: Specialized, Indie XC,143 mm
Mudguards: SKS, Bluemels, 60 mm
Carrier: Racktime, Lightit
Chain guard: Hebie, 390/91
Bottleholder: Cannondale, GT40 and Specialized
Bell: Cat Eye, Comet and Air Zound horn
Light: - front: B+M, Lumotec IQ Cyo R N Plus LED, 40 Lux
- back: B+M, Toplight Line Brake Plus, LED
Stand: Pletscher, multi zoom
Weigt: 13,8 kg
and a hanger lock by ABUS (Granit Plus)

Yours, LikeBike


Last edited by LikeBike on Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
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Location: the Netherlands
Nice, I like it when an old frame is used as the base for a new bike. Did you use a converter to switch to Ahead?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:53 am 
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Location: Germany
Nice Build ... I do like the old cannondale frames they are one of my favorite frames from the 90s


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cannondales are favorite riding retro bikes.

I don't have a M series, but do have a 90 ST600 and 87 Blueberry Crit.

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