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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:59 am 
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I got this frame from a fellow RetroBiker. It didn't come with a fork, so I found a Cannondale Pepperoni to paint and bolt on. The frame measures as a 21", but it still was a little small for me. So instead of cutting the steerer tube, I had to leave the length and use a s-load of spacers. Doesn't look as I would like, but it does the job. Actually, it looks goofy as hell.

I should mention, this is a bike I will keep in my cube at work, ride to the store, etc. So I don't know how far I will take this build. I used a lot of parts I had lying around. The front Nuke Proof hub needs rebuilding, so if anyone has bearings for that, let me know. The saddle is temporary. Not comfortable at all.

I had to add more threads to the fork and no one in my area had a 1 1/4" die to cut the threads. Thankfully, danson67 came through. I was able to send the forks to him, have him cut the new threads and get it back to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:56 pm 
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I don't think it looks goofy with all the spacers - it definitely looks a bit short for you though with all that seat post showing. Still I think it looks really nice. Those Cannondale forks look really good with it.

Nice job. Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:00 am 
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dirttorpedo wrote:
I don't think it looks goofy with all the spacers - it definitely looks a bit short for you though with all that seat post showing. Still I think it looks really nice. Those Cannondale forks look really good with it.

Nice job. Enjoy.

Thanks. It is a really solid ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:59 am 
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Very Nice. Is black rare? I remember these in white.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:05 am 
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addicted wrote:
Very Nice. Is black rare? I remember these in white.

Maybe those are the 1991 versions?


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How tall are you? Just out of interest.

Wheelbase looks very short and the seat is almost over the centre of the rear wheel what does it ride like?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:24 pm 
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kyle888 wrote:
How tall are you? Just out of interest.

Wheelbase looks very short and the seat is almost over the centre of the rear wheel what does it ride like?

I am 6'6"
It is a odd ride for sure. I have a lot of spacers installed on the steerer tube so it isn't such an odd ride.
It is my ride to the store bike.


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Ah that explains it. I'm 6ft 3 always nice when someone's actually taller ha ha.

Looks like it'd always want to wheelie!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:49 pm 
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If you ever get tired of riding it to the store I would gladly take it off your hands :wink:


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