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 Post subject: Cannondale M(V)500
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:56 pm 
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This is another backburner project, its my first ever mountain bike and I've fortunately kept a hold of it. Its badged as a M500 and is a 93, I believe the killer v moniker came in the next year. The plans is to fully restore but not to the original spec. It rather boringly came with steel forks and a host of steel bits stem post bars etc. Also spec'd with exage bits and bobs. Anyway was thinking of trying to get some 1" pepperoni's and possibly DX with ritchey finishing kit. Had planned in the past to strip and polish but think the purple is the way to go, try to keep some originality.




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I'd really like one of those. Aways frightened by the dropouts though, especially now that they're going on for 20 yrs old. Not sure I could ride one with too much confidence but would be a nice one to have on the wall :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
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Nice frame, i like them :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:31 pm 
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great frame - still lust after them now.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Nice frame Kaiser. The Killer / Delta V's and BoTE's were always my favourite Cannondales.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:42 am 
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Nice :D

Definitely keep it purple!

I'd forgotten how scary the drop outs are on those. What were they thinking?! Like the bolts in either side of the single wishbone seatstay on mine - duh :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:10 am 
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Nice frame, i like them :wink:
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That is simply one of the best looking bikes ever built. Period.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:36 am 
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nice bike 8) - but tis too small for a man of your stature? And I'm with the majority- purple all the way, just avoid those force 10's they are shite :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:42 am 
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Oh yeah...purple +1 and Gazz is right it's too wee for you...it'd look much better with me on it :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:28 am 
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OMG I also just noticed how obsessively neat your bookcase is :shock:


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