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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Amsterdam
This bicycle started out as a 1988 Peugeot Cannonball Experss. In 1988 it was the second from the top offering by Peugeot and was equipped with Shimano Deore XT components and 21 speeds. Over these last 20 years it has been upgraded to 24 speeds and then to 27 speeds. The original Biopace cranks have been replaced. The bike now has its third bottom bracket, its third paint job, its second set of wheels, its fifth cassette and chain. Every day it still goes out for two hours weather permitting, I wouldn't want to get it wet. :shock: The new paint job was done by BCP Special Paintwork, Den Haag, in 2008.

So why continue to upgrade and ride the old bike? The frame is lugged, with double-butted steel tubing, and was made in Japan. In 1988, Japan was the source of quality work and not Taiwan.



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Cumberland Island, Georgia, 1988


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Cumberland Island, Georgia, 1988


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Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel, 1989


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Highway 40 Hare Govay, Israel 2000


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Haluqim Canyon, Israel, 2000


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New Paint And Upgrade 1, Amsterdam 2008


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New Paint And Upgrade 2, Amsterdam 2008


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New Paint And Upgrade 3, Amsterdam 2008


D.R.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:33 am 
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Hi,

See you made the change from mountainbike.nl to here! GREAT! Do you already know what your Cannondale is worth?

Casper


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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MynameisCasper wrote:
Hi,

See you made the change from mountainbike.nl to here! GREAT! Do you already know what your Cannondale is worth?

Casper


Yeah, Hi, I did get a good idea about the current value. Seems like about +-700 euros is the best estimate. So I know enough to keep it in good condition and ride it until the end. I am getting too old to justify the purchase of another high tech fully. So this bike is just good enough in all the departments to get me comfortably around the desert. I did take your advice and post it in the thread "What is my XYZ worth." It is on the bottom half of page 59. I didn't get a big reaction. It seems like Cannondales were not so popular in the British Isles as these guys had their own brands.

D.R.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:43 pm 
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Sweet ride, like the new paint job...

Welcome to the site :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:55 pm 
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Classy new paint job - looks good!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:01 am 
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That's really a very nice frame. 8)

Lugged, Japanese, late eighties: ticks all the boxes for me. Do you know what the tubeset is [i.e. which manufacturer made the steel]?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:18 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Sweet ride, like the new paint job...


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Classy new paint job - looks good!


doctor-bond wrote:
That's really a very nice frame. 8) Lugged, Japanese, late eighties: ticks all the boxes for me. Do you know what the tubeset is [i.e. which manufacturer made the steel]?


Thanks very much for all the compliments. As for the frame metal, I am pretty sure that it is Reynolds 531 double-butted as best I remember. I could be wrong about the number but this is close.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:14 pm 
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love the bike and esp the pictorial record- great to see so history with a bike- must have been cold camping in Isreal- did it a few times when I was in the negev '94.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:22 pm 
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I really like seeing these older bikes. It's interesting to see the little details that didn't evolve. On this one, are the braze ons for the shoulder pad a Peugeot specific feature?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Great pic's. Would love to do that sort of ride one day. 8)


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