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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Some of you may get a kick out of this if you have kids...

My daughter and I finished the rebuild on the MC400 I wrote about here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=483490

It's intended to be a rider for a (tall) 7 year old until she's about 10, then our youngest daughter can take it over.

Turned out pretty well I think and she certainly likes it! Her old 20" wheeled Schwinn Mini Mesa only has 7 speeds, so the extra gears will really help when we go riding the single-track trails.


Frame: 1995 MC400, 12" Killer-V
Fork: RST 24" Capa (junk I know, but there's not much for 24" wheels with a 1" steerer tube)
Rims: Sun (stock)
Hubs: Shimano MJ10 "Mountain Junior" (stock)
Tires: Cheng Shin Maxxis
Pedals: VP 196 (Purple Ano)
Crank: Sugino DX1 22/32/44 x 152mm, ramped and pinned
Cogs: Restacked Deore 7-speed into a 6-speed 12/24
Chain: Sachs PC 80R
BB: Tange Cartridge LN-3922 68x103
Front Derailleur: NOS Deore LX M583
Rear Derailleur: NOS Deore LX M560 Medium Cage (Carmichael idler pulley)
Shifters: Deore XT Thummies
Handlebars: Answer Hyperlite with Velocity bar ends -- Both 3DV
Grips: ATI / Tomac Slim Line (translucent purple)
Stem: Control Tech 1" threadless, 90mm
Headset: Cane Creek SAS
Brakeset: Avid Single Digit 5 (chosen for 7 year old hand strength)
Brake Levers: Avid FR5
Seatpost: 3DV Kalloy Uno 25.4mm with a Cane Creek shim to 27.2
Seatpost QR - Ringle cam twist
Seat: Ritchey / Vector


As received from Craigslist

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The teardown

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The leftovers

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The final result!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:33 pm 
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8) 8) excellent job, I'd be happy with it too


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:23 pm 
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That is smart... My little boy would love that. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:54 pm 
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That's neat, never seen one in any cats before :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:52 am 
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neilll wrote:
That's neat, never seen one in any cats before :)


The 1994 catalog at vintagecannondale.com shows the MCX24.

That "MCX" frame continued on for 1995 only.

The MC500 is shown in the 1995 catalog. The MC400 is not shown in the catalog but is basically the same bike as the MC500 w/o the suspension fork.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:15 am 
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Hey Westy, How much did the MC400 end up weighing after the rebuild? I just picked one up for my 8 year old thinking I could lighten it enough to be a cyclocross race rig. THANKS!


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