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 Post subject: '91 Cannondale EST
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Well, after waiting over six months for it to arrive.........it's finally here, so I thought I'd better throw it together and see what it's like!

On a Wacky scale of 1-10 this thing is wound up to 11 8)

Thought I'd try and make it properly Retro so it's got toeclips :roll: ......thumbshifters :? ........Force40 braking :? :? ......and a Flexstem :shock: .........this is all new to me :lol:

Having raced a modern 29er hardtail at D2D at the weekend I was prepared for a culture shock......anyhow, off I trundled around the local loop and........well, it's different all right :shock:

I think the Flexstem was the biggest shock, but after a few miles I got used to it all and dare I say I started getting vaguely confident, even got a bit of air at one point :shock: .....I had fun 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:16 pm 
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Now Thats NICE!
I had a quick shot on one of them when they first came out bitd.
Quite fancy one to build up now.
In fact , i'm off to the 'Bay :wink:

Thanks for the inspiration 8)

Gc


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:25 am 
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Very nice indeed .


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wow....that looks great!!!!.....it looks out of balance with the rear sus mated to a chunky pep fork....love it!!.......purple ano on the bars too....karma restored.....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:18 am 
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the spring needs to be repainted fluro pink .


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