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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Finally finished this Cannondale M800 Beast of the East. :D

It came off this forum (thanks Cheesey!) and was mostly complete, and dripping with NOS equipment, but missing the front forks. :?

I changed the tyres for knobblies, fitted a different bar and stem, changed the rear mech for one with a longer cage, and fitted some NOS Marin forks, which look a bit like those Ritchey forks once used by Cannondale before the Pepperoni type appeared.

I think this 18in frame is '92 or '93 and the whole bike weighs in at about 23.5lbs. It rides real nice too, but in this almost-as-new condition I don't plan for it to get dirty any time soon...

Maybe I'll change the forks for some Pace RC30s (I have some but they need a longer steerer tube) or perhaps go for some suspension forks. Not sure which type would suit it - suggestions welcome.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:17 pm 
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And a couple more pics...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Nice bike there, but I prefer your P7...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:21 pm 
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BTW are the shifters and rear mech off said p7?

Its a good colour and the decals look cool - are they original???


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:44 pm 
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nice frames those, think the bike would suit flat bars and stem more.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:55 pm 
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fingers wrote:
BTW are the shifters and rear mech off said p7?

Its a good colour and the decals look cool - are they original???



Don't worry, your old P7 hasn't been robbed of parts. :wink:

Colour is not original - it was refinished by Bob Jackson's - but I think the decals are as original. If not, someone will no doubt tell me...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:58 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
nice frames those, think the bike would suit flat bars and stem more.


I have to agree with you, but the riser bars are more comfortable. It actually came with a Fred Salmon bar/stem combo which might well end up back on the 'dale at some point.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:14 pm 
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Wheelnut wrote:
fingers wrote:
BTW are the shifters and rear mech off said p7?

Its a good colour and the decals look cool - are they original???



Don't worry, your old P7 hasn't been robbed of parts. :wink:

Colour is not original - it was refinished by Bob Jackson's - but I think the decals are as original. If not, someone will no doubt tell me...


heck Im not fussed about robbing parts - I just notice these things - I reckon those Xt rear mechs are the best in the business, and the LX shifters, well I have had 2 sets, and they last forever...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:17 pm 
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Wheelnut wrote:
saltyman wrote:
nice frames those, think the bike would suit flat bars and stem more.


I have to agree with you, but the riser bars are more comfortable. It actually came with a Fred Salmon bar/stem combo which might well end up back on the 'dale at some point.


im actually getting a riser bar for my dale, though only a slight rise........comfort wins over looks for what i use mine for :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:22 pm 
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Needs flat bars, but the rest is perfect. Very nice! 8)


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