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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:06 pm 
Concours Judge
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Here it is, my SM800 Cannondale. It arrived here with the time machine directly from 1987, the year that Mathias Rust landed at the Red Square, the Iron Lady got reelected, the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry sunk in the North Sea, Black Monday ....and also the year of 1st spots in the hitparade for songs like Madonna's 'Who's that gril' and George Michael's 'Faith' and movies like Fatal Attraction and Lethal Weapon.

It looks really good. I think someone bought it, put it in a box and stored it warm and comfy for almost 2 decades. I got the bike through a house painter. He got the bike as payment for work done.

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Suntour Rollercams =>

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XC9000 =>

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Huge levers. Very good :) Also very good: Much use of metal, minimal use of plastics.

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Cockpit =>

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I like the QR, with the little ring =>

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Old C'dale 'station' logo =>

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All pics here!

Everytime I am taking a closer look at it I am amazed by its condition, quality touches and uniqueness ('87 MTBs are not seen at every corner in Europe). Hope you enjoyed too!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:33 pm 
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Not my cup of tea personally, (especially not in white and pink ;-) ) but the originality and condition are quite amazing. I'd be terrified to ride it!

Those long head tubes just look so wrong to me :-) Nice catch though, you must be pleased with it...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:50 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Very nice, Melvin!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:09 pm 
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I love it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:10 pm 
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shit a brick, Melvin how do you find this stuff??

That is fantastic. Great condition, and nicely different. I must try getting a decorator in..


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:14 pm 
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Sooo Minty!
Nice find
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Brilliant! Thanks for posting the pics :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:22 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Man - can I borrow your time machine pleeeeease?!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:01 am 
The Guv'nor
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awesome find Melvin, love it


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:49 am 
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orange71 wrote:
Man - can I borrow your time machine pleeeeease?!


Was thinking the same thing... ;)


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