Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:30 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:17 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:59 am
Posts: 586
Location: Notts, UK
I bought this bike off ebay in the autumn for my girlfriend. She was happy with the size, but complained it was too heavy :shock: :?
I'd upgraded it to a reasonable standard, with a mix of XT and LX, and while I didn't weigh it, it can't have been more than about 25lbs.

It sat unloved for the winter while I accumulated more bikes and parts :roll:
Spring rolled around and I decided that since it isn't being used, I'd make it mine :D She can still ride it when she wants to though...

I've built it with parts I'd gathered for other builds, that have taken a back seat while I wait on my money being mine again :cry:
I had everything I needed except the singlespeed kit, which was £20 off the bay.
My Mum has the same bike, but bigger. This one had the curved forks while my Mum's had straight blades, so I swapped them and my Mum is none the wiser :wink:

I've had a quick ride on it today, feels light and quick :D Not sure about the tires though, they look like they'll get plenty of punctures :?

Image
Image
Image
Image

Frame: 1994 Cannondale Delta V 600 16.5" (centre to top)

Fork: Cannondale Headshok

Headset: Cannondale Headshok
Stem: Cannondale Headshok
Handlebar: Fred Salmon
Grips: Specialized

Brakes: Shimano XTR M950
Brake Pads: Shimano XTR M950
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M950

Rear Derailleur: Superstar Singlespeed tensioner
Cassette: Superstar Singlespeed 16 tooth
Chain: Sedis
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: Middleburn self-extracting
Chainrings: Middleburn 32 tooth
Chainring bolts: Sugino BMX
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-5?
Pedals: DMR V12 Mag

Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR M910
Rims: Sun CR17A
Hubs: Shimano XTR M910
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: DT Swiss DB
Tyres: Schwalbe Fast Fred 2.25"

Saddle: 1991 Flite
Seatpost: Shimano XTR M901
Seatpost Binder: Hope

Weight: 21.75lbs (ish)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
8)

heavy? dont think i have ever known a dale to be heavy, they are light no matter what!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:36 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:36 pm
Posts: 4950
Location: Edinburgh
Nice ride bud, looks mean & purposeful :wink:

If yer Mrs finds that heavy you need to be giving her Weetabix for breakfast :lol:

Oh, Salty..............

I can show you an orange Cannondale that weighs a TON! :lol: :wink:

Gc


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:40 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Oh, Salty..............

I can show you an orange Cannondale that weighs a TON! :lol: :wink:

Gc


still wont be half the weight of bumblebee :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:52 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:36 pm
Posts: 4950
Location: Edinburgh
saltyman wrote:
Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Oh, Salty..............

I can show you an orange Cannondale that weighs a TON! :lol: :wink:

Gc


still wont be half the weight of bumblebee :lol:


Sound's like a "Bathroom Scale's Challenge" :wink: :lol:

is the winner the heaviest or the lightest :lol: :lol:

G


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:58 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm
Posts: 5611
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
:P next time im passing a lorry weigh bridge i will pop it on......

those dales's are super light.

iveto1983 - whats the weight of the 600 as it is?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:37 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:59 am
Posts: 586
Location: Notts, UK
Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Nice ride bud, looks mean & purposeful :wink:

If yer Mrs finds that heavy you need to be giving her Weetabix for breakfast :lol:

Gc

saltyman wrote:
8)

heavy? dont think i have ever known a dale to be heavy, they are light no matter what!


Cheers guys :D
I've weighed it on my bathroom scales and it's just below 22lbs. I thought it might be lighter, the bb on it must be made from lead :lol:

Don't be giving our lass ideas, she needs to eat less for breakfast, not more :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:54 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:59 pm
Posts: 3135
Location: Sunny South of France
rare to see a small deltaV size ! 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:36 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:05 pm
Posts: 2264
Location: Virginia, USA
I don't think 22 lbs. is heavy for a Delta V frame with the headshok. My rigid M600 is a bit over 20 lbs. and I don't have any suspension or the extra tubing like the V frame!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group